If you are a reader who is struggling with suicide, I want to share a prayer and resources for you to consider today. But if you missed yesterday’s post, please click HERE for a few important facts as well as a prayer for deliverance by Christ Jesus your King. That is a crucial post, so please make sure you read it before diving into today.
Today, we are going to war for your soul. The insight below has been extracted from several Christian counseling resources, the Bible, and what I have experienced in my own life from deliverance counseling. As a Christian (one that has accepted Jesus Christ into their heart to forgive them of their sins and to redeem them from the power of death), you have complete authority in Jesus Christ to renounce spiritual deception from having any more influence in your life.
As we discussed in previous posts from the past, the first step is to cry out to God in repentance through a prayer of deliverance such as this one. By doing this, you can be sure that you have been made right with God in His perfect holiness. In order to successfully engage in combat in the spiritual realm, you must be a Christian and you must go in the name of Jesus. On your own, you have no power. Only Christ has full authority to conquer the schemes of the enemy. Please heed to this admonishment.
Next, I want to lead you to another bold prayer. Find a quiet place (without distractions) to approach the Sovereign God with your open and hungry heart. My suggestion for you is to prayerfully review the text below and then verbally speak it out in an act of faith by crying out to God. He honors those who choose to honor Him. By stepping out in faith and praying this today, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
With the authority of Jesus Christ and with the conviction the Lord has laid upon my heart this week for your life beloved, here is the prayer:
“Lord Jesus: In Hebrews 4:16, Your Word says to approach God’s throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Today I am doing just that. Jesus Christ, I declare that you are my Savior and my Lord.
According to Your word in Isaiah 53:5, You were wounded for my transgressions; You were crushed for my iniquities; and upon You was the chastisement that brought me peace, and with Your stripes I am healed. Thank You for forgiving me. And thank You for the power of Your blood that makes me new again.
As a child of God, I am an heir with You, Jesus Christ. According to Your Word in Romans 8:17, I am A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that I may proclaim the excellencies of You, Jesus, who has called me out of darkness into Your marvelous light. Jesus, I must decrease and You must increase. Help me to be more like You, Jesus.
Jesus, I pray from Micah 3:8 that I may be filled with power and the Spirit of You Lord. Help me to grow in my knowledge of You, Jesus.
As Your child who seeks after You, God, You promise me in Psalm 103 that “You, Who pardons all my iniquities, Who heals all my diseases; Who redeems my life from the pit, Who crowns me with loving-kindness and compassion; Who satisfies my years with good things, will renew my youth like the eagle”.
Jesus, in Luke 10:19 You say, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” Jesus Christ, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords, and I ask that You fight for me today.
As a child of God and in the name of Jesus Christ, the name that is above all names and the name that every tongue will confess and every knee will bow down, I renounce the lie that I have no purpose in this life, which is a lie that comes straight from the pit of hell. In the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke and renounce the lies that I am defeated, have no value, have no worth, have no one that loves me, and am all alone and worthless. I rebuke every single one of those lies in the name of Jesus.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce the lie that I should trust in myself instead of You, God. In the name of Jesus, I rebuke the lie that I will never be loved or pursued by anyone. In fact, You, Jesus, thought of Me when You created me in the womb and when You died on the cross.
I rebuke and renounce the lie that I need to drink alcohol to feel better about my problems and about myself. In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce a spirit of self-pity and complaint. In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce the lie that I need drugs or pornography to make me feel significant. In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce the lie that I am fat and ugly and disgusting. I am made in Your image God – fearfully and wonderfully made, in fact. You are the Maker of all good and perfect things as Your words states in James 1:17.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce the lie that I should be afraid of my future or my present circumstances. In the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke the spirits of fear and anxiety that have come straight from the conniving and deceptive enemy of my soul. The truth is that Your Word says not to worry and to not be anxious of anything. In fact, You, Lord, have asked me to pray to You for everything with thanksgiving (for Your upcoming faithfulness towards me). Your peace that surpasses all understanding will cover me according to Philippians 4;6-7. In 2 Timothy 1:7, You also command me to not fear because fear involves torment and You have given me a sound mind and self control.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce the spirit of death and destruction off of my life and I say you no longer are welcome to torment me. I am a child of the Living God who has been purchased at the price of the blood Jesus Christ shed on Calvary. Jesus is the Victor and I am in Him. And in Him, I am also victorious. Jesus has beaten death. Because of Him, I can too. I have eternal salvation and an eternal inheritance with my King, Jesus. I have a full life ahead of me. God has promised to keep me in the palm of His hand, to deliver me from evil, and to lead me beside still waters (Psalm 23). I have bright days ahead of me. God intends for me to prosper and to succeed (Jeremiah 29:11). He intends for me to live a life of abundance (John 10:10).
Jesus makes that which seems impossible to man possible with God (Luke 18:27). I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Jesus turns my mourning into laughing (Psalm30:11). Jesus gives me the juniper tree instead of the thorn bush (Isaiah 55:13). Jesus will guide me always; He will satisfy my needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen my frame. I will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail (Isaiah 58:11). Jesus is my present help in time of need. Jesus makes all things new. Jesus turns my ashes into beauty. Jesus gives me a new name, a new beginning, a new purpose, and a new song of praise in my mouth (2 Corinth 5:17). Jesus makes all things new.
As I wait for You, LORD, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that that I will gain new strength; I will mount up with wings like eagles, I will run and not get tired, and I will walk and not become weary (Isaiah 40:31). I will trust You, God, with all of my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways, I’m going to acknowledge you, because You have promised to make my paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6). I am righteous because of Jesus Christ. I am the apple of God’s eye. I am His beloved. I am the image-bearer of the One True God. I am a testament to His radical faithfulness. I am free because those who are in Christ are free indeed. Jesus, pour out Your truth upon me. Deposit your spirit of truth into my heart so that I may obey Your precepts and meditate on things that are true, and praiseworthy, and honorable (Philippians 48). Lead me beside still waters with You, Jesus. Restore my soul. In Jesus name, Amen.”
By praying a prayer like that, you have used your God-given mouth and Christ’s authority to speak truth into your very soul. Stand on truth, beloved. And speak it…always.
Here are a few more steps I want to suggest that you take:
1. Pray over your home. Blast praise and worship music, and give God thanks for your new life and your new season.
2. Study God’s word. Get that truth deep inside of you so that you can quickly discern the lies when the tempter comes again. Be encouraged: all Christians have to use the authority Christ has given us to combat this enemy.
3. Reach out. This step is going to take faith, boldness, and courage. I am praying that, in the name of Jesus Christ and with the authority that He has given, you will step forward. You can make this decision to set the pace for the rest of your life.
Jesus is part of the Holy Trinity. What does this mean? It means Jesus is constantly in relationship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. As a relational God, He desires us to be in community with not only Him, but with one another.
With that in mind, I’m asking you to reach out. Everything will remains completely and entirely confidential. Asking for help is an act of faith and humility because you are letting someone in to help carry the burden.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
While I am not personally a therapist, I know a lot of them. Good ones, too. And I also have a list of other incredible resources to help you in your area of need. Here is what I can recommend: click HERE, fill out your information (state the specific issues that you are dealing with or questions that you have, and you can even use you initials instead of your full name), and I am personally going to connect you with help TODAY.
If you did not check these out yesterday, make sure you do today.
These are three powerful resources to help bring more clarity and truth to you in this time of need:
Daniel Jenkins Music – These songs are raw and full of truth. They meet you exactly where you are while retraining your mind to focus on Christ. The song ‘Seldom Traveled‘ is a real blessing.
Lighthouse Drama – This small video clip is an incredibly POWERFUL reminder of the power of Christ as He delivers us (when we choose Him) from the overwhelming blows of the enemy. Be encouraged and walk in truth. I believe that many of you will be greatly moved by this.
How Great Is Our God – This video teaching by Louis Giglio will demonstrate through scientific evidence and biblical teaching that God has been thinking about your from before the beginning of creation. Wow. Be encouraged, beloved.
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