DELIVERANCE helps Christians live victoriously by identifying and removing the invisible barriers in their lives.
Invisible barriers block many believers today from leading a life of victory and fruitfulness.
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 is about removing these invisible barriers so that you may live in freedom and victory.
It is the taking away of legal rights of evil spirits that are blocking the child of God from enjoying the fullness of the cross, and commanding them to leave 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 seek help and be prayed for so that you can get deliverance.
God desires that we can be set free, continue to live in freedom and fulfil our purposes in life.
What to know about deliverance
Here are 5 things you need to know about deliverance.
- Deliverance is for the born-again
“ But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs” Mark 7:27.
The ministry of deliverance is for Christian believers. It is not for non-believers!
Deliverance from demons is our bread. It is something that God gives us and wants us to partake. God has empowered believers to join Him in deliverance by praying for release of fellow believers from invisible barriers.
Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
One of the benefits of Jesus’ death on the cross for believers is deliverance from invisible barriers.
Mathew 12:43-47 tells us what happens when an evil spirit is cast out. They go looking for rest in dry places, finding non it says, “I will return to that house from where I was thrown out!”
When the evil spirit arrives at the house, it finds it unoccupied although it is clean and put in order after deliverance.
We are told that when the evil spirit comes and finds that no one is occupying the room it was forced to vacate it goes and comes with seven others!
When a person is taken through deliverance from an evil spirit the area which it occupied must be filled with the Holy spirit.
This cannot happen with a non-believer.
If the non-believer had one demon before deliverance, he now ends up with eight because he or she does not have the Holy Spirit in them.
- When demons leave, they return
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. Mathew 12:43-47
Returning demons come back to see if the house (the person) they formerly occupied is empty.
The same demons that were commanded out during deliverance will return with severe temptations and attacks.
Demons know the weak spot they formerly used and occupied as a stronghold and will want to exploit it again if given the opportunity.
After deliverance, be prepared to know the direction returning demons will be coming from(beware of the demon or strong hold that was kicked out).
For example, if it was pornography, the believer will not be tempted in new areas, but with the same old patterns of immorality that brought about the failure in the first place).
Be ready to confront returning demons.
- Deliverance is a process not an event
After going through deliverance, you will experience change steadily until the issue is overcome.
Thera are others who get the change instantly and never look back, and there are many believers who go through deliverance gradually and get complete freedom.
You can gain victory in one area and move to the next.
Deliverance is like a cabbage; sometimes one deals with the top cover only to reveal what is on the inside.
- There could be manifestation or not during deliverance
Lack of manifestation during deliverance does not mean something is not taking place.
God is always doing something spectacular even when we cannot see it with our naked eyes.
He is sovereign and there are times the manifestation of deliverance could be immediate but other times there is a process of walking in complete obedience.
Just like salvation, we receive deliverance by faith. Even when we do not see the manifestation, by faith we believe and are set free.
There have been great testimonies after deliverance even when there has been little or no manifestation atall.
- Legal ground gives a demon authority to block deliverance
Legal ground is what gives the demon a spiritual authority or right to stay and attack you.
The legal ground opens doors to attacks by more demons despite the deliverance that may have taken place.
Sometimes deliverance has been hindered by a person’s own unforgiveness.
This means if you have been taken through deliverance and still habour unforgiveness it gives Satan a legal ground to attack you.
Unconfessed secret sin, the sins of the ancestors and unbroken curses and covenants will also open doors for demonic attacks, keeping you bound.
They and give the evil spirits a legal authority to continue inhabiting a person or a place.
To deny Satan legal ground and defeat him through deliverance, it is important not give him the leeway I the first instance. Ephesians 4:27 says, “and do not give the devil a foothold.”