It's not a matter of seeing but believing and if you have never experienced these powers don't search for them thank God you never have to.
If however you do,
At first you think your hearing and seeing things and if correct you have to deal with them because they don't just go their there to oppress or possess and unless you command them to leave while they are present you won't expel them from your home if you don't deal with them active it's pointless praying to an empty room with no presence.
There are different strengths of them and different period times of fasting and prayer some instant some weeks you need to expel them but All go through the name of Jesus!
---Carla3939 on 3/27/09|
Welcome to the Real World! The truth is that evil exists. I mean to say that it is real. Not someone doing evil. I mean someone wishing evil. And, sometimes, you may feel that no matter how much you pray and seek God, you know when you wake up in the night sweating with a terrible feeling over you that evil is real and is putting its evil torment upon you.
That is where we need to see the realness of God. Can He really overcome this real evil? I believe He can but will he? That's what I want to know. Don't just quote scripture. I want to see God defeat this real world evil that affects peoples' lives and their peace of mind and spirit.
---realWorld on 1/7/09|
To Whosoever has an ear to hear?
SUBMIT yourself to God. By submitting to God you'll be resisting the evils of the devil and wherever you're at the devil will flee from you!!!!!!
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
---Shawn.M.T on 10/18/08|
You cannot cast something out of a willing host. Nor can you change someone else. Prayer however, changes people. Pray for the unbelieving, and be an example of God's love, willing and ready to be used as God chooses.
---Katie on 9/6/08|
By being a light in a dark place. A light is a passive force. It does not have to do or say anything. It is, by its very presence something that dispells darkness. Matthew 5:14, "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."
---Bruce5656 on 10/14/07|
By living a life where the Love of God flows through us. A life says more than words. A life that those around watch, and see that there is something different about you, and they want what you have. Sometimes we get caught with our words, and then when we fall, they only laugh. I believe Love is the answer. Love even to the most ungodly in the workplace!
---kathr4453 on 8/17/06|
Mimi, I've tried to figure out my thoughts on why I wrote what I did in regards to casting things out, and all I can say is that I used the wrong terminology. I do believe we can cast out demons in Jesus' name. I don't however think we should go around rebuking evil in our own strength. Hope that helps you understand where I'm coming from.
---Katie on 8/16/06|
The place I work 150 employees/12 christians. A year ago there was only one. He lived a Godly life, off duty witnessed to me. This has kept going. Now people seek prayers for the sick, advice etc...from the 12 of us. Many have been witnessed too. I will live forever due to brave lifestyle of another. Preaching the gospel either in our words or our actions is I believe the greatest rebuke of evil.
---Linda32708 on 8/15/06|
You rebuke any evil in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Evil has no power over Jesus' name!
---Susie on 8/15/06|
Mimi, it was me who wrote that, Katie. Anyways, I guess my answer wasn't specific enough, I apologize for the confusion. I'm not referring to demonic possession, but rather demonic influence. I'll have to finish my statement tomorrow, I don't have time right now.
---Katie on 8/14/06|
Maryclocca you wrote,"You cannot cast something out of a willing host." Therefore I want to ask you do you believe that the fortune telling girl Paul Cast the demonic spirit out of was willing? Also consider, If your statement is true then a Christian's power to cast out demons can be limited by demons. What do you think?
---mima on 8/14/06|
A well known preacher just told a story that he went away for a weekend to hunt with 10 men who were unbelievers and cussed up a storm. He said the Lord told him that he would catch his elk and deer first and they would then turn to him and ask about this man's God. Today those men are 9 deacons and one is a Pastor. POINT IS: Pray for them, for the Lord to soften their heart. Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works. Talk Jesus to them. When they cuss, you Praise the Lord.
---Donna9759 on 8/14/06|