Here are the most basic steps for complete freedom from demonic possession/oppression
Step one: Get saved. Here is an example of a prayer of salvation. It is crucial that you pray from your heart:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that I cannot get to heaven by doing good works. I accept the free gift of Jesus’ who died on the cross for the sins I have committed. I repent of my sins and I am turning from them.
Lord, help me to operate in the power of Christ who now dwells inside of me. He has the power to free me, but I must agree with His spirit if I want to maintain my freedom.
In Jesus’ precious name, baptize me in the Holy Spirit and show me how to live my life. Help me to live according to your blessings. I reject the curses of death that sin has brought onto me. In Jesus’ name, thank you for His blood that covers all my sin. Amen.”
Step two: Confess sin. Whatever your sin is, pray a prayer from the heart similar to this:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that I have been struggling with the sin of _____________________. I will no longer accept the lie that this sin is a part of me or my destiny. I reject that false belief in Jesus’ name.
By accepting Jesus into my heart, He has blessed me with a new beginning. He will lead me by His spirit out of the darkness of my past into His light and blessing. I promise to take it day by day, and although I may stumble, I am determined to believe that you, God have the power to see me through my weaknesses and with time, I will enjoy complete freedom in your name.
I bind the spirits of condemnation for those days when I am weak and when I fail. God will restore and provide me with discernment and grace to be a victor in Jesus’ name. Thank you for the power of Christ in me. Give me a revelation of it, Lord. Amen.”
Step Three: Pray for discernment on how demonic spirits got entry, as God reveals continue to repent for sin and stop engaging in it.
For example if your sin is lust and pornography, recognize the spirits of rejection (lack of love from mother or father, lack of popularity, etc…) that may have caused this spirit entryway into your life.
Pray a prayer similar to this:
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I repent of the sins of not coming to you when I was hurt and rejected. Instead, I tried to cover the pain with whatever served me best. This has brought on strongholds of: ______ , ______, _______ (lust, pornography, addictions, etc…). Today, I give all those up. I will no longer settle for immediate gratification. I will search for you with all my heart, soul, mind and spirit.
Bless me, Lord. For I have to unlearn many bad habits. I need your supernatural power and determination so I don’t give up half-way through it. Strengthen me whenever I read your word and help me to continue to read it on a daily basis. This will help me when the enemy comes against my mind with a lie. Your truth will arm me with the confidence of what your word says. Your word is The Truth and I cling to it as my banner. In Jesus’ name, bless me and encourage me along this new path. Amen.”
Step Four: Place your hands on the area of the body that the spirits seem to be residing in (if you are unsure, place hands on your stomach area or head.) Command the spirits to leave in Jesus’ name.
Speak to the spirits like this:
“I have cast out the spirits of rejection. I am no longer operating in the spirits of lust or pornography. Therefore you have no legal ‘right’ to reside in my body. I command the spirits of rejection, lust and pornography to leave in the name of Jesus. I will operate how the Holy Spirit leads and there is no room for you anymore. GO.”
Step Five: You must STOP engaging in the sinful activities that gave demonic entities the ‘right’ to enter. (For example if your sin was pornography, put a block on your internet access to it, cancel magazine subscriptions, limit exposure to television shows or commercials that incite the spirit of lust)
Because the devil only attacks us through our weaknesses, knowing your own areas of weakness will give you a great advantage. It will allow you to guard against attacks in this area.
If you choose to turn away from God and go back into a lifestyle of sin, you have left the cover and protection of God by your own will and therefore the demonic entities have full ‘right’ to oppress you. Your freedom lies in your determination to agree with God and to not satan and his demons that seek to destroy you. But, the choice is always up to YOU.
What is it like to be completely free?
Once you have been opened to the spiritual/demonic realm, you will always be vulnerable to future attacks. That is the problem with it. (It is kind of like “regaining your innocence” after you have already had sex.) You can never “un-know” what you know.
The demonic realm will always try to get back into your life and will use whatever means necessary to tear you down, to get you to give up on God and to sink you into a pit of depression.
What can I do to keep my freedom?
It is up to you to guard against that and re-build your mind to think and know what God thinks and says about you.
“Far as a man thinketh in his heart; so is he.” Prov. 23:7
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Rom. 12:2
That is why I cannot stress the importance of the Word of God.
I call the Bible my “medicine”. I must take it everyday for strength. It builds me mentally to face the challenges of daily life after demons.
“Then Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
So, can a person REALLY be totally free?
Once you accept Christ as your savior you ARE free. Every day that you choose God’s way over your own, you have chosen freedom. You make the choice to be free by what you choose to do, read, listen to and who you choose to be friends with.
“They answered Him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man; how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free: Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” John 32:33-34
What would be some solid advice to help with maintaining my freedom?
Ask yourself this question before you allow anything into your life: “Will it (the relationship, music, thought) bring me closer to God, or will it pull me away from Him?”
This is a good measure to live by. It will help to look deeper into your choices. By doing this you allow yourself to prevent problems and issues before they become larger ones.
* Prayer should never be a substitute for receiving medical attention. If you, or someone you love is experiencing suicidal thoughts or harmful tendencies towards themselves or other individuals, please help them contact a qualified physician in addition to praying for them. www.shalombewithyou.com does not assume any responsibility for any personal decisions or choices made by its readers.
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