Full text of Derek Prince’s sermon titled “How To Identify the Enemy – The Basics of Deliverance, Pt. 1”.
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
The theme of this and the following session will be “Basics of Deliverance.” The subtitle is “All You Ever Wanted to Know About Demons But Were Afraid to Ask.”
In these two sessions I’m going to seek to achieve a well-nigh impossible task, to cover in two hours every main aspect of this ministry. Of course, not in detail, but in outline.
PATTERN OF JESUS
I believe it’s appropriate that we begin by considering this aspect of the ministry of Jesus. And I’d like to turn to Mark 1.
I have said many times, as far as I’m concerned, I have no ambition to improve on the ministry of Jesus. Some people, I think, feel that it could be done better today. That’s not my attitude.
When He began His public ministry the thing that struck people the most was His way of dealing with evil spirits. And it’s worthy of note that this was one miracle of Jesus which had never previously been recorded in the Old Testament. Almost all His other miracles—healing, provision of food, control of nature—had already been recorded in the Old Testament. But there’s no Old Testament record of driving out evil spirits. And the people who witnessed it were immediately gripped by it and became excited about it.