|DELIVERANCE: FINAL PRACTICAL POINTS
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Dec 19 2008 08:00AM
If you are preparing to minister to someone who needs deliverance, here are twelve practical points to help make your
ministry more effective.
1) Take the counselee through nine preliminary steps:
2) Let the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross be the basis of all you do. Likewise, encourage the counselee to look away
from himself/herself and focus on the cross.
3) Check for the following three critical issues:
4) If the counselee is struggling, do not simply take over and do it all for him. Suggest appropriate Scriptures for
him/her to quote on his/her own behalf. Encourage him to exercise and develop his own faith. This will help him face
any further conflicts with Satan.
5) Sometimes the process of deliverance may encounter a kind of spiritual "logjam" in which the counselee appears to
be struggling against something in himself that he does not fully understand. If this happens, ask the Lord for a word
of knowledge that will identify the nature of the problem. This word of knowledge may come either to the counselee or
to the one ministering. It may concern a sin that must be confessed or a binding power that must be broken (for
example, a false religion). To proceed further, the counselee must repent of the sin or break the binding power.
Alternatively, the Holy Spirit may reveal the name of a certain demon resisting the deliverance. If so, instruct the
counselee to take his stand in the name of Jesus and renounce that particular demon by name.
6) Demons often come out through the mouth with sobbing, crying, screaming, roaring, spitting, or even vomiting.
Have a supply of tissues or paper towels or other similar materials ready that the counselee can use.
7) A woman sometimes expels demons with loud screaming. If she continues to scream without receiving any further
deliverance, remember that a demon may have lodged itself in the narrow part of her throat and be holding on there.
Explain this to the woman and instruct her to expel the demon from her throat with a deliberate, forceful cough.
8) Do not shout at demons. They are not deaf. Even a spirit of deafness is not deaf. Shouting at them does not give
you more authority; it only uses strength that could be better spent in other ways.
9) Do not waste time on attention-getters - people who go through some of the actions of a person receiving
deliverance but are interested only in attracting attention to themselves.
10) As a minister, Satan may attack you with a spirit of fear. If so, affirm that "For God hath not given us the spirit of
fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (II Timothy 1:7). Remember, too, the promise Jesus gave His
disciples when they had to deal with demons, "...I give 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).
11) Continually emphasize the promise of Joel 2:32, "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name
of the LORD shall be delivered..."
12) Remember the power in the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus. Here is a proclamation I (Derek Prince) have
used many times (taken from my book Prayers and Proclamations) to enable Christians to apprehend and possess the
victory Jesus won for us on the cross:
Each person ministering deliverance will discover other practical points. But theory can take us only so far. In the end
we all have to learn by doing.
They Shall Expel Demons, by Derek Prince, Copyright 1998, Chosen Books.
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