Jesus has power over the demons

Many people are plagued by demons. I’m not an expert in this area but I have had personal experience with demons attacking me and also praying successfully for people to have demons removed from their lives. I also had some demons cast out of me when I was in my teens. The devil has power and so do his demons. But the Lord Jesus Christ has all power and authority in heaven and on earth. There is no higher power than Jesus Christ.

Jesus said: “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.” – Matthew 28:18

There is no greater power in heaven or on earth.

We may think that volcanoes and tsunamis have great power. I remember feeling a tsunami for a brief moment here in Canada even though the tsunami hit on the other side of the world. Hurricanes and tornadoes have great power and can cause a lot of damage.

Jesus has power over the weather

Jesus has power over all those things. One day when Jesus was in a boat with his disciples a great storm came upon them and threatened to capsize their vessel. The disciples went to Jesus and pleaded with Him to do something.

Here is the story:

“As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.

Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”

When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” – Mark 4:35-41.

Jesus has power over the weather. He can command the weather to do whatever He wants it to. Yes the elements of the earth, and the clouds and rain have power – but they are subject to and bow down to the commands of Jesus Christ.

Jesus has power over the angels in heaven

Jesus wasn’t afraid when the soldiers came to arrest Him. In fact He was ready for them and knew that they were coming. But when the soldiers finally found Jesus they were taken aback by what He did to them.

Here is what happened:

“After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees. Judas, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had often gone there with his disciples. The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a contingent of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove.

Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. “Who are you looking for?” he asked.

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied.

“I am he,” Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) As Jesus said “I am he,” they all drew back and fell to the ground! Once more he asked them, “Who are you looking for?”

And again they replied, “Jesus the Nazarene.”

“I told you that I am he,” Jesus said. “And since I am the one you want, let these others go.” He did this to fulfill his own statement: “I did not lose a single one of those you have given me.” – John 18: 1-8

Jesus by His own words could knock over a contingent of Roman soldiers who came to arrest Him.

And them Jesus told them this:

“Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?” – Matthew 26:53

Not only can Jesus command the weather to do what He wants it to, He can flatten armies with His words, and if He wanted to He could call upon all the angels of God to fight on His behalf. Jesus has real and awesome power.

The power of the name of Jesus

Once I was driving my missionary friend home and I parked in his driveway to stop and talk with my friend. Suddenly a powerful force pressed up against my chest and I couldn’t breath. Something was choking me. I could feel my neck being squeezed and then I struggled to get these words out: “In Jesus name leave me.”

Suddenly that demonic attack was over and I could breathe easy again. If you feel like you are under spiritual attack you might be and probably are. All you have to do is say “In Jesus name I command you to leave” and those demons will leave. They have to. They have to obey the name of Jesus.

The demons obey us when we pray or command them to leave in Jesus name

There are spiritual powers of darkness that are at work in this world. They are called demons, or devils, unclean or evil spirits. But these evil spirits are subject to Jesus Christ because Jesus is Lord and has been given all power in heaven and on earth.

Here is a recording of an event that happened to Jesus’ disciples. It’s taken from Luke chapter 10:

“The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit…. When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!”

“Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning! Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”

Here we see that the evil spirits obeyed those people who commanded the demons to leave in Jesus name.

Why don’t more people get free from demonic attacks

I think one reason that people don’t get freed from demonic attacks is because they don’t command the demons to leave them in Jesus name. The name of Jesus has amazing power. Demons can be cast out in the name of Jesus; curses can be broken in the name of Jesus; people can be healed in the name of Jesus. If you are a Christian and are plagued by demonic powers then you can tell them to leave you in the name of Jesus Christ.

Another reason why people do not get freed from demonic attacks is because they are afraid to stand up against the demons in the name of Jesus Christ.

It says in James 4:7 “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” That means that demons will sometimes come upon you and attack you or try to oppress you. You can resist the demons and cause them to leave if you resist them in the power of God by using the name of Jesus Christ to cast them away.

I remember some nights when my children were having a tough time sleeping and it felt like there was a spiritual attack going on. I wanted to pray and say: “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you demonic powers to leave.” But I was afraid and couldn’t get the words out. I finally did and peace was restored to my house.

Don’t be afraid to pray in the name of Jesus

If you are suffering from demonic oppression or you sometimes feel like you are under spiritual attack then by all means pray against these things in the name of Jesus.

Pray out loud and command these unseen spiritual powers of darkness to leave you and your family alone. Renounce all evil and out loud pledge your allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ. Let the demonic world know that you have put yourself under the power of the Lord Jesus Christ and that Jesus is your Lord and Master and that you are under His protectorate.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. God doesn’t change. His power and love are just as real today as they were when Jesus Christ walked the earth.

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