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on Deliverance (casting out evil spirits).
Current Cataloging includes:
• 27 Scriptural Citations (w/ Biblical Summary Chart)
• 5 Early Church Writings
• 10 Quoted Testimonies (w/ 1 Dream Testimony)
• 1 Video Testimony
• 1 Modern-day Prophetic Word
...(17)From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(18)And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
(19)And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
(20)And they straightway left nets, and followed him. (21)And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. (22)And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
(23)And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. (24)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.
(25)And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan...
...(19)Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
(20)Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
(21)Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (22)Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
(23)And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(24)Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: (25)And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock...
...(14)And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. (15)And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
(16)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: (17)That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
(18)Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. (19)And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. (20)And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
(21)And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. (22)But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
(23)And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. (24)And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. (25)And his disciples came to, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. (26)And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
(27)But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
(28)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. (29)And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? (30)And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
(31)So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
(32)And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. (33)And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
(34)And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts...
...(31)But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
(32)As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. (33)And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
(34)But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
(35)And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (36)But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd...
...(1)And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
(2)Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; (3)Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; (4)Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
(5)These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: (6)But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (7)And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. (8)Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
(9)Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, (10)Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. (11)And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. (12)And when ye come into an house, salute it. (13)And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. (14)And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. (15)Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(16)Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves...
Matthew 12:21-29; 43-46
...(21)And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
(22)Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. (23)And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
(24)But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
(25)And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: (26)And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? (27)And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. (28)But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
(29)Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house...
...(43)When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. (44)Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. (45)Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
(46)While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him...
...(21)Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. (22)And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
(23)But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. (24)But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (25)Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. (26)But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast to dogs.
(27)And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
(28)Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour...
...(14)And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, (15)Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. (16)And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
(17)Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. (18)And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. (19)Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
(20)And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
(21)Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
(22)And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: (23)And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry...
...(21)And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. (22)And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
(23)And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, (24)Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
(25)And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
(26)And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
(27)And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
(28)And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
(29)And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. (30)But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. (31)And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
(32)And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. (33)And all the city was gathered together at the door. (34)And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
(35)And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. (36)And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. (37)And when they had found him, they said unto him, All seek for thee. (38)And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
(39)And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
(40)And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. (41)And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. (42)And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed...
...(7)But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, (8)And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.(9)And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
(10)For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
(11)And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. (12)And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.
(13)And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.
(14)And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, (15)And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: (16)And Simon he surnamed Peter; (17)And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: (18)And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, (19)And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
(20)And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. (21)And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
(22)And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. (23)And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? (24)And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. (25)And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. (26)And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
(27)No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
(28)Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: (29)But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: (30)Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
(31)There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him...
...(1)And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
(2)And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, (3)Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: (4)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 tame him. (5)And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
(6)But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, (7)And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. (8)For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
(9)And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
(10)And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. (11)Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. (12)And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. (13)And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
(14)And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. (15)And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. (16)And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
(17)And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
(18)And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. (19)Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
(20)And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all did marvel...
...(4)But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. (5)And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. (6)And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
(7)And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; (8)And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: (9)But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. (10)And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. (11)And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(12)And they went out, and preached that men should repent. (13)And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed.
(14)And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. (15)Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
(16)But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead...
...(24)And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. (25)For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: (26)The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
(27)But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. (28)And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
(29)And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. (30)And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
(31)And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. (32)And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. (33)And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; (34)And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
(35)And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain...
Mark 9:14-29; 33-41
...(14)And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. (15)And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
(16)And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?
(17)And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; (18)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.
(19)He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. (20)And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. (21)And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. (22)And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
(23)Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things possible to him that believeth.
(24)And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
(25)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. (26)And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. (27)But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
(28)And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
(29)And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting...
...(33)And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? (34)But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
(35)And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. (36)And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, (37)Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
(38)And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. (39)But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
(40)For he that is not against us is on our part.
(41)For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward...
...(9)Now when was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. (10)And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. (11)And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
(12)After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. (13)And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
(14)Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
(15)And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (16)He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (17)And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (18)They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
(19)So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (20)And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen...
...(31)And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. (32)And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
(33)And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, (34)Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. (35)And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
(36)And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. (37)And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
(38)And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. (39)And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
(40)Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. (41)And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
(42)And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. (43)And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
(44)And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee...
...(12)And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
(13)And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; (14)Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, (15)Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, (16)And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
(17)And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; (18)And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. (19)And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
(20)And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God...
...(18)And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. (19)And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? (20)When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? (21)And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
(22)Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
(23)And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me...
...(22)Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. (23)But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. (24)And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
(25)And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
(26)And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. (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.
(28)When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (29)(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) (30)And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
(31)And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
(32)And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. (33)Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
(34)When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. (35)Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. (36)They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. (37)Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
(38)Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, (39)Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him...
Luke 9:1-6; 37-50
...(1)Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
(2)And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. (3)And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. (4)And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. (5)And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
(6)And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where...
...(37)And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him. (38)And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. (39)And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him. (40)And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
(41)And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. (42)And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
(43)And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, (44)Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. (45)But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
(46)Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. (47)And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, (48)And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
(49)And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. (50)And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us...
...(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 to whom the Son will reveal him.
(23)And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: (24)For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them...
...(9)And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (10)For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
(11)If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? (12)Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? (13)If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
(14)And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. (15)But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. (16)And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
(17)But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. (18)If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. (19)And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. (20)But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
(21)When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: (22)But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
(23)He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
(24)When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. (25)And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. (26)Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last of that man is worse than the first.
(27)And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
(28)But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it...
Luke 13:10-17; 31-33
...(10)And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. (11)And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. (12)And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
(13)And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
(14)And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
(15)The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? (16)And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? (17)And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him...
...(31)The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
(32)And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. (33)Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem...
...(12)And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. (13)And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. (14)And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) (15)Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. (16)There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
(17)Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, (18)And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. (19)But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, (20)Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. (21)And when they heard, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
(22)But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told, (23)Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within...
...(1)And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
(2)And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. (3)As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
(4)Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
(5)Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. (6)And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. (7)For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. (8)And there was great joy in that city.
(9)But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: (10)To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. (11)And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. (12)But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. (13)Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done...
...(11)Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; (12)And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days. (13)And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
(14)And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. (15)And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
(16)And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: (17)The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. (18)And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
(19)And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, (20)And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, (21)And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
(22)And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat. (23)And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: (24)Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks...
...(8)And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. (9)But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. (10)And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
(11)And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: (12)So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
(13)Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. (14)And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, one chief of the priests, which did so.
(15)And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
(16)And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. (17)And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
(18)And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. (19)Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
(20)So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed...
Justin Martyr "Second Apology" (153 A.D.) Chapter 8: All have been hated in whom the Word has dwelt
And those of the Stoic school— since, so far as their moral teaching went, they were admirable, as were also the poets in some particulars, on account of the seed of reason [the Logos] implanted in every race of men— were, we know, hated and put to death—Heraclitus for instance, and, among those of our own time, Musonius and others. For, as we intimated, the devils have always effected, that all those who anyhow live a reasonable and earnest life, and shun vice, be hated. And it is nothing wonderful; if the devils are proved to cause those to be much worse hated who live not according to a part only of the word diffused [among men] but by the knowledge and contemplation of the whole Word, which is Christ. And they, having been shut up in eternal fire, shall suffer their just punishment and penalty. For if they are even now overthrown by men through the name of Jesus Christ, this is an intimation of the punishment in eternal fire which is to be inflicted on themselves and those who serve them. For thus did both all the prophets foretell, and our own teacher Jesus teach.
Irenaeus, "Against Heresies" (190 A.D.) Book II, Chapter 32: Further exposure of the wicked and blasphemous doctrines of the heretics
If, however, they maintain that the Lord, too, performed such works simply in appearance, we shall refer them to the prophetical writings, and prove from these both that all things were thus predicted regarding Him, and did take place undoubtedly, and that He is the only Son of God. Wherefore, also, those who are in truth His disciples, receiving grace from Him, do in His name perform [miracles], so as to promote the welfare of other men, according to the gift which each one has received from Him. For some do certainly and truly drive out devils, so that those who have thus been cleansed from evil spirits frequently both believe [in Christ], and join themselves to the Church. Others have foreknowledge of things to come: they see visions, and utter prophetic expressions. Others still, heal the sick by laying their hands upon them, and they are made whole. Yea, moreover, as I have said, the dead even have been raised up, and remained among us for many years. And what shall I more say? It is not possible to name the number of the gifts which the Church, [scattered] throughout the whole world, has received from God, in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, and which she exerts day by day for the benefit of the Gentiles, neither practising deception upon any, nor taking any reward Acts 8:9, 18 from them [on account of such miraculous interpositions]. For as she has received freely Matthew 10:8 from God, freely also does she minister [to others].
Tertullian "The Apology" (197-220 A.D.) Chapter 23
...Moreover, if sorcerers call forth ghosts, and even make what seem the souls of the dead to appear; if they put boys to death, in order to get a response from the oracle; if, with their juggling illusions, they make a pretence of doing various miracles; if they put dreams into people's minds by the power of the angels and demons whose aid they have invited, by whose influence, too, goats and tables are made to divine,--how much more likely is this power of evil to be zealous in doing with all its might, of its own inclination, and for its own objects, what it does to serve the ends of others! Or if both angels and demons do just what your gods do, where in that case is the pre-eminence of deity, which we must surely think to be above all in might? Will it not then be more reasonable to hold that these spirits make themselves gods, giving as they do the very proofs which raise your gods to godhead, than that the gods are the equals of angels and demons? You make a distinction of places, I suppose, regarding as gods in their temple those whose divinity you do not recognize elsewhere; counting the madness which leads one man to leap from the sacred houses, to be something different from that which leads another to leap from an adjoining house; looking on one who cuts his arms and secret pans as under a different furor from another who cuts his throat. The result of the frenzy is the same, and the manner of instigation is one.
But thus far we have been dealing only in words: we now proceed to a proof of facts, in which we shall show that under different names you have real identity. Let a person be brought before your tribunals, who is plainly under demoniacal possession. The wicked spirit, bidden to speak by a follower of Christ, will as readily make the truthful confession that he is a demon, as elsewhere he has falsely asserted that he is a god. Or, if you will, let there be produced one of the god-possessed, as they are supposed, who, inhaling at the altar, conceive divinity from the fumes, who are delivered of it by retching, who vent it forth in agonies of gasping. Let that same Virgin Caelestis herself the rain-promiser, let Aesculapius discoverer of medicines, ready to prolong the life of Socordius, and Tenatius, and Asclepiodotus, now in the last extremity, if they would not confess, in their fear of lying to a Christian, that they were demons, then and there shed the blood of that most impudent follower of Christ. What clearer than a work like that? what more trustworthy than such a proof? The simplicity of truth is thus set forth; its own worth sustains it; no ground remains for the least suspicion. Do you say that it is done by magic, or some trick of that sort? You will not say anything of the sort, if you have been allowed the use of your ears and eyes. For what argument can you bring against a thing that is exhibited to the eye in its naked reality? If, on the one hand, they are really gods, why do they pretend to be demons? Is it from fear of us? In that case your divinity is put in subjection to Christians; and you surely can never ascribe deity to that which is under authority of man, nay (if it adds aught to the disgrace) of its very enemies. If, on the other hand, they are demons or angels, why, inconsistently with this, do they presume to set themselves forth as acting the pan of gods? For as beings who put themselves out as gods would never willingly call themselves demons, if they were gods indeed, that they might not thereby in fact abdicate their dignity; so those whom you know to be no more than demons, would not dare to act as gods, if those whose names they take and use were really divine. For they would not dare to treat with disrespect the higher majesty of beings, whose displeasure they would feel was to be dreaded. ...
...Mock as you like, but get the demons if you can to join you in your mocking; let them deny that Christ is coming to judge every human soul which has existed from the world's beginning, clothing it again with the body it laid aside at death; let them declare it, say, before your tribunal, that this work has been allotted to Minos and Rhadamanthus, as Plato and the poets agree; let them put away from them at least the mark of ignominy and condemnation. They disclaim being unclean spirits, which yet we must hold as indubitably proved by their relish for the blood and fumes and foetid carcasses of sacrificial animals, and even by the vile language of their ministers. Let them deny that, for their wickedness condemned already, they are kept for that very judgment-day, with all their worshippers and their works. Why, all the authority and power we have over them is from our naming the name of Christ, and recalling to their memory the woes with which God threatens them at the hands of Christ as Judge, and which they expect one day to overtake them. Fearing Christ in God, and God in Christ, they become subject to the servants of God and Christ. So at our touch and breathing, overwhelmed by the thought and realization of those judgment fires, they leave at our command the bodies they have entered, unwilling, and distressed, and before your very eyes put to an open shame. You believe them when they lie; give credit to them, then, when they speak the truth about themselves. No one plays the liar to bring disgrace upon his own head, but for the sake of honour rather. You give a readier confidence to people making confessions against themselves, than denials in their own behalf. It has not been an unusual thing, accordingly, for those testimonies of your deities to convert men to Christianity; for in giving full belief to them, we are led to believe in Christ.
Yes, your very gods kindle up faith in our Scriptures, they build up the confidence of our hope. You do homage, as I know, to them also with the blood of Christians. On no account, then, would they lose those who are so useful and dutiful to them, anxious even to hold you fast, lest some day or other as Christians you might put them to the rout,--if under the power of a follower of Christ, who desires to prove to you the Truth, it were at all possible for them to lie...
Origen, "Contra Celsus" (248 A.D.) Book I, Chapter 46
For the law and the prophets are full of marvels similar to those recorded of Jesus at His baptism, viz., regarding the dove and the voice from heaven. And I think the wonders wrought by Jesus are a proof of the Holy Spirit's having then appeared in the form of a dove, although Celsus, from a desire to cast discredit upon them, alleges that He performed only what He had learned among the Egyptians. And I shall refer not only to His miracles, but, as is proper, to those also of the apostles of Jesus. For they could not without the help of miracles and wonders have prevailed on those who heard their new doctrines and new teachings to abandon their national usages, and to accept their instructions at the danger to themselves even of death. And there are still preserved among Christians traces of that Holy Spirit which appeared in the form of a dove. They expel evil spirits, and perform many cures, and foresee certain events, according to the will of the Logos. And although Celsus, or the Jew whom he has introduced, may treat with mockery what I am going to say, I shall say it nevertheless—that many have been converted to Christianity as if against their will, some sort of spirit having suddenly transformed their minds from a hatred of the doctrine to a readiness to die in its defence, and having appeared to them either in a waking vision or a dream of the night. Many such instances have we known, which, if we were to commit to writing, although they were seen and witnessed by ourselves, we should afford great occasion for ridicule to unbelievers, who would imagine that we, like those whom they suppose to have invented such things, had ourselves also done the same. But God is witness of our conscientious desire, not by false statements, but by testimonies of different kinds, to establish the divinity of the doctrine of Jesus. And as it is a Jew who is perplexed about the account of the Holy Spirit having descended upon Jesus in the form of a dove, we would say to him, Sir, who is it that says in Isaiah, 'And now the Lord has sent me and His Spirit.' In which sentence, as the meaning is doubtful— viz., whether the Father and the Holy Spirit sent Jesus, or the Father sent both Christ and the Holy Spirit— the latter is correct. For, because the Saviour was sent, afterwards the Holy Spirit was sent also, that the prediction of the prophet might be fulfilled; and as it was necessary that the fulfilment of the prophecy should be known to posterity, the disciples of Jesus for that reason committed the result to writing.
Lactantius, "The Divine Institutes" (303-311 A.D.) Book V, Chapter 22: Of the Rage of the Demons Against Christians, and the Error of Unbelievers
They do not therefore rage against us on this account, because their gods are not worshipped by us, but because the truth is on our side, which (as it has been said most truly) produces hatred. What, then, shall we think, but that they are ignorant of what they suffer? For they act with a blind and unreasonable fury, which we see, but of which they are ignorant. For it is not the men themselves who persecute, for they have no cause of anger against the innocent; but those contaminated and abandoned spirits by whom the truth is both known and hated insinuate themselves into their minds, and goad them in their ignorance to fury. For these, as long as there is peace among the people of God, flee from the righteous, and fear them; and when they seize upon the bodies of men, and harass their souls, they are adjured by them, and at the name of the true God are put to flight. For when they hear this name they tremble, cry out, and assert that they are branded and beaten; and being asked who they are, whence they have come, and how they have insinuated themselves into a man, confess it. Thus, being tortured and excruciated by the power of the divine name, they come out of the man. On account of these blows and threats, they always hate holy and just men; and because they are unable of themselves to injure them, they pursue with public hatred those whom they perceive to be grievous to them, and they exercise cruelty, with all the violence which they can employ, that they may either weaken their faith by pain, or, if they are unable to effect that, may take them away altogether from the earth, that there may be none to restrain their wickedness. It does not escape my notice what reply can be made on the other side. Why, then, does that God of surpassing power, that mighty One, whom you confess to preside over all things, and to be Lord of all, permit these things to be done, and neither avenge nor defend His worshippers? Why, in short, are they who do not worship Him rich, and powerful, and happy? And why do they enjoy honours and kingly state, and have these very persons subject to their power and sway?...
[Boshold, Frank S. (1970). Blumhardt's Battle A Conflict with Satan (p.4-5) Thomas E. Lowe LTD. Publishers, New York]
...When a person goes through an affection, a fad, or a hobby, he usually tires of it after a while and goes on to something else. He is not held in the fad's power. But with those who have entered into supernatural experiences, it is quite different. The drug faddists and all those who dabble in spiritism or demon religion come permanently under the influence and power of something they cannot throw off at will or even control. Depending upon the degree of their involvement with the spirit world, their behavior is no longer under their own control but dictated by unseen forces which have gained a claim upon that person. Because of the nature of the involvement in the false supernatural, those who are ensnared do not know how to become free again.
For example, a demonic book invites the reader to conjure up a demon of lust in order to be possessed by it and to experience more intense passions. The reader does so, following the magic formula, and thereupon is seized by uncontrollable lust. Whereas before he had his passion reasonably under control, this is no longer true and he is a victim of one or several evil spirits working in him. Likewise when someone handles a pendulum, a ouijaboard, or some other spiritistic instrument, he comes under the influence of evil spirits which gain access to his body and thereby control the use of the instrument. The user becomes the victim of one or a number of demons which take possession of any number of the faculties of the body and use them for their own purposes.
After possession by an evil spirit, the person begins to change in his behavior, his feelings, his standards, his desires. Beside that, the victim invariably experiences attacks of fear, depression, melancholy, temptations of suicide and is moved at times by inexplicable anger, resentment, hatred, or urges to destroy. Also a particular kind of virulence and animosity against the Bible and the people of God becomes manifest.
Neither therapy nor drugs nor changes in environment help those possessed by evil spirits, and since they turn away from God and His Gospel in Jesus Christ, the only way of deliverance, there is not hope of freedom from the dark power of satan, unless the victim seeks help from God.
It is already obvious that the flood of supernaturalism in America is beyond the control of the government and its agencies, institutions and organized churches. But what we see around us today is only the beginning of what is to come. It is always the design of satan and his demons to gain entrance into men and they will do so in whatever degree they can. But once having gained a foothold, a landslide begins. The petty thief turns into a hold-up man and finally a killer. The marijuana or LSD user eventually turns to heroin or methedrine. The dabbler in spiritism becomes more and more possessed by evil spirits...
[Ernest, Victor H. (1970). I Talked with Spirits (p. 31-32) Tyndale House Publishers]
Ch. 7: Demon Oppression
I must tell you of our experience last week. The Bible women, with Kim Okie of myself, were called to the home of Mr. Pak, the principal of our Korea Theological Seminary. A relative had come to visit them and on Monday morning she became possessed of an evil spirit. The minute she saw us she started to run away. People had to hold her down to calm her. We sang "Onward Christian Soldiers," then four of us prayed, claiming her deliverance on the basis of Christ's victory over Satan on Calvary. The Bible women laid hands on her and commanded the evil spirit to leave, saying he had no right to stay in the body of one who believed in Jesus. She had believed over a year ago, but her husband had taken a concubine and she was brokenhearted. In her deep sorrow, self-pity, and worry she reopened old areas to the devil.
Once she cried out loudly: "I have been here thirteen years -- do you think i am going to leave now?" Later her voice shrilled: "I hate Jesus; I will not leave." Her facial expressions were terrible, hard, and angry. She tried many times to bang her head on the floor, and once she darted to a corner of the room and grabbed my parasol and struck her head with it.
Hours passed and there seemed to be no change in her. Yung Do felt she could not remain much longer, as she had promised to go out visiting. As we were debating about what to do, I quietly moved closer to the woman and began talking to her about Jesus Christ, telling her how He alone could comfort her and satisfy her heart. She listened and I saw tears in her eyes. I told her Jesus loved her -- that I loved her, too, and longed to help her. I continued talking along this line and she sat up.
She listened and began to talk. She said she was so ashamed of what had happened. I then gave her many verses from the Word which she eagerly read -- Psalms 66:12, Hebrews 2:14, Colossians 2:15, Hebrews 13:5, 6 and many others I do not now recall. I told her why I thought the evil spirit had gotten in, that her worry and self-pity were sins. She thoroughly agreed and admitted her hatred of her husband and his concubine, which I told her was sin too. She talked freely, admitting her faith was weak.
She wants to come to our Bible institute this fall and is planning to do so. She offered a very earnest prayer, asking God to keep her from further attacks of the enemy and thanking him for deliverance. We had prayer for her several times before we left.
Just when the evil spirit left, we do not know, but you can imagine the great joy that filled our hearts to see her set free from that awful, wicked, noisy spirit. The Paks were so happy.
Yung Do and I called the other day to see how she was, and though she wasn't there, Mr. Pak said she was still all right and had gone to the seashore for the afternoon. This was truly the Lord's doing, for neither Yung Do nor I did anything. All I did was to talk of Jesus.
[Hagin, Kenneth E. (1978). The Origin and Operation of Demons (p.30-31) Faith Library Publications]
...I'm glad that the devil is a defeated foe. Jesus told me later that one doesn't have to have discerning of spirits to deal with the devil. You may have it but you don't have to have it. That answers some questions for us because if we didn't know that, we probably would wait to receive this special gift from God. I believe some of us have thought that. He said that you don't have to have discerning of spirits and you don't have to be a minister or an apostle or anything like that to exercise authority over the devil. Every believer has the right and the authority to use the name of Jesus. The whole body of Christ has it.
Jesus spent some time talking to me about what Paul said to the church at Ephesus when he talked about how Christ was the Head and we are the body. He said that every member of the body of Christ has the right to use the name of Jesus and exercise authority over the devil and demons and evil spirits. A person may feel that he is the least member and may say he is the little toenail on the little toe of the left or right foot, yet that little toenail has the same authority as any other member of that body. He has the same right to use the name of Jesus. He said that anytime any person in the church or on the outside of the church is living in such a way, and doing certain things that would intimidate, hinder, and embarrass, and retard the ministry of that church, you can always know that it is an evil spirit. Then we are supposed to deal with that spirit. The trouble with us is that we try to deal with people, and my, doesn't that get us into a mess.
You see, we can't exercise authority over the people outside the body of Christ but we can deal with the spirit that's operating there. I asked him then how we do that. He said that in the privacy of your own prayer closet you should say, "you foul spirit that's operating in the life of so and so hindering and embarrassing this church I command you to desist in you maneuvers."
I was preaching in a Full Gospel Church in California along this line and the pastor told me a year afterward that he had three different families in his church that had given a lot of trouble. He knew they were good people but he knew after I preached that it was just the devil causing trouble. They were unconsciously listening to the devil. One of them was his Sunday School Superintendent and another was a board member. In the privacy of his own study he just simply took authority over the spirits in those people that were causing trouble and commanded those evil spirits to stop in their maneuvers right then. He said that it worked so smoothly, it almost scared him...
[Willis, Brenda (1982). Childbirth God's Way (p. 27-28). Christian Teaching Center.]
Chapter 6: Testimonies
...I want to share our experience in a home delivery to help others. My husband and I had been married for eight years without children. In Novembers of 1976, I went to a minister for deliverance. During this session it was revealed that a hex was upon me because someone showed me water-witching when I was ten years old.
One of the curses was no children. This was done in complete ignorance of the fact that water-witching is demonic, and it opened a door to Satan. Before my husband [and] I were married, we had consulted a ouija board, thinking it was just a game. Also, a spirit was interfering in my blood to prevent our having children. After all these things were revealed, we broke the power of Satan in the Name of Jesus, and I was set free. I was redeemed from the curse (Gal. 3:13) and conceived the next month. Praise Jesus!...
[Stratford, Lauren (1988). Satan's Underground (p.155-156; 157-158) Harvest House Publishers]
Chapter 11: Miracles Do Happen
Anyone who has done hand-to-hand combat with Satan knows what I had to learn the hard way: The worst times of battle come during the long, dark, night hours. Satan fights his best at night. He loves darkness. He is the very ruler of darkness.
During the first month I dreaded going to sleep. Satan knew that I was learning to stand up to his attacks while I was awake and alert. Ah, but those night hours, when one is asleep and the mind is not alert to the enemy's approach -- that's when he's at his best. I began to have the most tormenting nightmares, reliving every pain of the past. There was not a moment's peace to be found while I was sleeping. Every moment was filled with terror. Johanna put a small handbell on the nightstand in order to call her if I needed her. I never needed to use the bell, for my screams awakened her almost nightly.
Satan may have been a bully during the daytime, but when darkness fell he became the master of deception. I was unable to fight his deception because the nightmares were so real; it was difficult to separate reality from imagination. At times he was so deceiving that I was certain I was still being abused by the evil persons of my past.
Oftentimes, and for a period of time it was every night, I would awaken to hear Johanna praying beside me, rebuking and binding those spirits that Satan had sent to terrorize me. I became very familiar with her prayers. She would pray in the most authoritative voice I had ever heard: "Satan, I come against you in the name of Jesus Christ. I come against every evil spirit you send to do your bidding. I command your workers of iniquity to take your hands off my sister and depart from her. Lord Jesus, I ask for the covering and the shielding of Your blood over her mind and body. In Jesus' name, Amen."
But Satan was relentless. He and the spirits who had been sent to do his bidding would not back off after the first prayer. They did not want to leave a person over whom they had had free reign to torment and terrorize for years upon years. Oftentimes he would hang in there with a fierceness that would intimidate even the mature Christian warrior.
Satan attacked me in diverse ways. I often felt as if I were choked to death -- I actually felt hands on my throat and found myself gasping for air. I often heard the fiendish laughter of evil spirits, and occasionally I felt their presence around me. Sometimes the spirits would make the sounds of babies crying in torment -- the crying sounds that I had heard in reality as I witnessed the torture of a baby used in a satanic ritual. One night Johanna found me crawling into the bedroom closet in an attempt to get away from the mimicking sounds which the evil spirits were making of crying babies...
...As the nights went by and battle upon battle was fought, I became strong enough to fight along with Johanna. I repeated the words she prayed. Finally, when she felt that I was strong enough to pray on my own, she said, "You be watchman over your own spirit and soul. When you see the evil one sneaking up, you address him in the name of Jesus Christ. You sound the alarm and pray, 'No! I spot you, and I see you for what you are. I reject you. I renounce you. I rebuke you. And I shatter and break your curses. I will allow no spirit that is not from God to remain around me. I am not subject to you, for Jesus has set me free. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Master, and I obey Him only. Go! I command you to leave in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!'"
When I began to fight on my own and use to power of prayer I felt for the first time in my life that I was in control, not Satan. At the end of every battle, Satan had to flee. And he did!
It was then that the Lord ministered to me. Often too exhausted to move, Johanna would help me to sit up in bed. I would rest my head on her shoulder as she read words of comfort, encouragement, and strength from the Word of God...
[Martin, Walter; Rische, Jill Martin; Gorden, Kurt Van; (2008). The Kingdom of the Occult (p. 33-36). Thomas Nelson.]
Chapter 2: The Occult Revolution
I was a guest speaker a few years ago at a church in Newport Beach, California. After the service was over, the pastor asked if I would meet with a young girl who had some serious problems in her life -- problems they believed were directly related to her involvement in psychic phenomenon, possibly related to prior mission field activities. The pastor described some of her experiences to me, including ones that had taken place with a Christian psychologist present.
"Walter," he said, "it appears to me that we are dealing with Satan."
I agreed to meet with her, and as we pulled into the parking lot of the motel where I was staying, I suddenly felt we should pray. We bowed our heads and started praying, and it was a good thing that we did. You see, parked next to us was a car, and inside of it was the young lady we had come to see. The moment we started praying, she became semicatatonic, and strange sounds began coming out of her. Her eyes were glassy, and she told us later she could hear everything we were saying and see everything we were doing, but she couldn't move. She could not move out of that automobile. She was bound to the seat. After we finished praying, I went over to see her and there she was, sitting in the seat making very strange noises.
I looked at her and said, "If you get out of the car and come with us, they will leave you alone, and you will be free. But you must come!"
She made a herculean effort to get off that seat, but she couldn't do it. Two men had to lift her out of the car and carry her across the lawn to the room. The moment we entered that room, she made it almost impossible for four grown men to hold her down. I had never seen such power in one human being. It exploded so fast, and the violence and sounds that accompanied were so amazing that I said to the pastor, "Now we know what we're dealing with, and I think we'll be here for quite a while."
Three hours later, we knew this girl was full of demons, and it was not the first century; it was the twentieth century! This was a girl who had lived a Christian life on the surface but was never a Christian -- a girl who played the game but never believed it -- a girl who had taught Sunday school while she worshiped Satan, and finally was taken over by him. She had all the form and all the appearance: the perfect tare in the wheat field.
Four men held her down while we prayed for her. Whenever I said, "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, come out!" her body leaped, twisted, and jerked all over the bed. Her mouth smiled in a funny, twisted way, and she said, "We can outlast you."
But we weren't about to be outlasted.
This went on for three hours, and every once in a while she would groan, and one demon would leave. After that, she would sit up and say, "I feel fine. I feel so much better. Let's go."
The psychologist, who was not a believer in demon possession until he walked into that room, was a firm believer. It changed the course of his whole practice. He told me, "I would never have believed this without seeing it. I believe."
I knew he believed because one time, during the course of the evening, she said, "I feel all right now, but I'm tired. I think I'll go home." And as she tried to get out of the bed, he said, "Oh, no you don't!" as he grabbed her and pulled her back. The moment she was in the bed she growled and writhed; it took four of us to hold her down again.
The switch from normalcy to possession was instantaneous. A terrible presence invaded the room and remained there the entire time. At the end of three hours, we asked her to pray, but she couldn't say the name of Christ. It stuck in her throat. The muscles in her neck knotted up, and the veins in her forehead protruded. She couldn't open her mouth and say "Jesus" for a full five minutes. We prayed for her; we knew if she could pray to Him she would be delivered. We told her to pray and ask God for forgiveness for praying to Satan and to "Renounce Satan and all his works."
She said, "I can't do it! I can't do it!"
"Renounce him in the name of the Lord Jesus."
She finally cried out, "Jesus, forgive me!" She renounced Satan and all of his works, even though it took her at least half an hour to be able to say it.
Three hours later, a totally different girl got up off that bed, hugged her husband, and walked out the door. She told us later that she knew the demons had been there all these years, but she was afraid of them. They'd threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about them. She was part of a Christian church -- a professing Christian -- but not a believer. The church kept watch over this woman and her family after these events occurred, and I understand from them that she's a brand-new wife and mother, and they have a brand-new family.
How did this happen? It began in the Far East and continued in America; she reached out to the occult. She knew the second most powerful force in the universe was satanic. She was discouraged and downtrodden, and she didn't get her prayers answered by God. So what did she do? She reached out into the world of the occult and gave herself to Satan. She turned the handle on the door and opened it, and that's what came in.
This is what we find today: people in the world of the occult endorsing Christianity. They go along with the surface of the gospel, but in their hearts, they do not believe it.
LaRock, Christopher (2011-12-24). John Todd: Beyond The Legend (Kindle Locations 406-417). Christopher Allen LaRock. Kindle Edition.
Although out of witchcraft, Todd was still having problems. He wasn’t completely out of the occult’s grip. As he put it;
“When I was saved, I still contained all of the psychic powers I had for two weeks. And I kept wondering what was going on. And my eyes still had kind of a look that people who have been around Witchcraft, or have been in Witchcraft, know the look I’m talking about. And my eyes still contained this look. And people in the church were wondering what was going on. Although I was trying to live a Christian life really hard, wasn’t really involved in sin, but still had all of this psychic phenomenon happening around me and was still very bothered with the things I had come out of and addicted to them. Not the drugs, but the psychic powers. And finally the church decided (that) if it was good enough for Paul, it was good enough for them. And they took me off in a room and prayed for me for about five hours. And they demanded that the spirits that I had allowed in myself, through asking them to come in through witchcraft, to leave . . . They even called the demon of epilepsy out of me . . . And when I walked out of that room, I no longer had any psychic power whatsoever.” - John Todd
But he wasn’t out of the woods yet.
There were still those vows of secrecy that he had been required to take upon becoming a member of the council of thirteen. Those vows would have to be broken completely in order for him to sever himself off completely from his former life. He would have to reveal everything he had been privy to and to publicize it all. And this is exactly what he did.
[Karnwie, Julius Gunser (2014-01-12). How Christ Delivered Me From A Blood Covenant (Kindle Locations 502-531). Kindle Edition.]
CHAPTER 4 Strange Dreams
After the blood covenant with Kathy, I experienced many strange and horrifying nightmares that continued for a very long time even after Christ had separated us. I do not remember the exact order in which they came, but they must have been signs of the deep spiritual bondages that had engulfed my life. I had most of those nightmares when Kathy and I slept together in my room.
In one of such nightmares, I found myself in a town in the middle of a thick forest. The buildings there looked white and modern. I suddenly found myself having involuntary sexual intercourse with an old black woman out in the open...
...While in the dream world on another occasion, I found myself in a village with nothing but trees and an old house in the middle of it. The leaves of the trees looked like serpents. As I got closer, the serpent-like leaves took striking positions and started trying to bite me. Again I screamed the name, JESUS, and woke up.
Whiles sleeping with Kathy by my side on another occasion, I dreamt that I was in bed with a woman-like affair. The walls of this dream-state room looked beige and the window curtains looked semi-transparent and beige. This dream must have taken place on a bright summer afternoon in the dream world because I could see everything in the room so vividly that I thought I was having a broad daylight experience. The woman-like affair had long fingernails, clear crimson pupils, big wide-opened eyes, a rough hair that stood straight up on her head, and sharp vampire-like teeth. This woman-like affair was black in complexion, had on a white nightgown, and looked very frightening and menacing. This demon started snarling at me while coming at me with her long finger nails as if she was trying to bite and scratch me up. As she snarled and came at me, the power of God came upon me and I suddenly started rebuking her in the mighty name of JESUS. It was a very frightening nightmare. I thank God that he gave me the power to rebuke that demon before she could hurt me.
As I said, “I rebuke you in Jesus’ name! I come against you with the blood of Jesus Christ! I send the fire of the Holy Ghost against you!” et cetera, the power of God struck her, and she started writhing violently and could not come at me anymore.
All of a sudden, I woke up from my sleep...
[Schneider, K. A. (2015). Self-Deliverance: How to Gain Victory OVER the Powers of Darkness (p. 19-20). Chosen Books.]
Ch. 1: The Battle Begins
...But demons can occupy our space illegally, just as the moneychangers did at the Temple, and when they do they will try to keep us from ejecting them.
The Lord showed me something about this concept in a vivid dream He gave me. In this dream, I was living in a tiny, dilapidated house that was almost falling apart. As you can imagine, I did not have a good feeling living in that house.
Now, right next door to this run-down house was another house. This second house was gorgeous. It was brand new. It was modern. It was clean. It was big. It was beautiful--and it was my house. I was the owner. But I was not living in the nice house; I was living in the broken-down house.
Why was I not living in the nice house that I owned? Because it was inhabited by squatters. They had human form, but they were demonically energized, violent and hateful. I was afraid to take possession of the house because they were threatening me, telling me what they would do to me if I tried. I was certain that if I set foot in the house they would attack, and God knows what they would do. So I was being tormented, letting other people take what was mine, afraid even to go inside.
Eventually, as the dream progressed, I got up enough courage. I decided that I was not going to be afraid and tormented and let them have my house. It was no longer an option. I was going to have to face those demons and drive them out.
So I went around to the side door and waited for the chief demon. When he came out, I grabbed him by the collar, threw him to the ground and began punching him in the face.
At first it seemed as though nothing was happening. He acted as though I was having no effect on him at all. My punches did not seem to be making even the smallest dent.
But you know what? I was so focused on defeating this demon that I just kept pounding and pounding. All of a sudden, I heard a sound like psssshhhh, as the air went out from him. He evaporated, and was gone...
Dream Warfare Journal: 2016 Entries
February 6, 2016 (between 6 and 7 am)
II Corinthians 11:14-15
...(14)And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (15)Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works...
The Lord permitted me to experience verse 15 firsthand in this recent, semi-lucid state dream encounter.
I was in a normal looking house, and was speaking to whom I believed was the pastor of a church that I've recently started attending (we were also childhood friends growing up). Everything appeared to be normal, as he introduced me to his younger brother and one other person, while a woman, whom I perceived to be his aunt, was walking around the kitchen area; serving tea, as it appeared.
This was quite the mirage going on. I really thought I was having a friendly chat with him.
Near the end of it though, the Holy Ghost placed a seed of suspicion in me and prompted me to ask him, "In Jesus name, are you a demon?"
My "pastor" then looked at me and slowly began to smirk, as he started slowly backing away.
From here, my precise memory of events becomes sketchy, but the rest of the dream encounter -- glory to God -- was part brief interrogation & part casting out foul spirits!
Here's how the process went: In this house, I would approach someone and command either "Did Jesus Christ come in the flesh?" (1 John 4:1) or "In Jesus name, are you a demon?" I got various answers of "yeah" "uh-huh", etc. while some hesitated to give an answer, period. I would then grab said "person" by the throat, forcibly slam it to the ground, and demand that it enter the pit (Luke 8:31), in Jesus name. If it did not comply, I then lifted my left knee into the air and slammed it in its face, or mercilessly drove my fist into its face.
After this, the form would then "melt" into the ground, and de-materialize (disappear).
ALSO, after slamming them into the ground, I asked them if they could see the Lord's Face above me. I would also demand, "Look up! Do you see the Lord?" Upon them looking up above me -- they became VERY afraid and had a look of sheer terror in their eyes. Then after this, they stopped resisting and entered into the pit.
By the way -- it's not me nor my power that's doing this. It's the One dwelling inside of me (1 John 4:4).
Even more wildly, during some of these evictions, the demons' disguises were melting away, and their true forms were being revealed. This happened with, I believe, the aunt as the female disguise started melting away, revealing a...quite ugly, bloated frog-like face underneath. Another demon spirit, whom I recall put up more of a fight, changed his complexion into a dark-brownish, wicked, fiery form (with black eyes) and began lividly cursing at me.
I believe that one went into the pit, too!
The dream world seems quite arbitrary. I recall then that I was in some type of dungeon, believing that I was playing a video game, with a HUD and other stat information appearing as if my line of vision were a TV screen (I used to be an avid gamer). I momentary fell for this -- and even at one point "died" by the indication of my health bar -- before saying to myself something like "No, Adam! This is an illusion! Ignore the menus! Keep going forward!".
After somehow then escaping this dungeon, I was back in another house-like setting with a multitude of small rooms and doors. Two attractive female companions then joined up with me and started following me. One was wearing a red dress, and the other a white. I momentarily fell for this as well, until I entered a new room with them and demanded of them both, "In Jesus name, are you a demon?"
The "woman" in the red dress frowned, and sadly cried out "...yes!!"
Same treatment to this demon, in spite of the attractive form! Grabbed it by its neck, slammed it to the floor, smashed its face, and demanded that it enter the pit, in Jesus name!
This is war -- and they don't deserve an ounce of mercy (they wouldn't hesitate to tear you to shreds, if they could). From here, I'm not sure if I encountered the one in the white dress, or if it ended up fleeing.
the front (of God's court) to demand confession of their "legal rights" to Marty.
All questions directed are spoken in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. Every response from the demons,
furthermore, is tested (I John 4:1) as to whether it will stand as truth before Jehovah God.
Dear brothers and sisters,
This prayer is the result of several personal situations, experiences, attacks and cries from the hearts of those who have contacted me for prayer and assistance in dealing with enemy spirits. It comes as a result of the need for deliverance and breakthrough, to walk in freedom from curses, not only generational but curses placed on people by witches or warlocks or those in the demonic realm. The fact that the darkness is so widespread and ever-increasing is more than apparent. We as the people of God, must obey the commandments given to us to rise to the occasion and utilize the tools Father has given us in His Holy Word to battle the enemy forces. We are not victims! We have been given instructions on how to pray, and it is our responsibility to take this seriously and be vigilant in doing so each and every day. This is not a prayer to be taken lightly, or said quickly. Please examine your hearts and consider having communion in fellowship with Father prior to saying this prayer as you are led by The Holy Spirit.
I am also adding links below that point to the seriousness and reality that we are all facing as the body of Christ.
WORDS FROM OUR FATHER
My children, it is I your Kinsman Redeemer, the One who was raised from the dead. You are precious in My sight, and I love you with an everlasting love, this you know.
I would this day ask you again to trust Me with all of your steps, from the first to the last. When I ask you to step out boldly, I mean in the Spirit, for your weapons of warfare are not carnal.
This prayer that I have asked My daughter to make known is for this time. A very powerful darkness has descended upon you and this world, and the gates of hell have been opened. Prayer is your most powerful weapon, as it allows My hand of mercy and grace to move powerfully on your behalf and on the behalf of others. This prayer that I am asking you to say out loud in faith is to set the captives free from the grip that the enemy has on their hearts and lives. Bondage has many layers and the effectual prayers of the righteous availeth much in My Kingdom.
Will you trust Me to lead you? Will you trust Me to know that I would never put you in harm's way? Will you answer My call upon your lives to be prayer warriors and intercede for not only your loved ones and families, but the lost and all of mankind?
My words are holy and they are true. They will never return void. I am asking you to join Me in this prayer. We walk as One mind, One body, and One Spirit. I am calling you now to step out in faith. Will you allow Me to move through your prayers powerfully? Will you do this for Me, as I have done for you?
Your loving Savior,
(*) Please pray the prayer below, believing with all of your heart that Yahushua will set you free and deliver you from the enemy and all he has used to come against you in this life.
FATHER'S PRAYER AGAINST ALL FORMS OF SATANIC BONDAGE
Dearest Father ABBA,
Yahushua, I pray that Your blood would wash over my mind, my body and my spirit and cleanse me from any unrighteousness that may be found in me. Renew in me a pure thought life, and make me holy as you are holy. Create in me clear eyes, clean hands, a pure heart, and a steadfast spirit that desires you and only you in this life.
I come to you to ask you for healing from the evil, demonic and perverse spirits and demonic attachments that have manifested in and/or around me, or have affected me or any of my loved ones. I take responsibility for the things I've done, the things I've allowed, and even things that have been done to me against my will.
I bind and come against in Yahushua's name any one or anything that has cursed me, placed a spell on me, or attacked me. I stand in your power and authority and will take a stand against any anti-christ spirit that has arisen in my life.
Right now, I forgive ______ (speak the names of those that have sinned against you) so that I can also have my own sins forgiven, and I ask You to empower me to do so. As a matter of my will, I choose to forgive them and ask that You, Father give me grace and strength to not take this offense back into my heart. I ask that You heal those that have perpetrated sins against me, and set us free from the perversity and sin that has had us bound. Wall in with a hedge of thorns all those who have arisen against me or my loved ones, in the seen or unseen realm, until they find you as their first love, Father.
Yahushua, I give myself to You and ask that You forgive all sin in my life.
Father, in the name of Yahushua, I repent on behalf of myself and those in my family line who have had sexual relations with evil spirits, familiar spirits, with Incubus/Succubus spirits, and the demon Mare. I renounce and break any covenants or dedications to the Nephilim, Baal, or Belial.
I repent for anyone in my family line who has had any connections, ties, agreements, or allegiances to the Harlot spirit and the Queen of Heaven. (Jeremiah 7:18-spirit of Jezebel)
I repent for all who participated in any fertility rites or rituals, and who sacrificed, worshipped, danced before, or gave offerings to any gods or goddesses.
Father, I repent for myself and all those in my family line who have had night or spirit husbands, night or spirit wives. Father, forgive us/them for rejecting You as our husband and forgive us/them for our unfaithfulness towards You. Forgive us/them for finding comfort from these spirits and for looking to them to fulfill our/their desires and needs.
Father, I repent of every contact, personal and generational with all night-husbands and night-wives, and I renounce all night husbands and night wives which have been assigned to function specifically within my family. I repent of the blood covenants which opened the door to these spirits. I cut every soul tie with this family spirit. I repent of the deception adopted by my ancestors that polygamy is acceptable and for any deception which was one of the ways in which the door was opened to sexual spirits.
I repent for those in my family line who were involved in astral travel, dark practices such as the occult, and new age practices. I repent for any involvement with witches, sorcerers, magistellus, or familiar spirits. I renounce all night spells, charms, enchantments, or allurements used by witches and warlocks at night. I renounce any positions, possessions, powers, or any secret knowledge that have come from darkness.
Please close all ungodly pathways, gateways, portals, cracks, or seams into ungodly realms or the underworld. Bind anyone or anything that is using astral travel to torment me or my loved ones. Remove all defilement and tainting, and as Your child, please restore my godly dreams from heavenly places.
I repent for myself or any of my ancestors who have visited sangomas, witches, or warlocks for their “love witchcraft.” I repent of them buying, accepting, and using their love potions. I repent of rituals performed, invocations offered up, and any using of baths, washes, charms and psychic prayers. I repent of having my body rubbed with ungodly ceremonial liquids or allowing ungodly ceremonial or commercial liquids to be poured over my body with or without my knowledge.
I repent for the breaking up of marriages, covenants, divorces, and the destroyed relationships that resulted from having relations with these spirits. I ask that you would break off from me and my family line all false love, lust, hatred, impotency, frigidity, sickness and disease that have been caused by these spirits and renounce any stronghold formed by these spirits.
I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for all fornication, adultery, incest, orgies, sodomy, homosexuality, and sexual addiction. I repent for all pornography, rape, abuse, ungodly masturbation, lust and fantasy lust, and any ungodly sexual contact with other people, any bestiality, and all sexual perversion and sex for money.
I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for shedding innocent blood through abortion and human sacrifices. I repent of murder, pride, greed, rage, hate, jealousy, pretense, falseness, cursing, and lying.
Father, on behalf of myself and my family line, I repent of having been involved in acts that showed worship and obedience to Satan and his demons through having sexual relations outside of marriage. Father, forgive us for not following Your commands.
In the Name of Yahushua, I renounce all ungodly soul ties with every person I have been sexually involved with, physically or spiritually. Father, I ask You to break these soul ties from my spirit, my mind and my body. Break, you evil spirits in Yahushua's mighty name. I now apply the Blood of Yahushua Ha Mashiach over all ungodly ties.
Father, I repent for allowing these evil spirits to reduce and control my will. I now command my emotions, my mind, my will and my intellect to come under your authority.
I am no longer vulnerable, or accessible to these demon spirits. I bind Satan and all his works. I stand in the authority that I have as a believer and in the name of Yahushua Ha Mashiach, I cast out any spirits that have been residing in or around my body or my dwelling place, or those of my loved ones. I command all confusion to leave, and I call back all parts that have been scattered or fragmented to come back into one accord with my Master and King, Yahushua.
Satan, you are not my husband or my master. I renounce you. I divorce you. I want nothing to do with you ever again. I reject your seed and your lies. I reject, refuse, renounce and divorce all unclean demonic spirits of perversity including spirits of lust, pornography, pedophilia, voyeurism, domination, brutality, homosexuality, confusion, gender confusion, astral projection and spirit travel, mischievous and trouble-making spirits, spirits of double-mindedness, unbelief, sodomy, rape, anger, rage, bitterness, unforgiveness, witchcraft, lust, idolatry, hardheartedness, accusation, familiar and familial spirits, pride, rebellion, and death.
I renounce and divorce Lilu and Lilith, and all the offspring that comes from Satan and his demons. If there is anything of Satan's seed implanted within me, I command it to shrivel and die immediately in the name and authority of Yahushua Ha Mashiach. I repent for any ways that I have knowingly or unknowingly come into agreement with these spirits, and I humbly submit myself to the King of kings and the Lord of lords, Yahushua, and the authority of His Holy Spirit. I submit to You, O God, and I resist the enemy, commanding him to flee from me and take everything he has put on me, everything he has brought into my life, and every seed that he has implanted into my belief system. I reject every seed of Satan - I command them to die immediately in Yahushua's name. I curse Satan's seed and declare, "YOU WILL BEAR NO MORE FRUIT EVER AGAIN," by the name and authority of Jesus Christ. His blood covers these sins, and I command these doors to be shut, never to open again.
Let every cord of sin, shame, fear, witchcraft, and soul ties from ungodly sources be severed now, in Jesus' name. I renounce the soul ties to former lovers, spouses, and others that may be tied to me in the spirit. Let any fragments of their souls return to them, and let any scattered and fragmented parts of my soul return to me, in Yahushua's name. Let all those that practice witchcraft find the door sealed and closed by the blood of Yahushua. I bind and forbid the entrance of demonic spirits into my life in Jesus' name, according to your promise in Matthew 18:18 - what is bound on earth has already been bound in heaven.
I loose myself from all shame, resentment, fear, insecurity and feelings of inferiority that have come upon me as a result of sexual molestation and other sins against my body-both those that were done without my consent, and those that I may have participated in willingly or unwillingly. I command them to go now back to the abyss in Yahushua's name. I bind the screech owl that brings terror by night and forbid it to enter my life, that of my family or my home, in the name and authority of Yahushua.
In the name of Yashusha Ha Mashiach, I renounce and repent of all worship of the Baphomet goat god through my own sexual sin or the sins of my ancestors, and I bind any and all spirits that have come to torment me or attach themselves to me or my loved ones because of those sins. I bind the goat god and break every effect of the black art and craft, of riding the goat, the violence of that ceremony and the resulting fear. I break the ties of ritual abuse through this spirit, the goat god. I renounce and break off from my life the insanity that comes from worship of the goat god and its spirit of bestiality.
I repent on behalf of my and my spouse’s forefathers who have demonstrated their sworn loyalty to Lucifer through performing the obscene kiss. Cleanse me of every vile effect that has come down the generational line as a result of this allegiance.
I renounce the worship of satanic consummation, satanic ritual consummation and satanic ritual abuse.
I repent and break the aphrodisiac of inflamed sexual lust and sexual addiction coming from the fire of the goat god.
I renounce and repent of any involvement I may have had with the zodiac stars, horoscopes, sun worship, reading of the stars or worship of the sun, moon or stars.
I renounce and break every effect of tarot card reading, clairvoyance and communication with the dead.
I cut all ties to Baphomet worship through freemasonry, druidism, the New Age, Mormonism, and Hinduism.
I cut all ties to worship through Islam, and I renounce and break every effect of the crescent moons of goat worship.
I renounce and break every effect and tie to the satanic bible and its Baphomet seat, along with all satanic magic, sex magic or sex alchemy.
I renounce all curses of sodomy, bestiality and perversion that come from worshiping this male, female and animal ‘in-one’ Azoth sexual deity.
I renounce and break every effect of the witchcraft symbolism of the Baphomet hand.
I renounce and break the seal of satan, the pentagram on the forehead and the opening of the psychic ‘third eye’.
I renounce and break off my forehead the ‘Golden Triangle’ and its opening of the psychic ‘third eye’.
Father, I ask you to cleanse me from every dimension of the third eye and close that psychic entry point. I ask you to close all psychic entry points in Yahushua's mighty name.
I renounce, smash and break every effect of the twisted horns of the goat god and break their power over my life and that of my family’s life.
I renounce and break all fragmentation of the mind, schizophrenia and personality disorders in my family line as well as myself through the worship of the goat god, bestiality and all abuse.
I renounce and break the Baphomet tie to female breasts to destroy, mutilate, maim and dismember, or any worship tied to the female breast, and the spirit of pornography and worship of oral sex.
I repent of, renounce and break masturbation, known as the mysteries of solitude.
I repent, renounce and break the power of the caduceus rod over my spine and my life as a whole, and its representation of male sexuality and all sex magic and death magic.
I renounce and break the power of the two snakes around that rod and over my sexuality in Yahushua's mighty name.
I renounce and break every effect of perverted sex and the poison of the two serpents.
I renounce and break the worship of the male phallic and every compulsion and lust to rape and sodomize in the name of Yahushua Ha Mashiach.
I renounce and break every effect and attempt by Satan to make me his bride in the physical or in the spirit through the initiation of and sealing by the acts of rape and/or sodomy.
I renounce and break every effect of the goat god’s cloven feet, their uncleanness and their power to trample underfoot.
I take myself out from under the power of these feet and declare the Baphomet goat god is under my feet in Yahushua Ha Mashiach's mighty name.
I renounce and break every effect of being terrorized by the goat god, and I break all night terror.
I renounce and break the false angel wings of the goat god, all astral travel and every tie to the astral plane.
(Men please pray): I renounce and break misogyny, the hatred of women and the wife I love that comes from the goat god. I break it off from my life in Yahushua’s mighty name. I declare I will not be a misogynist in Yahushua’s mighty name.
(Women please pray): I renounce and break misandry, the hatred of men and the husband I love that comes from the goat god. I break it off from my life in Yahushua’s mighty name. I declare I will not be a misandress in Yahushua’s mighty name.
I renounce and break misogamy, the hatred of marriage that comes from the goat god and the spirit of feminism and male chauvinism. I break it in Yahushua’s mighty Name.
I renounce and break the despising of men and the hatred that comes from being used to satisfy their lust.
I renounce and break the spirit of prostitution that comes with pornography and the murder of the soul of the man through prostitution and the absolute hatred of men.
I renounce and break every effect of the death and hell of Apollyon coming from pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, temple prostitution, sodomy, incest and polygamy.
I renounce and break the spirit of whoredoms and prostitution that comes with pornography.
I renounce and break the Baphomet symbolism of sex with a man, sex with a woman, sex with an animal and sex with a demon. I break this attack of perversion off my life in Yahushua’s mighty name.
I renounce and break anger, rage, and murder that comes with Baphomet consummation and all satanic rape.
I renounce and break every effect of the Baphomet cross, the grid of satan off my life. I break the dedication to satan on that grid and I take myself off the grid in Yahushua’s mighty name.
I renounce and break every tie to Leviathan, the King of the Sea through Baphomet worship.
I renounce and break every effect of Kundalini and Kali.
I renounce and break every effect of the bowing of yoga and unifying with the spirit of the universe.
I renounce and break every effect of the Lotus flame coming out of the goat god’s head which I break off my life.
I renounce and break off my life the seven chakras, the spinning wheels of yoga, and I close every one of those psychic entry points.
I renounce and break all self-enlightenment, occult enlightenment and occult revelation.
I renounce and break every effect of declaring ‘I am a god’.
I renounce and break every effect of being in an altered state of consciousness.
I renounce and break the prince of devils, Om off my life.
I bind and cast out every demon that came in through that state and command it to leave in the name of Yahushua Ha Mashiach.
I bind and cast out every spirit of an altered state of consciousness and command them to leave me in Yahushua's mighty name.
I ask you Father God to close every psychic entry point or door to the astral plane and seal it closed.
I bind and cast out the spirit of the gatekeeper to the astral plane and command it to leave me now in Yahushua’s mighty name.
I break every effect of these strongholds, and I ask you Father God to cleanse me and seal every release in the name of Yahushua Ha Mashiach.
I submit to You, O God, and I resist the enemy, commanding him to flee from me and take everything he has put on me, everything he has brought into my life, and every seed that he has implanted into my belief system and go now. I command all evil trees, ungodly seeds and demonic roots to come out, shrivel and die immediately, in Jesus' name. Let all evil trees be pulled up by the roots out of my life now in Yahushua's name. I command every spirit that does not worship Jesus Christ; every spirit that does not confess Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, and any spirit that does not declare Jesus Christ as Master to leave me and my household at once, in the name of Jesus.
I BIND AND CAST OUT ALL SPIRITS OF WITCHCRAFT:
sorcery, mysticism, new age spirits, drugs, pharmacea, passive mind demons, hypnotism, enchanter demons, familiar spirits, clairvoyance, all baphomet spirits, all goat of mendes spirits, strongman of jealousy spirits of anger, rage, bitterness, resentment, envy, strife, confusion, suffocation, strangulation and murder.
I BIND AND CAST OUT ALL LYING SPIRITS:
deception, superstitious spirits, accusing spirits, and religious bondages.
I BIND AND CAST OUT ALL PERVERSE SPIRITS:
evil actions, wounded spirits, abortion spirits, spirits of contention, sexually perverse spirits, spirits of pornography, spirits of child abuse, and incest.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRITS OF PRIDE:
Leviathan, haughtiness, python, self-rightousness, self-deception, and the rejection of God.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRITS OF HEAVINESS:
sorrow, grief, rejection, broken-heartedness, hard-heartedness, suicide tendencies, inner hurts and torn spirits, self-pity, shame and embarrassment, low self-esteem, and low self-confidence.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRITS OF WHOREDOM:
unfaithfulness, adultery, soul and body prostitution, body worship, chronic dissatisfaction, and idolatry.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRITS OF BONDAGE:
any and all addictions, drugs and alcoholic spirits, fear and paranoia, corruption spirits, bondage to sin spirits, and compulsive sin and slavery to satan spirits.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRITS OF FEAR THAT MAY HAVE ENTERED VIA ALL THE MENTIONED ACTIVITIES:
phobias, torment, night terrors, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, fear of death, worry, unbelief and doubting spirits.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRITS OF SEDUCTION:
hypocritical lying spirits, seared conscience spirits, deception, fascination to evil ways, objects or persons, fetishes and/or satanic symbols.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRITS OF ANTI-CHRIST:
anything that denies the deity of Yahushua Ha Mashiach, denies the atonement of sins and all who are against the teachings of Yahushua and carry the spirits of lawlessness.
I BIND AND CAST OUT THE SPIRIT OF ERROR:
any spirit un-submissive to Yahushua, unteachable spirits, corruptive spirits, those of defensiveness and argumentative spirits, contentious spirits and any spirits of the new age movement.
I BIND AND CAST OUT SPIRITS OF DEATH, DESTRUCTION, ROBBERY AND THIEVERY, AND THE DESTROYER:
In Yahushua's name, I bind and cast out all of the above spirits! I draw the blood of Yahushua around the root at which they came in. I close the doors and seal them with Yahushua's blood. I send these spirits to Yahushua for judgment and forbid them to enter me or my life, or the lives of my loved ones ever again. Get out of me and from around me you evil spirits and go to Yahushua NOW!
I loose now the power of the living God, Yahushua Ha Mashiach to cleanse and purify my body, soul, mind and spirit from these demonic spirits. I loose Father's love, joy and peace upon me and my loved ones. I loose pure thoughts and dreams of the Kingdom and my Father, prophetic visions and dreams. I pray to be completely infused with the powerful Spirit of God in my temple, His holy sanctuary.
Father, I pray for a complete recovery and fresh revelation because of your holiness and grace pouring over me and through me.
I receive by faith the healing for my mind, my emotions, my body and spirit. I receive by faith the mind of Christ, and I choose this day to pull up the root of bitterness and replace it with the love of God. I ask You, Lord to plant forgiveness, purity, obedience, peace, joy and love in place of bitterness. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let the spirit of adoption be poured out into my heart in Yahushua's name. Let your love and acceptance captivate my heart, O God.
I receive by faith healing for my emotions, belief system, and perspective towards God, myself and others. I declare: “Because the Great I AM lives within me, I become what YOU are, O God. Because the living Word of God dwells within me, You are transforming me, renewing my mind to become the living word, as Your truth is lived out in me. You are transforming me to become the anointed of God. I am not a victim, I am victorious. I do not fear; the enemy is fearful of me. I declare that no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue that rises up against me is refuted according to Your word in Isaiah 54:17. I walk in the fullness of God in Yahushua's name.
Help me, Father to identify and break free from any relationships and situations that are unhealthy and undesirable in Your eyes. Help me to honor Your word, Your will and Your wishes. You know my weaknesses. I pray for strength to overcome them. For those things that You know I cannot or will not be able to overcome in my own strength, I pray that You would take them out of my hand and let it be done according to Your will for my life, and for the benefit of Your will carried out in the lives of others, too. Father, replace those relationships with better ones that will strengthen me in my walk with you and fill the void for love, relationship and friendship.
I thank you, Yahushua Ha Mashiach – Jesus Christ for being my Healer, Restorer, Redeemer and Protector. I thank you for replacing every lie in my belief system with the truth that will set me free.
Thank You, Holy Spirit for releasing revelation as to my true identity in Christ. Show me how You see me. Show me if I have believed lies about my true identity.
I thank You for establishing and settling me in faith and truth in Yahushua's mighty name.
I trust in you Abba and I obey. I receive by faith all of the promises you have made to me in your Holy Word. Please hear my prayers and answer them according to your perfect will.
Amen and Amen!