Jesus and You

Masters of Demon Powers

by Pastor John Hamel


“…straightway on the Sabbath day He entered into the synagogue, and …taught them as one that had authority, …And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.  Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.  When the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, HE CAME OUT OF HIM.” (Mark 1:21-26)


What I am about to share with you makes some people angry, very angry.  It made people angry in Jesus’ day, too.  However, truth is truth and it does not come in varying shades of gray.  Truth only comes in black and white.  So, here is the black and white of it. 


There are millions of people worldwide attending Church on a regular basis who are under the control of demon spirits.  Whenever someone with God’s power on their life comes around speaking Truth from God’s Word, they squirm, becoming very agitated and disagreeable.  


This is what happened when Jesus showed up in the Synagogue.  The demons in that man recognized the power of God on His life and were immediately agitated.  They began to cry out and to complain about Him. 


People still do this today.  They don’t want to be disturbed by God’s power in their sedate little congregations.  They don't want to be disturbed by God's Word in their sedate little lifestyles.  They don’t want to hear Truth because they don’t want to change.  


If the Pastor dared to preach or teach the whole counsel of God, including repentance for alcohol and prescription drug abuse, R-rated movies, rag mags, gossiping, lying, immorality, stinginess, not paying tithes and offerings, selfishness, divorce and pride, he would be “cast out,” not the devil! 


However, this does not change the fact that all who want to be free from demonic control can be free.  Demons still tremble whenever someone takes hold of God’s Word and makes the decision to be free of them, once and for all!  Demons are, after all, defeated foes and it is quite easy to be rid of them.


“And having spoiled [demonic] principalities and powers, he [Jesus] made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them.” (Colossians 2:15) 


Not only has Jesus defeated demonic principalities and powers, including Satan himself, He has delegated power over them to His true followers! 


“Behold, I give unto YOU power to tread on serpents and scorpions [Satan and demons], and over all the power of the enemy: nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that THE SPIRITS ARE SUBJECT UNTO YOU; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:19-20)


These evil spirits are subject to ALL Believers in Christ, not just Pastors and Evangelists.  This means if you have made Jesus your Lord and Master by simply saying, “Jesus, You’re my choice” that you are now Master of all demon powers as well.  When the Believer who is living right speaks to them, demon spirits have no choice but to obey. (Mark 16:15-20; James 4:7)  They fully realize if they do not, they will answer directly to Jesus. (Matthew 18:18)  They would much rather obey the Believer than to have to deal with Jesus.


If you have been a religious Christian and a member of a denomination which condones sin and compromise, you need to be free and you can be free.  If you personally have been bound by sin or are condoning sin and compromise, you can be free.  If Satan has been controlling your tongue, your mind, your emotions or your body, you can be free. 


There are only three powers in the Universe.  The good power of God.  The evil power of Satan and the neutral power of Man.  When man is not yielding to God, he is yielding to Satan.  Period.  There is no neutral ground.  Jesus revealed this when He said, "If you're not for Me, you're against Me."


"He who is not with Me [definitely on My side] is against Me, and he who does not [definitely] gather with Me and for My side scatters." (Matthew 12:30 Amplified) 


This means, if you are not obeying Him in every realm of your existence, you are obeying Satan and you need to repent and be set free.


Does this sound like you or someone you love?  Well, I have Good News!  God’s not mad at you or your loved ones.  Anyone can be free of gossip, immorality, lying, greed, cruelty, selfishness, prejudice, racism, compromise, etc.  Even physical sickness and disease must bow its knee to the Name of Jesus


If you have not yet asked Jesus to be your Savior, pray, “Jesus, I choose You as my Master, Savior and Deliverer.  Satan, I renounce every sin and compromise.  I cast you out in Jesus’ Name.  As of today I change allegiance from you to Jesus.  I call myself free, in Jesus’ Powerful Name.” (Romans 10:13) 


You will be amazed as you now seek the forgiveness of those you have wronged how things will stop happening TO you and start happening FOR you.


You may also pray for that loved one who is oppressed and you will ultimately see them set free supernaturally.  Just address those spirits by saying, "Rulers of the darkness of this present evil world, demonic principalities and powers, I bind you from (name)'s life and mind.  Loose them in Jesus' Strong Name." (Ephesians 6:12; James 4:7)


Begin to praise God, expecting results and you will be amazed at the turn around as you refuse to let Satan have your loved ones.  Stand your ground.  Continue to remind Satan, "I call (name) free in Jesus' Name.  I'll not take NO for an answer from you."  


Once you let Satan know that you are not backing off, no matter how long it takes, he will leave to go and find someone less persistent.


It is simply unscriptural and wrong for Christians to believe that only Ministers have authority over Satan and demon powers.  You will not find that in the Bible.  If it is not in the Bible, you should not subscribe to it.  


Jesus Christ is Master over all demon powers.  Jesus lives in you.  Therefore, you are master over Satan and demon powers.  That is why the Bible says, "As He is so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17) 


Evil spirits might kick and scream a little when you tell them to go.  That is normal.  They are just trying you on for size, so to speak, hoping you will back down.  Continue to remind them who is boss.  They will leave.  Jesus promised they would.  He will back you up from Heaven just like the Law backs up Police Officers on Earth.


"Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind [forbid] on earth shall be bound [backed up] in heaven ..." (Matthew 18:18)


Jesus and you are masters of demon powers. 


Don't doubt it and live without it.  


Believe it and receive it!  


Be blessed as you walk out your Blood-bought authority in Christ.


Be Blessed ... John and Barbara Hamel



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