Deliverance from Evil Spirits 

by Paul Cook

This study is more of an overview of deliverance, rather than a step by step guide.  Deliverance from evil spirits is an important part of the continuing mission of Jesus Christ.  The Bible contains many examples of deliverance both during and after Jesus' earthly ministry.  Believers in Jesus today have the authority and opportunity to continue his deliverance ministry to the oppressed.

Evil spirits, also known as demons, can gain access to people in a number of different ways.   Sexual sin offers evil spirits footholds to oppress those involved.  Since today's world culture is largely pornographic, we can expect a growing number of people struggling with demonic oppression.  

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Course outline:

Assumptions:  Deliverance can be very challenging both for the person seeking freedom and those who help him/her.   We write this studied based on the following assumptions for the person seeking freedom: 

We do not encourage people to pursue deliverance until they are fully committed to live for God. Those that go through deliverance half-heartedly run the risk of a worse situation afterwards (Matthew 12:43-45).

Who can minister deliverance?  Bible references on deliverance show that anyone walking closely with the Lord Jesus can minister deliverance.  You do not have to be a priest or a seminary graduate.  Deliverance is not to be taken lightly.  Those who minister in this area should be prepared and fully equipped in their relationship with Jesus.  They should be striving for purity in all areas, so that the devil has no foothold in them as they minister to the oppressed.  

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