• Christopher Gore

Getting to the Root (of a Soul That's Been Fragmented)

Updated: Aug 31

Greetings everyone tonight our message will focus on an area of Exorcism and Deliverance that is extremely important.

I have titled this teaching, “Getting to the Root (of a Soul That’s Been Fragmented)

Like Rev. Aaron’s teaching last week, this teaching is also going to deal with alternate personalities.

This is going to come from a different viewpoint than what Rev. Aaron gave.

There is an abundance of information about alternate personality disorders from the Behavioral Sciences community.

The Behavioral Sciences community includes professionals from the fields of psychology, psychobiology, anthropology, and cognitive science.

The Behavioral Science community is missing a critical component when it comes to understanding what happens to someone who is afflicted by this illness.

This component is spiritual and has to deal with the demonization of the person.

Not everyone who has alternate personalities has been demonized.

However, there are people with alternate personalities that are demons and they came into them because they have suffered an extreme form of trauma and abuse in their lifetime.

Some of these cases occurred in the early childhood stages of development. They were beaten by someone who was evil, they were repeatedly molested over long periods of time, they were kidnapped, etc.

When you get to this level of alternate personalities, it is not from everyday life events that

occur on a normal basis.

There is no way out of this abuse. They are not being rescued or given an alternate place to rest and heal from their abuser.

People who have been satanically ritually abused can develop these alternate personalities.

Many times we find that in someone’s early childhood they could not mentally deal with the traumatic event that happened to them so their mind created an alternate reality to protect them and keep them from going crazy.

Something happened to them and it wounded them in their soul and this caused an opening for their core personality to split

Bob Larson has done extensive research and has gained practical experience with this area of exorcism and deliverance. {Bob Larson’s DVD, “Inner Healing vs. Demonization”}

Some quick thoughts from Bob Larson…

Now the Christian community does not want to accept this reality. “EVERYTHINGS NOT A DEMON”, says Bob Larson.

Sometimes when you are dealing with alternate personalities in a person who is receiving ministry you need to use wisdom and you to make the determination if this alternate personality has come from mental illness or demonization.

If it’s true mental illness there are some things that are very obvious and will clue you into to a confirming that it is not demonization.

Things to Check = Family History & Institutionalization

Whenever you have positive confirmation of the institutionalization approach with caution…

We never want to be at odds LEGALLY or PROFESSIONALLY with the mental health community. You can get yourself into a whole lot of trouble. You may suspect a bad diagnosis because there are some lazy clinicians who are all too ready to write a prescription because they don’t want to take the time to work with the person to get to the wounding. You can’t work this into a 5o minute $300 session. However, there are some good clinicians who will try to do a good job.

What Are the Possibilities?

1. Totally Mentally Ill – No demons, hormones bio-chemistry, something that they have inherited, the brain is just misfiring, it does not work

2. Mental Illness that is Caused by a Demon – It’s not biochemical, a demon caused the person to go crazy.

3. Demon of Mental Illness – a demon of mental illness or a demon of insanity.

4. Combinations of both – truly biochemically, physiologically are mentally ill AND they also have demons.

5. Demons with periods of insanity – Demons come and go. (King Saul Depression)

Some people don’t want to deal with any of this. They would rather deny that it happens and not deal with the real problems.

This is not easy.

This is not cheap.

This is not simple.

When someone comes to you with some indication of a mental problem… take a deep breath, don’t go charging into the situation rebuking and commanding, get a little more history from the person ask some more questions so that you can get into this properly and really effectively help the person.

John 8: 1 - 11 (NKJV)

8 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.

7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”

11 She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

In order to be an effective member of any exorcism team… you’re going to need to explore some pretty basic questions in the life of the person that you are working with…

The sad part is that you may be dealing with a person that does not know the answers… so you are going to have to be listening for the Holy Spirit to tell you what is going on in the person’s life.

1. How did you get here?

a. When you are dealing with people who have been traumatized you need to begin a dialogue with the Holy Spirit so that you can ascertain how they ended up here.

b. In the case with this woman we see the end result… she was caught in adultery

c. The sooner you get to the bottom of what brought the person here, the sooner you can expose the root of the enemy that got them there.

d. Once you can begin to piece together how the person got where they are at, you can begin to set them free.

We have found that a significant percentage of people who become bound are directly related to cycles of abuse and extreme trauma that has occurred in the very early stages of their lives.

The abuses and traumas start them on the path of destructive habits and lifestyles that had these outside stimulus not been there chances are they would have never went down the paths that they went down because no one loved them enough to protect them or keep them safe.

They fell into the trap of the enemy.

As a deliverance worker or member of an exorcism team… you need to go and meet the need of that individual… And it could be anything from a hug to some lovingly harsh words

When you look at this account of the woman caught in adultery… there is a lot more going on here than what meets the eye...

The same is true for those whom the Lord is calling you forth to minister to…

When you look at verse 10… Jesus talks about this to this woman…

A couple of things should stand out to you here…

After all her accusers left why did she stay?

Why didn’t she leave with them?

She had to hear the stones dropping as they left. She had to hear the people turning and walking away in frustration of Jesus not giving them permission to stone her…

She knew that she was in the presence of God.

She knew that what she was doing was wrong.

2. What has kept you here?

a. Very important question that you need to find the answer to because if you don’t the person will revert right back to the pattern of behavior that brought them here in the first place.

b. Birds of a feather flock together… - we don’t like this truth but bad company corrupts good morals. Its bible and it happens in everyday life.

c. People are really lacking knowledge of what has happened in their lives

i. They really don’t know… the trauma has been so extensive that it has been buried down so deep they don’t even know that it is there.

ii. Denial – they know it’s there, but they don’t want to face what is going on.

Ana Mendez Ferrell says, “The enemy fragments and imprisons our souls. I witnessed the spiritual world and its different regions, the prisons of souls kept captive and the devil’s destructive designs. I learned to breakthrough and take the captive souls out through Jesus Christ.” {Pg 20; Regions of Captivity, Ferrell}


Place Figure 1 Here – {Pg 37, Regions of Captivity, Ferrell}

We have learned that as people are bound the enemy has possession of a piece of their soul… when that occurs that person is not free…

The enemy at any time can come in and pull the persons chain and jerk them around.

One of the most common forms of demonic possession is through Trauma and Abuse:

“The devil does not need to possess the entire soul of a person to take it prisoner in the spiritual sphere. He only needs a fragment to establish it in a region of his kingdom and from there afflict it. In order for this to happen, he must shatter the soul through circumstances, causing deep fear, trauma or acute pain. In addition, through participation in the occult and sin, he can divide it.” {Pg 36, Regions of Captivity, Ferrell}

Mrs. Ferrell goes on to say that Isaiah 7: 6 delineates the process of fragmentation.

Mrs. Ferrell goes on to say that all of us have been victims at some time of terrifying or painful situations. These are moments in which something breaks in the depth of our being.

“Expressions such as, “I’m broken up” or “They broke my heart,” demonstrate our soul during such fragmentation.

The devil takes advantage of moments of great suffering to capture a piece of us and take us prisoners in his Kingdom. {Pg 39, Regions of Captivity; Ferrell}

Isaiah 7: 6 Amp; says, “ 6 Let us go up against Judah and harass and terrify it; and let us cleave it asunder [each of us taking a portion], and set a [vassal] king in the midst of it, namely the son of Tabeel,”

Once the soul has been broken, the devil allows the son of Tabeel to reign over it. In Aramaic, Tabeel means “Good for nothing.”

Satan then makes us useless in an area of our life or in every area in some cases.

Sometimes we think that God is being hard on us when He asks us to deal with our emotions or things that are holding us back from Him. But God knows all of these things are out there waiting to hurt us and this is just like in the OT… God would tell them to deal with certain items and they would put it off for later but if they would have dealt with it then it would not have had time to grow and then take up roots.

But as long as Tabeel governs, a part of our soul will be useless. We will not be in control of our life, we will live in confusion, terror, sickness and the feeling that we have no power.

The soul that has been broken and locked up in captivity is going to be tormented by everything that it sees, feels and hears around it in the spiritual region where it is being held. It is trapped behind iron gates in regions of evil in the kingdom of darkness. {Pg 43, Regions of Captivity, Ferrell}

“The imprisoned soul of a child of God will never totally develop. By the grace of God it will reach a certain level, but it won’t go beyond that point.” {Pg 45, Regions of Captivity, Ferrell}

We believe that you need to understand this concept because we have seen case after case of believers who have been taken over by the enemy through un-forgiveness, shame, guilt, condemnation.

You would be surprised how an unacknowledged hurt, anger, and even pain can sit in someone’s soul for years unchecked and if the right circumstances develop that person can begin acting out on those feelings.

This gives the spirits legal ground to manipulate and control God’s people.

There will be people who will come into the house of God, who have been hurt and wounded so badly that it has become a part of who they are… They have confessed with their mouth and have forgiven the best they know how those who have hurt them or offended them but because the wound that occurred went deep in their soul it caused that person’s soul to be fragmented.

Now the soul of that person has been fragmented and separated from the rest of the person.

It is important that we find and get healed the wounds that have occurred in the person’s soul.

Katie Souza has discovered that the enemy sends serpents into those soul wounds and those serpents feed and multiply on that wound.

In Closing, What we’re up against.

The Lies that have deceived those and keep them from receiving the inner healing.

  1. Forget the past…

  2. Ignore it, forget it, can’t change it, move on with your life, - for people whose souls are wounded that is just not possible – now this is different from a pity party (Let’s not go to the other extreme – there are whiners and complainers and Bob Larson says they need a kick in the pants. – they love losing and nothing will change them, move on and don’t waste your time on them.

  3. Wounded people can’t forget the past

i. If they are dissociated a part of them remembers it vividly and you can tell them all you want to forget and they remember it.

ii. They are locked into the pain. Everything they try to do, this thing yanks them back into the past. Something supernatural has to occur.

  1. Over – can’t change it, whats done is done. Its not over person says

  2. I’ve forgiven – oh it doesn’t matter, I’ve forgiven them and five minutes later you are talking to some alter who wants to castrate them or stick a knife in them

  3. A surface/false spiritual identity that they have manufactured to please the Christian community, because they are doing what they think they need to do, so they go through the motions andthey have forgiven… but when you’re dissociated, or another part of you someone who has split off has the deepest memories of the hurt holds the anger – you haven’t forgiven… part of you has but the other part hasn’t. and it’s important that you find the part that hasn’t forgiven. You have to allow the part of the consciousness to validate the experience, the horror, the trauma and all the negative emotions associated with it.

i. How you get the person free. You must relive the past… emotionally in the now… you do this by role playing. You tell them that you are the abuser and get them to connect with the feelings and emotions that are apart of that experience. You get the person to bring it into the now so that the feelings and emotions that are attached to the demonic are brought to the surface.

ii. Relinquish Rights to Retaliation… you can’t relinquish what you haven’t claimed. You cannot let go of what you have not acknowledge what you have been holding onto. This is where you get people deep into their emotions and allow them to vent and it’s then that they own or authenticate the reality of how they feel and then they can let go of it.

iii. Remit… set aside all the wrongs and you forgive by faith. Remitting is an act of God by faith. Here is what you get the person to declare… Lord, I can’t forgive this person but I will speak forgiveness by faith believing that as you give me the gift of faith you will allow the ability to experience the forgiveness that I offer even though I know that as a human being I don’t have that capacity supernaturally God give me that capacity.

iv. Receive… God’s Grace – realize that God truly has allowed you to receive the healing that can only come from him…

Shatter the Shame

When words have wounded you, the person has been shamed…

1. Indict the instigator. Declare guilty the perpetrator

a. You cannot declare clemency or pardon without a guilty verdict.

b. In Christian community not only do we have slope agape but we have easy forgiveness and when people have been wounded and shamed one of the worst things they can possible say is I forgave them…. I hold no grudges… you need to talk to the part inside of you that didn’t because you never indicted the instigator… in the court of law or our emotions we have never rendered a guilty verdict. How many folks are so quick to let their abusers off the hook? Because we assume and attribute to those in authority over us. Dignity and honor and respect and rightness A child does not want to believe that a parent is wrong. A young child does not want to believe that an older adult, a trusted family member could possibly be evil and do what they are doing… therefore if a bad thing was done to me it must be because I’m bad. SO the person blames themselves and that shame is carried on from childhood into adulthood and if it’s not healed they live in that shame the rest of their lives…. Always letting the person off the hook.

2. Own their emotions so that they validate and authenticate the truth of those feelings. You can’t give up what you don’t own. Own your anger. Own your bitterness. If you’ve been violated you have a right to be angry or bitter. Get it out in the open. Express it. Give people the right to share those emotions. You have entitlement to how you feel. We ask people to give up what they don’t own. To relinquish what they have never possessed and because of this they don’t get healed. They don’t get down deep where the true emotions are. In the body of Christ today we don’t let people get real. We teach people to stuff their emotions. They were role playing because we didn’t let them get real. We didn’t let them get in touch with who they truly were at the abused wounded level and thus they never receive the healing that could have been theirs.

3. Absolve the innocent – forgive yourself, then forgive them. What you literally need to do is hold court in your emotions… imagine a jury, imagine your abuser sitting in the box and you going to court play it out in their mind.

4. Grant Clemency – after the guilt I’ve got a right to hate this person the rest of my life… I humanly speaking outside of the gift of faith do not have the ability to forgive. {This is a critical mistake we make because in fact where they are at that moment, they have no capacity to forgive the wound is still there it’s still fresh, they are still tormented with it.

You can have them say I forgive you all you want but the more technical correct way is to say, I still hate that person in my flesh, my natural man, I still bear the grudge but by faith I grant what only God gives me the power to grant and that is forgiveness and I declare it by faith. Then tell the person emotionally you may not feel very forgiving. Don’t expect your emotions to ratify what you declare because your emotions may be a long time catching up to what you speak by faith. It’s by faith that you forgive. You do not forgive on the basis of you how you feel.

You may for a very long time on the basis of your emotions hate the guts of that person who did that horrible thing to you. If a week later you still hate that person don’t get on a guilt trip don’t beat yourself up Just pray and ask the Lord to take this feeling because I spoke by faith and now I want my feelings to match my faith Lord you are going to have to a miracle and cause my faith and feelings to come together. I am not going to walk in condemnation because I still want to see them dead but I’m gonna believe God that in time God will give you the capacity to truly love that person and see them through God’s eyes.

Faith sees your abuser through the eyes of God. When this takes place you will have the capacity to step back and see what was meant for evil can actually be for good in your life and that your wounding can allow you to become a healer of other wounds.

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