- And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name (Jesus Christ) they will cast out demons. (Mark 16:17 NKJV)
- That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9 NKJV)
- Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)
- Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 NKJV)
- And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. (Revelation 12:11 KJV)
- So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand, how will it be known what is spoken? (I Corinthians 14:9 NKJV)
There are times in our Christian walk that we need to speak out clearly. There are also times that we need to get others to speak out clearly. Then there are times we need to speak to the demonic world with conviction and clearity as if shouting from the rooftops.
I just added a PDF document entitled ‘Satan and Your Mind‘ under the ‘Toolbox‘ page at the top headliner graphic of this site. In it you will find the answers to two questions. First, ‘Can Satan Read Your Mind?’. Second, ‘Can Satan Put Thoughts in Your Mind That Can Be Used To Tempt You To Sin?’. The reason for this is to understand your enemy and what he can do with your mind.
As Christians, we are fighting a war in the spirutual realm. Ephesians 6 instructs us about the armor we are to put on so we can stand up against our enemy. Then in Mark 16:17 and Revelation 12:11, we are given two offensive weapons which are the most formidable weapons in the universe. These are the ‘Name’ and ‘Blood’ of Jesus Christ, who literally was ‘God in the Flesh’. That is why the evil spirits will not admit that God the Son came in the flesh:
By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. (I John 4:2, 3 NKJV)
Only God can read our minds and hear our silent prayers (see Nehemia 2:4-5). Satan and his minions cannot read our thoughts, but we know they are all around us and they can hear us when we speak (read Daniel chapter 10).
We need to take our ability to speak and recite the Word of God boldly back to Satan just like Jesus did (see Luke 4:1-13 “It is Written!”).
When we are openly attacked by the enemy, we have powerful verses to claim and recite back to the enemy. Here are just a few examples we can use:
- Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4 KJV)
- For God hath not given me the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
- But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen me and guard me from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3 NLT)
- No weapon formed against me shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against me in judgment I shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV)
- My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in me and was given to me by God. I do not belong to myself, for God bought me with a high price. So you I must honor God with my body. (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 NLT)
Not only are these verses for us to use as individuals, but they are for us to help others proclaim the victory in their life (see James 5:16 at top of this post). If we have a friend who is battling thoughts or a mindset they should not have as a Christian and it is robbing them of peace, we need to help them to recite out loud to the enemy about who they are in Jesus Christ. Scripture reminds us:
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient. (2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NLT)
If the friend has a debilitating sin in their life, we must first help them take care of that according to the following:
Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. (Galatians 6:1 NLT)
Once the sin has been cleansed (see 1 John 1:9) with true humility, it is then time to encourage them to speak out boldly to the enemy and proclaim who they are in Jesus Christ and proclaim victory because of what Jesus has done!