And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons. Luke 8:2
Put this scripture together with the story of the man who had legion, these demons had coursed him to be wild, the Bible says he was so strong no one could subdue him, he had demon powered strength! What about the boy with a deaf and dumb spirit that would convulse him and wanted to kill him. Matthew 8:16 ‘When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.’ I turn your focus then to Luke 10:19 (in light of the entire chapter) ‘Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.’ One more scripture, Luke 9:1 says: ‘One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases.’
I put it to you that demons are responsible for a whole lot more than we are willing to admit. The idea of them is so rightly repulsive, that we shun all association with them even if they have gained control of and are ruining our lives because we refuse to recognize their work and therefore neglect our duty to cast them out. So they run amok. A lot of Christians outright ignore the deliverance ministry of Jesus Christ and the commission to cast out demons. It is too grimmy, no one wants to do the dirty work, it gets messy. So we end up with “children of God” who are tormented with demonic spirits and instead of taking authority over them, they attempt to wish them away by confessing scripture or begging Jesus to take this or that away from them.
No matter how sophisticated we grow to be as humankind, our evolution, technology and all things considered, the ancient Word of life will remain the trusted remedy for the curious case of demonic attack. No amount of medication or counselling can subdue a demon, persistant positive speaking won’t keep a demon from showing up. The earth is the Lord’s and all it’s fullness, if He says the only way to get free from certain things is by casting out the demons causing them, common sense would be to believe Him and do as He says.