Safeguarding your children…

Satan abhors children and seeks their destruction. We see throughout biblical history of this ~ the enemy seeking to kill children. Believers need to safeguard their families. Fathers, you are the head of the household and protectors of the family. Satan will seek to undermine you, stand firm in Jesus. Don’t give an inch to the enemy.

So many little ones grow up without being protected by their parents. It breaks my heart!

Fathers (if a father isn’t present, then mother can step in), I would encourage you to protect your little ones for they are so vulnerable…

First, ensure you are delivered so demons won’t be transferred to your little ones.

Secondly, bless your children, verbally and in prayer. Lay your hands upon them and speak affirming words to them…like, for example, “little son, you are loved by daddy, mommy, Jesus, angels, by your family.” Ask the Lord to fill them with the Holy Spirit as you lay hold upon their shoulders or head. Tell them, even newborns (and those in the womb) how much you love them! My wife and I have done this with the four of our babies in the womb! Their spirits receive this parental love!

Speak the blood of Jesus over them!

Thirdly, be forceful against Satan and his demons. Tell them to take their claws off your children in the holy name of Jesus, by His precious blood and resurrection!

Fourthly (if that is even a word), call their angels to be present, to protect, to minister to them (angels minister to babies, often times, through lovingly playing). We have hosted many of our children’s angels in our home and have seen them minister to them!

I’d also encourage you to place holy consecrated objects in their rooms or in their presence…like a cross, posted Scripture verses, etc. These items will cause demons to hate to go near their place of sleep/rest/etc.

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Rite of Exorcism

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….

Angels, Swords, and Holy Water

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!

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

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!

Demons that Enslave Parts

We have discovered in counseling those who suffer from demonization and dissociation, a demon tactic, one that is not readily known to many in this work. One that every minister needs to be aware of.

The enemy will keep human parts, those dissociative identities, from experiencing wholeness and healing, through the means of locking them up, certain human parts that they might have a right to, to demonize. Evil spirits will enslave parts, bind them and lock them up, to keep them from experiencing healing through Christ. Often times these parts are so deep within the soul nature that it takes alot of perservance to dig and dig until locating the parts that are locked.

In Scripture we read of angels, at times, having keys. In Revelation 9 and 20 we see this reality. Demons will often have keys in their possession upon locking up a part. So, the deliverance worker will often times need to locate the demon(s) who might have a key to unlock the part that has been confined. In Matthew 16 we read that believers have the keys to the kindgom, we have the spiritual authority to bind, to loose, to obtain the keys from the enemy. These keys are a spiritual reality. These evil spirits will hide these keys in attempt to keep anyone from unlocking those parts that they locked away (and in most cases are torturing).

One needs to locate the keys and ask the holy angels of God to take the key from the demon and then locate the part that has been secured (we also have the authority to take the keys from the demons in Christ). The angel will be able to use the key to unlock the part. The part that has been locked up will need the loving care of Jesus. The part probably has endured much abuse (often these demonic spirits will utilize spiritual weapons that they possess to hurt the part) and isolation. Will need some immediate healing from Jesus. Also locate the weapon that the demon might have used and take it away so it cannot pass it on to another demon within the person.

This subject needs to be explored more as these evil spirits are locking up wounded human parts and keeping them from experiencing the healing touch of Jesus. There is an urgency to ensure we unlock the parts, so liberation can be experienced by those who reside in darkness and spiritual confinement.