OPINION (Charisma) – In the ministry of deliverance, there can be challenging situations where we do not receive the complete freedom we are expecting. People hop around from event to event and several different deliverance ministries and never stop to discern why they aren’t getting delivered. They will ponder within themselves and think there is something wrong with themselves and that they can’t be delivered. The truth is Jesus came to set all the captives free (Luke 4:18) and that means everyone! Demons will put up resistance and roadblocks before coming out. Jesus also experienced demons manifesting and throwing up resistance before departing:

  • “When the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, it came out of him” (Mark 1:26).
  • “While he was coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and returned him to his father” (Luke 9:42).
  • “When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying to it, ‘You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter him no more'” (Mark 9:25). READ MORE

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