Deliverance Made Simple

We in an evil world and the Devil is escalating because he knows he has but a short time. What can we do? – Revelation 12:12b – “… But terror will come on the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you in great anger, knowing that he has little time.”

Saul started out good but being a king went to his head1 Samuel 15:22-23 – But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord:  your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. 23 Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft,  and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, He has rejected you as king.”

First you need to know (and accept) you need deliverance 1 Samuel 16:14-15 – Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. 15 Some of Saul’s servants said to him, “A tormenting spirit from God is troubling you.

Whatever controls us is our masterLuke 4:18 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

  • Why is money referred to as a master in scripture – Matthew 6:24(Jesus said) “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

First, understand, it is a war – 1 Corinthians 9:27 – But I (Apostle Paul) discipline (beat) my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

  • Initially It is not easy – Matthew 11:12, Romans 8, etc. – war like words

Reject fear2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Doing the oppositeJames 4:7 – So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Guarding your mind and your spiritPhilippians 4:6-7 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Meditation can be a good thingPhilippians 4:8-9 – Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Utilizing the weapon of “good”Romans 12:21 – Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Worship is huge1 Samuel 16:23 – And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.

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