DELIVERANCE helps Christians in identifying and removing the invisible barriers that have blocked many believers today from living fulfilling lives and walking in their purposes.
The removal of these invisible barriers that seem to plague many Christians of good standing is what spiritual deliverance is about.
These invisible barriers often leave Christians frustrated, confused or in total despair, wondering if it is true of what is said about Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
Deliverance will help in removing these invisible barriers so that you may live in freedom and victory. It is the taking away of the legal rights of evil spirits that are blocking the child of God from enjoying the full victory of the cross, through prayer in the name of Jesus Christ.
Do you feel you are living in bondage, blocked by invisible barriers that keep you from going forward? Or perhaps you see patterns of defeat and failure that can be traced back to generations of your family, then deliverance is for you . Reach out and seek help, be prayed for so that you can be set free through the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
God desires that we can be set free from all holds, continue to live in freedom and fulfil our godly purposes in life. We cannot achieve this if we are bound. Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery
Mistakenly when Christians encounter invisible barriers they pick up their weapons and charge at Satan-although it is God they need to be dealing with.
When the world looks at us, do they see a reflection of the abundance of life the Bible promises us?
Our children get sick the same way their children get sick, our houses are locked up for rent arrears the same way theirs are, their children are sent away from school for fees or indiscipline, the same way ours are, we get sick the same way they do! We are in debt the same way they are and most of the time, if we be honest, they seem to do better than us.
And so, they look at us and wonder what kind of God we are serving!
As believers, our lives should reflect power, dominion, glory and authority given to us through Jesus Christ to the extent our unsaved neighbours would get jealous and run to seek to serve our God!
Fulfil our purpose
Jesus saved us and left us on earth to live victoriously and to fulfil our purposes. Unfortunately, as correctly said, graveyards are full of Christians who died without fulfilling their purposes.
The Bible states King David “rested with his fathers” after he had fulfilled his purpose. Acts 13:36, “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.”
Moses, who was very close to God, however, did not fulfil his purpose. God showed him a lot of favour to lead the Israelites to Canaan, but he had an invisible barrier.
Deuteronomy 34: 4 “The Lord said to him: This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, when I said, I will give it to your descendants. I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.”
Moses died without taking the children of Israel to the Promised Land. He had a spirit of anger, a point of weakness that was an invisible barrier in his life.
If you have an invisible barrier, you cannot fulfil your purpose because it is a curse. Moses had a curse of anger which came through his bloodline. Genesis 49: 7 “Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel.“ He was a descendant of Levi who proved the curse in his bloodline from his father Jacob.
Kingdom of Priests
When we get saved we are made a kingdom of priests to serve God and reign on earth. Revelation 5:10. “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” We are to posses, exercise, strength, power and authority as we live victoriously because of what Christ has overcome for us through his work on the cross.
Kings are supposed to make decrees and orders, but do we reign in our office as kings and priests? Do we possess our office, in our homes-is it want we want that happens there?
By virtue of our belief in Christ we are His ambassadors to manifest His Kingdom on earth. He wants His will manifested through us. Mathew 6:10, “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
We are great in the kingdom! The one who is wiser than Solomon lives in us. Mathew 12:42. “The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.”
Now that we are greater than Solomon since we have Christ in us, we have more wisdom. Unfortunately, many Christians do not know who we are, we don’t know what we possess. Even creation is waiting for us to start ruling and manifesting as sons of God. Romans 8:19 “For creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.”
If this is the case, then why don’t we see the manifestation?
One of the invisible barriers that stops us from manifesting is not knowing who we are. Many Christians today are sad, depressed, struggling, disillusioned, worried, hopeless, dying young and even divorcing and generally, not “accomplishing their God given purposes” that we were created to fulfil.
Proverbs 26:2 tells us that there is always a reason why things happen the way they do. “Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.”
Christians in hiding
Today Christians are in hiding like Gideon in the Old Testament when the Midianites impoverished them.
According to Judges 6:1-2, “The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites. Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds.”
When the angel of the Lord visited Gideon he thought that the Lord had abandoned them. He did not know it was because of the sin of Idolatry committed by the Israelites.
His own father worshipped another god- he raised an Asherah pole in worship of the pagan god, Baal.
God instructed Gideon to tear down his fathers altar, a barrier, before he could become victorious and be effective in the ministry. Judges 6: 25, “That same night the Lord said to him, Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old. Tear down your fathers altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole beside it.”
To experience victory as a Christian, first deal with what your forefather’s did. Many times we don’t live victoriously because of something in the blood-line. Like a child born out of wedlock, we suffer for a sin which we were not directly involved in. Many of us come from cursed families and communities. Lamentations 5:7 says, “Our ancestors sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.”
Dealing with invisible barriers starts probing the kind of altars our forefathers raised- foundational background of our family roots.
If your grand father was a rainmaker, or had a small grass thatched hut where people came to consult him and he gave them black powder portions then he brought a curse in your bloodline.
The punishment we bear is the curse. It becomes an invisible barrier always pulling us back.
Elizabeth feared God but still had an invisible barrier. Luke 1:5-7 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.
Her righteousness would not make the curse spare her. She was barren because of her bloodline connection with Aaron who worshipped an idol. Exodus 31: 1. “When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”
God’s decree on curses as punishment for disobedience is in Deuteronomy 28:45-46. “All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever.”
When Aaron worshipped another god, it cost him and his generation- he activated curses (invisible barriers) to follow his children and descendants. His sons, Nadab and Abihu were the first casualties . They died in a fire. Leviticus 10:1-2. “Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.“
Who are you a descendant of?
One way the enemy defeats us is through a curse that is in the bloodline but has not been broken. Such curses stand as invisible barriers to prevent us from reigning on this earth as manifested children of God.
Things happening in our lives today can be because of something someone else did.They present themselves as stumbling blocks or invisible barriers that crop up and cause us to stumble. It could be because of what your great grand father did, worshiping another god, that is affecting you and your family.
The Lord sends curses
It is the Lord who sends curses. Deuteronomy 28:20, “The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him.”
If we are going to solve a problem which is linked to a curse by attacking the devil through prayer and fasting, circumstances will not change. It is because the problem did not originate with you, neither the devil and it may look as if God is not answering prayer concerning that one area where you are constantly apologising to Him about.
God already warned His people of the curses that would befall them for disobedience. When it is a curse it will not respond to prayer.
Deliverance from curses, along with all other benefits of the kingdom are the right of inheritance of those who believe in Jesus and are co- heirs in the kingdom of God.
The first giveaway of the presence of a stubborn curse is when circumstances remain unchanged by prayer.
Prayer does not break the curse, only repentance does, followed by an oral proclamation of breaking the curse in the name of Jesus Christ.
Examples of curses that may run in bloodline and present themselves as invisible barriers include barrenness, incurable illnesses, early death, addictions, miscarriages, poverty, unemployment that could run in a family despite the children being highly educated and qualified.
We break curses through repentance of our own sins and the sins of our ancestors. They are broken by repenting of all known and unknown sins of all ancestors and predecessors from both sides of the bloodline back to the family origins, asking for forgiveness for all their sins and specifically for the sin(s) that brought the curse in the family line.
Speak repentance for any people these ancestors and predecessors may have hurt and ask the Lord for forgiveness. Do not say “they” when referring to the ancestors, but say “we.” This is called identificational repentance- identifying with the sins of the forefathers just as Daniel did.(Daniel 9:1-16).
Every Christian has the authority to break curses. You can do it yourself or you may seek help from a trained minister of deliverance.
Deliverance is one of the benefits of being a Christian through the power in the blood of Jesus to break all curses are remove the invisible barriers that may put you, your family, community or nation in perpetual captivity.
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