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The Great “Deliverance” Ministry Deception

Renette Vermeulen 

 

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Messianic Jews, Evangelical, and other alleged ‘deliverers,’ or actually exorcists such as [on left] Masonic/Jesuit, Protestant priest Bob Larson {a must-watch video!} are SO desperate to ‘demonstrate’ their so-called ‘super anointing’ and ‘spectacular spiritual power,’ some even call up unknown spirits by blowing the Jewish Shofar, (Ram’s Horn,) that can only belong to the Jewish Synagogue — which still rejects the Lord Jesus Christ after nearly two millennia. 

Contents

· “Everything God does is not in the Bible?  Why limit God?” 

· SCRIPTURAL PROOF THAT THE ENTIRE ‘DELIVERANCE’ INDUSTRY IS A HOAX 

· THE INCREDIBLE DANGERS OF BOTH ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTAND EXORCISM, OR ‘DELIVERANCE’ MINISTRIES   

· JESUS’ SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY, HOLY SPIRIT POWER, AND SUPERNATURAL GIFTS WILL ALWAYS BE REAL UNDER HIS NEW TESTAMENT COVENANT OF GRACE 

· Jesus ministered primarily to His own Hebrew nation, as they were still under the physical Old Covenant of the Law

· As a spiritual temple of the indwelling Holy Spirit, EVERY sincere disciple already HAS His FULL ANOINTING     

· Jesus said true, believing disciples will continue His miraculous works on a global scale 

· ONLY ONE ACCOUNT OF PAUL CASTING OUT A DEMON AFTER JESUS’ ASCENTION AND THAT WAS FROM AN UNBELIEVER! 

· TRUE SALVATION IN CHRIST IS A SPIRITUAL PLACE/POSITION/STATE TRUE BELIEVERS OCCUPY INSIDE THE SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF CHRIST. 

· UNDER JESUS’ NEW COVENANT, WE EXPERIENCE ‘TRIALS,’ ‘PERSECUTION,’ ‘OPPRESSION,’ AND ‘THE LUST OF THE FLESH’ 

· In Romans 8 and throughout Scripture, Paul explained away all so-called ‘demonic habitation’ as “the flesh”

· ROMAN CATHOLIC EXORCISM 

· WHAT ABOUT ‘DELIVERANCE’ MINISTRIES; WHY DO SO MANY FLOCK TO THEM TO BE ‘DELIVERED?’ 

· THE ‘EXPERTS’ AND WHAT THEY COMMIT IN THE NAME OF JESUS 

· THE BROKEN, CONFUSED, AND TRULY BOUND PEOPLE: THE CARNAGE LEFT BEHIND BY THE ‘EXPERTS’ 

· IF THESE MINISTRIES WERE REAL, WHY ARE THEIR PRACTICES AND TEACHINGS IN CONFLICT WITH THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE?

· Continually ‘binding’ and attacking demons in spiritual warfare, scaring people to believe our defeated enemy is so very powerful?

· The vast difference between God’s DEFENSIVE BATTLE and their OFFENSIVE ‘spiritual warfare in the heavenlies’

· What is the WHOLE ARMOR of God?  

· What about the supernatural experience of “patients,” who were supposedly “delivered” by exorcists? 

· REAL SCRIPTURAL DELIVERANCE VERSUS CHAOTIC, UNSCRIPTURAL “DELIVERANCE” MINISTRY DOGMA 

· Under Jesus’ New Covenant, it is impossible that true believers can be possessed or ‘oppressed by indwelling demons’  

· The Holy Spirit did not indwell the Old Hebrews under the Old Testament covenant  and during Jesus’ ministry to them   

· True believers were REDEEMED IN FULL when they were born again into God’s Kingdom of Light 

· Can demons live inside your mind, (or soul,) as the Holy Spirit supposedly “only indwells your human spirit not your mind?”

· WHAT ABOUT THE ‘INHERITED SIN’ AND ‘BLOODLINE CURSES’ OF OUR FOREFATHERS? 

· Can the children of true believers be cursed? 

· Is it true that God pronounced a generational curse for sincere believers in Ex. 20:1-6?’ 

· What about the ‘evil bloodline’ we have to ‘cut off? 

 

“EVERYTHING GOD DOES IS NOT IN THE BIBLE.”  “WHY LIMIT GOD; HE CAN DO ANYTHING!”   

The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement call those who stand solely on the contextual truth of God’s entire Word “Religious Pharisees.”  However, the incredible unscriptural doctrines, masonic affiliations, and occult manifestations of these people come directly from what the Promise Keepers Network and Rodney Howard Brown in particular teach, "Not everything God does is written in the Bible," is a fallacy to ‘push’ God to ‘perform’ their way and to ‘do’ their will.  Of course God can do anything, but He chose to work in the boundaries of His revealed Word, the Bible.  Everything God does might not be written in the Bible, but everything God wants you to do and not to do, is written in the Bible.  We should not do what is not written in the Bible, but that which was written in God’s own Word for our own spiritual, emotional, and physical safety.  These people twist and abuse the Word to ‘make’ God say what suits them, but in the entire context of the Bible, God really did limit Himself.  He clearly declared:

·  "I [Myself] Am the Truth, the Light and the Life, and no one, [that means absolutely no human being will ever] come to the Father except through Me,"  (Jn. 14:6.) 

· "I did not come to judge the world [already.]  There is one that will judge everyone: the Words that I have spoken will judge you in the last day,”  (Jn. 12:48.) 

· “I Am the Light of the world.  He who follows Me, [the Word of God; the Truth,] shall not walk in [deception and] darkness, but have the light of [eternal] life,” (Jn. 8:12.) 

· The entrance of My Words gives light: it gives [spiritual] understanding to the simple,” (Ps. 119:130.) 

· My Word is [the only] lamp unto your feet in all the spiritual darkness and deception of this world, (Ps. 119:105.) 

· Add or take away nothing from My words.  [The contextual truth of the Bible; interpreted in the “entirety of His Word, which is truth,” (Ps. 119:160,)]  For I testify to everyone who hears the Word of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone add to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in the Book.  And if anyone takes away from the [contextual truth] of the Words in this Book... God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city [heaven,] and from the [promises] which are written in this Book," Rev. 22:18-19. 

· “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in That Day, 'Lord, Lord,’ have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast our demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ [Sounds like the Howard Brown and other Promise Keepers’ clan, doesn’t it?] And then I will declare to them:  ‘I never knew you:  depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!  For whoever hears these saying of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on [Me,] the Rock..." (Mt. 7:21-24.) 

The entire Bible is filled with Jesus' warnings to guard our spirits, souls, bodies and lives by living according to The Truth, (Jesus, Who IS) The Word!   To believe this 'limiting-God' blasphemy against the Most High God can be compared somewhat to you telling your children: “When you cross the road, look left, and right and left again. And only when it is safe to walk, cross the road." But your children say, "We will not limit you in what you are saying.   We will cross the road OUR way and by the power of our words, we will make all those huge cargo trucks, cars and 4X4's stop!" 

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HERE IS SCRIPTURAL PROOF THAT THE ENTIRE ‘DELIVERANCE’ MINISTRY BUSINESS IS A HOAX 

This whole money-making ‘DELIVERANCE’ industry in church and in private ‘ministries’ is a great deception, because it is entirely based on their belief that God shares His temple, (in New Testament terms, the body of Christ or the temple of the Holy Spirit,) with Satan.  They established this assumption on sin of every other kind that was committed in the Old Testament temple, but which did not cause God  to leave the temple.  He resided in the Holy of Holies, [in New Testament terms, the ‘heart’ or human spirit of believers,] while idolatry of all kinds were committed in the old temple at the gates and outer court, (Ezekiel Chapter 8.)  So, they came to the conclusion that demons can dwell in the ‘minds’ of believers, while the Holy Spirit dwells in the ‘hearts’ or human spirits of believers. 

However, the truth of the matter is that the New Testament or Covenant temple of the Holy Spirit, Who indwells all sincere believers, is vastly different from that physical building, the Old Testament or covenant templeHence, Paul taught in 1 Cor. 6:15-20; 3:16-17, “Do you not know that he [or she] who is joined to a whore, [both male and female fornicators are whores,] is one in body [and in spirit] with her [or him?]  For the two, God says, shall become one flesh.  But he who is joined to the Lord is [entirely] one Spirit with Him.  Flee sexual immorality.  Every sin that one does is outside the body, but he [or she] who commits sexual immorality sins against his [or her] own body.  Or do you not know that your [entire] body is a temple of the Holy Spirit Who dwells IN you… and that you are not your own?  For you were bought with a price…  If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will DESTROY him.  [The whore will actually  DESTROY HIMSELF by inviting Satan and his demons into his human spirit, soul, and body.  God will leave him to destruction, as  GOD WILL NOT TOLERATE SUCH DEFILEMENT OF HIS TEMPLE.]  For the temple of God is [completely] holy , which temple you are, [AND HE DOES NOT SHARE HIS TEMPLE WITH SATAN AND SIN.] 

Suffering:  is it always from the devil, or does God make us suffer to teach us something?  No, there is NO darkness or evil in God. All evil comes from the devil, but God is the Righteous Judge Who always resides over everything we do - and He knows how to turn everything bad into good for us.  Thus, sexual and other sin against our bodies, such as drug and alcohol abuse, etc., (which always affect the whole body,) can cause major problems for unbelievers and believers alike. Even after believers have repented from such sin, they can still experience constant demonic harassment, and spiritual and emotional problems, because Satan always focus on our weak points. Once he had a foothold in some area of our lives, he will not let the matter rest. I believe he reckons, if we did it then, we will probably do it again. Of course God can forbid the enemy to harass us once we are cleansed by the blood of Jesus, or His forgiveness.  But often, God allows persecution to prove to us that sin is always very serious. Hence, we need to stand steadfast against temptation. In this case, all the ‘deliverance’ and 'spiritual warfare' in the world will not stop Satan’s victimization, because God is the Only One Who decides what He allows over us and what not. Persistent obedience and commitment to Christ builds Godly character. Thus, it is a real but overlooked fact that God allows us to ‘chastise’ ourselves because of our own choice to disobey His Word. In many cases, we will only “learn obedience through the things we suffer,” (Heb. 5:8-9.)

In the light of all this, we can conclude that persisting problems in the lives of believers aren’t demonic infestation, but a lack of knowledge concerning our saved, redeemed, blessed position inside the Kingdom of God; forgiveness, repentance, and God’s  complete ‘cleansing’ through the blood-covenant of Christ, (1 Jn. 1:5-10.) 

The first mistake these ‘deliverers’ make, is to confuse the Old Testament Covenant for the Old Hebrew nation, where everything was physical, (i.e., physical temple, altar, sacrifices, priesthood…) with the New Testament Covenant, written in the blood of Jesus Christ, where the entire ceremonial or outward law of the Old Covenant was fulfilled and done away with in Christ, (Hebrews Chapters 7-9.)  Hence, the only law which Jesus commanded, is the Moral Law of Love, which is written on every human heart, not just the hearts of believers.  Jesus’ New Testament, blood-cleansed temple not in any physical church building. 

His true spiritual Kingdom is inside all His holy saints: the saved, redeemed, and blessed body and bride of Christ, (Rom. 2:12-16.) 

All believers have to live holy lives and obey the Moral Law of Jesus Christ to remain in Christ, (Jn. 13:34.)

However, as we will see in this study, Scripturally and practically, sincerely and personally born again believers occupy a place, or spiritual position inside the Kingdom of God, as they were completely “taken out” of darkness and placed wholly “into” His marvellous light.  At the moment of their rebirth, they were completely removed from all bondage.  They were redeemed or set free from spiritual death and cursedness to live as the saved, redeemed, (delivered or set free,) blessed children of the Most High God, the holy temple of the Holy Spirit, members of the body of Christ, and the utterly sanctified (or made holy) saints of Christ, (Jan. 1:12-13; 3:3-5; Gal. 4:6, 1 Pt. 1:18-20, Phil. 4:21-22…) 

Nevertheless, the “once saved always saved” doctrine is a great distortion of Scripture.  The entire Bible warns that, left unrepentant, sin will separate us from God and we will lose our blessed, saved, redeemed position in the Kingdom of God.  In fact, 1 Cor. 6:9 undeniably states that, without the true intention to repent from all sin, no one can even enter into the spiritual Kingdom of God.  “Do you know that the [wilfully, unrepentant] unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived: Neither fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, covetous [because we cannot serve two masters, God and Mammon,] drunkards, revilers, nor extortioners will [not not even enter] into the Kingdom of God.”  For this reason, millions of people choose to serve spiritually dead Christianity and other religions instead of dying to their position of lostness, sin, bondage and cursedness in the kingdom of darkness.

 

INCREDIBLE DANGERS OF ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTAND EXORCISM, OR ‘DELIVERANCE’ MINISTRIES   

Exorcism and deliverance in church, as all other church, or ‘sacramental’ salvation, redemption, (freedom) and blessing, holds no personal responsibility for ‘patients.’  From personal experience and knowledge of God’s Scriptural truth and the working of the Real Holy Spirit, I fail to see any discrepancies between Protestant ‘deliverance’ ministries, Roman Catholic exorcism, and pagan occultism.  All Christian ‘deliverance’ depend completely on the ‘faith’ and ‘church authority’ of the priest, or other type of ‘deliverer’ - just as in the occult, where the hierarchical supremacy and demonic power of the witch do exactly the same. 

Most ‘patients’ run to these ‘deliverers’ (and keep on running to them week after week or day after day as if they were Christ Himself,) primarily for a dreadful lack of personal responsibility in taking control of their relationship with Jesus Christ, and the many problems in their lives.  They actually see these exorcists or ‘deliverers’ as christs and gods, instead of relying solely on the One and Only God of the Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ, the powerful truth of His Word and His Almighty Holy Spirit.  Because they were confused by so many false doctrines and starved spiritually and emotionally for a lack of real Scriptural knowledge and authentic Holy Spirit power, they want a quick fix to their problems; they do not want to go to the ‘trouble’ of working on a growing relationship with Jesus. 

They believe through ‘deliverance,’ and even ‘continual deliverance’ by the priest or pastor, they can have peace and prosperity switched on instantly, while they do not have to obey the Scriptural truth of Christ, or repent from personal sin.  Just as Roman Catholics and raw occultists, they think the ‘pastor’ or other type of ‘deliverer’ can do everything for them; believe for them, and deal with their problems ‘magically,’ while they continue on their merry old sinful and passive way. 

Jesus Himself is the Only Way, Truth and Life, and the truth of His Word or He Himself, is the Bread of Life.  He Alone is the Savior, Redeemer, and Blessor of all those who personally chose Him as their God and Lord, (Jn. 14:6; 6:35; 1:12-13.) 

Thus, Jesus commanded all His true disciples, Go into all the world and preach My [True] Gospel to everyone.  He who believes and [asks to be baptized in water according to My example and Scriptural commandments,] will be saved…  [Through the GIFTS of the constant, indwelling Holy Spirit,] these SIGNS, [which show that they are truly My disciples,] will follow [ALL] those who [sincerely and personally] believe,” 

· “In My Name they will CAST OUT demons… 

· “They will speak in new tongues… 

· “They will take up serpents… [if they are attacked by physical and spiritual entities.]

· “If they drink anything deadly, [when poisoned accidently or without their knowledge,] it will by no means hurt them… 

· “They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover…  

· “They will anoint the sick with oil, and the prayer of faith,  [not the oil itself, which is merely a symbol of the Holy Spirit,] will save the sick, [when they obey God’s Moral law to resolve conflict among themselves by confessing their abusive sins to one another as stated in these verses,] and the Lord will raise him up… 

· “For if you remain in My [True] Word, you are My disciples indeed, and [THEN] you shall know the truth, and The Truth shall set you free,”  (Mark 16:16-18; Jam. 5:15-16; Jn. 8:31-32.) 

Because only Jesus really knows what is going on in the spiritual world, His believers have to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, Who will never deviate from the contextual truth of His whole Word in the Bible

The feelings, perceptions and doctrines of people are sinking sand when it comes to God’s work in, and through the lives of His believers, and in the salvation of other people, (Mt. 7:21-24.) 

Hence, God gave Scriptural commandments concerning all teaching, prophecy, and spiritual manifestations, which everyone, for their own safety and the spiritual and emotional safety of others, have to obey. 

He commanded:  

· 1 Ths. 5:21, “Test ALL things, [the Bible verses they give you as well,] hold fast what is good.  Abstain from EVERY FORM of evil.]” 

· 1 Jn. 4:1, “Do not believe every spirit, [spiritual manifestation, or person speaking to you,] but TEST the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

· Mt. 7:15-18, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing…  You will know them by their fruit… [their works.]” 

· Mt. 24:24-27, “For false christs and prophets will rise and show great [but false] signs and wonders to deceive…”  

· 1 Tim. 4:1-5, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times [many] will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons… 

To their own, and especially to the detriment of their victims, teachers, pastors/ministers/priests, and prophets from all denominations or divisions of Christianity twist, abuse, and misinterpret these commandments of Jesus.  So-called ‘expert deliverers’ and the not-so-experts alike ignore Jesus’ clear Scriptural instructions concerning all things among the Body of Christ, because they believe His ‘old fashioned methods,’ (the will and work of the Holy Spirit, and the contextual truth of His Word,) are not enough anymore.  They are actually saying, what Jesus commanded and the way the Holy Spirit works, do not really produce results — and do not manifest results that are ‘spectacular’ enough.  Biblical obedience and the entire truth of God’s Word do not glorify the ‘deliverer’ like their ‘impressive showmanship’ and false spiritual manifestations do.  Therefore, real obedience to God’s Word will not make these ‘deliverers’ famous and rich enough. 

That is why most types of ‘expert deliverers’ resort to hypes like dangling Roman Catholic crosses fixed to rosaries, (as the infamous Bob Larson in the photo at the top does,) shouting hysterically, and throwing frantic tantrums to scare the living daylights out of unsuspecting victims, while demons are secretly laughing themselves into stitches. 

Apart from ‘slaying’ or killing their victims ‘in the spirit,’ so that their ‘holy spirit’ and ‘personal angels’ can ‘do their work,’ they resort to kicking, violently shaking, and even abusing a Bible to forcefully “hit demons out of believers!” 

Among the many other atrocious things they commit against God and His blood-bought souls, is to even ‘do operations’ by supposedly commanding an angel [only God Himself can command His mighty, holy angels,] to remove the top of their victims’ skulls so that God can allegedly ‘extract’ demons ‘from their strongholds in the victims’ brains,’ and then, they command their personal ‘angel’ to ‘sow it all together again’! 

However, the true Holy Spirit of the Bible is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient, and does not need occult tricks and showmanship, or familiar spirits who pretend to be holy angels, to do His work. 

And so, Jesus commanded, “Nor by might, or by power, but by My Spirit...” Zech. 4:6. 

In complete disobedience to the Word of God and the True Holy Spirit of the Bible, these ‘deliverers’ follow “every wind of doctrine.” 

As if personal faith in Jesus, the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, His blood-covenant, and the TRUTH of God’s Word cannot, and do not set believers completely free, they compel people to speak in tongues, (as if the SIGNS AND GIFTS of the Spirit can do what Jesus Himself is incapable of doing) — even if their ‘patients’ are able to repeat only one or two strange words, which can never be the flowing, free GIFT of tongues from the true Holy Spirit, which He Alone gives as HE wills, (1 Cor. 12:11.)  

We may ask, Why are they able to lead so many people astray; doing more harm to Jesus’ blood-bought souls than one can ever imagine?  Because they compel believers to be so disobedient to Jesus’ protective commandments in His Word, they deceive them to such an extent that that they pull them into the occult, not into the true Kingdom of God! 

As most believers “are destroyed through a lack [of true, Scriptural] knowledge,” they do not know they must never submit to self-assumed and thus false spiritual authority, (Hos. 4:6; 1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.) 

 

JESUS’ SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY, HOLY SPIRIT POWER, AND SUPERNATURAL GIFTS WILL ALWAYS BE REAL UNDER HIS NEW TESTAMENT COVENANT OF GRACE 

It will always remain a certainty that God has not, and will never change His Word, His New Testament Covenant in particular, or the powerful spiritual GIFTS and supernatural work of the Holy Spirit for anyone.  It is the great lie of spiritually dead religious systems such as Calvinism, (the Dutch Reformed churches,) and most other Spirit-less “-isms,” that God’s GIFTS and Holy Spirit work “were only for the ‘early church.’”  They concocted this lie because they might confess the existence of the Holy Spirit in theory, but they deny Him, Who is God Himself, in practice; rejecting His Scriptural GIFTS and miraculous works.  One may honestly ask:  How can they say that they believe in Jesus while rejecting the Holy Spirit, as the Holy Spirit is the God of the Bible Himself?

· It is to their own disadvantage that ‘deliverance ministries’ twist and confuse the two different Testaments or Covenants of the Bible, and add to, and subtract from the Truth of Scripture as they please, to justify their abuse of God, His Word, and the blood-bought body of Christ. 

· Jesus ministered primarily to His own Hebrew nation, as they were still under the physical Old Testament Covenant of the Law.  (He came to His own, the Hebrew nation first, Jn. 1:11.)  At that stage, He has not gone to the cross yet.  The Hebrews rejected Him, and after Jesus had risen from the dead, a remarkable, unchangeable turn in the spiritual history of all humanity occurred.  Jesus annulled the physical Old Testament Covenant with the physical Hebrew nation completely, destroying their physical temple, and everything else that pertained to the old, physical covenant of that physical dispensation, (Heb. 7:11-28; 8:7-13; 9:11-15; 9:16-28; 10:1-18.)

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