If somebody is being harassed by an evil spirit, I believe there is always a reason for it. What they are experiencing is the symptoms on the surface of an underlying spiritual problem. It could be as simple as a stronghold that the demon is using as a means to harass the person. There could be a legal right he's using as an excuse to trouble the person.The truth is, without the casting out of demons, a minister will turn away many who are oppressed without ministering complete freedom to them. They will walk away still oppressed and harassed when they could have been set free. Balanced deliverance ministering requires three key elements: the tearing down of strongholds, the breaking up of legal grounds and the casting out of demons. If you attempt the operate in a deliverance ministry and address only 1 or 2 of those areas, you will turn many away without completely setting them free. They may feel a change from your ministering, and some may be completely set free, but there will be those who will walk away still in a measure of bondage, and some that you will be unable to help at all. You wouldn't dare try to make a pizza with the dough and the sauce but omit the cheese, would you? You wouldn't attempt to use your computer with a keyboard and mouse but no monitor, would you? Why attempt to run a deliverance ministry and omit one of the three major areas where ministering is required? I believe it is important. Oh yeah I tried self deliverance but with limited success and temporary relief. I believe thats why Christ said to pray for Eachother and if any be sick call for the Elders of the church. I believe in the Authority of the believer but I also believe that there are different levels of authority,diffrent levels of maturity, levels of abilities, and differing gifts in believers and are spread thoughout the body. When you have a need you need to seek help for your need fom the body not try and do it all yourself. If we could do it all Ourself we wouldnt need eachother. The disciples could not cast out a certain demon cause of there lack of faith. So there are different levels of faith as well. And now some of you are feeling a level of distaine at the thought of a believer not full of faith. But paul said to recieve him that is weak in faith not to reject him. I just want to know where is the concern for those who are suffering at the hands of the enemy and when did we decide That its not really our concern.