Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. When you are operating in your spiritual office, you must be led by the spirit. Understand that it is not your doing but God. Zechariah 4:6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.
As a servant of God who does deliverance, you are able to walk around people without anyone manifesting but once you enter your spiritual office demons are unable to be next to you. Luke 4:36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” When you acknowledge the Holy Spirit’s presence and that He is in charge, things just happens. When ministering at prayer line the people you were able to stand with now can’t stand your presence and can’t be at close proximity.
The man who was demon-possessed upon seeing Jesus, he ran to Him. Mark 5:6-7 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him. And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”
What is impossible with man, is possible with God. Genesis 41:38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”
The Spirit in a man, allows him to move in the supernatural. That same spirit, can heal your sickness today no matter what the doctors said. 2 Kings 13:20-21 Then Elisha died and was buried. Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring. Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and fled. But as soon as the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet!
Psalm 107:20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. God’s creation came through the Word and nothing was created without Him. His desire is for us to live a healthy life. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
There is power in the name of Jesus, to heal and to deliver. That is a promise from God. Acts 3:16 “Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed-and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes.
Acts 5:12 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. The fact that there is no deliverance in a ministry it does not mean the absence of demons. It simply means you gladly fellowship with them. Mark 16:17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons.
When Jesus sent His disciples, they had 3 tasks. Deliverance, Healing and to teach the Gospel. If Jesus acknowledges that there is a need for the three ministries and you are called but denounce one of them, who are you following. Luke 9:1-2 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Nicodemus said only one who God is with, can perform signs and wonders. The Holy Spirit cannot dwell in a place and be idle and demons cannot sit comfortably in His presence. John 3:2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
You have been given authority, use it to help God’s people.
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” A person must realize the need for deliverance not us force them into it. As Christians we like inviting people to church because we think they needs deliverance not invite them to meet Jesus. There must be pre-counseling so that a person understand deliverance. The person must also be counseled after deliverance so they can maintain what they received.
After Jesus healed this man, he was given the instruction to sin no more.
For you us to understand the possibility, we need to understand that we are spiritual beings before we are human beings. Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
God created man in his image which is the spiritual being. This spiritual being was given authority. The gifts that we received did not come physical but spiritually. 1 Corinthians 12:9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.
Things that came into contact with Paul were able to deliver and heal people. Acts 19:11-12 God gave Paul the power to perform unusual miracles. When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled.
Knowing that we are spiritual beings with spiritual gifts and authority means distance cannot be a barrier for healing to happen. Paul was not there when the handkerchief healed people. Even after Elisha was dead, his bones raised somebody from the dead. 2 Kings 13:20-21 BaThen Elisha died and was buried. Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring. Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and fled. But as soon as the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet!
Why is it that a house that is occupied does not decay but if you can leave your house vacant for a lengthy period even the ceiling collapses, it’s not like you were maintaining the roof but it stays intact as long as you are there. The authority that we have can be undersestimated as human beings.
Matthew 10:1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
Jesus could not say his disciples must go out and cast out demons if they don’t exist. You can’t say you follow a person if you don’t believe in his works. The Bible that we all use, says God does nothing without revealing to His prophets. Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
Most well-off countries denies prophets. What does this implies to the churches that exist in these countries? If deliverance and prophetic gifts are denied there are high chances you fellowship with devil worshippers everyday and they are sitting comfortably because they are not in danger.
God must first open your eyes for you to go and open other eyes. Acts 26:15-18 “‘Who are you, lord?’ I asked. “And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. Tell people that you have seen me, and tell them what I will show you in the future. And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’
Moses had to experience Egypt and go out of Egypt for him to come and deliver the Israelites. You cannot deliver somebody from something that you are still under bondage from. Spirit gives gives life to Spirit. You cannot give what you don’t have. Exodus 3:7-10 And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
What makes mediums (Anointing Water, Handkerchiefs, aprons, stickers and wristbands) used to pray for people work, is the spirit in the man or woman of God it comes from. Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.
Because Paul had gifts to perform miracles and wonders, things that he touched could heal people in his absence. Acts 19:11-12 God gave Paul the power to perform unusual miracles. When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled.
Elisha’s bones raised a man from the dead. He was already dead yet his bones could raise a man who was dead just by having contact with them. 2 Kings 13:21 Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and fled. But as soon as the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet!
As a ministry grows, it becomes difficult for the pastor to pray for each and every person but through the mediums, they are able help God’s people wherever they are.
Luke 9:38-41 Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child. And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him so that he foams at the mouth; and it departs from him with great difficulty, bruising him. So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.”
When you are serving, there are things that you can do, there are things only your mentor can do. It is not that you can’t do what he does but your faith has not risen to his level. Gehazi used Elisha’s staff but could not raise the dead boy.
2 Kings 4:31 Gehazi hurried on ahead and laid the staff on the child’s face, but nothing happened. There was no sign of life. He returned to meet Elisha and told him, “The child is still dead.”