What is Deliverance
Deliverance is being set free from spiritual bondages, barriers and strongholds that hold us back from walking in the victory that Jesus won on the cross for us at Calvary.
Strongholds exist in the darkness, where Satan resides. Ignorance and deception are his pathways. It takes the Word of God to shine the light of truth on strongholds. A stronghold is anything–an attitude, a thought process, a belief–that holds us in defiance of God’s will or His ways.
How do we do it?
When revelation comes, a choice must be made: “Will I hang on to my stronghold or release it?” If we release it, repentance follows. If not, the walls of the stronghold grow thicker, and the conscience is seared and becomes less sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
When sin is not repented of, the conscience loses sensitivity to it. Continuous resistance to the Holy Spirit makes it increasingly difficult for an individual to come to repentance because he no longer feels any godly sorrow. He may have some remorse because of the consequences of sinful activity but not enough to convict him to get on his knees and cry out to God for forgiveness.
Without conviction, there can be no godly sorrow; without godly sorrow there will be no repentance. When there is no repentance, there will be no true deliverance.