What is noticeable when dealing with evil spirits is that they cannot pray through that simple sinner’s prayer. There are certain areas of the sinner’s prayer they cannot pray through although some people might think the sinner’s prayer is just another modern religious tradition. The fact is that demons cannot pray through certain words especially words that talk about the “blood of Jesus” “forgiveness of sins” or “Jesus is raised from the dead” without having to react to them with some resistance. At certain points in the sinner’s prayer they may start hissing, screaming and shaking violently. In such cases all you have to do is command them to come out of the person in the name of Jesus. If you live a prayerful life the whole event can only take but a short time.
What is the problem when casting out a demon is taking too much energy and time? When it is taking too long, it means there is a good reason why. When Jesus cast out a demon his disciples could not cast out after he came down from a mountain where he was transfigured he explained to them why they could not cast it out. The disciple waited for the time to find out what really happened since they could not cast out this demon. Did they lose their spiritual power over demonic forces? They probably remembered the time they went out for the very first time and came back rejoicing since demons were all subject to them. They thought maybe something was terribly wrong somewhere. As soon as they got into the house they asked him why they could not cast it out and he told them the reason why they could not.
In Mark 9:28-29 the Scripture says, “And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting” (KJV). Jesus revealed to them that they were dealing with a different kind of a spirit. They were dealing with a kind that requires a certain level of seriousness. You have to be serious enough to take time to pray and fast so as to deal with demonic forces. As long as you have the mission of reaching the human heart there is a need to be serious. When you are serious enough to pray and fast to get over spiritual obstacles then you stand a good chance to reach the human heart.
Excerpt from the book “The Mission Motivated Life“.
- How to Cast Out Demons (mubiana.com)
- What is Salvation? It’s More Than Repeating A Sinner’s Prayer (outofapureheart.com)
- I was saved through a sinner’s prayer by Peter Lumpkins (peterlumpkins.typepad.com)