Deliverance is a very misunderstood element of a true , very needed function within the Body of Christ today.
Nevertheless, the Lord is raising up true Biblically based deliverance ministries-called by God and performing true, bible based deliverance.
The scripture records that, in the book of revelation there were 100's of thousands of angels,,,follow thru-10's of thousands of demons, as well.
and those demons are certainly NOT in heaven-like lucifer, they have been and are roaming about on the earth, obeying the orders of their chief.
No, there is NOT a "devil" behind every leaf, bush or tree.
There ARE , however, tens of 1000''s of demons, evil spirits, religious spirits, etc,etc that are at work pushing, prompting, tempting, speaking into the hearts and the minds of people, complelling them, tempting them, oppressing them
When Jesus encountered the man in the tombs, it was recorded that he had so many demons in him, that they called themselves a LEGION. There are and can be many definitions of just how many are in a legion,however.
if all you do is go by how many were KNOWN TO BE in a Roman legion of soldiers, during Jesus day-each legion (alone) consisted of 3,000 to 6,000 infantry troops and 100 to 200 calvary troops, alone.
Now, do the math. If that many demons were in ONE man, on the edge of just ONE city-and Jesus encountered demons-and cast them out EVERYWHERE He went, continously-how many are still on the earth, right now-still today,,,?
Demons are still on the earth today, right now.
Paul records that our fight is not in the natural, but in the spirit. He goes onto say that our fight is AGAINST "principlitaties, powers,etc"
He didnt say, nor does it say anywhere inthe bible, that encountering these prnciplat, powers, etc-would only be encountered by a select few , in the Body of Christ. Paul seemed to take it for granted, that no matter where you went, how far the gospel would be preached, etc-AND to ALL the churches that he was writing to-that each and every believer would personally encounter AND run up against some of these demonic forces spelled out by Paul, in scripture
think about it.
EVERY where Jesus went He cast out devils. Do you think all the demons in the entire COUNTRY where Jesus traversed across always were sure to run to exactly where Jesus was, just to be cast out,by Him ?
Demons dont like to be cast out. they abhor it. it causes them PAIN!
Or, as scripture records, every place that Jesus showed up, devils were ALREADY there, and he cast them out.
Or how about Paul ?
Or the seven sons of sceva ?
or now, go to ANY foreign missionary country , other than america, or ask a missionary who has been to the foreign field-if demons are real , alive today-and are a force that they (the believers) MUST cast out. Every foreign field. Africa, China, Russiaand the list goes on and on,,,
Folks, the devil is an 'intelligent' created being. If in america , he can lull most of the 'secular' community to thinking, acting and/or believing that he (sucker face) is not even a real problem to be dealt with-then half of his battle with that segment of the population is 'already' won,,,
"be NOT ignorant of the schemes of the devil, but,,,"
the Body of Christ needs to start 'gettin busy'-gettin down to the 'root of way to much of the REAL problems in a lot of the world today-and start doing what Jesus said
and GETTIN RID OF THE DEVIL !!
Whatever you BIND on earth shall be bound in heaven (the heavenlies,,THE SPIRIT REALM -where the angels and the demons are !)
and whatever you loose (permit) on earth, shell be loosed (permitted) in heaven (ditto,,,)
OK. So lets bring it up to even more modern, right now, real world right where you are terms.
Say, for example, that you know someone who is ADDICTED to alcohol ? There is a spirit, from the enemy, that is involved in keeping that person enslaved to alcohol.
Pornography ? Same thing. Violence ? Yup,,,
Were talking about what the Bible teaches, very clearly, about the true roots of all problems that all of man encounters,,,
Remember, in Scripture it does NOT say that any person who is an UNBELIEVER is so because of what were going to call "their own choice". Any person, in their right mind, who gets to the point of realization that there truly is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun-will obviously and QUICKLY, choose and begin IMMEDIATELY going the direction of heaven, right?
Well, the knowledge of heaven and hell is certainly out in the american public. The KNOWLEDGE of the two destinations , SCRIPTURE EVEN SAYS, is not the problem .
What does SCRIPTURE say IS THE 'PROBLEM'?
Scripture says :
2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath BLINDED THE MINDS of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Who is doing the blinding ? Certainly not God.,,,("For He desires ALL men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth,,,)
If not God, then who ( or what,,,) is doing the blinding,,,?
satan,,,and all his demons, of course.
therefore, if , somehow, at the root of it all ("spiritually,,,IN PEOPLES MINDS-the scripture JUST SAID THAT, DIDNT IT ?"), that satan is able to blind folks minds.
-how much more access does he have into every other area of unbelievers lives? If hes got them SO distracted and "BLINDED" to the FACT that they are , literally, "One car wreck from Hell" - how much more do you think he is pushing them to EVERY THING UNDER THE SUN, OTHER THAN GOD?
Folks, demons, devils-whatever you want to call them-are VERY busy, very active in keeping and doing exactly what Jesus said they do Killing, stealing AND destroying-in every form , fashion, way, thought, imigination, deed and action they can perpetrate-through 'willing vessels' that they can prompt enough to carry out THEIR wishes.
and it is OUR JOB, as the Body of Christ, to RECOGNIZE this-begin doing spiritual warfare, exercising and using our faith in the name of Jesus-confronting, binding, loosing and demanding that lucifer and all of his manipulations leave the circumstances in front of us and around us (establish the Kingdom of God) ALONE !
and DELIVERANCE will be manifest !
In Jesus name !
Teaching wise, it is the right and responsibility of EVERY Christian to cast the devil out. (Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;,,)
Now, Jesus either knew what He was talking about, or He didnt. We vote for the former, that he knew what He was talking about. Jesus was just referring to'-in the passage just quoted- all those that believe'-not JUST the ministry gifts. He said EVERY believer, He meant every believer.
The problem, in the past, that has come about in the Body of Christ, has been getting off of what the scripture teaches. No, your popsicle didnt turn green because of a devil- get back on scripture!
devils dont want to inhabit inanimate objects. their desire is to push, prompt and carry out the orders and wishes of their chief, lucifer. to that end they will push, prompt,lie,,,PEOPLE !
Bad stuff happening around you ? no, its not necessarily a devil behind EVERY bush, tree, road sign,,spoon , plate , napkin or fork,,,yada, yada.
however, Got bad stuff around ya' ? DO WHAT JESUS SAID TO DO-bind the devil (prayer), LOOSE ministering angels, (scripture,,,)pray for discernment, pray in the Holy Ghost,,,
TEACH this whole ascpect of it,,,
Dont be scared of the devil-once you GET THIS, you'll realize, in truth, He's SCARED OF YOU !!
1) Forget the fact, if you have a 'problem' with the scepter being used in this footage, on this woman. Forget all that kind of stuff.
Faith, in the name of Jesus, in any language, or in any 'form'-works!
2) Deliverance is a worldwide thing. Although the devil is VERY active trying in trying to throw up a lot of 'fake stuff' [BE NOT IGNORANT OF HIS SCHEMES,,,! Ephesians 6:11] The churches in Russia, China, Africa, etc. , etc "HAVE NO PROBLEM" accepting the REALITY of it all , , ,
------------------- The following two videos are, basically (honestly) "WAY to much" for most of the "American Christian World" out there now.
The two part video testifies of a lady who was very high up in the satanic realm (right here in the United States)-and does not "pull any punches" while she is being interviewed. Way to many in the church read the Bible, read the parts that say "WE ARE IN A WAR": but then turn around and believe that the effort to "fight this war" is "just to much". They then hide their heads in the sand"-trying to act like the war doesnt exist.
We are in the Last Days and the Lord is beginning to expose what formerly has been hidden. Wake up Church, the signs are all in place-and those with understanding SHALL lead many to righteousness,,, (Daniel 12:3)
[Further research into this story reveals that the lady who the Lord worked through, to bring deliverance to this former satanist, reveals the "plea of her heart" , , ,
WAKE UP CHURCH! THE DEVIL IS VERY REAL, VERY TICKED AND VERY ACTIVE. WAKE UP AND START FIGHTING ! ]
The two video links. Not for the meek, nor the timid.