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demons and by God, they will remain sinners. Sinners and saints (or true believers,) are two opposite spiritual species. One species is possessed by the devil; the other species is possessed by the Holy Spirit. “Having obtained such [perfect inheritance…] and were trusted, after you heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation, in Whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit… Who is the Guarantee of your inheritance until the [final] redemption [when Jesus returns,] of His purchased possession... [True believers are entirely possessed by the Holy Spirit,]” (Eph. 1:12-14.)
THE ONLY SCRIPTURAL ACCOUNTS OF CASTING OUT DEMONS AFTER JESUS’ ASCENSION WERE FROM UNBELIEVERS!
It is to their own disadvantage that ‘deliverance ministries’ twist and confuse the two different Testaments or Covenants of the Bible to subtract from, and add to the Truth of Scripture to justify their abuse of God’s Word and the blood-bought body of Christ. They confuse Jesus’ ministry to the Old Hebrews before His resurrection with His ministry to Holy-Spirit indwelt disciples after His ascension.
The result is a deadly deception.
After Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, with the indwelling Holy Spirit in believers, there are a few Scriptural accounts of casting demons from unbelievers, but never from believers. Yes, I know about the “resurrection power” of the bones of Old Testament Elijah, Acts 8:4-8 where Philip preached in Samaria, Acts 5:15, where the “shadow” of the “holy man” Peter cast out demons, and Acts 19:11-16, where “Paul’s holy clothes” supposedly did the same. This “more holier and powerful than other believers” sounds like Roman Catholicism to me.
· In the context of Acts 8:4-8, Philip preached Jesus’ Gospel to unbelievers, who are ‘naturally,’ through their fallen state without Jesus, inhabited by demons. Thus, these entities “came out of them” as they began to believe in, and accept Jesus — not after they believed and accepted Him. This still happens today, with or without visible manifestations.
If anything, this episode where the preaching of the True Gospel delivered unbelievers so that the Holy Spirit could indwell them at the moment of their decisive rebirth, proves that the Holy Spirit does not share His blood-cleansed temple with demons. It actually shows that the Holy Spirit cleanses His temple before or as He indwells them, because in this passage, we are not talking about believers who already had the Holy Spirit living in them.
Throughout the New Testament Covenant, which was only inaugurated at Jesus’ resurrection, the believing sick was healed by prayer, confession of sin to God, confession of abusive, personal sin against each other to one another, the laying on of [holy] hands, and the anointing of oil, (Mark 16:16-18; Jam. 5:16-17.) It is true that Jesus, at His ascension, gave all believers, through the particular gifts of the indwelling Holy Spirit, (1 Cor. 12:11,) and in His Name, the authority to cast out demons, (Mark 16:17.) These were (and still are) “signs to unbelievers,” not to believers; as believers know that God can do all these things, (1 Cor. 14:22.)
This certainly does not mean that this includes casting out demons from blood-cleansed, Holy-Spirit indwelt believers, as this practice is totally against the New Covenant, Kingdom-position of true believers in Christ, (Rom. 8:9.)
· The occult-style revering of the shadow of Peter (Acts 5:15) and the prayer-rag exorcism described in Acts 19:11-16, do not state that those who were healed by Peter’s “shadow” and Paul’s “handkerchiefs” were disciples of Jesus. In fact, in the context of the passage of the shadow, (from v. 12,) it seems that unbelievers “dared not join them but esteemed them highly, (v. 13.)” So people were brought out (by believers) to be exposed to Peter’s shadow as he passed by. And in the passage of Paul’s ‘handkerchiefs,’ it is described how unbelieving Jewish exorcists, witnessing this exorcism, tried to abuse Jesus’ Name to conjure up the same healing on the same people, (the Jews,) but the spirits in those people attacked them. So, the people from whom those demons came, could not have been believers. Also, this occult-type “holy-man” shadow and ‘prayer-rags’ healings are nowhere else in the Bible. It fits nowhere into Jesus’ New Testament Covenant, and must therefore be viewed with suspicion. “Testing” the validity of all prayer-rag ministries, we find that they fall in this criterion, (1 Ths. 5:21.)
· The only other Scriptural account I could find of casting out a demon in the Book of Acts and in the epistles of the apostles, was in Acts 16:18, where Paul delivered an unbeliever from demonic possession, (or as it is now called, ‘demonic oppression.’) After enduring days of demonic harassment from an unbelieving slave girl and clearly out of bare necessity, Paul, greatly annoyed, silenced this fortune-teller by casting out her demon of divination.
Note that Paul did not wear special religious clothes, or used a crucifix or any other strange “iconic” thing to cast out this demon from an unbeliever. He simply turned and calmly said, “I command you in the Name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” Immediately, the demon left her. No gimmicks; no Roman Catholic collar, Shofar, crucifix, ‘holy’ water, showmanship; shouting; falling over; twisting of Scripture, or any other religious trick. This was just the unassuming work of the calm, assured, almighty Holy Spirit, Who indwelt Paul. We can be certain that this is how the Holy Spirit also delivers unbelievers as they accept Jesus — although, as seen in Acts 8:4-8 where Philip preached to unbelievers, there might be physical manifestations as well.
Similarly, the Holy Spirit, through Paul and all the other disciples, healed many believers from sicknesses, and manifested orderly, as “God is not the author of confusion,” the Holy Spirit’s gifts of tongues, interpretation of tongues in the assemblies, true prophecy, words of wisdom, words of knowledge, supernatural faith to do miracles, and the discernment of spirits for the purpose of ministering to the needs of the body of Christ, (1 Cor. 14:26-39.) Note that the power to cast out demons is never mentioned in this context! (Mark. 16:16-18.)
‘DELIVERERS’ TURNED SCRIPTURAL TRUTH UPSIDE DOWN BY PROPOSING A SO-CALLED ‘QUICK FIX’ TO PROBLEMS
“Deliverers” allegedly “cast out demons” from believers, instead of teaching them who they really are and why they must obey God’s commandment “not be conformed to this world, but to be transformed, [or mentally renewed through real Scriptural knowledge,] to know [and do] that… perfect will of God,” (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Pt. 1:13-19.) Understanding and obeying God’s will for every situation keep us safe in Christ, and enable us to follow Jesus through the darkness of this world, (Mt. 7:21-24; Jn. 8:12.) It is a very important part of our “reasonable, [holy] service [or practical worship] to God,” (Rom. 12:1.)
Jesus’ atonement in the place of all sincere believers was completed at the moment He sighed on that cross, “It is finished!” He actually declared, “I have done everything in full for everyone who would accept and follow Me as their personal Lord and God,” (Jn. 3:16-17.) The devil and his demons are vanquished foes; all they have to use against us are deception and lies, also working through people, (Jn. 8:43-44.) On that cross, Jesus, “having forgiven you, who were spiritually dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, [your dead human spirit and sin-polluted mind, (Jn. 3:3-5; 1:12-13; Rom. 12:1-2,)] and made you alive together with Him, wiped out the handwriting of requirements of the law, [all our transgressions before we knew Him, confessed and repented, as well as our trespasses now, which we confess and repent from, (1 Jn. 1:7-10.)] He has taken it out of the way, having nailed [all our brokenness and sin] to the cross. Having disarmed [past tense] principalities and powers, [every kind of fallen angel,] He made a public spectacle of them all, [proving in public that He Alone is God and King, to Whom every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He Alone is Lord,] triumphing over them in it.” (Col. 2:13-15.)
All we have to do to attain perfection in the eyes of God, is to fully accept Jesus Himself and His atonement in our place, and to stand in everything He had achieved for us; following Him in obedience to all the precepts of His Moral Law of Love, (Jn. 13:34; 2:3-5; 8:12.)
Look at what Jesus had accomplished in our place. Under the Old Testament Covenant already, Jesus’ completed work for us was prophesied as follows, 1) “Surely He has borne [past tense] our griefs [on the cross.] 2) He carried our sorrows. 3) He was wounded for our transgressions. 4) He was bruised for our iniquities. 5) The chastisement for our peace, [spiritual and emotional peace,] was upon Him, and 6) by His stripes we are [present tense,] healed!” (Isa. 53:4-5.) And under the New Testament Covenant, 7) “Christ has [already fully] redeemed us from the curse of the law, [Deut. Chapter 28,] having become a curse for us… that the [entire state of blessedness…] might come upon [all true believers] in Christ Jesus…” (Gal. 3:10-14.)
There is not a single area in our lives, which He did not redeem at the cross, [or bought with His blood so that we can live absolutely free in Him.] Hence, Paul could write in Col. 2:9-10, “In Jesus dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] bodily. [Jesus is the Inseparable, All-powerful, All-knowing, Omnipresent God of all gods, King of all kings, Lord of all Lords, and Prince of peace,] and your are [present tense] complete, [that means fully saved, redeemed and blessed] in Him, Who is the Head of all principality and power, (Jn. 12:12-18.)”
“EVERYTHING GOD DOES IS NOT IN THE BIBLE. “WHY LIMIT GOD BY OBEYING HIS NEW COVENANT COMMANDMENTS?”
The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement call those who stand solely on the contextual truth of God’s entire Word “Religious Pharisees.” However, the incredible unscriptural doctrines, masonic affiliations, and occult manifestations of these people come directly from what the Promise Keepers Network and Rodney Howard Brown in particular teach, "Not everything God does is written in the Bible." This deception was created to ‘push’ God to ‘perform’ their way and to ‘do’ their will. Of course God can do anything, but He chose to work in the boundaries of His revealed Word, the Bible. Everything God does might not be written in the Bible, but everything God wants us to do or not to do, is written in the Bible. We should not do what is not written in the Bible, but that which was written for our own spiritual, emotional, and physical protection.
These people twist and abuse the Scriptures to ‘make’ God say what suits them, but in the entire context of the Bible, God really did limit Himself. He openly declared: "I Am the Truth, the Light and the Life, and no one, [that means absolutely no human being will ever] come to the Father except through Me," (Jn. 14:6.) “Add or take away nothing from My words. [The contextual truth of the Bible; interpreted in the “entirety of God’s Word, which is truth,” (Ps. 119:160,)] For I testify to everyone who hears the Word of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone add to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in the Book. And if anyone takes away from the [contextual truth] of the Words in this Book... God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city [heaven,] and from the [promises] which are written in this Book," Rev. 22:18-19.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in That Day, 'Lord, Lord,’ have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast our demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you: depart from me, you who practice lawlessness! For whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on [Me,] the Rock..." (Mt. 7:21-24.)
"I did not come to judge the world [now already.]
There is one that will judge everyone: the Words that I have spoken will judge you in the last day,” (Jn. 12:48.) “I Am the Light of the world. He who follows Me, [the Word of God; the Truth,] shall not walk in [deception and] darkness, but have the light of [eternal] life,” (Jn. 8:12.) The entrance of My Words gives light: it gives [spiritual] understanding to the simple,” (Ps. 119:130.) My Word is [the only] lamp unto your feet in the spiritual darkness and deception of this world, (Ps. 119:105.)
The entire Bible is filled with Jesus' warnings to guard our spirits, souls, bodies and lives by living according to The Truth, Jesus, The Word! We have to “test and prove everything to see whether it is from God,” (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.) This so-called 'limiting-God' doctrine can be compared somewhat to you telling your children: “When you cross the road, look left, and right and left again. And only when it is safe to walk, cross the road." But your children say, "We will not limit you in what you are saying. We will cross the road our way and by the power of our words, we will make all those huge cargo trucks, cars and 4X4's stop!"
SUFFERING: IS IT ALWAYS FROM THE DEVIL, OR DOES GOD MAKE US SUFFER TO TEACH US SOMETHING?
There is no darkness or evil in God. All evil comes from the devil, but God is the Righteous Judge Who always resides over everything we do - and He knows how to turn everything bad into good for us. Thus, sexual and other sin against our bodies, such as drug and alcohol abuse, (which always affect the whole body and our loved ones too,) can cause major problems for unbelievers and believers alike.
Even after believers have repented from such sin against the temple of the Holy Spirit, they can still experience constant demonic harassment, and spiritual and emotional problems, because Satan always focus on our weak points. Once he had a foothold in some area of our lives, he will not easily let the matter rest. I believe he reckons, if we did it then, we will do it again.
Of course God can forbid the enemy to harass us once we are cleansed by the blood of Jesus, (His forgiveness.) But often, God allows timely persecution to prove to us that sin is always very serious. That is why we need to stand steadfast against temptation. In this case, all the ‘deliverance’ and 'spiritual warfare' in the world will not stop Satan’s victimization, because God is the Only One Who decides what He allows over us and what not, and for how long it will continue. Enduring obedience and commitment to Christ builds Godly character. It is a real but overlooked fact that God allows us to ‘chastise’ ourselves because of our own choice to disobey His Word. In many cases, we will only “learn obedience through the things we suffer,” (Heb. 5:8-9.) Suffering for righteousness sake is another reality in the lives of true believers. All those who desire to live Godly, fruitful lives in the truth of His Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, will be persecuted to try and persuade them to do otherwise, (2 Tim. 3:12.)
In the light of all this Scriptural proof, we can conclude that persistent problems in the lives of believers aren’t demonic infestations, but a lack of knowledge concerning our position inside the Kingdom of God; forgiveness, repentance, the reality of Biblical suffering for righteousness, God’s complete ‘cleansing’ through the blood of Christ, and a lack of knowledge concerning “resisting” the harassment, fear, and temptation of the devil. Being ‘unequally yoked’ and/or living with unbelievers or unrepentant believers will also cause believers many problems. [Read the two-part Facebook posts about “Haunted houses,”] (1 Jn. 1:5-10; Jam. 4:7, 1 Pt. 3:13-17. etc.)
UNDER JESUS’ NEW COVENANT, GOD ALWAYS CALLS HARASSMENT “TRIALS,” “PERSECUTION” AND “OPPRESSION,” AND OUR STRUGGLE WITH SIN “THE LUST OF THE FLESH”
The “flesh” is our own human needs and desires, most of which, like hunger, are completely natural and necessary. However, under the agitation of the devil, uncontrolled appetites of all sorts can lead and push us to sin, as soon as we choose to obey Satan. God will never ‘tempt us to sin.’ He is the all-good God, “in Whom there is no darkness or a shadow of turning.” Demons are bad agents who tempt us to sin, but this does not give us an excuse to sin. If we could blame the devil for our sin, God could never judge all unrepentant sin, (Mt. 7:21-24; 2 Cor. 5:10.) James explained in Jam. 1:13-18, “Each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed… Do not be d3evied… every good and perfect gift is from… the Father of lights… Of His own will, He brought us forth... [past tense in the lives of all true believers.]” This is so, because true believers belong completely to Jesus’ Spiritual Kingdom of Light, and Satan has no other weapons to use against us.
Gal. 3:10-14, “Christ has [past tense, fully] redeemed us from the curse of the law, [Deut. Chapter 28,) having become a curse for us… that the [full state of] blessing of Abraham might come upon the [believing] Gentiles in Christ Jesus…” Eph. 1:7, “In Him we [already] have [complete] redemption through His blood; the forgiveness of sin, according to the riches of His grace.”
In fact, once we are personally born again in Christ, we have all of this in full. We are actually complete, (that is complete,) in Christ, (Col. 2:8-15.) Jesus did not save us partially, or redeemed and blessed us to a degree. We are complete in Christ.
No one can live in His Kingdom of Light if one is not completely redeemed, or totally made free, (lifted out or called out of) one’s former position in the kingdom of darkness, (1 Pet. 2:9-10.) Peter explained our complete freedom in Christ as “knowing that you were not [fully] redeemed [or set free] with corruptible things like silver or gold… but with the precious blood of Christ…” (1 Pt. 1:13-19.)
As a result, in Romans 8 and throughout Scripture, Paul explained away all so-called ‘demonic habitation,’ or as ‘deliverers’ call it, “demonic oppression,” as “the flesh.” The ‘flesh’ is simply all natural need and desire, which can tempt us to sin by accepting lies as truth, bad as good, and darkness as light — which is exactly what Adam and Eve did in the Garden. This is so because ‘the flesh’ is our own will, pride, selfishness, sinful survival or self-protection, and everything else that pertains to the ‘self.’ This is one of the greatest problems with religion: it pleases “the self” or “the flesh” in ways that quiet the Voice of the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who calls us to ‘crucify the flesh’ to obey God’s Moral Law of Love. Often, we even have to defy natural fear in the power of the Holy Spirit to do His will. To entice us to sin against God will and do our own will, Satan continually messes, or tries to mess, with everyone's mind. Hence, our actual “battle is for the mind.” The one who controls our minds, (or actually our beliefs and thoughts,) controls us. And so, it is the “lust of the selfish flesh,” which allows the dreadful sin of deception that keeps us in bondage to the evil one.
It is our own spiritual blindness, or our acceptance of “deception,” which erects demonic ‘strongholds,’ or false beliefs in our ‘minds;’ twisting our thought patterns to perceive lies as truth. That is why Jesus warned, “If you abide [cling to, hold on to, seek and search for] My Word, [which is the only truth and way to spiritual and emotional freedom,] you are My disciples indeed. And [then] you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” There is no other way to counteract lies and deception, than through understanding, believing, accepting, and obeying the whole truth. Only truth can defeat lies. This relates to God’s entire Truth in His Word, but Jesus’ principle of complete freedom from lies, (seeking the truth,) really pertains to all lies and deception in this world.
Hence, we are called “not to walk according to the lusts of the flesh, but according to the Spirit… For those who live according to the lusts of the flesh set their thoughts on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, [as it has the power to entice us back into the religious kingdom of darkness with its sinful lusts and life-destroying deception,] but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Because the carnal mind (or sinful thoughts) is enmity against God, “it does not submit itself to the [New Covenant, Moral] law of God… But if the Spirit lives in you [through your personal rebirth,] you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit. Now if anyone does not have the [constant, indwelling Holy Spirit,] that person is not His” – and all sincerely and personally born again believers do have the indwelling Holy Spirit! A temple of the Holy Spirit can never be empty. The Spirit completely and continually occupies each of His holy, saved, redeemed or delivered, living temples: the sincerely born again believer-disciples of Jesus Christ.
ROMAN CATHOLIC EXORCISM
Centuries before informal Pentecostal/Charismatic ‘Deliverance Ministries’ appeared on the scene in the 1920s, the Roman Catholic Church was ‘delivering’ troubled members of their church from demon possession through the [saving] church rite of exorcism, or the casting out of demons. It seems, the influence of demon possession (which Evangelicals call “oppression”) has always been widespread in the lives of Christians from all denominations. It ranges from insanity, to strange illnesses; erratic, illogical and violent behaviour, multiple personalities, hearing voices, hysteria, uncontrollable rage, strange and harmful spiritual manifestations, being tormented by seen or unseen entities, ‘bad luck’ in finances, marriage, and other relationships, and so forth. In the ‘Mother’ Roman Catholic Church, only ordained priests could, and can carry out exorcisms after an investigation into the case proves the necessity of exorcism, if the possessed person has medical evidence that proves the problem is not mental illness, and once it is authorized by a higher authority such as a bishop of the Roman church. Exorcism mostly consists of strict adherence to prescribed ritual, reciting prescribed passages, and by confronting the possessed person with a good supply of ‘holy’ water and a substantial crucifix – all adding to the Name of Jesus and the power of the Roman Catholic ‘holy’ spirit, which is actually their so-called ‘Mother’ Mary, not the God of the Bible.
Apart from formal church sanction on this church ritual, the faith of the ordained priest and not the demon-possessed person, determines the outcome of this long and intricate process. The possessed person, often bound to a bed, has absolutely no role to play, other than to squirm, scream, wriggle, bear teeth, spit, hiss, and whatever the demons might do to fight the onslaught of the ‘mighty’ Roman Catholic crucifix. The priest then has to endure the full length of this demonic battle, because if he fails in casting out the demons, he believes they will turn on him personally.
Once an exorcism is allegedly “successful,” the so-called “delivered” person feels relieved, clean, forgiven, and allegedly “born again” - just as in some Protestant cases of “deliverance.” Because almost none of these methods are Scriptural and therefore, cannot be true deliverance from real demons, this phenomenon (the ‘miraculous outcome,’) is known as auto-suggestion and/or the placebo effect. “The Placebo Effect is a phenomenon in which a placebo - a fake treatment, where something like sugar or vinegar can sometimes improve a patient's condition simply because the person has the expectation that it will be helpful.”
Auto-suggestion is “a technique used to program the mind for ‘the reality’ of a suggested happening, while it is in fact a deception.” Because of these effects, Catholics view exorcism as “sacramental” in the “mother” church. Contrary to the truth of Scripture, it provides an alternative means of “salvation,” “redemption,” and “holiness,” devoid of personal faith, confession of and repentance from transgressions of God’s Moral Law.
THE ‘EXPERTS’ AND WHAT THEY COMMIT IN THE NAME OF JESUS
So, you think you need ''deliverance'' through some so-called ‘hyper-anointed false expert?’ Think again. Think Jesus. Think the truth of His Word. Think believing, accepting, and obeying the Truth of His Word as the eternal Rock on which you eternally stand. If you have forsaken your “First Love,” seriously think about returning whole-heartedly to Him. You would not be reading this now if you are totally lost and think you are irretrievably forsaken by Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit Who convicts of us sin, (Jn. 16:8.)
Paul clearly stated that we “did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, [that we are in bondage while, by really accepting Christ, we are living inside His Kingdom of Liberty,] but you received he Spirit of adoption by Whom we cry out, Abba, Father...” “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our human spirit that we are the [saved, redeemed, blessed] children of God, and if children, then heirs [who freely inherited all of God’s grace] if indeed we suffer with Him, [as and where God may call us to stand for truth,] that we may also be glorified together [at the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.]”
A few people believe the Scriptural truth that all believers have the authority to cast out demons, but most say only ‘the experts’ should tamper with demons in such a ‘great spiritual warfare.’ [Just like the Roman Catholic Church teaches.] That’s why pastors as well as ‘ordinary’ believers call on ‘specialist,’ officially ordained reverends, bishops, [there is no such thing as a reverend or bishop in the true body of Christ, it is a fake, official ‘church post,’ slipped into Scripture by Roman Catholic translators of the Bible and other ‘important, schooled deliverers,’ who now teach that Christians “cannot have demons in their spirits because the Holy Spirit lives there, though they can have demons in their brains, due to inner emotional wounds, sexual abuse, or ritual abuse. This is usually known as partial possession or demonic infestation, as opposed to outside demonic oppression, which does not reside in any of the three parts of a person: body, soul, spirit.”
In spite of all the protective commandments of God, in absolute disobedience to the Word and Spirit, most ‘deliverance’ ministries are totally radical in their attacks on possessed (or so-called ‘oppressed’) believers, which they call “spiritual warfare.” In real occult fashion and contrary to all God’s Scriptural commandments on self-control, they “slay [kill] the person in the spirit,” and the person collapses into a helpless, empty-minded, trance-like state just as in the occult; dangerously surrendering his or her God-given free will to the ‘deliverer’ and his or her demons while they ‘pray’ over him. It is not uncommon that such ‘patients’ lay incapacitated on the floor for hours while supposedly ‘communing with God’ while ‘the holy spirit and his angels’ allegedly do ‘a miraculous deliverance’ on that person,’ on ‘levels’ that proved too much or too deep for the ‘deliverers.’
I can honestly say through personal experience and knowledge of God’s Word: what these ‘experts’ do during ‘deliverance,’ is bone-chilling recklessness against God, His contextual True Word, and gullible believers.
To their own, and especially to the detriment of their victims, teachers, pastors/ministers/priests, and prophets from all denominations or divisions of Christianity twist, abuse, and misinterpret these commandments of Jesus. So-called ‘expert deliverers’ and the not-so-experts alike, ignore Jesus’ clear Scriptural instructions concerning all things, because they believe His ‘old fashioned methods,’ (the will and work of the Holy Spirit, and the contextual truth of His Word,) are not enough anymore.
They are actually saying, what Jesus commanded and the way the Holy Spirit works do not really produce results — and do not manifest results that are ‘spectacular’ enough. Biblical obedience and the entire truth of God’s Word do not glorify the ‘deliverer’ like their impressive showmanship and false spiritual manifestations do. Therefore, real obedience to God’s Word will not make these ‘deliverers’ famous and rich enough.
That is why most types of ‘expert deliverers’ resort to hypes like dangling Roman Catholic crosses fixed to rosaries, (as the infamous Bob Larson in the photo at the top of the first page does,) shouting hysterically, and throwing frantic tantrums to scare the living daylights out of unsuspecting victims, while demons are secretly laughing themselves into stitches.