Jesus Deals With Demons

Derek Prince
They Shall Expell Demons

Jesus dealing with Demons.

Jesus had been preaching in Galilee, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15). Now He had to demonstrate the superiority of His Kingdom over the kingdom of Satan. There are six important points to notice.

First, Jesus dealt with the demon, not with the man. The demon spoke out of the man, and Jesus spoke to the demon. Literally translated, what Jesus said to the demon was, “Be muzzled!”

Second, Jesus expelled the demon from the man, not the man from the synagogue.

Third, Jesus was in no way embarrassed by the interruption or disturbance. Dealing with the demon was part of His total ministry.

Fourth, the demon spoke in both singular and plural forms: “Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are. . .” (verse 24). This response is characteristic of a demon speaking for itself and on behalf of others. The demon in the man in Gadara used the same form of speech: “My name is Legion; for we are many” (Mark 5:9).

Fifth, it is reasonable to assume that the man was a regular member of the synagogue, but apparently no one knew he needed deliverance from a demon. Perhaps even the man himself did not know. The anointing of the Holy Spirit on Jesus forced the demon out into the open.

Sixth, it was this dramatic confrontation with a demon in the synagogue that launched Jesus into His public ministry. He became known to His fellow Jews first and foremost as the Man with unique authority over demons.

⚔️ Consider The Cost

Luke 14:31-33 NKJV
[31] Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

[32] Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. [33] So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

Forsake all that he has…
Jesus wants it all.
You’re not going to be able to continue doing things your way …
You’re going to have to learn to obey.
Nothing can be your number one thing but Him.
Don’t be so foolish to think you can walk the fence. You can’t.
You’re going to have to accept being called a Jesus freak.

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🤐 Don’t Be Rude

Mind your manners.

If someone already has all the answers, they do not need yours.

Don’t start a conversation with someone that you know will not allow you to finish it. With some people, it is impossible to complete a sentence before you are interrupted. This is straining you. It is frustrating you. If you know a person habitually interrupts you and will not allow you to finish even answering a question that they ask you… Don’t go start a conversation with them.

If you are ask a question by a person like this, make your answer short and quick. Try to get the important information out and avoid all unnecessary extras. If this person listens to you and wants more information, they will ask.

And as I am now addressing people and telling them not to start unnecessary and unfruitful conversations, it’s also necessary that people who always interrupt need to be told not to interrupt, to mind their manners.

It is rude to interrupt somebody. Be patient. Let the Holy Spirit guide your conversation. Don’t be thinking about what you’re gonna say next when the person is talking to you.

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Sj

They Shall Expel Demons

Book Review:
They Shall Expel Demons

Reason for writing: “First, some people are under demonic oppression who do not know how to get free and are enduring the various degrees of torment that demons inflict. In some cases, the mental, emotional and physical torment is as severe as that of people imprisoned and tortured in totalitarian prison camps or gulags. I sincerely believe that it is the purpose of Jesus, through the Gospel, to offer hope and release to such people.

Second, there are those who have been called to the ministry of the Gospel but who are sometimes confronted by people who need desperately to be delivered from demons. Yet nothing in their background or training has equipped them to provide the kind of help that is needed so urgently.”

Derek Prince: Must Cast Out Demons

Derek Prince: Let me say, as graciously as possible, that evangelism that does not include the casting out of demons is not New Testament evangelism. I will take this a step further and apply it to the ministry of praying for the sick. It is unscriptural to pray for the sick if one is not prepared also to cast out demons. Jesus did not separate one from the other.