Modern education, entertainment, and unfortunately the modern Church, have completely mislead people about the influence of demons. We have been taught that demonic spirits are few and far between. I believe demonic spirits are literally swirling around us, just waiting for a chance to influence people and events to do us harm. Fortunately for Christians, we have a loving Father who is continually watching over us for our good.
We simply need to keep close to God and learn how to recognize and deal with the demonic spirits arrayed against us. The New Testament specifically names several types of demonic spirits and gives us a good explanation of how to “resist” them. Last week my article was about the demonic “spirit of FEAR” and the gift of FAITH, I planned on writing about the “spirit of INFIRMITY” and the gift of HEALING this week, but unfortunately I had to deal with a spirit of infirmity this last Monday.
God dealt with an EVIL spirit that came against my home this last Sunday and I did not even know about it until this last Tuesday. I plan on writing about all the demonic spirits mentioned in the New Testament, how you can recognize them, and how they attempt to resist the Saints of God and the Holy Spirit. Also, how we can deal with each one of them.
We need to begin recognizing demonic activity and we need to “resist” the devil.
Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
If you do not BELIEVE in demonic spirits, you will be a perfect target for demonic attack. We need to constantly be on our guard because we are living in enemy territory until WE take the territory back from the enemy. Although the devil will flee when you resist him, he will constantly be probing your spiritual defenses.
Luk 4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Luk 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
We see from the Book of Luke that the devil departed from Jesus only “for a season”.
The main difference between the “sons of God” and the unbelieving person is the sons of God recognize that he or she is a spirit and also recognizes that ALL of our problems are basically spiritual. Therefore, when we are under attack, we recognize that we are under attack and deal with it. We understand that the same spirit that is in Jesus Christ is also in us; therefore, we know that we possess the power and authority to command demonic spirits to leave in the name of Jesus Christ.
When we are experiencing a lack of love, we recognize that we are being attacked. When we are experiencing a lack of joy, we recognize that we are being attacked. When we are experiencing a lack of peace, we recognize that we are being attacked. When we are experiencing a lack of health, we recognize that we are being attacked. NOT by people, but by demonic spirits.
Please watch the following video and the Lord willing, I plan on writing an article about the spirit of INFIRMITY and the gift of HEALING next week.