DOES DELIVERANCE MINISTRY WORK?
How do you know that your prayer of deliverance actually works? The person that needed to be delivered from demonic obsessions will always feel a new sense of peace: some receive a feeling of airiness as if something has left; some feel a tingling: “By their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:16
Crime has reached an all time high and people are researching into unique crimes. Even crime prevention experts are bewildered. The world has lost its peace and tranquility.
Growing up in an environment ,where bad choices are made by parents, can and do influence children. There comes a point where the cycle of making bad choices needs to be broken.
The accusing spirit is an anti-Christ spirit, because it approaches people with no love. It works through a voice; the voice of condemnation and rejection. It constantly tells you how much of a failure you are.
Whenever we feel the hurt and pain from rejection, it’s because we our identity depends upon what other people thinks of us. That is why our identity must be based upon the Word of God, and what God has to say about us.
What is impossible with any human system can still be possible with God. It takes only a split second for Him to put your life back to order just as He made water into wine or brought the dead man alive.
When we leave the Word of God behind and seek to satisfy our own fleshly appetites, it can give unclean spirits access into our lives. Most people do not even realize what they are getting themselves into, and then they wonder why they have lost control in that area of their lives afterwards!
Unforgiveness is the single most popular poison that the enemy uses against inmates, and it is one of the deadliest poisons a person can take spiritually. It causes everything from mental depression, to health problems such as cancer and arthritis. Unforgiveness prevents God from forgiving our sins. “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:15
It is bad enough to be rebellious, but anybody who curses their father or mother shall come under a curse, and find themselves in obscure darkness: “Who so curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.” Proverbs 20:20
The most common misconception is from the word deliverance: people want to think “demon possession”…it is NOT possession, but it is oppression, which takes place in the soul and in the flesh. It is almost like part of our body is not in our full control. We can expect to wrestle against temptations, accusations and deception, but NOT torment, vexation, and trouble from evil spirits.
Some symptoms of trouble with evil spirits:
- A compulsive desire to blaspheme and blame God.
- Compulsive thoughts of suicide or murder.
- Deep feelings of bitterness and hatred toward others without reason: Jews, other races, the church, strong Christian leaders.
- Compulsive desires to tear other people down, even if it means lying to do so.
- Terrifying feelings of guilt even after honest confession is made to the Lord.
- Deep depression and despondency.
- Sudden surges of violent rage, uncontrollable anger, or seething feelings of hostility.
- Seizures of panic or other fear that is terrifying.
- Dreams or nightmares that are of a horrific nature and often …recurring. Clairvoyant dreams that may even come true are most often demonic.
- Abnormal or perverted sexual desires. .
- A revulsion against the Bible, including a desire to tear it up or destroy it.
- Sleep or eating disorders without physical cause.
- Most compulsions and obsessions.
- Rebellion and hatred for authority.
- Fascination with the occult.
- Involvement in criminal activity.
This not a complete list, but it is a good indicator.
Evil succeeds only by disguising itself as good, necessary, or helpful.
If we have a spiritual problem, let’s find the root of that problem and treat the root. Once the root is cleaned up, the problem won’t be returning and causing more problems!
One can “break the chains that binds one” and not wind up back within the confines of the jail. But only through God will the prisoner gain deliverance from their confinement if they so choose. He will totally unshackle you from all the bondage that you are entangled with. Each inmate deserves love, caring and an opportunity to turn their life around.
If evil spirits do not have a deep hold upon a person, self-deliverance is a real possibility:
There are Three ways to Cleanse Oneself of Demonic Spirits:
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow” Philippians 2:10
1. Cast them out with authority
To read the gospel with an open mind, is to experience a very real sense of a new physical power of acting upon our temporal world. To let this power lie dormant within us is indeed unpardonable.
Jesus said, ‘Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.’ Luke 10:19
This prayer should be read out loud three times, (not loudly, but spoken out) for you are taking authority over negative influences and commanding demons to bow down to the greater authority by which you are commanding them by the name of Jesus Christ. The prayer includes reconciliation to Your Lord:
Lord JESUS Christ, I believe you died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead. You redeemed me by your blood and I belong to you, and I want to live for you. I confess all my sins–known and unknown–I’m sorry for them all. (pause) I renounce them all. I forgive all others as I want you to forgive me. (pause) Forgive me now and cleanse me with your blood. I thank you for the blood of JESUS Christ which cleanses me now from all sin. And I come to you now as my deliverer. You know my special needs–the thing that binds, that torments, that defiles; that evil spirit, that unclean spirit–I claim the promise of your word, “Whosoever that calls on the name of the Lord shall be DELIVERED.” I call upon you now. In the name of the Lord JESUS Christ, deliver me and set me free. Satan, I renounce you and all your works. I lose myself from you, in the name of JESUS, and I command you to leave me right now in JESUS’ name. Amen!
2. Squeeze them out:
By anointing squeezes and pushing the evil one out: this is the time in God’s presence (the Word).
When you verbally renounce (verbally refuse to practice anymore) the addiction you have been practicing, and verbally repent (verbally make the commitment to practice right) it strips the evil spirit of its rights to be in your life. Then you verbally command the evil spirit of addiction (or whatever spirit you may be dealing with, i.e. pornography, lust, nicotine, sexual perversion, overeating, self-injury, fear, drug abuse, alcoholism, idolatry, self-indulgence, etc.) to be bound and to leave you in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus has been given all authority over all evil spirits and He also has granted His followers this same authority over evil spirits by using His name. Then lastly, you verbally apply the blood of Jesus Christ upon your body, soul, spirit, and mind and everything in your home. This will act as a spiritual wall and barrier between you and anything evil that may try to come back and harass you.
Pray three times: “Lord God, I just renounce and repent of any and all sin that I have ever committed. Especially the sin of addiction (or whatever other problem you may be dealing with), and I ask that you would forgive me for all sin that I have ever committed in this area of my life. Now in the name of Jesus Christ I just command the evil spirit(s) of addiction (or whatever other spirit you may be dealing with) to be bound from trying to harm, hinder, harass, tempt, or influence me in any way any longer. I apply the blood of Jesus Christ afresh to my body, soul, spirit, mind, and upon my home and everything in it. I thank you God for forgiving my sins and for helping me this day. Please fill me afresh right now with your Holy Spirit God and station your holy angels around me to guard and protect me this day. In the name of Jesus Christ I ask and pray, amen”.
You repeat this same prayer three times until the addiction is overcome, because it is a process of retaking the land you just lost. It’s much like kicking unwanted guests out of your house, locking up all the doors and windows and inviting a powerful protector to stay in the home with you. Our sin is the only thing that allows evil spirits to operate in our lives and once the guilt of the sin is taken away, so is their legal right to be there. It is time to remove all the spiritual leaches from your life and to take back what you lost through addiction.
3. Starve them out
With self-deliverance: crucify the flesh, deny self and sanctify yourself (with the help of the Holy Spirit)
“…and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:27
When you feed your addiction, it gains power over you and you lose power over it. When you starve the addiction, it loses power over you and you gain power over it. The longer you starve the addiction, the less power it keeps and the more it dies. When we feed the good and starve the bad, we once again take control over what is happening in our lives.
In 2 Kings 3, the Israelites wanted to go to war against a rebellious king. The people were told that the only way they could overcome the enemy was to take the route through the wilderness – a place of nothingness. Into this they endeavored, seeking God, looking to God for the strength & capability to achieve their goal.
As Elisha told the kings, so God is telling you today that the things which have been causing you to cry, causing you to lose hope, causing you to think there is no relief, are a small thing in His sight. 2 King3: 18 They may be big to you, big to your friends, but to God it is only a small thing! There had to be a sacrifice (v. 20) to be offered in order to attain the blessing of God. In other words, they went through a route of prayer & fasting in order to gain their breakthrough. But this wasn’t easy.
God has given you the ability to take away the rights of your addiction through the power of Jesus Christ, so allow God to help you today.
The Healing Ministers
Paul said that some are given the gift of distinguishing between spirits, 1 Corinthians 12:10. No one should get involved with deliverance ministry unless:
- They have a deep compassion and love for people.
- Their faith in Jesus is well founded. (To have the authority of Jesus, one must be in the service of Jesus and be part of His Kingdom.)
- They are willing to be an evangelist at all times for all
- They are willing to receive ministry themselves.
- They operate under the secure cover of Christian leaders.
The healing/deliverance minister places his or her faith in Christ, which breaks the rule of “the prince of power of the air”. One develops confidence: the demons can see the supernatural and they recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in the deliverance minister. They know that they are up against Jesus Himself, and they have to bow the knee to whoever is commanding them out. “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” Philippians 2:10
The healing ministers must take the focus entirely off themselves. The healing is all about Jesus and nothing else. Jesus felt compassion for the afflicted in His profound love for people. If God is doing the healing, why would one healing be more difficult than another? The healing minister need not pray harder and longer for serious conditions. “In My name they will drive out demons.“ Mark 16: 17
The “shotgun approach“of deliverance does not need an extensive interview to know to which demonic function to address: this is prayer of deliverance involves both the deliverer and the person to be delivered praying together.
Note that the person being delivered must not be touched. On one occasion, while I was praying for healing I neglected to take my hands off and the net result was I could only swim with one hand for the next ten days. It was a very kind warning!
Prayer of Relinquishment
There is a true story of a missionary who had been an invalid for eight years. Constantly she had prayed that God would make her well so that she might do His work. Finally, worn out with futile petition, she prayed, “All right. I give up. If You want me to be an invalid, that’s Your business. Anyway, I want You even more than I want health. You decide.” In two weeks the woman was out of bed, completely well.
Prayer of Relinquishment: “I surrender all. All to thee my precious Saviour, I surrender ALL” Laying down in a prostrate position helps.
There is a saturation point where you say this is enough: ” I can’t take in any longer.” This is when you are standing at the brow of the hill and the breakthrough is there. When you have a personal breakthrough you can help others because of the overflow (of love).
Faith is when you not only operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but you operate in the fruit and the Spirit. Faith is what removes the limitations. Jesus operated out of the fruit and everyone was healed, because of the overflow of compassion and love.
Faith is motivation, energized and set in motion and activated by love.
DELIVERANCE AND EXORCISM
Exorcism is exercised in case of possession, while deliverance deals with the influences that are not full possession. There are very few cases of possession as compared to ever pervading influence of different kinds of evil spirits affecting many people.
WHAT IS DELIVERANCE?
Deliverance is defined as “a rescue from bondage or danger.” Deliverance is often sought from evil spirits or the spirit of lust, jealousy, etc. We are told to “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith.” 1 Peter 5:8,9
All aspects of deliverance are available only through the person and work of Jesus Christ:” When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, ‘Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!’” Luke 10:17
“The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so. The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” Deuteronomy 18:9-15
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” Philippians 2:10 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me Luke 4:18 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
These evil spirits are legalistic and they must be delivered in the Name of Jesus Christ by their function, otherwise the specific spirit would simply say “they are not talking to me” and they will stay.
WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO DELIVER EVIL INFLUENCES?
A faithful Christian who is sinless: otherwise the evil spirits will just laugh at one’s sins.
The person being delivered does not have to be Christian. In fact, if you are a die-hard Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist or any other religion you are in for a big surprise. You will only know by trying it: you have every thing to gain and nothing to lose.
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:19 “The one who does what is sinful is of the devil … The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3:8 In the Name of Jesus Christ, you can take authority over all evil influences and break these influences over your life. This is accomplished together with one other Christian who is of God or is very close to God.
HOW DO YOU KNOW A DELIVERANCE HAS TAKEN PLACE?There is a definite sense of peace, which envelopes over the one being delivered. You definitely know something has happened.
Then comes Deliverance!!!
You may be wrapped up in a prickly blanket of sadness, you may be depressed, stressed or anxious, but it isn’t your fault.
You can help yourself more than anyone. The evil influence on you can be defeated through Jesus, the Source of strength. “Every knee will bend before Me” Romans 14:11 That includes all evil spirits influencing you.
To our friends who are Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, Taoist, Mormon or Jehovah Witness:
To our knowledge, there is no one in your religious belief that can bind and deliver demonic spirits. There is a reason for this: demonic attacks are warded off in Jesus’ Name. It requires a bible oriented Christian to do the deliverance. You still can be delivered from your attacks, but it needs that all important Christian to command all evil spirits to go to Jesus Christ who will dispose of them according to His Will and to never return .
The person praying for deliverance must be free of sin otherwise the devil will just laugh.
Prayer of Deliverance
The short form is “In the name of Our Lord Jesus, I bind and deliver the evil spirits of … to go to the abyss.” This is said for each individual evil spirit.
The following prayer can be done together: the person to be delivered must also pray during “OUR PART“: “Come, Holy Spirit, Come” or “Come, Lord Jesus, Come” silently.
Your Christian friend will command these spirits to go back where they came from (the abyss) to be soon replaced with the Love and Blessing of the Lord: Free in Jesus
The void that that takes place brings a complete sense of peace, and you will now be free in Jesus.
(In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I command all evil spirits influencing you now, as you read this, to be quiet and not to give you any evil thoughts. This I command in the Name of Jesus.)
If you don’t believe this, try it and see for yourself. You will definitely know in three minutes that a physical change has taken place.
The person delivered must now thank God for the spiritual healing every day until the total deliverance has taken place and to thank Him whenever he or she thinks about it. One must soak oneself in God’s love by reading the Bible: the short gospel of Luke for beginners and later the gospels of John.
The delivered person does not want to ever go back to the ever pervading influence of evil spirits. It is very important to connect with a Bible-oriented church.
This same prayer of deliverance can be used to exhort evil influences on members of your family by name in the same manner with you as the intercessor and with your prayerful Christian. They should be made aware of your prayer as a gentle mention that you have prayed for them so they can become more sensitized to God’s Love.
This prayer of deliverance can be printed, quartered and kept in your wallet.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
- Christians don’t shout, “I am clean living!” They whisper “I was lost, but now I’m found and forgiven.”
- Christians don’t speak of this with pride. They confess that they stumble and need Christ to be their guide.
- Christians don’t say,” I’m strong.” They say they are trying to be strong because they are really weak and need strength.
- Christians don’t brag of success, but they admit that they are failing and they need God to clean up the mess.
- Christians don’t claim to be perfect. Their flaws are far too visible but God believes they are worth it.
- Christians still feel the sting of pain and they have their share of headaches but they call upon His Name.
- Christians are not holier than thou. They are also simple sinners who receive God’s Unbelievable Grace.
Christianity on a Table Napkin:
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
God the Father will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain. We will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is The Holy Spirit will have made all things new. Eternal joy will have begun. “For the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name.” Luke 1: 49
Are we not like Barabbas justly condemned for murder, but saved by the innocent Jesus on the cross? Are we not like the adulterous woman, deserving of death by stoning, to whom Jesus says, “I do not condemn you”? And Jesus saved them both. In fact, Jesus came to earth specifically to look for and save those who were lost.
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
You may need some counseling with a pastor, priest or competent Christian worker, who will introduce you to this Short Course on Who is Jesus? Start by reading the Gospel according to Luke and then John: It is all about love and you will love it. Read several verses before going to bed and read the same verse upon arising. Soaking yourself in the love of God defends you from attacks of the enemy.
Healing and Deliverance (Ctrl Click to follow Link)
- Abuse and Trauma
- A Vision of Hell
- Breaking Free of Controlling Spirits
- Can a Smart Person believe in God
- Cigarette and Drug Bust
- Deliverance from Depression
- Deliverance from Drugs and Addiction
- Deliverance from Prison
- Deliverance PowerPoint
- Divine Healing
- Do you Know an Alcoholic?
- Don’t be Afraid of Fear
- Gluttony is Not Merely Overeating
- God’s Protection and Blessing
- Healing and Deliverance General Information
- Healing and Deliverance Instructions
- Healing Hands: Father Melvin Doucette
- Healing of Relationships
- How to Keep Your Healing Once you have Received it
- Insomnia and Deliverance
- Jesus Cures a Blind Man at Bethsaida
- Joy and Sorrow
- Let’s Start
- Lust and its Brother Pornography
- Physical Healing
- Power of Healing
- Prisoner of Unforgiveness
- The Healing Power of Jesus
- The High Stakes of Gambling Addiction
- Three Ways of Self-Deliverance
- Ungodly Soul Ties
- Ungodly Superstitious Beliefs
- Your Part
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- 12 Functions of the Holy Spirit
- At the Name of Jesus every Knee should Bow
- Baptized in the Spirit: Being Born Again
- Born Again for Dummies
- Does God have a Special Place in His Heart for Canada?
- Embracing the Call
- From Sea to Sea: Nations keeping God’s Law
- God Wants You!
- God’s Will for YOU
- I Can’t Find God: an Anguish Cry!
- I Have a Right to my own Opinion
- Is there Life after Death?
- JESUS IS MY LORD
- Jesus Says to Come to Me – I Will Make You Happy.
- Joy and Sorrow
- Knowing God
- Life After Near-Death Experiences
- Life can be wonderful but brief
- Living in Glory
- Meditation and Contemplation
- Pathway to Holiness
- Release in the Spirit
- Something Wonderful is about to Happen!
- Spirituality for Dummies
- Suffering does not Rob you of Joy
- The Blood of Jesus Christ
- The Difference between Christianity
- The Faith Factor: We Cannot Please God without Faith:.
- THE HOLY SPIRIT: the Principal Agent of Mission
- The Life and Person of the Holy Spirit
- The Name of Jesus
- The Million Dollar Question
- The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit
- THE PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT
- The Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross
- The Word of God
- Trauma and Abuse
- We Reap what We Sow
- Welcome to God
- What Does God Really Want?
- What does it mean to be HOLY?
- What Is the Difference Between Spirit and Soul?
- What’s Your SQ?
- Who Am I In Christ?
- Who do they say that I am?
- Why Pray?
- World Missions
- Would you like to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit?
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