We are a ministry that emphasizes deliverance and how to live a holy life — a life approved by God — that closes doors to the entry of demons. We believe that deliverance is not a one-time event. We believe that deliverance is a process requiring a change of lifestyle. When someone receives deliverance but does not change the lifestyle and/or thought-life that gave the “legal rights” for those demons to enter, the demons will re-enter that person. The minister’s time and work is wasted, as is the time and work of the one ministered to.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
We do not charge for ministry, but we expect a substantial offering after each deliverance session. (Some ministries charge an hourly fee.) The reason we expect an offering is scriptural:
I Corinthians 9:7-14
Who serves as a soldier as his own expenses? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk? Do I say this merely from a human point of view? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? For it is written in the law of Moses: “do not muzzle an ox when he is treading the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned? Surely He says this for us, doesn’t He? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest. If we have sown spiritual things seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you? If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ. Don’t you know that those who work in the temple get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? In the same way, the Lord has commanded those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.
Anyone who receives instruction in the Word must share all god things with his instructor. Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked, a man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers.
As you go, preach this message; “The kingdom of Heaven is near.” Heal the sick, raise the dead, clean those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts, take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic or sandals, or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. Whatever city or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay as his house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to our words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave the home or town. I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.