Deliverance…

I’ve been thinking about deliverance for quite awhile now as I’ve read others comments on the issue of whether “christians” can be “demon possessed”…

I don’t really want to speak to that specific issue but I do want to share what I know and what I’ve learnt so far about the interaction of demons with our flesh (our old selves)…

I think a lot of the confusion which develops around this subject develops a) because demons do not want to be discovered in us and b) because the understanding of the fact that we have an old self and a new self if we have been born of God, this understanding is not a reality for every believer (this is the state of condemnation – not understanding that you have both an old self and a new self and not understanding which of the two God defines as you)…

Some people seem to think that once you become a Christian you never sin again, i.e. your old self completely ceases to exist at the point of salvation…

This belief is clearly refuted in scripture…

Romans 7 speaks most clearly to this misunderstanding or misapprehension…

Some people seem to think that until you don’t sin anymore you’re not truly saved…

This also is not what the scripture teaches…

Some people seem to think that you get saved and all your sins are forgiven so you can just go on committing whatever sins you like and never expect anything to change and that you’ll be OK…

This also is not what the scripture teaches – there’s a lot of truth in the above but the point of difference that scripture teaches is that once you understand that the Lord has forgiven all your sin and won’t remember any of it against you this causes you to “fall in love” in the spiritual sense with the Lord to the point that you are willing as He leads you through His Holy Spirit to let go of more and more and more and more of the practice of sin throughout the rest of your life…

It is possible for the Holy Spirit to get a human being to the point where they have let go of all of the sin in their lives – it is possible for the Holy Spirit to do this – no human being could do this but it is possible for the Holy Spirit to do this if this is His will for our lives then He will do this for us – only He knows how long we will live and how much of sin He will remove – this is His prerogative as He is our Lord – we will all reach heaven in varying states of “perfection” and anything which is left on a child of God of “sin”, the works of sin,ย  will be burnt away in the fire before we enter into our rest…

I want to make it clear when I say we will all reach heaven that I am not talking about those who do not know the Lord, those who do not have faith, those who have not believed in Jesus to forgive their sins and those who have not given their hearts to Him – none of those will reach heaven, they will have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone, sadly they will not spend eternity in the Presence of the Love of the Lord…

Anyway, anything of the flesh which remains in us during the process which the Holy Spirit undertakes to remove the remainder of sin from us “unfortunately” has the propensity to have demons attached to that area of flesh…

They “piggyback” on our unredeemed flesh, they “piggyback” on our flesh, on our sin which we commit and they have a right to because that is their domain – the domain of sin…

When we experience pain through their presence in our lives we are driven to Jesus for deliverance…

This is the Lord’s way – so we see that it is actually not “unfortunate” at all but a blessing in disguise…

There are a lot of people out there who believe they are the Lord’s who do not believe that they are affected by demonic activity at all…

This is a sad delusion…

Demons hide…

They don’t like to reveal themselves…

But sometimes they will reveal themselves usually just to the victim in such a way as the victim knows that if they try and resist they will be punished – something they really like will be taken from them, some sort of “death” will be inflicted on them and this keeps their “prisoner” in bondage…

Addiction, whatever it is is a form of demonic possession…

You might not like to hear that but whatever you are enslaved to you are owned by…

If you are enslaved to pornography then you are owned by pornography…

There are demons who keep people enslaved to pornography…

If you are enslaved to fear then you are owned by fear…

There are demons of fear…

If you are enslaved to overeating then you are owned by gluttony…

There are demons assigned to keep people enslaved to gluttony…

If you are enslaved to ambition then you are owned by ambition…

There are demons who are assigned to keep people “working away” at their dreams, heading towards their “goals” to keep them from what is really important in life – Knowing God…

There are demons assigned for every different form of sin imaginable and we sometimes call them by the name of that sin although at the end of the day they are just doing what they have been assigned to do – guarding prisoners and helping them not to escape but keeping them in chains to their addictions so that they cannot “get free”…

Enter the Holy Spirit…

The Holy Spirit comes to live inside the new heart of a believer…

The believer still has an old heart…

The old heart of the believer has much more “life experience” than the new heart of a believer which is kind of like a baby in some respects…

The old heart and the demons associated with it recognize the Presence of the Holy Spirit in the new heart and go to war against Him in the new heart and the new heart itself and try and overcome them/Them (you know what I mean) but they can’t overcome them…

As the Holy Spirit speaks Truth into the new heart, the new heart begins to grow, it begins to grab hold of the truth which the Holy Spirit is speaking into it and it begins to live – it much prefers the truth spoken to it with anything it has seen “from across the fence” of what the old heart is making your body perform…

It can’t perform evil but it waits for the Truth to be revealed to it – spoken into it by the Holy Spirit – so that it can shake off itself or your body – anything in that area of the old heart – when it does so the old heart dies in that area and the demons which are associated with it are removed from you – this is the process of deliverance…

Sometimes during this process you will actually hear the demons speaking to you – I have heard them speaking to me – they are making a last ditch stand to try and avoid eviction and try to scare you into allowing them to stay and even make you believe that you don’t want them to go and that you don’t want the Holy Spirit to reign in that area of your life…

They can be very convincing…

As you hear them though the Holy Spirit rises up within you and defeats them even as you feel powerless to overcome them and they are gone and you feel “empty” but a calm sort of empty, you feel relieved and then you begin to praise God…

I have had this experience on a number of occasions and I’ll probably have it again…

We don’t know how deeply these things are hidden in us until the Holy Spirit begins to surface them through His Presence in our lives…

I have personally found that since I experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in the sense of speaking in tongues – I don’t believe I’ve yet experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and with Fire – which I believe “ends” practically your life so that as the Apostle Peter said, “For the rest of the time you live for the will of God” but I believe the Lord is leading me up to this – but since I began speaking in tongues which is really involuntary, i.e. I don’t think, “right I’m going to speak in tongues” but I just find it happening involuntarily – as this is the Holy Spirit within me interceding for me to God the Father in heaven – but I’ve found that as that process began a number of these demonic entities which I knew were there but had no “plan” or “attack” or “strategy” or “hope” to remove them – I found that I started to get this “knowing” this “faith” that as I continued to speak in tongues they would be removed…

And they have been…

I can honestly say that that is what I have experienced to date…

As I said, “I’m not there yet” but that is my experience to date…

When we are delivered from things we have no remaining desire for them…

It’s not like giving things up or making a decision that you’ll never do something again…

It’s not like that at all…

That demon has gone, the flesh has died in that area and you truly don’t want to do that thing any more…

The only way to “relapse” into an area where you’ve already been delivered is if you harbour bitterness in your heart – this allows those “tormenting spirits” like the parable Jesus told – to come back and put you “back in chains” – I’ve also experienced this…

But once the Holy Spirit delivers you from the unforgiveness or bitterness then you’re free again and able not to think about that area or be overcome by it…

Sometimes you may still have an unexpected pull towards that area but you know its coming from the outside and somehow it just doesn’t really seem to affect you or get “under your skin”…

Sometimes in your deliverance there are layers and it appears that you’re being trapped again in a sort of deeper level and you don’t understand that but as time goes on the Holy Spirit reveals another related root and you are in the process of being set free in a deeper manner…

He is God and He knows what He is doing…

He is the Spirit of Truth – He reveals truth to our innermost being…

He desires Truth in our innermost being and He will make us know wisdom…

As the Psalm says…

He will for this is His Job, this is His Express Purpose to be in us that He might prepare us for our Bridegroom – He is like Eliezer Abraham’s servant who went to get a bride for his son Isaac – that is His Job – that is what He has been sent to do and as He is God – He cannot fail at the Job which He has been sent to Achieve…

Often the demons which are in us are not there directly because of the choices which we have made in our lifetime…

They are in us through our generations…

We are born with them…

They are part of the sin which is visited from generation to generation…

Whatever exists in our parents at conception will be transferred to us – I have also seen this in my own children (sadly)…

This is the way things are – we are born with these things – but we must remember that each of us stands before God as either Adam or Eve – none of us are victims in this we are perpetrators…

We are receiving the just desserts for our decision to abandon God – we abandoned God and He left us to our own devices and the devil and his demons were quick to capitalize on this decision…

What the Lord has shown me each time I’ve been delivered was that it was my repentance which broke it – obviously He Alone could bring me to repentance – no matter how many “words” of repentance I spoke they did nothing until He placed it in me – repentance is a gift from God – but once there, those demons had to leave…

They were only there because of my rebellion against God – once that was removed they had to leave…

That is why the Truth sets us free…

That is exactly my experience – once we know the Truth our new self prefers it and is motivated to live it…

It’s not a hard decision – truly Jesus’ yoke is easy and His burden is light – if it’s not then we’re striving in the flesh…

To achieve something that the flesh will never achieve – to please God…

and those who are in the flesh cannot please God (Romans 8:8 NASB)

Be encouraged if you know this struggle within yourself and if you’ve seen the Holy Spirit bring you to deliverance – this is proof that you are Loved by the Lord and that you are a child of God…

Be encouraged – there will be more…

There will be more and more and more deliverance in your life for it is the Lord’s Express Purpose to deliver you completely and present you before Himself faultless and without spot or blemish or any other thing – open up to Him to allow Him to complete this marvelous work in your life – you will be blessed…

Praise You Jesus…

Thank You Lord, Thank You Father, Thank You Holy Spirit…

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About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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One Response to Deliverance…

  1. I’ve been through some deliverance myself in the last week or so – probably it’s been a much longer process but I only sense the end result…

    I’ve been heavily weighed down with a need to be understood by women…

    I’ve felt quite disconnected with women – like I can’t get them to understand me and I’ve had this desire for them to understand me…

    I don’t feel the same way about men – I feel that they understand me quite well…

    Anyway – as of this week – yesterday to be precise I felt that it had left – that desire to be understood by women – and I am praising the Lord…

    I feel the freedom…

    I am able to give without needing to be understood, without needing to get anything in return…

    There have been a number of posts on my blog this year where I’ve been experiencing this – channelling towards this direction – towards this result I suppose – there was the one on Coveteousness, another one on Selfishness and one on the Jezebel Spirit also – and probably others…

    But I’ve finally broken through – and it had nothing to do with me…

    The Lord did it in my heart – enabled me to be honest – enabled me to get prayer – enabled me to share my heart – and I feel released – like a huge weight – a heavy weight – lifted off me…

    I am released…

    I’m not saying I’m perfect… ๐Ÿ™‚

    But I am released and will experience greater release in this area…

    I’ve been able to accept my wife and another Christian sister as they are and not expect anything from them and this is a breakthrough for me…

    I know that my wife and I will be fine in the future as I continue to love her with the love which the Lord gives me and as I don’t feel expectations on her to be anything I feel her being released to be what she is meant to be in the Lord…

    With respect to the Christian sister who I’ve been communicating with – I feel the same way…

    Whether we continue to communicate or not – I am released – I know that I love her with the love of a brother towards a sister and nothing more – I don’t need anything from her…

    I’d previously been released with respect to my parents and I don’t need anything from them…

    This area of women was the outstanding one…

    I don’t feel that I need anything from men – but there might be more there that the Lord is yet to unearth…

    I don’t feel that I need anything from children either – but then again the Lord might unearth some more things there too…

    I am so happy to be brought to this point…

    For a long time in my life I had a deep root of coveteousness and this surfaced in many forms of lust…

    When this was broken back in March 2010 it was a huge relief but at the time the Lord told me that there was still 20% left…

    I believe this has now gone…

    The 20% which was left was this desire to be understood by women…

    There was still some sort of Soul Tie there…

    That’s the other post which relates to this topic – the Soul Tie one…

    If anyone who reads this sees anything in me which is not pure please tell me…

    I want to be pure…

    I know the Lord has set me free on this one…

    I feel it – an absence of need…

    It has set me free to love – just like the Lord told me it would in that Soul Ties post…

    I am indebted to all who have prayed for me…

    A brother gave me some very good counsel and a sister gave me some very good prayer support and well-meaning advice…

    And also words which I believe were from the Lord…

    Some of them…

    The Lord knows our need and when we are broken He is enabled to get these things out of us…

    I feel like the guy who was “dressed and in his right mind” after Jesus delivered him…

    That’s the way I feel…

    There is more – I know this – I just share this to praise our Risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – that verse He gave me yesterday morning, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from them all” was so precious to me…

    The understanding dawned on me, “delivers him from them all” – there is nothing which the Lord will not deliver me from because I am righteous – not that I am righteous but that He has called me righteous – and what He has called holy or righteous let not any man call unholy or unrighteous – He guards us with a Holy Jealousy and He will not let sin be our master because we are not under law but under Grace…

    Praise Your Great and Holy Name Lord Jesus…

    Praise You Lord…

    Thank You Jesus…

    Thank You Father…

    Thank You Holy Spirit…

    Love You Lord…

    Hallelujah!!!

    I look up to You Lord – Thank You for Your deliverance in my life…

    I sense more coming…

    I love You Lord…

    And I rejoice in Your Salvation…

    Thank You Jesus…

    Bless You Lord…

    You are a Father to me – You have the Father Heart of God – I rejoice in the relationship I have with my earthly father but I love You Lord – You are my Heavenly Father and You are my Heavenly Mother also – in the sense in which You describe Yourself in scripture – You have the ability to Mother and praise You Jesus for this…

    I praise You Jesus for this…

    You are my Friend who sticketh closer than a brother…

    You are my Faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God…

    You, Jesus Christ and Your Intercession for me, is the reason why I am still alive – the reason why I am still growing in You – without You I am nothing – Your undying Intercession is the reason I stand – the only reason – You will not give up on me – You will not stop until I am standing complete in You – You are the reason that I am growing and You are the reason that I will endure – Your Covering over me in prayer and in Your Blood is what keeps me alive – because Your Intercession will never stop and will never fail and will never be thwarted – I am able to stand and I am able to take this commission to spend the rest of my life praying as You lead me…

    I will spend the rest of my life praying as You lead me that all who know You will stand complete in God – no lack – there is no lack for those who love You…

    You Lord Jesus are Enough…

    You are my Great High Priest…

    I’ve never seen it like this before…

    You are my Great High Priest and You gain every Intercession which You embark on…

    You never fail…

    Hallelujah!!!

    We are so safe…

    You never fail…

    No matter how impossible it is for us You will never fail…

    You are carrying us with Your Prayers…

    You are carrying us with Your Intercession…

    You are so strong…

    We are so weak…

    You lift us up to make us strong in You…

    I am seeing things which I’ve never before seen…

    You are so strong…

    Honesty and humility…

    These are the things which You give us…

    Every word which You have spoken for our lives will surely come to pass…

    Praise You Jesus…

    I can’t say anything else…

    Cover me with Your Blood and with Your Presence and with Your Intercession forever – and You will – whether I ask or not – because You Love me with an undying love – I’ve never experienced it like this before – You are so Awesome Lord – I love You – You are all I need – No one else – You are all I need – Thank You Jesus…

    Glorify Your Name in all the earth…

    Use me, use us all, All who know You, even those who don’t know You Lord, Let praise towards You come out of their mouths in the Mighty Name of Jesus…

    And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10 NASB)

    A Kingdom of Priests – A Kingdom of Intercessors…

    That is what You have made us and that is what we shall be in this generation…

    Cover us with Your Blood and pray through us in the Mighty Name of Jesus…

    And You will for You will get the glory through Your Church in this generation…

    This generation which You have chosen for Your Purpose…

    I know this – I know this deeply…

    You are engraving this on my heart…

    I know it and I can not escape it and I do not want to…

    You are Holy…

    And I worship You…

    Hallelujah!!!

    Come Lord Jesus and take Your Place…

    On earth in the hearts of those who know You – take Your Place – and You will because You have chosen this in this chosen generation…

    I am broken by what You are showing me Lord…

    I am broken – You are so strong and so Just and so determined and yet so Gentle – so strong and yet so gentle, yet You will achieve what You have set out to do – You will reign in the hearts of all who are Yours…

    Thank You Jesus…

    You are Worthy Lord…

    Come Lord Jesus and take Your Place…

    Fill me with Your Presence and all who know You with Your Presence…

    Come Lord Jesus and take Your Place…

    Let the angels go and minister salvation to those who You are going to save – let the Presence of God be felt all over the world – let the Presence of God be felt all over the world…

    You are Worthy Lord – let Your Presence be felt all over the world – in the Mighty Name of Jesus and bring to salvation all who belong to You or will belong to You – release Your Anointing Lord and bring salvation across this entire world in the Mighty Name of Jesus…

    You are Worthy Lord – Worthy Lord to Reign…

    To reign in the hearts and souls and minds of all – of all – Reign King Jesus Reign…

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