Are you afraid of miracles thinking that you may be deceived?

There is an anointing in the Old Testament flowing through the body of a man of God even after his death.

2 Kings 13:21 So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.

There is an anointing in the New Testament flowing through the objects used by a man of God.

Acts 19:12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.

God has not changed.  God can use anyone in any fashion, do not limit God with your theology and ideology, just be available.  If God is using you, be careful not to commercialize.  Always find a balance where God’s Word takes the pre-eminence than anything you do and let God take the honor than you.

I have trouble when someone comes to a conclusion quoting scriptures those are in favor of them.

If you say, miracles have ceased at the time of the apostles, then explain to me, what Jesus said in John 14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

If you say, miracles and spiritual gifts are no more, tell me how do you deliver a demon possessed who comes to you for deliverance, how do you pray for one under addiction and depression? Again, explain to me Mark 16:17-18 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Deception comes when you take part of a scripture to an extreme.  When you overdo than what God expects you to do.  When you are bound within boundaries of Christian denomination and tradition.   Keep God’s Word as your reference, not what your pastor or your favorite preacher is telling or doing.  Always strike a balance and keep your attitude and intent right with God and with man.

Steps for Deliverance from Bondage

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  1. Be humble

Humble to the point that one is in need of deliverance.
James 4:6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

  1. Be honest

Anything can go wrong in anyone’s life.  But being honest will open the door for God’s grace and shut the door for the enemy.

  • For deliverance, you need to choose between dignity and deliverance.
  • If are worried about your dignity, your problem is pride

Proverbs 28:18(ESV) Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

  1. Confess your faith in Christ

It is important to have a right understanding on who Christ is, not to the world, but to you as an individual.  His Lordship, Saviour, Healer, Deliverer, One who hung on the cross, one who shed His blood, One who rose from the dead, Soon coming savior, etc.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  1. Confess any known sin

All known sins need to be confessed with a real sorry attitude from the heart that is burdened with sin.  Keeping it in stops the blessings, releasing it out brings deliverance.
Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  1. Repent of all sins (without repentance there is no deliverance)

Make a decision within the heart to walk away from the sin.   Make a commitment that you will never turn back again.
Acts 3:19Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

  1. Break with occult, curses and new age related

1 John 4:3 3 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 2:18 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.
2 John 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Matt. 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
Any attempt to be in touch with the spirit world, watching such movies, combining spirituality and superstition, faith healing, fortune-telling and transmigration of souls, etc.
If you subscribe to any of the below beliefs of new age, you need to break and confess.

  1. Jesus was not and is not the only Christ, nor is he God.
  2. “God” is impersonal, cosmic, a God of energy forces.
  3. Man is himself God, for he consists of and is the creator of “the forces.” Man already exercises the powers inherent in his divinity and needs only to awaken to this fact.
  4. Man should seek and accept spiritual instruction and direction directly from the spirit world.
  5. All religions and religious teachings lead to the same goal. All are equally of merit.
  6. The “ancient wisdom” of Babylon, Egypt and Greece – not the Bible – is the basis of all truth.
  7. Sin and evil do not exist. Peace and love are the ultimate realities.
  1. Forgive others

Even you need to forgive your parents, teachers, boss, government and God.

Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

  1. Inner healing

Many times when a person has been abused, rejected, wounded, or hurt in some way, there is an emotional wound that needs to be healed. Demons will use these wounds and weaknesses against the person, as leverage to hold them in bondage.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

  • Release those hurt, painful and fearful emotions into the hands of Jesus
  • Realize the love of God for you; this will help you open up and receive inner healing
  • Extend forgiveness towards those who have hurt you
  • Realize who you are in Christ
  • Stop feeding on lies of insecurity, guilt, and pain (Jesus took your pain!)
  • Forgive yourself – see yourself as God sees you
  • Speak to the pain and release it into Jesus’ hands
  1. Tearing down strongholds

Strongholds are incorrect thinking patterns that people develop over time, and are often set up and nurtured by demons through lies and deception.

  • The first one, where you see God incorrectly.
  • The second one, where you see yourself incorrectly
  • Tear down a strongholds

2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

  1. Removing legal rights:

Legal rights are things that give demons permission to enter and remain in our lives. Before demons can often be cast out, it is important to address and remove these legal rights.

  • Sins (especially willful sins)
  • Soul ties
  • Demonic vows
  • Unforgiveness
  • Childhood rejection
  • Points of weakness
  • Spoken self-curses
  • Cursed objects
  • Renounce demons
  1. Cut off all connections to your ancestors.

a. Do you have ancestors who have struggled with similar problems or bondage?
b. Did your bondage start as a child and appear to have no reason to be there?
c. Do you have siblings who suffer from similar bondage or oppression?
Identify any root that may connect you with your past generations.
Such as names, keeping and/or using the articles used by them, seeing them in dreams, hanging their photos, etc.
Any known and unknown sin of the ancestor. – confess and ask for forgiveness.
Expose them.  Ask the fire of God to burn them, allow the Word of God to cut them off and the blood of Jesus to wipe them away.

  1. Expel or Cast the demon out

Take action – In Greek and Hebrew the word for spirit is the same word for breath, breath out let the spirit go in Jesus name.

  • Knowledge of your authority in Christ Jesus over the powers of the enemy,
  • Faith in that authority.

Mark 1:25&26 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” 26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.

  1. Follow-up and Fellowship

It is very important to follow-up with the individual once the bondage is broken.  Demons always come back and check if that individual is vacant and available for occupancy.
Matthew 12:43-45 43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”

  • Regular church going and fellowship is important.
  • Regular attendance in Bible study is important
  • Regular participation in any anointing and revival meeting is required to keep the life safe from future damage.