One of the things which can help us in our walk with Jesus, is learning that many of the challenges we face in the physical are caused by something happening in the spiritual realm. One example of this is when someone continually experiences the same setback in a particular area of their life. If the efforts the person makes to change the situation always fail, this could mean a person is being opposed by demons and needs to engage in spiritual warfare to make progress.
For instance, a person may find that no matter how hard they try to stay calm they cannot help but lose their temper time and time again. This person likely has an evil spirit of anger over them. Or a person may find that no matter how hard they try to get ahead financially, something is always eating up their money. This person could very well have an evil spirit of poverty attacking their lives.
I do not mean that every problem in our lives is caused by demons. Some problems are because of the choices we make. However if a problem is demonic, it is important for us to know so that we can fight against it. In such case a person needs to enter into spiritual warfare, and standing on the authority of God’s Word, they need to bind and cast out the demon opposing them until it is gone (Luke 10:19). They may also need to include fasting with their prayers (Mark 9:25-29 KJV).
If you are not sure what is causing the problem in your life, you can ask The Holy Spirit to show you if it is something you are doing to cause it or if it is being caused by a demonic spirit. Also, after a person is set free from the demonic spirit, they need to continue being prayerful and walking in the teachings of the Bible. Anytime a Christian is spiritually weak or practicing sin, the spirit they were delivered from will have an entryway into that person’s life again (John 5:1-14).
Ephesians 6:12 NIV – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
God bless you