HOW DEMONS TAKE CONTROL OF PEOPLE 3

KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 20:5 KJV” Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”

In addition to all that we have discussed in line with the above topic, we now look at   generational curses. As our key scripture reveals, God visits to the fourth generation, the sin of the fathers. The truth is that under this dispensation of Grace, the blood and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus has made all men guiltless, (2 Corinth 5:19). The devils know very well that our Lord Jesus does not count any of these offenses against us. When a great grandfather worshipped idols in some years ago. These devils will visit the punishment on subsequent generations. Christians in this family line are not left out by these evil entities. It behooves the Christian to exercise authority in prayer to stop these devils. Such demons are very unyielding, because they claim, you were in the   loins of that great grandfather and so you deserve to suffer whatever attacks they intend dishing out. Heb 7:10 KJV” For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him”.

In the above scripture Levi who was a great grandson of Abraham, is said to have paid tithe to Melchizedek, when Abraham paid tithe to him, it is on this principle that devils would, want to attack any member of that family line. There are instances when the ancestors of certain people did some very heinous sins. These devils would still claim everyone in that lineage must suffer. The devil would not leave you out just because you gave your life to Christ. These devils know they ought not attack you, yet as lawless as they are, they would come against you all the same.

AS A Christian the Bible makes it clear you have been set free from any such satanic aggression. (Col 1:13) 1Peter 1:18 KJV” Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers”. It would be your responsibility to use these same scriptures to pray and dislodge these devils from perpetuating their evil activities against you. If you fail to do so, things may be very miserable with you.

CONFESSION

I am in Christ Jesus, and in Him, I am new creature, a kind that never existed. No Devil has the right to attack me, for I was redeemed from the traditions of my fathers. I am delivered from the dominion of darkness, and have been translated into the kingdom of the Son of God. In Jesus name I refuse every attack of these evil spirits.

FURTHER STUDIES

Colossians 1:13 KJV “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son”:

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

HOW DEMONS TAKE CONTROL OF PEOPLE 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Numbers 22:11 NET “Look, a nation has come out of Egypt, and it covers the face of the earth. Come now and put a curse on them for me; perhaps I will be able to defeat them and drive them out.”

The next point to look at in relation to how demons take control of the lives of people is when a curse is placed on them. A curse is defined as a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something. From the definition curses invoke demons to cause harm or failure to others. No Christian must place a curse on others. It is an act of soliciting the help of devils to inflict destruction on others. Under the law, those who cursed others were stoned. Lev 24:14 NET “Bring the one who cursed outside the camp, and all who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the whole congregation is to stone him to death”.

From our key scripture   king Balak asked Balaam, a fortune teller to place a curse on the Israelites, so he and his people could defeat them. The curse was supposed to allow an evil spirit to take over them and limit their ability to win their battles. Christians are not supposed to be affected by such curses, because they are blessed (Num 22:12, Ephesians 1:3) Some Christians have been affected by such curses because, they created a doorway for the attack. Such doorways include unforgiveness, immoral lives, fear, that is expressed through negative words. (Eccl 10:8) For example in Job 3:25, Job said. “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

Some Christians unfortunately have suffered various degrees of demonic destruction and harassment as a result of such curses.  AS I said earlier no Christian must suffer in such a way. The way out is to live in obedience to the word of God. Keep the word of faith in your mouth, declaring that God is your defense and that no enchantment nor divination can affect you in any way. Declare also that you are blessed and can’t be cursed. Anyone who curses you is cursed and anyone who blesses you is blessed.

CONFESSION

 I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ. He that is blessed cannot be cursed. I bear the name of the Lord, and so He blesses me. I walk by grace and live by the power of the Spirit. None of the activities of evil people can affect me in any way.

FURTHER STUDIES

Ecclesiastes 10:8 KJV” He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him”.

Numbers 22:12 KJV” And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed”.

HOW DEMONS TAKE CONTROL OF PEOPLE

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:14 KJV “Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”

The Lord Jesus healed an impotent man, who had laid by the pool of Bethesda for as many as thirty-eight years without any deliverance. The Lord met him in the temple and made the following statement to him.” Behold, thou has been made whole, sin no more lest a worse thing come upon you. Sin is the major grounds for demons to enter a person’s life and create havoc.  Sin is a willing act of a man that says no to God, but yes to the devils.

Sin does two things in the man.

1 Sin is a rebellion against God.

2 Sin defiles the man who commits it.

When one confesses his sin according to 1 John 1:9, God forgives the sin which is a rebellion and cleanses the sinner from the defilement. When an individual has separated himself from God through rebellion and has been defiled, demons would naturally come to him if he stays long in that condition. Mat 24:28 NET “Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

 Wherever sin is, there will the demons be.

People of occultic associations are made to commit grievous sins, like murder, incest, homosexuality, and many more so their demons would fill them fully. Certain acts like fornication in any form, is an act of worship to Satan. These things go on in satanic temples. No Christian must get himself into sin of any form. Remember the Lord Jesus died because of our sins. (Galatians 1:4) He did this to deliver us from devils. If you go back and live in sin you give yourself freely into the hands of these devils from whom you were set free

CONFESSION

Sin does not have dominion over me. I am alive unto God and I live by the power of his spirit. I am a master over devils, and will not allow myself to be controlled by them in anyway. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

FURTHER STUDIES

Gen 4:7 NET “Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.”

Judges 2:13 Net” They abandoned the LORD and worshiped Baal and the Ashtars. The LORD was furious with Israel and handed them over to robbers who plundered them. He turned them over to their enemies who lived around them. They could not withstand their enemies’ attacks”.

THE BELIEVER’S AUTHORITY OVER DEMONS 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 10:1 KJV. And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of diseases.

The scriptures continuous to reveal that the Christian has been given authority over devils, to cast them out. This point must be very clear to the Christian because demons have the very nature of their master, the devil. He is a murderer to the core. His modus operandi is through lies. (John 8:44) These devils’ ability to lie makes it very necessary on the part of the Christian to be very vested with the truth. The Lord by His example leaves no doubt in the minds of all people that demons must always be stopped from going on with their evil agenda. This desire of the Lord Jesus to see demons stopped, establishes His unyielding love for all mankind. No one should be under the tribute of Satan and his demons under any condition.

Apostle Paul knowing these things prayed for the brethren in Ephesus, including all believers in all generations, that their eyes of understanding might be enlightened to know: the following, Ephesians 1:19

And so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength. This power in us is the very power the Father exerted in resurrecting Jesus from the dead. The scripture says the power in us is immeasurable, unlimited, surpassing greatness of his power in us who believe.

Dear child of God, you are simply amazing and wonderful. May your eyes be opened to know what you have. This power can be manifested through us as we believe the word given to us. Believing the word is the means of possessing the power. The power is released as we boldly declare or say it. If in this very moment any devil is demonstrating any of his works in your life or the life of a loved one, just boldly command that devil to lose it hold over the individual’s life. Let nothing frighten you. Release God’s power by speaking the word in faith.

CONFESSION

The Lord Himself has endorsed my authority over every devil. In the name of Jesus every knee bows. No evil spirit shall have dominion over me under any condition. No evil shall befall me. I will continue to trample upon them in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

Colossians 1:27 KJV “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”:

Romans 5:17 KJV “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”

THE BELIEVER’S AUTHORITY OVER DEMONS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:19 KJV” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”.

Every believer in Jesus who has been born again has absolute authority over the devil and his demons. We have the authority to cast them out. Now authority is the right to command and be obeyed. Power is the ability to act or effect a change. Every Christian has inherited the authority and power of our Lord Jesus. The Christian is an extension of Jesus on the earth. We are on this earth in His name. This is the reason when Jesus encountered Saul on the road to Damascus, He said to Saul (later became Paul), why are you persecuting me?

We are His representatives. The very Spirit or the anointing that lived in Him, and gave Him the ability to function on the earth, now resides in the Christian. (Col 1:26,27).

The power of the devil is darkness. The power that functions in the believer is light. Light will forever dominate darkness (this is the reason the Christian should never entertain any form of sin or unbelieve in his life) John 1:5 KJV” And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”. Note: Any moment a Christian fear the devil and any of his works, he cast a blanket of darkness on himself and the light in him, or he introduces darkness into his life. This gives the devil an easy access to the life of the Christian to do whatever he wishes.

The Christian is God’s mouth piece on the earth. The Lord Jesus has bound Himself with His words to honor and bring to pass any demand the Christian makes in His name. John 14:13 KJV “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”. We do not fight with demons, we cast them out. (Mark 16:17) Stop crying over any evil works of demons against you and rather stop them with the authority in you.

CONFESSION

I am the Lord’s mouth piece on the earth. I am Light in this earth. I bear the name of Christ and have the right to use His name. I have absolute authority over Satan and his demons No devil can stop or resist my authority.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 28:18 KJV “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

March 16:15 KJV” And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”

“POWER TO CAST OUT DEVILS”

KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 16:17 KJV” And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”

The Lord stated the identification signs for those who would believe in the gospel in Mark 16:15-18. One of the signs is that they would receive power to cast out devils. Every Christian is a candidate to cast out or expel devils from people. Unfortunately, a number of Christians have not been successful in this ministry. As the disciples asked Jesus in Matt17:19

 “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, why could not we cast him out? “The Lord answered them,” because of your unbelieve”. Faith in God and His word is the fundamental condition for casting out devils.

One may have titles attached to his name yet cannot cast out a fly, it takes a child of God with a simple childlike trust in God’s word to deal with these devils. The scripture said submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Faith is submission to God. A man of consistent prayer would also see success in dealing with devils. The truth is, a consistent prayer life creates an aura of God’s presence that increases one’s confidence in God and in His word. The Lord spoke about fasting as well. Just as prayer would create an atmosphere of a close relationship with God, adding fasting would increase that awareness.

There is also a class of people who easily deal with these devils. These are people with a special calling or divine appointment. These are men and women with ministerial gifts like, apostles’ prophets, evangelists, Pastor’s and teachers. This ability to cast out devils is more profound with apostles, prophets and evangelists. Among all these offices the underlining condition is the individual’s relationship with the Lord. Success in any area of ministry is as a result of one’s relationship with the Lord. John 15:4 KJV” Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me”.  Your strong relationship with Jesus cements an effective ministry in whatever form it may be.

CONFESSION

Jesus, you are my heart longing and commitment. I live to please you and to bring honor and glory to your name. My works are only a product of that close relationship. Be glorified in my life o Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 15:4. “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me”.

Mark 3:14-15,”. And He appointed twelve to continue to be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach [as apostles or special messengers]. And to have authority and power to heal the sick and to drive out demons:”

DEMONS AND THE MIND OF MAN 3

KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:27 KJV” Neither give place to the devil”.

Our key scripture instructs us not to give place to the devil. This suggests that demons can have a place in a Christian. A Christian cannot be possessed by a demon, in the sense of taking over his spirit which has been born again, yet if he keeps yielding to the devil then he can be possessed, meaning he has lost his salvation.  A Christian can have a demon that can oppress him or her. Demons keep suggesting thoughts into a believer’s mind. If the Christian accepts those thoughts and allows them to stay in his life over a long time, a demon will take a place in him.

2nd Corinth 10:5, says, every thought or imagination that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ becomes a strong hold if allowed to stay.  As we explained in the previous study a stronghold can become a protective fortress for a demon. Any thought that is a lie or unscriptural that a child of God accepts or believes is a stronghold in his life. If a Christian entertains thoughts of lust and gives excuses when confronted about it, then he is only giving grounds to a demon of lust to occupy his mind. It would spring onslaughts of various forms against him.

Another area that becomes a safe abode to devils, is fear. The brother or sister who gives in to fearful thoughts is creating a protective house for the spirit of fear. (2 Tim 1:7). If fear stays long enough, it will give way to other worse devils. The spirit of infirmity may join. Other worse ones may join if you do not correct the error. Let the word of God correct the lie that created the fear. If the lie is exposed and taken out, the spirit of fear would follow up, and will leave its host without much resistance.

CONFESSION

I give no place to the devil by making sure whatever I believe in, is in line with the word of God. The devil has no place in me

FURTHER STUDIES

2Timothy 1:7 KJV “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.

Ephesians 4:26, 27 KJV Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.

DEMONS AND THE MIND OF MAN 2

KEY SCRIPTURE :2 Corinthians 10:4 KJV “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”

The devil has another way of attacking the minds of men. This is what the Bible calls a strong hold. A stronghold is like a cave in a mountain that becomes a secured place for a person or group of persons. In this instant it is a lie that the enemy introduces into the mind. This lie may come as a result of an event that took place in the individual’s life. It may also be an event or experience of another person, whereby a demon misinterprets it by a lie. The individual believes that lie and it becomes a concept firmly established in the mind.

Another way of building such strongholds in the minds of certain individuals is wrong teachings that one may receive over a period, or just at one moment that he or she might have heard that teaching. Mark 4:24 KJV “And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given”. Satan’s main target idea of lies is mainly about God. If he succeeds in making a person to believe a wrong thing about God, then he has destroyed the strongest foundation in that person’s life.

The serious aspect of these wrong believes is that, a demon would easily hide in the mind of that individual. That wrong believe or lie which has been accepted become darkness in the person’s life. Demons will quickly access any place of darkness in this world. It is a legal ground for them to take advantage of according to Jude 1:6. This wrong believe or lie becomes a strong hold for the demon and he causes a great havoc to the individual’s life. In such a case no amount of casting away of the demon would succeed, until the lie or wrong believe is rejected.   The demon will naturally vacate his residence and the individual would be freed.

CONFESSION

It is only the truth of God’s word that liberates. I diligently hold on to the truth of the word, which enlightens my mind. I give no place to any devil. Indeed, the devil has nothing in me and therefore cannot control my life in any way.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 8:31-32. KJV” Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.

 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV” Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

DEMONS AND THE MIND OF MAN

KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Corinth 4:4 KJV “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”.

The mind of man is one of the major parts of a man that devils will like to control. The state of your mind is the state of your being. It is the direction of your life. If a devil succeeds in having one’s mind, then it is in control of that person’s life. Anyone who blatantly opposes the word of God and the salvation of our Lord has been blinded by the devil.

One of the onslaughts of the devil against some people is to obsess their minds. An obsession is a recurring thought urges or images that are experienced as intrusive and unwanted and for most people causes anxiety and distress. The individual may try to ignore them, suppress them with a different thought or action. The demons are most happy when they find humans under torments of varying degrees.

Some of these unwanted thoughts may be immoral pictures or impressions. To others, it is fearful scenes. Others are assailed with doubtful suggestions against God’s word. They keep running through the mind as a flowing current.

HOW does one overcome these evil shots into the mind? The Bible says you must cast them down.

2Corinth 10:5 KJV “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” You would have to say to that devil and your mind that, I refuse this thought and cast it down. You may just say no, and add the truth of scripture concerning that issue.

Tell yourself you, belief what God says and that is what will happen to you. Your command to yourself would bridle your body and mind to stay with what God says.

CONFESSION

My mind is an instrument for God and not any devil. I am in control of my mind. I choose what to think and what to say. My life is at peace with myself.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 12:2 KJV” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

Philips 4:8 KJV Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

DEMONS: THEIR POWER

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:19 KJV “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”.

What is the power of the devil or demons? Some Christians claim Satan and the devils don’t have power. This is a very wrong assertion. The Lord Jesus Himself admitted the enemy has some power. He has power to make people sick, cause calamities and even kill certain individuals. The following scripture talks about our deliverance from the dominion of darkness. Col 1:13 KJV” Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” Once again the Bible makes mention of the power of the devil. He adds that the Christian has been delivered from the power of the devil.

In relation to the Christian what is this power of the devil.? The power of the devil is his ability to mess up men’s lives but in the absence of God’s power Please note: Satan or demonic power is spiritual darkness, whiles God power is spiritual light. Darkness will never stand in the presence of light. Satan or the demons are very strong only when God’s power is not present. John 1:5 KJV” And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”. What brings God’s power into operation? Our faith in God’s word releases God’s power (we express our faith by acting on the word and through aggressive prevailing prayer). In the moment of demonic attack just turn on your faith, by acknowledging what God has said, and rest peacefully on it.

The demons know very well that in the presence of the power of God they are absolutely helpless. They would do everything to cause the Christian to mistrust the word of God. The spirit or demons of the air(Eph 2:2) communicate to the mind that God would not honor His word. Be alert to refuse such a word. . An acceptance of any such suggestions would keep God’s power away. This would make God’s word ineffective. Decide that you would trust God’s word, no matter how much that everything seems physically impossible.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your word. Through my faith in your word, satanic or demonic power is made useless. I am at peace with myself and reign in life by your power as I speak and act on God’s word in faith.

FURTHER STUDIES

Luke 5:22 KJV” But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?”

Acts 14:9 KJV” The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed) “,

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