Monday, July 18, 2005

Renunciation of Baha'i Involvement

How To Pray Effectively For Baha'i Involvement

The first matter to understand is that the battle is spiritual. Ephesians 6:12 says "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood (your relative/friend) but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places." We are not fighting your loved one. They are in spiritual bondage. We are going to deal with the demonic spirits which blind and deafen them to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, and which prevent them from responding to Him.
Make sure there is no unconfessed sin in your life. If so, get it right with God. Then know your authority in Christ to overcome all the power of the evil ones. "I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions (demons), and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven," (Luke 10:19-20).

If possible, ask another Christian believer to agree with you in prayer. "...If two of you agree on earth concerning anything you ask, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven," (Matthew 18:19). What if you are alone, and have no one to agree with you? Lorri MacGregor (a former cult member who now heads up a Christian ministry to reach people in cults) recommends you ask Jesus or the Holy Spirit to agree with you. Then pray to God in the name of the Saviour Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit directs you.

Bind the principal demonic strongman, "The Spirit of Deception," in the name of Jesus Christ. "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven..," (Matthew 18:18). There will be other demonic spirits which need to be bound, so ask the Holy Spirit for the names or effects caused by these and other demonic spirits, and how to remove their influence from your loved one.

Ask God to release and loose your relative/friend from these demonic spirits and all others which control them. "...Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven," (Matthew 18:18).

Ask the Lord to release your loved one's emotions, which have been held in fear and bondage for so long. The Holy Spirit will do this gently and lovingly, so that the person comes to understand who they really are, and how much Jesus really loves them. Ask the Lord to sovereignly fill your loved one with His precious Holy Spirit.

Be assured that God is now at work in their lives to release them from their bondage. Pray for their salvation, in faith. If the person is a family member, God's promise to you is to "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, you and your household," (Acts 16:31). If they are not a family member, God gives another promise for you to appropriate in prayer for them. "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise... but is long-suffering towards us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance," (2 Peter 3:9) and "God our Saviour... desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth," (1 Timothy, 2:4). God's Word is plain, He doesn't want your relative/friend in the Baha'i to perish, to be wiped out on Judgment Day. God wants them saved, and we have a commission from Him to do the job in prayer, and to find out how.

Keep on praying in faith for your loved one. Experience shows that perseverance produces the best results, so don't be discouraged if there are no positive signs for a while. Ask the Lord to make His word alive to them, to show them the truth, even from their Scriptures.

Prayer of Action and Renunciation
If you have ever held religious studies with Baha'i members, or attended any of their buildings or temples, then you will need to repent of these involvements before God, ask His forgiveness, plead guilty without excuse, then "...Confess with your mouth (out loud) that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead," (Romans 10:9). Then ask Jesus to come in and be Lord of your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill you, removing all traces of the deceptions of the Baha'i, to help you understand the Bible the way God wrote it, and to help you build up your relationship with Jesus every day.

In the name of Jesus Christ, bind the spirits listed above and cut them off from you and your family. Find Bible-believing Christians and spend time with them. Please explain to them you are coming out of deception and need their encouragement and support at least until you are firmly on your feet. If some disappoint you (probably through not understanding your need) don't be put off, there are caring Christians around who can and will help.

This prayer is taken from: "Unmasking the Baha'i Faith - An Impossible Oneness?" by Russell J. Moore, (ISBN 0 9583417-7-X) published by Jubilee Publishers, PO Box 36-044, Wellington 6330, New Zealand.

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