Remove Satan’s Legal Strongholds
Our soul is supposed to be completely set free and released from the influence of the devil when we get saved. This may not happen and not because God is not willing to set as free but because satan is still operating in us under legal strongholds. I am sure you are wondering does satan have a legal claim to areas in your lives? The answer is yes he has. Some may not be your direct fault but generational curses from your ancestors.
If you have an ungodly habit that you detest and are unable to shake off, then there is an impure spirit in that area of your un-crucified flesh that need to be cast out. You may not be able to crucify that area of the flesh until the evil spirit is cast out. If this spirit is to be cast our, the legal strongholds must be dealt with and you must do away with other gods for our God hates idolatry
You will get deliverance once you acknowledge that there is an evil spirit involved and not just a habit that can’t be broken. You must detest and willing to break the habit
Jesus will not set you free from something you enjoy doing though evil and are protecting it with your will and thought patterns. In order to be set free, you must be totally willing to change. In other words, you need to be desperate for change.
Do away with Idolatry
You need to dig deep for any form of idolatry in your mind even the unconscious mind.
Idolatry is a reverence to ‘higher’ persons , authority figures, spiritual beings , possession , our work, our successes, our professions, images made by hands of men, some religious practices and worship of these things other than our creator. You must be ready to give up what you hold in high esteem above God because this is a form of Idolatry. Exodus 20:3-5 applies the same way to us today.
There maybe some ungodly soul ties in our lives too, this could be links to persons that you consider higher than you in spiritual sense . This is dangerous and can lead to idolatry and therefore blocking God’s blessing in your life. Some spiritual figures in our churches will lord themselves over you and create an oppressive soul tie that may lead you to sin or worse to hell. The soul ties must be broken.
Deuteronomy 27:15 ‘Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret ‘ And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.’
John 5:5 Reminds me of the story of this man who was an invalid for 38 years. I guess by the time that Jesus asked him if he wanted to get well, he had no idol or a soul tie left in his life. Everybody had deserted him. His money was gone. He had only one hope, to get healed by the Angel of the Lord. Many of us are like this man. We’ve been deserted. We’ve lost family , wealth and friends. Don’t worry but count yourself as blessed. Give your heart to Jesus let Him steer your life to victory. Embrace the truth and let His love fill every part of your life. There will be no condemnation in our hearts once we’ve been set free (Romans 8:1)
See the story below of how hard it is for us to be saved because of our personal idols like wealth.
Mathew 19: 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
I believe that the evil here is idolatry and not material possession ,that is the turning of wealth into a future, a hope and a saviour
Mathew 6:19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal”
What is your Idol today? What do you value above God?What is standing between you and eternal life?
1 Samuel 25 Nabal gets a heart attack when when the wife gives out food to David’s men
What are you fearing? Romans 8:31-39