Deliverance from the evil strongholds of the enemy!
One of the promises and free gifts of Jesus is that we can be delivered from any stronghold and influence the enemy has in our lives! We can find freedom from all sin and the demonic through Jesus Christ.
You can be free of the influences of the evil one with the right spiritual warfare prayers that are based on the Word of God.
Remember the saying that possession is nine tenths of the law. That is a general rule of law in society. In spiritual warfare possession is 100% of the law. Regardless of our spiritual condition, if we leave the demonic free to operate in just one part of our life, we are giving the devil legal permission to operate within much of our lives! Because, in spite of our good intentions, the devil has a stronghold.A place from which to operate.
A stronghold is a base of operations for the demonic. It is a house of wrong thinking, a fortress of bad thoughts or ideas. We get them from our natural self, our parents, society and from bad teachers. Sometimes we have them because we are under a curse of some sort. The breaking of curses is dealt with in the “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual”.
A stronghold of sin occurs when our thinking develops a sinful bad habit, attitude or a belief that is contrary to God’s will and Word. Through our thinking or non-thinking we give that sinful habit, situation or attitude permission to be present in our life. Once we accept sin as part of who we are we have given the demonic permission to operate from their new stronghold on us. The evil one has established a base of operation.
2Co 10:3 For though walking about in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.
2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,
2Co 10:5 pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ;
2Co 10:6 and having readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
2Co 10:7 Do you look at things according to appearance? If anyone has persuaded himself that he is Christ’s, let him think this again as to himself, that as he is Christ’s, even so we are Christ’s.
The roots of most stronghold’s are based in sin. Unrepentant Sin! One of the gifts that God gives us, when we are born again, is the ability to be delivered from the spiritual strongholds of sin. When a “born again believer” repents of this sin, the Holy Spirit has the power to remove the spirit that has been using the stronghold that the sin created. But one must be born again.
Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance must be used to become free of many of them
Spiritual Strongholds are sins, ideas or attitudes that get us into a place of spiritual bondage or slavery to the evil one.
We can get into bondage to the:
Spirit of Fear- Yes, we can be slaves to fear.
Spirit of Pride
Spirit of Anger
Spirit of Shame
Spirit of Resentment
Spirit of Deception
Spirit of Lies
Spirit of Rejection
Spirit of Death
Spirit of Greed
Spirit of Sexual Gratification
Spirit of Materialism
To list some primary ones.
We have more complete lists available onsite and a 188 page ebook on spiritual warfare to help, entitled the Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual.
Spiritual Strongholds are also created when we have human reasoning’s that exalt themselves over the revelation of God’s will for our lives as revealed in Scripture.
One of the primary sources of us developing strongholds is because of society’s religion of Agnosticism.It is even taught in some churches.
It can be summarized by: “If we think it, we can create it and do it!” Or, “if we hope it goes away and say a little prayer, it will!” It includes the idea that, We or I can reason or hope our way into peace, comfort, prosperity and well-being, based on our own thinking or desires. The problem we all get into is that when we, maybe with all good intentions, reason our way into a way of thinking or action that is outside of God’s will. When we do that and accept it as part our life style, we have formed a Stronghold from which the demonic can operate. The women’s liberation movement of the 60’s and 70’s is a good example. When we accept those secular teachings we have made the choice to give the demonic legal authority to screw with our lives. Whether we understand it at the time or not! And our only hope for freedom from the aftermath of those actions is spiritual warfare through prayer.
It should be all of ours goal to get free of that Bondage and the good news is that we can. Yes. each and every one of us, including you. I guarantee you that you are not the exception. Jesus loves you and wants you to be clean and whole.
God made spiritual rules for our lives and when we violate them, there are consequences. Whether good intended or not and whether we acknowledge them or not.
But through Jesus and the Word of God we can be free of all the Strongholds in our life.
John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Romans 6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
Jesus came here to set us free. Free of sin and its resulting Strongholds. Only He has the power to cleanse us of this sin.
Romans 8:2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
1 Corinthians 7:22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (bondage).
There is a wonderful passage in Scripture that demonstrates how to use the Word of God in prayer, to demolish the strongholds in your life. It is James 4:7-10.
James 4:7 Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, double-minded ones. James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness. James 4:10 Be humbled before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
These passages identify the four steps we should take to defeat the devil’s work in our life. They are advised before we do deliverance and spiritual warfare.It also gives us two promises that will happen in our life if we do.
We should use God’s Word in prayer as our primary tool for submitting to God and conquering any of the strongholds.
James says, ” Submit yourselves to God.” We acknowledge from God’s Word that Jesus is Lord (see Romans 10:9)
To be spiritually cleansed, we use the power of God in prayer. It is instructive and so very powerful.
Do you want to be cleansed? Do you need Deliverance?
James writes, “Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
We acknowledge that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from sin (1 John 1:7)
Draw near to God by reading and studying His Word.
James instructs us, “Cleanse your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts.” We ask God the Father to draw us near and cleanse us. In order for that to happen, we must be totally willing. (John 6:44.) Then we enter with confidence into His Holy Place (see Hebrews 4:16).
Stand against Satan’s temptations with God’s Word.
James commands us to resist the devil. We expose Satan’s lies with the truth of God’s Word (Hebrews 4:12) and exercise our authority over him by commanding him and taking back our ground. (Matthew 16:33.)
God’s promise through this passage in James is that when we take these four steps of submitting to God, two things will happen.
Promises He makes to each of us.
1- God will “come near to [us]”
2- Satan will “flee from [us].”
The bottom line is that our relationship with God will be strong and the strongholds that Satan had in our lives will be destroyed.It is evidence that we are truly “born again”.
There are conditions for complete Deliverance from demonic strongholds. That is right. Deliverance is conditional and you must do your part.
The first condition is fairly straight forward.
Are you a saved, born again, spirit filled Christian? Because without this foundation, Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance will be temporary or non-existent.
· Unforgiveness. We cannot have any unforgiveness in our heart.
We must crucify self. That means that as a Born Again Christian we must have given it ALL over to Jesus!
We must be free of all Idols in our life. There are a number of kinds of Idols that can interfere with Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare. Those that are representations of demonic beings or altars like Gnomes in our yard is an example of one. Those items or symbols that we hold above our relationship with Christ. A picture or likeness of the virgin Mary is a good example.
Willingness. We must be involved and be willing to do whatever it takes to rid our souls from the demonic influences in our life.
I invite you to listen to the following presentation by Pastor Frank Hammond, the author of “Pigs in the Parlor” and one of the premier deliverance teachers of our day. This is an introduction to a five part teaching.
Do you meet the conditions for Deliverance?
Here is a sample Deliverance prayer. We have a number of them onsite and a complete presentation in the “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual”. This is a short version, but it will give you a good idea what a Deliverance prayer should contain.
In the hands of a true believer, with a repentant and surrendered heart, one can truly see the strongholds of sin by moved out of the way. The enemy moved back. Victory over evil claimed.
The short version.
PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE
“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Lord Jesus, you are all powerful, only You are fully God! I beseech You for the deliverance of (myself) or (our brothers and sisters names) who are enslaved by the evil one.
I beseech you Lord Jesus to free me (or?) from all anxiety, sadness, and obsessions. I beg You Lord-Free me O Lord. Break my bondage from all hatred, fornication, envy. Free me, O Lord, from thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death. Free us, O Lord. From every thought of suicide and physical harm. I beg You Lord to free us from every form of sinful sexuality. Free us Lord, from every division in our family, and every harmful friendship. Free us Lord, from every sort of spell, curse, witchcraft, and from every form of the occult activity.
We beg You: Free us, O Lord. Break our (my) bondage.
I repent of (name the sin(s) of_____ ) and declare that I am willing to have you change me.
Lord Jesus, it is You who said, “I leave you peace, my peace I give you,” through the power of the Holy Ghost of God, we may be liberated from every evil spirit and enjoy Your peace always.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua. Amen.”
There is a lot more on this subject that we make available. We have a lot of resources on this topic and more coming. Please refer to the category of teachings on “Spiritual Warfare”.
If you are seeking good, biblical information and teachings on Spiritual Warfare and/or Deliverance I have written a complete handbook to help you. The “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual” is almost two hundred pages and contains everything you will need to protect yourself, your family and defeat the enemy.
If you believe, like we do, that the internet will not be available when the times get really tough, you are going to want this manual in your possession. Our real battle is not with the physical but the spiritual. Arm yourself and be an overcomer.
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You can check it out at: Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual
You may also like to check out the “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook. It is a complete Christian resource, which will show you how to live your life free of all fear. The “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook” by Pastor Thomas.
Both of my Spiritual Warfare Ebooks contain the core teaching on “Pleading the Blood of Jesus”.
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Satan will have lost the permission we had given him to operate in our lives!
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