In my mind, two essential elements of spiritual warfare is both healing and deliverance; Jesus’ ministry on earth was filled with both and I fully believe that they are still much-needed in the modern church. There just was no time to even touch upon this subject during Sunday’s message, so I’ve decided to at least recommend two excellent books that speak into this field. One book discusses the process of deliverance from unclean spirits and is written from a well-balanced perspective by a man who has lived out what he’s written. The term “demonic possession” is not really biblical and provides fodder for divisive arguments on the subject. The better term is “demonization” and speaks more to the oppression that demons create than actual possession.
As the truth of Jesus is proclaimed there will be conflict and we as a church need to be equipped in healing and delivering the captives from darkness into the Light. Neither be surprised nor discouraged at the conflict, gratefully Jesus has done all the heavy-lifting, we just need to faithfully obey where and when He directs. We must elevate our expectations of what God can do and what He wants to do…
“Deliverance ministry accompanies evangelistic ministry both are an important part of the church. The purpose of Freedom in Christ is to regain many lives that, because of lack of this ministry, currently are afflicted, joyless, tormented and bound by the enemy. God’s servants have the responsibility to help them, because Christ is the answer. Freedom in Christ instructs readers how to minister deliverance. In addition, individuals will find answers to questions like these: What is the difference between oppression and possession? — How can I discern a manifestation of the Holy Spirit from a demonic manifestation? Are all infirmities caused by spiritual bondage? How can we truly be free from generational curses?” Bottari in Amazon
“Any time the Spirit of God’s kingdom is truly manifested in the earth, it will ultimately confront the strongholds of hell. Indeed, wherever evil spirits have either a foothold or a stronghold, you can expect that the overcoming church will be engaged in warfare, and expect also that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church that Jesus builds. This book explores the three arenas of spiritual warfare that the maturing Christian will face: the mind, the church and the heavenly places. It provides a foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to victory.” The Three Battlegrounds in Amazon