How to know the Character of Demons
Before a Christian or minister starts to cast out demons, there must be some type of knowledge of the demons’ character and how demons act. Demons will go in the name of Jesus whether we know about there character or not, however, a Christian should know by the word of God, the correct way to get the victory over the power of Satan. Listed here are 5 characteristics of demons.
1. They are known to harass:
Christians have been known to report that they are being “harassed by demons”. Demons are sent by Satan for the sole purpose of “killing, stealing and destroying a Christian’s life. Satan is already destroying a Non- Christian’s life so there is no fight there. The warfare is against a Christian because the enemy knows that a Christian belongs to Jesus.
The Bible says in Ephesians 6:12: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
2. They produce spiritual slaves:
The Bible says we did not receive the spirit of bondage to fear in Romans 8:15.
So as Christians must stand against the Devil when he tries us to capture us in bondage. There are many bondages that a Christian can be captured by. A few of them are: cigarettes, alcohol, drugs (even prescription drugs), gossip and slander, lying, viewing pornography and other things that may cause a Christian to act compulsively.
3. They will tempt and seduce
The Bible says in James 1:14-15: That a person is tempted when they are drawn away by their desires and enticed (or tempted). Then when desire has conceived, it bringeth forth sin and sin when full grown will bring forth death. (James 1:14-15).
The crucifixion or putting to death of the flesh is the job of each and every Christian. The Christian can allow the door to be open by yielding to temptation in their lives. For example, if the Lord gives you the victory over smoking cigarettes, you must be able to rise up against the temptation to smoke (especially after a meal). This is accomplished by speaking to the temptation in the name of Jesus and saying to the actual thought “I bind you in the name of Jesus and you will not make me smoke in Jesus name.”
4. They are the masters of deception
The Bible also states that many Christian in the latter times will depart from the faith and give heed to spirits of deception and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron. (1 Timothy 4:1-2).
A Christian has to learn to protect the thoughts that come into the mind. This is a major area and breeding grounds for deception to grow and flourish. The protection of the mind is done by using the Word of God. Scriptures must be learned so that the Christian can speak the scriptures that apply to a situation. For example, if there is fear, the Christian will look up scriptures that apply to fear and just began to pray those scriptures out loud.
5. Demons are tormentors
Christians must seek to be filled with the power, love and a sound mind according to (2 Timothy 1:7). There are many Christians that have reported being fearful. Some are fearful of the dark, fear of being alone, fear of people, and fear of speaking. These types of fear can bring measures of torment in a Christian’s life. This type of fear is not normal and is a spirit. The Bible calls fear a spirit. We must tackle spiritual things by the spirit and not by medication or therapy. The only way for complete sustained victory is through the Word of God and the speaking authority of the Word.