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Do You Need to Be Saved to be Delivered?

Jesus drove demons out of many people. Were they saved? Did they believe in him before he did that? Should deliverance ministers drive demons out of people without consideration of their spiritual condition?

We have ministered deliverance to thousands of people at Above & Beyond and I want to put forth our perspective on this very important question.

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Do You Need to Be Saved to be Delivered?

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  2. 2. Jesus drove demons out of many people. Were they saved?
  3. 3. Should deliverance ministers drive demons out of non-believers?
  4. 4. Salvation has always been tied to faith, even before the cross
  5. 5. After the cross, do we believe in the finished work of Christ and..
  6. 6. Do we make him Lord of our life (Rom xx)
  7. 7. As Christian counselors, we seek to assess each clients spiritual condition
  8. 8. Are they saved or religious or both?
  9. 9. Jesus did not grill people spiritually before healing or delivering them
  10. 10. He looked for desperation and a measure of faith that he could help them
  11. 11. At Above Beyond, we look for:
  12. 12. 1. Salvation? Believe, confess and willingness to make Jesus Lord.
  13. 13. 2. Willingness to pursue a relationship with Christ (discipleship)
  14. 14. 3. Are they desperate and there on their own accord?
  15. 15. We will choose not to pray deliverance for those who are:
  16. 16. 1. Not willing to receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord (rare)
  17. 17. 2. Not willing to cease from willful sinful behavior (sexual sin or not setting boundaries, typically)
  18. 18. Sometimes we will wait to see if they deliver on a commitment to cease sinful behavior
  19. 19. On the cross, the thief next to Jesus confessed and believed
  20. 20. He asked Jesus to remember him
  21. 21. Jesus promised him eternal life that day
  22. 22. Have people been delivered before salvation? Undoubtedly yes!
  23. 23. At Above Beyond, we address the salvation issue first
  24. 24. We then look for a commitment to walk with Jesus on the narrow road to life (Matt 7:13-14)
  25. 25. See how we have helped others. NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselors com/photos/22352091@N00