A truth of Christian cosmology is this: God has angels assigned to look after each of us, as Luke 4:10 promises. Contrastingly, 1 Peter 5:8 reminds us that demons are also lurking around us constantly. We know from Revelation 12:4 that 2/3 of heaven’s angels did not rebel against God. So, it’s reasonable to assume, in most cases that the angels on assignment to bless and protect us outnumber two-to-one the demons assigned to harass us. Confidence in this truth is assured, UNLESS, something upsets that equation. If there is unconfessed sin, if there is an unhealed emotional stronghold in the soul, or if there are unbroken curses, angelic protection may not be fully effective. Why? These conditions give Satan an opening, a legal loophole, to attack. It is then that the demons he’s had on assignment go into action and spiritual distress follows.
From my experience as an exorcist, I can tell you that these demons on assignment aren’t usually the big boys, like Beelzebub, or Mammon, or even Jezebel. There are niggling, petty spirits. They are like poltergeists, irritating spirits without the ability to destroy (like Murder or Rage) but having powers to place obstacles in the path of one’s life. Take for example a strange demon I encountered recently during an international Skype Encounter with someone half-way around the world. The session was with a couple struggling with various issues, but one challenge was their inability to have a child. When demons manifested, concerning other generational witchcraft issues, I demanded to know the source of the infertility, which doctors hadn’t been able to find. A demon rose up calling itself Low Sperm Count.
He called himself that because his assignment was to keep this couple childless. The demon was clandestinely attacking the husband’s body to prevent conception. We broke the curses attached to this assignment, cast out the Low Sperm Count demon, and we now anxiously await news of their expecting a child. This case illustrates the unusual ways that a demon on-assignment may adapt to almost any matter to bring failure, torment, and disappointment in life. That’s not to say that every issue we face is because a demon has been assigned to that problem; but consider the possibility that certain challenges in life may be the direct result of a demonic assignment. Confront the matter forcefully in prayer; break any curses that give the assignment power; and cancel the specific duty of that demon. Terminating demonic assignments is an important way to get free, live free, and stay free and overcome in the Lord.
An encouraging word: YOU ARE NOT FORSAKEN
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” You’re probably familiar with those words of Jesus on the cross. The feeling of forsakenness, abandonment, and rejection is so much a part of the human condition: the employee whose years of faithful services ends abruptly with a pink slip; the husband or wife who suddenly discovers the infidelity of a lifelong partner; the child who wonders why his parents are getting a divorce. “Why am I forsaken?” is a universal human cry, to which the Lord, who himself felt forsaken, answers, “I will never forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).