By Stephen Piersall, Deliverance Personal Ministry, Central NY
Not all bad things happen to us because of the Demonic. Sometimes we just trip and fall because of being clumsy, or we get sick with the flu, or God takes a family member home unexpectedly. We should strive to live our lives on the straight and narrow and vested in God’s plan for us; Pray, read Bible, walk the Christian life as examples. However, I strongly believe that all the recent natural disasters across our country are happening because we as a nation have left God out of our lives. No school prayers, no God on our currency, empty pews, increases in the Spiritualism realm, etc. We reap what we sow as individuals as well as nations.
Deliverance Ministry consists of three main parts: Destroying any strongholds, removing legal rights, and casting out any remaining demons. If you try to remove the first two and the person has not made the decision to deal with it and repent, you cannot achieve 100% deliverance.
STRONGHOLDS are a false thinking pattern based on lies and deception. As an example that has happened with me thinking I have to ask forgiveness from everybody I have ever wronged. Guilt sets in and we know how that feels. It is impossible to remember everyone in a lifetime of whom we have wronged. Satan loves to use guilt in our lives, therefore if you truly want to be liberated Confess to Jesus Christ and Repent.
A LEGAL RIGHT is something that gives demons the opportunity to enter your life. When a person allows unholy thoughts to enter our mind it can open the opportunity to a demon of lust, which could lead a person to commit adultery. The demonic tempts us to think the wrong thing then when we accept it and make it a habit it opens the door for the devil to move in further. If we continue down this path, we open more gates to the demonic and we can commit lust, adultery, and even rape because the feelings and desires pushed on us become irresistible.
The following is a partial list of strongholds:
· Stronghold of Whoredoms; Pornography, Fornication, Materialism, Love of Self…Read Hosea 5:4
· Stronghold of Lying; Deception, Gossip, Profanity, Lies, stealing, cheating…II Chronicles 18:22
· Stronghold of Jealousy; Jealousy, Envy, Bigotry, Revenge, Cruelty…Proverbs 6:34
· Stronghold of Haughtiness; Arrogance, Pride, Rebellion, Vain, Scornful, Self-righteous…Proverbs 16:18
· Stronghold of Familiar Spirit; Divination, Abortion, Mediums, Spirit Guides, Yoga, Hypnosis…Leviticus 19:31
· Stronghold of Error; False Doctrines, Twisting Scripture, Suicide, New Age Movement…1 John 4:6
· Stronghold of Bondage; Addictions, Compulsive Behavior, Idolatry, Insecurity…Romans 8:15
· Stronghold of Anti-Christ; Heresy, Idolatry, Anti-Christian, Secular humanism…1 John 4:3
If this all sounds familiar to you in your daily life, it is never too late to do something about it. First, if you are an unbeliever of God then you must accept him as your personal savior! (John 3:16) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”(John 1:12) “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
Secondly, you need to repent! Verbally confess and apologize of your sins that have given the demonic entrance in to your life. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any sins (including hidden sins) that are in you. (1 John 1:9 tells us to confess our sins. If we do not confess our sins and instead we hide them from God, it leaves that sin remaining in our lives.
For those that carry out Deliverance ministry, do not cleanse any home of an unbeliever or for someone who does not want to come clean with sin in their life, unless the Holy Spirit leads you to. Remember you will be leaving and going home. They on the other hand will have to deal with any demonic on their own and the devil’s minions can and will be amplified at least “seven times” according to scripture. (Matthew 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”.
Take a few minutes and watch this YouTube video “Give Up” The Road to Freedom & Healing by My good friend Michael who goes by Archangel on YouTube.