Deliverance – a simple statement and an example

Deliverance is a result of a Lordship attitude where you are desiring Jesus to be Lord of an area of your life so Satan can no longer influence it in a controlling way so you can live a holy life.

James 4:7-8 states this clearly:

Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

So deliverance is really between you and God as you make Jesus the Lord of an area of your life so that Satan can no longer influence it and has to fight Jesus to regain control or convince you to give it back to him. This is why Lordship and the pursuit of holiness is so important as it stops Satan influencing you to give him back control of the area you gave to Jesus to be Lord of.

When Jesus is Lord every attack of Satan will fail.

In James 5:16 we are told to confess our weaknesses not our sins and it is the same in deliverance. You give the area of sin (a weakness) to Jesus to be Lord so that every sin in that area is dealt with and not just an individual sin.

Jas 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Modern bibles have ‘sin’ instead of ‘weaknesses/faults’ because of Catholic influence on modern bible translations.

Satan was subtle. He could not stop deliverance so he:

Made it seem a difficult and a specialised skill requiring intense training and Had people confess things to others instead of only telling them to Jesus in their heart (which is all they need to do).

Had them confess individual sins instead of areas of weakness so that only one sin or thing in the area was dealt with and not the whole area

Hid the fact that Lordship was the key attitude in being delivered.

Removed our authority to do deliverance from modern bibles so the only weapon we had against him was removed leaving us defenceless against him and apparently unable to do deliverance

You do not need to fight demons because when you give the area to Jesus to be Lord of it belongs to His Kingdom and Satan has to fight Him to get it back and not you and has to convince you to give him control of it again.

I give an example of how this deliverance is done:

  1. Give to Jesus to be Lord of an area of weakness in your life, which will know you need too because it has a sin you have trouble dealing with or because you are continually tempted in that area, which may results in sins you do not want to do. Give the causes, results and everything in you associated with that area for Jesus to be Lord of it.

  2. Make certain you have no unforgiveness, refusing to reconcile with another or sin in your life that you do not want to give up

  3. Command Satan to leave in the Name of Jesus and to go to Jesus to be dealt with, taking all he did to you with him

  4. Command healing and restoration in Jesus’ Name according to His Will in this area(s) given to Jesus to be Lord of

  5. Ask The Holy Spirit to fill you so that the house is full and demons cannot come back in.

You should then give thanks to The Father, The Lord Jesus and The Holy Spirit for what they have delivered you from.

A more complete prayer is found on my website nevillesalvetti.com called a ‘Lordship Prayer” as well a more fuller dealing with deliverance and spiritual warfare which are really two sides of the same coin.

After deliverance Satan will place thoughts in your mind to imply you did not have deliverance. Lordship attitudes stop him persuading you to give the area back to him as this is the only way he can use it again. He has to regain the Lordship (control) of that area to be able to use it which means you need deliverance again in that area.

God knows you will fail because you are not perfect and only asks that you wholeheartedly try to resist the temptation. As you do this you will succeed more and more and after deliverance the sin should no longer control you. If it still does you need to give another are to Jesus to be Lord of.

You will nor go to hell for wholeheartedly trying and failing. You will go for not trying.

Just use the pattern above giving the area of attack to Jesus as the first step.

Neville Salvetti

salvettina@bigpond.com