Demons & Spiritual Warfare Basics

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Demons are Everywhere!
What do you do? The very basics …

If you read the plethora of information out there about dealing with demonically possessed people and demons in general etc.,  you will hear all sorts of things.   Frankly it’s nothing less than confusing and much of it is utter craziness.  Now while I am nobody special in that regard, I was raised my entire life within a family that was “around” that sort of thing all the time.

My mother “dabbled” in the occult. After her and a friend caused a demon to move a chair across the room, she got hysterical and ran directly to the first spirit filled, tongue speaking, non-denominational, praising, holy roller, church she could find. It turned out to be one of the most amazing churches I have ever been in and I was there from 8 years of age until around 15.  That’s where I was blessed by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at the age of 9.  If you want to learn more about that experience read the article here on Tribulation-Now entitled …

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

When you are “around” that stuff, and hear all the “spiritual” war stories, (people writhing on the floor and hissing like snakes, pots and pans flying around the house, doors slamming, even “reptile looking” demons stuck on the ceiling, etc.) you get an ear full.  Then you combine that information with years of reading and research, it gives you a rather interesting perspective of both first hand experience and “book learning” that is scripturally based.

Two Basic Types of Spiritual Warfare People

This section is not to cause people to “take offense”.  It is meant to educated and motivate.  I used to joke about starting an organization called “People Offended by Offended People”.   The acronym was P.O.O.P.   If you read the articles on Tribulation-Now, you will realize that I always have something to equally offend everyone.  I am JESUS centric, take no money from anyone, and have no bias or ulterior motives at ALL.

I do not pretend to be an expert on any of this material because I am NOT.  However I wasn’t born yesterday, and I have been around this stuff all my life and have seen all sides of this problem. 

Those Who “Think” They Know What They’re Doing

This is a tricky over-simplified category.  It includes those who are led by the Lord but don’t fully understand parts of the Bible but are successful with what they are doing.  The problem is that they have to work too hard at it.  It also includes well meaning people, who are completely fooled by the organization that they have been trained by.

First there are real born-again Christians who do spiritual warfare and are fabulous blessed people who will pass the Great White Throne of Judgement with a “Job Well Done!”  These people will certainly out-rank me in the New Millennium as will many pastors that “saved people” that ultimately became great Christians with a relationship with Jesus. 

These Christians are awesome.  They lack some important understanding and arguably don’t have some of the necessary Gifts of the Holy Spirit (all of us lack some of those … keep praying!), but they are effective!  PRAISE JESUS.  The side effect of what they lack makes them struggle much harder to accomplish their goals.  They get the “crap” kicked out of them regularly.  They get “sick” from demonic attacks of retribution, often.  They are to be LAUDED!  Praise Jesus for these awesome warriors.

These folks include the Catholic Priest variety of “exorcist” such as Father Malachi Martin and others.  Unfortunately the demons know that the Roman Catholic priest-hood is part of their basic collective fraternity.  So this dynamic is utterly fascinating.  The demons will usually “obey” the Catholic exorcist and “play ball” eventually, but not until they have done much damage and made on heck of a reputation for themselves.  The priests are often killed in the more powerful possession / exorcist events.  Families are destroyed and the victims remain sinners and are often “re-possessed” by the same demons.

Those Who DO Know What They’re Doing

Then you have the Curry Blake / David Hogan types.  These people are DANGEROUS to demons and have a complete understanding of DOMINION.  I have Curry Blake’s teaching on Dominion and is the first part of his Spiritual Warfare training DVDs.  He is “scary” accurate and will wake you up to what the Bible REALLY says about “who you are” as a Christian and what you can accomplish if you understand your “spiritual authority” in the “Kingdom of Heaven”. 

Did it ever make you wonder why Jesus told people to “GO, preach, The Kingdom of Heaven is at HAND”?  And then Jesus said to Cast out Devils and then Heal the Sick … IN THAT ORDER?

First you have to understand this ORDER OF TASKS you have been commanded to do!

  1. GO – You have to be willing to go and do what Jesus said to do, with NO FEAR, “Just Do It”
  2. PREACH – The Word of God is POWERFUL.  You need to know what scriptures to read and what to say.
  3. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND – Wait!  Where is the Kingdom of Heaven?  Hey …. its at HAND … get it?  Do you?  You TELL the Demons that the Kingdom of Heaven is INSIDE OF YOU.  The POWER is in your HANDS…. are you connecting the dots here?  But you MUST believe it.  There is no room for doubt.  The enemy will sense your “unbelief” and you can get yourself in trouble here.
  4. CAST OUT DEVILS – Devils cause the vast majority (not all) of sicknesses and disease.  After you scare the heck out of them with your AUTHORITY and God given “right” to take dominion and cast them into the “abyss”, you tell them to GO NOW!  LEAVE! … and NEVER COME BACK, in JESUS NAME.  Also you should command the spirit of FEAR to leave also.  Get all of them out of there.  You don’t need to call them by name, they know who they are.
  5. COMMAND THEIR BODY TO HEAL – Then you COMMAND them to be HEALED in the NAME OF JESUS.  You COMMAND their bodies to heal. You do it in the Name of JESUS.
  6. And finally you get that person SAVED.  You have them accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and you pray that the Holy Spirit enter their body and fill the “void” or the “gap” left by the demons.  This is why Jesus would say “… now go and sin no more”.  This is not a requirement for them to receive the healing but if you don’t do it they can get the sickness back because they enter into sin immediately thereafter and don’t have the necessary protection or education to “overcome”.

Protecting Your Home, Children, and Yourself

The key is “consecration”.  Look the word up.  Go to your local Christian supply store and get yourself some anointing oil.  OIL.  You can also get regular oil from the store but at least get “olive oil”.  Pray over the oil.

“Heavenly Father, in the NAME OF JESUS, I ask you to bless this oil.  In Jesus name, Lord, bless this oil with your Holy Spirit” – Amen

After the oil is blessed, you can put a dab of oil on the four corners of your property, above the door of your house, and some people even put a dab of it above each of the windows of your house.  Its up to you.  I think the four corners of your property and the door is sufficient.  Remember this isn’t weather proofing this is symbolic to God and it affords you protection from the demonic realm.

You can also put a dab of it on your children’s foreheads.  You can also do the same thing for yourself.  After you put a dab of the oil in each location you pray the following prayer:

“Heavenly Father, in the NAME OF JESUS, I ask you to CONSECRATE this (child, property, home, me) to your Son Jesus Christ.  Father God, In JESUS NAME, I commit this (insert object / person here) to you, and YOU now OWN THIS for your work.  This is your (insert object / person here) and I ask for your Holy Spirit and its divine protection in Jesus Name”

Last but not lease, chase “them” out of your house.  Get them OUT.  Go into your house and COMMAND that ANYTHING THAT CANNOT CALL JESUS CHRIST IT’S LORD AND SAVIOR TO LEAVE IN JESUS NAME!

Then turn up the PRAISE MUSIC LOUD


(they hate that)

General Types of People Affected by Demons

Common Man

 Doesn’t know they exist. They influence many of their thoughts through the subconscious. As long as the common man is going straight to hell and he doesn’t “step out of line” they will basically leave him alone. Demons reside “within” these individuals and many of these people are “claimed Christians”. These people can be technically “saved” by traditional christian standards. These people do not have a true “relationship” with Jesus and have no concept of “praise”. Their salvation “may” be in question … I don’t know – only the Lord does.

Common Man that Opens Doors

These folks play with Ouija boards, dabble in astrology or tarot cards, get into the UFO deal too much, hang out with the wrong people too much, basically they commit what the Lord would refer to as “abominations” of different types. What they do might be as simple as practice “New Age” (familiar spirits), acupuncture or just Yoga and they “empty” their mind too much allowing the demonic to enter them (never empty your mind, fill it with the Holy Spirit with praise and focusing on Jesus)

They can also be members of other “religions” that are occult in nature. Hindu, Scientology, the list is huge. These people almost certainly are “hosts” to demons without necessarily realizing it. The demons these people host range anywhere from innocuous to “really powerful”. These people can become fully possessed and do the Linda Blair “exorcist” deal. They often don’t see it coming.

Practicing Occultists

These people range from “other religions” to Wiccan, and even up the chain to the full Brotherhood. White magick, Black magick, upper levels of Masonry, Rosicruicians, Ordo Templi Orientis, and “Order” of anything (the word “Order” is key). Any organization that uses the word “The Knights of….(this or that)”. The list is huge. The term “Grand Master etc.” These people range anywhere from “clueless pawns” to the upper levels which actively “INVITE” very powerful demons to live inside of them.  Some can actually stop bullets in mid flight.  They can be extremely dangerous.

Major government leaders and congressmen become “perfectly possessed” and cannot be saved because they are now completely owned by the reptilian demon variety.  They are doomed.  Keep away!

Their goal is to “invite” the most powerful demons into them which gives them “power”. This power ranges from “telepathy” and spiritual “teletransportation” (relocation of their bodies through the demonic “ether” to other places), to actually being able to place “curses” and diseases on people and cause death. Many of these people like to work in hospitals so they get opportunities to “push” people into death and “steal” their souls for Satan as they die. Unexplained comas, etc. can often be the result.

They are protected by upper levels of “Law Enforcement” and “Government Officials”. MOST high level government jobs with any real power are part of the “good old boys” Brotherhood cults. They protect each other and “sweep” the evidence of their activities “under the rug”. They are very well funded and have tons of money. These people are extremely plentiful and it is highly likely they have at least one of their members active in your church.

They like to infiltrate the Christian churches and get on the boards. They can “speak in tongues” demonically. They are extremely friendly and “charismatic”. Christians are very gullible and they “don’t read their Bibles” and they follow friendly charismatic people around like they are “wonderful”. Our churches are heavily infiltrated. John Todd, an Illuminist turned Christian, testifies that he was part of a regional Illuminati “Council of 13” and he was given tens of millions of dollars to help establish the “Charismatic” movement. I used to consider myself to be “Charismatic” back in the 70’s when Todd was still with the Illuminati.

The only way to know if a demon is what you are actually dealing is by testing them by the following scripture
(Thank You Brother Steve W)

1 John 4:2
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God
Note: “They” must say it with their own “mouth”.  You cannot ask them because they will lie.

Born Again Christians

 Non-practicing. Arguably “predestined by God”. Backslidden. Not praising. Vulnerable. Used to have a relationship with Jesus but let it “slide”. Susceptible to being “hosts” to weaker demons BUT highly unlikely they would become “possessed”. Strong demons avoid them for the most part because they are “technically cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb”. Are constantly slammed and battered by the demonic forces mostly surrounding them. Get into “drugs”, heavy drinkers, “party people”, “sex addicts”, heavy metal rock and rollers, the gamut.

Eventually the Lord will jump in and push them over hard and they will fall down and hit rock bottom. This usually results in an “awakening”. They victoriously return to the Lord and become people with great testimonies.

(sorry, got tears in my eyes … this one hit home with me)

Strong Holy Spirit Filled Born Again Christians

Still susceptible to being “battered” by external demons. Demons are constantly tempting these people to put them in a position of vulnerability. Some of them do not PRAISE ENOUGH. This absence of “praise” keeps them perpetually vulnerable to temptation. The hope of the demonic world is to push them into a “backslidden” state and hold them there.

Constant Praise is the Force Field that Keeps them AWAY
Praise is like “Bug Repellent” to these “Things”
They hate PRAISE


Summary of Why Born Again Christians Remain Targets

It is my belief, if “they” (the demons) are successful at holding the “Born Again Christian” in a state of “backslidden” condition and the Lord comes, it is possible this Christian might “miss the boat”. Otherwise WHY would the demons bother with them? This also explains Galatians 5:19 where Paul is explaining to other Born Again Christians that if they behave in certain ways they will not “Inherit” the Kingdom of Heaven.

Be Careful here. The principle of “Inheritance” implies MUCH and I recommend you study it. Look for articles on Tribulation-Now that have “Inheritance” in their title. Inheritance implies that you still make it into Heaven but your “Inheritance” is affected by the “fruit” that you bear or do not bear. This is determined at the Great White Throne of Judgement. This is where Jesus tests your “fruit” with “fire”. What this “fruit” actually is … I don’t know. But it is highly possible what you do on “behalf of our KING” is extremely important to determine what your “role” will be in the New Millennium.

Many believe that some pastors will not bear much fruit because they think an altar call is all that’s required. We are to make “disciples” for Jesus and get people to establish relationships with Jesus so they can “overcome”.  Planting “seeds” and “bearing fruit” are two completely different things. Remember, its not JUST about making it into heaven. Its also about your “rank” once you make it into heaven. And we still have the “Millennium” to get through.  Get it?

Hey … There’s That Music in My Head Again!

(There goes that music in my head again… “Our God is an Awesome God, he Reigns from Heaven Above, with Wisdom, Power and Love, Our God is an Awesome God)

Now WHY did that song start playing in my head JUST at the time I finished writing that last paragraph on the Great White Throne?

Why? It’s coming in loud and clear right now. If it wasn’t 5:45 AM on a Saturday morning I would turn that song up loud in my office an start praising Jesussssss!


(A special thanks to Carol … it was your question that led to this article in Jesus Name)

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10 thoughts on “Demons & Spiritual Warfare Basics

  1. Man how blessed I am to have met you and had your web-site "dropped" in my lap. I don't know if I ever old you this or not but over the years I would open my e-mail and there would be eather a article or a web site there (and I don't mean junk mail). This has happened a number of times over the years just when I was in desperate need of the information or (and this happens a lot) some thought or idea gets in my head and the Holy Spirit will "E-Mail" me something to confirm it. What a Mighty God we serve) and I got emailed one of your articles. I don't know about you but brother I have tears in my eyes just thinking that the Creator of the Universe knows my name and wants me to learn about him.Praise His Mighty Name Forever!
    Thank you so much for your faithfulness to our King.

    Yes He knows your name

    Be Blessed,

  2. God bless you Rick.

    What goes around comes around and cannot tell you how much I have been blessed by your emails.



  3. Very well done, I dont print off much, and it has been a long while since I have. This e-mail will go to a paper file. Well Done John!!!

  4. Thank you Steve. You are wonderful and I can't tell you how blessed I am to have you email me as often as you do.

    We are creating a mighty army of Jesus people and you are a great leader!

  5. Hi Johnny “B”:

    I hope I'm not posting a comment on an article that's too old…

    Anyway, great article. There’s one thing that you mentioned here that I hope you can elaborate on:

    1 John 4:2
    Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God
    Note: "They" must say it with their own "mouth". You cannot ask them because they will lie.

    Specifically, how can you “ask” the spirit then to test it? Would you have to ask it in a way where it can’t reply in a “yes or no” fashion, such as “can I hear you confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh”?

    The reason I ask is a former friend of mine has, as a believer that I think is honestly being misled, turned to some very unsound and non-Biblical beliefs, and I believe has been led astray. He did tell me that whenever a spirit told something to him in his mind, he would ask if it confessed that Jesus is God in the flesh, and of course would get “yes” as an answer. I’ve been sceptical for a while about which spirit is plating those ideas in his head, and what you said above confirms my suspicions…

    My question is – can you elaborate on how you can truly test the spirits? Or do you have to wait for them to confess (or not confess) – which of course may never happen with evil spirits?

    Keep up the good work, and may God bless you,


  6. Excellent question and first let me say I do not have all the answers. I expect to do many more articles on Spritual Warfare in the future as I learn more but I am not an expert in this area.

    In the case of Rebecca Brown in her book "He came to Set the Captives Free" she actually had some of these "entities" visit with her and came right out and insisted they say the words and they had no problem confirming they were from God when they were. When they weren't it was just as evident.

    Another trustworthy author in this area is Bill Schnoebelen with his book "Blood on the Doorposts. Also you can look into Curry Blakes DVD training series on Spritual Warfare called SWAT 1 and 2. I am still learning.

    Be Blessed in Jesus Name – Thanks for writing.

  7. John,

    I have been busy lately and the fact is I didn’t want to bother you but I felt led to write you once again. God is waking his people up and he’s no longer taking “later” for an answer. I had written you a previous email about the demonic attacks that God had allowed me to endure for several years. I had a feeling deep in my heart that God let me endure this for such a long time because the time was coming when this kind of thing would be experienced by many and I would understand in a way I could have never otherwise. My daughter came to me with a story about a friend of hers that was experiencing an unbelievable attack. She’s only eighteen and had been literally beaten, oppressed to the point that she was suicidal. From what I was told she may be possessed at this point. She had been turned away by many of her family and had nowhere to go with this problem. I told this young lady I would call some ministers the following day and get her some help, I assumed I would make one or two calls and the preachers would flock to her aid…was I ever in for a surprise ! I called around twenty churches and pastors the following day, not one seemed to care. If they would even talk to me they only passed the buck. The few that would speak to me at any length promised to call some other ministers and get back to me….as of yet not one has returned a call. These were all “pentecostal” and “evangelical” churches. One person I spoke with suggested maybe calling a local Catholic Church !!! Can you even imagine that !! The church is dead ! John, if the leaders in our churches are scared to take on the enemy in Christ’s name to save an innocent child what good are they !!! I could of cried !! I made the statement that if they were scared I would meet with this girl and was warned that I should stay away and let someone with experience take care of this, I said that would be great but who !! God help us ! You once said you believed the “real” church was meeting outside the regular church buildings and I have found you to be proven correct. Out of all those I called one said he would take it to prayer with a group of other preachers and I would hear back from him in a couple days. What if she doesn’t have a couple days ? I had my faith in Christ that carried me through my torment and kept me safe I don’t think she has this and so I am so out of heart and sad for where the church is in these days. Please pray for her and if you have any suggestions I would appreciate the help. If one of these pastors doesn’t call me and want to meet and deliver this child through the power of the blood of Christ, I will. I know these things are powerful and can be dangerous but I have Christ in me and greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world ! I’d rather die than cower down from the enemy that has already been defeated by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the cross. I will enter into prayer and fasting and I will trust the blood of Christ to protect me from this as he.has this long ! No he hasn’t stopped the harassment completely but he has not allowed them to do any real damage, and in fact he used them to bolster my faith in the delivering, loving , protective power of Christ. God help us when our pastors turn away from this sort of thing whether it be because of unbelief or fear or whatever. If I don’t have enough faith in the blood of Christ to face the enemy then how can this kind of faith even save my soul. God have mercy on the church leaders in my area, they seem to be so lost, and God have mercy on their congregations, how can they be taught the power and sovereign of God, the Father from ones who apparently don’t believe it themselves.


    1. This is awful. There is NO EXCUSE for a Pentecostal or Assembly of God church to not immediatly rally the forces and go kick the demons out of that girl. Those churches need to be shut down BY GOD!

    2. Aloha,
      I live in Hawaii and have noticed the same indifference by church leaders to deal with demons and possession. I am studying the Curry Blake teachings and am learning to live in the strength of the Lord instead of my own strength. Most Christians want to live a Good Life, but do not want to see spiritual warfare issues—but I have learned to become bolder in my walk and to put on my armor–especially the shield of faith! God bless you for this information…because it confirms my own experience!

  8. Reading about casting out demons brings an old memory back to me. I am now an elderly woman but this is a true story, that happened when I was in my mid 20’s.
    I was single and had been out to a bar with some friends, I brought home a young man
    who seemed to be alright. We were having a discussion ( I don’t remember what about), but I did not agree with him. This made him very angry, but I would not change my mind. I could tell he was getting even more angry, and I started to get scared. I thought any minute now he is going to start being violent. So I just stood up and faced him stomped my feet and Yelled IN THE NAME OF JESUS YOU CANNOT
    HARM A HAIR ON MY HEAD NOR HURT ME IN ANYWAY! SO YOU MAY AS WELL LEAVE NOW! I lived in a mobile home at that time. Remember how the walls were made of metal with wallpaper on them. Well he was so angry he walked up and down my hallway a couple of time hitting both sides of the walls and denting them, and then he calmly left. I never saw him again. PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD!

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