What is a deliverance ministry and why is it important.
We believe that deliverance is key to going higher in what God has for each and every one of us.
Put on the whole armour of God!
Ephesians 6:10-20 states:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The most powerful weapon we can use against the devil and his cohorts is the sword, which is the Word of God!
First and foremost, we must understand one thing in order to understand deliverance. Demons are real and they have a certain level of power if you are not equipped by the Spirit of God. No demon can defeat a Christian because they cannot defeat the power of Jesus Christ, but they will try their hardest to accomplish the task. The only way a Christian can allow a demon to take control is if their is sin in their life and if they allow the devil to have control over them. That is why we stress the importance of finding a bible preaching and believing church to have as a covering. Being a part of a ministry that is walking upright can be essential to one's spiritual growth.
Contrary to popular belief, the Early church was accustomed to deliverance as well as our great teacher, Jesus Christ (Read the Gospels and the Book of Acts). When looking at the Bible, you can read about His awesome deliverance ministry. He gave sight to the blind, made the women with the issue of blood whole again, and cleanse the lepers. The miracles performed were enumerable. Jesus healed, saved and delivered and He has given that same power to His church.
Through the anointing power of the Holy Spirit, the church should be equipped to deal with the forces of evil and cast down every spiritual wickedness in high places. Many churches today shy away from deliverance or view it as something negative, when it is completely the opposite. Jesus Himself said that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) How can we have life if we are in bondage? To understand deliverance and why it is necessary,we have outlined a few key points:
Without the shedding of Jesus' blood, there would be no remission for sins and no power over Satan.
Christ died on the cross for our sins. Through His death, burial and resurrection, He stripped the keys of death and hell from Satan that death would have no dominion over those who love Christ.
Christ said that He will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 10:19)
He also said Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
Know that as Christians, we can overcome any situation with Christ but we must have faith. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Matthew 17:20)
Deliverance is serious business and if you are seeking to be delivered from something, be mindful of who you are seeking to bring you through a deliverance.
Not everyone is anointed to carry out this awesome task. God choses whom He desires to anoint for a deliverance ministry.
At Greater Life, God has anointed the Apostle with a deliverance ministry and many souls have been made free through the awesome power of the Holy Spirit
Ye shall know them by the fruits they bear. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 17)