Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God

Jesus_cast_out_demons_300_webby Rex Rouis

Even in the midst of blessings, people can have recurrent fits of depression. It comes in like a dark, heavy cloud. We pray, fast, or make resolutions, only to find it getting worse. That is because this cloud of depression is not mental; it is spiritual. It is called the spirit of heaviness.

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3

It is an evil spirit—a personality that studies us, knows our weaknesses, and knows how and when to attack. Recognizing the identity of an enemy is a tremendous first step, but then it must be fought.

It shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered. Joel 2:32

Meditate on scriptures like the one above and pray: “God, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – according to Your Word – I’m asking you to deliver me from this spirit of heaviness in Jesus Name.”

The pressure will lift, but it is one thing to be delivered; it is another thing to stay delivered. It is now up to us to reprogram our minds – to cultivate a different outlook and way of thinking. Before deliverance, we are not able to do it, but now after deliverance, it is our responsibility to do it.

The problem is our mind. The devil reaches people through their minds. The more we trust in our mind, the more Satan is able to use it against us. It is up to us to make our mind realize that it is our servant, not our master. Our minds are affected by our thoughts, so we must take charge of what we think.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but [b]divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, II Corinthians 10:3-5

Remember, just as heaviness is a real spirit, the God of the Bible is a real Person, and He is behind each promise. He promised them to you for a reason – to help you. Read them, study them, meditate on them. They will give you hope and they will change you. It will not come in five minutes. It will take hard work, but it will come and it will work, and it is worth every bit of effort.

God’s deliverance can set you free, but it is your responsibility to fight for your continued deliverance. Take control of your thoughts, and bring them under control and in line with the Word of God. Experience the glorious freedom and joy that God has for you.


  1. Someone please help me..i have been depressed for almost 2 years now and i sometime feel i should end my life.. i wonder if God loves me

    1. I have been where you are and yes God loves you. Are you in a Church? If not I would find a real Church that is on fire for the Lord and meet with the Pastor. See if there is a Calvary Chapel in your area but you need to get help from a Pastor to pray with you and help you in your walk with Jesus. Do not go this alone!

    2. I felt the same way since my childhood and I haven’t felt any better since all these years. I’ve tried to find happiness, but I failed. I tried to smile, but I failed. All I could do was cry and cry until one day I gave up and tied the rope to my ceiling of my room. That’s when I remembered all the good and bad memories of my life, but I told myself it was time to end it all. But God can speak to you like he did to me. And maybe one day you and I can be happy once more.

  2. I been battling depression for while now I going through all these meds It still clings too me

  3. Jesus name is powerful than every sickness in this world.Please let’s used it every time.

    1. john I feel your pain. Remember the devil has already been defeated and has NO POWER over you! he is a liar, your depression is a lie! don’t accept the lie. the depression is not from you! he has already lost the war! once you realize this like I have you will get better. I will pray for you. remember we are already victorius !

  4. Brother thank you for the study I ask for prayer for my 19 year old daughter she has social anxiety so the medical establishment says she refuses to socialize with family member and is constantly isolating herself in her room

  5. Please pray for me. I have had depression for many many years. I feel tortured and defeated. I have been prayed over by my Pastor but it keeps returning. Don’t know how much longer i can go on.

  6. Depression is an evil spirit. We, as Christians have been given the authority by JESUS CHRIST to cast out all evil spirits and demons.
    Say, “In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, you spirit of depression I cast you out of my life right now .
    Get out of my life, in Jesus Name, and return nomore.
    I ask the Holy Spirit to fill my life and I plead the Blood of Jesus to cover me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes.
    Read aloud Psalm 23 and 91.
    You don’t have to be afraid of the devil, demons or evil spirits. They are afraid of us because we can cast them out. We have authority over them. We have the NAME OF JESUS that they have to submit to. Amen.

  7. There is Hope! His Name is JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD!!! Philippians 4:6-9. Verse 6-7. Be anxious about Nothing! Verse 8-9. These are the things we should think about. These are the scriptures that keep me sane!!!

    1. Depression is not reality, it is a distorted felling that the Devil has the power to make you feel. He is an imposture, he is an expert scammer. He is the best scammer around and you can take all the meds you can get but it only puts a bandage on the hurt. Believe with all your heart in God that he will help you and pray, pray, pray. You will must be stronger than the imposters. It’s tough but I know you can do this. Think positive and plant a seed in your heart that God will help us all do this. Remember the more you are tempted the more the Devil has to loose because Gods has a plan for your life. The devil wants to take away your hope, belief. faith. I know this first hand he tried to take my life and own my soul. Think positive, read positive books and put God first in your life.

  8. i am so thankful to find this teaching,i will be praying every day till i am free from the spirit of heaviness.Praise the Lord for this know it is spiritual and not mental is in it self freeing.

  9. I have been battling with depression for years now. Getting on and off medication. My Momma killed herself in 2008. She battled with depression and other mental illnesses.

    I am sick of this! I don’t want to die. I want life and life more abundantly! I do have thoughts of wanting to die. I hate it. I just want it to go away. I will stay in the bed awake and just stuck, not wanting to face anyone. I have the way I feel inside.

    Father God, I ask in the might name of Jesus… according to your Word… i am asking and thanking you for delivering me from the spirit of heaviness!!!

    1. I pray for you to be delivered from the spirit of depression Natalie, In Jesus Holy Name!!! My Mama committed suicide on New Years Day 2011, I know the pain is unbearable when you lose a loved one that way! May the Lord be with you and give you peace and joy and strength and I pray the spirit of heaviness be lifted off of you in Jesus Precious Name, Amen!!! Jesus is going to Rapture His Bride very soon Hold on Sister!!! God Bless You!! I Love You and Jesus Loves You!!

  10. I dont want to be evil and go to hell but i not a evil and i dont think depression makes you a bad person but yes it can make you negative and have bad moods but there has to more real unstanding about the stressness and why people are upset they have no one to help or talk to them with real unstanding that’s what i think but faith and jesus will help us but people get sick of nothing happening they give up and move on but he loves you it will happen for those suffering but depression is not evil just a mental life emotions trait we go through

    1. Depression does not mean you are a bad person, it means that there is a spiritual stronghold that is making you emotionally, and physically weak and possibly sick. It leads to a whole host of other types of issues and needs to be dealt with at a spiritual level. These mind binding spirits attack the body of Christ and those who don’t know Jesus. They are designed to destroy you and keep you from fulfilling God’s calling on your life. Medicine, although it takes the edge off is not the answer for a spiritual problem. Joel: 2:32, 2 Cor 10:3-5. Hope this helps to clarify for you. May God Bless You.

  11. Jesus is lord,he will surely make way for all of as in this platform

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