Cast Out Demons
This is another gift of the Spirit, not in the
list of St. Paul, but in the promise of Jesus Himself, and it is for every Christian:
"This signs will accompany those who believe: In my name will cast out demons"
. it is the first of the five signs that accompany all Christians,
"those who believe in Jesus"!, even the humble one who doesn't know how to read,
that's what Jesus says.
Jesus cast out many demons, an every time He send
out his disciples to preach the Gospel, he gave them the power to cast out demons, "Jesus
called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out unclean
spirits" (Mt.10:1, Lk.9:1), and "the 72 disciples came back jubilant,
saying: In your name, Lord, even the demons submit to us" (Lk.10:17).
Any Christian has the power to drive out the demons
of envy and pride and jealousy, and the demons of alcohol and drugs and
and when you meet a heretic, don't waste much time arguing with him,
just drive out the devil of heresy from him, in the name of Jesus, and you will see
Jesus is a million times more powerful than all the
devils together, and a Christian, and most specially a priest or a nun, have more power in
the name of Jesus that all witches put together, and the main problem is that most
Christians don't use their authority! Use it! in the name of Jesus!, for the glory of
the Father, for our own good, and for the good of the Church.
There are three kinds of demonic influence:
Temptation: For everybody, including Jesus when
he was fasting and praying for 40 days!
you and your friends will also be tempted,
specially when you pray and fast long, like Jesus. (Mt.4).
Obsession, compulsion, oppression They are very
frequent, causing the impulse to masturbation, stealing, lying, hitting the relatives,
homosexuality, alcohol, drugs, irrational compulsions, depressions
Here the person
may have an irresistible impulse to perform something he well knows it is wrong or
irrational, or an anxious and inescapable preoccupation with an idea or emotion that he
realizes it is not right
in contrast with the demonic possession, here the person
can exercise volition, he is capable of voluntary actions, and he realizes he is doing
something bad or wrong.
Demonic Possession: A demon takes over the
personality of a human, so that he is incapable of voluntary thinking or actions: Most
heretics, those involved in the occult
Here the person is even unable to recognize
that he may be wrong
at times, the individual normal personality is replaced by
another, specially while talking about a specific subject: He is fine, except when you
touch that special subject
other times, not often, he may manifest bizarre symptoms,
such as hysteric behavior, incoherent speech, uncontrollable physical movements, with
extraordinary feats o physical strength that may be self-destructive or destructive to
others or to material objects
In all instances, it has to considered that the
symptoms or actions may be due to pathological (natural) factors rather than by the
supernatural power of evil spirits.
Jesus cast out many demons, described specially in
the Gospel of Mark. Those of Acts 16:16 and 19:13-19 relate to non-Christians.