It is critical that once we have forgiven an offense and the offender that we bless them. Blessing is the next step following forgiveness. Matthew 5: 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Deliverance is incomplete without first repenting followed by receiving and giving forgiveness. It is important that we then bless those who caused us harm and suffering. After blessing we then break the power of the words and the spirit behind the person, we yielded control giving them dominion over us. We use our authority in the Name of Jesus Christ and by the power of His blood to "break the power and spirit."
We must exercise our authority through the Name and shed blood of Jesus Christ to discern, disarm dismiss and dismantle the enemy stronghold. Followed by inviting the Holy Spirit to bring healing to the soul and fill those places once controlled by demonic influence and lies. We decree and declare what I AM says I am and ask Holy Spirit to fill us with His righteousness, peace and joy.
John 6:68b You have the words of eternal life.
Just like the Word of God has the power to give life. The words of the enemy by his power produces death. Thus, the reason we must break his power and spirit off of us, our family, etc.
Paul Writes in I Corinthians 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
I Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
We all agree that words have power. Jesus said in John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
In the Garden the devil spoke his words to Eve, those words were lies that had the power to persuade her to sin.
Colossians 2:4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.
Romans 16:17-18 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
2 Peter2:18-19 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
Many deliverance ministers do an outstanding job teaching the Word of God. Following the teaching the minister prays for individuals commanding spirits to depart. I believe we have neglected to train them to use their authority to minister to themselves, before they can minister to others. Every believer has authority over their own life to break the power and spirit of whatever is tormenting them and command it to leave in the Name of Jesus.
Luke 10:19 Jesus said, "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.