So many people downplay, even ignore, the fact that there’s an unseen enemy who does all that he can to destroy all lives. The Bible tells us that we have an enemy that is not flesh and blood – the devil and his minions. And he will not stop doing all that he can to destroy us and prevent us from seeing God and experiencing His deliverance.
One of the methods the enemy employs in his arsenal of destruction is what is famously known as “demon possession.” Some do not believe that this happens, and many do not know how to handle such a case.
Did you know that anybody can be possessed, or at least influenced, by a demon? This article is not meant to scare you, dear reader. With this article I hope to let you see the reality of demonic possession, and the even better reality of victory and freedom in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Demon possession in the Bible
The Bible presents to us several accounts of demon possessions. People who are possessed by a demon (or an unclean spirit) show different symptoms:
I first saw “The Exorcist” when I was 13 and home alone. This, of course, was a patent mistake; by the time the iconic bars of Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” were running over the credits, I knew I’d never sleep that night, or possibly ever again. But it was notthe circumstances of my viewing that made this film so abjectly terrifying. Forty-five years after its release, the adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s 1971 eponymous novel remains the most frightening movie ever made, and not just because it features a tween whose head spins backward.
At the time of the book’s publication, it seemed unlikely to ever achieve a mass audience, let alone be adapted into the ninth highest grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation. Until then, Blatty, who also authored the screenplay, had been best known as the comedy screenwriter who’d given us the Inspector Clouseau mystery, “A Shot in the Dark.” A devout Catholic, he’d fictionalized an account of a 1949 exorcism by a Jesuit priest, but even his fancy Hollywood credentials couldn’t save it from being sent back to the publisher in droves. Only when a mysterious set of flukes landed him on the Dick Cavett Show for a full 45 minutes did the “The Exorcist” catapult to the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for 57 weeks. Continue reading at http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/12/the-exorcist-still-haunts-us/
A Note From St. Michaels Journal: Far too often Exorcists report that the victim claims to have participated in occult activities just prior to becoming oppressed or possessed; The Reverend Billy Graham offers sound advice to all in the following article.
The very name causes many of us an instant jolt of panic. Personified evil is an incomprehensible thing, and what we cannot understand, we fear.
These spiritual entities are, according to Christian tradition, angels that were cast out of heaven after following their leader, Satan, in rebellion against God. Because of their transgressions, they now Continue reading →
A bizarre murder case in Wichita Kansas shares a troubling commonality with other similar cases in that the suspect tells investigators that God told him (or her) to commit the crime. More on those other cases later in this piece.
On April 28th KWCH of Wichita reported that new details in the murder of 63-year-old Micki Davis had been released; in the article that you can read here we find;
Davis was found decapitated in the home of her son’s ex-girlfriend, Rachael Hilyard, on April 9. Court documents say Davis’ nine-year-old grandson, identified as JG, called 911 that day and said he and his grandmother were at Rachael’s house and she was hurting his grandmother. He also said Rachael had hit his grandma really hard. The affidavit says while JG was on the phone with 911 he ran to his grandmother’s car and locked himself inside.
Exorcists encounter evil up close—sometimes in bizarre, hair-raising ways. They are in the person of Christ, in humble obedience to their Bishop and with access to the power of God and his Church to drive out demons. Their courage comes from certainty that God is the ultimate power. Exorcists warn Continue reading →