Are you struggling to get free from same sex attraction?
Are you tired of living with emotional pain, confusion about your identity, secrecy and shame?
Recently I had an opportunity to minister to a man who was dealing with all these issues.
Before we met, I did some research into Scripture so that I could more effectively minister to his needs, and I discovered some interesting things in the original Greek language that I would like to share with you. We ended up having a very powerful and effective time of ministry.
By the time we were done, he was set free from many spirits, filled with The Spirit, and speaking in tongues! God can do it for you, too!
I started by dispelling any lies and teaching him what he was NOT before I could minister truth.
There are many, many opinions on what God meant when scriptures were written back in Bible times, but opinions are not always aligned with the truth.
During a Google search, much of what I found were articles that reeked of compromise. People try to come up with excuses why we should accept progressivism and apply it towards Scripture.
Some might suggest that Biblical authors/ writers did not view homosexuality as wrong, or the suggestion that a rigid perspective towards The Bible is outdated and not culturally appropriate in a modern society.
My response to that type of thinking is this: God didn’t stutter.
Who are we that we should argue with God? Who are we to tell Him that His Word isn’t relevant?
The Bible tells us that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He meant what He said, and He said what He Meant.
God is not a man that He should lie, and people shouldn’t attempt to twist scripture into a misrepresentation of His Word in order to justify their opinions.
Taking God at His Word is simply acknowledging that HE IS GOD and we are not. His Word is the highest authority, not the opinions of man. Therefore, it is through our own humility that we accept His word as truth.
The Bible says in Leviticus 18:20 that the souls that sins shall die. This is true of all people. Death is the penalty for sin.
We also know that the serpent deceived Eve in the garden with this very lie — that she could disobey God’s command and NOT die.
In one fell swoop, the crafty deceiver stole the innocence, identity and inheritance of the first couple on earth when he seduced them into disobedience.
The enemy implied that God had an ulterior motive when he posed the question to Eve, “Has God indeed said…?”
The serpent, appealing to Eve’s pride, took advantage of her humanity in a calculated move. The one thing God told Adam and Eve not to do — eat the fruit off the tree of good and evil — was suddenly the one thing that had her full attention.
It wasn’t immediate physical death, it was spiritual death. The moment Adam and Eve disobeyed God, their souls died. And so it is with all of us.
Every person on earth sins in one way or another, and for that we need a remedy, a redeemer — because God does not allow sin in heaven.
We all have a fallen nature, originating from the fall of mankind. It doesn’t matter if homosexuality or any other form of sexual sin is involved, because God doesn’t differentiate between sins.
We all fall short of the glory of God. We have all sinned, and we all need to be born again so that the blood of Jesus can cleanse us from our unrighteousness.
We all need to be born again — to restore our soul to life and reconnect us to our heavenly Father.
Scripture tells us that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man comes to the Father except through Him.
Acts 4:12 also declares that, “salvation is found no other way — there is NO other name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved.”
And, 1 Timothy 2:5 states:
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.”
The enemy of our souls is still trying to spin the same lie that he fed Eve: You can disobey God and you won’t die.
We know there are penalties for disobedience, because God’s word is true, and if it wasn’t true, the mention of truth in scripture would not make some people defensive or angry.
The enemy’s goal is still the same: to change our God-given identity into a perversion of truth so that we are covered in shame. Shame and guilt causes us to try to make our own covering, like Adam and Eve made a covering of fig leaves.
We attempt to hide from God and put up walls of self-preservation. Sometimes those walls are called Pride, False Identity, Anger, Hatred, Racism, Prejudice, Mockery, Protection, Denial, Ambition, and Pretense.
Satan uses people to inflict emotional wounds such as betrayal, rejection, anger, unforgiveness and distrust, often through molestation, rape, or abuse or some other betrayal of our basic human needs (Love and Nurturing, Affirmation of Identity, Safety and Protection, Physical Needs, Truth, and Acceptance).
When any of these fundamental areas suffer injury or harm, it causes extreme emotional conflict, confusion, resentment, bitterness and distrust. All of these issues can negatively affect a person’s core identity through underlying issues related to a broken heart.
Authoritarian parenting, for example, can be unbalanced and overbearing, causing resentment towards authority because it denies children a sense of freedom or personal autonomy.
Male children who feel emasculated, can become confused in the way they view their own identity.
Female children can likewise take on male traits of the leader, protector, defender and authoritarian, because of role reversals in the home during their childhood.
This can be the result of one parent being absent or reluctant to lead, and the other parent stepping in to fulfill that role.
There are many environmental factors that can contribute to gender confused roles in children as well as adults that may lead them to accept an alternative lifestyle.
Another important factor that also leads to confusion, pain, shame and spiritual attachments is the issue of inappropriate touch or molestation.
Abuse is a huge factor that leads to demonic attachments with an assignment to lead others away from God. These are contributing factors in gender confusion.
A person who has experienced abuse, pain, trauma or rejection has pain locked up inside of them, and often that pain has nowhere to go.
Pain always looks for an outlet where it can be released. Truth is found in God’s Word, because He is the Author of Truth.
Those who turn to same sex relationships, often do so because they feel they will be more easily understood and accepted.
When there is a fear of rejection or distrust from the opposite sex, individuals often turn to same sex relationships because they are seeking love, acceptance and safety.
Some children feel as if they have a natural tendency towards same sex attraction, which may result in the idea that they were ‘born that way,’ but we know that God would not create someone to be gay, because He condemns it in His word, calling it an abomination.
Scripture tells us we are made in the image of God.
“So God created mankind in His own image; in the image of God He created them, male and female.” Genesis 1:26-27.
“For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity. The righteous, because they are made in the image of God, can rest in the full hope of eternal life.” Solomon 2:23.
In contrast, look at Satan’s image in mankind, referenced in Romans 1:24-32.
“24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.< >26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
Unholiness originates from the enemy. So now, the root of the issue must be examined further.
For if the argument of being born gay/ homosexual/ or otherwise gender confused is eliminated, knowing that confusion and perversion are not of God — then we have to look elsewhere for answers. Chaos, confusion, perversion, abuse and pain come from the enemy.
While it is not at all my intention to beat anyone up with the Word of God, please allow me to show you some things in the following verses.
The scripture in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 is often quoted in regards to certain sins, so let’s start there.
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (emphasis added)
The Bible does say in 2 Timothy 3:16-17
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the servant of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Please allow me to further break down the scripture in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 as it has some revelation in the original text that is useful for teaching and deliverance.
Wicked : In the Strong’s Concordance #G94, from the Greek word ‘adikos,’ meaning unrighteous. One who violates or has violated justice. One who deals fraudulently with others; deceitful.
Deceived : From the Strong’s Concordance #G4105, from the Greek word ‘planao,’ meaning to be led away from the truth, to err, to wander and go astray.
Fornicator : In the Strong’s Concordance #G4205, from the Greek word ‘pornos,’ meaning a male prostitute; a man who prostitutes his body to another’s lust for hire.
Idolaters : In the Strong’s Concordance #G1496, from the Greek word ‘eidololatres,’ meaning a worshipper of false gods; a covetous man as a worshipper of Mammon, or used as anyone, even a Christian participant, in any way in the worship of the heathen.
Adulterers : In the Strong’s Concordance #3432, from the Greek word ‘moichos,’ meaning an adulterer, or one who is faithless towards God.
Male prostitutes : In the Strong’s Concordance #G3120, from the Greek word ‘malakos,’ meaning effeminate soft; of a catamite, a boy kept for homosexual relationships with a man, a man who submits his body to unnatural lewdness, of a male prostitute. It also means of uncertain affinity. (Confusion, double-mindedness).
Abusers of themselves with mankind : In the Strong’s Concordance #G733, from the Greek word ‘arsenokoites,’ meaning abuse of self with mankind. One who lies with a male as a female, sodomite, homosexual.
Thieves : In the Strong’s Concordance #G2812, from the Greek word ‘kleptes,’ a thief, an embezzler, a pilferer; the name is transferred to false teachers, who do not care to instruct men, but abuse their confidence for their own gain.
Greedy/ Covetous : In the Strong’s Concordance, #G4123, from the Greek word ‘pleonektes,’ meaning one eager to have more, especially what belongs to another, or greedy of gain.
Drunkards : In the Strong’s Concordance, #G3183, from the Greek word ‘methusos,’ meaning drunk or intoxicated.
Slanderers/ Revilers : In the Strong’s Concordance, #3060, from the Greek word ‘loidoros,’ meaning a railer or reviler, or abusive that is a black guard.
Swindolers : In the Strong’s Concordance, #G727, from the Greek word ‘harpax,’ meaning ravenous, an extortioner, a robber.
There is evidence in scripture that all those words listed above are actually various spirits with those characteristics, and I believe the catamite spirit is the spirit that affects men with effeminate personality traits.
People manifest the characteristics of the spirits that are attached to them. In ancient Greece and Rome, a catamite was a young boy that was an intimate companion of a gay man. (A pedophile relationship).
Many times, what I find to be true is that a perverse spirit, lust, witchcraft and others travel down family lines as familial and familiar spirits with assignments to reproduce sexual sins — and confuse gender identity along with it.
This is the real reason people can feel they are born into a different gender. Demonic spirits will attempt to rewrite a person’s destiny based on their ability to deceive them.
We understand that God’s Word cannot be ignored or twisted to suit one’s preferences.
Many people that are stuck in sin and in need of deliverance and inner healing already know their lives are not aligned with God.
We don’t need to try to make them see the error of their ways if they already have that conviction. However, in closer examination of the deeper meaning in the words above, we see that this verse of scripture is not exclusively for gays or homosexuals.
These sins apply to all humanity, for we have all fallen short of the glory of God, and there is none that has not sinned against either ourselves, others, or God.
We are all guilty of being deceived, or lying, or having idols in our lives. What I love about this verse is that it levels the playing field so that no one should feel superior to anyone else.
It brings us back to the low place of humility that allows us to minister truth, life and love to others so that they can walk into their freedom.
Shouldn’t we all have the conviction of things God is doing in our own lives to transform us into a more authentic image of Christ?
There are many other scriptures that remind us of the grace and mercy of God, and the fact that God did not come to condemn us, but to save the world through Jesus Christ.
Jesus came and gave His bride a commission to not only speak the truth in love but to win the hearts of the confused, deceived and lost back to our heavenly Father — demonstrating love and acceptance of others.
If you are struggling with gender identity issues, confusion or temptation with attraction to the opposite sex, below is a prayer that you may find helpful in closing the doors to the enemy.
I wrote this prayer to specifically include the things that God lists as evil, wicked or an abomination. If we are going to repent, then it should mean something as we pray through it.
As I always tell people, healing comes in layers. You didn’t get where you are overnight, so getting free requires committing to the process of inner healing.
It requires transparency with yourself and God, and perhaps someone else you can trust to lead you in truth back to your true identity.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I feel lost and confused. I ask You to forgive me for any anger, resentment and unforgiveness I have held onto from my past.
I choose to forgive _______ (name each person and be specific what they did) for ______.
I forgive ______ for betraying my trust, making me feel unsafe, ashamed, and angry that they violated my personal rights.
I forgive ____ for taking unfair advantage of me and making me feel victimized.
I forgive _____ for disregarding my feelings and desires and selfishly using me for their own selfish gain and pleasure.
I release them to You, Father, and I cancel every debt that I have felt they owed to me.
I let go of any and all judgments and desire for vengeance I have secretly entertained in my heart.
I turn them over to You, Father, as the just judge in heaven and earth.
I ask You to bless them with healing, deliverance, and acceptance of truth so that they can be set free.
I pray they surrender to You and invite You, Lord Jesus, to be their Savior so that darkness does not consume them.
On behalf of myself and others in my generational line, I ask for your forgiveness and, I repent for living in self-deception, for living a deceitful life, for lying and defrauding others, and for any ways that I have treated others with injustice.
I repent for any ways that I have come into agreement with the thief and robbed others of dignity, love, or their true identity by perpetuating the lie of homosexuality/ lesbianism, gay lifestyle, etc.
I repent for allowing myself to be led away from the truth and living in unrighteousness.
I repent for prostituting my body and giving it over to lustful desires, to submit my body to unnatural acts, and allowing my body to be abused in ways you never wanted for me.
I repent for idolatry and for worshiping the wrong things among the heathen.
I repent for the sin of adultery and acting faithless towards God. Please forgive me for prostituting myself with the world.
I repent for the sins of greed and covetousness, and being dissatisfied with my life the way You ordained it.
I repent for sins of drunkenness, and being under the influence of wrong spirits.
I repent for the sins of slander, evil speaking, sins of murder with my mouth, reviling the word of God, and mocking the ways of God. I know Your word tells me that You will not be mocked, and that whatever I have sown I will reap.
Please forgive me for sowing seeds of unrighteousness and death. I pray that You would forgive my sin and deal mercifully with me, Father.
I repent for being double-minded and believing lies about my true identity. I renounce the spirits of lust, rebellion, witchcraft, confusion and chaos.
I renounce the spirit of Lilith, incubus and succubus spirits, the spirit of Pan, the catamite spirit, the perverse spirit, the effeminate spirit, spirits of rage and rape, spirits of shame and humiliation, sodomy and the spirit of homosexuality and lesbianism.
I renounce the spirit of adultery, the spirit of thievery, the spirit of double-mindedness, unbelief, and all familiar spirits.
I renounce the spirits of brutality, pedophilia, voyeurism, and abuse.
I break every soul tie with former lovers and those that may have been formed as a result of trauma and abuse. I send every part of those fragmented souls back to their right owners.
I call for all fragmented parts of my soul to come back to me now in Jesus’ Name.
Father, on behalf of myself and my family line, I repent for making agreements with these spirits whether knowingly or unknowingly, and I break every covenant we ever had with them.
I divorce the enemy and all evil spirits.I renounce all false gods and masters, and the sin of idolatry that has yoked me to darkness and evil spirits.
Please apply the blood of Jesus to my own sins as well as those in my generational line.
Jesus, I believe You are the Son of the Living God who died in my place and was resurrected by the Spirit of Life. Thank you for dying on my behalf.
Please forgive my sin and cleanse me of all unrighteousness. Please forgive me for treating your sacrifice on The Cross as common.
Forgive me for taking your grace for granted. I ask to be adopted into the family of God and to have the revelation of my Father’s love be poured into my heart.
Jesus, please heal my injured soul. Restore me to my true identity as it is in Christ.I want to feel closer to You.
Holy Spirit, I invite You to live within my heart and help me live a life that honors God. Please show me the truth that will make me free and healed. In Jesus name, amen.
(Next): In the name and authority of The LORD Jesus Christ, I command all evil, unclean spirits to come up and out of me. Find your exit and get out! Leave me now and never return in Jesus’ name!
Pay attention : Often there will be an urge to cough, sneeze, yawn, belch or maybe tears come to your eyes. These are signs that evil spirits are leaving you. Continue to work with this process, commanding them to leave, over and over.
For those who know they have generational ties to witchcraft and the occult, I highly recommend the prayers dealing with African witchcraft, Native American background and the Breakthrough Prayer.
These are very long and thorough to close doors to the enemy.
Repeat the same process at the end, commanding evil spirits to leave in the name of Jesus.
Finally, (this can be done the next day, also, or whenever you want another ministry session with The Holy Spirit):
Holy Spirit, Please tell me when I first began to believe the lies that affected my sense of identity.
What lie did the enemy tell me, and what is the truth?
Holy Spirit, what is my true identity? Please show me how heaven sees me.
Holy Spirit, what does my heavenly Father say about me?
Write what you hear, or if an image or a memory comes up, continue to ask The Holy Spirit for more revelation.
Renounce the lie. Reaffirm the truth as The LORD shows you.
~ Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon is a woman who has been blessed with the gift of understanding God’s restorative work through her own personal experience. Through her insights and revelation, God has led her to influence many individuals into a restored relationship with Jesus Christ. She is a woman who stands on the promises of God, encouraging others in an elevated expectation of the miraculous and declares the gift of His life. Laura is the author of Healing the Heart of a Woman and writes for her blog, Beyond the Barriers.