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Deliverance from demons

Started by Job Baliguat. Last reply by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D Sep 30, 2010. 6 Replies

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Comment by CHIEF APOSTLE(PROF.)VIC N.RONNIE on March 20, 2014 at 3:32pm

Thanks,glad to be here

Comment by Sister Sonya Humphrey on March 19, 2012 at 11:34am

My enemies are the reason why I am still standing today. My enemies will never cause me to fall down, I look at my enemies as anther reason why I should stand tall. That I will never allow my enemies that is against me to make me change the Woman of God that I am. The Devil is a Lie. Someone today has allowed your enemies to change who you are. Someone today need's to say "The Devil Is A Liar" I serve God.

Comment by Sister Sonya Humphrey on February 14, 2012 at 8:50am

thinks don't judge me till you walk a mile in my shoes or live a day in my life.

"I'll smile and be friendly to you cause my parents raised me right, but don't think I'm not aware of just how fake and childish you really are!!"

"Always. Let your haters be your motivators."

I keep my head high cause I know there are people who would kill to see me fall...but as long as GOD is on my side I will never fall.

It's gonna be a good day. Why? Because "This is the day the Lord has made".. So I'm gonna do my best to "rejoice & be glad in it."

Life is too short to keep taking trips to the past, so I closed the door on mine now all I can do is move forward and step into each new adventure that awaits me...

When I feel like my world is crumbling around me, I look at my beautiful children and I try to build myself up one piece at a time and soon I will be whole.

Comment by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D on September 11, 2011 at 11:46am
Comment by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D on September 11, 2011 at 11:43am
 I was exposed to pornography when I was about 12 years old growing up in Connecticut. My brother had a trunk in the attic filled with hardcore porn and I found it. I would secretly go to the attic after school and look at it, I never told anyone or shared my discovery with friends. Porno has haunted me most of my life, I accepted Christ at the age of 14, and thanks to the power of the Holy Spirit I began to feel convicted about my activities. The sad truth is even after becoming a Christian I realized the images had already done their damage. After joining the Air Force at 18 my first roommate was a porn junkie, and I fell back into temptation again. Eventually I was able to request a new roommate but the damage was done. To this day I have to make a daily concerted effort to pray and seek God for strength. I put blocks on my computers and I make sure I don’t go in stores that sell porno like 7-11 and other corner stores. I can’t let my guard down EVER because I know that is an area of weakness for me; but not just me but millions of other men, yes Christian men too!

I hope this short testimony will help you realize how the enemy carefully calculates your destruction through the avenue of sexual sin. I share some funny stories and personal things so you will know you are not alone in this struggle. Jude 24 is my favorite scripture when it comes to God keeping us in this evil world, meditate on it and make it your mantra. The Lord can keep you from falling, sometime even when you DON’T want to be kept! If don’t believe
Comment by Dr. Brenice Aliyah Fireangel on September 11, 2011 at 1:00am
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Comment by Dr. Brenice Aliyah Fireangel on September 11, 2011 at 1:00am
Comment by Erica Joseph Shepherd on April 7, 2011 at 8:41pm

Today People with demons have  learned to live with their bondage. They keep trying harder to live better and think if they pay enough or pray enough the pain, misery and torment will go away. When it doesn’t eventually they conclude, "That's just the way life is," and accept their condition.  

It is at this point that they need the Holy Spirit to come in and expose the hidden works of darkness operating against them and for Jesus and the finished work of the cross to spiritually bring light to the demon infested or demonically  influenced part of their soul and body. That's the ministry of Integrated Healing Prayer Ministry. I'm a minister of Deliverance , Exorcism, Healing and Inner-healing, who doesn't appease the sin sick demonic condition. In the name of Jesus I Cast Out the Works of Darkness, Jesus then delivers and heals the Spirit, Soul, and Body clothing them in “In Gods Armor of Light!”

Comment by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D on December 5, 2010 at 9:51am
Compulsive sinning against your will: Satan caused Judas to dishonestly gain money at the cost of Jesus' death. There were two men who were possessed with demons who were said to have uncontrollable anger problems (Matthew 8:28), so much that nobody could get near them they were so fierce. King Saul also became very angry after he picked up an unclean spirit, and even tried to murder David (1 Samuel 19:9-10)! Babylon was known as a habitation of devils (Revelations 18:2) and it was well known for sins of every kind, indicating that demons can and do promote sin in a person's life. Canaan is also known to be a cursed nation, and was known for their problems with sin as well. Notice it was the curse that came, THEN the problem with sin and not the other way around.

Self-mutilation is a sin because it's harming our bodies which are temples of the Holy Ghost, and we find the man with the legion roaming the tombs cutting himself uncontrollably. Compulsive behavior is known to be demonic.

Mark 5:2,5, "And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit... And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones."

In the ministry of deliverance, many people are set free from all kinds of compulsive sinning, even pornography addictions and compulsive masturbation. If it's compulsive and you've tried everything to stop, but you can't... there seems to be a compulsive force 'driving' you to sin, then there may very well be a demon that needs to be driven out. It is true that we have been set free from the bondage of sin, but there's a big difference between the bondage of sin, and being in bondage to demons and their way of affecting you is driving you to sin.

Fear and depression - irrational heaviness in the soul: King Saul was tormented with fear and depression by an evil spirit. 1 Samuel 16:14, "Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear." (NLT) The Bible also speaks of a spirit of heaviness in Isaiah 61:1,3, where it's speaking of how Jesus came to preach deliverance from such a spirit and give us a garment of praise in exchange. There are a lot of people today who suffer from irrational fears, depression, headaches, nightmares, etc. from demon spirits and after a successful deliverance they are set free.

Unhealthy obsessions: Obsessions with things such as death like the man in Mark 5:3 had ("Who had his dwelling among the tombs") clearly demonstrates a demonic bondage. Usually obsessions with items of darkness, death, occult, demons, etc. is a sign that something is wrong.

Compulsive cutting or self-mutilation: The man with the legion of demons was said to have been cutting himself with stones (Mark 5:5). Obviously, back then he didn't have knives available to do the job with, so he was finding sharp stones and using them to cut himself.

Constant calamities in one's life: Job is a good example of what the demonic kingdom can do in a person's life. He had an almost endless list of calamities take place in his life due to an unclean spirit. Job greatly feared such calamities coming upon him (Job 3:25), and did not trust God to protect Him in those areas. This is why I believe God allowed Satan to enter into his life and play havoc on everything he owned, including his own body. Why would a loving God cause His servant to go through so much, just for the sake of 'proving' something to Satan? I don't think it really lines up with God's loving nature towards His people. In Deuteronomy 27, there's a list of things that can cause a person to come under a curse, and in chapter 28, it tells us what kind of problems a curse can cause in a person's life. Not every time a person is under a curse means they have to have demons driven out, but it's certainly something to look into and get freed from.

Physical health problems: The woman with the spirit of infirmity, for example, was bound by a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11) and as a result, she couldn't lift herself up, she was crippled over. Arthritis is found to be demonic by many ministers today. Job suffered physical affliction from evil spirits by means of boils all over his body (Job 2:7). Matthew 9:32-33 speaks of a man who was possessed with an unclean spirit that caused him to be unable to speak. Matthew 9:25 also speaks of a deaf spirit, "When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him."

Mental health problems and insanity: In Matthew 17:15, a boy is said to be a lunatic as a result of indwelling demons. The NT Greek word for lunatic is sele.niazomai and means the person is moon struck (mentally not well) or crazy. Mental problems are clearly shown in other parts in the Bible as well, including the man with the legion in Matthew 5:2-5, "And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones." Does that sound like somebody who's in their right mind to you? What would somebody in their right mind be doing roaming the tombs? This tells me that there was a spirit of death involved, which gave him exceeding interest in the dead. Who in their right mind would be roaming the tombs day and night crying and cutting themselves with stones? When Jesus cast those demons out, the man was said to have been "in his right mind" once again (verse 15).

Luke 8:27, "And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs." What kind of a person in their right mind would go running around in the tombs naked?

Matthew 9:17-18, "And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not."

Supernatural strength or abilities: The girl with the spirit of divination was able to foretell the future through an evil spirit in Acts 16:16. It is pretty solid proof a person has a demon if they have magical powers, such as the magicians who laid out their staffs and they turned into snakes before Moses in Exodus 7:12. The man with the legion of spirits was known to have superhuman strength in Matthew 5:2-4: "No man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him."

Racing compulsive thoughts and mental torment: As you can see from the list above, demons can affect a lot of areas in a person's life. One of the ways it works is through our thought lives to cause fear, depression and torment is through our thoughts. The Bible also uses the term 'vexed with a devil', which means to be tormented, harassed or troubled by an evil spirit. It is not uncommon for a person with a demon to testify to racing thoughts that are completely against their will. When I was vexed with demons, I remember a distinct personality in my mind, it felt as if I was sharing my mind with another person or spiritual being. I would experience racing thoughts, irrational desires, compulsion to think and say things I would never normally even think about, etc. I was not alone either, there are a LOT of people who are being affected just like I was. It is not uncommon in this ministry to see people's minds or thoughts being influenced or controlled by evil spirits.

Psalms 143 is a powerful passage speaking of Kind David when he was being tormented by evil spirits. In verses 3 and 4 we read, "For the enemy hath persecuted my soul (mind); he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate." In verses 11 and 12, we read, "Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul (mind) out of trouble. And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul (obviously not physical enemies, but spiritual): for I am thy servant."
Comment by Mark H. Stevens, Th.D on October 23, 2010 at 11:36am
Where does the Bible clue us in on these demons?

While the gospels were too brief to cover many stories of healing and deliverance, it makes it clear that deliverance and healing ministry were taking place at alarming rates:

And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Matthew 4:24

But we don't hear much detail on what types of sicknesses, or what types of spirits that were dealt with. We do know that there are numerous demons out there, and the Bible is clear about a demonic hierarchy. That is an entire teaching by itself. We do know that one man that Jesus ministered to, had a legion (which is several thousand) demons in him. I think it would be insane and impractical to claim that the demons he had were all the same types of demons. If demons could cause the things that we see in the Bible (epilepsy, blindness, muteness, self-harm, divination, anger, etc.), then how many other cases of demonization did Jesus tackle, which affected the people in other ways or areas of their bodies, minds, or lives? It is a Biblical fact that Jesus did scores of deliverances and healings during His few years of earthly ministry, and we only know about a small handful of those stories, and the ones that we know are all unique. How many other deliverances did Jesus do, that was unique?

Near the ending of the gospel of John, we find that the book was never meant to be a detailed manual, but rather enough stories for us to believe in Jesus, the Son of God:

And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

John 20:30-31

Later on, in the final chapter of John, he tells us that the vast number of miracles which Jesus did, were enormous. Jesus healed so many sick people, cast out so many demons, and did so many miraculous things, that recording them all would have been an enormous undertaking:

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

John 21:25

So with that said, we are naturally going to encounter sicknesses that were never mentioned in the Bible, and also evil spirits that were never mentioned either. I mentioned above the spirit of incubus... is it any less genuine evil spirit, even though it wasn't mentioned in the Bible? Not at all! There are many spiritual things which take place in the occult, that it would have been impossible to include it all in the Bible. Abortions are not found in the Bible, but that doesn't mean it's acceptable (considering other scriptures which tells us that life begins in the womb). The Bible doesn't tell us accounts of people's hair falling out, but I'm sure it happened back then, just as it does today.

We have to remember the goals of Satan and evil spirits. Jesus told us plainly what the devil was here to do:

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 10:10

Whatever way that the devil can find to kill us, steal from us, and destroy us, you can bet he is interested in. I think most any believer will agree that Satan is actively tempting men to commit adultery, fornication, and so forth. Those are sexual related temptations, and they come from evil spirits. I have a teaching entitled Our Direct Enemy, which goes on to explain how it is not Satan who goes around tempting or harassing us, but his demons, for he is not able to be in more than one place at a time. It is, therefore, evil spirits that tempt men and women to commit adultery and fornication. God's Word tells us that if we are married, not to give Satan (who uses evil spirits as his messengers) an advantage by withholding sex from our spouse:

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan [by means of evil spirits] tempt you not for your incontinency.

1 Corinthians 7:5

If you read my Our Direct Enemy teaching, you will see that it is not Satan, but Satan's messengers (evil spirits, or demons) who are doing the tempting. Therefore, I believe it clear that God's Word tells us that evil spirits are very much interested in destroying a person's life by means of sexual weaknesses. Demons are very much active in the realm of sex, and God's Word supports this fact.

Now Paul made it clear that when a person sacrifices unto an idol, it is sacrificed unto a demon behind that idol. The idols themselves are nothing, but the demons behind those idols are very real and powerful evil spirits.

What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

1 Corinthians 10:19-20

With that said, we can learn a lot from researching the false gods that are mentioned in the Bible. I just want to point out a couple here though, to give you an idea of what demons are involved in. You'll find that demons are very much involved with ungodly sexual activity and bondage. If we look into the Old Testament, we all know that Jezebel was an active Baal worshiper. Do you know what the idol Baal looked like? It stood strait up, and had the shape of a male's sexual organ. Baal was a sex god (demon) to the core, and there's not a Bible scholar in the world that would argue with that! There are other examples found in the Bible as well, such as the Assyrian goddess of sexuality referred to as the "queen of heaven" in Jeremiah.

The Bible speaks of a fertility goddess by the name Ashtoreth, which in the Greek means, "the Phoenician goddess of love (and increase)."

For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 11:5

The Zidonians were worshiping a god of sexual fertility, and the Bible makes clear, this was done unto demons. In the deliverance ministry, it should be no surprise when we encounter a spirit of Ashtoreth possessing a person. It is not unreasonable to say that Satan and evil spirits will use sex as a means to carry out their John 10:10 mission, to kill, steal, and destroy people's lives.

The spirit of whoredom in Hosea

We find a really good example of a spirit of whoredom (meaning adultery or idolatry), which led God's people astray. A demon spirit caused (as they gave it access into their lives) them to turn away from God!

My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.

Hosea 4:12

What about spirits of anger, hate, rage, and so forth?

We don't have to look far to find that demons are known to cause uncontrollable anger-related weaknesses in a person. King Saul was a prime example; once the evil spirit entered him, he became fierce and even tried to kill David by throwing something at him.

Another example of anger problems is found in the story of the man at the tombs. Consider this verse:

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

Matthew 8:28

Yes, it is possible to have a demon behind a person's uncontrollable anger weakness. A person who has been abused or raped can have spirits such as hate, anger, etc. which has to be cast out. God's Word warns us not to get Satan get an advantage in the area of our emotions through unforgiveness:

To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 2:10-11

Where do you get the idea of Moral Frailty Demons from?

When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Matthew 8:16-17

In the above passage, we find Jesus casting out demons to demonstrate how He took our infirmities. If you look up the word infirmities in the NT Greek, it gives us the word astheneia, which means, "feebleness (of body or mind); by implication malady; moral frailty: - disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness." (Source: The Strong's Concordance)
 

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