THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY OF JESUS 5

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:24 KJV “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out”.

The Lord continued to teach his audience on deliverance. This time he explains a very important aspect of deliverance to the people. He said when a demon is cast out, it leaves and roams around for a new habitation. If it does not find a new host, it would come back to see, if its former house is occupied. If it is unoccupied then, he goes for seven worse demons to fill up its host. This verse reveals two levels of deliverance. The first level is casting away the spirit behind the challenges of that individual. The second level is a transformation as a result of renewal of mind.

The first level of deliverance as the Lord said is when the spirit behind the condition is cast out. This is what we normally experience. In the second level the individual must be taught the word of God such that there would not be any spiritual void for the demon to come back. Many people have been receiving cycles of deliverance, which seem not to end. The challenge is that they are not taught the word, that would stop the enemy the next time he may want to come back. The scripture says, be ye. transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom 12:2). In the Ministry of Jesus no one was delivered twice. People like, Mary Magdalene, the mad man of Gadarene and even Saul who became Paul, after their deliverance, did not need to be delivered again. They all continued in the Lord’s teaching.

The last level of deliverance is to take practical steps to consolidate your deliverance. You must be disciplined to do what the word says. If you have been delivered from smoking, you must stop meeting with friends who smoke. If you have been delivered from porn materials, delete them immediately from your phone. If you have such magazines of such things, quickly burn them. Take practical and pragmatic steps to consolidate your deliverance. Give attention to the word of God and prayer. Make it your habit to be in church services always.

CONFESSION

I am grateful to you dear Lord Jesus, for setting me free from every bondage. I renew my mind through diligent study and listening to the preaching of the word.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 12:2 BBE “And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God”.

Romans 6:16 BBE” Are you not conscious that you are the servants of him to whom you give yourselves to do his desire? if to sin, the end being death, or if to do the desire of God, the end being righteousness”.

THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST 4

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:21 KJV” When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils”.

The Lord Jesus in the course of teaching the people about deliverance and demons, made certain statements about the devil that needs to be critically looked at. The Lord said if a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are at piece. Who is this strong man? This is the agent of darkness that is ruling over a person, family or a people. He has his armour as a tool. This tool is what gives the strong man the ability to rule his palace. What is this armour or tools? The covenant that exists between the demon and that family is one of the armour. The other armour are acts of disobedience done by the fathers of the family which he holds as legal grounds to assault them. Another armour could also be one’s ignorance about the truth.

The Lord added that, this devil or strong man with his armour in place has his goods at peace. The goods are the individuals that he has held in captivity. The Lord added when a stronger man comes over, he would conquer him.  This stronger man is not affected anyway by the arms that the devil or strong man may be holding. In this context the stronger man can be an individual who God has graced to dislodge this devil or strong man that has held those people captives.  The man who has been held in bondage can also become a stronger man, by his ability to overthrow the covenant existing between the devil and that particular family. He also has to deal with the acts of disobedience on his part or on the part of his family. If there are areas of ignorance, he must acquire it.

The stronger man, could be a man of God anointed to set others free from all kinds of satanic bondages.  In cases of dealing with idols in the family or family altars yourself, you have to receive a renewal of strength to properly overthrow these altars that stand as a strong man, causing havoc to the family.

Isa 40:31 KJV “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”. According to this scripture our strength is renewed as we wait. This calls for times of prayer, and in some cases with fasting.  Pray to deal with these evil agents assailing your life or family. In all these matters allow the Holy Spirit to instruct you on the best way to approach these issues.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly Father, for the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ. By him and through Him I resist every strong man in my life and family. I pull down every evil power controlling my life and that of my family in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

2 Corinth 5:17 KJV “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”.

Isaiah 40:30 KJV “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” .

THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST 3

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:18 KJV “If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

The Lord’s answer to the Jews in the earlier statements reveals some very important truths about the devil. It reveals Satan has a united kingdom. Satan ‘s organization is well knitted together This teaches that every Christian dealing against the devil must live a holistic life for God. To successfully deal with the devil you must not be accommodating the devil in another aspect of his ways. Do not say you are casting out devils, yet on the flip side you are unforgiving, or allowing the flesh to dictate your actions in another sphere of life. The Lord said Satan’s kingdom is one. This means when a Christian gives any grounds to the enemy, he cannot be victorious in another aspect of dealing with the devil.

 Satan power by which his kingdom functions is darkness. This implies any child of God with a heart submitted to the master can always overpower the devil or cast them out of people, things, and places. As the Lord said, the prince of this world comes, but he has nothing in Him (John 14:30). John 8:12 reads “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.

HOW can one effectively cast out demons? You have to understand the import of Jesus statement in John 8:12. The man who follows the Lord, that is he who walks by the word of God shall not walk in darkness. Secondly you must understand you are fully light, and therefore you have absolute authority and power over the devil and his demons who are darkness. Anytime you have to deal with any demonic condition, like someone oppressed by the devil, a person who is sick or even your very experience, you must know you are far superior to the enemy. Command the devil with that perception of superiority and they would submit.

CONFESSION.

Heavenly Father thank you for saving my soul. I live by the word of God. The word is light, while Satan and his angels are all darkness. By my light I overpower them.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 14:30 KJV Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Romans 6:22 KJV. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

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KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:15 KJV” But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils”.

The comments of the Jews in our key scripture was made after the Lord Jesus had healed the dumb man, by casting away the dumb spirit from him. What should have been the normal reaction of a people to the instant healing of one who could not speak?  It should have been jubilation and excitement. In this case, they rather accused Jesus of casting out demons with the prince of devils, Beelzebub. Beelzebub is another name for Satan. It also means the king of the flies. This accusation was not the end of their negative remarks, but they also tempted Him by demanding a sign from heaven.

What was really happening here? Please note, anytime you do anything that affects the devil, he would retaliate. In this instant the enemy was using a diversionary strategy. Focus is one big ingredient for ultimate success in various life endeavors. Satan would do everything to divert those who are successfully dealing with him. During moments of casting away devils, one needs to be very sensitive to the leading of the Spirit, to be able to successfully deal with the demons. A demon may attempt to frighten you, scream in away as if, the person is dying or engages you in a useless dialogue.

When praying to overthrow family altars, be ready for all kinds of destructions, to make you stop your consistency in prayer. In some cases, these devils will raise oppositions or difficulties that may cause you to give up. Please victory is always yours. Never give up your fire. You must keep praying till total victory is obtained. Satan or his demons never have the last word. It is what your faith can determine. Remember, Jesus said Lazarus’ sickness was not unto death, yet he died (John 11). That state would have caused many people to throw in the towel. Jesus knew it was not up to Satan to decide, but the victory laid in His hands. It depended on His ability to make His faith function. If you give attention to the devil, he would give you direction.

CONFESSION

I am not ignorant of the devices of the enemy. The word of God and pleasing God is my focus. Nothing can divert or manipulate me from seeking victory over the enemy. He is eternally defeated and through Christ I am eternally victorious.

FURTHER STUDIES

Proverbs 4:25-27 KJV “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil”.

2 Corinth 11:3 KJV “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ”.

THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY OF JESUS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:14 KJV” And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered”.

The Lord Jesus spent a great chunk of His ministry casting out devils. This underscores the point that demons constitute a great part of the problems of men. In the ministry of the master He healed the sick by casting out devils from their bodies. In our key scripture, the man was dump. The spirit in him was a dump spirit and manifested that trait through him. After that demon was cast out, he begun to speak.

Many sicknesses and diseases are as a result of demonic presence in the bodies of these people. When the spirits are commanded to leave in faith they would go, and the condition would change.

A mother brought her two-year-old daughter to church who was suffering from asthma. She had tried both medical and herbal means to have healing but nothing changed. The demon of asthma was commanded to leave. Within that short moment the mother also showed symptoms of asthma, but it subsided. I asked the mother if any of her relatives had asthma. She said her auntie had it. From the manifestation she had, I realized this was a hereditary disease caused by a demon in her family. From that moment the daughter has been free from that affliction. It’s been eight years now and that thing has not relapsed anymore.

In Mathew 10:1 the Lord Jesus said the following to His disciples, which includes you too. Mat 10:1 KJV “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”. You have authority and the power to cast out demons. Command disease causing spirits to leave your body, before thinking about hospital. If most of us would do this, a lot of medical conditions that seems to get out of hand, would have been prevented.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for giving us the authority over devils and to cast them out. I exercise this authority and I bring glory to the Lord Jesus in my life.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 8:16 KJV When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

Luke 8:32 KJV. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

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KEY SCRIPTURE: March 4:24 KJV” And he said unto them, take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given”.

I know of people who got possessed with demons through the books they read.  Our key scripture instructs us to be mindful of what we hear. This also includes what we read and watch. I have listened to people make confessions about how they got possessed with devils through chatting on the internet with people they had no knowledge of their background. Others got demons controlling their lives through watching pornographic videos. It is more serious these days when, our mobile phones could be used to watch almost anything.

Many people lack self-control and so cannot resist the urge to go to certain sites to view obscene pictures. This should not be a challenge to Christians. As a child of God, you have the Holy Spirit who expresses self-control in you. Apostle Paul tells the brethren in 2 Corinth 6:1 not to receive the grace of God in vain. The grace of God in this context is a divine provision, that enables the child of God to overcome certain shortcomings of the flesh. You have to acknowledge that God has deposited in you the ability to meet any such challenges and overcome them.

Failure to respond to the grace of God can allow devils to manipulate and control you. There are certain people, who have demoralized themselves through watching pornographic films so much that, closing their eyes brings scenes of nude men and women to their minds. Such people cannot control their lust for sex. One man I listened to, testified that, he has been chatting with a ‘demon’ on the internet. (He got to know he was a demon, when he requested for the picture of this man. He sent a picture of a demon) He started seeing snakes in his dreams. After sometime, things got so bad that, he’s been seeing snakes in his house and some of his rooms. Be careful who you chat with on the internet.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly Father for the Holy Spirit. He enables me to control every wrong appetite. I choose what I want to watch or read. By His grace I am free from all demonic influences.

FURTHER STUDIES

2Corinth 6:1 KJV” We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain”.

Galatians 5:22 & 23 KJV” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance (self-control): against such there is no law.

HOW DEMONS TAKE CONTROL OF PEOPLE 7

KEY SCRIPTURE: Genesis 6:2 KJV “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”

We continue with our study on Spiritual marriages. Spiritual marriage is a form of demonic harassment. Demons make use of the body of their host, making them miserable as well as bringing misery to others.

The following is an example of a lady I met who gave her experience with this issue of demonic marriages. She said when she was about nineteen years, she realized one night that a man slept with her in her dream. By the next morning, she noticed, she had developed a urinary tract disease. She has done all that she could do to treat this condition but to no avail. She visited the hospital for a solution, but no positive results. She tried herbalists yet it proved futile Meanwhile, this night visitor kept coming occasionally, and she could not resist it. She had a very difficult time with this being that she had no power to stop.

By the time I met her, she had been born again into Christ Jesus. After narrating her story to me, I told her as a Christian this must not go on, and it must stop immediately. I explained to her that she is the body of Christ, and bone of Christ bones and flesh of his flesh. A demon can’t marry Christ body. Secondly Colossians 1:13 says every Christian has been delivered from the dominion of darkness and has been translated into the kingdom of his Son. This means those devils can’t have authority over her.  Her face lightened up after this understanding. I prayed with her, and that was the end of that night husband and the end of the disease as well.

Dear child of God Jesus has made you free from these devils. You have been sealed with the Holy Spirit. This is a sign of total ownership and security by God. No demon of hell should have the right to mess your soul or body up. Refuse their activities from your life this moment

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the Holy Spirit in me, He has sealed me. No devil has any access to me. I am delivered from every evil marriage and declare my absolute liberty in the mighty name of my Lord Jesus Christ.

FURTHER STUDIES

Ephesians 1:13 KJV “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

Ephesians 1:19 KJV “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,”

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KEY SCRIPTURE: Genesis 6:2 KJV” That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose”.

Another form of demonic manipulation of men, is what has come to be known as spiritual marriage. From our key scripture, the Bible said, the sons of God took the daughters of men and married them. The term ‘sons of God’ means divine beings. Considering the word ‘took them wives…’ This means these divine beings came in the form of flesh and physically married these ladies. This form of marriage is a confusion. It is a defiling of God’s breed.

There is another form of spirits marrying humans. This is called spiritual marriage. Most of such Marriages are not physical, but mostly manifested in dreams. There are some, which are physical. I listened to a case where, the man will be sleeping on the bed with his wife, and a strange man comes at night to push the man to the ground and then would have an affair with the wife.

Some people get into this marriage through dedication to certain idols. Others marry mermaid spirits, because of the pursuit of power, popularity or prosperity. There are some who get into this through the internet connections, and with others it happens unknowingly. Please note every demon hate men. This kind of marriage is a means of expressing their lifestyle and evil programmes through such people. These marriages are not limited to spirit marrying women only, but they do marry men as well.

People in such Marriages have varying experiences. Some people lose their pregnancies after an affair with their spirit partners. Some experience serious setbacks after an affair. Certain married women are extremely troublesome to their husband’s and vice versa. Some people are even afflicted with diseases.  One common sign of anyone involved in a spiritual marriage is that, they are very quick and bad tempered.

Unfortunately, some Christians complain of having such spiritual marriages. This is wrong and should not happen. Listen to the following verse of scripture. Eph 5:30 KJV “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones”. As a Christian you are the body of Christ. How can a demon marry the body of Christ?

PRAYER

Thank you, heavenly father for your great and eternal redemption. I have been completely made free from every dominion of darkness. By my birth into Christ, I am one with Him and therefore superior to Satan and all devils. I am bone of Jesus bone and flesh of His flesh. No demon can and should be married to me. In the mighty name of Jesus, I severe every marriage right now and forever. Amen

FURTHER STUDIES

2 Corinth 6:16 KJV “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people”.

Colossians 1:13. “The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,”

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KEY SCRIPTURE 2 Samuel 12:10 KJV” Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife”.

From our key scripture, the Lord says because David did not honor Him, a sword, or in a more spiritual sense, a demon would stay in the family and create havoc. Many people have inherited many demonic problems proceeding from acts of forefathers that oppose God’s word.

The following is a list of some of the actions that invite demons to harass the descendants of that family.

1.Families that descended from executioners for kings (abrafour)

2.Idol worshipping families

3 Those whose forefathers covenanted with deities on behalf of the unborn generation.

4.Those whose birth came from negotiations with fetishes or witchdoctors

5.Children who were dedicated to idols.

6.Accidental contacts with demons that results in a covenant with them.

7.Those who have affairs(sexually) with occultic people.

8.Chieftaincy lineages that are deeply idolatrous

9.People who patronize witchdoctors, fetishes and Mallams.

There are many more acts that give devils access to attack that family line. I am bereft of space to do so now.

What is the relationship of these family spirits with Christians in that family line.? No Christian is subjected to any of these devils. (Col 1:13, Luke 10:19) These devils would try to attack the Christian, if they have the opportunity. The child of God must walk in the consciousness of his superiority over every devil. He must steadfastly resist the devil in faith (1 Peter 5:9). He must also walk in accordance to the word of God. Laziness may cost you dearly.

PRAYER

Father I pray for all Christians in families with demonic attacks. May they be more diligent to walk by the word and to resist the devil in all that he raises against them.

FURTHER STUDIES

1Thessalonians 5:17 KJV” Pray without ceasing”.

Mark 3:27 KJV” No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house”.

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KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Samuel 12:10 KJV” Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife”.

After King David had caused the death of Uriah and married Bathsheba (Uriah’s wife), the prophet Nathan was sent by the Lord to him, and exposed his sin to him. Prophet Nathan said by the Spirit of the Lord to David that, “the sword shall never depart from thy house…” The word sword literally meant there would be war and killings in his family. It also meant an evil spirit will be behind all the bloodshed and anarchy that would be taking place in his family. This is an example of the family curses that result in various setbacks, failure, diseases as a result of the sin of the fathers.

The following story is the experience of a young man who had the effect of this family curses or foundational problems.

HE said he was about to start his first semester, final year at University of Ghana. In his family no one had risen to that level in education. This made him feel very privileged. One night he had a dream that he was walking on a certain path, and all of a sudden, he was met by a very huge snake. This snake was about to attack him but he managed to run away. In another scene in the same night dream, he found himself playing basketball with a group of his friends. He wondered what the meaning of this dream was. In a few days the very friends he was playing with in the dream visited him and asked him to come along with them, to campus before school reopens to “chill”. He managed to convince his father to allow him to go. At the campus he found himself having an affair with one of the female students. According to him the lady consented. To his greatest surprise, this lady reported him to the school authorities, that he had raped her.

After the disciplinary committee had deliberated on the matter, he was sacked from the school. He could not start his final year enough to finish it. The spirit in the family that would not allow them to rise high in education had somehow managed to bring him down.

IF this young man had an understanding to some of these issues, he would have entered into serious prayers to stop that evil spirit. Dear child of God you must rise up to dethrone every negative trend in your family.

PRAYER

As a child of God, I have received authority to tread on serpents and scorpions in Jesus name. I would not allow any of them to hinder me from achieving what my God has ordained for me, I dethrone any evil spirit of resistance, failure or diseases in my family in Jesus name. Amen

FURTHER STUDIES

Gen 27:40 KJV “And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck”.

Luke 10:19 KJV “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”.

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