spiritual warfare

Stories

Gerry's stories of encounters with the demonic gives us insight into the application of biblical principles for interacting with the kingdom of darkness.

Controversial Passages

Be careful about building your key theological points based on a specific interpretation of these and other passages about which there is controversy regarding what they teach. Use biblical passages that are clear to guide your interpretation of controversial passages.

Response to Demons

We live in either the kingdom of darkness or the kingdom of light. In the kingdom of light, God's kingdom, demons have no authority and we have authority to command the demons. The model in Scripture for responding to demons is to tell the demon to "get away." There are practical ways in which we can resist Satan and demons.

The Two Kingdoms

Jesus has opened up a way for people to come out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of light. Satan and the demons are created beings. Christ is above them in authority and they must obey Him. Colossians 2 lists seven things God has done for us as a result of bringing us out of the kingdom of darkness and as a result, we should not allow demons to accuse us.

Jesus and the Demons

In Mark 1, one of the first recorded events is a demon recognizing that Jesus is God. The pattern for Jesus dealing with a demon is that Jesus sees the person who is possessed by a demon, makes a simple command for him to come out, there is a short struggle and the demon comes out.

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