Mark 16:17, And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons…
Casting out a demon is really easy in the name of Jesus when a person is demon possessed.
Casting off a demon means that it is an oppressive spirit. That is a demon that attaches to people. Oppressive demons can cause sickness, depression, wrong thinking, torment, addictions, phobias…. the list of their assignments is not short, but it is always easy to identify. If it is the opposite of the Word of God and it is driving you, then there is usually a demonic influence.
Christians cannot be possessed, but they can be oppressed.
I was preaching in MA at a church and a woman came to the service and sat near the door who had enochlophobia, agoraphobia (fear of people & crowds). What I did not know till later is that this was one of the first times she had left the house in 5 years. After the majority of the people had left they brought her up to me and I cast that spirit of fear, that tormenting devil off her (it was upon, not in), and immediately she was free! She was not controlled by that fear again!
I pray for a man in Maine who had pain in his lower back. I laid hands on him for healing and I asked him to check for the pain and he said it was no longer in his back, but was now on his side. We prayed again and the pain moved more to the front. At that moment I realized this wasn’t sickness, but a spirit of infirmity. I commanded that spirit to come off his body, and immediately it left and he was free!
There was a person who was being woken up every night by nightmares. I told her that it was a spirit and that she needed to command that spirit to stay out of her room and to stop influencing her sub-conscious as she slept. I told her to put on worship music or the Word while she went to sleep. That night was the last night for the torment of her mind.
I have tons of examples of oppressive spirits that Christians have allowed to influence their lives. Today you can be free by taking authority of that spirit, that demon that is influencing your life.
PUT THE DOG IN THE CORNER!
I will cover that tomorrow.
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