How many of us have journeyed through our new found life in the Lord Jesus with baggage? We seem to make occasional stops along the way which empowers us to release some of this baggage as we go.
Yet, if we look at the whole of our life we can see that there are areas where we need to get rid of more baggage.
The need to be rid of this baggage in scripture is called deliverance. The Word tells us that deliverance is when God extends His hand towards us and gives us victory over the things that have been defeating us; whether they exist inside of us or outside.
Jesus came to deliver us; to loosen us from the hold of the devil and destroy his works.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy (looosen) the works of the devil.
I know that there has been great debate whether a Christian can have demons inside of them, using them to stir up trouble in their lives, homes or churches. Let us consider this. What is it in us that is saved? Is it our mind? No, because scripture tells us to renew it. (Rom 12:2) That a process that takes discipline, study and time. Is it our body? No, because we are told to crucify the flesh with it's many weaknesses. (Gal 5:19) Is it our soul? No, because we must learn to submit it to the Lordship of Jesus. (Jam 4:7) So what then is saved and changed when we accepted Christ?
Our spirit is quickened. Made alive by the Holy Spirit when we ask the Lord Jesus to come and take Lordship over our lives. Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration (rebirth), and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
I can tell you this from personal experience. Christians need deliverance. Satan has worked overtime convincing them they don't so he doesn't get booted out of the church. He uses people in the church to stop the move of God. To get people to stop praying. To water down worship. To cause havoc in our homes. To cause sickness in our bodies. To bring in compromise. To steal our blessings. To keep us always begging God, for the things God has already provided for us through Jesus.
In John 14 we find that Satan was coming for Jesus. Jesus clearly states “and he has nothing in Me.” That is what made Jesus the perfect sacrifice. He was a lamb without spot or blemish. The thing is, we are not. If Satan where to come for you, could you say to him “can't touch this?”
In Matthew 4 we read that Satan was trying to tempt Jesus as he was coming off a 40 day fast. Jesus was week from hunger and Satan was attempting to take advantage of that.
Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Satan, is always looking to be worshiped. He has been very cunning in obtaining many worshipers.
Jesus came to destroy this and establish the Kingdom of God (Supreme God) in us. Through our lives and the lives of our ancestors there have been many altars established in us that are not to the Supreme God.
Jesus declares in Matthew 12 that if you have received deliverance then the Kingdom of God has come near you. If Jesus role was to administer deliverance to God's people then that is also our job as well.
Mat 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
In my experience as a minister 100% of my prayers has been to bring deliverance to people in diverse situations. Whether it is to cast out devils, tear down demonic altars, cast out sickness, break Ancestral strong holds or ask for deliverance from demonically assigned circumstances.
The Word of the Lord declares healing is for the believer. Then why aren't we healed? If to the best of our knowledge and ability we are living right, standing in faith, confessing the Word over our life; why then aren't we healed?
We need to ask the right question. What is blocking our healing? What is blocking our breakthrough?
Why are we barely being sustained when God said He would provide for us?
You might say, “I already went through that. I already went through my season of deliverance.” If your deliverance was complete Satan couldn't block what God wants you to have.
Deliverance has to lead us to the point that we, like Jesus, could say, “Satan, you have nothing in me.”
The scripture is full of the ways Satan steals from us and hides our blessings and our destiny. The books are now open and we must ask the Lord to let us see His word with new eyes. Eyes of understanding that we will be enlightened. Don't fall into the trap that Satan will feed you; that you already know this, and that you've heard it all before. If you truly did you would have your victory.
I have been in deliverance ministry for 23 years, yet the Lord continues to reveal Truth to me. I contemplate how we can become fully delivered? I know how I walk with the Lord. I know how I have sought Him and pursued Him. I think, if it has taken this long for me, what chance do people have that don't pursue Him and are satisfied with just stepping into the Kingdom?
I John 5 gives us some insights into the areas we need to address. Ask the Lord to let you see what I am saying.
1Jn 5:17 All unrighteousness (injustice) is sin (an offense): and there is a sin not unto death.
Have you ever wondered what the sin was John was speaking of in verse 17?
1Jn 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinner not; but he that is begotten (born of God, or delivered of God) of God keeper (guards himself, watches) himself, and that wicked one (the devil, evil, lewd, malicious, diseased, grievous, derelict) toucheth (attach oneself to) him not.
1Jn 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
1Jn 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding (deep thought), that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
1Jn 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
John was emphasizing idolatry in these verses and how once God has delivered us from it we are to guard ourselves that we don't fall into it again. There is a point of deliverance where Satan can no longer touch us. That is where we are headed.
Look around your life. Are there things going on in it that do not line up with the Word of God?
Our deliverance doesn't start with this generation. It catches up with us here.
We must deal with the sins of our forefathers.
Exo_20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exo_34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
Num_14:18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Do you know about your ancestors lives three and four generations back? I don't. I don't have any idea what they worshiped, if they were murderers, witches and warlocks. I don't know what kind of covenants or vows they made against their offspring. All I do know is that there were plenty of things that I had to get clear of, repent of and get delivered of.
How long is a generation? Depending on where you look between 20 to 30 years. So we are talking about 60 to 120 years.
I know this, personally, I had been involved with the occult before I was saved. My sister is involved with the occult now, my aunt was involved in the occult years before she was saved. So for me it was obvious that there was witchcraft and occult activity in my ancestors. That is just what I know of.
Think about some of the things you had to break agreements and covenants with when you accepted the Lord Jesus as your Savior.
It wasn't enough just to deal with your sin. You must go back and deal with the sins of your forefathers (mother) and of your in-laws. When you marry someone you join yourself to them and their sins too.
We need the Lord's help to expose all the hidden things that have been lurking around in darkness within us. Subtly influencing our lives without our knowledge.
Pro 20:27 The spirit (divine inspiration, intellect) of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts (apartment, chambers, innermost part, parlour, within) of the belly. (body, hollow, womb, within).
Pro 20:30 The blueness (bruise, hurt, stripe) of a wound cleanseth (scouring) away evil (adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, displeasure, distress, grief, mischief, misery, naught, noisome, sadness, sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wretchedness, wrong): so do stripes (a blow, wound, pestilence, beaten, plague, slaughter, smote) the inward parts (apartment, chamber, innermost part, parlour, within) of the belly. (hallow, belly, womb, bosom, body, within)
So just in case you were still in doubt where these things are that you have to deal with it is obvious that they are “within” us.
1Pe_2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (Spirit, soul and body wholeness).
Now looking at the scripture we can see that the stripes Jesus took were for our inward deliverance. That deals with demons, Family strongholds, sickness, affliction, depression, disease and much more.
O.K. You may have been able to follow me this far but now I am going to throw out some things that I know to be true and have found proof within the scripture for addressing these things; however, this information is not well known in the church circles unless you come from another country other than the USA.
I take authority right now over ever demonic force that would try to blind you, distract you, spirit of slumber and anything that would try to keep you from the revelation of this Truth, I bind it in, Jesus name.
Satan has been playing games with the body of Christ and he has been doing it for a long time. He was here before God reformed the earth.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness (misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness) was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The word for darkness here is also used in Isa 60.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness( misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness) shall cover the earth, and gross darkness (gloom) the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Just as the Lord covered the the face of the waters, He will cover us with His Glory to deliver us from the darkness which I have already proven through scripture resides in us.
Satan is and was that darkness that covered the earth. He existed in the water, above the water, everywhere that would have been considered earth before God spoke to transform it. Satan's influence was already established in the earth realm.
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
God is still dividing the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
Gen 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Gen 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Then God started dividing up the water. He turned part of it into the Heavens, part into dry land and part in Seas.
Before I go further I want you to consider something. If I have a glass of water and I dissolve salt into it. I wait for all the salt to dissolve, then I pour part of the water into three separate glasses. Will each glass contain salt from the original glass? Will you be able to separate the salt out without distillation?
The answer to the question is yes, the salt will be in each glass and no, you cannot separate the salt out without bringing through some type of distillation process.
Stay with me a little longer, I am making a point.
For those that are prayer warriors, I want you to consider a moment. Where is the focus of your prayer when you are taking the Kingdom by force?
The second heavens? The earth realm? Maybe beneath the earth? When you are warring for peoples deliverance what realms do you enter to unlock them?
There has been a large oversight when we war. There is a realm that has locked people, infiltrated their lives, established altars and strongholds that we fail to address. That is the Marine realm (prayer), the sun, the moon, the stars, the elements, the air.
As in my example of the salt in water. Satan was already in the water. When God separated things Satan's realm was disbursed into these places as well.
Maybe you already know this. But it was a revelation to me. There is some good information on the internet that deals with the Marine Spirit (teaching) realm and what it controls. I would advise you to search it out and begin addressing things in your life with this new information.
Satan, has been stealing from us. He has hidden what God has ordained for us to walk in. Our destinies have been locked up. Parts of our lives have been demonically caged. We must go to war in the spirit to recover what has been stolen. I have a teaching called “They Shall Recover”. God has appointed an anointing for recovery. We must ask Him for it and go to war and recover our families, our callings, our health, our marriages, our inheritances. We must take an offensive position. We must stop passively standing by while our life passes us by. You are here to fulfill a purpose. Jesus came to Establish the Kingdom of God and Destroy the works of the Devil. If we are His disciples, it stands to reason that whatever we do will include this too.
Joh_14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
If what you are doing is not a threat to Satan and his kingdom it's time to re-group. He should be terrified that you are around. EVERYONE is called to deliverance ministry if they are a child of God. We are supposed to be setting the captives free. How can we do that when we are still being held captive?
What is holding you captive? Maybe you don't know and you need help. That's what the body of Christ is for. That is what this ministry is for. If you can't find someone where you are contact us.
I have books available that will begin to address basic issues in your life. The key in being set free is wanting it with your whole heart. God is maturing the Body of Christ quickly now. The time for the slow process is over. He has equipped and trained willing vessels to help in the “quick grow, recovery” process. Pray and ask the Lord who you should ask for help. God knows who has been assigned to help you.
We must all strive to get fully liberated of everything known and unknown that has had influence and control over our lives. We must be able to say like Jesus, “SATAN, YOU CAN'T TOUCH THIS!”