- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On February 25, 2017
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Going by what the Lord Jesus accomplished for us by His death and resurrection, every child of God should be able to live completely free from the devil’s harassment. Look at the words our Saviour Himself spoke:
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” – Luke 10:19 (KJV)
The apostle, Paul, also gave us quite a few reminders:
“He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him”. – Colossians 2:15
“For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” – Colossians 3:3
“… at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” – Philippians 2:10.
But it appears the devil and his associates are either hard of hearing or they just love to stir trouble to test if believers actually know their authority in Christ and if they can stand their ground thereby. I’m inclined to think the latter is the case.The devil stirs trouble to test if believers know their authority in Christ. Click To Tweet
What exactly is demonic oppression? It is the subjugating of someone by the powers of darkness in order to make his or her life miserable or unbearable.
Demonic oppression and harassment can come in many forms. The enemy can weigh us down with low spirits with or without reason. We may be melancholic because of difficulties in various aspects of life or inexplicably so.Demonic oppression is subjugation by the enemy to make one's life unbearable. Click To Tweet
Difficulties, themselves, may be dogging our steps – healthwise, financially, in our relationships, you name it! What others do with ease develop all manner of bottlenecks when we are involved. Those of us from idolatrous backgrounds may find that the devil and his underlings seem determined to enforce against us the terms of demonic covenants entered into by our forebears as though we were still under their authority. For example, a Christian who has renounced family idols and their associated covenants suffers repeated misfortune or accidents, seasonal sickness or constant disappointments.
These types of situations make some believers to observe that they seem to have more problems since they repented than before. This should actually be understandable if we realise the devil is unhappy we left his camp and would do whatever he can to discredit God and lure us back to his side. But we should hold on to our Redeemer and fight the enemy with the weapon we’ve been given: the word of God.Fight demonic oppression with the sword of the spirit: the word of God. Click To Tweet
Below are some scriptures that have helped me in my own spiritual journey. Just keep building your arsenal of such scriptures and although the enemy can be relentless, he’ll always find you armed and ready when he comes with his arrows. While praying with the scriptures, call the spirits troubling you by name according to their activity (e.g. spirit of sickness, spirit of failure) and command them to get out of your life in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE PASSAGES FOR BEATING DEMONIC OPPRESSION
1. Jeremiah 10:11,10 (KJV)
“Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
“But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”
By transposing these verses, you have a killer passage that reminds lesser spirits that seek to usurp the place of God in your life and circumstances of their fate and that the living God, the Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, is your God.
2. Ephesians 2:6,1:21
“(God) raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
“far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” (The word, “God”, used by me to replace “and”)
This is another case of rearrangememt for maxinmum benefit. We are way higher than the powers troubling us by the ranking of God shown here. They have no right to torment us. Based on these scriptures, we should order them to cease and desist from their wicked activities in the name of Jesus.
One of the common ways the devil attacks is through fear. He magnifies the negative circumstances we’re facing in our minds and torments us with all kinds of worst case scenarios. Sometimes, it seems like we’re about to lose our minds but we shouldn’t give him free rein. These are some of the scriptures you can use to chuck those fears away:
3. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
4. “I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” – Psalm 16:8 (KJV)
5. “In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can (the enemy) do to me?” – Psalm 56:4
(I used the words in brackets to replace the word, “flesh”.)
A big chunk of the devil’s ploys to unsettle and distress us centers around the deception that he is in control of the world and God is powerless to help us. The guy and his cohorts need some brutal reminders that where God is concerned, they stand no chance.
6. “But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.” Jeremiah 20:11 (NIV)
7. “Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.” – Psalm 21:8-9 (KJV)
8. “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.'” – Matthew 28:18
As for the things you are still expecting God to do for you, don’t let the devil mock you about them because technically, they are yours already in Christ Jesus and will manifest in due season. When the devil comes to taunt you on those issues, taunt him back with these sciptures. I have paraphrased them here for that very purpose.
9. “I am complete in Christ, who is the head over all principalities and powers.” – Colossians 2:20
10. “All things are mine. Whether people, the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are mine. And I am Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.” – 1 Corinthians 3:21-23
This last one which I love so much is a bonus.
“God’s divine power has given me all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. Get it? God HAS GIVEN ME ALL THINGS, both spiritual and temporal! Now hop it already!!!” – 2 Peter 1:3
However, when the situation threatens to ovewhelm you, ask brethren with a higher level of anointing to pray for you.Avoid sin because it would give the devil legal grounds to afflict you. Click To Tweet
You’re a winner in Christ. Giving your life to Him is the best decision you’ve ever made. Just stay faithful by avoiding sin because that’s the devil’s territory and would give Him legal grounds to afflict you if you mess with it.
Remember your Saviour and Advocate with the Father, the Lord Jesus, is with you and will keep you to the end. So, cheer up and don’t let the devil stresss the life out of you! YOU ARE BLESSED!!!!!!!
“Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20
The scriptures used in this post are from the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.
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