The verses behind the five steps
For years I practiced the five steps and when people asked me the Biblical authority for them I did not know it. All I knew was the Jesus honoured their use. This morning Jesus showed me that His principles for deliverance had always been there but Satan had hid them from the church.
But first I must point out it is a battle of authority that Satan can only have you do things and sin (rebel against Jesus) if you give him authority over you in that area if only by the fact you listen to what He suggests you do and then do it..
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 let us examine these verses.
Your focus must be on Jesus and not on Satan (v8). You will follow the person whom you focus on. To draw near to Jesus requires cleansing your life of all that He disapproves of (we call this repentance followed by Holiness).
You need to give Him authority over all your life (Lordship) and reject the authority of Satan (v7 pursue holiness) then Satan has to leave that area of your life given to Jesus when you tell him to leave as he no longer has authority over it. In otherwords you are delivered from him and his influence on your life as long as you reject his suggestions to sins in th at area.
So the verses for the five steps are as follows:
Step 1 v7,8 above: Focus on Jesus and give Him authority over your life (Make Him Lord of it)
Step 2 v8: Repent, remove all hindrances from your life of which unforgiveness and not reconciling with another who has offended you are two important ones.
Step 3 Mark Cast out Satan Mark 16:17
Step 4 Command healing and restoration Mark 16:18
Step 5 (Told to someone by Jesus when they went to heaven) Fill the soul with The Holy Spirit so demons cannot come back in.
This deliverance method has always been in The Bible but hidden because Satan taught the church how he wanted deliverance done and hid these five simple steps from them.