As a result of the curse of Adam and Eve that is still in full operation on this earth, we are all stuck having to deal with the reality of demonic spirits. It has been estimated that as many as 25% of the miracles Jesus performed were Him casting demons out of people.
Like it or not, we have all been born into a war zone as result of what happened in the story of Adam and Eve. And not only are we all stuck having to battle with people who have chosen with their own free wills to live this life on the dark side, but we are also stuck with having to do battle with demonic spirits from time to time.
For most Christians, the most demons can try and do with us is to start playing their mind-games with us from the outside. Unless you have a major hole in your hedge and have given a demon some kind of legal right to be able to enter into your body – the most a demon can do to you is to try and attack you from the outside of your being, not from the inside of your being.
For those who have the problem of literally having demons living and operating on the inside of them, they will have to go through an actual deliverance process to get rid of those demons. You will first have to find out what the legal right is that allowed the demons to get in there in the first place. And then you will have to properly take care of that legal right with God the Father before you can cast the demons out.
Example – if you have drawn demons on the inside of you as a result of engaging in heavy drug activity or getting heavily involved in some type of occult activity – you will first have to confess this sin out before God the Father and then renounce it by telling Him you will never go back to it ever again. Once that has been properly done, then you can go after the demons on the inside of you and start casting them out.
However, for most Christians what demons will try and do is attack you from the outside. And they are very good at playing mind-games with you from that outside position.
The Bible says that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. Our minds are thus the battlefield in the area of spiritual warfare. Both God and demons will come after your mind. God will try and renew your mind through His Word, and demons will try to pull you down into their dark and evil ways of living in this life.
Many Christians have been lured into some of the dark and evil ways of these demons, and as a result, many of them have either died before their time was really up in the Lord, or they have been forced to live with the extreme consequences of some of the bad choices they have made.
I believe that many Christians who have committed suicide may have been operating under some kind of heavy demonic influence. We have 3 specific testimonies in the “Testimonies” section of our website where 3 girls came under direct demonic attack with demons literally trying to get them to take their own lives.
In each case – all three girls were very close to actually doing it until we showed them how to directly engage with these demons. In all 3 cases victory and deliverance was secured very quickly once they turned around and directly engaged with the demons who were trying to get them to take their own lives.
This is why the Bible tells us in the following verse:
“BE SOBER, BE VIGILANT; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. RESIST HIM, STEADFAST IN THE FAITH, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” (1 Peter 5:8)
You do not want to get so paranoid and spooked that you are seeing demons around every possible corner – but you also do not want to go to the other extreme where you become completely ignorant of their existence and the ways in which they will operate in this world.
If you look closely at the wording in the above verse – you can really feel the solemn warning the Lord is trying to give to us. The verse starts out with 4 very powerful words in that we are to “be sober” and that we are to “be vigilant” in dealing with the reality of Satan and his demonic spirits.
It then goes one step further and says that we are to “resist him” by being “steadfast in the faith.” Resisting the devil means you stand, fight, and directly engage with him and his demons if you have to.
As I stated at the top of this article, we are all living in this war zone and we are all called to become good soldiers of Jesus Christ, no exceptions.
Demons will come after any Christian where they think they might be able to get some kind of foothold on. If God the Father allowed His Son Jesus Christ to be tempted by Satan while He was in the desert for 40 days – then you can bet the chances may be very good that you may have to deal with the possibility of having to directly engage with a demonic spirit sometime in your life.
When demons try to attack you from an outside position, they will basically try to do one of two things:
- They will either try and hinder you from being able to progress from point A to point B in your walk and call for God.
- Or they will try and start playing mind-games with you in an effort to try and throw you into some kind of mental torment and sever your spiritual connection with the Lord.
When they move in for an attack in order to try and start playing mind-games with you – they will try and throw you into a depression, try to steal your joy and zest for living, and try to get you to start thinking very critically and judgmentally towards others so as to cause dissension and disunity among family, friends, and co-workers.
They will also try and tell you that you are not really saved, that you have committed the unpardonable sin of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit, and try to dissuade you from reading your Bible and continuing to grow in the knowledge and ways of God.
They will also try and run interference in your prayer life with God, and try to sever the inside spiritual connection that you have forged with the Lord. If you are not wise to their schemes and how they can play this kind of a mental, mind-game with you, they can really make your life miserable, especially if you do not know that it is really them that is doing all of this to you.
Their mission is simply to “seek and destroy.” The above verse literally says that Satan is looking for those who he can “devour.” The word devour is an all-encompassing word. It means total and complete destruction and annihilation on whoever they may be coming after. Demons have absolutely no mercy on their victims. Their goal is total death and destruction on the ones they are attacking if they can go that far with it.
I believe that many of the teenagers who are committing suicide and killing one another in some of these high school shootings are operating under heavy demonic influence to commit some of these horrible acts of murder.
Demons first start coming in on these teenagers planting their thoughts, desires, and compulsions to do these kinds of horrible acts. After a period of constant bombardment from these demons, some of these teenagers literally start to act out on these evil thoughts and suggestions – not fully realizing that these evil thoughts and suggestions are coming in from an outside source – demonic spirits!
It simply amazes me that so many of these people, both teenagers and adults, will act out on these murderous thoughts – knowing full well that it is wrong in the eyes of God and wrong in the eyes of society – and that they will end up in jail for the rest of their earthly lives if they get caught. This shows you how easily some people can be led, even to the point of literally being able to commit some of the most heinous acts that a normal person would never think about doing.
Demons know this and that is why they try to pick their victims accordingly. This is why many of the high school shootings have not been committed by the bullies, but by the people who have been picked on and made fun of during a good part of their school life. They specialize in looking for vulnerable and weak-willed people who can be easily led and persuaded to buy into their demented and evil ways.
Demons cannot make you do anything. All they can do is try and convince you to do what they want you to do. They can plant their suggestions and thoughts into your mind to kill someone else, but they cannot actually make you do it. They can also give you strong inner compulsions to try and kill someone – but the final choice will always remain with that person as to whether or not they will actually pull that trigger.
Demons cannot “make” a person pull the trigger – but they will do everything in their power to try and “persuade” that person to pull the trigger on his own.
The fact that so many people in our country are committing these horrible acts of murder shows how powerful mental persuasion can be, especially if it is coming in from an outside source – either from demonic spirits, or from other bad and evil people who may also be trying to influence that person to kill someone else.
As Christians, we have something that the nonbeliever does not have. We all have the full power of God operating on the inside of us in the Person of the Holy Spirit Himself. We also have the fact that demons are already a defeated foe. They have all been totally defeated by Jesus on the day that He was crucified for all of our sins. We are thus dealing with an already defeated foe.
However, for many Christians, the subject of demons and spiritual warfare is too scary and frightening to deal with and they would just prefer to keep their heads buried in their sand. As a result, demons are literally getting away with being able to tear some people apart with all of the murders, suicides, drug use, alcohol abuse, divorces, spousal abuse, abortions and thefts that is occurring across this country on a daily basis.
And most of this kind of dark side activity starts with a simple mind-game that the demon will start playing with the one that he has targeted. This is why the above verse says that we are to be “vigilant” and “sober” in keeping our eye out for any kind of demonic activity that could easily set in on either ourselves, our families, or some of our close friends.
Again, you do not want to get so paranoid and out of balance that you are seeing demons around every possible corner – but you have to realize the reality of demons and the mind games they will attempt to play with either you or someone who may be close to you.
In this first area of spiritual warfare, I have found something so simple, but yet so extremely effective in dealing with demons who have targeted someone to start playing their mind-games with from the outside. It comes off the saying of nipping something in the bud before it even has a chance to sprout or grow.
Once you sense the presence of a demon trying to mess with you and your mind from the outside – you immediately, I repeat, immediately have to engage with him and drive him off you before he even has a chance to work his claws into you to form out any kind of a mental stronghold. So how do you do this for those of you who do not know how to directly engage with a demonic spirit?
You directly engage with a demon by using “verbal warfare.” The Bible tells us that the “Sword” of the Holy Spirit is the “Word of God.” In other words, the Words of God operating in your mind and spirit that can be released out of your mouth is the Sword that you will use to go into actual combat with this demon!
Since you are a now a child of the Most High God, saved through the Blood of His Son – you now have the legal right to be able to use the appropriate command words from the Lord to verbally engage with any demon who may attempt to come against you – operating under the full power, anointing, and authority of God the Father Himself to be able to do this.
The Word of God is your Sword. Keep that Sword in your sheath – and do not be afraid to take that Sword out to chop off the head of any demon who may come after either you or any of your close loved ones.
You are a soldier of Jesus Christ! Realize this fact – and directly engage with the enemy if that enemy should ever attempt to attack either you, anyone in your family, or any of your close friends.
You do not have to become a punching bag for the darts and attacks of these demons. God has already given you His power in which to totally defeat this enemy. It’s just a matter of every Christian realizing this fact and not being afraid to directly engage with the demons by saying the appropriate command words against them to drive them off them.
Before I give you a good, simple, battle command in which to engage directly with a demon who may be attempting to come against you, I want to release a personal dream that God gave to me several years ago on not being afraid to directly engage with a demon.
I then want to release a very personal testimony that I had with another girl who put all of this in full operation against a demon that had come in on her 6 year old daughter as a result of something that her husband had done to open the door of their house to this demon.
Personal God Dream on Engaging with Demons
In this dream, I am walking down a very dark alley. I then cross the street to get to the other side of where there was a sidewalk area for me to walk on to. I had just crossed the street and was just about ready to step onto this sidewalk – when all of sudden I sensed something very evil following directly behind me.
I looked behind me to see what it was. I see a dark, hooded figure standing about 20 yards ahead of me getting ready to cross the street where I had just got done crossing. This hooded figure was looking directly at me and he was wanting to come directly towards me to attack me. I then tried to look directly at his face to see who it may be and all I can see is complete blackness. I could not see his face.
I then received an immediate knowing from the Holy Spirit that this figure was a demonic spirit wanting to come directly against me. As soon as these words are received, I then started to feel an immediate sense of panic and fear set in. I realize that I am no match for the physical strength of this demon and that I cannot defeat him operating in my own strength.
As soon as this fear and panic completely envelopes my entire body – I then feel the presence and power of the Holy Spirit rise up in me and He then says to me:
“Do not be afraid of this demon. I want you to show him that you have no fear of him. I want you to take 3 steps towards him and communicate to him that if he takes so much as one more step towards you – that you are going to directly engage with him and cast him out by the power and blood of Your Savior Jesus Christ.”
After the Holy Spirit says this to me, I then feel His boldness rise up in me to give me the courage and boldness to move towards this demon to release this battle command.
I then take the 3 steps towards the demon. After the third step is taken, I then say to the demon – “If you take so much as one more step towards me – I will hold out my right hand against you and Plead the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ directly against you.”
After I communicate this statement to the demon, I can then tell that the demon knows that I know who I am in Christ, that I know how to wield the power of God through the Sword of the Holy Spirit, and that he has no intentions on trying to come against me.
It’s as if he was calling my bluff to see if I knew who I really was in Christ and if I knew how to really wield the Sword of the Holy Spirit. As soon as he saw that I meant serious business with him, his whole being literally disintegrates in mid-air, just like what you would see in a science fiction movie.
This dream was like a simulation type training exercise. What this dream taught me was that I am to have absolutely no fear if I ever have to go face-to-face with a demonic spirit to drive him off either me or anyone else I may be helping.
As Christians, we all have the power of God operating on the inside of us through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Demons are no match for any Christian who knows who they really are in their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – and who knows how to wield the Word of God as their spiritual weapon!
This testimony is a perfect example of a girl who put all of this in actual operation against a demon that had entered into her house as a result of something that her husband had been involved in. Here is what happened.
All of this happened to a girl I used to work with. One day she called me up and wanted to run something by me that was really starting to trouble her. She was married, had 5 children – 3 girls and 2 boys. The youngest daughter was 6 years old.
She then proceeds to tell me that her youngest 6 year old daughter started to manifest some strange behavior. About 4 months ago, her daughter all of sudden started to want to talk more about boys. She was wanting to try and wear heavier makeup and was constantly talking to both boys and men in a very flirtatious manner. My friend stated that this change in her behavior literally started to occur overnight.
Before this started to occur, she was a completely normal, pure, and innocent little girl for her age of 6 years old. This sudden change of behavior was not at all like her. My friend initially thought it might be some type of strange phase that she was going through and that it would only last for a short period of time. However, when it kept going on and on for a good 4 months, she knew there was something wrong and that something else was triggering this, but she really did not know what it was or how to stop it.
She then called me up to see if I had any thoughts about what may be going on, especially in the spiritual realm. All of her children were active church-goers and they were all being properly brought up in the Lord by this woman.
The first thing I asked her was if any of the other children were exhibiting any of this strange behavior. She said that none of the other children had any noticeable changes in their personalities and that it was only the youngest girl that was manifesting this weird, flirtatious behavior.
I then asked her if either her or her husband were engaging in any activity that could be opening up any doors for a demon to enter into the house. I got the immediate impression as she was telling me this story that there was something “on” this little girl.
She then tells me that her own personal slate was clean as far as any door opening activity to the dark side – but that she could not say the same thing about her husband. I then asked her to tell me what her husband was doing that could have possibly opened up the door to the dark side.
She then proceeds to tell me that her husband has been actively involved in surfing the internet for pornography and that he had been doing so on a very regular basis and for quite a long period of time. I then told her that it did not take to much to put one plus one equals two on this situation in that her husband’s continued and heavy usage of the pornography right in the middle of their house could have opened up a hole in their hedge allowing this demon to enter in.
I told her that it would be very easy to test this out to see if this is what the problem really was. Here is what I told her she would need to do. I told her to wait until everyone was out of the house to do this. I told her to go into her youngest daughter’s bedroom when everyone was out of the house.
I then told her she would have to go in there and speak out loud to the demons – telling them that she knows they are in there, that they have jumped on her daughter as a result of her husband’s involvement with the pornography, that they have no direct legal right to be attacking her daughter since she was completely innocent of being involved in the pornography, and that they would all now have to leave her in the name of Jesus Christ.
She then asked me exactly how she should word this kind of battle command. Here was the basic battle command that I gave to her to drive these demons off her daughter for good:
“I am now coming against each and every demon that has come onto my daughter as a result of my husband’s involvement in pornography.
I know that you are all in here. I know that you have contaminated my daughter with your evil presence. My daughter is completely innocent of these charges. You thus have no legal right to be attacking her like you have been doing.
I now come against each and everyone of you operating under the full authority, power and anointing of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I now Plead the Blood of Jesus Christ against each and everyone of you. I repeat – I now plead the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ against each and everyone of you.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – you are to leave my daughter right now – and you are to never, ever come back on my daughter ever again. GO NOW – in the name of Jesus Christ. I repeat – GO NOW – in the name of Jesus Christ and be forever banished from our presence!”
My friend went ahead and did the above battle command one time. She said when she initially entered into her daughter’s bedroom, she felt “electricity” manifest in the air, much like what you would sense when two fighters in a boxing ring are getting ready to square off in an all-out slugfest.
She then said when she woke up the next day, her youngest daughter was all of sudden back to her old self. No more talking about boys, no more asking to wear anymore makeup, and no more flirtatious behavior with the young boys and men that were in her life. Before my friend went toe-to-toe with these demons, she said her daughter was manifesting this weird, flirtatious manner every single day.
After she did the above battle command one time against these demons, she said her daughter immediately reverted back to her old self the very next day and there have been no further problems since.
This is a perfect example of a Christian mother who was being very sober and vigilant over her young children, and sought out immediate help when she knew there was something not right – and then was not afraid to go into battle to take these demons out once she knew what the real problem was.
She said she had tried to get her husband off the porn long before this all started to take place, but she has had no luck in that area. What is really scary about this story is the fact that her husband’s involvement with the internet pornography apparently was enough of a door opening activity to allow these demons to enter into their house and then to be able to jump onto their youngest daughter.
I wonder how many other husbands are putting their children at terrible risk if they are regular users of internet pornography right in the middle of their own homes.
The Battle Command
For those of you who are either battling the possibility of demons harassing and tormenting you, or if you should ever run across this problem anytime in your future – here is a good, simple, battle command that you can use to cast the demons off from you. This type of battle command is for demons who are attacking you from the outside.
However, if you have demons living and operating on the inside of you, then you may have to seek out someone who knows how to do an actual inner deliverance, since the demons have some type of legal right in which to continue to remain on the inside of you. You will need help in handling this kind of deeper problem.
But for those of you who may be dealing with a demon or a group of demons who are just tying to test you, and trying to attack you from the outside without any type of real legal right to be doing so – this type of battle command should easily do the trick for you in getting them off you.
You will have to say this battle command out loud as demons cannot read your mind or your thoughts. I would also hold out your right hand when speaking out this battle command. The right hand of God is His hand of deliverance and power. As a born-again believer and representative of God, you have the legal right and authority to be able hold out your right hand while operating under His authority, power, and anointing when engaging with the dark side.
Here is the battle command. Feel free to add any additional words that will fit the specific situation you may be dealing with like the girl did in the above story. Also be very sensitive to any specific words the Holy Spirit will want to give you when you start to engage with the demons. You may also want to consider writing this out on an index card so you can have it readily available should you ever have to face this kind of battle situation.
“If there are any demons who are attempting to attack, harass, or torment me – I am now coming against each and everyone of you in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am now coming against each and everyone you operating under the full power, anointing, and authority of God the Father and Jesus Christ.
Demons, in the name of Jesus, I now Plead the Blood of Jesus Christ against each and everyone of you. I repeat, I now Plead the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ against each and everyone of you.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – I now command you to leave me right now – and you are to never, ever come back on me again. GO NOW – in the name of Jesus Christ! I repeat – GO NOW in the name of Jesus Christ!”
This is the basic gist of a good battle command. Notice that you start off by telling them that you are coming directly against them in the name of Jesus, and that you are operating under the full power, anointing, and authority of God the Father and Jesus Christ.
By making this kind of statement right at the very beginning with them – you are showing them that you are not attempting to come against them in your own power or in your own natural strength. You are letting them know right off the bat that you are coming directly against them operating under God’s power and authority, not under your own power and authority.
Once they know that you know who you really are in Christ and whose power you are really operating under, they should leave very quickly without too much of a fight. Demons are no match for any anointed believer who knows who they really are in Jesus and who is not afraid to directly engage with them by using the Word of God as his Sword.
Remember – the Word of God is your Sword. Do not be afraid to take that Sword out of your sheath to take these demons head on – and cast them off either you or anyone else they may be attempting to come against.
Remember what David did with Goliath. He was able to kill that huge, evil, blasphemous creature with one well-placed blow! You can do the exact same thing with any demons who should attempt to come against either you, any member of your family, or any of your close friends.
Always remember – you are a good soldier of Jesus Christ! Do not be afraid to directly engage with the enemy if he should ever attack you or any of your close loved ones!