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Part 34 – Can Spirit Filled Christians be under the influence of Demonic, Evil Entities? D + Don’t condemn and judge what you do not understand through the working of the Holy Spirit so you don’t get condemn and judged by Him + 3 (Three) Strong Reasons Why You must be careful before you judge and condemn a prophet or a prophetic ministration + 7 (Seven) Steps on How To Keep Your Deliverance + 10 (Ten) Reasons why some are not delivered
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Title: Part 34 – Enough is Enough to Captivity of Satan and welcome to Freedom in Christ Jesus – Can Spirit Filled Christians be under the influence of Demonic, Evil Entities? D + Don’t condemn and judge what you do not understand through the working of the Holy Spirit so you don’t get condemn and judged by Him + 3 (Three) Strong Reasons Why You must be careful before you judge and condemn a prophet or a prophetic ministration + 7 (Seven) Steps on How To Keep Your Deliverance + 10 (Ten) Reasons why some are not delivered
Friends, welcome to this new month of perfection. The Lord has perfected all that concerns you and all yours this month of perfection in Jesus name, Amen
This is part 34 of enough is enough to captivity of Satan and welcome to freedom in Christ Jesus.
Testimony of Great Deliverance for Murna (Joy) and others over telephone conference on Thursday, 1st of July 2021
I bring you great tidings of a mighty deliverance the Lord wrought over the telephone with seven participants of three groups in Chicago, New York and Jos at the same time. We give God a high praise and worship as testimonies are still coming in and the deliverance is still ongoing for His glory. The family will share their testimonies at the appropriate time. God is not mysterious! If we follow His simple, childlike formula and standard, we get His mighty results.
See or listen to the 2 hours 53 minutes’ process that led to the deliverance for Murna who was tormented by the evil one with visible manifestation and inability to function. The parents and relatives where involved and God touched them also.
If you have similar issues, follow the process – Comfort and I had to profile Murna over multiple hours of calls to fit into the 9-step process that brought out the desired results. If you want to be an instrument God can use for others who are under the oppression of the evil one, study the process and apply.
The next day, Murna went back to work, her virtue that was hijacked was returned instantaneously and she is now having upper hand in confronting the evil one after we have dealt with the root cause. She is a born again, child of God from a Christian home. Satan does not respect your Christianity or your ordination in God’s service. With their permission, I share the two hour 53 minutes’ encounter for your learning and application. If you have questions, Murna is available to talk to you. She now has the blueprint to deploy at her choosing because the same Holy Spirit in us is in her for greater exploits in Christ. We are also available to help you. In the realm of the spirit, distance, time and space have no relevance and non existent. God fills the whole earth and the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit is available to heal, deliver and restore.
Our goal is not to be a central place everyone can run to but that in their own context, they can apply and be a help to others and the chain of discipleship continues unhindered in Jesus name, amen.
God did not keep us here to read and memorize bible. He kept us here to deliver men, woman, boys and girls from captivity of satan into freedom in Christ Jesus. Luke 4:17-19; Mark 16:14-19
Here are the links: Part 34B – Practical demonstration of Deliverance of A Girl from Demons, witches, warlock by the Otakada.org Team over conference call – Chicago, New York and Jos, Plateau
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If you missed last part of this series titled, “Part 33 – Can Spirit Filled Christians be under the influence of Demonic, Evil Entities? C + How People including Christians Get Exposed to the Dark Realm and need of Holy Spirit Baptism + Get the Nine (9) Step Process SCRIPT to Total Self Deliverance + One (1) testimony of deliverance from Exposure to Rock Music for application”
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Now to our titles, “Can Spirit Filled Christians be under the influence of Demonic, Evil Entities? D + Don’t condemn and judge what you do not understand through the working of the Holy Spirit so you don’t get condemn and judged by Him + 3 (Three) Strong Reasons Why You must be careful before you judge and condemn a prophet or a prophetic ministration + 7 (Seven) Steps on How To Keep Your Deliverance + 10 (Ten) Reasons why some are not delivered”
Let’s start with this – Don’t condemn and judge what you do not understand through the working of the Holy Spirit so you don’t get condemn and judged by Him
God does not change but the ways and means and processes He manifest Himself, by the power and inner working of the Holy Spirit vary from persons to persons. Especially in the office of the prophets or the prophetic ministry.
“For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
In Gods changing methods of communication His changing ways, He promised in
Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
God is always doing new things through His servants. New things will continue to happen to usher in the prophetic purpose and counsel of God. We must be ready to adapt to change. Some of these changes you will never see precedence in scripture.
Listen and listen good: – God can tell a prophet, an evangelist or any other ministry for that matter including some or all of the fivefold ministry that have no scriptural precedence and so those who are in the prophetic ministry are always under serious controversy and attack both verbal and spiritual attack by the modern day Pharisees and Sadducees because the prophetic actions cannot be explained by scripture or by doctrines orchestrated by human tradition.
Jesus in confronting religious leaders of his day said this concerning the prophets:
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45 One of the experts in the [Mosaic] Law answered Him, Teacher, in saying this, You reproach and outrage and affront even us!
46 But He said, Woe to you, the lawyers, also! For you load men with oppressive burdens hard to bear, and you do not personally [even [a]gently] touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Woe to you! For you are [b]rebuilding and repairing the tombs of the prophets, whom your fathers killed (destroyed).
48 So you bear witness and give your full approval and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they actually killed them, and you rebuild and repair monuments to them.
49 For this reason also the wisdom of God said, I will send them prophets and apostles, [some] of whom they will put to death and persecute,
50 So that the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world may be charged against and required of this age and generation,
51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was slain between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be charged against and required of this age and generation.
Prophet reveal the mind of God, truths from God, messages from God that expose wickedness in the lives of the people. People kill when what they do is brought to light. Hence the enormous danger prophets are exposed to in carrying out their ministry of Gods mouthpiece
A prophet through whom God is using mightily both at home and abroad and amongst Government said he had had twenty (20) assassination attempts that failed woefully. Of these twenty attempts, nineteen (19) were from Christians. Not just lay Christians but by pastors of other Christian organization. Why? They are threatened of their influence amongst their followers. They are threatened because they can’t even do 1% of what God uses the genuine prophets to do.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye was almost poisoned by cronies around him before God told him, “If you eat that food, you are a dead man.” I was told in a redeemed ministries minister’s conference that he called out those who were witches amongst them to come forward and ministers of the gospel started coming out- representative of the realm of darkness pastoring the flocks of Jesus Christ. God have mercy on us all and bring to light the wolves in sheep’s clothing amongst us in Jesus name, amen.
What other proof do you need that the demonic have infiltrated the church, turning us against ourselves, attributing to satan the work of the Holy Spirit? It is a BIG danger to sin against the Holy Spirit because those sins will not be forgiven. God forbid! May that never be your portion in Jesus name. Amen
Listen to Jesus warning to the Pharisees and Sadducees in
Matthew 12:22-32 – Consequences of attributing the work of the Holy Spirit to demon powers.
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22 Then a blind and dumb man under the power of a demon was brought to Jesus, and He cured him, so that the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw.
23 And all the [crowds of] people were stunned with bewildered wonder and said, This cannot be the Son of David, can it?
24 But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, This [a]Man drives out demons only by and with the help of Beelzebub, the prince of demons.
25 And knowing their thoughts, He said to them, Any kingdom that is divided against itself is being brought to desolation and laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will last or continue to stand.
26 And if Satan drives out Satan, he has become divided against himself and disunified; how then will his kingdom last or continue to stand?
27 And if I drive out the demons by [help of] Beelzebub, by whose [help] do your sons drive them out? [b]For this reason they shall be your judges.
28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you [[c]before you expected it].
29 Or how can a person go into a strong man’s house and carry off his goods (the entire equipment of his house) without first binding the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.
31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy (every evil, abusive, [f]injurious speaking, or indignity against sacred things) can be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit shall not and [g]cannot be forgiven.
32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Spirit, the Holy One, will not be forgiven, either in this world and age or in the world and age to come.
I end this section with final word from Jesus Christ –
Matthew 7:1-5 – Judge not Jesus says or you get judged.
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7 Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.
2 For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.
4 Or how can you say to your brother, Let me get the tiny particle out of your eye, when there is the beam [d]of timber in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother’s eye.
Now, lets look at “3 (Three) Strong Reasons Why You must be careful before you judge and condemn a prophet or a prophetic ministration”
I, Amb. Monday O. Ogbe am an ambassador of unity in the body of Christ and to help us walk together, I will give (3) three reasons why we must not be quick to judge or condemn a prophet and so sinning against the Holy Spirit.
- What they do usually might not be seen in scripture before them or after them because the operate by what they hear or the instruction they receive. Some scriptures to buttress this truth are as follows:
Mark 8:22-26 Prophet Jesus spit on a blind eye and it opened.
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22 And they came to Bethsaida. And [people] brought to Him a blind man and begged Him to touch him.
24 And he looked up and said, I see people, but [they look] like trees, walking.
25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again; and the man looked intently [that is, fixed his eyes on definite objects], and he was restored and saw everything distinctly [even what was [c]at a distance].
26 And He sent him away to his house, telling [him], Do not [even] enter the village [d]or tell anyone there.
John 9:5-7 Jesus using clay with saliva on the blind eye.
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5 As long as I am in the world, I am the world’s Light.
6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground and made clay (mud) with His saliva, and He spread it [as ointment] on the man’s eyes.
7 And He said to him, Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam—which means Sent. So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
- Gods methods or deliverances are not fixed methods as He manifest through the prophets and others
2 Kings 6:1-7 Prophet Elisha’s instruction that made the metallic axhead float on water using a stick
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6 The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Look now, the place where we live before you is too small for us.
2 Let us go to the Jordan, and each man get there a [house] beam; and let us make us a place there where we may dwell. And he answered, Go.
3 One said, Be pleased to go with your servants. He answered, I will go.
4 So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
5 But as one was felling his beam, the axhead fell into the water; and he cried, Alas, my master, for it was borrowed!
6 The man of God said, Where did it fall? When shown the place, Elisha cut off a stick and threw it in there, and the iron floated.
7 He said, Pick it up. And he put out his hand and took it.
- The ways prophets communicate and manifest their mantle from God can be mind-boggling
Read these accounts from scripture:
2 Kings 13:14-21 Prophet Elisha’s instruction to Strike the arrow to send a message. His dead body raised another dead body
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14 Now Elisha [previously] had become ill of the illness of which he died. And Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen of it!
15 And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took bow and arrows.
16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put your hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it, and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands.
17 And he said, Open the window to the east. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Syria. For you shall smite the Syrians in Aphek till you have destroyed them.
18 Then he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, Strike on the ground. And he struck three times and stopped.
19 And the man of God was angry with him and said, You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had destroyed it. But now you shall strike Syria down only three times.
20 Elisha died, and they buried him. Bands of the Moabites invaded the land in the spring of the next year.
21 As a man was being buried [on an open bier], such a band was seen coming; and the man was cast into Elisha’s grave. And when the man being let down touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.
Ezekiel 4 – lying down on one side 390 days without getting up and another 40 days to signify and send a message to the children of Israel
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4 And you, son of man, take a tile and lay it before you, and make upon it a drawing of a city, even Jerusalem.
2 And put siege works against it, build a siege wall against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it and set battering rams against it round about.
3 Moreover, take a plate of iron and place it for an iron wall between you and the city; and set your face toward it and it shall be besieged, and you shall press the siege against it. This is a sign to the house of Israel.
4 Then [bound as you are] lie upon your left [and north] side to bear symbolically the iniquity of the house of the ten tribes of Israel upon that side. According to the number of days that you shall lie upon it you shall bear their iniquity.
5 For I have laid upon you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, 390 days [representing 390 years]; so you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
6 And when you have fulfilled the days for Israel, lie again, but on your right [and south] side, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days. I have appointed you one day for each year.
7 Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and your arm shall be uncovered [ready for battle], and you shall prophesy against [the city].
8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon you and you shall not turn yourself from one side to another till you have ended the days of your siege.
9 Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt, and put them into one vessel and make bread of them. According to the number of the days that you shall lie upon your side, 390 days you shall eat of it.
10 And the food you eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels or a full half pound a day, to be eaten at a fixed time each day.
11 You shall drink water by measure also, about one quart or the sixth part of a hin; you shall drink at a fixed time each day.
12 And you shall eat your food as barley cakes and you shall bake it with human dung as fuel in the sight of the people.
13 And the Lord said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the nations to whom I will drive them.
14 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I have never defiled myself. From my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself or is torn in pieces; neither did there ever come abominable flesh into my mouth.
15 Then He said to me, Behold, I will let you use cow’s dung instead of human dung, and you shall prepare your food with it.
16 Moreover, He said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread [by which life is supported] in Jerusalem; and they shall eat bread rationed by weight and with fearfulness, and they shall drink water rationed by measure and with dismay (silent, speechless grief caused by the impending starvation),
17 In order that they may lack bread and water and look at one another in dismay and waste away [in their punishment] for their iniquity.
Isaiah 20:2-4 – Prophet Isaiah going without cloths for 3 years to send a message to the people of israel
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2 At that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, Go, loose the sackcloth from off your loins and take your shoes off your feet. And he had done so, walking around stripped [to his loincloth] and barefoot.
3 And the Lord said, As My servant Isaiah has walked [comparatively] naked and barefoot for three years, as a sign and forewarning concerning Egypt and concerning Cush (Ethiopia),
4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Ethiopian exiles, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with buttocks uncovered—to the shame of Egypt.
Acts 21:8-12 New testament Prophet Agabus getting hold of Pauls belt to send a message about pending danger.
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8 On the morrow we left there and came to Caesarea; and we went into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the Seven [first deacons], and stayed with him.
9 And he had four maiden daughters who had the gift of prophecy.
10 While we were remaining there for some time, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
11 And coming to [see] us, he took Paul’s belt and with it bound his own feet and hands and said, Thus says the Holy Spirit: The Jews at Jerusalem shall bind like this the man who owns this belt, and they shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles (heathen).
12 When we heard this, both we and the residents of that place pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem.
Now, lets begin 7 (Seven) Steps on How To Keep Your Deliverance
After receiving deliverance, Continue to thank God! Even if you are not sure yet of all that has happened, you can express your faith by thanking Him. This is the first step to help you keep your deliverance.
You can be sure, however, that Satan will not give up on you. He will do everything in his power to reassert his control over you. You must be prepared for his counterattack. I have referred several times to the warning of Jesus that a demon that has gone out of a man will seek to return. You must make completely sure, therefore, that Jesus is dwelling in you and that He is absolute Lord of your life.
We have seen that human personality is like a city, and that demonic invasion can have the effect of breaking down the walls inside us that should protect us. Once our enemy has been driven out, we must begin immediately to rebuild our protective walls. Here are the basic principles to help you rebuild:
1. Live by God’s Word.
2. Put on the garment of praise.
3. Come under discipline.
4. Cultivate right fellowship.
5. Be filled with the Holy Spirit.
6. Make sure you have passed through the water of baptism.
7. Put on the whole armor of God.
1. Live by God’s Word
In Matthew 4:4 Jesus said that mankind shall live “by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” The word live is all-inclusive, covering everything we think, say or do. All must proceed from the same source: the Word of God. We must give it unchallenged preeminence in every area of our lives.
Many other influences will compete for control over us: our own feelings, the opinions of others, accepted traditions, the culture that surrounds us. But God guarantees us victory in every area-and specifically, victory over the devil-only insofar as our lives are directed and controlled by His Word.
Take to heart the directions the Lord gave to Joshua as he was about to enter the Promised Land:
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
These directions may be summed up in three phrases: think the Word of God; speak the Word of God; act the Word of God. Then God guarantees you success.
2. Put On the Garment of Praise
In Isaiah 61:3 God offers us “the garment of praise” in place of “the spirit of heaviness.” Depression was lifted from someone when it was identified as a spirit of heaviness because of praise. There is a need to cultivate a lifestyle in which praise would cover you as completely as the clothes you wear
A short story from a deliverance minister experience:
“This is my husband,” she said. “He’s just out of prison and needs to be delivered from a demon.”
At that time I had no experience in ministering deliverance to others and no idea how to do it. So I simply invited him to join our prayer meeting. Some of our members were offering loud, uninhibited praise to the Lord.
After a while the man sidled up to me and said, “There’s too much noise. I’m going!”
“It’s the devil that doesn’t like the noise,” I replied, “because we’re praising Jesus. You’ve got two options. If you go now, the demon will go with you. If you stay, it will go without you.”
“I’ll stay,” he mumbled.
A little later he approached me again and said, “It’s just gone! I felt it leave my throat.”
You, having received deliverance, are also “just out of prison.” Enjoy your liberty! Do as the Word of God says: Put on the garment of praise. When you are praising the Lord, you trouble the devil more than he can trouble you. Engage your heart
3. Come under Discipline
Jesus’ last order to His apostles was to “go … and make disciples. . .” (Matthew 28:19). A disciple, as the word indicates, is one who is under discipline. Jesus never instructed anyone to make “church members.”
Because “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft” (I Samuel 15:23), and because rebellion against God has exposed our whole race to the deceptive and destructive power of Satan, we can come under God’s protection only as we place ourselves under His discipline. An undisciplined life is vulnerable to demonic attack.
In 2 Timothy 1:7 Paul says God has given us “a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (NW). This is the primary form of discipline in any life-self- discipline. Unless we learn to discipline ourselves, no other form of discipline will be effective.
The first area in which this applies is our personal communion with God in His Word and in prayer. Living by God’s Word demands that we give Him regular “prime time” each day. Then, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we must bring our emotions, desires and appetites under control. A man not in control in these areas is not in control of his life.
There is one decisive area we must bring under control: the tongue. Idle words open the way for demons. The control of the tongue is the mark of spiritual maturity: “If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body” (James 3:2).
Obviously, you will not achieve this level of self- discipline in a few simple steps. From time to time you will stumble. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue to move forward and upward. As long as you are moving in the right direction, Satan may harass you but he cannot defeat you.
There are various other areas in which we may need to come under discipline, relating to the family, school, church and various forms of secular government. God requires us to cultivate submissiveness in any of these areas that apply in our lives: “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men…” (1 Peter 2:13, NW).
It is true that deliverance brings us freedom, but many Christians misunderstand the nature of freedom. We are not free to do our own thing; we are free that we may bring every area of our lives under God’s discipline.
4. Cultivate Right Fellowship
A person whose walls have been broken down by demons needs the help of other Christians to stand with him as he builds up those walls.
We need to recognize that one of the most powerful influences in our lives is the people with whom we associate. This means we have to choose the kind of people we spend time with. We may live among unbelievers, but we cannot make ourselves one with them. There must always be a difference between our lifestyle and theirs.
If we are walking in the light, we will have fellowship with our fellow believers (see 1 John 1:7). There is no place for self-centered individualism in the Christian life. As Christians, we need each other. The writer of Hebrews gives us an urgent warning:
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
On the other hand, we are also warned, “Evil company corrupts good habits” (1 Corinthians 15:33). If you sincerely desire to keep your deliverance, you must break off relationships that have a wrong influence on you, and begin to cultivate friends who will encourage you and set you a good example. It may be painful to sever ties with friends or to dissociate yourself for a time from family members whose influence is harmful. But you can trust the Holy Spirit to help you do it with grace and wisdom and to take care of the consequences. Remember, He is your Helper!
5. Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
In Ephesians 5:18 Paul gives us two words of instruction. The first is negative: “Do not be drunk with wine.” The second is positive: “Be filled with the Spirit.” Most Christians would acknowledge that it is wrong to be drunk. Yet how many believe it is equally wrong not to be filled with the Spirit?
The infilling of the Holy Spirit is an essential part of God’s provision for victorious living. Paul speaks of this infilling in the continuing present tense: “Be continuously filled.” He is speaking not about a onetime experience but, in the next three verses, about a lifestyle:
• Singing praises continually to the Lord • Being unceasingly thankful to God the Father • Being humbly submissive to one another as speak in tongues
As the Holy Spirit fills you continuously in this way, demons will find in you no vacant area that they can occupy!
6. Make Sure You Have Passed through the Water of Baptism
Jesus told His apostles to “preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized [immersed] will be saved…” (Mark 16:15-16). Baptism in water is not an option-some ecclesiastical ceremony that follows salvation. On the contrary, it is an outward act of obedience expressing the inward work of faith in our hearts, and thus making salvation complete. In the book of Acts there is no record of anyone receiving salvation without afterward being baptized in water.
In the New Testament, baptism is compared to two events in Old Testament history: Noah and his family in the ark passing through the waters of the flood (see Genesis 7-8; 1 Peter 3:19-21 ); and Israel escaping from the dominion of Pharaoh by passing through the Red Sea (see Exodus 14:15-31; 1 Corinthians 10:1- 2). In each case passing through the water was an act of separation. Noah and his family were saved from the ungodly world that perished under God’s judgment, and Israel finally escaped Pharaoh’s oppression, since the Egyptian army could not follow them through the water.
There were two phases in Israel’s salvation. First, in Egypt they were saved from God’s judgment by faith in the blood of the Passover lamb, which was a type of Christ. Second, they were delivered from Egypt by passing through the Red Sea.
This pattern applies to us as Christians. We are saved in the world by faith in the blood of Jesus. But we are separated from the world by passing through the water of baptism. It is the act of being baptized that cuts us off from the kingdom of Satan. His demons have no right to follow us through the water.
If you have never been baptized in water as a believer, this is an important step you need to take to cut off demonic activity. If you have already been baptized, on the other hand, you need to stand fast on that fact and be confident that Satan’s demons have no further right of access to you.
7. Put On the Whole Armor of God
Now that you are wearing your garment of praise, God offers you a complete set of armor to put on over it. In case you have not yet realized it, you are a soldier in a war. You need all the armor God has provided for you.
The items of your equipment are listed in Ephesians 6:13-18, as follows:
• The girdle [belt] of truth
• The breastplate of righteousness
• The shoes of the preparation of the gospel of peace
• The shield of faith
• The helmet of salvation
• The sword of the Spirit-the word [Greek rhema] of God
• All prayer
We will go through these items of armor in order.
THE GIRDLE [BELT] OF TRUTH
In biblical times men usually wore loose clothing that hung down below their knees. Before undertaking any strenuous activity, they would gather up their loose garment above their knees and fasten it with a belt around the waist. Hence the phrase that occurs several times in the Bible: Gird up your loins.
Likewise, you must gather up and fasten out of the way anything that would impede your freedom to follow Jesus. The “belt” that enables you to do this is God’s Word, applied in a very plain and practical way. You must become totally sincere and open and put aside every form of dishonesty or hypocrisy. You must love the truth.
THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
The breastplate protects your most critical and vulnerable area: your heart. This righteousness is not mere intellectual assent to a doctrine: “With the heart”-not with the head-“one believes to righteousness” (Romans 10:10. Saving faith in the heart transforms a life of sin into a life of righteousness-not a righteousness that comes from following a set of religious rules, but from Christ dwelling in our hearts and living out His life through us.
“The righteous are bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1). This kind of righteousness transforms timidity into boldness, doubt into confidence.
The Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
Your shoes make you mobile. You must be available to God at any time or place to share the Gospel with those God puts in your way. In a world of strife and tension, you must be a vessel of God’s peace.
THE SHIELD OF FAITH
The shield alluded to in Ephesians 6 was big enough to give protection to a soldier’s whole body, but it was effective only when he had learned how to use it.
You, too, must learn to use your faith as a shield to protect your whole person-spirit, soul and body-from Satan’s fiery darts. Remember, the shield will not merely ward off the flaming darts; it will extinguish them!
THE HELMET OF SALVATION
The helmet protects the head-that is, the mind. Satan will direct more attacks against your mind than against any other area of your personality. The helmet is also called “the hope of salvation” (1 Thessalonians 5:8)-not mere wishful thinking, but an attitude of steady, continuing optimism based firmly on the truth of God’s Word.
The Sword of the Spirit-the Word [Greek rhemal of God] Rhema means primarily a spoken word. The Bible on your bookshelf will not protect you. God’s Word becomes a sword when you speak it through your mouth in faith. Remember how Jesus used that sword against Satan, answering every temptation by quoting Scripture: “It is written….” You must learn to do the same.
The sword is provided by the Holy Spirit, but it is your responsibility to take it. When you do, the Spirit provides supernatural power with which to wield it.
THE FINAL WEAPON: ALL PRAYER
With the sword you are limited by the length of your arm. But “all prayer” is your intercontinental ballistic missile. By this kind of prayer you can reach across oceans and continents and strike the forces of Satan wherever they are at work. You can even reach out against Satan’s headquarters in the heavenlies. But it takes discipline and maturity to learn to use such a powerful weapon.
THE DIVINE PARADOX
Perhaps you feel a little overwhelmed as you consider what you must do to maintain your deliverance. You may feel inclined to say, “Can’t you put it more simply, in just a few words?”
Yes, all that I have said above can be expressed in one simple instruction: To keep your deliverance, all you have to do is live the Christian life as it is depicted and demonstrated in the New Testament. That is the distillation of how to keep your deliverance-but it is radical!
In Matthew 16:24-25 Jesus lays down two unvarying requirements for all who would follow Him:
“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life [literally, soul] will lose it, and whoever loses his life [literally, soul] for My sake will find it.”
Here is the divine paradox: to save (protect) our souls, we must lose them.
Before we can follow Jesus, there are two preliminary steps.
First we must deny ourselves; we must say a resolute and final No! to the demanding, self-seeking ego.
Second, we must each take up our own cross. We must accept the sentence of death that the cross imposes on us. Taking up the cross is a voluntary decision that each of us must make. God does not forcefully impose the cross upon us.
If we do not apply the cross personally in our own lives, we leave a door open to demonic influence. There is always the danger that the uncrucified ego will respond to the seductive flatteries of deceiving demons. Pride is the main area in our character that Satan targets, and flattery is the main lever he uses to gain entrance.
We must each apply the cross personally to ourselves. In Galatians 2:20 Paul says, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live….” We each need to ask: Is that true of me? Have I really been crucified with Christ? Or am I still motivated by my soulish ego?
Many Christians today would feel that this solution is too radical. They would question whether this is really the only way to be secure from deception. They tend to regard Paul as some kind of “super- saint” whom they could never hope to imitate.
Paul, however, did not see himself this way. His ministry as an apostle was unique, but his personal relationship with Christ was a pattern for all to follow. In 1 Timothy 1:16 he said:
However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all long-suffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
Again in 1 Corinthians 11:1 he said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”
The only alternative to the cross is to put self in the place of Christ. But this is idolatry and opens the way for the evil consequences that invariably follow idolatry.
The cross is the heart and center of the Christian faith. Without the cross proclaimed and applied, Christianity is left without a foundation, and its claims are no longer valid. It has become, in fact, a false religion. As such, like all false religions, it is inevitably exposed to demonic infiltration and deception.
I have come to see that my experiences over the years in dealing with demons have had a profound impact on my own Christian life. Time and time again I have come up against the blunt, uncompromising words of Jesus.
I the Christian life, there are no shortcuts and no detours. If we desire immunity from demonic oppression, it is available to us on one condition only: obedience.
Now next lets look at “10 (Ten) Reasons why some are not delivered”
Most of the people who have prayed the prayer of the 9 steps to deliverance have received deliverance from demons – but not all.
Before we minister to people, we get them to agree to these preconditions
- Be AVAILABLE (spirit, soul and body) to partner with God.
- Be BOLD to lay claim to all He has died to give you.
- Be COMPASSIONATE enough to sit where people are hurting.
- Be DETERMINED to keep going and never, ever give up until the word of God becomes truth and life in your circumstances and situation.
- Be EARNESTLY in LOVE with God and people with no restraint.
- Be FIERY in ANGER with Satan for stealing from you and others.
- Be in GREAT HUNGER to pursue God until you RECOVER ALL and manifest Him to yourself and others.
But hereunder are additional 10 reasons why some people don’t receive their deliverance.
Here are ten possible factors that might hinder a person from receiving deliverance:
1. Lack of repentance
2. Lack of desperation
3. Wrong motives
4. Self-centeredness – a desire for attention
5. Failure to break with the occult
6. Failure to sever binding soulish relationships
7. Lack of release from a curse
8. Failure to confess a specific sin
9. Not “separated” by water baptism
10. Part of a larger battle
1. Lack of Repentance
Jesus began His public ministry with the words “Repent, and believe” (Mark 1:15. He never expected anyone to believe without first repenting. Faith that does not proceed out of repentance is not valid and cannot be expected to produce the results promised to true faith.
Every sinner is, by both act and nature, in rebellion against God. We do not qualify to receive God’s blessings until we have renounced our rebellion and turned totally away from it. This is the essential nature of repentance: renouncing our rebellion against God. Ask yourself, Am I submitted without reservation to the authority of Jesus Christ in my life? If you cannot answer yes, you are still in an attitude of rebellion. There is only one remedy: repentance.
In repentance, we submit ourselves by an act of the will to the Lordship of Christ in our lives. Our repentance is proved genuine when we go on to study and obey the teachings of Jesus.
People often seek deliverance because they want to be free from the unpleasant consequences of demonic oppression. But this is not sufficient reason. If you do not commit yourself to go on after deliverance to serve the Lord, either you will not receive deliverance at all, or if you do receive it, it will not be permanent.
2. Lack of Desperation
When we are seeking deliverance from Satan’s bondage, we need to recognize the reality of our situation. We have been taken prisoner by a cruel despot who hates us with total hatred and will do everything he can to harm us and, if possible, to destroy us. When we turn to Christ for deliverance, it must be with the recognition that He is the only One who can help us.
We need to be as desperate as Peter was when he was sinking in the waters of Galilee and cried out to Jesus, “Lord, save me!” (Matthew 14:30). He realized that in another moment the water would close over his mouth and he would no longer be able to cry for help.
Several times, when a person has approached me seeking deliverance, I have said, “Deliverance is for the desperate. I don’t feel that you are desperate yet. Come back when you are.” Sometimes we suggest that a person fast for 24 hours before seeking deliverance.
3. Wrong Motives
The apostle James, analyzing reasons that people sometimes pray but do not get what they pray for, wrote, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:3).
This often applies to people praying for deliverance from demons. They have come to recognize that demonic bondage is, in varying degrees, unpleasant and frustrating. It is a barrier to their pleasures. They think they could get more enjoyment out of life if they were set free.
But this is not sufficient reason for God to respond to their prayers. When we come to Him for deliverance, He searches our motives. He offers freedom to those who will use it to serve Christ more effectively, not those who wish to continue in a life of selfish pleasure.
4. Self-Centeredness – A Desire for Attention
Some people always feel ignored and unimportant. They want to be at center stage but life keeps them in the background. They feel nobody cares about them. One possible reason: They are oppressed and suppressed by demons.
When they seek deliverance, they suddenly find themselves the center of attention and they enjoy it. But after some measure of deliverance, they drop back into the shadows. People no longer pay as much attention to them. So, they find some new aspect of their “problem” to discuss and some new area in which they need deliverance. Deep down they really do not want to be free. What they want is attention. They are like the women described by Paul in 2 Timothy 3:7, “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
It is right to have compassion on such people and to present clearly the conditions for receiving deliverance. But there comes a point when we must challenge them to accept full deliverance-and the responsibility that goes with it.
5. Failure To Break With The Occult
It is seldom easy to make a full and final break with the occult. Satan will use every trick in his repertoire to hold onto his victims. A person seeking to break away may be like Lot’s wife escaping from Sodom. She turned around for one last, regretful look at what she was leaving behind and became forever immobilized as a pillar of salt (see Genesis 19:26). Jesus held her up as a warning to all succeeding generations: “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32).
The land of Canaan into which God brought the Israelites was corrupted by idolatry and occult involvement. For this reason, God told His people, “Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces” (Exodus 23:24, NW). The Israelites were required to obliterate every trace of occult involvement. Nothing was to be carried over from the old order to the new. God even demanded that His people’s speech indicate the total break with the old order: “Make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth” (Exodus 23:13).
The world around us today is like the land of Canaan at that time-corrupted and defiled by every conceivable form of the occult. But many Christians, as I said earlier, are slow to recognize how intensely God hates the occult. He requires that we make the same total break with all those things that He required of Israel in the land of Canaan: We must obliterate every trace of them from our lives.
The things that link us to the occult are often subtle and hard to detect. A person seeking deliverance needs to pray, “Lord, show me if there is anything in my life that still links me to the occult, and show me how to make a complete break.”
6. Failure to Sever Binding Soulish Relationships
We have point out that demonic bondage can result from being manipulated or controlled by soulish pressure exercised by some other person. Release from such bondage obviously depends on severing any such controlling relationship.
Jesus warned us that “a man’s foes will be those of his own household” (Matthew 10:36). This is often true in cases of such binding personal relationships. A mother, for instance, may seek to control her child. Or a young man may continually be pressured by his brother to go back to taking drugs with him.
No matter how close the family member or friend, full freedom will not come until that control is severed. The process of adjusting such relationships may be painful, but it is essential for full deliverance. Sometimes it is necessary to break all contact with the controlling person and trust God to reestablish the relationship in His time and on His terms. When this is not possible (as in the case of a spouse or a child living at home), the person seeking to stay free must be vigilant to avoid coming back under that familiar controlling power.
7. Lack of Release from a Curse
In earlier series in the 9-step process to deliverence, we indicated seven common indicators that there may be a curse over a person’s life. If you recognize that any of the forces we identified are still at work in your life, it may be that you are not yet fully released from every curse.
The basis of your release is the exchange that took place at the cross. There Jesus took on Himself every curse to which our sinfulness had exposed us, that in return we might be entitled to every blessing due to His spotless righteousness.
The ramifications of this exchange are many-sided and extend into every area of our lives.
8. Failure to Confess a Specific Sin
“If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. . .” (1 John 1:9). God does not necessarily require that we confess individually every sin we have ever committed. But at times one specific sin must be brought out into the open. Until it is acknowledged and confessed, God withholds His forgiveness and cleansing.
After David was convicted of his sins of adultery and murder, he said, “My sin is ever before me” (Psalm 51:3). David recognized the horror of the sin that had separated him from God. His only hope for inward peace and renewed fellowship with God was to bring his sin out into the open by specific confession.
When a person is seeking deliverance from demons, there may be a specific sin that has to be confessed. It may be the sin that opened him or her up to the demon in the first place. In that case God will withhold deliverance until the particular sin has been identified and confessed.
Testimony by a deliverance minister:
A mother once brought her teenage daughter to Lydia and me for deliverance. We succeeded in casting out a number of demons, but there was one stuck in the girl’s throat that refused to move any further.
Eventually I said to the young woman, “I believe you have committed one specific sin that God requires you to confess by name.”
The girl looked at me for a few moments in acute embarrassment, then blurted out, “I had an abortion.”
The mother let out a gasp. She had apparently known nothing about it.
“God requires one more thing,” I told the young woman. “You have to confess that abortion as murder.”
She did. And the moment she correctly named her sin as murder, she was completely delivered. She received forgiveness not only from God but from her mother. Mother and daughter fell into each other’s arms and cried together.
When God requires the confession of some specific sin, we must rely on the Holy Spirit to reveal it. It is His ministry, after all, to convict of sin (see John 16:8). In addition to murder, specific sins that often need to be confessed are listed in the last four of the Ten Commandments: adultery, theft, false witness and coveting (Exodus 20:14-17).
9. Not “Separated” by Water Baptism
Being baptized in water, as we pointed out, is the outward act by which we “complete” the salvation we have received through our faith in Christ’s atonement. A person who has believed but not been baptized is “incompletely” saved. It is only “complete” salvation that grants us the legal right to be free from demonic oppression. Unfortunately, even some churches that practice baptism by immersion do not sufficiently emphasize its importance.
I want to make clear, however, that I am not speaking of baptism as a ceremony required to join some particular congregation, but simply as an act of personal obedience to Scripture. Whenever I pray for deliverance with people who have never been baptized as believers, I warn them, “You are free now, but if you intend to retain your freedom, you must be baptized in water.”
On the other hand, you may have done this without understanding the complete deliverance from Satan’s power to which you are legally entitled. If you still find yourself harassed by Satan’s demons, take your stand on what your baptism really means. Pray something like this: “Lord Jesus, I thank You that I have passed through the water out of Satan’s kingdom and into Your Kingdom. And now, Lord, I take authority in Your name and cut off every harassing demon that has been pursuing me.”
10. Part of a Larger Battle
As Christians, we are involved in a vast spiritual war that spans both earth and heaven. Paul describes this as a wrestling match against satanic forces in the heavenlies (see Ephesians 6:12). At times we may find ourselves in conflict not only with demons on the earthly plane, but also with daimons whose headquarters are in the heavenlies.
Sometimes a person who appears relatively unimportant on the earthly plane is a strategic element in this global conflict. Satan’s daimons are aware of this and are determined to retain control over that life and use it to oppose God’s purpose. Consequently, any attempt to minister deliverance is resisted fiercely, not only by the demons in the person but also by the satanic forces in the heavenlies operating through that person. I call such a person a “battleground.”
A single individual, for instance, may be the key to the salvation of a whole family or even some larger community. Or the deliverance of just one person may open the door to bring the Gospel to a hitherto unreached people group. If this is so, Satan will marshal his forces, both on earth and in the heavenlies, to retain his control over that individual.
To minister to such people, we need insight into the heavenlies – perhaps through a vision or word of wisdom or knowledge. If we have a clear picture of the forces opposing us, we can call on committed intercessors to stand together with us to claim the victory Christ has gained for us. For through His atoning death and victorious resurrection, He has “disarmed principalities and powers” of Satan that oppose us (Colossians 2:15).
It may also be, when a person does not receive deliverance, that we need to apply the words of Jesus in Mark 9:29: “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
Now, prayer for self-deliverance
SHORT PRAYER FOR SELF-DELIVERANCE.
“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. I renounce them all. I forgive all others as I want You to forgive me. 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 calleth 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!”
Let it come from your heart and see the salvation of the Lord!
ARE YOU SICK OR A NEED FOR Deliverance and RESTORATION?
For those who are sick or unwell in whatever shape or form, or needing deliverance? Or restoration, kindly touch the dot below in faith (Faith is seeing the precise positive outcome of your current situation, knowing that Jesus has done His part more than 2000 years ago to secure your healing and deliverance, restoration as a down payment, trusting that down payment is available to you to draw from, like a positive balance in your checking account with the bank, no questions asked as we agree with you and pronounce BE HEALED, BE DELIVERED, and BE RESTORED in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen)
By the authority, you have granted unto me and unto them, I exercise that authority now in faith with their anger against the enemy and hunger to get what you have freely given unto them all, I curse every illness, every disease, be it cancer, COVID 19, be it spirit of infirmities, be it demonic possession or oppression, be it the spirit of poverty, setbacks, delayed fulfilment of what God has already determined and released. We come against the anomaly, I bind them, we curse them to their root and we cast them out by authority in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. We call forth a release of healing, deliverances and restoration into their lives in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord for testimonies that are abiding to your glory and honour and adoration. Thank you for souls that are being added to Your kingdom as a result of this message, the miracles that we are already seeing right now and manifesting for your glory in Jesus name, Amen. It is done! Rejoice!
Touch this spot highlighted as a point of contact and confess with your mouth – *I AM HEALED, I AM DELIVERED and I AM RESTORED* in my Spirit, Soul, Body and all around me in the name of JESUS Christ, Amen!!!
Begin to do what you could not do before and begin to confess until full healing, deliverance restoration becomes a fruit in your life in Jesus name, amen. Stay hungry for all of God, stay angry and take back all that the enemy has held back in Jesus name, amen
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