BREAKING DESTRUCTIVE LINKAGE
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Beloved, before we go into this message, I would
like you to make the following declaration: “I am not a second class
citizen. I declare that greater is He that is in me than he that is
in the world. Any power trying to pull me down must scatter to
pieces because my feet are on the Rock of ages who will never fail
me. I decree that God has something special for me and every stage
of my life shall glorify His name. If others are going through a
particular problem in my family, my case is different because I am a
child of the living God and the hand of the Lord is upon my life, in
Our message this week, which is entitled,
“Breaking the evil link,” would focus on a particular item,
which has been a source of hindrance for many. We are going to
concentrate all our prayers on this area since the Holy Spirit is
emphasizing it. Several years ago, a certain man was brought to one
of our meetings. He had gone to an all-night party and while the
party was on, he told the fellow sitting close to him that he wanted
to go and ease himself and the person directed him to the right
place. So he went and over there, he saw a relative of his who was
dead and he said, “What are you doing at the back of this building?”
And the supposed ghost gave him a dirty slap. People wanted to take
him to the hospital but he told them to take him to a church that
his case was not a hospital one. At the time he was brought to the
meeting, his mouth was bent to one side. Members of his family
followed him to the church but they were not interested in praying.
They pitched a small camp at the back of the church where they
cooked his meals and people were going there to pray for them. But I
noticed that even during service, these people who came with him
were not interested in what we were saying. They just sat down
there. I told them that that was a church and if they did not want
to pray, they should please excuse us. They said, “You cannot force
us to pray. We shall take our brother away.” I said, “Okay, take
your brother away.” But the man kept begging that I should not allow
them to take him away, that if they did, I would not see him alive
again. He knew that he was not safe with them. But one afternoon,
they smuggled him out and about 50 meters from the church, the man
died in their car. He was slapped by a dead man and surrounded by
evil agents who followed him to the house of God and eventually
finished him up. Then they rushed back to the church and started
crying and saying that he was dead. I asked them why they took him
away from the church but none of them answered. What happened to
that man? There was an evil link between him and members of his
family, which he discovered too late.
There was also the case of a particular sister
who at 45, never had a bachelor who showed any interest in her not
to talk of proposing marriage to her. It was only married men with
many wives that were coming to her. She came to me and I gave her a
prayer point which says, “Lord, show me the secret behind this
problem, in the name of Jesus.” She prayed the prayer point and in a
dream, she saw herself in a big wedding in the dream. At the wedding
was a big choir, and a very fat pastor conducting the wedding. Then
something told her to look at the face of the bridegroom who was
just saying, “I will” to everything they were saying. By the time
she looked at the bridegroom, behold it was her own father and she
woke up. She didn’t understand. I explained to her that it meant
that spiritually, she was married to her daddy. She said, “Well, I
just know that we are close. I am closer to him than my mummy and he
talks to me about deep things which he doesn’t talk to mummy about.”
So, her daddy was not really ready to release her to any man.
Spiritually, he got her engaged. That is what we call an evil link.
If someone is under such linkage, it has to be broken. Many years
ago too, I knew a lady whose mother had died 10 years earlier but
had never accepted that she was dead. She told me that she spoke to
her everyday. She said, “If you offend me, I will report you to
her.” Evil link.
These kinds of things are not the kinds of things
any born again Christian should be seeing or experiencing because
the Bible says that it is given unto man to die once and after that
judgment. The Bible also says that there is no relationship between
the dead and the living. The eternal words of those angels to the
disciples of Jesus were “Why are you seeking the living amongst the
dead?” The people I have just described are examples of those who
are being remotely controlled through an unprofitable communication
In a small book entitled, “Bitten by
Demons” there is the story of a certain girl who was always
screaming that some things were biting her. Nobody could see the
things biting her but the marks of the bites were all over her body.
She was taken to the doctors but the doctors could not help her.
They could not even diagnose her problem. The government brought her
on air and called the best doctors; neuro-physicians, psychiatrists,
etc, but they could not help. Then they brought her on air and said
anyone who could help should please come. It was then a certain
preacher turned up and said he knew what to do. He asked if anyone
knew what was biting the girl but no one could answer him. To
address the problem, he first of all gave them a lecture on the
three forces in the universe:
1. Positive power which is the power of the
2. Negative power which is the power of the devil.
3. Neutral power which is the power of man. He explained to them
that this can either go positive or negative. There are many
people now who mix both the negative and positive powers.
He told them that whatever power was biting the
girl could not be the positive power. Both the doctors and other
people present there agreed with him. Then he started praying, and
as he prayed, the girl started screaming saying that all the things
biting her were all there and the man of God said, “Yes, let all of
them come, I will deal with them.” And to the glory of God, he dealt
with the problem in the name of Jesus. That incidence threw the
evangelist into limelight. He cut the link between the girl and the
demons and she was free. Why were they able to terrorize her for
that long? There was a link.
There are some men who are controlled by their
mothers and to marry such people, you have a battle to fight. I have
seen a case where whenever the mother-in- law came to visit, she
would sleep on the same bed with her son while his wife slept in a
different room and the man couldn’t see anything wrong in it. When
his wife complained, the man said she should stop complaining, after
all that was the person he was sleeping with before he met her. My
prayer is that every evil link affecting your life shall break, in
the name of Jesus.
There could be an evil link between friends. Some
of the people we call friends in school are not friends. In fact,
there are so many people we call friends that are sent against us to
steal our virtues.
A certain young man came to me crying. What was
his problem? Sometime ago, he went to a lagoon front to relax and
according to him, he was looking at the lagoon and suddenly, he fell
into some sort of sleep and by the time he opened his eyes, he found
a woman sitting beside him. He didn’t know where the woman came
from. She started complaining about JAMB admission, etc. and he got
carried away and committed immorality with her. Since that day,
every marriage plans he had failed. Every nice woman he got involved
with, ran away. They did not want to stay even though he had
everything that could make them comfortable. But the prostitutes
liked to stay longer. What happened? There was an evil link between
him and the strange woman at the lagoon.
There could be an evil tie between children and
parents which needs to be broken before there could be marital
breakthrough. There could be an evil tie between a person and an
adulterer. This is why sex outside marriage is wrong and bad. A
person’s problem may sometimes be traced to a casual relationship
with a married man or married woman. I got a letter from a young man
of 22 in the university. He financed his education by looking around
for women who could pay him money to sleep with them. So, there are
so many women who play games with their husbands. He got one who
wanted more than a casual relationship. She brought him into her
matrimonial home and explained to her husband that he was her junior
brother from the village. One day, the husband caught them and sued
for divorce. The 47 year- old woman and the young man of 22 were
ashamed but they could not split. The woman said, “You made me lose
my husband, so you stay.” Then the boy wrote me a letter saying,
“Sir, I heard that you are coming to Kaduna. I know that my wife
/husband will not allow me to go out. Please Sir, help me with
prayers. Try and help me sir, but don’t send anybody to this address
because if she knows about it, she would kill me.” An evil link.
Even if that woman died, he would still be in trouble. Sometimes,
some people think they are very smart, not knowing that they are
looking for trouble.
There could be an evil tie between close friends.
If you sit down and review your friends right from secondary school
to primary school and begin to put their spiritual lives on the
ladder of fire, the Holy Spirit might help you to locate the
terrible ones among them who have done evil things against you.
There could be an evil tie between a person and a group. This could
come in the form of binding agreements.
There could be an evil tie formed by fornication
and immorality. The more women or men you sleep with outside
marriage, the tighter the linkage would be. This is why the Bible
warns us seriously against these kinds of things.
This then will answer a lot of questions that
have been troubling the minds of many. Questions like: Why is it
that certain problems are always sticking to certain people? Why is
it that sometimes after hot prayers, some problems become stronger?
Why is it that sometimes a problem stages a comeback? Why do some
evil spirits stick to a particular environment? Why is it that some
people see some particular people in the dream all the time? Why
should the dead parents of a person keep pursuing the person? Why
should the dead friend of somebody keep pursuing the person? Why
should a person continue to dream of a particular dangerous animal
all the time? Why do some people attach themselves to some people
even when they know that it is wrong?
Sometime ago, there was a big fight between a
woman and her husband. I went there to pacify them and tell them to
stop fighting. But the woman insisted on leaving the man. So I asked
what was the problem. The husband said that his wife’s junior sister
who was living with them was the one causing problems for them and
that he had asked the girl to go back home. The wife caught in and
said that if the girl was going, she too would go. Why? Evil link.
Why should an adult of 21 or 25 be cuddling teddy
bears or dolls, which she had 15 years ago? This is why Psalms 129:
4: “The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the
wicked.” What is the cord of the wicked? It means their linkage,
that with which they operate. Isaiah 5: 18 “Woe unto them that draw
iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope.”
We have these passages in the Bible because there
could be an evil link between a wicked person and somebody who
claims to be righteous. There could also be an evil link between a
person and an evil spirit. The evil spirit will not be inside the
person. Get that clear. It is not all evil spirits that want to
enter people. Some evil spirits don’t operate inside. They stay
around, outside, pushing away good things. Why are they around? It
is because there is a link.
There could be an evil link between a family idol
and a person. There could be a link between a person and a curse
running in the person’s family. This is why we have to pray for
spiritual surgery so that all these evil links can be destroyed.
Spiritually, a lot of people are being pulled around with a
spiritual rope like an unwilling goat going for slaughter. Such
ropes must break today, in Jesus’ name. If you don’t break these
things, the soul ties would remain and your life would become a
dumping ground for the enemy.
When these links are in place, you would be
following another person blindly. You will be fulfilling the desire
of another person and may also be experiencing the problems that
person is passing through. It can give rise to false love. You may
call it love whereas it is lust. It may cause relationship based on
lust, witchcraft, domination, etc. These spiritual cords just have
to be broken. It is important for you to ensure that none of these
linkages are in place.
If, for example, when you were in the world, you
had a boyfriend whom you almost married or a girlfriend you were
almost going to marry, if that tie is still in place in the spirit,
getting a fresh person would be a problem. There are many people who
have left their pictures behind in the house of their former
girlfriends and boyfriends. Only heavens know what they do with
those pictures now. So, now is the time to deal with these issues
once and for all. Please, pray the following prayer points with holy
1. I break every evil unbiblical cord. Break,
break, break, in the name of Jesus.
2. I break every evil unbiblical cord by fire, in the name of
3. Evil spiritual parents, release me now, in the name of Jesus.
4. Evil spiritual partners, release me now, in the name of
5. Evil spiritual marriage, release me now, in the name of
6. Every enemy of my marital breakthrough, loose your hold, in
the name of Jesus.
7. Every spiritual competitor against my marriage be scattered,
in the name of Jesus.
8. I remove every garment magnetizing anything evil to me, in
the name of Jesus.
9. Begin to thank the Lord for His deliverance upon your life,
in Jesus’ name.