I would love to be able to say that once a Christian is set free they will never need more deliverance but I cannot. The reason is found in Ephesians 6:12, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Freedom from demonic strongholds does not make us exempt from the enemy.
The closer we are to God and the freer we get the more impact we have on the Kingdom. The more impact we have on the Kingdom the more the enemy tries to stop us.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:27, “I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” Paul was very aware of the enemy’s tactics to disqualify him from the race. He was also very aware of his flesh.
In Galatians 2:20 Paul says, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Living in Christ requires us to live by faith in the Son of God. We cannot trust our flesh apart from God. John 15:5 says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” Without remaining in Christ we can do NOTHING!
Fortunately we do not have to fear satan and his demons. Deuteronomy 20:1 says, “When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” In 1 Samuel 17, Saul tried to convince David that he could not fight the Philistine giant Goliath, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” (v.33) But David saw the Philistine for who he was, an enemy of God, and he knew his authority and power in Christ ‘so David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him’ (v.50).
We must see our enemy for who he is and we must not listen to the chatter of those who try to keep us from walking in our authority as sons and daughters of The Most High. He said to cast out demons so cast out demons we must.