February 21 - Jesus the Deliverer
The same Christ who is the only Savior is also the only Deliverer. Only Jesus can break the power of demonic bondage in people’s lives and set them free. I want us to be introduced to the Deliverer in just the same way.
For those of us who desire deliverance, we need to make direct, personal contact with Christ. Here are four simple conditions we need to meet:
Be sure we have repented. That is, know that we have turned away from every form of sin.
Look only to Jesus, for He alone is the Deliverer.
Base our appeals solely on what Jesus did for us through His death on the cross rather than on any “good works” of our own.
Be sure that, by an act of our wills, we have forgiven every person who ever harmed or wronged us.
When I personally received deliverance from the demon of depression, I received this promise: “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved” (Joel 2:32). I also remembered these words of Jesus: “In My name they [the disciples] will cast out demons” (Mark 16:17). In the name of Jesus, we, too, have the authority to expel demons.