Consider this scenario. A patient walks into doctor’s office and complains of excruciating headaches, blurred vision, confusion, and occasional seizures. The doctor orders no CT scan and no blood tests. His advice is, “Go home, take 2 aspirins, get a good night’s sleep, and you’ll be okay in the morning.” The patient takes the advice but awakens next day with an even worse headache. He calls 911 and is rushed to the hospital, but he is dead of a brain tumor before he gets there. Would you call what I’ve described medical malpractice? Should that doctor be sued? Should a medical review board take up the case and consider barring this doctor from practicing medicine? Is this medicine done wrong?
In a spiritual sense, this same storyline is played out hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times each day across America. A suffering and tormented individual hears voices in his head saying, “Kill yourself.” This individual also sees shadows out the corner of his eyes. Objects move. There are sounds of footsteps when no one is there. The person feels something moving inside like a snake. Odd accidents keep occurring. Dreams of someone offering food happens regularly. Other nights, dreams of sexual assault occur. This tortured soul goes to his pastor and tells what is happening.
The pastor listens to this tale of woe. He asks no questions like, “Does anyone in your family practice witchcraft? Have you dabbled in the occult? Were you ever a victim of sexual abuse? Has anyone in your bloodline practiced Freemasonry? Have you attempted suicide or engaged in self-harm? Have you prayed to break family curses?”
This typical pastor will at worst pawn the person off to a psychiatrist. At best he’ll suggest a “healing ministry.” The psychiatrist will put this individual on meds and ask few questions. The healing ministry may offer some spiritual self-analysis and soothing prayers. If there is a “prophet” present, this well-meaning person may attempt a diagnosis with a “word from the Lord,” objectively unverifiable and lacking investigative due diligence.
Seldom ever does anyone in deliverance or healing ministry ask the right questions — informed and incisive questions like we teach people to ask in our School of Exorcism. And almost never does anyone demand a demonic manifestation. There is seldom an interrogation of the tormenting evil spirits to find out the root cause of the spiritual attack. I call this deliverance malpractice. Deliverance done wrong.
I am passionate about confronting this problem because every day I meet the victims of deliverance done wrong. They come to me because they’ve watched me online confront demons and do exorcisms. In most cases what I do doesn’t remotely resemble what they’ve been through. I listen, I examine, I ask question, I probe, and most of all I directly confront the evil inside them. By the power of Jesus Christ, I force demons to manifest and reveal their secrets. There is no magic to this, just decades of gaining knowledge and experience, which I share openly in our School of Exorcism. What I do others can do, and what graduates of our School of Exorcism and Advanced Academy do every day all over the world.
Too many people have suffered from deliverance malpractice for too long. They have been shouted at, prophesied over, and given unstudied advice. They are told that their demons are gone when they haven’t really left. They are advised to just read their Bibles more, go to church more, and give more. And if that doesn’t work, their spiritual agony is somehow their fault. They just aren’t spiritual enough. But I see it differently.
From my perspective, with most cases of spiritual oppression, the onus for failure isn’t on the supplicant who seeks relief. It’s on the ill-experienced, uninformed, and poorly prepared deliverance minister who is following a model of spiritual intervention that doesn’t work. They may be sincere in wanting to help people, but that’s no excuse for poorly done deliverance. In these Last Days of demonic onslaught, Christians need to learn the right way to minister healing and freedom from demonic bondage and stop doing deliverance wrong.
There are some excellent deliverance ministers who understand what I’m saying. They share my concerns. Even if their model is slightly different from what the Lord has shown me, they see the need for a better way of helping those bound by Satan. I’ve featured some of these ministries on our weekly livestream, “Bob Larson Live.” Read my books and their books. Watch them and watch me. Get educated about true spiritual warfare. Schedule a personal encounter with me. Enroll in our School of Exorcism. The right kind of help is available so you can do deliverance right, not wrong.