Tasting of the Powers of the Age to Come

Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus ~

These last two North American missions were intense. We truly tasted of the “powers of the age to come” (Hebrews 6:5) and I rejoice in the many souls that were miraculously touched by our Lord Jesus Christ! I have safely made it back home and last night my family gathered around the table for the reading of Scripture, prayer and partaking of the Holy Communion. Grateful for all your prayers and support as it sustained us.

I have received a very special email report from the mother whose 16 year old son was healed –from many demons and from a form of blindness– during our most recent meeting in Atlanta.

“Hello Jay, I just wanted to tell you thank you again so glad to meet you! We are praying for you and your family and can’t wait to hear how Richmond went. We are going try to do a testimony video and send it to you as Josh is still standing tall and NO GLASSES. Praise The Lord!”

I’m receiving many testimonies like this and this brings great joy to my heart. It’s been our mission for over a quarter of a century –to proclaim the fullness of the gospel which includes preaching Jesus, casting out demons, healing the sick and those broken in heart, and equipping the Body of Christ! You can get a glimpse of the awesome ministry there in Georgia by simply listening to this brief video testimony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa_psKkNZm0

From Georgia we traveled onward to Richmond, Virginia for more meetings. I was exhausted. I might have slept a few hours the night before and here I was scheduled to minister for many more hours. Prior to services I prayed: “Lord Jesus, I just ask that you give me your strength so I might be able to serve you and may many souls be delivered from the powers of the enemy.” God is faithful as He answered my prayer. Not only did Jesus give me strength to minister (the meetings lasted for more than 12 hours) but He also graced us with His holy power.

One of my spiritual gifts is “miraculous powers” as seen in 1 Corinthians 12:10 and have seen incredible signs and wonders as I travel throughout the earth. I have raised the dead, driven out evil spirits by the millions, seen multitudes supernaturally healed such as those with blindness, muteness, and deafness. Moreover, I have been used to bring forth extraordinary miracles such as using consecrated objects to heal and to deliver, power to remove animals and cursed objects out of bodies, and other unusual acts of the supernatural. One area where many saints believe I have been gifted in is utilizing holy angels in ministry.

Hebrews 1:14 is clear: Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

God’s angels are “ministering spirits,” who have a mission to serve us. I have noticed the angels really enjoy being called upon during the ministry of deliverance as they are here to assist us and are ready to be called on in battle. I have seen hundreds of angelic miracles. Some pretty astounding miracles at that. When I served the Methodist Church I witnessed stunning angelic miracles during our weekly deliverance services. I even wrote a small book on my many experiences there titled, “Exorcisms in the Methodist Church.” Some of the miracles were hard for many to believe as they never witnessed anything like it before. However the angels assisted us greatly in restraining those with strong demon powers within their bodies. Remember are not all angels ministering spirits? They like ministering!

Well, while in Richmond I called upon them and they came! I’m going to share some of our experiences with them in a moment.

Our meeting was well attended despite the fact that it was holiday weekend. Families drove in from other states and cities to be delivered and healed. Some traveled many hours just to be present.

In the beginning of the service demons started to manifest in some very aggressive manners –one Catholic man, seated in the back of the meeting hall, manifested animal-like spirits that growled like a wild beast– disfiguring his face grotesquely. During our entire meeting demons were manifesting and were being confronted in the name of Jesus! Many souls were FREED from demons on this night.

One of the first individuals we ministered to was a 18 year old girl named Nadia from Eastern Europe who was brought by her parents. Adopted at age 3 from an short staffed orphanage she was filled with rage and sadness. Not knowing anything about her biological parents brought immense pain within her life. Unfathomable pain. All she knew was rejection and abandonment. Her pain led her to cut her own body with a screwdriver and to threaten her adoptive mother with knives. Counselors of all sorts were unable to bring inner healing into Nadia’s life. She so she suffered silently. Obviously the Baptist church they attended was ill equipped also. So, they turned to a friend who knew about our work in the area of deliverance and inner healing thus their arrival to our meetings in Richmond.

The first thing I noticed about Nadia was her eyes. Her eyes were indwelt with evil. They stared me at me with murder and rage. They darted around the room wildly. I looked beyond the evil and saw a little girl who was in deep pain. A orphan who was crying for help.

We are rescuers and as such we intervene in Jesus name! However the Holy Spirit prompted us to minister to her adoptive mother first and she had been invaded by demonic powers who held captive parts of her broken heart. These parts were released and the demons removed. As I ministered to the parts, Nadia, stood up and walked swiftly out the door, slamming it on the way out. Her adoptive father chased her down and brought her back to the room.

After seeing her adoptive mom healed and liberated we began to reach out to Nadia. Within minutes, Nadia broke down and began to sob like a baby as little baby parts of her broken heart were surfacing as was some toddler parts. All of them were taken to Jesus and were supernaturally healed by His gentle love. As these little ones were surfacing they wanted to be cradled and called upon Mommy. Along with the numerous little parts, many demons were surfacing and they were driven out in Jesus name!

Nadia’s face was drastically changed. Her disposition was one of utter peace and happiness. Her eyes were no longer darting around but had experienced stabilization.

“Jay, my heart really feels good, I have never felt this good before,” she shared with me, “I feel so light and restful.”

This former orphan found peace with God. What a beautiful time it was as her face simply shone like a holy angel. God loves orphans and rescued this precious girl from demonic torment.

What was truly exciting was Nadia and her parents stayed for the duration of the 12 hour meeting watching so many other find freedom in Christ! She even gave me a hug. This from a girl that looked at me with anger, mistrust, and doubt. For a time, I had the sense she thought I was simply crazy for the things I was teaching on.

“You thought I was nut job for a while? Didn’t you, Nadia?” I asked after her deliverance!

“Yup!” as she laughed, “I really thought you were crazy.”

Not only did Jesus set her free from many evil spirits but also brought deep inner healing into her life –merging untold numbers of her broken heart!

After ministering to this family I proceeded to pray over some former Hindu devotees from Guyana and as I did powerful Hindu demons surfaced and battled me.

“We hate you deliverance ministers!,” the demons screamed at me, “We really hate you a lot.”

Many of these Hindu spirit surfaced hoping to stay within these bodies. One fierce spirit named Kali battled me and spoke proudly.

“We will never leave, she needs us, she calls upon us,” the spirit informed me, “We are here because of ancient blood covenants, by her ancestors, that were made many generations ago from thousands of years ago.”

She was working in conjunction with Jezebel. She is considered one of the fiercest of the Hindu spirits. She is often pictured with her one foot on her husband, Shiva. That speaks volumes of her connection with Jezebel. Kali was determined to face me down.

“We really hate you!” she warned me, “Could you just leave us alone, as we want to hinder her ministry.”

It turns out she was a powerful minister of the gospel in her right who worked heavily in the deliverance ministry. No wonder she was a target of the enemy.

“There’s many of us, some of us entered because her pastors laid hands on her and we transferred from them into her.”

We are seeing this quite often. Many are submitting to ungodly pastors and allowing these people to transfer demons into their lives by allowing them to control them. This precious lady revealed that the pastors often warned the congregation that if they were ever to leave God’s judgement would be on them. How sad!

Moreover, these pastors refused to recognized this dear woman who worked so powerfully in setting the captives free and as such caused a great amount of pain to develop within their spirit. Her heart was shattered as she just wanted to be affirmed and loved. This happens all too often. Many pastors are hindering many fine ministers of the gospel and thus quenching the work of the Holy Spirit. It’s time for the Body of Christ to affirm, respect, and honor precious disciples who are called into the gospel work. We ought not to discourage but encourage the workers of the Kingdom.

Demons took advantage of the inner pain and took captive many heart parts. They explained to me clearly they would not be letting them go.

I began to ask the holy angels of God to surround the demons and to strike them with their mighty swords and as they did the demons moaned in utter defeat and were greatly weakened. I again battled the demons and they were resigned to the fact they were greatly outnumbered in this particular war with darkness.

Along with Jezebel, there were Hindu spirits such as Kali and many other Hindu spirits, there were also spirits of the water spiritual underworld that literally took many of the parts of her heart and forced them to participate in unholy initiation rites for demonic marriage purposes. There is a spiritual reality found in the deep waters of the oceans of the world. Much could be said about these spiritual dark kingdoms. However I know of the power of Jesus to set the captives free as I have been freed from a Masonic curse that brought horrible torment in my life. Jesus rescued me while growing up in these mind controlling sects.

The demons, within this woman, were relentless and wanted to battle. So, I continue to ask the holy angels to battle alongside me and they did with great power.

“I told you man of God, we have her,” these demons boasted.

Though they made these claims I had this deliverance worker reject the lies and to formally renounce the many rituals and covenants that were entered into by her ancestors and by some of her parts. These were specifically broken in Jesus name and freedom was found. The peace, the inner joy was very evident upon this woman as the Holy Spirit worked to bring liberation in her life.

While ministering to these ladies others were being miraculously healed and delivered. This happens in many of our public meetings as the Holy Spirit begins to liberate those who are in attendance who are open to His work in their lives.

By the way, we are going to be offering special courses at our Freedom Fighter International School on how to identify these kinds of dark kingdoms (and it’s specific spirits) –spirit husbands and spirit wives– at work and the means to defeating them. Be sure to sign up TODAY so that you might be equipped to minister effectively: http://www.ifreedomfighter.org/freedom_fighter.php Furthermore, if you are in the ministry we desire to make these courses affordable and have a special discount for those ordained into the ministry. Please email me for more information.

The very last part of the meeting included the ministry to a youth pastor who has suffered greatly as she experienced abuse (along with racial hatred) by multiple family members through the years including enduring through sadistic violence at the hands of her step father. My heart was deeply burdened for this precious saint who truly loved Jesus! While praying a demon rose up from within her and immediately I called upon the holy angels of God to pick her up off her chair and to bring her to the front of the meeting hall. Without hesitation (and without human aid) the holy angels obeyed and picked her and placed her in the chair I placed in front everyone. It’s interesting to note that after the deliverance, this youth pastor, questioned how she needed up in the front of the hall as she did not recall walking to the chair and sitting down. We explained that she went into a demonic trance and that the angels had picked her up and ministered to her.

Without even being near to this lady I asked the angels to minister and they quickly restrained the evil spirits and reached out to the many parts of her broken part that needed healing. I asked the angels to war against the demons and they did as they struck the demons with their swords. Furthermore, the angels of the Living God utilized healing oil and water to pour on the precious parts that need a refreshing touch of the love of God. The angels also gave gifts to the little parts and many of the parts testified of seeing Jesus. Many, many demons were commanded to release this young woman and they entered the pit. In these last two North American missions I have witnessed dozens of these kinds of angelic miracles where the angels appeared and worked on our behalf. This is amazing aspect to our mission that one rarely will see anywhere in the world. We are seeing this often.

After the demons were driven out and the parts healed, this precious lady testified of feeling incredible peace and joy. The light shining off her face was tremendous. Everyone gave her applause for fighting the enemies and for pressing forward in God.

Obviously, I’m somewhat tired after these two long missions but am grateful to our God for His wonderful grace and mercy. I have a few public and private meetings over the next few weeks however over the Summer I will be conducting several extensive missions to Africa and 2 trips to Australia –to Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. More details forthcoming.

For Jesus Christ is Lord over all!

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Amazing Miracles during Exorcism Service

Dear Friends of Jesus,

For nearly 12 hours we battled thousands of evil spirits and the Lord Jesus was pleased to reveal His power over the evil one. We held a public deliverance service in the Dallas area and our little meeting room was again packed with people who were hungry for Jesus and to serve Him in the ministry of healing and deliverance. I am joyful that the Body of Christ did not back down from the forces of evil that manifested itself on this night, rather the living church was proactive and confident in their authority by virtue of their relationship with the risen holy Savior.

During the service I read from the Old Testament and immediately evil spirits manifested. One dear 45 year old lady was immediately afflicted with demonic deafness as I began to share from God’s Holy Word. She could not hear one word I said from Scripture. Another attendee, a young man, was attacked by devils with various physical pains upon hearing Sacred Scripture. Another man in his 50′s was also being afflicted with various pains. The forces of Satan were feeling pretty uncomfortable being in the environment of God’s Word and they were showing themselves.

After partaking of the blood and body of Jesus in Holy Communion we began to minister to the assembled group. Immediately a man in his 40′s manifested evil spirits. With growls, loud cries, and spiritual violence the demons shouted at me, “You can’t have him, he’s mine!”

We began to battle the spiritual forces within this saint as the demons placed him in a trance.

“We entered him as a result of a generational curse placed upon his as a result of his grandfather’s blood lust during Word War II in Germany and France. He was a platoon leader. He killed 47 men,” the demons speaking out him revealed. “He also shot 3 POWS.”

“We are here to kill him, we have been trying so hard, but he knows too much of God’s Word.”

God’s Word protects, provides strength, and repels demonic spirits. Our precious Lord utilized the Old Testament in His battle against the devil.

Also attending our meeting was a dear lady and her daughter, who had traveled a few hours, to be present during the service to learn more about the ministry of deliverance. I invited them both to confront the evil spirits that were surfacing within this man. What better way to train saints then hands on training? When saints approach me about learning more about how to evangelize, for example, I encourage them to join me in the open air for street evangelism, on the front lines of the spiritual war.

When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

-Luke 9:1-2

Notice Jesus called them together, gave them the tools (the power and authority) and then sent them “out.” This is what we desire to accomplish. We desire to share with the church the power and authority we have in Christ and then send them out.

These two ladies were mightily used of the Holy Spirit to drive out the demons within the man.

The demons shouted in full force as I commanded the demons to look into the eyes of the saints.

“I can’t stand looking into their eyes as I see the FIRE of the Spirit of the Living God in them.”

This daughter and mother then proceeded to cast out the demons, in the Name of Jesus, after the man renounced the generational blood lust curse that allowed the spirits access into the bloodline.

The one lady exclaimed, “I’ve never done anything like this before.”

We were surprised as it seemed to us she was working under great spiritual authority. This is what the Lord can do to those who are willing!

Later on we dealt with a young 30 year old lady who surfaced a violent, spirit named, “Isis.” A few other men assisted me in restraining her as the demons surfaced in fury. A ancient Egyptian demonic goddess that the ancients believed upon, is a powerful spirit, that holds captive many dear people throughout the world.

Why did you enter her?

“We entered because her ancestors worshipped snakes and offered sacrifices to the snakes,” the Isis spirit revealed.

These spirits were driven out in Jesus name as this dear lady renounced Isis and proclaimed her allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ alone.

A young African woman with her two children then requested prayer. This dear lady from New Orleans had been afflicted with voodoo spells, curses, and spirits for years. Even the precious children were being spiritually terrorized by the voodoo demonic beings. The boy described his head as feeling like spaghetti. The girl was also attacked physically. The mother was the target of numerous voodoo spells and as a result suffered horribly. She was being raped at night by voodoo spirits, afflicted with various pains and maladies. In fact, a spirit named “maladies,” surfaced.

“I hate you Jay!” the demon of maladies shouted to me!

We abhor demons and we told them as such (did not the apostle Paul command the believers to abhor that which is evil?).

Many of the spirits were of a generational nature. This dear lady had legions of demons.

They were driven out in Jesus name and then she danced unto the Lord as she felt so much better as she was experiencing freedom for the very first time, in a very long time! Moreover, we ministered to her precious children. Her son who had been a target of numerous satanic assaults causing his head to feel like “spaghetti” (his words) was in dire need of relief. We commanded his head to no longer feel like spaghetti. God answered. The young boy reported that the feel was GONE! We also prayed for his legs as he had been experiencing strange like sensations in his legs and they were instantly healed as his legs became stronger!

We also ministered to others including:

  • a Catholic believer who had been experiencing pain in his legs. After prayer, he was healed and he reported that he could feel the demons exit via his legs.
  • another Catholic believer who had been in severe bondage to drugs.
  • a believer suffering from smoking. He was delivered from a demon that surfaced named, “nicotine.” This evil spirit was cast out in Jesus name.
  • a dear lady with a demon Yakim who had implanted voodoo pins in her body. The evil demon took the pins upon himself and was expelled in Jesus name.
  • a dear lady who had suffered through an abortion. We prayed for the healing of her womb. A demon surfaced that had been in the reproductive organs of this woman and her womb. This spirit was driven out in Jesus name.

Towards the end of the evening we ministered to a lady had been literally beaten by demons with bricks, hammers, and other hard solid objects in an attempt to kill her. Her precious body was evidence of such beatings. She was darken, bruised and swollen. In various parts of her body she had been mutilated by these vile beings. A very destructive spirit surfaced while praying with her.

Do you hold any parts of her?

“Yes,” the demon replied, “Her name is fear.”

The demon had taken the opportunity to name a dissociative identity fear in an attempt to keep this precious little part in further bondage. I commanded the demons to release the part named fear. The little part surfaced. She was so fearful and terrified. She was only 5 years of age.

My name is Sunshine and I love Jesus. I have been beaten and hurt by the monsters.

Hi Sunshine. God calls us to this, “Do not fear.”

We prayed healing for this precious part of this woman. She had been so terribly heart broken as a result of all the abuse she had to endure over the years.

Holy Angels appeared to little Sunshine and presented her with a shield and a sword. She then proceeded to use her gifts from the Lord against the destructive spirit who had been tormenting her all of these years. Everyone in the room shouted with joy and praise seeing how the Lord was bringing about healing and liberation to this little part named Sunshine. The demon was now in utter humiliation as a little part was handing him a spiritual beating. It was wonderful to see!

Then 252 other little parts came running to Sunshine as they saw the light of Jesus surrounding her and the holy angels, numbering 5, surrounded them and protected them as they all agreed it was time to unify with the core. The light had become so attractive to the parts that they ran to Jesus who is the Light of the World. We prayed for the supernatural infusion of the parts with the core and the Lord was pleased to heal the broken heart! Did not our Lord say he came to heal those that are bruised and broken in heart? So many focus on the physical aspect which is important but often times forgetting humans are in need of deep emotional, mental and spiritual healing too.

Then we focused our attention on the destructive spirits that claimed to have killed some of her babies through miscarriage. They had been weakened by the holy angels and the Holy Trinity. I had the holy angels pick the woman out of the chair and stand before me as I began to expel these vile spirits out in Jesus name. We also prayed for this dear woman’s healing. As we did she testified of experiencing something with her body being created within her as if the Holy Spirit was repairing and restoring that which the enemy had damaged.

Many other miracles took place. We are simply humbled by the fact that God would use us to minister to the infirm, the tormented, and the enslaved. We are simply His servants. Thank you for praying for the meeting God was pleased to honor us with His presence. We praise Him for all of this was His work.

A Wild Public Exorcism

We were in Austin recently ministering and faced incredibly vicious spiritual battles with the dark forces of Satan. A highlight was ministering to a lady who has thousands of evil demons within her (she also suffers from dissociation) and driving them out in the name of Jesus. Within minutes of praying for a young dissociative identity, that was bound by chains, an evil entity by the name of “Destroyer,” surfaced and confessed he had been binding her for YEARS! So, by the Sword of the Spirit (the Sacred Scriptures), we cut off the demonic chains and she was able to mover her body unhindered. I proceeded to place holy water upon the demons and they shrieked in agony as we were tormenting them with the living water of Jesus.

“What do you want with me,” the demon inquired of me.

“I want you to leave this woman and to go to the pit,” I replied.

“NOOOOOOOOO,” the demon angrily responded.

Knowing this spirit had no rights and needed to be cast out in the mighty name of Jesus, I proceeded to drive out the many thousands of these demons and the little broken part surfaced FREE and was as happy as she could be as she finally could see the complete light of Jesus surround her. I then asked the holy angels to give the part a piggy back ride on their shoulder’s to a safe place. The holy angels did just that and this part that we named, “Precious,” was incredibly peaceful and in awe. So much healing took place and we rejoice in the goodness of God.

Then afterwards another battle transpired in a very affluent community with million dollar homes and estates. In this area are drug cartels, prominent New Age leaders, high priests of black magic sects, militant homosexual leaders.

Jackie and her family had endured nearly two years of demonic activity and they desperately wanted some help so they contacted someone in Connecticut who apparently listened to my world wide radio broadcast, when I was hosting the radio show some years back. They encouraged Jackie to get a hold of me, which she did. We spoke on the phone a few times and she explained some of the strange things that were occurring in her home, including the disappearance of objects, a sofa levitating, loud thumps during the night, human waste being placed all over the home, hearing voices and screams in the middle of the night, seeing ghosts, furniture being placed outside of their home, and sensing the devil in their home.

My wife and I were extremely concerned and prayed about visiting this family. After a few days of prayer we were convinced we needed to help so we made plans to stay the night and battle the demons that were tormenting this family. Over the course of a few years we ministered to this dear family on various occasions encountering all forms of diabolical attacks and witnessed numerous victories by the power of Jesus.

Well…over this past weekend we made another trip to this haunted home to encourage this dear family and for the ladies to share their stories so that this family could be edified. However, as soon as all of us arrived, all the powers of hell literally broke loose, as Tina, Kimi, and Alicia entered mechanical trance states like I have rarely seen before.

What was interesting was where these trances led them to. All three ladies were directed by these powerful forces to the other side of the road in front of this multimillion dollar estate owned by a group of satanists who had made millions via the drug cartel. During this time I was able to call forth the holy angels and restrain Tina who was being pulled by like a spiritual magnetic that was so incredibly strong (she later tells me that a demonic voice was telling her to go over to this mansion and to enter the basement). While confronting the evil spirits within Tina, on the street, the Satanist, came to his gate and cried out, “I’m tired of your intimidation.”

I had to think about that for a moment.

Intimidation?

Then I realized he was being threatened, spiritually by us invoking the holy name of Jesus against the forces that he was trafficking in, near his home and in PUBLIC. He later warns us that he would be calling the local police due to this intimidation.

The public impromptu exorcism was way too much for him to handle, especially if his demons were becoming exposed to the light of Jesus and to the power of the cross over the evil one! He later went on to say to someone on his cell phone, “We’re encountering all kinds of religious attacks!” Religious attacks? Again I realized he was being threatened, spiritually by us invoking the holy name of Jesus against the forces that he was trafficking in.

For an hour or two I battled these trance spirits that were in these dear ladies that had them pace, like robots, in front of this satanist’s mansion. Back and forth they walked in front of the home incessantly. God prevailed though as this Satanist witnessed the power of Jesus name over the evil one; furthermore, God’s holy angels brought these ladies back into our van and back home safely despite the strong pull of the satanic trancing.

Satan Gives Abilities

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?”

“Satan.”

“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.