I was reading an older post that I had written a while back about Tiger Woods and his “issues” and it got me to thinking about deliverance. You see you don’t really hear or see much about deliverance these days. What you hear more of is about people in ministry being exposed. But not much about deliverance. That is why God is going to deliver some appointed ones in a mighty way, so that the Body of Christ can be reminded of what God can do.
I know that when you have been bound by certain sins for a very long time, you lose hope that God can set you free, but that is why it’s important get get around people who have that testimony. Ask God to send someone your way who has been dealing with your issues, but is now free.
I know my current Pastor is a man who shared that he has done some of EVERYTHING. He said he’s done every kind of drug known to man, he was a perpetual fornicator and even committed adultery and struggled after he got saved. But when I tell you this man is free, he is FREE. I mean he even confesses to us and his wife if he looks at a lady too long at the Wal-Mart. That is how accountable he is.
We can’t continue to make excuses for our sin, but the truth is that we really have to WANT to be free. The reason most people are not free from sin is because they are not tired enough. But sometimes that is why God will allow something to happen to push us toward deliverance.
How powerful will it to be to say you used to be a sex-addict, or a porn addict, or you got delivered from gluttony, masturbation, lying, stealing. fornication or adultery. Well it can be done plain and simple. We just have to do the work. And what is the work? I would say start with prayer and FASTING. The fasting is the key, but watch out. When you start fasting, I find that sin usually rears it ugly head even more. That is how you know what is in you. When you fast it will really begin to surface, but don’t let that stop you, just keep going.
I know; I’ve lost a lot of your right there because you don’t want to fast. Well guess what? If you don’t want to fast, you don’t want to be free!
Let your daily prayer be to be set free. No, I have not mastered everything, but I am learning the process and it works. Fell off the wagon a few times, but still know that God has the power to deliver because he has delivered me!
Someone is scheduled for a Damascus Road experience. Believe it. Someone is going to have a Saul to Paul experience. It’s going to be a sovereign move of God! And you are going to have a testimony of deliverance that is going to affect the masses! Watch and see!
New International Version (NIV)
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.