Can demons attack Christians?
All too often, many Christians find themselves walking in fear of the power of the unseen realm. This usually stems from a lack of understanding partnered with a deeper rooted lack of trust that Jesus truly is our ever-present protector.
The Bible has a lot to say on the topics of the spiritual realm and demonic attacks.
The book of Job in the Bible is a true story about a man who experienced one of the most profound and intense demonic attacks in all of history. This most surprising twist to this well-known story, God, Himself, permitted the devil to test Job. There was only one condition, Job could not be physically harmed.
In times of trials, sorrow, and hopelessness, many believers turn to this Old Testament book for comfort, to feel understood, and even to formulate a plan of action around spiritual warfare.
Does the devil still have the same power to attack Christians as he did in the Old Testament?
The New Testament tells us no, we can’t be attacked at the same level that our friend Job was. However, this comes with an asterisk. In John 16:33, Jesus warns us that although He has overcome the world, we will still encounter trials. Because of Jesus, we have the promise and reassurance that no trial or attack will overtake us since we belong to Him. Don’t misunderstand, things will get shaky sometimes, but we will not be overthrown when we have surrendered to Jesus.
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.Colossians 2:15
We can rejoice in our great Deliverer! Jesus has destroyed the works of the evil one. Furthermore, He crushed principalities and powers on the cross, and He has given believers the same authority over every power and principality that may come our way.
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