A man I prayed for recently got set free by the delivering power of Jesus Christ though the Holy Spirit. The man gave a testimony regarding the shame and humiliation he had carried all his life; his family and parents had heaped shame upon him for causing an accident in which the life of a person was lost. The young man was carrying so much shame that he was tormented to the point of pulling out his fingernails, a painful self inflicted handicap. After hearing his testimony, I was reminded of the scripture in Mark 5:4-5, because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the shackles torn in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. v5 And constantly night and day, among the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out and gashing himself with stones.
After hearing his testimony and watching his demeanor, I asked to pray for him and began to cast the demons out of him that had him in bondage and torment. Demons of hatred, anger, bitterness, rage, unforgiveness, and rebellion and came under the authority and power of the Holy Spirit. Within a few minutes that man fell back into the waiting arms of others and was resting in the arms of Jesus. What sweet deliverance. He sat down, and was ministered to and prayed for some more and got up with a big smile on his face, a free man.
Paul says in Galatians 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Jesus blood paid the price for our freedom, and He declared in Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are downtrodden, v19 to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. This passage was taken from Isaiah 61 and where Isaiah prophesied that all these manifestations would follow the Anointed One.
Isaiah 60:7 Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, Everlasting joy will be theirs.
The Lord delights in breaking every demonic yoke, in seeing the prisoners go free. Trust the Lord to be with you as you pray for others that are bound up by yokes of demonic agreement. Start looking for people to pray for and be ready to answer the call when it comes. Ask the Holy Spirit for the words to speak and for wisdom in deliverance sessions and He will give it to you. Then proceed boldly as you know that victory will be the Lords. May God bless you as you go into battle this day, in Christ, Jim