This is an inner healing and deliverance model that I learnt from Pastor Peter Koh during my internship. Obviously, this is just one of many possible models so it is up to you to decide if you agree with it. The model is roughly based on Jeremiah 1:10 that mentions the process of “breaking down” and “building up”. In this prayer ministry, we attempt to 1) Break Down strongholds and 2) Build Up the person. Let me outline the steps briefly.
1. Determine Salvation
The first step is to ensure that the person is saved. Why? Because when we break down the strongholds and evict any evil spirits, we want to make sure that the person is filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus warns of this danger:
When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.
Thus, our first role is to determine if the person is a believer in Jesus. If the person is not willing to accept Jesus, we end the session because we might be doing more damage in the process.
2. Breaking Down (Their Part)
In this step, we interview the person for any issues that they are facing in their lives that need to be dealt with – sexual sin, occultic participation, demonic oppression, unforgiveness, anger, addictions, sicknesses. After we determine the issue, we lead them in a prayer to break down Satan’s strongholds in their lives. If it is a foothold, the process will be easier as the sin is not so deep-seated. The verbal process that we lead them through is F.C.R.R:
- Forgive (F): We ask them to forgive the person for their sin. It could be someone who introduced them to pornography or abused them when they were young. Forgiveness is key to breaking down Satan’s grip on our lives. If forgiveness seems to be especially hard for this person, check out my other post for in-depth instructions. The sin has to be specific. “I forgive [name] for [action towards you].”
- Confess (C): Confession is agreeing with God that what we did was wrong. The person needs to confess to God that this sin in his life is not according to God’s standards. “I confess that [sin] is wrong.”
- Repent (R): Repentance is turning away from sin. After confessing that it is wrong, we choose not to do it anymore.
- Renounce (R): Now that the person has forgiven, confessed and repented, he needs to renounce all rights from the devil over his life.
3. Building Up/In (Our Part)
This is the prayer counselor’s part. We ask the person we’re praying for to sit back and receive from the Lord. The process is called B.C.C.E.
- Often we can reassure them that God has indeed forgiven our sins (1 John 1:9)
- Break, Cut, Cancel (B.C.C.): An example is “I break all shame over you, I cut all ungodly soul ties between…, I cancel all contracts/vows made in the name of Jesus”. This depends on what the person is dealing with. If it was a sexual sin, we need to break any ungodly soul ties between the person and the other party.
- Eviction (E): Once the stronghold has been broken down, we have bound the strong man (Mk 3:27) and now can evict any demons or spirits from the person. We should address them by their functions and not use the word “spirit” – “I command lust to come up and out now.” Using the word “spirit” might make the person afraid that he is possessed.
- We now build in scripture truths from the Bible to build up their lives. We can pray: “I set the cross of Jesus between [the sin] and you and your family. I speak blessings…”
4. Lordship Prayer
We now lead them in making Jesus lord over their lives. Ask him to repeat after you and then say “Do you know what it means?”. Then explain what it means.
- “Jesus I declare you Lord over my spirit.” This means you will worship God and God alone.
- “Jesus I declare you Lord over my mind.” This means you will have godly thinking.
- “Jesus I declare you Lord over my emotions.” This means you will have godly emotions.
- “Jesus I declare you Lord over my will.” This means you choose to follow God.
- “Jesus I declare you Lord over my body.” This means you will honour God with your body.
Some cases are more difficult to deal with and need several sessions: Emptying pain, Memory healing or Father ministry. As we do the session, we keep our eyes open and observe the person’s facial expression. There may be demonic manifestations during the renouncing step and we need to be alert if the person tries to harm us or run away. Remaining calm, we use Jesus’ name to stop the demon’s activity. Then we bind their activity so that we can speak to the person directly. I hope this is a helpful introduction to this powerful ministry.