Deliverance Youth Service

MESSAGE:OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL BARRENNESS

THE MICHAL SYNDROME
TEXT: II SAMUEL 6:14-23
PREACHER: REV. DR. WILLY MUTISO

Spiritual barrenness like physical bare-
ness is a terrible thing; only the blood of Jesus
can overcome the spirit of Michal which delays
your success.
The Spirit of Michal is like the Spirit of Jezebel,
it threatens someone’s destiny. It is like the
quicksand of pride which drowns progress. Evil
wind can project dryness into a person’s life,
business, finances, marriage and family. Only
the Earthquake of the Holy Spirit can uproot
every tree of barrenness in the Name Of Jesus
Christ.
Let us Learn:
I. WHAT IS THE MICHAL SYNDROME
(I Sam.25:44, Psa.11:3)
 Michal was the daughter of the King Saul,
she had been betrothed to David, but King
Saul gave her to Paltiel.
 Michal’s father promised her to one man, but
gave her to another (Psa.11:3)
 The first thing Michal had to contend with
was the issue of the foundation of her mar-
riage.
 The marriage with David was already set up
on the foundation of his wife having been
given to another man.
 She did not value marriage or the institution
of husband.
 She was already “damaged goods”
 She despised David for she did not consider
him King.
 Instead of seeing herself at that time as the
beautiful honored wife of a great man of

God, a very honored wife of a great King.
 She saw herself as the daughter of a deposed
and disgraced King (Saul)
 Michal was jealous and envious.
 She had no respect for her husband, she came
out insulting him in front of everybody.
II. FAMILIARITY BRINGS CONTEMPT
 Michal had become too familiar with David the
man of God.
 Although everyone else revered King David,
Michal had no admiration and awe.
 Michal had a proud spirit, her pride could not
take a back seat even in the palace.
 You need to pray “ I shake off every proud Spir-
it latching on to my progress and break through
to snatch it from me in Jesus name”
 This spirit that enveloped and controlled Michal
made her receive a curse from God.
 Michal lacked the ability to give birth to chil-
dren.
 The Michal syndrome brings us to the reason
why many people experience spiritual barren-
ness.
 Simply put, Michal Syndrome is familiarity with
the symbols of God.
 His word
 His miracles
 His anointing
 His servants-we see the weakness of men
and women of God-we start to disrespect
their anointing (Moses and Elijah)
 His instructions (2 Chron.20:20)
 His altars– desecrate His altars with
business, stealing ministry man, strive
and fighting in the church. (Mark 11:15-
18)
 Familiarity is getting so used or close to a per-
son, object or subject that it loses its specialness,
its awe and appeal.
 Familiarity with the word of God is one of the

greatest problem causing both physical and
spiritual barrenness in people (Isa.55:11,
Rev.12:11)
 People of God fear to share their testimony
for fear of witches, wizard and thieves.
 Others fear to share testimony of financial
success, so that they are not targeted for
giving.
 Others know the Pastor’s weakness and his
family secrets, so that makes them think
they are equal or better than him.
 If you are too familiar with the man of God
you cant get any anointing from him.
 Once the potential difference is removed,
nothing can flow again to you.
 The anointing on the man of God is with-
out repentance (2 Kings 13:20-21)
 Familiarity with husband, wife, parent etc
will stop the blessing and anointing to flow
to you.
III.SOLUTION TO MICHAL SYNDROME.
 Asses your level of familiarity with God
and His symbols of godship.
 If you are too familiar, back off, so that the
anointing can work for you.
 Repent now

CONCLUSION.
Just Pray:
 Every Spirit of familiarity and contempt
withholding my helpers, I cast you down in
Jesus Name.
 By the Blood of Jesus Christ, I receive the
anointing of humility.
 May the power that worked for Sarah, Hanna and Elizabeth work for me now in

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Rev, Dr. Willy Mutiso is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Athiriver. He is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives.

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