Whatever is of the darkness gets exposed when the lights turn on.
Deliverance is a complete and total dependence on the Ruach (Spirit) to reveal the root of the problem, be it demonic, emotional, the flesh or whatever. There are no super-hero Deliverance Ministers, and if that is someone's claim to fame, run the other direction. We are utterly and completely dependent on the Ruach (Spirit) for revelation, guidance and power.
We must find the root, curse the fig tree and remove it from the roots and then the seeds will die. We don't have to, nor should we run around chasing seeds. Don't look for the seeds. We don't cut branches, limbs or twigs, we deal with the root. Once the root dries up, the tree by default dies.
Turn on the light, don't run around in the dark chasing after demons!
When we turn on the light, we can find and deal directly with the strong man, however even then it is NEVER a power strugggle but a TRUTH encounter. John 8:32 - "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
A lot of people come for ministry with a passive attitude as if deliverence was something being done to them or for them, when actually we need to come with an attitude of active surrender, taking responsibility, choosing to seek and accept the truth. And be willing to surrender and yield to whatever the Ruach reveals and asks.
Surrender is not the painful part, the pain comes when we don't surrender, when we hold on to the very thing that is killing us. And yes, many times we are deceived and believe all manner of lies, however, the Ruach (Spirit) is faithful to reveal the Truth to all who seek it.
Deliverance is not about big drama and a huge showdown between good and evil. The TRUTH declares - the battle has already been won and the enemy is already defeated. Yah'shua (Jesus) has paid the price for our freedom and freely makes it available, IF we are willing to surrender, if we are willing to step down off the throne of our heart and let our Heavenly Father Yahweh rule and reign.
I know what it is to feel trapped without hope of things every changing. I know what it is to feel defective, unwanted and unloveable. I know the insanity, I know the anger and rage and I know the self vows that we make when we rage against the very one, the only one who can free us and bring life.
I have been betrayed, abused, abandoned and marked by the enemy as one who belonged to him, but I am here to tell you that there is no demon in hell or on earth that can separate us from the love of Yah'shua (Jesus)!
Dare to come! He can and will deliver you if you come. (Avah)