·        Salvation is not a get and sit religion

·        Deliverance is not permanent


Texts:  John 8:30-32; Psalms 34:4

Scriptures:  John 8; 1-34; Colossians 1:13-17; James 1:2-4; 2Timothy 1:7;

2Corinthians 10:3-6.


True Deliverance takes place when a Spiritual change has taken place within us.


Psalm 34:4 (KJV)         I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.    When we find we want to make a change and get rid of any number of things that control and posses us God will be there to deliver us.


In Psalms 34:4 we find 3 words that are important to us.  Sought, Deliver and Fear.

·        Sought-is a word of strong meaning to follow or pursuit, inquire, make an inquisition, seek out.

·        Delivered- Rescued, to snatch away, recover, rid, save, strip.

·        Fear- A fright, anxiety, dread, alarm.



John 8:30 (KJV) 30As he spake these words, many believed on him. 31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;  32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Take time to read John 8:1-29 to understand where Jesus is and what He is doing.


John 8:30-34


2 Corinthians 10:3-6 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.


2 Corinthians 10:3-6


The Devil cannot break the rules.  So if you serve God you have the upper hand.  For your sake use it.  We have to know whom we are in Christ without this understanding you will not find victory.  Confidence only comes with wisdom in knowing what to do in situations.  Look at James 1:2-6, My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.  God holds the key to peace in our lives and if we are not using God and seeking His guidance we have missed it.


James 1:2-6     



Remember:  “The Devil pushes and God leads.”  If you feel that you are being pushed into something it’s probably not God.