The following “Nine Steps to Deliverance and Victory” and the associated texts are taken from the book “They Shall Expel Demons: What You Need to Know about Demons – Your Invisible Enemies” by Derek Prince.
After being confronted by a demonised man during his preaching of Church service in 1963, Derek Prince included Deliverance for the rest of his time in ministry. He estimated that from day in 1963 he was involved with Deliverance thereafter on a monthly basis.
In 1998 he first published his book on expelling demons and from his study and experience developed this nine step plan for dealing with demonisation of Christians.
|Please note: Deliverance should only be administered to someone who is a Christian, for Jesus warns in Matthew 12:43,|
“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he walks through dry places seeking rest, and finds none. Then he said, I will return into my house from where I came out. And when he has come, he finds it empty, swept, and decorated. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and live there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first.”
Attempting deliverance on a non-believer may well lead to the person being seven times worse off than they were before.
Nine Steps to Deliverance and Victory!
Step 1 Personally affirm your faith in Jesus Christ.
Step 2 Humble yourself.
Step 3 Confess and known sin.
Step 4 Repent of all sins.
Step 5 Forgive all other people.
Step 6 Break with the occult and all false religion.
Step 7 Prepare to be released over every curse in your life.
Step 8 Take your stand with God.
Step 9 Expel.
In his book Derek Prince goes on to explain why each of these steps is necessary as a prelude to expelling demons and obtaining freedom through deliverance from them. Derek also explains at length that there is not such things as “possession” by demons, as the word “possession” is a mistranslation of the verb of the Greek word “daimon” (demon) which is “daimonizo,” and which ought correctly to be translated as “Demonise,” which Collins English Dictionary defines as “to be subject to demonic influence.” Those needing deliverance from the influence of demons, may be correctly and simply seen as being “demonised.”
As he provides an actual text for a specific deliverance prayer based on the above nine steps, Derek Prince says:
“Finally, do not feel bound to stick rigidly to this pattern prayer. If the holy spirit prompts you to add works from your heart, do not hesitate to do so. And do not be in a hurry. God through the whole prayer slowly and deliberately.”
1 Personally affirm your faith in Christ:
“Lord Jesus Christ, I believe You are the son of God and the only way to God – that you died on the cross for my sins and rose again so that I might be forgiven and receive eternal life.”
2 Humble Yourself:
“I renounce all pride and religious self-righteousness and any dignity that does not come from you. I have no claim on Your mercy except that You died in my place.”
3 Confess and known sin:
“I confess all my sins before You and hold nothing back. Especially I confess……….. and …………”
4 Repent of all sins:
“I repent of all my sins. I turn away from them and I turn to You, Lord, for mercy and forgiveness.”
5 Forgive all other people:
“By a decision of my will, I freely forgive all who have ever harmed or wronged me. I lay down all bitterness, all resentment and all hatred. Specifically, I forgive ……….. and …………”
6 Break with the occult and all false religion:
“I sever all contact I have ever had with the occult or with all false religion – particularly……….. and …………”
“I commit myself to get rid of all objects associated with the occult or false religions.”
7 Prepare to be released from every curse over your life:
“Lord Jesus, I thank You that on the cross You were made a curse, that I might be redeemed from every curse and inherit God’s blessing. On that basis i ask You to release me and set me free to receive the deliverance I need.”
8 Take your stand with God:
“I take my stand with You, lord, against all Satan’s demons. I submit to You, lord, and I resist the devil. Amen!”
“Now I speak to any demons that have control over me. [Speak directly to them]. I command you to get out from me now. In the name of Jesus I expel you!”
The following video is a teaching by Derek Prince on this topic: