Casting Out Demons


  1. Pray, sing praise and fast.
  2. Confess personal sin.
  3. Chose a place and time with minimal distractions.
  4. Get a prayer buddy

Steps at the appointed time:

  1. Pray – Dedicate the time and process to the glory of God.
  2. Establish God’s Authority
    1. Claim the protection of the blood of Jesus Christ.
    2. Declare Peace and that the demons are to ‘stand down.’  (They are not allowed to talk unless directed.  They are not to throw darts nor cause harm, distraction or fear.)
    3. Define the perimeter.  Demons can’t leave until commanded to stand before God for Judgement and no new demons can interfere.
  3. Share the Gospel
    1. Jesus Loves you – God desires to save you from the power of sin and darkness.
    2. Jesus Christ died and rose again – I Corinthians 15:3-4
    3. Jesus forgives those who ask – 1 John 1:9
    4. Jesus wants to take your sin and demons and replace them with the Holy Spirit living in you.
  4. Do you want to be free?
    1. Is there sin you want to confess and be forgiven?
    2. Do you have trauma or past contact with witchcraft, spells, horror films, false religions, secret societies?
    3. Do you want Jesus?
    4. If they do not want Jesus Christ, they do not want to be free. Stop.
  5. Have person declare – “I reject Satan and all His ways.  I choose Jesus Christ.”
  6. Declarations:
    1. Jesus is King of the Universe, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
    2. We reject Satan and all His ways.
    3. The Lord rebuke the evil ones. May God be glorified.  May Satan get no glory here.
    4. Scripture as prompted by the Holy Spirit (Read the Sword of the Spirit out loud.)
    5. 2 Timothy 1:7  – God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
    6. James 4:7-8 – We are submitting to the authority of Jesus, giving up our double minded ways, confessing sin and drawing near to Jesus.
    7. I forgive those who have wronged me, the same way I want to be forgiven.  I give my claims against them to the righteous Judge who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay.” I seek God’s mercy for them and desire that they would be saved.
  7. Get leader’s name
    1. Write names down to know what weaknesses need to be protected against in the future.
    2. Demand the one or two word name that describes the purpose and intent against the person.  (Liar, Lust, Adultery, Pride, Theft, Envy, Discord, Debauchery, Fear, Bitterness, Laziness, Despair, etc.)
    3. Do not allow the demon to go into a discussion or tell mysteries and riddles.  Demons want to plant lies and destroy relationships.  They try to define situations in their terms to bring the most worship to themselves and destruction to others.
  8. Additional names.
    1. Pause in groups of ten to cast those out.  Often the demons in the next group go faster.  This also prevents the demons from pretending that they are more than are present.
  9. Cast them out in the name of Jesus Christ and the power of His blood. 
    1. Starting with the leader, command them to “Go stand before Jesus Christ for judgement.”  God, the Righteous Judge, will decide what happens next in their future.
    2. Command them to never return to the person or state where the person lives.
    3. If they resist then request the mighty warrior angels to carry them away in nets and chains.
    4. The warrior angels my come and assist with the process.  The warrior angels are helpers.  They are not our servants.  Don’t be disrespectful with angels.
  10. Confirm the demons are gone. 
    1. How do you feel?  (Don’t put words in their mouth.  Let them describe if they feel peace.)
    2. Ask God to reveal any hiders.
    3. If a demon is playing and telling riddles, then ask God to reveal the sin, pride or deception the person is holding on to.
    4. Stubbornness is a pouting hider.  So ask God to reveal him or others, if the person does not have peace.
    5. Distraction will try to cause anything possible to divert attention from the process.  Rebuke him in the name of Jesus and cast him out.
    6. Impatience may try to say, “This should be done already so this is not working.”  Recognize and cast him out.
    7. Cast all of them out, so the person has a benchmark of what peace feels like.
  11. Ask God to reveal any books, videos, video games, pictures or similar items that need to be burned, destroyed or trashed outside the house. Go with them to remove it.
  12. Fill the person with blessings –
    1. Bless them with scripture and truth that is the opposite of the purpose and lies of the demons.  (Stay short and on topic as the person may be exhausted.)
    2. Match the demons purpose for purpose, by coming in the opposite spirit.  This helps the person understand what God wants to build in their life.
      1. May God bless you with His comfort to replace fear.
      2. May God bless you with a recognition of His presence to replace loneliness.
      3. May God bless you with a desire for God’s mercy that rejects bitterness.
      4. May God bless you with diligence and a compassion for the fate of unbelievers to reject laziness.
      5. May God bless you with integrity and holiness to replace adultery.
      6. May God bless you with a servant’s helpful heart to reject pride.
      7. May God bless you with hope and fruitful service to replace despair.
      8. May God bless you with a giving heart to reject theft, debt and greed.
      9. May God bless you with kindness to replace belligerence.
      10. May God bless you with His purpose to replace distraction.
      11. May God bless you with self-control to replace gluttony.
      12. May God bless you with a heart of love to replace pride.
      13. May God bless you with joy to replace grumpy and pouting.
      14. May God bless you with peace to replace calamity and chaos.
      15. May God bless you with a hunger for truth from His Word to reject deception and foolishness.
      16. May God bless you with a desire for Jesus’ rewards that refuses to worship demons and lust after false gods.
      17. May God bless you with words that bring life and healing instead of cursing and death.
  13. Thank and praise God for His deliverance, power and love.
  14. Follow up within three days to encourage them.
  15. Follow up as needed to help them walk in victory.
    1. Satan and the lusts of the flesh, lust of the eyes and boastful pride of life will try to draw them back into the bondage they were in.
    2. New character and thought patterns take time to build, so they need fellowship and encouragement.
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Two Words Can Break Any Spell

The day before Halloween, October 30, 2022 …

The airport shuttle was going to be crowded, so I moved to the back and stood as more passengers got on.  Another man followed my lead and stood to let a lady have his seat.  The trend continued as men stood next to open seats, while more mom’s with children entered and sat down.  I smiled, the Holy Spirit was on the bus moving people to be kind.

A young family sat across the back of the bus.  The mom sat in the corner with the youngest brother.  Her husband sat next to her, and two more boys filled the bench.  I thought of how fun it was when my boys were young and full of wonder.  The parents were introducing them to life and different places.

The oldest brother was about eleven with blonde hair.  On his lap was a book poking out of a bag.  I could read the name of the author on the front cover, J.K. Rowling. Then I was sad.  These boys had a big future ahead of them, and Satan was luring them into his world of darkness through stories of a young boy exploring witchcraft.  Satan was tempting them with intriguing stories and hopes of special powers, if they learned to follow his ways.

I prayed to the True and Living God for help.  The Holy Spirit responded, “Two Words.”  Then I prayed for help to bridge the conversation to God in a positive way.

I asked the parents, “Is this a destination or are you home?”  The mother responded that they were returning from Boise.  I continued the pleasantries that I was returning from a wedding in Eugene. I looked at the window and said, “I was hoping to bring some rain home, but it hasn’t followed me.”

“Is that Harry Potter?” I asked turning my attention to the boys. The boy was glad to show me the book he was reading, so he pulled the book out of the bag to show the title.  I replied, “That is a big book.”  I could tell he was proud of the book he was reading.  His parents were probably glad he had found a book and was applying himself to the skill of reading.  So, I needed to be tactful.

“Did you know, there are two words that can break any spell?” I asked.  The brothers looked at me with interest.  “The two words are actually a name.”  I paused for drama and to let them get really excited to hear the answer.  “The name is Jesus Christ.  Have you heard that name before?”  The boys leaned forward to hear more and shook their heads.  They had not heard about the Lord Jesus before.  “Jesus Christ is King of Kings, Lord of Lords and Creator of all things.  Jesus Christ is the name that can break any spell.”

The Father tilted his head downward, but the mom looked on with some interest.  Because the Dad was sitting closer and signaled he wanted the conversation to end, I did not purse it.  If he had been a little open, then I was planning to give him a Bible.  I was hoping to share that “This is a book where you can learn more about Jesus Christ and His powerful name.”  But the Dad had inflated his chest and raised his closest shoulder. I did not want the boys to see his anger.  I had accomplished the goal of planting a seed in the young boy’s minds.  There is something more powerful than the book of spells.

I had also wanted to encourage them to read Acts 19 in the Bible.  There is the story of the face-off between the name of Jesus and the books of spells.  Paul was a missionary telling people about the True and Living God in Ephesus …

Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”
16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. 19 Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. ~Acts 19:11-20

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Head Shot, Chest Shot, Stomach Punch

For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way, since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ.   ~2 Corinthians 10:3-5

HEAD SHOT – Attacking the Helmet of Salvation
What is Salvation?
God loves you – John 3:16All Have Sinned – Romans 3:23
All deserve death – Romans 6:23
God is pursuing us – Romans 5:8
God forgives those who repent – Acts 2:38, I John 1:9
Those who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Romans 10:9-10
God saves by grace and mercy – Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-7
God can rescue you and set you free from addictions – John 8:31-36, Isaiah 1: 16-18    
God doesn’t love you.
God won’t forgive you
You aren’t saved.
You aren’t good enough.
God has left you.
God can’t rescue you.
God can’t make you clean.
I’m not a bad person.
CHEST SHOT – Attacking the Breastplate of Righteousness
What is Righteousness?
Ten Commandments – Exodus 20
Love God, parents and neighbors
Don’t lie, steal, murder or be jealous
Love God and People – Matthew 22:37-39, John 15:12
Obey God’s Commands – I John 2:3-6
Make Disciples that obey God’s Commands – Matthew 28:18-20
Visiting widows and orphans – James 1:26-27    
Love yourself.
You deserve what you want.
Other people are not as important as you.
Follow your heart to determine what is right and wrong.
Everyone else is doing it.
You are missing out.
Do what you want. 
Do what makes you feel good.
Studying the Bible is good enough, you don’t have to stand for righteousness.
STOMACH PUNCH – Attacking the Belt of Truth
What is Truth?
God created the heavens and the earth – Genesis 1:1, Hebrews 3:4
We are accountable to God – Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 21:6-8, Revelation 20:11-12, Revelation 20:14-15
God determines what is right and wrong – Matthew 25:31, John 3:19-21
Jesus is the only way to God – John 14:6, Acts 4:12
Jesus came in the flesh – 1 John 4:2-3
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom – Proverbs 9:10.
Heaven is full of rewards – 1 Corinthians 2:9, John 14:2-3, Hebrews 11:6    
The earth evolved from evolution. 
There is no God.
There are many gods. 
All roads lead to heaven.
Jesus was an angel.
The Bible is just stories. 
We are smarter now.
FOOT SWEEP – Attacking the Gospel of Peace
What is peace?
Forgiveness is the start of peace with God – Romans 5:1
Peace (Shalom) is things flowing as they should – Psalm 1:2-3, Joshua 1:8, 1 Peter 3:8-12
Parents loving their children – Malachi 4:6, Titus 2:4-5
Children obeying their parents – Ephesians 6:1
Godliness and contentment are great gain – I Timothy 6:6
There is no peace for the wicked – Isaiah 57:20-21
The way of the upright is a highway – Proverbs 15:19
A prayerful and thankful heart is blessed with peace – Philippians 4:4-9  
Discord and destruction against Peace
Foolishness against Wisdom
Curses against Blessings
Divorce turns a child’s world upside down.
False teachers lead people away from God.
Evil people trying to shut down church, evangelism and Bible study.
Addiction and laziness
BULLETS AND DARTS – Attacking the Shield of Faith
What is faith?
Faith is building a legacy of walking with God – Hebrews 11:1-3
Faith without works is dead – James 2:19-20, James 2:26
We were made for good works – Ephesians 2:10
Hold firm the foundations of truth and God will fight for you – Psalm 11: 2-7  

Studying the Bible is enough, you don’t have to do it.
Tell God what you want him to do for you.
Don’t witness, because people might get upset.
Don’t tell people about what God is doing in your life.
Don’t thank God in front of other people for helping you.
FIGHTING BACK – Using the Sword of the Spirit
What is the Sword?
The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God – Hebrews 4:12
Jesus quoted scripture when attacked – Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus proclaimed the Word of the Lord – Luke 4:18-19
Jesus used God’s Word to chase away evil – Mark 11:15-18
Be a light that chases away darkness – Matthew 5:16
Love your enemies and bless those who curse you – Matthew 5:44-45
Live boldly for God – Titus 2:11-15, 2 Timothy 1:8-12, 2 Timothy 4:1-2
Jesus will judge and rule the nations with the Sword of His Mouth – Revelation 1:16-18, Revelation 19:15-16  
People can believe what they want. 
Don’t talk about God and make them upset.
God wants us to be happy.
I was born this way.
You are making a mess by stirring people up.
Don’t say that, people will get upset.
Don’t quote scripture.
The Bible is not clear.
God doesn’t care, he just wants to make us happy.
Just be a good person, don’t talk about the Bible.
Hell is where the party is at.
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The Pebble in My Shoe

Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”  ~Matthew 4:10

The pebble in my shoe is a little stone that rubs my foot, when I walk.  Over time the pebble makes a sore on my foot.  My foot may become callous to the pebble, if the pebble stays in one spot.  But, then the pebble shifts a little and I start getting irritated again.  The simple answer is to take off my shoe, take out the pebble and then have a happy life.  Unfortunately, the pebble in my shoe keeps getting replaced.

The pebble in my shoe is a question … If giving honor to the names of other gods offends the Creator God, why does my calendar come pre-printed with the names of seven false gods? 

For example, if I want to set an appointment on Creation Day 5 of this week, people don’t understand what I am talking about.  I have to give honor to Thor, the god of Thunder, for people to understand I am setting an appointment on Thursday.  When I get ready to set an appointment, the pebble in my shoe gets irritated.  The fifth day of the week does not belong to the false god, Thor. 

God is offended that I would take the day that He created and dedicate it to a false god. 
This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
   ~Psalm 118:24

When God looks at us, He does not want any false gods in His presence.
God said, “You shall have no other God’s before me.”  
~Exodus 20:3

I am not working hard in honor of the Sun, Moon, Thunder or any false god. 
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the LORD and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.  ~Colossians 3:23-24

Can you help me with the pebble in my shoe?

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