This teaching is not intended as an exhaustive study, but merely as an introduction to enable us to better understand this ministry. It is important to remember that deliverance is not for specialists – it is a ministry to be carried out by every believer.
When demons are attacking someone, they are either doing it from the outside, which means they are on the outside of the person’s body, or they are doing it from the inside, which means they are in the inside of a person’s body.
2. Can Demons Live on the Inside of a Christian?
The first big question is whether or not Christians can actually have demons living and operating on the inside of them. Many will say that once you are saved and born again, there is no way that a demon can enter in on the inside of you.
As we have now been bought by the blood of Jesus Christ Himself and He now “owns” us.
As a quick look, this appears to be a valid argument
But in the actual field of battle, the deliverance ministers, have found out that Christians can get demons on the inside of them. Once we give over the appropriate legal rights to the demons to be able to enter in.
The Bible says: we have three parts to our being – body, soul and spirit. When we get saved and born again, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our human spirits.
It is our human spirit that is instantaneously regenerated and born again at our conversions.
In Titus 3:4-7 we read: “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Our souls, and our bodies, are not regenerated at this new birth, it is just our spirits.
3. Legal Rights
What happens in the spiritual realm is that we give over legal rights to demons to be allowed them to enter into our body and soul – they will be quick to move in.
But demons cannot enter into the spirit of a Christian because the Holy Spirit is already living in our human spirit. The comparison of the Temple built for God the Father in the Old Testament illustrates all of this.
The Temple built for God had three main parts – the Outer Court, the Inner Court and the Holy of Holies. The manifest presence of God was only in the Holy of Holies, not in the Outer Court or the Inner Court.
It is the same way with us, the Outer Court represents our physical bodies, the Inner Court represents our soul, and the Holy of Holies represents our human spirits. In the same way the Holy Spirit is only residing in our human spirits, which is the innermost part of our beings.
The Bible also tells us that our bodies are now the temple of the Holy Spirit. I believe that our physical bodies are now His temple due to the fact that our physical bodies now actually “house” our human spirits.
Where as the Holy Spirit now lives in – just like the Outer and Inner Courts “housed” the Holy of Holies where the manifest presence of God was really at.
3.1 The Legal Rights Issue
Jesus tells us to cast out demons in Matthew 10:1 the commission to the twelve apostles. “ . . . He gave them power over unclean spirits to cast them out and to heal the sick . . .”
We need to find out what legal rights have been given over to the devil to allow the attack in the first place.
The Holy Spirit Himself is our Teacher and Guide to help us deal directly with demons that are attacking people.
The Bible tells us in the story of Job that we all have some kind of a basic, protective hedge surrounding us. If we did not have this kind of protection surrounding us from the Lord, then demons would be attacking us non-stop.
3.2 This is to do Specifically with our Legal Right
For example: if a Christian decides they are going to start doing drugs like cocaine, heroin or meth, they will have committed a direct, willful sin against the Lord.
If God decides to sovereignty allow their basic hedge to break down because of this direct, willful sin against Him, and then the demons will be able to see that open door in their protective hedge.
The demons will not waste any time in attacking right through that open door and launch an all out assault on the person’s life. The door opening activity has now given the demons full “legal right” to be able to come directly at that person with a brutal attack.
4. We need to deal Directly with any Open Door Activity
The way to do this is that the person first has to be willing to confess their drug usage as direct sin against the Lord. And then they have to be willing to fully repent of it and renounce it, telling God that they will never, do this again.
Our willingness to confess our sin and fully renounce it before the Lord, only then is the Legal Right that the demons has fully removed and taken care of before the Lord.
The demons will now have to leave this person once we start to directly engage with them.
But if the person is not willing to give up their drugs or if they do not believe it is an actual sin before the Lord, then you will not be able to cast out those demons from person.
The person will then continue to remain under heavy attack from these demons until they can see the real truth on this matter.
4.1 These Demons know how to Play the Real Game
Demons know their legal rights and will hold firmly and solidly in place. They know they do not have to leave the person once deliverance starts.
If demons are abnormally attacking someone, then there has to be a specific reason for it. Find out what that specific legal right is and get it properly taken care of and broken off with the Lord.
Then you will be able to cast the demons off that person with no problems.
5. Basic Rules to Follow
From my experience there are basic rules that will help us to abide in the Lord:
1. Realize that no two cases will ever be alike.
2. That you have to be totally guided by the Holy Spirit on each case, as most times there are different outcomes that will occur.
This is a suggested Pattern that works:
1. Saved and Born Again.
2. The Full Surrender.
3. The “Rite of Water Baptism.”
4. Break All of the “Legal Rights of the Demons.”
5. Pray to the Lord before “Engaging with the Demons.”
6. Dry up the “Waters of the Enemy.”
7. Tear down the “Inner Kingdom of the Enemy.”
8. Bind the lesser Demons to the Chief Demon and “Cast Them All out as one Spirit.”
5.1 Prepare the Person for what May take Place
Tell them the demons may talk to them on the inside. If they do, tell the person, to tell you, what they are saying. And if there is anything specific the Lord will want you to do with it.
You will want the person to be an active and willing participant in this process, not passive.
Tell the person if demons try and manifest in different parts of their bodies during the deliverance, they are to try and fight and resist the demons using their own natural will power.
They should use their own self-control and will power against these demons. This will be enough to stop the demons from manifesting to any significant degree.
Advise the person that some of the manifestations that occur may cause them to feel: tightness in their stomach area, nausea, tingling sensations, eyes fluttering, headaches, and burning sensations in various parts of the body.
You will also be commanding the demons yourself not to manifest or cause any kind of a commotion or disturbance once you start with the deliverance.
The demons are just manifesting because they know that they are about to lose their stronghold where they have all been living. Tell the person that there is nothing to worry about and for them not to be afraid of these manifestations start to occurring.
5.2 Very Important: – The Lord Jesus is our Commander-in-Chief and He will be the One to decide which demons stay or go.
a) The person may not really want to be delivered from their demons. The demons have been in them for so long, that they actually like the activity levels and stimulation they are receiving from these demons, even though it is all negative and evil.
b) The person may not want to give up the legal rights that the demons are operating on. For instance, someone may have demons in them because of engaging with a certain sin.
c) The person may not want the demons out because they like all of the pity and sympathy they have been receiving from others over the years. They would prefer to continue to wallow in their self-pity rather than have the Lord deliver them.
d) The timing may not be right. God may be dealing with some personal issues with that person and you will have to wait for God to give you the green light before you attempt to cast the demons out.
e) The person may be a nonbeliever and he may not be willing to accept Jesus Christ as his true Lord and Savior. A person cannot get delivered from their demons unless they are willing to get saved and born again through Jesus Christ.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee.” (James 4:7)
5.3 We are going to Pray to the Lord before Engaging with the Demons
We are ready to start to directly engage with the demons.
We pray directly to the Lord for His protection and His power so that we can then be able to drive these demons out of the person.
We ask the Lord to move in full force against these demons as a Man of War.
As we will be speaking out direct to the demons themselves, telling them that they are not to interfere with the deliverance process in any way.
We will also be binding them up so they cannot attack anyone or the demonized person in any way, shape or form. This way we will be able to keep any type of violent attacks from ever coming your way.
We will also be forbidding the demons to try and communicate to any other spirits who are on the outside of them, as sometimes these demons are taking orders direct from higher ranking spirits who are on the outside of the person’s body.
We are now ready to go to war with these demons, now getting ready to cast all of them out of this person through His Word and by the power of His Holy Spirit.
If there is more than one legal right involved on your case, just call all of them out one by one in prayer, telling the demons that each and every one of their legal rights has now been properly taken care of and broken with the Lord.
1. Direct, Wilful Sin
2. The Occult
3. Inheritance – Generational
7. Ungodly Soul Ties
10. Fears and Phobias
11. False Religions
12. Cursed Objects
13. Cursed Buildings
1. Direct, Willful Sin
Here are some of the direct, willful sins, if committed on any kind of regular basis, will get us into major trouble in the spiritual realm with demons:
a) Any kind of criminal activity.
b) Doing any type of heavier drugs.
c) Abuse of alcohol.
f) Fornication, especially if your partner has demons attached to them.
g) Sexual aberrations such as bestiality, incest, sexual orgies, wife-swapping, sadomasochism, pornography, homosexuality, pedophilia, rape, trans-vestism, trans-sexuality, prostitution.
h) Inflicting heavy verbal, physical or sexual abuse on another person.
2. The Occult
a) Fortunetelling – of any kind such as palm reading, crystal ball gazing, numerology, or seeing psychics
b) Tarot Cards
c) Ouija Boards and Automatic Writing
d) Séances and any involvement with mediums or spiritualists
e) Astrology and any form of horoscopes
f) I Ching
h) Transcendental Meditation or any type of Far Eastern Meditation
o) Astral Projection
q) Dungeons and Dragons – role-playing games
r) New Age Movement techniques and activities
3. Inheritance – Generational
a) Confess the sins of your sinning parent to God the Father
b) Be willing to fully forgive your sinning parent
c) Break any ungodly soul ties with the sinning parent
d) Break the curse line of the demons
“AND WHENEVER YOU STAND PRAYING, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25
a) The sudden loss of your job
b) Having to go through a painful and messy divorce
c) The sudden death of a very close loved one like a spouse or one of your children
d) A major type of illness
e) A major car accident where you are seriously injured.
g) Forgive all of the people who have ever abused them in their past.
h) Fully break and sever any ungodly soul ties that have developed between the person and the people who have abused them, even if it is one or both of their parents.
6. Ungodly Soul Ties
“In the name of Jesus Christ I now renounce, break and loose myself or persons from all demonic subjection and any ungodly soul ties and unhealthy bonding with the following people: (break soul ties with each person that comes to mind)
“Lord, I ask you to set me free and to cut off any tendencies that are affecting me and my family such as: obsessive pre-occupations, domination, control, passivity, apathy, un-forgiveness, anger, blame, accusations, fear, intimidation and disobedience in relationships.
“Finally, in the name of Jesus, I declare every demonic hold in my life that has come as a result of unhealthy soul ties null and void. Satan – I renounce you and your demons and command you to depart from my spirit, soul and body!”
“Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight.” (Proverbs 26:2)
God will decide what He will be wanting you to do for Him in this life, and nothing can alter that divine course that has already been set up for your life by the Lord but you yourself. Hurtful words from any of your parents and close friends will not alter your divine destiny with the Lord unless you allow it to do so.
In other words, do not believe and keep dwelling on any type of hurtful type words when they do come your way, no matter whom they may come from.
a) b) c) d) e) f)
f) h) I)
j) Bulimia k) .
9. Fears and Phobias
a) Being too afraid to drive again if they have been involved in a car accident.
b) Women being too afraid of men if they have been sexually abused in their past. This type of unhealthy fear will also prevent them from ever being able to have a normal healthy relationship with another man.
c) Fear of failure if they have always been told by their parents and friends that they will never amount to anything. This type of irrational and unhealthy fear can also keep them from being able to reach what God has called them to do for Him in this life.
10. False Religions
a) To formally renounce their allegiance to the previous false religion or cult they had been involved in.
b) Then directly engage with the demons, telling them that this person is now a brand new creation in Jesus Christ, that they now belong to Him and only Him, and that all of their legal rights have now been fully removed and fully broken since they have now fully renounced all ties and all allegiances to the false religion they had been previously involved in.
11. Cursed Objects
“You shall burned the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it; but you shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.” (Deuteronomy 7:25-26)
a) Go before God and confess this out as a sin before Him, telling Him that you are sorry and that you did not know that this particular object was cursed with the presence of demons on it.
b) Burn or throw away this cursed object so it is fully removed from their house.
c) Then do a full house cleansing.
12. Cursed Buildings
This means that the new owners of the house will have to do a full house cleansing when they move in.
Again, the new owners should walk around the perimeter of the house claiming both the land and the house for the Lord.
Then plead the blood of Jesus around both the house and the land so they can have God’s full protection over all of their property.
From there, anoint each one of the main rooms in the house by applying anointed oil over the tops of the entrances into each one of the rooms, once more claiming each of the rooms for the Lord and commanding any demons who are still in there to now leave in the name of Jesus Christ.
Eagles Ascend Ministries
Len & Linda Buttner