Being hooked up to and aligned with the spirit of the antichrist is much like being hooked up to an I.V. of narcotics: the high feels good, but the crash is horrible. As we detailed in the “Seat of Dominion” chapter, the demonic control the individual through negative reinforcement (withholding the drug so a crash is experienced), or by positive reinforcement (administering the drug so a high is experienced), and this is done through the neurotransmitters of the nervous system, as well as controlling the hormones through the endocrine system.1 So, one unfortunate side-effect of disconnecting from or taking oneself out of alignment and agreement with Satan’s agenda can be withdrawals, much like what an addict feels when they are trying to detox from whatever substance they have been addicted to. Not being hooked up to that “spiritual drug” and not having access to that “spiritual high” that the individual is used to operating out of, can lead to withdrawals. Symptoms vary in intensity and can include:2
● Insomnia; or, the inability to sleep at night, and the need to sleep all day
● Nightmares, night terrors, and/or sleep paralysis
● Extreme irritability
● Feelings of hopelessness
● Physical pains that can include: headaches, muscle soreness/weakness, shortness of breath, chest pains, et cetera.
● Physical ailments that can include adrenal fatigue and similar problems.
Sometimes, an individual may be spared from experiencing withdrawal, but often, they will go through a rough period of time that may last from a few weeks up to a few months, or even longer, depending upon how severe the physical ailments are and the general physical health of the individual before they began experiencing withdrawals.
Aside from the practicality of getting medical advice or treatment for the physical ailments, there are also some tips you may find useful in the section titled, “Thoughts on Healing.” Ultimately, however, overcoming this is achieved by submitting to God and asking Him to help you. Learn to make your Heavenly Father your focus, and He will walk through this dark period of time with you and will help you. When He brings you to the other side, you will trust Him that much more, your faith in Him will be strengthened, and you will be more resolved to serve His will and not your own.