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What to do After Deliverance from Demons

Deliverance from evil spirits is a powerful and necessary ministry in the body of Christ today. It is one that God is highlighting and restoring to the church. In my previous article, I outlined a powerful prayer for deliverance that I have used many times when ministering deliverance to an individual or group. I have seen many people set free as they prayed through prayers to surrender to God and cast away demons.

When a person receives deliverance, there is often a question of “Now what?” What should a person expect after being delivered, and what are some keys for walking in the newfound freedom?

Jesus indicated that evil spirits will seek to return to the very people that they were cast out of (See Matthew 12:43-45). Therefore, it is important that we are prepared for any way demons may seek to attack or reenter. We must not in any way have a posture of fear or paranoia about this; however, we must be aware.

James 4:7-8 gives us some great instructions that will help us walk out our freedom: “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” If we walk in the following three keys, we will maintain our freedom and grow in our walk with the Lord:

1. Submit to God: We must remain submitted to God and under the lordship of Jesus. Every area of our lives must be surrendered to God, and we must yield to Him as He puts His finger on different parts of our lives.

2. Resist the Devil: We must be on guard against how the enemy may seek to attack. We are called to take an active stand against the devil, not a passive one. We should not be caught off guard if he tries to come our way; we must walk in the armor of God and be ready to resist him.

3. Draw Near to God: We must fill ourselves with God. As we spend time with the Lord, being filled with the Word and with the Holy Spirit, there will not be a place for the enemy to have a foothold in our lives. If we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us.

Although deliverance can happen instantaneously, there is a process of walking in our new freedom and renewing our minds. Don’t focus all of your attention on the devil; focus on Jesus. But at the same time, be equipped to recognize the enemy and stand against his attempts to attack you. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you some specific keys for walking in freedom!

What are some ways that you have found to walk in freedom in Christ?


About Jake

Jake Kail is a teacher, author, and speaker who is passionate for the kingdom of God. He was called into ministry during his college years, after a life-changing encounter with God. The focus of his ministry is on teaching and equipping believers, strengthening local churches, and seeing awakening and restoration come to the church. He also ministers often in the area of deliverance from evil spirits, seeing people set free from bondage, torment, and oppression. Jake is the author of three books: Restoring the Ministry of Jesus, Can a Christian Have a Demon?, and Abiding in the Vine. He speaks at churches, retreats, conferences, and other venues. Jake lives with his wife and family in Lancaster, PA where he serves on the pastoral team at Threshold Church. Check out Jake’s website and blog here: http://www.jakekail.com.

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  1. Surrendering everything is a challenge yet is so critical. Resisting the devil’s continuing attacks requires the constant awareness that he will not give up. We need to consider two things before everything we do: 1) What does God want me to do? (and submit) 2) How could satan use it against me if I do/say what I’m considering? (and resist if you find that he could)
    This constant awareness of the presence of God, and the relentless efforts of satan to destroy us, requires that we stay in God’s word.
    Many times we are just ‘living in the moment.’ Once delivered, we need to stay close to God. If we don’t, we gradually start living independent of Him. That is when satan will attack once again. Luke 11:24-27

  2. Very insightful Brother and encouraging as I have almost everything in common with you: I am also a teacher, author, and speaker who is passionate for the kingdom of God. I was told last year that I am called into ministry but no one has been able to tell me what that ministry is. I believe it is deliverance and administration or leadership and church management; since I am naturally gifted in administration, writing, creative arts and child tutoring/ teaching and counselling. I was a stillbirth that came back very conscious and did not speak for four years. I have a great burden or passion for helping the poor and needy both financially and spiritually and in particular, the deceived and possessed, such as those darlings in the LGBT communities whom I love with all my heart. The focus of my efforts is on educating/ warning/ edifying and bringing about deliverance from abuse and demonic oppression and possession and empowerment to stay free to all who are bound. I also believe that the church is in need of this and to be prepared for the return of Christ as she is not ready to meet Him. I have written many books and songs and poetry to that end. why not friend me on Facebook at We Write Writers’ Bureau and message me to remind me of this message and let us see how we can work together to the furtherance of the gospel and our common cause? Shalom peace to you and yours.

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