How to get rid of demons in your life. Here are 3 easy steps to not only get free, but to stay free as well.
Sometimes an evil spirit is sent out from God to teach someone a lesson. There are things that we must learn in the valley that cannot grow on the mountain top. In essence, these evil spirits are servants of God carrying out his will.
It is not fun while you are going through the storm, but this is the reason that God tells us over and over again throughout the scriptures to rejoice in our sufferings, trials and persecution.
He actually says that it is a blessing when these things fall upon us.
Because it is producing something within us that cannot be imparted or learned unless we go through that particular struggle.
In the midst of the struggle, God has promised to protect us, and we will still be able to maintain our peace, even when it looks like everything around us is falling apart.
The first thing we do is begin to panic, much like Peter stepping out of the boat to be with Jesus. His childlike faith caused him to take the first step out of the boat, and he began to walk on water, just like Jesus.
It wasn’t until the reality of what was happening in the physical realm sunk in that he began to look at his situation and circumstance and take his eyes off of Jesus.
Once this happened, fear entered his heart and he started to sink into the sea.
There is a tangible peace that God promises us in the midst of the storm because Jesus is the one that has the power to speak to the winds and the waves.
However, some demons that accompany the trial cannot be rebuked or cast out until we learn why they came in the first place.
Bible Verse About Freedom From The Devil and His Demons
One of my favorite scriptures is James 4:7. I have personally found it to be a blueprint for navigating through the storms in ridding one’s self from demonic attacks.
In the church, Christians seem to blame the devil for everything, but we must remember that the devil only has the ability to do whatever God allows.
God uses the devil to chastise and teach. James 4:7 reads,
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:7
This was actually one of the first scriptures that I ever learned and actually clung to coming out of witchcraft.
I called in to a TBN prayer line and the person over the phone shared it with me, and it has been near and dear to my heart ever since.
Let’s break down what I believe is a simple Biblical formula to ridding one’s self of demons and moving from glory to glory.
3 Steps To Get Free From Demons And Stay Free
- 1. Submit yourselves therefore to God.
We must make sure that we are submitted to God in every area of our life. We must search our hearts to make sure that there is no hidden sin or wrong motive within us.
If so that’s ok, but we must deal with it. We must repent of the sin and ask God to forgive us. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but we must find the root of the issue. Are you judging someone? Participating in slander and accusations? Have you been hurt?
Whatever it is, we must seek the Lord for total healing so that these impure thoughts and desires no longer cling to us.
We have to deal with them early on, or it will weigh us down and not allow us to ascend the hill of The Lord.
Sometimes this can take years or months, and other times it is demolished in a moment.
Getting Free and Staying Free
This is why the scripture says,
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.| Psalm 24:3-5
The scriptures tell us time and time again that man judges by the outward appearance, but God judges by the heart, motives and intentions.
In order for the anointing to flow freely in our lives and to have open communication with the Holy Spirit, we must examine ourselves daily to make sure that we are in the faith.
But be of good cheer, because this gets a little easier as we get used to this as a daily process.
If we are submitted to God, we are protected by His mighty hand.
When we go outside His will we open ourselves up for demonic attack, but if we are submitted to Him in every area, then no matter what comes we know that it was allowed by Him for our good.
- 2. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Resist the devil. Just show a little bit of resistance.
Stop giving in to the temptation and falling over every stumbling block that is set before you. The scripture says that for every temptation we are faced with, God has provided us a way out.
You have to show some resistance. After all, isn’t this a spiritual battle?
The battle is the Lord’s and the warfare takes place in the span of twelve inches, the place between the heart and mind.
It is also said that if we give the devil an inch twelve times, he becomes a ruler.
This resistance is also a form of worship.
Many people travail in prayer and beg God to take away temptations, drug addiction, pornography addiction etc., but it is in our denial of these momentarily fulfilling things that God gets the glory.
Show some resistance.
It is the only way that you will find freedom and be able to elevate to the greater levels that God is calling you to.
- 3. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
It becomes easier to know when other spirits are trying to invade our heart space when we draw closer to God and the Holy Spirit.
The more we get familiar with walking in the spirit and what that feels like, it becomes easier to tell when things are amiss.
We can actually sense when other spirits are among us trying to settle in, such as pride, lust and any evil imagination. This also naturally sharpens our gift of discernment because we know what the other spirits look and feel like, so we are able to stop them in their tracks early on.
A lot of the trouble, stress and worry that believers find themselves in is uncalled-for.
Many times we make a mountain out of a molehill, and these trials could be over quickly if we just draw closer to the fire of God and let the impurities burn off in the refiner’s fire.
If it is God who allows these things to happen, it is He who is able to banish them. We are created with free will, and we get to choose to worship God.
Yes, sin is fun but for a season as the scripture says, but it is only God that can satisfy our souls.
We always look for the quick fix, but in the end it is simply putting a band-aid on an inner mortal wound.
Choose God Daily
The Bible bids us to “choose this day who we will serve.”
Choosing God, the one who satisfies our soul over the pleasures of the flesh, is an act of worship.
God gets the glory when we choose Him over the underwhelming competition.
Our prayer should not be begging for forgiveness asking God to take these desires away, but to consciously choose God over these other things.
Our desires will begin to shift if we continually do this, and we will find that we have indeed created a mountain out of a molehill once we look back at the things the Lord has brought us out of.
This is an easy check list that we can go through to examine ourselves, and it will lead us to walk in victory in every area of our lives.