There is more to setting captives free than simply casting out demons. In fact, you cannot cast out an evil spirit who is not IN you, but merely taking possession of you for a few moments at a time.
When Jesus said “Get thee behind me Satan, He was not talking to Peter. he was talking to a religious spirit that spoke to Him through the mouth of Peter. Peter was not yet born again but he was certainly one of the elect. so I say to you if the enemy can speak words through Peter of all people, he can also speak through us to both others and to ourselves. Paul explained it to the Ephesians when he warned that the battle is not between us and other human beings. it is between us and the principalities and powers that others have yielded to by walking in the flesh and unknowingly made invitations to demons in the process.
so check this out from Jessie Penn-Lewis in her amazing book, /war on the Saints, written over a century ago::
In the unregenerate man the will is enslaved to Satan…
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