House of Prayer Church
3020 Rosewood Lane SE
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: (320) 762-0828

Ministry Training

Many of these notes have been adapted from a teaching syllabus developed by Fred Grewe, Forerunner Ministries at www.fore-runner.com.  I have made many changes to these notes and added some of my own teaching.  I trust it will help you become the minister God has called you to be.  Lynndene Way

LEADING SOMEONE TO CHRIST

 

  1. What Salvation Means

“In the United States you get people forgiven, but you don’t get them free·”

– Carlos Anacondia, Argentina

 

  1. SOZO

Sozo is a Greek word found in our New Testament more than one hundred and ten times. Sozo means to be saved out from under the devil’s power and restored into the wholeness of God’s order and well being by the power of God’s Spirit. It means to be saved. It means to be healed. It means to be delivered. It means all three of these things at the same time. It is a verb, an action word.

 

  1. Sozo means Salvation

Peter preaching to the elders and rulers of Jerusalem said, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be (sozo) saved.”  Acts 4:12

Paul wrote to his friends in Rome, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be (sozo) saved.”  Romans 10:9

He also reminded his friends in Ephesus,  “For ;t is by grace you have been (sozo) saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God …” Ephesians 2:8

 

  1. Sozo means Healing

The woman with the issue of blood received sozo, “Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has (sozo) healed you.’

And the woman was (sozo) healed from that moment.”  Matthew 9:22

The folks in the region of Gennesaret were touched by the divine sozo,” And wherever he went– into villages, towns or countryside” they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were (sozo) healed.” Mark 6:56

Blind Bartimaeus knew sozo, “‘Go ,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has (sozo) healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.”  Mark 10:52

 

  1. Sozo means Deliverance

It was the sozo of God that delivered the Gerasene demoniac, “Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been (sozo) cured.” Luke 8:36

Paul wrote to his friend Timothy about God’s power to deliver, “The Lord will (sozo) rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.”   2 Timothy 4:18

And Jude knew this as well, “Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord (sozo) delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.” Jude 1:5

 

  1. Summary

Jesus said, Luke 19:10  “For the Son of Man came to seek and to (sozo) save (save, heal and deliver) what was lost.” 

And, John 20:21 “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

 

 

  1. Becoming A Christian Is A Self-Authenticating Experience
  2. There is an authentic behavioral change that takes place because of the inward change               in the nature of man’s spirit when he receives Christ.
  3. Too many decisions … not enough disciples.  Disciples are made, not born.
  4. Less than 6% retention of decisions in church 6 months after the experience.
  5. Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” behavioral change                                        requires three things:

(a).      knowledge (what to do or why to do it)  provided by the Holy Spirit

(conviction).

(b).       skill (how to do it) provided by us (the pray-er).

(c.)       desire (want to do it) provided by them (the pray-ee).

 

  1. There Is An Inner Witness

Ephesians 5:18 – Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled          with the Spirit.

  1. You know when you’re drunk. You’ll know when you’re saved. It’s an inner                   witness. You don’t need confirmation!  The Holy Spirit bears witness with our                spirit that we are the children of God.  Romans 8:16
  2. You think you’re getting something … But something’s about to get you! That                             something is the Holy Ghost.     Jonathan Edwards said,  “They who are truly                             converted are new men, new creatures;  new, not only within, but without …                                   they have new hearts, new eyes. new ears, new tongues, new hands, new feet.”

 

III.       The Good Soil is a heart prepared to receive the Word of God

  1. Look for “ripe fruit”.  Must be sensitive to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and be sure the person is ready to repent and receive Jesus.  We have not understood that God must prepare the heart of the person, drawing them to Himself by the Holy Spirit.       We can sow seeds (the Word of God) at all times, but only expect to reap a harvest            when the fruit is ripe and ready to be picked. Remember, just because a person says “the sinner’s prayer” does not mean they are saved.  They must believe in their heart as well as confess with their mouth the Lord Jesus.  Saying a prayer alone does not make one saved or guarantee they have received eternal life.

 

  1. The Good Seed – (taken from “Evangelism Explosion” by Dr. D. James Kennedy)

            One must understand the doctrine of salvation in order to communicate it to others.      These are foundational truths that one must know to effectively lead someone to Christ.

  1. Grace
                            1.         Heaven is a FREE gift.
  2. It is not earned or deserved.

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life                             in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

  1. Man
                            1.         Is a sinner.

Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

  1. Cannot save himself.

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God,  not by works, so that no one can boast.

 

  1. God
                            1.         Is merciful – therefore doesn’t want to punish us.

1 John 4:8 – Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

  1. Is just – therefore must punish sin.

Ezekiel 18:4 – The soul who sins is the one who will die.

 

  1. Christ
    1.         Who He is – the infinite God-man.

John 1:1- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We                                            have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father,                          full of grace and truth.

  1. What He did – He paid for our sins and purchased a place in heaven for us                                           which He offers as a gift.  Isaiah 53:6 – We all, like sheep, have gone astray,                  each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the                                 iniquity of us all.

 

  1. Faith
  2. What it is not – mere intellectual mental assent nor natural faith.
  3. What it is – “trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.”

Ephesians 2:8 – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith

Romans 10:9 – That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and                                              believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

 

 

  1. Praying For Salvation Prayer Model

 

Step 1.             The Interview – interview means to ask pertinent questions to locate where people                  are at, what they are believing, how they feel, etc.

  1. Good Soil
  2. Make sure they are under the conviction of God and that they understand the                             guilt of their sin
    2.       Make sure they want to be saved.
  3.          The Seed is the living revealed Word of God
  4. They must understand that because of their sin, what they have chosen                                       to do, they deserve hell.
  5.           They must understand that Jesus, and only Jesus, paid the penalty that                            they deserve.
  6.          They must understand that Jesus is God
  7. They must understand that only by trusting in Jesus will they be saved.

It’s not doing more good things than bad things.  It is the fact that every man is born as sinner, not the sins they have committed!

  1. They must want to live the rest of their lives under the authority

(Lordship) of Jesus.

 

 

Step 2.             The Prayer

  1. Remind the person that God listens to the heart more than the lips.

Jeremiah 29:13 – You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all                                your heart.

  1. Pray for them for:

(A). faith

(B). that the Holy Spirit would draw them to God

(C). remind them that God is here right now.

Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three come together in my name, there am               I with them.”

  1. Sample prayer:

Repeat after me … “Lord Jesus, I want you to come in and take over my life right now. 1 am a sinner. I have been trusting in myself and my own good works to get me to heaven. But now I place my trust in you. I believe that you are God and that you paid the price for all that I deserve because of what I have done. I ask you to forgive me for the bad things that I have done and wanted to do. (Have them ask God to forgive the specific sins that He brings to their minds. When they have finished, continue …  I ask You now to come and be the Boss (Lord,         Master) of my life. I will do whatever You tell me to do. Help me to turn from my sins and follow You. I accept the free gift of eternal life. I am not worthy of it, but I thank you for it.   Please fill me with the Holy Spirit now so that I can keep these promises.  Amen.

 

 

 

D..       Pray for them to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Luke 11:13 – If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

 

Step 3.             After Prayer Directions

  1. Have them read John 6:47.  “I tell you the truth, he who believes in Me has                               everlasting life.”
  2. Give them the materials that your church uses for following up on them.
  3. Don’t let them leave until you and they know that they really are saved.
  4. Pray for healing and deliverance (if needed).
  5. Pray a blessing over them.

 

 

 

HOW TO HEAR A CONFESSION OF SIN

  1. The Nature of Confession
  2. Why Confession Is Necessary
  3. It is commanded in Scripture.

Proverbs 28:13 – “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and        renounces them finds mercy.”

James 5:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you      may be healed.”

Galatians 6:1- “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore        him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.”

Mark 1:4-5 – And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of        repentance for the forgiveness of sins. {5}The whole Judean countryside and all the people           of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the        Jordan River.

Acts 19:17-20 – When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they        were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.  Many of  those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.  A number who had     practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they            calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.  In this way the      word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

  1. To get FREE.  Galatians 5:1- It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
  2. Why do I need to confess to someone else?

(a). bring it into the light.

(b). honesty with who I am.

  1. Freedom begets freedom in relationships.
  2. Jesus Has Given Us Authority To Forgive

John 20:23 – “If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them,          they are not forgiven.”

1 Peter 2:9 – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness   into his wonderful light.”

  1. Part of the function of the Old Testament priest was to help restore people’s                             relationship to God.
  2. There is only one mediator between God and men … Jesus!

1 Timothy 2:5 – “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the                 man Christ Jesus.”

  1. Just as Jesus lets us participate in the ministries of salvation, healing and                                     deliverance … so He lets us participate in the ministry of forgiveness.

 

 

  1. How To Make A Good Confession
  2. Examination of conscience.

(a).       no unguided flesh hunts – self introspection is not necessary.  We must be                                              willing to judge ourselves, but the Holy Spirit will bring to light anything that                                is not pleasing to the Lord or needs to be repented of and forsaken.

(b).       only under “THE GAZE OF GOD” Let God shine His light on areas of                                                darkness.

(c).       be specific – translucent (cloudy & covered) vs. transparent (can see through                             clearly)

 

  1. Godly Sorrow.
    (a).       Sorry for the sin, not at getting caught

Psalms 51:4 – Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that     you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.

(b).       why did David write Psalm 51?  He had the revelation that his sin was                                       against God.

  1. Determination to sin no more.  John 5:14, John 8:11

Acts 19:17-20 – When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they        were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.  Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.  A number who had      practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly.  When they      had calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.  In this way            the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

(a).       “Don’t go where it’s slippery.”

(b).       Our goal is to be ruled by God.

 

  1. How To Hear A Confession
  2. DON’T
  3.        Be shocked
  4.        Tell someone else what is confessed

(a).       unless it involves church leadership

  1.        Let the person confessing off too easy
  2.        Give a lot of advice
  3. DO
    1.         Pray for discernment.
  4. Pray for deliverance and or healing.
  5. Give an absolution.
    l John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and            purify us from all unrighteousness.”

 

 

  1. Where To Start
  2.        Confess your biggest fear. What are you most ashamed of before God?
  3. Purpose of conviction is the mercy of God to bring one to repentance whereby                          they can receive salvation (including healing and deliverance)
  4. Confess to someone with authority in your life.
  5.         We have the privilege to do the one thing Jesus will never be able to do …                                            look someone in the eye and say, “I know what it is to have sinned, and to be                                   forgiven.”

 

PRAYING FOR THE SICK

  1. Prayer Ministry Overview
  2. Some Illustrations
  3.        Midwife Ministry.  A midwife can only aid and assist in the delivery.

(a).       we are to help people be engaged by the Holy Spirit

(b).       we can’t initiate it

  1.          A UPS Driver. We are just the delivery person,.
  2. Be Sensitive and Caring
  3. People who want prayer are exposing their vulnerability.

(a).       “Does God really love me?”

  1. Pray for others as you would have them pray for you.

(a).       no “preachy” prayers

  1. Be ready for anything.  Prepare yourself in advance to how you will deal with:

(a).       possible AIDS patients

(b).       communicable or infectious diseases

  1. 85% of communication is non-verbal. We communicate with our body                                      language, facial expressions, eyes, and touch as well as our words and the tone                          of voice that is used.
  2. The “Gifts of the Spirit” flow when we serve.
  3. Don’t Be A Distraction
  4. Use breath mints & deodorant.
  5. No praying loudly in tongues.
  6. No pushing.
  7. No inappropriate bodily contact.
  8. Don’t use shaking hands.
  9. No waving hands.
  10. Don’t draw attention to yourself.

 

 

  1. The Prime Directive: Do What You See “The Father” Doing  John 5:1-19
  2. Pray with your eyes open.
  3. Look for physical manifestations in the person you are praying for;

(a).       shaking
(b).       crying
(c).       eyelids moving
(d).       a face that just pops out at you
(e).       worshipers

  1. Don’t try to explain what the manifestation means. Not all manifestations arefrom God.  The one praying should be sensitive and able to discern where a                         particular manifestation originates whether it is from:

(a). flesh

(b). the enemy

(c). God

 

  1. If the person you are praying for shows no physical manifestation, you might do the following:

(a).       interview them

(b).       “What would you like prayer for?”

(c).       “Are you saved?”

  1. Why does the Bible not make “how to heal” clearer?

                                    (a). God wants relationship with us!  We are to become totally dependent                                    on Him and not rely on a “formula”.  Each person and each case is                                              different.

 

  1. Praying For The Sick Prayer Model
  2. The purpose of the model is to help you discern what “the Father” is doing.

Step 1.             The Interview

This is not a medical interview, it is simply asking a couple pertinent                                                      questions that might shed some light on their condition.  Ask questions such                                            as:

  1. “Where does it hurt?”
  2. “How long has it hurt?”
  3.         “What was happening in your life emotionally when it started to hurt?

(a).       80% of all illnesses could be classified as psychosomatic                                                                       illnesses

Step 2.             The interview is complete when:
1. You know the cause of the condition.
2. God has told you what to do.

 

Step 3.             The Diagnostic Decision

  1. Is it a natural condition?
  2. Is it a spiritual condition?

 

Step 4.             The Prayer Selection

  1. Prayer to God.
  2. petition (asking, making the request known to God)
  3. intercession (going to God in behalf of another)
  4. Prayer from God.  The Holy Spirit reveals the word to speak on His                                        behalf.  The one praying declares or proclaims what God says.
  5. command
  6. pronouncement
  7. expel demons

 

Step 5.             The Prayer Engagement

  1. Prayer ministry.
  2.       Keep eyes open and look for supernatural phenomena.                                                                Watch and pray!
  3. Ask questions.
  4. “How are we doing?”
  5. Stop praying when:
  6. the person gets healed
  7. the prayee indicates it’s over
  8. when the Spirit tells you it’s over
  9. when you can’t think of anything else to pray, and you’re not                            gaining any ground

 

Step 6.             The Post Prayer Directions

  1. Possibly give them a Scripture verse.  Give them something to hold                                          their faith to.
  2. “Go and sin no more. An admonition.  John 5:14 & John 8:11
  3. Don’t lay any guilt trips on the person if it does not look like the                                                            person has received.  Commit them to God.  It is not about you, it is                                                     about Him and the person for whom you are ministering.
  4. Don’t Give Up – You can always learn from every experience
  5. Get your own anointing.

(a).  comes from your devotional life and relationship with God
(b).  obedience brings greater power and authority

  1. “You’ll see more people healed … when you pray for more                                                               people.’ – Randy Clark
  2. God expects us to learn how to do this.

Mark 9:14-29

Mark 6:7-13

Mark 9:19 – “0 unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How      long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”  Jesus was angry because they had quit             praying!

Ezekiel 34:1-6 – God was angry because they could have healed the sick and didn’t!

 

 

IlI        5 Common Ways The Lord Gives A Word of Knowledge

  1. A  Picture. (SEE IT)
  2. A Newspaper Headline. (READ IT)
  3. Experience a Physical Sensation. (FEEL IT)
  4. A General Impression. (THINK IT)
  5. Inspired Speech. (SAY IT)

 

 

  1. Seven Commandments Of How To Pray For The Sick
  2. In Developing a Prayer Team in a Church, Try To Pray In Teams Of Two Or Three.

(a). There are more people to help hear from God.

(b). More than two or three can be overwhelming.

(c). Avoid praying one on one unless:

–  there are too many folks who need prayer,

–  it is a close friend of the same gender who has something very                                                            personal to share.

  1. 2. Never Pray Alone with Someone Of The Opposite Sex.

* This means off alone by yourself with no other people around. If you do pray for                    someone of the opposite sex, please make sure that someone else can hear what you                      are praying for the safety of everyone involved.  This principle is two-fold.

  1. Do not give the devil and opportunity.
  2. Avoid all appearance of evil.
  3. Don’t Make inappropriate Physical Contact.
  4. Make Sure That The Prayee Is Treated With Respect.
  5. Anything Prayed For Is To Be Held In Confidence Unless Permission Has Been                                   Granted To Share.
  6. 6. Don’t Give A Lot Of Advice.
  7. Do Give A Lot Of Love And Acceptance.

 

  1. Some Final Reminders
  2. If people do fall, keep praying for them. It seems that everyone wants to get up way                 too quickly. God continues to do work even when we are down on the floor.                                  Sometimes it will be noticeable and other times it might be quiet and inward.                                   Allowing people to get up too quickly seems to work against what the Lord wants to                         do.
  3. Don’t force ministry. If the Spirit is not doing something, relax and remember that                                  there will always be another opportunity.
  4. If the person is one of the “hard ones”, you might help them do the following:

(a).       help them to deal with a tendency to rationalize, with their fears, or with a loss                            of control.

(b).       calm their fear of loss of control by helping them know what to expect … for                              example, let them know that they will have a clear mind, that they can usually                             stop the process at any point if they want to, and the Spirit comes in waves.

(c).       encourage them.

(d).       tell them not to let what God is doing to others, steal from what He is doing                               for them.

“Never make a principle out of your experience; let God be as original with other                                    people as He is with you.”  – Oswald Chambers

(e).       if they cherish what God gives them, He will give them more.

  1. Pray Biblical prayers such as some of the following:

(a).       come Holy Spirit
(b).       let the kingdom of God come on earth as it is in Heaven
(c).       outpouring and revelation of the Father’s love for them and for others
(d).       an anointing for service and release of the gifts and callings

 

  1. Some people have “fear of falling” issues. Help them to sit down or to fall carefully,                    especially if they have back problems, pregnancy, or fear of falling.
  2. Don’t project what God has been doing with you on to the person you are praying for.               For example, if you have been laughing, don’t pressure them to laugh. Find out what                        God is doing for them and bless it.
  3. Encourage the people you pray for to put testimonies in written form immediately and                 turn those into the Pastors.
  4. Give no directional prophecy or correction without a Pastor present.  Remember the                 spirit of the prophet is subject to the prophet, everything is to be judged, and in divine                     order.
  5. If there is a demonic manifestation, take them out of the room to minister to them.
  6. Prayer ministry is not counseling.
  7. No inappropriate laying on of hands.
  8. Be careful when ministering to the opposite sex.
  9. You can pray in the spirit (tongues) quietly, but be sure that they receive prayer in                     English to edify and build them up.

 

  

 

  1. Tips For Catching People
  2. Please do not push or pull anyone over. This is unkind. The Holy Spirit does not need                your help.  Understand that whether or not the person falls under the power of God is                     not an indication whether or not they are receiving from God.
  3. Do not hold anyone by grabbing their shoulders or upper back.
  4. When laying hands on people, do just that. Do not rub or do other things that might be annoying to the person being ministered to.
  5. When catching someone, put your hands near the small of their back and keep your                  elbows in at your sides. This gives people confidence that you are behind them and              does not interfere with the prayer process.  Unless instructed by the one ministering,                       do not touch the person being prayed for.
  6. Pray quietly so as not to disturb the person you are standing behind.
  7. Keep you eyes open.  Be sensitive and spiritually alert to the one ministering and the                  one who is being prayed for.
  8. Prepare and expect the Holy Spirit to manifest.  Arrange practice sessions teaching                   training men to catch people properly.  It provides security for the person being                               prayed for as well as for the church and the ministry.  Lawsuits have been made                               because people have been injured because the catchers have not been trained and                                 perfected proper catching techniques.  Ministers are hindered and distracted in                                  moving in the anointing because they are either looking for someone to catch or the                    catcher is not alert and ready to move at the appropriate time.

 

 

VII.     Tips For Receiving Ministry  (Remember all things God promises us are received by faith!)

  1. Come humble and hungry. Forget preconceived ideas and what has happened to                                  others. Remember, God is a King, and will minister to you when He wants to.
  2. Experience it before trying to analyze it. It is something like worshiping God which                    has no rational explanation. Others have likened it to kissing which is more emotional               than analytical.
  3. Face your fears – for example:  the fear of deception or receiving something false

Luke 11:11-13 – “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a                                  snake instead?  Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  lf you then,                            though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much                                   more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Or, the fear of being hurt again or not receiving at all.

Hebrews 13:5 – God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Or, the fear of losing control (this can often be seen when people try to step backward              rather than fall)

  1. Focus on the Lord, not on falling. Give the Holy Spirit permission to do what He wants to do. Again, whether or not a person falls is not an indication of whether or not they are receiving from God.
  2. Don’t pray when receiving. It’s hard to talk and kiss at the same time. You can pray all               the way home.

 

 

 

PRAYING FOR DELIVERANCE

based on notes by Pablo Bottad from Argentina

  1. Introduction
  2. What Is Deliverance?
  3. Two extremes;

(a).       Evangelical – believes no Christian can have a demon

(b).       Charismatic/Pentecostal – believes everything is a demon

  1. Deliverance is helping to set people free from demonic evil spirits.
  2. Possessed vs. Oppressed.

(a).       in the Greek, the word is “demonized”

  1. Can a Christian have a demon?

(a).       a Christian can have pockets of oppression.

(b).       “Liberation of Paris” illustration. The city was conquered, but there                                            were still oppressors in the city that had to be found and cast out of the                                     city.

  1. Jesus is the deliverer.

Mark 1:23-26 – Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,  “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”  “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!”  The         evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

1 John 3:8 – The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

John 20:21 – Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am

sending you.”

  1. The Church’s mission.  Let those who are bound go free.

In John 11:44,  Lazarus came out of the tomb alive but bound.   Jesus                                       commanded His disciples, “(You) Loose him, and let him go.”

 

Mark 16:15-18 – He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will speak in new tongues;  they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will  get well.”

Isaiah 58:6-9 – “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?  Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

 

 

  1. Why Is Deliverance Necessary?
    1.         To liberate the church.
    2.         A sign of God’s power to unbelievers.

Acts 5:16 – Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and      those tormented by evil spirits and all of them were healed

 

  1. Deliverance Ministry Overview
  2. We are not looking for demons!  We are looking to help needy people.
  3. The demons name is not important.  Dignity for the person is.
  4. Don’t talk to the demons … they lie.
  5. We arelooking for the root cause, or right of access a pathway that the person has                               opened up to allow the demon to afflict them.

John 14:30 (NASB) –  “I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is          coming, and he has nothing in Me.”  (This is a key for the one praying.  In order to be most effective and operate in the power and authority given to us by Jesus, the devil can have nothing in us because a house divided against itself will not stand.  Satan does not cast out            Satan.)

(a).       demons can only go where they have been given permission, legally

they are not free agents,  i.e. Job (Job 1:9-12)

For example, if you have a smaller piece of property within a larger one, the only way you can buy the smaller piece of property legally is if the owner of the larger piece gives you a “right of access”. This law exists in every culture known to man. You have no right to the smaller piece of land without this “right of access”.  The same principle works in the area of deliverance.  Both God and Satan only have the right of access that we give them by our will, thoughts, words and actions.

(b).  there are four main areas of sin where people can give permission for a right of access                    to an evil spirit; sexual sin, hatred, fear, the occult,

(c).  this right of access is based on some element of truth – the devil is a liar (he twists and

perverts truth)

(d).  generational curses – can cause a weakness but not give permission to a demon to afflict

  1. When praying on a team, one person is the leader.

(a).       only the leader touches or speaks to the person being prayed for so there is no                          confusion.  Don’t be afraid to touch the prayee. (Don’t be in any fear, period!)

(b).       the rest agree in prayer and submit any words to the leader in private … unity                             is important Amos 3:3 – Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do                                so? 

  1. Praying For Deliverance Prayer Model

(We readily admit that there is no 10-step deliverance prayer model discernable in any story of Jesus in the Gospels or any outline of this model in a Pauline Epistle. But, we must be honest and say that the same is true for any salvation prayer model. In fact, there were no altar calls in church history until Charles Finney started the practice.

While we admit this prayer as a model is not found in Scripture, we do affirm that all of theprinciples in this prayer model are Scriptural.)

 

Step 1.             A person may or may not have a physical manifestation signifying a demonic                             problem. 

  1.        Manifestation means “a sign”.  Do not look for manifestations.  Look to                                         Jesus – He is the one who is working to overpower the darkness.

Not all manifestations are a demon;  someone may be expressing pent up or                             repressed emotions.  Intercession, especially groanings and travail, could look                           like a demonic manifestation if one is not able to rightly discern the                                                       difference.

  1. Address the person with love and kindness.
  2. Don’t incite fear, they may not understand their situation.  Be ready to explain                             what is happening.

Step 2.             Make The Spirit Submit In The Name Of Jesus

Luke 10:17 – The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to     us in your name.”

Once you have commanded the spirit to submit … believe that the spirit is under the authority     of Christ.

Step 3.             Have The Person Retain a Conscious Control Over Themselves

  1. Don’t talk to the demons. They lie.
  2. The person needs to make some decisions. Even a person the seemingly does                            not have the ability to make a decision for themselves, in reality does.  The                          person praying can use their God-given authority and push back the darkness,                             but there will come a point where the person being prayed for must choose to                               be free and begin to cooperate with the process of their own deliverance.
  3. The person has a free will. Neither the devil or God will override a person’s                              free will.

  

Step 4.             Ask The Person If They Want To Be Free

  1. Explain with caution what has happened to them.
  2. Accept their decision … whatever it is.
    C.        You can’t force someone to be free.
    D.        Each person must make their own decision before God.

Romans 14:12 –  So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

  1.          You don’t want to worsen their condition.

Matthew 12:43-45 – “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through add places ‘.             seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘l will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”

 

Step 5.             Ask Them If They Are Or Want To Be A Christian

  1. Deliverance cannot be expected apart from Christ, and if any measure of deliverance                is obtained, it must be maintained.  People must be taught that they have a                                       responsibility to stay free.  Galatians 5:1
  2. They are bound because of sin.
    C.        Sin opens the door to the devil.

John 8:34 – Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

  1. Only Jesus can set you free.

John 8:36 – So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed

  1. There are three types of persons;
  2. Those who have not accepted Jesus as Savior,
  3. Those that have accepted Jesus as Savior and have backslidden,
  4.          Those who have accepted Jesus as Savior, who follow Him, yet have not come into full victory.
  5. Do Not judge the person.
  6. Minister out of love and mercy.

 

Step 6.             Interview The Person — Ask Questions That Will Locate The Person

  1. We are looking for the root cause or right of access.
  2. Look for a binding as a consequence of sin or unforgiveness.
  3. As you conduct the interview, ask the Holy Spirit for discernment and revelation:
  4. Words of Knowledge
  5. Words of Wisdom

 

 

 

  1. Look for the right of access in three realms;
  2. The Body

(a).       sexual sin – heterosexual, homosexual or animal;  any sexual sin outside the marriage relationship, including masturbation, heavy petting, oral sex, pornography, etc., or perverse or abusive sexual activities within the marriage relationship that would defraud or hurt their partner, thereby defiling the marriage bed which should be held in respect and honor before the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:16 – Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with     her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”

(b).       abortion

 

  1. The Soul
    (a).       hatred — resentments, envy, pride, vengeance, rage, ill will, bitterness, unforgiveness

(b).       fear — traumas, fixations, complexes, doubts, convulsions, insecurity, phobias

2 Timothy 1:7-  For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

(c).       control — this is projecting one’s will on another or taking matters into their own hands rather than trusting God to give them what is best or His will for their lives.  This is rooted in rebellion.  It is a form of witchcraft, projections from the soul (mind, will and emotions).

 

  1. The Spiritual  ( Note: Not the spirit of the person, but the spiritual world of                             darkness. When someone is a Christian their spirit is joined to the Lord.)                                      1 Cor. 6:17

(a).       occultism – Ouija boards, horoscopes, psychic hot lines, fortune tellers, tarot cards, witchcraft (Not to be confused with soulish projections listed above.  This type of witchcraft is where one is knowingly serving Satan.) divination, black magic, Satan worship.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 – When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.  Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son of daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,  or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.  You must be blameless before the LORD yourGod. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.

  1. The power of forgiveness.

Mark 11:25-26 (NASB) – “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything       against anyone; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your      transgressions.  “But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive            your transgressions.”

2 Corinthians 2 10-11 –  if you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven –     if there was anything to forgive — I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order             that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
Matthew 18:21-35 (parable of the unforgiving servant

  1. when is enough, enough?
  2. keeping “short accounts” Be quick to repent and quick to forgive.

 

 

Step 7. Ask The Person To Give Up Or Renounce Each Binding And Break The Power Of The Spirit

  1. Bind the strong man ‘. (Mark 3:23-27)
    B.         Ask the Holy Spirit to lead them in this. (That He would bring to mind                                       important specific details)
  2. They must be specific.
  3. They must say it in a clear and loud voice.  (Evil spirits are not omniscient,                                 meaning, they are not all knowing.  They only know what they hear.)

( Note: To give up or renounce a specific binding means to withdraw from any engagement,       commitment, agreement, or covenant the person has made with the enemy whether physical, mental or spiritual.)

  1. Lead the person in a prayer like this:
  2. For Physical Bindings

The person prays:  “In the Name of Jesus I renounce any sexual and spiritual binding with (name of person) and I also renounce the authority I gave to him/her when I submitted myself, sharing my body with him/her. I loose the feelings of shame and rejection from me. I break all soul ties and covenants that I entered through my ignorance and rebellion.  I ask you to forgive me and cleanse me from this unrighteousness.

Then you pray as the minister:  “I break the power of this (sexual/murderous) spirit over (name of the prayee)  and declare they are loosed from every evil work, in the name of Jesus.”

 

2          For Bindings of Hatred

The person prays:  “In the Name of Jesus I renounce any binding of hatred I have against (name of person) for (specific reason) and I forgive and bless them in the Name of Jesus. I loose the feelings of anger, hatred and rage I have against (name) and I ask you to forgive me and cleanse me from this sin. in Jesus Name.”

(a). renounce curses and or vows that have been spoken against you, by you or to you,                          i.e. “Drop dead!”, “I hate you!”  “I will never allow anyone to hurt me again.”

 

Then you pray as the minister:

“I break the power of this spirit of hate over (name of the prayee) and declare they are loosed and free from all curses and wrong agreements, in the name of Jesus.”

  1. For Bindings of Fear

The person prays:   “In the Name of Jesus I renounce any fear that came upon me (give reason or name of person who caused fear). (If someone caused the fear, forgive and bless said person in the Name of Jesus). I loose all feelings of fear and the desire to retaliate and ask you to forgive me and cleanse me of this sin, in Jesus name.”

Then you pray as the minister:

“I loose (name of person) from all fear and its effects, in the name of Jesus.

 

  1. For Spiritual Bindings

The person prays:  “In the Name of Jesus I renounce the authority I gave over my life to (name of fortune teller, soothsayer, witch, sorcerer, enchanter, or wizard) and to the spirit that operated in (name said sorcerer), and I renounce and loose any agreement or commitment to (name said sorcerer) or these practices. I loose all of the feelings of fear, hatred, rebellion and control that motivated me to do this. I ask you to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness,  in Jesus name.”

(a).       specifically have them take back and renounce any authority they gave to specific                                  forms of the occult.

Then you pray as the  minister;

“I break the power of this (spirit of witchcraft / divination / sorcery / whatever) over (name of the prayee) and loose them from all its effects, in the name of Jesus.’

 

 

Step 9.             Lead The Person In A Prayer Of Thanksgiving

  1. Give thanks to God in the name of Jesus for setting the person free.
  2. Make sure that God gets the glory.
  3. A person that is set free is always willing to give thanks to their deliverer.

 

Step 10.           Pray For The Person To Be Freshly Filled With The Holy Spirit

  1. The house doesn’t have to remain empty!
  2. Lead them in a prayer like; “Lord, I want the working of the Holy Spirit in my life.’
  3. A person who is not totally free cannot praise the Lord.
  4. If they are not totally free, go back to step 6, the interview.
  5. When we say free, we mean in the area of binding that we were praying freedom for.     Freedom is a process. This ministry is just a part of that process.  The person must be taught,             and instructed how to stay free.  There should be follow-up and a discipleship program   begun.

 

 

Note: This model of ministry is a very thorough process. We believe that this thoroughness helps each person we pray for to stay free. Because it is so thorough it is not a quick prayer. This type of prayer takes a lot of time, patience and love. We have seen, however, that when there is a great anointing from God, the whole process takes much less time and effort.  So pray for an anointing!

 

  1. Be Aware Of Spiritual Attack

When you enlist for service in and function in the ministry of a believer, you are actively engaging in spiritual warfare. You are becoming a freedom fighter to help liberate the lost, the sick and the oppressed. Our enemy will not take this invasion of his territory without trying to retaliate. You can expect some form of counter attack and resistance. He will not sit back while he sees us take what he considers to be his turf. He will attack the works of salvation, healing and deliverance that we become involved in. It is therefore essential to be on guard, to ensure that we have a right relationship with God and our fellow man and to understand that Satan doesn’t play fair.

If you start to experience; sickness, difficulties at work, difficulties at home, depression and the like, you don’t have to take it alone. Call people from the team who you trust and get prayer. We are in this together!

  1. Why Is There Spiritual Attack?

Judges 3:1-4 – These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not        experienced any of the wars in Canaan  (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants          of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): the five rulers of the Philistines,          all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains from           Mount Baal Herrnon to Lebo Hamath. They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they      would   obey the Lord’s commands, which he had given their  forefathers through Moses.

  1. The Lord wants us to grew up.
  2. He wants to see if we will obey Him, even when it is hard.

Romans 8:37 –  “… we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

  1. How can you be a conqueror unless you’ve been in a fight and unless you’ve                              won a fight?

 

  1. How Do We Fight?
  2. Forgiveness is a powerful spiritual weapon.

2 Corinthians 2:10-11- If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven– if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

  1. Stay close to God.

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

  1. A righteous godly life is a one of the most powerful weapons a believer has                               against the forces of darkness.
  2. Our obedience is also a weapon.  When we obey God, the enemy loses His                             grip in our lives.

 

 

FINAL REMINDERS

 

  1. SOZO Means:          To Save          To Heal           To Deliver

 

  1. The Ministry Team Training Motto: Be nice.  Pray hard.  Use breath mints.

 

III.       The Prime Directive: Do what you see the Father doing.

 

  1. Finally … All you can do is the best you can do!

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