Multiple Personality Disorder
What About Multiple Personalities?
...Are They Real?
...Are They of God or Satan?
This page consists of actual excerpts from The War Manual
Multiple Personality Disorder (or MPD for short) is a subject of great controversy.
In all my years of doing deliverance, I have run into those who are not only demonized, but also have multiple personalities besides. I would guess around 40% of the demonized Christians I work with have this problem. Also this seems to affect more women than men; most likely because women are usually abused or molested more often than men, and women tend to be more emotionally unstable.
There is no denying the fact that MPD does exist. It is a very real part of the traumatized mind.
You maybe asking, "How does one acquire MPD?" Well to begin with, when a person (usually at a very young age) experiences deep pain, trauma, or emotional hurt and/or abuse, the mind is split into a disassociation of that time period. Example: if a little girl at 5 years of age is molested by her dad or someone in a trusting position, the pain and trauma of that event is encapsulated in the mind as a way of dealing with it.
Later, that same woman (maybe at the age of 35 or so) may sometimes act or talk like a 5-year old child. She might have a deep hatred or resentment toward all men and not know why. This happens only at particular times--especially when memories are recalled strongly. And when trying to recall that time or event in counseling, she may respond as a crying 5-year old child or a very angry lady.
There are those who preach false doctrines, such as that the multiple personalities are gifts from God.
These are nothing but pure lies. Man's wisdom and thinking is far from God's and is futile. The fact remains that multiple personalities are indeed strongholds of Satan and not of God! Those with MPD are always in a state of confusion and fear. God is not the author of confusion or fear, but Satan is. MPD's are usually depressed, and live in a state of turmoil. None of these can be attributed to God. God says we are to be of sound mind!
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
II Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
"For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.'"
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13 (NASB)
A Believer also has the mind of Christ. So are these false teachers implying that Christ had MPD also? It is ridiculous to conclude that MPD is from God and is his will! We have the mind of Christ, and Christ did not have MPD. We are to be people of faith.
"'For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?' But we have the mind of Christ."
I Corinthians 2:16
There are also those who preach that alter personalities are actually demon spirits. This is also wrong. Demons can be commanded and a Believer has authority over them, but not alters. Alters are a part of the person and they do not respond as a demon spirit must. Believers do not have authority over fellow man. Many preachers and counselors try to mix spiritual things with human psychology. They are convinced that one must have lengthy conversations with each personality, trying to convince it of its wrong. However, teaching the Word of God to the whole person releases them from the lies and points of pain.
I have worked with many MPD's and guess what? When the demons are cast out, and the person is shown truth, the alter personalities are gone also. Why? Because the demons hide behind the points of pain and trauma in that person's mind to control them and dominate them in the fear and terror of the past. This is more evidence that MPD's are not a gift from God, but a stronghold of the enemy.
The truth will set you free! (John 8:31-32) Knowledge of God's word and written promises are what brings freedom to the mind. The Bible tells us to renew and transform our mind and thinking...to think on things above and to bring every thought into captivity of Jesus Christ! The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy.
If you want freedom from MPD for yourself or someone you love, repentance to God and agreeing with God is a must. But most of all you must forgive "ALL" who have ever hurt you in the past. This takes the legal rights away from the demons operating the MPD stronghold. God will forgive you when you forgive others. When you do this He will heal you and deliver you of demons as well as a confused mind. You can and will be made whole as you were created to be!