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Battle Ready Part 2 – Characteristics of Your Enemy

What is a Demon?
Demons are evil spirits without bodies. They so desperately crave to occupy body’s to operate its evil desires through.

They have their own personalities: they have distinctive personalities traits.
They each have a name: when told to come out by Derek Prince, a demon would not come out of a man called by the wrong name, he said, that’s not my name.

Demons are not deaf, so you don’t need to shout

Communicating with: Talk to the Spirit not the person: I am talking to you demon,

What is your name?  Hate.., envy, strife, murder, slothful, unclean etc
Speaking to the demon by its name: I command you HATE in Jesus name come out and release this person or body
If it refuses: beat it down with repetitive commands to come out in Jesus name until it leaves.
Repeat this process until every demon has left
You can ask demons questions: when did you come into this person?


How does a demon come in? In a moment of weakness,

  1. Prenatal is something that the mother did exposing the baby to be demonized
    1. The occult which is any kind of spirits other than Gods spirit
    2. Horoscope pages, fortune telling, palm readings, witchcraft, mediums, spiritualist
    3. Spirit Rejection; every little child desires love…A mother may say I wish I didn’t have these kids…at that moment baby can be demonized by a spirit of rejection
    4. Any child born in an unhappy peaceful families can be demonized from birth
  2. Emotional Shock or continued emotional pressure in life
    1. 1 Peter 3:6
  3. Sinful acts of habits eventually a demon will enter
    1. Spirit of Criticism, masturbation (you have to really hate it, the sexual act gives pleasure to the demon that your partner should have gotten), Idol words are words you didn’t mean Matt 12:36 you speak idol words e.g I should give up on life and a spirit of death can come,


Characteristics of demons

  1. They entice us to do evil, you see someone drop $100, pick it up…enticing you to do evil

James 1:14  But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

  1. Demons harass all day waiting for a moment of weakness…a man might blow his stack, then in a moment of weakness, a demon of anger comes in, or falling in another area.
    Luke 6:18  also those tormented (hassed/vexed) by unclean spirits; and they were healed.
  2. Demons are wanting to defile anyone, to make someone dirty and unclean

1Co 3:16  Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17  If anyone defiles the temple of God, God shall destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which you are. 

  1. Demons torture in the body, mind, will and emotion, maybe through unforgiveness, bitterness, guilt, they torcher in the physical with sickness (arthritis is like a torcher)
    Mat 8:6 and saying, Lord, my son lies at home paralyzed and grievously tormented (tortured).
  2. Demons Compel, the compelling nature of the DEVIL and is army..they make you do things you would normally do
    Luk 22:3 And Satan entered into Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the Twelve.
  3. Enslave with addictions, they make you dependent upon a something…drink, tv, drugs, sex, food, fitness, sport..etc

2Pe 2:18  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they lure through the lusts of the flesh, by unbridled lust, the ones who were escaping from those who live in error;  19  promising them liberty, they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom anyone has been overcome, even to this one he has been enslaved.

  • Addictions, worth noting, 99% of addictions are demonic…an addict is a slave…to substance or bad eating and drinking, honor Gods holy spirit temple,
  • (If God gave you a physical temple how would you look after it? You’d take good care to clean it, but what about your body being the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
  • Abusive eating in self-indulgence is wrong. Some people have sickness in their body from the way they abuse their bodies through indulgence…..which is NO self control
  • God has not given you a spirit of fear but of love, power and sound mind means (a disciplined mind) everyone wants love and power, but who’s up for self discipline?7. Rebellion and witchcraft are tied together

Sam 15:23 for rebellion is the sin of witchcraft

8. Demons cause sickness and weakness

  1. All sickness CAN be demonic.
  2. But not all sickness is demonic

Luke 13:11  And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bowed together and was not able to be completely erect. 12  And when Jesus saw her, He called and said to her, Woman, you are delivered from your infirmity. 13  And He laid His hands on her. And instantly she was made straight, and she glorified God.

So How Do We Counteract This Realm? I’m glad you asked!

Rom 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Rom 1:16  for I am not ashamed of the gospel of christ, for it is the power of god unto salvation to everyone who believes, to the jew first and also to the greek. 

  1. Mat 10:5-8 Jesus sent the twelve out saying “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. You have received freely, freely give. 
    1. Heal the sick
    2. Cleanse the lepers
    3. Raise the dead
    4. Cast out demons 

Luk 10:1  And after these things the Lord appointed seventy others, And He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place where He was about to come.

Luk 10:2  Then He said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest that He may send forth laborers into His harvest.

Luk 10:3  Go! Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

Luk 10:9  And heal the sick that are in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near you!


Worth noting, there are plenty of scriptures that state that signs and wonders are given to those who believe, Andrew, Philip and Apostels but NOWHERE does it say it was just for their time!!!


Rom 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Battle Ready Part 2 – Characteristics of Your Enemy