Confession of an Overcomer
My body is a temple for the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19). I am redeemed (Eph. 1:7; Psalm 107:2), cleansed (1 John 1:7), and sanctified by the Blood of Jesus (Heb. 13:12). My members, the parts of my body, are instruments of righteousness (Rom. 6:13), yielded to God for His service and for His glory. The devil has no place in me, no power over me, no unsettled claims against me. All has been settled by the Blood of Jesus (Rom. 8:33-34). I overcome satan by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony, and I love not my life unto the death (Rev. 12:11).
I am not just an ordinary man woman; I am a son/daughter of the living God. I am an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation; I am one of God's people (Gal. 4:6-7; 1 Pet. 2:9).
I am not under guilt or condemnation as I walk led by the Holy Spirit. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Rom. 8:1). Satan is a liar and the father of lies. I will not listen to his accusations. No weapon formed against me will prosper (Isa. 54:17).
My mind is being constantly renewed by the Word of God (Rom. 12:2). I have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16). I pull down strongholds, I cast down imaginations, and I bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:4-5).
I am accepted in the Beloved and "complete in Him (Col. 2:10). If God is for me, who can be against me? Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ and I am MORE than a conqueror through Him! (Rom. 8:35-39)
Satan is defeated: the Son of God came into the world to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). No longer will he oppress me. As I am seated with Jesus in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6), satan is under my feet and shall remain there. I submit to God; I resist the devil and he must flee from me NOW!! (James 4:7-8) 1 trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm me! (Luke 10:19)
God is faithful; He will not allow me to be tempted beyond my strength, but with the temptation, (through His grace) He will provide a way of escape that I may be able to resist and endure it (1 Cor. 10:13). I walk in love and forgiveness towards all who seek to hurt me.
I give no place to fear in my life (2 Tim. 1:7) That which a man fears can come upon him (Job 3:25). The fear of man brings a snare (Prov. 29:25), but a revelation of the perfect love of God will cast out all my fear (1 John 4:18). I seek the Lord and He hears me and delivers me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, I will not fear (Psalm 27:1; Psalm 46:1-2)
I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to those who believe (Mark 8:38; Rom. 1:16).
I am a believer, not a doubter. I have faith to receive all that God has for me. My faith is not in myself or in the realm of my feelings, but in a living God who will never fail me nor forsake me. I walk by faith, not by sight (Heb. 11:1,8) for without faith, it is impossible to please God. I desire to walk fully pleasing Him, being fruitful, and increasing in the knowledge of Him. (Col. 1:10)
I choose this day to live by faith, to walk by faith (2 Cor. 5:7), and to call those things that be not as though they were (Rom. 4:17). I will go from faith to faith (Rom. 1:17), strength to strength (Psalm 84:7) and glory to glory (2 Cor. 3:18). I walk in victory, not defeat!
I will be anxious for nothing (Matt. 6:25-34). He will keep me in perfect peace, for my mind is stayed upon Him (Phil. 4:6-7; Isa. 26:3). I walk in abundance, not lack (John 10:10, Phil. 4:19).
I look not to the healing, but to the Healer. Jesus Christ, My Lord. My body is for the Lord and the Lord is for my body (1 Cor. 6:13). He took away my sickness and carried all my diseases. By His stripes I am healed and whole - physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, financially, and most of all spiritually! The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is at work in my body, giving me resurrection life! (Isa. 53:4-5, Matt. 8:16-17, 1 Pet. 2:24)
As I continue to abide in God's Word, I am His disciple, I know the truth, and the truth makes me FREE. Whom the Son sets free (that's me!) is unquestionably FREE! There's no doubt about it. (John 8:32 & 36 AMP)
I now walk in light, not in darkness, (Eph. 5:8), overcoming evil with good (Rom. 12:21), and speaking the truth in love, I grow up in all things into Him (Eph. 4:15). I am His workmanship, created for good works, which God has prepared for me beforehand to walk in (Eph. 2:10).
I receive the fullness of all that God has for me. However, I know many of God's promises are "conditional and as I do my part, I know He has promised to do His part. (Col. 1:19-23, Matt. 6:33) The joy of the Lord is my strength (Neh. 8:10).
OTHER SCRIPTURES TO THINK ABOUT:
Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil. 1:6 NIV)
Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. (2 Tim. 2:3 NIV)
If we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us. (2 Tim. 2:12)
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. (Heb. 10:23)
So, do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Persevere in all things, so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. (Heb. 10:35-26)
What Are Demons?
Demons are spirit beings without a body which seek a body to live in.
They do not care whether they live in a person or in an animal but they need a body through which they can express themselves. There are conflicting theories as to their origin but this does not matter for the purpose of this study.
The word “demon” comes from the Greek word “daimon” or “daimonion” meaning breath or spirit.
Although we cannot see these spirit beings, nevertheless they do exist. Heathen cultures have always acknowledged their existence but our so-called sophisticated western society usually denies their existence.
Some psychologists have described them as “parts of the personality”, but refuse to acknowledge their existence as spiritual beings. Jesus Christ had no problem about their existence. Throughout the gospels we have references to Him casting them out of various people. In fact He said:
“These signs will follow those who believe. In My name they will cast out demons.” (Mark 16:17)
One of the functions then of Christians is to cast out demons and the purpose of this book is to encourage Christians to be willing and able to do so. We don’t need to be afraid of them.
“He, who is in us, is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
I had only been a committed Christian for a short time when a deeply troubled person was brought to me for help. The Lord gently spoke into my ear the word, “abortion”, and as I spoke this word out this man, who had been a committed Christian himself, fell to the floor, curled up like a foetus and began to scream. It was in the subsequent weeks that as we ministered to this man, I began to learn about demon activity.
Demons have an intense desire to live in a body. The legion of demons who lived in the man who had come out of the tombs, begged Jesus to send them into the swine. They said, “Send us to the swine that we may enter them.”
This is the desire of demons, to find a body in which they may live and thus express their characteristics.
Demons have Personality
As we look at the Scriptures, we find that demons have specific marks of personality.
1. THEY HAVE KNOWLEDGE
The demons in the man in the synagogue said to Jesus:
“Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are – the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:24)
They knew that Jesus was the Messiah.
2. THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE
Jesus asked the demons in the man who came out of the tombs the question:
“What is your name?” And he answered, saying, ‘My name is Legion; for we are many.’” (Mark 5:9)
Itwasnotthemanresponding. Itwasthedemonsintheman. Theyknewwhotheywere. Demonsdo haveknowledgeof themselves.
3. THEY HAVE A WILL Jesus said:
“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’” (Matthew 12:43-44)
Yes, demons do have a will.
4. DEMONS HAVE EMOTIONS We are told in Scripture by James:
“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble!” (James 2:19)
Many times in the course of deliverance, we find a demonic power manifesting by way of trembling through a person. Their conscience cannot respond to the gospel. Scripture tells us that:
“...in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
The Greek makes it clear that it is not speaking of people here but of the demons which cannot respond to the gospel because their conscience has been seared.
5. THEY CAN SPEAK
As we have already seen, the demons spoke to Jesus:
“I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:24)
How Demons Act
1. THEY HARASS
One of the primary activities of demons is to harass people, especially Christians. They are the
agents of Satan, sent to both obstruct Christians in their walk or to prevent people turning to Jesus.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
2. THEY ENSLAVE
We are assured in Scripture that we did not receive the spirit of bondage (or slavery) again to
“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)
No, we have not received the spirit of slavery, but rather the Spirit of adoption through Jesus Christ. Accordingly, demonic power, acting through people, causes them to be compulsive in their actions, e.g. in their talking or eating or in other habits.
3. THEY ENTICE
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. (James 1:14-15)
When we fail to crucify the flesh and allow unclean or wrong desires to tempt us, then we open the door to demonic power and can be enticed by demons into deeper sin.
4. DEMONS DECEIVE
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
Yes, demons deceive and speak lies.
5. DEMONS TORMENT
The Scripture makes it clear that God has not given us the spirit of fear or torment, but of power
and of love and of a sound mind.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
“...fear involves torment.” (1 John 4:18)
Those who are in total fear are often tormented by demon powers.
6. DEMONS DRIVE AND COMPEL
The man from the tombs had a demon which often seized him and he was driven by the demon
into the wilderness.
“For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.” (Luke 8:29)
This is the function of demons, to drive and compel if they have the opportunity.
7. DEMONS DEFILE
“To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.” (Titus 1:15)
Many people who have been bound by demonic activity find their minds and lives have been defiled.
8. DEMONS FIGHT
They fight against our personal harmony, our peace of mind and physical well-being, causing
disruptiveness with other people, especially those closest to us. Their great distinctive mark is restlessness.
They can affect us in our emotions, attitudes and relationships, for example they cause resentment, hatred, fear or rebellion.
In addition, they can affect the thoughts of the mind, causing doubt, unbelief, indecision and procrastination.
In the area of the tongue, they can cause lying, cursing, gossip and blasphemy and in the sexual area, perversion, homosexuality and masturbation.
Further, they can affect us in the area of alcohol, nicotine, gluttony and anorexia and in physical infirmities they often cause tumours, heart attacks, arthritis, allergies and cramps.
Most addictions come out of frustration.
The demon of lying needs a tongue to lie through, a demon of doubt needs a mind to doubt through and a demon of lust needs sexual organs to lust through.
If we have recurrent evil, disruptive, emotional attitudes which dominate us against our will, for example resentment, hatred, fear, envy, jealousy and pride or extreme moodiness with changes from being extremely talkative to unnaturally quiet, or if there is an unnatural restlessness and talkativeness, these can be the signs of demonic activity.
Flesh Versus Spirit
We are told in Scripture:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do notwalkaccordingtotheflesh,butaccordingtotheSpirit.” (Romans8:1)
Thus, we should not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
In Galatians chapter 5 we are told more about walking in the Spirit as opposed to walking in the flesh:
“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are:
adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:16-25)
Furthermore, in the following Scripture we are reminded again of those who will not inherit the kingdom of God:
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Further confirmation is given to us in Ephesians:
“But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.” (Ephesians 5:3-7)
It is, therefore, imperative that those who seek deliverance must repent from all sin. We must no longer be the slaves of sin.
“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.” (Romans 6:6)
We are told not to present our bodies as instruments of unrighteousness.
“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” (Romans 6:12-13)
Many who come for deliverance are seeking to cast out the flesh and crucify demons.
This cannot be done. We need the gift of discernment to ensure that, in fact, spiritual forces are
involved and not just the flesh. That is why the gift of discernment of spirits referred to in 1 Corinthians 12:10 is vital in the deliverance ministry.
How Demons Enter
1. THROUGH OUR OWN SIN
A list of major sins from Scripture has already been referred to in the previous chapter.
Such things as idolatry, rebellion against God, unforgiveness, anger, rejection, hatred,
bitterness, oral sex, sodomy, homosexuality, lying, lust and similar sins can provide a platform through which demons can enter.
The following is a most interesting Scripture:
“The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inner depths of his heart.” (Proverbs 20:27)
The marginal note in the New King James Version says that the literal translation of the word ‘heart’ is ‘the rooms of the belly’. Thus, one could say that our heart spiritually contains rooms. If sin resides in any one of these rooms, then it can provide a platform for demonic activity. This is one of the reasons why Christians can be troubled with demons.
2. THROUGH THE SINS OF OUR ANCESTORS
Idolatry which brings the curse of God on to the third and fourth generation.
“And God spoke all these words, saying:
‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
You shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.” (Exodus 20:1-5)
Some effects of hereditary sin:
Rejection Abnormal fears Sexual lust Addictions Rebellion
Witchcraft and occultism Curses
Cultural problems Schizophrenia
3. DOMINATION OF ONE PERSON BY ANOTHER
The spirit of Jezebel. Jezebel is referred to in Scripture both as a person and as a spirit.
It is significant that the persons referred to as Jezebel have many of the same characteristics of
the spirit of Jezebel. Jezebel is one of the three strong men which form the unholy trinity. Jesus said we must bind the strong man:
“Or else how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.” (Matthew 12:29)
Jezebel is called the Lady of Kingdoms in Isaiah.
“Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; For you shall no longer be called The Lady of Kingdoms.” (Isaiah 47:5)
It is clear from Isaiah 47 that it was the demonic power behind Babylon. It has been evidenced clearly through people, e.g. as wife of King Ahab:
“Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him.
And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshipped him.
Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.” (1 Kings 16:30-32)
The spirit of Jezebel encourages idolatry.
Again, in Revelation 2:18-23, Jesus refers to the woman, Jezebel, in the church at Thyatira, who was teaching and beguiling His servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols. (Revelation 2:20)
Spirit of Jezebel means mother-child religion. We often find that the spirit of Jezebel is binding a person but within that person there is a little child called, ‘Terror’. This spirit of the little child will manifest as a six year old or a seven year old child or at any age, because at that time there has been a great trauma in the person’s life and that spirit of terror has entered causing double- mindedness.
The spirit of Jezebel in a person seeks a weak man to encourage him to come under the spirit of Ahab. Any person who is dominating or controlling another person in an ungodly way becomes subject to the spirit of Jezebel which is, in effect, a spirit of witchcraft.
4. THROUGH OUR MIND
Our thought life, through fantasy, e.g. through fantasizing about sex. Also in the playing of games
such as dungeons and dragons.
5. THROUGH TOUCHING DEAD BODIES
Sometimes spirits (not of the dead person) but which have been around or within the dead person,
seek another home and when we touch a person in our grief or kiss them, Satan often enters.
As a result of shock or trauma, the devil often attacks and we have to cast out the spirit of shock
Often as a result of prolonged grief, a spirit of grief can enter and with it can bring all sorts of
At the moment of an accident, a spirit of fear can attack a person and unless cast out, they have
continuing sickness or pain.
9. MARRIAGE BREAKDOWNS
The anger and resentment and hatred that results from marriage breakdowns is a primary entry
point of demonic power.
E.g. masturbation, smoking, fornication.
11. UNGODLY SOUL TIES
These are emotional ties existing between people who have been in an ungodly relationship,
e.g. adultery or persons with whom another has fornicated. Also, if there has been molestation on the part of the parent to the child.
(See prayer in chapter 15)
(a) Submitting to people who are not Christians.
(b) Movies, television, music and magazines full of violence, pornography and lust.
(d) Transference of spirits within a church.
Through sexual intercourse, e.g. homosexuals often begin their problems having been molested as a child.
Spirits of witchcraft can often enter through the feet while the child is in the womb. Unforgiveness. Matthew 18 makes it clear that if we do not forgive, God will deliver us to the torturers, i.e. the demons.
“And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.” (Matthew 18:34-35)
(i) Ungodly tradition, pride, prejudice and religion.
Legalism, conservatism and intolerance.
Reliance on church doctrine to provide false security. Bondage to specific forms of worship and rejection of others. Personal prejudices.
The occult. (See Occult Check List in Appendix) We areforbidden by Scripture to have spiritual contact with the occult.
“When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.” (Deuteronomy 18:9-14)
Objects in our home. We should destroy any carvings, objects or anything associated with the occult which is in our home:
“Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it; but you shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.” (Deuteronomy 7:26)
(Ethnictraditions,cultureandenvironment,e.g.Japaneseancestorworship,religiousspirits.2 (m) False religions. Any religion that denies:
1. That access to God the Father is only through Jesus Christ crucified.
“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:9)
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
2. That there is only one Spirit of God, namely the Holy Spirit, giving access to God. “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18)
3. Any spirit which denies Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is the Son of God, lived a sinless life, died on the Cross and rose on the third day, contains the spirit of Antichrist. This is very frequent in our church today:
“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.” (1 John 2:18-19)
“By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.” (1 John 4:2)
Heresies, i.e. departures from the Christian faith.
“that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
At this time, seducing spirits will draw away believers into error.
“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.” (2 Peter 2:1)
False teachers by underhand means will introduce damnable heresies.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” (1 John 4:1-3)
Increased activity of Antichrist and spirits of Antichrist.
1. CURSES CAN BE A PRIME ENTRY POINT OF DEMONIC ACTIVITY:
“Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, So a curse without cause shall not alight.” (Proverbs 26:2)
Therefore a curse requires a cause to alight.
2. INDICATIONS OF CURSES
(a) Mental, emotional and physical breakdowns.
(b) Constant sickness, especially hereditary sickness.
(c) Marriage breakdowns and family splits.
(d) Continuous poverty.
(e) Being accident prone.
(f) Barrenness and miscarriages.
(g) Constant deaths in families.
3. ENTRY POINTS OF CURSES
(a) Persons with relational authority, e.g. husband over wife or parents over children.
Examples: “You can't cook”; “You're no good”; “You're useless”; “You're a failure”; “You will
never be any good”.
(b) Self-imposed curses: “I will never be any good”; “I will never forgive myself”; “God doesn’t
love me” etc.
(c) Curses brought on by unscriptural covenants, e.g. being unequally yoked together with
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” (2 Corinthians 6:14)
(d) Curses brought on by the servants of Satan, e.g. witchdoctors, medicine men, tohungas.
(e) Curses brought on by disobedience to God’s commandments as follows:
Having false gods. (Exodus 20:3-4; Deuteronomy 27:15) Disrespect for parents. (Deuteronomy 27:16) Treachery against a neighbour. (Deuteronomy 27:17) Injustice to the weak. (Deuteronomy 27:18-19)
Illicit sex. (Deuteronomy 27:20-23) (Effect of wrong sexual relationships, particularly those outsideofmarriageor withmembersofone’sfamily).
Perjury. (Deuteronomy 27:25)
Stealing. (Zechariah 5:1-4)
Stinginess towards God. (Malachi 3:9) Perverting the gospel. (Galatians 1:8-9) Depending on the flesh. (Jeremiah 17:5) Anti-semitism. (Genesis 12:3; Genesis 28:3,14)
How to be Delivered
1. WE MUST HUMBLE OURSELVES
It is a primary requirement of Scripture that if we are going to receive anything from the Lord, we
must be humble. We must humble ourselves absolutely before God and others.
2. WE MUST BE COMPLETELY HONEST Without honesty there is no true repentance.
3. WE MUST CONFESS OUR SINS
It is important that we come before the Lord humbly and confess our sins. We can also confess
them to others. This provides great release and deliverance.
“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed...” (James 5:16)
4. WE NEED TO REPENT
Repentance involves making a decision not to do the same thing again. Remorse is being sorry
for our sins. While, when we come in repentance to God we are sorry that we have done something, nevertheless, we must make an absolute decision not to go back into the same sin.
It is imperative that we forgive others. If we forgive and honour our parents then all will be well
with us and we will live long on the earth.
“that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:3)
If we do not forgive, neither will our Father in Heaven forgive us our trespasses.
“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:26)
6. WE SHOULD CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD TO BE DELIVERED “For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
When we come to minister in deliverance, we must be absolutely certain of our authority in Jesus Christ. This means we must be totally committed to the Lord and have no doubt whatsoever that greater is He in us than He who is in the world.
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations...” (Matthew 28:18-19)
We have the authority to minister in the name of Jesus and we must exercise that authority.
It is imperative that we move in the power of the Holy Spirit as we minister because it is the Holy Spirit who does the deliverance, not us.
In my view it is preferable to be baptised with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues. This is the empowering experience which Jesus Christ cautioned His disciples to wait for before they went out and preached the gospel after His resurrection:
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
PRAY FOR THE GIFT OF DISCERNING OF SPIRITS
When we are baptised with the Holy Spirit, then we come into a knowledge of the gifts of the
Spirit and this enables us to move in the gift of discernment of spirits and in the word of knowledge.
“for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:8)
“to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.” (1 Corinthians 12:10)
In my book, “Receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit”, I further elaborate on how to come into these gifts.
In my view, the gift of discerning of spirits is an absolute must in the deliverance ministry. This gift enables us to go to the heart of the matter and discern the spirit which is causing the problem.
This gift only grows through practice and is closely allied to the word of knowledge.
As the demons realise they are being discerned, then they begin to leave, as they are commanded to go by the word of authority uttered by the Minister.
Allow others in the group to bring forward any such discernment or word of knowledge. Be very aware of the unholy trinity, namely Jezebel, Antichrist and Death and Hell.
Jesus pointed out that before we can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, we
must first bind the strong man. Our body is intended to be the temple of the Holy Spirit and in the deliverance ministry it is necessary to ascertain the name of the strong man which is holding the person in bondage in order to bind him and thus clean out the house.
“Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.” (Matthew 12:29)
Some of the strong men named in Scripture are as follows: 1. THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL
“Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him. And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshipped him. Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.” (1 Kings 16:30-33)
Spirit of Jezebel means the mother-child religion. Schizophrenia is a Jezebellic tribulation which abounds today. The Bible calls this condition double-mindedness which literally means having two souls.
“he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8)
Frequently in a mother-child combination this position occurs. The child is an alternate personality. The false person is weak and insecure. When the father is passive and the mother is dominant this can occur.
(b) The spirit of Jezebel works with the spirit of Ahab who was weak-minded.
Jezebellic men often submit to their wives and let them take the responsibility of being prophet, priest and king over the home. They want their wives to mother them. This is the practical expression of the feminisation of God.
Isaiah 47 indicates that the spirit of Jezebel is responsible for: 1. Senility in old age.
“So Ahab went into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he had said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no food.” (1 Kings 21:4)
He was the tool of his wife, Jezebel.
“Then Jezebel his wife said to him, “You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.” (1 Kings 21:7)
“But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the LORD, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up.” (1 Kings 21:25)
“I was angry with My people; I have profaned My inheritance, And given them into your hand. You showed them no mercy; On the elderly you laid your yoke very heavily.” (Isaiah 47:6)
2. Drug abuse.
“But these two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day: The loss of children, and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness, because of the multitude of your sorceries, for the great abundance of your enchantments.” (Isaiah 47:9)
“Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures,......” (Isaiah 47:8)
“Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries which you have
laboured at since childhood. Perhaps you will succeed, perhaps you will cause terror.” (Isaiah 47:12 - NIV)
We often find that because of shock or trauma, a spirit of terror has entered a person at a young age. This is the child of the spirit of Jezebel. We then have the perfect combination of the mother- child spirit which is intended to be the satanic copy of the Virgin mother and Jesus.
We often have to cast out the spirit of a six year old child or seven year old child which is in an adult as a result of trauma or shock.
“You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you.” (Isaiah 47:13)
The ruling spirit below Jezebel is deception. The four downward steps in our slide away from God are pride, rebellion, deception and perversion.
Spirits under Jezebel:
I suggest that some of these are addictions:-
adultery, arrogance, broken marriages, charms, deception, divination, domination, drugs, fear, feminism, filthiness (of the spirit and of the flesh), fornication, free love, frigidity, hatred, harlotry, heresies, homosexuality, idolatry, incest and indecency (this comes as a result of a curse from a previous generation involved in idolatry), jealousy, lasciviousness, lust, unclean thoughts, masturbation, occultic things, perverted sexual acts, oral sex, false religion and heresies (e.g. Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Herbert Armstrong, Children of God), pride, sorcery, spiritism, spiritual blindness (e.g. Freemasonry); spirit of religion, witchcraft (i.e. domination), lying, blasphemy, covetousness, humanism.
The Antichrist spirit is referred to in 2 Thessalonians:
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”(2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) The primary manifestations of Antichrist are rebellion and lawlessness. Groupings of spirits under this spirit are often as follows:
Spirits of abortion, anger, bitterness, blasphemy, corrupt communications, curses, dissension, drunkenness, envy or hatred, fear, filthy language, frigidity, lack of faith, lying, malice, murder, nightmares, outbursts of wrath, poverty, rebellion, spirits of wretchedness, rejection, selfish ambitions, stealing, strife, torment, unbelief, unforgiveness.
Manifestations: Sleepiness, yawning, various kinds of infirmity that respond slowly to prayer.
3. DEATH AND HELL
The dark angels of Death and Hell are referred to in Revelation.
“So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.” (Revelation 6:8)
“The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.” (Revelation 20:13.)
These dark spirits are often behind such curses as frequent accidents, succession of deaths in families, sickness, pain, plagues on Christians, breathing problems, guilt, condemnation.
4. UNHOLY TRINITY
This unholy trinity is cast into hell in the order of Jezebel, Antichrist and Death and Hell.
“In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” (Revelation 18:7-8)
“Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.” (Revelation 19:20)
“Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation 20:14)
The Queen Mother (Jezebel) and Antichrist kingdoms establish heavenly control over the person by a manipulating and indwelling control spirit which often takes on the name of the person involved. Thus it is hidden from sight.
5. CONTROL SPIRIT
Apart from the above strong men, many people have a control spirit which will deny the truth.
This is brought about by a person going through a trauma, then putting up a shield to protect themselves from the memory of it and this subsequently becomes a demonic shield which is intended to bring calmness.
Often this control spirit has to be cast out before we see any manifestations of other demonic power below it.
I recommend cutting the cords existing between the unholy trinity in the heavens, i.e. Jezebel, Antichrist and Death and Hell and any kingdom they are endeavouring to establish within the person being ministered to.
We can do this by passing our hands over the head of the person and cutting any unseen spiritual cords which exist between that person and the heavenlies. This can cut such things as the powers behind ritualistic sexual abuse etc.
In order to deliver the person from the spirits within them of Jezebel, Antichrist and Death and Hell, we can be led by the Holy Spirit to pass our hand over the person’s forehead or base of spine or in front of their naval and thus cut off the spirits actually within them. We can command those spirits to leave in the order of Jezebel, Antichrist and Death and Hell.
We must remember to deal with any children of Jezebel, e.g. the child of terror or any other spirits which can manifest.
Frequently people manifest as though they are a six or seven or eight year old etc, because at that time a trauma occurred and the spirit of terror entered.
Sometimes we can ask the demon, “Who is your master?”, and then bind that master in the name of Jesus and forbid it to hold any demons under its control any longer.
Cut any ungodly soul ties that exist between one person and another, e.g. previous sexual partners or another person who has dominated the candidate in an ungodly manner. Always listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you as to how to pray.
Be persistent and follow by the word of knowledge, through the network of demons to the principal strong man. As you go on, cast out each set of demons until you arrive at the strong man. Then cast it out.
We should not be afraid of manifestations which often take place in the course of deliverance.
Such manifestations as hissing, spitting, wriggling, sighing, coughing, shouting and lying down as though dead are common.
The child out of whom Jesus Christ cast the spirit:
“...convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, ‘He is dead.’” (Mark 9:26)
“And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came outofhim.” (Mark1:26)
When people lie down as though dead, it is often the spirit of coma or hypnosis which is binding them.
Sometimes mucous comes out of people in great quantities and sometimes there is animal noises and yawning. Some demons come out with a sob, a roar or a scream, but in some cases there are no manifestations at all.
Why People are not Delivered
1. THEY DO NOT REPENT
Failure to repent from all sin is the basic cause of non-deliverance.
2. FAILURE TO REPENT FROM ADULTERY AND ABORTION Abortion is murder:
“You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.” (James 5:6)
3. FAILURE TO FORGIVE
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25-26)
4. FAILURE TO BREAK WITH THE OCCULT
“Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, ‘We adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.’
Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, ‘Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?’
Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds.
Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totalled fifty thousand pieces of silver.” (Acts 19:13-19)
5. FAILURE TO ACCEPT GOD'S FORGIVENESS
We must realise that when we turn to Jesus we are accepted and loved by God, and totally
“to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6)
We need to submit to God and resist the devil:
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
Sit the person down in comfortable circumstances.
Pray with the person for the guidance of the Holy Spirit before you begin counselling.
Take your time.
Listen carefully to what the person has to say about their problem so that the Holy Spirit can give you guidance.
Work with others who are also listening to the Lord. Men should not counsel with women on their own and vice versa.
Do not hesitate to interrupt the ministry with periods of rest, i.e. take a break from time to time.
Remember that the agent of deliverance is the Holy Spirit and not you. He is the one who will do the work of deliverance as you listen to the Lord.
The Actual Deliverance
1. Ensure that the counsellee has totally forgiven every person, especially close relatives such as husband or wife, mother, father, sister, brother.
2. Ensure that the person understands that they must honour and forgive their parents so that all may be well with them and they may live long on earth:
“‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise:
‘that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’”(Ephesians 6:2-3)
If they have difficulty in honouring and forgiving their parents, they must remember that they have the Holy Spirit within them to help them.
3. Ensure the person has renounced any curse that may have been placed upon them through other people’s words or their own words or any curse placed on them by another such as a gypsy curse.
For example, people place curses on themselves by saying, “I will never be any good”, “I will never forgive myself”, “God doesn’t love me”, “I’ll never speak to so and so again”.
People with relational authority such as husbands over wives or parents over children can place curses on them by saying, “You are no good”, “You are useless”, “You are a failure”, “You will never
be any good” etc.
Curses can be placed on us or our families by other people such as witchdoctors, medicine
men, tohungas, gypsies etc.
4. Ensure the person has their faith centred totally in Jesus Christ and they have renounced all forms of idolatry.
5. Ensure that the person has cleansed their house fully from any demonic objects such as carvings etc.
“Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.” (Deuteronomy 7:26)
6. Ensure the person has both confessed their sins and renounced them in the name of Jesus Christ, especially adultery, abortion and any other involvement in the occult.
Ensure that the person has renounced all false religions and false tradition and heresies.
Ensure that the person renounces the sins of their ancestors after they have forgiven their
parents and honoured them. It is important to appropriate Galatians 3:13-14 which delivered us from the curse of the law, especially those set out in Exodus 20:5 and Deuteronomy 28:15-68.
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:13-14)
When we honour our parents and forgive them and also renounce their sins and the sins of our ancestors, we are able to appropriate fully deliverance from the curse of the law.
“you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,” (Exodus 20:5)
9. Ensurethatthepersonisnotwearinganycharmsorsimilarobjectswhichcancausedemonic activity.
10. Ask the person to say aloud the blood Scriptures set out in the Appendix, especially those relating to our body being the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Remember that the agent of deliverance is the Holy Spirit.
Encourage people to expel spirits by breathing out or coughing out anything they feel
rising up within them.
13. Do not let the counsellee use the name of Jesus or speak in tongues while deliverance is taking place as this can hinder the demons from leaving.
Methods of Deliverance
We can use our prayer language as we pray for the person. Demons fear the use of this language.
We can quote from the Word of God.
Anointing with oil is very effective as we pray.
Ask the person to praise God. As they do this a number of times, any demonic power within them will begin to leave. They should utter such words aloud as, “Praise God, Praise God”.
We must use the authority of the Word of God to command the spirit to leave.
We should ask the Holy Spirit to anoint us as we are praying.
Listen to what the Holy Spirit is telling us as to how we should pray.
Ensure the person understands that God loves them and accepts them.
“to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6)
Sometimes we need to fast.
There should be a renouncing of all sin and unbelief on the part of the person being counselled.
Encourage them to call on the name of Jesus.
“For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
We should agree with other persons to bind the spirit and loose the person from it.
“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and
whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:18-19)
We should plead the blood of Jesus Christ, i.e. remind the devil that through the blood of Jesus Christ we have been cleansed, redeemed, sanctified and justified.
The person being ministered to should assert their will and resist the devil.
15. If we are working with a group for deliverance, we should encourage each person to plead the power of the blood of Jesus over them before deliverance commences.
Many people practise self-deliverance which, in my view, is a perfectly valid form of deliverance. In other words, when we feel oppressed or under attack, there is no reason why we cannot command the spirit to leave us. This even applies if there is a spirit within us.
Quite frequently, for example, I may feel personally under some form of spiritual attack and the Holy Spirit will direct me to place my hands on the back of my neck or shoulders and command a spirit of oppression to leave. Sometimes I have felt sick within and the Holy Spirit has clearly shown me it is a spirit of infirmity and I have commanded it in the name of Jesus to leave. I lay my hands on the part of the body affected.
I have used this method with great success in cases of personal sickness.
The major drawback to this form of deliverance is, of course, that we may lack discernment concerning our personal condition. That is why the gift of discernment of spirits is given to the Church. The purpose is to enable other people, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to discern what form of spirit may be attacking us or whether, in fact, we are under spiritual attack at all.
While self-deliverance is a very effective form of deliverance, nevertheless, we should not substitute it for seeking help from the Body of Christ.
I would, therefore, commend self-deliverance as a method of deliverance, but not as the only method of deliverance.
When using self-deliverance, not only do I command the spirits to leave me, but also expel them by breathing out or coughing out as the Holy Spirit directs.
To Keep our Deliverance We Should...
Totally yield to Jesus Christ in every area of our life, making Him Lord and Saviour of every area. This includes our thought life, our emotional life and our daily life.
We should always be filled with the Holy Spirit:
“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18)
We should believe and live by the Word of God.
“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4)
We should put on the full armour of God.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints - “ (Ephesians 6:10-18)
Sometimes we need to put on the garment of praise:
“The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” (Isaiah 61:3)
and the helmet of salvation:
“But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.” (1 Thessalonians 5:8)
We should encourage the counsellee to stay with people who will be able to help them andencouragethemrather thangobacktotheiroldcrowd.
We should encourage them to have right relationships with people, i.e. an attitude of love and forgiveness.
They should make Jesus Christ the centre of every part of their lives.
“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
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After people have been prayed for to be delivered, they may need further ministry and counsel order to retain and complete their deliverance. It is vital that they be encouraged to read the Word of God, to pray regularly and to lead a life pleasing to God. We need to daily yield our life to God, laying down our lives for Jesus Christ, seeking His face, reading the Word of God and being
in filled with the Holy Spirit.
Suggested Prayer Before Deliverance Commences
“Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ. I thank You Lord for Your love for me. I confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Saviour and that He died and rose again from the dead.
I believe that through the blood of Jesus Christ I have been redeemed from the hand of the devil. I believe that through the blood of Jesus Christ all my sins have been forgiven. I believe that through the blood of Jesus Christ I have been sanctified, made holy to God. I believe that through the blood of Jesus Christ I have been justified just as if I had never sinned.
I now confess all my sins. I confess that in my own strength I have been unable to defeat the attacks of the enemy. I specifically renounce the following sexual sin .......... I confess I have been wrong. I renounce all pleasure connected with these sins. I now turn from my sin. I ask You, Father, to forgive me all that is past and give me discernment when the temptation arises and the strength to resist it. I ask You to heal my memories and to heal the hurts and forgive me in Jesus name.
I also specifically renounce any other sins such as rejection, unforgiveness. I especially forgive the following persons ..........
I specifically honour my parents and I forgive them. I renounce my own sins and the sins of my ancestors in the name of Jesus Christ. I especially renounce all idolatry, witchcraft and everything of the occult and all the hidden things of darkness. I call upon You, Lord Jesus, to set me free from every demonic power that has affected me.
Lord I now renounce Satan and all his works. I hate his demons. I count them my enemies in the name of Jesus. I loose myself from every dark spirit, from every evil influence, from every satanic bondage, from any spirit in me that is not the Spirit of God. I command all such spirits to leave me now in the name of Jesus.
I call upon You, Lord Jesus, to set me free from every demonic power that has affected me. In the name of Jesus Christ, Risen Saviour, I command every demonic power that has lived within me or oppressed me to leave me now in the name of Jesus Christ. I declare that I am a child of the Living God and that Satan has no right to inhabit any part of me or to oppress me. I thank You Lord JesusandIgiveYoutheglory. Amen.”
Suggested general prayer in regard to curses:
“Lord Jesus Christ, I confess you are the only Son of God, that You died on the Cross for my sins and rose again. On the Cross You took every curse and became a curse for me. I honour my parents and I forgive them. I confess my own sins and the sins of my ancestors and I ask Your forgiveness. I forgive others. I forgive them as You forgave me. I forgive myself. I renounce all contact with the occult and with occultic objects and I receive Your forgiveness. Please forgive me, Father, for blaming You for what others may have done to me. I now release myself and those under me from any curse. I declare myself released. I claim it and I thank You Lord.
Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross, I have been redeemed from the curse of the law and I have entered into the blessing of Abraham whom God blessed in all things. Thank you Father God.”
Prayer for deliverance from soul ties:
“Dear Heavenly Father, as I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ in the authority that is in that name, I break every soul tie affecting my body, soul or spirit, which has existed between myself and .................... (name the individual). In the name of Jesus Christ, I specifically speak to every demonic power that has taken advantage of that link and I tell it that it has no rights here and it must leave now without going into any other member of my family. Thank You Lord Jesus that through Your shed blood and through Your wonderful name, I am able to be absolutely free. Thank you Lord.” 1
Prayer against inner vows:
“In the name of Jesus Christ, I specifically renounce all vows which I have made, knowingly or unknowingly, against myself. I specifically renounce .......... (name those vows which you have made and which you know to be wrong). I ask You to totally cleanse me and set me free from the results of those vows and I thank you for doing it.” 2
Prayer against pronouncements and curses:
“Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the authority of that name, I specifically renounce all curses that have been placed upon my life through the words of those who have abused and damaged me. I forgive them and I ask You Lord to release me from their consequences. Thank you Father, in Jesus’ name.” 3
Suggested prayer for Counsellor:
“Satan, I bind your power and command you to loose these people and come out from them now in Jesus’ name. Every spirit of divination, sorcery, witchcraft, curse, I bind your power in the name of Jesus Christ. I command you to loose these people, depart from them now and from this place in Jesus’ name.”
PRAYER OF RELEASE FOR THOSE (OR WHOSE DESCENDANTS WERE) INVOLVED IN FREEMASONRY
If you or someone you love is a descendant of a mason, I recommend that you pray through the following prayer from your heart. It is best to pray this aloud with a Christian witness present.
"Father God, creator of heaven and earth, I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son. I come as a sinner seeking forgiveness and cleansing from all sins committed against you, and others made in Your image. I honour my earthly father and mother and all of my ancestors, but I utterly turn away from and renounce all their sins. I forgive all my ancestors for the effects of their sins on me and my children. I renounce all my sins which have masonry at their root. I renounce and re- buke Satan and all his works, and every spiritual power or force of his affecting me or my family.
I renounce all involvement in Freemasonry or any other lodge or craft by my ancestors. I re- nounce witchcraft, the principal spirit behind Freemasonry, and I renounce Baphomet, the Spirit of Antichrist and the curse of the Luciferian doctrine. I renounce the idolatry, blasphemy, secrecy and deception of Masonry at every level. I specifically renounce the insecurity, the love of position and power, the love of money, avarice or greed, and the pride which would have led my ancestors into Masonry. I renounce all the fears of death, fears of men, and fears of trusting, in Jesus' Name. I renounce every position held in the lodge by any of my ancestors, including "Tyler", "Master", "Worshipful Master" or any other. I renounce the calling of any man "Master", for Jesus Christ is my only master and Lord, and He forbids anyone else having that title. I renounce the entrapping of others into Masonry, and observing the helplessness of others during the rituals. I renounce the denial of Jesus Christ and His redeeming work accomplished on the Cross of Calvary.”
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the First or Entered Apprentice degree, especially their effects on the throat and tongue. I renounce the hoodwink, the blindfold, and its effects on emotions and eyes, including all confusion, fear of the dark, fear of the light, and fear of sudden noises. I renounce the secret word BOAZ and all it means. I renounce the mixing and min- gling of truth and error, and the blasphemy of this degree of Masonry. I renounce the noose around the neck, the fear of choking and also every spirit causing asthma, hayfever, emphysema or any other breathing difficulty. I renounce the compass point against the breast, the fear of death by stabbing pain, and the fear of heart attack from this degree. In Jesus' name I now pray for healing of .......... (throat, vocal cords, nasal passages, sinus, bronchial tubes etc), for healing of the speech area, and the release of the Word of God to me and through me and my family."
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the second or Fellow Craft degree of Masonry, especially the curses on the heart and chest. I renounce the secret words JACHIN and SHIBBOLETH and all that these mean. I cut off emotional hardness, apathy, indifference, unbelief, and deep anger from me and my family. In Jesus' name I pray for the healing of ............ (the chest/ lung area) and also for the healing of my emotions, and ask to be made sensitive to the Holy Spirit of God."
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the third or Master Mason degree, especially the curses on the stomach and womb area. I renounce the secret words MAHA BONE, MACHABINNA and TUBAL CAIN, and all that they mean. I renounce the spirit of death from the blows to the head enacted as ritual murder, the fear of death, false martydom, fear of violent gang attack, assault, or rape, and the helplessness of this degree. I renounce the falling into the coffin or stretcher involved in the ritual of murder. I renounce the false resurrection of this degree, because only Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life! I also renounce the blasphemous kissing of the Bible on a witchcraft oath. I cut off all spirits of death, witchcraft and deception. In Jesus' name I pray for the healing of .............. (the stomach, gall bladder, womb, liver and any other organs of my body affected by masonry) and I ask for a release of compassion and understanding."
Holy Royal Arch Degree
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the Holy Royal Arch Degree of Masonry, especially the oath regarding the removal of the head from the body and the exposing of the brains to the hot sun. I renounce the MARK LODGE and the mark in the form of squares and angles which marks a person for life. I also reject the jewel or talisman which may have been made from this mark sign and worn at lodge meetings. I renounce the false secret name of God, JAHBULON, and the password, AMMI RUHAMAH and all they mean. I renounce the false communion or Eucharist taken in this degree, and all the mockery, scepticism and unbelief about the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary. I cut off all these curses and their effects on me and my family in the name of Jesus Christ, and I pray for ............... (healing of the brain, the mind etc)."
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the eighteenth degree of Masonry, the Most Wise Sovereign, the Knight of the Pelican and the Eagle and Sovereign Prince Rose Croix of Heredom. I renounce and reject the Pelican witchcraft spirit of this degree, and the occultic influence of the Rosicrucians and the Kabbala in this degree. I renounce the claim that the death of Jesus Christ was a "dire calamity", and also the deliberate mockery and twisting of the Christian doctrine of the Atonement. I renounce the blasphemy and rejection of the deity of Jesus Christ, and the secret word INRI and its burning. I renounce the mockery of the communion taken in this degree, including the biscuit, salt and white wine."
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the thirtieth degree of Masonry, the Grand Knight Kadosh and Knight of the Black and White Eagle. I renounce the password, 'STIBIUMALKABAR' and all it means."
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the thirty-first degree of Masonry, the Grand Inspector Inquisitor Commander. I renounce all the gods and goddesses of Egypt which are honoured in this degree, including Anubis with the ram's head, Osiris the sun god, Isis the sister and wife of Osiris and also the moon goddess. I renounce the Soul of Cheres, the false symbol of immortality, the chamber of the dead and the false teaching of reincarnation."
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the thirty-second degree of Masonry, the Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret. I renounce the Masonry's false trinitarian deity AUM and its parts; Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer. I renounce the deity of AHURA-MAZDA, the claimed spirit or source of all light, and the worship with fire, which is an abomination to God and drinking from a human skull.”
Knights Templar - York Rite
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the Knights Templar degree of Masonry. I renounce the curse and death wish of Judas, or of having the head cut off and placed on top of
a church spire. I renounce the unholy communion and especially of drinking from a human skull."
Shriners (America only)
“I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. I renounce the piercing of the eyeballs with a three-edged blade, the flaying of the feet, the madness, and the worship of the false god Allah as the god of our fathers. I renounce the hoodwink, the mock hanging, the mock beheading, the mock drinking of the blood of the victim, the mock dog urinating on the initiate, and the offering of urine as a commemoration.”
"I renounce the oaths taken and the curses involved in the thirty-third degree of Masonry, the Grand Inspector General. I renounce the cable-tow around the neck. I renounce the death wish that the wine drunk from a human skull should turn to poison and the skeleton whose cold arms are invited if the oath of this degree is violated. I renounce the three infamous assassins of their grand master, law, property and religion, and the greed and witchcraft involved in the attempt to
manipulate and control the rest of mankind."
All other Degrees
"I renounce all the other oaths taken, the rituals of every other degree and the curses involved. I renounce all other lodges and secret societies such as Odd Fellows, Buffalos, Druids and their effects on me and my family. I renounce all false communions taken, all mockery of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary, all unbelief, confusion and depression, and all worship of Lucifer as God. I renounce all fear of insanity, anguish, death wishes, suicide and death in Jesus' name. Jesus Christ conquered death, and alone holds the keys of death and hell, and I rejoice that He holds my life in His hands now. He came to give me life abundantly and eternally. And I believe His promises.
I renounce all anger, hatred, murderous thoughts, revenge, retaliation, all unbelief, especially unbelief in the Holy Bible as God's Word, and the compromise of God's Word. I renounce all spiritual searching into false religions, and all striving to please God. I rest in the knowledge that I have found my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and that He has found me. I will burn all objects in my possession which connect me with all lodges and occultic organisations, including Masonry and Witchcraft, and all regalia, aprons, books of rituals, rings and other jewellery. I renounce the effects that any of these or other objects of Masonry, such as the compass, the square, the noose or the blindfold, have had on me or my family, in Jesus' Name.
I renounce the effects of Masonry passed on to me through any female ancestor who felt distrusted by her husband and rejected as he entered and attended any lodge and refused to tell her of his secret activities. Holy Spirit, I ask that you show me anything else which I need to do or to pray so that I and my family may be totally free from the consequences of the sins of Masonry and witchcraft."
(Pause while listening to God, and pray as the Holy Spirit leads you.)
"Now, dear Father God, I ask humbly for the blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son, to cleanse me from all these sins I have confessed and renounced, to cleanse my spirit, my soul, my mind, my emotions and any part of my body which has been affected by these sins, in Jesus' name!
I renounce every evil spirit associated with Masonry and witchcraft and all other sins, and I command in the name of Jesus Christ for Satan and every evil spirit to be loosed and to leave now, touching or harming no-one, and go to the place appointed for you by Jesus, never to return to me or my family. I call on the name of the Lord Jesus to be delivered of these spirits, in accordance with the many promises of the Bible. I ask to be delivered of every spirit of sickness, infirmity, curse, affliction, addiction, disease or allergy associated with these sins I have confessed and renounced.
I surrender to God's Holy Spirit and to no other spirit all the places in my life where these sins have been. I ask You, Lord, to baptise me in your Holy Spirit now according to the promises in Your Word. I take to myself the whole armour of God in accordance with Ephesians chapter six, and rejoice in its protection as Jesus surrounds me and fills me with His Holy Spirit. I enthrone You, Lord Jesus, in my heart, for You are my Lord and my Saviour, the source of eternal life. Thank You, Father God, for Your mercy, your forgiveness and Your love, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." 4
If you have been involved in any of the following, you should renounce them:
OCCULT CHECK LIST
Abstract art (under hallucinogenic stimulus)
Amulets (tigers claw, sharks tooth, horseshoe over door,
talisman (magic picture))
Ankh (a cross with a ring on top used in satanic rites)
Apparitions - occultic
Augury (interpreting omens)
Black magic (involving hidden powers for bad ends)
Blood subscriptions (pacts)
Cartomancy (using playing cards)
Charming or enchanting (attempts to use spirit power)
Charms and charming for wart removal
Clairaudience (ability to hear voices and sounds supernormally-spirited voices alleging to be those of dead people giving advice or warnings)
Clairsentience (supernatural sense perception)
Clairvoyance (ability to see objects or events spontaneously or supernormally above their normal range of vision - second sight)
Conjuration (summoning up a spirit by incantation)
Coven (a community of witches)
Crystal ball gazing
Death magic (where the name of the sickness plus a written spell is cast into coffin or grave) Demon worship
Divining rod or twig or pendulum
Dowsing or witching for water, minerals, under-ground cables, finding out the sex of unborn child using divining rod, pendulum, twig or planchette
Dream interpretation (as with Edgar Cayce books)
Dungeons and dragons
Eastern meditation/religious - Gurus, Mantras, Yoga, Temples etc
Ectoplasm (unknown substance from body of a medium)
 E.S.P. (extra sensory perception)
 Findhorn Community
 Floating trumpets
 Fortune telling
 Gothic rock music
 Gypsy curses
 Hallucinogenic drugs (cocaine, heroin, marijuana,
sniffing glue etc)
 Handwriting analysis (for fortune telling)
 Hard rock music - Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones (most rock groups)
 Heavy metal music - AC/DC, Guns and Roses (all heavy rock)
 Hepatoscopy (examination of liver for interpretation)
 Hex signs (hexagrams)
 Hydromancy (divination by viewing images in water)
 Iridology (eye diagnosis)
 Japanese flower arranging (sun worship)
 Jonathan Livingstone Seagull (Reincarnation, Hinduism)
 Kabbala (Occult Lore)
 Lucky charms or signs of the Zodiac or birthstones
 Magic (not sleight of hand but use of supernatural power)
 Martial arts (Aikido, Judo, Karate, Kung fu, Tae Kwan Do etc)
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 Mental suggestion
 Mental telepathy
 Mental therapy
 Metaphysics (study of spirit world)
 Mind control
 Mind Dynamics
 Mind mediumship
 Mind reading
 Motorskopua (mechanical pendulum for diagnosing illness)
 Necromancy (conjuring up spirits of the dead)
 Numerical symbolism
 Occultic games
 Occult letters of protection
 Occult literature, e.g. The Greater World, The 6th & 7th Book of Moses, The Other side, The Book of Venus, Pseudo-Christian works of Jacob Lorber, works by Edgar Cayce, Aleister Crowley, Jean Dixon, Levi Dowling, Arthur Ford (The Overt Worship of Spirit Beings), Johann Greber, Andrew Jackson Davis, Anton Le Vay, Ruth Montgomery, John Newborough, Eric Von Daniken,DennisWheatley. Suchbooksshouldbeburned,regardlessofcost.
 Ouija boards
 Pagan fetishes
 Pagan religious objects, artifacts and relics
 Pagan rites (Voodoo, Sing sings, Corroborees,Fire walking, Umbahda, Macumba)
 Pk (parakineses - control of objects by the power of the mind and will)
 Parapsychology (PS) - especially study of demonic activity
 Pendulum diagnosis
 Phrenology (divining/analysis from the skull)
 Planchette (divining)
 Precognition (foreknowledge of the occurrence of events)
 Psychic healing
 Psychic sight
 Psychography (use of heart shaped board)
 Psychometry (telling fortunes by lifting or holding object belonging to the inquirer)
 Punk rock music
 Pyramidology (mystic powers associated with models of pyramids)
 Rhabdomancy (casting sticks into the air for interpreting omens)
 Self hypnosis
 Significant pagan days
 Silva Mind Control (SMC - Psychorientology)
 Spirit knockings or rappings
 Star signs
 Stichomancy (fortune telling from random reference to books)
 Stigmata - occultic (wounds that may or may not bleed)
 Superstitions (self or parents or grandparents)
 Table tipping
 Tarot cards (22 picture cards for fortune telling)
 Tea-leaf reading
 Thought transference
 Tk (telekineses - objects move around room, instruments play, engines start...)
 TM (Transcendental Meditation)
 Travel of the soul
 UFO fixation
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 White magic (invoking hidden powers for “good ends”)
 Yoga (involves Eastern demon worship)
 Zodiac charms, birthdates
 Zodiac signs
“Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totalled fifty thousand pieces of silver.” (Acts 19:19)
“You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.
Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it; but you shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.” (Deuteronomy 7:25-26)
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons...” (1 Timothy 4:1)
The following is a list of non-Christian religions and cults which fall into the above category:
Ananda Marga Yoga Society, Anthroposophical Society (Eurythmy, Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools); Astara, Bubba Free John; Bahai; Buddhism; Children of God (Family of Love); Christadelphians; Christian Science; Church of the Living Word (John Robert Stevens “The Walk”); Church Universal and Triumphant (Elizabeth Clare Prophet); Confucianism; Divine Light Mission (Guru Maharaj Ji); Druids Lodge; ECKANKAR (Paul Twitchell); Enlightment (heightened awareness, nirvana, satori, trancendental bliss, god-realisation, expanded consciousness, altered perception of reality, cosmic consciousness etc); Esalen Institute (Michael Murphy); e.s.t. (Erhard Seminar Training); Foundation faith of the Millenium (Robert de Grimston); Foundation of Human Understanding (Roy Masters); Freemasonry; Gurdjieff/Subud/Renaissance (Esoteric Christianity); Hare Krishna; Hinduism (Karma, reincarnation, avatars, Bhagavad-Gita, Yoga, T.M.); Holy Order of MANS; Inner Peace Movement; International Community of the Christ/The Jamilans; Jehovah’s Witnesses (Dawn Bible Students); Krisnamurti Foundation of America; Meher Baba (Sufism Reorientated Inc); Mind Sciences; Mormons (Church of the Latter Day Saints); Mukatananda Paramahansa (Siddha Yoga Dham Centres); Neo-Gnosticism; New Age Movement; Nichiren Shoshu/Soka Gakkai (NSA Lotus Sutra); Rastafarianism; Ratanaism; Religious Science; Rev Ike (Frederick Eikeren Koetter); Rev Sun Myung Moon (Moonies, Unification Church); Rosecruicianism (AMORC); Sathya Sai Baba; Scientology (L. Ron Hubbard Dianetics); Self Realisation Fellowship; Sharmanism; Shintoism; Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship; Spiritualism/ Spiritism; Sri Chimnoy; Swami Kriyananda; Swami Rami; Swami Vivekananda (Vedanta Society); Swedenborgianism; Taoism; Theosophy; Urantia; Unity School of Christianity (Charles Myrtle and Lowell Fillmore); World Wide Church of God (Herbert W. Armstrong, “The World Tomorrow”, “The Plain Truth”); Yogi Bhajan (Sikh Foundation/3HO Foundation); Zen.
The Blood Scriptures
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” (Psalm 107:2)
“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
Through the blood of Jesus I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil. Through the blood of Jesus all my sins are forgiven.
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, is cleansing me now and continually from all sin.
“Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” (Romans 5:9)
Through the blood of Jesus I am Justified, made righteous, just as though I had never sinned.
“Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.” (Hebrews:13:12)
Through the blood of Jesus Christ I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God.
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
MY BODY IS A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I AM REDEEMED, CLEANSED, SANCTIFIED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS. THEREFORE THE DEVIL HAS NO MORE PLACE IN ME AND NO MORE POWER OVER ME.
THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS I OVERCOME SATAN BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND THE WORD OF MY TESTIMONY.
To be delivered:
(1) Confess the spirit in the name of Jesus. (2) Renounce the spirit in the name of Jesus. (3) Forgive others.
(4) Call on the name of the Lord Jesus.