Galatians 5:1 ….. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
For years I have had problems with what is called ‘deliverance ministry’. Please do not misunderstand me, unsaved people are full of the world and that can often include demons, but when we come to Jesus at the cross at Calvary and give our lives to Him, we are set free.
That does not mean that we no longer have issues in our life to confront and deal with but it does mean that we now filled exclusively with the Holy Spirit and no other evil or demonic spirits are in us.
At Calvary, Jesus washes us clean with His precious blood and a process of sanctification begins. The Holy Spirit helps to refine us and we progressively become more and more like Jesus.
However, sometimes during this process, we come across well meaning people with a ‘deliverance ministry’ and they want to help Jesus to set us free.
This can often involve frequent visits over days, weeks, months and even years, as they take the unfortunate Christian on a regressive journey even, not uncommonly, as far back as the womb. This inward journey usually requires the ‘demonised’ Christian to writhe, scream and throw-up in a bucket as the ‘demons’ manifest at each appointment.
People I have met who have fallen victim to such ‘ministry’ are usually really messed-up and I ask myself if they are more messed-up after this ‘deliverance’ experience than before they started.
Sure, we all have scars from before we were saved; bad memories that need to be dealt with but making appointments to visit Doctor Deliverer is not the answer.
Christ THE deliverer is all that anyone needs to be completely set free.
However, this requires that we entirely surrender all to Jesus. Without our total and full surrender there will never be absolute freedom.
Our life ends and begins at Calvary when we are born again. Only Jesus Christ, the Son of God, can do this.
Thank you Lord Jesus that you came to set free. Amen
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