What Are Demons Afraid Of?

What Are Demons Afraid Of? March 14, 2016

Are there some things that demons are afraid of?

Casting out all Fear

Satan and his demons know that they only have so much time before they are permanently judged (Rev 20:11) but they also know that they are operating from a standpoint that they’ve already been defeated as Jesus said in sending out the seventy, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you” (Luke 10:19). When “The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name” (Luke 10:17) but the greatest news wasn’t that the demons were subject to them and so they were told, “do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). It’s still important to note that the demons are subject to them and they have no power over us and neither does Satan therefore, as the Apostle John wrote “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love” (1st John 4:18).

Fear of Jesus

When someone says that I know Christ, I believe it’s not as important that they know Him but that He knows them! You see this in the gospels in many places where Jesus says depart from Me for I never knew you (Math 7:23) because the demons know Jesus too as James wrote “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder” (James 2:19). Someone can say that they know Christ but so do the demons but that certainly doesn’t mean they’re saved. The greatest or most important question is does He know you! The demons know that they have only a certain amount of time before they are judged and condemned by Jesus Christ which explains why they said to Jesus on one occasion, “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God” (Luke 4:34), obviously meaning that they know their time is coming when Jesus finally brings judgment to them (Rev 20:10) as it says elsewhere in Scripture where the demons said of Christ “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God” (Mark 1:24).

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Fear of Prayer

We have no need to fear Satan or the demons because Satan and his demons have been declawed, defanged, and neutered and so the demons tremble at the thought of Christ but I also know that when Christians begin to pray, they are being heard and that they can put on the armor of God and resist the demons and the Devil. We have overcome him (the enemy) as evidenced by the Apostle John writing, “I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death” (Rev 12:10-11). This shows that it’s a done deal; the enemy has been defeated and has no more power over us.

Living in Fear

The author of Hebrews writes from the vantage point of Satan’s defeat and his demons are included as he writes “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery” (Heb 2:14-15). Jesus Christ Himself has “disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him” (Col 2:15) since “Greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world” (1st John 4:4). This means that we no longer have to fear an enemy that has been defeated at the cross. His can only harass believes but he can do no more.


There is no fear for those who are secure in Jesus Christ as He said, “all that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out” (John 6:37) and adds, “ I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand” (John 10:28-29). Since none are greater than God, none are a threat to God or to His children and that includes you if you’ve repented and trusted in Christ. If you have not, whether you know it or not, the Apostle Paul writes that “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2nd Cor 4:4).

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • pud

    Good day for an exorcism eh jack? LOL!!!! You are out of your freakin mind. Hey, would a Troll on a Unicorn with an alien plasma rifle beat a demon with a pitchfork and a fire breathing dragon?

    You have to be absolutely insane to peddle this imaginary swill. Either that or clinically psychotic in need of immediate medical attention.

    Can you demonstrate the existence of “demons” jack? Have you ever seen one?

    What kind of perverted view of the universe do you have to think that the entire cosmos is populated with every manner of invisible entity all doing battle with each other? How is this simple minded thinking any different than Thor throwing thunderbolts and Poseidon hurling waves and tossing the seas? What other mythological creatures to you “believe” live in your closet or under your bed?

    PS…”Paul” was NOT an apostle. He never met your jesus or any of the other followers. He was a psychotic murderer and religious nut job. Can’t you even get your basic imaginary facts in order?

    • Joshua Carpenter

      Oh look, an obnoxious elitist Atheist. Never seen that before *sarcasm*

      It’s always amusing as to the things a troll will say when they have the safety of a computer to hide behind

      • pud

        LOL Do you think that I wouldn’t call you a lunatic to your face?

        Tell me skippy….how many demons have you met lately? How about an argument showing where in any way my post is incorrect?

        • Joshua Carpenter

          Oh feel free to say it to my face, just don’t be surprised when you’d get knocked to the ground afterwards 🙂 Lol any argument I could present would be automatically denied by you as you are obviously a close minded fool who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. There is no 100% proof that demons, God, and so on do or don’t exist so idiots like you who act like it’s the truth that they’re non-existence just show why some atheists are just dolts with superiority complexes.

          Run along now troll, I’m sure you have some bridge you need to get back under.

          • pud

            LOL…tough guy eh? Running to Discus a YEAR later? Whoa skippy..you should use that time to see a shrink!

          • pud

            I can’t prove purple three toed two headed unicorns “don’t” exist either so I guess “believing” in them is valid eh? The only mistake I make is conversing with abject idiots

        • Joshua Carpenter

          Oh, I see..Your profile consists of you having gone around harassing and antagonizing others like the sad and pathetic little troll that you are. Welp, guess it looks like it’s time for the good ole report and hope Disqus does their job and gets rid of fools like you.

        • Joshua Rush

          I’m also atheist but pud you’re fucking pathetic. If you called someone a lunatic to their face in my state or hit them they’d shoot you. Lol internet tough guy

          • pud

            Oh really…Let’s see….if you call someone a name (in this case a fact) in your state (has to be in the South) they commit murder….who’s the lunatic?

    • Mike

      Your mockery is unwanted and uncalled for. Believe what you wish, but insulting others for their own views is just rude. Have some respect!

      • pud

        I don’t “believe” anything. Only children and the demented “believe” things without evidence. You and your cult deserve no respect…stupid ideas deserve only contempt and ridicule and there are very few “beliefs” out there as ridiculous and damaging to childrens minds than yours. cheers!

        • Mike

          So the ideas are stupid because they’re not yours, then. I get it. You’re obnoxious and quite a disrespectful prick.

          • pud

            No, the made up delusional absurd nonsensical “beliefs” are stupid all on their own…my perceptions don’t change that.

            Your comment sounds “quite disrespectful” LOL

          • Mike

            So, explain to me why those beliefs are nonsensical and delusional, then…

          • pud

            Because they are as ridiculously absurd as all “claims” on the supernatural that lack even a shred of evidence. They are on par with “beliefs” in elves, gnomes, pixies, fairies, alien abductions, bigfoot and the loch ness monster…that’s why.