I’m not going to teach you the “Origin of satan”, “Are demons Fallen angels or the spirits of Pre-Adamic Creatures??” or “How many demons are in Satan’ army??” . I don’t want to waste my time over “unnecessary” theories and want to take you straight into the real deal-“Driving out demons”. There are people in the world and in the Church tormented by demons and our job is to set people free like Jesus and not argue over the theology behind demons and deliverance.
Note: This is going to be a long post not a fun ride. Get to a comfortable place, Take your Bible with you and let everything sink in you.
The devil and his demons are for real. There is One devil and many demons. Jesus knocked the devil’s teeth off in the wilderness and scared the hell out of demons everywhere He went. Peter, Jesus’ right hand man, drove out demons. Paul, the Man who had else to do in life except Living for Jesus, drove out demons. These are very deep basics…Ha ha…Whatever, demons are real and very active. If they were active in Jesus’ day, they are for sure active in our day. Don’t use your logical thinking to write off “demons” as some scary theory or religious garbage. The devil and his demons are for real. They are our enemies.
Jesus is not a Liar:
Most Christians don’t call Jesus a liar openly but live their life in a way which portrays that Jesus is a Liar. Jesus is not a Liar. If He said something, that’s truth. No arguing, No trying to write it off with funny theology and No throwing out everything that’s not in your experience. If Jesus said Love your enemies, that’s it. We must love our enemies, reasons like “he did this to me, I can’t love him” or “she did that to me, I can’t love him” are not allowed.
At the end of Matthew, Jesus gives us authority. At the end of Luke, Jesus says that we will be clothed with power when the Holy Spirit comes on us. At the end of Mark, Jesus says what will follow Christians when they walk in the Power and Authority given by Jesus- “driving out demons, speaking in new tongues, healing the sick” which are done on purpose while the other two are not done on purpose “throwing out snakes when they come on you as it happened to Paul, not dying when people feed you poison”. Every Christian must drive out demons. Yeah you heard me right…I said every Christian and not some “Anointed” leader. Every Christian must do what Jesus did and Every Christian can do what Jesus did. Powerless, Lazy Christians have invented new teachings that cancel out our responsibility to do what Jesus did. The First sign that will follow a Christian, as mentioned by Jesus, is driving out demons. Hello???…
These “miraculous signs”(The Supernatural and Miraculous must follow every real Christian because they followed Christ, our only example) will accompany those who believe(Those who believe not some Special Anointed Person): They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed. Mark 16:17,18(NLT)(Emphasis Mine)
I tell you the truth [ Truly, truly, I say to you], whoever believes in me will do the same things that I do. Those who believe will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. [They will do greater things because all believers—not just Jesus—will have the Holy Spirit living in them and empowering them.]. John 14:12(EXB)
“In solemn truth I tell you, anyone believing in me shall do the same miracles I have done, and even greater ones, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask him for anything, using my name, and I will do it, for this will bring praise to the Father because of what I, the Son, will do for you. John 14:12(TLB)
Whoever says that he lives in God must live as Jesus lived. 1 John 2:6(NCV)…This is what this verse means-“Everyone who calls himself a Christian must live like Jesus and do what Jesus did”. Living like Jesus is a long list but it includes driving out demons. Anyone who says otherwise is a Liar.
Know who you are and what you have:
If you believe in Jesus, You are a New Creation. You are a Son of God, a Daughter of God. You are not a normal human, you are Super Human. You are from Planet Heaven, you are not of this earth. God is in you, on you, with you and in union with you. You are like God, like Jesus and One with the Holy Spirit RIGHT NOW. Jesus has given His Authority and Power to the Church, to every Christian not just some Super Apostles and Spooky Prophets. You have Authority and Power to do what Jesus did and to do greater work than Him. You have authority and power to drive out demons. Jesus in you is Greater than every demon out there. (1 John 4:4, Ephesians 4:24, 1 Corinthians 6:17, 1 John 4:17, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
Jesus gave us “all” authority so the devil has zero authority. The devil has power but it is depended on our cooperation, adding that no matter how much power the devil can have or get he cannot stand before God’s power. And God’s Power is in you.
“All”(not little or some, ALL) authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. “Therefore” go and make disciples of all nations…Matthew 28:18,19(NIV) (Emphasis Mine)- “Therefore” is the connecting word between the two statements. It is like saying-“I have two tickets to the show. Therefore you and your wife go”. Jesus had ALL authority but the word “therefore” means He transferred it to the Church, us, you and me.
When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power(Dunamis Power-Dynamite power-miracle working power). Acts 1:8(GNT) (Emphasis Mine)
Most Christians believe that Jesus is seated in heaven above everything and the devil is under His feet. But many miss out on the other truth that we are also seated with Christ in heaven “now” and the devil is under our feet too. Yeah you heard me right…If you are in Christ, then YOU are in heaven and the devil is under YOUR feet NOW. The Church doesn’t know it and the devil is taking advantage of our ignorance.
He raised us up with Christ and gave us a seat with Him in the heavens. He did this for those of us who are in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6(ICB)
Above all you must understand that Jesus has already defeated the devil and his demons through the cross. The devil has been defeated and brought to nothing. You are facing a defeated enemy, who has a big mouth.
List of some common demons:
I want to list some common demons, so that you will be aware of the demonic world:
Spirit of Pride, Spirit of lust, Spirit of Fear, Spirit of Anger, Spirit of sickness (Some sicknesses are demonic and the sickness won’t leave till the demon is driven out. For ex- Cancer, Arthritis and Pain “can” be demonic), Spirit of Gossip, Spirit of depression, Spirit of rejection, Spirit of Lie, Spirit of doubt, Spirit of Anti-Christ, Spirit of witchcraft, Spirit of religion(a very dangerous one because the person having the demon doesn’t want it out thinking their on the right side…Common demon in the Church).
Don’t let your jaws drop seeing “lust, fear, anger, depression and the likes” in the list. Yes, every sin and negative attitude if engaged in “continuously” will open the door for the particular demon to enter. Fighting and shouting in the family opens the door for the Spirit of anger and his friends. Watching porn or indulging in sex outside marriage opens the door for the spirit of lust. Don’t play with sin, Jesus has provided freedom from every sin and negative attitude.
Note: Christians can’t be possessed by demons but can be oppressed by demons. If as Christians we are automatically free from demon attacks, then we don’t have to be told that we are battling spiritual forces and told again and again to resist the devil. That’s a different teaching.
Enough said, Now let me to teach you the How Tos…
Who can drive out demons??
Every Born-again Christian, Every child of God. Everyone who believes in Jesus and has received Him as their Lord and Saviour. According to the Bible and the experiences of the Early Church, there is a second experience after our Born again experience called the Baptism of the Spirit which is for Power. You need that. When you get saved, you receive Authority. When you get Spirit baptized, you receive Power. Authority means a position or the right to do something. You have authority because you are a Son of God, a Daughter of God. Power means the ability to do something. Authority is the Position of Power of a King or Police officer. Power is the Sword and the army under the King, Power is the Gun of a Police officer. You are a King in the Kingdom Of God, You are Police Officer appointed by the Government of God to fight crime.
So if you are not Born-again, get Born-again by believing in Jesus and His finished work. If you not are baptized in the Spirit, receive it like you would receive a gift. Ask and receive like a little child…Simple as that. Every Christian is anointed to do what Christ did.
What is the Pre-work for Operating in deliverance??
The only work you have to do is “work out” what God has already worked in you. The work out is changing your mind or thinking, with the truth about “Who God is, Who you are and What you have in Christ”. You are a Son, You are Daughter, You are a New creation, You have been set free from sin and its effects, You have authority and power but you have to know all this as you know your name to for them to work. Knowing your Identity as you Know your name is the key the unlocks what is in you because of the finished work of Jesus. The truths about your identity- Believe, Meditate, Speak them out loud till they become real to you. Changing our thinking is a long process, so don’t just sit there changing your thinking and doing nothing. Step out. I’m still “working out” my salvation but I’m stepping out and doing the stuffs.
The battlefield is in our mind and the devil will do everything to keep us in the arena of fear and unbelief so he can knock our teeth off. If you know the truth of who you are in Christ, you will bring him to the arena of faith and use him like a punching-bag. Move from Fear to Faith, from Doubt to Faith and it changes everything.
How to drive out demons:
- Step 1:- Identify: You have to identify whether demons are involved not go around driving out demons from everyone you see. Demons can be identified in three ways- manifestation, word of knowledge and discerning of spirits.
Manifestation: If you are filled with Fire of God and you get near demonized people, they will start to manifest. Some of the demonic manifestations are: shaking, writhing, frothing, screaming, biting their teeth or tongue, pupils dilating, acting like animals(snakes, dogs). If the atmosphere in a Church hall or Auditorium is charged with God’s power, demons start manifesting. If you command demons to leave over a crowd, people with demons will start manifesting.
Word of Knowledge: In General, it is an information from God regarding the Present or Past. In deliverance, God gives you information that the person has a demon in them. You will receive this information from God as a flowing thought which comes out of the blue and drops in your mind, a picture symbolizing the presence of demons or a knowing. Sometimes when I lay hands on people, I “know” there is a demon in them. Sometimes while talking to people, a “thought” comes out of nowhere and drops into my mind that there is a demon involved.
Discerning of spirits: It is the supernatural gift which makes you aware of the spiritual world wherein you start engaging with the invisible world. You would see demons as you would see people but in a different manner. Knowing that the person before you has a demon is word of knowledge and Seeing a demon sitting on their shoulder is Discerning of spirits.
- Step 2:- Drive out: You have authority and power, so you don’t have to ask God to deal with demon or demons. You do it. Check your Bible, every time the Bible brings a Believer and the demonic in combat, God asks us to do something. Jesus asked us to talk to the mountain and not talk to Him about the mountain. So, command the demon or demons to leave in Jesus’ name. The Name of Jesus is above “every” name, so demons surrender to the Name of Jesus. You don’t have to scream at demons but be strict or stern. Jesus was stern when He commanded demons.Demons don’t respond to volume but to authority.
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is “above every name”,that at the name of Jesus “every knee should bow”, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. Philippians 2:9,10(NIV)
You don’t have to know the name and address of demons every time you operate deliverance. Jesus did it only once, so just command and if God wants you to do otherwise He will tell you. Don’t sit there and interview demons, just kick them out. Jesus said we will drive out demons in His name not interview them in His name. So just command the demons to come out as a Police officer would command vehicles to stop or command people to do something. Sometimes demons leave at a single command but sometimes it takes more commands, just kick them out. The command must be given in Faith- you must believe that God is in you and has given you authority over every demon. Use your authority against demons not people. Love people, hate demons.
- Step 3:- Check: Check with God whether the demons are out. Check with the person- ask them what happened and what did they fell, how do they feel now. Mostly, people will feel light and experience peace after the demons are out. Don’t act spiritual, they will know something, so ask them. If they are delivered, go to next step or else go back.
- Step 4:- Post-deliverance: If they are not Born again and have not surrendered their life to Christ, then lead them to Christ or else the demons will enter again with their friends as Jesus said. If they are already a Born-again Christian, ask them to stay out of sin because playing sin opens the door to demons. Demons can’t enter someone just like that, we open the door through sin and negative attitudes, then they enter. So after deliverance, the doors need to be kept closed. Tell them that Jesus has provided freedom from every sin and by His Grace we can walk in freedom.
How do demons come out?? :
Demons come out through the openings in our body- through the mouth, finger nails, ears, etc. Many involved in deliverance ministry instruct people to vomit out demons as I said they come out of our mouths. Jesus didn’t go around asking people to vomit, He drove out demons. So, this practice is not right no matter how much success people have. Will people vomit during deliverance?? Yes sometimes but forcing someone to vomit is not the way Jesus did it. It is not necessary to know through which opening demons are going out, You just have to know that the demons are out. Don’t get into weird practices, stick to what Jesus did.
Deliverance must be done in Love:
Deliverance ministry doesn’t have to be very messy. Lot of the mess you see in the deliverance ministry is not necessary. Deliverance on the first place, must be done in Love. Anything can Lack except Love. Love comes first. Be mad at demons, not people.
Don’t allow demons to talk or manifest. Many people involved in deliverance do that to show off. If you can command demons to come out, you can command them to shut up. So shut them up and then kick them out.
He also drove out many demons, but “He would not let the demons speak”. Mark 1:34(NIV)
Don’t create a scene unnecessarily and embarrass the person you are ministering to. I have seen videos of Leaders driving out demons, wherein they make the demons manifest in a way for a long time and women’s dress start going off in an awkward way. They also shoot it on video and post it on YouTube for the world to see. That’s stupid. Power must work through Love or else it’s nothing.
You don’t need a Cross, a bible and holy water to drive out demons. You don’t have to sit there and beg demons to leave. You don’t need to call some exorcists to drive out demons. If you are a Son of God, a Daughter of God, you have all the power and authority you need to drive out every demon in existence. Know who you are in Christ, Know what you have in Christ, step out and set people free from demonic bondages…The Greater One is in You, the devil is under your feet and you are anointed to set people free. Live life in a way that demons know your name as they knew Jesus and Paul. Live life in a way that demons pee their pants when they hear your name. Live life in a way that you become one of the devil’s worst nightmare. Love God, Love people and Scare the hell out of demons…
If any have doubts on this subject, please drop a comment or mail me or Facebook me..If I need to be more clear, please tell me…Love…