Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rebuking satan


It Is Written Mark 16:17, and these signs will follow those who believe:  in My Name they will cast out demons;  they will speak with new tongues.
It Is Written, James 4:7, therefore submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
I don't think it is a surprise to anyone that satan is in the habit of attacking believers.  Many believers practically panic when they think that satan is attacking them.  Many of these people scream and holler at the devil because they think that is what works.  Have you ever seen a mother who constantly screamed at unruly children?  They ignore her.  See any similarity?
Don't get into a conversation with satan.  You can't possibly win because he has thousands of years of experience.  Don't ask him his name or anything else.
If you feel that satan is on you so much, that you must rebuke him every couple of minutes, you probably didn't cast him out in the first place.  More than likely he never left.
Look to Jesus.  Jesus had a pure heart, He had no unforgiveness, He loved everyone.  When He talked at demons, He usually used only a couple of words, in a normal tone of voice.  He spoke with authority because He knew who He was, so they feared Him.
Jesus gave us the great commission, which included casting out demons in His Name.  He expects us to carry out that command.  The first thing you must do is believe that that command applies to you, and you have authority through Jesus name.
If you try to cast out a demon and you have unforgiveness in your heart it won't work.  You need the same kind of pure heart, with faith and love that Jesus had in order to succeed.  If you have fear or doubt of any kind, he will probably laugh.
Over the years I have heard preachers, have read some books, and found out from personal experience, that the best way to get rid of satan is, when you notice he is around,  pick up your Bible and start reading Scripture.  It would be a good idea to have a handy list of Scriptures just for that occasion.  Don't just read the words, but believe in your heart, in Jesus name, to speak with authority and rebuke the devil.
If you do this faithfully, you will get to the point, that when satan shows up, you just ignore him without even thinking about it.  Remember he can't do anything unless you allow him to.  Just to show you what I am talking about, just read the Bible, and you will see that satan loses, and we win. Have a blessed day.
Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen