In deliverance ministry there should never be any lone heroes. No one person should do deliverance on someone all by themselves. Just like it’s ridiculous to go into battle naked, you should never go into battle by yourself.
Actually for the sake of this making better sense, I’ll equate it to spiritual surgery. There should be a team of surgeons and nurses. Each will have varying gifts to extract the demonic presence.
“One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” (Deut. 19:15)
That is repeated EVERYWHERE in the bible. This is a reference to convicting someone of a crime, but it was also used when approaching someone about offenses and other such things. So if Jesus did it, it must be a fantastic idea! He even said he’d be among us if more than 2 or 3 of us gathered in His name. Love it!
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matt. 18:19-20)
Not only is the Holy Spirit among us just because we hang out together, but having 2 or 3 witnesses on a matter makes deliverance more accurate and effective.
“I see a Spirit of Fear like a cloak over her back,” said Seeing Sally.
“I sense a strong amount of fear and anxiety,” said Sensor Steven.
“I think I’m hearing the word ‘Fear’ from the Holy Spirit,” said Hearing Henry.
Obviously, there are many ways to download information from the Holy Spirit. (Seeing, sensing, and hearing are just a few of the many ways.) But whatever way you get information from Him, there’s always that imperfect human factor. We know in part because we are human—see 1 Corinthians 13:9.
We make mistakes, but if the Holy Spirit is among us, telling each of us name of the chief and ruling demon to 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 people, we will each get a piece of the puzzle. It’s an awesome way to do some spiritual surgery. Awing too, for the entire group to get the same thing. Especially if the whole group doesn’t know the person getting deliverance.
The other important members of the deliverance-surgery team are the intercessors.
Intercessors are the people who do not attend the deliverance session but pray for the person and the day of their freedom. There should always be people praying days in advance… during the session… and days after.
I know, that seems like over-kill, but they are like the people who prep the operating room for surgery. They get the place cleaned up and prepared for the deliverance session. It is widely believed that they are the most important part of the team. They wage the supernatural war before the battle even starts.
Deliverance is a delicate process, like major surgery. It’s removing something from our lives that may have been there for years—since childhood for most of us. Even Jesus sent the disciples out two by two, as a team ministry to cast out demons.
God, our Grand Surgeon, has given us tips and tricks in the Bible for our safety because He loves us. Deliverance should be done in a group with love, kindness, gentleness, trust, and under heavy spiritual protection. Would you trust a rogue doctor with your body or a demon hunter with your spirit? Probably not.
*Warning: Please don’t try deliverance on your own. I’m not sharing about deliverance so everyone can go throwing demons off each other. This is for informational purposes only. It’s best to seek deliverance from and experienced team who are sensitive to the person’s safety, so something traumatic doesn’t happen. (I work with Bear Creek Ranch using Prophetic Deliverance. If you are interested in getting deliverance, go to their site and don’t go it alone. It should always be a group effort.)