Inner Healing and deliverance work, always partners with..
..the Holy Spirit and the Word of God through a vessel that has been matured to be obedient to them, through Christ Jesus. Compassion, empathy, the gifts of the Spirit and love are the hallmarks of Christian people ministering in these two areas. They have the fathers heart of grace and mercy which is amplified through their love for Jesus Christ. These characteristics is what we should be looking for when seeking help in the areas of Inner Healing and Deliverance.
What simply is Inner Healing?
'Inner Healing is counsel and prayer for the sanctification and transformation of all Christian's'. John & Mark Sandford, Deliverance and Inner Healing(revised edition)It is dying to the old man, and being resurrected into newness of life in Christ. Bringing to death the root of bad fruit in our lives through prayer ministry, which allows the resurrected newness of life in Christ Jesus to manifest fully in us.
What simply is Deliverance?
'Deliverance is to be set free from any spiritual bondages, demonic influence or power manifesting in or over our lives, or person from generational sin, personal sin, trauma etc..' D.Wiebrands
"If ye by the spirit shall mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live"Rom8:13On the other hand if one is continuously struggling with habitual sin in their lives and after repentance we bind up and cast away any demons to do with that, the bad fruit that is manifesting will be dealt with, but the root cause of it in the heart will bring it back to manifestation again unless it is dealt a death's blow.
Sin gained access to the heart of man from the beginning through disobedience, which is in essence rebellion. When it is manifested through us in our sinful responses to hurt, trauma, neglect and so on, in childhood, we release the reaping power of those sinful responses according to God's 4 Laws and we reap the very things we hate in adulthood or sooner. When the roots of sinful structures and strongholds in the heart and mind are put to death on the cross, the enemy simply has nothing to hold on to in our lives and can be evicted effectively, and for good.
Understanding this is very potent and lethal to the enemies camp and will bring freedom to many in bondage and captivity.
I fully believe inner healing and deliverance are the standard God has lifted up for us in these last days to prepare the Body of Christ for His return. These are tools that have been reintroduced into the Body that have laid dormant and overlooked by many, for a long time.
Things that are unseen are what we are fighting; the enemy, not each other. Christians a lot of times say "Ahh, its all under the blood", "Im free from my past", to some extent it may be so. We should only be interested in the past because the heart of man is what undergoes sanctification, the heart and how it can be deceitfully wicked as the Bible puts it. Our hearts have sinful ingrained ways of manifesting behaviour that can have roots way back in the past that we have long forgotten about, that the Holy Spirit wants to free us from.
The Word says to"Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling"(Phil,2:12.KJV) it is a uncomfortable and narrow way. Working within areas of our hearts and dealing with the demonic can be very uncomfortable because we have to trust God and people in sometimes unknown areas, we can feel exposed. Thats why it is so important to work with loving, non-judgemental Christians who have walked through it themselves.
On a last note,
A baby Christian is just that, a baby, that will be molded and disciplined by God's love into maturity which is Christ like. It is not of ourselves it is the work of God in us, we can't do it, it all comes down to humbleness and obedience in allowing God to work in the areas that are surrendered.
Even though some Christians may seem very mature, the truth is in certain areas they can still be very immature. Nobody on this earth is perfect, but we can trust God to perform a perfect work in us.
"..Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.."Links to Inner Healing and Deliverance Ministries for your convenience,
Elijah House Ministries Australia
Elijah House Ministries USA
Ellel Ministries Australia
Ellel Ministries International
Victorious Ministries through Christ