Friday, January 31st 2014
It has been a wild week! First, a week ago tonight, CNN’s “Anderson Cooper AC360” show featured a story about our ministry doing deliverance by Skype on the Internet. That infuriated our critics, including some Catholic exorcists. Some evangelical Christians who believe that the ministry of casting out demons died with the apostolic age vented their fury. Meanwhile, national and international media went into high gear. Stories about our ministry appeared on Huffington Post, the Drudge Report, the New York Daily News, TheBlaze.com, French TV (with whom I did an interview last night), CNN Latino, UK Sunday Herald (most read newspaper in Scotland), Vocativ.com, a top Greek news web site, numerous (maybe hundreds) of local TV stations – that’s just a partial list. I and my staff have been handling scores and scores of media requests all week. As I pointed out the past couple of days, I didn’t seek this, it sought me. The Skype exorcism was inadvertent, not planned as some kind of promotion. But through it all God has been getting the glory as the one who sets people free. In this one week alone, millions around the world have been faced with the fact that Satan is alive and well, and Jesus overcomes him when we confront the devil in the name of Jesus.
I appealed yesterday for those who do support this ministry to encourage us. I have been deeply touched by the response that has flooded our office. I wish I could let you read every email, but here are a few excerpted quotes:
Some comments haven’t been so nice:
Wow, our ministry has obviously hit a raw nerve. There are many other quotes I’ll be sharing in the near future, but one thing is certain. People are talking, the media is buzzing, and lives are being changed. Last night I had an encounter with a man who is involved in many demonic New Age cults. He bought a Bible at a Goodwill store and opened it a random and read 2 Cor. 10:3-5. That’s when he remembered seeing me on TV, and immediately called our offices to set up an appointment. His demons are powerful and threatening. They cursed and tried to intimidate me. They bragged, “We’re going to get him to kill himself, and take a few people with him.” Because of our intervention and God’s grace this man will not be another news headline of violence! Isn’t that what this ministry is really all about? Why can’t the critics see that? If you do, I’d still love to hear from you at 303-980-1511 or [email protected].
An encouraging word: GOD VINDICATES
We’ve all felt at one time or another that we were unjustly treated or misunderstood. If you’ve read my blogs this week, that’s what I’ve been experiencing; but I am encouraged by David’s words in Psalm 17:2: May my vindication come from you [God], may your eyes see what is right. When you feel you’ve been harshly judged or wrongly accused, release your hurt to the Lord. He judges all things fairly by a divine standard. It is better to be vindicated by God than to be falsely praised by men.
Bob Larson has trained healing and deliverance teams all over the world to set the captives free and Do What Jesus Did� (Luke 4:18). You can partner with Bob and support this vision to demonstrate God’s power in action by calling 303-980-1511 or clicking here to donate online.