How to Overcome Demonic Attacks

Please don’t be offended that I say one possibility for habitual sin is demonic attacks. And don’t think I’m giving you permission to say, “the devil made me do it” to absolve yourself from any responsibility.

egg_crackMediumIf you have named Jesus your Lord, He has given you a new name and His authority. You don’t have to put up with supernatural cravings to sin. Here’s what you need to know.

Unforgiveness, hate, abuse, sin, unclean sex, illness, trauma, and fear are some of the doors that open for demonic attack.

Now without getting into theology or stories I want to give you enough information today to show you that you don’t have to be afraid or ashamed.

You may even be able to deal with the enemy that’s against you by yourself. If you can’t there are people who can help you.

Here are the steps you can use. You can also use “Steps To Freedom in Christ” by Neil T Anderson as a tool to help you focus on specific doors that need to be closed.

1. Forgive everyone you’re offended at.

Let the Spirit show you who that may be. The more specific you can be the better. Follow up forgiving with releasing the person to God and Blessing them in Jesus’ name. If you can’t choose to forgive, you need someone’s help to help cast off the spirit of unforgiveness.

2. Repent of your specific sin in the situation.

Reactions to hurt done to us are understandable and may seem excusable. But they are not from God and open the door for oppression by the enemy. You need to repent of the sins you’ve done in response to the offense you’ve suffered.

For example:

Father, I repent of the resentment, anger and bitterness I have felt towards _________ and I repent of having taken in feelings of rejection, loneliness, and despair over that situation. Help me to turn away from all these feelings and I ask for your forgiveness for them.

3. Renounce all the spirits involved

This is not a prayer to God, it is spoken to the spirit involved who is an enemy out to kill, steal and destroy. It needs to be out loud. For example:

“In the name of Jesus I renounce you spirit of rejection, loneliness, despair and hopelessness.”

4. Close the doors

Close the door to the spirits involved so that when they’re cast out the cannot return.

“In the name of Jesus and by His shed blood, I break the power of the spirits of ___________. They do not have any rights any longer. I will not accept their return.”

5. Cast out the demons

Simply cast them out. If you can’t because it sticks in your throat, or you feel sweat or a strain or you feel nauseated or get a headache, all the doors have not been closed. You can go back and ask the Spirit to show you who you need to forgive, or find someone with experience to walk you through the final steps.

6. Thank Jesus for His deliverance

If you’re free, this will be natural. If you can’t, it just means you need more help.

7. Invite the Holy Spirit to fill all the places now vacant.

If you really don’t feel you can do this – for any reason – ask someone with experience to help.

As a follower of Christ, you are a new creature.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (New International Version)

You don’t need to put up with the lies or attacks of the enemy. Put on the armour of God. Resist the devil and he will flee. I know this is a brief blog post, so please ask any questions and I’ll try to clarify.

  • amie

    (Sorry for bad spelling grammar I have dyslexia)

    Hello my name is Amie, please help me with demons,, I really need some help please. The good lord has showed me that I have lots of demons right now and I have been under attack for a long time but I have just awoke from my slumber and its really scary.

    My husband and my son both have them….im sure I do to.. : (((

    I found this book called pigs in the parlor at a thrift store and never opened the book just put it on a shelf at my home. It sat there for over a year.

    I never even looked at it then the lord sent me to read it and everything started to come together. I tried to show it to my husband but he became so angry he grabbed it ripped it apart and took it too the garbage outside.

    Since then I have become very aware.. I have had lots of bad stuff happen in my life but the demons are now exposing themselves and I am not sure how to handle it…

    One day in the car I was talking to my son and for no reason he turned and hissed at me and a steam of saliva came out from under his tongue, I asked him why he did that HE JUST TURNED HIS HEAD AND SMILED.

    I have since then tried to read the gospel to my son to help him,, he will turn away and yawn, and twitch he says he’s just sleepy but I tried to read the lamb and 144,000 and he said in a deep voice … was not my sons voice…

    My husband has demons .. one night I asked if we could switch sides on the bed and he turned and took a bite out of my shoulder this left me a bruise.

    Also when the demon is there its like pure hate looking at you….also the left puple of the eye will enlarge while the right stays normal…

    I have fasted and prayed this has helped but they are still in there. I know I need to cast them out in the name of JESUS CHRIST but im not sure what to do after,,what happens if they come back and try to hurt me more…

    The church I go to would not like the things I have told you, I cant go to them they are in the dark . I want to go out and save souls, I want to clean people up and get them saved…I tried talking to my pastor about how things are getting crazy in the world and how we need to really go out and get people saved that the time was short and he just looked at me like what???



    • revtrev


      Sounds like you need some help. I’m praying you find someone near you who can minister to you in love. Too often deliverance ministry is controlling and actually harmful.

      You don’t need to deal with this yourself. Your role in the meantime is to build yourself up with the Word. The Word cleans us. The truth frees us. You’re a victor not a victim. You won’t believe that until you build yourself up.

      Steps to Freedom in Christ: A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You

      Is a resource that can help you as well.

  • damian

    thank you very much this was very helpful

    • revtrev

      You are so welcome. Thanks for letting me know.

  • pamela

    After 7 years of separation, I have returned with my 2 teenage children to my husband. The reason for leaving was after 1 n a half yrs of physical abuse. But in the 7 years, I hv maintained contact and relationship with hubby by constantly returning and on my 7th year, my husband requested us to return. Looking to God for confidence, I returned in Feb 2011.

    Now, after 7 months, I see that he is into drinking regularly with friends. I do not grudge his outings BUT I get angry when I suggest some time out as a family, I constantly get “If I have no choice, I will come”. This is so disheartening. At home, he expects home cooked food, his clothes and laundry taken care of, etc. N expects to be notified of everything that happens at home; even permission has to be asked for everything.

    I am so fed up and tired. I hold a full time job, run a home without help and tho extremely exhausted try to do all I can to make home comfortable. Now I just get angry n irritated because I do things out of love n at the end get treated second best to his friends.

    • revtrev


      Praying for you. It sounds like you have some real issues to deal with.

      Are you and your husband getting counselling? Is there any fear that physical abuse is going to come back if you confront him?

      Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Cor 13:4-7

      God’s kind of love is very hard to manage on our own strength. It’s so hard to love like God when we feel victimized.

      I don’t know if you’re looking for someone to help you, but my friend Cheryl does counselling over skype

  • Angela

    Seeing your post today made me tear up – so timely.

    My sister is under attack right now. I have only come to understand how fully this has taken over her life. As one of the strongest Christian ladies I know – its very difficult to see – its tearing me apart. It has attacked her marriage and turned her into someone I hardly know. This is the most frightening thing I have ever witnessed. I am on knees continually – please pray for her, and her family. I am so thankful she has a strong church family to pray over her – God can restore her, God will restore her. Please pray with us.

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  • bright osah

    my name is bright osah 40 years old through my marriage demons enter into my teritry by attacking destorying my job and finacial
    i pray for lonttime but still things are not okak

    • revtrev

      Praying for a long time can be going through the motions. When we beg God instead of agree with Him and His authority we tend not to see much done. God is on your side, so stand up in his authority. I’m not saying your situation will change overnight, but I’m confident no weapons formed against us shall prosper and all who rise up against us will fall, when we walk in love and authority. Praying for you.

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