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In the ancient rite of exorcism there is a specific call for deliverance…
By the mystery of your holy incarnation,
By your coming,
By your birth,
By your baptism and holy fasting,
By your cross and passion,
By your death and burial,
By your holy resurrection,
By your wondrous ascension,
By the coming of the Holy,
Spirit, the Advocate,
On the day of judgment,…
This encompasses the power of the gospel which defeats Satan & his demons. These truths should be presented when dealing with demons. They abhor these vital sacred truths as they stem from the triune God and the Son, the Lord Jesus.
These truths weaken demon powers. No wonder the church included these truths in the rite of exorcism.
Speak of the cross (the blood shed on the cross), the resurrection, the Holy Spirit, the holy ascension….
When I came to Jesus Christ over a quarter of a century ago I was indwelt with the Blessed Trinity, however, to carry out the works of Jesus (performing miracles as He did), I needed to understand the fire of the Holy Spirit, that God graciously provided to us. I had the Holy Spirit but I needed to understand the fire that comes with the Holy Spirit! I read the promises of God & by faith I claimed the FIRE that the Holy Spirit provided to me! And guess what happened?
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
The Father gave me the understanding of the fire, I allowed the fire to burn from within and miracles started flowing (deliverances, healings, extraordinary abilities, and even giving me a ability to speak in the language of angels). *There seems to me there are several gifts of “languages/tongues,” in light of Scripture, that are available for the believer. I believe God has given me one of them. I fully understand this is a secondary issue so I love those who might differ with me on this understanding and will be graceful to those who disagree.
John the Baptist stated, “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
In the Christian journey, we followers of Jesus need the Third Person of the Blessed Holy Trinity ~ the Holy Spirit ~ to empower us for the works of deliverance. In battling evil spirits, in this ministry, one needs the understanding of the “fire of the Holy Spirit.”
So when the fire comes you’ll receive…
1 ~ A Burning (as a result of the fire) Passion. Acts 1:8 tells us that, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
When the Holy Spirit ~ the fire comes upon you ~ you’ll be filled with burning passion ~ to be witnesses! The passion (the power thereof) to carry out His works — the cast out demons, to heal the sick, and to preach the gospel!
2 ~ A Glowing (as a result of the fire). Exodus 24:16-18 speaks of how the glory of the Lord brought a spiritual atmosphere that looked like a “consuming fire.”
“and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud. To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.”
Being in the presence of the Holy Trinity will bring about a supernatural glow that others will notice, this was the experience of Moses, for example as he radiated the presence of God!
3 ~ A Warmth (as a result of the fire). The Holy Spirit’s fire will bring about comfort and warmth in your hearts as He is the Counselor and a counselor brings comfort, warmth to the heart!
John 14 speaks of this, “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
4 ~ A spark (as a result of the fire) The Holy Spirit sparks the gifts He has given us. This IS what the believers of our day need!!!! Hebrews 2 tells us that there is gifts from the Holy Spirit, “God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.”
Yet, He is the one that fires up the gifts as the apostle Paul tells us when he writes, “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire, do not treat prophecies with contempt.” When the fire of the Holy Spirit is present, gifts flow and we ought not to stay in the way of the flow of the Spirit.
Get the FIRE of the Holy Spirit, by faith claim the promises that comes with fire of the Holy Spirit & watch what happens!!!! We need more Christian workers who understand what it truly means to be on fire with the Holy Spirit, in order to carry out the ministry of Jesus, such as casting out demons!
The first night in San Antonio was incredible! In the audience was a young boy who felt a powerful sensation in his body that was foreign to him. He was feeling this tremendous fear overcome his life. The enemy was at work. He was not alone, others were being afflicted by demons as the enemy was attacking the precious people as the gospel was preached and the subject of spiritual warfare was being introduced to the church. After sharing the need for the congregation to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ (several surrendered to Christ for the very first time), a young boy began to manifest evil spirits — they made him tremble and felt strange sensations within his body. The Holy Spirit spoke to me that the “spirit of fear” had entered. It had! We discovered that the mother had been watching some horror movies (this often allows terrorizing spirits to harass) and some others things had occurred in the family that allowed these spirits to afflict this boy. In His goodness God delivered the boy from the severe trembling and the terrorizing evil demons. He was free! Many more were prayed for and experienced the touch of Jesus Christ.
The following day, I presented a equipping seminar titled, “Angels, a Sword and Holy Water” (I introduced the people of God to the weapons that God has graciously provided to us). Not only did we train the people of God to cast out demons but evil spirits were expelled from some of the participants as I led the audience in mass deliverance. Later in the day, during the evening service, more surrendered to Jesus Christ including a young man who was being visited by a Grim Reaper at night and was actually being tormented by his voice. He came to Jesus and the voice was silenced.
After each service we spent hours assisting people with their spiritual problems and God miraculously healed a number of people, instantly! My heart was encouraged, however, I wanted to see even greater demonstrations of the Spirit of God on Sunday morning. God is faithful, He answered my prayers!
On Sunday morning, during the message, God prompted me to give an invitation for people to give their lives to Jesus. At least 7 people responded and publicly repented of their sins. The church applauded enthusiastically with the miracles that were occurring, that of the new birth! Then minutes later a woman in her 40′s manifested demons during the service — an invisible hand began to clamp down on her, choking her to the point where it was very difficult for the lady to breathe. She reached out to me and grabbed my arm to brace herself as she felt the demon trying to kill her during the service! I commanded the evil spirits to leave and within minutes the spirits were cast out and she was freed. The young lady shared that she felt a spirit enter her 10 years earlier (it chocked her then also) but didn’t really feel any harassment until this day! She also requested that we pray for her children and her oldest one was instantly healed of back pain that she had been experiencing for many months!
We also prayed for a lady who had been gripped with fear all her life! She didn’t want to receive ministry initially as the demons within her told her to get as far away as possible from me (I wonder why?). Her husband, Lupe, encouraged her to stay! This dear lady then began to see demonic creatures in the church and wanted to leave. God restrained her!
I commanded the spirit to reveal itself in the name of Jesus. A demon spoke to me and said its name was “Fear” and that he had been there a long time. We commanded the demon to leave and it left! The only problem was that the husband, Lupe, committed sin just moments before the spirits expulsion! Lupe, while desperate to see his wife free, asked the spirits to leave her and to enter him! Well, a demon entered Lupe and he was instantly demonized (it had entered his arm and was causing all kinds of pain). The pastor and I lovingly corrected him and explained that it wasn’t proper to ask a demon to enter his body. He repented and we battled the demon that entered him. The only problem was that it didn’t leave instantly — I think Lupe learned his lesson the hard way! Eventually, we were able to drive the demon out and the pain vanished.
The powerful public display of the miraculous encouraged the body of Christ and so many were touched. Over twelve people surrendered to Jesus Christ, over twenty were miraculously healed of various pains and afflictions, and over ten were delivered from evil spirits. This was what we were aware of, many more received hope through Christ. All glory to God!
My precious wife and I have been involved in several intense exorcisms this past week. One involving a minister who has been afflicted by over 20 evil spirits. The chief spirit in control, Rackma, withered when confronted with the message of the blood stained cross of Jesus. This one spirit allowed many others to invade this body including, Optosh, Pedigo, Bedigo, Bagash, Tellegash, Mediogash, and Altegro.
These spirits were vile and were able to move the pages of my friend’s Bible (a friend who was assisting me) whenever he attempted to turn to God’s Word to offer encouragement. They sneered and laughed at the ability to move the pages of Scripture, at will. They were able to rob the demonized minister’s speech, afflict him with various pains and made him shudder.
We invited Holy Angels into the room, within minutes they made their presence known, a powerful holy pure presence. Some of the evil spirits resisted until I called forth other holy angels.
The angels even sang to honor our precious King!
We used powerful symbols and they weakened the demonic spirits.
The love, mercy, and goodness of God was extended to this minister friend as he repented and turned to the holy Savior. The power of the cross, one of the mighty symbols we utilized, prevailed against the demons and Jesus set the man free!!
He is delivered, healed, and restored, and serving. We were evangelizing the other night and led a young man to Christ in front of a seedy nightclub, days after being free from demons!
After counseling this friend, I received a death threat from a demon spirit, from overseas, which, in part, stated this:
I wanna slit your throat so I can watch your blood flow everywhere!!
Until 1am I was involved in an 3 hour exorcism in which we saw the mercy and grace of God extended to a hurting soul.
During this exorcism I encountered a evil spirit by the name of Lakeeto that literally robbed this believer’s speech. While this demonized believer was repeating a prayer of repentance the spirit caused this man to get extremely tired & sleepy.
“Am I’m making him tired?” the spirit named Lakeeto boasted.
I told Glenn to resist him.
“I can’t believe this spirit is making me tired, I’m a believer! This can’t be happening to me,” Glenn told me.
But it was!
Then the evil spirit really proved he had control over him by literally robbing his speech. Glenn was incapable of finishing a repentance prayer without the assistance of us. Believers can be controlled by evil spirits to the point of being robbed of their speech.
For the next two plus hours we battled many other evil spirits by the names of Buneeto (who had boasted of being the “tormentor of his liver”), Lashawn, Kanetoo. All of them were driven out in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. A few of them entered in the womb and had been with him all these years rendering him ineffective. But God prevailed and a soul was loosed from Satan.