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Deliverance is the Kingdom way
Pattern of Jesus
No Old testament record of driving out evil spirits
Jesus spoke with such a glory and power emanating from him.
Jesus taught from inner knowledge of God
The demon knew Jesus’ true identity before the apostles did.
The demonized man was apparently comfortable in the presence of the religious teachers, but when Jesus stepped into the room, the demon spoke out and couldn’t resist the power of Jesus
Demons, evil spirits, unclean spirits - different kinds of spirits
Jesus dealt with the spirit in the man
Daimonizomai (Greek) - to be demonized, not possessed
Expel - will and physical action
Jesus wants us to proclaim who He is, not demons
Mark 1:39 So he continued preaching in their synagogues and expelling evil spirits throughout the whole of Galilee.
Phillips New Testament)
A continuing ministry ofJesus
Associated with healing
Ministry of healing and deliverance is interwoven
Most of those who Jesus delivered from demons were religious Jews, forbidden ever to practice witchcraft or idolatry.
They were ‘normal’ people, neither criminal nor insane.
Yet Jesus cast many thousands of demons out of them
Spirit of infirmity, bondage, crippling, weakness
Until His work of perfection on the cross
Most of Jesus’ ministry is healing and deliverance.
Jesus combined His casting out of demons with His normal ministry of preaching and teaching in the public place of worship.
This was nothing like the atmosphere of a psychiatrist’s office
Equipping of Disciples
No one was sent out to evangelize without being commissioned to deal with evil spirits
Unbelief is the cause of rejection
He couldn’t do much in Nazareth due to unbelief
A man brought his son who had a mute spirit - disciples couldn’t - unbelief
Session 2: Demonology
Demonology is the study of demons
‘Devil’ (Greek diablos) - slanderer - Satan himself
‘Demon’ (Greek diamon or diamonion) - a spirit regarded by heathen as divine - evil spirit
To have an unclean/evil spirit
To be under the influence of
To be demonized - incorrectly translates to be ‘possessed with devils’
Nature of Demons
Demons are spirits without bodies and are earthbound
Demons have all the hallmark of normal personality
Will, emotions, knowledge, ability to speak, etc.,
Three mani objective of demons
To keep you from knowing Christ as Savior
To keep you from serving Him effectively
To torment and torture you
Demons operate from two positions
From outside the body
From within the body
Flesh Vs Demon
Flesh must be crucified - Galatians 5:24
Demons must be expelled
Session 3: Activities of Demons
There activities may be summed up by various verbs
Pride opens the door to deception
attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage (James 1:14)
cause (someone) to lose their freedom of choice or action.
"they were enslaved by their need to take drugs"
Unforgiveness opens the door to torment
Physical torment - example of arithritis
Mental torment - example of fear of going insane
Spiritual torment - fear of having committed “the unforgivable sin”
Compel or Drive
subject to aggressive pressure or intimidation.
"being harassed at work can leave you feeling confused and helpless”
Weaken, make sick, tired or kill
Addiction (compel plus enslave)
In general, demonized people are restless in some areas
Where do they reside
Emotions and attitudes (gangs)
behind every emotion and attitude there is an evil spirit
Sex is not evil
Every form of compulsive sex aberration is demonic (a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome.)
Lusts - perverted desires or appetites
All false religions, philosophies and cults
All heresies - departures from the Christian faith
Basis of Deliverance
Jesus Christ is the Savior and Deliverer
Those who call on the Name of the Lord will be saved - Joel 2:32 & John 3:16
Steps to Deliverance
Confess your sins
Repent and renounce
Call on the name of the Lord
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