Expect A Miracle Part 3: Jesus Can Cast Out Any Demon (Luke 8:26-39, Mark 9:14-29)

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Sermon Notes

We are probably more involved in spiritual warfare against demons than we are aware. Demons aren’t figments of fiction or our imaginations. They aren’t just the products of Hollywood horror flicks. According to the Bible, they are extremely real. And, according to verses like Matthew 12:43-45 the bible makes it clear that they are formless, spiritual entities which inhabit the empty spaces in people. This means that the more empty a person is the more susceptible to demonic oppression or possession they are. You can fill yourself with more of Jesus or be emptied of true theological and spiritual food and be available for the filling of demons. Something will fill your heart and mind… if not Christ, it will be the world, and it will be demonic. Why? Because demons are parasites who feed on our emotions. They don’t want to be without a body, even going so far as to ask to go into pigs if no human is available. They are spiritual forces for evil and servants of Satan who prowl the world over looking for people to devour. When they find a target 2 Cor. 4:4 tells us that they blind the minds of unbelievers to the light of the Gospel and they can possess them and can cause physical harm to them. Also, according to 1 Timothy 4:1 they deceive and promote false doctrines. The bottom line is this… the overwhelming purpose of demons is to destroy God’s plan by destroying God’s people. He will attack the lost to lead them astray and he will attack the saved to destroy their testimony. This is their goal, but we can defeat them… Though they may seem powerful, all demons are subject to us in Christ’s name. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and there will be no room for demonic attacks.