Summary: Keys to walking in deliverance and fulfilling one’s purpose
FREEDOM FROM INFIRMITIES
Infirmity = Asthenia (Greek)
• It speaks of weaknesses.
• Lacking strength (want of strength).
• Inability to produce results.
• Also translated as diseases.
There is an evil spirit behind it – The spirit of Infirmity.
The spirit of infirmity is the devil’s tool to limit us and ensure that we don’t fulfill our purpose in life – Jer.1:4ff.
ELEMENTS AND EFFECTS OF ITS OPERATIONS:
Principally it causes one to be “Bowed…Low”
A. Prevents one from standing up straight – weakness
B. Creates a Dwarfing effect – reduced.
C. One’s Vision is Obscured.
Can’t see far.
D. Only Reality is the ground/dust – this is the serpent’s food – Is. 65:25.
E. Produces bondage.
No freedom to move properly/freely.
Enslaved by the condition.
F. Prevents us from being “lifted”.
No Advancement in life.
Inability to Excel – Gen.49:1ff.
G. Produces Low Self-esteem and a “Defeatist” mentality – The 3 “I”s.
It is a spirit of Intimidation.
It encourages your Insecurities.
It emphasizes your Inabilities.
H. Limited from maximizing one’s potential.
I. It denies you your Inheritance and causes you to live in a beggarly state.
TO GET DELIVERED
1. Don’t get Comfortable with it (Even when others are).
Your deliverance might not excite some people.
Your condition enhances their “religious ego”.
Stop seeking the sympathy of men – Jn.5:1ff.
Stop seeking the support of men – Is.46:1.
Make up your mind to be better.
Satan is not paying you a casual visit.
He came for the long haul – 18yrs.
As long as he is allowed he will stay – Eph.4:27.
2. Don’t Use it as an excuse – Remember the 3 “I”s.
To stop fellowshipping – Ps.73 & 77.
To stop connecting with other believers – Acts.2:41ff.
Make up your mind to continually serve God.
Be like Job – healed or not I’ll worship God.
3. Desire to be free – Is.1:19; Ps.110:3.
Freedom is always better than bondage.
Though it carries a great responsibility.
Be fully Persuaded like Abraham – Gen.18; Rom.4:17ff.
4. Take the Leap of Faith.
Your deliverance would require a radical action based on a simple understanding.
“It is my right to be Healed, Free, Delivered irrespective of where and how”.
You must boldly declare this “right”.
Dare to declare it – Prov.14:3; 18:20ff; Matt.12:34ff.
5. Keep at it - Don’t give up.
There are two kinds of freedom – “Being Set Free” and “Being Made Free”.
BEING SET FREE / BEING MADE FREE
Requires an External Influence / Requires an Internal Influence
Based on another’s revelation / Based on personal revelation
Can be Short-lived / Usually long term
Can produce dependency / Produces independence (interdependence)
Likened to a jump start in life / Likened to having a fixed battery
Usually immediate(instantaneous)/ Usually maintenance in orientation
• Keep Mending and Washing your Nets – Lk. 5:1ff; Mk. 1:19.