When Deliverance fails
It is heartbreaking, or it should be, when we pray for someone’s deliverance, and we see it fail.
What went wrong?
We try and try again, and it still fails.
Since there is no problem with Yahweh God, it is either the minister, the petitioner, or both.
Some ministers, due to pride, ignoring their own limitations, like to blame the petitioner, so they do not lose face with the congregation.
This makes things worse, since now they impose a spirit of guilt on the individual.
But then there are genuine ministers, totally committed, and it must be something amiss with the petitioner.
And the petitioner can make the same mistake of transferring the blame to the minister.
These failings and limitations on both sides have to be faced.
Also, understand that the longer the demon has been rooted in the person, the harder it will be to remove it.
Patience is needed, a lot of it, and a sense of long term commitment.
The deeper the demon is rooted, the more passionate and stronger the response has to be to remove it.
Below are some obstacles, in most situations, to deliverance I found, with their references.
Then, at the end is the ultimate effort that must come from the person, if all other obstacles are overcome, or not an issue.
This is just a few references. One can search and find more.
There is also a book called “Pigs in the Parlor” that is helpful.
Typical Issues blocking deliverance from other sources:
Frank Hammond’s book: Obstacles to Deliverance ( read book to understand more)
Lack of faith
Lack of spiritual discipline
Varying strength of demons
Conditions not met
Prior involvement in occult and false religions
Desire to be delivered
Not understanding how Satan’s kingdom functions
Failure to seek the Lord’s battle plan
Lack of knowledge concerning deliverance
Learning from our failures
Fear and terror at the mention of demons, the devil or deliverance
Unbelief : there is no such thing as the devil or demons
Demons are real, but too powerful for us to confront
Deliverance is valid; however, it should be left to the experts
Christians cannot have demons
Demon have no activity in civilized countries
Demons will come back 7 times worse
Deliverance must never be done in public
Deliverance is just a matter of faith
Deliverance must be with (or without) manifestations
Deliverance and demonology glorify the devil, we should keep our minds on Jesus
Those who get involved in deliverance suffer personal attacks from the devil
Jesus did it all for us – we don’t need to fight
one can read and see the explanation for each item on list:
seals put there by witches
retaliatory spirits – do them first
low level attacks
class action curses
Then there is the atypical reaction that should be the first action taken, not the last, to achieve freedom from your pain :
Go straight to the Lord and cry out for your freedom
At this point, it is between you and Yahweh of heaven,
And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. Psalm 50:15
Only the two of you exist in this moment.
Your surroundings are blurred, your focus is on your relationship with God, not a “procedure,” or whatever demon it happens to be.
Procedure is no longer relevant.
Your heart is bursting with pain, and you want your Father in heaven to heal you and comfort you.
Like a child crying out for its parent, in panic mode, where is my father? Please help me!
You cry out with all that is in your heart….all you want is Him.
You want to come home, to the One who loves you!!!
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17
Conversation with man who was delivered from demon, without a minister.
He was a former satanic priest, was possessed, and wanted his life back.
I asked him on behalf of a lady I knew who had prayed multiple times for deliverance, but had not been successful.
His comments in white, mine in blue ( notice that I start out “procedure oriented” and we end up “relationship oriented”):
it was kind of mental/deep emotional …let me see if i can explain that though
she has been fighting this for the past year
it talks to me
so it manifests
her father is a mason
I think he had something to do with this
came to my website looking for help
you know how a child that is lost…. panics… and all the sudden they want to run and leap into their parents arms? the genuine want of that parent…and the panic…fear.. and well pain for me
i have spent 2 hours at a time rebuking it and it is just stubborn
i was at a point with it…laying on the bathroom floor…my chest feeling like it was going to split open….
so you were crying out to yahweh?
and i just had this meditation like feeling of running and leaping into God’s lap
that might be it then
wasn’t a ritual or anything…just running straight for Yah
literally like a child
general “procedure” for christians is to bind the demon, rebuke it and cast it out in the name of jesus….applying the blood and commanding the spirit
many times the subject is passive
but focus is on the demon, not yahweh
no ritual just a child.. no thought. .just fleeing to him…no questions….etc
so she has to do more on her part
people focus on the demon and talk to it…and it doesn’t matter…..
the relationship between you and Yah is the point
demons lie and toy with people
yes they do
they like to lie and make threats
so it is not the "procedure" it is the relationship with Yah
This is a great assurance, that Yahweh God is always there, when man fails us, and when we fail ourselves.
Go to Yahweh God, not man, and make your deliverance a beautiful, intimate experience.
Focus on Yahweh, the Father, and Jesus, Yahshua, the son of Yahweh, the channel through which the power of Yahweh flows.
No one comes to the Father except through Him, and no one receives the Father’s deliverance without Him.