"We can discover another example of rebuking and taking authority over demons. "When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying to it, 'You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter him no more'" (Mark 9:25). Jesus did not just rebuke the demon and it came out. He rebuked the foul spirit and said what He commanded it to do. When searching through the Scriptures for adequate spiritual warfare techniques, we need to pay attention to the filler words such as "saying," "said" and "call." We need to look for action words in the Scriptures. Here, Jesus said to the demon, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter him no more" (Mark 9:25b). Jesus not only cast the demon out, but took authority, commanded departure and also sealed in the person's deliverance by commanding the demon to enter him no more. He was rebuking and taking complete authority over every part of the demonic stronghold." -- Kathy DeGraw
Sealed the child's deliverance? Again, is she serious? Is Jesus ability to cast out demons somehow restricted by the words that He says? So according to Kathy, if Jesus had just said, "come out of him" then the demon could have simply re-entered the boy? How powerless a christ does Kathy DeGraw serve? That unless He said enter him no more His authority would be limited only to "come out of him." This is what happens when we limit the God we serve to pump up our role. The truth is the disciples could not cast out this demon and the father's faith had failed from the years of having to deal with it. Jesus is over all creation. He could have said "Snickerdoodle!" and the demon would have come out and entered the child no more if that was what Jesus wanted. Is God bound by linguistics? Is His intent only followed by His creation if it is spoken in proper English? Aramaic? Ancient Greek? Those are carnal languages given to us by God because we wanted to be like Him at the Tower of Babel as well. Once again, the Luciferian sin. DeGraw concludes:
"We must follow Jesus' example. I believe many people don't receive their deliverance or their healing doesn't manifest because we aren't following the biblical example of deliverance. Learn more about how we should follow Jesus' deliverance ministry in my podcast Prophetic Spiritual Warfare on the CPN network. You can learn more about deliverance and the power of speaking out in my books, Speak Out and Discerning and Destroying the Works of Satan. Think about your situation and what you need to speak out and not only rebuke but take authority over. I am believing for your situation to take a divine turnaround once you start rebuking as Jesus did!" -- Kathy DeGraw
Let's put an end to this silliness once and for all. DeGraw turned to the Gospel of Mark for the initial proof of Jesus giving two sets of commands. There is however the same story in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke and in neither one of those accounts are two separate commands noted. These stories are the same beloved. Jesus rebuked the wind and the seas but He did not provide follow up commands or anything that meaningless. God's command is God's command. The larger problem here is that Kathy DeGraw is still trying to be God and the job is already filled. In all of these instances, Jesus never corrected anyone saying they should have rebuked. The issue for the disciples and the father in Mark 9 was faith, not the power of their words. Do not fall for fake healers like Kathy DeGraw who have such a limited view of the power of God and a bloated sense of themselves.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- August 30, 2019