"In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil*spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice,
"Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are the Holy One of God!"
"Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly. "Come out of him!" Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.
All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!"
And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area."-Luke 4:33-37
I (Sal) got involved with the deliverance ministry early in my christian walk during college. I was involved with a local church and campus ministry, where I was in the front lines. I've learned that fasting and prayer is critical before this type of ministry begins. One must know what it says in the Word about deliverance. I've learned you need to be "right with God" through confession your own sins before you try to do it to others. It doesn't have to be so dramatic as you seen on televison, but just say "In Jesus' name, I command you Satan to leave...Heavenly Father, I pray that you fill this person with your presence with love and tyour power through Holy Spirit".
Today (Saturday, December 16th 2006) I decided to expand more on this topic after several circumstances that one a couple are on-going. My sister has been going through another rough season of "depression" right now, but behind it is also some "spiritual attacks" based on some Biblical teachings in the past. I was reading Exodus 20 (Ten Commandments chapter) last night after a brother in the Lord (from Taiwan) shared about the need of getting rid of "idols" (particularly any necklaces around the neck that symbolizes any idloatry-e.g. crucifx) in the residence my sister is at (right after the Friday fellowship last night during prayer time). I remembered some past "religious-occult" practices that may've contributed to my sister's "attack" growing-up. One is "ouji-boards" (see deceiver)
and "Catholic idols" (e.g. Mary, statues of figures, etc...).
I decided to re"search" on the internet to find sites relating to this... Accursed Objects "Jim & Mildred Coffey - Idols in the House - $4.00
For too long in deliverance we�ve been cutting the grass and not digging up the roots! One major root is an attempt to follow the example of Ahaz and establish idol worship in the temple, trying to serve two masters. It�s time to tear down the altars we have built to whatever our idols are! Deliverance prayers are included on the tape. (See Other Treasures on Tape by Jim & Mildred Coffey) Intercession: Listen, Agree, Pray, Release and Declare
Written by Julia Pferdehirt
Monday, 31 July 2006 (from All God's People) "We also explored another feature of intercession, which is releasing...this involves first asking the Father what's on His heart. Second, saying Yes to (agreeing with) that with our words, our hearts, and in our spirits. Third, we asked GOD to act on what was on His heart. fourth, WE acted on what is on God's heart...by declaring and releasing that in the spirit and in the natural world with our words." Idols and Idolatry, from Demonbuster.com "PERSONAL DELIVERANCE: Confess, repent and ask forgiveness for the iniquity of idolatry for you, your ancestors, spouse, former spouses, former sex partners ... Inheritance and Dominion - Deuteronomy - by Gary North "This is the heart of the Bible's message: deliverance from evil. This deliverance begins with deliverance from idolatry. In the Old Covenant, idolatry was ... Shabbat Shalom "This midrash imparts two basic teachings: a) The exodus from Egypt is first and foremost Israel's deliverance from idolatry; b) before God stretches out His ... Victorious Living (from ebomeness) "Her deliverance from idolatry will amaze you as Chavis weaves Mary's story into yours. Have you poured out your past and your future to Jesus? ...
I too have been delivered from strongholds or wordly idolatry in my life! As one grows in their walk with Christ (personal relationship with God), God reveals to them what they need to repent or be delivered from. I've grown to humble myself and ask God for all sorts of junk/sins in my life... pornography Satanic-Heavy Metal Music religious spirit miscellaneous
I will continue to ask God (everyday if possible) to cleanse me so I can be more "right" in my Heavenly Father's eyes till I go to Heaven!
Today (Monday, December 11th 2006) I've been pondering about demonic strongholds in different ethnicities. A close one I've been praying for hasn't been herself lately (has had periods of this since a teenager) and was chatting on the phone with someone that knows her about demonic deliverance. I was meditating Luke 4 when Jesus delivered someone from a demon with "authority".
-AfricanWitchcraft, from Deomonbuster.com
-Guatamalan (Mayan heart flesh eating by tribe leaders)
-Filipino (witch craft in remote provinces)
*a college friend (Pon) shared with me about how he has seen "demons" back in his home country, which is more "visible" there then here. They "manifest" in different forms (e.g. U.S.-> form of "idols" in celebrity status) from one geographic area to another. I still remember to this day (Wednesday, May 18th 2011) of his dream he had back in the college residential hall of a demon on top of him while he was sleeping. He woke-up and told the demon to "get out in Jesus' name!
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."-
Luke 10: 17-20
"But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance."-Genesis 45:7
"From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.."-Psalm 3:8
"Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance."-Philippians 1:9
Examples of People:
Mary "[ ((The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20.)) ] When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons."-Mark 16:9, Luke 8:2
"..The Visitation reveals a small town torn apart by supernatural events involving a mysterious stranger and his unsolved past..
The Visitation (Trailer)
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Prayer: Intercession, Spiritual Warfare, etc...
=>Book: Book Review: The Visitation by Frank Peretti, from jesusblogger.wordpress.com ".What did I think of it?
I couldn’t put the book down, it kept me up at 3AM in the morning. I would highly recommend it as a well written book, one which will especially appeal to those from a Pentecostal background. Peretti’s assessment of Mega Churches was brilliant. He gave a picture of “Christian factories” which centre upon the charisma of a leader who the people seldom ever get to really know. What was most shocking though was his critique of a small minded extreme pentecostal pastor steeped in legalism. His depiction of this pastor and the mega-church pastor were just as scary as the false messiah. Indeed, when you read the book you discover that these men are causes of the false messiah. An amazing read, also out as a DVD – which I’ve ordered!...
-Exorcism the mystica "Now, not only did Christ exorcize demons, or unclean spirits, but he gave the powers to his disciples. "...he gave the power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease." (Matt.10:1)
From these two Biblical passages and others Catholics and Protestants alike believe they have the power to cast out the Devils and to heal. The Catholic Church has a procedure out-lined rite of exorcism which is set forth in "The Rituale Romanum." Other than this text the ritual has great variance determined by the exorcist performing the exorcism. The code of Cannon Law allows authorized ministers (the exorcists) to perform solemn exorcisms not only over the faithful, but also over non-Catholics and those who have been excommunicated from the Church." St. Michael
Exorcism of Emily Rose Wikipedia "Later in the film Father Moore explains that 3:00 AM is the witching hour, in that evil spirits use it to mock the Holy Trinity and that it is the opposite of 3:00 PM, the hour at which Jesus died...
Seeing that the prosecution is putting up a seemingly solid medical case, she decides to try to show that she may have actually been possessed. She calls in an anthropologist, Dr. Sidur Adani, to testify about various culture's beliefs about spiritual possession
1-3 Leviticus 17 - Demon Worship & Rock Music - 12-17-2009AD - Music Videos
"Leviticus 17 - Demon Worship & Rock Music - w/slides 12-17-2009 A.D.
Now with JD's original slides. Leviticus 17's look into the forbidden occult practices causes JD to be lead by the Holy Spirit to go into details about the demonic force involved with music & how they use it to open doorways for possesion into the minds of those who listen and perform it and how the performs ar often willing participates working with demonic forces toward that end. Thank God who sets us free in Jesus the Christ!!! Call upon His name for deliverance and salvation today!!! Also begins with a word from Joey, who happened to be visiting that night from the Operation Christmas Child outreach of Franklin Graham's (the Lord's thru Franklin & company actually ; - ) ministery, Samaritan's Purse.
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CBN.com --Walking down the long hospital corridor, I sensed that with each step I took, I was losing a piece of myself. As I passed through the door at the end of the hallway, I knew my life would never be the same. I felt defeated and confused. What’s someone like me doing in a place like this? I wondered. It was my first admission to a hospital psychiatric ward; somewhere I had never expected to be.
I had always been one of those people who had it all together, or so it seemed. As a child and teenager I was a good student and a leader in school activities. As an adult I was busy in my church, singing, leading children’s choir, teaching Sunday school, and serving on various committees. Now it seemed my days of achieving had ended; getting showered and dressed each day were my biggest accomplishments.
I had been a Christian most of my life, asking Jesus to be my Savior when I was five years old. God had blessed me with a wonderful husband, Tim, and two beautiful daughters. Lauren was three and a half and we had just celebrated Jenna’s first birthday. It seemed that I had everything to live for, but my mind was consumed with thoughts of death. I was 26 years of age.
Longing for Peace
For some reason, beyond my realm of understanding at that time, I had become overwhelmed with despondency. Instead of looking forward to each new day, I dreaded waking up. I had lost the desire to play with my children. Lying on the couch watching them play was the best I could do. I used to love talking to my girls, telling them stories and listening to their chatter, but even the sound of their voices had become irritating. I no longer wanted to talk, to listen, or to answer anyone’s questions. I just wanted to be alone.
None of my previous hobbies or activities interested me anymore. I didn’t want to leave the house, or my bed. All I wanted to do was sleep, eternally, if possible.
Struggling to Survive
My admission to the psychiatric ward was an attempt to protect me from myself—I had expressed thoughts of suicide to my physician. The admitting psychiatrist prescribed an antidepressant medication and told my husband, “In a couple of weeks, Sharon should feel well enough to go home.” I was there for eight months, and that was just my first hospitalization.
The diagnosis came easily: major clinical depression complicated by personality disorders. The cure was more complex. In the next nine years I accepted every form of treatment offered to me: twenty different antidepressant medications, nearly 200 electroconvulsive treatments (shock treatments), and many other forms of therapy. I spent 80 weeks as a patient in hospital psychiatric wards. The quest for healing became my occupation.
Life Marches On
Depression is a strange illness. Most terminally ill people have a spirit that longs to live, even though the body is dying. As a depressed person, I felt that my spirit had already died, my body just refused to follow it to the grave.
I was torn between my desire to end my own suffering and the knowledge that in so doing I would be leaving a legacy of incredible pain and sorrow for my daughters and my husband. My choice to live was not easy on them either.
My children had to deal with the reality of having a mother who could not care for them. My husband had a partner who was unable to contribute anything to the marriage. Tim became my caregiver and assumed the roles of mother and father to our girls, making a conscious effort to provide them with the affection, support, and love that they needed.
The Beginning of the End
Years passed but my depression remained. It was as though tiny bandages had been placed on a large, gaping wound; but it continued to bleed and would not heal. Finally, after nine years of medical care, my diagnosis was changed to refractory depression—depression that does not respond adequately to treatment.
I was baffled. It seemed that nearly a decade of my life had been wasted searching for a cure that did not come. Precious years with my husband and children had been lost forever. I deemed myself a failure as a wife, a mother, and a Christian. Now, it seemed, I was a failure as a psychiatric patient, as well. Refractory depression felt like a death sentence.
My doctor had given me excellent medical treatment over the years, but I began to realize that while those in the mental health profession had done all they could to treat my body and mind (by treating my brain chemistry and emotions), a key element of my being had never really been considered: my spirit. So, I took my pastor’s advice and began to see a Christian counselor.
Berys was unlike any counselor or therapist I had ever spoken to. “I don’t have all the answers,” she said, “but the Lord does.” Together, through prayer, we invited Him into the counseling process. He revealed much to me.
I learned that the roots of my depression were not biochemical or emotional, as I had assumed, but spiritual. I discovered many lies I had believed my entire life, which greatly affected my personality and influenced the way I had chosen to live. One of the most destructive untruths was that I was not good enough. As a young child I began to feel that I was somehow flawed, substandard, inferior. I lived my life trying to prevent others from discovering how worthless I really was. Lacking a healthy sense of my own value, I became dependent on the approval of those around me to make me feel good about myself, earning their praise through performing, people pleasing, and perfectionism. It became a costly addiction. I burned out at the age of 26, unable to “do” anymore.
As I sat in Berys’ office one afternoon, the Holy Spirit spoke softly to my wounded, weary soul. He told me that I was not the worthless person I had always believed I was. Sharon Fawcett was the handiwork of the Creator of the universe, made in His image.
My work was of no consequence. My achievements did not matter. What I did or who I was did not determine my worth—whose I was did. I was a beloved child of the King! Believing this truth would transform me. No longer would I have to strive for the approval of others. God’s opinion of me was all that mattered, and He loved me just the way I was. I was free to discover His purpose for my life.
Prior to beginning Christian counseling, I had lost almost all hope of ever getting well and believed that my days on earth were nearing an end. But now God whispered, “I have plans for you, Little One, a future full of hope!” He promised, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart…and I will bring you back from captivity” (Jeremiah 29:13,14). And so, I sought Him—continuously—by studying His Word, listening to His voice, and praying. God fulfilled His promise. Within three months of my initial meeting with the Christian counselor, my depression was gone. I never returned to the psychiatric ward, never had another electroconvulsive treatment, and I no longer needed medication, or the care of a psychiatrist. Six years have passed and I remain free!
At one time I believed depression was the end of life for me; I now see that it was the beginning of a new, glorious life. My despondency caused me to withdraw from the world around me and offered a rare opportunity to become intimately acquainted with myself. Desperation provided the motivation required to delve into areas of my being that had never been explored, and to make some vital changes within. Although depression is not something that I would have chosen for myself, I am now grateful for the blessings I reaped because of it: an understanding of my true identity and worth, an intimate relationship with God, and a strong faith in Him to protect, direct, and provide.
Christian television host Willard Thiessen once stated, “Sometimes what looks to us like destruction is actually what God will use for our absolute deliverance.” I believe! Through depression, I was rescued from a life lived for the wrong purpose, an exhausting existence in a dry, harsh territory and delivered to a new land, blooming with joy and watered by peace.
My perspective on suffering has changed. While unpleasant, I know that pain serves a purpose in the life of a Christian. I am also keenly aware that while our difficulties may seem insurmountable at times, there is nothing that God cannot do, and nothing He cannot use for our good.
Sharon Fawcett is a freelance writer and speaker from New Brunswick, Canada. Her stories appear in several books such as God Answers Prayers, God Allows U-Turns for Women, and Silver Linings: Breaking Through the Clouds of Depression. For more information, or to contact Sharon, visit her Web site: www.SharonFawcett.com.
"1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a] 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
"What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” 8 For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you impure spirit!"
9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?
"My name is Legion," he replied," for we are many." 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.
14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis[b] how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed. "
"For more information or to download the full video go to www.doveministries.com
For the past 36 years Bill Subritzky has had an interdenominational world-wide ministry of evangelism and teaching. He has conducted crusades and seminars on almost every continent. While his primary focus is on salvation, in the course of his meetings he has operated in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, including deliverance, discernment of spirits, healing, miracles, prophecy, tongues and the word of knowledge."
Mass Deliverance - Demons & Manifestations Expelled
"Segment of a Mass Deliverance Workshop conducted by Pastor Jozef Jasinski of Promised Land Ministries on a recent trip to Caloocan, Philippines. The clip shows Christian believers getting deliverance from demons & evil spirits that have come into their lives. Many people in the Church today have problems believing that they can have a demon[s} in their lives but it's our hope that viewing this video and seeing how demons coming out and manifesting can be seen and heard will open peoples eyes to the healing power of Jesus Christ.
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;" Mark 16:17 If you are interested in this ministry and want to know more visit www.jesusdelivers.com"
Preach the Gospel, Heal the Sick, Cast Out Demons... Matt 10:7-8 in Mexico.
Jesus said in the Gospel of John: "Anyone who has faith in me WILL do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father." John 14:12-14
Jesus INTENDED that all of His believers in the ages to come to do just as He did when He was on earth. That includes preaching the gospel, healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers and so on (Luke 9:1-6, Matt 10:7-8).
True disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ must not only be content with themselves being saved but they must go out and preach the gospel just as Jesus and the disciples did in their times. And to preach the gospel biblically, we must have supernatural power to back up what we say. That is, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ is the only true who can set people free from their sin and sicknesses onto the path of righteousness and physical healing by His atonement (Isaiah 53:4-5). Hallelujah, praise God!
So let's make our King proud and His name known by doing His work and giving Him all the glory!
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"In this video a lady is set tree from the spirit of death giving her thoughts of suicide, death and depression. She was attending a crusade in Australia where she was set free. She gives testimony about having The Holy Spirit sets her free through Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Lagos Nigeria. (www.Scoan.com)"
BOOK: "These Radical Children of Abraham" "..Examining the spiritual roots
of the fundamental beliefs of
Muslims, Christians and Jews. ..
A Former PLO Muslim Terrorist Now A Genuine Love Servant Of Jesus Christ."
Delivered from demons, drugs and depression - Today's Christian Videos
"Pete dreamt twice of getting shot and within the week he did, which led him on a quest into New Age witchcraft and the occult seeking the truth. Ending up demon oppressed, suicidal and addicted to drugs and alcohol he found deliverance, peace and joy through Jesus Christ."