During the worship service, before David ministered a powerful message of deliverance from the enemy, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to my heart. He said, “Minister deliverance from a spirit of vengeance in this place.”
You may wonder what a spirit of vengeance is. It is a violent spirit that demands that people suffer for their wrong doing against you. It refuses to release people, and to forgive them. And it causes division, divorce, and destruction in the lives of people.
In this particular land there is a strong territorial spirit of vengeance, and it is in the Church as well. But the Spirit of the Lord wants His people free from all demonic forces.
I share this with you, because I know that it is not only in Guatemala, but it is in the Church world-wide. And it is time to free ourselves from the bondage of vengeance. Whether we are perpetrators or victims, it is time to be free.
We called those that needed deliverance from this violent spirit to come forth. Many people came forward. Both young and old, married and single came to the altar for deliverance. The pastor played a song of deliverance, and David and I cast the spirit of vengeance out of the people.
We had them repent to the Lord for holding onto bitterness, and for acting out that bitterness. Along with asking the Lord for forgiveness, they released the people by name from their vengeance.
A couple sat in the back of the Church, but they came forward and knelt before the Lord at the altar. I first ministered to the man, I cast out a spirit of vengeance from him. Tears flowed as he repented and released. When I went to lay hands on the woman, a strong demonic spirit manifested through her. It took longer to work through this with her, because when she tried to release her husband from her vengeance, the demonic spirit said, “NO!” And it fought to keep her in bondage. I commanded in Jesus’ name that it release her. She finally spoke out, “I forgive him. I release him from my vengeance.” And the demonic spirit of vengeance came up and out of her.
It was beautiful to see as the others returned to their seats, this husband and wife were still on their knees before the Lord. Her head was resting on his shoulder. And they held onto each other and wept. They were both free.
It is never the Lord’s will that we take vengeance into our own hands. He says that vengeance belongs to Him. (See Romans 12:19.) We want immediate results in these matters, but Psalms 103:8 says, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.” He gives people the opportunity to work through the issues, and we should be like Him.
If you deal with a spirit of vengeance, it is time to be set free from it. Repent to Jesus Christ for this bitterness and release the people by name from your vengeance. Allow the Holy Spirit to deliver you from a spirit of vengeance.