Prayers Against Temptation

“And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” Luke 11:4b

Christ has assured us of ultimate victory against evil and deliverance from it because of the work He fulfilled on the
cross. If we’re to effectively overcome and walk delivered from evil we need a good Word regiment to help us discern
what’s declared evil. As we conclude this article on “Deliver Us from Evil” included are several reference keys,
Hebrew and Greek words which can be used to help further your study on this subject.

Old Testament Examples of Evil

The first mention of evil is found in Genesis 2:9 “And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree
that is pleasant to sight and good for food; and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Normally the first
mention of key words which are seen throughout the scriptures can be found to have the same root meaning from
their first mention. Evil in Genesis 2:9 is derived from the Hebrew word “Ra” found in key H7451. It means adversity,
affliction, bad, calamity, distress, ill favored, exceedingly grievous, sorrow, wretchedness, misery and naught. This
kind of evil is often connected to choices we make contrary to God’s word and purpose for our lives. We were
designed by God with the power of choice. God knew that man would transgress and fall short of obeying His
words. He provided a plan of redemption which has been fulfilled in Christ. Adam and Eve ate from the tree of
knowledge, a choice which opened them and the entire human race to the adversity, affliction, sorrow and
wretchedness of sin.

(Evil 7489 Raw-ah) To spoil literally by breaking to pieces, to make or cause to be good for nothing, to make bad
from a physical, moral and social aspect, to afflict. This evil is rooted in harsh mistreatment by oppressors who
show no mercy and sometimes will cause the believer to blame God and those whom He sends to lead us. Exodus 5
God sends Moses to Pharaoh charging him to let His people go and Pharaoh, increases harshness towards Gods
people (Exodus 5:22-23). There are certain devils which will increase their wickedness at the thought of you
attempting to break free. Some people have had to deal with this scenario when trying to exit an abusive
relationship. Rest assured however that our God is a deliverer of His people.

(Evil 1680 Daw-bab -1679 Do-beh) To move slowly, that is to glide, to cause to speak, to be sluggish that is restful.
This evil paralyzes believers because of evil reports which slander (defame, insult and slight) Gods agenda and
mandate for His people producing fear which hinders forward momentum. Evil messengers have wrought much
damage to the Body of Christ and caused our mandate of Kingdom advancement to be limited. Numbers 13:1-3, 17-

(Evil 1100 Bel-e-yah-al) Without profit, worthlessness, by ext. destruction, wickedness as it relates to ungodly men,
naughty, this kind of evil leads to lawlessness and disdain for the righteousness of God. The sons of Belial
manifested this type of evil of which we’ve listed several references. Deuteronomy 13 Idolatry, Judges 19-20
Sexual Uncleanness and I Kings 21 Advocates of Witchcraft.

New Testament Types of Evil

(Evil 2549 Kak-ee-ah) Badness that is depraved, (immoral or corrupt) or malignant (hateful or mean) this effects the
character, moral development (ethics and principles) and nature of a person. This word normally translates into
malice which is rooted in the heart. This kind of evil normally results in severe damage being inflicted on others
through our words. Our speech and conversation is a, tell-tell sign for the work of malice. See Matthew 15:18-20,
Ephesians 4:31, Colossians 3:8 and I Peter 2:1.

(Evil 4190 Poneros) Hurtful, anguish or pain; e.g. the effect or influence on a person’s life. This kind of evil results in
bondage or injury, especially internally as in emotional pain. See Matthew 6:13 and Ephesians 6:16
(Evil 2556 Kakos) To perish in your own corruption, this is rooted in selfishness, greed, covetousness and lust.
Driving desire for forbidden things is the fruit of kakos. Believers who are bound by this kind of evil often find
themselves in destructive behavior, relationships and situations. See I Timothy 6:10 and I Corinthians 10:1-
6…idolatry, fornication, tempting Christ and murmuring

I pray that this teaching has empowered you to discern evil and encouraged you to cry unto the Lord for freedom in a
greater way. I declare deliverance and breakthrough over your life from all assignments of darkness bent on your
destruction. May a fresh anointing for spiritual warfare and deliverance come on you mightily I pray.

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