By Evangelist Stephen Piersall, God’s Preservation Ministry
The world of communication technology has exploded over the past decades. The late “Gene Roddenberry” was way ahead of his time when you reflect on the original “Star Trek” TV shows. They had cell phones, and the ability to see whom they were speaking to on a viewing screen. Jesus used long-distance communication when he healed the child of the “The Syrophoenician Woman” Mark 7:24-37. Think about other present days distant driven church communications opportunities; Pastors, church prayer teams, your own personal pray list, etc.
When we created our web page for God’s Preservation Ministry http://www.sfprs.org/, we did not envision it becoming global. We have now reached people in many other countries worldwide, helping with our same basic theme of; Salvation, Deliverance, Healing, Christian counseling. We cannot minister to everyone in their homes, so thanks to modern computer technology; we use SKYPE.
When we start a deliverance session, we already have received consent form and questionnaire information giving us their background to work with. We talk about the case, pray and sometimes fast, and we want to make this all about God and the client. NOTE: You want to see your client the best you can, and for everyone’s safety, we ask that someone be with them. Never look the client directly in the eyes! Any demonic presence can use their powers against you if you just stare into the client’s eyes. You want to have all five senses available to determine what is going on, etc. ALWAYS pray prior to doing the session on your own asking for protection. When everyone is on SKYPE and ready to start, begin and end the session in prayer.
Mark 5:9 Jesus asked the demon his name, “Legion; we are many." "Many", this is true for all demonic presence. The Deliverance session can be several hours, and even then; you may not have all the demons expelled. Billy and I like to compare it to an onion, as in removing layer after layer. Many times several sessions have to be done to get completion.
Manifestations are actually slight and barely noticeable: eye twitches, yawning, narrowing of the eyes, coughing, etc. Occasionally they are more melodramatic: crying, yelling, and doubling over in pain or, in some cases, the demon will want to lash out physically! Consequently, the need to have someone present with the client is for everyone’s concern and safety. Each case is always different from others but there are similarities. It is of the utmost benefit to be prepared for what might happen when the power of God encounters these demonic strongholds.
Touching on the subject of Cleansings/Blessings, PLEASE do NOT attempt to do these until the Deliverance is fully complete. It is okay to bind any demonic spirits, but if the person is not a Christian, you first need to offer the opportunity of salvation. If they are Christian, and have not renounced any Legal Rights with evil through repentance with God you will be going home and leaving the family in circumstances that are more dangerous. Matthew 12:43-45--43 "Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. 44 then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. 45 then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."
One thing we do that other Deliverance Ministries do not do is following up with the client. Sure, some may call a week later and that is it. We go into much more detail, with Healing and Christian counseling. We want to see and hear proof that they are praying and reading their Bible every day and have connected with a church. With the local church, that pastor can assist them in their everyday lives.
If you follow the recommendations given, you walk in the freedom Jesus paid such a dear price for you to have. Think of this, if Jesus was willing to suffer on the level, he did; he must truly desire you to be healed and delivered. 1 Peter 2:24 and Galatians 3:13-14. Christ's coming is near. Let us make sure we are righteous and ready for his appearing.