Overview & Summary
By Jim Searcy with help from Bro. RW Caviness, Win Worley, and the Hammonds
Beware of anyone who claims to know
it all about deliverance. Such are dangerous. if there
is any subject in which we must admit that we ALL know in part,
it is this subject of DELIVERANCE.
Much of what will be shared in this summary and overview on Deliverance comes to us from Brother RW. He is the brother who sent us the teachings of Win Worley. Win Worley has gone on to glory; but, was one of the great modern teachers and ministers in deliverance. After all these years of being involved in deliverance ministry I had not known of Win Worley's teachings. Win and I had many common friends in the ministry; but, I was not privileged to study Win's teachings until recently. They are great confirmation of some things which many will find difficult to receive. Another thing which amazes me is how MUCH the Spirit of God is NOW opening up to the saints who will DILIGENTLY PRESS into the Mystery of the Ages, Christ IN us, the hope of glory.
We do know that there are NO copyrights in the kingdom of heaven. However, I do want you to know, that much of what will be shared in this Deliverance section are things which either come directly, or else are confirmed by other brethren, who are strong in THE faith, and are well grounded in this subject of Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare.
The devilís most important lie is that when a believer is born again, baptized, and receives the Holy Spirit, that he can NOT have a devil. THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LIE OF THE DEVIL. The TRUTH is, that such believers are the high priority targets for the devils. Satan already has the unbelievers. Only Believers represent a threat to the devils. And the POWER and AUTHORITY which the Lord Jesus Christ gives to every believer is DENIED when people receive that lie. The LIE that born again, baptized, and spirit baptized believers do not have, and/or can not have, a devil is the devil's most important lie. Instantly, believers who receive that lie are left with a form of godliness which DENIES the POWER thereof.
2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Brethren, it is time we realize that there are only two kinds of people in the world, Believers and Unbelievers. Believers cast out devils, and are constantly on guard to get them cast out of themselves and others, and keep them out. Unbelievers DO NOT.
We do mourn that so few are being prepared for the antichrist war
on the saints. The purpose of the church is NOT for building
entertainment centers. The church is to equip the saints for the
work of the ministry. In the final 42 months before the return of
the Lord Jesus Christ, the work of the ministry of every saint
will be WAR with the antichrist demonic hordes. That
will be the work of the ministry for EVERY SAINT. The weapons of
our warfare are NOT carnal but they are mighty to the pulling
down of strongholds.
There is a spiritual dynamic which drives everything that we see unfolding in the physical. It is sad how very few saints are being instructed regarding the fullness of the Mystery of the Ages, Christ IN us, the hope of glory. It is sad how very few saints are being taught anything biblical about the principles which might help them endure to the end, and participate in the final glory of the Last Days harvest.
Through passive or willing ignorance most people do NOT understand spiritual warfare and deliverance, even though the first sign that the Lord Jesus Christ said would follow those who believe, is that IN His Name they would cast out devils. Mark 16:17 - And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;
When one realistically looks at today's seminaries, we see that the conformity to the Word of God, and SOUND Doctrine and training in spiritual warfare is NOT part of the curriculum. It would almost seem as though young champions for darkness, spiritual ignorance, and spiritual blindness are being produced. The sheep follow the blind leaders of the blind, and almost all are walking in darkness regarding the Mystery of the
It is sad and amazing how many today, do not even recognize what is wrong with the very idea of DIFFERENT BIBLES. It is amazing how many claim to be Christians for years, and have not considered that the Holy Bible should be read in the order which God promised that He would preserve and purify it seven times. How can anyone know the context of any book, without reading that book in order, precept upon precept, and line upon line, straight through from the front cover to the back cover? How can the Word be RIGHTLY DIVIDED without that context and foundation? The vast majority from the pulpit to the back door, do NOT know what God's Word says, and are in either ignorance, or even willful rebellion to God's commandments. Most have been robbed of God's good and acceptable and perfect gifts, some of which are the blessings that follow OBEDIENCE.
The truth of Acts 17:30-31 MUST NOW BE received, acknowledged, apprehended, and LIVED. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
NOW is the time for the everlasting gospel, as we find in Revelation 14:6-7, to be proclaimed. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
It is time to fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment is come. 1 Pet 4:17-18 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Those who name the name of Christ should not be glorying in themselves, but should rather be working out their own salvation with fear and trembling. We should be departing from iniquity, knowing that to whom much is given, much is also required.
There are three parts to the gospel of salvation by grace through faith IN the Lord Jesus Christ. All three are essential. They are justification, imputation of Christ's righteousness, and sanctification. We are saved by hope, and justified by faith. The will of God for His children is sanctification, walking in submission to Him, and having complete victory over sin, the world, the flesh, AND the DEVIL and his demons.
1 Th 4:3-5 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
The will of God is clear. We are to PRESS on to perfection. Sanctification is that growing in grace process. Peter gave an order of this growth. We are to KNOW Him and not just know about Him. He has given us great and precious promises, that do little or no good if we do not know what they are, and IF, there is a condition upon which they are based. We are to, by His Holy Spirit, partake of His divine nature, having been given power over ALL the power of the enemy. However, there is a condition. We must exercise our will to turn away from the corruption of the lusts of our flesh.
We have this great faith and precious promises. To this we add virtue, the fruits of the spirit, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control. And to this virtue we add KNOWLEDGE, knowledge of what God Said, rightly divided, in context, with the diligent determination to DO what God said, just because God said so. That is the REAL FAITH that honors God, and will see His exceeding great mighty power manifest. Regarding REAL FAITH, the rest is phony baloney which will not endure and be able to stand in this evil day.
Indeed we have been given power over ALL the power of the enemy. However, if we receive the lie that we can not have a demon in our flesh or mind, that power is rendered null and void, because we walk in deception, and deny the truth. The victory of the believers which gives glory to God in the name of Yeshua, is the casting out of the devils. Believers cast them out. Non believers, are deceived and do not cast them out. It really is that simple. The way of the believer in glorifying God, who was manifest in the flesh to destroy the works of the devil, is in receiving the truth, acknowledging the truth, and walking in the light of the truth. Then we also know, and will see manifest, that we have been given power over ALL the power of the enemy. We have the power to put down the lusts that entice us, and draw us away from God and into sin, which is transgression of God's laws.
2 Pet 1:3-11 According as his
divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life
and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us
to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great
and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the
divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world
through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your
faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge
temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience
godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly
kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they
make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the
knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these
things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that
he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren,
give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye
do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be
ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Heb 6:1-6 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Deliverance and the casting out of demons is the strong meat of the Word of God. Casting out demons is part of tasting the good word of God and the powers of the world to come. Once we begin to walk in deliverance, we have put our hands to the plow, to press on into sanctification, and press towards perfection.
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
There can be no looking back. The children of Israel murmured and complained in the wilderness and looked back to the bondage from which God had delivered them. God was wroth with them for their unbelief and they did not get to enter into the rest that God had prepared for them. These things are all examples and were written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come. Once God gives us the wisdom and knowledge from His word, that we have power over ALL the power of the enemy, we are without excuse. We are held to a higher standard from that point on, and these verses have new meaning.
Heb 10:26-27 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Receiving and beginning to walk in deliverance means that we are truly without excuse before God if we continue to let sin reign in our mortal bodies. This is a warning to be not high minded but rather to fear. Seeing God's power manifested by His Holy Spirit, confirming His word, to heal and deliver His people from the bondage to sin and demons, should strengthen our fear of God. The manifestation of His power should be humbling and not cause anyone to become vainly puffed up in their fleshly mind. It is sad to witness how many so-called deliverance ministers get overtaken in that snare. That is why anyone who would deny the biblical doctrine of the Trinity should NEVER become involved in deliverance ministry. Such must FIRST deal with the proud antichrist religious spirit that would cause anyone to deny the biblical doctrine of the trinity. Otherwise Satan has a literal circus with such deliverance ministries.
It must be understood that
deliverance is an ongoing process. The demons are in multiple
layers like the layers of an onion. There are strongmen and
gatekeepers that come in through inheritance and rebellions
earlier in life, and then they lead people into more and more
wickedness, that brings in more demons. Getting rid of the demons
is a reversal of the process that gave them access. The sins of
necessity must be confessed and repented in order to take back
the legal ground that gives the demons their access to be in our
minds and bodies.
Then, and ONLY AFTER dealing with that legal ground are the demons to be cast out in the name of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Blood of Yeshua. Before the legal ground is taken back the demons should only be bound. Just like with an onion, the outer layers come off easier than the inner layers of demons that are buried deeper in our souls. They require more work to discern legal grounds, and more work to cast out, because they are much stronger and more firmly entrenched than the ones gaining recent access. Deliverance is a ministry for EVERY believer and is a walk with God. Genuine humility is required because it hurts our pride to begin to discern the wickedness of our own hearts. That discernment is crucial to the identifying of the legal grounds. Without the legal ground being identified and taken back, there can be no true and lasting victory over the demons.
Jesus said that we are to abide or
remain in Him and His word was to abide or remain in us. Satan is
a thief, and he will try to steal your deliverance and destroy
your faith. God never takes away man's free will. In fact, God
limits Himself in regard to man's freedom to will and to choose.
Salvation is for whosoever WILL. The True God is the God who Sets
FREE from bondage. Therefore, God REQUIRES that we freely
exercise our WILL to DO His will. He is a God of perfect order, but since God IS
LOVE, that perfect order will come from WILLING submission to DO His will.
This exercising of our will, to do the will of God, is necessary to press on to perfection, and into the Mystery of the Ages. This exercise of our will is necessary to continue on in deliverance to more freedom to DO the will of God. We have to choose to abide in Him and have His word abide in us. As we study to show ourselves approved unto God, and have our faith increased by hearing God's word, we are required to walk in the truth that is revealed to us. Our walk with God is supposed to be a growing from faith to FAITH, for without faith it is impossible to please God. The righteousness of God is only revealed in us from faith to FAITH, and the just shall live by faith.
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Yeshua, Salvation, Jesus Christ, whose name is called the Word of God, is the author and finisher of our faith. And faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. To press on into perfection, it is absolutely ESSENTIAL, that we study God's Word DAILY. We have to have our daily bread to grow stronger in faith.
The first thing to recognize after a demon has been cast out is that the demon will try to get back in.
Mat 12:43-45 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.
The demon will try to return to what he considers to be his house, which is our mind or body. Notice what the demon does when he findeth it empty. If the demon comes back and finds one empty, the final condition will be worse than the first. The one delivered must be filled with the Holy Ghost, and have God's Word abiding in them. Otherwise the demon will come back in with seven other spirits MORE wicked than himself, and that condition will be much worse than before deliverance. When we are delivered from the spirits that have kept us in bondage, we must break up that fallow ground that was passively given over to the use of the enemy.
Hosea 10:12-13 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy (our own) way, in the multitude of thy (false teachers) mighty men.
The redeemed body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. The redeemed have a new Master. The redeemed are bought with a price, the precious blood of the Lamb of God. The redeemed no longer own themselves. The redeemed were bought out of the slavery to the law of sin and death, and the fear of death, by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. The demons hinder us from glorifying God in our bodies. The demons hinder us from magnifying God in our souls, our mind, will, and emotions. As soon as we receive deliverance from an unclean spirit, we have to break up that fallow ground and sow in righteousness.
Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
The demons try to keep us in bondage to our weak and lustful flesh. Once a demon is cast out, we have the freedom of being set free from another lust. However, it is not enough that we merely stop indulging in that lust to which we were in bondage, we must also use that fallow ground to sow unto the Spirit. That which had been given over to the enemy's thorns, must now be used to serve and glorify God. The time that was spent laboring for things that did not profit, now needs to be spent laboring for those things of eternal value.
Mark 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. That defines what is of eternal value. We hunger and thirst after righteousness, knowing that godliness with contentment is great gain. If one does not use this newfound freedom from demonic bondage, and lusts of the flesh, to serve and glorify God, the demon will find the house empty when he returns. That condition will end up worse than at the first.
Deliverance is an ongoing process for many reasons. Our hearts are wicked and deceitful above all things and ONLY the Word of God, can separate the soul and spirit which is necessary to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart without deception. This is why studying the Word of God is NOT optional, it is VITAL. One will be deceived and mocked by the thoughts and intents of ones own heart without God's Word.
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the DIVIDING ASUNDER OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, and of the joints and marrow, and is a DISCERNER of the thoughts and INTENTS of the heart.
If we are seeking deliverance that we might be glorified, rather than God being glorified, we are deceived by our hearts. This, of itself, will give the demon spirits legal ground to remain in us. Often, when someone is seeking deliverance, they are seeking it to regain control over something in their lives to which they were in bondage, without being in submission to God. It is not possible to resist the devil and have him flee from us, if we are not in submission to God. If someone has a demon of alcoholism, and still loves the sin of being drunk, and wants to indulge in it, they will not be able to have victory over that spirit. God will NOT usurp free will. He is the God who sets free from bondage. We are, in fact, commanded to choose who we WILL serve. God requires that we make the FREE exercise of our will to do His will, and that is why salvation is for whosoever will.
Psa 78:30-31 They were not
estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their
mouths, The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of
them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
God does not estrange us from our lusts. God expects us to make NO provision for the lusts of the flesh. That means to stop sowing unto the flesh and present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God. This is our reasonable service because he paid the price for us to be redeemed from the slavery to sin and death.
A particularly common demonic deception is the idea that one can have a partial victory over sin and demons. Everyone will choose to fully serve God, or the choice is made to serve the world, the flesh, and the devil, by default. Either one is serving God, or serving the lusts of the world, the flesh, and the devil. There is no middle ground. There are only two paths, the narrow one leading to eternal life, and the broad one that leads to destruction. Jesus said that we either are for Him or against Him, either gathering with Him or scattering.
We can NOT return to the vomit and the wallowing in the mire, without getting more demons back in us than we had before deliverance. One of the first ways that demons will attempt to deceive people who have received deliverance is by attacking them in the spirit of their mind with fear and doubt that they never were cast out in the first place. Often there are violent manifestations when spirits are cast out, but ultimately we have to have a conviction from the Holy Ghost, and receive in faith, that a spirit did leave. They HAVE to come out if the legal grounds are taken away, through confession and repentance of the sin that gave them entry. They are then cast out in the name of The Lord Jesus Christ, by the power of the Blood of Yeshua. If you are convinced, and by faith do KNOW, that a specific demon came out, we MUST stand in faith that it did come out, and build defense against its return and the first line of defense is knowing by faith in the reality and integrity of the Word of God, by His Spirit of Truth that it was cast out.
Deception is based in lies, and all demons are liars. The only thing that sets us free from any form of bondage is truth, and it has to be truth that we KNOW. If we receive the lie from the demon, that it did not come out, that deception gives them legal grounds to come back in. The power of life and death is in the tongue and if the demons get us to receive their lie, and we get that lie down into our heart, we will eventually speak it, because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
An obvious part of keeping the demons out, and preventing their reentry, is NOT allowing the deception of thinking or saying that they never came out in the first place.
Psa 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Prov 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and out of the heart are the issues of life. To have and maintain victory over the demons of necessity requires study of God's Word and hiding it in the heart so the Word of God can be brought forth. The word of God is the good treasures, which is brought forth out of the abundance of what has been stored in the heart.
Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
One thing that we know from the
ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ - YOU CAN, AND SHOULD BE
DELIVERED. The True God sets FREE from bondage, and every false
god is a control freak.
1 John 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 THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.
Why was the Son of God manifested? Jesus Christ did deliverance ministry and taught deliverance ministry. Child of God, healing is the children's bread. Getting deliverance, and delivering others, destroys the works of the devil.
Brethren, the war on the saints is REAL. Having been involved in deliverance ministry for over 25 years, I simply tell you that if Jesus said there are demons, you better believe the Word of God, and not follow the fuds, thuds, and duds to hell. When that 5th trumpet sounds, the particularly bad bunch of demons, sealed up at the time of Noah's flood, will be let loose. Men's hearts will fail as they look at some of these fearful things coming. We should KNOW it is high time to get ready for this antichrist War on the SAINTS, rather than playing church in pre-trib lala land, and get shocked out of denial, when it may be too late, to learn what one should know NOW?
Most have heard the first part of Hosea 4:6 so many times that many may even be able to quote it. Yet, as when most would read this other part of Hosea 4:6 most would not even recognize it as part of Hosea 4:6 I will also reject thee, thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God.
Born again, Holy Spirit Baptized believers, HAVE been made kings and PRIESTS unto God. However, most have never walked in the fullness of that high calling, seeing the dead raised, the sick healed, and demons cast out, and the devil fleeing from us. Sadly, most have been rejected from this high calling because we have forgotten the law of thy God.
Why have we forgotten the law of thy God? Because we were blinded, by the blind leaders of the blind. We have been taught how to play church, so well, that we do NOT KNOW HOW TO BE THE CHURCH. "Everybody just feel good and play nice church." "Everybody just unite for the sake of unity," say the blind leaders of the blind. NICE, POWERLESS, FEEL GOOD, FEIGNED FAITH, AND FEIGNED AFFECTION, IS TAUGHT ALMOST EVERY SUN GOD DAY, IN PRE-TRIB 501C3 LALA LAND. Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear do mourn.
I like teaching children. They get it quick. They do not have to overcome their pride and rebellion to become teachable. They do not have to unlearn first. Tell this to a child - DISOBEDIENCE BRINGS CURSES & OBEDIENCE BRINGS BLESSINGS. Most children can get it pretty quick. Try the same thing with a rebellious, religious spirit bound churchman, and watch out for the old "we are not under the law but under grace" knee jerk. Sad. Sad.
It is wise to be like a child in some things. Mark 10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mat 11:25-26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Is the law a curse? Sadly, many believe that lie of the devil. Receiving and believing that lie will lead to a religion that is just as vain and void of the power of God as the religion that teaches righteousness by works rather than by grace.
Here is the truth. Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Sin is the transgression, or the over stepping, or violation, of the Law of God. Sin is a violation of the God's Royal Law of LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY. We should not be ignorant of the Law of Moses, any more than be ignorant of the 780 commandments of the New Testament. Ignorance can really hurt, in these perilous times. The LAW is not a curse. There are curses that will get you, if you break the LAW, and there are blessings that will overtake you, if you keep the LAW.
Messiah IS our Passover. The Passover and Unleavened bread feasts of the Lord are NOT separated. Messiah our Passover, gives the power of the Holy Ghost to make us HOLY, to live free of the bondage of the leaven of sin, and demons. It is sad how many do NOT know how much physical and mental illness is demonic spirits of infirmity. It is even more sad how many Holy Spirit Baptized believers are taught that they are exempt from demons rather than being a high priority target for the demons. It is sad how many do not recognize what they call besetting sins, are demons, from which they may be set free.
Heb 6:1-3 Therefore leaving the
principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto
perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from
dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms,
and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and
of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.
The very IMPORTANT strong meat topic of "Curses and Spirits" on the GJiGT is found at: http://www.moresureword.com/curse&sp.htm
Messiah has set us free from the law of sin and death. He did that by actually becoming a curse for us on the Cross of Calvery, as our Passover, on WEDNESDAY, Nissan 14, 30AD, outside the gates of Jerusalem, at dark. Though He had not sinned He did willingly receive the curse of the law of sin and death. Yes, when He died, recieving that curse of the law of sin and death, THE WAY was provided. IT WAS FINISHED. Now because Satan had violated that law of sin and death, by getting the princes of this world to crucify the Lord of Glory, God was free to extend mercy AND maintain His perfect justice and righteousness. Yes, God is PERFECT in His justice and righteousness in consigning Satan, his demonic hordes, to hell. God is perfect in His justice and righteousness to consign rebellious, men who refuse His mercy and grace to repent, who choose NOT to will to do His will, to consign them to the eternal lake of fire of hell. THAT WAS FINISHED WITHOUT EVER TO BE A POSSIBILITY OF A QUESTION OF HIS LOVE, MERCY, AND JUSTICE, ON THAT CROSS OUTSIDE OF THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM, ON WEDNESDAY, NISSAN 14, 30AD.
Though hell was created for the devil and his angels it is being enlarged for men who refuse to receive forgiveness through the Blood of the Lamb. All who fail to find God's grace and resolve the enmity of sin with the Holy God, by the Power of the Blood of the Lamb of God, are destined for the eternal lake of fire of hell. iT IS A WONDER OF GOD'S GOODNESS MERCY AND GRACE THAT ANY SINNER INCLUDING MOTHER MARY COULD AVOID HELL. However, God IS God, and His goodness, love, mercy, justice, and righteousness FINISHED and forever settled on that Wednesday, Nissan 14, in 30AD.
Had the princes of this world
known they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory. He totally
defeated Satan and the whole host of hell, BY BEING MADE OUR
PASSOVER AND BY BEING MADE A CURSE FOR US. Born again Christians
have TWICE the reason for celebrating the PASSOVER feast of the
LORD as any Jew who does not know Messiah.
We can walk in victory, if, IF, and it is a Big IF, IF we will walk IN Forgiveness, IN Holiness, IN Submission to God, and IN the power of the real Holy Ghost.
We should know that Messiah did NOT become our PASSOVER to give us a LICENSE TO SIN. He did NOT become our Passover to DO AWAY with the LAW, Gods royal law of love, life, and liberty. He DID become our Passover to save us from the law of SIN & DEATH, and to redeem us from the curse of the law, by giving us the power of the Holy Ghost to live HOLY.
The "Curses & Spirits" article is strong meat to prepare us for getting the leaven out and to enter into that PURPOSE for which the Son of God was manifested. If we will Submit to God by the Power of the Word, Blood, and Spirit of Messiah, we can be more than conquerors in the antichrist war on the saints. Alleluia Yeshua.
In that Curses and Spirits article you will find a list of about 60 of such instructions of God to His people. The instructions are how we may avoid giving the devil a license to hammer us. There is also a fairly comprehensive list of demonic spirits that should be cast out in deliverance. There are instructions of God to His people that do have curses tied to them, when people fail to take heed. Violations and/or ignorance give the devil a license to hammer those who violate those laws of God. IGNORANCE IS NOT A PROTECTION. We need to understand that these are not curses that come from hexes or Satanists. These are curses from which the Blood of Yeshua and the Power of the Holy Ghost should redeem us, BUT DO DEPEND UPON US TAKING HEED TO GOD'S INSTRUCTION. Truly God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge of His Word. Hosea 4:6
Why does the Church not deal with
demonic spirits the way that the Bible teaches? It is absolutely
clear that the Lord Jesus Christ taught, that ALL believers are
to cast out devils. How many pulpits today are filled by men who
have never cast out a devil? How many have never had a devil cast
out of them?
Something is very wrong with this picture when you compare it with the very clear gospel record of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples.
The purpose of the church is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Today the main ministry should be to equip the saints to endure to the end of this great tribulation antichrist war on the saints. AND THAT DOES NOT MEAN SAVING OUR FLESH - Mat 10:39, Mat 16:25, Mark 8:35, Luke 9:24, Luke 17:33, John 12:25.
Why does the church teach, the great lie of the devil, that once a believer is born again and baptized with the Holy Spirit, he is exempt from demons? That is a great lie of the devil, and yet all of churchdumb seems to teach that lie. The truth is that the born again, Holy Spirit baptized, believers are the high priority targets of the demons. Why is that truth not taught? Few seem to challenge the devil. Rather the devil's lies are promoted. The reason is that unless we are submitted to God, it is dangerous to confront the devil. The churchmen understand that, from what happened to the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:13-16.
We must FIRST be submitted to God and then we can resist the devil. It becomes nearly impossible to be submitted to God, when one has a religion of rationalizing why we should NOT do what God Commands. Many today, are shocked at what the 2nd half of Hosea 4:6 says - "I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God." The reason you do not hear the second half of Hosea 4:6, is because it is so hard on some very widely received false doctrines.
Brethren, if a false doctrine is
accepted by 99.44% of the church, and even 100% of our own little
sect, it still remains a false doctrine. That is the same reason
you have not very likely ever heard a sermon on Jude. Jude is a
powerful, little, single chapter, New Testament book, of only 25
verses. It is too hard on too many false doctrines. You better
read it yourself, because the odds are very high you will never
hear it preached in these days of Strong Delusion and great
falling away from THE Faith. It is only 25 verses, read it, and
KNOW that it is the Word of God only 25 verses, see how
may false doctrines just 25 verses can expose.
Few today know the PURPOSE for which the Son of God was manifested, and many seem to have no idea what sin is. Calling a demon a character flaw, or a besetting sin, is failing to acknowledge the truth, and certainly not the way to be delivered from a demon. 1 John 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 the works of the devil.
Deliverance can not be taught by people who are not born again. Deliverance can not be wrought, or taught, by people who have a vain powerless religion of rationalizing why we should NOT do what God has commanded. Some will say, "I have been born again," as if that settles it. In reality, it only proves their need to be born again, AGAIN. Some people have been taught a solid mental block with that. NOT TO WORRY THOUGH Because Jesus and Paul clearly teach that you can be born again, AGAIN. And if you will have eyes to see, it is there Genesis to Revelation IF, you will seek and find His Grace IN REPENTANCE.
The first step however, is always RECEIVING & ACKNOWLEDGING the truth. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. The true God identified Himself as the God who sets FREE from bondage. Every false god is a control freak. If there is one thing that the Lord Jesus Christ clearly taught His disciples, and demonstrated, is that every believer should cast out devils.
Do you know that Mark 16:17-18 is in over 95% of all ancient Greek manuscripts, and in 100% of all of the oldest Greek manuscripts? Now let me show you a bald faced lie in parenthesis - (The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20.) How come almost all modern perversion profane bibles eliminate those verses and have such a bald faced lying note regarding the removal of those POWERFUL WORDS OF GOD? If you do find those verses in a modern profane bible why will it always have such a bald faced lie as a footnote? No way does such a lie build FAITH. 2 Tim 3:5 Applies - Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
When one is taught a vain powerless religion of rationalizing why we should NOT do what God commanded, it becomes nearly impossible to be submitted to God. Therefore, it also becomes nearly impossible to resist, or cast out devils. If necessary we need to get born again, AGAIN, get the Holy Ghost to write God's Royal Law of LOVE, LIFE and Liberty on our heart, as surely as the Lord Jesus Christ wrote it with His finger in stone for Moses. Then we can be submitted to God, and resist the devil, and the devil can be cast out, and witness the devils flee from before us.
The effect of a demon is like a weight. Most have carried that weight so long, and are so used to the hindrance, that we do not think it strange that we can not run fast or far. The sin that so easily besets us is UNBELIEF. The weights that hinder us are most likely demons. When you call a demon a character flaw, or a besetting sin, YOU WILL NOT BE DELIVERED. We MUST acknowledge the truth. First step of deliverance is always receiving and acknowledging the truth.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. The Son of God is the TRUTH personified. We need to be born again so that we can KNOW the Truth. If necessary we need to be born again, AGAIN. But we must KNOW the Truth. If the Son (who is the TRUTH) therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
There is a topic on the GJiGT about the spirit of REJECTION. The destructive effects of this spirit of Rejection are so wide spread today. Over half of the people, who claim to be Christians, manifest the obvious destructive fruits of the spirit of rejection. And no one seems to really deal with it. You may learn about this spirit of Rejection by clicking up this topic on the GJiGT - http://www.moresureword.com/reject.htm
The effects of the spirit of Rejection are so wounding and painful that many minds refuse to focus on it. Nevertheless, you know something is there, even though it is deeper than the mind, deeper than the reason, deeper than the memory. The book of Proverbs describes this as:
Prov 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Prov 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
The Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of Life, makes our spirit a dynamic active powerful spirit, to help believers through great difficulties. A crushed spirit has a crippling effect in all areas of life. The Lord Jesus Christ came that we might have Life, Abundant, Active, Eternal, LIFE. The Lord Jesus Christ did say these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. That is the TRUTH, no matter what fud, thud, or dud, says otherwise.
We are all soon going to have to battle demons like no people ever before or ever again. They are being cast out of heaven from the Rev 12 war, and the very bad ones, sealed up at the time of Noah's flood, will soon be let loose at the 5th Trump. We best ditch our vain powerless religion of religious stuff, yes, even Jewish religious stuff. We for sure better ditch our dead vain religious works righteousness. We best ditch the vain powerless religion of rationalizing why we should NOT do what God commands. If necessary we best dump our pride and get born again, AGAIN. We need to learn deliverance, and real spiritual warfare by the power of the REAL Holy Ghost, that makes you holy, and get rid of the counterfeit religious spirit, that makes one want to impress the church folk.
I beheld, and the same horn made
war with the SAINTS, and prevailed against them; And there was
given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and
power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he
opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name,
and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was
given unto him to make war with the SAINTS, and to overcome them:
and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and
nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,
whose names are NOT written in the book of life of the Lamb slain
from the foundation of the world.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the END shall be saved. Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And THEN shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and THEN shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will NOT BLOT OUT HIS NAME out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Dan 7:21, Rev 13:5-8, Mat 10:22, Mat 24:29-31, Rev 3:5-6
With just with those few verses, it should be clear that the Spirit is saying to every saint in the church, that the saints are to ENDURE forty two months of war with the antichrist. And then Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days, is the great and notable day of the Lord, which will have the resurrection, the rapture, and the return of the Lord Jesus Christ with great power and glory. It should also be clear that the Spirit is telling every saint in the church, ALL SAINTS will have a common ministry WAR with the antichrist and his demon possessed minions.
Now the purpose of the church is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:7-10.
If we will endure to the end in this antichrist war on the saints, we must learn FIRST how to Submit to God AND how to resist the devil. IF we will have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the saints, DO these things, then we may be more than conquerors in this antichrist war on the saints. The ministry of every saint in this war is binding, loosing, casting out devils, and spiritual warfare. It should be clear that it is now time to get real serious about these things, or be overcome by the antichrist, in this war on the saints.
Believing false doctrines, no matter how many or how large the majority that receive false doctrines, will not help. For the time HAS ARRIVED when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; We better have ears to hear what the Spirit of TRUTH, according to the Word of God, is saying to the saints, in these last days of Strong Delusion.
Where should we begin? First thing saints need to understand is the logical folly in tolerating the very idea of different bibles. The first thing the devil ever said to humankind was Yea, Hath God said? In this war with the antichrist and his demonic minions we must be able to KNOW, not think, KNOW, what God has said. FAITH cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. We must KNOW that we have THE MORE SURE Word of God. We must be able to answer, as the Lord Himself demonstrated, in His one on one battle with Satan IT IS WRITTEN.
If one does KNOW that the KJV Holy Bible is the God promised seventh purification of the Word of God, the next most important question, is have we read this KJV Holy Bible the way God said to read it? Have we read the KJV Holy Bible, precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line. Yes, God did promise, to watch over His Word, and to purify it seven times, and part of that purification process was to provide the context. Things taken out of context can become pretexts for anything. How could one presume to be able to rightly divide the word of TRUTH if they have never read it, even one time, the way God said? Yes, that does mean precept upon precept, line upon line, straight through, every word, in order, precept upon precept, and line upon line, from Gen 1:1 Rev 22:21. Yes, that way BEFORE the here a little there a little.
After this, there is a foundational issue that it effects everyone, and it is gender related. Yet it is an issue, that FEW would have ears to hear in these last days of Strong Delusion. Perhaps more knowledge of the war, the weapons of our warfare, and the wiles of the devil, will help prepare more hearts to be able to receive that foundational core issue and truth.
The Strongest Meat Do NOT try this file unless you have been able to receive the truth of ALL 3 of these topics: Real Love , Returning to God , and Women , One should FIRST have been able to receive and acknowledge the truth of all of those 3 topics. If you could not say AMEN to those three, do NOT try the one about The Strongest Meat.
We all must now make the same very
difficult decision. Will we go into the Kingdom of Heaven with
our Lord, or will we go to hell with our family and friends? It
is not wise to muse about who will, and who will not, be in His
Kingdom. The King will judge that issue. I have choices and
exercises of my will to see that I make it into, and STAY, in His
Kingdom. You have to make choices and exercise your will
also. Save yourself from this untoward generation. Examine
yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.
Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you,
except ye be reprobates? 2 Cor 13:5 We must get ourselves set
free of the demons if we will be effectively used of the Lord to
set others free.
We should understand that God, IF we will be submitted to Him, will use all of us for deliverance work among those having demons in them. We should understand that the ministry of deliverance is a position of all out warfare with the forces of evil. Many have fallen by the wayside because of ignorance of the Bible and deliverance, because they were ignorant or in denial of having many demons within themselves. Many women and men try to minister deliverance to others before getting the demons out of themselves and getting their false doctrines corrected, which gave ground for those demons. The ground must be taken back.
Demons can be very stubborn and
highly seductive. Demons do not easily come out when they have a
right before God to stay due to unconfessed sin, curses, soul
ties, false doctrines, and heresies. They can lure the man or
woman who is alone into a sex trap destroying the ministry,
destroying their family, and destroying others who are following
their leadership in deliverance. One should expect the demons to
come at you as you begin to walk in deliverance and resisting the
devil. Some of the obvious ways we may be stopped in resisting
the devil is by carelessness, pride, immorality, taking God for
granted, spiritual weakness, and affliction of wife or husband,
where the one seeking to minister deliverance refuses to yield to
While every saint is called to this ministry of casting out devils, the ministry should start at home, even though the prophet is not without honor except within his own country. You are casting out devils, and that means submission to God must come first. That of necessity means getting ones own house in order. For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Those who will resist the devil should train their families and involve them in deliverance work. Husband and wife should minister together, as a team, if possible.
Unforgiveness is the biggest hindrance to answered prayer and to casting out demons. Unforgiveness between husband and wife is especially a hindrance. The most godly thing any human being can do, is to Forgive. It is NOT optional. The walk, and life IN Christ, is a walk IN Forgiveness. We are called to walk in forgiveness. It is IMPOSSIBLE to walk in Forgiveness and Unforgiveness at the same time. We MUST Forgive. The first person that we must forgive is ourselves and also we MUST forgive all those who have trespassed or sinned against us. We MUST. Nothing will so certainly break the POSITIONAL AUTHORITY that we have IN Messiah, seated with Him, by His Spirit, in the third heaven, far above ALL principality, powers, thrones, and dominions, like UNFORGIVENESS. FORGIVENESS is God's grace to forget forever, the sins we confess. 1 John 1:9-10 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
It is always RIGHT to bind demons.
It is WRONG to cast them out if the legal ground which gave them
place to be in someone, has not been identified, and properly
taken back. This is one of the biggest common problems with those
who are meeting with failure in deliverance ministry. The casting
out of devils requires some steps of identifying the legal
ground, that Jesus, who KNEW what was in man, could skip. WE DARE
NOT CAST OUT DEVILS BEFORE DEALING WITH THE LEGAL GROUND OR WE
MAKE MATTERS WORSE.
The manifestation often quickly stops; because, the demon which has been told to leave will be going out and getting more demons. This happens because we just gave more legal ground thorough our ignorance in not dealing with the legal ground BEFORE casting out the demon. The biggest weakness is trying to cover deliverance by just casting out demons, without dealing with the legal ground, which gave demons legal right to be there in the first place. Many who are seeking to glorify God by casting out the devils only go after the surface demons and do not go after the root causes of why the person got into those problems in the first place.
The second biggest weakness is not filling up the space with the Word and the Spirit after the demon is cast out in the deliverance. After the demons are cast out, a person must change their ways of thinking and acting, and discipline their life. Otherwise the demons will come back into them worse than before deliverance.
Another great weakness is the lack of teaching on deliverance. There is a large body of knowledge about deliverance; but, you hear little practical teaching come from the pulpit. There is much ignorance and many myths about deliverance. Deliverance is the most misunderstood part of the Christian life. Many deliverance workers and ministers do not realize how demonized they themselves are. The vast majority of Christians have no idea how demonized the members of the churches are today. Many who begin to walk in that ministry of deliverance fall by the wayside because they do not continue to purge their own minds and bodies of demons. Unless the Church gets involved on a regular basis with deliverance, many Christians will continue to be defeated by Satan.
Have you ever heard someone say, "You are completely free of demons." Jesus never told anyone in the Bible that they were completely free of demons. There are so many myths and misunderstandings about spiritual warfare. Satan is a good Devil, a worthy adversary, and very good at what he does; he works twenty-four hours a day to destroy us. He will probably take about 98% of the world population and vast majority of the church population to hell with him. Matt. 7:14, Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.
It is a lie that all we need to have in the church is token deliverance. It is a lie that we can keep our cursed objects without causing any harm. It is a lie that we can get all of our demons cast out in one grand event. I am sure you realize the error in such ideas and statements. All of us have probably heard the false, yet most common teaching, that a Christian can not have a demon.
Churches need demonstrations to show the manifestations to the congregations. Many people feel that if you shout or scream at demons that they will come out sooner. I will often get more quiet when casting out devils and the crying aloud should be reserved for the people. People who know me, know that if led to Cry Aloud, I will cry aloud. However, the loudness when casting out a devil, will normally be lower decibel levels. If the demons feel that you don't know your authority, or how to cast out demons, they will feel that you are in a weak position and will resist leaving.
The formula for casting out demons is Mark 16:17. It is supposed to be the FIRST sign that follows those who believe. Those who believe are Christians that REALLY BELIEVE the KJV Holy Bible. BELIEVERS have faith that is solidly based upon God Said So. They KNOW what God Said, and are determined to DO what God said, just because God Said So, in the MORE SURE Word which is written. Jesus, who is God the Son, the second person of the trinity, said: In my name (Jesus Christ or Yeshua Ha Meshiach) shall they cast out (command out) devils. An analysis of this verse reveals that you must believe the Bible in what it says about casting out demons, you cast them out in the Name of Yeshua, and signs will follow your ministry. We are all admonished in the name of Jesus Christ to cast out demons if we are BELIEVERS. It is glorious to see children can cast out demons in the Name of Jesus.
I Tim. 5:22, Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. Laying Hands On Others is an area that is dangerous and caution must be exercised because of the potential harm to individuals and God's Kingdom. Transmission or transferring of demonic spirits is more likely with physical contact. NOT CASTING OUT Transferring or Transmission. It is NOT necessary to lay hands on someone to cast out demons. In some cases it is better NOT to lay hands on the person being ministered to.
This is especially true when casting out sexual demons from the opposite sex. You need to be led by the Holy Spirit in what to do. If you have sexual demons within you, they will interact with the sexual demons in the other person. They will stir up emotions in either or both individuals. This is especially true between the opposite sex, or between homosexuals, or between lesbians.
Outside of the desire to live, sex is the greatest drive in mankind. The deliverance minister must NOT touch any of the 3 G's in the work of the ministry. The big three used to destroy a person's relationship with God in the work of the ministry are Gold, Girls, and God's Glory. In the work of the ministry be aware of not touching the 3 G's, money, sex, and power. Sex is a playground for Satan and he has used it to destroy multitudes of Christians, ministers, and churches. A man should not minister to a woman alone, and a woman should not minister to a man alone. When in deliverance ministry one must be ESPECIALLY careful to avoid all appearance of evil. Husband and wife can protect each other from the opposite sex. Pastors can lay hands on women improperly and open themselves up to demon attack. Women should lay hands on women and men on men. One problem area is that women want to be counseled privately by their male pastor. A lot of mischief can happen behind closed doors leading to sex even in the church.
Deliverance is very serious work
of the ministry for ALL SAINTS. It is not a game or some sort of
ministry prop to make the meeting interesting. It is deadly
serious and can make the difference between life and death, or a
victorious life here and in the hereafter. We should not practice
token deliverance in our meetings or churches. Deliverance is not
a grand event! Deliverance is going to be, and should have been,
all through the history of the church, a way of life. Deliverance
of ourselves will probably be on going, and a way of life and
victory in the antichrist war on the saints, until we die. In 25
years of such ministry to Christians I can tell you of a
certainty that Christians are very demonized. Many require years
for cleansing and retraining so that the demons are not let back
NO, you can NOT keep your cursed objects and stay free! Sometimes it is astonishing. Once someone asked for their expensive brass Buddha idol to be anointed with oil, thinking that would make it ok for them to keep it. If you persist in keeping your cursed objects, then you are cursed and the demons have a right to attack you, your family and what you have. Do NOT expect the demons to let you alone when you give them a right before God to torment you.
It is very sad to see how many fallen deliverance ministers there are. Resisting the devil both glorifies God, and yet can be very dangerous for the minister. We do mourn at how many men of God become casualties among deliverance ministers. Anyone who would deny the biblical doctrine of the trinity, should get the antichrist religious demon spirit, which causes such a denial, cast out before going into deliverance ministry. Deliverance ministers should be the strongest of Christians, and the most knowledgeable of the Word. They are trapped by not confessing sin, not crucifying the flesh, and not casting out demons in their own lives. They are trying to help others when they need help themselves. They are immature and do not know the Word of God, or much about deliverance. They have received a measure of deliverance but need much more.
It is also amazing to see these fallen men and women get into false doctrine. A big problem is their pride, ego, and vanity. They want to be Number One or have the Preeminence. They want others to tell them how great they are. A common problem is being overweight and indulging themselves on food rather than the food of the Word. Most can not take constructive criticism and are very sensitive about their weight. Such people are NOT teachable, and will not change. Their organizations are doomed to suffer from their bad decisions of judgment in the mental, spiritual, and material realms.
When doing deliverance work and praying for someone in a group, the group needs to follow the lead of the person that God has given the authority and discernment to lead in the group. One called of God does ALL of the talking and speaking to the demons to be bound and/or cast out. All of the rest of the people should quietly be praying, in the spirit, and very simply pleading the Blood of Yeshua. Be sure we follow the deliverance group leader. The slightest disorder, in this regard, and the demons can have a circus.
You may share a Word of Knowledge with the leader, but be very careful of right order, and timing, and seek confirmation from another worker, before trying to share the word of Knowledge with the deliverance leader. There needs to be discipline and not confusion. Everybody does not have to, and should NOT, be calling the demon out. There is no need of crying, loudness, wildness, shouting and disorder. This is a time for the highest attention to discipline, and right biblical order.
The group needs to pray, agree, give support and have unity. The Holy Spirit needs to be followed so that God's battle for the individual can be won. The leader should not fall because of touching God's glory, for the sake of his own vain glory.
Some demons come out easily and some demons take hours to drive out. A worthless command is, All demons come out of this person. OR all demons come out of everyone in the congregation now in the Name of Jesus. Another worthless, and in fact, unbiblical statement is, All of your demons are gone. How does one know that all of their demons are gone? Can anyone see into the body and soul of the person? If Jesus, who did KNOW what was in man, did NOT say this, how dare we?
Many of you have seen the Theophostic article on the GJiGT. Theophostic, Inner healing, visualization, and other such ways of the world, with or without Christian terms and even some scripture, is a cop-out, for not doing deliverance. If you do deliverance, then inner healing is not required. Jesus said the FIRST sign that follows those who believe is that in His name we would cast out devils.
There is absolutely no place given in the bible for the science falsely so called of psychology. Christian Psychologist to me is as ridiculous as saying one is a Christian Idolater. An entire science falsely so called is based upon getting its victims to commit the sin of Ham, thereby getting their conscience seared, and they call that healing. God forbid. A lot of Christians quit along the way, such as after salvation, baptism, healing; you need to follow through to freedom.
Those who do NOT believe in deliverance say that all a Christian has to do is to crucify the flesh. In a sense they are right; you must crucify the flesh to be successful in deliverance. You can NOT get your pet demon cast out and go back and do the same thing again. Examples: smoking - the demon is cast out and the person goes out and buys a pack of cigarettes again; gluttony - the demon is cast out and the person goes and eats three pieces of pie.
Christians have many demons including the ministers. It is ignorance gone to seed, to think that all it takes is one session of deliverance for life. Demons are very common, they are defeated foes, whom we need not fear. Someone once made the analogy of our bodies being like a house with many rooms, and that is a good analogy as it relates to casting out of devils. Most in deliverance ministry for a short time are astonished at how demonized that Full Gospel Christians can be. It is like the body is a house with many rooms; every room needs to be cleaned. Search and destroy every problem that is ungodly so you can follow God.
Deliverance is not for the unwilling. Deliverance is ONLY for Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, the second person of the trinity.
For those people who are not born again, it is a waste of time. We can intercede, pray and do spiritual warfare for their protection. However, do NOT cast out demons from the non-Christian. Such is a disservice which makes their problem WORSE. First we do the work of an evangelist BEFORE we make FULL proof of our ministry in deliverance.
Try to get them to find the grace of God in repentance and by faith to accept the sacrifice of the Yeshua THE Messiah as the only solution to their sin problem. The best way is face-to-face; next best is phone line to phone line. You can cast out demons across the world on the phone. If the person is willing and will submit to your leadership, then deliverance can be effective over the phone. There is no distance when we relate to God and He can be everywhere at once.
Satan is the father of lies. God
can NOT lie. Satan was created with the highest wisdom of the
entire angelic host. Once iniquity was found in him, and he
rebelled, and led the rebellion against God, he has since been
the most accomplished and supernatural deceiver and liar. Yet, he
has been defeated by our King Yeshua. We do have power
over ALL the power of the enemy. God the Son, was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. King Jesus has brought victory over this supernatural foe, within the reach of a child. Satan is a defeated foe. The only weapons the devil has left for his use are ignorance, fear, and deception. We are commanded to prove all things. The only way to prove truth is by God's Word, which is 100% pure truth.
Rom 6:11-13 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
At least short term, after a demon is cast out, be specially alert for particular deceptions as the demons try to gain reentry. Be very alert for enticement with some lust. Be alert for the demon to try to deceive regarding that it did not come out. BE VERY ALERT TO STAND IN FAITH and cast down every imagination. It is important to stay active and in the Word. Be ready to quickly renounce any dishonesty, or craftiness. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE DEMON WAS NOT CAST OUT. Maintain an alertness to be quick to cast down any thoughts that pop into your mind that may be seeds of lusts. The lusts are the seeds that bring forth the fruit of sin, and the sin is what gives the legal grounds for the demons to gain entry into us.
Mark it down, that the demon will try to get us to indulge in vain and lustful imaginations about the sin that we were in bondage to before we got delivered from the demon. We are commanded to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, of good report and worthy of praise. Cast down by the power of the Blood of Yeshua, any imagination or musing regarding the sin that we were serving, which could give ground to the demon which has been cast out. Be particularly alert to make the confession that we have reckoned ourselves dead unto sin. Praise music in the background is always good, and is particularly helpful immediately after deliverance.
If we allow thoughts to muse and imagine regarding such lust we should be quick to recognize that we are out of submission to God. Not being submitted to God is why we can not resist the devil and cause him flee from us. The demons are quick to discern that we are out of submission to God. We need to be just as quick in that discernment and quick in repentance. Expect the demon to attack with a desire to commit the sin and when you try to resist him. Without being submitted to God we do not have the power over the enemy and ability to defeat him.
Another snare in this is NOT forgetting those things that are behind. Be quick to tell the demons of their future when they attempt to bring our past to mind. If the demon can just deceive you into imagining the sin that you were committing before he gains legal grounds through getting us out of submission to God.
Phil 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this ONE THING I DO, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
When the sin has been confessed to God, we must then stand in faith that He has been faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. God does NOT remember it anymore. God does NOT want us to remember. The only one who wants to remember is the ACCUSER of the brethren. God wants us to purge our conscience of dead works through the blood of Jesus. If we allow imaginations of those things to which we used to be in bondage, we will fall right back into them when we get tempted with them. The reason is because we are out of submission to God.
The battle is truly in the mind and Christians that attempt to struggle in the flesh can never have victory over the demons.
Gal 3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
The demons that people have been delivered from did not come out from wrestling with the flesh these words of God are SPIRIT.
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
God, by His grace renews in us a right spirit. Then Holy Ghost works in us to will to do His will. It can NOT be over emphasized how important is our daily obedience regarding the reading and study of His word. It is His Word which washes and renews our minds and brings the regeneration of the Holy Ghost. This victory, renewing, and regeneration of the mind is the only way that we can begin to take authority over the things in our souls and our flesh. We do NOT wrestle with flesh and blood, and that includes our OWN flesh and blood.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wrestling with the flesh will not make us perfect or help us in pressing towards the mark of high prize of the calling of God in Christ Jesus. Deliverance does not come from carnal warfare.
2 Cor 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Notice it says casting down imaginations and says bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, who is the Word of God made flesh. The thoughts can be Godly, and we can think on things that are not disobedient to God's Word. The imaginations, however, are rooted in vanity and have to be cast down because they exalt themselves against the knowledge of God. The imaginations are the strongholds in the mind that the demons use to keep us in bondage. Imagination works against faith and always leads to lack of submission to God's Word.
Whenever we are imagining something it is either something in the past or something in the future. The things that are past we are told to forget and failure to do so is rebellion to God's Word. We are also instructed to give no thought for tomorrow and to let the evil of the day be sufficient thereof. The thoughts about things in the future are either going to be rooted in fear of what is going to happen, or fears about what we should say. We should remember we are commanded to give no thought for what we shall say, for in that hour it will be given unto us. The fear of the future may also be rooted in vain imaginations of ourselves being glorified at some later point. None of these things are based in faith.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Notice how that foundational definition of faith starts with the word NOW. Faith, that real faith that honors God, that NOW Faith, can only be present tense. Imaginations about the past or the future are not faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God and the just shall live by faith. When we leave off living by faith we depart from being just in God's eyes, our justification is by faith.
Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
The television is so destructive in how it brings people into passivity. Imagination is actually a form of passivity and passivity is one of the biggest legal doorways for demons to gain entry into people. Imagination is daydreaming where someone allows their thoughts to drift and indulges in a fantasy out of their own vain and deceitful heart. If we allow our thoughts roam like that, the demons will very subtly lead them off into more and more wicked things to get us out of submission to God so that they can come back in. The demons only obtain rest by indwelling humans. The demons want to come back and build a stronghold to make it more difficult to cast them out.
Passivity must be diligently fought and resisted. The best defense against passivity is the offense of activity. The best activity when one has time, is reading the Word. The next best thing, even if we do not think we have time, is to pray and bring to remembrance the Word which we have memorized. Thinking is fine, but we have to be constantly paying attention to what we are thinking. O LORD, consider my meditation, and let the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. When we discern something that contradicts God's Word, and exalts us rather than glorifying God, we have to take authority over it, and refocus our thoughts on Godly things. Scripture memorization is the best thing to fight mental passivity. Our only offensive weapon in this spiritual battle is the sword of the spirit, the Word of God. When we catch our thoughts drifting we take authority over that in the name of Jesus Christ. We then recall the scripture that applies to whatever it is that we are dealing with in the spirit of our mind.
BEING MINDFUL THAT GOD KNOWS EVERY THOUGHT WE THINK IS ONE OF THE GREAT KEYS TO WALKING IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD.
The demons work through deception,
and they attack in subtle ways to keep us from discerning which
direction the attack is coming from. If they can deceive us into
not reckoning ourselves dead unto sin no amount of spiritual
warfare will gain the victory over them until the sin of not
reckoning ourself dead unto sin is confessed in true repentance
and agreement with God.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The demons always have to get us out of submission to God to separate us from the power of God. That is the ONLY way they can defeat. It is only when we allow ourselves to get out of submission to God can not effectively resist the devil.
It is strange how few realize another word for salvation is deliverance. If we walk in salvation we should walk in deliverance. Deliverance should be the first and main ministry of every church, especially in the antichrist war on the saints. Just understanding that salvation and deliverance are synonymous tells us why Jesus said the FIRST sign that follows those who BELIEVE, is that in His Name we are to cast out devils.
Be aware of a subtle snare that
the demons lay for people that begin to walk in deliverance. The
demons will try to get you into vanity about having power over
the power of the enemy. They would like you to believe that
you wrought your own deliverance by your own hand. That gets into
glorifying yourself, rather than glorifying God for your
victory. We should remember how when the 70 disciples
reported back to Yeshua, with such great joy that the demons were
subject to them in His name, that Yeshua sternly reminded them to
RATHER rejoice that their names were written in heaven, in the
Lambs book of life.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
We are all subject to vanity and we have to always be on guard against it. The way to avoid this snare is to praise God in ALL things. If we are praising, and glorifying God for our deliverance, we are reminding ourselves, that it only came to us, by the grace of God to begin with. We have this treasure in earthen vessels; but, the excellency of the power is of God and NOT of us. So many deliverance ministers fall, as they think it is their anointing which causes the devils to flee. It is the authority and power represented by the Name of Jesus and the power of the Blood of Yeshua.
We are given power and authority to tread on snakes and scorpions. Why snakes and scorpions? The snake is vanity or pride. The scorpion is envy. Rom 8:20 - the creature was made subject to vanity, PRIDE. James 4:5-7 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
There are two spirits, pride and
envy, which EVERYONE HAS, and can not be cast out; but, are to be
kept under our feet. This is why the full armor includes having
our feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace.
Nothing is so genuinely humbling, and which can keep us walking
in victory over pride and envy, like the gospel. We KNOW and
should have our gospel shoes on all the time, with the
recollection of how Jesus Christ suffered that greatest injustice
of history FOR MY SINS AND YOUR SINS, thereby making peace with
God, for us sinners, through His great sacrifice.
Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
God will not give His glory to another, and if we glorify ourselves we fall into the sin of pride. So many deliverance ministers fall at the pride of thinking it was their power, or their anointing, which caused the devils to be cast out. Rejoice rather, that your name is written in the Lambs book of life, and do NOT forget why.
1 Pet 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. If we get proud, and puffed up, then we have grieved God's Holy Spirit and we will stumble and fall. Realizing that we have power over Satan and his kingdom, in the name of Jesus is a heady thing. It is a great temptation to become vain and proud. The only way to avoid that, is to make sure that we glorify and praise God, for His wonderful work in setting us free from the slavery to our sins.
If God has been gracious and merciful to deliver us from bondage to a demon, it is because He has confirmed His Word. It is because of the power and authority of His Son's Name to work that deliverance for us. We MUST remember that it is not for our own righteousness. It is NOT for our own name's sake, or our own vain glory, that He has done it.
Isa 48:9-11For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
If we call ourselves Christians, and make the freewill choice to depart from iniquity, God is glorified in delivering us from the enemy that oppresses us. We have not done any good work to deserve this, or paid the price to obtain it.
The Old Testament is full of scriptures about warfare. The vast majority of the tactics, and means of identifying the specific demon spirits and how to deal with them is found in the Old Testament. The revelation of the power Believers have over demons, and how all curses may be broken is in the New Testament. However, the primary understandings of the tactics and methods for deliverance, are in the Old Testament. The Israelites then had to wrestle with flesh and blood. Many Christians recognize that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood. Most do not wrestle at all. However, many do not recognize that we are called, and even commanded in the New Testament, to wrestle with the principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. These are the demons and the strongholds that the demons have built up in our minds through passivity, and vain imaginations, and receiving false doctrines, and receiving the lies of the devil. Receiving these lies of the devil, keeps us in bondage to them, and the devils keep legal grounds and doorways available in us, for them to be able to obtain rest by indwelling our bodies.
When Jesus gave the disciples the authority to use His name and sent them to cast out devils, they knew the Old Testament, so they knew the tactics. They were IMMEDIATELY so successful that Satan, the accuser of the brethren, IMMEDIATELY, came down from his accuser of the brethren position in heaven, LIKE LIGHTENING.
Luke 10:17-21 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as LIGHTENING fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy: and NOTHING shall by ANY means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
WHEN APOSTATE CHURCHDUMB RECEIVES, BELIEVES, TEACHES AND PREACHES, THE DEVILS NUMBER ONE MOST IMPORTANT LIE SO UNANIMOUSLY, THEN ALL THAT IS LEFT IS A VAIN POWERLESS FORM OF GODLINESS THAT DENIES THE POWER THEREOF.
What is the devils #1 MOST IMPORTANT LIE? The devils most important lie is that when a believer is born again, baptized, and receives the Holy Spirit that he can NOT have a devil. THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LIE OF THE DEVIL. The TRUTH is, that such believers are the high priority targets for the devils. Satan already has the unbelievers. Only Believers represent a threat to the devils. And the POWER and AUTHORITY which the Lord Jesus Christ gives to every believer is DENIED when people receive that lie, that they do not have and/or can not have a devil. Instantly, you have a form of godliness which DENIES the POWER thereof.
2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Brethren, it is time we realize that there are only two kinds of people in the world, Believers and Unbelievers. Believers cast out devils, and are constantly on guard to get them cast out of themselves and others, and keep them out. Unbelievers DO NOT.
As we press on into perfection
eventually the kings, or strongmen and gatekeeper demons are
delivered into our hand. The children of Israel were
commanded to destroy their graven images. We must tear down
the strongholds in our minds with the Sword of the Spirit and we
must utterly break down their altars and idols and destroy the
graven images that we have allowed to be set up in our hearts
through being deceived by our own lusts.
Ezek 14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them?
The idols are always set up in our hearts. To break them down we have to consciously choose to reckon ourselves dead unto sin. When we start to walk more and more as Jesus walked by being more submitted to God's Word, we gain insight into the deceitfulness of our hearts. We then begin to discern the things that are not pleasing God on deeper levels of the heart. Without first confessing the sin and submitting ourselves unto God we do not have the power to resist the devil.
We should see in Ezek 14:3 another
issue, the stumblingblock of iniquity. This is the
love of money and the laying up of treasures in this world. It is also trusting in money to deliver us. Trusting in money to deliver us is glorifying money rather than God, and is no different from the idolatry of worshipping mammon that was practiced in the Old Testament.
Ezek 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
Jesus said that the love of money is the root of ALL evil. For Christians to walk in victory over all the power of the enemy, it is imperative that they become obedient to God in regard to their finances, specifically in the area of tithes and offerings. That may sound strange at first, but it is all connected, the Word of God is one consistent whole. Christ is not divided, Jesus Christ is the Word of God, Who IS come in the flesh.
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
God is the only deliverer. We have wrought no deliverance in the earth. We need God rebuking the devourer for our sakes. The devourer is Satan and his demons, the thieves that come to steal, kill, and destroy. It also ties in with the fear of God.
Luke 16:10-13 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
First of all, notice that Jesus said ye can NOT serve God and mammon. If we are not serving God, we are in some shape or form serving mammon, because the love of money is the root of all evil. What we need is to walk in submission to God so that we have power over the enemy, and a greater fear of God. Jesus said that if we are not faithful in that which is least, the unrighteous mammon, that we would not be trusted with the true riches. Do you know what the TRUE riches and treasure of God is? It is the fear of God.
Isa 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Getting into submission to God's Word in tithes and offerings gets us access to the fear of the Lord, which is the true treasure in God's kingdom. If we fear God properly, we will walk in complete obedience to Him and have complete victory over demons and sin. It also ties in to having access to God's Holy Spirit. God's spirit is likened to rain being poured out on the earth, and God opening the windows of heaven to give rain unto our land is part of the blessing that comes from obeying His commandments.
Deu 28:12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
Remember Adam (man) was made from the dust of the earth. Peter quoted Joel chapter 2 on the day of Pentecost
which was the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the body of Christ. He
said this is
that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel.
Joel 2:23-28 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my
people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
The day of Pentecost was the former rain and now we are in the time of the latter rain outpouring of God's Spirit upon all flesh. The outpouring of God's Spirit ties in with the fear of the Lord, because seeing God's power manifested to heal and deliver is a glorious and fearful thing. If we are not puffed up with pride and vanity seeing God's Spirit manifested brings greater fear of God, which is His treasure. The power of God's Spirit is what brings us the restoration of all the things that the locusts and caterpillars and other things have stolen from us. They represent the demons that have been stealing, killing, and destroying in our lives.
Becoming obedient in tithes and offerings ties in with both the fear of God and the manifestation of his Spirit. Remember that Ananias and Saphira were killed because they lied to God. God was not going to allow their spirit of covetousness to have occasion within His body the Church. We will see these things coming again in these last days. The reason that they lied to God was that they loved money and were trying to serve two masters. They failed to remove the stumblingblock of their iniquity from before their face. The only way we can know if we have removed the stumblingblock of our iniquity from before our faces is by proving our hearts by being obedient in tithes and offerings. Remember, God already knows the thoughts and intents of your heart. The blessing of obedience to God's Word is that we can KNOW that we know him.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
If we are obedient in tithes and offerings we know that we have removed the stumblingblock of the love of money. Faith without works is dead, the obedience is the work that gives us substance and evidence of our hope. If we are not obedient in tithes and offerings and we are being deceived by our own hearts and led astray by our own lusts. When we become obedient we can rest because we can know that we are not
deceived on this issue. It may seem odd to link tithing in with spiritual warfare but it's vital because failure to tithe and give offerings is lack of submission to God which is the key to resisting the devil, and it's a symptom of serving two masters. Jesus said that it was impossible to serve two masters. You can try to do it for a time, but sooner or later you will become offended and hate one or the other.
It's also a symptom of corruption in all areas of our lives because Jesus said that if we were not faithful in that which was least (the unrighteous mammon) we were not faithful in that which is much either.
The weightier matters of the law are judgment, mercy, and faith. Lack of obedience in that which is least guarantees lack of obedience in these other areas. It is poor and unrighteous judgment to be out of submission to God. It is a lack of mercy to your fellow man to not support the preaching of the full gospel so that others can hear God's Word and believe in that which they have heard and be saved. And it is a symptom of a lack of faith in God to put trust in uncertain riches rather than to trust in God from whom every good and perfect gift comes.
Everyone will make the choice of obedience or
rationalization, which is a nice word for rebellion. Choose now this day which one to cleave to.
Cleave to God
and cast the beam of the love of money out of your eyes and press
into the fear of God. It is a given, that if you refuse to
yourself to God in tithing and giving offerings, you will not be
press on into perfection. Also, part of receiving
deliverance is the
breaking of curses. Failure to give tithes and offerings
puts us under a curse that can only be broken by repenting of the sin.
Mal 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Unforgiveness is one of the greatest doorways for demons to attack us. When we harbor bitterness, resentment, and lack of forgiveness towards others we are allowing sin to reign in our soul and we are getting out of submission to God.
Micah 6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
God requires us to love mercy. The Lord's prayer reminds us that God forgives us our debts AS we forgive our debtors.
Mat 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Mark 11:25-26 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
To maintain our positional authority that comes from being submitted to God and being forgiven of our trespasses by having them atoned for by the blood of Jesus, we must forgive. We can only come boldly to the throne of Grace when we are not walking in unforgiveness towards our fellow man.
Mat 18:23-35 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
But the same servant went out, and found one of
fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid
him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and
him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into
prison, till he
should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done,
they were very
sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said
unto him, O
thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou
desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the
till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto
you, if ye
from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
The tormentors that we get delivered to through the hard-hearted sin of lack of forgiveness are demons. Notice that we are delivered to the tormentors till we should 'pay all that was due unto him'. The only way to be set free from the tormentors is to pay the price for our transgressions. The problem is that we cannot atone for, or pay the
price for our transgressions through our own works. At this point we become sold into slavery and bondage to the tormentors, which are the unclean spirits. They have legal grounds to remain as long as we allow unforgiveness to reign in our hearts. The only way to pay that which we owe is by repenting and confessing the sin of unforgiveness and then God is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from that unrighteousness. Without the submission to God in the area of forgiveness by confessing it and repenting of it we cannot have deliverance from the unclean spirits.
We are commanded to speak the truth every man to his neighbor and Proverbs tells us that flattery is an act of hatred rather than love.
Prov 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
One of the ways that Satan deceives Christians into walking in unforgiveness is through fear of man. Whenever you fear another man, or fear losing the relationship with another man more than you fear God, Satan can use that to get you into the sin of unforgiveness. Consider what Jesus said here.
Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Luke 17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Jesus said to take heed to ourselves. Our vanity would like to have us think that if our brother sins against us, our confronting him and rebuking him for that sin is for his benefit, when it is rather for our benefit.
Lev 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
If our neighbor sins against us and we fail to rebuke him, it leads to us hating our brother in our heart. If someone sins against us and we fail to confront them with it, we give legal grounds to spirits of unforgiveness to attack us. The way to close this doorway to the demons is to take heed to Jesus' instruction and confront others when they sin against us. Whether they hear or whether they forebear, we have been obedient to God's Word and that submission to God gives us the ability to resist the devils of hatred and bitterness. This also ties in with ungodly soul ties. Christians are forbidden to be unequally yoked, and ungodly soul ties are a form of being unequally yoked. Whenever we have a relationship with another person that leads us into violating God's Word, it is an ungodly soul tie. One way to avoid these ungodly soul ties it to rebuke and confront others with their sins that they commit against us. Sin is transgression of the law, so to confront someone with a sin we have to use God's Word, and God's Word does not return void.
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
One of two things will happen when we confront someone that has trespassed against us. Either they will be convicted that they have sinned against us and repent, or they will choose to take offense and separate. Either way, the problem will be resolved. The relationship will either be restored or it will no longer be a snare for us in the area of unforgiveness. People often fear man more than they fear God, or they fear the loss of the relationship more than they fear God and this deceives them into not rebuking their neighbors for trespasses. Then, Satan has legal grounds through their lack of submission to God to attack in the spirit of their mind with bitterness, resentment, and
unforgiveness towards their neighbor. The demons will repeatedly bring thoughts into the mind about how we were wrongfully used or despitefully treated, and we will be unable to resist the demon and have them flee from you because by not rebuking our neighbor for their sin against us, we are in rebellion to God's Word. Satan uses this to destroy
relationships and to get people under all the curses and physical illnesses that come from lack of forgiveness. Lack of forgiveness is also a symptom of being a judge of the law rather than a doer of the law.
James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
If we use the Word of God to begin to discern the thoughts and intents of our own hearts it begins to give us wisdom, the beginning of which is the fear of God. When we consider that while we were yet dead in our sins and trespasses and yet Christ died for us, and when we consider that he was without sin but was made to be sin for us because it pleased the Father for Jesus to suffer to redeem us from the fear of death we have to love mercy. If we love mercy we should be merciful and forgive one another even as Christ forgave us. The love of God is aimed at curing our sin problem. If we are not walking in forgiveness towards our fellow man, we are not dwelling in or abiding in the love of God. When we refuse to forgive, we are actually despising the mercy and
longsuffering of God. Where would we be if God had not shown us mercy and had allowed us to die in our sins, before we came to the knowledge of the truth? God would not that any should perish and he has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. We are called to bless those that curse us.
Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
The best path to victory over unforgiveness is to BLESS those that mistreat you and sincerely pray that God would give them repentance unto the acknowledging of the truth, and that he would give them the grace to find repentance. We are called to remit sins, not retain them.
John 20:23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
The word remit here means to forgive, lay aside, leave, or omit. Remember that Jesus asked the Father to forgive those who crucified him. Pray to the Father and ask him to forgive them because they know not what they do. Our problems are not the sins that others commit against us, but rather our problems lie in how we choose to respond to others when they sin against us. We can retain them and walk in unforgiveness and then get delivered to the tormentors (demons) or we can remit their sins and walk in forgiveness and have victory over the whole host of hell.
Prayer and fasting are necessary tools for pressing into perfection and walking in deliverance.
Mark 9:21-29 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. Note that Jesus asked how long the child had been possessed like this, and the father 'of a child'. Jesus asked this question for the benefit of his disciples. He wanted them to recognize that this demon was inherited from sins of the fathers, and that this kind of demon only came out by prayer and fasting. All Christians should have some form of basic daily prayer that they pray every single day. We are also commanded to pray without ceasing, all day long we should be speaking God's Word and having a conversation with God. We should never be thinking or talking about anything that we would not say if we were standing before God's throne in heaven. We are also commanded to humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord. This is what Jesus was referring to when he said we should go into our closets and pray to our Father in secret. Our Father will reward us openly if we are obedient in this area. Get some daily spiritual warfare prayer that you use to pray for those whom God has placed a burden on your heart. In doing this KNOW, God will measure unto us with whatsoever measure we mete unto others.
Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he
his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had
God turned the captivity of Job WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS. Our vanity and lusts would have us turn God into a Santa Claus figure that we go to when we want something. This is not an act of love because love seeketh not her own but the things of another. Jesus prayed often, we know, and in fact, without ceasing, and I only recall one time that He was praying for himself. Part of the freedom we find in deliverance and spiritual warfare, is found as we find how God could may be glorified to use us to set other Christians free and try to be a blessing unto others. God causes grace to abound towards us so that we can abound to every good work, not so we can consume it upon our own selfish lusts. Remember that the Son of Man came to serve, not to be served,
and all things should be done unto edification.
bottom line is
that we can serve God in joy and the abundance of all things, or
serve the demons in bitter bondage and lack of all things good
acceptable. There really are only two possible paths and this becomes more
obvious as this thick gross darkness of the antichrist war on the saints grows
more intense. There
are only two
paths to choose from. The demons try to deceive people into
that there is a third way where we can have the best of both
enjoying the pleasures of sin for a season and also having power
the power of the enemy. Do NOT believe this lie of the devil. He is a liar and
1 Sam 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Rebellion to God is as the sin of witchcraft. Anyone that is not submitted to God is going to be operating in witchcraft, which is based on manipulation and subverting of the free will of other people. Whenever we allow ourselves to become unequally yoked, we are going to be subjecting ourselves to snares of the devil because the person that we have the ungodly soul tie with will be driven by their demons to attempt to manipulate us into doing things that are contrary to God's will.
Remember, we are not to TAKE offense; Christians
never have a
right to TAKE offense or get into strife and wrestle with flesh
blood. We have to love mercy and remember that the person
trying to manipulate us is in bondage to sin and demons.
Jesus prayed for those that crucified Him. Proverbs tells
us that we
are snared by the words of our mouth. The demons in a person
with whom we
are unequally yoked will always try to ensnare us with false
Prov 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
The best way to avoid this snare is to let your yea be yea and your nay be nay.
Mat 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Also remember to say, Lord willing rather than to swear to something. It is a form of boasting and pride to swear that we will do something, because we know in part and prophesy in part. None of us even know if we will be alive tomorrow. People to whom we allow ourselves to become unequally yoked, will constantly be trying to get us into bondage to false oaths and commitments by trying to get us to promise or swear that we will do something with or for them. As we begin to walk in victory over the demons we have in ourselves, Satan will resort
to using the demons in the people close to us to try and keep us in bondage. Some relationships will be a blending of Godly and ungodly soul ties, and in those cases we have to submit to God's will to sever the ungodly aspects of the soul tie to take back the legal grounds for Satan to attack us in that situation.
One of the keys to freedom from ungodly soul ties is to realize that there are 3 scriptural responses to direct questions. We have to let our yes mean yes and no mean no and stop there. We discern when a question is foolish or unlearned and avoid those completely. It is not an option but a commandment to Christians to avoid foolish and unlearned questions because they lead to strife. If someone asks you a question that you cannot answer with a simple yes or a no, then it often may be in the category of a foolish and unlearned question. The question may force one to add to our yes or our no and Jesus said all else beyond the yes and no comes of evil.
Ungodly soul ties continually place Christians in situations where they are going to be subject to witchcraft and manipulation by others. When we start to walk in deliverance we have to recognize these relationships for what they are. This means we will submit to the purging and pruning that the Holy Spirit wants to do in our lives to set us free from the bondage. Ungodly soul ties will eventually lead people into a situation where they are forced to choose between obeying God and losing the relationship with the other person. Many people disobey God for fear losing their relationship. Satan will raise up enemies from your own household. Satan is very good at stealing, killing, and destroying. Be prepared for him to use the people that are closest to you emotionally to hurt you. The demons know what will have the greatest chance of success. If we are steadfast and submit to God's pruning away these ungodly soul ties we will have freedom and victory over a lot of demons. Then some of those people as they observe the changes in us, and the strength of our testimony, may be provoked unto good works themselves. If we allow ourselves to remain in the snare of ungodly soul ties we are likely to wind up returning to the bondage from which we are striving to be set free.
1 Pet 4:3-4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
As these ungodly soul ties are severed we should expect these people will usually speak evil of us. If the evil is spoken of us FALSELY then we have cause to REJOICE and Be Exceeding glad. Do NOT respond to FALSE Accusations, get quite and hear the Lord by His Holy Spirit bring to your remembrance Matt 5:11-12. Every Christian should have Matthew 5:11-12 memorized for such times as this antichrist war on the saints.
Mat 5:11-12 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Remember, Christians have little or NO legal grounds in scripture to separate from others. We are commanded to come out and be ye separate from the world. However, in the case of ungodly soul ties, there is no need for us to have to do the separating. If we are obedient to God's Word and speak the truth (Jesus defined truth as God's Word) to our neighbor, then they will either receive the truth and repent and then they are our brethren. Or else, they will harden their hearts, and rebel against God's Word, and then separate from us because they TAKE offense. Either way the problem is solved.
Brethren, in these last days, when there is good reason to believe that Satan and the demon host has been cast out of God's third heaven and has come down to this earth.
Rev 12:7-12 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
If that is so we need to be sure to DO these three things:
1) Be QUICK to Ask Yeshua, the Lord of Hosts, to
send His mighty warring angels to help us. Their work is down here NOW with the
saints in this antichrist war against the demonic host of hell.
Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
2) Be more quick then every to seek God for peace via I John 5:16 regarding any brother whom we may see commit any sin. It may be the end of the issue if the accuser of the brethren is no longer in God's third heaven, as long as it is not receiving the 666 Mark in the right hand or forehead.
1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
3) Raise up a standard against the accuser of the
brethren which will no be operating from within the apostate church in the
great falling away from the faith. Love them all and let God sort it out.
Zec 8:16-17 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.