Many have asked for more direction on how to overcome the enemy so I have put together this post to help.
The deliverance ministry is overwhelming at times since everyone thinks that only a certain few can accomplish it, but this can be done by every believer for our God is the same in me as he is in you if you follow what the Word of God tells us. In the book it talks about giving Satan a foothold which can be done is so many ways which I will address later in this post.
The first step is to accepted Christ as your Savior. This is the first step in getting rid of demons. You must ask for forgiveness of your sins and if you mean it God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. There is a prayer in our book that you can recite if you need. Once you have asked for forgiveness and accepted Jesus as Savior if you sin again you need to ask forgiveness for those specific sins.
The next step is to forgive others. This is another foothold the devil can have in your life that he can use to attack you. This is an act of obedience. Your prayer may look something like this: Dear God, I forgive_____________ for hurting me out of obedience to you. You have forgiven me for so much and in the same way I forgive _________________ for hurting me. In the name of Jesus I will no longer hold this unforgiveness in my heart against ___________.
The next step is to find things in your past that have to do with the occult. Satan really gets a foothold in these areas and they encompass so much. If you have had any involvement in the areas below you will need to renounce them in the name of Jesus.
Ouija boards, fortune telling, tarot cards, palm readings, yoga, hypnotism, karate, seances, tea leaves, spirit guides, crystal balls, necromancy, horoscopes, conjurations, water witching, life or reincarnation readings, watching psychic or witchcraft movies or TV shows or reading books about psychics, spiritual mediums or witches, charms, rabbits foots, levitation, mind readings, ESP, mind science religions, transcendental meditation, astral projections, involvement is secret lodges, listening to rock music with hidden cult messages and drug abuse. You can pray this prayer: I renounce__(each one you have been involved in)__________ in the name of Jesus. You can go over this several times and God may reveal more to you as you listen to him about what you have done in your past that has opened a door to demons.
Once you have closed these doors to the past get rid of all of the possessions you have in the occult area and any area that causes you to sin; music, books, charms, etc must be destroyed. This goes for any area of your life that you know causes you to sin. If you have books or other objects in your house that disobey God’s word get rid of it. Any idols such as Buddhas, voodoo dolls or other objects such as frogs, snakes and owls that are associated with the occult.
You will likely feel a lot of rebellion during this time. You must give everything to Jesus and be 100% committed to him. To be victorious over Satan you must renounce any and all pleasures of this world and be totally committed to God’s Word. God will continue to show you if you have other areas that you need to deal with such as emotional problems, mental problems, religious spirits, an uncontrolled tongue, addictions or illness. However, as a child of God you have his protection through the blood of Jesus. Resist the devil and he must flee. James 4:7. Your authority is from Jesus and your weapon is the Word of God.
There are many in the book, my blog and on the website.
So first pray the prayers of forgiveness for yourself and others.
Renounce issues of the past through the occult.
Believe and receive the power and authority of God’s word. Next when you know you are sure that you have totally committed your life to God say out loud, “Satan I bind you in the Name of Jesus. I am a child of God and you have no authority in my life anymore. For whatever is bound on earth shall be bound in heaven. Matt 16:19. If God gives you the name of the demon spirit that is harassing you you can call it out by name. Boldly take authority over you house and life by telling the spirits to leave in the name of Jesus. Such as in the Name of Jesus, spirit of fear I command you to leave my life and my house. Or you can just do an overall generic one if specific ones come to mind. I often do not ask for its name just command it to leave. Quote scriptures (there are many examples in our book). You have to do this daily especially when demons attack. Just remember Jesus has overcome the world and if you are a child of God you have this same power to drive out demons. Admit and even say out loud that you are free. And ask for the filling of the Holy Spirit. Listen to gospel music and read scripture when you start hearing voices. Take authority over them saying in the name of Jesus be quiet or leave my house. Let me tell you this is a never ending process. Demons can get in all the time from movies, book, impure thoughts, visitors and even going out to public places where they follow you home. We and other strong Christians pray all the time over our houses when we feel these spirits arrive. One night while sitting on the couch Michael saw a demon peak around the corner of our staircase. Immediately we started to pray and it left.
If you feel like you need someone else to pray with you also I suggest finding a Pentecostal church in your area for they are the ones with the knowledge and acceptance of these demon attacks. Cleansing Stream is good program that helps you address many areas like the ones I mentioned above and helps you cleanse your life of these sinful areas. I know they even have scholarships for those in need. They usually have people trained who can pray for you and know how to handle demons.
You’ve read the book and know the Bible verses that talk about the battle between good and evil that every person must face. Ephesians 6:12, I Peter 5:8, I Timothy 4:1 etc. Get into a church that you can attend with support behind you. The devil wants to isolate you so you believe his attacks. The devil hates us with a passion and will do everything to destroy us but keep your eyes, mind, and heart on God everyday and he will not accomplish his goal. Praise Jesus!