God has many promises for Christians. He promises us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). He promises to give us long life. He promises to supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). He promises that you can do all things through him who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13). He promises to give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 16:19).
He promises those who overcome this world and the works of the adversary that they should eat from the tree of life (Revelation 2:7). He promises those who keep his good works, the power over the nations and a position as a Morning Star (those who have the continual honor to praise and worship him on his throne). He promises those who overcome to sit with him and his throne (Revelation 3:21). He promises those who overcome that they shall inherit all things; he will be your God, and you shall become his son (Revelation 21:7). And so much more.
But the reality of far too many Christians is that we are not overcoming and therefore not accessing the promises of God that have been spoken in the Scripture.
What stands in the way of Christians experiencing the promises of God in their day-to-day life?
Understanding true deliverance is what is standing in the way.
One of the challenges with the topic of deliverance is not that it is gotten such a bad rap because so few people understand what it really is. Deliverance is often associated with highly dramatic demonstrations, uncontrolled demonic activity, and fear due to lack of proper training and equipping of those doing the work. I most often hear people telling others” you better be careful in dealing with that stuff” as if Jesus has not already destroyed the works of Satan upon the earth.
The body of Christ is stuck in it which will require an understanding of deliverance for us to get unstuck and access our inheritance in the kingdom of God. Accessing this inheritance means that we are to operate in the power of the kingdom of God right here right now in our lives and ministries. To inherit something means to access and spend while you are living. But yet the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God are far too often referred to in relation to life after death.
It is time that we move into the space of true believers. The Scripture says that one of the activities of true believers is cast out devils in this name (Mark 16:17).
There is a realm beyond where most believers have been that God is trying to take you. This is a place in Him where you take command of all things He has given to you and live out the calling He has put into you. You walk in your delegated authority over all things in the spiritual realm and all things in the earthly realm. You will be clean from the adversary and all works of the flesh and things of this world. This is a place where the adversary must take his hands off of you in every area of your life.
There is a four step process that everyone who professes His name has to undergo in order to get to this place. The Lord first brought me these four steps as I was taking his dictation in my book Beyond Fearless: How to Remove Every Hindrance from Your Life. Then the Lord gave me a name for the four step process called The Convergence Spiritual Cleansing Method™.
The Four Essential steps are remembering who you are, preparing your heart for God, casting out the unclean, and calling in the clean.
Remembering Who You Are
As believers we sit at the right hand of Christ (see Ephesians 2:6), yet most Christians still operate far beneath the understanding of how to operate from our heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Understanding how to operate from the correct position of our heavenly rank is the key to walking in our power, dominion and authority to Christ Jesus.
You must know Him and understand the power He has given you to wield. You must be reconnected with your Heavenly position and rank through Christ Jesus. This knowing comes from entering into the depths of the Scripture and receiving the revelation of who Jesus is and the power you have through him. This revelation can only come directly from him.
You can only receive this revelation from him by spending intimate time in his presence asking, seeking, and knocking so the doors of heaven will be open until you to access the power Jesus that lies within your bosom.
Is Your Heart Ready for God?
The heart is a spiritual passageway between the things of heaven and the earth. Every past hurt, emotional pain, and area of unforgiveness and opens a doorway to darkness having access to your life, your body, family and ministry.
You must have a new and clean heart (Ezekiel 36:24). Forgiveness does not just happen, it takes effort and intention. Forgiveness is just an aspect of the process of purifying your heart. This is a prerequisite for those who desire to truly experience the power of Jesus. You have to go through the process to clean anything that is not of light from your heart. This process removes from your heart any lingering unforgiveness, resentment, hurt, or emotional issues that are causing your heart to be stony so it can be clear for God to use to speak to you.
Have You Casted out the Unclean?
You must have a right spirit (Psalm 51:10). A right spirit is the spirit that is a full reflection of the light of Jesus. There is a process Christians must go through to remove any remaining unclean hindrances from the world. This includes each and every one of the stronghold spirits and their fruit.
This process begins with understanding the 14 stronghold spirits and the thousands of fruit they produce. According to Scripture, you identify a spirit by the fruit it produces (Matthew 7:16- 20). If you are not clear about the distinction between unclean strongholds and their fruit you can end up speaking only to the fruit which will grow back in a matter of months. While this provides relief, it does not provide deliverance.
Calling in the Clean
There are seven spirits are characteristics of God (Isaiah 11:2). You must walk in His full power with the full manifestation of all seven characteristics of God. Without the presence of the seven spirits and the fruit that they produce in your life you cannot be whole. When the fullness of the seven spirits are manifest in your life you will bring forth the presence of and the fruits of the Holy Spirit. This is true wholeness and it is the fourth essential step up to deliverance.
Once you have walked through all four essential steps, you will then be escorted by the Holy Spirit into the works of Jesus. The Lord will confirm his word through you with signs and wonders and miracles. You will become the fruit of The Holy Spirit. You will complete the work the Jesus began and become an example of the greater works to which Jesus calls everyone who believes in Him to do (John 14:10 – 14).
It is imperative that every minister is fully equipped and all four essential areas of two deliverance so that the body of Christ may begin to experience the wholeness in the name of Jesus and the promises of God.
For more information on being trained in the four essential steps of the convergence spiritual cleansing method please visit www.kingdomministers.com/CSCM.htm.