That is an interesting question, isn’t it? When I call that spirit out during a deliverance session, my clients are usually quite surprised at its presence. I frequently hear, “Where did that come from? I have never stolen anything in my life.”
Perhaps a better question is: what has been stolen from you? A spirit of theft steals your purpose, time, finances, friendships, and your family. Theft resides under the stronghold of lying and works closely with the stronghold of fear. Theft counts on insecurity, inadequacy, and inferiority to keep you bound under the lie that you are not worthy of Gods call on your life.
That is why God encouraged Joshua to be strong and courageous, not terrified and discouraged. Joshua knew the giants were waiting for him on the other side of the Jordan. The facts were the facts. Taking back the land was not going to be easy. The enemy had extended their stay in the land from 11 days to 40 years by using fear.
Does any of this sound familiar? How long has that spirit of theft kept you on the wrong side of the river? Does the enemy have you convinced you are not worthy enough to take back what has been stolen from you? God’s truth was found in Joshua chapter 2 when Rahab told Joshua, “I know that the Lord has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you.”
The demons in the kingdom of darkness are the ones who are afraid. Afraid you may realize you have been lied to and stolen from. In Proverbs 7:31, we see that once theft is caught it must restore sevenfold all it has stolen. In Ezekiel 39:9-10, once the enemy was defeated and the weapons of their warfare were found, those weapons were used for seven years of provision. Those that were plundered will now plunder, and loot those who looted.
If you are dealing with a spirit of theft, it is time to walk out of the lie and into the truth. Deliverance can restore what has been stolen. Do not circle the mountain in the desert again this year. Cross over. The enemy is afraid of you!