There is a scripture that says not to lay hands on anyone suddenly. I have met people who I would like to lay hands on them suddenly and repeatedly. But that isn’t how God operates. God extends His love everyone, including those that fight Him. So, how do we resist or fight against the devil in people? God has specific ways to entreat people back home. In Colossians, God says that we are to fight heresy with truth. And we are to tell people in the love of God. It is the only thing that will win people over. We as Christians must prepare to tell people the truth. The word of God is how we do that. We must read and study the scriptures so that they work in us first. Then we can tell others the truth and they can see it working us. Now the devil is a different story. We can be aggressive with him. As God’s children, He has given us dominion over this earth, in the name of Jesus. Using our faith mixed with the word of God can create results according to God’s will. Paul wrote the Corinthians about this very subject. In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Paul speaks to spiritual warfare. Yes, it is warfare. This is the battle that everyone must face. The devil doesn’t leave us alone. When do we win this battle? That is a easy question answer. We win when we go home to Jesus in death. But in the mean time, we don’t war against the flesh.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”