What a Christian Needs To Know About Demons
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power
that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.
Ephesians 2:6 – For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.
This is just awesome, it clearly shows our place of authority in Christ over Spiritual pedigrees that may appear to be a threat to our living on the earth. We see that just as Christ was risen far above them, we also were risen with Him. Risen doesn’t refer to a place, a location where we are being lifted too, I mean we all still remained on the earth after we became believers, but it’s talking about a position of authority, and we are heirs with Christ, so we are partakers in this authority too.
Are demons real? well yes, they are, we see Jesus and the apostles have run-ins with demons through some parts of scripture;
Acts 16:18 – This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.
This is one instance out of a couple of them. So since demons are real, how should believers see them, well like we said earlier, first, understand that you are risen far above them, and have more authority than them. Then let’s see what God desires we do with demons.
Mark 16:17 – These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.
What God expects is that we cast them out. Let’s see another scripture.
Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!
We see again an admonition, more of an instruction to cast out demons. So cast demons out, don’t be scared of them, you have more authority than them now because of what Jesus has done…they see you as they see Christ on this earth, as Christ is so are you in this world.
Don’t try to interact or negotiate with demons, they are of the devil…use your authority and cast them out, glory to God.
Lord Jesus, teach me to never forget my place of authority and to always use it, amen.
Author – Gem