I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. – Luke 10:19
When you read the gospels, you will discover that one of the most important ministries of the Lord Jesus Christ was to deliver people from the power of the evil one. In Matthew 8:16 we read that many who were possessed by demons were brought to Jesus. Jesus drove out those spirits and healed the sick.
Modern theology and psychiatry
Modern theology and psychiatry do not believe that evil and demonic powers and spirits are found in man. There are many names for the different behavioral patterns, but it is a fact that many people are being tormented and hurt by evil powers. Many people live in great fear.
Healing and deliverance by Jesus Christ worked in the past and still works today, because ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever’ (Hebrews 13:8). Therefore, Jesus is still able to set you free from any power which torments you. Jesus has given us – the believers in Christ – authority over the power of the enemy.
We have been given power and authority
Jesus says in Mark 16:17 that in His name we will drive out demons. We have received that power because Jesus died for us on Calvary and has crushed the head of the evil one. Colossians 2:15 says that Jesus has disarmed all powers and authorities. He made a public spectacle of them and showed that He has triumphed over them at the cross.
Now we can boldly command the evil one to let go in Jesus’ name. We are more than conquerors over the power of darkness!