“33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil” (Matt. 5).
“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation” (James 5:12).
According to Don Dickerman, a very experienced deliverance minister, about 40-50% of people who came to him for deliverance had demons in their life by permission of Freemasonry, secret lodges, and college fraternities and sororities. In my experience, most people who came to me for deliverance usually got demonized from drugs, New Age/occult practices, and sexual immorality. Nevertheless, this should still be a stern warning that making pledges or oaths can open the door to the enemy. It is possible every oath in Masonry could invite demons and can bring a curse on future generations.
Dickerman said he had seen many people healed of both physical and spiritual maladies as diverse as long-term headaches, asthma, heart problems, and many other ailments as a result of a conscious choice to denounce the Masonry involvement.
I suggest renouncing all associations with the York Rite, the Rosicrucians, Allied Degrees, Knights Templar and Knights of Malta, the Red Cross of Constantine, the Order of the Secret Monitor, the Masonic Royal Order of Scotland, and the like. Renounce any associations with Lodges and secret societies including Prince Hall Freemasonry, The Boule, Blue Lodge, the Mark Lodge, Grand Orient Lodges, Mormonism, Order of Amaranth, Royal Order of Jesters, Manchester Unity Order of Oddfellows, Buffalos, Druids, Foresters, Orange and Black Lodges, Elks, Moose and Eagles Lodges, Ku Klux Klan, Grange, Woodmen of the World, Orders of the Red Robe, Knights of Pythias, Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, Eastern Star, Ladies Oriental Shrine, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Daughters of the Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, Rainbow, and Order of DeMolay, and the like. Also renounce being involved in any fraternity or sorority.
If you were once a member of a Masonic organization, or are a descendant of someone who was, the following is a model prayer. You should be sincere in your revocation and denunciation of the vows, pledges, and oaths.
Father God, Creator of heaven and Earth, I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. I come as a sinner seeking forgiveness and cleansing from all sins committed against You and others made in Your image. I honor my earthly father and mother and all of my ancestors of flesh and blood, those whom I am related to through the spirit by adoption, and godparents, but I utterly turn away from and renounce all their sins. I forgive all my ancestors from the effects of their sins on me and my children. I confess and renounce all of my own sins. I renounce and rebuke Satan and every spiritual power of his affecting me and my family.
I renounce and forsake all involvement in Freemasonry or any other lodge or craft by my ancestors and myself. In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce and cut off witchcraft, the principal spirit behind Freemasonry. I renounce and cut off Baphomet, the spirit of antichrist, and the spirits of death and deception. I renounce the insecurity; the love of position and power; the love of money, avarice, or greed’ and the price that would have led my ancestors into Masonry.I renounce all the fears that held them in Masonry, especially the fears of death, fears of men, and fears of trusting in the name of Jesus Christ.
I renounce every position held in the lodge by any of my ancestors or myself, including “Master,” “Worshipful Master,” or any other. I renounce the calling of any man “Master,” for Jesus Christ is my only master and Lord, and He forbids anyone else having that title. I renounce the entrapping of others into Masonry and observing the helplessness of others during the rituals. I renounce the effects of Masonry passed on to me through any female ancestor who felt distrusted and rejected by her husband as he entered and attended any lodge and refused to tell her of his secret activities. I also renounce all obligations, oaths, and curses enacted by every female member of my family through any direct membership of all women’s orders of Freemasonry, the order of the Eastern Star, or any other Masonic or occult organization. I do this, Father, in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
(Source: When Pigs Move In, pgs. 207-208)
Another prayer for freedom:
Lord Jesus, because You want me to be totally free from all occult bondage, I will burn all objects in my possession that connect me with all lodges and occult organizations, including Masonry, witchcraft, Mormonism, all regalia, aprons, books of rituals, and rings and other jewelry. I renounce the effects these or other objects of Masonry, including the compass and the square, have had on my family and me in the name of Jesus Christ.
I renounce every evil spirit associated with Masonry and witchcraft and all other sins, and I command in the name of Jesus Christ for Satan and every evil spirit to be bound and to leave me now, touching or harming no one. I command them in the name of Jesus Christ to go to the place appointed for them by the Lord Jesus, never to return to me or my family. I call on the name of the Lord Jesus to be delivered of these spirits in accordance with the many promises of the Bible. I ask to be delivered of every spirit of sickness, infirmity, curse, affliction, addiction, disease, or allergy associated with these sins I have confessed and renounced. I surrender to God’s Holy Spirit, and to no other spirit, all the places in my life where these sins have been, in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.
(Source: When Pigs Move In, pg. 214)
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word- for-word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”