Sunday, February 26, 2017

Prayer - Deliver Us From Evil (HP20)

P20  Prayer - Deliver Us from Evil

Mat 6:13a   And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;

Rom 7:19,21,24   For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice... I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good... O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
Mark 7:21-23   "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
1 Tim 6:10   For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
   From the above scriptures we need to be delivered from the evil (thoughts, deeds, desires, etc.) that is within us (sinful old man). The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.

Rom 8:5-6   For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
   Brethren, we have to crucify our flesh (old man) in order to deliver us from the evil that is within us.

   But it is so sad to see that almost all the modern bibles have wrongly translated this verse into 'But deliver us from the evil one', leading to many types of heresies

1 Cor 6:19-20   Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
   Jesus had already delivered us from the devil by purchasing us with His own life and now we belong to God as His children and the devil no longer has any power over us.
  This wrong interpretation has lead Christians to fear and glorify the devil.
   At every bad news (sicknesses, accidents, losses, etc.) misled Christians will glorify the devil that he can harm God's children at will and our Father God cannot even protect us. What an abomination?

Rev 2:21-22   And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
    What happens, if the Holy Spirit is chastising or refining us by using pains or sicknesses, and we attribute this to the work of Satan, or cast out the Holy Spirit dwelling within us as the devil, isn't this blaspheming the Holy Spirit?
   Brethren, beware and repent of the heresies being taught today.

Heb 2:14-15   Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
   Our Lord Jesus not only delivered us from the devil but also set us free from the fear of death by destroying the devil who had the power of death.