Breaking the Hold of Addictive Behavior and Stress

by John and Ruth Greene

distress-worryOver the years, adrenaline and physical proteins that stress promotes courses through the human body, creating all nature of physical and mental havoc. Stress, anxiety and their effects on the human body are the unhappy results of efforts by yourself and others to subdue and maintain control. Many seek to escape anxieties by avoiding painful or compromising feelings. These addictions create a vicious circle of fear, anxiety and depression. (“Opposing Fear“; “Breaking the Hold of Stress“)

“Humble yourselves, then, under the mighty hand of Elohim, so that He exalts you in due time, casting all your worry upon Him, for He is concerned about you. Be sober, watch, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” – 1 Peter 5:6-8, HRB

approval-addict-begA common adaptation to fear is a state of spiritual captivity known as approval addiction. Approval addicts actively seek approval as the means to define their meaning and purpose in life. Fear of rejection is the hinge for perfectionism and driven behaviors that often masquerade as “excellence.” Approval addicts seek approval through the appearance of excellence, captive to the opinions of others around them, particularly to those in authority. Approval addicts often seek reinforcement by attaching themselves to those that are captive to demanding, unloving and critical behaviors. These kinds of behaviors are often captive to one another in the workforce, even in friendship and marriage. The unhealthy dance between these behaviors that approval addicts and unloving spirits express in the name of excellence is rooted in the appearance of quality based in performance. They feel obligated, powerful, energized, agitated and driven. (“Family Stress Affects Generations“; “Breakthrough Prayer: Driven Behavior & Perfectionism“)

“For do I now persuade men or Elohim? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I would not be a slave of Messiah.“ – Galatians 1:10, HRB

corporate-executiveApproval addiction is only one form of behavioral addiction. All addiction is firmly rooted in fear, which seeks to anticipate and avoid trauma of all kinds: hurt, rejection, disappointment, shame, guilt or betrayal. The addict seeks a source of relative security, power, sensation, belonging or identity. All the while, the power of addiction is grounded in compulsive behavior and conduct, a failed attempt at control. (“Overcoming Fear during Tough Times“; “Trading for the Myth of Peace & Security“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“)

Addiction seeks to control what is seen as uncontrollable:

• anything you seek or try to control but cannot;
• thoughts and actions contrary to self;
• anything used to numb undesirable feelings.

Addiction is based in the search for happiness or contentment through elements of the world that cause pain and spiritual conflict. The illusion of peace quickly becomes a form of bondage for everyone involved in the life of the approval addict. (“Freedom from Spiritual Bondage“; “Consenting to Fables of Men“)

Addictive behavior attempts to shield the captive from confronting hurtful and deeply-rooted demonic strongholds by providing a superficial split, a demonic distortion of personality. Using addictive substances does this artificially by temporarily altering brain chemistry and even genetics through physical triggers. (“The Modern Life Culture Crisis“; “Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“)

gene-testingRecent research indicates that psychoactive drugs rewrite the epigenetic code of your brain cells. The epigenome serves as an interface between the outside environment and the inherited static genome or DNA. Both DNA methylation and histone modifications specifically modify the way that genes are expressed, triggering behavioral changes and physical adaptations. There is an epigenetic code that is grounded in the base genetic code or DNA, which serves to modify the underlying instructions of that DNA by creating changes in body chemistry and resulting in triggering disease and illness. Epigenetic modifications do not change the DNA code itself, but instead, influence the availability of the code to the body elements that read the code and translate it. Epigenetic change can make a gene more accessible and as a result increase the effect, or alternatively, can make certain genes inaccessible, effectively switching them off. (“Your Health: Epigenetics and You“; “The World, Your Emotions and Your Health“; “Scriptures: Do Not Fear“; “Disease & Spiritual Roots“)

victim anger stress childFor example, the drug cocaine has been shown to lead to the acetylation of histones at genes that it switches on. This epigenetic modification is known to be triggered with active DNA. Acetylation is an enzyme driven biochemical process where acetyl groups are added to biomolecules such as histones by modifying their activity. The histones or methylation determine which genes are switched off and on. This determines chromatin state and gene activity. In this case excessive acetylation of histones is associated with inactive regions of the genome, effectively shutting them down and prohibiting them from functioning. In this way long-lasting physical changes effect brain cell connections during learning and addiction as well as dictating body chemistry change that can alter health. (“Spiritual Disease that Eats at Your Salvation“; “Health & Bible Truth“)

fear-gnashing-teethBehavioral addictions such as sex addiction use altered brain chemicals to distract and split. A stronghold like fear creates a bondage that is not easily loosened by ordinary means. In the same way, DNA methylation effects neurons in the brain, playing and enhancing a critical role in memory and fear conditioning. These are physical triggers through the environment, behavior, and spirit that YHWH has set in order, corrupted by Satan. The stronger the root, the greater the behavioral conditioning and the more the captive seeks to defend self through more addiction behavior, avoidance of conflict or alternatively through deception. The addicted captive often expresses shame and guilt, further causing avoidance. The harm that the stronghold will cause becomes secondary in the mind of the beholder to avoid the pain of shame, guilt or any imagined threat. Anger may result because of this avoidance. (“Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“; “Single-minded Commitment in Face of Trauma“)

What is anger, but a common distortion of personality that distracts? What is shame or guilt but a fear of humiliation? These seeds are implanted by society and through all manner of abuses and life traumas. These foundations are rooted in the conduit of demonic power that works to shatter souls. Addiction attempts to deny or cover for the fear of discovery or the need for secrecy, the opposite of love and a sound mind. Other demonic roots of behavior perform in much the same way, distortions and corruptions of behavior that YHWH gave you for great good. (“Healing Wounds That People Can’t See“; “The Truth About Anger“; “The Stronghold of Anger“)

“For Elohim hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7, WoY

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment; and the one fearing has not been perfected in love.” – 1 John 4:18, HRB

child angerThe distortion of personality because of fear is not something that your Heavenly Father originally ordered for mankind. Distortion is a result of rebellion and deviance from obedience to His Word. Fear is the opposite of love. Disciples have an option beyond relying on the world for medical treatments or new cures. We can rely on Elohim [‘God’] and His healing touch in our lives. This involves a change in life commitment and lifestyle as you begin to examine the behavioral roots in life that destroy. Billions of professed Christians have forgotten the admonition of Yahshua [Jesus]:

“But seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:31-32, NKJV

Instead, millions throw themselves into a lifestyle of mammon and the fear of lack. In other cases, millions succumb to fear and oppression, typically as a result of political and economic factors that governments play into. Other times, this oppression results because governments and/or society want to run the show, afraid they will lose the advantage. (“Mind Control of the Beast“; “The Great Beast Seduction“)

“For if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you shall live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of Elohim” – Romans 8:13-16, ISR98

“And YAHWEH is He who is going before you; He Himself shall be with you; He shall not fail you nor forsake you. Do not fear nor be afraid.” – Deuteronomy 31:8, HRB

To be a disciple of Messiah is a lifestyle of being set apart, not a dalliance or convenience that you keep in your pocket for the offhand occasion that you may need it. (“Are You a Christian First or Last?“)

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and by petition with thanksgivings, let your requests be made known to YAHWEH; and the peace of YAHWEH which surpasses all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds through Messiah Yahshua.” – Philippians 4:6-7, HRB

spiritual captivityDepending on your Father seems simple enough on the surface. Billions say they do trust in ‘God.’ Even so, it is far easier to trust what you can see. Let’s face it, YHWH, Elohim of Hosts is pretty quiet most of the timeeven when disciples are listening. Meanwhile, trust is cultivated in love for the disciple of Messiah. Even so, if pharmaceuticals are developed to treat an illness, many would rather pop a pill than commit to living any lifestyle beyond what they want at the moment. Others use illness as a way to identify, to compare themselves to others in twisted pride. Yes, this is true! Just talk to the seniors that reside in nursing homes and assisted dwellings to discover the truth. Listen to the media and what they advertise. Look at government and how they promote pride through sickness and disease. Twisted behaviors and feelings are why billions are miserable, steeped in conflict and captive to behaviors that they rarely understand, let alone seek to control or banish from their lives. As a result, the world is captive to many things, but mostly to the past, often living life as a sacrificial altar to Satan. (“The Magi of this Age“; “Disciples of Messiah & the Authority of Man“; “Destruction Is Satan’s Intent“)

bible-hug-internetUsing the Bible as the source of authority does not resolve the conflict in the dark kingdom, but enhances the conflict. The deception that resides in the dark kingdom continues to spill over into the lives of all involved as millions argue theology, dogma and religious standing. This conflict often denies the evident truth in this behavior; designed to protect against shame, guilt and fear of rejection, even at the cost of bolstering the deception of billions. The pursuit of truth has been replaced by the pursuit of opinion, or even worse, the pursuit of dominance. This alone has bankrupted the faith of millions, creating a growing resentment, even rebellion against the Word of Elohim. (“Trust YHWH, Not World Leaders“)

“But YAHWEH chose the foolish ones of the world that the wise might be put to shame, and YAHWEH chose the weak ones of the world so that He might put to shame the strong things.” – 1 Corinthians 1:27, HRB

“For the Word of the torture stake is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of YAHWEH.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18, HRB

Perhaps nowhere is the fear of error more pervasive than in Christianity today. Christian leaders would rather choose to hide the truth about the roots of spiritual bondage or fail to recognize Bible truth at all based on traditions, philosophy and religious decisions of the past. Did not the apostle did point out that Elohim’s message is foolishness to those that are perishing? (“YHWH’s Revolution“; “A Mind of Envy and Competition“; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“)

Yahshua [Jesus] has a word with great meaning in our time:

“Go in through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are the ones entering in through it. For narrow is the gate, and constricted is the way that leads away into life, and few are the ones finding it. But beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inside they are plundering wolves. From their fruits you shall know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? So every good tree produces good fruits, but the corrupt tree produces evil fruits. A good tree cannot produce evil fruits, nor a corrupt tree produce good fruits. Every tree not producing good fruit is cut down and is thrown into fire. Then surely from their fruits you shall know them.It will not be that just everyone who says to Me, Master, Master, will enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but the ones who do the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Master, Master, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name do many works of power?” – Matthew 7:13-22, HRB

Every disciple and every teacher of the Word bears fruit. Are you or anyone you know bearing the kind of spiritual fruit that breaks addiction, compulsions and strongholds in behavior as you and they press into the truth of YHWH’s Word?

Our book goes into details about how your life, your health and eternal well-being are affected by hurt and trauma that you experience in your life. Also covered is the science of epigenetics and 15 sample prayers that break strongholds of Satan and the dark kingdom.

Our book is a primer that reveals the bitter harvest that Satan has planted in the hearts of the world and likely into your heart. If you have experienced hurts and trauma, you need to remove the roots of darkness from your life. This book helps you to remove the roots of the world from your life.

“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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