17 comments on “Bonus Post: Demon Possessed!

  1. So you noticed. I think God let them do this during the time of Jesus and the apostles so they could expose them. BTW, Jesus never did an exorcism. I’m sure you noticed it. He didn’t do tricks and beg and get them to cooperate. He said, “Go!” and they left.

  2. Demonic possessions are such an intriguing topic. I admit I’ve watched many movies about them! Thanks for a post based on reality of them- it’s good to learn about the enemy. Enjoying your website!

  3. Here in Africa it isn’t exactly uncommon even though still not a general thing. The really scary part is to see Charismatic withcraft practised as exorcism rituals.

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  5. At Grace Episcopal Church, every Tuesday night, there is a healing service. I have attended a few times; In fact, I was considering becoming a member of the Order of St. Luke ( an inter-denominational religious order dedicated to the Christian healing ministry – Wikipedia) Most of the members of Grace, as well as many of the members of OSL, know I have struggled with bipolar disorder. My ‘flavor’ of the disorder is mostly manifested in over-spending and depression. I have never been psychotic or delusional. However, when a prominent member of the order came over to lay hands on me he said to wait until after the service; he had something to suggest to me. When he sat down, I told him that while he prayed for my healing, Jesus stood off to the side and when I prayed for God to help me forgive everyone who had ever abused, abandoned, or neglected me, I was aware of angels coming down from the rafters, talking things from my heart, and rising back up with them. His response to me was, “Have you ever considered exorcism?”

  6. As an emergency services responder, I interact with people at their worst. I frequently encounter patients who abuse substances or have severe psychiatric problems. In a few occurrences with such people, I noticed their eyes were filled with a rage and panic that seemed eerily similar to other people with similar issues. I recall one patient who was thrashing on a stretcher; I put my hands and his shoulders, looked at his eyes, and gave one command: “Stop!” The patient immediately stopped, fell asleep, and remained asleep until I left his side. When I left, he began to act out again. Can I prove demonic possession? No. Is it a likely conclusion? Possibly. The spiritual war hasn’t stopped; perhaps dispensationalism or cessationist theologies have impacted our worldviews to dismiss the possibility of demonic possession, but we must remember the Apostle’s warning that we do not fight against flesh and blood but against powers of darkness.

  7. Thanks for that really interesting and valuable insight. I had never actually put it altogether like that but it makes serious sense. It can also help explain what some mission writers describe as demonic activity when the Gospel begins to penetrate a new area. Thanks again.

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