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1) Have a spiritual (Scriptural) understanding of your problem.
2) Acknowledge the issues in your life (what you think about the problem keeps the problem on you)
3) The Word will change your reality: you must get God’s opinion of what depression is and how to get free from it.
4) Resist the oppression
James 4:7: Submit yourselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
There is no particular prayer for deliverance in the New Testament. We are not told to ask God to get rid of the devil, we are to resist him!
How do you submit to God? Bow your knee to His Word.
When we run into a sense of resistance to receiving the fact that freedom can come that easily, we have a doctrine or idea somewhere that is contrary to the Word. Find it and ask what does the Finished Work say about that thought?
When you wake up in the morning and don’t want to get out of bed because of that spirit of heaviness say:
“Thank you Jesus, I am operating in Your Finished Work. I resist this devil”….and jump out of bed!
You may not ‘feel’ total freedom, but go by what God’s Word says: “If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed”.
When you act without ‘feeling’, you are in TOTAL FAITH! 100% FAITH!
God is pleased with that!
Every time you say: “Thank You, Jesus…..You set me free!” you are resisting that spirit of heaviness/depression.
This is a process…..first the blade, then the ear, then the harvest, Mt. 4:28.
Each time you resist, you are planting a seed. What happens when you plant a seed? The enemy comes immediately to steal it. When you start to make progress, don’t give up if you run into opposition….keep working it!
How does the devil steal? He puts thoughts in your head that you AREN’T making any progress.
RESIST THOUGHTS CONTRARY TO THE SCRIPTURES YOU ARE USING/PLANTING FOR YOUR MANIFESTATION!
Be careful of murmuring, complaining, moaning…..yes there will be a fight and it may last awhile! Stay humble and thankful. Rejoice, keep fighting…..don’t quit, don’t compromise. When the devil sees you do that, he knows he’s finished!
Murmuring, complaining & moaning at its root is self pity! That may be the root of what is holding the spirit of depression on you!
Repent of self pity…….stand up on the inside, brush yourself off and go on.
God is not troubling you……Jesus said He came to give you life and that more abundantly. He never caused anyone a problem…look at his life and ministry. Can you find any time he put sickness or trouble on anyone. That is a religious doctrine….that God gives you trouble. God so loved you, that He send His only begotten Son to bring the Answer to your troubles.
5) Fight the good fight!
You are to take the FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Again, there IS NO PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
Eph. 3:20: Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we ask or think…..(DON’T STOP THERE)…..
ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US.
God put the responsibility back on us. We are co-laborers. He empowers, we do!
Rise up in the authority that has been given YOU!
YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO COME OUT IF YOU WILL LINE UP WITH HEAVEN ON THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS CHRIST!
Mark 11:23: believe with your heart, confess with your mouth and you will have what you say!
We must accept this principle. If you don’t you will have a tough time defeating the enemy.
Remember, this principle works on the negative also. When you are diagnosed with depression, bi-polar, etc. and you believe that with your heart and begin to confess it with your mouth, that spirit is going to finish taking you over.
What have you heard about yourself that was negative……find those things, isolate them and eradicate them with the Word of God and what God says about you. Man’s opinion is not final. They judge with the sight of the eye. God knows your true value….He thinks and speaks about you in line with these things.
Pray this prayer:
Father, we thank you for the Victory that Jesus got for us. This Victory is for every single Christian. Whosoever will come and say: Enough is enough. I have had enough of this oppression in my life. I understand now that Jesus bought this for me already, that He paid the price, He has the victory. All I have to do is connect with Him. Agree with Him, accept what Heaven has done for me. Accept the fact that Jesus has given me authority over this. And if it takes me three months or six months, I will do whatever it takes — I WILL NOT HAVE THIS OPPRESSION ON ME ANY MORE IN JESUS’ NAME!