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7) What to do next

A) Praise God for His deliverance

Praising God is an act of faith. So praise God and don’t let the devil tell you that nothing happened because he is a liar. This is what Jesus had to say about the devil .JOH 8:44 "... He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own {nature;} for he is a liar, and the father of lies.

B) Daily spend time in prayer and reading

This is our life line to God which must not be broken. If you think that church is your life line you are wrong. While fellowship is extremely important, it takes a back seat to our personal relationship to God. We can belong to a terrible church and yet have great spiritual freedom because of our relationship with God.

Just as the old joke goes “seven days without prayer makes one weak.”

C) You must stay in active faith (seek out faith people)

There is a big difference between a Christian that says he believes in faith and one who preaches and lives the faith gospel. Faith people preach healing, deliverance, miracles and have them regularly taking place. They do not believe that the baptism of the spirit was only for the first apostles. If you are not growing where you are at, find a place where the messages are speaking to you and that there is a demonstration of spiritual power.

D) Don’t allow that sin to reign

You must take a stand against sin in every form. Sin is satan’s tool to get his claws into mankind. We are not subject to satan or sin, but to Jesus Christ. There are right ways of overcoming sin and wrong ways. The best book in my opinion on the subject of overcoming sin is by Watchman Nee and entitled The Spiritual Man.

E) Do not be discouraged if people don’t believe you

It only takes a few days for us to learn not to tell others about things that we experienced and that God shows us. Doubt and persecution is the norm that we should expect. Most people are so full of the world that when they hear the truth it seems so unbelievable that they can only lash out with criticism and rebuke. You will even get pastors and elders telling you that this is of the devil and that you should avoid it. Satan has blinded their eyes to the truth and deceived them into a false sense of security. Do not argue with them but pray for their deliverance.

8) Some concerns about casting out of demons

A) Cast them out when the opportunity arises

It is common for us to feel uncomfortable when an opportunity arises to cast demons out of someone. We may not feel prepared, or it may be a public place where deliverance would not be proper. The person needing deliverance could even be a church authority. When it is a church authority an appropriate time is rare. Each and every occasion must be evaluated as to its appropriateness. Do not make a scene that could result in church discipline. This would not benefit you or make deliverance acceptable to those unfamiliar with it.

When conditions are favorable and appropriate, do not hesitate to exercise your authority over the devils. If we fail to exercise our authority over these evil spirits not only are the people possessed by them not finding release, we may find that our disobedience will result in our own binding. While we are not responsible to cast out every demon that we discern, there will be some that will be our responsibility. We must not neglect these.

Many people think that there has to be a formal deliverance session which is overseen by a member sanctioned by the local church. While there should be a group in the local church body that can and do regularly cast out demons, it should not be exclusive. Deliverance is a front line defense which we are all called to, not just a select few!

Church authorities commonly want full control over their flock, which ends up limiting its effectiveness. This is not a new problem; Jesus had to deal with it among His apostles. LUK 9:48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for he who is least among you, this is the one who is great." 49 & And John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to hinder him because he does not follow along with us." 50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not hinder {him;} for he who is not against you is for you." In the Luke verses we see Jesus telling them that greatness is not associated with how many people one has under their control, but is directly related to allowing everyone else to be greater than them self. Immediatelyfollowing this attempt by the Lord to instruct them, John brings up an issue about deliverance. John says Awe saw someone casting out demons who does not follow along with us.” John is complaining that this person was not under their authority and was doing works through Jesus’ name. The apostles no doubt thought, "HOW DARE HE CAST OUT DEMONS. He needs to be stopped!” Jesus however was not threatened by this man casting out demons. He instructs that if someone is not under your authority, yet is doing what is right, this person is not your enemy. So let us all learn the lesson and allow those that so choose, cast out demons.

B) Dramatics are not necessary in casting out demons

What do I mean by dramatics? There are many people who make the biggest event out of deliverance. They move and speak in such a way that makes those who are uniformed think that they are super spiritual. It is almost like watching a magician perform his act.

While commanding the spirit to depart are the most common words spoken, there are times it is not even necessary to verbally address the demon in order to drive it out. Demons can be driven out of a third party when breaking soul ties. The person does not have to be present just those bound by the soul ties. After breaking soul ties, we must turn our attention to those whom the ties came from and command the spirit to come out of them. We need to realize that we have a lot more power and authority than these devils do. We can even cast demons out by laying our hands on the possessions of the possessed. Just as the Apostles use to pray over handkerchiefs which would provide healing to the people they were brought to, so does the demonic anointing fill the belongings of the possessed. There is a link between the demonic anointing on their belongings and the demons that inhabit them. When praying over the articles have your attention focused on the individual and not the article. This should encourage us to lay hands on the beds of those that are unbelievers that we live with. Laying hands on the chairs of those at work or even their cars in the parking lot can also bring deliverance. We can bring drastic changes around us if we would just do what Jesus commanded us to do, cast out demons!

There is no need to be dramatic in our prayer or overt in our personality. Just a simple prayer rebuking the wicked spirit is all that is needed. Those that move fluently in deliverance have the gift of discernment operating in their lives, which activates the words spoken. They know the surety of the demonic chains because they can discern them. Those who do not move in discernment may pray over people and their belongings and see little change. They should not be discouraged because they are making a difference even though it is not as apparent as those who are more skilled in deliverance.

C) Don’t think bad about your Christian brother or sister who are bound

Young and mature Christians are vulnerable to demonic possession and will often take judgmental stands against those they believe are possessed. The word “Young” does not refer to length of time in Christ, but of the maturity of a Christian. Everyone battles the devil every day, and there are times we become passive and satan just beats us up. It is during these times of passivity that we often fall into sin, and become bound by a demon. This does not make us an apostate, it makes us a wounded Christian in need of help. Every Christian was bound at one time or another and will likely be bound again. GAL 6:1 “Brethren, even if a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; {each one} looking to yourself, lest you too be tempted.” We should love these wounded brethren enough to see them totally restored.

God does not show us people's problems so that we can speak bad about them, but for us to pray for their healing. The spirit of love demands that we go the extra mile and do what we can for our fellow Christians in need.


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