Who Has the Power to Cast out Demons
There are people that traffic in the powers of the occult that claim to have the power to cast out demons. For example some spiritists claim to having the power to cast out demons. This is simply not true. The demons know that the only name that they have to obey is the name of Jesus Christ. The demon will just hide and then manifest themselves again. The Bible shows that no other name or power is able to drive away evil spirits except the name of Jesus. Furthermore, there is great danger in attempting to cast out demons without using the authority of the name of Jesus. There were certain men in the Bible that attempted to do the same and found themselves in trouble.
Acts 19:13-15: Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
If you are not a true follower of Jesus Christ , do yourself a favor and do not attempt to cast out demons. As the scriptures show above, the demons know who has and who does not have the authority to cast them out.The next verses show that the demons retaliated in a manner the was not expected by these men.
Acts 19:16: And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
The Bible shows that these men were physically attacked when attempting to cast out these demons. One thing for sure, “Never close your eyes when you are attempting to cast out a demon”. This statement is advice for the believer that HAS the authority to cast out demons. When casting out demons you must always be guard physically and spiritually.
Rest assured to know that there is nothing at all to be afraid if when you do this ministry in the name of Jesus and by the power of His Word. No one has the power to do anything in the spirit realm “legally” without the name of Jesus. The Bible says that we are more than conquerors in Jesus Christ when we abide in His Word and do the things of God according to the Word of God.
James 2:19:Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Romans 8:37:Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.