Freedom 1 here and now we're finally to the subject of deliverance, and now I'm going to tell you everything….
I know I've kept you waiting long enough, but what we've been doing here is what I like to call 'responsible deliverance'. In every age, when God does a new thing, we have to understand that we all as a church body are given a new 'talent' or 'new revelation' of the Kingdom of God…. and then we have to take what we are given and then bring forth more. We cannot hang onto the old thing and bury it in the ground; we must launch forth from that revelation into the next.
The problem with humans is that we get lazy and begin to go after the 'pill' or the formula instead of meeting with the doctor (Jesus). We like to slam some money down and have someone do everything for us, so we don't have to be real with our own sin.
1Samuel 8:7 The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them."Deliverance will work as it's performed, but the 'why' isn't taught like it should be.... sheep are not cared for like they should be.... and the people perish for lack of knowledge, as the demons come back, the struggle is even harder because now their faith is bruised because the 'King' they set up over themselves did not fix their problem.
Mat 12:45a "Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first…"I hope you paid attention to the last video in the series, A Testimony of Deliverance, Derek Prince - Spiritual Housecleaning. Derek's deliverance prayer was very simple:
Reenactment of prayer:
"Lord, You've shown me that I have been oppressed by a spirit of heaviness, but You have promised in Your Word that if I call on Your name, I shall be delivered. So I'm calling on You now to deliver me, in the name of Jesus!"
It is important to note, Derek was a minister in a denomination that didn't do 'deliverance'. He spent his time examining himself, and in seeing that he wasn't aligning with the Word, he cried out. In crying out, God revealed to him the problem, and then Derek clung to the Word of God.
It comes back to childlike simplicity… because we're not under a law, we're IN a relationship.
Luke 18:17 "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."Kids love to solve a 'mystery'… so like a child, I hope you've gone through all the videos in the series to uncover the sources of access. Doing it this way (the long way) helps you identify what all you are dealing with and the 'why'--- which is very important for being sure we hit alllll the associated spirits that deliverance lines at the local church may not get because there's no time to really spend time with a person & also for staying clean. When we can 'know' the root of something--- that's a big deal.... being able to identify our weaknesses so we can spot and halt when things try to come back & to identify so we can use the sword of the spirit to actually FIGHT=== that's just priceless! We're also teaching ourselves what to look for etc. so that we'll be empowered to help others. Did you really think you're going to stop with just yourself??
So let me share what i did. Remember the list of papers I wrote out? These being based on everything I've uncovered in identifying strongholds in my life.
Repent. Revoke. Replace...
Remember I touched on this in the video entitled: Negative Confessions, Inner Vows & Curses - Spiritual Housecleaning, and if you need a refresher, go there and review the 'descriptions' for the prayers. You repented, you revoked and cancelled the demon's assignment in your life and then you began to loosen the soil by using the Word of God to counter the demon's assignment. So, in deliverance we go one step farther.
I shared how Derek Prince got his freedom… I'll share what I did… but remember, in the end you have take what bears in your own spirit and with what you know in the Word.
I Address by Name…
Reenactment of Prayer:
"Spirit of Heaviness, I am speaking to you. You are no longer welcome here in this vessel of honor. The blood of Jesus stands against you. I bind you in the name of Jesus and command you to go to the footstool of Jesus Christ."
If you have a stirring in your spirit, affirm who you are in Jesus by using scriptures that are the opposite of the demon's assignment (this is something you can make a conscious effort to do in advance), and then any other proclamations of your freedom are in line. If you have visions of strands or chords, cut them…. remember to pay attention to your spiritual radar in this battle. Continue to command the demon to go.
Pushing it Out…
As they come out you may feel them leaving.
Remember in the video: "Recognizing 'spirits' and Dealing with Them"--- the 'flash' of the demon I recognized as 'fierce'? That one came out of me producing hard, deep hiccups, and it felt like my heart was being jump-started.
Yawning and/or coughing is very common.
There was one I recall, where my eyes felt strange for a moment and then I felt the Holy Spirit pour back into my belly… so in that instance I realized that it left via my eyes. Some people have felt them exit the fingertips or toes… I have not, nor have I screamed, manifested a weird voice or vomited… those occurrences, you've probably heard about in group 'deliverance sessions'… I don't know what to tell you if you are doing deliverance upon yourself, but prepare and remember what you bind is bound. Some people say that you should cough to help dislodge the demon and push it out of your system… I don't know if that really makes a difference or not, but I thought I'd bring that up for your discernment…. so anyways, whatever the case….call the shots, because you have authority to do so.
And since I mentioned that we have authority to bind and we have the same to loose… Remember how I encouraged you to use the sword of the Word to 'loosen the soil' by focusing on those scriptures that align with the Truth of God? After having bound the enemy we then declare and loose, effectively imparting those one-word opposite antonyms of who you are in Christ-Jesus.
There have been times where I've called a demon to attention, bound…commanded and yet I still did not feel the release of the enemy from me, but as I loose these positive attributes into myself and calling them to go forth and fill formerly enemy occupied space within me… it works as a wedge to push the demon out. I can also say as I've grown to administer help in deliverance with others, I continue to use this with success as well.
Reenactment of Prayer:
"'heaviness', you have no place in me anymore…. I impart the attributes of: hope, cheer, contentment, encouragement, happiness, and joy into my spirit into all those places that you held me captive… for I am no longer influenced by you because the spirit of the Lord is within me, and I am released from captivity and set free from your oppression in the name of Jesus!" (Luke 4:18)
The moment you make a decision to set a time to work deliverance on yourself… you can expect distractions to meddle with your schedule; thoughts that escalate to delay, or feeling 'sick' etc. So from the get-go, you need to be putting your prophetic shoes on and speaking life into your situation. You need to declare your freedom like a freight train with no brakes!
*Praise and worship or a round of thanksgiving unto God immediately beforehand will stir up the anointing within you and it's so helpful in getting you to physically and mentally tune-in the the Spirit of God.
As you wage war on the invaders you'll feel the apprehension as you begin. Depending on your unique spiritual gifting you will cue - in to a notable cycle that lets you know you are getting the job done. I personally recognize that my battle is over when I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit return and burn in my stomach region. In using the impartation wedge…. I usually feel the Holy Spirit slipping in at that point-- and then when I feel it fully, I know I'm done. I also feel this same sensation when praying deliverance for others… which really is my 'eyes' in knowing what is taking place as I haven't noted the seer anointing kicking in to let me actually 'See' the demonic in the person, whereas my husband can see them and watch when they leave. (Yay…. we're a perfect team because He made us opposites!)
The beauty in starting out on yourself is that it's a valuable learning experience for you.
And then there were two…
And if you want to go deeper you can research and go with what bears in your spirit… but this has started you down the path…. first you are free… people notice the change and you testify the Glory of God…. and then you help those closest to you… and pretty soon you have a team.
As you study you'll learn basic common sense things like to not minister alone to a person of the opposite sex… remember, we are take the revelation that Father God has shared with the body from the past and move forth from that history… and such wisdom from deliverance ministries cannot be ignored… we can learn from their testimonies.
Another reason to grow beyond yourself is because you may have some tough ones that you weren't able to get rid of. Everything I've shown you… has been more 'self deliverance' oriented. You have surely been gaining freedom in some, if not all areas, which you must now maintain control over.
But we are not islands unto ourselves. The Word is pretty clear that as a body, we need each other:
James 5:16 "Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."We are also taught that some things do take time.
Matthew 17:21 "But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."So if you've done everything, but haven't gone beyond self-deliverance, and still have not gained freedom…. If you know it hasn't ever left as opposed to it leaving and then coming back because you haven't been putting on the full armor of God through a lifestyle of obedience… Then you need to turn to the body of Christ. If you don't have anyone to turn to, then pray for a helper… Again,…. if you ask, believe you will receive help. But I do warn you… only do so after you have done your due diligence.
If you do meet with other christians for further deliverance, you will have effectually loosened the soil… you will be able to share what you believe roots of access are and everyone will know how best to pray with you; catching things you may have missed as well. Through all of this you have been led on a journey of practicing 'responsible deliverance' and now, with this knowledge, I ask that you go forth and multiply what you have learned, not only as a pursuer of the Word of Truth, but a 'doer' as well!