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4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits

In the realm of spiritual warfare against demonic spirits, I believe there are 4 basic levels in which an individual believer may have to face – depending on what you may be dealing with in your present set of circumstances and what you may have in your past background.

Having the specific knowledge on what each one of these 4 levels are all about can really help you in being able to plan and carry out the appropriate battle strategy in which to defeat demons should they ever move in for an attack on either you or any of your close loved ones.

But before I get into exactly what these four areas are, I want to give you some very basic verses from the Bible showing you the importance that God the Father is placing on that we realize the reality of demonic spirits in this world, and that we not be afraid to engage and cast them out of people when we do run across them in this life.

Here are 8 very powerful verses from the Bible, all showing us that we are not to be afraid of demons, and that we are to directly engage with them if we have to, operating under God’s authority and anointing to be able to do so.

  1. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe. In my name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues, they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” (Mark 16:15-18)
  2. “Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee … the Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:14-18)
  3. “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)
  4. “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:1)
  5. “And He called the twelve to Him, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits … And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.” (Mark 6:7,13)
  6. “And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.” (Matthew 10:1)
  7. “But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:6-8)
  8. “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)

If you will notice, every time Jesus gave His apostles the power and command to go out and walk with His anointing, He always told them to cast out demons as one of His specific commands – no exceptions!

So if Jesus was constantly casting out demons, always telling the apostles to cast out demons, and the apostles too were always casting out demons, then it should only be logical that the Church should continue to still cast out demons when needed.

It has been estimated by many Bible scholars that approximately 25% of the miracles Jesus had performed were Him casting demons out of people. Satan and his demons are not confined to the Bottomless Pit at this time. This event will not happen until Jesus returns back to us in His second coming. Until that event happens, Satan and his demons are still free to roam in the “air” seeking who they are going to try and devour next.

As Christians, we always have to remember that the devil and his demons are already defeated foes. Jesus has already defeated Satan at the cross when He was crucified.

What is now left is that all Christians have to realize that the victory is already ours.

We thus have to learn how to engage and defeat the devil and his demons when they do try to move in on a person or a situation – and sometimes this means a real live deliverance – because demons can attach themselves to people when they do move in for an attack.

And once they do, the only way to be able to drive them out is by the power of God!

Before I get into the four specific areas in which demons will try and come against people, especially Christians, there is one more big debate going on right now in the Body of Christ about how far demons can go with Christians. This debate is whether or not a demon can actually enter in on the inside of a Christian.

Many believe that once you are saved and become born again, that demons cannot enter in on the inside of you. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit will literally come in and enter in on the inside of your human spirit at the moment of your conversion with Jesus. As a result of our bodies now becoming the temple of the Holy Spirit, they believe there is no way that a demon or a group of demons can enter in on the inside of your body.

At first glance, this does appear to be a very logical argument. However, what they are missing is the fact that the Bible tells us that we have three, distinct, separate parts to our being. We have a body, a soul, and a spirit. The Holy Spirit is living and dwelling in your human spirit, but He is not living up in your soul or body area.

If a Christian ends up committing a severe, door-opening sin and transgression against the Lord giving the demons full legal right to be able to directly attack him, then what the demons will try and do if they can get away with it is try and enter into that person’s body and soul. They will not be able to enter into the Christian’s spirit because the Holy Spirit is already living in there. But they will be able to enter into the body and soul of that person if the transgression has been deemed to be severe enough by the Lord.

Talk to any deliverance minister who does deliverances on a regular basis, and every single one of them will tell you that demons can enter in on the inside of a Christian, and that they then have to be cast out of them by way of an actual deliverance. In fact, they cannot cast the demons out of a person unless that person is a Christian to begin with, or unless that person is willing to become a Christian if they are not saved.

If an unsaved person has demons living and operating on the inside of them, they will have no spiritual authority to be able to cast the demons out of them. This kind of deliverance is only available for born-again Christians.

One of the things Christians can do to totally safeguard themselves from ever having a demon try to enter in on the inside of them is to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We have an article in the Bible Basics section of our site on exactly what this gift is all about and how to properly receive it.

What happens with this second experience is that the Holy Spirit will release from your spirit and come up and enter into your soul. Once the Holy Spirit is residing in both your spirit and soul areas, then the demons will not be able to enter into your soul since the Holy Spirit is now living in there as a result of having received this gift.

This is why after a Christian gets delivered from demons, a deliverance minister will try and get the person to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit – to help safeguard and prevent the demons from ever being able to get back in on the inside of that person ever again.

This debate has been going on for a long time in the Body of Christ and will obviously never be resolved anytime in the near future. The only thing that I can personally tell you is that I have come across quite a few Christians who have had demons literally dwelling on the inside of them and they all had to have the demons cast out of them by way of an actual deliverance.

At the end of this article, I will give you a list of the best books ever written on the subject of deliverance and engaging with demons. Each one of these books have been written by very creditable, anointed men and women of God who have learned much in this area of spiritual warfare. And what you will find out very quickly when reading from each one of them is that they have all found out in the real battlefields of life where this kind of activity does exist, that Christians can draw demons on the inside of them if the demons have the appropriate legal rights to be able to enter in.

As I get into the four specific areas where demons can directly attack a Christian, you will see me break this down into two very basic areas. If demons come in for an attack, they will either try and attack you from an outside position, which means they are attacking you from the “air.” When they are attacking you from an outside position, they are not on the inside of your body or soul. These attacks are coming at you from the outside of your being.

The other position that demons can attack you is from the inside position, which means they are attacking you from the inside of your body. And if they are on the inside of your body being able to attack you from this inside position, then something has happened that has given them the legal right to be able to enter in on the inside of you.

Your job will then be to find out what their legal right is so that you can get it properly broken before God the Father. Once you have properly broken all of their legal rights before God the Father, then you can turn around and command them to now leave you in the name of Jesus.

But whether you are dealing with demons attacking you from an outside position or from an inside position – the rules are still the same.

Find out what their legal rights are, properly break those legal rights before God the Father, and then turn around and verbally cast all of them out in the name of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

As much as I hate to say this, there is a real war game going on between God and the devil for all of our souls. And in this war game are real, live, demonic spirits who will come after people, especially Christians – and they will try to get away with inflicting as much death, terror, destruction, and oppression as they possibly can.

This is why the Bible is telling us that we are to resist the devil – that we are to cast out demons when and where needed – and that we are to become good soldiers of Jesus Christ.

We are to be as bold as lions, and we are to learn how to walk in the anointing of God so that we can properly use the power and authority that God has already given to each one of us through His Holy Spirit.

The Bible makes it very clear as to what kind of big picture we all have to deal with. Each Christian thus has to make up their own personal mind as to how they will deal with this big picture and the war games that are really going on behind the scenes between God and the devil.

The apostle Paul could not have said it any better when he said that our real battle in this life is not with flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers, which are demons and demon powers.

You can either learn how to rise up and walk with the anointing and power of God in your life so as to be able to do battle against your enemies, whether they be demons or other evil people – or you can choose to hide your head in the sand and let demons and other evil people keep tearing you and your family to pieces.

We have another article in the “Spiritual Warfare” section of our site titled, “Battle Verses of the Bible.” In this article, I give you 100 of the best battle verses from the Bible showing you that God the Father is a “Man of War,” that He does have a war side to His personality, and that He will not hesitate to go into battle for you and your close loved ones if you are willing to stand up and fight your enemies as a true soldier of Jesus Christ.

But before God can go into battle for you, you will first have to be willing to march onto that battlefield and face your enemy head on like David did with Goliath. The choice is yours.

In the “Testimonies” section of our site, we have several powerful testimonies from people who were taught how to directly engage with their enemies, and in several of these cases, their enemies were demonic spirits.

These people were all getting torn apart with what these demons were able to get away with – and this was all occurring because they did not know how to directly engage with them and how to drive them off them and their current situation.

Once we showed them how to go on the offensive and directly engage with these demons, every single one of them received complete and total deliverance – and in most of the cases, deliverance came within 24-48 hours. This is how powerful a thing it really is if you can learn how to go on the offensive against your enemies by operating under the authority, power, and guidance of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

Now onto the first 2 different areas you may have to face when dealing with any type of direct attacks from demonic spirits.


Thursday 22nd of October 2020

I have committed so many sins that I literally cannot remember each individual one. How can I confess each individual one? I am being attacked in my body. I have confessed that I am a sinner and have repented and continue to repent. Since then I have seen a change in my heart which has caused me to want to serve the LORD and a deep desire to do so. But, I am being attacked in my body. Exactly what do I do? Do I fast first? I have no church that is open so I go virtually Where do I start. I am ready to battle for my life.

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

theres only one church i must correct you to stop using the word church in secular terms because that is WRONG, The "church" is the body of christ and it is not made by the hands of men nor is it a building, it is the born again people 'the saints' those who are genuinely born again and Gods has sent the holy ghost inside them. So if you are reborn and bought by the blood of christ, you are ALWAYS in the church(it cannot be seen nor touched at this time, it is not a corrupt temple or corrupt dwelling) What you should do is go outside into the towns and citys to find a MAN who is preaching and check your bible to see if HE is preaching sound doctrine, that he is genuine and born again... find fellowship with Male authority which is the only authority in the church and have them teach you more if you are without an husband, you must cover all your exposed flesh, tattoo's, no more jewlry or makeup this is all of jezebel, do NOT wear pants that is Cross dressing according to scripture and Gods standards, women wear dress below the knee cap, abouve the knee exposed is for male only, to be distinct always in dress is to please the lord. we are the temple of God and we are not to change our looks or add or take away or mark or cut our flesh(tattoo)... The way God made you out of the womb is how you are to be left untouched by the world and pagan wickedness is forbidden.


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Really good article I'm in a position of hearing vocies all day I need help where are these annointed I see that in the bible it says jesus casted out demons healed the sick I'm really looking for help I'm in california and looking for a deliverance minister Ty


Tuesday 8th of September 2020

This was a very helpful article, one that EVERY Christian needs to read, know, understand and apply. Thank you very much.


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

I need help from the person who wrote this. This Satanic cult has been messing with me for a while, and the warlock guy is telling me that I directly blasphemed the Holy Spirit. I have been a Christian all of my life, but know that weird things have been happening to me spiritually. I did allow legal rights for the enemy to hurt me. I’ve been trying to close doors to the enemy, but he’s showing me that I have no Holy Spirit anymore. Should I believe this? I tried to pray against these occult and false religions, and tried to tell them not to come back. They said I’ve already been sacrificed to Lucifer.


Friday 25th of September 2020

If you didn’t have the Holy Spirit you wouldn’t have worried, you would have continued the cult. Repentance, confession of sins, and renouncing is a way of restoring your self back to God. Don’t listen to lying voices, bind them in the name of Jesus and release the clear voice of the Holy Spirit. Just go back to Jesus. God bless you


Thursday 24th of September 2020

Megan, the devil is telling you lies. Do not listen to him. Pray to God for deliverance from these evil spirits that are trying to attack you. I’m praying too! Vanessa


Tuesday 8th of September 2020

The Devil is a liar. Read this article and follow it. Before you do ANYTHING, Plead The Blood of Jesus over yourself and your family/ household, confess your sins, Then your families sins according to the bloodline. CONFESS RENOUNCE BREAK OFF CAST OUT Go before God our Heavenly Father in Jesus Name, through His Blood and The Covenant That you have, through His Blood.


Thursday 25th of June 2020

Never look for answers outside of yourself when it come to you and your relationship to a higher power. No human can tell you what to believe and what not to believe is true for you. Anyone telling you to believe any specific way as apposed to leading you to your own truth is not considering the importance of your own personal empowerment. If you are consistently seeking answers outside of you as apposed to going within and speaking directly to your higher power, the first thing to recognize is that you have lost your person empowerment and trust in yourself to make decisions that are in your best interest. I am by no means saying that we, as humans, never need help or advice, etc...I am simple asking you to consider where you might possibly feel disempowered in your life. Something made you turn to what is perceived to be satanic...whatever that was could potentially have been birthed from a place of needing to belong somewhere or perhaps loneliness or feeling unworthy...all encompass a sense of powerlessness and rightfully so. We live in a hostel world at times and a world of separation, fear, and control. Take back your power by opening yourself up to hear your own voice...that still small voice that will always be there and never forsake is that voice that is the same voice of God. It is God speaking through you and to you, just as the man who wrote this article, just as the one who responded to you first, and just as I am responding to you now, and even the ask yourself...with all these voices in your head...what is MY truth? The Bible was meant to be interpreted by each of us individually and for us to find OUR truth in it. In that truth, sense of self, and integrity one will organically migrate to the people places and things that are for your own highest good as well as the highest good of all involved. I hope this finds you or anyone who may come across it, well and on their way to personal empowerment. When in doubt, are an extension of God and therefore are never separate from this power. May you be blessed.

El Shaddai

Thursday 11th of June 2020

Dont believe it!! Have faith and keep believing in God. The bible makes us understand as long as you have believed in Christ, you recieve the Holy Spirit permanently! He never leaves us ever. The enemy uses lies to overthrow us but the truth will set us free Our God is steadfastly merciful, there's no sin that you have committed that God will not forgive. Just confess it and believe God's mercy and grace has cut you off it to live free in Jesus Name.


Sunday 19th of January 2020

I've experienced many attacks from demons but the one thing I did realize that there is power in the name of Jesus this I know one night I was sleeping in the bed and a demon literally manifested in the flesh before me had his teeth around my nose it wanted to rip it off my face I was terrorized and when I called on the name of Jesus three times it diminished and not only did it leave my presence the scars on my nose also diminish the teeth marks on my face also diminished I took pictures for myself as a reminder of just how Satan operates in this world one of the things I realized is he can function at his best when we walk in fear and not by faith and believing that Jesus is always with us and protect us that's why he said no weapon shall form or prosper I have been under attack by many different types of demons and each time I called on the name of Jesus every time they tried to even take my breath away in the midnight hour they were not successful call on the name of Jesus there is power in his name and at the sound of the name of Jesus they do flee I'm just thankful that I knew enough to do that based upon what the elders of my church home kept repeatedly saying call on his name even when I get demonic scratches or scars like I'm being clawed on my body I fear no more evil because of the name of Jesus I simply take a bottle of anointed oil rub it on the scars and with a matter of time they are gone so those of you who are walking and fear or fear the strong demons when I tell you the one that attacked me as I laid in my bed was huge and big he wasn't big enough for the name of Jesus cuz the minute I called his name like I said it disappeared and never bothered me again I also dated someone who was also filled with demon impartation who found an entrance to get to me I want to fairly say to each and every one of them that reads my comment demon's love open entries via the mouth the nose and even physically you can allow them to become internal within because it happened to me and I had to seek deliverance and after I seek my deliverance and ask Jesus to free me in his name anointed myself with hyssop oil and stayed in prayer if you are not a believer and you develop a strong prayer life believe with all your heart and mind that they can no longer have access to you it shall come to pass in Jesus name he is the only one that can shut down open portals demons have to flee at his name and they have to lose you in his name from all the torment and whispering and remember they have no power whatsoever if you believe that and fear them not because they work their best when they cause fear in us so I hope this was a help to someone and you can and will have peace of mind

Lee Bertsch

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Why are you being attacked so often, that is what I would find seems like a lot of attacks. Find that out then you can deal with each demon, or change your behavior to keep the demons from legal access to you. Ask the lord to show you what the problem is and he will show you. Many times there is an unconfessed sin that needs to be dealt with.