Standing against Demonic Retaliation-Spiritual Attacks
As long as we as Christians live on this earth we will be engaged in a war. This is not a physical war (although the enemy tries to make us think this) but a spiritual war.
1 Timothy 6:12: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
All Christians should be engaged in the war one way or the other. Demonic retaliation is simply the enemy waging a war against you in response to a war that you have waged again him. This can also be referred to as a counter attack. That is why we must train our spirit man to be alert.
1 Peter 5:8:Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
The Bible tells us also to resist the power of the devil. This is not done in our own strength but in the strength of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Deliverance Candidate
For example, a deliverance candidate comes to a deliverance minister with some very strong occult demons. The person is cooperative with the deliverance minster and the candidate receives total freedom and is rejoicing. This is when both parties have to be aware of demonic retaliation. The person receiving the ministry and the deliverance minister themselves are subject to demonic retaliation. There may be perfect peace and the presence of the anointing ,however, as the scripture relates to us that we must be alert concerning the tactics and strategies of the enemy. There is scriptural evidence that a demons after being cast out will seek to return to the “house” from which evicted.
Luke 11:24:When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
The unclean spirit will come out as conditions in the heart of the person receiving deliverance and the use of the name of Jesus , especially under the anointing of the power of God and the Word of God.
The deliverance candidate should be aware of this fact. When a deliverance minister prays for someone there should always be instructions given concerning warfare strategies. The candidate must learn how to cover themselves with the Blood of Jesus and let the Word of God play over their place of dwelling 24/7 is the preferred method. The deliverance minister should also give the person a quick course on how to pray binding and loosing prayers. These prayers should be prayed aggressively against the powers of darkness. The new believer may feel weak and inadequate when first praying these prayers. This is normal. However, persistence and the name Blood and the Word of God will defeat the enemy.
Matthew 21:21-22:Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew 16:19, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”