Spiritual Warfare 101 Biblical Principles of Spiritual Warfare

Watchman on the Wall

The purpose of this thought piece is to lay out and explain the basic principles of spiritual warfare for those afflicted with demon spirits who number among God’s born again elect. This is based on my extensive research on the subject and my wife’s and my own personal experience with these matters over the course of the past 2-3 years. Those who number among God’s born again elect should be very cautious before embarking on any sort of deliverance process. There are many charlatans and false teachers out there and the general understanding of these Biblical principles is woefully lacking in America today. This is no accident either. We are living in the final 125 days of the great tribulation, foretold in Daniel 12 and Matthew 24 for thousands of years. At no time in all of world history has the world ever been as spiritually dark as it is right now and it is only going to get worse over the remaining four months of the great tribulation that we have left to go. Satan and his army of slaves is desperate for you to never discover these principles so that he and they might be able to continue to bring misery, suffering and confusion to the vast majority of humanity alive on the planet today. I am determined to resist him in this and this thought piece is my first step at it. There will be others to follow.

Many people dismiss the existence of the spirit realm, the devil and demons as fairy tales and not real. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am in the middle of authoring my second book on this subject, but until I get it finished, this will serve as a starting point for those who have never been exposed to this subject matter before.

The spirit realm is very real, even though most of the time, most of us cannot see it. But virtually all of us have seen the effects of demonization in otters people’s erratic behaviors that you can learn to recognize and properly diagnose. Four types of spirit beings exist:

  1. YHWH or God who is the creator of the universe and all that is in it. He is separate from and greater than His entire creation. He is eternal. He has always existed and always will.
  2. Angels are created spirit beings in the service of God.
  3. Satan and other demon spirits are fallen angels in the service of Satan against God, the angels and all of mankind.
  4. Human spirits. All humans have a physical body, a soul (consisting of one’s will, emotions and thoughts) and a spirit body. Normally, a human soul and spirit body are not able to and are forbidden from communicating with the spirit realm; but sometimes they can.

Demon spirits can only afflict, infest or possess a human being if that person has provided legal grounds for them to do so. These legal grounds consist of sins of three primary types: 1) sexual immorality, 2) practices of the occult and 3) sins of inheritance. The key principle for ridding oneself of demon spirits once afflicted is to remove the legal grounds for them to take up residence inside a person. This requires cleansing oneself of those legal grounds by confessing and repenting of the sins committed by the person that have provided legal grounds for demons spirits to take up residence inside a person and then employing the name of Christ, Yahushua, to take authority over the spiritual squatters, bind them and cast them out now and forever. After this, it is imperative that the delivered person fill him or herself with the Holy Spirit and word of God and remain holy (without sin) to provide no grounds for the demon spirits to re-infest the delivered person. This final point cannot be over-emphasized: it is absolutely essential for effective and permanent demon spirit deliverance.

It is unwise and counter-productive for a person to be delivered of their demon spirits if they are not truly born again in God’s Holy Spirit. Only God’s elect may be truly born again. No one else can be. Fortunately, there are some simple tests that the deliverance minister can perform to determine a person’s true spiritual relationship with YHWH (God) and Yahushua (Christ). In Matthew 12:43-45, Yahushua (Christ) explains that when an unclean spirit (another term for a demon) is driven out of a person, he goes looking for someone else to inhabit, and if he finds no one, he often returns to that same person. If the demon finds the delivered person empty, swept and garnished (provided for) the demon goes and gets seven other demons more wicked than he is, and they enter in and take up residence in that person, and his final state is much worse than it was initially. This torments the individual much worse than before and inflicts further injury and harm to the community and society he is a part of. This is the Biblical reason why we should never deliver anyone of demon spirits who is not first born again in the Spirit of God and of Christ.

1 John 4:1-3 reveals to the deliverance minister how to test for the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) in a person. If a person is truly born again in the Spirit, he can confess freely in his own words that Jesus Christ (better to use the name Yahushua, and I’ll explain why in a moment) has come in the flesh, was born of a virgin, died on the cross for our sins, was a raised on the third day and today sits at the right hand of God (YHWH) in heaven and He is that person’s Lord and Savior in all things. If the person is able to make that verbal confession on his or her own, we can be sure that that person is truly born again in the Spirit. I advise going a step further. If one is truly born again in the Spirit, one is proving that he or she is of the elect, chosen by God since before the world began to become born again in the Spirit at some time in his or her life as an adopted son or daughter of the living God, through faith (trust) in His son, Yahushua (Christ), his name is written in the Lamb’s book of life, referred to in several places in the Bible, notably in the Book of Revelation. Those who are truly of the elect exhibit two distinct traits that set them apart from most of mankind: 1) they exhibit a distinct love for the truth, and 2) they manifest a sacrificial love for their fellow man in which they seek and do what is in the best interests of others, over their own immediate wants, comforts and selfishness. If either of these two traits is not distinctly obvious in a person, their profession of faith in Christ is highly suspect and for all the reasons noted above, I would not go any further with delivering such people from demon spirits.

Now, if a person exhibits the two distinct traits of the elect, but cannot make the confession 1 John 4:1-3 requires to fully test or try the spirits to determine if they are born again or not, I would preach the full gospel to them if they are open to this, and ask them to believe it and then redo the test of the spirits of 1 John 4:1-3.

The full gospel consists of teaching first the bad news of man’s universal problem that we are all born depraved, wicked, deceitful selfish sinners separated from a right relationship with God and heading to hell when we die, and then the good news that Yahushua (Christ) came in the flesh, was born of the virgin Mary, ministered to the world for 3 1/2 years, was crucified on the cross, bearing the weight of all the sins of all of the elect on His shoulders, so that His sinlessness and righteousness might be imputed to us so that we could live in right relationship with God forever, with our sins completely forgiven. Romans 10:9 tells us that if a person confesses with his mouth that Yahushua (Christ) is Lord, and believes in his heart that God raised him from the dead, that person is saved, has become born again in God’s Holy Spirit, and has become one of God’s adopted sons or daughters through faith (trust) in Christ as Lord, ruler and master over their entire lives and will be gathered to Christ in the clouds at the day of His second coming to gather the resurrected elect in immortal bodies to Himself, in perfect fulfillment of the prophecy of Matthew 24:30-31, and elsewhere. Anyone who cannot teach the gospel fully and easily has no business trying to deliver another person from demon spirits. It’s just that simple. Without true faith in Yahushua as Lord, spiritual deliverance will likely do far more harm than good.

1 John 1:9 gives us the Biblical guidance for how to rid ourselves of the legal grounds demons require to inhabit a person. Sins provide those legal grounds and once saved, all true born again followers of Christ ought to go through a thorough spiritual cleansing process to remove all legal grounds for demon spirits to afflict them any further. Here is what 1 John 1:9 tells us:

“If we confess our sins, he (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

To confess something is to make a verbal and specific statement of fact. To confess a sin is to describe it, admit that it was wrong, vow to not do it any longer (repent), and ask God for forgiveness for that specific sin. If we do these things, this Bible verse reveals that God is faithful and just to forgive that sin and thus remove it as a legal ground for Satan and his demons to afflict that person. Then we must do it for every sin we have ever committed, especially those that give rise to demon spirit affliction noted above.

Once a person has fully confessed and cleansed him or herself of all sins he or she has ever committed, then that person has removed all legal grounds for Satan and his demons to afflict him/her. Then it is merely a matter of invoking Yahushua’s name and His delegated authority to bind and cast out of the cleansed person the demon sprits attached to these confessed and cleansed sins. As long as the demon-afflicted born again follower of Christ has been thorough and completely honest in confessing and repenting of all of his or her sins (this is a BIG if!), then in the name of Yahushua when those demon spirits are bound and cast out, they have no legal grounds to remain. They must leave.

Once a person has been delivered of demon spirits, they must take every precaution to fill themselves with the things of God and to remain cleansed of sins and remain holy. The most reliable way of doing this is to start reading the KJV of the Bible every day faithfully, to memorize key Bible verses that are pertinent to deliverance and spiritual warfare, and to pray to God faithfully. Several passages that are especially pertinent and helpful to pray out loud and to memorize are the following:

  • Ephesians 6:10-18
  • John 10:10
  • 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
  • 1 Peter 5:8-9
  • Revelation 19 21

In addition, the delivered person must get under the guidance and teaching of a true man of God and participate in at least a weekly Bible study with other true followers of Christ. Here I must urge great caution! I am not in the least bit recommending that anyone attend any church of any denomination. They are all apostate. They are all corrupt and fallen away from a true and faithful teaching of the entirety of what the Bible both says and means. The prophecy of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 has been fulfilled in full already. The great falling away or apostasy has already happened! We are now in the very final months of the great tribulation of end times Bible prophecy and almost no one can or should be trusted until their honesty and integrity has been proven to be impeccable. If in doubt of anyone posing as a Bible teacher, have nothing to do with him or her. Just read the KJV of the Bible by and for yourself. Nothing but the 1611 KJV of the Bible will do. It is the only one that is trustworthy and reliable. All modern day Bibles are distortions and frauds that will mislead and harm you. I cannot emphasize it enough: stay away from all forms of organized religion today! They are nothing more than spiritual whore houses of corrupt and false teachings that will do nothing but mislead and harm you!!!

I mentioned previously that I would discuss the importance of using the name Yahushua, as opposed to Jesus Christ, when invoking the name of the son of God or Christ. In the introduction to my book, Making Sense Out of a World Gone Mad: A Roadmap for God’s Elect Living in the Final Days of the End Times, I explain that the true name of Christ during His lifetime was the Hebrew name for Joshua, namely Yahushua. Many cults and fraudulent forms of false religion employ the names Jesus or Jesus Christ and the person and the works of this entity are distinctly different from and contradict the person and works of the son of God, the Christ, Yahushua. Thus, to maximize one’s delegated spiritual authority and power over demon spirits, I urge my readers to use the name Yahushua, and NOT Jesus or Jesus Christ. If we do not do such a thing, we run the risk of misleading others and potentially even invoking the name of a demon spirit and not the one true Christ, Yahushua.

Dealing with Curses

Curses are nothing more than sending mechanisms for afflicting people with demon spirits. Dr. Rebecca Brown, from whose books and talks I have learned a great deal about the subject of spiritual warfare, equates curses with a gun and demon spirits with bullets directed at another person. The mechanism for dealing with curses is largely the same as dealing with demon spirits we have inadvertently invited into our lives. First, we remove the legal grounds for the demons to inhabit us. Second we break the curses sent upon us, using the name of Yahushua as our authority for doing so. And third, invoking the name, power and authority of Yahushua, we bind and cast out any demon spirits attached to those curses we have just broken.

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