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Maintaining Your Deliverance - by Dr. James Fent

I.         Review general instructions on pages 168-169 of Deliverance Manual (Breaking Chains    of  Darkness)

II.        Pray Spiritual Warfare Prayer Daily--pages 89-91

III.       By faith accept God's Word as true!        

Select the items below from which you were delivered and meditate  on the scriptures  presented for the next thirty days.

            A. Rejection

                God made you beautiful

                  "I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14)

 

                 God created you for a special purpose

                 "For I know the plans I have for you; declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not

                   to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

                  God doesn't have favorites

                 "For God does not show favoritism" (Romans 2:11)

 

                  God can heal your past

                  "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" (Psalm 147:3)

 

                  God can use your hurts to help others

                 "Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up" (I Thessalonians 5:11)

 

            B. Anxiety & Worry

 

Find comfort and peace through these scriptures as they promise you hope and a future. You can be free from worry and anxiety by meditating on God's Word and casting your cares on Jesus.

          

"Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and  he body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air for they neither sow or reap                      nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?"  (Matthew. 6:25-27)

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things (provisions) will be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for  tomorrow will worry about its own things." (Matthew 6:33-34)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all  your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.  And the peace of God, with transcends all   understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-           7)

 

'Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My  yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find   rest for your soul. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."   (Matthew 11: 28-30)

"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous  fall." (Psalm 55:22)

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."  (1 Peter 5:7)

 

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do    not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."  (John 14:27)

 

"Let the peace of God rule in your heart......"   (Colossians 3:15)

 

C. Bitterness/Unforgiveness/Anger

 

            Bitterness, anger and unforgiveness are hatred, which is actually a lack of love.

          It is nearly impossible for somebody who is flowing in the love of God to hold onto hateful things inside! Get grounded and  rooted in the love of Christ, if you want His love to flow through you! The following scriptures will help.

            "And I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it  will be opened to you. For everyone  who  asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to  him who knocks it will be opened." (Luke 11:9-10)

          "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you...(James 4:8)

            "A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."              (John 13:34)

           "I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.   (John 10:11)

          Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  (John15:13)

           "But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the  heart of man, the things which God has prepared   for those who love him."   (1 Corinthians 2:9)

           "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should  be called the sons of God..."   (1 John 3:1)

You aren't loved for what you've done... but because of who you are! Even before you came to Christ, He loved you so much that He died for you!

           "But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we         were still sinners." (Romans 5:8)

           "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his            only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him."   (1 John 4:9)

 

D.  Control, Manipulation, Intimidation, Pride

      These are all part of the Jezebel spirit and, with the exception of pride, are considered  witchcraft.

 

            "Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let  each esteem others better them  himself." (Philippians 3:2)

 

            "God resist the proud, But gives grace to the humble."  (James 4:6)

 

            "Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." (James 4:10)

 

            "He must increase, but I must decrease."  (John 3:30)

 

            "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."  (Matthew 5:5)

 

            "When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2)

 

            "He who does not love does not know God, for God is love."   (I John 4:4)

E. Fears

 

            "For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the spirit of  adoption by whom we cry out, Abba, Father."  (Romans 8:15)

 

            Yea, thought I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You  are with me."  (Psalm 23:4)

 

            "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?"  (Psalm 27:1)

 

            "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear...."  (Psalm 118:6)

 

            "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

               (II Timothy 1:7)

 

            "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,     yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)

 

            "For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, Fear not for I will       help you."  (Isaiah 41:13)

 

            "And do not fear those that can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him    who is able to kill both soul and body."   (Matthew 10:28)

 

            "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear."  (I John 4:18)

 

F.  Shame, Guilt and Condemnation

 

            "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."  (Romans 8:1)

 

            "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all  unrighteousness."  (I John 1:9)

 

            "......If anyone sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous."    (I John 2:1)

 

            "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."  (Romans 3:23)

 

            "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world  through Him might be saved."   (John 3:17)

 

            "For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things."   (I John 3:20)

 

            "The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be  condemned."    (Psalm 34:22)

 

G. Sexual Immorality and Covetousness

 

            "Therefore, put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness,    passion, evil desire, and covetousness which is idolatry."   (Colossians 3:5)

 

            "For this is the will of your Father, your sanctification, that you should abstain from  sexual immorality."   (I Thessalonians 4:3)

 

            "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers  God will judge."  (Hebrews 13:4)

 

            "For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an  idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. "  (Ephesians 5:5)

 

            "If you love Me, keep My commandments."   (John 14:15)

 

            "Now the works of the flesh are evident,  which are: adultery,  fornication, uncleanness,      idolatry, sorcery (witchcraft), hatred, contentions, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,  dissentions heresies, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelries, and the like ........those that    practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."   (Galatians 5:19-21)

 

            "Beloved, I beg you as sojourners (strangers) and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts           (desires) which war against the soul."         (I Peter 2:11)

 

H.  Infirmities

 

            "Surely He has borne our grief's (sickness) and carried our sorrows (pain)"    (Isaiah 53:4a)

 

            "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins,  might live for righteousness----by whose stripes you were healed."   (I Peter 2:24)

 

            "....He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses."   (Matthew 8:17)

 

            "...If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keeps all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases  on you that I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.         ( Exodus 15:26)

 

            "....serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will         take sickness away from you."           (Exodus 23;25)        

 

            "He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."

(Psalm 107:20)

 

            "O Lord My God, I cried out to You, and You healed me."   (Psalm 30:2)

 

            "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; Who forgives all your    iniquities, Who heals all your diseases." (Psalm 103:2-3)

 

 

I. Violence, Murder and Retaliation

 

            Violence

            "Then Jesus said to them, Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword shall  perish by the sword."   (Matthew 26:52)

                                              

          

            "The Lord tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul  hates." (Psalm 11:5)

 

            "You have heard that it was said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you  not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right check, turn the other to   him also." (Matthew 5:38-39)

 

            "For we know Him (God) who said, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord. The    Lord will judge His people."           (Hebrews 10:30)       

 

          

            Murder

            "You shall not murder."     (Exodus 20:13)

 

            "Beloved do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written:  'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord."     (Romans 12:19)

 

          

            Retaliation

            "You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord."   (Leviticus 19:18)

 

            "Vengeance is Mine: and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of  their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them."   (Deuteronomy 32:35)

 

            "Do not say, 'I will recompense evil,' Wait for the Lord, and He will save you."  (Proverbs 20:22)

            "Repay no evil for evil." (Romans 12:17)

            "See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for     yourselves and for all." (I Thessalonians 5:15)

            "And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of   sins."   (I Peter 4:8)

 

J. Unworthiness or feeling "not good enough"

 

            "For you were bought at a price (His blood)...." Because you are worthy in Him.  (I Corinthians 6:20)

 

            "Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will  omplete it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Philippians 1:6)

 

            "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works...."

                                                                                                                        (Ephesians 2:10)

 

            "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special  people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His  marvelous light." (I Peter 2:9)

          

 

            "You are My witness, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen......."

(Isaiah 43:10)

 

K.  Doubt and Unbelief

 

            "But without faith it is impossible to please Him...."   (Hebrews 11:6)

 

            "Let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven    and tossed by the wind." (James 1:6)

 

            "Therefore I desire that all men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands , without wrath   and doubting" (I Timothy 2:8)

 

            "For I am persuaded  that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor   power,. nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other  created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is Christ Jesus our  Lord."  (Romans 8:38-39)

 

 

 

            "And He said to them; 'why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?"  (Luke 24:38)

 

            "Assuredly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was  done to this fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and cast into the  sea,' it will be done."   (Matthew 21:21)

 

            "For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into  the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come  to pass, he will have whatever he says.   (Mark 11:23)

 

          

L.  Rebellion

 

            "An evil man seeks only rebellion. Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him."   (Proverbs 17:11)

 

            "God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound in prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land." (Psalm 68:6)

 

            " Beloved do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath, for it is written 'vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord." (Romans 12:19)

 

            "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;  behold, all things have become new."     (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

          

M.  Abandonment

 

            "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.  (Psalm 27:10)

 

            "And the Lord, He is the one that goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave    you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed (terrified). (Deuteronomy 31:8)

 

            "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not (be in) want."  (Psalm 23:1)

 

            "Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the   good pleasure of His will."         (Ephesians 1:5)