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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

DELIVERANCE

Inspired by the Holy Ghost,  written by channelofhealing Authors

It is always a pleasure to share the precious word of God with the wonderful people of God.  Beloved I would like to know, how you are faring in the wonderful vineyard of our savior JESUS CHRIST? Today we are going to the powerful WORD OF GOD and we are going to discuss on the topic above titled “DELIVERANCE”.

Before going into this topic there are points to note... for one may ask:

What is deliverance?

Who needs deliverance?

What needs to be delivered?

When is deliverance needed?

Where can deliverance be obtained?

Who is the deliverer?

These questions might be strange to some, and yet very popular amongst Christians and non-Christians alike, "especially Africans", I say so because at one point or the other in ones life, DELIVERANCE is needed. Whether we accept it or not, the fact still remains that we need deliverance in all aspects of life, because of the incessant troubles and hardships faced by mankind in daily life.

Deliverance becomes so important and a thing not to be taken for granted, when you read the bible and see the travails that encompassed the Great people of God then you will understand thus the bible says in *psalm 34:19 many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers them from them all*

You may ask, why are there afflictions that befall mankind? let’s refresh our minds to a war that broke out in the heavenly throne of the ALMIGHTY GOD.

* The bible says in Rev.12:7-11 and there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought against his angels ( Michael’s) and prevailed not; neither was there place found anymore in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and satan, which deceiveth the whole earth, and his angels where cast out with. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now come salvation, strength and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Rev.12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the words of their testimony;…. then the bible says in

Matt.11:12 since the time of John the Baptist the kingdom of heaven suffers violence and only the violent take it by force.

Beloved at this juncture we can see that even the kingdom suffers violence especially when a child of GOD is concerned. In essence the child of God must battle and fight back violently to take back what is rightfully his or hers! And until there is deliverance/divine help & assistance from above man wrestles but in vain.

WHAT IS DELIVERANCE?

Deliverance: is a state of liberation, Extrication, Salvation, Redemption, from difficulties, battles plaguing mankind. It is also the act of delivering someone or something; also, it could be an opinion/decision as a verdict in judgment. In essence, deliverance could be said to be process of passing judgment, liberating/setting free, from captivity/bondage/troubles. For deliverance to take place, “there must be a need for deliverance and a need to be delivered”, for without deliverance man will live in a state of perpetual bondage/captivity/plagues. 1 thessalonians.1:10; 2 colossians.1:12.

Deliverance makes room for liberty to be where and what God wants you to be. It makes room for safety from evil. 2 Timothy.4:18, 2 pet.2:9;2 corinthians.1:10.

WHO NEEDS DELIVERANCE?

The answer to this question could be painfully true! But the fact remains that EVERYONE alive needs Deliverance. Only the dead cannot be delivered for there is no help in the grave, deliverance is essential to human life since the Bible says that *many are the afflictions of the righteous… Apostle Paul said in 2 corinthians 7; 5 we are troubled on all sides. Meaning, mankind has always been plagued by series of attacks right from the beginning of creation, therefore the need to be delivered from the bondage of sin/death/hell.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DELIVERED?

Everyone needs to be delivered from bondage/attacks, the bondage of sin/iniquity, since life is a battlefield. When talking of what needs to be delivered one has to bear in mind that almost all the aspects of a man’s life needs to be delivered.

What needs to be delivered can be listed thus:

1) The soul: to be delivered from condemnation/death/hell. John.3:16

2) The spirit: to be delivered from bondage/captivity.

3) The body/flesh: to be delivered from sin/iniquity.

4) The household: to be delivered from evil possession, evil relationships/alliances.

5) The head: to be delivered from curses.

6) The health: to be delivered from sickness/infirmities.

7) The marriage: to be delivered from evil occupation of strange men/women & intruders.

8) The environment: to be delivered from environmental & territorial bondage.

9) The business: to be delivered from stagnancy.

10) The finances: to be from poverty/lack.

With all these one can see that the entire life of man needs to be delivered at one time or the other.

WHEN IS DELIVERANCE NEEDED?

Just like the title suggested, by now we all know what deliverance is all about; but note we might want to ask when is deliverance needed? How can one know when to pray/seek/cry/go to God for deliverance and this is a topic that needs to be treated with all seriousness to the letter!

A person knows when he is hungry, thirsty, sick/ill; but surprisingly many do not know when they are under serious attack of the enemy! For the bible says, Ephesians .6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh & blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Some think it’s normal to be in problems. There is a very popular belief very rampant amongst the children of men. “That’s how God wants it to be if not he would have done something about it or he wouldn’t have let it happen in the first place”.

Well have I got some great news for you! God does not gloat when he sees a sinner is in trouble or is been afflicted, not to mention his children suffer.

In the bible we see in countless verses where God himself promised to save/deliver/feed/comfort/bless/plant/water/guard…do so much for us his people. Yet we still have people who believe that God doesn’t just want to deliver/help them in a particular situation or at some point in their lives, because they have prayed so many times without the problem going away. When you find yourself thinking thus please remember Jesus said that ye ask and receive not because you ask in vain and pray amiss, hence the need for mankind to heed the voice of God and pray aright, and not pray by making vain repetitions as our Savior Jesus said the Pharisees /Sadducees. That means that you must connect to the Holy Spirit to teach you how to pray for a need, for it is the HOLY SPIRIT (COMFORTER) that brings our prayers/petitions/cries/ to the FATHER (JEHOVA) through the LAMB (JESUS) through groaning's that can not be uttered.

Right now I want us to take note of happenings around us don’t just live and say.. I don’t have a problem, nobody can harm me and so on. Even our precious Lord told us to watch and pray, for our adversary the devil roams about seeking whom to devour. If you are worried Don’t despair for Holy Ghost has given us insight through the word of God,

simple ways of knowing when deliverance is needed: when you find or notice that there is a particular trend of occurrence in your life/family, or you are a part of such as follows:

  • When you are under perpetual depression (serious bondage of the mind)
  • When things are not coming your way soon enough as when due.
  • When you must have come in contact with a demonic person, either by being married to/by sleeping with (having sex)/living with that person/persons.
  • When you must have at one time or the other joined a secret cult/fraternity and now you are no longer a member and you want to repent and follow the faithful master JESUS
  • When strange occurrences repeat itself at particular time of the year/month/day/week/hour/min, in the lives of family members.
  • When you always loose out almost at the end of a thing expected/started.
  • When afflictions never cease in your life and your dwelling
  • When disappointments, other bad omen trail your life/family continuously from generation to generation. i.e. Nobody marries, goes to school, gets a job late, eventually looses the job/get thrown out of the marriage/dies at home in his/her parents house. That is to say everyone must comeback home. (Ancestral spirits are in charge of such families).
  • When your life is falling apart (marriage, business…)
  • When your position as the head is threatened or usurped.
  • When friends/family desert you for people less qualified or intelligent than yourself.
  • When your breakthroughs are been delayed for no just reason, hereby causing lateness of good things in ones life.
  • When you are addicted to drugs,pornography... other vices
  • When increased evil attacks plague ones life spiritually & physically.
  • When you find it hard to say no to sin (fornication, stealing…).
  • When you don’t know & can’t find Gods perfect will for your life.
  • When everything you start ends disastrously or mysteriously.
  • When your expectation is always cut off before being accomplished.
  • When you work/work/work, but there is absolutely nothing to show for it (something is responsible, battle the spirit of poverty).
  • When you cannot or find it hard to reach your divine destiny/destination.
  • When you cannot keep a steady job/trade or maintain a steady relationship/union with people.
  • When you cannot give account of charges/tasks given to you, you always misappropriate funds/resources given to you, hereby making you untrustworthy/unreliable.
  • When everything you touch/lay hands on dies/withers.
  • When you always borrow or are always indebted i.e. cannot meet up to your financial obligation.
  • When you are always chasing away your divine helpers by offending, quarreling, betraying, destroying them.
  • When you cannot identify your enemies, thereby making you a prey for their wicked plans.
  • When you have inexplicable nightmares/bad dreams that manifests physically.
  • When you find it hard to love God and obey his statutes.
  • When you find yourself always going the wrong way, choosing the wrong friends, doing the wrong job; cannot understand why things are the way they are.

Africans can really identify with these....

  • When you find yourself following the footsteps/order/wish of your mother/father especially when they are /were not born again Christians. (Polygamy, chieftaincy titles, fetishism) 
  • When you have been told that you are attached to a particular idol/river/cave/shrine and that it controls your life and can protect you from harm/danger. It is a big LIE all a ploy to keep you in bondage and make you a servant to the devil. The bible says that you shall love the Lord your God and only him shall you serve. And thou shalt not make any graven image to bow or serve for I am a jealous God.... the first & second commandment says so.
  • When you are from a family with a demonic heritage/traditional customs that must be performed by family members from time to time.

WHERE CAN DELIVERANCE BE OBTAINED?

Deliverance can only be obtained from GOD ALMIGHTY. For the psalmist said I will lift up my eyes from whence cometh my help which means that the help of the child of God is from above (heaven) & not beneath (earth), psalms.27, 25, 28, 18, 35, 41, psalms.9:9-10, 17-20.

THROUGH THESES PASSAGES WE FIND THAT DELIVERANCE CAN ONLY COME FROM GOD THE MASTER OF ALL GOOD THINGS! JESUS SAID HE COULD PRAY TO THE FATHER AND HE WOULD SEND HIM LEGIONS OF SOLDIERS TO FIGHT…THE BIBLE ALSO SAID THAT NO MAN RECIEVES EXCEPT IT BE GIVEN HIM FROM ABOVE…

In the bible, we have seen men/women pray for the same things and situations, for the bible says Is.49, the lord talks about remembering his own because he has graven them upon his palm, and to destroy their destroyers.

WHO IS THE DELIVERER?

A songwriter once sang this beautiful song to the deliverer of her soul:

Deliver me my great deliverer

Set my heart free from the chain that is holding me

Give me a clean heart and a pure mind

Deliver me deliverer.

Who was this song referring to as the Deliverer that should come and fight/set free/cleanse? The king of kings and the lord of lords is the mighty Deliverer!!! For without him man would perish. For the bible says Jeremiah. 50:34 their redeemer is strong; the LORD of host is his name: he shall truly plead your cause, that he may give you rest, to the land disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon. This could be interpreted to you and say it as it’s written over your circumstance today.

For he also says I am the lord I changeth not, he also said in Jeremiah 29:11-14 for I know the thoughts I have towards you thoughts of peace to give you an expected end… who else can say all these except the king of kings.

The bible says in Romans 11:26 Jesus is the deliverer; blind barthemeus cried to him and said have mercy upon me in order words save me/rescue me/forgive me/help me! And he was healed immediately, also the woman with the issue of blood reached out and touched the helm of his garment and was automatically made whole.

The Holy Spirit is the deliverer for when the Holy Spirit comes upon you he automatically transforms/wash/fills and destroy every evil yoke off your neck.

The psalmists said create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. So to say the Holy Spirit quickens.

The deliverer GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON, GOD the HOLY GHOST (SPIRIT) is the deliverer of men.

For he is the CREATOR of the Earth, He is the one and only SAVIOR of mankind, the owner of heaven and earth.

No one can bind who God has loosed; vice versa, for the lord said. “Can a man carry hot coals on his bowels and not get burnt”.

This is how impossible it is to destroy/curse/scatter what God has delivered. So then let us run to the deliverer, Jesus our tower of safety, for the bible says the name of the lord is a strong tower and the righteous run to and is safe.

Let us pray like the children of God in the bible prayed; they always prayed such prayers like: deliver me from blood guilty men (murderers), deliver me from shame and dishonor, deliver me from enemies and unfriendly friends, deliver me from troubles/sorrows, deliver me from captivity, deliver me from eternal damnation/ deliver me from myself, O GOD OF MY SALVATION.

Beloved of the vine have you been touched by the Holy Spirit?

Has the word of God taken root in your life?

Don’t you just feel the need for Almighty God to take over the control of your life?

Wouldn’t it be great if right here and now you just invite Jesus into your life?

What have you got to lose if you decided to hand over the mess that the devil and his agents have made in your life and that of your family to the one and only DELIVERER?

If you have made a decision, good for you! For the prince of peace (Jesus) has ordered that anyone who comes to him he will no wise cast out. So carry your burdens to the almighty savior/deliverer for quick solution to your problems and if you have not accepted Jesus into your life do so or else the promise of the deliverer would not be for you.

PRAY THIS PRAYER REPENTENCE:

Dear Father Lord God Almighty, I have sinned and fallen short of your glory. As it is written in Romans 3:23 come into my life and change my life and situation for I am tired of sinning and being in bondage of the devil. O Lord come and wash me clean with your blood, I give my life to you and I become born again even as thou hast commanded so that I can partake of your protection just like it is written in 1 John 5:18 we know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself and wicked one toucheth him not. Also in Heb2:14-18 says Jesus came to deliver me and make untouchable by the enemy.

Father I have been told that thou art the deliverer so have decided to take authority in the blood of Jesus over all demonic heritages, ancestral curses, put upon me by my ancestors, and I reject their hold over my life in Jesus Name Amen.

You are to fast then pray these prayers through the Holy Ghost for deliverance to take place, also you begin to tell Jesus the truth about your situation, not that He does not know, but he wants you to come clean with him so that the devil will stop accusing you before his Holy throne.

I WOULD LIKE TO CHIP IN HERE THAT YOU MUST PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS, (PUSH )

NOT UNTIL YOUR PROBLEMS ARE RESOLVED BY GOD SHOULD YOU THINK OF RELAXING. FOR THE ENEMY IS WAITING FOR THINE UNGUARDED HOUR. ***WATCH AND PRAY***

 I WISH YOU A HAPPY WALK WITH JESUS CHRIST THE MASTER AND THE DELIVERER

REMAIN BLESSED TILL THE GLORIOUS COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS.

Till next time, when I do come our way again God willing... have a great week!!!

(GLORY TO GOD FOR THE GRACE TO FINALLY PUBLISH THIS ARTICLE WRITTEN IN FEBRUARY 2004)

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3 Readers Commented:

  1. Wow! Thats a long post.. I 'll have to come back later and read it all. I think the definition of Deliverance is so important. I think too many Christians get hung up on being 'posessed'. Truth is we all need delivering at some level. Our ultimate deliverance will come when we step into heaven!

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  2. LOL, You are so funny Mike... please do come back and finish it, then you can give me feedback on what the Holy spirit lays on your mind. you think this is long pray to God when I publish another one soon.

    Godbless you

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  3. I think everyone needs deliverance- as you described above---you gave a list of people who need it...which is everyone.

    Everyone falls short. Everyone who has faith as small as a mustard seed shall be saved.

    It's all about faith in Jesus.

    God bless!

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