What is Unbound Ministry?
The Unbound Prayer Model was developed in the late 1990's by Neal & Janet Lozano of Heart of the Father Mnistries. In his book Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance, Neal Lozano teaches how to listen and respond in Five Key areas as you seek greater freedom and help others to do the same. Each key incorporates practical direction on how to respond to the grace that unlocks the door and set us free.
1st Key ~ Repentance and Faith
There is no greater deliverance than embracing the grace of baptism, by turning from sin and turning to the Lord. Jesus is our deliverer and He is our deliverance. The first key also involves ongoing repentance and conversion as the hidden sins of our heart are revealed.
2nd Key ~ Forgiveness
If we want to be like Jesus we need to forgive from the heart. Many believers who know they need to forgive have failed to understand how to access the power of unforgiveness that Jesus has given them. As forgiveness is pronounced by faith and the power behind forgiveness is renounced, it is defeated.
3rd Key ~ Renunciation
Renunciation is a declaration before the kingdom of darkness that I no longer make a home for sin, deception and the power behind it. I am no longer in agreement with this lie that has been buried in my heart and my thoughts. Specifically renouncing our enemies brings victory. For example, one might state, “I renounce fear in the name of Jesus, I renounce a spirit of rejection in the name of Jesus, I renounce lust ... loneliness … a spirit of anger … resentment and bitterness … hatred. I renounce the lie that everything is my fault … I renounce the idol of fame and recognition …”
4th Key ~ Authority
When the Lord said to Moses, “I will be an enemy to your enemies” (Exodus 23:22), He did not mean that Moses would sit and watch. He meant that as Moses fought, so would God. Moses had God’s authority. In Christ, we too have authority over our enemies who seek to destroy us. We can take our stand against them through repentance, forgiveness, renunciation and then declare the truth of their defeat by saying, “In the name of Jesus I command any (or every) spirit that I have renounced to leave me now.”
5th Key ~ The Father’s Blessing
The Hebrew sense of blessing means to speak words that empower someone to prosper and thrive. They are the words that give life and peace. Words carry spiritual power. Every blessing that the Father spoke to Jesus is ours. The Father reveals to us who we are as we come before him in the Son. What we have longed to hear all of our lives has already been spoken. As we learn to receive His blessing, so we are healed. To be “unbound” means that the obstacles to the gift that has been waiting for us have been removed and the Father’s love and affirmation is made real to us in Christ.