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Exorcism and Deliverance Part II
Fervent Prayer over inferior evil powers
EXORCISM and DELIVERANCE
Love is powerful! “God is Love!” The Lord’s presence is necessary for spiritual healing to take place. Deliverance & Exorcism are forms of spiritual surgery! God the Master Surgeon is able to remove or exorcise the unwelcomed presence! In order to pray in the Spirit and intervene when one is bound by evil spirit(s) it is ALWAYS necessary for one to be spiritually centered! Spending time with the Lord in prayer and consecration is important! This is really nothing to play with! One must become a usable vessel of sanctification for the Lord! This is a time of passionate sincere focused petitions of prayer! One must first examine themselves and humble themselves before the Lord! Confess and ask God’s forgiveness for any known or unknown sin that may hinder them from hindering the process of deliverance. Keeping in mind “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18
One must pray and ask for the infilling presence of the Holy Spirit. “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, and they spoke the WORD of God boldly.” Acts 4 Jesus promised us that He would dwell and be with us and teach us. John 14 We are sealed with the promise of His Holy Spirit! Ephesians 1 The Holy Spirit is the Ultimate Counselor who guides us to ALL TRUTH. John 16. The Truth sets you free!
The discerning of spirits is a God given gift bestowed upon some with the ability to recognize when a presence is not of God. It is most helpful! It is a GIFT to be most thankful for. It causes one to often be very cautious. You must also at times learn to be very still. There are times that the Lord will tell you to not even speak. It is a Gift that requires discipline. You must allow the Holy Spirit to lead you. He will help you to discern if something or someone's actions is not of God. This is not a subjected guess. THANK YOU LORD! But it is a revelation that comes by Divine authority. “to another FAITH by the same Spirit, to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the DISCERNING of spirits…” I Corinthians 12
FASTING & CONSECRATION
Fasting, praying and sanctification again before, is part of the preparation process. There are times that we must fast and pray for a short and or long periods of time. We fast and make the sacrifice to "give Up!" food or something in order to receive and answer or direction from the Lord. This should be the case whenever we serve and or minister for the Lord! It is important that one should meditate on the Scriptures fervently and dedicate consecrated time in preparing to read them. We serve a Holy God! We want to do everything decent and in order! Remember the Word is “Alive!” Many Scriptures from the Psalms and other Books of the Bible are All pertinently relevant! Here are few for starters:
Psalms 91 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...”
Psalms 92 “It is good to give Thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to your name, O Most High; To declare Your loving kindness in the morning, And your Faithfulness every night…”
Psalms 93 “The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established…”
Psalms 97 “The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitudes of isles be glad! Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.”
Psalms 103 “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His Holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul!”
Psalms 105 “Oh give Thanks unto the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him…
Psalms 108 “O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.”
ANOINTING & LAYING on of Hands
The anointing of oil and laying on of hands in the name of The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit are always appropriate. Both are symbolic of The Divine influence! The oil nor the hands have any power in themselves. It is a show of support and request for a “Touch” from the Lord in only a way that He can and that His WILL be done! It is important to not let just anyone lay their hands upon you. “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in Him, “If you abide in My Word, you are MY disciples indeed. And ye shall KNOW the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free...” John 8. Let us remember to give Thanks and REJOICE in ALL things! “O give Thanks unto the LORD for His mercy endures FOREVER…”
The “Apostles Creed” is a bold statement of FAITH! Faith is the key that unlocks the door to heaven. “Without Faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11
“I Believe in God the Father Almighty, The Maker of Heaven and of earth and in Jesus Christ the only Son of our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate was crucified died and was buried. The third day He arose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, The Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints. The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body for life everlasting, AMEN!
It is important that we keep in mind that God is absolutely and utterly aware of everything everywhere! There is a continual attempt to compromise and water down the Truth of God’s Word! There is much sensationalism and emotional outbursts that often appear as though it is power from above. But it is rather quite superficial and only causes a momentary emotional response lacking depth or a lasting effect. It actually hinders more than it empowers! We must pray for increased discernment! Because of this there is much division in His Church. Many have been and continue to be deceived. “The Spirit clearly says that in latter times some will abandon the Faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons…” I Timothy 4.
False teaching and teachers serve to attempt to undermine the credibility of GOD’S Church and HIS OMNIPOTENCE and is a great cause for much of the demoniac activity that goes on… The entire Bible is God’s inspired Word. It is our safeguard against false teachings! “I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His namesake. I write you fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning, I write to you young men , because you have overcome the wicked one, I write to you because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the Word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.” I John 2
We as God’s children, His Universal CHURCH are faced with this unspiritual army of imps & demons that wants to destroy and defeat CHRIST CHURCH the body of believers! In ourselves we are no match! Through the power of His Holy Spirit we can accomplish much working together in unity in the Name of Jesus! Only Christians are given the authority over demons! We are in need of the ongoing infilling presence of His Holy Spirit and the spiritual armor! The battle is not ours it is the Lord. In HIM is the VICTORY the war has already been won! The gates of hell will not prevail against GOD’s HOLY CHURCH! Matthew 16.
Alpha & Omega are the first and last letters of the Classical Greek alphabet signifying God is the Beginning and the End, meaning He is Eternal! The Scriptures say: “I AM The ALPHA and the OMEGA, The Beginning and The End. The First and The Last. Blessed are they that DO His commandments and they shall have a right to the tree of life… The GRACE of The Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Revelation 22.
To GOD Be the GLORY!