In this post, I want to go through some things we can learn from Jesus in the area of dealing with demons.
As I pointed out in other another post, there are two important facts we should keep in mind about Jesus and demons:
Jesus spent a lot of time and energy setting people free from demonic influence
Jesus always told all of his representatives to set people free from demons as a part of their mission.
Because of these two facts, I believe that any follower of Jesus should at least know the basics of how to exercise authority over demons. I find it unfortunate that such a major aspect of the ministry of Jesus is so often ignored. The children of God should be winning the spiritual battles that come against them, but so many times the people are either unprepared or completely ignorant of what is going on.
Though I do not consider myself an expert, I do feel like I have learned a lot of things that can be helpful. I have done my share of research, and I have acted on the things I have learned. Continue reading →
Title: Casting Out Demons 5 – Overcoming Lies and Unbelief
Subject Matter: The children of God have been given authority over the kingdom of darkness, but many Christians are unaware of this fact. In this class, we covered the Biblical foundation for the power and authority we have been given, and worked to uncover some of the lies of the enemy that affect believers in this area.
Title: Casting Out Demons 4- Practical Application
Subject Matter: In the first half of this class, we went through some material intended to bring peace and confidence to the believers, and to help us be more sure about God’s will in the area of spiritual warfare. In the second part of the class, we discussed some practical examples of ministering to people that are under demonic oppression.
Title: Casting Out Demons 3- Different Kinds of Demons
Subject Matter: In this class, we talked about some more areas that demons operate. Last week the focus was on the mind and emotions. This week was about how demons affect people in their bodies. We also spent some time talking about religious spirits and doctrines of demons that Paul mentions in his first Epistle to Timothy (1 Tim 4:1-4). Becoming aware of this kind of activity can help you identify lies and wrong beliefs about the nature our Father in heaven, and about our position in Him.
Title: Casting Out Demons 2 – Taking Every Thought Captive
Subject Matter: In this class, we had some review from the previous week, followed by a teaching and discussion on how the enemy uses thoughts to gain influence in people’s lives. We also spent time talking about our God-given ability to oppose the enemy in this area, and some practical examples of what that looks like in your every day life.
Subject Matter: This was an introduction to the subject of demons. We went through definitions of some words we will be using, answered various questions that came up, and ended the class by talking about the authority Jesus has given to us.
Note: There have been some odd technical difficulties with the recordings the last two weeks. There are several bouts of noise or interference in this recording that I was not able to fix during the editing.
Title: Healing part 4 – God’s Will and Your Authority
Subject Matter: This is the fourth part of a series on healing. We looked and different ways to think about God’s will, and how we can agree or disagree with His will in order to see it happen in our lives. We had a lot of questions and comments, and there was also a significant amount of ministry time that took place during this class. In order to respect the privacy of some of the people involved, I edited out portions of the recording.
Subject Matter: This is the third part of a series on healing. Sometimes sickness and other issues can be the result of demonic influence. In this class we talked about how to stand your ground against the enemy by using the authority given to you by Jesus.