A week-ago Sunday, I was present at the church our family attends when I’m home. It’s a great church. Great worship. Great teaching. Great outreach. The opening welcome was a video presentation of all the ministries they offer to special groups. Singles, seniors, college, youth, the grieving, the addicted, marriage enrichment, to name a few. All the bases were covered except one – those spiritually bound and oppressed. This is a great church. A great pastor. Dedicated people. But they don’t offer deliverance.
Based on my experience of more than 1,000 personal, face-to-face encounters each year with individuals confessing Christ, there is a tragic, untold tale regarding this blessed church. At least half of those worshiping with me likely spend the other six days of the week suffering some degree of private, unspoken torment. They are bound by demons, in most cases through no fault of their own. Generational curses were passed on to them with a legacy of spiritual hindrance. It is for them that I declare again, as I did at the beginning of this year, THIS IS THE DECADE OF DELIVERANCE.
Some say we’re living in the Laodicean church age of spiritual apathy. God condemns such indifference in Revelation 3:16 by declaring, “I will spit you out of my mouth!” I think we may be closer to the Thyatira church of Revelation 2:19-20 of whom Christ says, “I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance . . .. Nevertheless, I have this against you . . . you tolerate that woman Jezebel!” Thyatira was a great and good church. Like so many successful churches today, it isn’t what they do that is upsetting. It’s what they don’t do! They don’t do deliverance.
My book “Jezebel” (Click here to order.) reveals how this demon operates in the church. Jezebel isn’t always present by what she does, such as bringing worldliness, immorality, and false spirituality into the church. Jezebel’s goal in many good churches is to prevent congregants from receiving the fullness of life in Christ by keeping them demonized in some measure. Many commendable churches make sure there is never any mention of demons and deliverance – except for the false assurance that Christians can’t have demons. I say to the hurting people in the pew, “This is your time to be free. The power of Jesus is available to cancel your curses, defeat your demons, and offer you a life of freedom you’ve never experienced.” If you are afflicted and tormented, what your church may not offer, we do. Contact us today to arrange for your very own Personal Encounter with me or one of our ministry teams worldwide. Where so many churches are silent, we boldly herald, “This is your decade of deliverance!”