The following are elements to be considered prior to the Deliverance ministry:
Rights to be there:When going through the Deliverance Ministry, we must consider the things in a person’s life that could give a demon or evil spirit the right to be there. Some of the issues to be considered are:
- Sins that may not have been confessed
- Soul ties
- Not being able to forgive person/persons
- Occult possessions (jewelry, statues etc.)
We must remove the rights of these demons through repentance, renouncing ,and granting forgiveness wherever applicable.
Bondage/Stongholds: We must guard our minds. Demons can have a field day and we will consider what we are thinking as our thoughts when they will belong to the powers of darkness. Other issues are feeling guilty or considering the Lord to be upset with you when this is not the case. We also must consider habits such as smoking, drinking, fornication, watching pornography and other types of similar activity. The Lord sees us as His children and wants us to be free.
Interview with the person to receive deliverance: The crux of the Deliverance ministry depends on the discerning of spirits, however, during a deliverance session the subject that is receiving deliverance will receive a lot more freedom if honesty is practiced. Sometimes issues will come to the ministry of the person which can be relayed to the minister. This type of information is essential (along with the discerning of spirits) to get a person free. These activities include: rapes, molestations, traumas, abuses, rejections and other activities that will come to mind.
Casting out Demons: This is the final part of the ministry. The demons are confronted and commanded in the name of Jesus to leave. If all preliminary parts of the ministry are completed and the person has been sincere and honest to the best of their knowledge, then the demons will leave relatively easily. Keep in mind that deliverance is a process and there may have to be several sessions to bring a person to total freedom.