“Deliverance is dangerous.” I don’t mean that it is life-threatening or dangerous to one’s health. I am warning that embracing all that deliverance stands for will bring a radical change in how you see God and how the Christian life is to be lived. One of the most dangerous statements every made was the call of Christ in Matthew 4:19 when he said, “Follow me.” What did that mean? It meant they would hear a radical message never-before preached in human history. In what ways is deliverance dangerous today?
1) Deliverance will be dangerous to your spiritual apathy: Embracing all that deliverance stands for will bring a radical change in how you see God and how the Christian life is to be lived. Deliverance will be dangerous to your apathetic, underachieving, boring Christian life. It’s dangerous to your lowered expectations of what it means to be a Christian.
2) Deliverance may be dangerous to your theological beliefs: You’ll need to drop the idea that Christians can’t be affected by curses. You’ll have to stop believing that Christians can’t have demons. You’ll be forced to embrace the concept that EVERYONE needs some measure of deliverance to walk in the fulfillment of God’s promises.
3) Deliverance may be dangerous to your political beliefs: We live in an age when truth is turned upside down, meekness has become capitulation, and social media groupthink determines how people think and live. With COVID has come a form of mass mind control with an enforced sacrifice of individuality. Get delivered and you’ll find slogans like this are offensive: “Abortion is a medical right.” “Abortion is Health Care.” With deliverance you’ll leave woke culture behind.
4) Deliverance may be dangerous to how you view Satan and the supernatural: You won’t be able to do yoga, redistribute your energies, balance your chi with Qigong, consult your enneagram, or plan your day by the horoscope. You won’t be able to cast spells to get even with someone; you won’t be able to find God by meditating in a lotus position; you won’t be able to get what you want by the Law of Attraction.
God is calling you to a life of danger, on the edge, full of excitement and challenge, expecting the unexpected every day. I call you to a dangerous life of hope, opportunity, liberation, possibilities. Living on the edge of the next great miracle in your life. Leave behind a life of languor, malaise, frustration, tediousness, monotony, and humdrum routines behind. Embrace deliverance as way of life, constantly breaking free from the bondages of your ancestors, your predecessors, and your detractors.