Some Aspects Of Spiritual Warfare
THE REALITY AND ACTIVITY OF DEMON SPIRITS
THE REALITY OF DEMON SPIRITS
From studying the gospels, we cannot help but conclude that a significant part of the ministry
of Jesus on earth dealt with casting out demon spirits from those who were oppressed.
“And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out
demons.” Mark 1:39.
He Authorized His Disciples to Cast out Demons
“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over
all demons, and to cure diseases.” Luke 9:1.
He authorized all Those Who Believed In Him
"And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons…”
CAN A CHRISTIAN HAVE A DEMON?
Speaking to Christians, James says, ““Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him
show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have
bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom
does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. For whe re envy and self-
seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.” James 3:13-16.
Paul writes to the Corinthian church, “For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom
we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a
different gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put up with it!” 2 Cor 11:4.
And to Timothy, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from
the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…” 1 Tim 4:1.
We read this startling account from the Book of Acts. “Now the multitude of those who
believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he
possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. But a certain man named Ananias,
with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also
being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said,
"Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the
price of the land for yourself?” Acts 4:32, 5:1-3.