P8. The Deliverance Session, Part 7
Following Up After Deliverance
There is always a sense of euphoria after deliverance has taken place. The former victim will feel free, fresh and clean. But both the former victim and the minister must not relax their vigilence, for the moment demons are expelled and news of their expulsion reaches Satan through the network of demonic hierarchies, whose job is to feed back information on the status of their devilish work everywhere, Satan will be enraged. Indeed, no sooner had the deliverance of a victim had been completed than minutes later two demons were sent to terrorise her by physically throwing things around in a neighbouring room (poltergeists). The tactic, as ever, is to cause fear and wear the former victim down until she is so exhausted that she lacks the will to continue interceding with Yahweh. It is for this reason that a prayer network becomes so vitally important.
Bringing Salvation to the Jews Through Intercession:
But what if a former victim finds him-/herself in isolation? What must he do? To begin with, he must not become conceited or over confident. The battle is not actually over until the end of our mortal lifespan. If hereditary curses have been broken by the power of Christ, there will be turmoil and agitation amongst both the demons effected as well as their victims, both alive and dead. And the fact that a person has been delivered does not mean that he can lay down her spiritual weapons and take a vaccation - as believers we have responsibilities to both ourselves as well as the living and the dead. And as far as the latter are concerned, this may mean intercession on their behalf, since in SRA (Satannic Ritual Abuse) the majority of those involved will have been victims themselves, each successive generation being abused by the former. This means that former victims can, and should, with proper prayer support (for it is not advisable to do this on your own), begin interceding for all those caught in the web of satanism. And once these tormented souls are themselves delivered, the pressure on the former victim will considerably lessen too as the demonic power in the family line ebbs away.
Now I know that what I have said is considered controversial by many Christians. I have been accused of spiritualism and Mormonism because of what I have said. But let us first of all make some very clear distinctions.
Spiritualism is a conscious or unconscious attempt to get in touch with the dead. Since this is not possible except through a demonic medium, this kind of activity is strictly forbidden by scripture (see Hello, Is Anybody There?). In deliverance ministry, only Yahweh is contacted through prayer and (as we shall see presently) the Eucahrist or Communion of the Lord's Supper. No direct contact is ever made with the dead even though Yahweh may reveal their need of deliverance in vision of dream.
Mormonism teaches that by virtue of a special "priesthood power" which they, and they alone, claim to possess, that they have the "authority" and indeed duty to save their dead relatives and ancestors. Mormons, as many of you know, practice vicarious baptism for the dead and other proxy ordinances by which they believe they are able to secure salvation and exaltation for their dead ancestors in the world of spirits. The key to this work, they claim, is a bogus priesthood which, like Catholicism, they believe is legalistically conferred upon them and which gives them certain rights and privileges that exclude all other Christians. Thus they believe they can save their dead. (For more on Mormonism, see The Watcher website)
The Bible teaches, by contrast, that everyone who accepts Yah'shua (Jesus) as their Lord and Saviour becomes a Royal Priesthood without the intervention of any other human being, church or organisation (1 Peter 2:9). It is called by Christians the "Priesthood of All Believers" and is described in the Epistle to the Hebrews as the Melchizedek Priesthood (Heb.7:11). The essence of this Priesthood is no more or less than the actual presence of Christ Himself, since He is the High Priest of this Priesthood. Like a living organism, this Priesthood grows within us in proportion to our sanctification, our spiritual authority likewise being in direct proportion to our closeness to Christ.
No interventionary ordinances such as baptism for the dead, priesthood ordination, or eternal marriage ceremonies are required for the dead (or the living for that matter). Ordinances that pertain to this sphere are not necessary in the world of spirits where departed souls await the judgment and final resurrection. But where the Mormons are right is in their general claim that those who have never heard the Gospel preached to them in mortality may yet receive it in the world of spirits prior to the judgement and resurrection, for which purpose the disembodied Yah'shua (Jesus) went to preach to those who had perished in the Great Deluge in the three days between His physical death and resurrection (1 Peter 3:18-20). For you will remember that at that time Noah and his three sons were the only righteous witnesses on the entire planet of presumably many millions of souls and could only have possibly reached a few of them. Most never heard the Word.
It must also be remembered that whilst many may actually hear the Gospel preached to them they may not be able to receive it, especially if they are the victims of SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) and are so demon-possessed that in effect they own no personal free will. Shockingly, many Christians pass such people by and assume that because they are possessed that the victims are in some way responsible and therefore doomed to eternal destruction. They accordingly make no effort to try and win them for Christ and are in effect denying the ability of the blood of Christ to heal and save various categories of people. They forget that the only ones who are eternally doomed and beyond witness are the sons of perdition (John 17:12; 2 Thes.2:3) and those who have blasphemed the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) by denying the truth having previously come to a full and complete knowledge of it (Matthew 12:31-32; Luke 12:10).
This is not to say that we get two chances for salvation. We don't. But it is to say that we get at least one. Demon-inspired doctrines, such as those advocated by the older churches, which claim that small children who die without being baptised go to hell, should be repudiated for what they are. But the same is no less as for adults. That those who never get to hear the Gospel get a chance to repent and accdept the Saviour in the world of spirits should not lead us to become indifferent or careless - we dare not relax our efforts to reach the unsaved. It is considerably more difficult to administer to the departed than it is to those who are alive on earth. Whereas the latter are visible for all believers to see, the latter depend to a great extent on specialised ministers who know what they are about, and they are few and far between. This means that those in the spirit world are under a considerable disadvantage when it comes to their opportunity to be delivered and saved.
The following article, which is taken from our Messianic is an illustration of the kind of intercessory ministry for the departed that I am talking about.
A True Story
Before the war, Lublin was a major centre of Talmudic Judaism. The Nazis built a concentration camp at Majdanek in 1941 and murdered most of them. The holocaust has made an indellible mark on the Jewish mind which will probably never be erased from their psyche. Many of their fears and complexes, and irrational and reflexive backlashes against criticism of their faith, stems from this horrific time. The story I am about to tell today will show a rather unfamiliar and unusual way to approach Talmudic Jews with the message of salvation but which I feel will characterise the path of witness which lies before us in these end-times.
A reason many people refuse to accept the Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus Christ) is because of family curses that may extend back many generations. Such curses are often also the cause of bad health, poverty, failed marriages, alcoholism, and so forth. For not only are Jews opposed by the powerful occultic spirit of Talmudic Judaism which keeps them in bondage, but also by a paralysing spirit of fear caused by such things as the holocaust. In the minds of most Jews, the Nazis were "Christians". Therefore to them Nazi = Christ. False though such an association is (for no true Spirit-born Christian would ever do such an evil), it is nevertheless a demonic block that has to be confronted.
I know a lady called Manya who came for deliverance ministry. During the deliverance session she felt inspired to pray for three of her deceased Polish-Jewish relations whom she saw in vision with her eyes wide open. She was astonished to to find that these three relatives brought with them hundreds of dishevelled Polish Jews, heads lowered, filing out of concentration camps and shuffling towards the altar in the Protestant Church where the session was being held. When Manya was about to walk up the aisle to receive the Eucharist (Lord's Supper), she felt impeded because it seemed to her that all the aisles were jammed with this refugees. As she continued to pray, Manya saw Yah'shua (Jesus) standing at the altar waiting to welcome them. They approached and looked up at Him and then started to dance and sing Halleluyahs as the angels led them up into a bright light behind the altar.
Even after the meeting was over, more refugees continued to stream up the aisle. Manya and several other people srayed in the church praying for all Jewish people although there had been no mention of Jews. They saw many of them being set free at the altar. Manya's husband, a minister, shared in this very real experience and was so much affected by it that he called together his congregation and held a Eucharist of the Resurrection when he returned home. He had witnessed how Yah'shua (Jesus) frees and releases those who come to Him not only during the Eucharist but outside it. Thus Yah'shua (Jesus) asks us to continue to love the dead (not try to communicate with them ... that's spiritualism and it is forbidden) for whom we have prayed, both during and after the Eucharist.
This kind of intercessory work is essential and is intimately connected with the spirit of Elijah even as it is recorded:
And with these words, which have baffled many and led to all kinds of strange doctrines (such as Mormonism's baptism for the dead) the Old Testament ends. The essence of this prophecy and commandment is that there must be a binding link between the generations through Yahweh. Again, I repeat, this has nothing to do with spiritualism or contacting the dead.
Elijah preceded Elisha, whose ministry was one of judgment and redemption, to "Elijah" will be sent to prepare Yahweh's people for Yah'shua's coming. John the Baptist administered in this same spirit, "in the spirit and power of Elijah" (Lk.1:17; cp. Mt.11:13-14; 17:12-13; Mk.9:11-13) who was a prophet. It is the calling of end-time prophets to minister in the same spirit, not just on behalf of the living but on behalf of the dead through intercessory prayer. And whilst all those who accept Yah'shua (Jesus) as Messiah possess a portion of this spirit (since the testimony of Yah'shua/Jesus is the spirit of prophecy - Rev.19:10), we are all responsible for praying for our family lines.
"See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord (Yahweh) comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse" (Malachi 4:5-6, NIV).
Many believe that one of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3 is the translated Elijah and this may well be true (the other being Moses) but more importantly these two end-time "spirits" will prevail over the remant believers - the spirit of Elijah (healing the generations) and the spirit of Moses (the restoration of Torah and judgment).
The prophecy of Malachi is a double one. On the one hand, it looked forward to the first advent of the Messiah who was visited by Moses and Elijah (representing also the Law and the Prophets) on the Mount of Transfiguration in front of Peter (Kefa), James (Yak'ov) and John (Yochannan) and the judgment of Israel (Judah) for rejecting the Messiah. This rejection has resulted in the terrible sufferings of the Jews who were sent into exile (again) for nearly 2,000 years, as well as those gentiles (like the Khazars) who linked themselves to them by converting to Talmudic Judaism. This passage in Malachi therefore applies both to the First Advent of Christ as well as to the Second. And as believers we stand as an army of John the Baptists operating in the spirit of Elijah and called into intercessory prayer for the living, our ancestors, and the ancestors of others who come to us for help.
The land of Israel, then under Roman occuptation, was indeed struck with a curse and it became a barren and unproductive place for many generations. But the second curse, which is of world judgment, will affect the whole planet, as is graphically described in the Book of Revelation and elsewhere. The Book of Malachi is, in fact, a shadow of the Book of Revelation.
The story of Manya, and indeed of many others, brings hope to Talmudic Jews. It shows that Yahweh loves them and is offering them salvation and peace if they will but receive the Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus Christ). It has been my pleasure to lead Jews to Christ and to watch their spiritual transformation as they have accepted Yah'shua as the long-awaited Messiah. But it has also been my sorrow to watch many of them reject His Deity and to fall back into the demonic clutches of Talmudism with all its racism, hatred and murderous intent. We have a work to do that affects not only those who are alive in this world but those who are languishing in the world of spirits awaiting the resurrection. It is for us to turn our hearts forwards to the unsaved around us, and backwards to our ancestors in intercessiory prayer.
The second piece of armory of the intercession minister is, as I have said, the Eucharist or Lord's Supper. This was the ordinance specifically commanded by Yah'shua (Jesus) to be partaken of His disciples as a means of redemptively partaking of His flesh and blood (John 6:47-58). Though the actual elements (bread and wine/red grape juice) are themselves only symbols, the actual participation in this ordinance confers upon the participant great blessings. It is the most powerful of all the Christians sacraments and is greatly feared by demons, who invert it with their so-called Black Mass. However, to partake of it unworthily is to invite serious spiritual problems to the communicant that can be more harmful than beneficial. Everyone should carefully read and meditate on 1 Corinthians 11:26-29 before partaking:
Many churches/assemblies ommit the Lord's Supper, or only celebrate it once a year at Pesach (Passover). Others treat it lightly and even administer it to unbelievers, defiling both themselves and the unbelievers. It should only be taken by a believer and then only after a careful self-examination to make sure that he/she is worthy. This means repenting of all known sins beforehand and making such restitution as is possible. Unless this is done, the ordinance will be of no practical benefit and be no more than an empty ritual, or worse, lead to serious problems.
"For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" (1 Cor.11:23-30, NKJV)
Former SRA victims should strive as soon as at all possible to be worthy of the Lord's Supper and to partake of it regularly (weekly in my book). It should only be administered by Elders, in other words, those mature in the faith. Once a person has been delivered from generational curses by breaking all satanic links, it now becomes possible for him to administer to his deceased relatives through the Lord's Supper. This should be done under the leadership of a minister who has experience of these things (the vast majority, who know little or nothing of deliverance, will reject this kind of work). An invaluable resource for those who wish to study this matter out more fully, and which is available on the Internet for order, is the work by Dr. Kenneth McAll called, Healing the Family Tree (Sheldon Press, London, UK, 1984, ISBN 0-85969-364-3). It is from this same book that the story of Manya above is taken. I know from personal experience that Eucharistic Deliverance works if done properly. (Like all practices, it is open to abuse in the wrong hands).
Once a former victim has been delivered from demonic bondage, there is still much to do. The demonic hierarchy, which will be enraged, will not relent in its attempt to rebuild the shattered generational link by which it controls for both the living and the dead, or to repossess the vaccated body. In practice this means spiritual warfare for the former victim for the rest of her life. Though this may sound a bit frightening at first, it isn't really, so long as the former victim does not remove himself from the covering blood of Christ or try to exploit grace. This can be done by breaking commandments and thus giving demons legal points of re-entry.
In practice, this means (a) continually applying the blood of Christ to his temple (body), the room where he lives/sleeps, the house where he lives, and about him when he is outside the house; (b) doing daily deliverance by praying the blood of Christ over former demonic entrance points and routinely doing a demon "house-clean"; (c) struggling in prayer with personal weaknesses; (d) interceeding on behalf of others for their salvation; and (d) ministering to others newly delivered.
Perhaps one of the greatest problems of a newlty delivered ex-victim is adjusting to the new spiritual terrain. There will, at times, be a strong fleshy tug to return to what was familiar. No-one likes feeling insecure and uncomfortable in new and unfamiliar surroundings and you would be surprised some of the stupid things newly saved and delivered people sometimes do. Again, the motive is fear and doubt, the two most popular and effective weapons in Satan's armoury. It's for this reason that the support of other believers can become so crucial in order to overcome real or imagined loneliness. We know what happened when the Israelites were delivered from their bondage in Egypt and how, in spite of the mighty miracles they experienced and the undeniable hand of Yahweh, they still lusted after the supposed "security" of their former slavery. Freedom brings RESPONSIBILITY and if you have been used to being a slave to demons all your life, it can be quite daunting to suddenly find yourself with far more choices and difficult decisions to make than you ever had before. Many who are thus saved and delivered therefore have very childish mentalities (however mature they may think they are) and often subconsciously go hunting for father or mother figures to take over the responsibility of personal decisions. Or they may simply grind to a halt and make no decisions at all, waiting for someone else to run their life for them. The other extreme is to make rash and dangerous decisions. In all things a careful balance is required.
I can't stress enough, therefore, how vulnerable newly delivered former victims of SRA still are. They do need considerable help and guidance in acquiring the basic social skills that those who have never been in demonic bondage take for granted. This may also be quite a humiliating experience for a former victim, especially if he is mature in years, but if he is wise and humble, he will graciously accept counsel and help in this area and spare himself from further hurt. This may also be especially difficult because those who are delivered from demonic bondage frequently have very deep insights into certain spiritual matters which your average Christian is entirely ignorant of and may even (sadly) be condescending about. Former victims must therefore also wrestle with pride and resist the temptation to be angry with those who do not (and probably cannot) understand. In that respect, former victims are far more spiritually advanced and can be instruments of great good. Everybody has their strengths and weaknesses and should try to be aware of that. That is why the Body of Christ exists where spiritual and practical skills can be pooled for mutual help.
The good news is that Christ is in control if we will continue to let Him and provided we do things His way. Once we have committed ourselves to Him, we are His and not our own. Surrendering sovereignty over self is no simple matter and may have to take place in stages, but where there is great faith, such a long drawn out process is not necessary and ought to be avoided. Our soul is like a house with many rooms, all waiting for be occupied by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). Better to give full occupancy than to begrudgingly yield one room at a time, for that which is not occupied by Christ will always be occupied by something or someone else. Don't ever forget that.
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