Demonology: Part Eight (new demonology explain)Posted: July 3, 2007
New Demonology Explained
○ Christians can be affected by demons
This battle is not against flesh or blood. That is the theme of the New Demonology Movement concerning Christians being affected by demons. Believers are demonized not demon possessed based upon the word daimonizomai. There is invasion upon the believer’s life but there is no control. The Holy Spirit may dwell within a believer to control evil within, even a demon. We are to put on the full armor of God in order to protect us from being demonized and under the influence of Satan and demons. The scriptural basis for this doctrine is John 12:31; Colossians 2:15).
○ Sin can be linked to demons
We are struggle in certain areas of life and we fall into temptation here and there. However, if there is a pattern of sin in a believer’s life there must be a demonic influence. If a believer is struggling with depression he is influenced and demonized by the demon of doubt. The demon influences the life and causes deception. The problem is not in the person but in the influence (II Corinthians 11:14,15).
○ Christians have the power and authority to command demons
The Christian has the authority, in Christ, to command Satan or demons. This authority is the same authority that was given to the Apostles to cast out demons in the Bible.
○ Rehearsed prayers and declaration are required for release from bondage
The only way to be released from the bondage of Satan or demons is to declare a rehearsed statement. The prayer/declaration must include certain phrases in order to be released. The Christian, as stated in the previous point, has the authority to command and control demons. The following declaration is a rehearsed prayer that a believer must say in order to be released from bondage.
In the name and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command
Satan and all evil spirits to release me in order that I can be free to know and to choose to do the will of God. As a child of God who is seated with Christ in the heavenlies, I command every spirit to leave my presence, I belong to God and the evil one cannot touch me. -Neil Anderson The Bondage Breaker
○ Demons are territorial and have reign over a geographical location
There are certain territories that are influenced by different things. It is stated that demons have the capability to “rule” or influence a particular area. If you are trying to spread that gospel and people are not responding it could be a result of demonic suppression over that territory. It is therefore important to command the demonic rule to leave that place.
○ Demons may be passed down from previous generations.
This idea is based on the concept that sins are passed down from
generation to generation. If someone’s ancestors participated in sin and it went unconfessed, the demon from their sin could be passed down to the following generations. In order to overcome such bondage it is important that one seeks after God for wisdom and knowledge concerning their ancestors. They should then make a verbal declaration like the declaration below from Neil Anderson’s The Bondage Breaker.
I here and now reject and disown all the sins of my ancestors. I specifically renounce the sins of (list here the areas of family sin the Lord revealed to you.) As one who has now been delivered from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of God’s son, I cancel out all demonic working that has been passed down to me from my family. As one who has been crucified and raised with Jesus Christ and who sits with Him in heavenly places, I renounce all satanic assignments that are directed toward me and my ministry. I cancel out every curse that Satan and his workers have put on me. I announce to Satan and all his forces that Christ became a curse for me when he died for my sins on the cross. I reject any and every way in which Satan may claim ownership of me. I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ who purchased me with his own blood. I reject all blood sacrifices whereby Satan may claim ownership over me. I declare myself to be fully and eternally signed over and committed to the Lord Jesus Christ. By the authority, I have in Christ, I now command every familiar spirit, and every enemy of the Lord Jesus that is influencing me to leave my presence. I commit myself to my heavenly father to do his will from this day forward.