Understanding how a deliverance ministry works.
A deliverance ministry is basically a group of saints that operate within the body of believers and their ministry is to come against the powers and principalities of the air so as to drive them back from establishing their strongholds in governments or other worldly organisations and over church organisations and from influencing or oppressing other saints that are too inexperienced in the Lord to do it themselves. This is not all about exorcisms, though they will handle that too, but about the influences that theses demons exert over their victims so as to persuade them to do things that are wrong without them even knowing that they are doing it.
The uncontrolled manifestations of the fruits of the flesh is often a result of these kinds of influences which is why so many cannot get the victory over them in their own strengths. False doctrines and signs are also a result of these demonic influences that create the illusion that those under their control have the greater understanding and should be emulated. This is how whole church denominations get led astray. At this stage they are virtually unopposed in the worlds political areas.
These demonic legions are very good at what they do and although any Christian that is operating under the authority of Christ can come against them, doing it effectively and with a greater understanding falls under the hands of those saints that have the greater experience in the ministries concerned with deliverance. Normally these ministries are made up of small teams where their collective gifts of each are used in unity to achieve more than can be done by a loan saint operating on their own.
A closer look at the powers and principalities of the air.
The word Satan is basically a generic term for the governing body of Lucifers empire. When he fell he became Satan and those that fell with him are now a part of Satan as well. As Christians we are a part of Christendom. We are Christian, They are Satan. Now Lucifer copies and counterfeits just about everything in Gods Kingdom and then corrupts it to his own purpose. Just as Jesus set up his own redeemed saints in a multi souled body that has different ministries and gifts and ranks so Lucifer did the same with those he has control over only they are equipped for a different work and instead of redeeming his souls or followers he entraps them through deceptions.
Now one thing needs to be understood. A demon is a singular entity. They can only be in one place at one time. You cannot have a single demon manifesting in a hundred places all over the world at the same time. What is happening is that the majority of the demons are found in legions of many that go under the same name. For example you have the demon that goes by the name Arcturus. Well that is not a single demon, it is the name of a specialized demonic unit or legion.
All demons in it are trained in operating in such a manner as to achieve a specific result or effect. They mainly operate over the saints and produce doubt, skepticism and worry and fear. They also causes procrastination and distractions. Their job is to cause the saints to doubt their own gifts and faith etc. In other words they are trained to destroy faith in the saints and draw them away from Christ.
Now you can google that name and you will find that it was very well recorded in the monasteries of the middle ages and recorded as a single demon in Solomon’s keys, but the reason it is able to operate all over the world at the same time is because it is a legion of demons, not just one. This goes for most of the other demons that have a lot of information recorded about them because they have been so active in the past.
The thing is that all the demons from the same unit all manifest the same attributes and generate the same behaviour patterns in their targets so that it appears that it is the same demon working in them all. Also these demons can form themselves into a personification of their unit that further creates the illusion that they are a single entity.
However all these legions need to come under a form of governing authority so that they can operate in unity to achieve their desired objectives which brings us to the command structure that Lucifer uses to control the workings of his demonic hoards. To demonstrate, you may correctly identify the demon Belial as being the one that is causing a problem and you can come against this demon in prayer and take authority over it and cast it out.
And it will duly go only to be replaced by another exactly the same giving the one praying the impression that the demon is not obeying the authority of Christ or the command given. The problem is that Belial is a legion not a single demon. The order was given to afflict a certain person and the legion will do so. When one gets cast out another replaces. The only way to overcome this is to come against the demon commanding the legion and bind that one so that the order is passed down the ranks to leave the victim alone.
The only way to find out who does what where is to do a study of demonology, hence the church has its own specialized units in the form of deliverance ministries that deal with this kind of thing. Tabulating the demonic family tree is definitely not for everyone but all need to know at least something about the subject so as not to be ignorant of what is happening.
The nature of the conflict.
One thing to keep in mind is that Lucifer and Satan is not Gods adversary. He is our Adversary. From Gods perspective he has parts of his creation operating fine and other parts that need attention. There is nothing out there that can be an adversity to God himself. Lucifer for his part spends a lot of time in Gods presence accusing the saints of everything he can, in the hope of causing God to pass judgment on them. He is after all the accuser of the brethren. What needs to be kept in mind is that the devil is still God’s devil even though God is going to have to stop his activities in the end altogether.
However from our perspective things are a little different. Lucifer means us harm. When he caused Adam to fall he gained control over him and by extension all the human race derived from him. When he comes before God to accuse us he means us harm. He is our adversary and it is from his captivity that Jesus came to set us free. Jesus himself acknowledged that before the crucifixion this world was under the control of Satan. Lucifer being the prince over this world
Joh 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
God himself acknowledged that we were captives and as such made a plan to save us from our predicament. God is going to have to eventually pass judgment on Satan and get rid of it as it is a spreading infection for the rest of creation. And unless we can be separated from the captivity of Satan we are going to be dealt with as well alongside the demonic hoards as well. That is what the salvation massage in the gospels is all about.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
2Ti 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Now the crucifixion changed the whole dynamics of the conflict which opened the door to Pentecost which has placed the Satanic structures on the defensive. Through the authority of Christ that we gained through redemption we now have authority over him. In a world where Lucifer once ruled he now has a Christian movement that is challenging and eroding his position. Hence there is now a conflict between the Redeemed of Christ and the followers of Satan. And Lucifer is now dependant on our ignorance and his deceptions to prevent us from running all over him as we do now have the upper hand.
How this conflict is conducted
The conflict is mostly conducted in the heavenly or spiritual realms but it boils over down into our natural of physical realms. On the one side we have Christ who is redeeming out of this world a people for himself that is to be saved from the judgments to come. The angelic hosts are active on his side. The Holy nation of Israel belongs to God the Father alone as his own Holy people. Then we have the Christians or body of Christ that exists here on this earth which makes up the one side of the conflict.
Satan hold the rest. Yes the Satanists are actively in support of Lucifer and the vast majority of the human race is inactive in the conflict on a conscious level, but they by default fall into the camp of Satan anyway as they are unredeemed. Then we move back up into the spiritual realms on the other side and we get the demonic hoards and legions that eventually come under the command structure of Lucifer himself.
The battle is fought over the souls of those that are inactive in the middle. Satan may hold them by default but they are the ones that the Christians are told to reach out to and preach the gospels of salvation to. The Satanists on the other hand have made their choice and actively try to hold on to those that the Christians are approaching. The demonic legions on the other hand are very active in opposing the efforts of the Christians to reach out. They exert influence over the minds of the masses that literally blind them to what they hear and respond to. Satan is very proactive in its actions.
1Jn 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
On the Christian side things operate a little differently. The job of reaching out to a fallen world was given to the saints that make up the body of Christ. They are the ones that are expected to get the job done, not the angels. God is not going to do the opposing of the demonic hoards until the time is reached when Judgement is to fall, but he will provide the backing if the body opposes them. He will provide the angels if the saints ask for them. But the saints have to get active and do the interceding and asking and preaching.
Now for the most part the opposition to the saints reaching out to a fallen world is not coming from the people themselves, it is coming from the demonic legions that have spiritual oversight over the non-committed people. In order to reach the people the saints have to bind and remove the demons first or they basically get nowhere very fast. This is known as spiritual warfare and getting rid of the demonic oversight is the job of the deliverance ministries. They are the ones working behind the scenes opening the way for the evangelists and missionaries. Or at least should be!
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
As that passage shows we are the ones that are expected to go into the battle and that is how we do it. Christ gave to the saints his own authority to use in his name and we are now expected to use it.
A short breakdown of the Satanic command structure.
You have the four top arch demons that make up the central committee of Satan. They each cover one hemisphere of the earth so there is quite a bit of overlap there. Lucifer has the northern hemisphere. Azazel has the southern hemisphere, Enlil, better known as Beelzebub has the eastern hemisphere and Astaroth has the western hemisphere.
Normally the North and East work together and the West and South work together but they do all come together when needed. At the moment most of their resources are concentrated in the west under Astaroth because of the concerted effort to get rid of Christendom.
Under these 4 Arch demons come the Ten Top Generals over the different specialized Legions. Where these Generals go is not fixed and they will be assigned to where ever they are needed the most at any given time. The Legions themselves have smaller legions that operate under their oversight as well. The numbers involved are quite large and the work of tabulating them all is still far from finished. The attributes they display towards the Satanists is quite different from what they display towards the Christians. But in all cases the entrapment of souls is their objective.
North: Lucifer - over Atheism/Gaia Worship
Lilith (Terror)-Gaia (New Age)/Atheism Lucifer
Nibhaz (Death)- Gaia (New Age)/Atheism Lucifer
Haran (Allah)-Buddhism Beelzebub
Nergal (Pestilence)-Buddhism Beelzebub
West: Astaroth - over corruption of the Christian/Covenant faiths.
Marduk (RA)(Counterfeits)-Corruption of Covenant Faiths Astaroth
Moloch (Corruption of Children/families)-Corruption of Covenant Faiths Astaroth
Merodach (Rebellion/war)-Corruption of Covenant Faiths Astaroth
Rimmon (Mammon)-Corruption of Covenant Faiths Astaroth
Dagon (Agriculture)-(mostly) Hinduism Azazel
Belphagor (Inventions)-Hinduism Azazel
Separate tables for each of them are in the process of being complied with a bit more information detailing the attributes of each. This will be an ongoing process for quite a while yet as there are so many of them and information is not always readily available because of name changes over time and cultures.