Adapted from “Overcoming Rejection” by Frank Hammond
Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity ; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord because they called thee an Outcast, saying .This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Jer. 30:16-17
Our God has given an absolute promise of deliverance and healing. It is time for the oppressed to come to the Lord in faith. Jesus said, “…He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. ..to set at liberty them that are bruised” Lk. 4:18.
The Great Physician has laid down certain conditions for healing and deliverance. These requirements for restoration are simple, yet necessary.
The first condition for restoration is teachableness.
1. Many changes required. Old ways of reacting and readjusting must be changed. Bad habit patterns of attitude and behavior must be reversed.
2. Everything in one’s life that Is not Christlike must be brought up to that standard.
3. Pastors and counselors are spiritual doctors. The average person cannot accurately diagnose his own ailments.
4. Be aware that CORRECTION IS NOT REJECTION!
Mt. 18:23-35 Those who will not forgive are granted God’s permission to be tormented, the demons are the tormentors.
1. Forgiveness of all who have offended is an absolute condition for deliverance.
2. Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a rational decision, an act of the will.
3. When God has turned someone over to demons no deliverance minister can bring him out of that prison until he meets God’s condition…FORGIVENESS.
4. Unforgiveness for SELF can lock a person into bondage as surely as unforgiveness for others.
The demon of painful “memory recall” must be cast out.
1. The continual memory of past offenses keeps alive unforgiveness, bitterness and hatred.
2. The Apostle Paul was determined to “forget” those things which are past.
3. We must remember to forget.
“Search me O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Ps. 139:23-24
1. It is possible that one’s own misconduct is the seedbed for hurts received by others.
2. How many times have we rejected others and caused them sorrow?
3. There can be no deliverance apart from genuine repentance.
Reconciliation is the restoration of a broken relationship.
1. God, through the cross reconciled us to Himself.
2. Reconciliation is accomplished by God’s love through us.
Stabilize in Human Love
Trust in God’s love is a foundation providing courage to “risk” human relationships based upon love. ALL human love is capable of failure.
1. Surround yourself with stable human love. (The rejected have been robbed of stable love)
2. To stabilize in love one must pour out his love on others without demanding reciprocation.
3. Must meet recurring rejection with forgiveness.
4. Will not allow reactions of anger, resentment or self-pity.
Deliverance from evil spirits is a provision of the cross and is salvation. The Greek word “soteria” denotes deliverance, preservation and salvation.
1. Jesus defeated Satan, destroyed the works of the devil, and gave His followers power over all the power of the enemy.
2. Deliverance is appropriated by believers when they confront demon spirits with God given authority.
3. The remedy for demonization is the casting out of the oppressing, troubling, tormenting, controlling and hindering spirits.
4. Deliverance is the way to inner healing.
Fill the House
Mt. 12:43-45 It is one thing to cast demons out and another thing to keep them out.
1. In the above scripture Jesus emphasized the importance of maintaining deliverance.
2. A man’s deliverance is only as good as his obedience.
3. The house can only be filled by living the disciplined Christian life.
4. “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Gal. 5:16
Receive God’s Comfort
Deliverance deals with only part of the problem caused by rejection. It may be compared with the cleansing of infection from a wound. Infection prevents the wound from healing, but once the infection is gone, healing can take place. The wound of rejection causes “sorrow”. “By sorrow of heart the spirit is broken (wounded).” Prov. 15:13.
1. Comfort comes from God.
2. It is received as a gift of God’s grace.
3. “Wilt thou be made whole?” John 5:6
4. Give your hurts to Jesus. Choose to be comforted!
Frank Hammond is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Childrens Bread Ministry, Plainview, TX
Books by Frank Hammond:
Breaking of Curses
Comfort for the Wounded Spirit
Demons and Deliverance
Pigs in the Parlor
Kingdom Living for the Family
Saints at War
Souls Ties (Booklet)
Familiar Spirits (Booklet)