ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND LYING SPIRITS
Read on MSNBC's internet news today of a rash of fatal
anorexia nervosa cases, despite medical and psychological help. Anorexia is often the result of lying spirits
that control the mind. Years ago in Eastern Malaysia, I was asked to pray for a girl of 12
with anorexia. When I entered the room,
she was lying on the floor, head on mother's lap. For two years, she could only suck milk
soaked in bread. She looked like a
holocaust victim with sunken face, hollow eyes, prominent elbows and knees, and
her hair was light brown, although she was Chinese. Doctors gave her only a few months to live.
When she was two, her father was forced to work in Indonesia and
her parents could not afford to raise her with three other children, so her
maternal grandmother took her in. I
prayed and asked God to show her what happened that made her not want to
eat. Instantly, she saw herself in grandmother's
kitchen eating. Her grandmother was
talking to her. "What did she
say?" I asked. She replied,
"You fat pig! You eat too
much. That's why your parents dumped you
on me!" She was four years old.
At ten, her parents took her home. I asked, "What did the devil tell
you?" She answered, "If my parents
ever take me back, I won’t eat.
Otherwise, they will throw me out again." "That's a lie! Your parents didn't have money and your
grandmother volunteered to take you in.
They love you. They didn't
abandon you." We prayed together
and renounced the lies of the devil, and spoke forgiveness and love. I had her parents tell her that she can eat
as much as she wanted and they would never abandon her. I commanded the lying spirits to leave in
Jesus' name. When I returned from class
an hour later, she was in the dining hall eating for the first time in two
years. A year later, she and her parents
reported that their daughter was filled with energy and would sometimes be
sweeping the floor at one in the morning.
She could eat anything except chicken.
I prayed for the young girl once more. It turned that when she was in the kitchen
talking to her grandmother, she was eating chicken at the time. I prayed with her and affirmed that she could
eat chicken any time and her parents would not leave her. Before I left a few days later, her parents
confirmed that she was now eating chicken again.
When I returned two years later, a tall, beautiful girl was
waving to me. The pastor’s wife said to
me, “Remember her? She’s the one who had
anorexia.” She was a picture of good health. God’s name be praised forever!