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There is a young man in our church who recently has been delivered from demonic (possession). We did a prayer of rededication with him once he was delivered and tested the spirit and I'm glad to say that he is completely delivered.  After church yesterday his mum came up to me telling me that he had a dream last night and in his dream 4 people living in his area who are now deceased appeared to him.  They were telling him of how they passed away and telling this young man to tell their family they are burning in hell and they must stop living the way they lived.  I know that this not of God, but I need to back my answers with scripture.  Please can you help me?


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If this young man was truly possessed by a demon, he does not need a “prayer of rededication,” but he now needs to repent of his sin and from his heart “pray to God for salvation.”  A saved person cannot be possessed by a demon.
Matthew 12:24-29 says, “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.    And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:   And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?   And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.   But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.   Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.”
Jesus illustrated Satan or demon possession as a house, and having to “bind the strong man” before you can enter into the house.  If you are going to cast out Satan or a demon out of a person, you have to have the power to bind him.  Jesus is the One with all power.  Matthew 28:18 says, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”  Ephesians 6:10-12 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.   Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.   For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  That is why we come before the Lord and ask Him to rebuke Satan.  Zechariah 3:1-2 says, “And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.    And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?”  Even Michael the archangel does not try and rebuke the devil in his own strength, but asks the Lord to rebuke him.  Jude 1:9 says, “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.”  Jesus is the One that gave power to the apostles to cast out devils (demons).  Mark 3:14-15 says, “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,   And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.”
Back to the matter of this young man.  A saved person cannot be possessed by Satan or a demon.  Matthew 12:28-29 says, “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.   Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.”  When a person is saved, he has the Holy Spirit indwelling him, and his body is thereby referred to as “the temple of God.”  1 Corinthians 3:16-17 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?   If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”  John 14:16-17 says, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;   Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”  Not only does the Holy Spirit abide in the body of the believer, but so does the Father and the Son.  John 14:23 says, “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
The summary is this: Satan and the demons cannot enter into the body of a Christian, because they would have to “bind the strong man” to do that.  The “Strong Man” indwelling the Christian is God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit.  Satan and the demons are not stronger than God.  1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”  To enter into a Christian’s body, Satan and the demons would have to be stronger than God, and bind Him—and they are not stronger than God.  God is all-powerful.  Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
Right now, Satan and the demons have access to travel between heaven and earth, but they have to appear before God on a regular basis, and answer for what they have been doing.  We see this by what happens in the Book of Job.   Job 1:6-7 says, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.   And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”  Satan then accuses Job.  Job 1:9-11 says, “Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?   Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.    But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.”
That is still what Satan is doing to this very day.  Going back and forth, between heaven and earth, accusing Christians.  God has given Satan that freedom to roam right now, but that day is going to come to an end.   At the mid-point of the Tribulation Period, Satan is going to be banned from the heavenly realm.  Revelation 12:7-10 says, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,   And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.   And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.   And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”
After the Tribulation Period, Satan is going to be bound for 1,000 years, the length of time for the Millennium, when the Lord Jesus Christ rules and reigns upon earth.  Revelation 20:2-3 says, “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,   And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”  At the end of the Millennium, God is going to loose Satan for a little season, and Satan is going to go out and tempt all those people who were born during the Millennium.  They are going to have to face Satan’s temptations, just like Adam and Eve, and all of us have faced.  Sadly, many of those people born in the Millennium are going to fall to Satan’s temptations, and are going to rebel with him against God.  Revelation 20:7-8 says, “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,   And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”  God will then put down Satan’s rebellion for the final time.  Revelation 20:10 says, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”   Satan is not the “king of hell.”  Satan is not going to be tormenting people in hell.  To the contrary, God created the lake of fire to torment Satan and his angels (demons).  Matthew 25:41 says, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.“  All of those who have believed Satan’s lie and rejected the Lord Jesus Christ, will also be cast into the lake of fire with them.  Revelation 20:15 says, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Once again, if this young man were truly demon-possessed, he does not need a “prayer of rededication” now—what he now needs is true repentance and faith—he needs salvation.
In regard to this young man having a dream and four people appearing to him telling him that they are in hell right now, and want him to warn their families to turn from the way that they are living, that is something that the Bible says cannot happen.  Luke 16:19-31 says, “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:   And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,   And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.   And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;   And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.   And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.   But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.   And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.   Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:   For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.   Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.   And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.   And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”  God does not allow people in hell to communicate with people on earth to reach their lost loved ones.  The answer given is, “They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.”  Moses and the prophets were not still alive at that time, so what is clearly meant is that “They have the Scriptures that God used these men to write.”  “If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”  If someone were actually to come back from the dead and warn them, they would excuse it all away as a “nightmare” or a “bad dream.”  And that is also the case with this young man.  People would just say that he was having a dream like that, because he is religious, and they would not take it seriously.  If people will not believe the Bible, then they will not believe anyone’s dreams, or visions, or experiences.

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