Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD Saturday, 21st October 2023 YOU CAN CAST OUT DEMONS FROM ANYWHERE

_Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give_ *(Matthew 10:8)*

There’re those who say, *“You can cast demons out of individuals but you can’t cast them out of a city.”* But that’s not true. In Mark 5, we find a very interesting story of Jesus demonstrating His authority in casting out devils. He came across a demoniac who lived among tombs, and had a legion of demons.

When the man saw Jesus from afar, the demon, speaking through him, said, *“...What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not”* (Mark 5:7). The Bible says the demon *“...besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country”* (Mark 5:10).

Even the demons knew Jesus could send them out of the country and they immediately began to plead with Him. Whether *“the country”* means countryside, a region or a territory, it makes no difference. They understood that Jesus could send them out of the place; they knew it then, and they still know it today! We’ve been given that same authority to put them to flight.

Jesus said, *“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues”* (Mark 16:17 NKJV). Jesus gave us authority to cast out demons; He didn’t limit it to any place. We can cast out devils from anywhere. Hallelujah! 

Take control of your city, state, and country! Cut off the influence of Satan in your country. Run him out of your country. Oftentimes, when there’s chaos, anarchy and turmoil in a place, many don’t realise that it’s the devil that’s behind such negative activities. But you’ve been vested with all power and authority in heaven and in earth to subdue, dominate and take charge of your world, using the Name of Jesus. Hallelujah!


_The devil is a fully defeated foe, and I’ve been vested with all power and authority in heaven and in earth to subdue, dominate and take charge of my world. I therefore demand, in the Name of Jesus Christ, that the demons that influence and cause violence, shortage and opposition to the Gospel cease and desist from their operations in my nation. Amen._


*Psalm 118:10-12 NIV* All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down. *11* They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down. *12* They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them down. 

*Philippians 2:9-11* Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; *11* And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  

*Luke 10:19* Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

*1 Year Bible Reading Plan :* 1 Timothy 3:1-16 & Jeremiah 9-10

*2 Year Bible Reading Plan :* John 6:61-71 & 2 Kings 7-8
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