The Spiritual Authority of the Lord Jesus Christ is needed to cast out demons. The only ones that possess this authority is Bible believing Christians. The Bible shows that ALL Bible believing Christians have this authority to use the name of Jesus to cast out demons. This Spiritual Authority is exercised by a spoken command using the name of Jesus.
Jesus gave all believers an exhortation in John 20:21: Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. We are sent to do the same works as Jesus in John 14:12: 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. Moreover, we were invested with this authority to do the work of the ministry in Mark 13:34: For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Using our authority in the name of Jesus Christ is what causes the demons to move. The scriptures in Mark 1:27 says that they were amazed when they saw Jesus using authority to cast out the unclean spirits. The Bible says that the spirits obeyed the word of the Lord. In Luke 4:35 the Bible shows that Jesus was unafraid to speak the word and see the demons move and flee.
Luke 4:35-37: And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. 36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
Luke 10:17-19: The disciples returned to Jesus and said : “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power (translates to AUTHORITY) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Every Bible believing Christian is seated in heavenly places with the Lord Jesus Christ and has authority in the realms of the spirit. We must recognize our position in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to be able to move in this authority. The demons don’t move because we are a Pastor, Evangelist, Bishop or Elder. The demons are subject only to the name of Jesus Christ. For this reason the smallest pew sitter is big in the kingdom of the Lord as we use His name in Spiritual Authority.
Eph 2:6: And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus
Mark 13:34: For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
We use The Name of Jesus
The disciples cast out demons through His name.
Luke 10:17-19: The disciples returned to Jesus and said : “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
The early church used the name of Jesus
Acts 16:18: And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
We as believers are to do the same in the name of Jesus.
Mark 16:17, “these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils.”