How to Stop and Prevent Demonic Attacks
of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in
the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at
feasts; Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the
same shall receive greater damnation.
Recently I have noticed that some Christians have fallen into the deception of repeating pages long scripted prayers seemingly binding and rebuking every demon and principality under the sun. Although on the surface this seems to be a good thing I will attempt to explain why it's not.
Whether we're dealing with another person or our own spiritual issues once we've identified an attack as being spiritual in nature the first thing to determine is what is causing it in the first place? Satan can only attack a Christian when He has been given legal rights to do so by God.
And lest I should be exalted above measure through
the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the
flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above
measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart
from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my
strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
As surprising as it may seem, in the case of Paul we can see that God clearly allowed him to be buffeted (tormented) by a demon, but for a higher purpose. This probably happens to Christians more often than we care to admit. There is nothing that can be done about it other than what Paul did which is to seek God on the matter. As we see there was a higher purpose in Paul's suffering which I explored in my previous article "Suffering" If you are suffering such an attack for the sake of the kingdom seek God on the matter as Paul did and you can expect that He will make His purpose clear to you.
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their
ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time
they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should
understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal
them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
The first question to ask is how does one get these eyes that see and ears that hear? The answer of course is the Holy Spirit. You see, the tactic of 'binding' every demon and principality is extremely poor because there are literally millions of them. It is like trying to win the lottery by guessing every number you can think of. So how do we steer clear of evil spirits that would seek to destroy us? There are two things that we must do.
Are Your Garments Spotless?
If we are living in sin we will not hear His still, small voice. This is where the idea of praying these prayers comes from in the first place, people who don't hear from God trying to cover their bases. I've got news for you: If you're committing sins that give demons the legal right to operate in your life you can bind and rebuke them until the cows come home, but it will have no effect.
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. And there were
seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And
the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who
are ye? 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
Suffering for the kingdom aside the best way to prevent demonic attacks against us is to not commit the sins that open up doorways for them in the first place. But in these last days Christians are living in adultery and fornication (both spiritual and physical) and wonder why they are ineffective. A person calling themselves a Christian but living in compromise with the world had better avoid trying to serve the kingdom in any meaningful way. Better yet they should repent. Because as the sons of Sceva they will be quickly rended by any spiritual forces they may come against.
But if we are living for Christ as best we can and do hear from the Holy Spirit then we have His power over demons available to us. I have seen and wielded that power myself on occasion when God permitted and nothing beats it. I had one person come at me to attack me and I just pointed at him and said "Demon, I bind you in the name of Jesus. He just stopped dead in his tracks with a shocked look on his face and said "You bind me"? I said "Yes I do" and he just walked away.
In another incident a woman online was trying to convince my friends that Yoga was a good method for a Christian to deal with pain. I tried to explain to her why this was scripturally wrong and she began mocking me. I felt the Lord tell me to bind the demons of Yoga operating through her and did so. Her attitude immediately changed because God commanded the demon in her to apologize to me. "I am so sorry - I have tortured you. I am a Druid and a believer in mother earth" she told me.
Similarly, having the authority is not enough, you need to exercise that spiritual authority God has given to us by binding any spirits that are attacking you (or people you are in intercession for) in the name of Jesus Christ and casting them out if the situation warrants it.
My Own Experience
"Most survivors whom I have worked with had satanist
parents who were in high positions in churches; many were pastors."
Now I'm going to tell you some things that I'd rather just keep to myself. I do this only out of obedience. God allowed me to learn a lot from a witch who was sent to destroy me. She tried every trick in the book. You would never know this person was a witch unless the Holy Spirit told you. From every outside appearance she was a woman completely devoted to Christ, but for the Holy Spirit gently telling me something wasn't quite right with her. This is how deeply entrenched they are in what passes for Christianity today.
First pride was tried. I was told that I was being watched and evaluated by her and a certain group of 'elders' and that I had a destiny from God to do things and she was sent to help me. This is something that God has shown me since I was young, so it wasn't a complete lie. Do you remember how Satan tried to destroy Moses and even Christ when they were still children? Now I'm no Moses, but my point is that if you have a spiritual destiny Satan has known it since the day you were born and will seek to destroy you. When I was young child I had an incident where I was lured into a church by a classmate but was frightened by the sight of a human skull and ran away before any harm befell me.
Next this witch tried to teach me imprecatory praying. I wrote about this in "Behold, it is Written". As you can gather from that article I didn't realize at first that this person was indeed a witch, I thought she had just fallen into deep spiritual deception. She would also send me long 'covering prayers' to pray which I also ignored, hence the topic of this article. Under normal circumstances I do not counsel women, even online, but in this case there were extenuating circumstances that I am not at liberty to share at this time. As I said God worked it all out for good.
I write this as a warning especially to the Christian men, because if you are any threat to Satan's kingdom he is sending people to destroy you! In the end this woman actually tried to tell me her husband was like Nabal in the bible and I almost believed her. Because very heavy witchcraft was being sent my way and for a season God allowed me to be spiritually blinded as to the source. It was only after a long time of seeking God that the answer came. I had been 'caged' to not see this woman was a witch. God later told me he allowed it so I would learn and share it with others.
Fear was used. I was told that the 'counsel of nine' were out to destroy
me because of my spiritual destiny. As it turns out they definitely were
after me, but through her. I was told if I didn't pray specific prayers they
would do a human sacrifice which would allow them to teleport a zombie (dead
body animated by a demon) into my house to attack me. Do I believe in
zombies? I believe that demons can animate dead bodies, yes.
During this time multiple women were contacting me, flattering me, telling me that God told them that we were supposed to be together in ministry, and otherwise. Sorry ladies, but I'm not taking your word for anything. If He has someone out there for me it will be made abundantly clear to me by the Holy Spirit. If you have prayer requests I will pray for you but please stop trying to flirt with me, it's not going to happen.
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