We are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, bought with a price. Deliverance for a Christian represents the eviction of trespassing spirits who are squatters in our souls and bodies.
CAUSES OF DEMONIZATION
Continuous, unconfessed sin “opens the door” to demons who then can exist in an unyielded life. Continual persistent wrong attitudes will give satan legal ground to establish a foothold
Eph 4:26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Eph 4:27 and give no opportunity to the devil.
Satan is a legalist. The bottom line is that if he has been given ground due to sin or curses, you could be oppressed and/or tormented by a demonic spirit until such time as the “open door” is shut by deliverance and the unclean spirit cast out.
Luk 13:11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
Luk 13:12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.”
Luk 13:13 And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God.
Luk 13:16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”
WHO CAN MINISTER DELIVERANCE?
Jesus sent out the twelve
Luk 9:1 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
Luk 9:2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
Jesus sent out the seventy two
Luk 10:16 “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
The Return of the Seventy-Two
Luk 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”
Luk 10:18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
Luk 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Luk 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Jesus commissioned His followers
Mar 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Mar 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Mar 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
Mar 16:18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
There is the possibility of danger when there is no relationship with Jesus
Act 19:11 And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,
Act 19:12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
Act 19:13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.”
Act 19:14 Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this.
Act 19:15 But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?”
Act 19:16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
NO REPENTANCE – NO DELIVERANCE
PREPARATION FOR DELIVERANCE
In preparation, as ministers of deliverance, we must allow the Holy Spirit to search our hearts for sins, since repentance will remove the grounds for satan’s attack. We must know that demons did not create our sin, we alone are responsible for our situation. Demonization is a process that begins as sin and continues to invite demonic infestation Demons cannot defile us unless we have already defiled ourselves.
Jas 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
Jas 1:14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
Jas 1:15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Repentance is the foundation for deliverance. True repentance will deal with actions, words and deeds. Repentance involves giving up all our own futile human efforts to save ourselves (Hebrews 6:1). We must understand that we cannot repent just when we feel like it. Salvation is a gift and we need to accept it when it is offered to us. Let us be sure to repent when Holy Spirit conviction of sin takes place in our lives
( Repentance is to regret the hurt that we have caused the Lord and others by what we have done. It is being willing to die to what we have been and allow God to change us into what He wants us to be.
Conviction: when a person is convicted of sin, he will be brought to his knees and completely humbled until he has no hope in himself. The Word of God, our conscience and the Holy Spirit bring conviction.
2Co 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Psa 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
Psa 51:3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Psa 51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.
1Pe 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
1Pe 2:25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now