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Southeast Asia is a hotbed for demonic supernaturalism and gruesome ceremonies such as Thaipusam (a self mutilation ritual). Much of this region is under a sway of the devil and the spiritual needs of the people is great. Not too long ago my wife and I had the opportunity to travel to this region and to minister with the hopes of bringing some light into this darkened region.
After a brief layover in Japan we flew into Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. One of the largest cities in this region, we quickly found that the city had a traffic problem. Crowded and yet beautiful Bangkok was a city of many wonders. The landscape was littered with majestic Buddhist temples and towering buildings. The city also had its share of Hindu temples and as Hinduism Today noted, “Bangkok is the epicenter of Thailand’s Hindu and Sikh population…” In our drives through the city we noticed quite a few of these Hindu temples peppered throughout. I was distressed at the sight of them. I was reminded of when the apostle Paul was in Athens and how he was also disturbed to see that a city of “full of idols” (Acts 17:16). Idol worship is common throughout the third world and we witnessed firsthand the spiritual dynamic behind idol worship in these demonic temples.
I have seen the effect of idol worship has in places like Western Africa but traveling to Asia and seeing it in Bangkok was different. Allow me to explain. My wife and I entered a few of the Hindu temples and we experienced some devilish things. We were not prepared for the overwhelming clouds of incense smoke as we entered the temple grounds. Devotees were scattered about offering everything from food to money and toys to the various Hindu deities represented. The deities themselves were a sight to see. Some were quite grotesque and creepy looking. Some of the images of their deities represented horror and vile sexuality.
My wife saw a Thai lady quickly cross the street to get some bottled water from a street vendor to only offer it to a Hindu deity. Does she not know that this false deity is incapable of satisfying her deepest spiritual needs? I noticed a group of people bowing before these demon gods in worship. Emptiness was written all over their faces. A quick glance at their facial disposition tells the real story however. One could actually “see” the evils spirits in some of the devotees. It was a truly eerie sight to behold. While we were observing all of these strange things going on in the temple my wife and I begin to sense a strong spiritual oppression encamp around us. It as if the demons behind these Hindu deities knew we were a threat to their work.
Instantaneously, these demonic spirits attacked my wife and me. At about the same time we both experienced a very mild but noticeable discomfort in our bodies and spirits. We could actually “feel” it as if the demons were pressing in on us. I began to pray and speak for the Lordship of Jesus Christ to reign tangibly over the temple. I began to sense the devotees were disturbed by our presence. We continued to stand firm in our battle with the demons in Bangkok.
Amazingly, after leaving the temple we both noticed the minor discomfort that we had experienced in the temple had vanished. We were free from Satan’s attacks. Demons do often attach themselves to idols. In fact, the apostle Paul tells us that the, “…the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons” (see 1 Corinthians 10:20).
Many missionaries all over the globe speak of experiencing an evil supernatural presence when around idols. The reason is because there are evil demons nearby longing for false worship by the unsuspecting. That is why the apostle Paul cautions that those who offer sacrifices are in reality offering sacrifices to demons.
Moses tells is in Deuteronomy 32:16-18
They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols. They sacrificed to demons, which are not God- gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your fathers did not fear. You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.
In Psalms 106:36-37
They worshiped their idols,
which became a snare to them.
They sacrificed their sons
and their daughters to demons.
Again, we see that those who participated in the false worship of idols are in reality in communion with demons. This is very dangerous as this can open a door for demon invasion.
We have encountered many whom have sexual encounters with fallen angels. This is not a new phenomenon as the Scriptures record of this sexual sin being carried out in Genesis 6:1-4:
“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
The text refers to the “sons of God,” angels whom had fallen (no pure angel would entertain the thought of marrying or entering into a sexual relationship with a human). These fallen angels entered into unholy unions with human beings, we see this in verse 4, and “…when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men…”
These angelic beings came “in to” daughters and produced human-demon hybrids. I do not believe fallen angels have the capability to reproduce but rather they affected the pregnancies of the women and altered their DNA thus creating a human-demon hybrid. These extreme acts of evil brought upon the wrath of God- the Flood.
Below is a testimony we received recently from a couple we prayed for over a year ago.
During an exorcism I dealt with an evil spirit that prevented the husband from having children, they boasted, “we affect his seed.” Even the medical doctors told him he couldn’t have children.
The evil spirit was cast out and now the couple is expecting a baby. Deliverance solves problems. Glory to Jesus Christ!
Read & rejoice…
“I hadn’t had the chance to tell you that Jack and I are expecting too. We are due May 25th.
If you will remember from our deliverance session last June. Jack was bound by the enemy to not be able to have children, which was confirmed by 3 doctors over a period of years.
Well we were pregnant right after we got married. However, we lost that baby. Which I think was really twins. The night before I found out I was pregnant–I had a dream that I was pregnant with twins and that his ex-wife told me I would never have them, they were hers, and she was going to take them. I woke up and could not breath, I have never lost my breath as I did that night and it took what seemed like forever for me to ever get my throat to open up. The next day I took a test and it was positive, and took 2 more and they were positive.
A week later I lost the babies. God had been telling me to protect my pregnancy and not to tell a lot of people and we didn’t heed that. So we prayed against any binding from the ex-wife and any curses against us from that relationship or any other relationship. We conceived a month later, this time we kept the baby as a secret from many, just faith believers, for 3 months and prayed the baby through and we have a very healthy baby now. And this baby is the Lord’s and anointed for His good works.
This is a huge praise report from our deliverance session. Cause as you can remember Jack and I had fallen before getting married and never tried to prevent a pregnancy–so obviously we conceived right after we did marry in the church–which was after the deliverance!”
Praise God. The Lord Jesus is able to save, heal, and deliver!
About a year ago I was invited to speak to a home church outside of Chicago. In one meeting alone, 5 individuals manifested demons. It was unbelieveable as while I was ministering, evil spirits, out of anger in that they were being exposed, manifested in some vile ways. One lady I conducted an exorcism on during this home meeting had a family history of witchcraft. After she was delivered from many evil spirits she asked if I would meet her mother. I consented.
Later that night, having already spent over 7 hours ministering, I was welcomed into the home of the young lady’s mother that had spent years in the occult. In our conversations with her she shared something that she participated in as a child that was outright bizarre…as a little girl she was given the ability to fly.
That’s right…the ability to fly… (This is a supernatural power that devout spiritists are known to have…my adopted African brother knew a man in his village that had the ability to fly which caused the villagers great fear).
When she was a little girl she was able to fly in her parents living room. It started soon after getting a special dress from her father who came home with this dress after a business trip. Every time she put this dress on she felt this strange power overcome her. So, early one morning she put the special dress on and went into the living room…as she entered the living she felt this strange power literally lift her up from the ground into the air and she began to fly around in circles. This went on a few minutes.
For several weeks she would get up early to fly before anyone would get up & put on that special dress. She really liked flying around the living room. But she knew if anyone caught her flying she would lose the power.
Well, after several weeks of flying, guess what happened?
Her older sister actually caught her flying around the living room. I spoke with her too and she verified the story. She was stunned as a little girl to see her younger sister flying around. She watched her sister fly around for a minute before making her presence known and when she did she exclaimed, “Teach me how to fly too.”
The younger sister was never able to fly again.
I tell you all of this to convey this message…
When your child says they have the ability to do something strange or have experienced something otherworldly. LISTEN to them! This young girl tried to share her experiences with her parents and they thought she fabricated the story. If your child (or any child for that matter) has seen a monster, a ghost, a demon, etc. believe them! Don’t mock them or dismiss their story. You are losing a great opportunity to assist them as these things are desiring to hurt the child spiritually.
Children are needing people whom will believe them, many of them have experienced supernatural activity early in life. If someone had intervened in many cases, much spiritual harm could be avoided!
I have been performing exorcisms around the globe for many years and have seen many thousands find liberation from evil spirits. Most of the exorcisms I have conducted over the years have but lasted less than a few hours. A handful involved several meetings spanning a few months. Then there have been some cases that involved years of direct involvement. These cases usually involved some deep dissociation concerns.
In such cases the kind of evil spirits that I was dealing with do not go out except by prayer and fasting. These are severe cases involving powerful demons. Jesus has dealt with such spirits. It was recorded in Holy Scripture that on a few occasions Jesus’ disciples had also encountered some of these kinds of demons. In some severe cases of demonic enslavement there is a call for more prayer and only then will deliverance be achieved.
As I mentioned I have dealt with a few very extreme cases of demonic possession that literally took years to resolve and in each case it was prevailing prayer that brought forth the victory, sometimes fasting for days. In these cases perseverance in prayer is the key to victory. We are involved in an incredible spiritual war that sometimes involves some very powerful demons that are not easily defeated. There is a cost and many are not willing to count the cost, but if one presses on, victory will be a reality, which will result in the glorification of Jesus Christ. Perseverance is a key to victory.
As Jesus told His disciples who were dealing with a severe case of demonic possession, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” There is no easier solution – we must not take the road to less resistance. We must stand firm in our faith that nothing is impossible for God and His Son will prevail. We must pray with perseverance until victory in realized.
It’s important those whom minister in deliverance know that the whole process is a mystery, whereby the Holy Trinity liberates a soul from demonic bondage. We will not know all things, it is what it is so we might totally trust Him who delivers!