Authorities and Powers
We may become like Jesus by making him the center of one’s’ life. This ministry is not about chasing and looking for demons. It is a ministry of seeking Jesus and exalting His power over the over our live and having compassion for those who are entangled by the powers of darkness.
If the problem is caused by the person’s submission to the sins of the flesh, then counsel must direct that person to commitment to the Lord and His Word. If it’s a demon, then we must cast it out. Obviously correct diagnosis is of major importance. We must discern what we are dealing with each case. Is the problem being caused by oppression of the flesh? If this is the reason, then we must counsel the person to totally commit his or her life to Jesus Christ.
“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts,” (Gal. 5:24).
If it a question of demon possession, then we must cast it out.
“For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.”(Mk. 5,8, 16:17).
“For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed,” (Acts 8:7).
Only born again Christians have this ability. Remember, you cannot cast out a person’s flesh nor can you crucify an evil spirit!
Jesus Christ, as presented by The Father and Jesus’ testimony is according to the Word, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth . . . ” (Matt. 28:18).
He is revealed as Deity with absolute sovereignty and authority for eternity the Lord of Hosts.There are 273 instances of the phrase “Lord of Hosts” in the Old Testament. The following is probably the most definitive use of this word referring to “armies” – whether human or angelic.
“It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in,” (Isa. 40:22). God sits upon the circle of the earth!
“Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory. Selah.” (Psa. 24:10). “Lord” is the covenant name of God. Freedom is knowing and serving Jesus.
Christians have problems also; particularly if they are trying to serve Jesus with their past baggage of sins lingering and driving them daily to sin. As Bishop Kanco from Ghana Africa says, “We kill their past when they get saved.” He says that they cancel all generations curses as is shown in Deuteronomy 28 and restore them with all the blessings. “They have a chance if they receive deliverance at salvation,” he said. “Deliverance is enjoying the freedom to serve Jesus.”