In the previous article I wrote about a young fellow who came to be released from his addiction to pornography. In that article I outlined the steps he needed to follow to become free. I repeat them here and include a suggested prayer to pray to allow God to set us free from that which has bound us or to which we are addicted. It is a prayer that we can pray for release from the many things that have adversely affected us in life. Sometimes we don’t even know what they are but we know that we are not as free as we feel we should be. It is a prayer asking God to set us free from whatever He sees has been (or is) a problem in our lives.
The suggested steps to freedom from bondage to the powers of darkness
The first one is repentance. God commands us to repent of all known sin in our lives by confessing it before Him, and asking for His forgiveness and turning to follow Him.
The second step is renunciation. The word means to forsake, to cast off, have nothing to do with. If we have tapped into supernatural powers through our own wrongful activities, it’s to say, “I’m handing all this over to God. I no longer want any part of it. I’m renouncing it, forsaking it.” It is saying to God, “I don’t want anything to do with the powers of darkness. Please set me free”.
The third step is to submit oneself completely to the Lord, so that He can do in our lives what He wants to do as He ministers to us in Kingdom power. It means asking Christ to be the Lord of every part of our lives, the past, the present and the future.
The fourth step is to pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit. It means asking God to fill us with His presence so that we live by the power of the Spirit of God. It means allowing Him to set us free of any wrong supernatural power in our lives, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The suggested prayer.
“Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You that when You died on the cross, You made forgiveness possible. I thank You for the forgiveness I now have in You.
I thank You too that the cross showed Your victory over all the powers of darkness.
I want to be free from all that may have bound me in the past. I want to be released to fulfil Your plan and purpose for me.
I repent of being associated with the powers of darkness in any form, whether it be through my own personal involvement, or through the involvement of members of my family or other people.
I renounce everything to do with the powers of darkness, and I want nothing to do with them. I want you to set me free.
Lord Jesus, I submit to You as the Lord and Master of every part of my life.
Please heal me in body, mind and spirit by the power of your Holy Spirit.
I now thank You by faith for the victories and release I now have in You.
Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and lead me and empower me to live for You from this day on. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Blog No.057. Jim Holbeck. Posted on Sunday 29th January 2012