The centrality of discernment in deliverance
Deliverance depends entirely on the guidance of the Holy spirit. God sees every trick of the devil and He exposes it to the deliverance workers.
We were administering deliverance im Rugare one day and a lady we were praying for kept shaking her hand vigorously and crying.
Everyone wondered what it meant but Holy spirit revealed to me that the woman had been hexed as she gave free will offering in church.
Immediately I shared with my team and we broke that hex in Jesus name.
Paul in Phillipi met a girl who practiced divination, she told many people to listen to the Apostles because the knew the way of salvation.
Let’s read the story in: “Acts 16:18 the word of God says, AKJV: And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
GNT: She did this for many days, until Paul became so upset that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I order you to come out of her!” The spirit went out of her that very moment.
NLT: This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and spoke to the demon within her. “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her,” he said. And instantly it left her.”
Many people were probably shocked that Paul was upset with this girl after all she told people the truth, indeed they were showing people the way to salvation just as the girl claimed.
If anything she should hae been commended for advertising on behalf of Paul and his team.
What Paul understood however was that it was the devil talking and it irked him.
Many times people say nice stuff in general but you have to be concerned about the spirit influencing them to speak.
In many cases people who claim to be Atheist, Anti Christ or Luciferaean or generally against God or just religion in general also say some really nice things.
Such people can have great personalities and handle themselves better than some Christians but be more concerned about the spirit influencing them.
The only way you can properly diagnose the spirit influencing a person is if you are guided by the Holy Spirit.
I urge you therefore to pray for the Holy Spirit to give you discernment so that you do not fall for the enemy’s tricks.
Have a blessed weekend.