How can you know if the force against you is demonic or not?  We are commanded to “TEST THE SPIRITS” to see their source (I John 4:1).  Challenge them with the deity  (I John 4:11), Lordship (I Corinthians 12:3) and blood of Jesus (I John 5:6-7).  Be sensitive to the response in the other person or in your own spirit.  Angels do not indwell people, nor do they communicate through people as demons do.  Remember that demons always lie and deceive, they may even claim to be God or the Holy Spirit.  Be sensitive to thoughts put in your mind or the mind of the one you are counseling.  If God supplies someone with the gift of discernment as part of their spiritual gift mix (or if you have that yourself) that can be very helpful (Acts 13:9-10; I Corinthians 12:10).

Remember the things covered earlier:  we are safe in Jesus and aren’t to run from the enemy.  We are to use our power and authority.  Make sure all opening  are confessed and access taken back.

COMMAND THE DEMONS TO BE GONE in Jesus name (Matthew 10:1; Luke 9;49; 10:17; Mark 8:22).  Do it in faith in Jesus (Matthew 17:18-27; John 5:4), not fear (Joshua 1:9; 10:8; 23:9-11; Leviticus 26:8; Exodus 14:13; I Samuel 17:45-47; II Samuel 22:33-35,40-41).  Be in an attitude of prayer (communication with and sensitive to God – Mark 9:29).  Don’t be proud, stay humble and submissive to Christ (Luke 10:10; II Peter 2:11; Acts 19:12-16).  When cast out commit the demons to Jesus’ authority in where He would have them go, that He would carry out His sentence against them (Psalm 149:6-9; Romans 16:20; Job 30:3-8). Remember the “house” must be filled with God’s Holy Spirit when the demons are removed or things could be worse than before (Matthew 12:43-45).

Use the authority and power we talked about earlier and command any and all demons working against you to be gone in Jesus’ name.  Quote as much scripture a possible for tht is where our authority and power come from.

(If I can answer questions or offer personal counsel, or if you would like a free copy of my Spiritual Warfare Handbook, email me at or download it from  My next book, Spiritual Warfare in the Bible, which is a more advanced treatment of spiritual warfare, is also available there for free.)



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