MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND what has happened and what to expect in the next few hours and days.  Doubt, unbelief, guilt are quite common tactics of the enemy.  Encourage them to stay faithful, pray, read the Bible, memorize and use verses when attacked and write down any questions they might have.  If they don’t fill the vacated spaces in their lives then the demons will return in even greater number (Luke 11:24-26; Matthew 12:43-45).

ENCOURAGE THEM TO CALL for prayer whenever needed.  That very act on their part can be humbling and work against their pride, thus it can be very freeing.  If demons know they will be calling for prayer help they will be more hesitant to attack than if they know the person will try dealing with them alone.

Remind them that this is a PROCESS, not a once-and-done procedure.  It’s not that clear cut and dried.  Remember Paul’s thorn in the flesh?  Ultimately God has the final say, not the demons.  Remember Job?  So when demons remain after we think they should be gone the first thing we must do is ask God what He is trying to teach us, what He wants to show us.  He uses it all for our growth.  Do we need to learn perseverance?  Patience? Dig deeper for a root sin?  Humble ourselves more?  Trust?  Are we an example to others (as Job was)?  The ultimate answer to the questions you are asking lie in God’s will, not in a demon’s power.

Close with a PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING and praise for what God has done.  Ask God to continue the good work He has started in the person.  Pray for their protection and growth.  Ask for their memories to be healed and the parts that have been emptied to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  Forbid any demons to return or others to do the same work.  Ask God to bless them and use them for His honor and glory.

Spend a good deal of time in praise and thanksgiving to God for Who He is and what He does.

(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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