When Jesus gave the disciples authority to cast out demons and every kind of affliction, does this mean we can have that same power?


Matthew 10:1

ESV - 1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.

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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
I don't believe so. Michael, God's archangel who is described as a "chief of the princes" in Daniel 10:13 left it to the Lord.

James 1:9 (Better yet, read the whole book of Jude, only 25 verses)

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (KJV)

Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses’ body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him but said, “The Lord rebuke you! ” (HCSB)

But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”[ (NIV)

But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels,[fn] did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy, but simply said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (This took place when Michael was arguing with the devil about Moses’ body.) (NLT)

May 29 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Billy mays Erik Palm
The first thing that I wish to say is that your question asks if WE have this power. The truth is, by our own, we are powerless. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that demons are cast out of people.

Let me first begin by saying that there are many viewpoints on this. I will provide a few of them for you, so that you can make a well informed decision.

Roman Catholic: The church teaches that priests, bishops, and sometimes seminarians (Canon Law has changed in the last century on this matter) are the only ones who have the right to perform exorcisms, and bishops are commonly involved in the process. There is a tremendous amount of discernment that goes into such an event, to ensure that the issue is not in fact a mental illness, a medical condition, or a figment of their imagination.

Evangelical Protestant: Perspectives vary, but most believe that all Christians have the right to cast demons out in Jesus' name. That being said, there is no formal position held across denominations. It would be best to ask each pastor his perspective.

Pentecostal/Charismatic: People in this group have written volumes on the subject, and even have attempted to offer methods on how to do so. Frank Hammond, Win Worley, and Derek Prince are several names to consider researching. Usually, they believe that all Christians can cast out demons, and that Mark 16 shows that they can and are called to.

The World: As a warning to you, remember that the world also is fascinated with evil, and will offer you remedies to the problems demons cause. Talismans of all sorts are on the market, and exorcisms are all over our movies. Witches offer all sorts of remedies to demonic issues, and under no point should they be consulted.

I hope I was able to help!

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