Have you been delivered?

BBI  Vice-chairman, Rodgers Odima, has challenged believers who have been delivered to go out into their communities and bring others to the knowledge of God’s power against demonic strongholds.


He said: As God has delivered us in many areas of our lives, we should now go out and be the channels and vessels of deliverance for  many others in our families and communities.


“We have been delivered  to deliver others, not for our own selfish reasons to sit back and enjoy it all for ourselves,” Odima said.


He said in Mark 5: 16 and verses 18-20 scripture gives the best illustration of what it means to be delivered to deliver communities.


“Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man-and told about the pigs as well…


As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. Jesus did not let him, but said, ‘Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you.


So the man went away and begin to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.” (NIV).


Delivered for ministry


Odima said the man with the unclean spirit who Jesus delivered wanted to go with Jesus but “the Lord could not allow him,” simply because he, the formerly demon possessed man had been delivered for ministry in his community.


He would later preach “in the Decapolis.”


“We were all once confused in our own ways, but after God delivers us and gives us the clothing, may we now go and help our communities to be delivered as well,” he urged.


He said all Christians who have been delivered from “bondages” and “strongholds” need to testify, teach, preach and minister deliverance to their communities to attest God’s power of deliverance.


Areas of competencies


Odima said the challenge many Christians have faced after they have been delivered is in not knowing their respective areas of competencies.


He said like in the corporate world, most skills and competencies,  are mismatched against jobs making hundreds of employees unhappy and feeling “stuck.”


The vice-chairman has urged Christians to identify their areas of interest, prowess and excellence so as to effectively minister in the Kingdom by identify the needs and be of  benefit of the larger community.


He said BBI can come up with a system where those who have been delivered report back on what they have done in their communities on a monthly  basis.


Odima said one of the best ways of maintaining one’s deliverance is to be engaged in ministry in the community.


He was speaking to members of the BBI team to the Congo Mission that was on July 2 to July 8 2022.


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