As a new believer I began to ask myself these questions like:
Why don’t a lot of believers experience abundant life and true freedom that comes with it?
Why are born again Christians who love God and serve Him unable to live in freedom or exercise self-control in some areas of their lives?
How could believers, who have been empowered by God’s Spirit, be powerless to overcome addictions to food, smoking, drugs, alcohol and other sins?
If Christians are new creatures in Christ, why are they still battling mental strongholds of fear, anxiety, and compulsive desires?
Why are they still in Bondage to worldly mind-sets and extreme behaviors?
If Christ has set them free, why are they still holding on to grudges and bitterness, unable to forgive other who have hurt them even after someone says to them, “I’m sorry?”
Why is it so difficult for Christians to believe the word, obey God and be free? Why do Christian’s experience nightmares and battle with suicidal tendencies?
Many people are unable to enjoy abundant life of righteousness even though Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins and our sicknesses and His work was is complete.
His sacrifice was a legal transaction in the spiritual realm that brought us deliverance from bondage to sin. Yet, in experience, in practice, many have not fully entered into that freedom.
Something was binding our wills and keeping us from pleasing God in certain areas of our lives. (Romans 14:17) was not yet a reality in our lives.
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 14:17)
I spent hours, days and weeks looking asking these questions with no answers and that is how I ended up in the ministry of deliverance.
I also noticed that spiritual growth is impossible without deliverance because though you have prayed the sinner’s prayer something can still hold you back and suppress your results in God. Positionally you are complete in Christ yet, practically you are not living the abundant life Jesus paid for. In other words, you are free, yet, not free indeed.
So I began to look at scriptures like “Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.” (Ecclesiastes 7:7)
And also “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” (Obadiah 1:17)
My father my God, O Lord, deliver me from powers too strong for me in Jesus name.
By the authority of the name of Jesus, I break the back bone of every oppressor in my life in Jesus.
I declare my freedom from every demonic oppression in my life, in Jesus name.