Of deliverance, breaking of altars and foundations

One of the most misunderstood and controversial topics in Christianity is deliverance. It’s so common these days to hear “born again believers” enrolling in classes of deliverance and breaking of altars and foundations. Please note that I have put born again believers in quotes. Without beating about the bush, I shall be blunt from the outset, no other deliverance or breaking of evil altars and foundations are needed for a born again believer. All that a born again believer needs is to know that confessing Christ Jesus as Lord saved them and delivered them from the shackles of Satan. One simply has to know the truth and live the truth. Allow me to build the case.

Devotion with Erasmus Makarimayi

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Before you get confused, there’s is a difference between deliverance and casting out demons as we shall see in the coming weeks. At the point an unbeliever or a sinner confesses Jesus, she/he is moved from the kingdom of darkness (of Satan) to the kingdom of God. There’s no sitting on the fence or intermediary or transitional kingdom. The Bible in Colossians 1:12-14 states, “[12] Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: [13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: [14] In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Let’s break it down.

The Father, God, according to verse 12, has qualified us to partake of the inheritance in light not darkness. You have been made a saint. The qualification has already been made by Jesus. It doesn’t require a committee to declare you a saint. You’re, therefore, no longer in darkness, but in light. Verse 13 clarifies that you have been delivered from the power of darkness. Please note the word delivered. You have been translated or transferred to the kingdom of His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s a full translation or transfer. If God has already(note hath is past tense), delivered you, what more deliverance do you need? You’re redeemed by the blood of Jesus and your sins forgiven. This is what happened when you got born again. If this isn’t deliverance, then what’s deliverance?

When you get born again, you don’t suffer memory loss. You still remember your former being. Your mindset has to think the new way. Romans 12:2 puts it thus, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” The renewing of the mind comes by reading the Bible and understanding and receiving the promises of the new creation. Some unscrupulous ministers take advantage of the the gullible and play around the memory. The devil is conversant with your past and family history. The reality of new creation is a knowing and not abracadabra.

The fact that you’re are born again automatically means the old self has seized. This new being isn’t bound by generational curses. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 reads, “[17] Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. [18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” The Bible clearly states that you now identify with Christ. For this new creature all things are of God. Old things are passed away. I repeat all things are of God not of your ancestors. You’re in Christ not in your ancestors. Don’t waste your time time digging up immaterial and non-existent innuendos.

If you’re born again, there’re no foundations or demonic altars or covenants that have a right over you. They only prowl on your ignorance to manipulate you and manifest through your naive permission. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 3:11, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” If you’re a born again believer, your foundation is Jesus Christ. Tell me, does Jesus Christ suffer generational curses, evil altars or covenants? This Jesus Christ is in you. I have just touched the surface and this raises many questions in some readers. In the coming installments, we shall take the topic further. In the meantime, know that you’re not condemned or cursed. Your genealogy starts at Christ Jesus. Let no one apportion you a foundation that’s not Jesus.

You’re going somewhere.

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