Saturday, March 23, 2013

Personal Care: After the Deliverance


By Stephen Piersall,
God’s Preservation Ministry http://sfprs.org/       

I am sure many of you will agree with me after completing deliverance on someone, you might be exhausted. Keep in mind too, that this is NOT going in and doing a Cleansing or a Blessing. There are and SHOULD be many hours of preparation for you and whomever goes with you in research; interviewing, reviewing questionnaire answers, doing a walk-through, fasting, Bible study, and prayer. Effectively ministering to the client, you should also be doing follow up to ensure they are; attending a local church, reading their Bible, etc. MANY levels of clergy, demonologists, exorcists, deliverance personnel that perform some sort of deliverance will end it right after they walk out the door. Follow-up with the client in Christian counseling is just as important if not more! (1 Kings 19:5-7) He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat." Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again. The angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you."
The impact of deliverance affects every part of you and here are some examples of what to do and how you might feel:

Just remember we cope in diverse ways
Body is tired, no energy, eat a good meal to include plenty of protein to rebuild the body.
You may feel defiled, and unclean. Take a long warm relaxing shower or bath
Soul may feel empty, drained and vulnerable, variety of emotions, weepy, depressed, negative, discouraged; loss of desire for ministry, an attraction to fleshly things
Want to be away from people.
You may experience emotional pain, grief, and emptiness.
You may experience backlash or reaction from spirits or occult.
Your spirit needs to be refreshed and restored:
You need to learn how to refresh your own soul; do something you enjoy that takes little effort, go out for a walk in nature, fishing, swimming, etc.?
Play worship music continually.
Have time alone in the Word of God
Receive ministry by friends or intercessors
Have a good restful nap and most importantly get a good night’s sleep.
Stay hydrated
Read (Psalm 23:2-3) “He restores my soul”
Follow-up care for the client (things that come to mind):
Ministry in deliverance is often progressive. One visit may not be enough; in fact, more issues may emerge.
Notify Pastor of the Church they will be attending so follow up can take place.
Contact the person to find out how they are doing, do they need support or counsel?
Teach the person how to maintain their freedom, and how to deal with old thoughts, ideas, mannerisms, and habits
Seek medical/mental assistance as needed.
Develop a strong consistent prayer life, as a minimum first thing in the morning and before going to bed at night (1 Thess 5:17; Eph 6:10-17)
Read, believe and live by the Word of God (Matthew 4:4; 1 Thess 2:13)
Praise God in all circumstances (good and bad) and expect his blessings (Isaiah 61:3; 1 Thess 5:18)
Join a local church, get involved, and cultivate good Christian relationships (Heb10:24-25)
Make forgiveness a way of life (Matt 6:14-16)
Be alert for, and resist spiritual attacks (1 Pet 5:7-9)
The devil will try to come back and invade their lives. Submit to God, Resist evil, and draw near to God (James 4:6-8) “God gives grace to the humble”
Cultivate discipline and self-control (Matt 28:19)
Separate yourself from objects, places and relationships those are catalysts for sin or spiritual bondage (Rom 13:14; Acts 19:19)
Cultivate respectful attitudes to authorities in your life
Watch over your relationships; avoid those that draw you away from God’s plan. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stephen, this is a great article, covering a topic not usually addressed in paranormal blogs. By the way, after reading other recent articles on this blog, and an article on another website, http://restoringyourlife.org/resources/demonic-oppression.html, I wondered how Christians could be oppressed by demons, unless some sort of door had been opened they needed to shut, or if they had somehow given demons legal ground to be present in their lives. Your article addresses possible practical ways to find some balance right after a deliverance. By the way, I apologize for posting under "anonymous" (I think a lot of different "anonymous" people post here) but I like to keep my privacy. Thank you.

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Christian Solider said...

Well when I first read the seemingly sincere compliment from Anonymous addressing Stephen I was intrigued and almost overlooked the link as spam, I was wrong and let me explain to you why. I followed the link to "restoring your life" left by this false preacher who pretends to care. The site is nicely developed and very deceiving took me a few pages of reading to finally hit the truth but I did. According to FAQ part of this false christian trap site all I need is $1900.00 to start my personal road to walking with God, my my last time I looked God didn't charge anything below is a copy from the website pertaining to payment for freedom from evil demons:

http://www.restoringyourlife.org/start/faq.html

--->>> How much does it cost?

Restoring Your Life is a real and lasting value. The return on your investment is priceless.

Thorough format ministry for a couple: $1,950. (This includes 6 hours of joint ministry in addition to the 15 hours each of individual ministry.)
Thorough format ministry for a single person: $950. (Typically, the ministry lasts 15 hours.)

We require a 50% deposit when you schedule your ministry. The deposit should be mailed directly to the ministry team unless otherwise stated.

Costs are subject to change by region and unique circumstances.
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I feel an over whelming urge to quote scripture. I am positive I hear Gods words in my heart at this moment as I post exactly what he tells me to. I did not need to pay a man $1900.00 to help me hear God

16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour; 20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

Christian Solider said...

here ya go

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Deliverance Ministry, Central NY said...

Thank you for the kind words. Our ministry is there to help people dealing with the supernatural through Christian methods only. Our web page offers many pages of information and is an ongoing project to add more material. We do counsel with people who contact us as we can talk to them through Skype and give them direction with their circumstances. Most cases can be resolved bu the client releasing the Legal Rights that evil has strongholds in their lives. We do this for FREE. We are just providing a service that God has called us to do. Thanks again and God Bless

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for not reading further before posting that link. I didn't see the info about the charge. Thank you for pointing that out. My apologies!

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