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March 29, 2014

The Books of the Gospel of Jesus Christ record only a limited amount of His healing and deliverance ministry. John informs us in John 21:25 that the world could not contain the books that would tell all the many things that Jesus did while he was on earth. Several scriptures state that Jesus went through villages and cities, healing the sick and delivering those that were possessed with devils. (Matthew 4:23-24, 8:16; 9:35; Mark 1:32- 34; 3:10-12; 4: 40-41; Luke 4:40, 9:6 & 11.) However, during His three years of earthly ministry, the Bible only gives twenty-six personal accounts of healing and five personal accounts of deliverance. If you examine the scriptures, you will find similar descriptions of some of the events in each of the gospel books with each sharing the author’s view of that event.

The five encounters of Jesus with those possessed with devils can be read in the following scriptures:
1. The lunatic (Matthew 17:14-21; Mark 9:17-29; Luke 9:37-43)
2. Demonic possessed (Matthew 12:22-30; Luke 11:14-26)
3. Unclean spirit (Mark 1:23-26; Luke 4: 33-35)
4. Gadarene demoniac (Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39)
5. Demoniac spirit (Matthew 9:32-34)

In these encounters, Jesus either rebuked or cast out the demon. Rebuke means to scold in a sharp way; reprimand, and to force back. To cast out means to abandon; discard; to set free. Please note in none of these scriptures did Jesus start praying. Jesus told his disciples that they needed to fast and pray to cast out demons that had a stronghold on individuals (Matthew 9: 21; Mark 9:29). However, I believe the praying and fasting is in preparation for ministry and done prior to ministry, not amid ministry. Also, Jesus told the disciples to speak to the situation with faith (Matthew 17: 20)

Here is a list of demonic spirits that are considered the strong man:
Spirit of Jealousy (Numbers 5:14; Proverbs 6:34)
Spirit of Lying (2 Chronicles 18:22; Jeremiah 23:14)
Spirit of Familiarity (1 Samuel 28:7; Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
Spirit of Perversion (Isaiah 19:14; Proverbs 14:2; Proverbs 23:33; Acts 13:10)
Spirit of Heaviness (Isaiah 61:3)
Spirit of Whoredom (Hosea 4:12; Ezekiel 16:28-39)
Spirit of Infirmity (Luke 13:11)
Spirit of the Deaf and Dumb (Mark 9:17-25)
Spirit of Fear (2 Timothy 1:7; Job 4:14)
Spirit of Bondage (Romans 8:15; Exodus 6:9)
Spirit of Antichrist (1 John 4:3)
Spirit of Disobedience (Ephesians 2:2)
Spirit of Slumber (Romans 11:8)
Spirit of the World (1 Corinthians 2:12)
Spirit of Divination (Acts 16:16)
Spirit of Error (1 John 4:6)
Spirit of the Devil (Revelation 16:4)
Spirit of Seduction (1 Timothy 4:1)
Spirit of Sorrow (1 Samuel 1:15)
Evil Spirit (Judges 9:23)
Unclean Spirit (Zechariah 13:2)
Broken Spirit (Proverbs 17:2)
Blind Spirit (Matthew 12:22)
Spirit of Pride or Haughtiness (Proverbs 16:18; Proverbs 13:10

Every believer needs to acquaint themselves with these spirits that we will encounter some time in our existence, remembering that Jesus said believers would have the ability to cast out devils (Mark 16:17)

Also here is a list of Godly spirits that needs to replace the spirits that are cast out.
Humble Spirit- Proverbs 16:19
Right Spirit – Psalms 51:10
Contrite Spirit – Psalms 34:18
Spirit of Grace and Supplication – Zechariah 12:10
Spirit of Glory – 1 Peter 4:14
Spirit of Life – Romans 8:2
Spirit of Truth – John 15:26
Spirit of Adoption – Romans 8:15
Spirit of Judgment – Isaiah 28:6
Spirit of Christ – Romans 8:9
Spirit of the Lord – 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Spirit of God – Job 33:4
Spirit of Understanding – Isaiah 11:2
Spirit of Counsel – Isaiah 11:2
Spirit of Might – Isaiah 11:2
Spirit of Knowledge – Isaiah 11:2
Spirit of the Fear of the Lord – Isaiah 11:2
Spirit of Wisdom – Isaiah 11:2
Spirit of Burning – Isaiah 4:4
Excellent Spirit – Daniel 5:12
Good Spirit – Nehemiah 9:20

You are now armed and dangerous to the kingdom of Satan. CONTINUAL praying and fasting and your knowledge of the Godly and ungodly spirits will bring you victory. Remember as long as you are alive you will be in warfare, so you might as well be prepared

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