Ministry for SRA Revealed in Daniel 11: The Two Kings, Part 1
Anyone who has spent much time ministering to persons who have been abused in satanic cults knows that this kind of abuse is very widespread. People who have suffered from this abuse suffer greatly all their lives. They search and search for a counselor or minister who knows how to help them, but, sadly, most of them don’t find the help they need. However, this is about to change.
God is mindful of their plight. He placed detailed explanations in his Word thousands of years ago about this abuse, how demons operate, what goes on in the soul and spirit of an abused person, and how to minister to them. However, all this information is not lying on the surface of the Word for just anyone to read. It is hidden beneath the surface of the Word encoded in such a way that only the Holy Spirit could uncover it when the time was right. That time has arrived and I want to begin exposing in this article a little of what God has shown me in the book of Daniel that can be of great help to counselors, ministers and abused persons.
Daniel 11 is one of those chapters in the Bible that most people like to skip over. In the natural it seems really boring. There is some kind of battle going on between the king of the north and the king of the south…something that happened thousands of years ago that I have difficulty extracting anything from for my own life. Not only that, the chapter is really long—45 verses. However, if we change our perspective from an outward historical one to an inward spiritual one, a whole new interpretation emerges that is quite interesting.
The New Testament tells us that we battle not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness in high places and rulers of the darkness of this world. In other words, our battle is not with other human beings but with the demonic beings influencing them behind the scenes. A king is a ruler. So for our spiritual interpretation, the king of the north and the king of the south are demons. A deeper look reveals that the king of the north is the strongman inside an abused person and the king of the south is a demon outside the body sent by a perpetrator.
I know the king of the south is a demon outside the body because Jesus said in Luke 11:24-25, “When an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places.” In Chaldea (the language Daniel is written in) the word for “south” means literally “a dry place.” So the king of the south is a demon in a dry place and, therefore, outside of a human body.
The king of the north is inside a human body for two reasons. First, north is the opposite of south. If south is outside, north must be the opposite…inside. “North” in Chaldea means “hidden” and “dark.” This would describe the inside of a person. Daniel 11 shows us how the ruling demon (king of the north) and the demons under his domain in the abused person interact with the demons sent to them (king of the south) from the perpetrators.
Perpetrators are able to exert a lot of control over an abused person from a distance by sending demons to activate demons and programming in the abused person. If we are going to help survivors more effectively, we need to understand how this works and how to stop it. We have the power to do so. The only reason cultists can get by with doing these things is that no one knows what they are doing since it is hidden from our eyes. I’m here to proclaim, it is no longer hidden! The Bible explains it all.
Daniel 11 reveals what takes place at a satanic ritual, why perpetrators do what they do and what eventually happens to them, how dissociation and shame work in the abused person, magic surgery and how all this leads to the takeover of the Antichrist. However, it ends with the victory of the Christians who have grown and matured as they battle the cults to the point that in chapter 12 of Daniel they are described as “they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.”
I have a prophetic word for the Church. If we are going to come into the full stature of the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 4) in these end times, we are going to have to face satanic ritual abuse and satanic cults in some form or other. We won’t have to go looking for them. They are everywhere…even in many of our churches. It is only as we face the greatest evil of all time, along with the most powerful demons, that we will come into full maturity.
It is imperative that we learn to do spiritual warfare. As we pass from this age into the coming age, we will more and more have to focus on the spiritual forces behind the natural things of this world. God wants to develop our spiritual eyes and ears to discern truth. What we see with our natural senses is not always the truth. We must study the Word and develop our relationship with God so that we will be able to discern the spiritual causes behind natural events.
Daniel 10 lays the groundwork for what we will see in Daniel 11. We should all be familiar with the outward and historical account of Daniel 10. As we view it inwardly, though, using the keys I have described above, we can see it as Jesus preparing a person in the end times for facing the horrors of satanic ritual abuse. According to the early Church Fathers, there can be different interpretations of scripture on three levels: the historical, the spiritual and the allegorical. What I am showing here is spiritual and allegorical.
In Daniel 10 a man whose description sounds very much like descriptions of Jesus in other biblical passages, appears to Daniel. “Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves” (Dan 10:5-7).
Commentators differ as to whether or not this man is Jesus. Those who say it is not Jesus base their understanding on the fact that he battled with the Prince of Persia for 21 days before reaching Daniel. The Prince of Persia is well accepted as being a demon, and Jesus would not have had to battle with any demon. However, if we view this account inwardly, then Jesus could have had to battle the demon because our own imperfections allow demons to influence us and therefore could have hindered Jesus’ coming. For my interpretation, this is Jesus appearing to Daniel and telling him “what will befall his people in the latter days.”
Satanic ritual abuse is a phenomenon of the end times (the thing that would befall his people in the latter days). It is true that pagans and even some Israelites sacrificed their children to false gods in ancient times, but satanic ritual abuse in the form we see it today is fairly recent. I believe the discoveries of Sigmund and Anna Freud, among others, were used by evil people and demons to expand and hone abuse by using some of their discoveries about the unconscious mind and defense mechanisms. It is my contention that the Nazis conducted SRA type experiments on many people during the holocaust, and that this abuse continued after the end the WWII and spread throughout the world. It just went underground.
Jesus appeared to Daniel to prepare him for what he was going to reveal to him. When we are involved in ministering to SRA persons or if we have been satanically abused, Jesus does come to us in very special ways. I know that I am greatly blessed with God’s presence because I chose to minister to satanically ritually abused people. Many of them actually see Jesus and hear his voice. I experience him in different ways but no less real.
When Daniel has a vision of what will befall his people in the latter days, he is left speechless by the experience. When I first began to minister for satanic ritual abuse, I was left speechless. I could not explain anything about it to anyone. I had no idea what I was seeing or why it happened or who did it or what to do about it. On top of that, no one would believe me anyway. So I was speechless. That was 23 years ago. Obviously I am no longer speechless! But that is a common response.
Another thing Daniel experienced in this vision was that he had no strength. This too is something we learn when we minister to SRA persons. We cannot do this ministry in our own strength. The abused person also has no strength to undo what was done to him/her. Only God can minister effectively here and we must be totally dependent upon him.
Daniel experienced great sorrow by what he was shown. When one ministers for SRA and learns first hand about the hidden evil that is seething just beneath the surface of our society, one cannot help but feel great sorrow. Jesus touches us with his grace so that we are strengthened to do the work of the ministry.
When Jesus leaves Daniel he says that the only one who stands with him in this is Michael. We will find that as we minister for satanic ritual abuse, the angels are with us to help us in the battle. Jesus is also with us. It is a supernatural battle and we will win it hands down if we trust in the Lord rather than our own understanding.
Before we delve into Daniel 11, we need to understand that there are certain keys we must use to uncover this revelation. These keys are fully explained in my article on this site entitled “Principles of Bible Study.” These are things I “stumbled” upon in my deep hunger for revelation in the Word. For those of you who don’t have time to read this other article now, I will briefly state a few principles here, but I strongly advise that you read that article at some point. It could change your life because if you begin to study in this way, the Bible will open up to you in astounding ways.
Key #1 – Inward not outward: Rather than only reading the Bible as an historical account of what happened outwardly in the world, begin to read it as revealing the inward workings of the human soul and spirit. (The kingdom of God is within you, [Luke 17:21].) This leads us to…
Key #2 – Allegory. Studying the Bible allegorically was first taught by the early Church Fathers…men like Augustine, Ambrose, Jerome and Gregory the Great to name a few. Principles for allegorical study are revealed in their writings. However, it is much easier to read these principles in Types in Genesis by Andrew Jukes where these principles are explained and illustrated.
Key #3 – Numbers. We will not understand the deeper message in Scripture if we interpret numbers literally (numerically). All numbers have a spiritual meaning based on their usage throughout the entire Bible. (See Number in Scripture by E.W. Bullinger.)
Key #4 – Word definitions. We need to use a good exhaustive concordance to learn the original Hebrew, Chaldea or Greek word that lies behind the English word the translators chose. Also, all proper names have spiritual meanings. See An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names.
Now let us look at Daniel 11.
Dan 11:1 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
To unlock the secrets of this verse, we must use two of our keys…allegory and word meanings. Allegorically, men are the understanding or certain minds. Darius’ name means “he that informs himself.” Darius, then, is the natural mind. The natural mind depends upon itself to reason things out. It doesn’t have spiritual discernment and is often confused or misled. Based on my studies throughout the whole book of Daniel, I see Darius as being a natural mind that is not polluted. In other words, this is the mind of an infant or child here. (In earlier studies, Nebuchadnezzar was the natural mind of an adult.) Also this takes place in the beginning of life (the first year) which also suggests an infant or small child.
Daniel is the spiritual mind. How do I know Daniel is the spiritual mind? This is based on my study of the entire book of Daniel where he remains the spiritual mind throughout its entirety. Daniel was of upstanding moral character. He understood spiritual things and had direct revelation from God. It is with our spiritual mind that we discern the things of God and have the ability to hear from God. Also our moral compass, our conscience, is in our spirit. In no place is Daniel seen as committing sin. God perfects our spirit first and then works outwardly into our soul. So Daniel in every way is allegorically the spiritual mind.
So we see here in verse one, we have a natural mind and a spiritual mind. Notice that the spiritual mind stands ready to “confirm and strengthen” the natural mind. (This is because of the abuse that will be revealed in the next verse.) The relationship between the spiritual and natural minds is an incredibly important principle to notice for SRA ministers. The Christian survivor who has come to you for help has a spiritual mind that is most likely very open to hearing from God. During rituals the veils that ordinarily hide the spirit realm from us have been torn away by demons. Perpetrators want their victims to feel, see and hear demons so they can be tormented and controlled by them. During torture and abuse, victims often cry out to God for help. He does come to them in different ways, strengthening and helping them endure their suffering. So survivors have an openness to the spirit realm that the minister/counselor is probably not going to have. We can use this to our advantage.
During ministry, if we pray and invite the Lord’s presence, perhaps cast out a few demons or bind them up, and then ask Jesus what he wants to do that day to help the survivor, Jesus can work on this person directly through their own spirit. Jesus knows every torture they endured along with where all the alternate personalities and demons are. He knows well the structure of their inner world and where to begin. He can best show this to the survivor. Very often what happens is while we are praying for Jesus to lead, the survivor starts to have a memory that is stored in one of their personalities. Sometimes another personality will start to speak to us.
This may seem strange to a counselor who has been trained to be in charge of the session and direct the activity. However, when we allow the Lord to minister through the survivor’s spirit to reach the part of their mind where memories are stored, the counselor is still overseeing all that transpires. The Holy Spirit within the counselor will lead them as to how to help the alternate personality who has surfaced. The Christian counselor has been placed there by God to protect the survivor and direct them in various ways such as renouncing the lies, telling them the truth, casting out demons, breaking vows, etc. I often feel like a catalyst when I minister. I bring the presence of God into the ministry time, I pray and then Jesus interacts with the survivor while I watch and minister as needed at the direction of the Holy Spirit. I’m not directing the course of the ministry per se, but it wouldn’t be happening if I weren’t there.
Another important feature of the survivor’s spirit is revealed in the Chaldea word translated as “strengthen” in Daniel 1. This word means “a fortified place.” Every survivor of SRA needs to have a fortified place in their spirit, often called a safe place, where alters can go and be safe once they have received ministry for their abuse. The counselor should ask the survivor if they are aware of having a safe place inside. If they are not, it would be good to pray and ask Jesus to help that person develop a safe place. It is often described as an idyllic place in the country where there are trees, flowers, green grass, perhaps a cottage or cabin, and/or a pond or stream. For little children there is play equipment or puppies and kittens, etc. For babies, there is often a nursery where angels hold the babies and rock their cradles. Sometimes an older child alter is helping out. Jesus often comes there to administer his love to the children. This is behind the veil. The survivor is probably only able to go there during the ministry session with the Christian minister present.
It is important to try to complete the ministry for each alternate personality we meet in one session. There are some alters who will remain active and show up from time to time rather than go to the safe place. These would be parts of the person’s presenting/coping personalities or inner self helpers. Most other alters need to be fully restored and taken by Jesus to the safe place in the spirit in one session. That way they are safe where demons cannot harm them. Other personalities who have not yet told their story may be afraid to talk if they see that those who talk are punished by demons. In my book, Restoring Survivors of Satanic Ritual Abuse, I write about the basic goals for abuse ministry. Once these goals have been achieved, the alter is ready to go to the safe place. I can usually meet an alter, hear their story, minister to them and have them in their safe place in half an hour or an hour at the most. This is because I ask Jesus to come minister to them after they have their memory. He is able to do in just a few minutes what I could spend hours or days trying to accomplish. When he tells them the truth about what happened, they believe him. For example, alters often feel that what happened in the memory was their fault. I can try to convince them otherwise, but they may have trouble accepting it from me. When Jesus tells them, the matter is settled. When Jesus is allowed to lead the direction for the ministry, and then ministers directly to the person after their memory, things usually move along pretty quickly.
I feel to add a word of caution here. There are times when everything we try to do for a person fails…we may have tried for years and not gotten anywhere with them. Sometimes people don’t really want to be helped. They want our attention but they don’t want to give up whatever it is they’ve found in the cult that seems to gratify them. Sometimes we have to feel free to say, I’m sorry but I can’t help you. Additionally, cults may purposely send people to you who have no intention of being healed. They just want to catch you in some trap in order to discredit your ministry or just wear you out and discourage you. We have to be very discerning and connected with Jesus as we minister in this field.
To be continued…