JD: Each and every one of us should follow the Biblical pattern as it relates to this and all other issues. David lets wrap this up again thinking about the Biblical instructions given to the churches for today.
DJ: Well what we don’t find in the instruction to any of the churches and this what we look at for practice today what we do today. We don’t see the process of casting out demons continuing or referred to or any instructions given in any of the letters given to the churches. What we do find is that we’re to take a defensive stance we’re not to aggressively go after Satan. Ephesians chapter 6 Paul says put on the whole armor of God.
In 1 Timothy we find that we are to not give heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines in demons that’s in chapter 4 of 1 Timothy. In James we read this, we are to submit to God resist the devil and he will flee from you. We are to be sober and vigilant Peter says in 5:8 because our adversary looks for those that he may devour. And then we know this that whoever is in dwelt by the Holy Spirit cannot be also indwelt by demon. So, the solution is to share the gospel trust that the Holy Spirit will be able to give clear thinking to the one who hears the gospel and when he believes and trust in Christ for his salvation the Holy Spirit comes in and if there is a demon present he has to flee and if we’re being oppressed by demons we submit to God. We resist the devil we don’t go after him because in Jude verse 9 we know that Jude says even Michael the archangel did not rebuke the devil directly but said the Lord rebuke you.
JD: David James with Biblical instruction on how to deal with Satan and demons in the last days.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Jesus said in the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24 that in the last days there will be an uptick in demonic activity. Satan who controls demons will release them to try to keep the world from recognizing the Biblical scenario for the last days actually unfolding in our world today.
Revelation 12:7-17 reveals that when Satan and his demons are thrown out of heaven they will endeavor to destroy the entire Jewish population on earth so God will not be able to keep his promises to the Jewish people.
Thus, Satan wins. However, I read the last chapter the Lord is going to be the victor.