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How to Defeat Devils

Where Have All the Demons Gone . . . ?

 The Other Cause of

Mankind’s Sufferings & Bad Luck

Part Two


By Robert A. Pritchett

© Copyright – Robert A. Pritchett – January 6, 2011


Here’s a brief review of Part One of

“Where Have All the Demons Gone?”


In Part One we make the case that there is a lot of evidence for believing in the existence of a whole class of invisible beings, who hate and hurt human beings. But our so called “brights” or “elities” dismiss them out of hand. However, these same supposedly super-smarty-pants elites spend millions and billions of taxpayer’s money looking for life on other planets – to prove their religious-scientific beliefs. It’s bias on one hand, at the minimum, and manipulation, on the other. With friends and like-minded believers, in strategic positions of power and influence, they suppress the truth about invisible beings, including God and the Bible.


Science and Academia have colluded to suppress and ridicule any discussion about the supernatural in general, and demons and devils, in specific. We pointed out that Science has not investigated the possibility of spiritual entities; not only have they not checked out that possibility, but they actively fight against the discussion of, the presentation of, and even the belief in God, the Devil, or any other spiritual beings.


However, as we point out, if these invisible beings exist and are causing the types of problems that they have historically, then mankind has a big problem that we have not begun to address. These invisible monsters are at war against us – but because of unbelieving Scientists, Doctors, Lawyers, Politicians, Teachers, Reporters, Media Types, law enforcement, even some clergy – we are not at war against them.


Heaven Help Us . . . . 


But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”. 

– 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 – New Testament – Holy Bible

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me. Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.” 

– St. John 8:42-45 – New Testament – Holy Bible



So to the scientifically-minded among you – remember pattern recognition – the fact that so-called mainstream science does not and has not studied the existence or behaviors of evil beings – this leaves you in a difficult position. There is a major phenomenon going on everyday and in thousands of ways. And first and foremost, you do not even recognize it, and secondly you do not have the tools, mentally, spiritually, or scientifically, to see, hear, or deal with it.


Based on the Historical Account of the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ, and later, His disciples, had many encounters with these invisible, evil, maleviolent beings. Western science which is under the control of the gGod of this present era who is Satan, has nothing scientific to say. But if these spiritual beings exist, then some of your first questions should be:

Where do these spiritual beings come from?

Who are these spiritual beings? Are they intelligent? Do they have purpose?

What do they want? Are they really evil?

Are they organized? Who is their leader?

Do they really hate human beings?

Can they kill human beings?

What are their tactics?.

Can they be killed?

Can they be defeated?

What is their affect on human societies, culture, and families?

Are they behind a lot of what we call “Bad Luck”?

Can they drive human beings insane?

Are they responsible for “Night Terrors” or “Nightmares”?

Can they cause or induce mental illness such as Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety/Panic Disorders?

Are they interfering with your life?

Are they causing troubles in your family?

Are they causing troubles on your job?

Are they ruining the life of someone you know?

Are they involved with addictions?

What are they doing right now?

What are they doing to you, your family, and your life now? 

How did Jesus and the Disciples deal with them?

How should we deal with them?


Yes, Satan, Fallen Angels, Demons, and Devils all exist. And you may already know, first-hand, their reality. Evil Spirits can push feelings and thoughts in your body and your mind. According to the Biblical accounts, they can cause sickness, blindness, deafness, and possession. I believe that in many of the cases where a human victim is being tormented by hearing “voices” these voices are from evil spirits being projected into their minds. The Lord Jesus taught His Disciples that devils have three standing orders:


The thief {Satan} cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – St. John 10:10 – the Holy Bible.


Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, if indeed these beings exist, and you don’t want to be a victim of these invisible monsters then you had better know what Jesus Christ and His Disciples knew, and do what they did.



Part Two

Welding the Sword of the Spirit

The Power of the Word of God

The War against the Bible…


Perhaps you saw a movie called “Die Hard” with Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. There is a scene where Bruce Willis’s character discovers the leader of the “bad guys” whom he mistakes for one of the other hostages. The bad guy was trying to recover a bag of blasting caps, needed to set off some C4 explosives. The bad guy could see a gun along with the blasting caps and was trying to stealthy grab the bag and shoot Bruce Willis. Bruce tried to comfort him who he thought was a hostage, while at every opportunity, the bad guy was trying to misdirect Bruce’s attention, grab the weapon and kill hero Bruce. This is what is happening everyday in a million different ways – the devil is trying to distract and misdirect humans from the Word of God, the Knowledge of God, and the People of God – the only weapons who can defeat him, and to discredit anyone standing up for its Truth and Power!  


Most people know that the Bible has been the best selling book in the world for many years. However, tThe Bible is not an ordinary book. The Holy Bible is a Supernatural Book. I won’t make the argument here about it conveying the Words, Thoughts, Wisdom, Power, and Demands of God. It is a complex Spiritual Communication that speaks to many areas of Life, Existence, and Reality. And it contains many Revelations about God and man. I make my case in the Spiritual Communication “What is Your Worldview?”, a chapter from the book:


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The Holy Bible is a collection of 66 books, written over 4,000 years, and is organized into two major groupings, the Old and New Testaments, which reveal the two phases of God’s progressive revelation of His Love for Humans, and His revelations about the past, present, and future. The Old Testament shows the Events that altered the course of humankind forever, and what happened in the aftermath. The Genesis account explains that God gave Adam one single commandment, one single law, and the Evil One, a.k.a Satan, went to work guiding (tempting) the ignorant humans into breaking that commandment.


The commandment that they broke was NOT to eat the fruit from the tree in the midst of the Garden, the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. When Adam and Eve ate that fruit, they DID GAIN the knowledge of Good and Evil, but they lost their innocence and their livesand human-kind lost all hope. We immediately fell into sin, lies, violence, and death, from which we have not been able to escape. Eating the forbidden fruit was equivalent to a huge, Spiritual Atomic bomb exploding in the Universe with the Earth being ground zero.


The Consequences of Breaking One Commandment – Enter: Sin

Death entered the realm of Earth.

War entered the realm of Earth.

Genetic Damage entered the realm of Earth. Madness entered the realm of Earth.

Guilt, Self-Doubt, Anxiety and other damage entered our emotions

Lies and Deception entered the realm of Earth.

Crime, Thief, and Mayhem entered the realm of Earth.

The personal failure of Adam and Eve plunged all of mankind, yea, all of Creation into a new kind of living Hell; even the Universe was affected. So man’s first encounter with an evil spirit was disastrous. Because of innocence, lack of experience, lack of knowledge, lack of will, and lack of obedience, Adam and Eve ruined the First and only Utopia on Earth. Our original parents unleashed a plague, a spiritual cancer into our invisible makeup, and numerous defects to our physical DNA. Sin is like a spiritual diabetes, affecting every aspect of our being, making everything aspect of our lives defective.


Now the works of the flesh [our damage, Sin-Poisoned Souls] are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Galatians 5:19-21 – New Testament, the Holy Bible.


We Humans had lost hope. We were in deep trouble. Our fore-parent had plunged us into a vicious slavery from which we could not extract ourselves (are we all singing together Kumbya?). We were all going to Hell as enemies of God, because of Adam and Eve’s failing to keep and obey God’s commandment. However, even though our fore-parents sold us into slavery, we have since proven that we deserve our proscribe punishment. Have you broken any of the10 commandments?  Have you coveted anything that was not yours? Your friends wife. Your friend’s boyfriend? Your co-worker’s position? A celebrity’s wealth? A buddy’s car? Your co-worker’s house? Have you stolen something that doesn’t belong to you? Have you lied about someone? Have you failed to honor your mother and father? Since you have broken one or more of God’s commandments, you are, therefore, condemned already.


Mankind is in deep trouble. We are born into a death sentence. Our lives are sprinkled with humiliation, fear, guilt, pain, suffering, and lost – and then we die! However, all praises to God the Father who sent Jesus Christ into this world to deliver us from Adam and Eve’s legacy.


The Holy Bible clearly teaches that Jesus Christ is the Great Creator who is introduced in the Gospel of St. John as the Word. Ironically, it seemed that Jesus used only Words to fight the king of the evil spirits, Satan. However, we as human beings don’t truly realize what words are and all of the ways they affect us, others, and the universe. Even Quantum Physics say the same thing about our words and thoughts – that they affect us, others humans, and the universe. Hummmm.


The school kids poem, often taught to us by our parents goes, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. However, nowadays in our PC, politically-correct, psycho-babally drench society, we see and hear many a person’s claim of emotional trauma because of angry, harsh words. In the course of ordinary human interactions, an ill-chosen word or phrase could end a friendship or make an enemy. The Holy Bible makes it plain that we must use wisdom when choosing our words and giving an answer.


Jesus was trying to enlighten a group of lazy followers when He explained:


It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” –St. John 6:64 – the Holy Bible.


So the important lesson here is, if you are not a Born-Again, Spirit-filled Believer, then you will not be able to successfully battle evil spirits – beyond your ability to say “no”. You must be a Born-Again, Spirit-filled Believer to speak Holy Spirit-powered words; the Spirit of God in you makes you big and powerful Spiritually. And Lord Jesus Christ imparts to His disciples His authority. Yes, only God can control and defeat evil spirits. And since Jesus is God, He has given His Disciples, His Believers and Followers power over all the power of the devil. He also gave them the power to heal:


 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  Mark 16:15-18


Jesus Christ is the real hero of the Human Race. Because of His Obedience, because of His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, He has reversed, changed, and eliminated all of the problems that our parents, Adam and Eve unleashed on us. What few people outside of the family of God realize is that Jesus had many battles with the evil one, and during His death, His soul traveled to Hell and liberated the souls of the righteous dead of the ages. That’s right, Jesus Christ marched right into Satan’s headquarters, preached the Gospel – that He had paid the Sin debt for each and every human being; and now, if we accept His finished work on our behalf, we can be liberated from the affects, the drag, and the poison of Sin. And now we can be in an intimate relationship with both God the Father and Jesus Christ. The point is that Jesus Christ is Satan’s Lord and Master, too. Satan’s reign on Earth is near its conclusion, i.e. his influence on mankind, his ability to deceive, to confuse, to torment, to inflict madness and misery upon humankind will be ended. We will discuss Bible Prophecy in greater depth in future Spiritual Communications.


Free your mind. . . . Oh wait, you can’t “Free Your Mind”. If God the Father doesn’t select you, and the Holy Spirit doesn’t convince you that you are a Sinner and need Jesus to save your soul from destruction, you are doomed. You can only come into the Family of God by birth. Just as Jesus explained to the Government Official in the third chapter of St. John, you must be born again; you must undergo the spiritual operation of God that creates a new type of being; one that loves Father God Almighty, the Lord Jesus His Christ, the Holy Spirit of Truth, and His Church! No ordinary human being can do that, nor would they want to. When invited – have you ever said out loud, Lord Jesus Christ, please forgive me my sins, wash me clean, fix my mind and desires, make me a member of your family and fill me with your Holy Spirit? – the Super-Powerful Spirit of the Almighty, Living God will overshadow your being and translate you out of the invisible Kingdom of Sin and Death, and make you a citizen of the invisible Kingdom of Righteousness, Peace, and Love. You might look the same on the outside, but once you are born again, you definitely will look different to the devil, demons, and evil spirits. With the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ in your spirit and soul, you will be a new creature, one that does not have to fear evil – but evil will fear you. Call out to Jesus! Call on Him out loud, now! Ask Christ the Lord to have mercy on you and save your soul. He will hear you.


I highly recommend that you begin to read through the New Testament three (3) times in a row (not in a single setting). Reading the Word of God will feed your new and improve Spirit, and will expand your mind. Read the Bible, it describes reality from God’s perspective. Would the wisdom of God help you in your life, on your job, in school? Why don’t you find out?


Paranormal Encounters – Spiritual Battles


Now there are several reality television programs dealing with the Paranormal, i.e. spiritual entities and demons. I have been scrutinizing these shows for sometime now. I have miscellaneous thoughts about what they depict; but I think one thing is clear, that even these investigators go on alert and become a lot more cautious and tentative when they suspect that they are dealing with a demonic spirit – they are mean, violent, and dangerous. I would NOT recommend that you go out and look for demons to fight with. But, rest assured, if you have the Spirit of God in your heart, you will be running into them sooner or later. Actually, you have been dealing with them all of your life, you just didn’t know how to recognize their activities. They are responsible for much of the strife and conflict in the world, from Countries to Kitchens. They can cause night-terrors and night-mares. They can cause depression, anxiety, fear, and emotional instability. And they are definitely responsible for a lot of the pain, suffering, conflict and strife in marriages and families.


Let me be clear, these are Spiritual Monsters that have been causing you, your family, and your friends problems all of your life. They have three standing orders from Satan – to steal, to kill, and destroy – to make human life miserable and to keep mankind from discovering the Truth about reality, and who Jesus Christ really is. They exist and they are here. They’re not going anywhere unless someone with the Lord Jesus’s authority casts them out and sends them away into dry places and/or outer darkness. If you try to contact them with a Ouija board, for example, you may invite a spiritual invasion into your life. Never, ever play with a Ouija Board; it is not a game, but a device that the devil can use to enter your home or your life – and ruin it. They are mean, deceptive, ruthless, and can only be satisfied with darkness, uncleanness, corruption, violence, evil and fear. They are not to be played with. They lie and deceive and if you trust anything that they tell you, you are endangering your life and your soul. But if you are saved, i.e. born again, as Jesus has said, then if they bother you, your family, your friends, your jobs, or your country – you can pray to your God and Father for wisdom, and then use your Holy Spirit authority to cast them out! As a Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are automatically baptized into a whole new family, the Family of God whose Earthly manifestation is the Church. Once you find a Bible-Teaching, Bible-Believing, Spirit-filled, Prayer and Miracle Working Church Family to join, you’ll have a local Spiritual back-up. If the church you find has the characteristics mentioned in the last sentence, then the leadership of that church should be able to give you guidance and support.


If you are a true believer and member of the Family of God, your desires and thinking processes will change. You will become more and more interested in things of God and the knowledge of who the Lord Jesus Christ really is. But if you do not have any desire to learn more about the one who has saved your soul from destruction, freed your mind so it can function properly, and given you inner peace, then maybe you are not saved; maybe you are not born again, and therefore, you do not have any protection from evil spirits. But if you do desire to grow spiritually and learn more about the God of the Bible, then you should commit yourself to the Basics of the Christian Faith:


Prayer, Bible-Study, Church attendance, Good Deeds, and Obedience to what God tells you to do.


How to Battle Evil Spirits

Let me say it again! I do NOT recommend looking for fights with devils. But when you find yourself in a situation, and your spirit-filled senses tell you that you are in a situation where an evil entity is working, here are some basic suggestions:


As with any major aspect of human life, knowledge is power. You wouldn’t try to replace an engine without training and knowledge. You would try to remove a kidney without training and knowledge. Your government would not send you into combat without training, knowledge, and weapons. Don’t be a fool . . . ! Don’t try to engage an evil spirit without knowledge and without being born again and being filled with GOD’s Holy Spirit. Read through the New Testament at least three times; carefully study how Jesus and His Disciples handled demons and evil spirits. Understand that Jesus teaches and trains us through His Word, the Holy Bible, His Holy Spirit and through His Church (gathered, called-out believers through-out the world and in local congregations). Get educated. Pray to Jesus and ask Him to help you to find a Bible-Believing, Miracle-Working, Devil-Chasing Church Home. This is very important and necessary.


You gotta have Faith.


Faith is trust. And Now Faith is confidence that God exists and that He can be trusted. Trust in God. Faith is the only thing that we have that can amaze God. When we believe, really, deep-down believe that God says what He means, and means what He says, then His power, love, and authority can flow through us and out of us. We must not be double-minded about our relationship with Jesus Christ or about His Word, the Holy Bible. If the evil entity sees that you are unsure about exercising your spiritual authority, or that you are unsure that God will back up His Word, then you will not be able to drive the evil spirit away. Moreover, you might open yourself up to spiritual attack. Commit. Make up your mind is Jesus Christ God come in the flesh? Yes! Is the Bible God’s Word? Yes! Are you saved, born-again, a member of God’s family? Do you have God’s Holy Spirit within your human spirit and soul? Do you have authority from the Lord Jesus Christ to heal the sick and cast out demons?


Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” – St. Mark 16:14-18 – the Holy Bible.

Before you begin the battle, you should understand that Jesus as already defeated these evil entities and they are afraid of Him. But you must not be afraid of them.  Demons and devils feed on fear, chaos, and mayhem. Remember and project that you are in Jesus and Jesus is in you. The devil can see the spirit of God on you and in you. However, they are masters of the mind game; this is why you must be armed with the knowledge of God from the Word of God. Jesus quoted scriptures from the Word of God to Satan; but sometimes He just said, Go! But it was always His divine power and authority that ultimately drove the evil away.


10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For 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. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; - Ephesians 6:10-18


So before battling an evil spirit, pray to Jesus for wisdom and protection. Ask that He send in some of His Angels to aid and strengthen you. Center yourself in the Faith and confidence that God hears you and is with you. Demand with authority, confidence, and emotion that the evil spirit comes out of the person, the house, the building, the car, wherever you sense that it is. Stand your ground. Show no fear. Speak the Words of God with Faith, Confidence, Emotion, and authority:


8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. – I Peter 5:8-9


Sample Attack Prayer #1:


“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command and demand that you evil spirit of drug addiction come out of this human being and go out into dry places and outer darkness; come out and enter them no more! In the name of the Almighty, Jesus Christ, I cast you out. Go now! In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, come out and go out; and never return!


Sample Attack Prayer #2:


“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command and demand that you evil spirits of depression, anxiety, panic, guilt, and shame come out of this human being and go out into dry places and outer darkness; come out and enter them no more! In the name of the Almighty, Jesus Christ, I cast you out. Go now! In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, come out and go out; and never return!


Sample Attack Prayer #3:


“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command and demand that you evil spirits of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and  Depression come out of this human being and go out into dry places and outer darkness; come out and enter them no more! In the name of the Almighty, Jesus Christ, I cast you out. Go now! In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, come out and go out; and never return!


Sample Attack Prayer #4:


“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command and demand that you evil spirits of lying, deception, and division troubling my city, my state, and my country to be bound and to shut up. Spirits of violence, rage, anger, crime, drugs, prostitution, abuse, and witchcraft be bound, be silence, and be gone! We declare that Jesus Christ is Lord and Master over you all. He descended into Hell and Preached liberation to all of the righteous souls in Abraham’s bosom and you could not stop Him. He is your Master and He is in Us and We are in Him – His Truth is marching on! We declare the Truth of God’s Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that He came from Heaven to Earth, Preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, was tried, crucified, buried, resurrected, and has ascended back up to Heaven, and is seat at the right hand of power. In the name of the Almighty, Jesus Christ, I claim my home, my city, my state, my country for the Kingdom of God. Go now! In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, come out and go out; and never return!



Sample Attack Prayer #5:


“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command and demand that you evil spirits of fear, panic, torment, nightmares, night terrors, and SIDS come out of my child’s bedroom, come out of my bedroom, come out of my basement, come out of my house – in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, whom you fear. We apply the Blood of Jesus Christ to my child room, to my room, to my home, to my car, and I declare that they are Holy.


Devil, you are a liar – I don’t care about what you say. I don’t want your opinion. I don’t want to have a conversation. I worship and praise God for His Holy and True Word, and for His mighty works. And I rejoice that He hears my prayers because of the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on His Cross.


So, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ – Come Out now! Come out Now! Come Out Now! Evil Spirits, come out now, and go out into dry places and away to outer darkness;


Satan, the Lord rebukes you. Come out and enter here no more! In the name of the Almighty, Jesus Christ, I cast you out. Go now! In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, come out and go out; and never return!

Now Lord Jesus, fill this room, this house with your Holy Spirit and Joy. Amen! We sing and say Thank you!


Now don’t expect that this enemy is going to be cooperative and easy to get along with. They might try to make the victim confused, angry, and upset. They might make the victim to start cussing and blaspheming. The demons might even try to make the victim violent. But trust in the Lord. Before you engage, call on all of the forces of heaven to help you to prevail, but then once you engage, fight to win! Don’t be double-minded. Expect to prevail, to the Glory of God.

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”.

 – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

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17Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. 18Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: 19And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house. 21Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. 28And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. 29As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him. 30Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. 31The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. 32Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

33When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, 34And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. 35Jesus wept. 36Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! 37And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? 38Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. 40Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.


John 14


1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

15If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17Even 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.


St. John 10:7-18


7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.






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