‘For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!” Then He asked him. “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is legion; for we are many.” – Mark 5:8-9.
The word of God clearly reveals to us a lot of useful information about demonic spirits and how to deal with them. As the end of the age approaches, we will see a radical increase in the activities of unclean spirits in the earth. There will be more legions of unclean spirits working and causing havoc in peoples’ lives. This is the prophetic word spoken through Paul coming to pass in our days (See 1 Timothy 4:1). Hence the need to arm yourself with ‘spiritual weapons’ to deal with them when necessary.
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The work of unclean spirits.
Unclean spirits are usually responsible for problems such as sicknesses, diseases, unclean thoughts, convulsions and the likes. They take delight in tormenting and making human beings miserable.
The Bible speaks about a man who was tormented by these spirits until Jesus goes to set him free. This man would usually break apart with his bare hands the chains and shackles used to bind him. His dwelling place was in a graveyard and ‘night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.’ Jesus meets him and sets him free the power of the devil, and he who was formerly demon-possessed with a legion of unclean spirits was found ‘sitting and clothed and in his right mind (See Mark 5:1-20).
It is not God’s will that His creation suffers any kind of affliction from the devil. This is why He provided spiritual weapons powerful enough to destroy the activities of darkness. Philip demonstrated this in Samaria and brought great joy to that old city.
‘Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that city.’ – Acts 8:5-8.
Your weapons of deliverance and victory.
Are you oppressed or afflicted by unclean spirits? Are you usually bombarded with unclean thoughts in your mind? Are you always sick with a particular kind of sickness? Are you having lustful sexual thoughts or images?
If you’ll use these weapons, then today is your day of victory!
#1 The word of God.
You see, there is power in the word of God. You must arm yourself with His word by reading and memorizing it, then speaking it out of your mouth. Here are a few examples you can begin with:
‘He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.’ – Psalm 107:20.
‘And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.’ – Matthew 10:1.
‘And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.’ – Mark 6:7.
#2 The name of Jesus.
The name of Jesus is a strong weapon that the enemy cannot resist. There are two elements in the name of Jesus, namely; power and authority, that make His name so effective in dealing terrible blows to the unclean spirits.
‘The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.’ – Proverbs 18:10.
Every ‘kind’ of demon spirit bows to the power and authority in Jesus’ name, they fear and tremble when you pray and decree in that name. It’s a name that is loaded with supernatural power to save and to deliver.
‘Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12.
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Do you need deliverance?
You need to carefully ask the Holy Spirit to show you [any] areas of your life where you [might] need deliverance. It is possible for someone to be attending Church services regularly and still be under the influence of unclean spirits. Many people go to Church services every now and then and are still not free, because they have not taken time to learn how to be free!
‘Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath, He entered the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” Mark 1:21-24.
Wisdom keys to effectively rid yourself of unclean spirits.
#1 Carry out a thorough search of your life.
Often times, unclean spirits like to operate where there is sexual perversion, moral decadence, spiritual ignorance, sinful addictions (to pornography, pre-marital or extra-marital sex, alcohol, drugs, gluttony and the likes). These are the things the enemy uses to keep people in bondage to demonic afflictions. Are any of these things present in your life?
Then you must repent immediately! Get on your knees and ask the Lord to forgive you and wash you clean with His precious blood. ‘Truly these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.’ – Acts 17:30
#2 Make use of your weapons.
Your [spiritual] weapons are to be launched by your tongue, and not by hands! Open your mouth and speak God’s word. And then command the unclean spirits to get out of your life forever and never return in the name of Jesus!
‘And these signs will follow those who believe, in my name they will cast out demons.’ – Matthew 16:17.
Engage these keys, and get more ‘dangerous’ to the enemy by learning more in the next series where we’ll be exposing and disarming familiar spirits.
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Angela Lowe, MS. Ed., LPC
Angela Lowe is a licensed Professional Counselor, trained Biblical Counselor and certified Holistic Health Coach. Her kingdom mandate is to restore God’s counsel to transform lives, marriages, and churches worldwide.