Sometimes such things as pain, crippling diseases, deformities and sickness are the result of demonic powers and attacks by Satan. But there is hope because Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons from people.
To be set free from demonic oppression we must come to God and remember the work of the Cross. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). We need to call on the name of the Lord to be delivered. “For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) i.e. delivered.
BE BORN AGAIN
To experience deliverance we need to be born again by asking God to be Lord and Saviour in our life.
John 3:3 says, Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
This means that we must surrender our lives absolutely to Jesus Christ turning from darkness to light from the power of Satan to the power of God.
WE MUST FORGIVE
God has forgiven us through Jesus Christ on the Cross. He died a dreadful death so that we could be forgiven by God. Therefore we must forgive everybody no matter what they have done to us. We can do this with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Mark 11:25 says, “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses”.
If we don’t forgive others then any demon powers operating through those who have hurt or damaged us can attack us causing sickness and disease.
As we let go of other people sins we are obeying Matthew 5:44 which says, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”
WE MUST REPENT
It is important that we come before the Lord to confess our sins and wrongdoings. We must absolutely renounce all sin turning completely away from it because our sins separate us from God and can prevent our deliverance. Sin is defined as:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says,
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived.
nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Filthy language (dirty jokes)
Licentiousness (indecency) e.g. Pornography
(Colossians 3:8, Galatians 5:19 & Ephesians 5:3-4).
Sorcery i.e. witchcraft (Galatians 5:20)
Fortune telling – Horoscopes
Some forms of heavy metal rock
Martial Arts – Kung Fu, Aikido, Tae Kwon Du, Karate, Tai Chi, Judo (rooted in Taoism and Buddhism)
Eastern religions – Yoga, TM, ESP, Hypnosis
Worship of the creation (Idolatry). Romans 1:25 says, “who exchanged the truth of god for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”
Contentions e.g. quarrelsome
Outbursts of wrath
Dissensions (causing fights)
Heresies e.g. Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons
Murders e.g. deliberate unnecessary abortion
Revelries (wild parties)
Those who are:
Cowardly (refuse to follow Christ)
Liars (Revelation 21:8).
All of the above scriptures show the need for us to come before the Lord and repent of our sins so that we can inherit the kingdom of God.
“For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
The Bible says, “If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9).
Prayer for deliverance
“Dear Heavenly Father I come to You in the mighty name of Your Son Jesus Christ. I believe He died on the Cross to pay the penalty for all my sins, to forgive me, to heal me and to reconcile me to You. I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour and I repent of these sins (name them). Thank you Heavenly Father for your forgiveness and love.
I confess that Jesus shed His blood for me on the Cross and I now plead the protection of that precious blood over my whole life. In the name of Jesus Christ I command every spirit of sickness to flee from me. I rebuke it in the name of Jesus Christ and thank You Lord Jesus for Your healing. Amen”.
Please follow the above directions carefully and you will know the blessing of God for healing and deliverance.
Finally, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8).