What is Deliverance and Who Needs It
The Hollywood version of deliverance often involves a demon-inflicted person tied onto a chair with surrounding objects shattering through the windows or moving around. However, this is not what happens in real life.
Deliverance occurs in different ways depending on need and it’s not exclusive to a particular faith. Anyone who is suffering from spiritual affliction can have access to salvation. Let's have a detailed understanding of what deliverance is in real life and who needs it.
Deliverance is the act of God to rescue his children from danger. It is served through spiritual interventions, typically provided by a minister or any spiritual authority. The intercessor with unyielding and unquestionable faith will help the afflicted and guide them out of the darkness using a religious-based approach.
Who Needs Deliverance?
Anyone who is experiencing spiritual affliction needs deliverance. The devil is always looking for opportunities to take us captive. He takes all sorts of forms to tempt us from living an abundant life that God had intended for us to live. In Matthew 26:41, Jesus said that we should watch and pray to resist temptation, for even with a willing spirit, our human flesh is weak and vulnerable to worldly temptations. Some spiritual weaknesses are caused by various life situations that wane our connection with the Holy Spirit.
What are Some Causes of Spiritual Afflictions?
As believers, we are equipped with God's divine protection against evil spirits. However, spiritual afflictions happen brought about by various circumstances. Some of these are substance abuse, physical and emotional trauma, knowing or unknowingly interacting with the devil, use of demonic medium and holding resentment against transgressors.
1. Substance abuse
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." - 1 Peter 5:8
Drug and alcohol use and addiction is an example of worldly vices that God has warned us of. These substances promote a false sense of happiness, thus making you try it until you get addicted. Intoxication affects how we think, and it creates a temporary feeling of euphoria. In this state, evil spirits can easily lure you into committing bad choices and heinous acts. This is why Peter warned us to be vigilant at all times because Satan is always lurking and waiting for that time to complete his work.
"And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,"
- Ephesians 5:18
In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he had told them to follow the examples of Jesus and live the will of the Lord. He advised them to fill themselves with the Holy Spirit instead of getting drunk from wine.
2. Anger or Resentment
"Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil." - Psalm 37:8
Unresolved pain and anger bleed to resentment, which can play with our emotion. These trifling negative feelings stack up, resulting in isolation, overthinking and ultimately shattered relationships. Resentment grows when you hold on to bad experiences and memories. Satan uses our emotions to trick us into going against God's will.
3. Knowing or unknowingly interacting with the devil
"And give no opportunity to the devil." - Ephesians 4:27
Actively pursuing the path of the devil makes your body accessible to evil spirits. Attempting to connect with the spirit world leaves an opening for the trickster to come in. The Ouija board was an ordinary board game until it was associated with reaching and speaking to spirits after the Civil War. The devil again uses the emotion that comes with playing the Ouija board. It starts with fear that may progress to visions and hauntings.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Physical and emotional trauma can lead to helplessness, anxiety, and a sense of disconnection from other people—the mind shifts to distrust and resentment. You begin to question God's love and protection, and your spiritual relationship with him weakens. This gives the evil spirits the time to swoop in and take advantage of your vulnerability. You'll lose faith as the devil prompts on how God has forsaken you.
5. Taking part in satanic practices
"They served the idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan." - Psalm 106:36–38
Partaking in demonic rituals like sacrifices and attending satanic rites, whether for fun or belief, is like a green light to the devil and his servants. This signals your weak and wavering faith. Sacrifices made by the Canaanites were deemed as worship to the devil.
How Can We Help You?
The deliverance process involves finding joy, happiness and reconnecting with the Holy Spirit. Our team, headed by Joseph Sesay are experienced practitioners providing deliverance services using a Christian-based approach. Together, we will dive into the process to build positive and spiritual energy to fight external issues.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. - Psalm 34:4
Humans are weak, but by reconnecting with the Holy Spirit, we build a steady and secure faith. Through the Holy Spirit, we shall have inner peace and spiritual growth. We will see that God is an ultimate being that is just, holy and powerful and that He loves us and will not lead us astray.
If you are experiencing nightmares, paranoia, suicidal thoughts, addiction, and other forms of spiritual affliction, a deliverance service may be just what you need. Talk to us about your situation. Rest assured that whatever information you share is treated with the strictest confidentiality.