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 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 Moroni,” in the name of Jesus Christ. “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven..,” (Matthew 18:18). Other demonic spirits which need to be bound include; Antichrist, Unbelief, Error, False Doctrine, Confusion, Legalism, Guilt, Fear of Church Authorities, etc. (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.
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 Latter-day Saints to perish, to be wiped out on Judgement 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 and Action of Renunciation
If you have ever held Bible studies with Mormon missionaries, or attended one of their church buildings or temples, or been baptised by the Latter-day Saints Church, etc., then you will need to
1. Repent of these involvements before God
2. Plead guilty without excuse
3. 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)
4. Now, ask Jesus to come in and be Lord of your life.
5. And, ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill you, removing all traces of the deceptions of the Latter-day Saints, to help you understand the Bible the way God wrote it, and to help you build up your relationship with Jesus every day.
6. Finally, in the name of Jesus Christ, bind the spirits listed above and cut them off from you and your family.
If you have difficulty doing this, then please contact the ministries listed below, or a competent Christian leader near you to assist you. 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.
Resign from The Church
It is very important that you write to your national Mormon Church and sever your ties with them. If you were a member and/or baptised by them, you will need to formally resign and request your name be removed from ALL their lists, including those in Salt Lake City, Utah, and elsewhere. Ask for written confirmation that this has been done.
It is known there are several thousand names on their New Zealand membership register belonging to people who have ceased supporting the LDS Church but who have neglected to have their names removed. Spiritual ties can continue for many until their names have been removed from the register, in conjunction with the prayer recommended above. Both actions are essential.
This information is taken from: “Unmasking Mormonism – Who Are The Latter-day Saints?” by Dr. Selwyn Stevens, (ISBN 978-187746300-13) published by Jubilee Resource International Inc., PO Box 36-044, Wellington Mail Centre 5045, New Zealand.
Denouncing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
First of all we must tell you congratulations on getting out of the Mormon Church! We are celebrating your new found freedom and rejoice with the angels as you begin your new walk with the Lord Christ Jesus! Please keep us updated on your progress so we may be blessed by continuing to pray for you and your loved ones.
We have found over the years that it is in the best interest of the new ex-Mormon if they go out and find a Bible believing church which they feel comfortable in attending and get re-baptized into the Lord Jesus Christ. If you’ve been married in the temple or by a Mormon bishop or chaplain you might think about renewing your wedding vows as well.
It’s vitally important to denounce any of the vows that you’ve taken in the temples or ward meetings to help free yourself from the Mormon way of thinking. This is a step which separates you spiritually from the Church and gives Jesus the power to do His work in you. You might want to pray something like this:
“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the authority I possess as a believer in Him, I rebuke any and all lying and deceitful spirits of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which may still think that they have a claim on me or my family. In Jesus’ name, I renounce the spirits of priestcraft, the spirits of Moroni and Mormo and declare that you have no power over me anymore, for I am bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus of Nazareth who died for me on Calvary.
I renounce any covenants made by me at my baptism into the LDS Church and any priesthood or Bishopric blessings given to me. (If a former Temple Mormon: I renounce any and all covenants made in the LDS temple— especially those placing my family and children under bondage to demonic principalities and powers!) By the power of the blood of Jesus, I also renounce any generational sin or hereditary bondage which may be oppressing me or my family through covenants made by my parents or ancestors; and I nail all these things to the cross of Christ, “forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.3:13-14) In Jesus’ name. Amen.”