Deliverance in Christianity
In Christianity, deliverance is the supernatural act of God delivering people from demons and releasing them to live lives of freedom. This happens through prayer and faith. Christians believe that Jesus came to save them from sin and death and that he died on the cross for their sins. The Bible teaches that Christians can receive healing through prayers of faith, the power of the Holy Spirit, and through reading the word of God. This is why it is important to keep the spiritual life of a Christian strong by practicing these things.
The early church experienced miracles that included deliverance from demons, casting out of the seven sons of Sceva, and healing of the sick. These miracles occurred in the early days of the church when God poured out his Spirit to start the new community of believers and to give them confidence in their new identity as children of Christ. Later, God withdrew his powerful powers to focus on God’s overall plan for his church and the evangelization of the world.
As the earliest records of Christianity were written down, it became increasingly clear that the defining characteristics of this faith tradition included a concentration on Jesus as its truth and the idea that the truth about humans was limited and needed redemption by a loving and just God. Christians never agreed on a specific description of this limitation, but they did describe the fact that something limited humans and prevented them from pleasing a personal God on their own.