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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.
Recently we have encountered a dissociative identity, within a young lady, that goes by a code EZ29S. This particular part of her broken soul was purposely created by the sadistic cult that abused her. Why? This cult was involved in drug trafficking also, so, they created these coded personalities to disseminate critical information about a drug shipment, for an example, to other individuals involved in this cult that are located throughout America. Only those in the cult would have access to these codes (this keeps law enforcement agencies from accessing vital information about the criminal activity of the group). These groups can pour into these personalities all kinds of data ~ that is concealed to all ~ except to the cult ~ and of course, God almighty and His people!
I have been able to obtain the code and deal with the part that needs healing! There are numerous other codes that need to be brought into the light. It took several hours to get to this one coded personality. Often demons are inside these coded parts thereby requiring the deliverance worker to expel the spirit(s) before communicating with the part. Tremendous spiritual battles were waged to get this far ~ Jesus is liberating by His blood!
When dealing with demonized individuals who suffer from dissociation, be on the look out for these coded personalities, as many individuals are now possessing these kinds of parts due to the very nature of the group(s) they are involved in! You have to dig deep, but many people have these coded parts, and they need the church to assist!
The apostle Paul was no stranger to the enemy’s vicious attacks. He was constantly dealing with the demonic and facing down Satan. In 1 Thessalonians 2 we read of the apostle Paul being confronted with Satan,
“But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire. Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.”
Time and again, the apostle Paul desired to travel to Asia but was “hindered” by Satan. It wasn’t a one time face down, it was multiple times he was confronting Satan. You will notice, however, in the New Testament, though Paul was hindered he didn’t cease from preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a key in fighting the devil—persevering. Paul was stubborn for God, as he wasn’t about to let the devil win. He continued on, fighting to the very end. That is why he mentioned, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Though Satan hindered him at times, he persevered and “finished” the race. This is a key believers need to embrace, we need to persevere in fighting the demonic. When face to face with the enemy, persevere, believing the work God has started in you will come to completion as promised in His Word.
“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Satan cannot hold on a believer forever, he may hinder as he did with Paul, at times, but he cannot win. So, with this in mind, believers are called upon to persevere with Jesus. This is what I have done. I have been attacked by the demonic forces and yet hold unto to Jesus, I persevere knowing my Savior will hold me. When staring at the face of the enemy do not run, hold steadfast and persevere knowing the love of God will keep you. Besides, in your spiritual wars with the devil, you have been given weapons to battle the enemy when standing face to face with him.
Never, never, never give up!
I have encountered quite a few spirits over the years who spoke in various languages that were unknown to the victim of the demon possession. I have encountered spirits who were in people who didn’t speak English but whom understood my commands in English and I have dealt with spirits who spoke in demonic tongues. Just as the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts—the gift of tongues, the gift of healing, the gift of miracles—so does the devil. Satan gives gifts to his demons. In many cases where demons are seen having the ability to speak various languages, it is due to Satan giving the satanic gift of tongues to the evil spirit.
Not too long ago, I was contacted by a 25 year old solider based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina who had been experiencing some horrendous demonic attacks. He had sought out the help of counselors, pastors, and the church for healing. The church, however, was ill equipped in dealing with this solider who was severely demonized. In one counseling session a group of believers spent nearly 12 hours in prayer over him. None of the demons spoke and they continued to remain in his life.
This soldier, in desperation began to look on the Internet for ministries that dealt in the realm of exorcism. He came upon ours, which led him to contact us for prayer.
In my first conversation with him (Vance) I began to share some of my own personal experiences with the demonic and how Jesus was victorious over the enemy. This led to a demonic manifestation. A strange voice, a voice of a demon, came out from within him, threatened with all the talk of Jesus. The first thing the evil being did was to accuse me of past sins. I quickly informed the spirit that I had been covered with the blood of Jesus. Vance quickly came to and asked what was going on, as he had lost consciousness for a few minutes, as the demon manifested.
I explained to Vance that an evil spirit had manifested and that the spirit attempted to condemn me with the mention of past sins (common tactic of the enemy). Vance began to share that he had always felt that he had some unique ability to discern people.
“Perhaps it was a demon all along that gave me the uncanny ability to know people and their weaknesses,” he wondered.
“Perhaps, but Jesus Christ can help you and free you.”
The spirit then launched into a tirade and began speaking in what sounded like some Eastern European language.
“Who are you?”
“I’m not telling.”
“Yes, you will,” I wanted to know the demon’s name.
“I was sent here.”
“Who sent you?”
“I know your master is Satan but who are you?”
“My name is Revealer,” responded the spirit in a very distinct voice.
“Why are you in his body?”
“I reveal things to him.”
I now knew where this uncanny ability to know people that Vance spoke of. The demon went on and explained his ability.
“I came into his body when he was 17 years old and I give him the ability to know people and their weaknesses. My master gave me this ability so that I might give it to Vance.”
Vance possessed a demonic spiritual gift, a gift that came through a demon who received the gift from Satan. Just as Holy God gives spiritual gifts to His children, the devil gives spiritual abilities (gifts) to his children, the “children of disobedience” (see Ephesians 2:2). I have known occultists, witches, and Satanists who possessed unique demonic abilities that included the ability to dematerialize, to speak in unknown languages (which the demons possessed in Vance), to carry out translocation, to levitate objects, and even the ability to fly. But these abilities pale in comparison to what God gives His children. The spiritual gifts, God gives, is for the “common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7). Gifts that encourage, that equip, that teach, that builds up, that reconciles, that restores, that heals, that delivers, and that saves. The same can not be said of the devil’s gifts. Quite the contrary, as the devil gives gifts to his servants for the destruction of everything that is holy.
In the Acts of the Apostles there is a story of a young lady who had possessed a demonic spiritual gift, the ability to speak of the future (note: only the triune God truly knows the future, Satan merely guesses future events). We read of this story in the sixteenth chapter:
“Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her” (see Acts 16:16-18, emphasis mine).
This young slave girl possessed an ability to predict the future and it was an evil spirit that enabled her to do so. A demon gave her a spiritual gift. In Exodus 7 it is recorded that some “sorcerers” had the ability to transform an inanimate object into a snake via their use of the “secret arts,” which incidentally are empowered by demonic powers. Satan gave his servants (the sorcerers) the spiritual ability to transform something that is inanimate to something that is living, a snake.
Moses recounts the story: “Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.” These Egyptian occultists performed their deed by virtue of their demonic gifts.
Vance had a demonic gift but this gift brought problems into his life, his relationships, and his family. Even the demon acknowledged that the gifts that were bestowed upon him from the devil were nothing in comparison to knowing God. For even the evil spirit exclaimed, “I miss the room.”
“What room do you miss?”
“I miss being in the throne room of God.”
This spirit whom boasted of the spiritual gifts that he possessed from Satan was now in great pain. This demon was once an angel serving the Trinity, whom had access to the throne room of God, with all of its glories and beauty, was now destined to an existence of torment. The spirit inside of Vance even realized that what he had (the ability to reveal people’s weaknesses) paled in comparison to what he did have, at one time—a right relationship with its Creator.
With the devil there is always a trade-off. He may give you a supernatural ability or a spiritual gift but in return he will take your soul. The devil and his evil angels may offer (and at times deliver) riches, fame, power, pleasure, and supernatural abilities but what the devil offers is nothing compared to knowing the Lord Jesus who offers the forgiveness of sins, spiritual gifts that bring goodness, joy, peace, love, spiritual satisfaction, meaning and eternal life.