The deliverance ministry is the work of miracles. I Corinthians 12:10 says, “To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.”
This is the only ministry where 2 kingdoms collide. The manifestation of Jesus exists when people are delivered from evil spirits. Miracles must follow those who are representing Christ. If miracles do not follow, you are operating in another gospel. This is clearly stated in Romans 15:19, “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.”
When Jesus Christ of Nazareth left the earth, part of his commission was to cast out devils. Therefore, each of us must cast out demons. Yes, there are different levels of casting out demons and some will have a higher anointing. However, we want to reiterate that everyone should do deliverance. Satan has people thinking that only pastors and leaders have the authority to do this. But do not be deceived, if you believe in Jesus, you should cast out demons.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.”
If the deliverance ministry is not in operation in your church, then you should find a deliverance ministry. Read II Corinthians 6:17 which says, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”
There are three ways to be delivered from demons.
- By reading the Word of God – Matthew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
- Having faith – Mark 7:28-29 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
- By verbal command – Matthew 8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters
There are two kingdoms according to Matthew 12:26 and Matthew 12:28.
- Satan’s kingdom is in Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
- God’s kingdom is in Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Both of these kingdoms have power.
- The power of Jesus’ kingdom is in Luke 10:17 “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” It’s also mentioned in Luke 10:19 “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 4:6 shows Satan’s power. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
There are three heavens. II Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Our conflict is in the second heaven which is in the atmosphere.
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
The deliverance ministry is only for people that have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. You must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior in order for Him to deliver you according to the following Scriptures:
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Deliverance is the children’s bread. See Matthew 12:25-28.
Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
If anyone is casting out demons, we should not stop them from conducting deliverances whether we know them or not.
Mark 9:38-39 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
Anyone not casting out demons could be a false brethren. Philippians 3:18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.
In other cases, there are Christians who believe that Jesus is the Son of God but do not cast out demons. They may not do so because they may simply lack the knowledge that they are empowered to do so. Our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth gives us this power in Luke 10:19 where He says, ”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.“
If Christians with the knowledge choose not to cast out demons, then they would become subject to the judgment of God.
If you are just preaching the gospel, and not casting out demons and healing the sick, we at Fellowship of Deliverance consider you to be under another gospel.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
If you are just preaching the gospel, and not casting out demons and healing the sick, we at fellowship of deliverance consider you to be under another gospel.
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel
II Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
There are three things that we must do. We have to cast out demons, preach the gospel and heal the sick.
Mark 3:13-15 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.
We must do exactly what Jesus did.
John 14:11-12 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.