Skip to comments.August 3 - Supremacy over Demons
Posted on 08/03/2019 4:50:08 AM PDT by metmom
And He said to them, Go! And they came out and went into the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters (Matthew 8:32).
Our Lord Jesus will always have the upper hand over demonic forces. But we should never forget that demons, as fallen angels, still possess tremendous power and strength (cf. Dan. 10:21; Rev. 12:4). For example, when God sent an angel with a message for Daniel, a demon named the prince of the kingdom of Persia delayed the angel for three weeks, and God had to send Michael the archangel to help the other divine messenger (Dan. 10:13).
Wicked angels are superior to humans in many ways: intelligence (Ezek. 28:34), strength (Mark 5:4; Acts 19:16), powers to do signs and false wonders (2 Thess. 2:9), and in experience (having existed much longer than mankind). As spirit beings, they are not bound by time, space, or form. Thus only Christ has sufficient power to bruise Satans head and cast him and his forces into the lake of fire and brimstone forever (Rev. 20:3, 10). It required tremendous supernatural power to expel so many demons from the two men and into the pigs, yet He accomplished the feat in an instant.
Knowing all this, we as Gods children must remember that only with His armor, especially the shield of faith, can we withstand attacks from demons (Eph. 6:16) and be victorious over their schemes.
How have you been taught to deal with the forces of darkness and evil? By taking them on in direct spiritual confrontation? By ignoring them or acting as if they dont exist? Let Jesus be your total confidence in all such matters of warfare.
Studying God’s Word ping
The Shield of Faith, along with the belt of Truth, breastplate of righteousness, helmet of Salvation, shoes of the gospel of peace, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, work very well against exterior attacks. (See Ephesians 6:11-19)
The internal ones need to be cast out, which is what Jesus did, and Christians can do, although it is not done often. Here is a video on the subject of demons in Christians, and what can be done to remedy the situation. The speaker and minister is Micah Stephen Bell, of Key Ministries, in the Dallas area.
Good grief ...
Casting them out provides considerable relief. There are Biblical precedents and procedures for this.
Demons make a home for themselves through addictions.
I must of missed those ... show me anywhere in the Bible where the apostles or Jesus cast a demon out of a NT believer.
You are literally making it up as you go along ...
“23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. “
Luke 4: 33-35
33 ¶ And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, 34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
“25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the childrens bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. 28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the childrens crumbs. 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.”
Luke 9: 38-42
“38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. 39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him. 40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not. 41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. 42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.”
” 10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. 11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”
“14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
“16 ¶ And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.”
Now, for modern-day casting out of demons/devils by Christians:
Win Worley: Tactics for deliverance, Beginners
Note: If you, or the person wanting demons/devils/unclean spirits cast out is not a born-again Christian, the Bible gives an example of what may happen here:
Acts: 13-18”13 ¶ Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. “
I do not believe that you are a Christian, and so recommend strongly that you do not attempt this. You do not wish to run out of your house naked and bleeding, I am sure.
This theme was incorporated into the Denzel Washington movie, “The Fallen.”
Not true. They found a home in every democraps soul. Looks for a weak and evil hearts and makes its self right at home. It’s the only thing that can explain TDS.
Not a NT believer ... next
Not a NT believer ... next
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