The Pathway to Freedom
Delivered By
Pastor Bob Petersen
Delivered On
September 9, 2012


The Final Quest -- The demonic army was so large that it stretched as far as I could see…Although this army was marching specifically against the church, it also was attacking anyone else that it could.
The most shocking part of this vision was that this horde was not riding on horses, but primarily on Christians! Most of them were well-dressed, respectable, and had the appearance of being refined and educated, but there also seemed to be representatives from almost every walk of life. While these people professed Christian truths in order to appease their consciences, they lived their lives in agreement with the powers of darkness. As they agreed with those powers, their assigned demons grew and more easily directed their actions.
Many of these believers were host to more than one demon…
I noted that the demons were riding on these Christians, but were not in them as was the case with non-Christians. It was obvious that these believers had only to stop agreeing with their demons in order to get free of them. For example, if the Christian on whom a demon of Jealousy was riding just started to question the jealousy, that demon would weaken very fast. When this happened, the weakened demon would cry out and the leader of the division would direct all the demons around that Christian to attack him until the jealousy would build up on him again. If this did not work, the demons would begin quoting Scriptures, perverting them in a way that would justify the bitterness, accusations, or other satanic influences they were spreading. The power of the demons was clearly rooted almost entirely in the power of deception.
People usually don’t know they’re demonized
We usually recognize demonic intrusion by the unrighteous fruit of their lives.
Demons get access to us in the following ways:
Generational iniquity and/or curses
Sexual invasion
Words spoken against us
Carnality of the mind or actions
Sin: Past & present including sins of omission
Dealings with the occult
They don’t because they’re blinded by the following things:
Some just don’t have an interest in the things of God and the god of this world has blinded their minds.
Spiritual things are scary or weird to them and every time they get around Godly spiritual things it freaks them out.
Some exists within the church and because of self righteousness they won’t accept that there’s a possibility that they are could be bound.
WE are responsible to rid ourselves of demonic activity through the finished work of the cross.
This is not an area of “If it be Thy will”
There are two ways we are ridded of demonic intrusion:
Cast them out - Matthew 10:7-8 NAS  And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'  8 "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. & Mark 16:17 NAS  These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons.
Resist them - James 4:6-8 NAS  7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 
With casting out or resisting there is a biblical principle that applies to both
It’s the ability to keep the demonic intrusion out when it comes to get back in.
Matthew 12:43-45 NAS  43 Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.  44 "Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.  45 "Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."
Most demons that need cast out are there illegally
Casting out demons could require the following:
Knowledge of and belief in your authority
The name of the demon
The point of intrusion
Most people the have demonic intrusion based off of things that they did
This demonic intrusion is what requires the resistance process
These demons are there by legal authority given to them when we sinned or allow them.
That process is the same process that the children of Israel went through in the wilderness.
The wilderness process will work by itself
Here are the steps of the wilderness process:
Recognition of bondage
Verification of God’s Presence by miracles
Wilderness confrontation of the things that have a hold of you
Integration of the knowledge of the “law” concerning your bondage
Confrontation of the idols created because of your bondage
The patient daily walk observing God’s provision to build faith
The Jericho confrontation of you bondage
Ticks and leaches don’t stick to dead people
God will put around you the very thing you need ridded of