7 Oct 2012

Breakthrough, Spiritual Warfare

Break Free-Word of GodThe Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit are at your disposal as you set yourself up through faith in Christ to breakthrough and loose yourself from the enemies grip.The enemy knows that the weapons of our warfare are powerful in the spiritual realm to pull down strongholds of thought and come against principalities, powers and rulers in dark places over our lives and loved ones. There will no doubt be resistance as the enemy is being dislodged, so entering not only into prayer and praise but into spiritual warfare is key to overcoming and operating in the gifts that the Lord has given you through the Holy Spirit...

*please note this is personal deliverance warfare for mature Christians, if you are a young Christian please seek out a trusted mature Christian for help or a deliverance Minister.



Our Equipment

Weapons of Warfare
Spiritual warfare operates on a deeper level where the Heavens are taken by force allowing the gifts to manifest along with the weapons of our warfare.
The weapons of our warfare(also 2Cor,10:4) are found in Ephesians 6:13-18. They are, the girdle of truth around the waist, breastplate of righteousness, feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace, shield of faith(most important), helmet of salvation and sword of the spirit(see also Heb,4:12) which is the Word of God.(Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit(Heavenly Tongues)).
The nine gifts given by the Holy Spirit to equip God's children are basically put into three groups of three, 1) Revelatory gifts - gifts that reveal, 2) Power gifts - gifts that do, and 3) Inspirational Gifts - gifts that speak. The Holy Spirit has given these gifts to us as He see's necessary, you all have some or all of them. You need to know what He has equipped you with. (See here for more detail - The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit)
The nine fruits of the spirit found in Galatians 5:22 they are Love, Joy, Peace, Long suffering, Kindness, Goodness, faithfulness, Gentleness and Self control. The fruits of the Spirit will replace the enemies evil fruits once being cast out.
When we are participating with the Holy Spirit in warfare, we are moving in God's Spirit which incorporates the Nine Gifts of warfare with the Whole Armour of God to evict Spirits that are contrary to the Fruit of the Spirit, so that we may be filled up with the Fruit of God's Spirit.(this is powerful and awesome). It bears repeating..We use the Nine Gifts as weapons to free us from all demonic activity that is contrary to the fruit of the Spirit, so that we may be filled fully with the Fruit of God's Spirit, did you catch that? As we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

The Battle


Fore-note: The devil will not want you to utilise your gifts for your own ends, but this I believe is how God will train  you up to use them effectively, by utilising them in your own life and family and then being trustworthy to use them in the Body. Get free, then free your loved ones, and then the Body of Christ. The man has the responsibility as the Spiritual head in his home to make sure his family is free and secure in Christ Jesus.
Tongues
Spiritual WarfareWhen we are called or know it's time to battle for freedom we must edify and strengthen our spirit man. 1Cor14:4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself(builds himself up or strengthens himself) speaking in tongues is mandatory for warfare, singing in tongues, groaning and moving from deep unto deep. Here's a tip I learned from a trusted Minister on tongues. If we look at the vowels in the English language A,E,I,O,U as we say each letter we will note that each letter is spoken from a deeper part or level. For example 'A' is spoken from the mouth, "E' from the back of the mouth, 'I' further down and so forth. Try it. 
Speaking in tongues is similar as we get deeper into prayer we can start to groan and get emotional from the depth of our intimacy with God in prayer. Spiritual warfare ministers deep unto deep and shakes the Heavens when we are strengthened in our inner man and in tune with God's Spirit. 
The Word
Knowing the Word of God(which is sharper than a two edged sword) by studying yourselves approved unto God a workman that needs not be ashamed, you will stand strong . 2Tim,2:15. As you are moving in the Gifts trust the Holy Spirit to bring to mind Holy Scripture for your battle.
Prophetic Music
If there is confusion, oppression, fear or doubt, pull out some awesome prophetic worship or warfare music. If you don't have anything look up prophetic worship/warfare music on YouTube  When king Saul was oppressed He called on David to soothe his soul with playing on the harp. We know that music influences a person's feelings and mood. Prophetic worship such as 'Break Every Chain'(Bethel Church) is very anointed for warfare and personal deliverance. (I'll place it below post, it's awesome)

Self Deliverance

Chains BrokenWhen it comes to self deliverance you must be guided by the Holy Spirit. Just an unction or small prompting may be enough to move you on the right track to deliverance from strongholds, oppression, familiar Spirits. Self deliverance is not a light thing to undertake as there are seasons and times God has ordained for your life, it's important to know what God is doing in your life. But on the other hand you probably wouldn't be reading this post if God wasn't preparing you. 
The doors where the enemy has infiltrated will need to be closed and this will only come by true repentance, forgiveness and confession to God, and as the Word says, "confess your sins to one another that you may be healed". 
*Please check out my Pages at top of screen concerning inner healing as this deals with some of the initial roots and entry points from the enemy. 
Most of the time it is our own sinful reactions and responses to hurts, trauma's and abuses that open doorways for the enemy. This is why the 'Three Keys'(forgiveness, repentance and confession) are crucial for your freedom. Sometimes God has to reveal to our hearts just exactly how sinful we were towards others and that we have really hurt His heart, before we can truly repent. Once we have understood how the enemy has infiltrated and we have worked through the 'Three Keys', binding and casting out the particular demon or demons will be relatively easy. If it is not easy then there is more warfare to do in discerning what ground the enemy has to stay, but I might say that He has no legal ground at all if you are a blood bought believer. Fasting and warfare prayer is a must for self deliverance.

Helps and Sources

There are many first class Christian books on deliverance such as 'Pigs in the Parlor by Frank Hammond' and 'Deliver us from Evil by Don Basham'. 

Deliverance ministries such as Victorious Ministries through Christ Jesus or the Lake Hamilton Bible Camp founded by Frank Hammond has a Deliverance Manual by Gene and Earline Moody, these are very powerful ministries that can minister and equip you to move towards freedom. Once you are a full bottle you will need to know how to keep your freedom once you are free and keep moving into freedom(this is where self deliverance comes in). Understanding what's going on the spiritual realm is crucial to your freedom if you don't plan to rely on others all the time for it. Jesus will lead the way if you are serious about conforming to His image. The Word of God says that we have power to tread on scorpions and power over all the enemy(Luke10:19). Christ Jesus tells us, "that these signs shall follow those who believe; in my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues"(Mark16:17) Knowing your authority in Christ Jesus and moving by faith in that authority is all it takes to dismount evil. We must be more stubborn in our faith than the stubbornness of the enemy to not leave. When you've done all to stand, then stand. Never give up, Your Father in Heaven will never give up on you either!! 
Remember Inner-Healing and Deliverance go hand in hand. God Bless, Dan.




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