4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits

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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.

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  1. I have been attacked by the evil and or demons in the past. But not once had they been successful at it. I noticed that when I wasn’t saved I never felt any attacks from demons but ass soon as I gave myself to Christ, it’s when I started to feel the attacks. I had been held down by certain forces, not once but more like 3 times, like some invisible hands were holding me down, not able to move in complete paralysis and speechless. But as soon as I called out in Jesus name I had been realesed of the hold. I gave myself to Christ, body, soul and heart. No one and anything can cause me harm, for my God dwells within me and my heart is pure. I strongly believe without a doubt or question that my savior walks with me and protects me from the harms of the evil and or demons. God is my fortress, my rock, my all. Amen!

  2. Something very strong and evil is physically and meantally harming me , this is not a mental illness or a medical condition, something is inside me killing me slowly , I’ve contacted pastors ministries other Christians no amount of prayer or scripture helps , I am seeking help from an exorcist.

  3. Yea Paul tells us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the evil spirits around us. Thanking you guys out there for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I have experienced that when a demon who has unified with my soul i cannot distiguish between him amd mysef and his or my actions.nhut by continioous prayer and help from a christian friend,yer amd devotiion aa distamcee does come to the fore It seems that this realisation or enlightment ustains me and a heavenly Godgiven resiliencee enablrs me to actually address tjetjis enemy drivrng it awsy in the name of my Redeemerified

  4. Dear Wondering Anonymous Apr 22

    Try and let it go, it does not belong to you. Whatever you went through in trust is what many have gone through. Forgive the offense, hand it over to God, for He knew you were able to endure it and gather your strength and with this you are to help others. You are longing for a closer relationship with God and you are already closer, He loves you very much and you now have a gift called discernment.

  5. In the time when Jesus walked among us, casting out demons, except for an unknown small number of followers, there were no Christians yet. Jesus did in fact cast out demons or devils from what are considered today as those who had not yet been technically “saved”. Such as other Jews. The word Christian itself had not come into existence until years later. Jesus casted out demons from individuals who likely had never even heard of Jesus, and most certainly had not been baptised yet, if ever. Perhaps due to the power and authority held by Christ, he alone could do this, however, it is written his disciples were also charged with casting out demons and very likely doing so among people who wouldn’t have yet had the chance for conversation. Also I just wanted to point out that Exorcism had been practiced in Judaism long before the birth of Immanuel (God among us). Let us remember that Jesus and his disciples were in fact Jews, practicing Judaism. Now that being said, I myself being Christian, would never think of attempting to rebuke or cast out unclean spirits without the gospel armor and authority in Christ. I am merely pointing out a few inconsistencies in the above article and not the article as a whole.

    • The’disciples’ of Yeshua were mostly fishermen. They were not formally educated in any way, especially the Jewish laws,. Matthew might have been the only learned among them. When Christ was crucified, disillusioned, they all went back to what they knew;- fishing. Yet when the Holy Spirit fell on them at Pentecost, they received power to do what Yeshua commissioned them to do. Matt 28:20. Christians are not descendants or off springs of church going parents. All persons who have asked Yeshua Hamashiach to forgive and cleanse their sins and come into their lives, they became born again believers. These followers who exercise obedience to the word of God,have the power of the Holy Spirit on the inside of them to cast out demons. Theological schooling gives knowledge, but not the manifested power of the Holy Spirit.

  6. Thank you for this great page. Wow, some awesome things being shared here. Please pray for my spirit as I feel I’m being attacked extremely badly. I am currently really getting to have a great and awesome relationship with the GOD-Trinity, and I don’t think hell likes this at all.
    Thank you very much
    Many blessings to you and all the posters here.

  7. Robin-

    When a person is saved the Holy Spirit enters into their spirit. This is where the Holy Spirit lives inside a person. If the person has demons before they are saved then once they are saved the demons are evicted out of the persons spirit. However, just because the person is now saved does not mean the demons are gone….sure some of them might still be present in the soul. A person is made up of there parts the spirit, the soul which is the mind, will, thoughts and emotions/feelings and then the physical body.

    A persons mind has to be renewed in the Word of God and by doing so the Lord will drive the demons out. A person has to be built up in the Word of God in order to overcome the demons in the soul if not they can if cast out come back even 7 times stronger. This is why sometimes people who get saved still have demonic strongholds of the mind which are demonic in origin. A person needs to know who they are meaning their Identity in Christ first then they need to know their Authority in Christ to overcome the enemy. Sometimes God will deliver instantly but often times healing and deliverance is progressive.

    • I was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit 34 years ago. About six years ago I was under severe demonic attack. I felt a spirit on two different occasions go into my mouth. I started walking around like a big ape. I had hallucinations, couldn’t sleep, was fearful, had a force hold my arms down so hard while I was in bed and the next day I had bruises all over my arms. Three entities were at the end of my bed pulling the cover off of me and pulling me down off the bed. I rebuked them in Jesus’ name and they fled. It was sheer hell until I ended up in a psychiatric hospital suicidal & homicidal. I saw in the spirit a girl praying against me. I don’t know who this was or where it was. So, the idea that an evil spirit cannot enter a Holy Spirit filled Believer is false. It happened to me.
      It seems that deliverance ministers come up with some “10 step plan” of their own doing but it doesn’t seem completely rooted in scripture. By the way, I was seeing a married couple who were deliverance ministers before I ended up in the psychiatric hospital. They couldn’t understand the attack and told me to go to hospital because they couldn’t help me! So, deliverance is a grossly misunderstood subject!

      • hi set free by truth i just want to thank God for you your deliverance when a person talks about attack i always thank Jesus because many times i have been attacked from spiritual husband monkey to sangomas fighting women physically in spirit but by the grace Jesus fought the good fight for me i cant stop thanking Him when i think of all this demons are no joke and i also dont believe that they cant stay in the inside of a christian i believe that little girl was an angel. God loves you, i believe sometimes God leave satan to challenge us to teach us or make us stronger,during this time when i had all this attacks there was a day when i saw in spirit a woman[spiritual wife]i could clearly see her undressing trying to have sex with my husband and i remember saying was”go in the name of Jesus” and she left, i woke my husband and ask him what he saw and he said”nothing”so for me i believe for those of us who experienced this we have to thank Him bcoz at the end God shows us how powerful He is,you’l never say God’s “power” with boldness unless you have experienced it may God’s mercy cover you in your going in and going out

  8. Can you explain the theology behind the belief that a demon cannot enter a believer who has undergone a Holy Spirit baptism? If someone has demons before their baptism, are they delivered through their baptism? If not…what happens to those demons?

    The theology that the Holy Spirit inhabits your spirit after water baptism and enters your soul after the second baptism is new to me. I’d really like to hear more on that if you can expand.
    I was delivered from demons several years after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit. So my perspective is a little different, simply because of my personal experience. I do not have much experience with deliverance-only a handful of cases, including my own. Any more information you could provide about that would be awesome! Thanks!

  9. What does it mean when God lifts the veil and you see a demonic look on a Christians face…..its only for a breif moment, but its unmistakable. Its happened to me twice now, I myself am a Born Again Christian and before I was saved was into the occult so Im very aware of the Spiritual Realm and how real it is. I went through a lot of deliverance and learnt a lot about that even as Christians we can open the door to a demonic force, and that therefore gives them a legal right. Could this be the case in these two Christian peoples faces that I saw.

  10. Blessed the Lord God Jehova, Alpha and Omega, Creator of Heaven and Earth!
    My story is a bit too much for some to hear as it is somewhat odd for to to share, but I will do so to bring Glory and Honor unto Jesus Christ of Nazareth who lives and sits on the right hand of God. I moved to an Asian country (lots of ancestral worship and pagan, demonic/spirit worship) w/spouse and children due to military service. Upon arrival within 2 months “it” began the supernatural attack of ALL attacks. I was sitting in a pew at church when I heard the Lord whisper get up and pray for “them,” a group of missionaries were heading to Thailand, the country of my birth and Mother. I did not know any of the people traveling nor did they know me, but knew unequivocally the still small voice of Lord Jehova. I went reluctantly up the aisle to stand with the group of 14-20 people and relayed to the military chaplains wife I was to pray for these servants of the Lord as God just instructed me to, she had an awful look on her face-turned and stated to her husband ( Chaplain) what I needed to do. I began to intercede as my gifting is intercessory prayer for the group and within 2-3 minutes of prayer I began to feel daggers (supernaturally ) and literally felt being attacked by spiritual weapons released toward me. These weapons being aimed at me, immediately the Holy spirit through my prayer stated “no weapons formed against me shall prosper, no gates of hell shall prevail against me.” From that point for about 6 months or so thereafter, I was involved with the BIGGEST warfare for my life-literally, depression, isolation, rejection, spirit of divination, self-loathing etc., was an all out war campaign to end my ministry and life of servitude. Where I live is such a small place, it seemed EVERYONE knew me or my story and I was not well received. One night a HUGE DEMONIC entity visited my bedside, stood there beside me as I slept. I was in midst of sleep and awakened-I would say Jesus is LORD and that thing would exhale with a bone chilling cold, not my room just my body, then I would battle again and say Jesus is LORD again and that thing was UPSET,as it breathed out even colder feeling within my BONES. I finally stated as I was upset because my children were in my bed ( spouse was on a mission away) I called out, “Jesus, Holy Spirit, Father God help me,” IMMEDIATELY from the corner of my room I heard wings flapping and rushed this entity as if a line backer rushed an opponent out of my room, down the hall way, out of my house. The beauty of this story is GOD, JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT was ready to save upon my call and was watching over me and waiting all along. The end of this story is that entire night I slept like a baby with NO FEAR what so ever! GOD
    thank you for your outstretched hand to save and your face that shines upon me. JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH IS LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS!

    Chris please pray for me and family..if possible please email me with any guidance or advice. I have 2 wonderful friends who are pastors who I request pray for me and family every so often, but being here it is a constant battle in this atmosphere due to cultural worship. But I am more than an overcomer and Victorious in Jesus Christ whom’s blood I plead upon me and my family. God Bless You!

    • I’ve had similar experiences. I’ve undergone and continue to undergo spiritual attack.

  11. A very good article. I, myself, became a Christian some years ago. But, for 8 years, I have been battling demons. No, they never get inside my spirit or soul but from outside. The first attack made me freeze and I didn’t know what to do at the time. I remember I was in bed. I hadn’t gone to sleep yet. I felt the mattress sagging at one corner and heard the creaking sound it made when pressure is applied. I saw nothing there. Then, my sheet and comforter was being slowly pulled from my body. Again, there was nothing there but I ‘felt’ it. Then, a heavy weight settled over my body. I felt large hands push at my inner thighs to open them. I struggled to keep them closed but I couldn’t. I felt it push into me and it was so cold; void. I thought it was trying to embed me into my mattress, it was so rough. I got up the next morning and could barely walk. My inner thighs hurt so badly.
    Then, I did research and found out about incubi. That freaked me out.
    As time went on, I learned to fight them off. I have spiritually trained myself to call out to God, even in sleep when I feel them try to touch me or grab me.
    The last attack was 2 months ago. I had surgery and was in the hospital. Naturally, I was on IV pain medication and it was easy to let my guard down completely.
    I remember waking up slightly and I started whimpering. There were 2 of them that time. One was at my feet; the other was trying to put its hand up my gown. I felt a coldness near my feet. These hands grabbed my ankles and yanked me, trying to drag me down. I remember very vividly raising my arms into the air and yelling, “Jesus!!”. Then, a warm golden glow was above my head. These strong, but soft and gentle hands grabbed my wrists and lifted me up. I felt like I weighed nothing. Then, the whole room was warm. The dark ones cowered down and then fled quickly.
    I knew what it meant in two ways. It was trying to drag me down spiritually. But, also trying to drag me away from God. We look up to God and down to demons. It was trying to pull me to their level and make me turn away from God.
    Also, I try to think of it in a positive way. It lets me know that all I have to do is call to Him and He will be there. And He is always there when I call to Him to make the demons flee. I trust Him to always be with me. Sometimes my faith goes a little stale and yet, He is still with me.
    I love having Him work through me, knowing His name is enough to make them run and hide.

  12. In my ignorance I gave the devil a foothold in my life . You cannot imagine the suffering I endure every day . I became a disabled person because of this .
    I want nothing more then to get this thing off of me so please Pray for me and offer any advice you think might help me . The Spirit made itself known to me 3 years ago but attached itself to me in 2007 after I moved into an old house and started experiencing paranormal things .

  13. the only thing i see is about fighting with demons,but what about destroying them so they never
    come back?in a war you kill your enemy one time.you do not keep fighting for the rest of your life.so
    why don”t you do the same with demons

  14. Thank you very much for your site. I just came around it.Very helpful and to the point.

    Please tell me what affiliation you have. Like any denomination?
    Many blessings,
    B. Nelson

    • Hi Belynda, we are non-denomination. Glad you like our site 🙂

  15. Help Please!
    Hi,
    Can you please tell me if I repent for drunkenness from years ago if that means I can no longer drink any alcohol ever again or just don’t be getting drunk again? I ask because I don’t drink much anymore, maybe 7x a year and the drunkenness days are outgrown. Secondly, are prescription drugs, narcotic for back injury and perfectly needed and Dr, prescribed and not abused ok?

    THANK YOU
    Dan

  16. TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST:
    I am currently doing a study on spiritual warfare. The study book our ladies group is using is entitled, “Standing Strong—How to Resist the Enemy of Your Soul,” by John Macarthur. I’m told that the book is being offered for free at this time. In it there many disturbing statements made that almost compelled me to drop the class. Instead, I will continue to the end in order to shed light and to see what specifically the prayer needs are of those attending, as well as this author.
    At first, the study seemed elementary to me, because I’ve been on this battlefield several times and exercised authority over demons attempting to take control of my spirit, in control of a family member’s spirit, and one released from my spirit (all as a Christian). We’re being taught that demons cannot enter Christians. Yet, there are many examples in the Bible (including Jesus himself) that the devil attempted to enter, or did take control (Saul, Peter, Job, Adam and Eve). He tempted Jesus after Jesus had fasted 40 days in the wilderness. Saul committed suicide. Jesus rebuked the demon in Peter. He was given the right by God to afflict and attack Job. He succeeded with Adam and Eve (we know their story). There are many other “believers turned bad” stories (King David, Samson, Joseph’s brothers, etc.). The author would probably say in Standing Strong, (my quote) “David was never really a believer.” Yet, the Word says, “David was a man after God’s own heart.”
    The enemy is also trying to undermine and limit our faith to exercise authority over demons buy stating that this power (to cast out demons) was only given to Jesus and the disciples. Did demons only exist back then? No, they still exist today, and those who fear them make excuses for their lack of faith to use this option God has given us (Mark 16:17, Luke 9:1, Mark 6:7, 13, Matthew 10:1, 10:6-8, I John 3:8, Luke 11:24, etc.). We do the same with the Bible reference of speaking in tongues (I Cor 12-14) and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We opt out by explaining that they were for that time period. Yet, Christ told his disciples to “Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.” Was this for just back then, or do we pick and choose what is relevant for today in the Word?—God forbid. Are we to …”have a form of godliness and deny the power thereof.”
    I will agree with the author only on a couple points; every trial and test is not a demon nor is every sickness (i.e., common cold or flu). We are to resist the devil with the Word of God. However, when we recognize with certainty demonic possession, we are given the right to exercise the power God has given us to take authority over them and cast them out! The deceiver is definitely on his job to create controversy and division within the church—“divide and conquer.”
    For more study use this link sent to me by a friend:
    https://www.bible-knowledge.com/spiritual-warfare-demonic-attacks/

    • I agree. I have gone through deliverance also and continue to go through it as my family is under huge spiritual attack. As I drew closer to the Lord and discovered His feasts and Sabbath I came under huge attack at unreal levels. But I know the Lord Jesus at deeper level than I ever though possible and He has walked me through this time. I have become more aware of spiritual principles and how to walk closer to Him through these tough times. I

  17. Jesus taught the disciples in Luke 17 chapter in verse 1, He said that it is not impossible and offenses will come. This is a great article teaching believers how to overcome demonic attacks. Demons are just as real today as they has always been. They are sent to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus pointed out in His teaching that the sin of unforgiveness will create an opening in your protective hedge allowing Satan to send his evil spirits (demons) in to launch spiritual attacks. When you fail to forgive, you become bitter,angry and those sins of the flesh will draw demonic spirits into your life. The reason is because they now have legal authority to come after you.When you commit an offense,there are sins that create an opening and demons can attach themselves to you when this open has been created. Satan sends his demons to those who are saved and has accepted Jesus Christ to gain a strong hold on the believer. Bruce, why will Satan spend time attacking the unsaved?

  18. glory be to JESUS for these eye opener.It shows we approaching the end times of our days in this earth as JESUS is coming back soon for His Bride.Lets keep faith and walk the good walk of faith through Christ Jesus.God bless everyone who reads these eye opener and show him/her how much destruction the devil has caused to our lives’PEACE’

  19. The Bible says in the book of Ephesians 4:30, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” The word redemption in the greek means to be bought out of the market place. in the days when the new testament was written slaves were bought out of the market place. Spiritual redemption is found in Jesus Christ who died for the sins of the world. Those who have trusted in Christ for salvation through repentance of their sins are redeemped from the slave market of sin. Once dead in sins they are made alive in Christ. The Spirit of God comes and indwells with that person on permanent basis. In no way shape or form can demons possess a Christian, the Christian is possessed by the spirit of God. The human brain which controls your senses and nerves can be attacked, a form a persecution and it can effect your perception of things, but this is simply physical not spiritual. Christ has redeemed those that have turned from their sins to Jesus. Salvation is based on the grace of God through faith and not of works. It is based on the work of Christ therefore once saved always saved. Redeemed from sin. Demons cannot posses a Christian in any way shape or form. The evil forces and evil men of this world who are against the word of God and oppose the Gospel of Jesus Christ will try to use the government to persecute Christians. This does not make it legal. Of course you should always respect authority unless it goes against the word of GOd then you should obey the word of God and not man. For example I will preach the gospel even though the governments of this world oppose it. Becuase the Bible says to do so. But at the same time i will drive the speed limit becuase that is the law of the land. There is way too much emphasis on the devil on this website when you are talking about demons. Jesus Christ is the one who is above things and before all things. Jesus is the king of kings. I suggest you study the scriptures. Visit Biblegems.com if you want to read some verse by verse sermons. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. This is the victory which overcomes the world, faith in the promises of God. GOd does not give Christians over to the devil. Christians are redeemed by the blood of the lamb. John chapter 10:27-29, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”

    Superstition is not faith. The Christian life is one of Faith in the promises of God not superstition. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Words of God says Romans 10:17. The evil forces of this world are out to attack the Christians faith. God wants you to grow in your faith in Christ. To do this you need to study the word of God. Biblegems.com

  20. Where is the scripture that shows any of the sort? Mark 1:21, This man is in a synagogue, the demons have complete control over Him and are not letting the man speak, be aware if one is possessed, they will not say wether they are a christian or not. In the power of Jesus, anyone, believers or unbelievers can be cleansed, can be set free from demons and all sorts of evils, Jesus frees them , Believers who truly are who they say they are, can cast demons out of anyone, in growing with Christ we will learn to fast and pray and have power over all spiritual forces. Jesus died for all, His power is greater than all, than any demon, command them to leave and never come back. I command any evil to leave this site and never have control over anyones minds who read what is not true, may God our Father’s glory shine through and all honor be given to Him!

    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.

    Read More https://www.bible-knowledge.com/spiritual-warfare-demonic-attacks/

  21. Dear Norina Purro,

    The first thing I would say about demonic attack is this. There is too much emphasis put on the devil. Jesus is more powerful than the devil. Jesus has already defeated the devil when He died on the cross for the sins of the world. Those who trust in Jesus are redeemed. They are bought out of the slave market of sin. I think that sometimes Christians are calling demonic attack is really, ‘persecution.” The Christian life is one which is based on faith in the Word of God. I dot not believe that Jesus or the angels of God will appear unto to men becuase we live this life by faith not by sight just as it says in the Bible. Also I do not believe that there is much to fear from the fallen angels or demons in the sense of their presence coming around us because just as it says in Psalms 34:7, “The Angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” Jesus himself and his angels protect us. the devil did come and tempt Christ and he will come and tempt other Christians. But I think what you are describing is a form of persecution. There are people who turn away form the truth and are given over to evil and become possessed by demons. The only way a demon can come around a Christian is if God allows it for some reason. Ultimately it is God that is in control of all things. Psalms 35:3 sa,s “Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persectue me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.” Jesus can end persecution at anytime. The Angel of the LORD, Jesus Christ, is there to protect you and his children. Little children cannot be possessed by demons they are innocent and not old enough to be held accountable. I think you are being persecuted. Keep in mind the human mind is like a computor. Computor’s can be hacked through technology. This is a very manipulative form of persecution which is done to Christians by people who probably are demonicly possessed becuase the demons themselves for the most part cannot come around christians becuase the angels of God and God himself protects us. If you are being persecuted this way i would suggest the best thing to do is to pray and to keep in mind the promises of the Bible. I would also try to be very discerning of people becuase there are wolves in sheeps clothing. For the most part the goal of the evil forces against the Christians is to try to get them to sin and to be a bad testimony. When the mind is attacked it can cause hallucinations and it can result in a person acting wild and crazy. If if the mind is attacked you need to be very careful not to do anything crazy. I have experienced these same types of attacks myself personally and i know for a fact that it is some kind of computor technology used to hack the mind which is itself a computor. In my mind it is the same concept as someone using wireless internet where computors can connect one to another wirelessless. The mind is a computor its the same thing. It probably involves the use of computors and satelittes just as normal wireless internet does. It is a form of persecution being used on christians. I think that the evil men who do this target especially the children of Christian parents for the goal of trying to prevent them from turning to Jesus for salvation. The best way to handle any form of persecution is to study the Bible and to pray. Jesus can deliver us from any kind of situation. Hopefuly he will return and take us from the earth before any worse form of persecution comes upon us. Despite these manipulative mental forms of persecution that are being done I do believer God is in control. As Christians we need to cling to the promises of God. I am very sorry to hear that this is h apening to your grand daughter. But im pretty sure its happening to alot of Christians and their children. Its persecution of Christians is what it is.

  22. Dear Bruce, My three year old grand daughter keeps seeing what she calls dinasaus and evil things. This gets worse every day. She keeps saying something bad is going to happen to the family. She says that she wants Jesus to protect her but she can’t see him. She sees angels, too. She will not leave her mother’s side or her father for one minute. She is frightened. This has been happening for about 2 weeks now. She keeps saying she wants to go to heaven where it is safe. I am a missionary and not around her. About three months ago she gave her life to Christ when I was visiting. Normally, she is a happy child who loves God and loves to worship. What do you think is happening.
    Love in Christ,
    Norina

  23. I think maybe sometimes demonic attack just has to do with persecution of the Christians too. I Thessalonians 2:17, “Wherefore we wold have come unto you, even I paul, once again; but Satan hindered us.” Even Paul the appostle came under the attack of Satan. Also I know that Satan is called the accuser of the brethren he will attempt to accuse you of being unforgiven of sins in the past when Christ has forgiven you. The important thing is to keep your sins confessed and to keep confidence in the promises of God. 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

  24. Bruce is right on several things but too many Christians are completely ignorant on how evil manifests.
    Understanding and knowledge is not “focusing on evil” but is removing darkness and bringing light to the subject.
    Of course there is only ONE name given under heaven in which we have been given authority to cast out demons and take back that which they have stolen. But do we understand how it is stolen in the first place?

    Those unclean spirits which are seen in the homosexual area are for the most part unknown by well meaning Christians who are still going to the world for their education. Knowing Jesus Christ is Lord is all important but we still need to know there is a strongman who keeps the person bound.

  25. This spirits in your brother can be bound. You have authority over demons in the name of Jesus/Luke 10″:19 and to be sure, satan is a liar.
    This means you can tell the demons to be quiet, to be still and to not manifest, speak or communicate to anyone or thing and bind the strongman who is the doorkeeper of demons in your brother and then when all is bound, gagged and been told to desist(this is on this site and its about commanding the demons thusly)

    I do not believe that your brother has ever been allowed by satan to receive love. Satan has “owned him” and has tortured him the whole of his life it seems.

    Think about this: When Abraham gathered the animals for the covenant with God as per God’s instructions and Abraham cut them in half except for the birds and placed them opposite each other, Abraham had to fight the vultures off. These vultures were demonic and were trying to prevent God’s covenant from being effected.

    We are still running vultures and buzzards off even today. They have to flee when we tell them to flee in Jesus name! Praise God!

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