Pastor Tim Romero

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Mark 9:25

Mark 9:25 (ESV): 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."

Demonic influence in our day is prevalent and becoming more apparent to the average person than ever before. In the name of Jesus demons can be cast out but if a person hopes to remain free they must be filled with the Spirit. Don't fear the battle Christian, prepare for it!

After Jesus returned with Peter, James and John from the Mount of Transfiguration they were immediately meet with a demon-possessed boy that His disciples were unable to cast out. Jesus asked for the child to be brought to Him. He cast the demon out and more importantly instructed him to never reenter the boy again! His disciples then asked why they could not cast the demon out and Jesus replied, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer."

There are all kinds of ways demons can overtake a person. This person was possessed from boyhood. He or his parents allowed the demonic realm into their lives and this boy became possessed. It is important to note that Jesus commanded this demon to never reenter because the end result would be worst than the first. If a person wants to be free from demonic possession they must accept Christ and be filled with the Spirit. Spirit-filled people can't be possessed by demons so it's the only way to ensure freedom from possession. Believers can be oppressed but not possessed.

So how do we deal with the demonic? We remain prayed up at all times against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness and proclaim the name of Jesus when we encounter them. Don't be afraid! You have authority from Jesus to cast out demons but you must be ready for it. Free yourself from sin and be prayed up before the Father and He will use you in this way, amen?

Father, help us to recognize the battle we face and then equip us to overcome the demonic we pray in Jesus name, amen!
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