True Deliverance from the effects of sins can only take place through true repentance. The consequences of sins is death and death is a curse. We need to repent from sins in order for us to have true deliverance from the consequences of sins. The truth of the matter however, is that people wants deliverance, the blessings of God, breakthroughs of all sorts, but not the holiness and righteousness of God.
Seeking for true deliverance, blessings breakthroughs and so on and so forth outside of a will and desire for God’s righteousness and holiness to end up heavily deceived by the devil. If indeed our true desire are to do with abiding in the righteousness and holiness of God, then we will not be chasing after true deliverance and so on away from the atonement and remission blood of Jesus Christ.
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1).
There are all kinds of things done in the so called church arena today all in the name of true deliverance. The variety of activities termed as deliverance or deemed as religious acts for breakthroughs includes;
- The endless drinking and rubbing of olive oil,
- People summersaulting from one end to the other at the waving of the hands of a professed man or woman of God,
- People endlessly bathing in rivers, washing with one soap or the or other, and shockingly enough recently,
- The eating of grass.
Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding of the Word of God in its whole contextual form is that true deliverance from sins and consequences of sins, which is death is possible only through the atonement and remission blood of Jesus Christ. What greater breakthrough can we possibly have beyond overcoming death and sin through the remission and atonement blood of Jesus? (Revelation12:11).
One cannot but wonder sometimes as to why people who are already experiencing all kinds of financial hardship are vigorously and readily prepared to partake in all manner of things all in the name of true deliverance for instance:
- The purchasing of expensive soap and water
- Sow their so called monetary seed blindly due their covetousness
- Invest in overly priced bottles of olive oil all in the name of deliverance
- Jumping from one deliverance conference to another seeking blindly for breakthroughs and deliverance when the blood of Jesus is actually freely available and it is in fact the only thing that can do the job they are after.
The power of true deliverance belongs to God and not man. The power and blessings of God are of course not for sale. There are no amount of tithes or monetary seeds we can ever sow, that entitle us to having God's power or His true blessings. Our only means of activating God's blessings upon our lives is to desire His righteousness and holiness with a genuine heart of humility.
Sow Your Seed in Obedience and Not In Covetousness:
Whilst it is good to support the work of God with monetary seeds, it is important we understand that the one thing God first and foremost needs from us is actually our hearts so He can circumcise it and make us ready for eternal abiding with Him in His everlasting kingdom, and not at all our money (Mathew 6:33).
The work of God is already finished, done and dusted in Christ. And none can be a partaker of the endless blessings attached to God's finished work outside of blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, whosoever seeks to obtain the blessings of God outside of the blood of Jesus will only end up deeper in sin and in bondage. The work of God can indeed do with our monetary support, it is important that we only sow our seeds in heart of obedience so that we avoid supporting all the wrong causes in the gambling mind-set of 'if I sow this amount, God will double it shake it all together and give it back to me'.
Always Give With a Circumcised Heart:
We will only succeed in sowing the right seeds in the right kingdom soil to the glory of God if our hearts are first and foremost circumcised. Any seed sowed out of greed, lusts, and fleshy desires and with an uncircumcised heart is guaranteed to fall into dry land. A seed that is sowed with the wrong heart into the wrong foundational ground cannot produce any genuine harvests, real breakthroughs or good returns from God for the human sower of the seed. We must always sow our seeds with a heart full of humility and in obedience to God. Supporting any so-called ministry work in gambling mind-set is to end up duped by those whose primary intentions are to collect the little you have from you and leave you out of pocket for the sake of enriching themselves and feeding their fleshy lusts.
Don’t Confuse Magic with Miracle:
God Is, Was, and forever shall be the Almighty and All-powerful God. God has indeed called us to function and operate in His dominion power and authority. However, we can only have and operate in God’s dominion power and authority if we are in reconciliation with His Holy Spirit through Christ and not outside of His Holy Spirit.
Whilst I fully understand the manifested authority of God takes place through the laying of our anointed hands, it is essential that we do not readily consider every act of laying of hands as an act of God. The devil as a counterfeiter has also appointed his agents to lay evil hands on people. And it is extremely important that we do not confuse the devil's evil show business of masquerading the unleashing of demons on people through the laying of hands by his agents with the Father's own manifestation of His deliverance through the laying of hands of His truly appointed.
Surrender Your All to Christ Jesus:
God's true deliverance power is executed through the power and authority that He has invested in the name of Jesus Christ. God will indeed afford us freedom and true deliverance from sins and give us complete breakthrough from everything the devil can possibly use to give us a breakdown if we truly surrender our hearts to Christ as God's holiness and righteousness manifested in the flesh. The power of God is not for show or entertainment.
Anything that is for show is not of God but of the devil. In this crucial hour of the end times and with the influx of all kinds of show business and entertainment going on in the Church arena that are masqueraded as manifestations of God's deliverance power, it is indeed important like never before for us to operate in Godly discernment and thoroughly test all spirits as highlighted in the Bible (1 John 4:1-4).
Jesus Christ is still in the business of delivrance today! I am a living testimony. You can read all about my testimony of salvation and true deliverance by downloading my free ebook and reading sample chapterof my heaven and hell encounter from here
Where There Is Remission – No More Offering For Sins:
"For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin".
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.