Manifestation of spirits
Luke 9: 39 -
And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
Last time I had sent a mail on spirits, a sister who is from a Hindu Gujarati background, who had just come of know Jesus, experienced Him, now reading the Bible and receives my mails, shared with something that surprised me too.
Although she is from educated (in-laws) family and living in Mumbai they still practice witchcraft or calling spirits. She was so traumatized with the manifestation of the spirit that fear got rooted into her.
Why do spirits manifest so dramatically?
I am no great authority on this matter and nor specially called as a Healer (deliverance ministry), but do have some understanding about spirits and also have first hand experiences in deliverance cases by I will share with you.
In my family, before we came into the Lord had a young maid who worked with us. This girl was like any average Indian maids from remote south India working in a city like Mumbai. She had little problems in her behavior but overall she was okay. The first time we went to an evangelizing service in Mumbai, in between the service she started to manifest. Seeing this for the first time our whole family got very worried and after we approached the evangelist and we were told that this was because someone in her family back home was performing witchcraft. This poor girl had to be sent back home because none among us had any idea of what to do and how to help her.
Today it is another extreme; there was a case when a person conducting a service had a case of manifestation and was so taken up by the manifestation that she called me and told 'brother we got the big one here, what should we do?' ('the big one' referring to Satan). What astonished her even more than the manifestation was my response - I just started laughing and that to loud! This offended her and literally told me 'if you did not want to help you just needed to say so but not laugh' and I told her she has no idea why I laughed. But after sometime she called me back and apologized because she knew why I laughed, the person had stopped manifesting and was okay.
Evil spirits like I told you last time are not spirits of dead people but fallen angels whose powers are taken away. Being powerless they need a body to exist in and operate from, it can be human body or even an animal, on the contrary the Holy Spirit Who is also Spirit does not need a body to dwell in at this level of creation but chooses only humans not animals.
Both the Holy Spirit and evil spirits require something to dwell by in a person, without which they cannot. The evil spirits require worms of the spirit world and the Holy Spirit requires Fruit(s) of the Spirit world. The worms of the spirit world are greed, pride, evil tongue, deceit, hatred, fear, laziness, gluttony, faithlessness etc. and the fruits of the Holy Spirit are known to you.
To understand why these are required you need to understand how one gets dental root canal problems. Decay of our teeth although being strong starts with just a rough edge, thus a dentist when checking a patient takes a instruments and rubs over the tooth of doubt to see if it holds. Worms require erosion, but on the other hand Holy Spirit requires a polished surface to hold on (that's the reason more efforts are required for the growth in the Holy Spirit and less for the evil spirit).
Erosion or shine are required without which no spirit being will not be able to hold on to you. Meditating, spending time and efforts on either a worm or Fruit will give a chance for that spirit being to hold on to you.
The reason why evil spirits manifest is due to fear. They do because of the presence of the glory of God brings fear in them that they would lose the host in which they dwell and if they do not find another host soon then they will become weak and even cease to exist. The other reason they manifest to induce the worm of fear into the people around so that they can use it to attach unto them. This is a reason that Jesus when delivering use to bring that spirit into control by shutting them up or binding them using His authority.
Like fear they also use the worm lies as tool if they find the person before them not knowledgeable. Therefore never let fear or any other worm get into you when you see a manifestation but let the knowledge and authority in Jesus Christ work in you and through you.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, man is ignorant of the spirit world and due to lack of knowledge and understanding becomes a victim and suffers. Lord, your Word gives us all the knowledge and understanding we need to know of the spirit World. Lord, we pray that Word spreads throughout all the people in this world and your knowledge grows in them making them what You want them to be - your Sons of authority...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Mark 9:17-18, 25-27
17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
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