Deliverance: Individual And Group Private And Public

Deliverance:  Individual And Group  Private And Public

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Chapter 11 
Individual And Group 
Private And Public 

The ministry of deliverance belongs to the church. It 
should go right along with preaching, teaching, and 
healing. In the Great Commission as recorded in 
Matthew we read... 

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power 
is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye 
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matt. 

The casting out of demons is a vital part of that which 
Jesus commanded his disciples. In Mark's account of 
the commission he quotes Jesus as saying, "And these 
signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall 
they cast out devils..." Notice the plural pronouns 
"them" and "they". This suggests that it is a ministry of 
the church rather than of the individual. Today the 
Holy Spirit is bringing forth a crash ministry of 
deliverance in the church because it has been so long 

neglected and the church must have it to be prepared 
for the coming of the Lord Jesus. 

Deliverance CAN take place as part of a regular church 
service. Jesus did not shrink back from casting out 
demons publicly and in the place of worship and 

And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the 
sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and 
taught... And there was in their synagogue a man with 
an unclean spirit, and he cried out... And Jesus rebuked 
him saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. Mark 

I have been in services like that. The very presence of 
those who were moving in the power of God over 
demon spirits caused the spirits to react and cry out or 
speak out. It would depend upon the point interruption 
in the service as to what course was taken. Sometimes 
spirits were told to be quiet until the message was 

The demon would thus be bound until time to cast them 
out. Again, the situation might lend itself to immediate 
deliverance. This happened once in a service where I 
was ministering. At the very end of my message demon 
spirits took over a man and his wife. They were 
Christians but had not known the baptism in the Holy 
Spirit. They had come to the service with the intention 
of mocking and making fun the "Pentecostals". But 
during the service they came under conviction. 

The message emphasized the power in the blood of 
Jesus. The woman began to shake violently. When those 
nearby started to pray for her the demons began to 
scream through her. When the husband moved to see 
what he could do to help, the demons in him began to 
scream shake him. The congregation continued to sing 
praise songs and let us ministered to the man and his 
wife in the aisle of the church, until they were free 
from the demonic seizure. Then both of them were 
prayed for to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and 
in a few moments they were speaking in tongues as the 
Spirit gave utterance. Both delivered from demons of 
alcohol and nicotine as well as many other. 

They have continued in their Spirit-filled life with great 
zeal and joy. Up to this point in my own ministry, most 
of the deliverance been on the basis of a private 
conference-type ministry. Our deliverance team will go 
into a church or community. There will be several 
teaching sessions on demonology and deliverance. The 
people are encouraged to make appointments for 
ministry. We will set up appointments much like 
a doctor's office. About two hours are scheduled for 
each person. We strongly encourage ministry for 
fam ili es with both parents and children of all ages 
participating. About thirty to forty-five minutes of the 
time is given to a conference and the remainder to the 
process of deliverance. 

This approach to deliverance has proved to have some 
strong points in its favor. For one thing, the conference 
discussion brings to light the times and ways that 

demons were able to gain entrance into the person's 
life. The person is able to learn how the various demons 
operate. This understanding is a big help in their being 
able to close the doors to the demons after they have 
been cast out so that they will not be able to regain 
entrance. Of course the demons are listening to the 
conversation and realize that their presence is being 
disclosed and their ways of evil work are being brought 
to light. This serves to stir up the spirits and by the time 
you are ready for ministry the demons are usually on 
the surface and come out more readily. The conference- 
type ministry has the disadvantage of being time- 
consuming, but it has the advantage of being more 
thorough than the public and group deliverance. The 
heart of Jesus cries out for more workers. In the context 
of Matt. 10 Jesus is engaged in His ministry of teaching, 
preaching, healing and CASTING OUT DEMONS. 

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with 
compassion on them, because they fainted, and were 
scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd. Then 
saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is 
plenteous, but the labourers are few; PRAY YE 
Matt. 9:36-38 


Group ministry involves the casting out of demons from 
more than one person at a time. The group can vary in 
size from two to a multitude. 

That this can be done has been demonstrated many 
times by persons moving in deliverance ministry. The 
deliverance minister will command the demons to go in 
the name of Jesus. And the demons will begin to 
come out. In large groups of a hundred or more, unless 
there are enough personal workers knowledgeable 
enough to give adequate help to each individual, some 
may not receive the ministry they need. In the group 
ministry there are some who receive a very adequate 
deliverance, others may not get as much as they need 
and some may not get any. 

Group ministry can be effective with children. I had the 
experience of ministering to a group of children, ages 
seven through twelve. We began by calling for spirits 
that are common to practically every boy and girl, 
e.g.fear, selfishness, resentment and anger. After a list of 
common spirits had been covered and commanded out, 
individual children with particular problems were 
dealt with more specifically. The parents and pastor of 
the children were present and assisted with the 
individual ministries. Two children also received the 
baptism in the Holy Spirit and one gained liberty in 
tongues. More has been said about ministry to children 
in a separate chapter. 

It is inconceivable that Jesus ministered to each person 
individually. He was swarmed by multitudes of persons 
wanting healing and deliverance everywhere He went. 
He and the twelve could not have personally ministered 
to each individual, yet the record makes it clear that he 

ministered to "all" who came. In Peter's sermon to the 
household of Cornelius he tells us: 

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy 
Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and 
healing ALL that were oppressed of the devil. Acts 10:38 

Private Or Public Ministry? 

Sometimes we are made to feel that we have to make a 
decision between two things. Do we really have to 
choose between public or private deliverance? It is 
evident that the Holy Spirit has directed in both. 

Let each believer do it the way the Lord shows him. 
Private ministry is important if not essential in some 
cases. We are finding that most Christians have some 
dark pages in their lives. There are things which have 
never been confessed to anyone. Demons thrive 
on the hidden and unconfessed sins. They bring guilt 
and unworthiness to hinder the spiritual growth and 
witness of the believer. Most persons feel quite 
comfortable in confessing these things to the 
deliverance counselor. It is made clear to them that the 
digging into the past is for the purpose of revealing the 
doors through which demons entered in order that 
those doors might be closed forever. 

Some individuals require more teaching and 
encouragement than others in being able to retain their 
deliverance. Some grasp quickly the techniques of 
spiritual warfare while others are slow to learn. Some 
are more vulnerable to attack through other persons in 

their lives, especially in the home. The minister feels 
the importance of each case and wants to be at his very 
best under God, that the person ministered unto will be 
able to continue in his deliverance in victory.


  • Mark Fleming
    Reply April 11, 2019

    Mark Fleming

    FANTASTIC, TROY‼️‼️????????

  • Reply May 23, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    Robert W. Schambach was born on April 3, 1926, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, He became a born-again Christian as a youth on a street corner when the evangelist C. M. Ward had given an altar call to receive Jesus Christ. Joe Absher the next Schambach could be just around your street preaching corner

  • Joe Absher
    Reply May 23, 2019

    Joe Absher

    Good testimony We need deliverance real bad Mr Day

    • Isara Mo
      Reply May 23, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Joe Absher
      It seems only you and Troy Day and me need deliverance badly …?

  • Isara Mo
    Reply May 23, 2019

    Isara Mo

    Troy Day do you have in mind any living God’s General to whom we can learn from especially the art of warfare?
    Joe says we badly need deliverance but I think at the moment the church needs God’s Generals.. like Joe Absher…

  • Reply May 11, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    needs to happen Peter Vandever Isara Mo Robert Borders

  • Isara Mo
    Reply May 11, 2020

    Isara Mo

    At this time public deliverance should be the thing.

  • Reply May 11, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    is needed is needed is needed is a MUST

  • Joe Absher
    Reply May 11, 2020

    Joe Absher

    thank you

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply May 11, 2020

    RichardAnna Boyce

    we are resting from deliverance (when first born again); not working towards deliverance.

  • Reply May 11, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    needs to be done soon in a city near you

  • Bruce Gordon
    Reply May 11, 2020

    Bruce Gordon

    My wife and I live in Fort Lauderdale and do sessions every week on Zoom with people around the country with satisfactory results. We also do training classes. We prefer face to face but we do what we can when we can. God is gracious.

    We also feel that this ought to be part of the overall ministry of the Church, since we combine prayer, counsel and discipleship. In our church up North on CT we minister wherever we are, in the church services or in homes. Thanks for posting this article.

  • Reply February 19, 2024

    Andrew Chapman

    Are there any examples in the bible of demons being cast out in private?

    In my experience, it is most effective when demons start manifesting in larger meetings, and the power of God is present. Not sure about looking for them. I am a little concerned by your ‘calling for spirits’ in children – perhaps you didn’t mean to say that?

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