“And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:17-20). These verses clearly show that spirits are subject unto those who are His disciples, even if you are not a 100% disciple, the spirits are still subject unto you through the Name of Jesus Christ. You are a disciple if you continue in his Word.“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”(John 8:31-32). Some people say a spirit made me do it, or say something, or look a certain way with a facial expression, but this is not scriptural, the Bible says “And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.”(1 Corinthians 14:32).You have control over your own spirit, and you have the power in The Name of Jesus Christ to resist or yield to spirits good or bad. You can’t keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from landing and making a nest in your hair. “Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.” (Acts 19:13-20). Jesus said, “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. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”(Luke 11:24-26). Jesus said when the spirit is gone out of a person, seven other spirits can enter that person if they let them. That is why it is important to stay in the Word, and get strong in the Word, and put on the Whole Armor of God. (read: Ephesians Chapter 6).There is a war in the spirit world constantly going on , night and day. The devil is fighting for your soul. The devil can not possess your spirit if you are saved and born again, but he can oppress you and cause you all kind of trouble with his demons if you allow them too. Beloved we are in the end times and as we get closer to the Rapture there will be more and more spiritual attacks from the enemy and his demons. “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”(Daniel 12:1). “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”(Revelations 12:7-9). “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”(Revelations 12:12b). We have to constantly stay on guard in the spirit through prayer and asking Jesus to cleanse us from any bad spirits. “Now ye are clean through the Word that I have spoken unto you”.(John 15:3). Pray over your children, and over yourselves everyday as they go out into the world especially the public schools, as they are constantly under attack by all the demons there. You also need to pray over people that come into your home, as some people just carry hoards of spirits around with them, like Legion of whom Jesus cast out a herd of demons.“And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.”(Luke 8:30-33. You need to also pray over objects that come into your home. They are called talismans that spirits get into and come out of when they find a willing host. You can just say a silent prayer over people and things, and ask in The Name of Jesus Christ the Only Begotten Son of God to cleanse your home from bad spirits. Bad spirits can also come in through bad TV shows and Horror Movies. Beware especially at Halloween, when demons run rampant and are bold. Some people even think it is funny. Don’t be deceived. The devil is a lot smarter than you and me, after all he has been around over 6000 years. However he is not smarter than God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. Ask God for discernment. Remember one picture is worth a 1000 words, so is one look or expression, you can’t hide a good spirit, neither can you hide a bad spirit. If a brother or sister be over taken, pray for them and deliver them in the Name of Jesus Christ and you shall save a soul from death. “Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”(James 5:19-20). “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”(Matthew 10:7-8). WELCOME TO THE SPIRIT WORLD !!!! Also see our teaching on “Casting Out Demons.”
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.