Addictions & Disorders Supernaturally
It Worked for Me. It’ll Work for You.
by Pastor John Hamel
“For verily I say
unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and
be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe
that those things which he saith shall come to
pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark )
Jesus is talking
about moving mountains in this passage of Scripture. He is speaking
metaphorically, meaning symbolically. The mountain of which He is
speaking symbolizes human problems. Sometimes problems in our lives
appear to be gigantic mountains that could never be removed. However,
Jesus said in the Bible that all things are possible with God. (Luke
1:37) No matter what you may be addicted to today, tobacco, alcohol,
drugs, pornography, immorality or any type of compulsive human behavior,
demonic behavior, you can and will be free,
if only you believe.
Three packs per day
on average. That is how many cigarettes I was smoking by the time I
was 28 years old. I started secretly smoking cigarettes to “look
cool” when I was thirteen years old. By the time I was 28, they had
such a hook in me that I thought I would be smoking for the rest of my
life. I lived in secret fear of dying
of cancer, yet I simply could not stop smoking. I was addicted to
You can read my
testimony of drug and alcohol deliverance on this website by clicking here
on “The Albuquerque Fire Pit.” There you will see how
the Lord Jesus Christ intervened on my behalf, supernaturally setting me
free from drug and alcohol addiction. Yet four years after that
supernatural experience I was still smoking cigarettes. I will tell
you why at the end of this article.
I tried and tried
to quit smoking cigarettes to no avail. Possibly you have done the
same with the same results. Maybe you have been told by a physician
or a therapist that you just need to accept your addiction and learn to
live with it. If that is the case, you need to understand that
doctors and therapists do not know everything. Just because they are
gifted in one area does not mean that they are gifted in all areas.
I am gifted to
teach the Bible. I am gifted in the area of faith. I am telling
you today by the authority of God’s Word and through personal experience
that you can be delivered from any addiction.
It does not matter what your addiction may be, you can be free if only you
will believe that you can be.
Let’s go back to
the above verse of Scripture momentarily. We saw that Jesus said that
every mountain or human obstacle can be and will be removed from your life
through the operation of faith. Then He went
on to explain in the same verse how faith operates. Let’s look at it
again, in part, to see how faith operates.
“…whosoever shall SAY
unto this mountain [addiction], Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the
sea [out of your life]; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall BELIEVE
that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he SAITH.” (Mark )
It is pretty clear
here that Jesus is saying the only way to remove a mountain, an obstacle or
an addiction, is to talk to it.
That’s right, talk to it. As a matter of fact, He said it three times
right here. He used the words “say,” “saith”
and “saith” again. He only used the word
“believe” one time. This simply means that the way to remove an
addiction is to do three times more telling it to go away than simply
believing for it to go away.
I got a hold of this Scripture one day and it struck my spirit what Jesus
was saying. I suddenly realized that I could talk to my nicotine
addiction and tell it to go away. Of course, I had also discovered in
the Bible that in order for my words to really have power, God’s power,
behind them, I had to be a member of God’s family. (John 1:12) Well,
I was a member of God’s family. I had been for over four years at
this time. I became a member of God’s family on the day I was Born
Are you Born
Again? You need to be Born Again if you expect the operation of faith
to work for you mightily. You may be thinking, “Then how can I be
Born Again?” It is simple. Go over to the article “How To Be Born Again” on this website. Do as it
says. Once you have done that, come back and finish this
article. If you are already Born Again, continue to read.
When I realized
Jesus was telling me that I could have what I say and not just what I pray,
I became determined to use this faith principle to break the power of
nicotine off of my life. I knew in my heart that God was not condemning me for being addicted to
nicotine. I knew from the Bible that He loved me and that He eagerly yearned to help me.
The idea came
strongly into my heart to never again try to “quit” smoking. Rather I
should talk to my nicotine addiction every time I smoked a cigarette.
It came into my heart to make the following statement of praise each and
every time I lit a cigarette. “Father, I thank You that I am no
longer addicted to cigarettes. I no longer smoke cigarettes, in
Now to some it
seems foolish to say that you are not doing something while you are doing
it. However, I knew that Jesus had made Himself clear in Mark 11:23
that I could have whatever I “say” or “saith.”
Certainly I was not going to start saying, “Thank You, Father, that I am
addicted to cigarettes.” That would only perpetuate the
problem. He said I could have what I say, so I became determined to
say, “…I no longer smoke cigarettes, in Jesus’ Name.”
At this point in my
life I was now spending more time around Believers than I was around
unbelievers. Of course, they all knew I was a smoker. I smelled
like an ashtray. There was no fooling anyone. Some of them
would hear me make my confession of faith and think it was the most foolish
thing they had ever heard. Some thought God was mad at me for smoking
and wasn’t about to help me. They simply were unaware of God’s love-nature. Others thought it was foolish of
me to say that I was not doing something that they were standing there
watching me do. Some mocked me. That only strengthened my
resolve. I was determined that this faith principle was going to work
for me because it came right out of the mind of Jesus.
I made this
confession of faith every single time I lit a cigarette for three months.
At three packs of cigarettes per day on average, twenty cigarettes per
pack, over more than 90 days, I estimate that I made my faith
confession well over 5,000 times. Time after time after time after time I
would light a cigarette and say, “Father, I thank You that I am no longer
addicted to cigarettes. I no longer smoke cigarettes, in Jesus’
Name.” Sure there was an occasion or two when I would forget.
When I would remember that I had forgotten, I would open my mouth and say
Keep in mind that
never, ever during this three-month period did I try to “quit”
smoking. I made no effort whatsoever to quit smoking. I was
determined that I was going to be “delivered” from smoking by using the
operation of faith that Jesus taught in the Bible. I just kept on
smoking and saying. Day after day, time after time, smoking and
saying, smoking and saying.
I was attending
Word of Life Bible School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pastor David Shearin
was my Pastor. Brother Andrew Young was a Teacher in the BibleSchool. I attended
my classes that morning. I then explained to Pastor David and Brother
Andrew what I had been doing for the past three months as well as what the
Lord had spoken to me that morning. They laid hands on me and prayed,
releasing their faith in agreement with what I
had been doing for the past three months.
I returned home
from my Bible classes that afternoon. Stepping out on the porch I
reached into my pocket and pulled out my package of cigarettes. I
removed a cigarette, placing it in my mouth and lighting it. Before I
could inhale, I was so repulsed I felt I would vomit. It was as if
someone had emptied an ashtray directly into my mouth. It was so
foreign to me; it was as if I had never before smoked a single
cigarette. I actually stood there finding it difficult to believe
that I had ever smoked a single cigarette, let alone well over a quarter of
a million in the previous fifteen years. I had been supernaturally
delivered from the power of nicotine addiction through the faith principle
that I had discovered in God’s Holy Word.
Somebody said, “Oh,
you just talked yourself into it.” Well, if I just talked myself into
it, why is it that I have never smoked another cigarette in the past
twenty-eight years? If I had simply
talked myself into it, then I would have become re-addicted soon after no
longer making my faith confession. I have never made that faith
confession again since the day that I went to BibleSchool and received prayer. I didn’t need to. I was free,
If it was simply a
matter of my having convinced myself, apart from the power of God, then I
would have to continue to verbally convince myself in order to stay
free. I have not had to do this. My deliverance from nicotine came as a result of
releasing faith through the words of my mouth. My spirit
man, the real me, was not addicted to nicotine. My body was addicted
to nicotine. As I continued to speak the Word of Faith out of my
spirit, it was just a matter of three short months until my addicted body
finally caught up with my free spirit and the supernatural occurred.
The Laws of Nature were overridden as I continued to hammer away at them
with the Law of Faith and I went free,
Remember, I did
absolutely nothing to try to stop my addiction. I just kept thanking
the Father that I was free from it in Jesus’ Name, each and every time I
did it. I am not telling you to not try to stop anything. I am
telling you to keep on saying, “I’m free in Jesus’ Name” no matter what you
continue to do. Did you get that? I am telling you to keep on
saying that you are free from your addiction in Jesus’ Name, NO MATTER WHAT
YOUR ADDICTION MAY BE. I’m going to say it again. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR ADDICTION MAY BE, keep
saying, “I’m free.” I promise you, according to the precious Holy
Written Word of God, one morning you’ll wake up and your mountain of
addiction will have been supernaturally removed.
mocks this principle that Jesus died for and says, “Oh, are you a name it
and a claim it?” I always say, “Jesus was a name it and a claim
it. He’s to be our example in all things. Therefore, I am a
name it and a claim it. I would rather be a name it and a claim it
like Jesus than a doubt it and do without it like you and the devil.”
I don’t intend any disrespect but Believers need to wake up and realize
that without faith it’s IMPOSSIBLE to
please God. (Hebrews 11:6) Did you get that? You can give $10
billion to your favorite Missions group, but if you don’t do it by faith,
expecting a return on it, God was not pleased with your giving. Money
doesn’t move God. Religion doesn’t move God. Sacrifice doesn’t
move God. Faith moves God and faith is released through
the mouth. So if you are opposed to speaking faith-filled
words, you are opposed to the God of Faith.
The Bible says in
the Book of Genesis, chapter one, “And God SAID let there be …” and here we
all are today. Everything God does He does through the words of His
mouth. The Bible also says that we are to be imitators of God as His
dear children. (1 Corinthians 11:1; Ephesians 5:1) How does a child
imitate a father in the natural? By walking and talking like him.
The same principle is true with our Heavenly Father. You are only
going to walk free as God walks free when you begin to talk freedom the way
God talks freedom.
Jesus said you can
cause any mountain or obstacle to be flung into the sea by the power of
your words. Solomon said, “Life and death are in the power of the
tongue...” (Proverbs 18:21) I don’t know about you, but I would
prefer that my problems be flung by the power of my tongue than I be hung by the power of my tongue. Jesus said I
can have what I say and I say that never again will I ever be bound by any
form of compulsive human or demonic behavior.
Someone is going to
get a hold of what I am sharing in this faith study and get free. It might as well be you. God’s will does not change
from person to person. (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11) What God did for me,
He is just waiting to do for you. He is just waiting for you to get
your mouth in line with His supernatural delivering power.
At the beginning of
this study I told you that I continued to smoke cigarettes for four years
after God had supernaturally set me free from drug and alcohol
addiction. I strongly encourage you again to read my testimony called
“The Albuquerque Fire Pit” on this website. There you
will discover my supernatural deliverance from drugs and alcohol.
having finally been delivered from nicotine addiction, I asked the Lord,
“Why didn’t You set me free from cigarettes at the same time You set me
free from drugs and alcohol?” Would you like to know what He told
me? This is what He told me. “I did not set you free from
cigarettes at that time because you did not ask Me to. You asked Me
to set you free from drugs and alcohol. To set you free from
cigarettes at that time would have been a violation of your free-will. You did not want to stop smoking cigarettes at that time.”
stunned. Stunned because the Lord had just told me something that was
completely true, yet I had never thought of it before now.
Never. He was right. I did not ask Him to set me free from
cigarettes at that time, because I was unwilling to give them up. He
could have set me free from cigarettes and I probably never would have
realized that He had violated my free-will to do so. However, that
would have been a lack of integrity on His part. He would have been
forcing something on me against my will, even though it was to help
me. He does not do such things. He is an Holy
God, a God of Honor, a God of
Integrity. He will not force anything on anyone even if it is to
benefit them. That is how stalwartly He respects the free-will of His
human creation. What a revelation this was to me that day.
addiction, disorder, behavior, etc., you may not have to speak against it for three months like I
did. It could happen for you more quickly. It might take days
or weeks. Possibly, you just may have to speak longer than I
did. Either way, only a foolish person would be unwilling to do
whatever it takes to experience the breaking of their addiction, disorder or
behavior in such a
simple, simple way. You have absolutely nothing to lose by
applying this principle. You have everything to gain. It could even happen immediately, such as my drug and
alcohol deliverance did.
One way or another, if you will
make up your mind to make up your mind that you are going to do this, it
will work for you. The Unfailing Law of Personal Faith will work
for anybody. It worked for me. I double dog dare you to make it
work for you.
If you haven't made
Jesus the Miracle Worker the Lord of your life, you'll want to do that
first and foremost. You do that by saying, "Jesus, You're my choice." (Romans 10:13) That
puts you in the Family and qualifies you to use the power of the spoken
word, much, much more effectively.
now, "Father, I thank You that I am free from (addiction, disorder,
behavior, demon power) in Jesus' Strong Name."
it every time you are tempted and even when you fall. Say it over and
over. It is supernatural.
is one of God's ordained ways for setting captives free.
call Heaven and Earth to record this day against you, that I have set before
you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore, choose life, that both
thou and thy seed may live." (Deuteronomy 30:19)
and death are in the power of the tongue..." (Proverbs 18:21)
Be blessed and be free in Jesus’
Strong Name … John and Barbara Hamel