REVIVING ADAM- WALKING OUT DELIVERANCE:

Yes, this teaching is for both men and women, but we see the down spiral effects of a dead or bound household head. We see the sex traffickers and their clients are majority men by far. We see the acts of violence in the communities/ in the nation/ in the world are committed primarily by men. 93% of the rapist are men. Men are more likely to abuse illicit drugs and alcohol. 11.5% of males over 12% have a substance abuse disorder, compared to 6.4% of females. To create order, our fellow men must become what God created them to be, which is at a minimal, mentally physically, and spiritually sound and in control through Christ Jesus

Not all men want to stay sick in their minds and appetites. They just haven’t been taught and properly walked through to freedom. The Church by large hasn’t taken the time to walk with people through the process of deliverance…..because most don’t know how, or they are too ashamed to tell where they use to be

Philippians 2:12-13 AMP

So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.

The process of restoration, recovery, or reviving has amassed different opinions pertaining to how to go through it. Whatever your opinion may be, there are major components that must be included in the journey. God’s divine intervention, His Word, your (by any means necessary) submission to His will, and prayer life. While deliverance is an action word, it in itself can’t be acted on alone. NO!! Every step of the way must be intimacy time with God, the Father through Christ Jesus. So as not to shine a spotlight on anyone, I’ll talk about me today. My process to deliverance wasn’t taught by flesh and blood but by the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. To be honest, I’m not certain if people in my circle knew what that looked like at the time

So often, we confuse guilt and shame with “I want to be free.” When we get caught in sinful dead-end habits that unbeknown to us has us bound, “we want to be free from it.” We make new year resolutions with ourselves and our loved ones that we are done with this, and will do what it takes because, we said, “we wanted to be free.” We don’t want to hurt anyone else, anymore. We go to Church trying to work it off, sing it off, dance it off, but we can’t. We pray prayers of repentance only to rush to repeat the same vicious cycle.

THEN COMES HOPELESSNESS

2 Corinthians 2:10 AMP

For [godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death.

My approach to being delivered was centered around me being free. Then It shifted to being sorrowful for disrespecting and rejecting the will of God in my life. (step one) Once I came to the end of my way of attempting to deal with my addiction to pornography, God stepped in and softened my heart. The stoniness fell off my heart and gratitude for what was starting to happen settled in. This was the beginning of my deliverance process.

I asked Jesus to show me how to surrender and immediately prayed a prayer of repentance (step 2). Daily I would pray a prayer of repentance, for both known and unknown sins. Back then It was still a deliverance journey, so I knew what I was doing and wrong. It was more known sins that I was repenting for then unknown.

Philippians 4:7-8

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

2Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

My step 3 was guarding my 5 senses and my thoughts. You have to be ok with cutting off certain people, certain music, certain social media outlets, limit your tv time, and even watching what you read. God gives us the grace to work out our own salvation.

You see, I was doing things that I thought were impossible. And for the most part, they were impossible in and through me alone. For 30 years, my mind was the devil’s playground. For 30 years, I was losing a war mentally. For 30 years, I was slipping into a deeper insanity because from 1 childhood visual exposure, I had become a Pornography crack head addict. YES… I was going crazy.

James 5:16 & 19

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

James 5:19

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins

Right before I parted ways with a place of employment some years ago, I confided in a Pastor of which I never attended his Church. I told him all that was going on with this habit, and I began to weep as I told him. We talked for a bit, he prayed, and that was pretty much it. Sometime later (after I was delivered), God showed me that this particular Pastor couldn’t hold me accountable because he was bound to pornography.

God set me up for success in that my accountability became my wife, beyond matrimony. Even before I told her all that had been going on, I was able to follow her as she followed Christ. She held a standard that wasn’t compromised by what she has seen. So it should be of no surprise that step #4 was and still is a creditable follower of Christ as an accountability partner. CHOOSE WISELY!! (on a strong side note). If your spouse isn’t your accountability, look for someone of the same sex. Don’t give the enemy any openings. Actually, you need to pray that God sends someone vs. teasing apart the selections on your own. There are times that the pulpit teach-preach isn’t enough. Many need a direct relationship built accountability partners to render constructive criticism intermingled with what thus saith the Lord and Love

Some would disagree with this accountability thing. They’ll tell you to “hold on to God’s unchanging hand.” While the statement is very true. Somebody tell me how to do that, tell me where I’m going wrong in my walk when I can’t hear from God for myself.

Psalms 8:2

Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected Praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger

Praise and worship are an absolute powerful weapon against Satan and his principalities but also against yourself. The flesh will never yield and come into agreement with the Spirit and mind. The flesh works hard to drive you back to where it was pleasured. My Praise became my extreme tactical battle tool. My radical worship was and still is my gratitude for what I knew he was doing, even though I didn’t see it in the physical at that time.

My worship had become my ascension to the throne room in the 3rd heaven, and my Praise became my ascension into battle, causing chaos in the enemy’s camp. Clearly, my steps 1-9 are Praise and worship. The real thing is I didn’t and still don’t need an audience to do it.

John 1:1-4

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Psalms 119:97,103-106

97:O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

103-105: How sweet are thy words unto my taste!

yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding:

therefore I hate every false way. Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.

I intentionally perused and fell in love with the Word of God. I had to discipline myself to pick it up first in the morning. I allowed it to play throughout the night while I slept. I studied the mysteries in it, as it has hidden treasures. I became and am still becoming more and more one with it. It is inexhaustible, it is alive, it is sharper than any two edged sword. The Word was cutting off the filth and cutting my heart with truth. Saturating myself in reading and meditating on the Word of God became my #6.

Matthew 17:17-21

O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

My step number 7 was fasting to be closer to God and build my faith

In the midst of this journey, God led me to fast several days a week for a couple months. I realized that He can and would deliver me because He’s already done it. I had to supercharge my faith…and God knew how. Amid the fasting, my mindset went from deliverance to “God, how can I be closer to you? God, I want to just be pleasing in your sight. I resisted and put aside all pleasures of my flesh. When I started to change my perspective from me and mine to God and His, I started to see some fruit! And my accountability partner was right there with me!

My steps 8 and 9 are tightly intermingled. Biblically sound teaching exemplifying the fruit of the Spirit and a local place of worship that is truly structured, whereas Christ Jesus is the head. A church that operates in the power of the Holy Ghost, where the spoken Word brings about deliverance

Author of Post: Jackson Moore The Author of “Thirty Years a Slave”

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