KEY SCRIPTURE: John 11:44 KJV” And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”
In our last study, we considered the many who come into Christ, yet like Lazarus they are bound from head to toe. How can such people free themselves?
When one is born again a lot of spiritual things take effect in his or her life. By coming to terms with the changes and the supernatural privileges available to him or her, he can get himself out of the bondages that may be holding him down.
Let’s consider some of the difficulties that some of these new believers may have to deal with.
1. Spirits of addiction to drugs, alcohol pornography, or masturbation.
2. Ungodly soul ties to the opposite sex, or even to the same sex
3. Demonic contaminations through Mallams, fetishism, with body incisions, swallowing cowries, etc.
4. Spiritual evil patterns in the Family that create cycles of failure, diseases, and stagnation.
5. Spiritual attacks through dreams, spiritual marriages, etc.
How can one in any of these free himself.?
To be free, you must come to terms with your place in Christ Anyone who has believed in Jesus is identified with Him, in His death, burial, and resurrection, and has also been glorified together with Him. Now you are seated in heaven in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:6), far above all principalities, powers or dominion, spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.
Every negative thing that has demonic sources are connected to this array of satanic ranks of demons or spirits. The word said you are seated higher and far above them. You have an authority far greater than whatever they have combined together. Stop feeling victimised, but start rejoicing that you have indeed been freed from them. You can’t be seated far above them, and be still under their bondage, it is not possible. The fact is, you would be feeling the urge to keep doing the wrong things. This is when you must acknowledge your position in Christ and say no to them.
These devils know they are defeated yet they try to cause you to doubt if you are indeed free. Feed yourself with the truth and resist them. If you stand your ground enough, they will leave you Remember what the Lord said; after you have done all, keep standing. Eph 6:14
Each time a suggestion or a compulsive power seems to incite you to do that wrong thing, QUICKLY use your tongue to resist that thought or voice. Keep resisting, till the feeling or urge leaves you.
In any of the above-listed cases, in which you resist yet things seem to be getting worse, please seek help from a brother or sister, who has a deeper insight into these things.
Lord Jesus, through my faith in you, I am one with you. I am free from whatever, bondage that Satan used to hold me down. In your name, I resist every one of these devils and declare that I am free from their dominion. Thank you, Lord, for setting me free.
John 8:36 KJV “If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
Jas 4:7 KJV” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”