Q. Thank you for your ministry. I have learned so much by reading your posts. I have a question about rebuking demons, or unclean spirits. First, can they hear our thoughts? Second, if not, then when we rebuke them in the Lord Jesus name, does this have to be said out loud?
A. While I believe Satan can plant thoughts of his own at the threshold of our minds, I don’t believe he can actually hear our thoughts. Therefore I believe when we rebuke Satan, or any of his minions, we should do it audibly. I also believe in doing so in Jesus’ name, following the instructions of Jude 1:9
But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”