3. THE IGNORANCE
“ For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness, and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying , peace, peace ; when there is no peace ” Isaiah 6 : 13, 14
A lot of ignorance has been prevailing in the Christian world for decades and generations. What God has said by His word so far is not understood by His people and failed to follow it and the result is more sufferings and less blessings. The main reason for the prevailing ignorance is that we are not put answerable immediately to any constituted body on this earth. Servants or believers attitude appears as if they are accountable to God in future when they encounter God. As a result, every Christian believer is at liberty to take the word of God arbitrarily and as they understood they follow and observe the Word of God. In this way, every believer wishes to tell in the manner that ‘ I believe’ and ‘according to me’. Likewise, certain Christian leaders and founders of certain Church denominations, long back, have formulated some ways and systems of spiritual life. Their followers giving respect to their leaders or otherwise are just following them without looking to the right or left of those formulated propositions. As such, some areas of spiritual life have not been recognized and not experienced.
One of such areas of Christian spiritual life that is not noted by many is the area of tormentation by the evil spirits. Particularly in the lives of Christian believers. By hearing this situation, many Christian servants and believers are taking a low view at the sufferer and at the area of tormentation. They are not able to note this particular area of suffering by the evil spirits. There the ‘ignorance’ has its place in leaving suffering people to suffer. There both the servant and the believer are known to be ignorant. Because, they do not have the relevant knowledge and personal experience of the area of suffering of a believer by evil spirits. To this area of suffering, a negative opinion has been developed and traditionally established. No believer or servant wants to look at this situation and verify it. The reason for this is that they have been hearing this negative opinion for years. For some, they do not know how to verify. They have never felt the necessity to verify this opinion also. Consequently, the sufferer has to suffer or has to go on enquiring for servants that have experience in the relevant area.
As I mentioned above in the early pages of this book, I had to particularly view this area of suffering by a Christian believer. I happened to observe the knowledge and experience of many servants of God in this specified area and very few servants have the relevant knowledge and experience. Due to the ignorance of the servants in respect of this situation, there is no peace and harmony in many families and families have been destroyed in several respects. During the discussions with some servants of God, I have come across various opinions by which one can understand that the areas of ignorance prevailing in the Christian world for generations.
Before going to the various opinions of servants, I once again specify the area of a Christian believer suffering from evil spirits. It is not the case of a Christian believer who is a backslider. In this context, one has to know as to how a person is becoming a Christian believer. Whatever it might be the background of a person, if he believes in Jesus Christ that Jesus bore his sins, that He shed His unblemished blood to wash the sins of the mankind and that Jesus is his personal Saviour and if he repents of his sins and takes Baptism, he becomes a Christian believer. Mainly the good news of eternal salvation, healing, deliverance from curses and evil spirits are known as the full gospel. Then the main crux here is that if a person suffering from evil spirit comes to Jesus ( he may not know that the suffering is due to evil spirits ), accepts Jesus as his personal Saviour, and by believing that Jesus Christ is the son of the living God, came to this earth in human form, crucified for the sake of our redemption from sin, shed His precious blood, died on the cross, buried and resurrected from death, ascended to heaven and seated at the right hand of God and such person repents of his sins, confesses by his mouth and takes baptism, is he delivered from the evil spirit automatically ? All the process for becoming a Christian believer may take some time by the guidance of the servants and by the leading Holy Spirit. By becoming a believer, is he delivered of the evil spirit ? If the suffering of that person is due to witchcraft and if certain things of the witchcraft entered his body and remained in his body as a base for the evil spirit to work in such person, is he still delivered of the witch craft by his becoming a Christian believer ? The witch craft might be done for a specific purpose and consequently a specific area of his life may be under attack. Does he require deliverance? or is he free from the evil influence of witchcraft ? Whether the source for these answers is theoretical or practical ?
THE VARIOUS OPINIONS OF IGNORANCE
The first of many opinions of ignorance is that once a person believes in Jesus Christ, there won’t be any question of evil possession or suffering from evil spirits. It is said so, because the believer is in Jesus Christ. So many explanations are given that His blood washed away our sins, Jesus defeated Satan on the cross of Calvary, Jesus has given us authority over Satan and so on. And I heard so many other things basing on the word of God. If the suffering person still says that there is no deliverance, then negative comments start that there is something wrong with that person as if he is guilty of committing something wrong and that the same prevents deliverance. Here the main area for discussion is that the sufferer is a Christian believer. The sufferer should be taken as the word “ believer” indicates and without attributing anything wrong or negative things to the suffering person. If a believer or servant concludes by attributing some wrong thing to the sufferer, he can not further examine in any manner until a specific eye opener strikes him.
Many servants without having experience and knowledge in deliverance ministry, have been leaning on heard traditionally assumptions (Nowadays, we have been viewing many servants on television. By the reference, ‘‘servants” in this context should not be taken the servants viewed on the television. Some of them are entirely different.) This traditional opinion is not based on any scripture and not based on practical experience. If a servant or believer does not have any experience in deliverance ministry, he does not have anything to tell or speak on this issue on the basis of what he observed except the traditional sayings. To understand this situation, one must have experience in deliverance ministry and practical knowledge related to expelling the evil spirits. The practical experience gives a lot of knowledge as to how much time it takes for expelling the evil spirit from a person and the other relevant things. The duration of time to expel an evil spirit varies from servant to servant and believer to believer and the problem involved. The various manifestations of the evil spirit would be known during the deliverance prayer. And how to break the works of witchcraft etc will be known during experience. So, if anyone is preaching the gospel of eternal salvation, one must have the minimum experience and knowledge in deliverance ministry. Only then, one can help the suffering. While considering this situation well known Bible scholar and servant Derek Prince says in his book, ‘They Shall Expel Demons’ at page 41 & 42 that “ I had been identified since my conversion with Pentecostal movement and had given assent to their main doctrinal positions. One such widely held position was that a person who had been saved, baptized in the Holy Spirit and had spoken in tongues could never afterward need deliverance from a demon.”.
2.Some servants have even questioned as to why the evil spirit remains or works in a believer. Such question arises to them because, according to their knowledge the evil spirit does not remain in a person after he is transformed into a Christian believer. That knowledge is not based on practical observations and confined by what they have heard. Some even irrelevantly referred to the scripture in Mathew 12: 43-45, where Lord Jesus said that after the evil spirit is gone out of a person and returns with seven wicked evil spirits. But, it is quite irrelevant to the area of discussion. It is not established that the evil spirit is gone out of the suffering person on his becoming a believer. The evil spirit is there in the suffering person even on his becoming a believer. The sufferer knows it and the servant who is praying for his deliverance knows it, but the servant or the believer who is not suffering does not know this. The percentage of such ignored suffering believers may be less, yet they require deliverance. As the evil spirit is not gone out, the question of its returning with seven wicked spirits does not arise and irrelevant to the situation in question. Further in the same context Derek Prince observed at page 154 of his above said book that ‘ In more than thirty years, I have never heard or read a reasoned, scriptural presentation of the doctrinal position that Christians can never need deliverance from demons.’
Further, some have opined that the evil spirit would not remain if the believer is strong in prayer life. This opinion givers expect the suffering believer to be strong. What level of strength is required and expected from the sufferer ? Immediately one may say that to the level so that the evil spirit leaves the sufferer. It indirectly means that the sufferer is expected to get rid of the evil spirit by becoming strong enough and almost on his own. Now, one may again say that not on his own, but he is expected to be strong. How a suffering person is expected to be strong without knowing the nature of suffering and besides the suffering. What is the nature of spiritual strength that the servants and Churches are preparing their members after deliverance ? In how many cases total deliverance is taken place immediately ? Many Church members are going to other servants, though far away, for deliverance to attend special prayers for deliverance. Moreover, many ailments are caused by evil spirits. Believers are going to healing services and are being healed on deliverance from evil spirits. Even in cases of the devil returning back to the sufferer after partial deliverance / momentary deliverance before becoming strong, the attacks continue for some time. The situation has to be observed and required guidance should be given basing on actual observations. Some basic modes are to be prepared that the delivered persons are being prepared strongly that he withstands the subsequent attacks of the evil spirits. Here there is no room for any one to be offended, but understanding is sought. Such need is emphasized here before commenting the sufferer than assisting him to come out of his problem. Surely, there are many Christian believers in many Churches suffering from evil spirits even without their knowledge and their pastors’ knowledge.
Similarly, the word ‘Faith’ in Christian spiritual life or the concept of faith is being used out of context and irrelevantly. Many have referred to many scriptures of faith. For example , in the Gospel of Mathew 8: 5 to 8 , which reads:
“ And when Jesus entered into Capernahum, there came unto Him a centurion, beseeching Him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy , grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord , I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only , and my servant shall be healed…( Verse 9). When Jesus heard it , he marvelled, and said to them that followed , verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith , no, not in Israel (Verse 13). And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed , so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the same hour.”
I do not say that there is no place for faith in deliverance. If we carefully observe the scripture, we can understand that the centurion was convinced that his servant would be healed if Jesus says to that effect. Why the centurion had such faith and said so ? Because, the centurion heard about Jesus and about all the miracles Jesus had done by that time. By hearing all about Jesus, the centurion has developed such faith. There are many instances of miraculous healings of faith in the earthly ministry of Lord Jesus Christ and even now. But, he asked for a word from Jesus so that his servant would be healed and Jesus said that his servant would be healed. But, there was no instance of deliverance from evil spirit by the faith of the sufferer alone.
One can still have faith that God would give deliverance through any one of His servants. If it is serious suffering, one can not wait and he has to go for his deliverance. Though, some of the servants and believers applied faith while praying for deliverance , without praying no one has said that ‘you are going to be delivered ’. Jesus said that the servant of the centurion would be healed ,because he is God and that His word works and in saying so He was led by the Holy Spirit. Before saying that word as prayed by the centurion , Jesus said ‘ I will come and heal him’. How many are experienced in expelling the evil spirits and how many are ready to come to expel the evil spirit as Jesus was ready to go? If at least fifty per cent of the servants are able to understand the situation, experienced to expel the evil spirits and ready to go, this book would not have been required to be written.
When Jesus expelled the evil spirits, he rebuked the evil spirits and thereby expelled from different suffering persons. Jesus never said any sufferer to have faith to get deliverance. Jesus never prayed to our Heavenly Father to give deliverance to the sufferers. In this context, I do not deny praying to God that deliverance may be given to the suffering person. We are praying for the leading and guidance of God in deliverance prayers. For deliverance , the faith of the sufferer is not a requisite. When a servant or believer is praying for deliverance , if the suffering person desires deliverance, and co-operates for prayer, that is sufficient. There are incidents that Jesus Himself has appeared and gave deliverance to many from evil forces by removing certain things from the sufferer’s body. I heard such testimonies also.
Further, it is very discouraging to know that very few servants immediately responded rightly in the said circumstances inviting for deliverance and by praying. Many do not have the minimum experience to expel evil spirits. In the present context, though the area and the assumption is correct or not or uncertain , whether the evil spirit left or not or returned back for any reason, many could not say that the particular person required deliverance and not prepared to pray for deliverance. This is another ignorance prevailing in the Christian world. Because, only the ones that have experience can understand and suggest for deliverance without ignoring the sufferers.
For example, once , one Hindu young man ,Ramesh, used to come to me for advice. He happened to ask certain things about Lord Jesus Christ. Subsequently, one day when I was going to Church, he came to the Church with me. That day I gave message in the Church and I prayed at the end of the message. After everybody left, he came and told me that he felt a sudden move in his body during my prayer. I expressed my doubt that it could be an evil spirit in him. Then he responded that some witch doctor also told him the same thing earlier. I suggested him to attend the fellowship at the residence of Bro.Bujji Babu, at Cherlapally, Hyderabad, where Bro.Satya Saradhi, Bro.Philip and myself used to gather for fellowship and for praying for deliverance.
One evening he attended the fellowship. It was in the month of December, 2002, and it was very cold. After worship and after hearing the word of God, we all started praying for his deliverance. The room where we were praying was a small one. He sat in a chair and we stood around him praying one by one. First we prayed that God would lead and guide us for his deliverance and to anoint us during the prayer and to take control of the entire situation there. Bro.Satya Saradhi laid his hand on him and started the actual deliverance prayer. Within a few minutes, the evil spirit started manifesting in him. He could not sit in the chair and he sat on a mat. We started reading the appropriate word of God against the evil spirit. We understood that he was under witchcraft influence. Later the manifestations in him changed and he started reciting the mantras. Then , he suddenly got up and sat in a posture of yoga and started reciting mantras. We understood that the spirit of the magician, who performed the witchcraft entered him and reciting the mantras. He was calling some powers to help him to withstand our prayers. We were praying and rebuking the magician and breaking the witchcraft. It lasted nearly for an hour and we just stopped praying to have a break. After a gap of few minutes that man, Ramesh, came to his senses and asked for water. He drank three glasses of water and wanted more to drink. We gave him another glass of water. He was exhausted. He did not know what was recited by him. Because, it was not he who recited those mantras, but the magician in him. After a gap of twenty minutes, we again started praying for his deliverance. Immediately, the spirit within him started to resist our prayers by whirling his hands, but not dared to hit any of us. He started to push the hand of Bro.Satya Saradhi away from his head. Later, he fell on the mat and manifested his physical strength. He removed the nearby Bibles with force and did not give them back. Four men could not hold him on the mat. In that night we prayed from 9.30 to 12.00 mid night with breaks.
During the prayer at around 11.00 p.m., one neighbouring lady, knowing this, came inside the room and surprised saying “What is this heat in this room’? We did not mind what she said, because we had been there since 7.30 p.m. After few minutes, I came outside , just to relax for a while. Coming out of the room I felt immediately relaxed as it was very cold outside in the winter at around 11.10 p.m. After waiting outside for few minutes , I went back into the room and I was surprised to sense the heat inside the room. I felt some sort of inflaming heat. Later I understood that the atmosphere of the room was changed due to the presence of the Holy Spirit during the prayers. At around 12 midnight, we stopped praying further and planned for another day.
After one week, at around 4 p.m., it was planned for continuation of the prayers for his deliverance. Brother Satya Saradhi brought two other brothers, John Jayasunder and Sam, who were experienced in deliverance ministry. Along with that Ramesh , another Hindu, namely Naidu, whose business was totally collapsed due to witchcraft, also attended for deliverance. The entire deliverance prayer was videographed. The other two brothers mainly handled the prayers and we supported with our prayers. The evil spirit and the spirit of the magician again reacted by reciting the mantras. After sometime, the reaction subsided in Ramesh. At around 7.00 p.m. we stopped the prayers.
The same night, Bro.Philip and myself were taking our dinner at the residence of Bujji Babu, where first time we prayed for the deliverance of Ramesh. At 10.15 p.m., Bro.Satya Saradhi telephoned us and said that Ramesh was attacked by the evil spirit as something was being done by the magician. During the tormentation, Ramesh happened to see a vision in which one magician was seen below his neck and he was reciting some mantras and putting some element like ash on the photograph of Ramesh. He informed that vision to Bro.Satya Saradhi and he was unable to sit as all his body was paining and he was frightened. Bro.Saradhi told us to go to the house of Ramesh to bring to any place and that he would come with Bro.John Jayasunder. Bro.Philip, Bujji Babu and myself went to the house of Ramesh and brought him to our house assuring his father, a retired person. We reached our house at 11.00 p.m. and that night my wife and children were not at home. By 11.10 Bro.Saradhi and Bro.John Jayasunder, a retired government servant, reached us.
We started praying for Ramesh at 11.15 p.m. and immediately the evil spirit reacted like a snake moving on his belly and was trying to hit us with his both palms gathered together side by side like a Cobra head. He resisted us when we tried to hold him and we left him moving on his belly with a view to observe the manifestations. At 11.50, we took a brake and Ramesh came to his senses. Few minutes he spoke to us. Suddenly at 12.00 midnight, he started weeping and said that the magician was coming towards him with the tip of a knife pierced into a lemon. He was frightened and was crying for help. Immediately, we started prayer breaking the works of the magicians, binding the evil spirit and breaking the witchcraft. It was a real prayer warfare against the invisible enemy. He was reciting mantras as we were breaking and binding the evil works. It took a long time. At one time, during the continuity of the prayers, Bro.Saradhi prayed to God for his deliverance. While praying he said, “Lord, six magicians are jointly doing the rituals of the witchcraft presently, punish them causing stomach pain and the pain should not leave them until any of Your servants pray for them applying prayer oil‘. After few minutes, Bro.Jayasunder prayed and said that a foot of the main magician was cut accidentally in the room where the magicians gathered and they are leaving. Then Ramesh lying on the mat found relaxed and sleeping. He was totally exhausted. We all were tired. By then it was 2.15 a.m. Bro.Jayasunder and Saradhi wanted to go home and I prepared some black tea as there was no milk and after taking it they left. Bro. Philip and myself slept asking Bujji Babu to be awake and watch Ramesh for some time. In the morning Ramesh appeared normal and we left him at his house. That was his complete deliverance from witch craft.
We came to know that the witchcraft was caused to him by his close relatives. He was a married one and there were many problems between him and his wife. He could not work any where more than a month. Finally he was free and he has been earning his livelihood without any hindrance. He attended prayers at the residence of Bujji Babu and later he was busy with a business. He admits the deliverance and tells everybody about the same. Later as he was trouble free and because of their strong religious feelings, he could not come out of the strongholds of his old traditions. We felt sorry for we could not lead him properly so that he is saved. We hope and pray that God may touch him to know the truth and that he be saved. We happened to handle as an urgent problem. But, the evil spirits never attacked him even after two years after the witchcraft was finally broken and the attempts of the magicians failed. For many answers in the entire episode of the deliverance of Ramesh, one must have either actual experience in deliverance ministry or practical knowledge of various things either by reading or hearing from proper source. Then one can not speak against the probabilities and comment as if the sufferer is guilty of something wrong.
6. It is important to know what Jesus told before His ascension in Mark 17,
“ And these signs shall follow that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with tongues”,
In the given scripture Jesus said that the believers shall cast out devils. Here, the main thing is that a person must be a believer in Jesus Christ and the authority is in His name. But, is it possible to a believer to cast out devils by becoming a believer immediately? Casting out devils is a practical thing and the answer is to be found practically. Without making an effort and without having a minimum experience in deliverance ministry, giving opinions and speaking on this issue is not good. Jesus told many things to the believers in this regard before His crucifixon. Particularly, He told a thing to His disciples in Mathew 17: 14 –21. Which reads as follows:
“ And when they were come to the multitude, there came to Him a certain man , kneeling down to Him, and saying ( Verse-14), Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic, and sore vexed ; for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into water (15), And I brought him to thy disciples , and they could not cure him (16), 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 (17), And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him, and the child was cured from that very hour (18), Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, why could not we cast him out ? (19), 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 (20), Howbeit this kind goeth not but by prayer and fasting (21).
Here also there are many things to understand .The first thing is that sickness may be caused by an evil spirit. Now-a-days, if a person’s behavior is odd, both believers and non-believers are thinking that the person is mentally affected and are referring to a psychiatrist or to a mental hospital. Servants and believers are expected to be lead by the Holy Spirit to understand the circumstances of the sufferer. The father of the lunatic person prayed Jesus to heal his son. Because, he felt that it was a kind of disease. Evil spirits were there two thousand years ago and now also and likewise the suffering people are there now also.
Here it is relevant to know that during the deliverance ministry of God’s servant late Derek Prince , he was surprised to hear from an evil spirit that it was certified by a doctor. The person whose behavior was odd , was examined by a psychiatrist and the doctor opined that the person was suffering from a particular mental illness and was under medication. Even after using medicines for a long time, that person was not healed of the mental disorder. Then, it happened to bring him to Derek Prince for prayer. During the deliverance prayer, the evil spirit responded saying,“ I am certified by doctor.” The intention of the evil spirit in saying so is that not to look at the evil spirit and expel it, but to look at the disease and use medicines. That means to ignore the evil spirit. The evil spirit remains forever in such persons if not expelled. Exactly due to the designs of the devil, many servants and believers are unable to trace the activity of the devil in cases of mental disorders.
Secondly, Lord Jesus said to His disciples to have faith to heal and expel evil spirits. It means we have to make attempts on our own as Jesus was not going to stay in this world forever. But, we must have faith in Him and in His words to do all things that He did on this earth. With the same faith we have to make an attempt to expel the evil spirits. Jesus said that if we have faith as a grain of mustard seed, we shall say unto the mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove. But, in the verse 21, Jesus said: ‘Howbeit this kind goeth not but prayer and fasting’ .And before His ascension, while commanding His disciples to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth, Jesus specifically said to them to tarry in Jerusalem until they receive power from above.
If we take all these things collectively, one must believe in Him, must pray and fast and a believer must receive power from above. Then, one must have faith that he/she can do a work or expel a devil. In relation to a particular target, one must have faith and with that faith one has to work also. In this context, we must remember one thing that : “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone”( James 2: 17 ). All the verses from 18 to 26 of this chapter are relevant to understand in this context. But, with the prevailing ignorance, if a believer thinks that by becoming a believer he is not under suffering by an evil spirit, there is no place for this faith and to expel evil spirits.
7. IGNORANCE IS DARKNESS:- Ignorance prevents one from going forward in the right way towards perfection. It leads to a wrong conclusion on any issue or subject and it does not allow to come to a right conclusion. It does not reveal the actual thing. In Ephesians 5: 13, it is written that: “ But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light; for whatsoever doth manifest is light “. If we see the opposite side , whatever that does not manifest (the actual thing) is darkness. It covers a thing not to be seen. The topic ‘Light’ in the Christian perspective is an elaborate one. If it is to understand a particular thing or issue, the uncertain one or the sense that prevents from knowing and understanding the true thing or state is darkness.
In this context, I want to refer to the gospel of John, Chapter 1,verse 9 wherein it is said, “ That was true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world”. When I first gave a message on the topic ‘Light and the True Light’ in the year 1999, I spent a lot of time on it and I was convinced that it is the ‘true light’ lost by Adam and Eve on the day they transgressed by eating the forbidden fruit and by the spiritual death. Jesus came to this world as a true light and in Him was life; and the life was light of men’ John 1: 4. In Mathew , Chapter 6, verses 22 and 23 , it is written that ‘ The light of the body is eye; if therefore thine eye be good, thy whole body shall be full of light . But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore, the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness”. Another relevant word of God is that : “ The wise man’s eyes are in his head, but the fool walketh in darkness” Ecclesiastes 2: 14.
The light of life is the Holy Spirit that manifest as the light of the word of God available in the form of the Bible. This being the true light manifests the hidden things. For example, for a person driving a car, during day the natural light shows the road, to know that the way is clear to go or to take a diversion or to apply brakes and so on. During night time , the electrical light shows the way. In the forest , if the hunters want to catch an elephant, they dig a big pit and cover it with delicate sticks and some branches of trees to have a natural look that the pit is apparently not known. The natural light only shows what is outwardly seen there. But, by what light that pit can be seen ? Unless, the elephant has knowledge of such pits, it does not doubt and ascertain. Later only the question of escape from such pits arise.
Similarly, in our day to day life, there are many such pits like cheating or many other problems by which we would be victimized and we might have suffered loss or our life might even be destroyed. With prior knowledge only, we can avoid or escape from such pits of cheating and other traps. This knowledge can be said as light. If any such pit is awaiting us, and when we or the gifted servant of God prays, the pit or whether to proceed in a particular direction in our life’s journey would be revealed. This is mainly possible by the help of the Holy Spirit, i.e. through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Only through the Holy Spirit , we come to know of certain things and the knowledge is gained by the working of the Holy Spirit in us or in the servant of God.
Further, if a person is having torch light and if he wants to see anything in darkness, he has to put on the torch light and search the area to find whether the particular thing is there or not. Sometimes at home, though no kind of light is there, we check for things in darkness in another way. For example, during night time if power goes off , we have to check for an alternative light immediately. Suppose, we know that a lighter or match box is kept in some place of a room, in the darkness we touch things and perceive until we get it. In finding the lighter or matchbox , we use our knowledge and perception. If we do not have knowledge as to where the lighter or match box is kept, we can not get it early or may not get it at all. There and thus the knowledge is light.
Similarly, to know whether an evil spirit is working in a person or not, we have to observe in the light of knowledge. If we have knowledge of the activity or the symptoms of the presence of the evil spirits , we can understand. Otherwise, while praying we may be revealed through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Every gift of the Holy Spirit throws light in one direction giving helpful information to some area of our life. It may be our spiritual life or material life. Every gift of the Holy Spirit is the light focused directly by God. If we do not have knowledge of the activity or the symptoms of the presence of the evil spirit , we can not understand the works of the evil spirit either in a believer or in a non-believer. Next ,if we do not make an attempt by praying to God to see in the light of the Holy Spirit, nothing will be revealed to us. If the person having torch light with him, does not put it with a view to find a thing, he is not using the light. Then, if he says anything without using the light, he is saying without looking at the manifested thing in the light. Then, where is the correctness in his saying ?
Further, many servants and believers are telling that once a person becomes a Christian believer, there is no question of tormentation by an evil spirit. Undoubtedly, this is said without knowledge and it is said in ignorance and the same is darkness. They have not taken any symptom or behaviour of the sufferer into consideration and have not tested with their knowledge in the area of suffering. Believing such words of ignorance, many are suffering in some one area of their lives and when it becomes serious, they enquire and go somewhere to get deliverance from the influence of the evil spirit. That ignorance has been prevailing in the believers community for generations. The sermons and words of some of the servants with such ignorance are deterring the believers to come and tell to the servants of God about their sufferings indicating that they are suffering by the evil spirits or by witch craft. More over by saying so, they are inviting the comments of the servants rather than any help from them. Moreover, in certain instances, the sufferers are exposed as guilty in the congregation.
Many believers may spend much time in their jobs and can not spend much time in fellowship and prayer like a full time servant can. The servant may be not actually suffering from any evil spirit like the suffering believer. The sufferer should be seen as a sufferer and the words of the servants should give hope to them and should pray for a meaningful deliverance. This situation may not be the same with an experienced servant, but the suffering is true. I can say the names of many who are still suffering, who are delivered, whose suffering is ignored and whose deliverance is prevented by ignorant servants. The sufferers are living their lives as a lame is walking with his lame legs, as a dumb one with his dumbness, as a blind one with his blindness, as a deaf one with his deafness and as an imprisoned one in his prison cell. Oh! servants of God, the lame is seeking to walk as a normal person , the dumb one to speak, the blind one to see, the deaf one to hear and the imprisoned for liberty. Who understands them? who helps them ? When? How ? and Where?
In Mathew 16: 21- 23, Jesus is rebuking the ignorance. When Jesus was telling about His sufferings, death and resurrection, see what Peter says;
“ Then Peter took Him and began to rebuke Him, saying, be it far from thee, Lord; this shall not be unto thee. But He turned , and said unto Peter, get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me; for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men”
In the above scripture, Peter spoke as a man without considering the Heavenly purpose of Jesus’s suffering and death. Whether Peter understood or not mindful, he spoke without knowledge of the purpose of Jesus’s suffering, which amounted to ignorance, Jesus rebuked Peter saying; satan, thou art an offence to me. Jesus was about to do the will of God, which Peter was hindering the will of God by his words, which are favouring satan. His words are of ignorance of the will of God. Then again Jesus said to Peter that : for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men”. It means, had Peter considered the things of God, he would not have said the hindering words and he would not have been addressed as ‘satan’. If any person dos not have knowledge of the things of God or ignorant of those things, there lies satan. That ignorance may be the root cause for the entry of satan or evil spirit and thereby the ignorance will be strengthened and continued.
Deliverance given in the name of Jesus Christ from the evil spirits is one of the good news. The ministry of Jesus Christ was not confined to the preaching of eternal salvation alone, but healing and deliverance also, which is said to be the full gospel. In John 14 : 12, Jesus said
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Father”.
Yes, it is true. We are seeing Jesus doing greater things through His servants and the same can be said that His believers are doing greater things in Him. In these greater things, the works of deliverance are also there. It is the will of God. It should not be ignored that the ignorance in this respect should not hinder any evil spirit from being expelled from the suffering believers.
As per one point of the above discussions that ignorance is the root cause for the evil spirit to enter a believer or any person, one may say that by the redemption from the bondage of sin through Jesus Christ, we are delivered from the evil spirits also and because of ignoring this, being the root cause , the evil spirits gain entry into the body or mind of the believer. But, I never thought that I was under the suffering from witchcraft. Troubles in my family life started in the year 1987. Same nature of troubles are still continued even today, but now I am able to manage by constant guard. I heard about the witchcraft in the year 1999 for the first time. But, I took that I was delivered from it when sister Annie prayed. Later, I heard it again in the year 2002. I have been observing the situation from time to time. Even, in the year 1995 and 1996, some servants told me that some darkness was working in our family. Then, I could not even understand the actual meaning of darkness in Christian spiritual jargon, much less the steps to be taken. But, we were suffering.
I heard another irrelevant and careless opinion that a Christian has to endure till the end. Without even properly examining the issue in question, many opinions are expressed. While telling about the persecutions, Jesus told in Mathew 10- 22, and 24 : 13 that, people’s love would be waxed out But he that shall endure unto the end , the same shall be saved. There is no relevance at all to the issue and to these references. It is wrong to interpret that if any person is being tormented by evil spirits, that person is supposed to bear the tormentation till the end of that person’s life or till Jesus comes.
In the circumstances, Jesus showed the way by expelling the evil spirit from the sufferer and has given authority in His name to expel the evil spirits. Having understood this, we have to do works by making attempts to expel the evil spirits to show that our faith is alive. It is also to be noted here that Jesus rebuked the devil and it left. But, believers and servants have to understand that rebuking itself is not sufficient, but the devil has to leave. Thereby, it is to be learnt that we need rebuke the devil until it leaves.
In this context, I want to add an example here. If we drive a nail into a piece of wood. We need strike the nail until it is driven into. It may be driven by one strike or more than one. In case we bind anything with a thread or rope, we do not stop by one round. Similarly, while praying also we need bind and rebuke more and more times.
MATHEW 15: 27: – In this scripture the woman of Canaan came to Jesus and cried saying
‘’ Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely demon – possessed.”
In the later conversation Jesus said to her that he was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then, she came and worshipped Him, saying “Lord, help me”. Then Jesus said that it was not good to take away the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs. But, she replied with faith that even the little dogs eat the crumbs fall from their table. Then Jesus appreciated her faith and said that ” let it be to you as you desire”.
I heard some servant referring to this faith also. We have already seen about faith and the required works with the faith. But, in the present instance, no work is involved with the faith. Firstly, it is not the sufferer that has shown the faith. Jesus knew her faith even before she expressed her faith. But, Jesus wanted to draw her faith out of her heart. Moreover, her faith was not sufficient for her. She knew that Jesus CAN DO. Because, He established such faith in the people. Jesus knew what he was going to say to her when he said’ Let it be to you as you desire.”
Jesus knew the corresponding result to what he said to her. But, how many servants are able to tell as Jesus said ? How many of their earlier words resulted in miracles ? Faith always has got relation to corresponding works. Jesus is the Son of God and partaker in the creation of the heavens and earth by saying,” Let there be light”. When He was on this earth, He knew as to what was going to happen by His words.
12. IT IS A GIFT:- Some have expressed the view that to expel the evil spirits some servants are gifted. But, this is also not correct. It is aimed to avoid the responsibility of a believer or servant to expel the evil spirit stating falsely that all servants are not expected to expel the evil spirits and that Jesus has chosen some servants only for this purpose. It is a sort of spiritual hypocrisy to avoid the responsibility and to cover up their spiritual weakness and failure. In fact, every believer is expected to expel the evil spirit. In Mark 16: 16 & 17 , Jesus told “ He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that ; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.” According to this scripture, Jesus expected every believer to expel the devil. But, ironically, this context is ignored and believers and many servants are in such ignorance and against the expectation of Jesus Christ from every believer.
GOD’s APPOINTED TIME:- This is also another related issue. Some have opined that God gives deliverance as per appointed time and as per His plan. It is for Him to give deliverance as per His time and plan either when some servant prays for deliverance, during worship or when the sufferer is praying for deliverance. Let us examine this view also. If God is planning for the deliverance of some sufferer, He plans with the servant or believer who is experienced in deliverance. In that planning God has to leave the servants or believers who are not having the minimum experience in expelling the evil spirits. God is planning deliverance with the believers or servants who have experience whereas as per the above scripture ( Mark 16: 16 & 17) He is expecting every believer to expel the evil spirits. That means whether servants and believers are ready or not experienced or not up to the required prayer standard , they are to be used in the planning of God. But, He plans with the available experienced servants and believers only as many sufferers are there for deliverance. Jesus is not able to use all the believers as he expected in His plan and appointed time. He plans the time according to the available workers only. As per the non-availability of experienced workers, His timing and planning is delayed. By whom? By the non-available believers and servants to be used in expelling the evil spirits from the sufferers. Why, they are not available? Because of the above reasons and instances of ignorance only. On the contrary, many say that the harvest is ready and workers are few, is it not ironic ?
PREACHING THE GOSPEL IS THE MAIN JOB:- I happened to notice yet another opinion that preaching the gospel of salvation is the main work of a servant. As per Mark 16: 17, one of the signs of a believer is expelling the devil in the name of Jesus Christ. By becoming a believer, a person is seeking the kingdom of God first. Such person’s concern may be not to get deliverance from the evil spirit. But without suitably responding to the need of a suffering person, if some believer or servant is going away, he has not even attempted to expel an evil spirit.
In Mathew 12: 11, Jesus answered a question by healing a man of withered hand on the Sabbath day, thus:
“And , behold , there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days ? that they might accuse him. And He said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out ? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore, it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days”.
It is told to the world to seek His kingdom and His righteousness first. It is not told to the servants to preach this alone, but to do what is lawful in the hour of need. Jesus was followed by the multitudes when He worked the suitable works as per the need of the suffering people. His ministry was never limited to preaching by the word of mouth, but besides it, he expelled the evil spirits and healed the sick. As such, He was a model to every gospel worker.
15. CERTAIN WRONG ATTRIBUTIONS:-
In many occasions I happened to hear certain wrong attributions to the deliverance ministry. After hearing about deliverance ministry, some have referred to Mathew 7: 22 which reads as;
“Not every one that sayeth unto me , Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day , Lord, Lord, have we not prophesized in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils ? and in thy name done many wonderful works ? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
To whom the above said passage is related ? By some, this passage is attributed to those servants and believers who are expelling devils as if expelling devils itself is an iniquity. That is the reason, when they hear about expelling devils, they referred to this scripture. I heard it from a few and I have to mention here. Believers or servants, should know that this passage of the scripture is said against those who are committing iniquity or transgressions. One should not think that those who are exercising authority in the name of Jesus Christ over evil spirits do not know this scripture and the meaning and intention of it.
“ Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be wiser;
teach a just man, and he will increase in learning “
….Proverbs 9 : 9
THE RESULT OF THE IGNORANCE:- Let us see the result of the ignorance by comparing the servants of God as fishermen and the spiritual knowledge and experience of servants as the net in the hands of fishermen. The fish in the tank or in a pond as evil spirits and the areas of ignorance as holes in the net of the fishermen. If a fisherman casts a net in a tank or in the pond for fish and if the fish escapes out of the holes of the net, the fisherman will go on saying that there is no fish in the tank. Similarly, many servants of God with the above explained ignorance have been telling that there are no evil spirits and that there is no question of tormentation in Christian believers by evil spirits.
May God Bless You . Amen.
Excerpts from the book, ‘In Jesus name Check, Scan and Expel the Devil” written by Brother Vedala Henry.
METHODS FOR CHECKING EVIL SPIRITS AND SELF – DELIVERANCE
“ And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know: but who are you? “ Acts 19 : 15.
I CAUTION NOT TO OBSERVE THESE METHODS WHILE DRIVING AND TRAVELLING
Since the year 2002, I have tried, observed and checked the manifestations of the evil spirit in my body in many ways. Earlier I had no idea of writing this book about them. But, here I am giving all those ways that I checked for verifying the evil spirit and for deliverance. The following methods started with my recalling as to what happened to me when sister Annie prayed for me in the month of October 1999. During checking or deliverance, if anybody feels sleepy, drowsy or unconsciousness, such persons may stop observing the methods and may take the assistance of others. I caution you not to check or observe the following methods during driving and under water.
As a servant of God is praying to expel the evil spirit:- we can test the presence of the evil spirit in this method comfortably lying on the bed, closing eyes and by praying within heart. In this method you only feel, think or imagine and pray within yourself without telling any word of prayer outside. In your mind you are thinking that a powerful servant of God is praying to expel the evil spirit from your body. The servant is empowered to expel the evil spirit in the name of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. As shown in the rough figure you are standing in front of the servant. The servant of God has stretched forth his both hands towards your face and then he is praying in the name of Lord Jesus Christ addressing the evil spirit (in you). It is all like a one act play. You are saying the prayer within your heart as if the servant of God is saying the prayer and by that you are transferring the meaning and substance of the prayer to the evil spirit (in you). In the imagination , you can feel that you are bending your neck backwards while praying to expel the evil spirit to unlock the grip of the evil spirit in your neck as shown in the sketch.
2.The blood of Jesus Christ:- As I was going on testing in the above mentioned way, I thought of testing from the view point of the blood of Jesus Christ. While brother Satya Saradhi and I prayed for the deliverance of many persons ,we earnestly prayed that our Heavenly Father might transform water and oil ( coconut oil) into the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Then we gave it to the suffering person to take the prayer water and oil as the shed blood of Jesus Christ. In some persons when the evil spirit apparently manifested and thereby the person used to resist to take the blood of Jesus and when rebuked and commanded to drink, the person used to drink. In the initial stages of our deliverance ministry, we used to give more prayer water and oil to weaken the hold of the evil spirit in the suffering persons.
Lying on bed, I used to test the reaction of the evil spirit at the shed blood of Jesus Christ by recalling that Jesus shed His Holy blood to cleanse the sins of mankind, that he bore my sins, that on the Calvary Cross Jesus crushed the head of Satan, that He died for me and that He rose from the dead defeating the death. Later, I used to say within myself that the blood of Jesus is flowing in my back bone and that the evil spirit is being consumed or that the blood of Jesus Christ is in my knees or that my tongue is filled with the blood of Jesus Christ. Immediately, I used to find some sort of manifestations in my fingers or by stiffening my neck. While walking also I tested that the blood of Jesus is in my knee joints and that the evil spirit is consumed. Due to the response of the evil spirit, I found myself walking entirely with different steps.
Once, the mother of one believer Mr.Buji Babu, came to Hyderabad from her native place near Machilipatnam ,Krishna District, A.P. to see him. We prayed for many person’s deliverance in their house and he and his wife used to assist us during the deliverance prayers. On one evening, Bro.Satya Saradhi, Bro.Philip and myself were praying for her deliverance. During the prayer, for some time she sat in a chair and later being tired she was lying on the bed. At one time during the prayer, I prayed saying ; “ You evil spirit hiding in her abdomen , the blood of Jesus Christ is coming after you in every intestine….”. Suddenly, her abdomen moved as all of us were seeing. This way we can check and we can also pray for others deliverance. For self deliverance, one has to rebuke the evil spirit in one’s mind aiming at it.
3.Binding the evil spirit in the abyss of dark water :- While verifying the presence of the evil spirit, once I happened to imagine that I am in the abyss of water, and that the evil spirit within me is bound in the in the abyss of dark water. While imaging in this method, I was able to visualize the figure of my body in the water. I observed that as I was thinking that I was in the deep waters for few minutes, I could not maintain the thought for few seconds. In the imagination also my body was coming up to the surface of the water against my thought to stay beneath the water. In my imagination I am able to see my body forcefully coming up to the surface of the water. I repeatedly checked this resistance and I could not hold the thought much time that I am in the deep water. Even in our imagination, if we don’t feel that we bind the evil spirit in us in the bottom of the water, there is no resistance from the evil spirit.
Later, similarly in my imagination I tested representing the evil spirit as a snake. As I imagine that I take the snake deep into the waters, there is resistance and in the imagination also, it slips and comes up to the surface. During the imagination we can view the entire thing as a vision. All this process requires the help and leading of the Holy Spirit to test the evil spirit in the imagination. In this method I doubted whether the evil spirit requires to inhale. And when I felt that I am in the deep dark waters and that I could not breath air and consequently the evil spirit within me is troubled and writhed. At times I found my real body shivering and the evil spirit leaving out of mouth ,some times through sneezes and wide yawning. Sometimes, immediately after the evil spirit left that I used to speak tongues. Actually to my real body I used to breath usually. I used to feel further that somebody in the waters pressing my head down to the bottom of the water preventing me from coming up to the surface and that the evil spirit is unable to breath and suffocates. This example also I used in praying for others deliverance and it worked. These examples are used in addition to the general prayer when it takes time to expel the evil spirit.
During checking in this method, I felt some sort of pressure in my chest and I opened my mouth ( engulfing out ) and gave way to the pressure to go out of my mouth. Then I used to feel free from the pressure. This way, I let the evil spirit go out of my body. Sometimes I did not open my mouth immediately with a view to test, then there started manifestations of vibration of my hands and legs speedily. Sometimes, it used to go out of my nostrils also.
I recalled the telecast of the revival meetings of pastor Rodney Howard Browne from Tampa, Florida of January, 2002. In one of those meetings, pastor Rodney laid his hand on one person and he fell down on the floor. Then pastor Rodney laid his foot on the stomach of that person and the evil spirit started coming out of his mouth like air and after few seconds as that person was shutting his mouth, pastor Rodney said : “ let it go”. It was an evil spirit that the person let go out of his mouth. By then I was in the process of testing the evil spirit and so I did not think it as a strange thing. Also I do not think strange in writing these methods of checking the evil spirits as these are being confirmed by senior brothers like pastor Rodney from one corner of the world. There is another confirmation I am going to mention hereinafter. If any believer is commenting different things and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit during the revival meetings at Tampa, Florida, I defend pastor Rodney as I have been defending him since I viewed the meetings as he was mentioning about some of the comments. But in actual water, I do not suggest to test and check the evil spirit in this method.
4.The Place of Calvary:- Though I was casually observing these methods besides my profession and routine life, I had no idea of testing in any other way. But, one day a thought came to my mind. I thought that Jesus shed His blood once and forever for the redemption of mankind from sin and that we can find the power of the blood of Jesus Christ on the ground at Calvary now also. On one leisure occasion, I wanted to test imagining that I was in Jerusalem and that the consuming power of the Blood of Jesus Christ is there on the ground at Calvary, that the evil spirit in me would be consumed. Lying on my bed at home I was slowly imagining that the consuming power of the blood of Jesus entering into my body from the ground and that the evil spirit in my body would be consumed. Yes, I found that this method also got the response of the evil spirit by various manifestations during the imagination. Sometimes, we need insist in our imagination that the power of the blood of Jesus Christ is consuming the evil spirit in our body and it cannot stay in us as we lay ourselves on the ground of Calvary. During the imagination, on the other hand, we can also command the evil spirit to come out of our body. If anybody is able to check in this method, one can check even by standing at any place that the same place is the Calvary and one can find various manifestations like bending body and unable to stand at the place etc. If there is any pressure in chest or at throat, it is necessary to give way to the evil spirit go out through mouth.
In the Pool of Baptism :- We can further check that we are in the pool of the blood of Jesus Christ. Generally there are water pools at Churches for giving baptism. I felt and imagined that I am in the pool and that the water in the pool is transformed into the blood of Jesus Christ and that within me is the evil spirit and now the blood of Jesus Christ is consuming the evil spirit and the evil spirit is unable to stay in me. Maintaining this imagination, we can also command the evil spirit to leave us. We need continue the same for deliverance after seeing the response. We can also imagine that the transformed blood of Jesus Christ in the pool of baptism is red in colour. But I do not suggest to test and check the evil spirit in this method in actual pool of baptism or water.
The shed blood and bruised body of Jesus Christ (Communion Table ) :- In the process of testing and scanning the evil spirit’s presence, I checked from the view point of the bruised body and the blood of Jesus Christ in participating the Lords table. Many times I have tested this while eating meals. Taking into hand any eatable we have to imagine that the piece of eatable in our hand is the bruised body of Jesus Christ. For a little while we have to hold this thought in mind. Further, we have to feel that once this body of Jesus Christ enters our mouth the evil spirit in our body will be consumed certainly. If it is properly followed and if any evil spirit is in any person, one cannot open his mouth to eat that piece of eatable. Because the evil spirit understands and comes into action preventing the person from opening his mouth to eat the bruised body of Jesus Christ. The hand will not also go further towards mouth. Unless the thought is given up, one cannot eat. If the imagination is done harried, without communicating the thought to the inner being so that the knowledge goes to the evil spirit, one cannot find the said response. Do not expect this response from a person who is not possessed by an evil spirit or not under tormentation and I do not expect everybody to check these methods with a presumption that he or she is possessed. In the same way we can test from the view point of the blood of Jesus Christ while taking the wine that the moment blood of Jesus enters our throat , the evil spirit will be consumed.
7.The Light of Jesus Christ:- Once, when I got leisure time I have tested in another way imagining that the light of Jesus Christ was falling on me and that the rays of the light are directly piercing into my body and against the evil spirit within me and expelling the evil spirit. Yet, on another occasion, I imagined that the bottom of a bright Cross is in my head and that the brightness of the Cross is increasing and the rays in my head are expelling the evil spirit which was causing heaviness in my head in the name of Jesus. Suddenly there came out a loud sneeze and I could not bear the pain that caused during the sneeze. Again immediately I felt the urge of another sneeze, I feared because of the pain. And after the second sneeze I felt a lot of pain in my nose. After few seconds when I saw on the ground and on my clothes there were blood strains and blood was coming out of my nose. I myself amazed at the out come of the method.
If anybody is checking in this method, one has to think that the rays of the brightening Cross is entering the body where one doubts the presence of the evil spirit. For example if we feel some headache and if we need the relief directing the light of the bright Cross in the name of Jesus against the evil spirit causing the headache, in our imagination we have to assume that a rays of light is piercing into our head to consume the evil spirit and to expel it. The light is aimed against the evil spirit only when any pain is caused by the evil spirit. We cannot expect relief from any pain or from any other ailment if the same is not caused by an evil spirit. Here I am not discussing or referring to the gift of healing
8.In the room filled with Holy Fire:- If you have any doubt about the presence of an evil spirit or if you are suffering from any sort of pain or infirmity and if there is no response to medicines, you can imagine that you are in a room filled with the Holy Fire ,that you are lying in the room calmly, that the room is in the color of fire due to the presence of the Holy Fire and that the Holy Fire has surrounded you immensely or around the part of your body where you have pain or the disease and that the immense presence of the Holy Fire is expelling the evil spit from the particular part of your body. During this imagination, observe any symptoms of the response of the evil spirit in your body. Maintain the imagination for some time. If you doubt that the presence of the evil spirit is in your head, then concentrate on the evil spirit in your head is being consumed and that the Holy Fire surrounded your head and consume the evil spirit.
9.The Mighty Eagle :- The eagle is always against the snake and the snake is always afraid of an eagle. It flies aloft and descends very fast on its prey and takes off the prey. One of the preys of the eagle is a snake. The snake represents satan and evil spirits. In the event you have not delivered of any evil spirit in any of the methods. You can use this method of the mighty eagle against the evil spirit. Locate the evil spirit in your body either by having any pain or suffering, imagine that in the name of Jesus Christ the eagle is coming fast descending at you, i..e. against the evil spirit in you and picks out the evil spirit with its sharp claws.
10. Touching the hands of Fire :- One may still check the presence of evil spirit in the body and also expel it in this method also. Keep both palms at a distance of two inches against each other and imagine that in the name of Jesus Christ both the palms are filled with consuming Holy Fire and that the fire will be multiplied in the moment both the palms are touched and the consuming fire will be spread all over the body and consumes the evil spirit wherever it is located in any part of body in the name of Jesus.
A few methods are not given here as those are simple and effective and if the methods are imagined for a while involuntarily during driving or traveling, the evil spirits may come under pressure to leave and unconsciousness may be caused even momentarily. The above illustrated methods are to check and scan the presence and the activity of evil spirits on one’s own and for self-deliverance As I checked the effectiveness of these methods, I sincerely believe that the NEEDY will get relief in these methods. In Jesus name Amen.
“People who have experienced deliverance from demons are often the most successful in ministering deliverance to others, because they know from personal experience the power of the name of Jesus and the Word of God. They can also emphasis with them in their struggles. Theological knowledge, on the other hand , can be more of a hindrance than a help.