Looking at Deliverance
- Take the abundant life by force from Satan.
- Forcefully drive out demons.
- Hate sin and everything that God hates; hate Satan, demons and evil.
Take Heaven By Force - We are not wrestling against the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but against Satan and his forces of evil. God has given us the abundant life but we have to take it by force from Satan! This is analogous to Israel; God gave them the promised land and then told them to take it by force (Eph. 6:12).
Two verses clearly illustrate this Bible principle: Matt. 11:12, Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force (abode of God is to be seized and the forces seized it). Luke 16:16, Kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it (rule of Supreme Deity is preached and every man forces into it).
Some other good fighting verses are:
Psalm 57:6 They have digged a pit before me.
Isa. 54:17 No weapon formed against thee shall prosper.
Matt. 15:26 The woman fought for deliverance for her child (Mt 15:21-28)!
II Cor. 10:3-6 Weapons of our warfare.
Eph. 6:10-18 Put on the whole armour of God.
Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him.
How To Treat Demons
Matt. 9:33 Cast - to eject, drive out, pluck (dumb demoniac).
Matt. 9:34 Casteth - thrust out, expel (dumb demoniac).
Matt. 17:18 Rebuked - censure, admonish, tax upon (epileptic).
Mark 1:34 Suffered - to send forth (sick or possessed with demons).
Luke 11:14 Casting - put out, send away (demon that was dumb.)
Eph. 4:27 Place - location, condition (Give no opportunity to the Devil.)
James 4:7 Resist - oppose, withstand (Resist the Devil.)
II Pet. 2:11 Railing - blasphemer, slanderous, profane, wicked (judgment)
I John 3:8 Destroy - loosen, break up, put off (Destroy works of Devil.)
Jude 9 Railing - vilification, evil speaking (reviling judgment).
As you can see from the above scripture, we forcefully drive demons out of Christians but we do not rail at demons. Luke 9:1 says we have power and authority (mastery, superhuman force, violence, control) and Luke 10:7 says the demons are subject (subordinate, obey) to Christians.
Cursing Demons And Infirmities - The Psalms contain imprecations (call down curses and evil) upon enemies and transgressors. For a good study, see "Strong's" or "Young's" Concordance for "curse, cursed, curses, cursest, curseth, cursing, accursed and cursedst". The following verses describe the meaning of cursing:
Gen. 9:24-27 Execrate - to abhor, loathe, detest (cursed younger son.)
Num. 22:6 & Blaspheme - perforate, bitterly curse (King of Moab asked Balsam, Num 23:8 prophet, to curse Israel.)
Deut. 11:26- Blessing and curse, curses and more curses. Deut 11:28; 27:15-26; 28:15-68
Judges 5:23 Execrate - (Curse bitterly its inhabitants.)
2Sam.16: Vilification - revile, slander (curse David). 2Sam 5:10-12
2Kings 2: Despise - speak evil of (Cursed them in the name of the Lord.) 2Kings 2:23-25
Job 3:1-10 Contempt - vile (Cursed the day of his birth.)
Mark 11:21 Doom - execrate, imprecate (fig tree which you cursed.)
Gal.1:8-9 Anathema - solemn curse, excommunicated (Let him be accursed.)