Defeating the attacks of Satan

This document discusses how to defeat an attack of Satan

This is the third in a series on spiritual warfare:

The first was an introductory talk

The second discussed h ow he attacks

This talk discusses how to deal with his attacks,

Defeating attacks of Satan

The first way to deal with an attack of Satan is to just resist it.  You will not sin if you reject all Satan asks you to do.  He has to have you accept in your heart what he is suggesting you to do before you will sin.

Ignoring or Resisting the Attack

When Satan attacks you, you can ignore him and you will not sin. But the battle will not end as the demon will not go away but keeps attacking you.

This is why it is better to remove the attacking demon rather than just ignoring or rejecting what they say. This is because when the demons are removed the attack ceases until another demon comes to tempt you. And as the area of attack has been given to Jesus to be Lord of the new demon will have a much harder time attacking you in that area.

This is why it is preferable to use the five steps to remove the attacking demon and not just to resist or ignore the demon.  It also does any deliverance needed in that area.

You also should punish the demons in the way The Holy Spirit tells you too because the demon has attacked a child of The Father.  When you punish the demon also punish the demonic prince over them and Satan if told too.

Satan does not mind his demons being punished but when he is punished he is more hesitant in attacking you.

It also helps to command in Jesus’ Name that any demons replacing any cast out are to go to Jesus and be punished in the same way the demons they replace are being punished.

Satan shows you no mercy and Jesus told me to show him or his demons no mercy.

The Five steps are used when Satan is attacking you personally or things you are steward of (your God-given area of authority) so that you:

Remove the demon and the spiritual damage Satan caused to you (Deliverance) or anything you are steward of

Fight the temptations of Satan

Deal with weaknesses and fears in your life they are using that would lead to sin if not dealt with

To protect current or future activities by stopping Satan from attacking or using them (steps 1,3,5)

Remember that the five steps are used to remove demons and do any deliverance necessary in areas you are steward of while steps 3, 4 and 5 are used for spiritual warfare for others and healing any damage Satan caused to them.

Remember also that Satan cannot make you do anything you do not agree to do.

He has to deceive you into agreeing with what he wants you to do.

So the first line of defence is to reject what he offers or suggests you do.

Then to use the five steps in case it is an area you need deliverance in.

If you know you do not need deliverance in an area then use steps1, 3 and 5.

If it is in respect of an area you are not steward of (such as other people or events then name the area or thing you are attacking use steps 3 to 5 of the five steps.

Most demons have names that are foreign to us so it would be nearly impossible to cast them out by their names.  As long as we can identify them by their area of activity toward you then you can cast them in Jesus’ Name to The Throne of Judgement to be judged using this identification.  This is because their names often describe their activity.

If you are attacked in an area often or have a weakness you are having trouble overcoming then you probably do have a need for deliverance in that area.

Remember that any emotion, sensation, though, daydream, imagination, attitude or feeling that is negative is not from God but is a suggestion from a demon playing on attitudes, memories, hurts or weaknesses in these areas in you. 

God never tempts you but has to allow Satan too if Satan has a right to attack you but even then, God limits the attack (1Cor 13:10) and if correctly dealt with God uses it to mature your more as a Christian.

Satan only has a right to oppress you if you accept what he suggests you do.

Whenever I have any wrong thought, image, sensation, feeling or emotion, anything against The Kingdom of God, I command the demons behind it, in Jesus’ Name, to leave and go to The Throne of Judgement to be dealt with, and ask The Holy Spirit to replace them. I preferably use the five steps to do so in case I need any deliverance.

Things you are not steward of

To remove Satan from others or objects Name what you are removing or attacking then use steps 3-5 of the five steps.

Sometimes you can only bind demons in a person until the person is willing to do what is necessary to be free from them.

You can bind demons and hinder their plans anywhere in the world Jesus tells you to do so and newspapers are a good source to see what to do to hinder the work of Satan.

In the case of non-Christians, you should not cast their demons out but bind their activity towards the non-Christian and punish them for doing it.

In summary regarding areas you are steward of:

If the thought is from God, you obey it.

If the thought is in your mind and apparently from you, ensure it is given to God or is dealt with as He tells you to.  There may also be a need for deliverance in an area.

If the thought is from Satan then do what you need to do to cast Him in Jesus’ Name to The Throne of Judgement to be dealt with, preferably using the five steps.  If deliverance is not needed then use steps one, three to five of the five steps.

The key is to take the thought, emotion, feeling or sensation captive to Jesus (2 Cor 10:5).  In other words, the demon placing the thought in your mind, sensation, feeling or emotion on you is cast out in Jesus’ Name, to The Throne of Judgement to be dealt with because he cannot cause you to sin because you have given it to Jesus to be Lord of.

Just resisting the thought does little to remove the temptation as the demon is always there waiting to attack you in that area.  It is capturing the source of it (the demon) and evicting it that removes the temptation.

We are at war

Because you are born in enemy territory you are at was because the enemy always seeks to attack and capture you so you are either fighting this war or are a victim of it.  There is no in between.  You are either on one side or on the other, even only by not doing anything to hinder Satan.

Every Christian is involved in this war by virtue of just being a Christian living in enemy territory so needs to know how to defend themselves and attack Satan in this war.

Components of Sin

Sin has three components:

A lack of Love or indifference to someone (God or a person)

Bad stewardship of something or someone.

So, if you are sensing either of these three things be careful as you may be on the verge of sinning.

Remember as it is a war you are expected to fight it and not pray to Jesus to do it for you.  He gave you the delegation over Satan to use so why would He do something for you when He has asked you to do it.

He will help you in any way you need to fight this war but you must want too!

As it is a war the victory is only obtained when you endure until it is over.   In otherwords fight or go under.

Spiritual warfare is necessary to maintain salvation

Every Christian is at war with Satan if only by the fact they live in his kingdom on earth and it is set up to attack Christians in any way it can.

You are in Satan's world so are always under danger of attack. You fight off Satan or be overcome by Him

You need to know how Satan attacks

How to defend against attacks of Satan and attack him back to protect the kingdom and the people in it - deliverance and evangelism are warfare – plundering the enemy's kingdom

Satan is always fighting you, trying to get you to accept what he places in your mind or on your body so that you will become a part of his kingdom. You either fight him or end up in his kingdom by accepting in part or, while not doing it, not resisting what he suggests because you have not rejected it.

Spiritual warfare involves rejecting what he attacks you with either directly or indirectly and removing the demons attacking you.  It is part of pursuing holiness in that it removes the demons trying to make you live an unholy life.  The degree to which you do this show the degree to which Jesus is Lord of your life.

You live in Satan’s world and are only a traveler in it heading towards heaven. Around you is the environment he has had thousands of years to create which is designed to convince you to live in the way he desires you to live so that you will not have a relationship with Jesus and The Father so that you will be with Satan when you die.

So you need to know he attacks and how to defeat his attacks.

Who is required to attack Satan?

Every Christian is to learn how to fight Satan and defeat him and his plans as well as rescue people from his kingdom (evangelism) (Mark16:17-18, Matt 28:18-20).

They must know how Satan attacks so that they can realise when there is an attack of Satan and so defend against it.

The ministry of Jesus was designed to provide the truths to fight the lies of Satan and the authority to attack Satan and to restore people to The Father by removing them from Satan’s Kingdom.