It would truly be wonderful if we never had to go through warfare. We could just live a saved, happy life serving Jesus without any demonic attacks. However, we are called to cast out demons because Jesus did, and we are imitators of Christ. Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 2:11 that we must not be ignorant of the devil's devices. The enemy has three different agendas that we will expose: possess, oppress and obsess.
The first demonic agenda is possession. When this occurs, a demonic spirit inhabits and takes over a host or body. When a person is filled with the Holy Spirit, the devil can't possess them. As believers in Christ, we have the advantage of destroying Satanic works, so we must become full of the Word of God and His Spirit.
The second demonic agenda is oppression. The enemy has been assigned to keep people in bondage and to prevent them from fulfilling their God-given destinies. Oppression is when an individual is stuck or hindered by repeating the same cycles. Jesus Christ came to destroy the works of the devil and to set the captives free. We have His power inside us.
The third demonic agenda is obsession. Some spirits are assigned to us to frustrate, vex, distract or prevent us on our faith walk. When the apostle Paul was on assignment to pray, a girl with the spirit of divination was obsessed with him and followed Paul, Silas and those in their company (Acts 16). When you are anointed, demonic spirits or demonized people with the wrong agendas will be obsessed with destroying or bringing you down.
No weapon formed against you will prosper. Through prayer, fasting and abiding in God's presence, every demonic agenda against us will be demolished. We will overcome through Jesus Christ. The enemy is defeated, and Jesus is Lord.
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