The Purpose Of Deliverance
|Paul wrote, “therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). It might seem at first that this verse contradicts the idea of a conflict between the flesh and the spirit, but it makes sense when we understand our triune nature as human beings, as well as what takes place in the new birth. Let’s now explore these three aspects of our makeup – the spirit, the soul, and the body. Therefore, we want to be sure that we have not allowed the enemy any entrance. The following things might be areas where demonic activity can be active:
Mark 11:25-26, “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Forgiving others is a spiritual law instituted by Jesus. If we want forgiveness from God we must unconditionally forgive those who sin against us.
In Matthew 18 Jesus taught about the consequences of unforgiveness and how unforgiveness opens the door to a demon of torment. Jesus said that the unforgiving servant was delivered to the torturers and that the Father will do the same to us if we do not forgive our brothers their trespasses. Unforgiveness attracts demons and can cause us to be locked up in a mental state of torment.
Unforgiveness can be related to someone drinking poison but hoping that the other person dies.
Jesus forgave us when we were yet sinners, therefore we are instructed to forgive just as He forgave. We do not deserve His forgiveness, yet He gave it freely.
Matthew 5:23, “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way.”
We also see a massive road to the devil through Sexual sin. The Bible says;
Proverbs 6:32, “Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul.”
In the New Testament, the word most often translated for “sexual immorality” is porneia. This word is also translated as “whoredom,” “fornication,” and “idolatry.” It means “a surrendering of sexual purity”, and it is primarily used for premarital sexual relations. From this Greek word, we get the English word pornography, stemming from the concept of “selling off.” Sexual immorality is the “selling off” of sexual purity and involves any type of sexual expression outside the boundaries of a Biblically defined marriage relationship.
Matthew 5:27-28, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
There are four types of adultery & fornication:
– Adultery with the eyes;
– Adultery with the heart;
– Adultery in the mind;
– Adultery in the body.
Most compulsive sexual behaviours are likely to have its source from demonic pressures. This includes pornography, masturbation, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, adultery and effeminacy. Open doors can be caused by trauma, incest, sexual abuse by a stranger or a family member and generational curses. You need to know that sexual sin opens doors to demons and by confessing your sins God will set you free.
The Good News is that Jesus Christ wants to and can set you free , it is a simple prayer of obedience away.
Father God, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I thank You that Jesus Christ died so that I might be free from all forms of sin and evil. Today I receive His freedom and repent of all my wrongdoings that have separated me from You. Father thank you for forgiving me in Jesus name.
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