Lesson 9

A pastor friend acquired a building for his church family. They had outgrown the place where they met and this building seemed like a great opportunity. It was, actually. But, as my friend describes the process of buying and refurbishing the building, he details a nightmare of resistance, where one thing after another popped up to threaten their success. These were not small inconveniences. At times, it looked like they might lose everything. The examples he gives are so bizarre, they sound too incredible to be real.

Finally, after enduring one battle after another, they finished the building and the first worship celebration was set. On the night before their first Sunday service in their new home, it rained like crazy and flooded their parking lot!

If you want a regional anointing, if you want dominion over the region God has assigned to you, you have to be ready for war. The enemy does not give ground without a fight. And, to have any chance of winning, you must get your soul healed.

Satan has spirits guarding regions of land, buildings, churches, prisons, neighborhoods or gang-related areas where you want to minister. He plans to ensure you don’t succeed. Those spirits guard entire regions to control, bring disease and destroy the people living there. That is their assignment. If you want regional and international dominion, you must get your soul healed first, or you are going to fail.

Jesus was a region-taker. In an earlier teaching, I showed how Jesus came to earth as a man who set aside and stripped himself of all rightful privileges he held as Deity. He entered earth with a body, soul and spirit just like us. However, Jesus was born with a perfect soul. Everyone else was born in iniquity, not Jesus. The Bible says he had no sin and, since sin wounds the soul, his soul had no wound.

Therefore, evil spirits protecting a region found nothing in common with Jesus and were powerless against him. The bible records several instances where spirits immediately recognized him and said, “Oh, Jesus, what is there in common between us? Don’t torment me.” Since Jesus came as a man, we can achieve the same power over powers of darkness, by eliminating the wounds that create common ground with the spirits.

Yes, Jesus was a region-taker. In Mark 5, we find the story of Legion. It says, “They came to the other side of the sea, to the region of the Gerasenes.” Jesus planned to minister to a region. Continuing, it says, “As soon as Jesus got out of the boat, there met him out of the tombs a man under the power of an unclean spirit.”

So Jesus goes to minister to a specific region of land, called Gerasenes and, as soon as he steps on land, a regional demon named Legion met him. This is significant. When you enter a new field of ministry, by planting a church or setting up a healing ministry or a “helps” ministry, or whatever you are called to do, count on a regional evil spirit to be waiting. The enemy does not just give up turf. You have to be ready because he has a million tricks he can use to discourage and defeat you.

Look at verse 10. The demon, knowing he was defeated, begged Jesus to not to send them (the thousands of demons) out of that region. Why is Legion begging Jesus not to send him out of the region?

Legion was a regional demon assigned to guard and control the region of Gerasenes and all the people living there. His goal was to afflict the people, torment them, bring sickness, disease, disorder and lack to all in the region. When Jesus stepped out of the boat, this regional demon met him. Jesus was an intruder. He stepped on Legion’s turf. What gave Legion dominion over that region? It was the wounds in the souls of the people who lived there.

In Mark 5, we find evidence. Jesus allowed Legion to go into a herd of pigs and the pigs went crazy and committed suicide (Sooey-cide. Get it?) Legion makes you lose your mind. When they occupied the man, he was out of his mind. When Jesus forced them into the pigs, the pigs went nuts, too. They dove off a cliff and drowned.

Right away, pig herders reported the news to people in the nearby town and the countryside. No doubt, they wanted to make sure they were not blamed for losing all that livestock! The people came to see Jesus and immediately noticed the man from the tombs, whom they knew to be crazy, sat quietly, dressed and in his right mind.

Were they amazed and happy that the man’s sanity was restored? No, they were mad about the pork. They said, “Jesus, leave our region!”

What did Legion request from Jesus, other than not to be tormented? He wanted to stay in the region. Now the people are telling Jesus to leave the region. Who’s really talking, both times? Legion is!! He wants Jesus off his turf!

Now, imagine that everyone in the region had wounds in their souls. Legion had a right to be a regional demon with regional impact and control. All the people in the region where you minister have wounds in their souls. Everyone in the world is dwelling among the tombs to some degree, which is why spirits like Legion are empowered to control regions of land all over the earth.

Remember the pastor friend I used to open this teaching? Over the first twelve months in their new building, nearly half of the old congregation stopped attending. But, even so, the church family grew to twice its original size, with young new families and hundreds of salvation’s and baptisms!

Stay on the path God gave you. You will encounter resistance from the enemy, but you can still prevail for the Kingdom of God. Get your soul healed and the job will be easier.

Big Love, Katie

By | 2016-09-21T22:45:10+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Katie's Blog, Soul Healing|20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Kerri July 15, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Hi Katie & Robert
    Thank you, this sheds alot of light on a confused mind for me. It also brings up more questions about my own mental health. Diagnosed with bipolar over a decade ago, I’ve come to be relatively stable and healed until a recent manic episode that I’m still trying to make sense of left me questioning my own sanity. Could this recent relapse be part of a backlash from legion while I was on the move forward? How do you push through?

  2. Kelly February 2, 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! I was guided to this word today. I moved into a home in Ireland (ROI) 2 1/2 years ago … So, this house had a spell cast on it to attract the right buyer (a young couple like us – yikes!) and the previous owner had a shaman do ‘his thing’ to protect the property. We didn’t know this until much later. There had been legal boundary issues with neighbours but we weren’t told about it. I had a few frightening experiences with pagans too. These experiences pushed me towards God, especially Jesus Christ and I was Saved! Amen! The neighbours started playing up not long after … 2 households especially encroahing on our property and land and bullying us. Plotting together. My husband works miles away so I was home alone (no car) feeling helpless and terrified by these people. They laughed at us and mocked us when we tried to protect our home. The property attached to ours needed work and there were lots of builders every day. They completely gutted the place. They were bullies and I was completely depressed. Oh the tears!! I could go on and on but it was hell. The darkness I felt with these people was overwhelming. This building work has been ongoing almost a year. When I cried out to God and received a word from Him, I heard/thought ‘we are legion’. I knew the Scripture but I didn’t realise it was a spirit still tormenting people until reading this! Whoa! Amazing!! We are moving house soon – I am decreeing this every day in Jesus name.

  3. Debra Garcia October 23, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Hi I saw Katie Souza through live streaming at Joan Hunter Ministries in Tomball, Texas. I wanted to get the prayer for deliverance from the spirit of Legion and how to be delivered from wounds of the soul. I believe she says Dunamis excellent of soul.

  4. Rhonda October 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Katie and Robert…Over a year now I’ve been angry…I work 24/7 16-21 days a month. I’m a caregiver…the home I stay in a beach home they have all kinds of strange pictures, stone cravings….African masks that are huge(size of a human),Hindu idols, two headed dragons, third eye pictures. They are wealthy and traveled much. I had my church prayer team to pray over me…they told me it wasn’t anger, it was something else. So, while they were praying over me I heard “twisted sister”…I’m only angry when I’m in this house. Is this twisted sister Leviathan?

  5. Rose October 6, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I’ve been a widow for 24 years and still need healing, how long will this take?

    • Robert Souza October 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Rose. We can plant and water but it is God who must give the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:7

  6. Tammy October 1, 2016 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Somehow I’ve happened across this site, by The Grace of God I’m sure……just started to look around but some things are starting to fall into place on what The Lord has been trying to get me to ‘see’ when I’ve been begging Him for healing or at least death so I can rest from this battleground. He keeps telling me to get back in there and stand and also will tell me when I’m crying out to Him that I’m being killed within, “Am I not The One Who raises the dead? Now I’m understanding what the visual of a large pile of chopped up hamburger signifies when He shows me the spiritual side of things…..It’s all starting to make sense I think…… Lord have mercy………..

  7. Maria September 29, 2016 at 2:52 am - Reply

    I was waiting for HOW we get our souls healed? I have never heard of it before.

    • Robert Souza September 30, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      No need to wait for how as it is taught by Katie everywhere. See HERE and HERE.

  8. Kathleen September 25, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    My husband is trapped in the generational sins of his father- adultery, alcoholism and divorce. He said he would never be like his father and is now doing the exact things he vowed not to do. I am pleading the blood and dunamis power over him and my family for the last 8 years now. Any other ideas?

    • Robert Souza September 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Hello Kathleen. Allow me to try to briefly answer your question. I do not know what more any of us can do but to continue to cry out to God just as you have been. He alone can break those generational sins that still bind so many. Katie gets into this a lot in her new teaching series called, Bent. We do not always know Gods ways and timing and so we have to continue to wait and pray for those we love as hard as that can often be. I pray the Lords comfort and peace over you in His name! Robert

  9. Tracy Black September 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I am going to share this teaching with my Dad he is a Pastor of his own church and it seems like no matter what way he turns something is hendering the growth of his church. He and My Mother have a building that was willed down to My Mother and My Aunt they are in the process of doing some renovations and then turning one side into a thrifty store and the other into a healing and deliverance ministry. Would you lift these two anointed people up in prayer as they go on this new adventure together. Pray that both ministry’s will prosper and that this community will see and feel the presence of the Lord.,,. thank you and may God Bless.

  10. Lilly White September 22, 2016 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Hello Katie and Robert; I love your ministry and your teachings. My bible study group did the whole video series of healing your soul. At this time my body is under attack, because two Sundays ago we started an outreach to the homeless and they are accepting Jesus as their Savior and making him Lord. Keep up the work the Lord has called you to do, the Body of Christ needs you. Love in Jesus, Lilly White

  11. Dorothy Kuehn September 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks Katie!

  12. Melissa Kaufman September 22, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Dear Katie, Hi from Minnesota My name isMelissa Kaufman and I am a partner with you. The first part of September my husband and I opened an Art Gallery in the small town we live in, Wayzata, and it’s called The VaV of Wayzata! We were very welcomed and it was truly anointed but then everything stopped. It started as a healing place and now no body comes? Please pray for us and tell me what you think we are dealing with? Thanks, Warriors for The Lord!

    • Robert Souza September 22, 2016 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Melissa has the Lord showed you anything in your prayer time about this?

  13. Edie Hagene September 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Hi, My name is Edie. I read you captivity book several years ago and still have it. The book touched me deeply but I never found the occasion or group to go further. I have been receiving your email for some time but until this morning I hadn’t read much or looked too far into what your ministry was doing. Today I read legion and really enjoyed it. I currently participate in a Celebrate Recovery group at my church hosts. There are some in my group who have just formed a group called Spirit of Hope that has started going into the local jail. One of the guys who is a former inmate has never heard of your ministry. I would love to get about a half dozen of the captivity series for this group to read and experience. My hope is they would incorporate your materials into the outreach. If you would let me know the cost for a half dozen books I could make this my starting point. My history with prison work is working as a nurse in the Michigan State prison system and some work in the murphysboro youth prison in Southern Illinois. Thanking you for your assistance Edie Hagene

    • Robert Souza September 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Edie We would feel blessed to assist you with this. Please give our office a call so we can get those books out to you. 520-568-7600 EEM Prisoners Department

  14. Pauline Sandoval September 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    I’ve had my soul healed over and over and over again I’m just getting weary and tired I need to rest

    • Robert Souza September 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Hi Pauline. I would have to agree that working on the healing of our souls can become a wearisome thing though the benefits far outweigh the labor 🙂 Love Robert

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