Some of you don’t understand deliverance and often people are warring against the wrong thing.
The LORD has been allowing me to share some things I have encountered in warfare privately with those who are either involved in deliverance ministry or need deliverance from something themselves.
One of the most dangerous thing I have seen involved with the ministry of deliverance is the inability of those helping the person to explain to them what may occur what they may encounter what they may feel.
Also preparation of their mind and spirit for the deliverance that is about to take place or the instructions for the aftercare once they have been delivered from the spirits that once have been inside them.
Often people come to me asking for help but are not sure what to expect or what may happen. I will take the necessary time and precautions to assure them that they won’t be hurt during the deliverance process.
People do want deliverance, but have a fear, because of those that have gotten hurt damage and have even died because some unskilled person who didn’t have authority or power from God to come against the forces they tried to fight.
I have seen those who were suppose to be casting out a spirit, get overtaken, because they weren’t spiritually covered themselves, because of some door of sin in their life. You have to be led totally by the Spirit of God, who will surely direct you in the process reveal to you the actual spirits your are dealing with and give you the directives in how to obtain deliverance for the person who is bound.
I have encountered those who are unlearned in the word of God and understanding of the demonic kingdom cause more harm than good when dealing with a person that needs deliverance. When dealing with the kingdom of darkness you have to know what you are doing.
Taking persons through repentance, denouncing all connections, covenants, agreements, vows known and unknown, is the first order before you do anything. Sometimes people have given the enemy the legal right to enter their life.
My first questions to the LORD are, “How did the door get open? Why is it there? and what does the person need to do before the deliverance can come?
One thing my leader taught me, is to not fight a warfare blindly and to obtain knowledge from God before engaging the enemy. If you don’t know who you’re fighting, what causes this stronghold, when did it come in, where did it get permission to be there, and how do you defeat it, you will encounter some unnecessary warfare.
Even in those surprise deliverance situations that I often encounter in revivals, I’m led by God and listening as I encounter the demonic forces. I never battle in my own strength or human intellect I always battle in the name of Jesus and being directed by the Holy Ghost.
Make sure that when you cast the spirits out, that you shut the doors portals and all entrances and send the spirits to bind and hold them until the day of judgment, exactly how and where God tells you, decreeing no backlash, retaliation, revenge or vengeance against the individual and those who help with the deliverance and those present who stood in agreement through prayer and their family and those connected to them.
Remember, if Satan can’t torment you, then he will go after your bloodline and those connected to you. If you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t mess with the enemy if you have unconfessed sin in your life don’t mess with the enemy.
If you have not been given that sphere of authority or power, don’t mess with the enemy.
People, there is no harm in calling for somebody who is a skilled authority and given power to deal with the different ranks of demonic powers to help you with situations that are over your spiritual knowledge.
When dealing with the enemy, it’s no time to try and play super saint when you know you not equipped for the warfare, besides you don’t want a seven sons of Sceva experience where you trying to cast out spirits that don’t even know who you are and find yourself being beaten and ran out naked, (Acts 19:11-20).
Before engaging the enemy, first find out from God, do you have permission to do so!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, travelling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.