Casting Out Demons
by Danny Tariman
“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19b)
It was an experience I will never forget.
We were at the ending portion of the prayer service in a remote mountain village. We were “praying over” the attendees who want to be prayed for.
Suddenly, a pregnant woman ran to the front and jumped as if she was to fly. The good thing is that our brother-servants were able to catch her before she landed on the floor.
She was extraordinarily very strong. She was trying to free herself from the hold of the men. The men tried to pacify her and brought her to the office. She continued to be defiant, with eyes looking sharp and fiery. She was possessed by some evil spirits!
Our elder asked her “What is your name?”
“I am the king of the well” she replied in a deep man’s voice, not her usual voice!
We checked around and found out that she regularly does her laundry beside a water well near her house. She must be possessed by a spirit residing in the well!
And so our elder commanded “In the name of Jesus, I command you, king of the well, to be bound and chained and be cast out of this woman, and I lose this woman from your possession!” Everyone in the small room replied “Amen!”
Immediately, a pungent smell came out of the woman.
And the woman came back to her senses, freed from the possession of the evil spirit.
Indeed, we can drive out demons in the name of Jesus (Mark 9:38)
Reflection: Are you in a bondage of vice, or sickness, or poverty? You can cast it out of your lives, in the authority of the Name of Jesus.
Prayer: Father, grant me the boldness and the courage to use the name of Your Son to cast out evil spirits that lurks in my life. Amen!