The Word Among Us

October 2005 Issue

Deliver Us from Evil

We can help set others free.

Our primary goal as Christians is to be in union with Jesus so that we can serve him and build his kingdom. By contrast, the primary goal of the devil is to disrupt our union with Jesus so that the kingdom of God is weakened. This is where prayer comes in. It is through prayer for protection and deliverance that we can be set free to become Jesus' instruments on this earth. In this article, we want to talk about what it means to pray, as Jesus taught us, "deliver us from evil" (Matthew 6:13).

Before we begin, we want to point out once more that there is a significant difference between being possessed by an evil spirit and experiencing...

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