You may be thinking, “Why is Pastor Steve writing so much about demons?” “Does he have a new infatuation with dark spirits?”
It is absolutely astonishing to me how many people in the west; mainly Europe, Canada, and America, believe that the Spirit realm is not real, angels are not real, heaven is not real, and demons are a figment of the imagination. In other words, “IT IS ALL IN YOUR MIND!!!” Some may believe that I am in league with the dark side. Well nothing can be farther from the truth.
Recently, I had a prophet tell me that the Sons of God and the sons of the Devil are coming to maturity now. You are living in the last days and the forces of light and darkness are gathering. The spirit of Antichrist (anti – means against, Christ – means the anoint one) is filling the earth and threatening the anointing of the Holy Spirit through religion. This spirit of Antichrist hates the Holy Spirit and wants to destroy, belittle, shame, ridicule, and totally dominate the children of God who are to walk in the power of God’s anointing. Which side are you on? Do you respect and desire the manifestation of the Holy Spirit?
In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul preaches and writes about the inheritance of the sons and daughters of God. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) The inheritance of the sons and daughters of God is the anointing of power, glory, and wisdom that comes as we are immersed in the Spirit. Remember, the Holy Spirit is as much God as the Father and Jesus Christ the Son.
The sons of God will walk in the Spirit, and as they walk, they will break the curse off of the creation. (Romans 8:21-22) When you deliver someone you break the curse off of the creation. When you heal someone you break the curse of sin and death off of the creation (the body).
In the first century, the people were just like you and me. They wanted to live a good life and walk in love. When Jesus came to town, the sick and afflicted gathered because he had healing in his wings. So when Jesus taught about devils it was to help them. He taught and demonstrated the power that you have over the evil spirits.
So why have I done so much teaching on demons right now? For the same reason as Jesus, but I will give you three reasons.
1. Jesus taught about them which means I must teach about them. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus said, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20)
If Jesus told his men to teach what he commanded, then why isn’t everyone teaching what he taught? Jesus gave his disciples and those who would followed him the command to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out Devils! (Matthew 10:8-9) This means God wants you to know the authority you have and use it! “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 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 10:5-8)
The disciples of Jesus walked in the Spirit and obeyed his command. Jesus always had his Father’s best interest at heart, so when he taught the people about demons, he was preparing them for a life of freedom. He taught the people how to use the power and authority of the kingdom, so that his kingdom would come to earth as it is in heaven.
“For he (Jesus) had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known. And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils…” (Mark 3:10-15)
2. The lack of knowledge and the doubt that manifests.
God said something to his children many many years ago. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hosea 4:6)
What you refuse to learn can come back to bite you!
The prophet Hosea was challenging God’s people to follow him and learn his law. Why? Because the law of God operates in the physical and spiritual realms at the same time. Some say this is intention, but it is God’s design. When you sow your desires in prayer, meditation and declaration they will begin to manifest.
Our medical system is bulging to the breaking point, and we are looking for human answers. I am not saying that looking for a human solution is a bad idea, I am saying that it will not be enough. What would our medical system look like, if everyone received prayer for healing, before they went to the doctor? In most countries the medical system is already broken. They do the best they can against overwhelming odds. But here in America, we don’t seem to need God until the doctor says, “I can’t do anything for you.” Look what Jesus does?
“And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.” (Mark 9:20-27)
Knowledge is a powerful tool and God wants his children to be both prepared and trained. The power of the cross is only effective when it is applied. The power of the Holy Spirit is only powerful when it is exercised. Jesus said, “But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.” (Luke 11:20)
3. Demons will torment you and you will believe it is you.
The greatest lie you will hear from the devil is the one that begins with “I.” You may have heard one similar. “I am depressed.” Or, “I am the one to blame for every failure and sickness.” Another, “I am so worthless that I should kill myself.” The ultimate goal of the demon is to push you to failure, then convince you that you are so bad, that you have no right to live. You may have heard someone with this rhetoric. They seem to always be planning their demise. They are tormented and they need deliverance, as well as a new perspective.
Suicide is Unnatural
Human nature is all about self preservation. We want to survive! So when someone hears a voice telling them to end their life, it is a demon. They always come to steal kill and destroy. (John 10:10) I am so sorry for anyone and everyone who is so tormented that they take their own life, but they will be pushed to do it, almost as if they were observing their own life from a distance. This is the sadness of demon deception. It does not end well.
In God’s book, (and he has one) Lucifer is the god of this world, and demons are here to blind people so that they will not see or receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) Jesus taught that demons torment those who do not forgive. (Matthew 18) But Jesus did not leave you here without the power to defeat them. He gave you the authority and power in Matthew 10:8, and the Apostle Paul revealed the way in Romans 10:8-10. Jesus is the key because he is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He comes when you invite him.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that over comes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (Revelation 3:20-21)
I want you to be prepared
The realm of the spirit is not a freewill experiment. There are laws in the spirit realm just like the laws in the physical realm. When you choose to sin, transgress the law, or serve self in the sin of iniquity, you invite the demons to come and torment you. (Job 1)
I have been writing so much about demons because you are going to see more and more demons manifesting. In the end of days, the forces of darkness and the forces of light will rise up in conflict. You can be ready for this if you will give yourself to the teaching and commands of Jesus Christ. His power will save deliver and heal.
The Apostle John said, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. 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.” (Revelation 12:10-12)
The books that in this post will help you prepare. Blessings!