Do We Still Cast Out Demons? (Part 7)

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We Evangelicals major on talking about “being born again,” but do you know how many times our Lord spoke on this issue? Just one time. Period.

Yet, there are more than thirty instances in the four Gospels where Jesus cast out demons, gave power to His disciples to cast out demons, or taught about casting out demons.

Now, how is it that we Evangelicals can talk for hours about the importance of being “born again,” but yet, we draw blanks when it comes to casting out demons?

So that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:11)

Paul wrote the above verse in reference to a man who had committed sexual immorality with his father’s wife. The apostle recommended that the man be delivered to Satan for the destruction of the man’s flesh. Then, the man repented and Paul recommended the man should be accepted back into the fellowship.

But the important point is this: Satan has schemes and plans to destroy the effectiveness of us believers.

Okay, who benefits the most by us believers not being able to cast out demons? The Kingdom of God? Or the kingdom of darkness?

But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (Matthew 12:28)

It’s obvious that if we believers do not understand how to cast out demons, the kingdom of darkness rejoices at our ignorance. Why? Because our power and authority in Jesus’ name bows impotent before the god of this world: Satan.

Oh dear! What should we do?

(Continued in Part 8…if you’re interested, the full series to date can be seen here.)

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10 responses to “Do We Still Cast Out Demons? (Part 7)

  1. Good insight on this topic. It’s hard to explain but even as a student at Liberty Baptist College I knew demons were big mouth dust balls that can be swept out of our house in a word. Most are tiny with very little power. They just run their big mouths and try to scare everybody. Perhaps this sounds simplistic but I do picture it that way. “Get out in Jesus’ name” works well.

  2. Lift the Cross of Jesus,

    That sounds like a good visual to me. Jesus didn’t use much rigamarole, He just said, “Go,” and they left. It should work that way today, too.

  3. Boy, do I need this series. :). Thanks and God bless you!

  4. Interesting perspective Larry. It does seem like we’ve under-emphasized this.

  5. Debbie,

    Thanks. God bless you.

  6. Judy,

    My guess is that most of us attend churches where casting out demons are never mentioned.

  7. Thanks Larry. Right on point. Demons everywhere. We are given the power to flush them out everywhere we meet. But ignorance kills.

  8. Albert,

    Thanks. Most of us Christians are like homeless people that have five million dollars in the bank, but never use the money. We are rich in His power, but act like poor beggars. O Lord, set us free!

  9. Amen.
    Some ignorant preachers have become tools for the enemy to perpetrate this ignorance. Luke 10:17And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
    These devils include demons, witches, wizards, occult powers etc. Let Christians watch out!

  10. Albert,

    Amen. We need to keep our eyes open.

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