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June 2007: Addressing demon spirits
In the Bible, demons were sometimes cast out by name, while other times they were cast out by simply referring to them as 'foul spirit' or 'unclean spirit'. It is always best if you have the demon's name, but many times that isn't easily available. If you have the demon's actual name it will give you an idea of what sort of spirit you are up against along with an idea of what other similar spirits may be found in that person. For example, spirits of murder are often found along side spirits of hate or revenge. Having the name of the spirit you are casting out is helpful, but not always required:
Example of spirit being cast out using it's name: Mark 9:25, "When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him."
Example of spirit being cast out not using it's name: Mark 5:8, "For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit."
I often try to get the demon's name if I can, as it seems to get it's attention easier. However, when I do not have the demon's name, I will often either try to get it (command the spirit to tell me it's name) or simply go about referring to the spirit by a more generic term such as 'unclean spirit' or 'demon'. However, there is one more thing I will attempt to do as well, and that is refer to the spirit by it's function. For example, I might get a spirit to manifest by issuing the command, "I command the spirit behind this fear that (that person's name) is experiencing to manifest in Jesus' name!" or "I call to attention the spirit that is behind this pain in Jeff's lower back!"
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