Seven Steps To Retaining Your Deliverance

  1. PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD

    Ephesians 6:10-18 there are seven pieces of amour:

    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.
    7. Praying in the spirit.

    Pay special attention to the “Helmet of Salvation” for the thoughts. Most demons seeking to re-enter assail the thoughts. Because watchful of any thoughts that could be considered negative; they are from the enemy.

    Separate these thoughts from your own. Refuse these thoughts from the enemy and replace them with positive spiritual thoughts.

    In James 4:7, 8 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

    Meditate on these things:
    So much of the walk of the Christian comes down to the mind. Romans 12:2 speaks of the essential place of being transformed by the renewing of your mind and 2 Corinthians 10:5 speaks of the importance of casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

    What we choose to meditate on matters.
    In Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.”

  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. Mark 11:23 saying not thinking is the key.

  3. STAYING IN THE SCRIPTURE
    Jesus withstood Satan’s temptation by using scripture. The word is the mirror to the soul (James 1:22-25) it is the lamp under the feet for guidance (Psalm 119:105); it is a cleansing agent (Ephesians 5; 25,26); it is a two edged sword, laying bare the heart (Hebrews 4:12); it is food for the spirit (1Peter 2:2; Matthew 4:4). NO PERSONCAN LONG MAINTAIN DELIVERANCE APART FROM THE WORD OF GOD AS A PRIMARY FACTOR IN HIS LIFE. (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. (Galatians 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 thanksgiving, 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 (1 Corinthians 14:14). “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 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. (1 Corinthians 12: 7-14). Keep yourself accountable.

  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 in God is the greatest weapon against the devils lies. (Ephesians 6:16).

Remember that doing these seven steps will ensure that “your house” (life) is filled after having been cleansed. No demon will be able to return much less bring 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 demon 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 (Romans 5:10).

Len and Linda Buttner
Eagle Ascend Ministries
www.eagleascend.com
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