Most religions claim that humans can be possessed by demonic spirits (the Bible, for example, recounts six instances of Jesus casting out demons), and offer exorcisms to remedy this threat.
Most people believe and have believed for a long time that Exorcism and Exorcists are fictional even in the twenty-first century, when the world has progressed so far, to believe in spirits and spiritual things. It’s not just a question of believing in their existence but of acknowledging the fact that spirits, devils, demons, Satan’s evil, unclean, familiar, evil human spirits and other spirits of bondage (beings without bodies) have such a great influence on people’s lives. There are a lot of people suffering from the effects (every one of them believe that they are the only ones affected) who are suffering greatly, whom nobody wants to or can help. This is not however a phenomenon which a normal person (and that includes ministers) will want to believe. For it inspires fear and irritates with its irrationality and to many people seems to be completely insane. It’s therefore much easier to mock it, regard it as prejudice, superstition or nonexistent. This, however, is hiding one’s head in the sand in the (usually vain) hope that nothing like this will ever touch us or those closest to us.Till now exorcisms have been carried out only by a few brave and courageous individuals mostly outside of the church. An exorcism is a battle with Satan and as we know every battle must end with victory for one of the sides and defeat for the other. An exorcist – at least in my case – is someone who expels people from evil spirits and evil spirits from people. An exorcist expels Satan, Demons, Evil Spirits, Unclean Spirits and Evil Human Spirits from within a person. Similarly, many times God will sovereignly automatically release the Demons, evil and unclean spirits without the person even knowing that “He” God is delivering them “Himself” because they have asked “Him” to free them from some type of spiritual bondage. There are other situations, however, when an evil spirit is embedded within the soul and body of an individual and then it’s hard work to get it to leave. It is not, though, a question of whether an evil spirit will leave but rather of how much time will elapse before it leaves a body. Anyone can be oppressed-possessed by demons, evil or unclean spirits regardless of their age, sex, education, religious affiliation, or social standing. Naturally, one person will have greater predisposition to being oppressed-possessed and another lesser, but absolutely everyone is threatened by it. The demons, evil or unclean spirits of any person who has died, and was not saved and not passed through to the other side of death’s curtain may be the one which has just possessed another person; so, it may be an unsaved persons mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, granny, uncle, aunt, friend, work-mate, neighbor, school friend or some random spirit being used in witchcraft which has been summoned up through necromancy and divination. Sometimes it’s a very strong bond of which both parties are unaware of and which cannot be broken in any traditional way.
Matthew tells us of Jesus’ fulfillment of prophecy. That evening a lot of demon-afflicted people were brought to him. He relieved the inwardly tormented. He cured the bodily ill. He fulfilled Isaiah’s well-known sermon: He took our illnesses, He carried our diseases. (Matthew 8:17 MSG)
“Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men” (Matthew 9:8 NKJV). Jesus came as a man. He was anointed by the Holy Spirit for the ministry and for the life and death that He would carry out in this world. Just so, we are anointed for the same good works that bring glory to God. “Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness” (Matthew 10:1 NLT). It is the Lord’s desire that all who are called by His name take authority given by Him and relieve the suffering of others as He did. Through that, many will give honor and praise to God. But many times, most people through a lack of understanding, just don’t have the knowledge of God’s Word, which is essential to their faith. They also lack the ability to believe in God’s whole plan of redemption, which bought believers their right to be healed as well as to be saved from hell’s torments. “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you” (Luke 10:19 NLT). These are confirming words of Jesus to those who are willing to obey. Jesus is our example by what He was doing in His earthly ministry in teaching His kingdom and healing the sick out of His compassion for the oppressions the people were enduring. He is saying and praying that more people should go out and follow His example of living by God’s power and bringing the principles and truths of the kingdom of God into reality by faith in Him and His power in and through His people. In simplest terms: We do what Jesus did!
Transformational Extensive Deliverance Ministry
Erica Joseph Shepherd,
And I get exactly the same results as Jesus said, I would!
10 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9 and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. 16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. 22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: