Prayer: “Lord, Set Us Free”

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Spiritual Battle | 3 comments

Prayer: “Lord, Set Us Free”

Violence and chaos are trying to rule our cities and highways. People are living in fear. The media is lying to us. So too our films from Hollywood. Our bodies are addicted to all manner of evil; illicit sexual practices, fantasies out of control, porn, gambling, etc.

Our hearts are filled with deep-seated anger, bitterness, hatred, rage, and rebellion, often leading to self-destructive impulses. A sense of rejection, guilt, poor self-esteem, unworthiness, and shame.

Our churches are filled with believers who are hurting through the activity of evil spirits. Often areas of their lives are in bondage to negative feelings, thoughts, and destructive practices. They know something is wrong, but few suspect the possibility that a direct onslaught from the kingdom of darkness is their problem.

Turning to occult or satanic things

Many people are being deceived into communicating with familiar spirits and into using divination and other kindred arts, inculcated by the powers of darkness—palmists, fortune tellers, horoscope, Ouija board, fantasy role games, ESP, clairvoyance, seances, heavy metal rock, etc. Many of God’s people are involved in these things simply because of their ignorance of pure Christianity. As a result they have mixed some ungodly things with their Christian experience.

Social evil order

Our social world is being overrun by the revival of evil supernaturalism. We are experiencing an onslaught of deceiving spirits, the fulfillment of the prophecy which the Holy Spirit made known to the Church through St Paul—that a great deceptive onslaught would take place in the “later times”.

  • The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits & doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars, seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron… (1 Tim. 4:1-3).
  • Jesus said, ‘For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect’ (Matt. 24:24).

The ignorance of God’s people concerning the powers of darkness has made it easy for the devil to carry out his work as deceiver. The devil’s great purpose and for which he fights, is to keep the church of Jesus Christ ignorant of himself and his demonic agents.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual [forces] of wickedness in the heavenly [places] (Eph. 6: 12)

What must we do?

St. Paul said his mission was to open the eyes of the blind that they might turn from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of God. If you are not sure if something you were involved with brought you into contact with the kingdom of darkness, ask the Lord to reveal it to you in some way.

Dear Heavenly Father, please bring to my mind anything and everything that I have done knowingly or unknowingly that involves occult, cult, or false religious teachings or practices. I want to experience Your freedom by renouncing any and all false guidance. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Draw close to God

Then we must turn to God, draw close to Him, surrendering our self into His hands and place our faith in Him and His words. We need to repent and renounce all rebellion and resistance against God and the Holy Spirit, and decide to make Jesus Christ the Lord and Captain of our life.

  • Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep, let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you (James 4:4-10).

We must have a direct relationship, an individual relationship between God and us—this is the freeing agent. If you have not made a decision to invite Jesus Christ into your heart, you need to do this now. It is key to your freedom from the kingdom of darkness.  (See “Appendix B: Go to Jesus”  http://judithdoctor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Jesus-Christ-Came-To-Set-Us-Free.pdf)

Ask the Lord: What knowledge do I lack?

The kingdom of darkness works primarily through deception. So ask the Lord to show you what  knowledge you are lacking. We need to be taught the right truth, until our heart gets a hold of it.

  • You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

Often we do not even need to throw these evil things out, but once we receive the knowledge of the truth in that particular area, these dark forces often just quietly leave.

Here is a prayer to help you

My Heavenly Father,

I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to God; and that He died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead. I give up all my rebellion and all my sins, and I submit myself to You as my Lord.

I confess all my sins before You and ask for Your forgiveness―especially for any sins that exposed me to a curse. Release me also from the consequences of my ancestors’ sins and ungodly soul-ties.

By a decision of my will, I forgive all who have harmed me or wronged me―just as I want God to forgive me. In particular I choose to forgive ………… name the person/s.

I renounce all contact with anything occult or satanic. If I have any “contact objects,” I commit myself to destroy them. I cancel all of Satan’s claims against me.

Lord Jesus, I believe that on the cross You took on Yourself every curse that could ever come upon me. So I ask You now to release me from every curse over my life―in Your name, Lord Jesus Christ. By faith I now receive my release and I thank You for it.

Lord, I now open myself to receive Your blessing in every way You want to impart it to me. Holy Spirit, I open my heart and mind to You. Reveal to me the blessings that Jesus has obtained for me and how I may receive them. Amen. (Adapted from Derek Prince, 1990).

Give thanks to God

Once you have prayed, fill your heart with God’s truths and thanksgiving (Matt. 12:43-45). Begin to praise God and thank Him for His power, goodness, love, etc. It is helpful to read in the Psalms and pray them aloud. Here are some examples:

  • Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit…who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle (Ps. 103:2-5).
  • Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; praise is becoming to the upright. Give thanks to the Lord…Sing praises to Him…Sing to Him a new song; …(Ps. 33:1-3).
  • I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear it and rejoice. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together (Ps. 34:1-3).

Note of caution

Our true focus as believers, is not to be on evil spirits, the devil, or upon spiritual warfare. You are called to center your thoughts and mind on Jesus Christ and on things in the kingdom of God, not on things that are on earth (Co. 3:2).

“Lord even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:17-20).

You can also read:  http://judithdoctor.com/c-6-urgent-put-on-the-full-armor-of-god/

 

3 Comments

  1. Year Judith Doctor
    By chance I heared your speech today in Radio Horeb about the Battle with the darkness. It explained it very well to me and I would be glad to read and hear more about it!

    • Thank you Eva. Suggest you take time to read what the Bible says about this battle and ask the Lord to give you revelation about this spiritual war.

  2. Year Judith Doctor
    By chance I heared your speech today in Radio Horeb about the Battle with the darkness. It explained it very well to me and I would be glad to read and hear more about it!

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