Rise Up A Warrior

"Rise Up A Warrior"   by Graham Cooke

Your life will never be the same following sociopathic abuse, so why not make it your very best life ever?

Graham Cooke is a mentor who has helped me the most, in the past 15 years. I've never met him in person, but I've read and listened to his teachings over and over. I've applied what I've learned and it works – like nothing else has worked before. Combined with his book, Crafted Prayer, you have every reason to smile at the future!

I've outlined some notes from the above audio, because I'm a visual person, and after soaking to the recording I like to read the words and immerse myself deeper in the truths. I  hope you will, too, because you will be changed from the inside out. You will be empowered to see from a higher perspective. Your problems, your enemies, and your state of mind will undergo a transformation as you begin to see them as God does…. beauty enhancers.

Part I

This is a time of New Beginnings… I am promoting you in the Spirit.

I'm drawing you up to a new place of encounter. As a foot soldier you have fought well. You have tasted the sweetness of victory, and also the ashes of defeat. You have learned to persevere.

You have embraced a steadfast and faithful lifestyle… You're beginning to understand the importance of being refreshed. You're able to refuse weariness. You've overcome the spirit of heaviness…

Now, I AM is calling you up to a new place of overcoming. I am calling you to walk in the way of the warrior. To rise up into a place of abundance and provision that will provide you with rich encounters with me on the battlefields of life.

In the season of preparation you must leave the last remains of mediocrity behind. Where I AM is taking you, you cannot have a smallness of mind. Indeed, you must renew your mind just to enter this place.

This new season is about you stepping away out of your circumstances into a new place in Me.

You do not live in your circumstances. You live in Me.

Now you must discover the awesome permission that it means for you….

You must see me as I really am, not as your church experience has depicted me.

You must be upgraded in every way….

In this place you will discover your true self….

You will learn to live in harmony with my delight in you…

I will teach you how to make the future incredible by living in a present that is beautiful.

Your current identity will run to meet your emerging destiny. You will live in the power of an accelerated lifestyle….

Part II

What can you imagine?… I will enlighten the inner man of your heart. My words shall rise up from your inner man, into your natural man, so that it is renewed in the fullness of Christ...

Beloved, I charge you, therefore, do not be earthbound in your thinking...

Your emerging identity has a vitality and beauty that is irresistible to Me. It is My Bride emerging. She lives in such deep affection in my heart. And that shapes her personality and identity. She has all the permissions of Love bestowed upon her. My intentions are My permissions.

Call yourself UP to a new place of PERMISSION GRANTED.

…As my Warrior Princess you will live as you should before Me and men. People will be confronted by My majesty when they see you living as the Beloved.

Everything you touch, you increase.

Part III

I make My face shine upon you. I am delighted in you. Remain there. Abide in My keeping power. Dwell in the place of fullness which is perpetual blessing.

My Grace overwhelms everything that you unlocked so that I may fully gaze on you, my beloved, my beauty. Your heart shall melt with delight and favor as you walk in the peace and blessing of your God.

I have brought you to a deeper place of favor and provision. A deep well of provision is inside you. A deep river of blessing is before you. The first opens up the second.

….Come up higher, Beloved. Hear Me continuously whisper to you, "Arise, My Love, My Fair One!"

…. Learn to inhabit this dimension, not just visit it. The time of visitation is over. The place of habitation has been erected. You are in it and surround by it. A place higher than the enemy can affect has been created for you. Rise up and inhabit. Enter a high place of My affection. Come in. Enter a new environment of faith and permission. The door is open….

Part IV

I AM removing a poverty spirit from your heart. A poverty spirit keeps you trapped in a lower form of being. Poverty is not about economic deficiency. True poverty is the acceptance of meager possibility. There can be a poverty of imagination… a dearth in personal vision…. Poverty is accepting a limitation and being governed by lack.

My people convince themselves that they lack resources but the reality is they do not go out to meet My provision. They take no steps of faith. They wait for provision to come.

I have placed provision not where you stand, but in the place where you about to trek. It's in front of you, Beloved, one step ahead of a poverty mindset.

Never let yourself be defined by externals…

Be defined internally by My permission, then such as you have, I will always multiply. I want you to rethink your assumptions about what is or is not possible in the light of your favor and your faith in My intentionality. Your personal assumptions will either defeat your or inspire you to live in Me.

Take ground in My permission… Contend with the enemy using your promises. Believers are not passive, Beloved. they apprehend.

All warriors are singers. The song of the Lord is glorious and it is dangerous to all our faiths….

The enemy will now reveal to you the hand of God upon you. Watch closely from your high place. For this purpose have I raised up the enemy, that I may demonstrate my power over him, in you. All warriors know this and participate in My purpose.

The current difficulties will define for you a new place of identity. Rise up and occupy a new persona in My presence. This is the year of your rising…

Because of these truths you must understand that I send you out as a lamb against wolves. In the natural it will always look like you're overwhelmed. But you stand in the shadow of the Almighty. You must have something big to overcome so that you may grow bigger by what you defeat. Recognize the giant that is against you. Expect to be lifted up above the head of your enemy.

The enemy exists to make you bigger.

Part V

I am raising up a modern day equivalent of David's mighty men… people who are after My own heart… men and women of a different spirit… a people greatly beloved, who understand their favor and have confidence in their own identity in Me.

There is, therefore, beloved a season of preparation and training that I want to commit you to on this next phase of your journey. All the circumstances of your life I will use to train and equip you for this next dimension of the Spirit that I wish to thrust you into.

Once you say yes to this development there is no turning back. The training will begin. I want you to live an ascended lifestyle. Where you process your life from heaven to earth.

Beloved, these disciplines will take time. I am calling you, therefore, to set aside time for majesty to develop. It is vital that your heart is overwhelmed by love, for this season will be most joyful and very painful for you.

The pain will come because you will have leave behind lessons you have been taught, which you will discover were not real truths about Me. You will have to set aside logic and reason, in favor of wisdom and intuition. You will discover that knowledge and experience were not what you imagined.

And I will confront in you all religious teaching that does not represent who I am. You must be free indeed, if you are to be a true warrior.

To counteract the pain I will immerse you in My joy. I will baptize you in freshness. Your life will become new every day. You must practice renewal every day or you will let it go in the heat of battle.

Beloved, do not be worried about this process of renewal. Instead, be as excited for yourself as I am for you. I will squeeze you through a narrow place so that your mind and heart become radically changed. It will hurt only for a necessary season but My joy in you will be always present.

Come on this journey with Me, My beloved….

Everything is available for you. You must learn to step into the reality of what I have already made available in Jesus. Let that identity settle into your heart. It is My doing, by My permission do you enter into My provision. it's not by your performance. … It's about abiding…."

Editor's Note:

I can personally attest to the truth Graham Cooke has presented in these words, and I choose to entrust my life all over again to a God who loves us this much, who will take such great lengths to teach how to be sons and daughters in His kingdom… even to making us warriors!

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With all my love,


Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.  
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.

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Anonymous January 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Hello Susan,

I've been reading your website over the last week.  I don't even have words to describe how God has used you in bringing the pieces of the puzzles together for me.  This particular section "Rise Up Warrior" was the answer and brought all the pieces together. 

Having turned to God after marrying a sociopath (I now I know this) and feeling like I was going crazying and dying inside, I surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ…. then what followed was an amazing release in my spirit from the fog, the torment in my mind, and I could "see", feel clarity and a lightness in my spirit.  However, upon going home all hell broke loose … demons exposed through my sociopath husband (he is not a believer in God through Jesus) through manifestations like I never would never have believed, after praying for his daughter who woke up screaming as she was hearing voices and a tapping noise in her brain.  Thank God my father is a retired Minister and brother-in-law who is a Pastor who I completely trust, came over after I rang in panic.  My husband couldn't breathe when I prayed for his daughter (after the wake-up) and he said he saw her toys grow eyes and mouths and were laughing at him.  I know it sounds crazy, but when he couldn't breath and I in desperation just started praying for him.  To my amazement he started breathing and it was then that I asked if he would mind if I rang my father and brother-in-law to come over, that he gave me permission to ring.  What transpired afterwards went on for hours with demonic spirits talking through my husband, threatening to kills us, him been thrown to the floor, then blacking out like dead, and then sitting up and asking "what is going on" and it continuing for around 4 hours.  The journey I have been on set me on a course of surrender to my faith in God.  So much has happened in the course of 4 years that it would sound unbelievable, however after coming across your website, feel that I need to share and find support.  I have only just divorced my husband and again, all hell is breaking loose…. so to say.  Is there a way I can communicate to you that suits you best. 

Regards, Anon


Susan Schiller January 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Hi dear friend,

Graham Cooke is the most influential teacher during my time of escaping sociopathic abuse and getting my life back. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the soaking available on Youtube!

I can relate to your “waking up” journey and how the Light shining through you aroused the demonic in your husband. I’m so very glad you have pastoral and family support who understand!

Many people are afraid of dolls and toys today because of the demonic atmosphere that uses both living beings and inaminate objects to torment their victims. Not many people are been exposed to evil so deep that it results in demonic manifestations in their home and bodies to the extent you are describing. 

Demons can make it appear that all hell is breaking loose, and indeed the battles are intense. I don’t want to sound like an expert – I’m not. I have experienced some of what you describe and I have heard stories from other survivors that speak of “robot armies” that look like children robots marching through the house, tormenting the humans. They do jump on people’s chests and attempt to suffocate them.

This level of evil usually comes through the doorway of humans that have dedicated themselves to Lucifer. I’m not sure I can help you as much as I’d like, but I am here to validate, listen, and support as best as I can. I don’t have any professional health degree and I’m not equipped or qualified to counsel. My primary focus has been sharing my story so readers can know they are not alone, that they are seen and heard.

My contact info is at my website: http://loveyourstory.org/does-a-sociopath-have-a-heart/ – look down at the bottom for the links.

Dear one, you’re not alone. Feel free to contact me via my email address

I send you love and light right now… asking Papa God to hold you close, to give you wisdom and insight, to help you to rise up above the demonic conflict… and to inflict damage on the enemy’s plans, through strategic prayer…. all of this I ask in the name of Jesus of Nazareth.




Cyn Rogalski May 2, 2013 at 9:17 am

w.o.w. I have no other words. must soak in this. w.o.w.


Susan McKenzie May 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

You’ll love it, Cyn – let me know how it goes!


Trish Jones May 2, 2013 at 5:16 am

Susan, God has truly used you to open up avenues in my life that I had allowed to close. I cannot explain to you just HOW MUCH confirmation there was in these prophetic words. And as for the timing, it couldn't have been more right. This is too beatuiful not to share with my readers over at Women of Influence and so in accordance with your permission, I am repriting it … as is! Blessings to you Tender Lily.


Susan McKenzie May 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

Women especially need this, Trish… I’m so glad you are sharing it with others. You may also be strengthened with Rak Chazak – powerful!


Susan McKenzie September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

This is a great recording to turn on first thing in the morning and last thing before bed, even to play as you're falling asleep 🙂


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