We have Authority from the Word of God to Minister Deliverance

by Pastor Dennis

We have Authority from the Word of God to Minister Deliverance

The Lord Jesus Christ came to destroy the works of the Devil. The Lord intended for believers to have the authority that He walked with on this earth against the powers of Hell.

1 John 3:8:He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Luke 4:18 declares: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

In Luke 4:18 Jesus was quoting Old Testament scripture of Isa 61:1-2. These scriptures declare the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.In the Word of God we also see that Jesus gathered the twelve disciples and gave them authority to cast out devils and to heal all disease and sickness.

Matt 10:1: And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

The authority to move in the power that Jesus delegated to us has not been withdrawn but has been truly emphasized in the scriptures.

Matthew 10:7-8: And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

These particular scriptures indicate that the disciples may have also received deliverance and healing if they were going to give what they have received.

Mark 16:17:And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.

The first sign that is mentioned in these scriptures is that they shall cast out devils. This is speaking of the deliverance ministry and the second sign says that they shall speak with new tongues which is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. The house gets cleaned and then filled with the power of the Holy Ghost.

In the scriptures we can see an example of a sickness that is caused by an evil spirit. This particular sickness is a fever. We also see the same ministry happening in Luke 13 with a spirit of infirmity. This is common in the deliverance ministry to attempt to cast out a spirit that is causing a particular sickness.

Luke 4:39:And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

Luke 13:11-13 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

The pattern to deliverance ministry has already been set by Jesus Christ. If we do the ministry like He did we will be successful and the Lord Jesus will be glorified and the Kingdom of God will be increased.

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