As I have shared previously the deliverance needs of hurting people have dramatically increased in the past ten years in regards to finding freedom from evil spirits. I have been in much prayer as of lately, concerned about all of the needs. Deliverance ministers, exorcists, and others will need to look into launching into a public ministry of deliverance ~performing mass deliverances.
Jesus and the His disciples often performed public deliverances as the needs were immense….
In Matthew 4:23-25
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
From the Book of Acts 5:12-16
The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.
Crowds of people gathered “bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits…” The needs were immense and the apostles were casting out demons in public en masse.
I have really felt a stronger urge of the Holy Spirit & the empowerment to carry this out also as to reach more people with the ministry of deliverance. Every time I’m speaking at the Salvation Army, for example, in their public chapel, I’m conducting mass deliverances and people are being delivered quickly (I understand in severe complex cases this isn’t so, often times) from demonic powers. I really believe the strong message of the gospel prepares the hearts of people for deliverance as can be seen in the evangelist Philip’s ministry, in Acts 8:4-8
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed. So there was great joy in that city.
The key to public deliverance ministry is ensuring the powerful message of the cross of Jesus is proclaimed! This sets the spiritual tone for miracles to occur!