There are various approaches to doing deliverance ministry. It can be done at the altar public or done privately, done loudly or quietly and done quickly or over a series of sessions.
We believe that whatever approach is adopted, an interview, even a short one, can help make result in a more effective deliverance ministry session.
People who receive ministry at the altar often respond to a call for a specific spirit .. depression, anger, fear and so on. There is typically little interaction that happens prior to the calling out of the spirit(s).
As part of the five step process that we use, we gain understanding of a person’s background because this knowledge helps us to minister deliverance more effectively. The demonic realm is not creative and we can also pinpoint and discern other spirits that may be at work in the person’s life and they also need deliverance from. We think that alone is a valuable reason for gaining upfront information whenever possible.
Understand Potential Open Doors For Effective Deliverance Ministry
Our interview sessions typically take an hour and during the course of those open-flow sessions we get answers to such questions as:
- Occultic activity in the past
- Spirits from generational curses that may be operating in the background
- Have they had word curses spoken over them?
- Abuse / traumatic events
- Significant relationships history (not complete and does not need to be explicit)
- Issues with unforgiveness. Have they forgiven people? Do they know what forgiveness means?
If you are doing deliverance now or have an interest in it, consider taking some time upfront, if possible and appropriate in the environment, to understand some of the background of the person you are praying for. You may be constrained by time or privacy to gather a lot of information but even a little can be helpful and you can ask at least three non-threatening and gentle questions:
- Is there anybody you need to specifically forgive that you have not previously forgiven? (If they are not willing to forgive or are unsure, this is a good reason to take a pause and pursue this path with them.
- Are there generational curses that you need to declare broken (Jesus became a curse for us but the spirits can still be operating in a person’s life). These spirits can then be called out.
- Are there any significant ungodly soul ties that need to be broken.
If they’ve come out of abuse, forgiveness and ungodly soul ties are important. If family history (generational) issues are important, they should understand the reality of what Jesus accompanied on the cross there. Once again, the session may not be exhaustive but you can make some initial progress. We do not recommend this at-the-altar approach but we know that many will adopt this method so we believe these types of questions can still improve the effectiveness of the session.