Revival of a Forgotten Ministry

by | Dec 10, 2022 | Jan-Feb 2023

It is no secret that the ministry of casting out demons rarely happens in the modern church. For me, the confusing part about that is Jesus cast out demons everywhere He went!

If we truly are followers of Jesus Christ and are called to do the same things He did and even greater, then where has this ministry been!?

At the end of 2020, I had a visitation from the Holy Spirit where, in so many words, He told me, “Isaiah, the church is unprepared and untrained in spiritual warfare; I want you to teach on casting out demons and spiritual warfare.”

Of course, wanting to be obedient to the Holy Spirit, I said yes, I would begin to emphasize deliverance training and spiritual warfare. I thought this would be maybe a one-week teaching.

But it turned out to be eight straight months and over 60 hours of video teachings on how to cast out demons and win the fight in the spirit. These videos have now amassed over 30 million views.

The problem I began to see was people saying “There is no church in my area casting out demons, and I am in bondage!” This led me to develop a network of believers who were willing to take up the task of casting out demons from those who needed help.

We now lead an army of over 2,500 people on an interactive map we call the “deliverance network.” This is not an organization or just an established church. These ordinary believers decided they were tired of sitting on the bench and wanted to do the work Jesus did.

In 2020 and 2021, we saw thousands delivered by the power of the Holy Spirit—and I believe greater is coming in 2023.

In Matthew 10, Jesus commissioned 12 men to the task of casting out demons and healing those who were sick, “He called His twelve disciples to Him and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease,” (v. 1). This was not a suggestion Jesus was making—He commanded them to do this. Fast forward to Luke 10, Jesus then commissions 72 disciples with the same task, and Luke 10:17 tells us the result: “The seventy-two returned with joy and said, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.’”

You might be asking, well, what does that have to do with me? In Mark 16, the calling to cast out demons is now extended to every believer. In fact, this is the first time we see the word believer, and Mark 16:17 shows us what we are called to do: “These signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues.”

It could not be more clear—if you’re a believer, you will cast out demons! In 2023, I believe God is calling every believer to step into this ancient ministry!

Let me return to my initial question. Why are we not seeing this in the church? Let me explain what I believe is the greatest hindrance to deliverance ministry.

There is the idea among some in the body of Christ that talking about demons or casting them out would somehow bring glory to Satan and his territory. But let’s make sure to keep one key detail straight for all time—the only kingdom that is glorified when casting out demons is God’s.

Look at what Jesus said in Luke 11:20 (NLT), “But if I am casting out demons by the power of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you.” How incredible is this!

We learn two things here. The casting out of demons only happens by taking hold of the supernatural power of God. And then we further discover that deliverance happens with the arrival of God’s kingdom.

I think it’s safe to say that the church and believers around the world are desperately in need of God’s power and His arrival today.

The Bible does not tell us to ignore Satan’s kingdom. It says to confront, resist, wrestle, stand against and cast out.

If you’re tired of sitting on the sidelines and ready to do the works of Jesus, I believe 2023 will be the most significant deliverance revival the world has ever seen.

Isaiah Saldivar has spoken in over 500 churches, conferences and other events, preaching a message of revival and repentance. He hosts the weekly podcast, Revival Lifestyle. Isaiah and his wife, Alyssa, have four daughters and live in Central California.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

Troy Black Shares A Message to Help You Fight For Faith Again

Troy Black Shares A Message to Help You Fight For Faith Again

Young, old, rich or poor—nobody is immune to the feeling of brokenness. Jesus' life, death and resurrection on earth is a constant reminder that death no longer has a sting. Fear and hopelessness lurk throughout the earth trying to find an opportune moment to consume...

Kevin Sorbo’s Transformative Encounter as a Teen with Billy Graham

Kevin Sorbo’s Transformative Encounter as a Teen with Billy Graham

Actor Kevin Sorbo is known today for his roles in faith-based movies, like "God's Not Dead" and "Left Behind," but the iconic "Hercules" star's Christian roots took form at an early age. Sorbo recently told CBN's "Faith vs. Culture" he first read the prophetic book of...

7 Forms of Functional Cessationism

7 Forms of Functional Cessationism

In this article, cessationism refers to the doctrine, practice or belief that the ascension ministry gifts and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit ceased with the early church and do not function in the present church age (Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Cor. 12: 4-11). The...

Practical Tips to Maximize Your Time

Practical Tips to Maximize Your Time

We all have the same amount of time—four hours a day, seven days a week. And the longer I live, the more I discover that time is too valuable for us to waste any of it. That’s why it is so important that we learn to live on purpose, for a purpose. The truth is if you...

Enter the Courts of Heaven with Rabbi Curt Landry

Enter the Courts of Heaven with Rabbi Curt Landry

This article was first released by Curt Landry Ministries. Note: This is the first of a two-part series of articles. When you enter heaven's courtroom to do spiritual warfare, you are asking that the will of God, what is written in His books, be released from heaven...

The Spiritual Awakening of Buffalo, New York

The Spiritual Awakening of Buffalo, New York

Monday night, Jan. 2, 2023, God drew our nation to prayer as Bills player Damar Hamlin experienced cardiac arrest on live tv. Could this have been the largest spontaneous prayer meeting in the history of our nation—beginning with players on the field, spreading to...

RECENT ARTICLES

Mario Murillo: ‘What I Have Said About Kat Kerr and Robin Bullock Stands’

Perhaps you read my previous blog entitled "Mario, where have you been?" I went through a fiery ordeal before I obeyed God and wrote it. I thought, "Why should I wade into such controversy and incur...
Dr. Don Colbert: How This Every Day Ingredient is Killing Your Brain

Dr. Don Colbert: How This Every Day Ingredient is Killing Your Brain

Read Time: 4 Minutes 43 Seconds Of the many artificial sweeteners out there, such as aspartame, sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sugar Twin and Sweet’N Low) and neotame (NutraSweet), aspartame is one of the most common. How common? Aspartame is an ingredient in more...

Messianic Rabbi: The Problem with Paul

Messianic Rabbi: The Problem with Paul

Read Time: 3 Minutes 36 Seconds I cannot tell you the number of conversations that I have participated in, or the number of sermons or Bible studies I have heard, where someone made the statement, “The problem with Paul is…” and then the person made a definitive...

Unsplash

Pin It on Pinterest