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                                                       SCOPE OF DEMONS
When people become aware of the reality of demons, two questions naturally arise: What kind of creatures are they? And what is their origin? There is no way to discuss supernatural healing from God without discussing the supernatural beings the Bible calls demons.
Demons are depicted as evil invisible spirit beings that prey upon humans. Or simply put they are unwanted spirits the dwell in a living body or they are willing to enter even the body of an animal (see Luke 8:32-33).
They are invisible spirits that hate God and people. The Christian church has all the resources of heaven at its disposal. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; 2Co 10:4 KJV) Yet we suffer defeat after humiliating defeat at the hands of an enemy who is infinitely inferior. A very large part of the reason for this tragedy is that we are ignorant of our enemies. We don’t know who they are. We don’t know how many they are. We don’t know their location. We don’t know their weapons. We don’t know their strategies. We don’t know their weaknesses. We don’t know the necessities to win against this enemy. Perhaps the saddest part in our knowledge is that most of us don’t even know there are enemies. This is because although the average Christian verbally honors the Bible as the word of God, as a general rule they do not study the Bible very much. Most Christians get their spiritual information through second-hand sources: Sermons, radio, opinions, books—anything but the Bible itself. It is extremely safe to say that most Christians have not read the entire Bible. Nor do they ever intend to do so. They are perfectly content to let others do their thinking for them. And when it comes to demons, it seems that most Christians would rather not hear about them. This atmosphere of ignorance and unbelief regarding demons reigns in the church. Yet the Bible speaks more about demons than angels. This should come as no surprise. Angels are not a threat to us; demons are.
                                                                 HOW DEMONS ENTER PEOPLE
Demons enter people in various ways. Some are more obvious than others. The most frequent ways are through general sin, false doctrine, and acceptance of a lie, and inheritance.
General sins are the natural sins of the flesh. These are sins of the body and mind. Some of which are:
• Overeating
• Alcohol or drug abuse
• Anger, hatred, or bitterness
• Unforgiveness
• Gossip, slander, or criticism
• Jealousy, worry, or greed
• Lying, deception, or stealing
• Other common sins
Demons Can Enter When We Accept Negative Words
The power of the spoken word can be limitless. Spoken under the inspiration of God, it is empowered by God to perform His desires. Yet words were spoken under the inspiration of Satan, whether directly or indirectly, can become supernaturally empowered by demons to perform the will of Satan. The power of the spoken word has been taught by some in such a way as to give the idea that the spoken word has supernatural power within itself to do a thing.
Solution No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. (Isa 54:17 KJV)
Demons Can Enter Through Inheritance
it is possible to be born demonized. There are demons that attach themselves to families. These are usually witchcraft or sickness demons. A child born to a parent with a spirit of witchcraft may find later in life that she has similar demonic powers. Similarly, a demon of cancer or miscarriage, or deafness may harass a family line for generations. You will notice an unusual number of people in that family with the same disease or condition. These are demons of inheritance A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. (Deu 23:2 KJV)
Solution Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. (Joh 20:23 KJV)
Demons Can Enter Through Environment
Another extremely common way in which demons invade our lives is through our environments. It is easy and natural to become what you are constantly exposed to. A child born to alcoholics may find that although he hates what alcohol has done to his family, he still finds himself strangely drawn to the cursed liquid. What has happened?
What has happened is the child lives in an atmosphere where that particular spirit is allowed to manifest virtually at will. Unless one is incredibly strong, he will most likely fall victim to the same spirit—even though he hates the effects of the spirit. Or if there is another sinful act, attitude, belief, or behavior, that greatly and consistently manifests itself in that home; the person’s natural and spiritual resistance can be weakened to such a degree that demons may find access. This happened because he deliberately put himself in a place where there is a strong concentration of demon power. The environment is very important. If you are in a place where there is a strong concentration of demon power, get away from it as soon as possible. If this is impractical, or if God has called you to serve in such a place, cry out to Him for strength. He will protect you
Deliverance
                       Deliverance is the process of removing unwanted spirits in a living body.
1544 ἐκβάλλω ekballo {ek-bal’-lo}
Meaning: 1) to cast out, drive out, to send out 1a) with notion of violence 1a1) to drive out (cast out) 1a2) to cast out 1a2a) of the world, i.e. be deprived of the power and influence he exercises in the world 1a2b) a thing: excrement from the belly into the sink 1a3) to expel a person from a society: to banish from a family 1a4) to compel one to depart; to bid one depart, in stern though not violent language 1a5) so employed that the rapid motion of the one going is transferred to the one sending forth 1a51) to command or cause one to depart in haste 1a6) to draw out with force, tear out 1a7) with implication of force overcoming opposite force 1a7a) to cause a thing to move straight on its intended goal 1a8) to reject with contempt, to cast off or away 1b) without the notion of violence 1b1) to draw out, extract, one thing inserted in another 1b2) to bring out of, to draw or bring forth 1b3) to except, to leave out, i.e. not receive 1b4) to lead one forth or away somewhere with a force which he cannot resist
Usage: AV – cast out 45,
Cast 11,
Bring forth 3,
Pull out 3,
Send forth 3,
misc 17; 82
Tense – Future
Voice – Active
Mood – Indicative
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into the entire world, and preach the gospel to every creature 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 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. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. (Mar 16:15-20 KJV)
There is no limit on the number of people that can be ministered to. Anyone that can hear your voice can be delivered.
                                                                      Casting Demons Out of People
The ministry of casting out demons is a present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit. It is God working through His people to bring deliverance to hurting people. Casting out demons, or as it
is commonly called, deliverance is nothing more than a Christian making a demon leave a person through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is done in the same way Jesus made demons leave people. It is done through a verbal command of faith. Repeatedly we see Jesus making demons leave by issuing verbal commands to the invading spirits. The below scripture is an excellent summary of Jesus’ deliverance ministry: “When the even [evening] was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.” (Matthew 8:17) (Notice again the close relationship of demons and sickness.). There was no religious ceremony, no mystical chants, no use of top-secret religious formulas. He simply commanded the demons to come out of their victims. With rare exception, this was His primary way of making demons leave people. This is also the way in which we are to make demons leave people. Several places in the gospels we read that Jesus commanded the disciples to cast out demons. They apparently understood this to mean that they were to follow His example in casting out demons through the use of verbal commands. A clear example of this is given in Luke 10:17 when some disciples returned from an evangelistic trip: “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” Obviously, the use of Jesus’ name to make demons leave signify they used verbal commands. Another clear example is Acts 16:18: “…But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus to come out of her….” Here Paul cast out a demon by commanding it to come out of a girl. Thus, we see conclusively that the routine way to cast out a demon is to simply command it to come out. But then what?
                                                                                  Pre-requisite of deliverance
1. Accepting and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and personal saviour.
2. Asking for forgiveness ( Mark 11: 25/ I John 1:9)
3. Remitting sins of generational ( John 20:23)
4. Breaking any legal grounds ( Isaiah 54:17)
5. Binding the strongman ( Matthew 12:29)
Accepting and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and personal savior.
Is make you to receive the Spirit of Jesus (But as many as received him, to them gave He power or right to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (Joh 1:12 KJV) and you became a son of God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (Rom 8:9-16 KJV)
The Holy Spirit is also invited to dwell in you who gives you the power to clean all the unwanted spirit within you.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (Luk 11:13 KJV)
Then your spiritual environment changes
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (Col 1:13 KJV)
1. Asking for forgiveness
Unforgiveness is one of the most common ways people open the door to a demon. It is also one of the greatest stumbling blocks to getting delivered or healed. Anyone who refuses to forgive curses himself and forfeits the blessings of God.
Forgiveness is not a feeling; it’s a decision. When you forgive someone, you’re not saying they are right. You’re simply saying that you recognize that because you also sin against God and others, you have no right to hold a grudge against anyone. For this reason, I determined to not hold a grudge against anyone…anyone—no matter what the offense. It will take God’s power to forgive like this, but He will help us.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. (Mar 11:25 KJV)
                                                                        Process of deliverance
Call the spirit by name to come out in the name of Jesus.
What May Happen Just Prior to the Command for the Demon to Leave
Satan is no fool. He knows he is no match for the power of God. Therefore, he will try everything he can to keep you from deliverance ministry. This may be done through distractions. He may use phone calls or visits from people. Or he may use some urgent need to keep you from deliverance ministry. Don’t be surprised if he tries to make you sick to keep you away. Headaches and pains are two of his favorite tools. Also, be aware that demons often manifest their functional nature in their victims when they are in the presence of a Christian who is skilled in deliverance ministry. For instance, by teaching a powerful, insightful message that exposes the way Satan does business, he may manifest himself. The way in which he manifests himself may very well be expressed as the function of the demon. A demon of anger may cause the person to be filled with anger at the speaker. A demon of confusion may cause the person to become confused. Similarly, a demon of fear or pride may cause the person to exhibit those characteristics. Whatever is the spirit’s predominant nature that is probably the way in which it will manifest itself when it is disturbed by the anointed ministry. Yet demons may manifest in ways other than their normal expression. For instance, a spirit of fear may become so agitated at a particular sermon that it causes pain or some other discomfort. This is God’s clue to the minister that deeper ministry is needed.
What to expect after the Command is given
The Bible has many examples of what happens when demons are commanded to leave people. In Jesus’ ministry, we are given very graphic accounts of what happens when demons are challenged.
• Demons may scream through the victim. (Mark 1:26)
• Demons may throw the victim to the ground. (Mark 3:11)
• Demons may speak through the victim. (Mark 5:6-12)
• Demons may resist your commands. (Mark 9:17-18; Luke 8:27-29)
Other times the predominant demonic manifestation has been great spontaneous coughing. And at other times the people simply feel something leave their bodies. Still, there are other manifestations. When the command is given for the demon to come out, you may find that it simply leaves. I have seen this happen many times. You may or may not feel the demon exit your body. If you do, you probably will sense its departure in one of several ways:
(1) You feel something leave a body part;
(2) The demon leaves through screams;
(3) The demon leaves through yawns;
(4) The demon leaves through tears;
(5) The demon leaves through coughs;
(6) The demon leaves through vomit or spit.
(This last one I routinely forbid. I think Satan uses it to scare others away from seeking or ministering deliverance.) Another occurrence that happens when demons are commanded to come out is they may manifest themselves to the victim more strongly than they ever have before. The person may hear internal voices. These voices may threaten the victim. Some people feel nauseous, or they may get a sudden headache. Sometimes people feel unexplainably terrified. But actually, it is explainable. Demons are terrified of the power of God. When they get in the presence of someone who flows in deliverance ministry, they often panic in fear. The victim feels the demon’s fear.
As it is written, “…the devils also believe, and tremble.” (James 2:19)
Ultimately, demons don’t want to be cast out. Therefore, they do everything they can to convince the victim that the problem is not demonic. If this doesn’t work, and the demon is directly challenged through deliverance ministry, it will pretend to not be there. The demon hopes that the deliverance minister will get discouraged or impatient and stop the challenge. If this occurs, the demon wins. However, if the minister—every Christian is a minister—presses the challenge, the demon may desperately defy the deliverance minister in the hope that he can outlast the minister’s faith, love, and patience.
                                                                           A Prayer For Deliverance
Before you pray, Make sure you understand that you are ready to meet all the conditions. You will find a few blank places in the pattern prayer where you need to fill in details that apply to your individual situation-specific sins, specific contacts with the occult or false religion, and the names of people you need to forgive. Be sure to make this latter list as complete as possible. I have seen hundreds, even thousands; of people receive deliverance through this pattern of prayer. You may wish to enlist the support of a fellow Christian. But be sure the person you choose is in agreement with your decision and will be praying out of faith, not unbelief. If there are two of you, you can also claim the promise of Jesus in Matthew 18:19: “If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” Finally, do not feel bound to stick rigidly to this pattern of prayer. If the Holy Spirit prompts you to add words from your heart, do not hesitate to do so. And do not be in a hurry. Go through the whole prayer slowly and deliberately.
1. Personally affirm your faith in Christ:
“Lord Jesus Christ, I believe You are the Son of God and the only way to God-that You died on the cross for my sins and rose again so that I might be forgiven and receive eternal life.”
2. Humble yourself:
“I renounce all pride and religious self-righteousness and any dignity that does not come from you. I have no claim on your mercy except that you died in my place.”
3. Confess any known sin:
“I confess all my sins before you and hold nothing back.
4. Repent of all sins:
“I repent of all my sins. I turn away from them and I turn to You, Lord, for mercy and forgiveness.”
5. Forgive all other people:
“By a decision of my will, I freely forgive all who have ever harmed or wronged me. I lay down all bitterness, all resentment, and all hatred. Specifically, I forgive….”
6. Break with the occult and all false religion:
“I sever all contact I have ever had with the occult or with all false religion-particularly……..
“I commit myself to get rid of all objects associated with the occult or false religion.”
7. Prepare to be released from every curse over your life:
“Lord Jesus, I thank you that on the cross you were made a curse, that I might be redeemed from every curse and inherit God’s blessing. On that basis, I ask you to release me and set me free to receive the deliverance I need.”
8. Take your stand with God:
“I take my stand with You, Lord, against all Satan’s demons. I submit to You, Lord, and I resist the devil. Amen!”
9. Come out:
“Now I speak to any demons that have control over me. [………………………] I command you to go from me now. In the name of Jesus, Come out now!”
Deliverance is not an event but a process of cleaning the temple of God.
                                                               Reference
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firezone Asked question January 4, 2022