The Biblical Facts on Exorcism ~ blog
So far, we have learned that when satan fell from heaven one-third of the angels went with him. This is baffling to me. Here you are an angel created by God in heaven where everything is perfect. A VIP angel decides it is his turn to play God. So, God showed him the exit. Stopping place … Hades where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth for eternity.
Bad choice for all those demons
not to mention those who reject Christ.
Demons are in this world of ours and want to get some payback. Some people open themselves up to being possessed because they worship satan. They can create generational soul ties where one kind of sin gets passed down to the next generation. However, I do not know how much effort is given to possessing and harming people. Those people are dead in sin, but demons do enjoy making people suffer.
I think they enjoy more making Christians suffer. However, not in the little things in life like yesterday, I got into my car, put the windows down and rested my arm on the door like I have done a million times. However, for some reason when I put my arm up there … it pressed down on the lock and pinched my skin between the lock and the hole. I do not think there was a demon involved in that.
Today I want to teach you how you can command demons to leave you alone. Now if you have things in your past, trauma events that have not been dealt with through counseling or deliverance that may require seeking the help of others trained counselors or professionals.
Jesus decided He would send out the 12 disciples in twos to;
“When Jesus had called the Twelve together,
he gave them power and authority to
drive out all demons and to cure diseases…”
So off go the guys and in the very next chapter of Luke Jesus decides to send out 72 more of his followers.
“The seventy-two returned with joy and said,
“Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.’”
Are you starting to get the picture that in Christ we have the ability to use the authority of His name?
Jesus cast out demons at least 10 times. The 12 disciples go casting out demons, and now Jesus sends out 72 of His followers. So, I do not believe that exorcism has to be some kind of complicated ritual with certain incantations, the burning of incense, and guacamole.
The whole key to the entire problem of dealing with demons is the authority of the name of Jesus Christ. Before He ascended into Heaven Jesus spoke these words.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Jesus is the creator of the universe. He has all authority over everything in heaven and earth. You and I have been placed in Christ when we were saved. Ephesians 2 says that God has raised us up and seated us in Christ in the heavenlies. And because of that reality, we can do things in the name of Jesus. The authority or power is all His … but as His children, we are allowed to use His authority.
Just like when a traffic cop puts his hand up … you stop. Why? You could go around him or go over him because your car or truck has that power. However, we stop because of the authority of the Police Department. They put on the uniform and they have the authority.
You and have been given the authority of Jesus Christ and we are allowed to pray in His name against demonic influences. And because of Him, the demons must obey. So, here is an example of the prayer I normally pray against demonic forces. And before we pray against the demons the person being prayed over must have repented and forsaken their sin.
- I start out thanking the Father that we are in Christ. We are already seated with Him in the heavenlies.
- I ask the Holy Spirit to fill me and empower me.Then I say these words; “If there is any demonic activity in ____________ (insert name)
with the name or the function of _______________ (lust, porn, sex whatever you believe
might be working against this person)
By the authority of Jesus Christ, I command you to step into the light. _________ has said that he no longer wants to be harassed by you and your temptations. He has repented of his sexual sins and does not want to ever go back to sexual sin.
Therefore, I command you in the name of Jesus to leave him and go to the foot of the cross to be a footstool for His feet. And do that now.
Now there are many other very important things that need to be a part of this that can hinder or help in this process which I will teach you tomorrow.