FREEDOM FROM DEMONS FOREVER AFTER DELIVERANCE
(– Maintaining Freedom)
17 Steps to Being Free of Demonic Strong-holds FOREVER!
1. Confess sin immediately. Memorize Galations 5: 22-23-keep this verse On You at ALL Times:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Apply this to your life. Don’t allow sin to linger. It must be forgiven, and you must be cleansed immediately. Deliverance is only as good as your obedience!
2. When negative thoughts come, you must rebuke them and replace them with positive thoughts:
Here is a verse for you to apply: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Galations 5:22-23)
I Give You a Personal Guarantee – If You Speak The Above Verse Over You When Angry—and do it out loud—Christ Will Literally Change The Way You Feel-I PROMISE.
3. Premeditated sin will invite demons. Keep your plans holy and pleasing to God:
“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).
There is an awesome promise that goes with keeping His commandments and doing those things that please Him. “And whatever we ask, we will receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight” (1John 3:22). Focus on pleasing Him.
4. Anticipate increased freedom as you walk in obedience:
You must learn to dismiss immediately painful memories of your past and live in anticipation of life without bondage. “Brothers, I do not count myself to have attained, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14)
5. Never forget that Satan and all of his demons are liars. Learn to recognize the lie:
“When he lies, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
One of the favorite ploys of demons is to try to convince you that what took place was only emotional and that you are still in the enemy’s grip. “Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:7-8)
6. Trust God daily to help you make correct choices, and He will!
“Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3)
7. Use the name of Jesus, the blood of the Lamb, and you confession of faith against all Satan’s temptations and condemnation.
All condemnation comes from Satan….NEVER believe him!! You have been cleansed by the blood and thru the name of Jesus Christ: you are blood protected! “And they overcame Him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Revelation 12:11)
“Therefore is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1)
8. Allow the Holy Spirit to control your life – All of you, all the time.
Make a conscious choice to make Jesus Lord of every day and every situation. “I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service of worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:1-2).
“Do not be drunk with wine, for that is reckless living. But be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).
“Does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by hearing with faith?” (Galatians 3:5)
9. God’s Holy Word must have a predominate place in your life.
This may mean not doing something that would take you away from it. Take time or make time to read, learn, and meditate on God’s Word every day. If time is limited, carry Scripture verse cards with you for your free times. Get CDs of the Bible and play them in your car or office. “This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise” (Joshua 1:8)
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16)
10. Learn about your battle gear. It has the promise of protection and victory from the Word of God. “Armor Up!” DAILY, if not several times per day! This is War!
Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your waist girded with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, having your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace, and above all taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the fiery arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvations and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit always and all kinds of prayer and supplication. To that end be alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:10-18
Make this so that it soon becomes effortless and is part of your lifestyle.
11. You must severe ties with old unhealthy friendships. This is a must.
“Do you not know that the friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4)
You can count on the enemy to try to use whatever worked before to get access to your life again. You must avoid old patterns as well and break former habits that led to sin.
12. Be serious in your efforts to glorify the Lord Jesus.
“If you then were raised with Christ, desire those things which are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on earth. For you are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:1-3)
13. This battle is one of dependency. Be careful to not get confident in the flesh.
Admitting you can’t do it all by yourself is not weakness; it is strength. Do things with His help. The lie of Satan is to tell you that you can do it without God. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5) “Let your lives be without love of money, and be content with the things you have. For He has said: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5)
14. Remember the wiles and the sneaky traps of the devil.
Act in your God-given authority. It will always be honored by the Father, who gave it to Jesus to give to you. “Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:7-8)
15. Praise invites God’s presence and causes the enemy to run.
Praise Him because He deserves it. Give thanks to God for His continuous goodness. Psalm 103:6 says, “The LORD does righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.”
16. Be ready to receive your inheritance that is given liberally by the Spirit of God.
Your inheritance was given through the glory of Jesus Christ, who is seated at the right hand of His Father, who is also your Father. Remind the demons that you are an heir of God and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ. You are! “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control; against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23)
“So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you” (John 20:21)
17. Remember that there are certain things that require diligent warfare.
Criticism, negativity, grieving over the past, oversensitivity, doubt, selfishness, putting feelings before faith, and lack of genuine prayer are al on the list. Be an outgoing person and help others. Helping others will bring blessings. You cannot allow self-pity a place in your life.*
Now the works of the flesh are revealed, which are these: adultery, sexual immorality, impurity, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousy, rage, selfishness, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I previously warned you, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God…….Let us not be conceited, provoking one another and envying one another.Galatians 5:19-21,26