Mark 5:6 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him. 7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”

When Jesus arrived and saw the deranged man, who was filled with thousands of demons, the first thing the demons within the man did was bow down and begged Jesus not to torment them.

Unfortunately, horror movies have created an image of fear behind demons that totally contradict the Word of God. If some of us were in this same situation as Jesus, we would run or pray that they wouldn’t hurt us when instead, we should operate in our authority and understand they need to be afraid of us.

Believe it or not, we’ve seen demonically influenced people in our lives. They may not have been cutting themselves, but they’re demonically influenced. The abusive husband, the jealous wife, that killer on the news who said the devil made me do it are all demonically influenced. Instead of being afraid of what they’ll do to us or someone else, we should understand nothing can hurt us without our permission and we have power over all demonic forces (Luke 10:19).

Because we’ve been so inundated with fear regarding demons, the confidence to overcome demonic forces may not happen overnight. We may have to spend time meditating on the Word of God and allowing God to show us how to overcome these forces.

So, don’t be afraid of devils, demons, or witches. Let them be afraid of us.