"Deliverance is a good word!"
–Neil Lozano, Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance
Most people misunderstand deliverance.
They think that it’s only for possessed individuals. It’s not.
They think that it can only be done by a trained and appointed exorcist. Not true.
Others believe that deliverance is something only for “charismatics,” or that it’s necessarily frightening.
Still others confuse deliverance with emotional or mental healing.
Deliverance does closely align with healing.For the greatest healing of all is healing from sin and from its inevitable outcomes: misery, destruction, death. But deliverance is not the same thing as healing.
Deliverance ministry simply addresses the reality of spiritual warfare in every human life.
The devil’s evil influence ranges from temptation to harassment to oppression to possession. Yet Christians, while subject to the Satan’s constant opposition, can never be overpowered by the enemy; he can only gain power in their lives to the degree that they open doors to his work.
Deliverance ministry closes these doors and releases people to live freely, secure in their identity as God’s beloved children, dedicated to His purpose for their lives.
Deliverance is about belonging completely to God and nothing else.