DELIVER US FROM EVIL
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Question: "Why do we need to ask God to deliver us from evil?"
Answer: The request that God would “deliver us from evil” comes from the Lord’s Prayer, recorded in Matthew 6:13 (ESV). The Lord’s Prayer is also recorded in Luke 11:2–4 but does not include this final request. It is translated differently in different versions. The KJV, ESV, and NASB translate the last term as “evil,” while the NIV and NKJV translate it as “the evil one.” In Greek, the term is literally rendered as “the evil.” Since the term is specific, many scholars to believe that “the evil” referred to is specific and personified, that is, a reference to the devil.
“Deliver us from evil” is tied to the request immediately before it, “Lead us not into temptation” (Matthew 6:13). This request also contains some difficulty. The word translated “temptation” can also be translated “hard testing” and doesn’t necessarily refer to a temptation to sin.
Ultimately, the meaning of “Deliver us from evil” is not found in a dissection of the individual words but in the general direction of the clause. Satan is ultimately behind all evil, so it makes little difference whether we are to ask for deliverance from evil in general (sin) or from the evil one, specifically, since the two are related. Likewise, every time of “hard testing” is an opportunity to trust God or to compromise and yield to sinful temptation and thus to some extent come under the control of sin and the devil. In the Lord’s Prayer, we are instructed to pray that God will protect us from situations that would tempt us to sin. It is a request that sin never gain a foothold in our lives.
Christ taught His followers to pray, “Deliver us from evil,” because we cannot resist the devil in our own strength. The believer in Christ has been delivered from the penalty of sin (Romans 8:1), but we are still in a daily battle against sin and the devil. We need to rely on the Holy Spirit to help us resist temptation and overcome sin in our lives. Praying “deliver us from evil” is a recognition of our own limited abilities and a means of asking for God to step in and help us. While we can pray for help to overcome temptation and sin, we can also pray that we will not be put in positions where we would face severe temptation. A man who is struggling with alcohol should avoid places where alcohol will be served, but he should also pray that he will not encounter any unexpected invitations to drink during the course of his day. A person who is struggling with lust should obviously avoid certain places and activities, but he can also pray that situations beyond his control do not present themselves to him.
The prayer that God would deliver us from evil has a counterpart in the command and promise of James 4:7: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” This is prefaced by “submit yourselves to God.” If we were to face the devil in our own power, we would be overwhelmed. We can only resist temptation, avoid sin, and defeat the devil by a conscious reliance upon God’s power. Just as we need to ask for “daily bread” for our physical needs, we need to ask for “daily deliverance” for our spiritual needs.
(1) A child may suddenly develop insomnia or fear of sleeping.
(2) Spend excessive time in the restroom.
(3) Talking to one self in the mirror.
(4) Fear of going upstairs alone.
(5) Complains of pains constantly, or moving around.
(6) Wakes up in the mornings with headache.
(7) Might use vulgar language not in line with the normal personality of the child.
(8) Dreams of snakes, dogs, lions or other animals or people chasing them.
(9) Strange erratic misbehavior and causes mischief, especially once they know something is wrong they keep repeating it as though something encourages them to do it.
(10) Complains of pain in the shin or calf muscle or legs and stomach (at night).
(11) Seeing Demons
( 12) Gritting/ grinding teeth in the sleep.
(13) Nightmares of falling from high place
(14) Pupils dilating at times- abnormally big so that the eyes looks black.
Extreme anger and unusual strength.
(15) Obsession with things of sexual nature from very young age- 7 or 8 etc.
(16) Claiming to have imaginary friend who has a name- like Charlie, Samantha, Elizabeth, etc.
(17) Hates coming back to the house for no apparent reason.
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Olive oil is one of the most precious gifts God has given us
when anointed with the Holy spirit.
(Mark 6:13 ) They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil.
(Hebrews 1:9) You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil
Many health problems can be demonic in nature and can be cured simply and effectively with anointed oil. Daily, take a few tablespoons of anointed oil, and if you have external problems, apply it liberally to the skin in that area.
How to make anointed oil
You don't need a priest or anything special, just prayer. Simply take a bottle of olive oil and pray over it. "Father, thank you for this oil, please bless it, sanctify it and set it apart in Jesus name. If there are any curses on it we break them by the blood of Christ." It is now ready for use.
Have you ever considered anointing your home?
How to Anoint Your Home with Oil
Small cup or bowl.
Olive Oil (Exodus 30:24-25, Psalm 23:5, James 5:14)
Remove and destroy all objects of false worship
Remove objects left by previous owners
Rid your home of any sin you might have brought in (pornography, etc.)
Confess your sins before the Lord, ask Him to create in you a pure heart (Psalm 50:10)
Find and prepare any Bible verses that are specific to your situation.
Pour a little olive oil into a bowl or cup
Dip fingers lightly
Pray aloud in every room as you anoint the room... pay special attention to problem areas.
Anoint the thresholds of the doorway and windows (Exodus 12:7).
Submit to God and resist the devil, aloud, in your prayers as told in James 4:7 (Example: Father God,
we surrender our lives to You, help our will become Yours. We resist the devil, Father, and in Your name he must flee.)
Rebuke the power of darkness as we see Jesus did in Matthew 4:10, Luke 4:1-13, & Luke 10:19
(Example: Satan, you are not wanted here. Get out in the name of Jesus Christ. It is in His name that I
command you and all of your demons to leave our property right now.)
Ask to be covered in the blood of Jesus as referenced in Revelation 12:11 and Acts 20:28
(Example: Oh Lord, we need You! Thank You for purchasing me with the blood of Your Son.
Cover this room in the blood of the Lamb.)
I acknowledge that You are the Lord of heaven and Earth. In Your sovereign power and love, You have entrusted me with many things. Thank You for this place to live. I claim my home as a place of spiritual safety for me and my family and ask for Your protection from all the attacks of the enemy. As a child of God, raised up and seated with Christ in the heavenly places, I command every evil spirit claiming ground in this place, based on the activities of past or present occupants, including me and my family, to leave and never return. I renounce all demonic assignments directed against this place. I ask You, Heavenly Father, to post Your holy angels around this place to guard it from any and all attempts of the enemy to enter and disturb Your purposes for me and my family. I thank You.