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Introduction to Prophecy, Healing, and Deliverance
Healing.3:00 Introduction Prophecy: Kim Bennett Break Healing: Jason Bennett Lunch Deliverance: Chad Cline Break Wrap-up and Ministry Time 2 .Freedom Christian Fellowship's Prophecy. and Deliverance Training Agenda 9:00-9:15 9:15-10:40 10:40-10:50 10:50·12:00 12 :00-12 :45 12:45-2:30 2:30-2:40 2:40.
and greater In Acts 3:25 Peter says lilt is you who Christ to rise up and receive our restore the ancient boundaries of be satisfied with illustrative sermons. Prophecy is God breathed and we are His echo. for the edifying of the body of Christ." 1 Cor. living in me. They walked in great purity. for the equipping of the saints forrhe work of ministry. "Follow the way of Jove and eagerly desire spiritual giNs. some prophets. "And He Himself gave some to be apostles. especially the gift of prophecy. 12: 1 • We cannot ignore the gifts of the spirit because we don't understand them. We have been called destroyed and our ruined cities restored. some evangelist. and God was their friend." Ephesians 4: 11-12 • We need ALLthe parts of 1he body of Christ to function as God himself created us to be. he will do also. are the sons of the prophets . The Word of God . 14: 1 • Prophecy promotes intimacy with the Father.The Basics of Prophecy Introduction: "Now concerning spiritual gifts. there arose a company of men who were called the "sons of the prophets.spoken word. parted rivers. wreaking hovoc on evil kingdoms.. a word for a specific time "Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth. o The Bible was God breathedl o Jesus ':1 do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. and the Word was with God. We sheep must know Hisvoice." (John 14:10) o The Rhema word will never contradict the Logos wordl "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Jesusdied on the Cross not just to forgive our sins but ultimately to bring us into a relattonship with God. it is the Father. Our Responsibility to Prophesy: In the days of the prophet Elijah. the works that works than these he will do: because I go to the Father". and friendly services." John 5: 19 "The words I say to you ore not just my own.what we use to measure prophetic word.. They raised the dead. I do." These men traveled throughout the world ravaging the powers of darkness. to see the powers of darkness What is Prophecy? • • Prophecy is simply hearing from God and speaking to man. healed the sick. "he who believes in Me.. Rother. who is dOing his work. I do not want you to be ignorant" 1 Cor.written word." Hebrews 13:8 3 . and saw revival spread throughout their land. It is time for the body of inheritance! We must rid ourselves of complacency and holiness and demonstrations of great power. a prophetic word. and the Word was God.. They were feared by many and respected by all. "In the beginning was the Word. brethren. They had no tolerance for the destructive behavior of wicked kings but rather turned many to righteousness. John 14: 12 says . ". destroyed false prophets. he can do only what he sees hisFather doing. the Son can do nothing by himself. We cannot great music." John 8:28 o Logos ." John 1: 1 o Rhema . and some pastors and teachers. because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
14:40 o "He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. o If you receive a word of this nature you must submit it to your leadership. 1Cor. If you have the gift of prophecy. 1 Cor. o Authority comes from responsibility. not from revelation. pregnancies. . • NOT Elitism.. o Word of Knowledge vs. he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. I will pour out my Spirit on all people.mysticism .Can not be rebuking or correction.to build up the believer in their spiritual life. your young men will see visions." • It is something you CAN control. to prompt a progressive walk with God. II 4 . 14:24-25 o "the secrets of his heart are revealed" Becomes aware of The greainess God has placed within them. it does not mean that you are more spiritual or that you can hear God "better" than others. encouragement and comfort. o "he will fall on his face and worship God" It says they will Worship God. dates.to stir up the believer from a stagnant stage. Award . Bring truth to who they are in Christl • tt isfor NOW.Can not behave in a manner that is "Super Spiritual" • NOT Warnings/Doom and Gloom . to increase the believer's faith and trust in God. to prompt and urge to go Iorword: keeps the believer from straying away from God." James 1:26 What Prophecy is not? • NOT Christian fortune telling.. • Does NOT operates out of Woundedness. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself.Can not motivate or operate through fear..• Prophecy is calling out God's treasures within someone.Can not set the agenda of the church or individuals. call them Peter(rock}. God says. • NOT flaky . Your sons and daughters will prophesy.christianese . 11:29) • NOT directional . o Treasure Box VS." Proverbs 21 :23 o "If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue. The Dirt -We all know the Dirt in our lives but it takes the eyes of God to see broken people like Simon (broken reed) and in the midst of their brokenness.~ Can not minister through personal wounds. Prophecy Why does God want you to Prophesy? "But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening.your old men will dream dreams. and directional words. o Gift vs. 4:3-4 • Edify/Strengthen. It's not our job to bring repentance. to fortify the believers relationship with Christ • Encourage. not repent. • NOT correctional. sex of babies. (Rom. marriages. o "Let 01/ things be done decently and in order" 1 Cor.not just biblical times.We have a free will. o Acts 2:17 '''In the last days. We do not prophesy.Gift does not validate relationship with God o Gifts are irrevocable but anointing and fruit of the Spirit is not. but he who prophesies edifies the church.
let him use it in accordance to his faith. The Gift of Prophecy . The Office of Prophet . to walk closely with another. • "The tongue has the power of life and death" Proverbs 18:21 A prophetic word can turn a person into who God designed them to be in the beginning. Although He does and can speak to us In supernatural sensational ways.Empowerment of the Holy Spirit "If a man's gift is prophesying. it wasn't God's voice. plant a seed and/or confirm a previous word. These are the ones who are beside the road where the Word is sown. prophesy revealed and restored the real man who was hidden under low self esteem and sin. and The Power Prophesy: A prophetic word has the ability to create. 19: 10 If you have the Holy Spiritwithin you. not based upon gifting or office. Every believer can and should function at this level of revelation. an exceedingly great army. immediately Satan comes and takes away the Word which has been sown in them" (Mark 4: 14-1S) The enemy tries to convince us that we didn't hear God clearly. they are not His usual ways for most Christians. a spiritual qualification. That ends todovlll Can Everyone Prophesy? YES!!! "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. John 10:27 "Since we hove gifts that differ according to the grace given to us. and they came to life and stood on their feet. transform. a spiritual endowment and empowerment. you have the ability to prophesy. or think that it is our own imagination." Rev. makes us feel foolish. "My sheep hear My voice ." (Romans 12:6) A gift is a divine gratuity..to come along side. (1 Samuel 9: 19-1 Samuel 10:6) For Saul.Appointment or Governmental Office (Ephesians 4:11-12) How do I hear from God? God is ALWAYS speaking! His goal is relationship. according to the proportion of his faith" Romans 12:6 We tend to want the "handwriting on the wall" or the audible voice of God to ensure . link arms with and go into battle together. It takes faith II 5 .• Comfort. and when they hear. (DanieI4:36-37) Nebuchadnezzar is saying "Look at what God has done for me!" o Genesis:: Creation o Resonance Square o Speak of things as if they were Romans 4:17 o Dry Bones! "SO I prophesied as He commanded me. and the breath came into them. • True humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. ElK 37: 10 If 0·' There is a war to keep us spiritually deaf. "The sower sows the Word. it is a comfort consolation in times of trouble.e are indeed hearin~ God's direction for our lives. When satan has done this he successfully stole the fruit of God's word in someone's life. Tile Spirit of Prophecy . each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy.."/s Saul among the prophets?" (1 Samuel 10: 11) The spiritual condition of an atmosphere that is conductive to the speaking forth of God's word.:. form.
Gen. But examine everything carefully. Satan. and/or feel (listed above) Interpretation . 3: 16 • Prayer Language/Gift of Tongues 1 Cor. Luke 8:26 I What do I do with a Prophetic word? lilt is the glory of God to conceal a matter.You are transported to another location in body or spirit . riddles. play on words. Acts 12:7 Acts 8:26 • Being caught up in the Spirit. Acts 10:3 • A picture. Matt. or Self) o You must determine who word is for (Self. and written Word o You must determine who is speaking (God. riddle) God may speak mysteries in parables. It Cor.A divine revelation from God concerning His will.Unaware of your physical surroundings resulting in total involvement of what is going on. or corporate o Ask God for the interpretation body) 6 .Who is speaking and what is the meaning o You must know God's nature.What you see. Acts 7:56. and see callings. Jer. Acts 10: 10 • An angelic visitation.Perception or a knowing in your spirit. Luke 8:4-18.Messengers sent from God tor the purpose of revelation and ministry. hear. Acts. Isa. If you can remember that God himself is your creator. Hosea 1:2. or purpose for a specific circumstance.An image or a scene seen in your mind. 1:4 • A sermon. It draws us intimately closer to Him. 31 :13 • A trance." 1 Thess 5:19-21 • • Revelation.moving pictures while awake. teaching.May experience a physical (smell. 3: 10. But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 12:8-12 • A vision. Col. you will realize you are not creative enough to come up with this stuff on your own. 27 • Discerning the spirits. do not despise prophetic utterances. or event that was not previously known.a soft and gentle thought or voice. prophetic songs (saying. heart. 4:19 • Dance. 6:8." Proverbs 25:2 2 "00 not quench the Spirit. Matt 2:12.moving pictures while sleeping. II Cor. 1: 10 o A still small voice.to hear and discern the still small voice of the Lord.God may speak through a bodily movement. Gen.Acts 8:39. 15:12-13 • Our senses. Rev. Prophetic gestures. Jer. taste) or soulish (joy. plan. 12:2-3 • A word of knowledge. place. depression) sensations Isa. another.The ability to recognize and distinguish spirits (good or bad) recognize anointing and mantles. • An impression (feeling). o An internal audible voice o An audible voice o It is not the volume in which He speaks to us it is how open we are to hear Him speak. peace. 1: 11 • A dream. 16:11. Acts 21 :11. parable. . God's first language is not English! Biblical Examples of how God can speak to us: • The Scriptures 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 • Hearing the voice of God: 1 Sam. John 4: 18 • A word of wisdom. hold fasts to that which is good. 9:36. Jer. 28:11-12.A specific fact about a person.
Do not change the word given to you to conform to your desires 6. Do not allow the spirit of offense or rejection to rest on you. do not release it just to have something to say. We know in Part and we prophesy in part. and feel o Discern delivery o Release word o Ask God if He wants to reveal anything further o Praise and thank Him for sharing Hismind and heart with you It is never about the person giving the word. (Every word received is a Kingdom secret and you need permission from the lord to release it. hear. It isyour responsibility to release the word but know that you may never have a response or reply. If you are unsure of the word received for the person. 14:30-31.Why God is speaking and what to do about it. Write it down 2. Does it edify. we should too! Application . 1 Cor. I have put my words in your mouth. or comfort you? 4. It is okay to just pray a blessing! Speak life! We do not stone you if you get it wrong.• Discern if word is to be given or committed to prayer. 'Now. take the word to your leadership 7. and note what you see. encourage. Pray about the word for interpretation and application 5.Pray the promise back to God. But examine everything carefully: hold fast to that which is good" (1 Thess5: 19-21 ) 1. We are just the messenger/mailman. When God stops speaking. If unsure or confused. o Giving a Prophetic Word: "Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me.) o Pray for timing if word is to be released Give ONLY what God has revealed to you. 10. Take the nourishment from the word God gives you and discard whatever does not apply. 9. Prophesy the answer nof the probleml Dig for gold not s.wait. Release the word to God to fulfill it in Histime and manner ." Jeremiah 1:9 "Uke apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances" Proverbs 25: 11 Prayer Model: o Open your heart to commune with God o Thank Him for Hisgoodness o Ask God to speak to you o Be still.nl Receiving g prophetic Word: "Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?" Job 12:11 ''00 not quench the Spirit: do not despise prophetic utterances.do not add to revelation for embellishment or omit part of revelation due to lack of understanding. 8. 7 . Does it bear witness with you? 3. The word you receive will NEVER contradict the scriptures. Do not become dependent on others to hear God for you.
Acts 10:9-16 Peter receives prophetic revelation that results in ministry to the Gentiles. 1-3 Prophets send out ministers. john 7:38 II . And I pray that you. a river becomes a floodl REMEMBER ••• The goal of a prophetic word is to edify. being rooted and established in love. 1 Corinthians 14: 1. 21:4 The local church operates in prophetic ministry. EXTRAS: Some New Testgment Biblical examples of Prophesy: Acts 2: 14-19 The Holy Spirit is poured out and releases gifts. "C Without banks. Acts 13. 3: 16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. 18may have power. Acts 19:6 Prophecy is an evidence of the Holy Spirit's work in a believer's life.Student Edition by Nicki S.Is there a place for Prophecy In my church? If you are experiencing a prophetic gifting. for this would be unprofitable for you. 1 Timothy 4:14 Timothy's gift is imparted thru the laying on of hands and prophecy How to Increase Your GlftUse your giftl Matt. 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Acts 15:30-33 Prophets hold a respected place in the church. 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. "Obey your leaders and submit to them. together with all the saints. Acts 21 : 10-11 Agabus uses prophetic gestvres to declare God's word. 25:14-28 Know the written word and believe what is says about youl Have intimacy with The Father Live a fasted lifestyle Remain accountable and teachable Continually be open to allow Jesus to heal us when hurts arise in our lives Strive to be like Jesus leam to encourage yourself in the Lord Prophesy over yourself (Prayer of Jabez) leam to live in the Spirit Remain humble Resources: The Holy Bible BasiC Training for the Prophetic Ministry by Kris Vallotton You May All Prophesy by Steve Thompson Fire School of Prophetic Training Semester One. Pfeifer 8 . If a prophetic ministry is not yet established. Acts 20:22-24. comfort and to share the love of our God. to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Acts 9: 10-16 Paul's ministry is directed because of Ananias prophecy. talk to your pastor. Let them do this with joy and not with grief. Acts 11:27-30 Agabus is recognized as being in the office of Prophet. aut of his heart will flow rivers of living water. encourage. 24-25 Prophetic ministry as a part of public worship. for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account." Hebrews 13:17 "He who believes in Me. Acts 16:8-10 Paul's ministry is guided by prophetic revelation. as the Scripture has said. Eph. submit your gift to them and operate under the guidelines given to you.
telling them that they had made the Word of God of no effect through the tradition they were handing down. 9 . freely give. raise the dead. the advancement of medical treatment. we have begun to question his ability to heal rather than his willingness to forgive our sins."Heal the sick.' Jesus: The Model of Healing: We are to model ourselves and our ministry after Christ himself. we see Christ having compassion on the sick and healing them. Religious traditions have inundated us and many Christians wonder if Jesus still heals. Freely you have received. In the New Testament we see ordinary Christians operating m the gifts of the Spirit and demonstrating signs and wonders. will He heal them.Releasing Healing Through the Power of Jesus We must be certain that God wants us completely healthy before we can begin to demonstrate and administer God's miraculous healing power. cleanse the lepers. Jesus said in John 14: 12 that those who believe in Him will do the same miracles He did. All I Cal Pierce. drive out demons. Time and time again. Jesus reprimanded the Pharisees. and if he does. healing has been pushed onto the back burner of Kingdom work. Getting this fact settled in your mind is the first step to becoming an effective healer. I suppose that even the whole world would not have room [or the books what would be written. We need a strong. the Pharisees and Sadducees didn't question his ability to heal or perform miracles. our past experiences. and our lack of faith. In Jesus' day. and in the entire New Testament this ~romis~ was never c~celed. He healed so many people and did so many miracles that John states "if every one of them were written down. solid foundation. " Every Christian has been commissioned to heal without measure! Is healing still for today? Jesus said in Mark 16:18 that those who believe in Him will lay hands 011 the sick and the sick will recover. Jesus said in Mark 16:17 that signs and wonders should follow believers as we obey the Great Commission. The reality is that the only way to destroy the barriers of tradition and unbelief. But over the past 2000 years. which can only be built upon the ageless rock of God's Word concerning healing. is to examine the only basis for truth . He wants us healthy! But under the constraints of religion. and to restore the truth of God's healing power to the Body of Christ. Healing in the Kingdom. (John 21 :25)" Matthew 10:8 . Pg 16-17. but rather his ability to forgive sin.God's Word. just as Jesus promised. In Mark 7: 13.
and He is not withholding healing from. 21: 14). 9:35). • There is not a single case where a sickness was left unhealed for the glory of God (this includes Lazarus. 12: 15). Divine healing is for today and it is for you. all (Matthew all (Matthew all (Matthew all (Matthew all (Matthew all (Matthew all (Matthew all (Matthew 8: 16). • There is not a single case where God used a sickness to bring one of His children Home to heaven. and He told us to heal them all (Mark 16:15-18). because Jesus resurrected him back to life and health).anyone today. Instead. It is part of the ministry which Jesus began while He was on the earth and which He turned over to the Church in the Great Commission. Jesus did not withhold healing from anyone who wanted it. 14:35-36). He told us to do the same miracles that He did (John 14:11-15). 14:14).of these promises are still in effect! We simply need to believe Jesus and then step out in faith. • There is not a single case where a sickness was called a "blessing. It is part of your "job description" (so to speak) as a New Testament disciple of Jesus Christ. In all of the examples of healing that God has provided in the New Testament. II Isn't it strange that none of these things appear in the Bible. 10 . yet these things are rarely taught in churches today? Notice that Jesus did not withhold healing from anyone who wanted it: • He healed them • • • • • • • • He healed He healed He healed He healed He healed He healed He healed He healed them them them them them them them them all (Matthew 4:23-24). 19:2). just as Peter stepped out of the boat in faith and walked on water (Matthew 14:29). 15:30). • There is not a single case where a person was told that it was not God's will for him to be healed. notice that: • There is not a single case where a person was told that his sickness was for the purpose of building character O! patience in him.
it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. foaming at the mouth.So. Whenever it seizes him. I brought you my son. 3. o o Possible causes can be but are not limited to accidents.So they brought bim.What is the root cause of tire sickness or infirmity? o You are not making a medical diagnosis. He foams at the mouth. Start off with introducing yourself and your team. "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood. sin. gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. Begin to pray and command in the name of Jesus. Interview the person ill need of healing Mark 9:17-18. How Do We Pray? We will use a basic healing model. Do your best to set them at ease and make them feel comfortable. When the spirit saw Jesus. infirmary. Commands can be used to break curses or vow and cast down any inflicting spirits. or emotional stress. "teacher. 1. This is a mode] that is widely used among various churches and ministries that is very effective. I asked you disciples to drive out tbe spirit. Use this as a guide hut most importantly listen to how the Holy Spirit is speaking and leading you how to pray. generational sicknesses. More than anything. Examples: 11 . but are discerning how you will be praying. • You will be asking the person in need of healing just a few questions to get a feel for their need. 20-21 "A man in the crowd answered. who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. what do they say? • Build their faith by telling them of a testimony or scripture • Reassure them that Jesus wants to heal them 2. ask for the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the nature and/or possible cause of the condition. or pain. He fell to the ground and rolled around. but they could not ••. This is not the only way to pray for healing." he answered. Jesus asked the boy's rather. it throws him to the ground. o Addresses the condition of the body or an inflicting spirit such as affliction. Some questions you may ask them to begin breaking the ice and to set them at ease are: • What is your name? • How can I pray for you? • How long have you had this condition? • Have you seen a doctor and if so. ldtmtify the need .
fly ou deaf and mute spirit. broken arm. attack one condition at a time. • J find it helpful to pray with my eyes open to see if the Spirit is at work in their body.you move out of the spirit and into your flesh when you strain o Command on earth as it is in heaven! That's the way Jesus taught us to pray with the Lord's Prayer. be healed! • In the name of Jesus. And use common sense when you are laying your hands on them (i. But remember." he said.." 26'fbe spirit shrieked. You don't have to preach. Just let the person know that if your hands are on them you are still praying. convulsed him violently and crone out. • • • You don't have to shout or pray loudly to be effective. Don't strain . o o If they have multiple problems. Always follow the Holy Spirit's leading. feel better. he rebuked the evil spirit.e. only touch them if they are comfortable with it..o o In the name of Jesus. "I command you. and they will Mark 9:25-26 25When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene. As you begin to pray. Aud it is never wrong to pray for them more than once. 12 . I command this cancerous tumor to shrink and disappear. prophesy. • In the name of Jesus Christ. ISb 17 drive out demons . I command this pain to leave her body now. where it is appropriate. Jesus had to pray for a blind man twice before he received his healing. get well. Your manner of prayer • It is okay to pray silently. If an area that you are not praying for begins to tingle. to rest hands). come out of him and never enter him again. by the Holy Spirit or give advice unless directed Mark 16: 17a. switch to the area that the Spirit is moving." And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will 18 they will place their hands on sick people. get hot. ask them ifit is okay tor you to put your hand on the area of pain.
see if they can raise it any higher. or other sin in their life if the healing is not complete Warn them of possible spiritual attacks from the enemy after a healing If a person is on medication and they feel they are healed. whether in word or deed. a curse. "Do you see anything?'! 4He looked up and said. 22They came to Bethsaida. and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. begin to give God praise. ask them how the pain level is now. A good way to get them to judge the amount of healing is to ask them how much of a percentage are they feeling. Then his eyes were opened. Any improvement is good improvement and can begin to build their faith for a complete and total healing. and he saw everything clearly. o o If a healing comes only partially at first. have them continue taking alJ medications until they see their doctor. Post-Prayer Suggestions o o o o o Encourage them in their walk with the Lord Give strength through scriptures and testimonies Suggest that a change of lifestyle may be needed if condition resulted from an occult experience or habitual sin Never accuse of unforgiveness. If they suffered from a migraine headache. his sight was restored. they look like trees walking around. 10%? 50%? 90%? Colossians 17 And 3: 17 whatever you do. lack of faith. "I see people. giving thanks to God the Father through him. even if it is only slightly noticeable. unbelief. o 13 . 5. fear. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him. 6. etc. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the villa~e. do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus. If they were having shoulder problems and couldn't raise their arm to a certain point. Ask them to check their bodies out.4. consider further interviewing the person • Family history. If any improvement is made. continue praying for a complete healing until you find it no longer produces further healing If after a time there is no progress. Pray again Mark 8:22-25 if necessary. occults. Jesus asked. IIave them try and do something they could not do before if they are willing." 250nce more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes.
a spouse that may have left. That is the nature and mystery of healing. 14 . Sometimes the healing comes i. They could need to forgive the person who may have caused this condition such a car accident. Even the Apostle Paul was not always successful when ministering healing (see 2 Timothy 4:20). These issues might require a number of sessions of prayer and teaching. Sometimes it comes in a few hours or days. always. This is a huge stumbling block to receiving ones healing. Sin that is not confessed and repented of can hinder the healing process. always pray expecting to see the healing take place immediately. the betrayal of a close friend. and the person might need to be referred to a trained and experienced Christian counselor for counseling and/or deliverance Make sure that the person actually wants to be healed! Jesus asked a man at the pool of Bethesda if he wanted. there might be some issues that need to be dealt with such as fears. Repentance of ones own sin or conduct.o You can stop praying when: • They are completely healed • The person wants you to stop • The Holy Spirit has you "shut it down" • If you are simply not gaining ground Common Roadblocks o Dealing with the issue of unforgiveness. theological misunderstandings about healing. Encourage repentance and ask for God's forgiveness. and so on. o o o Do not get discouraged if the person you are ministering to do not get healed. etc. Under most circumstances you will not be able to cast out demons or minister healing if the person does not want to let go of these things. to get well (John 5:6). but sometimes is doesn't come at all. and we should do the same if nothing seems to be happening. doubts. If you lay hands on someone and nothing seems to happen. But always. emotional blockages.nstantly. demonic interference.
be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. e. b. they wUllay bands on the sick.LORD 'forever. Lett s start by simply acknowledging our commission to destroy these critters. Today we are going to study demcnology 101 and get a feel for the 'One that we fight against on a daily basis. NKJV If the body of Christ is wrestling against prmcipalities and powers then why would we teach self help classes instead of spiritual warfare? The answer is simple. of this age. it will by no means burt them. IfGD . 4 T'rUst in. NKJV Story 'Of the demonic bondage The fact is 'that the church teaches telati\1e:ly little about our struggle with responsibility to remove him and the: result is often a culture that is blindly the air and helping no one. 17·And these signs will' foBo. the LORD. The casting out of demons is a commission not an elective. most pastors 15 . my brethren. Mark 16:15~18 15 And H~ :said to them. is everlasdng strength.ldly.I)eliverance Teacbing If you have been in the body of Christ for any am'Ount 'Of time you will find yourself in 'One 'Of two camps when it comes to Satan. but ag.st 'pewees. they cannot be the focus 'Ofour entire ministry.ll Put on the whole armor of God. that you may be able to stand against the Wiles of the devil.16 He who believes and is baptized wfn be saved. For in 'l'AD. the. Jsa 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peaee.18 they will bike up serpents. Because he trusts in You. and if they drink anything de'. agatnst' the I1llers of the darkness. and they will recover. Whqse mind is stayed on You. Jesus gave us these signs as a way to identify gennine believers. .mto aU the world and preach the gospel to every creature. they will speak with new tongues. You will likely be one that underestimates the powers of darkness or 'Overestimates the power of darkness but there are few who actually see their: battle with Satan as the bible defines it. against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.12 For we do not wrestle apinst flesh and blood. satan or our Swinging at Eph 6:10-13 Finally.tinsf principalities~ again.four life but a necessity to living free! a.wthose who believer In My Dame they will cast out demons. hut he who does not believe will be condemned.A'ihough demons are a very real enemy." NKJV L Casting out demons is not an optional part o.
she found the demon gone out. If later questioned about a situation they will often respond that they remember nothing of the event.ations The Oppressed This is a very common manifestation. the demon has gone out of your daughter. Most pastors are not familiar with the demonic because they think they have not encountered it but it is more prevalent than you think and most of us see it daily without recognizing it.JV It In this passage Jesus says the demon has left your daughter. This is why we are told. But we must not assume Mark 7:29-30 29 Then He said to her. and emotions. The person being tormented knows there is an influence but is unaware what is causing it. and her daughter lying on the bed." Ephesians 4:26 NKJV The Tormented Demons torment people from the inside out also. The actual language suggests that the demon withdrew from her which indicates the demon was inside her. "For this saying go your way. NK. A tormented person most often offers little to no resistance to the spirit that is afflicting him or her because they are usually unaware there is a demonic influence. The possessed person will often not remember their deliverance session because the demon had control of their mind. Let's look at some demonic manifestations to give us an understanding of how they operate and what that looks like. They will do things that they do not remember in their daily lives as well. Demonic Manifest. persecutions. 30 And when she had come to her house. "do not let the sun go down on your wrath. It will come through temptations. that a person who is tormented is demonized. Let's look at Mark 7 for a moment.don't understand the battle with satan and therefore we can not take people places we are not going ourselves. trials and tribulations. and affliction. It is a continual bombardment that is seemingly relentless and its soul purpose is to breakdown our resistance. Those who are demonized are not many but there are many who are tormented by satan. depression. It is satan's way of getting people to look back at their old sinful lives and become defeated by wearing out the saints. This tormented person was not demonized but rather had a place in her life that was obviously unsurrendered to the Lord or there was a pact or maybe even unforgiveness that allowed the demon to torment her. 16 .27 nor give place to the devil. With torment you will often find fear. will. Oppression works on the outside. The Possessed People that are possessed temporarily lose their ability to control themselves or their will.
He followed this with telling Jesus that the demon would throw his son into the water and the fire trying to kill rum. 8 For He said to him. "Come out of the man. Why? Because demons hide in deception and are powerless when they are exposed.7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said. This is not common in the general public but I am convinced our mental institutions are fined with these people. Look what happens when he is removed. and spirit. "He is dead ". Mark 9:26 Then the spirit cried out. Let's look at the man at Gadarenes for some insight into this condition. "What have I to do with You. neither could anyone tame him. night and day.3 who had his dwelling among the tombs. Jesus. not even with chains. The devil has taken control of mind. and came out of him. soul. I command you. Tnone situation we see a father who took his son to Jesus for deliverance because the boy could not speak. he ran and worshiped Him.Jesus from afar. If this demon was deafhow could he hear Jesus? Because the demon was not deaf nor mute but manifested this way in order to keep from being exposed. Let's watch the Master deliver this boy.Jesus dealt with many who were possessed in the scripture. body. man with an unclean spirit. Mark 9:2S"Deaf and dumb spirit. crying out and cutting himself with stones.4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. 6 When he saw .S And always."lO Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country. for we are many. It is the exact opposite of a person being filled with the Holy Spirit and you cannot miss this one because the demons become some arrogant and rebellious that they don't try to bide anymore because often they have found that if they get loud and boisterous they can create fear and control through fear instead of deception. MarkS:2-17 2 And when He had come out of the boat. come out of him and enter him no more!" The first thing Jesus did was to call him out and expose his true identity. "My name is Legion. immediately there met Him out of the tombs 3. The father elaborates to Christ that the demon would seize the boy and throw him to the ground and cause him to foam at the mouth and gnash his teeth and become ridged all over. "What is your name?" And he answered. And the chains bad been pulled apart by him. and no one could bind him. and the shackles broken in pieces. And he became as one dead.NKJV Fortunately Jesus knew who He was dealing with and was not deceivedl The Insane This kind of manifestation indicates permanent and complete possession. saying. Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do Dot torment me. unclean spirit! "9 Then He asked him. He described many ways that this demon manifested but screaming was not one of them. so that many said. If 17 . convulsed him greatly. The father said that from his childhood this was happening which leads us to believe that he was at least a teenager. What amazes me is that this father had such a great understanding of what was happening without ever sitting under Jesus' teaching. he was in the mountains and in the tombs.
6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.Iz So all the demons begged Him. and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and bad tbe legion. and they told it in the city and in the country. for from the first day that you set your heart to understand. be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?" NKJV 18 . IS Then they came to Jesus." 13 And at once Jesus gave them permission. and behold.4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.16 And those who saw it told them how it happened to him who had been demou-possessed.for eighteen years. And they were afraid. and I have eeme because of your words. NKJV Notice that this man had no understanding of anything but was completely under the influence of the demon. "Do not fear. for I had been left alone there with·the kings of Persia. saying. one of the chief princes. NKJV Demons do and can cause sickness but not all sickness is from the demonic. NK. 1480 those who fed the swine fled.JV We do not have carnal weapons that will affect demonic strongholds but have mighty weapons through God that will completely demolish the demonic! 2 Cor 10:3-6 3 For though we walk in the :flesl4 we do not war according to the fles.13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days. Another thing that amazes me is that these people from town were fine when this man was naked and bleeding and cutting himself but when he was clothed and in his right mind they became afraid! Sounds just like the world doesn't it? We must understand that this battle IS both fought and won ill the heavenly realm. and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea. We will never put a dent in the demonic with psychology. The only hope for freedom in this case is an encounter with Jesus Christ. Dan 10:12-14 12 Then he said to me.think of it -. whom Satan has bound -. and drowned in the sea. being a daughter of Abraham.11 Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mounrains. your words were heard. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand). Daniel. that we may enter them. And they went out to see what it was that had happened. sitting and clothed and in bis right mind. Luke 13:16-17 16 So ought not this woman. medication. Michael. "Send us to the swine. came to help me.h.I? Then they began to plead with Him to depart from their region.S casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. or therapy but we must use the weapons of the Kingdom of God to defeat them. aDd to humble yourself before your God. and about the swine.
NKJV Notice that Christ made a distinction between diseases and demons but we have authority over both. so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. But there was one thing they had that allowed them to do so and it was an intimacy with the Father and not just a casual friendship. Tn every case we see Christ or a disciple deal with a demon there was only one way to remove them and that was commanding them to leave. Parents. this does not work on your kids and do NOT do this to another brother or sister. Luke 9:1-2 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons. saying. overpowered them. and prevaiJed against them. Look at what happens when we stupidly approach the demonic. and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. but who are you?" 16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them.13 Then some or the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits."14 Also there were seven sons of Sceva. and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. a Jewish chief priest. Look at Luke 9: 1 for the distinction.I? This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus. Gen 1:1 . and Paul I know.Notice who it was that kept this woman bound. and to cure diseases. NKJV 19 . It was satan. "Jesus I know.12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick. "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches. I also want you to notice that Jesus wasn't screaming at the top of His lungs and shouting COME OUT YOU DEMON SPIRlT!! He was more concerned with keeping this woman's dignity in tact than making a public mockery of the demon. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said. who did so. Louder does not mean more authority.Acts 19:18 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul. and fear fell on them all.