I’m irritated by the word games people play to describe what the devil does. All this artful language to avoid admitting that Christians can have demons is disingenuous and untruthful. Some are so scared to say the word “possession” when referring to believers that they obfuscate the obvious by saying, “Well, a Christian can’t be possessed, but they can be oppressed . . . harassed . . . obsessed . . . influenced . . . tormented. Pick any word but “possessed.” True, the more accurate translation of the King James Version word “possessed” is closer to the term “demonized” (daimonizomai—to be possessed by a demon). But it’s not linguistic accuracy that concerns critics of deliverance. It’s the fear of admitting that a demon may actually be inside a born-again believer, and take over their minds, vocal cords, and bodies, to speak, express will, and even commit violent acts.
I’ve said it before, I say it again. I’ve done 40,000 plus documented exorcisms over four decades. Almost all such deliverances were done on confessing Christians. This group includes pastors, priests, nuns, worship leaders, seminary professors, and some in the Catholic, evangelical, and charismatic communities who are publicly well-known. Along with other prayer partners who were present, I’ve witnessed these individuals cursing, spouting vile blasphemies, and even bodily assaulting me. One wanted to kill me. Don’t tell me that Christians can’t have demons. I have the cracked ribs, broken facial cartilage, and bloody wounds to prove it. I’ve been knocked down, strangled, slugged, and threatened with bodily harm—all actions from people that friends and family members testify were committed Christians.
I’m especially upset by what I heard a pastor say in a recent sermon. In an otherwise brilliant message, this well-known preacher, whose church I attended in-person, incognito, warned the congregation about the power of demons and the devil — for unbelievers. As to the question of a Christian being demon possessed, he opined that a believer couldn’t be controlled by a demon, and thus not possessed. Here was his way out of the obvious, and I quote him directly: “A believer can’t lose their salvation and thus they can’t have a demon, but they can fake their salvation and have a demon.”
Word games. So, by this logic, if someone has demonstrated a consistent Christian witness, but for some reason displays demonic behavior to the point of an actual manifestation, we can know for certain is that they were never really saved. Word games. The games need to stop. The truth must be faced. How Christians are demonized is thoroughly described in our International School of Exorcism (to enroll CLICK HERE.) The explanation of Christians being demonized is irrefutable, to anyone not blinded by theological prejudice. Too many Christians suffer the enslavement of evil spirits. They deserve to be free. They can be free. And by the grace of God, this ministry will spread the message that they will be free.
An encouraging word: FALSE PROPHETS LOOK REAL
John 13:26 is the account of the Last Supper and Christ identifying Judas as his betrayer. We’ve all heard this story many times but miss the point. Judas fooled all the other disciples because he did what they did. Judas healed people in the name of Jesus. He even cast out demons. Had he not performed miracles in Christ’s authority, his deception would have been obvious. This is the danger of false prophets. As with Judas, they look like the real thing. I constantly warn people to be careful about who they go to for deliverance. Know the person and know their doctrine, or you might get more demons while trying to rid yourself of the ones you already have.