August 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm #1910
I have heard other people tell stories of experiencing people with demon possession but I haven’t ever witnessed it for myself. Over the last few months I have run into a couple struggling with this and it has been eye opening. Any of you out there have any experience with this? What resources have you found to be the most helpful?
Even if you don’t have any experience with this, please pray for those who suffer with this because it is rough and there are people out there who desperately need deliverance.
- This topic was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Matt Dabbs.
August 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm #1919
K Rex ButtsParticipant
I once met with a young man who was had been married for about a year and had just started seminary but he was addicted to pornography, which he had been viewing since he was about 6 years old. He was planning on entering a counseling program but was having second thoughts.
So I and one other person asked if we could just pray for him that God would deliver him from this addiction. We were sitting outside in an area with a lot of people walking around. As we started to pray, this man became very tense and in a different sounding voice he started shouting “Shut the f*** up!” So my friend just started praying “In the name of Jesus, Lord, set this man free from this evil spirit!” and he kept repeating this prayer for about two minutes.
By now, I’m pretty freaked out and looking around at all the people looking at us. But this man suddenly began crying and just told us that he needed help. He did eventually enter the counseling program with the support of his wife and mercifully was sparred the humiliation and shame of having a lot of people learn of this sin struggle of his. And interestingly, as we were about to leave so that he could go to his appointment with a counselor, the Denver Metro Police approached us to see if everything was ok since someone called them about a disturbance.
I’ve never experienced anything like that since then and whenever I tell about it, it still makes me nervous because it is so beyond the normalcy of my Christian experience. But if we’re to take scripture seriously then we must conclude that demonic possession is real and regardless of what form demonic possession manifests itself, there is power in the name of Jesus that delivers us from such evil.
August 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm #1931
I take this very seriously. The devil is alive and well. I do wonder if we don’t see as much of this in the states because Satan has done such a good job on us that he doesn’t even need to be so obvious.
April 30, 2015 at 6:11 pm #3605
Elder William HowardParticipant
Excellent observation from Aug. 20, 2014. Excellent. Twice with this experience. Once in church and once at a young man’s home. If not prepared for serious encounters with Satan, get prepared. This is serious work. But, with your observation in mind, remember 2 events. The sons of Sceva & Jesus letting HIS disciples know ” . . Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” Mr. Dabbs, be ready!
February 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm #4906
I would point you to Steve Hemphill as a resource. He is the author of “My Search for Prayers Satan Hates”. You may have heard of his stakes – staking out property for God. I listened to his CD’s “Demons vs Prayer” and recommend them to everyone. I believed spiritual warfare was going on, but I had no idea how it was really manifested in our world. Like Matt, I haven’t witnessed it myself, but a good friend had an experience that I will never forget. Her conversations with Steve were life changing and opened her eyes to Satan’s attacks on her and her family. His website is hopehelphealing.com
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