BEGINS JULY 6 ONWARDS
Opening that door represents liberation from spiritual bondage.
As a believer in Christ, you have all the keys you need to be free.
Freedom is fundamental to our humanity. We are told in Gal 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free.” Freedom is life in the Son of God. It is through our union with Jesus Christ the Son of God that we are restored to true freedom.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Co 3:17).
The Holy Spirit is the love of God poured into our hearts. (Rom 5:5) He is the Spirit of the Lord. He is the life of God Himself, making his home in us. The Spirit of God brings us into an intimate relationship with our Father and thus restores us to full freedom. “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So through God, you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir” (Gal 4:6-7).
For all of us, however, the fruit of original sin causes us to identify more as a slave than as a child of God. We all have areas of our lives that have yet to experience full liberation. These sins, character defects, toxic emotions, destructive habits, are the devil’s doorways to Deception, the devil`s door to have us believe a Lie, to tempt us to think and act as though we were still slaves held in bondage. Jesus tells us that Satan is the father of lies” (Jn 8:44).
God´s Son has overcome every deception, every lie that we have believed about the Father who has always loved us, who has always been present in our lives who has always blessed us, The Son has overcome. every lie we have believed about our true selves, our true identity as sons of God.
Satan, seeking to rob, steal and destroy, poses as a counterfeit father, and just as we know that God’s Word has power because it is the Word that comes from God. We must also clearly recognize that Deception has spiritual power as well because its source is a spiritual being, the devil who is a liar.
Unlocking the Door to Freedom (Deliverance) is removing the power of the lie so that we can hear the voice of our Father that has always been speaking deep within.
Knowing the Father through the Son is our place of deepest freedom; it is where broken humanity is healed.
UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO FREEDOM IN CHRIST
Introduction to Deliverance
REPENTANCE & FAITH
There is no greater deliverance than by turning from sin and turning to the Lord Jesus Christ Jesus is our deliverer and He is our deliverance.
The first key also involves ongoing repentance and conversion as the hidden sins of our heart are revealed.
If we want to be like Jesus we need to forgive from the heart. Many believers who know they need to forgive have failed to understand how to access the power of forgiveness that Jesus has given them. As forgiveness is pronounced by faith and the power behind unforgiveness is renounced, it is defeated.
RENUNCIATION (closing entry points for Bondage)
Christians in many churches begin baptismal vows with, “I renounce Satan and all of his works and all of his empty promises.”
Renunciation is a declaration before the kingdom of darkness that I no longer make a home for sin, deception and the power behind it. I am no longer in agreement with this lie that has been buried in my heart and my thoughts. Specifically renouncing our enemies brings victory.
the Entry Points which will be looked at in some detail under the topic “RENUNCIATION” are:
- Unconfessed, Repeated sin
- Involvement with the Occult
- Sexual Intercourse outside of marriage
- Life Events
- Self-inflicted curses (negative thoughts about one´s self)
- Family sin patterns
When the Lord said to Moses, “I will be an enemy to your enemies” (Exodus 23:22), He did not mean that Moses would sit and watch. He meant that as Moses fought, so would God. Moses had God’s authority.
In Christ, we too have authority over our enemies who seek to destroy us. We can take our stand against them through repentance, forgiveness, renunciation and then declare the truth of their defeat by saying, “In the name of Jesus I command any (or every) spirit that I have renounced to leave me now.”
THE FATHER’S BLESSING
The Hebrew sense of blessing means to speak words that empower someone to prosper and thrive. They are words that give life and peace. Words carry spiritual power. Every blessing that the Father spoke to Jesus is ours. The Father reveals to us who we are as we come before him in the Son. What we have longed to hear all of our lives has already been spoken. As we learn to receive His blessing, so we are healed.
To be “unbound” means that the obstacles to the gift that has been waiting for us have been removed and the Father’s love and affirmation is made real to us in Christ.
To get the most out of this series please commit yourself to showing up for each session. This is important because though each topic/Key can stand by itself, in this series each topic builds on the previous one and deepens our understanding of deliverance.
Each key incorporates practical direction on how to respond to the grace that unlocks the door To truly enter into a life of freedom all the keys have to be used.
Each session provides the following:
- Topic Outline to help you follow along with the teaching and make notes that are of particular importance to you.
- Discussion questions to enable a time of sharing at the house group meetings after each session (if you do not belong to a house group the questions can be completed on your own ).
- Individual Reflections with scriptures to provide prayerful reflection during your daily time with God. Meditating on the scriptures and sincerely interacting with the questions presented will help you stay engaged and expectant of the Lord´s healing work.
- You may be tempted to skip the questions to get to the next session. Please try not to skip over any question. Each question serves to lead you into personal reflection and application.
- The more you engage yourself with the teachings, the more you will be able to participate during the times of community prayer following the teachings. following.
Let us ask Our Father to give each of us an open heart and mind.