How to Defeat Demons
When Jesus came to this earth as a man being 100 percent man and 100 percent God, He operated under the power of the Holy Spirit. We as Born again believers operate under that same power as New Testament Christians.
Matthew 12:28: Jesus said But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Luke 4:18:The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised
The Word of God shows that Jesus used the scriptures to defeat the devil. The Born again Christian that has been taught to use the Word of God can do the same. Some Christians are not using the Word of God because they have not been taught how to use the Word of God in prayer and in supernatural spiritual warfare. Yes the Holy Spirit is our teacher; however, the Bible shows that the Lord uses people as Pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc.
When the enemy tries to ensnare us we must use the Word of God against him.
Isaiah 54:17:No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
The works when the enemy comes to put a spirit of fear on us. We can quote 2 Timothy 1:7.
2 Timothy 1:7:For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
We can not fight the devil with our bare fists (although at times we wished that we could) nor can we just scream at him at the top of our voices in anger (although at times we do).The enemy can also defeat us if we allow him to bring up our past sins and past life and put us under condemnation. When this happens he will torment us in the mind and thought life and cause us much torment and defeat. We are overcomers only by the cross of Jesus Christ and the Word of God that we speak and by taking dominion over our minds in Jesus name.
Revelation 12:11:And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
If we begin and end with the Word of God we will be successful in our warfare against the powers of the demonic realm of Satan.