What is Deliverance?
In the Old Testament, there was no casting out of demons because Satan had a legal right over man; but when Jesus began his ministry and preaching the Kingdom of God, this included the casting out of demons from people. The Kingdom of God includes removing demons from its territory. For this reason Jesus prayed: “Let Your kingdom come,” because when we bring that kingdom, there is a clash against the kingdom of light and darkness. The kingdom of darkness has to be removed from your church, your people and your nation.
Deliverance is about the devil and his defeat! Whenever you pray deliverance, let the devil know that he is defeated. You have defeated him in your house and in your church. Christ is here right now and He is on the inside of you! God made us warriors, mighty, courageous and fearless! At the cross, Christ administered to Satan a permanent, eternal and radical defeat.
Deliverance and Family
Deliverance and casting out of demons can only be understood by revelation. Jesus has revealed to us that He has given us His power to cast out demons. He gave us all – men, women and children – authority and dominion over Satan. Your children are watching what you do. What will your children say of you? As Jesus says in this verse, they will be your judges:
If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. – Matthew 12:26-27
Men, you are the priests of your household, you need to put on your authority and lift up the warrior wife you have next of you. Stop being selfish; bring her up so she that she can prophesy! A man is one who impacts, not from male chauvinism and not because you are a man. Real men are not afraid that their wife is anointed. Raise her up! Some people have told me that women do not preach but read Isaiah 56. Christ is coming soon; you have to run to advance His Kingdom! Get up and evangelize, cast out demons and heal the sick!
Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. – Matthew 15:21-28
Deliverance is the bread of the children won by Christ at the cross. Jesus offends people to see what is in their heart. Even though the Canaanite woman did not have a right to deliverance, she asked for Jesus to send the Word. She overcame everything to reach the deliverance of her daughter. Ninety percent of my prayers are based on deliverance. God can set your family free. Just decree the Word! Send the Word anywhere on earth – to the jail, to the hospital, to their home – tell that devil to GO!
The Ministry of Jesus
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. – Matthew 4:23-24
Only 2% of churches do deliverance in the church, but 25% of Jesus’ ministry was casting out demons. The problem in the church is that they give nice teachings but they do not manifest healings or the casting out of demons. We need to have 100% of the ministry of Jesus.
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed;To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” – Luke 4:18-19
You are made of dirt, and from time to time, some bad weed and insects attach to you because we are not in our glorified state yet. Every day, as a lifestyle, we need to forgive and be forgiven. Deliverance over our lives needs to become a daily activity.
Leaders, when someone approaches you for counseling, do not waste your time counseling demons, instead cast them out. Satan cannot cast out Satan. We have to ask God to show us the problem in order to help them.
Go Into The World
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” – Mark 16:15-18
This is for every believer; you do not have to be a prophet or an apostle. Take authority, pray, put your armor on and send the Word! Take the Holy Communion because when you are submerged in the blood, the serpents cannot touch you.
Now John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.” But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. For he who is not against us is on our side. For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward. – Mark 9:38-41
Pastors, perhaps you do not have 100% of Jesus’ ministry activated in your ministry but start with 25% and begin casting out demons with the power and authority that you have in Jesus Christ!