How can we be delivered from evil and the evil one?
“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” ~JesusSource: Matthew 6:13 (ESV)
Jesus taught us to pray. Jesus gave us the template. The prayer is a part of the Jesus Manifesto (Matthew 5-7). This is the core of what I need to say to God. One of the pillars is to ask God to deliver us from evil (or as most translators agree) the evil one.
Is there evil and an evil one? Yes, there most certainly is. Jesus constantly recognized that he was confronting evil. He says it over and over again. Jesus casts out the demons who thought they were under control of the evil one. They are not. In fact, they knew who Jesus was.
Why do we need to recognize evil? Jesus is clear: “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.” Evil can exist in our thoughts. Evil can lead to all kinds of disastrous results. Evil is not to be ignored.
What is the good news? Jesus teaches us about reality and how he has defeated evil. I don’t have to be in fear. God has delivered me. Jesus has already won the victory for me. I must live my life as a new creation, holy and accepted by God. I am a child of God. Now that is all some good news.
What We Believe
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Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus. The goal is fluency in the language of relationships. Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture. The foundation is an encounter with Jesus. This encounter is the means for both insight and vision. Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships. Learn more here.
We are an inter-denominational ministry, and our desire is for transformation: a genuine change of heart and lifestyle that flows out of an intimate relationship with Jesus.
- Jesus is Lord. We exalt the One True God who made us and gave us the Lord Jesus Christ as our salvation. Our goal is to be a people with a heart for obedience to Christ in all things. His work made it possible for us to live – eternally and now – as children of God. Jesus made it possible for us to be rightly related to the Father and to one another. His desire is for us to succeed. We believe a right relationship with Him is the first and most important step.
- The Bible is True. God’s Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12-13), which we take into our minds and spirits and live out through the flesh. When Jesus asked what the greatest commandment was, He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31). The basis for everything we teach is “Life is Relationships.”
- Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. We desire to walk in and by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit (available to all believers) empowers Christians for living witness and dedicated service.
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