How to keep your deliverance:
1. Yield to the Lordship of Jesus in every area of your life. Put God first.
2. Know who you are in Christ.
3. Stay faithful to God.
4. Stay humble.
5. Stay grateful.
6. Be continuously filled with the Holy Spirit.
7. Live by the Word of God.
8. Put on the whole armor of God.
9. Put on the helmet of hope.
10. Put on the garment of praise. Learn how to worship Jesus in spirit and in truth.
11. Cultivate godly relationships and fellowship.
People get into God's presence to GET delivered, but don't stay in His presence long enough to STAY delivered.
43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.” (Matthew 12:43-45)
We must continue to be filled up with the presence & glory of God daily!
The very thing we got delivered from and set free from... can be the VERY thing that will attack us even harder in the seasons ahead.
Stay sharp in the spirit & be vigilant!
Now, as we are keeping and maintaining our deliverance, we have to understand it's a process.
Just as God delivered the Israelites out of Egypt from Pharoah into promise land... they had to go through a wilderness.
There's several reasons the Lord allows us to be in wilderness according to Deuteronomy 8.
“Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. 4 Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. 5 You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you. (Deuteronomy 8:1-5)
To humble you
To test you
& to know what is in your heart... welcome to wilderness
And as we go through this process, the Holy Spirit is doing a mighty work in you & through you!
5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:5)
That regeneration is renovation.
A true renovation in your heart, mind, & soul.
The Holy Spirit is a true gift from God.
May the Holy Spirit do a full renovation in your life.