The Good News at its heart is a declaration that Jesus Christ is in charge, he is Lord of all. The resurrection of Jesus was a vindication of his claims to have "all authority" and that he had a special relationship to God the Father (I and the Father are one). Jesus's death was in obedience to God the Father and in it he accomplished his great victor over sin and death. The Good News is that Jesus in in charge, the Good News is also that Jesus in his death has wind for us the victory over sin and death. This latter victory means that those who recognise him as Lord and choose to follow him get to receive the blessing of eternal life that he brings. This receiving of eternal life as a free victory gift from Jesus is also called being "born again". This is all so well known even Wiki gets it right, as we discussed on The Good News Show recently. But it needs to be appropriated personally to be effective, that is, each person needs to not only know it, but act on it. And to act on it is to believe.
There are 4 basic levels which a Christian may have to face. Having the specific knowledge on what each one of these levels are all about can really help with planning and carrying out the appropriate battle strategy in which to defeat them should demons ever move in for an attack on either you or any of your close loved ones. Every time that Jesus told his apostles to go out and walk with his anointing to save the lost and heal the sick - He always had the command in there to also cast out demonic spirit where and when needed. So if Jesus was constantly casting out demons, always telling the apostles to cast out demons - then it should only be logical that the church should continue to cast out demons. It has been estimated by many Bible scholars that approximately 25% of the miracles Jesus had performed were him casting demons out of people. Satan and his demons are not confined to the Bottomless Pit at this time. This event will not happen until Jesus returns back t