In this post I would like to address some experience with you. I am overwhelmed and grateful to all of you whom are emailing me, expressing great desire to pursue deliverance. While many people will never take to it, nor pursue it, there seems to be a remnant of people that are just as hungry as I was upon learning about this facet of Christ and His sacrifice. I am humbled by many of you, knowing that you will receive power from heaven like never before. You see, deliverance requires great humility, and the humble shall see God. “And He said,Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to others parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10
I did a TEACHING on here discussing what deliverance is , in this post I will share some things that you can expect, hoping to encourage you not to give up!
My Flesh Hurts!
Have you ever noticed that when you are fasting that you actually feel the furthest from God? I know I do! That is one of the things I dislike most about fasting, I usually feel that I am distant from the Lord, while simultaneously trying to reach him. It is such an odd feeling! Deliverance from strongholds and demons can feel the same way. This is why many do not fast nor seek God about deliverance. Our human nature tells us that if it is uncomfortable ,then it isn’t good. Many Christians have been deceived into thinking that feeling good is the same as having Gods blessing. These Christians have curses and plagues all over them, proving that this mindset is false. They do not really have what they claim to possess, and this is falsehood and not truth! The Lord recently told me that Isaiah chapter one is being fulfilled before my eyes!
Why should I strike you any more? Ye will only revolt more and more. The whole head is sick and the whole heart is faint. (Please read the whole chapter)
Persecution will come!
When you start dealing with your darkness, you won’t have to wait long for people to come against you and what you are doing. When I began my journey, almost everyone in and out of the church attacked me without mercy! I was very young and new in the Lord and this was very challenging, to say the least. Everyone wants to be loved and supported! So I am telling you in advance, that you probably won’t be. The closer you get to truth, the further you will be from people. I used to cry to God about this and he would speak this word to me;
The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore I shall not be confounded: therefore I HAVE SET MY FACE LIKE A FLINT,AND I KNOW THAT I SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED.HE IS NEAR THAT JUSTIFIES ME;WHO WILL CONTEND WITH ME? Isaiah 50
The proverbial mirror!
The Holy Spirit will allow you to see and feel the unclean things inside of you, and this is an act of love and mercy on his part! Once you see it, you will feel remorse and godly sorrow. It is only then that you will seek change. We cannot change and heal what we refuse to see and feel. If we can’t bear to admit any wrongdoing, we are in pride. We will blame others for our shortcomings and pretty soon we will not hear the voice of God at all. He resists the proud.
We sing songs on Sunday asking God to “refine us, cleanse us, draw us” and when he answers us we turn our backs to him. This is a human failing, and must be overcome to receive true healing!
A good starting point for all of us is to look at our forefathers, their behaviors ,illnesses and even their fruit.
Why? Because these are familiar spirits and mindsets that have been modeled to us and assigned to us by Satan.
We do not do this to judge them, but to turn from the sins of our Fathers and break it once and for all.
Breaking cycles of sin in your lineage is a must ,God has always required it. (Read the Old and New Testament)
And the seed (children) of Israel separated themselves from all strangers , and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers. Nehemiah 9:2
I believe this is why our churches and lives are such a mess, we have forsook deliverance and true repentance for so long that the fruit is piled up and rotten.I have told the Lord,that getting his children to repent is harder than a camel going through the eye of a needle.In the spirit, I often feel the anguish and grieving of the Holy Ghost! Though he loves us ,he can not partner with self righteousness and pride!
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God:God is not in all his thoughts. Psalms 10:4
I FEEL EMPTY
When we uproot darkness, we can often feel empty inside. Why? Because the very thing we are fighting and casting out is and usually has been a part of us for a long time. Right or wrong, we are acclimated to these spirits and familiar with our feelings. Imagine living your whole life in a desert and them moving to the North Pole. We tend to like familiarity, even if it is hardship. The Israelites coming out of Egypt is a perfect scriptural example of this. Though they cried to God day and night about their bondages, when he came to deliver them, they longed for the old lifestyle of slavery! This eventually angered God to the point that he began to deal very harshly with them.
Unclean spirits are living with ease inside of us, though they torment us, they are a part of us. They are at ease in us, and the chaos they produce becomes a way of life. We are accustomed to their presence and their voices. We are acclimated to them.When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man,he walks thru dry places,seeking rest,and finds none. Then he saith,I will return into my house whence I came out;and when he comes ,he finds it empty,swept,and garnished. Then he goes and and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that man is worse than the first… Mathew 12:43-45
This is why I stress the importance of true repentance and understanding of what you are casting out. When that spirit returns to “dance’ with you, you must be able to recognize it and refute it. It is much easier to do when they are on the outside.I am quite sure, when praying for others and myself, that I am casting out the same demons that I have dealt with before. This scripture keeps many from even trying to rid themselves of demons, but what it saying is that you must be willing to do warfare against them,perhaps many times over.
Example: I have a proclivity towards bitterness
Pray with me: Father, we humble ourselves to you this day in true repentance. We ask you to partner with us and set us free from all the schemes of the enemy. We ask you for strength and mercy to complete our deliverance.We exercise our faith and belief that we will be truly be set free and become vessels of truth for others to see.We are eternally grateful for Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. We rest in your perfect timing. In Jesus, Amen.
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