Ephesians 6:12: 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (KJV)
Requirements for Keeping Your Deliverance
1. Every area of the believer’s life must be yielded to the Lordship of Christ.
John 1:11-12: He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Matthew 7:21-23: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
2. The Believer must continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 5:18: And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Romans 8:13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
3. Line your life up to the Word of God
Luke 11:13: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Matt 4:4: But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matt 4:7,11: Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Ephesians 6:17: And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
4. Put on the Whole Armor of God
Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.5. Renew your mind through the Word 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Romans 12:1-2: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
2 Cor 10:3-5 or though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Romans 8:5-7 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Col 3:1-2: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
5. Always pray in the Spirit
Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
The Bible, in the New Testament, shows Jesus casting out demons. If Jesus cast out demons then there is nothing wrong with Christians in the New Testament Church casting out demons. We are supposed to imitate the ministry of Jesus Christ as He was and is our example. There is nothing wrong with having your favorite Bible teacher, Pastor or Bishop, however, Jesus is the One that we are supposed to ultimately follow.
Not only was Jesus able to cast out demons but so were his disciples.
The following scripture show that power of Jesus and His ability to cast out demons and that the demons were ALWAYS subject to Him. But the Bible shows that they were also subject to the disciples.
Matthew 8:16 …they brought to Him [Jesus] many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick
Mark 1:23-27 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are — the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He [Jesus] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
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.”