The Size Of Lies
There's An Elephant In The Room
By Phil Scovell
As soon as I opened the prayer session by praying a short prayer,
he said, without hesitation, "I'm back at that memory we have been to
"Which is that?" I probed.
"It's the one when I was about 3 or 4 years of age and I was in
the house and watching my mother hanging up clothes on the clothes
"I remember," I confirmed.
"I see the places in the memory we have prayed about before," he
continued thoughtfully," but there is something really different about
this one and I don't understand it. The other areas are stilled
healed; I can tell that much."
"What looks or feels different?" I asked.
"There is a large, I mean really big, dark, almost black in
color, monstrous thing in the room."
"Ok," I replied, and prayed, "Lord? Would you expand this memory
so we could see what you see and see what you want us to see?" I
waited as he thought and talked about what was contained in this
"It is saying that I will never get married, I'll live alone, and
die alone and that I'm not worth being loved by anybody. So," he
said, "that is clearly the lie. All the time I was growing up, and
even as a young adult man, I used to say I would never marry.
After one marriage gone bad, the man now saw where the lie had
originated concerning his statement of always remaining alone.
"Lord?" I asked. "How big is this lying spirit he sees?"
"It completely fills the entire room. It's big; really big!" he
"Now, Lord Jesus," I prayed, "Let him see the lying spirit
through your eyes."
Chuckle. "He shrank right down to a tiny thing on the floor.
Like a little tiny toy soldier."
I prayed, "Does this lying spirit have a right to be in this
little boys memory, Lord?"
"He has no right," the man said as he Heard the voice of the Lord
in his thoughts.
I prayed the following: "In the name of the true Lord Jesus
Christ, I call to attention this lying spirit, and all those under his
authority, even those we don't see. I bind their words and thoughts
and feelings they have put on this little boy. I bind all the lies
together they have spoken against him and I bind them back to all the
lying spirits who spoke them. I command they suffer the torment of
their own utterances against him. I remind them that the blood of
Jesus Christ, and the finished cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, stands
between this man and them and I now command them to go to the place
where the true Lord Jesus Christ wants them to go.
Without hesitation, I then finished my prayer by saying, Lord?
Is there anything else you want him to see in this memory?"
"Wow," he exclaimed. "There are bunches of little tiny toy
soldier things running out of the room and right out through the door.
I mean," he repeated, "there are a whole bunch of them running out,
About this time, someone is saying, "Will this prayer work for
The answer is, Yes and no. For many years, I used this prayer,
or something quite similar, and sometimes it worked and more often it
didn't. I couldn't understand why. I just figured I wasn't a good
enough Christian and was lacking enough believing power in God's word.
I now clearly see two lies in the statement just made, of my analysis
of my own spiritual relationship with God, which kept me believing the
lies about myself instead of God and what His Word said. At the time,
however, I didn't recognize the lies I believed about myself. In
other words, if you believe lies about yourself, when God's Word says
otherwise, you'll never hear the voice of the Lord in your thoughts,
and the prayer you just read likely won't work with any consistency.
Furthermore, you'll likewise have trouble believing the written Word
of God as well.
Something else to note is that this man and I have agreed in
prayer probably no fewer than 100 times over the last two years. When
I called him to pray, the results of which you have just read, he
said, "I was praying about things just before you called." In other
words, this man decided a long time ago, he would never believe any
lies of the Enemy that were spoken against him. Additionally, he
dedicated his life to finding, that is, exercising a Search And
Destroy mission, whenever things didn't feel right. In short, by the
time I called to pray, he was praying already. The truth is, he
didn't need me; he just needed the Lord. I came along side him to
agree with him in prayer and he was set free from a lie that look
bigger than he could handle. It was our agreement in prayer, (See
Matthew 18:19), that made the difference and brought healing.
Finally, I knew where I stood personally with Christ. I
understand, and apply without hesitation or fear, that I am, "complete
in Him who is the head of all principalities and powers," Colossians
Closely connected to this is letting Jesus do His work. I'm just
a witness and I have no power or authority of my own outside of
Christ. Demons are ready to argue and to deceive and attempt to
control the conversation. They are expecting a lot of yelling,
threatening, and ritualistic anger to be expended. In this way, they
can keep the fear level off the gage and make everybody sweat as they
think they are keeping up the spiritual attack and driving the lying
spirit off. You may choose to do that, in fact, you may think it is
your calling, but that is way too much work for me at my age so I just
defer everything to Jesus. After all, He is the one who said, "It is
finished," when He gave up His life willingly on the cross. It is
Jesus who said, "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am
alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death,"
(Revelation 1:18). So, my point is, if Jesus has done it all, and
Jesus has all the power in Heaven and in earth given unto him,
(Matthew 28:18), why should I do all the heavy lifting when He is
willing, more than willing, to do it for me?
Is there an elephant sitting in your living room bellowing,
stomping his big feet, trumpeting his lies, and scaring the faith
right out of you? Maybe it is time to get in agreement with someone
else who believes and let Jesus show you just how tiny and powerless
he is compared to big Jesus.
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