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22 Backseat Demons By Phil Scovell The memory had been cleared of all guilt and sin for several years. However, I noticed that each time the memory came to mind, the lying spirit was still in the memory picture. He was no longer talking, of course, because he had been exposed and his lies, of which there were many, were all eliminated. Thus, the memory no longer had feelings of guilt as it had for literally decades. We were on a family vacation. The demon who had implanted a number of lies into my life, was about the size of a small child. He sat in the back window of the car with his arms and legs crossed. His face revealed an attitude of confidence, arrogance, and total control over the situation. He seemed happy in an evil sort of way. His demeanor spoke loudly that he wasn't planning on going any where anytime soon. As I thought about the memory, I searched around in my feelings to see if anything had been overlooked. There was nothing and the memory was just as it should be but the demon hadn't left. Then I remembered, when this memory was first processed through prayer, he had never been told to leave. I said, "Lord, we didn't send him away when this memory was first healed and that was years ago." I was puzzled why the memory and the demon continually returned to my thinking and what to do about it. "You can get rid of him now," I heard the Lord say. I smiled. I had never even thought of that. I stopped what I was doing and since I was alone, I prayed out loud. "In the name of the True Lord Jesus Christ, I call this lying spirit to attention." I laughed out loud. The child sized demon immediately snapped to attention, standing on the ledge of the back window of the car, but now he was only the size of a small doll. He was fiercely struggling, too, as he stood there. Then I realized what was happening. He couldn't leave because I hadn't given him permission or instructions. I've seen demons literally walk away when a lie was exposed because the uncovering of the lie made it impossible for them to stay. I have also seen demons attempt to remain, although silently, because they no longer have a right to speak once the lies has been exposed and the truth of God's voice has spoken. I smiled at his struggling and small size. He was unable to move, as if frozen, yet he was trying. He wanted to turn and run but I continued praying, binding any other lying spirits to him if others had been working under his authority, and also binding everything he had said against me that day or since. His color had been a slick inky black as he sat nonchalantly in the back window with his legs crossed and hanging over the back seat. Now, as I continued praying, his color began to change into an ugly purple, a brassy brown, and finally his face yellowed. His body structure began breaking down amorphously and he began losing personal identity as I continued to pray. By the time I finished, his head was half way turned around but his body was still facing forward. When I gave the command for him to leave, he quickly spun and ran right out the back window. Now, when this memory comes to mind, the demon is gone and the back window is empty. Do Christians really have authoritative ability to exercise over demons? If you have ever read anything I have written, or heard me speak before, you know the verse I always use as home base for what the Bible teaches. "And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power," (Colossians 2:10). This is in no way a complicated passage of Scripture to understand. If you are unaware of the joint authority you have with the risen Christ, then fear will never be far from your mind regardless of how many Bible verses you have memorized, regardless what church you attend, and regardless of where you went to Bible college. You cannot resist the Enemy, James 4:7, if you believe the lie that you have no Enemy opposing you.