“These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons… “ See Mk. 16:17.
In Matthew 28:18, Christ declared: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” .
In Luke 10:19, Christ transferred that power/authority to the Believer saying, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you”.
Jesus Christ has given all Believers the power of attorney to act on HIS behalf.
If you have received Christ as LORD and Savior, you are empowered to cast out demons!
Can you imagine my consternation when a dear sister in the LORD wrote to me about her grandma’s sickness that was scaring her family because of its hereditary nature.
Because I knew she was a Believer I told her to release healing over her grandma and to tell the spirits to come out of her.
But her reply shocked me, she said she thought it was only ‘Pastors’ that are supposed to do that- that is ‘cast out demons’! Unbelievable!
Where did that come from?!
There are many Believers like her who think they are not graced enough to cast out demons, because they are told its a specialized ministry. Says who?
As we just read in the writings of Luke, CHRIST gave HIS DISCIPLES/FOLLOWERS the power of attorney to use the authority of HIS name to cast out demons/ engage in spiritual warfare.
Casting out demons is just ground level spiritual warfare! It’s as easy as saying ‘gerraout’!
As long as you have accepted Christ into your life by faith, you are born of GOD, and whatsoever is born of God is victorious over the world! The victory that overcomes the world is our Faith! – See 1Jn. 5:4
Church, spiritual warfare is a “GO!”
In Christ name, Go ye into the world, confront the forces of darkness with the shield of faith, cast out demons, ‘nothing shall by any means hurt you‘ Shalom!