VERSES AND PRAYERS TO DEAL WITH

MENTAL ILLNESS

by Dennis Kelly

2006


I have a friends that have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have been told that bipolar disorder is a mental illness similar to schizophrenia.

Mental illness is a disorder of the mind. The mind is a part of the soul. The soul is addressed in Psalms and in Proverbs as dealing with the mind, the emotions, and the will. When these elements of the mind are distressed The Psalmist and the writer of Proverbs request that God heal the soul.

I have also prepared a paper on Alzheimer's disease and I suggest that you also read that paper if you are interested in biblical approaches to mental illness.

The 23rd Psalm includes the words: "He restores my soul." In dealing with mental illness the 23rd Psalm should be read everyday in its entirety, out loud, both by the patient and by a Christian loved one.

Physicians treat some forms of mental illness with chemicals. This may help. I think that some of the mental illness is demonic in origin and can be treated with the word of God. Jesus treated the demoniac by casting out the demons that possessed him. The man was soon found in his right mind, fully clothed and seated at Jesus feet receiving the word of God. Luke 8:26-39. Many times in Matthew, Mark and Luke Jesus drove out devils and evil spirits. i.e. Matthew 12:27. Paul believed in demons. NIV Romans 8:38. James believed in demons. NIV James 2:19 The Bible is truth. These testimonies in the bible reveal that the demons are the cause of many problems.

First things first. The patient must become a Christian. Romans 10:9-13 If the patient is unable to make that decision, a Christian trained in deliverance should deliver the patient from the demonic influences. Then, immediately, the patient should accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. Romans 10:9 Next, the patient should repent of his sins. Act 2:38-39 And ask the Lord to guide him from this time forward. The patient should ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit. All of these steps should happen quickly. Jesus said that the evil spirits after being cast out will return with other evil spirits more powerful than the first and the latter state of the patient will be worse than before. Matthew 12:43:45 Only by being saved and filled with the Holy spirit can the patient resist. Only by submitting to God can the patient successfully resist the Devil. James 4:7


Salvation first and then deliverance. This is the safest procedure. Deliverance followed by salvation is much more dangerous.

Verse:

If you believe that the mental aberration is an inherited trait, then you need to read out loud and claim the promise in Galatians 3:13 "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law."

Comment:

There is a generational curse where the sins of the father are delivered to the third and fourth generations. This curse is repeated 4 times early in the Old Testament. Ex 20:5, Ex 34:7, Numb 14:18, and Deut 5:9.

Prayer:

You should pray: Dear God, in the Name of Jesus, I thank you that I am redeemed from the curse of the law including the generational curse. The generational curse is broken. I submit to Jesus. Satan, I resist you in the Name of Jesus. Satan, flee! Amen.

Verse:

The promises of God are "yes" and "amen" in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 1:20

Comment:

When you claim Galatians 3:13, you are redeemed from the curse of the law and the curse is broken. Following that you need to claim the promise of Nahum 1:9 "affliction shall not come on you a second time."

Prayer:

Dear God, in the Name of Jesus and by the power of Jesus' blood, I thank you that affliction shall not come on me a second time. Build your hedge about me so that Satan cannot attack again. I give no place to the devil and by the stripes of Jesus I am healed. Amen.

Comment:

When you were redeemed from the curse of the law you were redeemed from madness KJV Deut 28:28. and from confusion of the mind. NIV Deut 28:28.

Verse:

Read 2 Tim 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Prayer:

Dear God, In the Name of Jesus, I thank you that I do not have a spirit of fear but I am filled with power and with love and I have a sound mind. Amen.


Comment:

Remember that the promises of God are "yes" and "amen" in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 1:20 What God has promised he is able to fulfill. Romans 4:21. God cannot lie. Titus 1:2 God is faithful to his promise. Hebrews 11:11. God is not a respecter of persons. Acts 10:34. What one person can claim, all can claim. But you must fulfill the conditions of the promise.

Verse:

Read Philippians 2:5. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.

Prayer:

Dear God, in the Name of Jesus, fill me with the mind of Christ Jesus. Amen.

Verse:

Read 1 Corinthians 2:16 We have the mind of Christ.

Prayer:

Dear God, in the Name of Jesus, I thank you that I have the mind of Christ. Praise you Lord Jesus. Amen.

Verse:

Read Ephesians 4:23:24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new person, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Prayer:

Dear God, in the Name of Jesus, I thank you that I am renewed in the spirit of my mind and I am becoming a new person created in righteousness and holiness. Amen.

Verse:

Read Luke 10:19 Jesus said: I give you power over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Comment:

Jesus is no respecter of persons. If you have accepted Jesus, this promise is to you.

Prayer:

Dear God, in the Name of my Lord Jesus. I thank you that I have power over all the power of the enemy. Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I lift up the shield of faith and the sword of the spirit. I cast you out. I put the shield of faith between you and me. I submit to God and I resist you. In the Name of Jesus, Satan you cannot come in me again. Thank You Lord Jesus, Amen.


Comment:

Jesus cast out thousands of demons from one person. That person was soon clothed and in his right mind listening to the Jesus teach. After you have read these verses and prayed these prayers I fully expect your life to be changed for the better.

Continue to read these verses and pray these prayers and read your Bible every day to assure your continued deliverance. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and grow in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.

God Bless you.

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