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Demonic Oppression (DO)

 

Demonic Oppression (DO)

Demonic oppression is almost always done last because the legal ground given to the enemy is what results in demonic oppression. Many Christians do not believe in demons, or that they can be saved and yet be oppressed by demons at the same time. However, the concept is similar to sinning. A Christian can certainly sin and be a Christian at the same time. If the legal ground is still there even as a Christian, why can’t demons be there? Derek Prince once said “Christians can have anything they want to,” implying we can either receive God’s blessings or be under oppression from demons.

Biblical backing for demonic oppression is found in the Gospels and Acts.  In Mark 16:17, we have these words from Jesus Himself: “These special powerful works will be done by those who have put their trust in Me. In My name they will put out demons. They will speak with languages they have never learned” (New Life Version).  This passage demonstrates that part of the “Great Commission”  (Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” [Matthew 28:16-20]) includes dealing with demonic oppression.  In Luke, we are told that “God gave Jesus of Nazareth the Holy Spirit and power. He went around doing good and healing all who were troubled by the devil because God was with Him” (New Life Version).  After Jesus’ ascension, the disciples cast out demons on many occasions.  One example is found in Acts 10:38, where we are told “So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. [Indicating that Simon’s mother-in-law was a believer, yet was afflicted by demons]” (New International Version).

This last ministry area finalizes a tremendous gain in freedom, closing many open doors to the enemy. There may still be challenges and need for improvement, but we will be drastically changed if we apply God’s principles to our lives, and resist future temptations for sin.