7 steps for Retaining Deliverance
1. Put on the Whole Armour of God The Christian’s
spiritual armour is set forth in Eph. 6:10-18. There
are seven pieces of armour: (1) Loins girt about with
truth, (2) The breastplate of righteousness, (3) Feet shod
with the preparation of the gospel of peace, (4) The
shield of faith, (5) The helmet of salvation, (6) The
sword of the Spirit which is the word of God, and (7)
Praying in the Spirit. Pay special attention to the
"helmet of salvation” for the guarding of your thought
life. Most demons seeking to re-enter assail the
thoughts. Become watchful of any thoughts that could
be considered negative; they are from the enemy.
Separate their thoughts from your own. Refuse the
thoughts they give you and replace them with positive
spiritual thoughts. (See Phil. 4:8). Resist the devil at the
first sign of his attack.
2. Confess Positively Negative confessions
characterize demonic influence. Positive confession
is faith expressed. Confess what God’s Word says. Any
other confession will open the door for the enemy.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall SAY
unto this mountain,
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and
shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those
things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he SAITH. Mark 11:23
3. Stay in the Scripture Jesus withstood Satan’s
temptation by using scripture. The Word is a mirror
to the soul (James 1:22-25); it is a lamp unto the feet for
guidance (Psalm 119:105); it is a cleansing agent (Eph.
5:25,26); it is a two-edged sword, laying bare the heart
(Heb. 4:12); it is food for the spirit (I Pet. 2:2; Matt. 4:4).
No person can long maintain deliverance apart from
the Word of God as a primary factor in his life.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of
the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor
sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in
the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day
and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the
rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his
season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever
he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:1-3
4. Crucify the Flesh. Take up your cross daily and
follow Jesus. (Luke 9:23). Break old habit patterns set
up in league with evil spirits. If fleshly appetites,
desires and lusts are not brought to the cross, a way for
demons to return will be left open. (Gal. 5:19-21,24)
5. Develop a Life of Continuous Praise and Prayer.
Praise silences the enemy. Praise is not an attitude of
heart; praise is the expression unto God of
thankfulness, adoration and joy by speaking, singing,
shouting, dancing, leaping, playing musical
instruments, clapping the hands, etc. Pray in the Spirit
(in tongues) and also in the understanding (I Cor.
14:14). “Pray without ceasing” (I Thess. 5:17).
6. Maintain a Life of Fellowship and Spiritual
Ministry It is the sheep that wanders from the flock
that is most endangered. Find and fulfill your function
within the body of Christ. Desire spiritual gifts and
yield to their operation through you within the body of
Christ. (See: I Cor. 12:7-14). Keep yourself under
7. Commit Yourself Totally to Christ. Determine that
every thought, word and action will reflect the very
nature of Christ. Abide in Christ that the fruit of the
Spirit might come forth in abundance. Demon spirits
are enemies of the fruit of the Spirit. Faith and trust in
God is the greatest weapon against the devil’s lies.
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall
be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Eph.
NOTE: Doing these seven things will insure that your
“house” (life) is filled after having been cleansed. No
demon will be able to return much less bring any
others in with him. If a spirit should trick you and
regain entrance, see that he is cast out as soon as
possible, either by yourself or with the help of other
believers. If other areas of demonic activity in your life
are subsequently brought to light, seek deliverance,
Jesus has made possible complete deliverance. Walk in
daily deliverance. Do not settle for anything less!
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to
God through the death of His Son, it is much more
(certain), now that we are reconciled that we shall be
saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His
(resurrection) life. Romans 5:10, Amplified.
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