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May 04, 2010

Jesus and Demons

No this is not a political blog..haha

Well lately in church a lot of our members have been experiencing a whole new level of spiritual warfare. From demonic possession and oppression. Questions about Jesus and demons and spiritual warfare has been sprouting a lot these days in church. So as to answer the inquiries of some of our church members I decided to write a blog about Jesus and demons.

Before I dive into the topic I just want to clearly say that putting the devil in the level of Jesus is laughable. And to overestimate the devil and his demons is to play the devil’s game. He wants us to think he is bigger than he is. On the same breath, to underestimate the devil is dangerous. So the reason for this blog is to give us a biblical understanding of Jesus, the devil and demons and spiritual warfare which has been sadly missing in a lot of churches today.

Pastor Justin Holcomb writes in his blog “What do Demons think about Jesus?”

What Do Demons Think of Jesus?

It is interesting to see what the enemies of Jesus Christ, the demons, thought and said about him. It’s generally not a good rule of thumb to get your theology from demons, but in this case it is fascinating because what they say repeats what the rest of the Bible proclaims about who Jesus Christ is and what his life, death, and resurrection mean for us. The demons in the Gospels have better teachings about Jesus than some preachers with their weak doctrines of Christ!

    “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”—Matthew 8:29
    “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”—Mark 1:24, Luke 4:34
    “You are the Son of God.”—Mark 3:11
    “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.—Luke 4:41
    “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.”—Luke 8:28, Mark 5:7

So it is very clear that Jesus had and still has authority over any demon. The demons are scared of Jesus. Isn’t it comforting to know that the Jesus we worship can take on any demon collectively anytime anywhere like how Manny Pacquiao would dominate Mayweather anytime anywhere.

The demons have a good theological grasp on God’s kingship and authority so as Chrsitians we have to understand our standing before God and tap into his power to take authority over the enemy.

” If the Devil comes against me he’s gonna feel some pain, I will bind him, bruise him cast him out by the power of Jesus’ name.” – Carman

Related post:

1. Exorcism at the office

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