Exorcism / Exorcist / Demon Exorcism



What is exorcism? (Acts 19:13)

Exorcism is commanding, in the name of Jesus, a demon to come out of an individual, a house, or wherever the demon happens to be. Exorcism is accomplished by the spoken word, in the name of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and it is done simply and quickly (Acts 16:16 – 18).

The person who is doing the exorcism should be filled with God’s Spirit. He should not have any unsurrendered sin in his life, because the demon will take advantage of any weakness (Acts 19: 13 – 16). So, this person should be pure of ulterior motives, sexual impurities, greed, and anything that would leave him open to some charge by the Devil, who is the accuser of the brethren.

Another word of caution: People should not go out looking for demons or make up demons where they do not exist. A believer should be prepared to confront demons when the need arises, but he or she should not seek this kind of encounter.
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