Published On: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2015

Salvation is incomplete without deliverance – Pastors

 

 

 

JULIUS JOHN

When Prophet Justus C. Justus of Mega family International Church described deliverance as a necessary spiritual exercise which anyone who wants to live a successful Christian life should embark on, at the recently concluded Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), ministers’ conference, he touched an issue only the brave would dare talk about.

From look on the faces of most of the ministers of the gospel present there, it was clear that some of the things he said did not go down well with them as some of them were seen grumbling and murmuring to each other.

One of the things he said that elicited the most response that day was that any Christian who does not go through thorough deliverance is not fully saved and as such, stands the risk of not making Heaven.

When Hallmark sat down for a interview session with him, he made it very clear that salvation without deliverance is an incomplete exercise.

“Anyone who claims to be born again and refuses to go through a thorough deliverance session where the hold of the enemy is broken over his life, is just embarking on an incomplete exercise that will only end up in futility,” he said.

“This is because the devil is not happy that you have decided to take away the control of your life from him and hand it over to God who is more superior and powerful. He then decides to fight to get that life back and if he has any of his materials in your possession, then the battle becomes easy for him. This is why deliverance is more than necessary for every Christian,” he added.

In another interview with Reverend Iyke the Pastor in Charge of the Lagos Headquarters of Overcommers Christian Mission, he revealed that deliverance is a necessity which every individual must undertake for his own good.

He defined deliverance as rescuing or setting one free either from demonic operations or danger of whatever circumstance, evil manipulations and spiritual pains.

According to him, there are forces that control human characters and behaviours which was not normal from the originality of man’s creation. Those things are controlled by these forces called demons. Any man or woman under the influence of this particular power, do not do things rightly.

“For instance, you see some ladies going naked on the road; you can see some men behave like female. All these things they are doing are not done by the original spirit that is in them. They are being influenced by powers they do not understand. It is these powers that we are now fighting to pull out from them during deliverance,” he said.

“I have seen a lot of very strange deliverance cases in my years of being a deliverance minister. Some of the demonic influences people come to get delivered from, come through family worship. Some are demons that see people and possess them.

“For instance, I recently handled a deliverance case in a village in Imo State, Nigeria, in one of our churches in Nekede. A boy of about six years was enveloped by the spirit of premature death. The boy manifested and everyone around there were held spell bound by what they had seen.

“In the course of finding out where the spirit came from, it spoke through the boy and said it came from a place called Udele, which means Vulture. The mission of this demon was to use the boy to kill the parents. As a matter of fact, the parents were earmarked to die on Tuesday, the 12th of May in 2015. The demon would make this young child poison the food of everyone in that house and everyone who eats the food will die.

“To the ordinary eye, it will appear as a mere story but those of us who know about deliverance knew it was a serious case. Thank God that the father and mother were there hearing the whole thing. This demon entered the boy through biscuit given to him by another student in the school.

“You can see that these demons operate anyhow. They have no body so they make use to the human body to wreck their havoc,” he added.

When on Sunday, the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, was speaking to the youths in his church; he made it very clear to them that regular deliverance is necessary for not just succeeding in life but also enjoying continuous success.

For the man of God who is renowned for his deep teachings on deliverance and salvation, he was only repeating what has been the focus of his ministry over the years.

“Do you want to succeed in life? You need deliverance. Do you want to keep on enjoying that kind of success? Deliverance is what you need. As a matter of fact, you cannot truly enjoy the benefits of Christianity without regular deliverance exercise which is what is necessary to keep the enemy at bay,” he added.

However, there are those who have rubbished such claims. One of those who do not believe in the issue of deliverance is Pastor Tom Akindayo of Bible Believers Church. According to him, once a person becomes born again, the totality of his or her life is handed over to God who is now in charge of that life.

“Each I hear Christians saying that they are going for deliverance somewhere, I feel very sad because they have failed to understand that salvation is very powerful that it also achieves what deliverance is meant to achieve in a person’s life,” he said.

“Unfortunately, many of those Christians who claim to go for deliverance are only saying that the salvation blood of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is nt good enough for them,” he added.

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