Thursday, July 12, 2012

Demonology 101

Today I would like to post an excellent video called "How To Cast Out Devils,"  which is the third video of an eight-part series.  This is an in-depth teaching on deliverance, by David Middleton, pastor, from the "Doers of the Word" ministry.

Brother Middleton's Summary of This Video
We have seen why we are going to cast out demons because it is the great commission, it's going to bring the kingdom of God into manifestation, it will spoil satan's house in you, it's going to bring freedom from captivity and bruising, it's going to perfect holiness in you. It's going to bring satan's forceful fall in your life and he is going to decrease more and more in his effects in your life. It's going to break the generational curses, it's going to bring soul realm and physical realm healing and liberty and victory in your life.

You are going to understand the workings of satan of how he works in your life in inheritance lines so you see what has been going on so you can now recognize what has been happening so you do not fall for his tricks again. We can know what demons are in us by detection of what problems are in our life by taking a good look at our inheritance line using the cast out sessions to discover the spirits as they release out. Also seeking revelation from the Holy Spirit and as you are engaging in deliverance and proceeding in it you will discover more of the demons in you coming out. Sometimes if we are in casting out sessions casting out demons in one person and they might start coming out of another person next to them cause they had the same kind of spirit and you might discover what is in you when someone else is getting them cast out. So how do we cast them out. Remember it is for all those who are born again and you are right with God.

We are going to confess our sins and forgive every person we are going to remit the sins and iniquities of our forefathers and we are going to be sure we are walking right with the Lord and be willing to do what he says and be ready to engage in the warfare. We must realize we are more than a conquer and that we have authority. The greater one is in us and God want's you to use the authority he gave to you. In the kingdom you are a king in a position of authority and he wants you to start using that authority by casting out demons. As you do that you are going to be putting the authority and power of God into operation that will release God's power and authority to drive out the demons.

How do we do it? We command them to come out casting them out and we do this in the name of Jesus. When we begin the process after having confessed our sins and the forgiveness of others and the remitting of sins we are going to bind satan first and then we are going to begin to aggressively command the demons to come out as we speak to them by their function continually commanding them to come out until they release out of us. And as we continually and aggressively command them to come out you are going to see these evil spirits release out of you with a yawn, cough, sigh, burp, some release of breath in some capacity and they will try to resist coming out but you keep on casting them out until they start releasing out of you. Until they release and come out then that means they are resisting.

One thing that will help you to get these demons out quickly and that is as your are casting out the demon and they are not coming out very quickly and you might feel pain then cough out with deep breathy coughs or throwing your breath out will help to throw the spirits out and after you do that the demons will come out with coughs or yawns. The Lord showed me this when I started casting out demons 30 years ago. Demons will try to fight and the deep breathy coughs help to release the resisting spirits to come out of a person quickly and this also stops manifestations of demons. Deliverance is really a very simple process find out what is in you by all their functions and start casting out the demons and then make a list of everything and continue to cast them out. There can be quit a network of demons in you. This is a process and once they are driven out you will be free and you will have no more problems but you got to understand deliverance is a continual process to drive them out until they are all gone.

[End of summary by brother David Middleton.]

My Comments
I have watched this video and agree with what brother Middleton teaches here, except for perhaps one thing.  I think that we can also cast demons out of non-believers.  Jesus did this with the Canaanite woman's daughter (Matt 15:21-28).  Paul also cast an evil spirit of divination out of the slave girl in Philippi (Act 16:16-18).

I highly recommend this video and suggest that all believers watch it.  The vast majority of pastors and Christians today seem to believe that demons cannot enter into the lives of believers.  This comes from a gross misunderstanding of how demons work.

Demons can and do get into the lives of believers through sin.  Even the smallest sins can open a door for the enemy to get in.  Once a demon gets into your body, they will seek to afflict it in some way.  Then they can eventually try to gain access to your soul.  Once they have access to your soul, they can wield a great deal of influence over your thoughts and control your life to the degree you allow them to remain there.  All of this can happen while at the same time your spirit is born again and inhabited by the Holy Spirit.

The devil doesn't want you to know this, because once you do, he is not going to be able to work in the lives of people unhindered any longer.  He will be finished.  His works will be destroyed.  So he uses great deception to keep you from knowing the identity of the demons that are at work in the world and in your life. It's time we blow their cover and cast them out of our lives!  Jesus Christ loves you and wants you to be completely free!

Author's Note: You may also want to see my other blogs, Demonology 201 and Demonology 301.  I invite you to visit the Home page for this blog, and you can also find my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.


  1. Sir,who are demons,evil spirits,anti christ,fallen angels and agents

    1. Sir, in short, they are created beings, originally created by God, which have fallen. They all report up to their master, satan, the arch enemy of Jehovah God. As for anti christ, you can find definitions in my article:

      As for satan's origin, you can find detail on that in my articles:



  2. Brother Len, do we necessarily have to fast before a deliverance session can take place? Jesus told His disciple that some don't go out except by prayer and fasting (Matt. 17:21).

    1. Dear Bro Deji, I don't think it is always necessary, but it does help, and in some cases is necessary (e.g., "this kind").