The album on Alien Human Spirits has been out for about a month now and we are getting a lot of valuable feedback.
It has been fun to watch the people who are driven by intensity. There are a number of individuals who stayed up and listened to the whole teaching that first night and then immediately engaged with AHS in themselves or a loved one and had smashing success.
Those are the Rambo types. Love ’em but that is not representative of our whole tribe.
A second group is methodical and not to be rushed. One lady wrote that she listened to the whole album three times before starting to engage with the one she knew she had. When she began dialog with the AHS, what she heard was so overwhelming, she had to stop the conversation and come back to it another day after she processed it emotionally.
This happened several times until she had enough data to deal with it. But in the end, her slow, meticulous process paid off and she is rejoicing in freedom now.
A third group makes an attempt and utterly fails.
And a fourth group simply does not do DIY and immediate writes me for the list of the top three practitioners in their neighborhood who can deal with this for them. (That list does not exist, by the way).
I want to explore the third group because that is where the treasure is. There are a couple of reasons for failure and they are miles apart. One very common reason is that people used deliverance techniques because that is what they know, and those don’t work.
The e-mail commonly reads, “I went through the generations and rejected and renounced all AHS in the blood line and commanded the angels to come remove them and nothing happened.”
Admittedly it is a significant paradigm shift to move from a standard deliverance model to this very different approach, but at the end of the day, I simply have not heard stories of deliverance models working here, so if you really want some relief, you will have to explore in depth the tools offered and learn a very different approach.
The second reason people fail in their first attempt is because God wants to teach them some things that I don’t know. The picture is of Israel after Joshua retired. When he was in charge, the army of Israel was unstoppable. But when he stepped down, the individual tribes had to learn how to take out the insurgencies that remained, without his strategies and his faith.
As America has learned in the Sand Box, taking out a standing army is rather doable. Eradicating a stubborn remnant of guerrilla warriors is a very different matter. Time and again, the Israelite tribes made an attempt or two to fight, but when they lost, they decided to live with the problem.
And that decision to accept defeat since they could not win on their own, without Joshua’s help, opened the door to a world of larger defeat later on, century after century.
I have watched people decide both ways. There are parents who have engaged AHS in their kids, won big a time or two, and then hit a wall that does not seem to move. Nothing I know or they know is making a dent in the problem. Some quit. Some call for the professionals. Others keep going back to the Lord, seeking new tools, new ways to weave together old tools to solve the riddle. Kudos to them.
There are individuals who are working on their own issues. They have the maddening problem of half a miracle. They use the tools, have enormous success with one or two, and then the next one they engage just doesn’t budge. Their choices are to give up, wait for the non-existent professional, or step up and keep fighting and failing until they get it right.
There are teams of friends who have agreed to pool their ignorance. One such duo has had a solid run. Several ministry sessions produced measurable life change. Today they hit a wall early, chipped away at the problem for a while, and then accidentally made a “wrong” move and the AHS shut down vehemently and they had to quit the session (for a short time).
Why does God allow that when we come with sincere hearts, seeking freedom?
Bookmark this answer: I don’t know. I just know that He does.
So working within that reality, I have committed to a lifestyle of massive, repeated failure in every necessary point except totally giving up. Along the path of continual resistance to the Canaanites of every variety in my life, we have some successes.
I have a person I have walked with for over ten years and another for over 20 years. They each have issues I have not been able to solve. They each have huge skin in the game. I have gone to war on their behalf endless times, and on their resistant issues, I have consistently failed to win. And . . . I am still in the game.
At any given time I have a collection of people around me who define my failures by their battlefields. It would be easier for me if they would go away, but because they stay, and because I keep fighting, new revelation eventually comes. It comes slowly. It comes painfully. It comes long after I think God should have given it.
But at the end of the day, a lot of the cutting edge revelation around the world comes from the men and women who have enough legitimacy to fail repeatedly and not give up as they pursue their own local bunch of defiant Canaanites.
So here’s to all you who have been picked by God to war against the Canaanites. You will receive no pity from me. It is hard, exhausting, demoralizing and seems very unjust when the guy standing next to you just did a ten minute thing and got rid of his AHS.
But at the end of the day, God believes in you (and in me) and He has called us to stay in the game, failing as often as it takes, until the grace comes for us to solve the unusual riddle and defeat the enemy.
After all, this is Sapphire. We ARE about revealing God’s poly-variegated wisdom to the principalities and powers. Ephesians 3:10.
So pull back from the battle for a day or a week when it gets too draining, then lean back in, asking for a fresh allotment of grace and some new wisdom to do something different with your Canaanite issue. There really is no other viable choice.
Next blog will be about building authority against the AHS.
Copyright August 2013 by Arthur Burk
From home, on Sunday evening