Many have referred to Derek Prince as the 'Demonology Godfather' and he did write almost every meaningful book out there on the subject. In fact Derek's ministry totally revolved around this extremely volatile and dangerous area. Since I have been personally involved in many deliverance sessions and the fact that I grew up with Derek Prince preaching in my living room almost every week for years, I'm adding this teaching on demonization. My mother and step-father, Jim & Julia Chandler were mentored by Derek and had a ministry in both deliverance and physical healing. This information helped me tremendously, on the occasions in my healing ministry when I needed it, and it will help those that seek to become warriors in the spirit.
This teaching is direct and to the point - complete with scriptural references that will keep you busy studying for awhile. You will definitely need your bible by your side for this one - and probably for days until you read through everything.
1. “Devil” (Greek diablos) = Slanderer, a title of Satan himself. Used only in the
2. “Demon” (Greek diamon or diamonion): a spirit regarded by heathen as divine or
semi-divine. Heathen religion normally cultivates or seeks to appropriate these
3. Wrongly translated in KJV as “devil” or “devils.” Used interchangeably with “evil
spirit” or “unclean spirit.”(Compare Matt. 15:22 with Mark 7:25; Mark 5:2 with Luke
8:27. See also Rev. 16;13–14.)
Three different Greek expressions normally used to describe the influence of demons:
1. To have an unclean/evil spirit. See Matt. 11:18; Mark 7:25; 9:17; Luke 4:33; 8:27;
13:11; John 7:20; 8:48–49, 52; 10:20–21.
2. To be in an unclean/evil spirit (Modern English—to be under the influence of) See
Mark 1:23; 5:2.
3. To be demonized. KJV incorrectly translates to be “possessed with devils.” There is
nothing in the Greek to support the word “possessed,” which is completely
misleading. See Matt. 4:24; 8:16, 28, 33; 9:32; 12:22; 15:22; Mark 1:32; 5:15, 16, 18;
Nature Of Demons
A. Demons are spirits without bodies. Distinguish between angels and demons:
1. Angels have wings (see Daniel 9:21). Demons do not have wings (see Matt. 12:43).
2. Angels normally inhabit the “heavenlies” (see Eph. 6:12; Jude 6; Rev. 12:7–8).
Demons are earthbound.
3. Angels have bodies of their own, and do not normally desire to occupy another body.
13). Only in this way can they gratify their evil desires and propensities.
B. Demons have all the hallmarks of normal personality:
1. Will (see Matt. 12:44; Mark 5:11–13)
2. Emotion (see James 2:19)
3. Knowledge (see Mark 1:23–24; Acts 19:15)
4. Self-awareness (see Mark 5:9)
5. A conscience too seared to respond (see 1 Tim 4:2)
6. Ability to speak (see Mark 1:24; 5:7–12; Acts 19:15)
C. Matt 12:24–28—As Beelzebub (Lord of Flies) Satan rules over demons on the earth, as
he rules over fallen angels in the heavenlies.
Activity Of Demons
A. Their activities may be summed up by various verbs:
1. Entice (see James 1:14)
2. Deceive (see 1 Tim. 4:1–2)
3. Enslave (see Romans 8:15)
4. Torment (see 2 Tim. 1:7; 1 John 4:18)
5. Drive/compel (see Luke 8:29)
6. Defile (see Titus 1:15)
B. Demons fight against peace in every aspect:
1. Inner personal harmony
2. Peace of mind
3. Physical well-being
4. Harmonious relationships with other people, especially those closest to us
5. Harmonious adjustment to external circumstances
C. The great distinctive mark of demon activity: restlessness
C. Demons operate from two alternative positions:
1. From outside the body - If they operate from outside, we must resist them (see James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8–9)
2. From within the body - If they operate from within, we must expel them (see Matt. 8:16; Mark 1:39)
How To Recognize And Expel Demons
I. Review Of Previous Material
A. Distinguish between “devil” (singular), and “demons” (plural)
B. “Demon” is equivalent to “evil spirit” or “unclean spirit”
C. “Possession” is a misleading word. Three phrases used interchangeably: to have a demon
(evil spirit); to be in (i.e. under the influence of) a demon; to be demonized.
II. Demon Activity
Six main forms
4. Drive or compel
C. Prov. 16:32; 25:28—The “city within”: Main areas and occupants:
1. Emotions, attitudes, relationships: e.g., fear, resentment, hatred, rebellion
2. Thoughts, the realm of the mind: e.g., doubt, unbelief, indecision, procrastination,
3. The tongue: e.g., lying, unclean talk, gossip, blasphemy
4. Sex: e.g., perversion, homosexuality, masturbation. (Note: Sex is basically good, not
evil. It is not a sin to be tempted.)
5. Addictions: e.g., gluttony, alcohol. (Note: these are branches growing from a “trunk”
6. Physical infirmities: e.g., allergies, tumors, fits, cramps, heart attacks, arthritis, etc.
A. Six steps to deliverance
1. Humble yourself
2. Be completely honest
3. Confess your sins
4. Repent, and renounce all evil
5. Forgive others
6. Call on the name of the Lord
B. Cult And Occult: Satan’s Snares Disclosed
I. Three Main Forms Of Satan’s Bondage
A. Domination of one person by another
1. Witchcraft: the attempt to control another person by the use of any other spirit other than the Holy Spirit.
2. Examples of bondage to persons.
B. Heresies: These are departures from the Christian faith
1. 1 Tim 4:1–2—At this time “seducing spirits” will draw away believers into error.
Example of “food fads” (compare Acts 15:28–29).
2. 2 Peter 2:1—False teachers by underhand means will introduce “damnable heresies.”
How to recognize such heresies.
3. 1 John 2:18–22; 4:1–3—Increased activity of “antichrists” and “spirit of antichrist.”
How to recognize this spirit.
C. False religions
1. John 10:9; 14:6—Access to God the Father only through Christ crucified.
2. Eph. 2:18—only one Spirit (i.e. the Holy Spirit) gives access to the realm of God’s
3. Ex. 20:3–5—To seek spiritual help from other sources is to “have other gods” and
brings judgment on succeeding generations (compare Ex. 22:18–20).
4. Deut. 18:9–14—forbidden spiritual contacts (compare Is. 47:12–13).
A. Words used in KJV:
1. Divination = Fortune telling, clairvoyance
2. Observer of times, Monthly prognosticator = Horoscopes
3. Astrologer, stargazer = Astrology
4. Having a familiar spirit = A medium
5. Necromancy = Consulting the dead
6. Charmer = One who uses charms
7. Enchanter = One who uses incantations (music, etc.)
*Wizard is male; witch is female
B. Branches of the occult:
1. Divination operates by revelation, prediction, E.S.P., etc.
2. Witchcraft operates by spells, curses, hypnosis
3. Sorcery operates by charms, music, dancing, drugs
4. For New Testament examples see Acts 8:9–11; 13:6–12; Gal. 3:1; 4:9–11; 2 Tim.
3:13; Rev. 9:20–21; 18:23
C. Modern forms:
1. Ouiji Board
2. Fortune telling
3. Drugs (including sedatives, pep tablets, pain killers)
6. “Meditation” (i.e. Transindental)
7. Oriental cults and philosophies (e.g., yoga)
12. Automatic writing (psychography) is writing which the writer states to be produced from a subconscious or spiritual source without conscious awareness of the content.
13. Graphoanalysis – Handwriting analysis
D. Ps. 139:21–22—We must decide to hate these enemies of God and their influence in our
E. Acts 19:17–19—New Testament pattern showing how believers must renounce these
forbidden practices and sever all contact.
I. Two Common Questions:
A. “How do I know if I’m completely free?” No certificates issued! You must know how to recognize and deal with demons for
B. “Where do demons go?” Jesus did not cast demons into the pit, or any other such place. He warned plainly that they will seek to return. Leave no area vacant (see Matt. 12:43–45).
II. Four Common Reasons Why Full Deliverance Is Not Obtained
A. Lack of true repentance.
B. Failure to confess certain sins (particularly adultery and abortion) (see James 5:16).
C. Failure to forgive others (see Mark 11:25–26).
D. Failure to break with the occult (see Acts 19:25–26).
III. Seven Main Requirements For Keeping Deliverance
1. Yield to the Lordship of Jesus in every area.
2. Be continuously filled with the Holy Spirit (see Eph. 5:18).
3. Live by the Word of God (see Luke 11:13; Acts 2:4; Matt. 4:4, 7, 11).
4. Put on the whole armor of God (see Eph. 6:10–18).
a. Especially the “helmet of hope” (see 1 Thess. 5:8; 1 Cor. 13:13; Rom. 8:28; Heb.
b. Also the “garment of praise” (see Is. 61:3; 60:18; Luke 4:18; Heb 13:5).
5. Cultivate right relationships.
6. Cultivate right fellowship. Both faith and unbelief come through what we hear (see
Rom. 10:17; Mark 4:24; Luke 8:18; Prov. 19:27).
7. Make Jesus central (see John 12:31–32).
May The Blood of Jesus cover, bless & protect you!