by Stan Faryna
Eminem and Rihanna, The Monster
While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
The Bible does not want to suggest to the Christian that demons exist. It proclaims, loud and clear, that demons are real – not metaphors for psychological or physical challenges. Demons exist as disembodied personalities which can kill us, make us sick, mislead us and lead us to do evil. If it were otherwise, it would not be written.
We can be delivered of every kind of demon, however. Because Jesus has been given authority over them, great and small, by the Father. And Jesus has given His authority over them to the faithful that we should be free and do God’s will.
This is not to suggest evil spirits cause all sicknesses and other challenges, therefore, the gift of discerning of spirits is needed.
17 February 2014
A few of the demons named in the Bible:
Jealousy (Numbers 5:14), Evil (1 Samuel 16:14-23), Lying (1 Kings 22:22), Perverse (Isaiah 19:14), Despair (Isaiah 61:3), Mute (Mark 9:17), Deaf and Dumb (Mark 9:25), Infirmity (Luke 13:11), Divination (Acts 16:16), Fear (Timothy 1:7) and Falsehood (1 John 4:6)
Health-related demons identified and casted out by various Christian ministries across the denominations (Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches):
Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Epilepsy, Migraine and Sinusitis
Other demons identified and casted out by various Christian ministries across the denominations:
Adultery, Astrology, Criticism, Disappointment, Envy, Fantasy, Gossip, Hatred, Hopelessness, Idolatry, Martial Arts, Masturbation, Murder, Perversion, Rebellion, Rejection, Religion, Self-Pity, Stress, Suicide, Violence, Witchcraft and Yoga.
Need deliverance? Check out Derek Prince’s How To Book, They Shall Expel Demons.