But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 (NLT)
If you are a Christian, I congratulate you because you have authority over all demons. God has given you the power to control any demons around. Actually, if you truly are a child of God, demons will be afraid to come near you because you are a source of power. According to the Word of God and the testimonies of believers, you have been commissioned and empowered to speak and demons will obey.
You are entitled to this power because you are a person of God. “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.” Luke 10:19 (NLT). He gives you the go-ahead to take authority over demonic forces. When you give the word and you have invested your life in the Word of God then demons must obey you. You just say the word and you will find that demons will have to obey. Demons are made subject to Christ and you, by the atonement through the blood. “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.” Revelation 12:11(NLT). Also, you have authority in the name of the Lord and the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
No matter how many tens or hundreds of demons that enter into a person, you have the power to discern, to test them, to resist and to reject them as long as you have given your life to Christ. They have personalities and you can command them to obey what you are saying. As I have said before, they are disembodied but they like to take an individual’s body and use it.
WHAT ARE YOU TO DO TO OVERCOME DEMONS?
- Recognize the authority that Christ has given you, according to Luke 10:19. You are a child of God! If you are not, you can fall upon your knees and ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart. You recognize that the authorities that you have over the demons are embedded in the name of Jesus. Satan doesn’t know you, but he knows the name of Jesus Christ in you. Therefore, God says, But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his, and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil”. 2 Timothy 2:19 (NLT)
2. Rebuke the demons wherever you go– The way you rebuke the demons is to recognize that you have to command them to go into the ‘herd of pigs’, as Jesus commanded in Matthew 8. “..You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” Matthew 21:22 (NLT). You have to deal with them and rebuke them.
3. Resist them, according to James 4:7. “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (NLT). God says you should resist the devil by putting forth the Word of God that they must obey. Demons can resist anything, anyone but demons cannot resist the Word of God. Notice that the reason demons cannot resist the Word of God is, that is the creative force by which they came into existence. They were never sharpened, molded or handled. They were spoken into existence by the creative force in the mouth of God. The bible is God’s mouthpiece, so once you speak it out whether they like it or not they will run. So, resisting the demons means fighting them by the Word of God.
4. React with boldness– “After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31 (NLT). In resisting the demons and all their forces, boldness is very necessary. At your salvation, you receive the boldness of Christ. Because you are righteous in Christ, you are as bold as a lion. You are bolder than the demons. Boldness is a major condition for being able to resist the demons. If you are fearful and timid then you cannot resist them. Ask God for the grace to have boldness, so that you can deal with these demons by the authority that is in you.
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