CAN CHRISTIANS HAVE DEMONS?
Can a Christian Have A Demon?
Hello this is Harold.
So you think because you are a Christian you cannot have demons? Well surprise…that’s wrong!
It’s the biggest lie of Satan to the body of Christ. He’s done a great job. He’s a liar. The deception is so great that most believers will not even consider that they may be demonically oppressed. The truth is Christians can, and often do, have demons not in their spirit but in their soul and flesh working great oppression in their lives. Think about it….do you know of any Christians who get sick….do you know of any Christians going through a divorce…do you know of any depressed or suicidal Christians?….wake up people…demons are real and Christians can indeed have them. The good news is that as Christians thre is something we can do about it. Listen to what three well respected and experienced deliverance ministers have to say about this question “Can Christians have demons?”
First up is Don Dickerman. Don is an ordained Southern Baptist minister since 1974 who has seen over 25,000 Christians delivered through his ministry. Here is what Don has to say in his book, “When Pigs Move In”:
“Believers can and most often do have demons spirits living in them. The myth that “Christians cannot have demons” must be destroyed in order for the body of Christ to be free. This widely held but false belief has given the evil spirits an advantage and has kept the church in bondage. Plain and simple, it is spiritual ignorance that allows this bondage to continue. Ignorance is a strong word, but the Word of God declares, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Prov. 29:18). “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosiah 4:6). Lack of knowledge is ignorance. And, in this case, it is willing ignorance.
“As Christians, we are possessed by the Holy Spirit who lives in our spirit. Possession implies ownership. We are owned, purchased, and bought with a price by the Lord Jesus Christ. It is correct to say that a demon may possess an area of a Christian’s life but never can they own us (in other words a part of their personality has not been surrendered to the Lord). A well known pastor in Atlanta, Georgia, refers to this as “demonic control” in particular areas of a believer’s life where legal rights have been surrendered to the enemy.”
“The presence of the Holy Spirit does not prevent evil spirits from dwelling in a believer’s body or soul! Until a believer can recognize and understand how demonic bondage occurs, he cannot be free. You can be Spirit-filled; memorize the Word of God; sing in the choir; teach Sunday school; and be a deacon, teacher, or preacher and still have demons. I deal with this almost daily! That believers cannot have demons is a dangerous, widely held but false belief. It is a myth.” Thank you Don Dickerman. I highly recommend his book “ When Pigs Move In”.
Next up is Everett Cox who makes a startling statement and wake up call to Christians. He says:
“The average number of demons cast out of a Christian at a single deliverance session is 36.”
That is a quote directly from Mr. Cox who is the Senior Minister and founder of Deliverance Ministries in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who has been ministering one on one deliverance and casting out demons from thousands of Christians for over 38 years. Regarding the belief that Christians cannot have a demon, here is what Mr. Cox says in a personal email to me:
“They are right that Christians cannot be bothered in our spirits. What people don’t think about however is that we have three parts to us…body, soul and spirit. (Thessalonians 5:23). So the demons are in the body and tormenting the soul area. (Mind, will, emotions) We, of course, have come to realize that Christians are the targets. If a Christian does not learn how to recognize the enemy he is very vulnerable. I have been casting demons out of Christians almost every week for 38 years,. It is a little hard to talk me out of it.
Harold, at our Monday evening ministry service that you attended remember I asked how many believers were there. It is rare that not all hands go up. If they are not born again we take them through salvation before ministry.
When I did my 15 minute radio show for 22 years, five days a week I always asked the delivered Christian when were they first born again. The answer always was that they were born again BEFORE their deliverance. People cannot argue with a testimony, especially when they tell how the demons moved in their body and even talked out of their mouths.
Thank you, Everett.
Now Everett Cox has written the most amazing book about, “Doing The Supernatural Works of Jesus”. In his book he gives us proven steps of deliverance, healing of emotional wounds, physical healing, baptism of the Holy Spirit and how to stay free and healed. I love Everett’s book. The Lord led me to it and showed me that it was a significant and important book for all Christians to own. He revealed to me that it was significant not only for it’s valuable content but also because it is an easy read for the masses with deliverance prayers and methods which are transferrable to anyone.
Deliverance is not like what Hollywood portrays. Don’t believe it. Deliverance is the childrens’ bread and should be everyday Christianity. I believe every Christian family should own this book because it shows you how to protect yourself and your family from demonic spirits who want to kill, steal and destroy you. More importantly it teaches you how to go on the offensive against the enemy to tell him who is boss and to get lost and that he can’t have your family. The Lord Jesus Christ told us in Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy, and nothing will harm you” Thank you, Everett, for your dedication to doing the Lord’s work and for giving us a blueprint about how to start right away claiming and using our authority given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ. You can find out about this book on Everett’s website which is www.delmin.org. I highly recommend that you do this as soon as possible.
Next we will end this audio broadcast with words from Mr. Peter Horrobin who is the author of “Healing Through Deliverance – The Foundation and Practice of Deliverance Ministry”. This book is so well written and on a level much more suited for those who need all the meat and potatoes of deliverance. The subject is organized and delivered with the precision of a surgeon and convincingly laid out to satisfy the trained palette of pastors, ministers and clergy. It is an authoritative and biblically based book that should be in the personal library of anyone who is charged with leading a flock of God’s children.
One day the Lord told me to buy a copy of this book for my Pastor and that “He would thoroughly enjoy reading every page of this book and will consider it the best book he ever read on this topic.”
Later, my Pastor told me that this was true and he then proceeded to write and deliver to his congregation 9 weeks of sermons on the subject of deliverance. I know of at least one life that was forever changed by these series of sermons and I believe there are more. You can learn more about Mr. Peter Horrobin and buy his book on his website www.PeterHorrobin.com. I believe it will thoroughly unpack for you the theology of healing and deliverance.
Let’s listen in to Mr. Peter Horrobin now as he addresses this question “Can A Christian Have a Demon?”
Thank you for listening. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ reveals to you the truth which you seek and that you decide to take action to get relief through the ministry of deliverance. I invite you to listen to our radio station online for more learning on this topic at www.DeliveranceRadio.org.
This audio broadcast is produced by www.GatewayToGlory.org
May God bless and deliver you in Jesus name.
I am Harold.
I love Don Dickerman. His ministry was vital to my own personal deliverance. I wanted to post it here. You would do well to go to his website and read his resources. Here is the link to his website www.dondickerman.net
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matt. 22:36-39
Thou shalt TRUST the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and all thy MIND…does that bring more meaning? What is on your mind…can you trust it all to Him? Why all the solemn hopeless thinking? Can you think based upon trust? Trust in His Word?
I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can…how do you think? What do you think? Do you think you can? Do you think you can if God’s Word says you can? Do you believe there is a Godly agenda for your life.
Quit talking about losing and how bad things have been and how life has been so unkind to you. He saw you before you were formed in your mothers womb. He knew you from the foundation of the world.
Hope and desire live in you. You are ordained, you are set aside, you are special, you are a child of the King. The reason you didn’t die in that car wreck, the reason you recovered from that gunshot, the reason you didn’t die in surgery…God has an agenda for your life. This ain’t it.
You are chosen, you are one of a kind, don’t insult God by trying to be somebody else. If He wanted them He would have made another one of them, He made you, He called you, you have a job, you have a place to fill, the Body will not be complete until you begin to be what He called you to be. Be you and believe!
Your fingerprints are different from anyone elses…billions and billions of fingers but none like yours! God has His stamp on you. Your voice, your eyes, you are unique and special to God. The hairs of your head are numbered, not counted, numbered!
There is an answer to your problem. It is in the Word. I don’t know why you threw your bible away. Get it back out and get in it. There is an answer to your problem. Those kids, don’t give up on them give them over to God, put them on the altar don’t put them out. There is an answer in the Word. Do you feel multiplied frustrations within you? Buried, hidden, silent, you don’t talk. Jesus.
Jesus. I’m talking about Jesus. Never had a sound system. Never had a mega-church, never had a business card, never hung a flyer in the marketplace yet there was so much power He could wake up with sleep in His eyes and speak peace to the storm. (It’s Him, it’s the Master…be still, be quiet He has spoken). He would not build a building, He would not seek mega-membership, yet He was turning the world up-side down with 12 reject disciples. One a curser, one a doubter, one a betrayer.
He would preach and people would come. He filled the house where ever He went, they would tear up the roof to get where He was preaching. He would touch people and heal people and preach such life changing power that before you know 15,000 people are knocking each other down to get into His Presence. He stopped burials and turned funerals into celebrations. He changed the kind of tears that rolled from a father’s cheeks from great sadness to great joy by taking a little dead girl by the hand. Do you know who you are? Do you know who He is!
Deep questions and issues in your mind, you don’t talk about them but they are there. Disappointed in people and by people, let down, lied to, mislead, used and almost used up by others. You feel you always do the giving and others don’t even say thank you, they come to expect it and wonder why you don’t give more. You are beginning to think that maybe all those things people say about you are true, why didn’t you do it this way, how come you said this instead of that, why don’t you do better than you do. Frustration keeps mounting but you say nothing and do nothing…you just bury it, hide it, cover it…but there is a small voice telling you it’s time to quit.
Your spouse doesn’t understand and you feel at times they don’t even care, seems the time you need them most you get the opposite of what you need. Your friends have all turned back, they have turned aside, they are going different directions. Demons tells you it is your fault. You live in fear everyday. You hear you’re too fat, too short, too tall, too thin, too loud, too quiet, gone too much, home too much…
Hidden frustration, frustration that is yet to come to the surface. Why does a pastor serve faithfully for 35 years and one day resign not only his church, but the ministry and his family? Frustration turned to resignation…What are you thinking? What are you thinking!
Demon you must be crazy! Stop your lies, I choose to believe what God said about me. It is my concrete choice to agree with what God says about me and for me. I will bless the Lord at all times, I will rejoice because this is the day that the Lord has made and I was made for it and it was made for me!
What’s on your mind? What kind of thinking is there that shouldn’t be there? I know this, the way you think will determine how you live, if you think something long enough it becomes “truth” to you. Quit believing lies. Jesus said, “Make sure the light that is in you is not darkness” (Luke 11:35) What a seemingly strange statement. Make sure what you believe and what you think is truth, be certain you have not entertained a lie. Demonic power is granted by the believer when we choose to believe what is not in agreement with God’s Word. On any level, believing a lie empowers demons. What you believe…what you think determine what you are. As a man thinks in his heart…so is he.
Learn to TRUST Him with all of your MIND, heart, soul and strength. Train up you mind in the way it should think and when it is old it will not depart from it. Quit thinking hopelessness and defeat! How we think determine what we decide and what we do.
Capture thoughts. Identify them. Recognize them. Resist them! I call it Keys To Liberated Living. Recognize. Resist and Remain.
One of the greatest truths I have discovered is to agree with what God’s Word says. Don’t doubt it, don’t question it. Believe it, put it in your mind, heart, will, soul, body and strength and TRUST the God of the Word! You can do it! Great Blessings!
Just for Jesus,
Read Rev 12:11 They overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.
…so speak it out to the demon of pain and arthritis…
” Jesus took my infirmities, bore my sicknesses with His wounds. I am healed. My body is a temple for the Holy Spirit redeemed by the blood of Jesus. No demon of infirmity has any place in me.”
At the end of this Youtube video….audio really Derek Prince offers the above advice….go to 13:14 marker.
At my first deliverance I was in a desperate state. The Lord stepped in and saved me once I gave it up to Him. That was September 2, 2012.
It seems like people are ready for deliverance when they are desperate like it is a last resort. I don’t believe it has to be that way. If you are not yet desperate then don’t wait till you get there……..GET MAD at evil, at Satan and his demon minions. Get Mad that he is stealing your life right from under your nose because of ignorance. We are ignorant that the Lord has provided a way for us to be free of strongholds…..deliverance. The churches are not doing what they are supposed to be doing and that is bringing the news of deliverance to believers. They have dropped the ball. The Lord told me He was “Mad as hell and He wasn’t going to take it anymore!” He is going to rise up those who will carry the torch for Him and bring the news of deliverance, the childrens’ bread, to His children.,
We need to get MAD enough to do something about the fact that we have been deceived for so long and held in bondage with strongholds for so long when He has provided a way for us to get rid of them. Watch this clip. I think we need to get MAD! Then step up to the plate and receive your freedom that our Lord died for…it is His gift to you and yours for the taking.
I am mad too.
Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones. Psalm 97:10
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. Proverbs 8:13
Dawn, this is for you….also for all others who come here for this reason. Short bullet warfare prayers are always good but sometimes you just need to really lay in to the enemy with something long, meaty and profound………you know what I mean?
When the enemy is really going at you and you have emotional and/or physical pain and you just know it is a demonic attack, here is a good strategy for you to get the enemy off your back for now.
SAY THESE PRAYERS OUT LOUD!!
1-First make a bold statement of who you are, a confession as an overcomer. This one is from Derek Prince:
“My body is a temple for the Holy Spirit, redeemed, cleansed, and sanctified by the Blood of Jesus. My members, the parts of my body, are instruments of righteousness, yielded to God for His service and for His glory. The devil has no place in me, no power over me, no unsettled claims against me. All has been settled by the Blood of Jesus. I overcome Satan by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony, and I love not my life unto the death. My body is for the Lord, and the Lord is for my body.”
2-Next say this prayer to put on the armor of God before further battle with the enemy….from Mark Bubeck
Heavenly Father, I put on the armor of God with gratitude and praise. You have provided all I need to stand in victory against Satan and his kingdom. I confidently take the belt of truth. Thank you that Satan cannot stand against the bold use of truth. Thank You for the breastplate of righteousness. I embrace that righteousness which is mine by faith in Jesus Christ. I know that Satan must retreat before the righteousness of God. You have provided the solid rock of peace. I claim the peace with God that is mine through justification. I desire the peace of God that touches my emotions and feelings through prayer and sanctification (Philippians 4:6) Eagerly, Lord, I lift up the shield of faith against all the blazing missiles that Satan fires at me. I know that You are my shield. I recognize that my mind is a particular target of Satan’s deceiving ways. I cover my mind with the powerful helmet of salvation. With joy I lift the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. I choose to live in its truth and power. Enable me to use Your Word to defend myself from Satan, and also to wield the sword well, to push Satan back, to defeat him. Thank You, dear Lord, for prayer. Help me to keep this armor well oiled with prayer. All these petitions I offer You through the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
3–Next is a prayer to remove demonic harassment…from Mark Bubeck
I worship and honor my heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to assign Your holy angels to protect me from any strategies of darkness designed to oppose this prayer for freedom. In the name of my Lord Jesus Christ and by the power of His blood, I affirm my authority over all wicked spirits assigned to control me and hinder my life and witness for Christ. I now command all lingering wicked spirits to cease their work and be bound in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. I also bind all replacer wicked spirits assigned to rebuild evicted strongholds. They may not do that! I command all those spirits assigned against me to remain whole spirits. I forbid any dividing, restructuring, or multiplying of wicked spirits working against me. All powers of darkness having assignment against me must hear and obey Him who is their Creator and Conqueror. I affirm that God has seated me with Christ Jesus in the heavenly realms far above all principalities and supernatural powers of darkness. Lord Jesus Christ, I ask You to tell all of these powers of darkness assigned to rule over me where they must go. Confine them where they can never trouble me again. I yield fully to all of the purposes You have in this battle I have been facing. In your great name I pray. Amen.
4- Next say this prayer to remove demonic influence….from Mark Bubeck
Spirit of the living God, I ask You to evict from my conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind all control of any wicked powers. Break all of their power and manipulation of my thought processes. Sweep them away and make my mind clear of any wicked spirit dominion. Renew and sanctify my mind, Holy Spirit. I now ask the Holy Spirit to look all through my emotions on the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels. Evict any controlling powers of darkness. Gracious Holy Spirit, take control of my emotions. Fill them with the Spirit’s fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, meekness, faithfulness, and self control. I now ask the Holy Spirit to look all through my conscious, unconscious, and subconscious will for any control of wicked powers. Evict them now to where the Lord Jesus Christ is commanding them to go. Sweep my volition totally clean from evil control and manipulation. I offer my body in all of its parts and functions as an expression of my spiritual worship to my heavenly Father. Holy Spirit, look through all my body for any controlling activity of wicked spirits. I surrender all my physical appetites to Christ’s lordship and my sexuality for the glory of God. In the name and worthiness of my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Now spend some time thanking our Lord Jesus for intervening and rendering relief from this attack. Praise Jesus. Thank Your Lord.
Thank You Jesus.