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Preparing for Deliverance

Preparing for deliverance is basically a process of drawing near to God and purifying ourselves from as many sin footholds as possible.  Evil spirits use footholds to attempt to keep us in bondage.  When the footholds have been removed by confession and repentance, the spirits are less able to resist being expelled.   Here are some suggestions for actions to take leading up to the deliverance date:

You can expect resistance (from the evil spirits) to increase as the deliverance date approaches.  Like apartment tenants who resist eviction, demons resist deliverance.   Some of the demon's ploys we know of include:

If you reach this point and are under attack, take courage and don't allow the devil to weaken your resolve to be free of the demonic bondage.  The devil is a defeated foe and knows at this point that he is on the way out.  Your debt was paid and your freedom purchased 2000 years ago by Jesus Christ.  Be encouraged in your faith to persevere and proceed with the deliverance as God directs you.

Deliverance sessions

Format:  Every deliverance session will likely be unique depending on you, your deliverance team and the Holy Spiritís guidance.   Some events typically included in deliverance sessions:

What to expect:  There are a wide variety of deliverance examples in the Bible.  Some went quickly, and others were more drawn out.  Certain "classes" of demons do seem to offer more resistance than others.  For example, spirits associated with occult sin (all sex sin is in this category) tend to be the most tenacious.  Deliverance from occult spirits may include  manifestations.   There is no reason to fear demons if we are trusting in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  God has given us the authority and the spiritual surgical tools to remove the evil spirits and restore wholeness to the freedom-seeker.

Your responsibilities

Believe: Faith is the key ingredient that will release God's power in your life and help you break free.  There are several beliefs that our faith must be anchored in:

Donít give up:  Deliverance can be challenging, but with Godís help, you will be successful.  Your resolve to continue through the session will be a great help to you and your deliverance team.  Stand united with them in resolve to rid yourself of the evil spirits.  Don't listen to the lies the devil will use to try to weaken your determination.  Sample lies include: Be honest with your team:  Complete honesty with your team about how you are feeling and what is going through your mind is very important.  This will help the team navigate through the session. If you donít feel free at the end of the session, donít feel obligated to say youíre free.  Also, if you are feeling uncomfortable about how the team is proceeding at any time, share this with them. If something doesnít seem right, donít be afraid to ask for a break to share your concern and/or to pray about what to do.

Have courage and donít fear:  The devil does not want you free from demonic bondage.  He will use fear and lies to try to keep you in bondage.  Your faith in God will directly neutralize any fear tactics (Deuteronomy 31:6).  Your reliance on the word of God (the truth) will destroy any lies the devil tries to tell you (John 8:31-32).

Follow-up sessions

Deliverance from major demonization may need to take place over several sessions. There may be many spirits involved, and itís possible that the Lord may direct a gradual deliverance so that the freedom-seeker can adjust to each change along the way.  A one shot deliverance would obviously seem best, but donít get discouraged if more sessions are required. 

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