A Deliverance Primer


What is Deliverance?

Deliverance is the ministry of removing the spiritual effects of satan on a Christian.

Salvation removes you from the kingdom of satan.

Deliverance removes the spiritual effects of the kingdom of satan from you.

Divine healing is a separate ministry which is why it iis mentioned separately but at times both may occur together.

What is the Basis of Deliverance?

The principle is found in James 4:7.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” 

The Authority to do this ministry is found in Mark 16:17-18.

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;  they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” 

Who can do Deliverance?

Any Christian who believes Jesus is LORD of and believes what He said in The Bible.

Any sex or any age can do deliverance.  Jesus made no qualifications except that He must be their LORD, to believe in His authority over satan and to exercise it.

If you do not believe any part of The Bible you cannot do deliverance because you really cannot say what else in The Bible is not right and Mark 16:17-18, the delegation for us to be able to do deliverance, may not be correct

You also cannot do deliverance if you believe [many] modern bibles are the best translations, as they do not believe that Mark 16:17-18 are really part of the bible and have been put in by man so imply it is not part of the original Bible.

What Attitude is Required for Deliverance?

All must be done in God’s quality of Love and not for personal gain of any type.

Deliverance is the expression of God’s Love to a citizen of His Kingdom so must reflect His Love when it is done.

Do You Need to Know Anything About a Person to Do Deliverance?

If you do it the way Jesus showed me, then you do not need to need to know their name or anything about them.

This is because deliverance is between them and Jesus and the minister is only there to guide and encourage them in the Lordship prayer they say that is used by Jesus to deliver them.

The person helping them may need to read the prayer to the person seeking deliverance and say the casting out prayers and all the person seeking deliverance has to do is agree in their heart with what is given to Jesus and the declarations against satan.

Why Do You Need to Know Nothing About the Person Seeking Deliverance?

Deliverance is really between Jesus and the person seeking it.  You cannot repent or give things to Jesus on their behalf.

The deliverance minister is there only to encourage and guide them this prayer.

In this prayer the person seeking deliverance gives to Jesus things they desire Him to be LORD so that satan has to fight Jesus for them and not you or the person praying.  This is why demons do not manifest.

Satan will try to hinder or stop the deliverance session and it is this you may need to so spiritual warfare to defeat.

The Basis of the Prayer:

It is a Lordship prayer based on the person’s position in The Kingdom of God as a child of The Father.

This means that only Christians can really pray this prayer unless it is a person seeking to become a Christian.

Whatever is given to Jesus to be LORD of satan has to leave (James 4:7) so we give it to Jesus to be LORD of then tell satan to leave in Jesus’ Name and he has to go!

Parts Added to the Prayer Which Never Change (Steps Two to Five):

  • The step to remove hindrances to the deliverance prayer being heard.
  • The actual casting out of satan.
  • The command for healing and restoration.
  • A request for The Holy Spirit to fill the person’s house (soul) so that demons cannot come back in.

The Part that Changes:

In the first step things are given to Jesus to be LORD of.

We are told in James 5:16 to confess our weaknesses and not our sins so areas of weakness are given to Jesus to be LORD and when He is LORD of the area we will no longer sin in that area unless more deliverance is required in that area or an associated area.

The causes, results and associated things that relate to that area are given to Jesus to be LORD of and do not need to be named as Jesus works in principles and not legalistic rendition of actual things or sins.

The Five Steps in Summary

  • Give the temptation, thought, feeling emotion to Jesus to be LORD of.
  • Repent, forgive, reconcile.
  • Cast out satan.
  • Command healing and restoration.
  • Ask Holy Spirit to fill you completely.

The Actual Prayer

The LORD Jesus says in His Bible in 1 Peter 5:7, to give Him all your cares.

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”

That which causes you worry, anxiety, stress, all the hurts of the past, which takes away your peace, the sin you cannot seem to defeat, wrong coping mechanisms like: smoking, drinking, gambling: all that causes you distress and/or lack of peace in your spirit.

Remember that these things are only between you and Jesus, so you do not need to say them out loud, but only need to quietly say them in your heart for Him alone to hear.

Step 1

So give to Jesus, quietly in your heart, anything that troubles you.

You do not need to name the sin(s) but just the area the sin, weakness or problem in you which you desire Jesus to be LORD of.

All you need to do is to agree to completely give it in your heart for Jesus to be LORD of.

Remember you give Jesus everything in the area so that things you do not know you have in that area or have done in that area are also given to Him.

So give to Jesus (that is relevant) any:

  • Wrong attitudes toward God.
  • Wrong attitudes toward others.
  • Moral weaknesses you have.
  • Sins or areas of sin you have trouble defeating.
  • Loveless acts toward others.
  • Circumstances or events you are anxious or concerned/worried about.
  • Wrong emotions, habits, attitudes, reasonings, values or wrong coping mechanisms you have.
  • Wrong imaginations, understanding, knowledge and learning or ways of thinking.
  • Wrong worship and praise attitudes.
  • Hurtful memories or trauma you have that cause you problems of any kind.
  • All relationships you have.
  • Any betrothal (engagement).
  • All social activities.
  • Any marriage, family and any problems in that area.
  • All relationships.
  • Employment.
  • Ministry.
  • Fear of Authority.
  • Fear of Failure.
  • All others fears.
  • Self-rejection and low self esteem.
  • Any mental illness you may have whether or not you know about it.
  • Any wrong soul ties.
  • Any curses over yourself.
  • Any wrong agreements or contracts or similar… whether or not you know you have made them.
  • Past hurts, traumatic events and other events that have hurt you in any way.
  • Anything, in you or that you have done that is, not of Jesus or His Kingdom of which He is not already LORD of.  Whether or not you know they are there.
  • Anything The Holy Spirit tells you now to give to Him for Jesus to be LORD of and to make certain you have not missed anything.

Give Jesus also the causes and results of all these things as well as anything else associated with them in any way then pray as follows:

General Repentance

LORD, Jesus, I want you to be LORD of all my life.
I give it to all You, as well as anything that stands between You and me, whether or not I know they are there.
Show me these things LORD that separate us so I can deal with them as you desire me to deal with them.
I want to do Your will in all I do LORD, and I ask You to help me to do this.
I give it all to you Jesus, for You to be LORD of so that You are LORD of all I am.

Step 2

The Father says you are to forgive everyone who has hurt you in any way.

If you deliberately do not forgive anyone who has hurt you, the Father in heaven cannot forgive your wrongs against Him.  So you do not go to heaven (Matthew 6:14-15).

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

You may need to pray as follows and in your heart name any people The Holy Spirit brings to your memory.

Jesus, I forgive all who have hurt me.
I also forgive myself for what I have done.
LORD, help me to forgive all those whom I have problems forgiving, so I can obey you in this area.

Give any problems you have reconciling to another as this is usually caused by Unforgiveness or fear of man (or woman).

You may need to pray: as follows:

LORD, help me to reconcile with all those whom I need to reconcile with and to do what I need, to do this.

You may also need to repent of a sin you know you are doing as well as give it to Jesus to be LORD of.

You may need to pray in your heart:

LORD, show me what I need to repent of.

Then repent

LORD, I repent of … ___name the sin(s) or areas of sin(s)___… and I want to stop doing anything that I am doing that is wrong.
Help me to do this so you can be completely LORD of my life.

Step 3

Now command satan to leave and to take all He did to you with him to Jesus:

Satan, I have given all these areas of my life to Jesus to be LORD of.
So you must go from these areas in Jesus’ Name, to the Throne of Judgement to be dealt with by Jesus.
In Jesus’ Name, I command that you are to take with you everything in, on or around me, or that you have done to me at any time.

Step 4

In accordance with the Will of God, in Jesus’ Name, I command healing of everything satan did to me, and In Jesus’ Name, I also command restoration of the sound mind as well as all else that satan took from me, in accordance with the will of Jesus for me.

Step 5

Holy Spirit, please fill me completely, refresh me and anoint me freshly to serve Jesus as an obedient Citizen of the Kingdom of God, and member of The Body of believers on earth.

Step 5 was also mentioned by Jesus to a lady who went to heaven.

The following prayer gives permission to Jesus to do whatever He needs to do for you without asking your permission and needs to be prayed only once or repeated only if The Holy Spirit says to do so:

Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, ministering angels –  I give you all permission to do anything you need to do too me or for me without the need to ask my permission to do these things.

Satan will try and convince you by placing thoughts or feelings in you or emotions on you that you have not been delivered.

Just give these to Jesus using the following Five Steps which form the basis of the prayer above.

The Five Steps in Summary:

  • Give the temptation, thought, feeling emotion to Jesus to be LORD of.
  • Repent, forgive, reconcile.
  • Cast out satan.
  • Command healing and restoration.
  • Ask Holy Spirit to fill you completely.

I have more information on these and deliverance on my web site nevillesalvetti.com

Why Send Them to The Throne of Judgement?

The Throne of Judgement has been set up by Jesus outside The Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom is holy and undefiled and satan is defiled and unholy so cannot enter The kingdom.

So this Throne has been set up so satan can approach Jesus.

After Deliverance:

After deliverance, satan will often attack you in the areas you have been delivered from to try and convince you that you have not had deliverance.

Because Jesus is now LORD of these areas satan will find it difficult to cause you to sin in these areas.

You will find it easier to resist these attacks as they are now sourced externally and not internally.

Remember, satan can only have you sin if you accept what he suggests you do.

To deal with these attacks just use the framework of the Five Steps giving the type of attack to Jesus.

You only need to name the area of attack and all the demons in that area are removed.

You only name individual things or demons if The Holy Spirit says to do so.

Any thought, imagination, wrong reasoning, arguments, emotion, sensation or feeling that is not right in your spirit give to Jesus as these are placed there by demons who can affect your emotions and feelings and place thoughts in you that are not correct.

Remember that shame, guilt and condemnation comes now only from demons.  The Holy Spirit convicts and never condemns, shames you or makes you feel guilty.

So if these occur, give them to Jesus using the Five Steps.

Shame makes you feel you are a terrible person.  Conviction does not.

Having bad thoughts is not sin.  Acting on them and enjoying these even if only in your mind, does.

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”   2 Corinthians 10:5.

“Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper.  Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise,”   Philippians 4:6.


Remember you will fail but God understands and knows we are dust and all you have to do is to wholeheartedly repent if necessary, use the framework of the Five Steps and learn the lesson God desires you to learn and then you need to continue to wholeheartedly try to do God’s Will.

God does not judge you by your results but by the heart attitude in which you do the task.

Remember!  There is no more shame, guilt or condemnation for sin or failure because these were all removed at Calvary.

When you fail, learn any lesson and keep on going remembering the principle in Luke 9:62.

“But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

The race is not to the fastest or the most knowledgeable but to those that endure to the end in spite of all the failings they will make as they do this race.

The Holy Spirit will convict you of a sin and help you overcome the temptation or trial.  He will not cause you to feel shame, guilt or condemnation.

You do not sin for having wrong thoughts as satan will place these in you.  You sin by accepting them and doing what is suggested to do by them.  The sin occurs when you agree to do the action and not whether or not you carry it out.

Deliverance Does Not End With the Deliverance Session:

A form of deliverance occurs whenever we are delivered from an attack of satan.  The authority of Jesus is used to remove satan which is what happens in a deliverance session.

Your Responsibility:

You need to maintain your side of the salvation relationship.  Correct Holiness and Lordship attitudes do this.

You need to learn how to fight satan.

You need to learn how to do deliverance, as all who follow.  Jesus said all who believed in him, would do these things.

You need to be able to tell others why you follow and serve Jesus and why they should also do this.


~ Through Neville Salvetti

HKP logoNeville Salvetti is a deliverance minister and can be contacted via The Web Pages of Neville Salvetti and at: salvettina@bigpond.com if you desire deliverance or to know how to do it.
Neville have been told to preach three things:
Deliverance   How to Hear The Holy Spirit   How to fight satan
This is the need of the hour as it demonstrates The Kingdom of God, which is what attracts people to Jesus.

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