I (Sal) got involved with the deliverance ministry early in my christian walk during college. I was involved with a local church and campus ministry, where I was in the front lines. I've learned that fasting and prayer is critical before this type of ministry begins. One must know what it says in the Word about deliverance. I've learned you need to be "right with God" through confession your own sins before you try to do it to others. It doesn't have to be so dramatic as you seen on televison, but just say "In Jesus' name, I command you Satan to leave...Heavenly Father, I pray that you fill this person with your presence with love".
Today (Saturday, December 16th 2006) I decided to expand more on this topic after several circumstances that one a couple are on-going. My sister has been going through another rough season of "depression" right now, but behind it is also some "spiritual attacks" based on some Biblical teachings in the past. I was reading Exodus 20 (Ten Commandments chapter) last night after a brother in the Lord (from Taiwan) shared about the need of getting rid of "idols" (particularly any necklaces around the neck that symbolizes any idloatry-e.g. crucifx) in the residence my sister is at (right after the Friday fellowship last night during prayer time). I remembered some past "religious-occult" practices that may've contributed to my sister's "attack" growing-up. One is "ouji-boards" (see deceiver) and "Catholic idols" (e.g. Mary, statues of figures, etc...).
I decided to re"search" on the internet to find sites relating to this...
"Jim & Mildred Coffey - Idols in the House - $4.00 For too long in deliverance we’ve been cutting the grass and not digging up the roots! One major root is an attempt to follow the example of Ahaz and establish idol worship in the temple, trying to serve two masters. It’s time to tear down the altars we have built to whatever our idols are! Deliverance prayers are included on the tape. (See Other Treasures on Tape by Jim & Mildred Coffey)
Intercession: Listen, Agree, Pray, Release and Declare Written by Julia Pferdehirt Monday, 31 July 2006 (from All God's People)
"We also explored another feature of intercession, which is releasing...this involves first asking the Father what's on His heart. Second, saying Yes to (agreeing with) that with our words, our hearts, and in our spirits. Third, we asked GOD to act on what was on His heart. fourth, WE acted on what is on God's heart...by declaring and releasing that in the spirit and in the natural world with our words."
Idols and Idolatry, from Demonbuster.com
"PERSONAL DELIVERANCE: Confess, repent and ask forgiveness for the iniquity of idolatry for you, your ancestors, spouse, former spouses, former sex partners ...
Inheritance and Dominion - Deuteronomy - by Gary North
"This is the heart of the Bible's message: deliverance from evil. This deliverance begins with deliverance from idolatry. In the Old Covenant, idolatry was ...
"This midrash imparts two basic teachings: a) The exodus from Egypt is first and foremost Israel's deliverance from idolatry; b) before God stretches out His ...
Victorious Living (from ebomeness)
"Her deliverance from idolatry will amaze you as Chavis weaves Mary's story into yours. Have you poured out your past and your future to Jesus? ...
Personal Testimony Story of Deliverance
I too have been delivered from strongholds or wordly idolatry in my life! As one grows in their walk with Christ (personal relationship with God), God reveals to them what they need to repent or be delivered from. I've grown to humble myself and ask God for all sorts of junk/sins in my life...
Satanic-Heavy Metal Music
I will continue to ask God (everyday if possible) to cleanse me so I can be more "right" in my Heavenly Father's eyes till I go to Heaven!
Today (Monday, December 11th 2006) I've been pondering about demonic strongholds in different ethnicities. A close one I've been praying for hasn't been herself lately (has had periods of this since a teenager) and was chatting on the phone with someone that knows her about demonic deliverance. I was meditating Luke 4 when Jesus delivered someone from a demon with "authority".
-African Witchcraft, from Deomonbuster.com
-Guatamalan (Mayan heart flesh eating by tribe leaders)
-Filipino (witch craft in remote provinces)
" The seventy‑two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”- Luke 10: 17-20
Neil T. Anderson
"Now, not only did Christ exorcize demons, or unclean spirits, but he gave the powers to his disciples. "...he gave the power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease." (Matt.10:1)
From these two Biblical passages and others Catholics and Protestants alike believe they have the power to cast out the Devils and to heal. The Catholic Church has a procedure out-lined rite of exorcism which is set forth in
Exorcism of Emily Rose
"Later in the film Father Moore explains that 3:00 AM is the witching hour, in that evil spirits use it to mock the Holy Trinity and that it is the opposite of 3:00 PM, the hour at which Jesus died...
Seeing that the prosecution is putting up a seemingly solid medical case, she decides to try to show that she may have actually been possessed. She calls in an anthropologist, Dr. Sidur Adani, to testify about various culture's beliefs about spiritual possession
Demon Possessed Man Set Free On Camera
"This man is spotted in the crowd and confesses that he is a demon. The Holy Spirit sets him free through Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos Nigeria."
Prophecy - Girl Delivered From Spirit of Death
"In this video a lady is set tree from the spirit of death giving her thoughts of suicide, death and depression. She was attending a crusade in Australia where she was set free. She gives testimony about having The Holy Spirit sets her free through Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Lagos Nigeria. (www.Scoan.com)"
Thank you for visiting my page at Angelfire. Please come back and visit again!