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This is a tremendous revelation of the spirit world. It is only when we know such truth that we are capable of understanding and coping with world conditions in these last days.
From this Bible passage, it is evident that the devil does possess power to rule human society in certain areas. In this booklet, I will describe these areas. Because Satan is a spirit, he can move through space with incredible speed, as can other spirits also. For example, he appeared to Eve in the Garden of Eden as a very kind and wonderful creature. It wasn't until after Eve had sinned and fallen from God's grace that she discovered ".
The "Prince of this World" In John ; and , Satan is described as "the prince of this world. All of his works are dark, for he is indeed the prince of all darkness.
In heathen countries, the people worship a spirit which they do not know. We know that it is Satan, for he is the god of pagan people.
They have many strange manifestations in their worship of idols, but ultimately it is the devil they serve. It is significant that the designation of prince is a name in the Bible given to deity, as to Jehovah in Daniel Prince is a designation given to Christ in Isaiah , Acts and Revelation It is a name given to the chief priests of the Temple in Isaiah Prince is a name given to noblemen and kings in Isaiah and Numbers This reveals the strength, power and position the devil possesses through having been an archangel in heaven.
God solemnly warns us in 1 Corinthians about worshiping devils: ". God refuses to permit His followers to have fellowship with the devil or with any of his demons or works.
There is a dreadful truth written by Paul to young Timothy, his son in the faith, found in 2 Timothy , ". There is a sense of strong caution here. Paul refers to ". The animal thinks it is finding food to eat, and going into the trap or snare, it is caught. This is the manner in which the devil deceives the whole world-the heathen and even Christians-by a snare. He fools them into believing they will have pleasure, but they do not get pleasure.
He fools them into believing if they follow him, everything will be all right, but it isn't all right. The Scripture further says that he takes them captive to do his will. That is a dreadful statement, that the devil willfully and deliberately sets snares to capture human beings.
I hope that is your experience, but if not, this book will warn you; it will make you alert and cautious so you will not become an unsuspecting victim caught in Satan's snares. In the chapter ahead, I will show you how the devil has snared empires and nations; how it is possible for an entire nation to fall under the devil's dominion and give itself over to the worship of devils, becoming a devil-infested country.
After that, I will show you how Satan can take a city-how a city becomes a habitation of devils. I will give illustrations of ancient cities, as well as modern ones, that have given themselves over to satanic worship.
Satan worship in the United States is almost beyond comprehension Demon spirits wish to reside in living organisms. History reports multitudes of incidents where demon power controlled human beings. Last of all, I will record the great challenge of this age and hour-to defeat and destroy all the works of the devil.
Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit. Revelation Yes, the Bible establishes this. God, speaking through His prophet Isaiah, related the fall of Lucifer with these words: "How are you fallen from Heaven O light-bringer and daystar, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground, you Nations and Devils 17 who weakened and laid prostrate the nations [O blasphemous, satanic king of Babylon! In this Scripture, God dramatically reveals how Lucifer, known as a lightbringer and day-star, a son of the morning, was a fallen angel originally having his habitation in heaven itself. At a time before man dwelt on this earth, Lucifer was one of the greatest angels in heaven.
God says this angel caused a rebellion in heaven and was cast out. Notice his five fatal and foolish "I Wills": 1. I will ascend into heaven I will exalt my throne above the stars of God I will sit upon the mount of assembly I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the Most High Lucifer was great enough to have his own throne in heaven. He wished to exalt his throne above others. Satan desired to be like Jehovah, the creator. His chief ambition was to replace God in heaven.
In order to do this, he initiated a rebellion against God, and God was obligated to cast him out of heaven. From that time, Satan set out to destroy all of God's government and order. During the history of man on the earth, he has done this by weakening nations through wars, pestilence and famine. Nations and Devils 19 You will notice that God does not blame man for the downfall of nations, but points his finger directly at Lucifer.
Is this the man who made the earth to tremble? You may ask, "How can Satan make the earth tremble? Through Napoleon, he made the earth to tremble. Human historians saw Napoleon destroying Europe with his bloodthirsty armies. But God saw Lucifer energizing and inspiring Napoleon to make the earth tremble.
This would also be true of men like Alexander the Great. Humans can see only his natural form, but God sees the driving force inside that made him desire to kill and destroy to exalt himself. That Alexander was under demon power is also revealed by the way he died in a drunken orgy at the age of thirty-three.
It is said of Mussolini that he declared, "I would shake hands with the devil if he would help me get the desire of my heart. But they did not realize that Mussolini had already shaken hands with the devil, and that his heart was full of his evil power, seeking to destroy this earth.
Satan Ruler of a Kingdom of Evil God truly said of Lucifer that he was the one who made the world a wilderness and destroyed the cities thereof, and did not open the house of the prisoners so they could go free.
As for me, no strength remains in me 22 The Three Habitations of Devils now, nor is any breath left in me" "Then again, the one having the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me. Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong! And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.
No one upholds me against these, except Michael your prince. I accept the Bible as wholly and absolutely true. Here is a tremendous realm of spiritual warfare with which most of the people of our generation are not acquainted.
God has revealed something our history books dare not explain. Nations and Devils 23 Who was this prince of Persia in Daniel 10? He most certainly was not a man or king fighting a global battle.
Gabriel, an archangel, was speaking He was describing forces and powers of the spiritual world so great that he was obliged to appeal for reinforcements. He sent back to heaven for Michael, a second archangel, to come to help him gain the victory. When Daniel knelt to pray for the salvation of his people, it made the devil angry. A spiritual struggle was incited, which became so violent, two archangels were required to bring deliverance to Daniel.
Hell's mightiest angels were thrown against this man of prayer. The references here to the "prince of the kingdom of Persia" and the "prince of Greece" certainly were not to mortal men.
They must have referred to the ruling princes of darkness over those lands. The Bible clearly states that Babylon was controlled by unseen powers of evil and was finally judged. We read of this in Isaiah Babylon shall never be inhabited or dwelt in from generation to generation; neither shall the Arab pitch his tent there, nor shall the shepherds make their sheepfolds there. But wild beasts of the desert will lie down there, and the peoples' houses will be full of dolefully howling creatures; and ostriches shall dwell there, and wild goats [like demons] will dance there.
And Babylon's time is nearly come, and its days will not be prolonged:" We understand that the world's witchcraft was born in Babylon, cultivated and distributed from there to destroy the whole world by the worship of Lucifer. Modern Nations and Devils I have visited countries that made me Nations and Devils 25 feel very sad and depressed. One such country is Indonesia.
I preached through that country from one end to the other for a number of months. I am sincere when I say I have never seen as much demon power as I did there. I have never seen so many witch doctors in any country. We would be riding a bus and a witch doctor would get on. He would be esteemed by the people. The passengers would give him gifts. When the bus stopped, he would get off to talk and bless a few people, delaying the bus until he got back on. One could observe an unearthly strangeness about these witch doctors.
But the people adored them, for they were under their demon power. There are countries and nations ruled by certain princes of darkness from hell. When a missionary goes to a demondominated country to work for Christ, he must combat the evil dignitaries who rule that land.
The spiritual battle is very real. If the missionary does not fight satanic power, it is impossible to have a great harvest of souls.
While ministering in Singapore, I learned that heathen worshipers there must pay respect to a powerful dignitary 26 The Three Habitations of Devils who is the spiritual ruler of the area before they can worship any other gods. The heathen worshipers go to one of his temples and pray before daring to worship in any other place.
This is still practiced today. Jesus said that you cannot go into a strong man's house and take a prey unless you bind the strong man first. A Christian cannot go into a heathen country and take thousands of souls from the devil without first battling the demonic prince of that region.
The great pioneer missionaries, such as Adoniram Judson and Hudson Taylor, realized this truth and battled the forces of darkness to bring God's light to nations.
All heathen countries are under the power of the devil. There are different categories of spirits, possessing varying degrees of power and authority. God's men must win the victory over these forces before Christ can have predominance in a country. Ephesians speaks of the necessity to put on the whole armor of God so that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Because this is warfare.
Spiritual Nations and Devils 27 warfare! A Worldwide Kingdom of Darkness A colossal truth is that human history has been marked by ruthless leaders, bloodthirsty tyrants and demonpossessed rulers, who turned entire nations over to the devil. This is the only rational explanation for such things as Adolf Hitler's execution of six million Jews.
This is the only explanation for Communist China's leaders executing more than 30 million of their own people in order to establish Communism. There are lands like Tibet, isolated countries where the devil has held supremacy for ages. I have personally traveled into Tibetan country among the high mountains of Southwest China.
With Reverend Howard Carter and other companions, I slept in their heathen temples there was no other place to sleep , saw the idol-filled temples, and 28 The Three Habitations of Devils listened to strange stories of demon power. It was easy to see that the whole nation was given over entirely to the works of the devil. One missionary told me he had witnessed a Tibetan monk, in a frenzy of mystical power, take a steel sword and twist it around like a cork screw.
I can personally testify that one can feel the eerie power of the devil when he is in the heathen temples. I strongly felt the devil's power when traveling five thousand miles across Communist Siberia and Russia. There was an oppression and a sense of insecurity constantly. I was actually glad to leave. I also felt the power of oppression in Germany when Hitler's Naziism was ruling. I could feel spiritual heaviness over the entire country, and it made me sad inside. Unseen demon powers dominated nations in the past and they dominate nations in the modern world.
It is remarkable how the people of Israel fought the devil's power as a nation. In Exodus , God speaking to Moses said, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. In the book of 1 Chronicles we see how God removed Saul from his kingship and he died for his transgression of seeking after witchcraft.
God would not permit His land and people to be taken over by demon power. During the period of the great tribulation on this earth, as described in Revelation 13, we see that the dragon, Satan, will be worshiped.
Who is able to make war with him? In verse six, we see that the battle is against God "to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
A clear warning is sounded in verse 9: "If anyone has an ear, let him hear. And where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you where Satan dwelleth Revelation It boasted one of the finest libraries of antiquity and was the place where parchment was first used.
It had once been the capital of the Roman province of Asia. This was a reference to their pagan worship either of the Roman emperor or of Zeus at his altar on the local acropolis or both.
This indicates that there are cities where devils set up their thrones and rule. The devil's power is centralized in such places. In these cities, Satan has greater strength than he has elsewhere to perform his horrible deeds. It is an understanding of our fellowman that we need, but so many times we do not seek for that understanding. We do not try to see what makes this person hurt, or what makes that person sad, or what makes the other person feel that we do not care for him. We do not seek to understand what makes others happy or unhappy.
Until we know who God is and learn to understand our fellowman, we have not started to live. Very few humans know themselves at all. I struggled honestly and sincerely and continually for more than twenty years to understand the difference between spirit and soul. I asked almost every prominent religious leader that I met in my travels throughout the whole world.
As soon as I would meet a Biblical scholar I would say, "What is the spirit of a human? Where does it The New Thing 11 reside? How does it manifest itself? When does a person receive his spirit—at birth or rebirth? Finally, the answer came by revelation.
God spoke very beautifully to me and said, "Your spirit is your born-again nature. I began to talk about this total man. Who he is and what he is have become very common subjects today, but I had never heard one sermon on it for the first thirty years of my ministry.
David asked in Psalm , "What is man, that thou are mindful of him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the 12 The Total Man angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
I read it dozens of times, but its meaning did not come to me until God showed me that your spirit and your soul are distinctly different. Suddenly I understood what God meant when He said, "I crowned man with glory and honor. This means that we, as humans, have dominion. God has put all things under our feet. Would it not be wonderful if we lived up to all the things that belong to us?
Hebrews says, "For the word of God is quick, the old English word "quick" does not mean "fast;" it means "moving" or "living" and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit We can study all the psychology in the universities of the world and not come up with an answer because God says His Word has the answer. If we do not get our answer from the Bible, we will be without an answer for the rest of our lives.
I Thessalonians says, "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psychiatry, psychology, and philosophy say that man is two parts. They think he is inside and outside, topside and bottomside. The Word of God says that man is three.
I really feel that God is doing a new thing in our earth today in a remarkable and wonderful way. God is exploding revelation in this end time. This truth has not been fully taught in our generation. One of these truths we would call historical truth and the other we would call pertinent truth. We should have a thorough comprehension of this. Historic truth is unrelated to your destiny. For example, once there was a man named Noah who built a big boat. Noah was not a shipbuilder, but God taught him how to build a boat and even gave him the blueprints for it.
Until A. We accept this story as history, but it has nothing to do with the peace that is in our hearts now. It has nothing to do with the joy that is in our soul right now. It is true, but it is historic truth. Pertinent truth is the opposite of that. It has to do with the fact that God loves you, that God gave His Son for you, and that you can be saved right now forever!
There are literally worlds of pertinent truth in the Bible that have to do with your joy, happiness, and peace. The doctrine of the total man belongs in the column of pertinent truth. The New Thing 15 You must understand yourself to be a successful Christian.
You have to know who you are before you can direct yourself. Within them abides the secret of the new man, but because they have not been taught pertinent truth, they are living in the ways and the feelings of the old Adamic nature.
God is now calling them to a new life in Christ Jesus. This is why I want to lead you into the exploration of the third great area of truth, the understanding of ourselves—the total man. I feel that my life has been called of God. I am called to dig deep within our personal beings for vital truth that will help you be a better person today. My calling is to show you how to live a victorious life.
In an airport in New York City, while I was waiting for a plane, I was looking through the book department. I cannot saw a straight line or screw a screw, so I did not download that book. I cannot cook either, so I did not download that one. As I looked I thought, "Isn't it amazing? Here are books on how to do all these things, except one thing is missing—that is, how to live! I want to make you aware of the three-dimensional nature of the 18 The Total Man human personality.
As long as you treat the human personality as a dualism, you will never discover him. A psychologist or psychiatrist might be able to pick you to pieces, but he will not know how to put you back together again.
He thinks that the whole of the inner being is soul and he does not even know that man has a spirit. This is a very sad situation because man's biggest problems are in the spirit. Doctors have not yet discovered that dimension. Genesis , "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness In his earthly life, Jesus was totally average and normal.
When you get to heaven, the Bible says you will be like Jesus and that we are made in His image and likeness. God was afraid you would not catch it the first time, so He said it twice. We actually own this earth, yet we bargained it away to the devil. This earth is ours, and in the millennial kingdom we are to rule on this earth just like Adam ruled.
He lost it, but Jesus is going to give it back to us. Man is a dominion person. Every man is a king and every woman is a queen on the face of this earth.
God made man to have dominion and he made him like Himself—in three parts. God is the sovereign of this total universe and his eternal wisdom conceived the desire to create an intellectual, soulical creature of moral responsibility and integrity. God's spirit was active in the creation.
The Bible says that the spirit of God moved upon the waters. We find His spirit in redemption. John says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but 20 The Total Man have everlasting life.
He communicated with Noah, saying that there would be a flood. He communicated with Abraham. He communicated with Paul and John. It was through His spirit that He communicated Himself to them. His mind is greater than all human comprehension ever has been or ever will be.
His emotions are evident in the Scriptures. He has joy, and He has anger.
He has every emotion that you find in a human person. God's emotions are never out of place or wrongly used. Rather they are divinely used from His own life. God, in His soulical parts, identifies Himself with man in that He has a mind, emotion, and will.
When Stephen saw Jesus standing beside the Father, he described the The New Man 21 scene as though they were natural together. He did not say that the Father was a giant compared to His Son.
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Acts says, " Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord. With His hands He made Adam. He has eyes to see. II Chronicles , "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him Genesis , "And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink. God has fingers. Daniel , "In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Exodus , "And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God. He walked with Adam. God made us in His own likeness and His own image. That is precisely the truth. We will understand it all much better when we see Him face to face. Until that time, we accept the Word of God as it is. Many people think that God is a floating cloud or a ghost or something like vapor coming out of a kettle.
But God is like us, when we see God, we are going to see that He has the same wholeness and total man that we have. God has a voice. Matthew , "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. They were all standing around there, and all heard the voice of God speaking and pointing toward Jesus, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.
That means He has a back and shoulders. He has all the different parts of a personal being. In Genesis , Abraham was talking to God who had not yet revealed His identity. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. He had feet which needed to be washed. He had legs which needed to be rested. He had a mouth and digestive tract to eat the meal. That makes me to know that you and I have never known the power that we could get from God—the power of speaking.
God spoke worlds into existence; He spoke constellations into existence; He spoke the starry domes of the heavens into existence. He did all this by the word of His mouth. The amazing thing is that we have mouths and we have words and, had we not fallen in sin through Adam, we would have had creativity equal with God. The Lord Jesus is going to redeem us back into a divine relationship with God. We do not know how glorious it is going to be, but we can be sure that the creativity will be there and the similarity will be there.
We will see God and understand that He has a spirit and that we have His spirit within us and that we have equal spirits with God. We will also realize that God has soulical parts and we will demonstrate our soulical parts along with God.
Our whole beings will conform to the Almighty and then we shall live and dwell with Him.
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We will rejoice with Him throughout all eternity. God the Father has all the qualities of a 26 The Total Man human being. The Bible substantiates them and especially with the bodily parts.
When we cannot see those bodily parts with our natural eyes, it makes some of us believe that He does not have bodily parts. His bodily parts are not related to corporality. They are not related to the dust and minerals that our feet are on here. They are related to what Jesus was when He was transfigured on the Mount and the glory gleamed through the tissues of His skin, and what He was on the day of resurrection.
Those are the qualities that God the Father has. In our resurrected bodies, our total bodily parts will be exactly like the Lord Jesus and like God the Father. That shows you how confused so-called intelligent man can be.
When God says "Let us make man in our own image and our own likeness and let us give him dominion," that means man did not evolve, that man did not come up from something else. Man is today as he was from the beginning. Only the devil will put it into The New Man 27 anybody's heart to think anything so beautiful as a human person came from anything so ignominious as a small four-footed beast or creature of the earth.
You could believe it the other way, that man dropped off a pedestal and found his way down to where he is today. That might seem to be something to look into, but there is no evidence on the face of this earth that there is anything evolving—nothing at all!
They have no proof of anything that is evolving. Even the sun gets darker every day. The sun is actually burning itself out. None of the stars are getting brighter, they are burning themselves out. This shows you that the total universe is a creative act of God. It did not come up, it came down from God out of heaven.
This rulership was to be a function of his spirit. It is not the function of his soulical parts; man was intended to commune with his Maker by his spirit, and to rule this earth through his spirit.
We will have no comprehension of why he is what he is if we do not realize that God created man to live by his spirit and not by his soulical parts. First he attacked her body, the weakest part of the human personality. Isn't it pretty? It is good eating, too. Taste it! You will be like God. So he hit her body; down she went. Then he struck her soul; down she went. Finally he landed a crippling blow against her spirit. He hit her three ways in the temptation and she fell all three times defeated—body, soul, and spirit.
The New Man 29 Four thousand years later the same tempter, the devil, met Jesus. After Jesus had nothing to eat for forty days, he said, "Man, you're hungry, aren't you? I know how much power you have; take that stone and make yourself a nice piece of French bread.
It would taste good with that good crust on it. The devil also sought to destroy Jesus through the hatred and cunning of religious leaders. I do not believe those priests and Pharisees were normally men of hate. Something came upon them.
It began with pride. They thought, "Now, if this Jesus stays around He is going to steal our prestige. We have to get rid of Him! Satan also attacked Jesus indirectly through Judas, who betrayed our Lord. Luke records that "Then entered Satan into Judas Judas was not Jesus' real enemy; the devil was using Judas.
Avoiding a face-to-face confrontation, he chose rather to try to destroy Jesus by deceit. Matthew and Luke both record this in detail see Matthew 4 and Luke 4. The devil came to Jesus when He was alone, preparing for His earthly ministry. For forty days He had prayed and fasted, and His body was weak. The devil thought this would be Jesus' weakest moment. He did not know that although a fasting person's flesh may lack strength, his spirit can be stronger than ever.
Satan first approached Jesus in the area of his fleshly appetite. After all, Jesus had made him. He knew Jesus was his Creator. But the devil is a deceiver and a liar. He said, "If you are the Son of God He stood upon the Word of God, quoting to the devil a passage from the Old Testament and thus setting a pattern and example for you and me. We must answer satanic 49 attacks not with our intelligence nor our feelings, but with God's Word.
Jesus won the first round of this temptation, and so will we when we use the Word of God. Next, Satan tried to appeal to Jesus' soul. Taking Him to the highest point of the temple, he whispered in His ear, "Now, listen, You are trying to be an evangelist. But You haven't had Your name in the Jerusalem Post yet. Nobody has written a feature story about You. You are just a nobody. But now, jump off this temple right into the main street of Jerusalem and say 'I jumped seventy-two feet here and was not hurt!
You need some publicity so that everybody will know about You. He is. We must never believe the devil. We must not tempt God. What the devil said was true. He was actually quoting Psalm ,12 with a key phrase conveniently omitted! If Jesus had fallen down the angels would have taken care of Him. But Jesus said something greater: "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. I lived for a time in the jungle and deadly snakes were all about me. But I think it would have been tempting the devil for me to have taken one of them up in my arms.
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I have eaten things that were poisonous and God has healed me because I did not know they were poisonous. Jesus said, "Thou shalt not tempt He asked Jesus to simply bow down and worship him. Satan promised Him "all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them" v.
Jesus had come to earth for the very purpose of reclaiming mankind for His Heavenly Father. But with this third temptation Satan didn't intend to grant what he was offering, and Jesus knew that. It was an attractive shortcut, another of the devil's lies. Jesus answered, "Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written Satan's Three Appeals Satan tempted Jesus along three lines, and he comes to us in these same three ways.
His appeals seem attractive. They seem natural. They are pitched 51 toward man's instinctive desire for self-preservation, self-adulation, and self-achievement. Watch out! Jesus in Action The Lord Jesus identified demon spirits.
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He recognized some as deaf spirits. He identified dumbness, infirmities, and wildness. Christ knew the number of demons a person had; He could bring out one or He could bring out a thousand. From Mary Magdalene He cast out seven demons.
The number had no relationship to the deliverance. When He spoke the word, the demons had to go, and the people were set free. It is worth particular notice that when He commanded Satan to leave, the devil obeyed. Satan had to bow to the greater authority. When you or I command the devil to go in the name of Jesus, he must obey us too. We have that authority. From modern films and books on the occult and from rites within certain of the historic denominations, we might conclude that the exorcism of devils is something complex, and that it is for the select few.
However, when we turn to the Bible we see the opposite is true. Jesus rarely spent more than a few minutes setting a person free. Usually all He had to do was issue an authoritative command.Pioneers of Faith by Lester Sumrall 4. Christ was being baptized in the River Jordan. Following the Transfiguration, Jesus returned to the foot of the mountain to find His disciples defeated and confused.
Jesus said that the end of the man was worse than the beginning. It will be your spiritual elements that will be surging up within you. For six thousand years this question has been on the lips of humans, "What is man that you are giving such attention to him, God? Your church and my church can be blessed with His presence. If there is an evil which no right can correct. You do not have a following.