Derek Prince

B. Childress
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:

  •  Personally affirm their faith in Christ.

  •  Humble themselves;

  •  Confess any known sin.

  •  Repent of all sins.

  •  Forgive all other people.

  •  Break with the occult and all false religion.

  •  Prepare to be released from every curse over their lives.

  •  Have them take their stand with God.

  •  Prepare them to expel the demon(s).

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:

    Repentance - Has the counselee gone through a genuine experience of repentance, as defined earlier?

    Forgiveness - Is there anyone whom the counselee has not truly forgiven?  Is he/she still holding resentment
    against anyone?

    Renunciation - Has the counselee totally renounced every contact with the occult and/or every binding personal

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:

    We overcome Satan when we testify personally

    to what the Word of God says

    the blood of Jesus does for us;

    Through the blood of Jesus

    I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil.

    Through the blood of Jesus

    all my sins are forgiven

    Through the blood of Jesus

    I am continually being cleansed from all sin.

    Through the blood of Jesus

    I am justified, made righteous, just as if I'd never sinned.

    Through the blood of Jesus

    I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God.

    Through the blood of Jesus

    I have boldness to enter the presence of God.

    The blood of Jesus cries out continually

    to God in heaven on my behalf.

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.