Complete Deliverance Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 751 Niagara Falls, NY 14302
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
- John 8:32
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Step 1. Admitting The Challenge
Admitting the challenge means to realize “I have a problem with (whatever your challenge is), and I need to do something about it.”
Once you confess this to yourself, you are on your way to taking care of the problem.
1) You have to get away from whatever or whoever is keeping you in this addiction or habit.
2) Know that you can’t do it all by yourself.
3) Be willing to do something different.
4) Know and believe that you can change.
In order to break the bondage off your life, you have to make up in your mind; I have to change in areas of thinking, speaking and also surroundings (people, places and things).
Understand this addiction is destroying your life and the loved ones around you. You have to want to break the cycle.
Step 2. Understanding One's Self
“Who am I, and Why am I here?"
MAN IS A TRI-PARTITE BEING, BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT
SPIRIT - FIVE SENSES: PRAYER, REVERANCE, PRAISE/WORSHIP, FAITH & HOPE
SOUL – FIVE SENSES: MIND, WILL, IMAGINATION, INTELLECT & EMOTIONS
BODY – FIVE SENSES: HEAR, TASTE. SMELL, SIGHT, FEEL
I THESSALONIANS 5:23
1) Man is made up of three parts; Spirit, Soul and Body. We are a spirit being, living in a physical body, and we possess a soul. When a person is having a challenge in their life and come to the Lord for salvation, their spirit becomes alive to God. Our body (flesh) has been trained to misbehave and sin so now the person has to take the Word of God and feed their spirit and renew their soul (mind) Romans 12: 1 & 2 in order to overcome his or her flesh (body) and glorify God with their life.
2) Many times when a person is caught in traps, all we can do is pray for them and even believe God to raise up a witness to cross their path and minister to them for their deliverance. When a person is in a grip, they are being attacked in their soulish realm. Therefore, they may want to stop and receive help but the satanic forces that are influencing them have them spiritually blinded.
Isaiah 5:13; Hosea 4:6; II Corinthians 4:3 & 4;
3) It is critical for the believer to see oneself as God sees them. The discipline to speak God’s Word will transform our thinking; it will change how we see ourselves and our faith level will increase. As we see ourselves differently, we will respond to others differently. There are two truths; what man or circumstances say, and then what God says, choose to believe God because our circumstances are only temporary.
Step 3. Making A Commitment
To make a commitment means complete surrender. In other words, stop trying to fight this battle on your own or even in your power. Realize it is a spiritual war you are fighting, so you need the spirit of God to fight this battle for you. You can receive through the gift of salvation, forgiveness, cleansing and deliverance.
You must renounce willful involvement with the devil through any addiction, and now choose to operate your life in agreement with God’s word. You must make your commitment to God because that is where your help comes from.
COUNT SOME OF YOUR BLESSINGS:
Now that you have received the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have had a definite transaction with him, and he has received you!
1) You have become a child of God. John 1:12. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power (or the privilege) to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
2) Your sins are forgiven. Acts 10:3. To him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.
3) You have passed from death to life. John 5:24. Very, verily I say unto you he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation: but passed from death unto life.
DON’T do anything that will not glorify God. I Corinthians 10:31.
DON’T try to discover how little Christ will accept but how much. I Chronicles 4:10
The best man is an unsafe example, so follow Jesus! Jer. 17:5
SEEK at once – power from on high. Luke 24:49. Acts 2:39, 4:31.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOW DO AS A CHILD OF GOD:
1) You should be baptized. Acts 10:48, And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
2) You should read your Bible daily. Psalms 119:11. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
3) Spend time in His presence Praising and Praying. Luke 18:1, Men ought always to pray, and faint not.
4) When conscious of having failed Him, confess it. I John 1:9. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.
5) Be a witness to others. Acts1:8, Ye shall be witnesses.
6) Meet regularly with other Christians. Hebrews 10:25. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.
7) Fill your life with good works. Titus 3:8.
HOW TO BE SAVED
ACKNOWLEDGE – admit to be true.
YOUR SINS – all unrighteousness. Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.
REPENT – to be godly sorry – sorry enough to quit wrong doing. Acts 3:19, Repent ye therefore, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out…
CONFESS – admit, own, reveal. I John 1:9, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
FORSAKE – quit, give up, leave entirely alone once and for all, be willing for God to take all desire for sin away from you. Isaiah 55:7, Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
BELIEVE – to rely on, to have faith and confidence in, to put yourself into the hands of another. Romans 10:9, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31, And they said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house.
ACCEPT – take, receive, to welcome, claim. John 1:12, But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
John 6:37, All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.
Christ must be received personally into the heart by faith, if the experience of the new birth is to be yours.
Step 4. Learning Principles For Change
Now it’s time to develop a strategy for life change and behavior. You must understand that change occurs on purpose, something you mean to do.
Because change is deliberate and not by chance, but by design, you must establish personal guidelines and pre-planned responses to temptation.
A. Principle of Faith Confession
B. Principle of Purposeful Action
Principle of Faith Confession
Knowing that God’s word cannot lie, you must learn to speak God’s word on your situation.
Understand what the word of God say’s about what you speak from your mouth.
Proverbs 6:2, 18:4, 6, 7, 20, 21 Matthew 12:36, 37 Proverbs 13:3 Job 22:28
Mark 11:23, 24, Proverbs 14:3, 15:2, 4, 16:23, 24 Romans 4:17 I Peter 4:11
Faith confessions also help build your self-esteem and help you to know who you are in Christ.
Here are some Faith Confessions if you start to confess out loud on a daily basis will change your thinking about yourself.
Remember “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God”.
Principle of Purposeful Action
Make up in your mind you must do things you didn’t do before.
Start communicating with God on a daily basis by:
1) Reading the word everyday (to learn who God is and how he can help you) (Matthew 11:29)
2) Communicate through prayer daily (Luke 18:1)
3) Communicate through praise and worship (Psalms 34:1)
4) Do things that will glorify God (Galatians 5:16)
5) Changing your thinking (Romans 12:2)
Jesus is Lord over my spirit, my soul, and my body (Phil. 2:9-11).
Jesus has been made unto me wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (1 Cor. 1:30; Phil. 4:13).
The Lord is my shepherd, I do not want. My God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Ps. 23; Phil. 4:19).
I do not fret or have anxiety about anything. I do not have a care (Phil. 4:6; 1 Pet. 5:6,7).
I am the Body of Christ; I am redeemed from the curse, because Jesus bore my sicknesses and carried my diseases in His own body. By His stripes I am healed. I forbid any sickness or disease to operate in my body. Every organ and every tissue of my body functions in the perfection in which God created it to function. I honor God and bring glory to Him in my body (Gal. 3:13; Matt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24; 1 Cor. 6:20).
I have the mind of Christ and hold the thoughts, feelings, and purposes of His heart (1 Cor. 2:16).
I am a believer and not a doubter. I hold fast to my confession of faith. I decide to walk by faith and practice faith. My faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Jesus is the author and the developer of my faith (Heb. 4:14; Heb. 11:6; Rom. 10:17; Heb. 12:2)
The Holy Spirit has shed the love of God abroad in my heart, and His love abides in me richly. I keep myself in the Kingdom of light, in love, in the Word; and the wicked one touches me not (Rom. 5:5; 1 John 4:16; 1 John 5:18).
I tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. I take my shield of faith and quench his every fiery dart. Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world (Ps. 91:13; Eph. 6:16; 1 John 4:4).
I am delivered from this present evil world. I am seated with Christ in heavenly places. I reside in the Kingdom of God’s dear Son.
Step 5. Growing Spiritually
You must become actively involved in a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church, so you can continue to receive the word of God. There can be no growth apart from God’s Word.
The Bible says:
(John 8:31, 32)
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Step 6. Helping Others
Helping others has always been the plan of God. God has always wanted the believers to be a benefit outside of themselves. It is the will of God that we implement obedience so that we may help others. After ninety days of a commitment to God, the fruit of your behavior should be noticed by others and you can begin to help others change. David, the psalmist understood that he could not be a help until his heart was right toward God. (Psalms 51:10-13) Jesus prayed that your faith fail you not so that when you are converted you can become a help to others also. (Luke 22:32) The delivered person is now giving back to addiction ministry by being involved though support group attendance, donations, and ministering.
Step 7. Lessons To Help You Keep Your Deliverance
BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION
Luke 6:47 – 49
Matthew 7:24 - 27
II Timothy 2:15
I Peter 2:2
Proverbs 3:5, 6
John 8:31, 32
DELIVERANCE FROM ME
Romans 7:18 - 25
II Corinthians 10:3 - 5
Seven Steps To Freedom