We were out ministering on the streets in New York City and had teamed up with another healing outreach team.
I met one of their team members whose name was Leo and who was suffering from back pain. He had been prayed for by others on the team and experienced some relief but it was a stubborn demon that still gave him grief. So we took the devil by surprise and knocked it out altogether in 5 seconds flat and Leo was set free. Praise Jesus! You can watch his testimony below.
Now how long would it have taken a chiropractor to relieve Leo of his pain, and at what cost?
Demons are the cause of every single pain in our bodies. And because Jesus bore all of our pain, we do not have to (Isaiah 53:3-4). If pain persists after prayer (read: commanding it to go in Jesus name), it is a rebellious devil that does not want to give up it’s comfortable house (Luke 11:24 & Mark 12:43). It seeks rest and does not like to be disturbed. The problem is that it is not it’s house in the first place and is squatting there unlawfully. And just like a lawless squatter who does not want to be evicted, all demons, devils and evil spirits must be evicted heavy handedly. The heavy hand and the arm of the law is the name of Jesus through faith in His name. They have no choice but must bow to the name of Jesus…unless you give them a choice. Let me explain…
They fear the name of Jesus and tremble at the sound of it. But they know whether you really believe in the power of the name of Jesus or not. If they see that you are doubting or wavering, they will not move.
If a police officer asks a criminal to stop breaking into a house, the criminal knows instinctively whether the officer means it or not. If the officer is timid and afraid and does not raise his voice to enforce his word, does not pull out his gun or does not call for backup, the criminal is not afraid and will not leave until he gets what he wants.
Devils are lawless criminals and must be dealt with as such (John 10:10). Jesus had no problem casting them out and telling them not to return. Now, since Jesus went to the Father, it is our job to do this by the power and authority of His name (John 14:12). After all power in heaven and in earth was given to Him (Matthew 28:18-20), He then gave this same authority and power to us as sons and daughters of God (John 1:12, 2 Corinthians 6:18, 1 John 3:2), direct heirs of God and fellow heirs with Jesus (Romans 8:17, Ephesians 3:6-7). But we must believe it by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2) and by renewing the spirit of our mind (Ephesians 4:23).
What’s the difference between these two?
Renewing our mind is not conforming our mind to this world but transforming our mind to believing and proving what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2). If is the word states that we can do what Jesus instructed us to do in His name, then so be it.
Renewing the spirit our mind, or understanding, (Ephesians 4:23) is to transform our spirit to actually do what Jesus instructed us to do in His name, in full conviction and confidence that the Holy Spirit is our helper alongside and backs us up to enforce God’s will as we command it in the name of Jesus. We do this because we no longer walk in the vanity of our worldly mind (Ephesians 4:17), we have learned Christ (Ephesians 4:20-23) and have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
It is all in our attitude. Just know who is in charge and has the ultimate authority.
Watch Leo’s testimony here:
Franciscus M. Dartee
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