Video by Jennifer LeClaire Ministries

Timothy was bound by chains he could not see. Enslaved by spirits that tormented his mind and strangled his soul.

For years he cried out to God, begging Him to set him free from the dark oppression strangling his life. But the heavens remained silent.

Exhausted and losing hope, he embarked on a lone journey to find deliverance. Guided by biblical promises, he set out on a perilous road by faith alone.

With only a worn Bible in his pack, he navigated foreboding shadows that clawed at his resolve.

After 10 grueling steps that tested his faith, he fell to his knees as the last shackle released its grip. A blazing light seemed to part the darkness, and deliverance wrapped him in its sweet liberation.

He wept as the bonds of the curse on his life melted away, no match for the blazing authority of Christ.

What he discovered on that lonesome road changed his life forever.

And now, I want to show you the way to your deliverance. No matter how hopeless your chains may seem, freedom awaits those who walk by faith.

Let me take your hand, and together we’ll trace the 10 steps to self-deliverance that Timothy applied through the power of Christ.

The journey will be difficult, but on the other side lies the destiny God has for you.

1. Recognize You Need Deliverance

Need For Deliverance

The first key to self-deliverance is to admit you have a problem. As Jesus said in John 8:32:

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Becoming aware of a demonic attachment or stronghold is half the deliverance battle.

Symptoms of spiritual bondage include:

  • Chronic fear, anxiety, and depression.
  • Addictions and compulsions.
  • Nightmares and sleep paralysis.
  • Hearing voices or seeing visions.
  • Irrational anger and rage.

If these manifestations describe your situation, don’t ignore them. Bring your condition into the light through prayer and Christian counsel.

Ask God to reveal anything obstructing your freedom.

1 John 1:9 says:

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Let the Holy Spirit convict you of any area holding you back from wholeness.

2. Repent of Known Sin


Next, thoroughly repent of any known sin. 2 Corinthians 7:10 says:

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”
  • Confess your sins specifically and renounce them.
  • Ask for forgiveness and intentionally turn away from sinful patterns.
  • Release unforgiveness and make things right with others if need be.
  • Confess and repent of ancestral sins that empower demonic strongholds.

This cuts off the enemy’s legal rights and closes doorways of access in your life. The blood of Jesus purifies you from defilement.

3. Renounce the Occult and Satanic Ties

Renounce Satanic Ties

If you were ever involved in the occult, new age practices, false religions, or witchcraft, formally renounce those ties.

  • Verbally break soul ties, contracts, and initiations made under demonic authority.
  • Proclaim they are nullified by the superior blood covenant of Jesus.
  • Command any lingering spirits attached to these pacts to leave in Jesus’ name.

2 Corinthians 6:15 says:

“What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?”

You have been bought with a price and you belong to Christ alone.

4. Release Yourself in Jesus’ Name

Release Yourself To Jesus

Through the authority given to you in Christ, release yourself from bondage.

  • Speak directly to the spirits afflicting you and command them to go.
  • Declare, “I release myself from you in the name of Jesus Christ.”
  • Let them know the Lord has given you authority to expel them.

Luke 10:19 says:

“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

His power works mightily in you!

5. Resist the Enemy’s Lies and Attacks

Resist The Devil 1

After expelling demons, be prepared for counterattacks. The devil seeks reentry through lies, temptations, oppression, and accusations.

James 4:7 (NIV) declares:

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

You have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb!

6. Replace Bondage with God’s Presence

The Presence Of God

Simply removing demons can lead to more problems (Luke 11:24-26). Deliverance is meant to make way for the Holy Spirit to fill you.

  • Spend time daily worshipping and seeking the Lord’s presence.
  • Join a Spirit-filled church and small group for fellowship.
  • Replace negative habits with righteous disciplines and godly activities.

Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) says:

“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”

Live your life led by Him!

7. Renew Your Mind with Scripture

Renew Your Mind

While demons can be cast out, renewing your mind is key to maintaining freedom. Old ways of thinking provide footholds for the enemy to return.

  • Read, study, and memorize Bible verses on your identity in Christ.
  • Reject condemning thoughts through prayer and affirming truth.
  • Partner with the Holy Spirit to transform your mindset.

Romans 12:2 (NIV) declares:

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

8. Stay Rooted in A Christian Community

Christian Community

Don’t try to live the Christian life in isolation. You need the strength and support of God’s people to walk out lasting deliverance.

  • Attend church regularly for worship, teaching, and fellowship.
  • Join a small group or Bible study for discipleship and growth.
  • Develop friendships with mature believers who’ll encourage you.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) exhorts:

24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

9. Remove Demonic Objects from Your Life

Witchcraft Objects

Eliminate any objects or materials that connect you to past sin or the demonic realm. These provide legal ground for spirits to stay attached to you.

  • Throw out movies, books, symbols, charms, or artifacts related to false religions, the occult, witchcraft, etc.
  • Destroy objects specifically dedicated to Satan that were used in rituals.
  • Remove items given to you by abusive or ungodly romantic partners.
  • Keep your home free of anything that dishonors Christ.

As Acts 19:19 (NIV) describes:

“A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.”

Don’t let any evil item remain.

10. Keep Growing in Faith and Maturity

Grow In Faith And Ministry

Deliverance is an ongoing journey as you grow in spiritual maturity. Don’t expect instant or permanent freedom without continuing to build your faith.

  • Read the Bible daily and passionately pursue knowing Jesus.
  • Fervently worship God and pray in the Spirit.
  • Serve and give generously in your local church.
  • Learn more about God’s character and victory from mature believers.

The Lord told Israel in Exodus 23:30 (NIV):

“Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.”

Keep progressing into greater freedom!

Key Takeaways on Self-Deliverance

  • Admit you have a problem and take it to God in prayer.
  • Repent thoroughly of all known sin.
  • Break ties with anything occult or demonic.
  • Release yourself from bondage in Jesus’ name.
  • Resist demonic lies and attacks using Scripture.
  • Fill your life with the Holy Spirit and godliness.
  • Renew your mind according to biblical truth.
  • Stay connected to other Christians for growth and strength.
  • Remove all objects and materials that give demons access.
  • Continue growing closer to Jesus for lasting freedom.

Frequently Asked Questions About Self Deliverance

Q. Should I try self deliverance or see a minister?

A. Ideally, work with an experienced deliverance minister, especially in severe cases. However, self-deliverance is possible for milder cases by applying these biblical principles.

Q. How do I know if a spirit has left me?

A. You may feel relief, lighter, looser physically. Negative thoughts or voices may decrease. But focus on filling yourself with the Holy Spirit versus just expelling demons.

Q. Can demons re-enter me?

A. Yes, if you don’t fill yourself with the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:24-26). Also guard your heart against bitterness, unforgiveness, and sin which give demons legal access.

Q. Why cast out demons in Jesus’ name?

A. Jesus gave believers authority to use His name when confronting evil spirits (Luke 10:17). His name carries power and delegated authority over all other names (Philippians 2:10).

Q. Is deliverance a one-time event or a lifelong process?

A. Deliverance begins a lifelong journey of sanctification. As you grow in faith and knowledge of God’s Word, you’ll experience deeper levels of freedom and wholeness through Christ.

God desires you to walk in full spiritual victory and freedom through His Son, Jesus Christ!

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