Satanic Harassment

What You Can Definitely Do About It!

by Pastor John & Barbara Hamel


A man out of the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought my mute son, made speechless by a demon, to you. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and goes stiff as a board… When the demon saw Jesus, it threw the boy into a seizure, causing him to writhe on the ground and foam at the mouth… Jesus gave the vile spirit its marching orders: "Dumb and deaf spirit, I command you—Out of him, and stay out!" Screaming, and with much thrashing about, it left. The boy was pale as a corpse, so people started saying, "He's dead." But Jesus, taking his hand, raised him. The boy stood up.  (Mark 9:17-27, Message Bible)


I would like to tell you about two universal powers. There are actually three universal powers but we will address only two in this lesson.  


First there is the power of God, which is the power of good.  


Then there is the power of Satan, which is the power of evil.  


The good power of God is stronger than even the greatest concentration of Satan’s evil.


God's good work at Calvary far outweighs Satan's evil work in the Garden.


The most microscopic drop of Jesus' pure, sinless Blood is more powerful than the greatest concentration of Satan's evil. 


In the above passage of Scripture we find Jesus setting a young boy free from Satan’s evil power as easily as an apple falls from a tree.  


All Believers in Jesus Christ have this very same power over Satan and evil spirits.  This is what Jesus taught.


“Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)


Here Jesus makes it clear that even as He cast out evil spirits, all Believers can cast out evil spirits.  Let’s look at something else Jesus said.     


“And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out demons …” (Mark 16:17)


What could be clearer?  Jesus said it is not always necessary for the Christian to find a Minister to help them when they are being harassed by evil spirits.  Jesus said Satan and demon spirits will obey any Believer who uses His strong Name and tells them to stop the harassment. 


Of course, it goes without saying, if the Believer is living in sin Satan will not obey them.  He knows he does not have to submit to anyone who is submitting to him. 


On the other hand, any Minister or layperson who is living right and repenting immediately when they make a mistake has absolute authority over Satan and demon powers.


James, the younger brother of Jesus, grew up in the same house with Him and ultimately, after much resistance, learned the importance of always listening to Jesus.  You can be sure when it came to demon powers James listened and learned much from Jesus.  


Look here at something James taught about Christian authority in his Epistle.


“Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)


The Bible teaching on the Believer’s authority over Satan and demon spirits cannot be denied.  Any Believer who submits to God can break Satan’s power off of themselves or their loved ones.


“So how do I do that?” you’re probably wondering.  


It’s easy.  


Speak the following directly to Satan and demon powers and say it like you mean business. 


“In Jesus’ strong Name, I address you, Satan, and all evil spirits.  I command your hold on myself and my loved ones to be broken.  Go from us now in Jesus’ Name.  Not in my name do I address you.  I address you in the Name of Jesus Christ and you must obey me.  Now go.”


It’s just that simple.  


Now hold steady and expect good results.  


Do not give the above faith command again.  


Believe what you said.  


Simply remind Satan that you’ve broken his power and he has no choice but to go.  


At first he might test you, trying you on for size, so to speak, sticking around for awhile.  Don’t let him fool you.  Continue to believe.  Keep thanking God out loud that His power is working on your behalf.  It may take a few days, maybe a few weeks to see strong results, but if you will continue to believe things will change dramatically.  


Satan just needs to know you will not back off and start doubting your faith commands.


Oh, yes, as stated above, make sure there’s no sin in your life.  Again, Satan knows he does not have to obey those who are obeying him.  


Also, if there is someone you need to forgive, you will want to do that right away.  Sin and unforgiveness block the spout where the power of God comes out.  Faith works only as we walk in love towards others even as God walks in love towards us. (Galatians 5:6; Mark 11:25) 


Keep expecting.  Things are changing behind the scenes even though you may not see it at first.  


Let me remind you again.  Do not be fooled if you don’t see results immediately.  


The Angels of God have gone to work on your behalf.  


The power of Satan has been broken.  


Jesus is Lord and God is making a way to glorify Himself in your situation.


Remember, all things are possible if only you believe. (Luke 1:37)


To believe simply means to expect! 


Be Blessed ... John and Barbara Hamel



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