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Demons Don’t Exist (2-20-17)

  Monday, February 20, 2017
Recent exorcisms of our ministry? All a sham? It never really happened?

In my many years of ministry, I thought I’d heard every objection to exorcism. Every criticism of deliverance, usually aimed at me. Not so. I was making a quick grocery run a couple of nights ago, and turned on my car’s satellite radio to a Christian channel. It was a call-in show with a preacher answering Bible questions, a prelate I’d never heard of before. A caller asked, “Why all these deliverance ministries today? Are they really casting demons out of possessed people?” It wasn’t this radio preacher’s answer that surprised me. “No,” he said. It was his logic that nonplussed me. He held forth that demons weren’t around anymore. Neither were gifts of the spirit, miracles, or the supernatural. If anyone claimed it, then they were simply wrong. As for 300 million Pentecostal, four percent of the world’s population, plus 1.2 billion Catholics (both groups believe in miracles), they’re all heretics. Deliverance ministries? Deceived by Satan.

While there was nothing particularly unique about the views of this “expert,” it was his biblical justification that was strange: Zechariah 13:2, which says, “I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirits to depart from the land.” The preacher went on to say, “There are no more demons. The don’t exist. God doesn’t allow them anymore. Anything labeled demonic is just a bad thought process.” Ouija boards? No worries. Witchcraft? It has no powers. Psychics? Nothing to be concerned about. And the 40,000 plus cases of exorcism that I’ve documented spanning four decades . . . the thousands of deliverance ministers who have labored tirelessly to free God’s people . . . simply an existential eccentricity.

Not only does this “expert” on demons have the millennium and the end of time confused with the post-apostolic age, he’s horribly uninformed. To hold his position, you have to throw out nearly 2,000 years of church history, and especially early church history as I’ve carefully documented in our online International School of Exorcism. You have to disregard all the commands of Christ to the two, the twelve, and the 70 to cast out demons. And you also have to throw out the Great Commission: “And these signs shall follow those who believe in my name, they will cast out demons.”

Yes, demons will be cast out of the land during the millennial reign of Christ on earth and at the end of all things, but in the meantime, real people are being tormented by real demons. Sadly, this preacher makes matters worse by disallowing tormented souls the opportunity to be free by the power of Christ.

 


An encouraging word: BE GLAD IN THE LORD
The prevailing idea of secular culture is that God is a killjoy, robbing people of all life’s fun. But Psalm 32:11 says, “Be glad in the Lord.” In other words, have fun. Enjoy yourself. Sinners are wrong when they think that God’s rules are designed to make us miserable, to keep us from having fun. Yes, at times the Lord is a “NO!” God, as with the Ten Commandments. But the reason for the no’s is to lead us to the affirmatives of personal happiness. God’s instructions are there in the Bible to guide us to pleasure, not keep us from it. So, today have fun. Be blessed, Enjoy the fruit of a godly life, and be glad.

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Set Your Family Free (2-13-17)

  Monday, February 13, 2017

 

I’m taking the occasion of this blog to introduce my latest book, my 36th book; or should I say OUR latest book? For the first time ever, I’ve co-written a book, this time with my wife, Laura. I’m addressing something that has long been our concern: the state of the American, evangelical, family. Set Your Family Free is a book I’ve wanted to write for a long time. By co-authoring with Laura, to address marriage and parenting challenges, we’ve achieved a dual perspective on what’s right and wrong with present-day Christian families.

In the book’s Introduction, Laura sets forth our mutual concern: All too many Christian parents haven’t reckoned with one simple fact of spiritual warfare: The enemy of our souls roams around like a roaring lion “seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Satan wreaks havoc if left unchallenged. To apply the biblical metaphor–just as a physical boundary is needed to ward off an actual lion, we need appropriate spiritual boundaries to protect our children from the devil. Even when parents proactively use biblical knowledge to raise spiritually equipped children, that doesn’t mean the war for the hearts and minds of their offspring will automatically be won. The sincerity of a parent’s intentions won’t necessarily produce strong, overcoming faith in the lives of their children.

How then can a family walk in spiritual freedom? A strong theme we emphasize is the importance of families having a purposeful and intentional approach to the home. Chapter six is entitled “Intentional Dating, Marriage, and Parenting.” We put it this way: Intentionality seeks to set boundaries and benchmarks, which can help one evaluate how far into the relationship a couple should be. Intentionality makes it possible to reach conclusions based on hard facts, not starry eyes. Wherever you are in any relationship, whether romantic, professional, platonic, or marital, think about to what extent you’ve stumbled, fallen, or wavered into a soul-bonding relationship without intentionally seeking wise spiritual counsel and a biblically objective perspective.

As the publication date approaches in a few weeks, you’ll hear more about how this book can be the key you’ve been seeking to set your own family free from every intentional evil of the Enemy.

COMING SOON – SET YOUR FAMILY FREE!

 

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An encouraging word: BECOME A SERVANT TO GOD
“James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.” What a way to begin a letter, as James 1:1 does. A bondservant is a slave. A serf. Someone bound by service out of obligation, with no expectation of any benefit. How many Christians, and pastors, do you know who describe themselves as a slave of Jesus Christ? The emphasis in American Christianity seems to be too-much about all the goodies that God has for His people. Much preaching is about what we deserve as Christians and how God wants to give us everything, minus, of course, any sacrifices, struggles, or hardships. But for today, think for a moment about serving and see how it changes your perspective. Today be a servant to the Lord and to others.

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Islam is an Enemy (2-6-17)

  Monday, February 6, 2017

Trump advisor, Steve Bannon. Is he the enemy, or is Islam?}

An article this week in USA TODAY was an unveiled attack on Steven Bannon, formerly of the conservative “Breitbart News.” Bannon now serves as an Assistant to the President and part of the National Security Council. Because he’s a Trump advisor, USA TODAY attacked him in an article entitled, “Bannon takes a dark view of Islam.” I’m not writing to defend Bannon, but to focus on several things he’s said about Islam that horrify the liberal, and often anti-Christian, sentiments of USA TODAY. Here are a couple of quotes:
  • “Islam is the most radical religion in the world and the United States is engaged in a struggle for civilization . . .”
  • “Christianity is dying in Europe and Islam is on the rise.”
  • “I think that most people in the Middle East, at least 50%, believe in being sharia-compliant [civil law must obey the Koran; beheadings, polygamy, death to Jews].”
  • “If you want to impose sharia law, the United States is the wrong place for you.”
  • “You have expansionist Islam . . . motivated . . .arrogant . . . on the march.”

So, what’s the problem here? What did Bannon say that isn’t true? As I said, this isn’t a pro-Bannon blog. He is a bit of a flame thrower with some very stark views; but at least these observations are spot-on. Of course, most Muslims are peaceful, law-abiding people. They are no more dangerous than your average next-door atheist, maybe less so. But the bedrock religion of Islam is determined to enslave Christians and eliminate Jews. They say so. History says so. My book, LARSON’S BOOK OF WORLD RELIGIONS says so. (To order CLICK HERE.) As I say on page 266 of my book, “Islam is an intolerant faith that has impeded progress and repressed women. The Muslim tends to see the world in black and white. There are only two classes of people, those who submit and those who resist. The later are fair game for whatever measures necessary to bring them under the authority of Islam . . .jihad advocates military ventures in God’s name.”

Yes, Muslim culture introduced algebra, sugar, paper, apricots and rice to the west. For nearly a thousand years their skills in architecture were unmatched. But at Islam’s core, Jews are damned by Allah and Christians are blasphemers. Not much room for compromise there. So before USA TODAY bans Bannon, the newspaper should take a closer look at Islam and see the radical branch for what it is – the enemy.


An encouraging word: BE BLESSED.
To be “blessed” means to be “happy.” So when we read in Psalm 32:1, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,” it means that every Christian should be happy; in fact, overjoyed. Remember a few years ago the Pharrell Williams song “Happy?” Over and over the lyrics said, “Because I’m happy.” Not once did the song give a concrete reason for being happy. It certainly didn’t say anything about transgressions being forgiven. Not that it was a bad song, just inadequate. Let me give you biblical reasons for being happy. The condemnation of your sin is gone. The righteousness of Christ has been imputed to you. And your shame and sin have been removed. Today be blessed, and be happy in Jesus.

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Mary Tyler Moore Was Cursed (1-30-17)

  Monday, January 30, 2017

 

I’ll admit it. I hate sitcoms. The laugh tracks drive me nuts. The stage sets are cheesy. The jokes are stale. Seinfeld? Forget it. Yada, yada, yada. OK, I occasionally do watch reruns of “Last Man Standing.” And I’ll also admit to liking “The Mary Tyler More Show,” just to watch Ted Knight’s character, Ted Baxter, the egomaniacal, not-too-bright anchorman, a buffoon for all times. This week, Mary Moore died, the passing of yet another icon of another era. It was in reading the articles that paid tribute to her talents that I came across several interesting facts that led me to title this blog, “Mary Tyler Moore Was Cursed.” On closer look, a lot was hiding behind her infectious smile; she was more than the girl next door, cute and perky.

Her personal life was filled with tragedy. She was raised by an alcoholic mother, and a neighbor sexually abused her as a child. (From my counseling experience, I’d guess that mom’s booze issues likely stemmed from her own molestation experiences. These curses run in the family.) Her first marriage ended in divorce. The second was described by her as a union with a father figure. That was followed by a 3rd marriage to man 18 years her junior. Moore herself became an alcoholic (more curse clues) and had to enter the Betty Ford Clinic. She suffered diabetes from early in life. Her only son died at 24 of a self-inflicted gunshot. Her 21-year-old sister died from a drug overdose. When her brother was terminally ill, she assisted him with suicide.

When people ask me how they can determine if there is a curse in their life, my answer is easy. Add up all the wretchedness in your life, and the suffering in your extended family. Ask yourself, “Could any one individual have to endure so much misery just because ‘that’s the way life is?'” (My book CURSE BREAKING has much detailed informant about how curses operate and how to cancel them. To order CLICK HERE.) Mary Tyler Moore’s misery is clearly outside the realm of any “reasonable” personal suffering. Sadly, she was probably cursed. And apparently so was her entire family. We probably don’t know the full extent of even more torment she may have suffered. I’m sorry that she apparently didn’t know anyone who could have led her in prayers to remove these curses. Mary is dead, and nothing more will help her. But let her life be a lesson to you to seek the proper kind of spiritual help to break your family curses.

 

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An encouraging word: TELL THE TRUTH IN CHRIST.
In Romans 9:1 the apostle Paul is about to make an important point to the Jews of his day about their rejection of Christ. He begins by saying, “I tell the truth in Christ.” That’s an interesting way to begin an argument. Most of us wouldn’t have the hubris to start any statement that way. It’s akin to swearing on a Bible; however, the rest of what Paul says bears out his need to introduce his remarks in this fashion. What if you and I were to begin our thoughts and actions with the preface, “I tell the truth in Christ.” We’d probably change a lot of our words and most of our actions that follow.

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The Way We Were (1-23-17)

  Monday, January 23, 2017

President Obama’s last speech to the Press.
 

Barack is gone, and the Donald has taken over. The Obama Presidency is history. Enough has been said about all of that, but I must draw attention to a few important words that President Obama said in his parting address to the press. He started out well, saying, “I believe in the American people.” But from there it was downhill. “I think there’s evil in the world.” YA THINK? Perhaps a slip of the tongue Maybe he meant to say “I know.” But what came next was more troubling: “If we work hard, and if we’re true to those things in us that feel true and right . . . the world gets a little better each time.”

I don’t want to pick on a man who’s just out of a job and quibble over words, but President Obama has been one of the most articulate Presidents in history and generally has chosen his words carefully. Here’s the problem with what he said. He seems to believe that life will be better when we do things that FEEL true and right. Feel? Truth and rightness are not about feelings, except in the Obama world, and in the world of fuzzy-thinking people. Truth and rightness are not about what we feel, but about moral absolutes, transcendently given by a Creator God. Truth is given by God through his Word, not determined by emotions of the moment. This kind of touchy-feely thinking is what has gotten this country in such a moral mess.

If you “feel” it’s true that a loving God won’t send sinners to an eternal Hell, then there is no Hell. If you “feel” it’s right to have sex outside of marriage, then adultery must be OK, by this logic. The deception is that you can feel your way into justifying almost any moral conundrum. Maybe Obama “felt” his way toward throwing Israel under the bus, as he did recently at the U. N. But let’s not be too hard on Obama. His moral compass has been way off for a long time, so what he said isn’t shocking. Some Christians are equally guilty when they “feel led of the Lord” to do things that are unbiblical and even bizarre. Obama is the way we were (with no apologies to Barbara Streisand). Let’s pray for better things about the way we will be, with absolute truth and time-honored moral values on the way to a comeback. And let it start with each of us.


An encouraging word: DAVID PROPHESIED THE INCARNATION
Prophetic perspective is a theological term that can refer to a scripture having both a present and a future significance, such as Psalm 22:9. Consider these words; “You are he who took Me out of the womb, You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.” David speaks not only of himself, but also of Christ. This is the Incarnation, God becoming flesh, being declared more than a thousand years before the Nativity. It was the Father who brought forth the Son, and taught Him how to trust. This, among many Bible passages, proves you can trust God’s Word, today, tomorrow, and forever.

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Does Your Camera Have Demons? (1-16-17)

 


Monday, January 16, 2017

Demon goddess after which Canon cameras are named!
 
A friend of my who knows my love of esoterica sent me an interesting article entitled, “Canon was originally named after Kwanon the Buddhist goddess of mercy.” That got my attention, and I checked it out further. Sure enough, when the Canon camera company started in 1934, its logo included the goddess Kwanon with 1,000 arms and flames. Eventually the company’s name morphed from Kwanon to Canon. So, if they originally named their camera after a demon-god (by biblical definition), could that $5,000 EOS-1D X DSLR that shoots both stills and 1080p video be infested by evil spirits? Likely not. It’s just a camera that once had a bad name.

After all, the days of the week are called Sunday after the sun god, Monday after the moon god, Thursday after the Teutonic god Thor, and Saturday after the Roman god Saturn. Is every day of the week also evil? If we got carried away into full-blown, witch-hunting paranoia we would never get out of bed any day of the week. Nor would we recognize January (named after Janus a Roman god) or March (another Roman god Mars) and so on. The reality is that evil surrounds us everywhere. The devil is, after all, the “god of this world,” this present age (2 Cor. 4:4). His stamp of ownership is all around us. It’s inescapable. To absolutely avoid every demonic reference in culture would impossible, and a full-time job of spiritual sleuthing. So, what is a Christian to do? We should go about the Father’s business knowing the prevailing truth that “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness”( 1 Cor. 10:26).

Would I buy a Canon camera? Yes, if the price and the usage were right. Would I go to a Harry Potter movie for entertainment? No. You gotta draw the line somewhere, but not everywhere. After all, that next slurpee you drink at a 7-Eleven might have been sold to you by a Satan-worshipping clerk. Who knows. My advice is don’t go chasing after the demons you wonder about. Take our www.demontest.com; enroll in our International School of Exorcism to find out how demons really operate; schedule a Personal Spiritual Encounter to discover if your problems are real demons. Before you worry about the demons in your camera, get rid of the ones inside your own soul!


An encouraging word: DANCE TODAY.
If today is a difficult day, think of King David’s words in
Psalm 30:11: “You have turned my mourning into dancing.” David had certainly known mourning. The numerous attempts of King Saul to kill him. The shame of his sin with Bathsheba. The loss of his illegitimate child, and the insurrection of his own sons. But he put that behind him to dance. If he could do it you can too. Imagine of life of “dancing” through your job each day; dancing through the stresses at home; dancing at church to praise the Lord. No matter what you face today it’s a good day to dance.

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Facebook and God (1-9-17)


Monday, January 09, 2017

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of Facebook.
 
He’s the 5th richest man in the world with a net worth of $50 billion, but apparently, he still can’t get no satisfaction. Raised a Jew, he became an atheist. Now he’s come back around to say that “religion is very important.” But Zuckerberg isn’t returning to Judaism. He is leaning toward the religion of his wife, who’s a Buddhist. Zuckerberg calls the ancient faith of six hundred years before Christ, “an amazing religion and philosophy.” Really? He wants to trade in the Ten Commandments for the Four Noble Truths? The resurrection for reincarnation? Moses for a man who left his own wife and family to pursue mindless meditation and declare truth by sitting under a bodhi tree?

If you aren’t aware, Buddhism and eastern mysticism is invading corporate America. “Forbes” magazine ran a recent article, “Why You Should be Practicing Buddhism Business.” Instead of recommending the Ten Commandments as a way to success, the article extols Buddhism’s Eightfold Path of Right View, Right Intention, Right Action, Right Speech, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration. Well, isn’t that special. No sense in messing up business culture with ideas of not lying, stealing, or committing adultery per the Decalogue. A “Wall Street Journal” article this week asks the question, “Can Mark Zuckerberg Find Enlightenment?” The article argues that one can’t succeed in the “outer” world if they haven’t mastered the “inner” world. And is that inner word a heart that is “desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9) and in need of a Savior? No, according to the Journal, all that’s needed is meditation to “remove all cognitive and emotional errors . . . to achieve a state of lasting happiness.”

There you have it. No need of repentance, sanctification, consecration, sacrifice, humility, or being born again.” Zuckerberg can be a reincarnation-spouting Buddhist and get born again, and again, and again, and again . . .He may find enlightenment, but he won’t find eternal life, and he’s at risk for finding eternity in hell.


An encouraging word: HALLOW YOUR HOME.
Deuteronomy 20:5 is an interesting verse. Among the ancient Hebrews it was considered mandatory that when a new house was built it had to be properly dedicated. This verse commands that even a soldier had to leave the field of battle to return home and consecrate his new dwelling. We should all hallow our homes as a place where God is welcome. The opposite of this may be having a haunted house, filled with the presence of evil. Have you hallowed the place where you live? If not, pray over it and dedicate it today.

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Debbie, Demons, and Death (1-2-17)

  Monday, January 02, 2017

Carrie Fisher with mom, Debbi Reynolds.
 

Debbie Reynolds, age 84, died this past week. As most of America knows, it was just one day after her 60-year-old daughter, Carrie Fisher died. Thousands of articles and blogs have been written about this tragedy, but I’ve not seen any that touch on the underlying spiritual factors. Reynolds seemed like quintessential Hollywood good girl, just singing in the rain. But in the 1950s she suffered the acrimonious split of her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher, after he committed adultery with Elizabeth Taylor. Daughter Carrie Fisher was just two years old at the time. Carrie’s father unleashed a Jezebel curse that was to torment her life.

Fisher married musician Paul Simon, but that lasted only 11 months. That was followed by a relationship with Bryan Lourd which resulted in an illegitimate child. Lourd eventually left Fisher for a man. During the filming of “Star Wars” she had a three-month sexual affair with Harrison Ford. In 2005 a man was found dead in her home from an overdose of cocaine. Fisher claimed that the man’s ghost hunted her house. Afterwards, she declared herself an “enthusiastic agnostic.”

Bipolar disorder, cocaine addiction, and overuse of prescription medications were the staples of her life. In 1965 she overdosed and was rushed to the hospital. Her body having been pushed to the limit, she stopped breathing on a flight, December 23. Four days later she was dead. It was more than her mother Debbie could handle. She died the next day while planning Carrie’s funeral.

Who’s to blame for all this evil? Only God knows the whole story, but much of the evil can be blamed on eight-times-married Elizabeth Taylor. How she became such a Jezebel, eternity will tell. Yes, Eddie Fisher was also to blame. But Carrie might be alive today, and Debbie too, were it not for Taylor’s break-up of the marriage.

And one more thing. Though Carrie had no star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, fans have chalked one on the sidewalk, with the words, “May the Force be with You.” As I’ve written about before, The Force is a demonic power that George Lucas borrowed from Buddhism. There seems to be no evidence that Carrie Fisher ever turned from her antagonism toward God and repented of her own immorality. If so, The Force is indeed with her, for a terrifying eternity.


An encouraging word: SEEK GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT
“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” So said the apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 6:6. This is not to say that there is anything wrong with success and the reward of financial advancement. That is gain to be respected. But “great” gain is godliness with contentment. Truly devout piety that is combined with a life-affirming satisfaction is what Paul was directing his young charge to focus on. An individual can act in a godly way and still not be content if that posture of spirituality doesn’t lead to a life of peace. Today, pursue godliness, but pursue it with the gratification of a life well-lived.

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I Hate Happy Holidays

  Monday, December 26, 2016
I HATE HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

On left, Barack Obama family seasonal card. On right, Donald Trump’s card.
 

Let me be more grammatically correct regarding the title to this blog, I HATE HAPPY HOLIDAYS. What I mean to say is that I hate the greeting, “Happy Holidays.” I don’t hate holidays that are happy. More pecisely, I hate (Ok that word is a little strong . . . I intensely dislike) the politically correct greeting that uses “holidays” in place of “Christmas.” I’m disappointed that Trump covered both bases with “Merry” and “Happy.” But at least he did include “Merry Christmas.” President Obama, in his typical offend-no-one (except Christians) style, just can’t bring himself to say “Christmas.” Eight years in a row he has deliberately refused to issue a First Family “Merry Christmas” greeting.

But what is Christmas? It’s actually a Middle Ages compound word meaning “Christ’s Mass,” or “Cristemasse,” the commemoration of Christ’s birth. In case you haven’t noticed, there have been a lot more “Merry Christmas” greetings thrown around this year. Perhaps it’s the Trump-effect, the celebration that the Obama years of bowing to spiritual multi-culturalism are over. (Read that, criticize Christianity but always call Islam a “peaceful religion.”) I don’t know yet if public-square religious sentiments are going to change in the next four years, but I have hope. I’m not saying who history will judge as the best President between Obama and Trump, but I can tell you I do like the Trump card better. It’s not where it needs to be, but moving in the right direction, for now. Let’s pray that next year Trump puts an angel or a nativity beneath his “Merry.” That will make a lot of Christians happy, and it will certainly make Jesus more happy. After all, it is His birth that we celebrate.


An encouraging word: GIVE UNTO THE LORD
Christmas is a time of giving. We all wonder what is the best gift for those we love, especially that person who “has everything.” But God truly does have everything. He made it all, and it all belongs to him. So, what can we give the Lord? Psalm 29:1-2 has the answer: “Give unto the Lord . . . glory and strength . . . glory due to his name.” And, of course, we can give our tithes and offerings. Statistics indicate that in the American evangelical church, less than 5% give the 10%. If you are one of that 95%, remember that nothing you have of God’s blessings belongs to you anyway. Give of your resources and that will give Him glory.

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The Devil Made Him Do It (12-19-16)

  Monday, December 19, 2016

 

Daughter and mother, stabbed to death by their father/husband.
 

When a headline like that blares forth from the liberal “Washington Post,” it’s newsworthy. The report concerned a North Carolina man, Jeffrey Ward, who is facing murder charges for killing his 40-year-old wife and 14-year-old daughter. Then he threw their bodies down a 40-feet-deep well. When investigators arrested Ward, he blurted out that he “screwed up and killed them” during a blackout episode, when he was “overtaken by demons.” The wife, Dawnn Ward, had obtained a domestic violence protective order against her husband two years ago, because he strangled her until she passed out. He had also threatened to burn her house. The alleged killer had previously been convicted of breaking and entering and larceny. And, of course, liberal judges put him back on the street, this time to kill.

Did the devil make him do it? If he is guilty, the answer is “Yes” and “No.” Technically, Satan can’t make anyone sin. He can only tempt and influence evil acts. The commission of any unlawful deed, including murder, requires some cooperation of the personal, human will. But this is where it gets murky. I’ve dealt with people who have committed terrible acts of evil without realizing what they did. In some cases, they were in a dissociated state and an alter-ego acted out the crime. In some instances, they blanked out the despicable deed in a kind of hypnotic state. But in every instance, there was at least some prior plotting of the crime, by which the person’s will made an evil covenant with demons. In other words, in a way, the devil can make you do it, if you have given him prior consent. Or if you have been enraged in some part of your soul, held on to the hate, mentally disconnected, and then formed an evil alter-ego capable of the crime.

Whatever the case is with Jeffrey Ward, my heart breaks to think that this young mother and her young daughter would be alive today if some Christian who knew the killer had led him to Jesus and cast out his demons. All too many Christians in America deny the reality of Satan and demons, and they are ones who allow the devil to do it.

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An encouraging word: WHERE IS GOD LEADING YOU?
Some Christians are too fond of casually saying, “The Lord led me.” But in Mark 1:12 we find that when Jesus was led by the Spirit, he was driven “into the wilderness” to face the devil head-on. How many Christians do you know who are led in that direction? Too often Christians feel led to places of comfort and safety, not to risky places in life. But if you are really walking with Christ, there are times when His genuine leading will direct you to take on Satan. If you are only led to pleasant places, you may not be following the Lord at all. Where is God leading you today?

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Smartphone Sex (12-12-16)

 


Monday, December 12, 2016

Anthony Weiner, America’s #1 sexting addict.
 
Breathes there a person who doesn’t know what LOL in texting language means? OK, you may be a baby boomer-plus without young kids, or grandkids, and don’t know, so for the record it stands for “laugh(ing) out loud.” How about IWS or GNOC? Take a deep breath if you’ve seen this on your child’s phone, while looking over their shoulders. Those secret codes stand for: I Want Sex and Get Naked on Camera. And suppose that IWS is followed by actual sex or that GNOC means your child’s smartphone has images of them, or another peer, stark naked? And even if there’s nothing of the sort that you see, beware the number 9 on their screen, which is a warning that parents are watching, and they need to switch screens or delete quickly.

Like all things internet, such messages, and the images that may follow, never ever really disappear. But beyond the usual concerns that any alert parent would have, as Christians this matters is more serious. The child who abbreviates sexual activity, such as GYPO (“Get your pants off.”) OR CU46 (“See you for sex.”) has opened a door to the devil. They may argue that cyber-sex isn’t real sex, if it’s only images on a screen or that they never actually acted out the solicitations. But the Bible places a high standard on intent as well as actions. Consider the words of Jesus: “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28). Then, there are the legal ramifications if your son, for example, is 18 or older and sexts an underage girl. He could be looking at prison time!

Considering my calling and ministry, you may want to ask, “Can someone get a demon by sending a sexually explicit text abbreviation? I answer, “Why not?” Its obscene, in the case of text messages, and its porn via erotic images, even if it only lasts for seconds on Instagram. Remember that 1 John chapter two tells us that the “lust of the eyes” is “of the world,” and not of God. Open that door to the devil, and he’s going to send demons your way, to oppress and even possibly possess. If you have indulged in smartphone sex, delete those images and abbreviations NOW and replace them with PTL (“Praise the Lord”) and OITNOJ (“Out in the Name of Jesus”)!

For additional information about immoral use of cell phones, consult our previous blogs “Sexting Statistics,” November 16, 2015 (To read CLICK HERE.) and “Sexting in Church,” published February 19, 2015 (To read CLICK HERE.)


An encouraging word: DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD
“Do not love the world,”
1 John 2:15 commands. But the apostle John gets more specific about what he means by “the world.” That designation includes, “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” Do you love the world, in any way, more than Jesus? Here is the test. If Christ is truly first, put aside sinful cravings, protect what you allow your eyes to see, and stop boasting of the material possession that you have. Doing these things will put your focus on eternity and the things which do not pass away.

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What’s the Message of the Church? (12-5-16)

 


Monday, December 5, 2016

In season and out of season-on a channel near you!

Early, a week ago, Sunday, I had a rare weekend at home. I was up early doing my morning workout and watching the news. I was bored by a commercial interruption so decided, while caching my breath, to do a little channel surfing. It turns out that above Fox News on our satellite provider there were a series of about a dozen channels of religious TV networks all grouped together. I clicked from on to another, becoming more frustrated with each channel change. I asked to Lord to help me not to have a too-critical reaction. But I’ll be honest. My disgust, and my grief, were unavoidable. Lest I appear to some readers of this blog to be a bit judgmental, I’ll not name the specific ministries that were showcased. I will say this. They mostly ranged from the ludicrous to the laughable. Almost all were an embarrassment to biblical Christianity and bore little resemble to Paul’s instruction to Timothy regarding the purposes of a pastor, that is to “reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Tim. 4:2 KJV).

There was the perfectly coiffed preacher exhorting his followers to “think better.” The tattooed and tattered jean hipster full of enthusiasm but short of content. The Christian concert with a mind-numbing laser light show. The every-one-gets-a-prophetic-word-directly-from-God when I pray for them, preacher. The heart-wrenching appeal to help a never-ending stream of emaciated, starving, ill-clothed and impoverished children. The southern, smoothing talking “I’m blessed and you can be too” advocate. It seemed that every ministry had a “winning” this or “miracles abound” that approach to evangelism. When the man of God prayed, everyone had to fall backwards. Everyone, even those needing a little push. Almost no one wore a suit and tie, and the wardrobe malfunctions of strange accoutrements assaulted the good-style senses. One preacher could barely catch his growling breath for the gasps of air between his effusive clauses about sowing a seed NOW; and not just any seed, the exact amount that God had just revealed to him. (Never mind that this video clip had been filmed weeks or months ago, and that the moment of his inspirational offering had long since pasted. Viewers had to send the God-ordained amount NOW.) Networks had names like Hope, Inspiration, Uplift, Impact, all appropriately positive.

I paused for a moment between clicking back and forth between these preacher, all of whom I’m sure are very sincere in their own minds. Where was the reproof, scolding or reprimanding; didn’t any of them rebuke, sternly reprimand; why was there no authentic exhortation, true encouragement that wasn’t self-serving; and where was the doctrine, creeds, dogma, principles of instruction, and dissertations of Scriptural truth? Each presenter’s pitch was filled with clever one-liners, insider jokes, simplistic statements, and emotional melodrama. But where were the references to what God actually says in His Word? Have we made modern American Christianity into a spectacle of verbal, quick-witted ingenuity, long on entertainment but short on theological depth? I may be a bit prejudiced because lately I’ve been reading Thomas Aquinas and Augustine’s “Confessions.” I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but, must Christianity made-in America always have to be dumbed-down to the catchiest byline and the most manipulative mannerisms?

I love ministering in foreign counties, especially Eastern Europe where the genuineness of people’s faith has been tested by despots and dictators. Where what they believe has meant a potential death sentence. Where, until recent years, their faith was expressed underground, in secret settings, not dramatized for masses in HD-TV. I’m not writing this to expunge my distaste, but to get your attention about the urgent need for American-branded Christianity to get back to the “demonstration of the Spirit and the power” of the gospel (1 Cor. 2:4).

Oh, and one more thing. Not one of the preachers or programs mentioned demons or the devil or the need for deliverance. Not one. Maybe there is a connection between such avoidance and such spiritual anemia.

 

An encouraging word: WHO FEARS GOD?
One of the most classic, and profound, messages of scripture is David’s straightforward proclamation; “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever” (
Psalm 45:6). It is hard for humans, who live in a time-space reality, to think of forever. We rejoice in birth and wait warily for death. Such things are absent to God. He sees all things from a forever perspective. He always has been and always will be. That’s why his character is just. He knows all the past and the future. Stop for a moment and consider how your own thoughts are hindered by your hurts of the past and your fears for the future. Remember, God lives on a throne that lasts FOREVER!

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Political Witchcraft (11-28-16)

  Monday, November 28, 2016

 

Laura Larson with Monica Crowley at a recent
political action convention.

 

Americans have just been through a bruising Presidential election when it seemed that forces beyond the control of either candidate were compelling events. It was almost as if something supernatural were happening, and some self-described “prophets” are taking credit for just that. In reality it was just a long-silent electorate which expressed its will. As Fox News commentator Monica Crowley put it, this was about an “attitudinal” shift in politics. Aside from Nancy Reagan’s courting the predictions of an astrologer to guide hubby Ronnie’s decisions, the occult doesn’t play a huge role in getting elected in the U. S. A. Not so in other counties.

A recent article in “The Economist” pointed out how Asian politicians seek the other-worldly help of prognosticators. Even in North Korea, Party Communists regularly consult fortune tellers. In Thailand, the recent drafting of a constitution was timed by the stars. In China, a powerful leader was convicted of corruption. His sin? Picking a qigong master who testified against him in court. In Burma (Myanmar), the now-deposed dictator destroyed the economy by issuing strange currency in denominations 45 and 90, based on numerological advice.

The “Economist” article ridiculed such goings-on, saying, “There is as little harm in a flutter on the stars as there is on the horses.” The suggestion was that trusting divination is no more consequential than betting on the wrong horse at a race. Not so. Deuteronomy 18:10 calls such deeds of divination an “abomination.” And look at the nations mentioned in the “Economist” article. Their cultures are filled with corruption, moral laxness, and political oppression. They have enjoyed none of the freedoms and flourishing of Christianity as has America. But with today’s assault of the New Age and witchcraft on our culture, we’re headed in a dangerous direction. Per Gallup polls, currently, about 2/3 of Americans believe in psychics, ghosts, witches, and non-Christian spiritual healing. It’s clear that wherever our nation’s political attitude is headed politically, it’s spiritual attitude is going the wrong direction.


An encouraging word: WHO FEARS GOD?
Psalm 25:12 contains a promise we all should heed. It begins with a rhetorical question: “Who is the man who fears the Lord?” The verse continues to declare that God will teach that man His ways. The next verse adds the blessing that such an individual will “dwell in prosperity.” So many all around us try to get ahead in every way so that they can have a good life and acquire lots of money. But material wealth isn’t everything. How much better to fear God and know His ways and walk in them. That brings true peace and happiness.

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Breaking Curses…Breaks Curses (11-21-16)

  Monday, November 21, 2016

Bob’s book CURSE BREAKING in Russian, English, and Spanish.
 

Every other week, our YouTube Exorcism Channel features an episode of ASK THE EXORCIST. (To view this channel CLICK HERE. To subscribe for weekly notifications, CLICK HERE.) I answer all kinds of questions about demons and the devil, the supernatural and the paranormal. Interestingly, most of these questions come from outside the U. S. Like this question from Garrick in Durban, South Africa: “If you are born again and baptized, are generational curses exorcised? This is difficult to comprehend, as we are a new creation in Christ.”

I usually reserve my answers for the bi-weekly edition of ASK THE EXORCIST. But this inquiry is so frequent, I feel the need to respond here. The answer is in the title to this blog: Breaking Curses . . . Breaks Curses. Or, to put it another way, “A curse isn’t broken until it is broken.” My book CURSE BREAKING (To order CLICK HERE.) contains a lengthy treatise on this matter, so the person needing a comprehensive answer needs to consult that deeper treatment. Here are a few basic thoughts on the issue of Christians needing to break generational curses:

  • “A new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17) posits the potential not the possession of broken curses.
  • Deut. 28 indicates that blessings instead of curses are contingent upon obedience.
  • The “precious promises” of 2 Pet. 1:4 are realized by faith, as are broken curses.
  • Romans 10:10 says that salvation requires faith/confession. It’s the same with curses.
  • Curses last until the “third and fourth generation,” a Hebrew idiom for perpetuity.
  • Infant baptism was originally intended as an exorcism to break generational curses*
    *Our International School of Exorcism has detailed teaching on this topic.

There is much more to be said, and it’s all there in CURSE BREAKING. Please read it, Garrick, and you’ll see that a Christian can be saved and yet harbor spiritual oppression because of ancestral iniquities in the form of spiritually negative oppression, sinful predispositions, and unclean predilections. An unbroken curse won’t keep a saved individual from going to heaven, but it may make life like hell on earth!


An encouraging word: BE RENEWED IN YOUR MIND
“Be renewed in the spirit of your mind,” Ephesians 4:23 tells us. Having a renewed mind isn’t something that is a one-time thing. It’s a way of living, a constant awareness of having the mind of Christ. Our mind is our soul, our center of self-awareness and individuate identity. It is our true self. And in this scripture, Paul reminds us to constantly refresh our thoughts with things that come from the Holy Spirit. That means off-limits to a mind consumed with lust, greed, self-importance, and profane thinking. As you think throughout this day, stop from time to time and say a simple prayer: “Lord, give me your thoughts and let them be renewed each moment of this day.”

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Cremation and Catholics (11-14-16)

  Monday, November 14, 2016

 

Cremating the dead in India, a ceremony I’ve witnessed in-person many times.
Hindus destroy the dead body to release the soul for reincarnation.
 

Chapter seven of our book CURSE BREAKING has an extensive section on the topic of cremation. (To order CURSE BREAKING CLICK HERE.) I make several salient points about burning bodies as a means of disposing of the dead. Among our criticisms are these:

  • Until recent years, cremation has been primarily practiced by pagans. Christian, Jews, and Muslim have all had strong beliefs in burial of the body.
  • Early Christians forbade cremation and insisted on burial as a testimony to their belief in the resurrection of the body.
  • Cremation is associated with beliefs in reincarnation, that the body must be destroyed to free the soul for transmigration.
  • Having cremation ashes in your presence is having a corpse that you are “touching.” Jewish law forbade touching or being in an enclosed space with a dead body (Ez. 44:25; Lev. 21:11)

For Catholics, the Vatican has now spoken clearly to this issue. Cremation is OK but keep the ashes off the mantel, and don’t scatter them in the ocean. And nix the latest fad of carrying around grandma or your dearly departed aunt Emma in a piece of jewelry. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued instructions emphasizing that ashes need to be buried in “sacred places.” Though in 1963 the Catholic Church eased restrictions against cremation, the latest rules insist that ashes not be preserved in mementos. More succinctly, the Vatican declares,” By burying the bodies of the faithful, the Church confirms her faith in the resurrection of the body, and intends to show the great dignity of the human body as an integral part of the human person whose body forms part of their identity.” Amen.

I’m not a Catholic, nor am I in complete agreement with the entirety of this instruction; however, at least Catholics have spoken to this matter with more clarity than compromising evangelicals. Get my book on CURSE BREAKING, research this matter thoroughly, and the conclusion will be unmistakable. Bury your loved ones, instruct your remains to be buried, and break the curses of cremation.


An encouraging word: LET GOD EXAMINE YOUR HEART
How many of us can say, as did the psalmist David, “Examine me, Oh Lord.” Imagine a man submitting himself to be scrutinized by the Almighty God of the universe. David is asking the Lord to judge his integrity, his heart, the very essence of his soul. Would you be willing to make that petition to the Lord? We all should be willing to make our lives an open book, not just to the Lord, but to everyone. Remember, the Lord knows all the facts of your heart. He knows your thoughts. And whether you ask Him to examine your heart, He has already done it.

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America Going to Pot (11-7-16)

  Monday, November 7, 2016

Demon god Shiva smoking marijuana.
 

By the time you read this, the verdict will be in on nine states that are currently voting to legalize either medical or recreational marijuana. Whatever the outcome (I’m writing this before the votes), the trend is clear. States where weed is totally legal, such as Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, are warning other states to think twice about joining their purple-hazed ranks. I’m here to warn everyone about the lethal spiritual consequences of making casual use of marijuana more acceptable. Day after day I confront demons that possess people because of pot. Before you cry “alarmist,” look at the facts. In Hinduism, marijuana (ganga) has been used to worship the demon of death and destruction, for thousands of years. I have confronted possessed people who’ve never practiced eastern religions but got Shiva and other Hindu demons, like Kali/Jezebel, by toking a joint. Chinese Taoism has long believed that inhaling marijuana is a way to communicate with spirits and tell fortunes. In pagan, Norse Odinism, pot has been used to invoke Freya (another form of Jezebel), a demon I often deal with when ministering to those of Scandinavian descent. Pot was important to Celtic Druids when practicing witchcraft. Tantric Buddhism employs pot as well as some Sikhism.

There is much which could be said about the practical dangers of pot. It affects most those living in low-income and minority communities. Science shows it lowers IQs in adolescents by several points. It increases risks for schizophrenic and psychotic breaks. I can testify to this mental health danger after counseling hundreds who’ve been mentally damaged by believing the lie that weed can’t hurt you. (Mental breakdowns may also increase susceptibility to demons.) And the pot today is roughly six times stronger than that smoked by the hippies on Haight street. Where pot is already legal, marijuana traffic deaths have doubled in Washington and risen by a third in Colorado.

Want to face challenges in passing drugs test to find a job? Want to risk your brain and your body? Want to increase your chances for a vehicular fatality? Want to join the one in six who become addicted and move on to hard drugs? Want to open the doors to demons and all kinds of demonic deception? Then, light up and zone out. You’ve just willingly opened the door to the devil and bought a one-way ticket to an eventual mental and emotional hell!

An encouraging word: SOWING DISCORD IS EVIL.
Proverbs chaptAer six lists the seven things God hates most, beginning in verse 16. Living without being in bondage to this list is a path to success in life. Included in this list of infamy are pride, lying, murder, a wicked heart, hurry to do evil, a false witness, and one who sows discord among brethren. Murder seems a likely candidate, but sowing discord? Many who would never kill, destroy with their tongues by speaking things which turn Christians against one another. Examine your heart today to see if you have committed one or more of these evil. Begin now to right the wrong, especially if you have caused strife in the Body of Christ.

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Lesser of Two Evils (10-31-16)

  Monday, October 31, 2016

WHICH OF THESE IS THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS?

How can anyone clearly disambiguate this election, that is, make clear the real choice before us? Is it possible to remove all uncertainty about which is the correct moral choice between Clinton and Trump? Should we simply choose the lesser of two evils? And what does that mean? In politics, the idea of a “lesser evil” has meant supporting, at times, corrupt regimes overseas, if that government presents a better option than what might replace it. Case in point: at the end of the Second World War, some dictatorships were left in place because they shared American ideological and financial goals. The Allies, for example, thought that Stalin was the lesser of two evils compared to Hitler. But Fascism’s holocaust turned out to be less oppressive than the Soviet murder of millions and the enslavement of 15 countries under the heel of Russian totalitarianism. Yet who is to argue for which was the worst; being a prisoner of Lenin’s Gulag or a Jewish victim of Hitler’s gas ovens.

It gets murky, doesn’t it? Now consider our upcoming election. Most folks I talk to are disgusted with both candidates. They also think that a vote for a third-party candidate is actually a vote for Clinton or Trump, both of whom have disapproval ratings of almost 60%. So, does voting for one wrong make a right? The great theologian Thomas Aquinas wrestled with this kind of thinking in his “Summa Theoligica” (which I’m currently reading just for “fun”), giving the example of taking a human life in self-defense. His conclusion: the good outweighs the bad when the situation in question is so bad that exercising an otherwise unacceptable choice causes the least amount of harm. In other words, choose what you believe is the lesser of two evils. If you have a gun, shoot the homicidal intruder before he kills you and your family; but don’t do evil that good may abound. (1 Peter 3:9-don’t render evil for evil.)

Who to vote for? A man of distasteful, locker-room boasts or a woman of expedient, and possibility illegal, ethics? Without telling you who to vote for, I advise when you enter the voting booth, think about your constitutional freedoms, cherish your right for your faith to be free from government intrusion, and remember the unborn.


An encouraging word: STOP COMPLAINING
“How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against me?” The Lord spoke this word in Numbers 14:27, against the “murmuring” children of Israel, who were never satisfied. This scripture shows how much the Lord hates spiritual griping and gossiping. The result of always finding fault with God, and Moses, was the judgment of death and wandering 40 additional years in the wilderness. Let this be a lesson to each of us to avoid complaining too much about the ways of the Lord and submit to His will for our lives. Today, rejoice in what the Lord has done for you instead of complaining about what you think He should have done.

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Halloween–Death, Darkness, Divination (10-24-16)

  Monday, October 24, 2016

 

Yours truly, shopping at Walgreens and taking a selfie.
 

What could be less innocuous than a trip to my local pharmacy to get a flu shot? There to greet me, right inside the entrance, was a six-foot mannequin of a witch; hence, the selfie above. Further inside, it seemed that the whole store had set aside normal drugstore fare of liniments and lotions in favor of ghosts and goblins. It’s that time of year, and death, darkness, and divination have taken over our culture. I’ve written extensively about Halloween in the past, detailing all its unsavory, demonic origins and associations. (Read my book LARSON’S BOOK OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE. To order CLICK HERE.) No point in detailing all those objections again here. If you have any doubts about the evil of Halloween, Google it. Or Wikipedia it. (“It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic Harvest festivals which may have pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain . . .” – Paragraph 2, current Wikipedia entry.) Samhain? Once again, good ole Wikipedia: “Samhain was a time when the doorways to the Otherworld opened, allowing supernatural beings [sic, demons] and souls of the dead to come into our world.”

It is the casual invasion of the occult into our culture, during Halloween, that upsets me, this normalization of the demonic. Doubtless the management of Walgreens hasn’t a clue what the Bible says about witchcraft: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” It was a capital crime in the theocracy of Israel. It cost King Saul his kingdom and life! I was only seeking a shot in the arm to protect me from a virus at my neighborhood pharmacy, not an unwanted introduction to all things divinatory and devilish. Got it I did, all in the name of marketing the accoutrements of evil for one of the biggest sales periods of the year, second only to Christmas.

Halloween has never been an issue in our home. It’s always been verboten. No big deal. No whining. No, “Please, daddy, can we trick or treat, all the other kids are doing it?” Not even the pathetic substitute of a Christian “fall festival.” We’ve raised our three daughters in a spiritual warfare family. They know the reality of demons and the devil and want nothing to do with the slightest hint of compromise with such associations of evil. In our home, every day is the Lord’s day (Psalm 118:24). Away with all connections to witchcraft and occultism. What are you doing October 31?


An encouraging word: DON’T IMITATE EVIL
I’ve already taken a shot at Halloween in my blog, this week. But I can’t resist another salvo aimed at October 31. These are the words of 3 John 11: “Beloved, do not imitate what is evil.” I’m certain that the apostle didn’t have in mind a culture obsessed with all things dark and divinatory this time of year. His injunction was more generally applied to anything which hints of imitating (copying as a model) any kind of evil associations. We are not to mimic the ways of the world, especially when what they celebrate leads to spiritual bondage. Halloween aside, consider for a moment any compromises you may be making to “imitate” things which are unacceptable to God. Then, change your behavior and associations to emulate the will and ways of the Lord.

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Satan’s Season (10-17-16)

  Monday, October 17, 2016

Images promoting the new Satanic Temple cult and their intrusion into society.
 
‘Tis the season re be satanic, the month of October, climaxed by the holiday of Halloween, the devil’s day. What better time to introduce a new satanic strategy from those folks over at the Satanic Temple. You know, the group that wanted to say satanic prayers to open Scottsdale, AZ City Council meetings (CLICK HERE to read my blog of February 22, 2016, “Satanism Triumphs.”); the same bunch who erected a hideous statue of the half-human, half-goat symbol of Satan in Detroit (CLICK HERE to read my blog of July 16, 2015, “Devil in Detroit.”); and the same folks who tried to place a larger-than-life image of Lucifer on state grounds in Oklahoma City. Is it any wonder that they have now succeeded in getting state grounds in Oklahoma City? Is it any wonder that they have now succeeded in getting an after-school Satan Club in Portland, Oregon schools? (The same city that holds an annual nude bicycle race.) The Satanic Temple argued that if Child Evangelism Fellowship could organize “Good News Clubs” for Christianity on public, school property that devil-worshippers should be accorded the same opportunity. Some politically correct idiot in the school system agreed with that demonic logic, and gave Satanists the OK.

If you’re a Satanist, spare me your convoluted logic about not believing in a real devil; about the use of Satan as an archetype of unbridled human passion; about your attempts to restore rationalism to culture and ban Christian superstition. I have a couple of simple questions for the Temple: How many hospitals have you built? To how many Third World countries have you brought medical teams and clean water? How many homes for the destitute and dying have you chartered, as did Mother Teresa? What great works of art can you claim to rival Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel? What majestic orchestrations have you composed to match Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring?”

You Satanists, from Crowleyites to Lavey acolytes, from Thelemites to Setians, I’ve debated your top leaders and foremost spokespersons. Your logic is shallow, your purposes are devious, and your desire for public attention is pathetic. With a few exceptions, you are spoiled brats, lazy malcontents, and media-whores, selling yourselves to Satan for 15 minutes of dubious fame. Grow up. Get a real job. Get an education and contribute something to society. Learn a little about the Judeo-Christian foundation of Western Civilization. Congratulations, you have one month a year, and one day a year, Halloween, to celebrate your vacuous and vile philosophy. And if you don’t repent, you’ll have all eternity with a very real devil who will be your companion in torment.


An encouraging word: BE OF ONE MIND IN CHRIST
In the third chapter of his first Epistle, verse 8, Peter exhorts Christians to be “be of one mind.” Wow, that’s a tall order. Unanimity among Christians? It’s possible, but only if we set our egos and theological pet peeves aside. Peter goes on to give a clue how harmony can be achieved: “love as brothers.” Loving one another in spite of our differences. That’s the key. Today, I challenge you to connect with a Christian who doesn’t go to your church, and who may not see eye to eye with you theologically. Make a friend of them and pursue the goal of being of “one mind” with the other believer in Christ. You may light a fire that will spread to others.

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Deliverance of a Doctor (10-10-16)

  Monday, October 10, 2016

A doctor performing surgery. Could he do this and have a demon? 

Can a doctor have demons? Yes. Can a teacher, lawyer, professor, or pastor have demons? Yes, yes, yes, yes. In my one-on-one Personal Spiritual Encounter session, I deal with people of all professions, from the most-schooled to the least-educated. All ages. All races. All genders, yes even some who aren’t sure. You’d be amazed at who seeks me out. People from Hollywood and politics. Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, and almost every religious viewpoint on earth. Individuals from almost every nation, many of those outside the USA by Skype. When it comes to needing deliverance, there is no stereotype. Anyone can have a demon, and when that person is tormented and they know they need an exorcist, who’re you gonna call?

But back to doctors. I mention that because the medical profession is held in such high esteem. You’ve probably heard the sarcastic comment about someone being an M.D., “medical deity.” Doctors know so much that the rest of us don’t. They toss around multi-syllable, diagnostic words as casually as the ordinary person orders a pizza. Most folks couldn’t imagine such a person having an evil spirit. But like anyone, a highly trained physician can have resident evil and still skillfully function on the job. Just like some pastors have demons and still preach.

I recently did an exorcism on a doctor. And this individual wasn’t the first from this highly-regarded profession. The person I speak of knew how to cure others, but he couldn’t fix himself. He suffered from multiple physical issues, some debilitating. He barely made it to the session he was so weak. Yet when his demons manifested, he became so violent that I, and two people assisting me, could barely keep things under control A blood-covenant demon of human sacrifice went back 20 generations. The result was that this doctor himself was dying from a whole series of maladies with names I could barely pronounce. After a long intensive battle with evil, he was set free AND HEALED! He walked from the room a completely different person.

This doctor found an answer to his physical suffering. Whoever you are, whatever your education or standing in life, you can have demons, and you can be set free in the name of Jesus. Satan is no respecter of your intelligence or social standing. Anyone can have a hidden, ancestral curse they know nothing about. This curse may be destroying them mentally and physically. The only way to know you are free from such oppression is to go through the process of curse-breaking and deliverance. Get our books such as CURSE BREAKING, JEZEBEL, DEMON-PROOFING PRAYERS, and DEALING WITH DEMONS. (To order CLICK HERE.) And call today to schedule a Skype or in-person Encounter. Confront the evil that may be hiding inside you, or someone you love. Destroy your demons before your demons destroy you!

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An encouraging word: CHRIST IS OUR PEACE
The world is seeking peace. Individuals are doing yoga and meditating to find peace. Others take drugs, both prescription and psychoactive recreational drugs. All in the effort to find peace. Ephesians 2:14 makes a simple, and remarkable, declaration: “He Himself is our peace.” Peace is not just a state of mind. Peace is not just the cessation of conflict. Peace is a person, and that person is God’s Son, Jesus Christ. His indwelling presence does more than bring peace by the forgiveness of sins. When He abides within the soul of an individual, that person has peace because of His presence. If you are seeking peace, Christ is your peace. Invite Him into your heart, the Prince of Peace, and you will be peaceful.

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
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Eulogy For an Exorcist (10-3-16)

  Monday, October 3, 2016

 

Bob and Laura meet Fr. Gabriele Amorth at the Vatican, several years ago.
 
He was known as “the Pope’s exorcist.” Father Gabriele Amorth performed exorcisms for the Rome Diocese of the Catholic church. In fact, as he told me personally when I met him and toured his facility, several popes sent their toughest cases of demonic possession to him. Fr. Amorth was a blunt man who condemned Harry Potter, called yoga a work of Satan, and declared, “I’m not afraid of the devil. The devil is afraid of me.” He died a few weeks ago on September 16 at 91 years of age.

He was gracious with his time when I met with him, signing my collector’s edition of an actual 1733 hand-calligraphy edition of “The Rituale Romanum,” the Catholic ritual of exorcism (Our International School of Exorcism has two courses devoted to understanding this ritual and the history of exorcism in the Catholic church. To enroll CLICK HERE.) He showed Laura and me his private chamber where prayers for deliverance from demons were offered. With no one but a few nuns to help him, he showed me the gurney and nylon straps he used to tie down violent cases. After a lengthy conversation he offered to bless both of us, a deeply moving moment. When he finished he gave us a smile and said, “You have no demons, only angels.”

As a Protestant, I do exorcisms a little differently. Understandably, we diverged on some theological issues. But my conversation with Fr. Amorth left no doubt that we both serve the same Lord and fight the same devil. One has to admire and respect what this dear man of God did so faithfully for so long, even when he faced considerable opposition in his own Church. I am saddened to see him depart, but his war with demons is now over. He leaves that mission to those of us who are called to continue where he left off. May we diligently carry on the work of our Savior who declared in the Great Commission (Mark 16:15-18), “In my name you will cast out demons.”


An encouraging word: THE GOSPEL IS EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE
The Great Commission of Christ in Mark 16 contains a remarkable footnote in verse 20: “And they went out and preached everywhere.” EVERYWHERE! That’s true Christianity. Sadly, today the spreading of the gospel has often been left to well-marketed megachurches or slickly-produced Christian TV shows. But in the beginning of the church it was everyone, everywhere who told people about Jesus. You, my friend are “everyone” if you claim Christ as your Savior. And “everywhere” is your leisure, your labor, and everything in between. Today, wherever you are, tell someone about Jesus.

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
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Unspeakable Evil (9-26-16)

  Monday, September 26, 2016

 

The Detroit area home where unspeakable evil happened.
 
I was in Detroit a week ago. What a great night, with so many spiritual victories. Yet, in Detroit, as in any city in America, there lurks the potential for evil that can only be called “unspeakable.” That certainly was the case in suburban Dearborn Heights. Just four short days after I departed the city, a man called 911 with a blunt message: “I just killed my family.”

When police arrived at the crime scene they found that the suspect had asphyxiated his two youngest children in a car. He also shot and killed his two stepchildren and slashed and shot his wife. As officers approached the house, the man stood calmly on the porch and said his family inside was dead. The youngest to die were ages four and six, the killer’s biological children. At this point, all that authorities will say is that there was some sort of marital discord. The wife had filed for divorce in August.

Demonic? Of course. Would the worst person in the world, without Satan’s assistance, do anything so unspeakable? Interestingly, I found this story buried on page 6 of a national newspaper. Evil seems so rampant in our world today, that a crime of this measure didn’t even qualify for front-page coverage. Second Timothy 3:13  warns us that “evil men will grow worse and worse.” If that was true in Paul’s day, it is also true today by an exponential increase. I have to wonder if that man, even his whole family, had been to my seminar just days before, they’d likely all be still alive. With the Lord’s help, I could have discerned that man’s demons and ministered to him. If someone had made it possible for this troubled family to have a One-On-One Spiritual Encounter, those precious children would be alive. Unspeakable evil isn’t going away. Not with the way our world is headed. If you know someone in crisis, a marriage on the rocks, children being abused, get them to one of our seminars. Schedule an Encounter for them. Arrange for me to talk with them by Skype. Or at least get them to a local pastor or counselor before unspeakable evil becomes an unimaginable tragedy.


An encouraging word: AVOID AN EVIL HEART
“Beware,” Hebrews 3:12 warns, “lest there be in any of you an evil heart.” The biblical writer issues a very sobering statement, and he’s writing to Christians. Is it possible to know the Lord, and yet have an evil heart? This reminds me of those who oppose the suggestion that a Christian can’t have a demon. Even if one holds to that position, the truth of Hebrews 3:12 must be faced. We each need to examine ourselves daily lest the Enemy do something which inclines our hearts toward evil. The key to avoiding that is explained in the next verse which cautions to beware the “deceitfulness of sin.” Seek the Lord today, and ask him to help you avoid any act of spiritual disobedience which would lead to an “evil heart.”

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
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Mindful Meditation (9-19-16)

  Monday, September 19, 2016

 

 

It’s the new buzz-word of spiritually minded millennials – MINDFULNESS. It can mean most anything to anyone. The concept was borrowed from yoga, TM, and, of course, Buddhism. Some psychologist have gotten into the act, thinking it’s a drug-free way to reduce stress and become more focused. Spiritually, it’s supposed to be the ultimate path to avoiding suffering and gaining intuitive insight. It also may induce altered states of consciousness. Proponents tout its ability to get us “into the moment,” unconditionally accepting what “is.” There’s no effort to change the way things are, just be “wakeful,” “mindful” and be present with the self. The result is, whether twisted into a yoga position or seated in a Zen posture, transcendence to a place of implicit knowledge and wisdom, of “being alive” to universal consciousness.

If all that sounds to you like New Age psycho-babble, you’re right. It is ultimately based on the lie of Buddhism, that the source of suffering is desire and therefore one needs to escape desire through direct experience of the inner-divine. So much is wrong with this assumption, I hardly know where to start. (For a detailed explanation of the dangers of Eastern Meditation read LARSON’S BOOK OF WORLD RELIGIONS, the section on “meditation.” To order CLICK HERE.) Mindfulness is based on explicit anti-biblical premises. First, to the mindful meditator there is no such thing as objective, immoral conduct known as sin; second there is no devil; third, there is no transcendent moral code; no Decalogue. Even the respected journal “Psychology Today” recommends meditating before an alter with “sacred objects” of one’s own religious tradition. If that’s not idolatry, what is?

Mindfulness usually involves breathing techniques, akin to cultivating chi in Taoism or prana in Hinduism. Stilling one’s thoughts is also crucial, shutting down the mind, and thus the cognitive will. It is in this state of acute awareness of the “now” that Christian precepts are discarded in favor of the energy of the present. In contrast, God has given us our minds and intellects that we might rationally know that He is God. In contrast to the emptiness of mindfulness, Hebrews 11:6 tells us that “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” That requires concentrative, directive thought, not a mind adrift in the senses of the moment. As Psalm 25:4 says, “Show me Your ways, O Lord, Teach me Your paths.” Don’t discard the intelligent pursuit of truth and exchange it for the awareness of inner self. That self may be demonized by generational curses, or possessed by spirits that entered through personal iniquities. Don’t mindfully feed your inner demons. Expel them in the name of Jesus!


An encouraging word: DON’T SIT WITH WICKED PEOPLE
Want some good advice? Try the words of the Psalmist, 26:5: “I will not sit with the wicked.” In modern parlance, we’d say, “I’m not going to hang out with wicked people.” Following this rule is the way to place yourself in a position to be used of God. It also prepares you for blessings. And it helps you avoid a whole lot of problems. Of course this verse doesn’t mean to literally “sit,” although it could include that. It means to avoid evil people. Don’t go near them. When we sit with someone, we signal that we are relaxed and taking them into our circle. When it comes to the wicked, better to run than to sit, and thereby set yourself apart from all that God wants to do for you.

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
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Occult Healing Retreats (9-12-16)

  Monday, September 12, 2016

 


Actual New Age ad soliciting those going through a divorce or relationship break-up.

 

My wife recently emailed me a unique advertisement she came across on the web. The headline was grabbing, “Cures for a Broken Heart.” Well, whose heart hasn’t been broken, at least once? And who wouldn’t be open to a solution that cured the emotional pain? The byline implored, “A holistic guide to ease the heartbreak and get you back on the path to love.” It sounded good, but that word “holistic” bothered me. Nothing per se wrong with something being “holistic,” as in being comprehensive and interconnected, like medicine treating the whole person, physically and psychologically. But it’s usually a New Age buzz-word, and a little more investigation of this “cure” confirmed my worst suspicions.

For the lovelorn and pining, the web site offered a variety of solutions to recover and get back on the love boat of life. Naturally, yoga was on the menu to achieve one’s “core purpose” of “well-being, consciousness, and spirituality.” If that didn’t do the job there were reiki sessions, to soothe the wounded soul with the “energy life force that flows within and around all of us.” Still not over that jerk who dumped you? Well, try “astrology immersion,” to “learn your astrological signature and how it influences your life,” held in the Zodiac Lounge. If you still aren’t over that formerly-special someone, you can “dive deeper” into “celestial alignment” or the “mystic tarot” workshop. Oh, did I forget to mention there is also “shamanistic cleansing” and “past life regression therapy?” (My book LARSON’S BOOK OF WORLD RELIGIONS has teaching on every one of these demonic dangers. To order CLICK HERE. Don’t be fooled by Reiki energy work or so-called “Holy Yoga.”)

This potpourri of occult evil is cleverly packaged, without the warning that any one of these pastimes, intended to heal the broken heart, comes with guaranteed demonic possession as an add-on. In Luke 4:18 the Lord declared that He came to heal the brokenhearted. Don’t be fooled by the devil’s offer to soothe the pain of your wounded feelings at the eternal price of your soul in bondage to Satan.


An encouraging word: DON’T BE BEWITCHED
“O foolish Galatians. Who has bewitched you,” the apostle Paul implored (Galatians 3:1). Today, it’s not only the Galatians who have been bewitched, but far too many Americans. Popular culture has been bewitched by abortionist who defend their “right to choose,” never mind that the unborn baby has no rights at all; by proponents of “equality,” who keep pushing the moral barriers to places unheard of even in Caligula’s Rome; by New Agers who resurrect ancient witchcraft remarketed under the guise of harmony with the universe to soothe the soul. Look around at your own life and see if there are ways you’ve been bewitched from following biblical standards of behavior.

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
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What’s In A Name? (9-5-16)

  Monday, September 5, 2016

 


Hideous images of the demon Leviathan, from an occult perspective.

 

Mary. John. Patricia. James. Common names. In fact, they rank as the most common of all names for babies born in the U. S. Sometimes baby names are a bit out of the box, like Twinkle and Tergel (actual names of real babies). It’s easy to go through life telling people your name is Sam or Suzie, but think of the challenges you face if your parents christened you Frooti or Krithik (also real names)? Feeling a bit uncomfortable at having to constantly spell out your handle is one thing, but what if your parents named you after a demon, perhaps without realizing it?

I checked out of a hotel a few weeks ago, and as I was leaving for the airport I glanced again at the bill and discovered that the desk clerk serving me was actually named Leviathan! That’s the name of a powerful demon, a snake spirit, sometimes depicted as a sea monster (Job 41:1, Psalm 74:14, 104:26). In Satanism, Leviathan is supposedly one of the four Crown Princes of Hell. In spite of this demon’s foreboding and fearful appearance, God’s word promises in Isaiah 27:1, “In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent, and He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.”)

I have cast demons out of children whose parents named them Kali, Venus, Ashtoreth, and yes, even Jezebel. A name is a powerful thing. In the Old Testament, the Hebrews placed much significance upon a name. An appellation could be an expression of prophecy, geography, or anticipated character traits. Abraham is “the father of multitudes.” Joshua means “deliverer.” And, of course, most know that Peter means “rock” (Matthew 16:16). Matthew means “gift of God.”

If you’ve inadvertently named your child after a demon, pray to break curses attached to that name. (My book CURSE BREAKING is an excellent guide to do this. To order CLICK HERE.) Don’t put guilt on your child, but take steps to legally change the name to something neutral or biblical. You don’t have to be an expert at onomatology to pick a good name for your next child, but a little common sense and some research might prevent the potential need for an exorcism of your offspring.


An encouraging word: DON’T FEAR THE NIGHT
I often hear from people that they are attacked spiritually in the night, in all sorts of ways. Through terrible nightmares. With sleeplessness and fear. And with outright demonic assaults. Psalm 91:5 gives the promise, “You will not fear the terror of the night.” If you are tormented during the night, here are some tips. Pray earnestly before you lay down. In extreme cases, anoint your bed with oil. Keep a Bible and cross on your nightstand. (Some have told me they sleep with a Bible under their pillow as a spiritual deterrent to the devil.) Read all of Psalm 91 before going to sleep, and call upon angels to stand guard over you. Above all don’t fear the night.

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
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Achy Breaky Demons (8-29-16)

  Monday, August 29, 2016

 


Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter Miley.

I’m not a fan of Billy Ray Cyrus. And I definitely don’t consider his early 90s song “Achy Breaky Heart” on my best-listening list. But I’ve wondered why such a relatively talented guy with multiple abilities has always seemed on the edge of disaster. Rumored infidelities regarding his wife. The moral abominations of his daughter Miley. How could such a good-looking family with numerous opportunities for stardom, always be on the verge of implosion? This week, sitting in an airport, reading “USA Today” I found my answer in an inside cover story about Cyrus. His bloodline is Cherokee Indian.

From my experience as an exorcist, out of all the native American tribes, the worst curses of witchcraft come from the Cherokee.Now, before anyone cries, “Racist,” a bit of history. In 1830, the American government, acting on behalf of powerful interests who wanted to mine gold on Cherokee land, passed the Indian Removal Act. Several tribes, notably the Cherokee, were moved from the southeastern part of the U. S, where they lived, to designated areas west of the Mississippi. They were forced to march, on foot, hundreds of miles. Of approximately 16,000+ who were relocated, as many as 6,000 or more died on the way under brutal conditions. (Other so-called “civilized” tribes were also removed, including Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muskogee, and Seminole.) Dispossessed of their lands, the Cherokee set the stage for other tribes who were forced into similar “death marches.” Violence, disease, weather, and starvation took a genocidal toll.

So what has this to do with Billy Ray? I have ministered to many hundreds of people who have Cherokee generational blood. Such an identity almost always leads to serious spiritual oppression, even demonic possession. Why? Here is what I’ve discovered in countless exorcisms. Many Cherokee were so angered by their treatment that they put powerful witchcraft curses on their white overlords. Those curses, in turn, boomeranged right back on the Cherokee in a vicious cycles of evil on their descendants. If you or anyone you know has Cherokee heritage, they are badly in need of serious curse breaking. (To get my book CURSE BREAKING, CLICK HERE.) Don’t allow any Cherokee curse in your past to become a spiritual “wrecking ball” (inside pop-music reference) to achy break your spiritual heart.


An encouraging word: LET CHRIST PRUNE YOU
In that wonderful account of Christ’s words in John 15, where He speaks of our relationship to Him as that of a vine and branches, the Lord makes a stunning statement. Jesus speaks of His Father and warns, “Every branch that bears fruit He prunes” (John 15:2). Christ is referring to good Christians. Dedicated Christians. Those who are actually bearing spiritual fruit. And the Lord declares that these are the ones whom God in Heaven “prunes.” If today you are feeling a little “pruned,” as if the Lord is testing you in some way, rejoice. God is preparing you for great things and even more fruit for His glory.

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
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Exorcism Accepted (8-22-16)

  Monday, August 22, 2016

 

I have a dream that, in my lifetime, exorcism and inner healing will finally come out of the shadows of the evangelical church and receive mainstream acceptance. I realize this is a lot to hope for, but with God it’s possible. The current article about our ministry in “People” magazine (50 million readers!) is a huge step in that direction. If you haven’t seen the issue, it’s still on the stands in many cities. Check for the August 22 edition with Jon Benet on the cover. You can also get the “People” app and read the story on a mobile device.

When you get your copy of “People” you’ll find articles about gold-medal Olympians and Hollywood stars like Johnny Depp and the late Elvis Presley. But right in the middle of the magazine, you’ll see a two-page foldout photo of me, my oldest daughter Brynne, and her two friends-the three of them known as the All-American Exorcists. You can’t get more mainstream than that! There I am, holding my cross, and intently, looking straight ahead at millions and millions of eyeballs.

No longer can churches who oppose exorcism argue that deliverance is just an ancient ritual or unnecessary in our time. Critics of deliverance can’t hide behind poor biblical exegesis to disrespect those who cast out demons by Christ’s power. This fair, well-written story in “People” demonstrates the huge interest of the secular world in things regarding demons and the devil. The reporters, photographers, and videographers of “People” followed us for days, asking tough questions. They looked for facts to report this story. How sad that too many born-again Christians want to stay stuck in their religious prejudices.

Read the story. It speaks for itself. Go to the web site and watch the video documentary that “People” produced. (To view CLICK HERE.) Decide for yourself if casting out demons was just for the apostles or whether it is a viable ministry for our spiritually desperate times. The miracles of Christ are still available today. Deliverance and exorcism are going mainstream. To our evangelical citics I say, “You can’t kick us to the back of the bus anymore.” “People” has put us front and center, by God’s grace. This article is the Lord’s doing and He is making a point. Wake up church, Jesus still sets the captives free!


An encouraging word: JESUS STILL DOES MIRACLES
I heard a disturbing sermon Sunday. The preacher meant well, and the rest of what he said was great. His emphasis was evangelism. In the midst of his appeal to witness to the lost, he commented that the disciples weren’t truly born again until after the resurrection. You can guess his theological bent. He left out an important fact. The followers of Jesus were casting out demons before the crucifixion. Of course, the idea of exorcism is far beyond the theological consideration of this pastor. But the fact that the disciples performed miracles in the name of Jesus shows that they were abiding in him, pre-Resurrection and pre-Pentecost. If your pastor or church has left out the signs and wonders of Jesus, just read the Bible. What the preacher overlooked you can read for yourself.

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
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Why Territorial Demons? (8-15-16)

  Monday, August 15, 2016

 

 

Some call it “territorial spiritual warfare.” It’s the idea that God has called us to wage warfare in the heavens and pull down demonic, geographical strongholds. On the surface it sounds good. Wouldn’t it be great to demolish whatever demon is charge over Hollywood? Washington D. C.? Groups that believe in this get together to shout, pray, sing, and declare that the evil spirits over their city, or state, or whatever are coming down, in Jesus’ name. I find the whole movement a bit disturbing. In theory it’s possible, in selected situations, and may be effective on occasion. But as an overall strategy of spiritual warfare it’s effect is overblown and may even play into the devil’s hands. Here’s why.

First, it’s just not biblical. At least not with the scale, frequency, and seriousness advocated by some. We are repeatedly commanded by Christ to cast out demons from human beings, and to set the captives free by liberating individuals from demonic invasion; however not once did Christ tell us to cast demons out of the heavens. Here is what he did tell us:

Matt 10:1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, NKJV

Mark 6:7 And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. NKJV

Luke 9:1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, NKJV

If territorial spiritual warfare were a legitimate strategy worthy of serious activity, you’d think the Lord himself would have done it a time or two, just to bring the godlessness of Rome to its knees. But the Savior never mentioned it and neither did the apostles. Yes, I know there are ruling spirts over territories. The Book of Daniel (10:13) points that out. But there are no indications it’s our job as believers to take them on with any sort of regularity. Such actions are definitely not included in the Great Commission of Mark 16:15. I am aware that there are “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” (Colossians 1:16) of evil entrenchment. Our International School of Exorcism has several Courses focused on this (To enroll CLICK HERE.); but to attack them with any periodicity is, in my opinion, questionable theological logic.

Second, most of the people who promote this kind of spiritual warfare indulge in lengthy prophesying and prayer-fests to accomplish their goal of unseating demons on high. But few of these advocates ever actually engage in real deliverance, and seldom, if at all, do aggressive exorcisms on manifesting demons. I’m talking about the kind of demons you see on our YouTube channel every week. Franky, It’s a lot tougher job to take on a real demon in a real person and battle Satan face-to-face than project prayers into the ether with indiscriminate, subjective hopes that something will happen.

I’m okay with so-called prayer-walks and binding hindering sprits in the atmosphere which interfere, from time to time. But for me, the main emphasis has always been focused on the pain of suffering individuals and taking time to expel the demonic hindrances in their lives. To neglect actual hands-on confrontations with authentic demons, in favor of contesting indefinable evil floating somewhere out there, isn’t spiritually expedient. Shout at the heavens if you will, but when your prayers come back down to earth, direct them toward real demons in tormented people, not existential spiritual forces.


An encouraging word: DON’T NEGLECT CHRIST’S SALVATION
“How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation” (Hebrews 2:3). The biblical writer is emphasizing the important of salvation by pointing out that every sin, and all disobedience, will be judged at the end of time. A “just reward” will be rendered the those who are ungodly and sinners. The admonition is that, if those who disregard the offer of God’s grace are to be punished, how can any of us escape judgment if we neglect the importance of eternity. Today is the day to be certain that each of us has entered into a covenant relationship with Christ by receiving in our hearts His finished work at the cross. Beware thinking you will escape the consequences of your sin if you neglect the salvation Christ offers.

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
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Tim LaHaye Was My Friend (8-8-16)

  Monday, August 8, 2016

 

Tim LaHaye, the late pastor, author, and Christian statesman

 

Not many people know that Tim Lahaye was my friend. A personal friend. When he died on July 25 it brought great sadness to me and Laura. He as a spiritual giant, best known for his “Left Behind” books, which sold 65 million copies. I remember about a year before he wrote the first “Left Behind” book that Tim asked my opinion about writing a series of fictional novels based on the rapture. It was right after we’d spent a long day of Colorado skiing together. Since I had just published a couple of ground-breaking, best-selling fictional novels, Tim valued my opinion. He wondered if I knew a fiction writer I could recommend to work with him. I was too cautious to suggest myself, so Jerry Jenkins got the job and they both became millionaires. Jenkins is certainly a better fictional writer than me, but I have to wonder, “What if . . . “That was one of many times that we schussed the slopes together. I’ll never forget a cold February week that Tim stayed in our home. One morning we bundled up and skied in 15-degree BELOW zero weather. We were so busy on the lift talking about our mutual interest in politics and the Bible that we forgot the cold. We were glad to finally get back to the house where Laura had hot chocolate waiting for us. I also remember the three-hour drive to the Denver airport when he left, precious hours of having one of the greatest men of God of our generation all to myself to pick his brain. And I’ll never forget that as a fledgling young writer he introduced me to my first major publisher. Thirty-five books later, I have Tim LaHaye to thank for my own writing career which has touched millions of lives.

Mostly I remember the times after skiing together when we’d gather by the fireplace to pray. On one particular occasion I shared with him some difficult challenges I was facing. He and I and Laura knelt together and poured our hearts out to God. It was turning point in my life. But I most of all appreciated his friendship when so many evangelicals persecuted me (and still do) for my stand on spiritual warfare. That’s not to say that Tim agreed with all my theology, but he did respect God’s hand upon my life and encouraged me in my walk with the Lord. I focused on battling spiritual oppression, and he was a fundamentalist pastor. But we weren’t really that much of an odd couple when it came to loving souls and wanting people to have more of Jesus. In later years, his heart gave out and my knees were replaced, ending our sweet time of fellowship on the ski slopes. Now, two of my daughters, students at Liberty University, have enjoyed the $4.5 million student center he built for that great school.

To many, he’s the man whose books affected millions and whose theology gave an entire generation the eschatological hope of Christ’s Return. But to me, he was a ski-buddy, a humble man without pretense, and one of the dearest friends I’ve had. I’m just sorry that he missed the Rapture that he longed for.


An encouraging word: JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS
It is popular in some theologically milquetoast circles to speak admirably of the example Jesus set or his ethic of love FOR everyone. But respect for His words or the life He lived means nothing when we consider eternity. Such platitudes miss the point of His life and death. Paul stated it this way in 1 Timothy 1:15: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinner.” There can be no negation of this declaration of mission. Think what you will of Christ, but never mistake why He came to earth and why He died on the cross. He was more than an ethicist or a prophet. He was the Son of God and He came to die for our sins.

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Should Christians Drink? (8-1-16)

  Monday, August 1, 2016

An acceptable activity for Christians?

 

In recent years it has become increasingly fashionable for Christians to drink alcohol. In some “emerging” churches (cool, hip, “evangelical”) men’s Bible study groups meet at bars. The mere suggestion that tee-totaling is a valid lifestyle is mocked. Along with piercings, tattoos, yoga, off-color language, and ego-centric worship lyrics, the idea is that reaching millennials requires avoiding making them feel uncomfortable. And imbibing booze is one more way to let the bros know it’s cool to be a Christian with Bud Lite.

New research suggests that approach may have deadly physical consequences. According to a recent study published in the scientific journal “Addiction,” nearly six percent of cancer deaths worldwide are linked to alcohol. This includes people who drink in moderate amounts, which some suds-soaked Christians might like to think is their kind of drinking. The stats in “Addiction” suggest that even slight social drinking leads annually to half a million deaths from cancer alone, to say nothing of automobile accidents and other health risks. The carcinogenic compound acetaldehyde found in alcohol can cause cancer in the liver, colon, esophagus, the prostate, throat, mouth, pancreas, skin, and female breasts. AND GET THIS: all drinkers of any amount have the same risk of cancer of the mouth, esophagus, breast, and pharynx! An author of the report, Jennie Connor, professor of epidemiology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, writes, “Promotion of health benefits from drinking at moderate levels is seen increasingly as disingenuous or irrelevant in comparison to the increase in risk of a range of cancers.”

Our entire family has always been abstainers. My wife’s father died of alcoholism. My grandfather on my dad’s side died of alcoholism. How foolish would it be with those genetics to drink even casually? Spare me any lectures on the wedding feast at Cana and a “little wine for thy stomach’s sake.” (Get real, they didn’t have the purified water standards we do today.) Be as avant-garde as you wish. Have that social sip of wine or that cold beer on a hot summer’s afternoon. As for me and my household, I remember the words of the ER doctor the night I was rushed to the hospital after knee surgery three years ago. I lay there dying of pulmonary embolisms, my lungs filled with blood clots. As they rushed me into surgery, the doctor asked, “Do you drink?” When I replied in the negative, he said, “Good, you have a chance to survive.” That and the findings of “Addiction” are good enough for me to avoid “heading to the mountains” for what made “Milwaukee famous.” “This Bud’s” not for me or my family. And neither is an unacceptable risk of cancer, alcoholism, and premature death.


An encouraging word: WASH YOUR HANDS IN INNOCENCE
In Psalm 26:6 David declares something remarkable: “I will wash my hands in innocence.” He was declaring himself “not guilty” of his enemies’ accusations. He didn’t say this because he had never sinned. All Bible readers know of King David’s transgressions. But he found forgiveness and moved beyond his shame. How unlike Pilate who declared of Christ, “I am innocent of this man’s blood.” He wasn’t, of course. David’s witness is an example to which we all can aspire, innocence before God because of His grace and our honest confession of sin.

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Dealing With Demons Part 6 (7-25-16)

  Monday, July 25, 2016

 


Don’t hide the past by suffering in silence!

 

The below is adapted from chapter three of Bob’s book,
DEALING WITH DEMONS, “Creeping Determinism” section.

What I write about below, is important when dealing with victims who’ve suffered any kind of abuse, especially that inflicted by a parent. In his book Why We Make Mistakes, author Joseph T. Hallinan points out a concept that is important in ministering to those who have been demonically attacked: “creeping determinism.” Not only are human beings prone to exaggerate or minimize past occurrences of trauma, depending on the particular need, but they also “misremember” what actually happened. In my words, they lie to themselves.

Demons may be part of this process of self-protective prevarication. The effect is even more dramatic if the individual also suffered something so terrible that there was an immediate need to cancel its pain by instantly reframing the event in the mind. This is why in deliverance ministry the process of inner healing and recovered memories is so important. So is exploring the possibility of dissociative identity disorder (DID).

It’s common for victims of abuse to make excuses about the bad behavior of their abuser, especially someone in close relationship to them. Shouldn’t the victim of abuse give grace and overlook their ill treatment? That’s the mind-game that many Christians play in their attitude toward past abusers. It sounds good, but it’s a deadly trap laid by evil spirits. A lie is a lie, no matter what extenuating circumstances may be present. When that lie is at the root of a demonic opening in one’s life, shading the account of an abuser’s brutality, the outcome is always the same: continued bondage until the truth comes through and can be faced honestly.

When ministering inner healing it’s important that the recipient of abuse deal honestly with the truth of what was done to them. The purpose is not to instill greater resentment of their abuser(s) but to not allow “creeping determinism” to gradually minimize the damage of the abuse at the time it occurred. In retrospect, the pain of mistreatment may have diminished over time, but the point of demonic entry was created by what the individual felt at the time the evil actions occurred. It was the anger and bitterness that they felt back then that may have given demons a legal right of entry. Closing that demonic door means that the victim of abuse must face how they felt at the time the emotional or physical injury took place. Only then can they completely release it to the Lord for emotional and spiritual healing.

 

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An encouraging word: PLANT A SEED BY SERVING
Some think that what’s important to being a Christian is getting saved. But the Messianic Psalm 22:30 declares, “Posterity (‘a seed” KJV) shall serve Him.” There’s a wealth of biblical instruction in those few words. More is required of Christians than just to confess Christ. We are to serve Him with all our hearts. A seed does no good unless it is planted. Our lives, even as converted believers, produce no fruit unless we serve the cause of Christ. Think today of ways that you can serve the Lord by planting the seed of your life in some way.

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Beware Pokemon Go! (7-18-16)

  Thursday, July 21, 2016

 

 

It’s the hottest internet, smartphone, gaming sensation in history. The game, launched this past week, is played on-the-go with iPhone or Android devices. By the time you read this blog, in excess of 10 million downloads will have occurred. Nearly $2 million a day in revenue is pouring in to Nintendo Corporation, the developer. Stock shares jumped in value from $12 billion to $30 billion overnight. Apple and Google are in on this, downloading apps worth many more millions. Most folks will remember Pokemon from the 80s and 90s when the Japanese franchise was played with trading cards, video games, and so-called “manga” Japanese comics Pokemon is a shortened version for “pocket monsters,” fictional animals who need to be captured. Pokemon characters (scores of them) may possess supernatural powers and appear as ghosts or orbs.

In the latest gaming version, players use a GPS map to locate Pokemon characters in real time in the real world. Apps use “augmented reality” to simulate capturing a Pokemon in real life. The demonic-looking creatures seem to be moving about in the real world. Police are alarmed that people in pursuit of their Pokemon are trespassing, invading landmarks, businesses, even entering churches, to retrieve “virtual” items in their quest. In Missouri, four teens used the app to lure robbery victims. An apparently bogus “interview” with Time magazine has been circulating the internet in which the Japanese creator says the game was devised as a backlash against Christian parents. Worse yet, he supposedly says the game is directed against Christianity and in favor of Satanism. In the presumably hoaxed interview, the gamer says, “Pokemon is essentially the correct answer towards life, not Christianity. Everything presented in the game is the opposite of what Christians believe.” Hoax or not, the fact that anti-Christian sentiment would be punked is by itself interesting.

So what’s the danger? The characters are taken from demonic mythology, including gods from Hawaii and Scandinavia. Alchemy and black magic sources are also used. That in itself should urge caution. Hogwash, says one Christian game developer. He defends the game by saying, “It is a fun pastime. A totally harmless one.” As to the occult overtones, he adds, “It does nothing to a saved Christian. It has no power.” This misguided man even suggests using Pokemon for evangelism. What’s next? Runes for Jesus? Holy yoga? (Oops, we already have that abomination.)

There you have it. Consorting via virtual reality with Pele or Thor won’t get you demons. I differ. The assumption is a false one, that Christians who tamper with the occult won’t suffer real spiritual oppression. Christians can be demonized. Almost every day I minister to real Believers who messed with the New Age or occult practices and picked up hideous demons by such apparently harmless pursuits. If you are a believer, any contact with crystals, consultation of one’s horoscope, indulging in yoga, cultivating energy fields, may lead to real demonic possession. And yes, it can and does happen to genuinely saved Christians. Stay away from Pokemon lest that little virtual demon on your iPhone lures you in pursuit of more than you bargained for.


An encouraging word: GOD HEARD HIS SON’S CRIES
The messianic Psalm 22 makes a remarkable statement: “For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted . . . but when He cried to Him, He heard” (verse 24). These words apply to all of us who are afflicted, but they were prophetically directed to Christ on the cross. God himself witnessed the pain and emotional torment put on his Son. He heard His own Son’s cries of agony. All because of sin. But the Almighty didn’t pull back. God knew it was all necessary. Jesus had to suffer if you and I were to escape hell and live forever. Today, be grateful that He didn’t deny Jesus the suffering of Calvary.

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Obama’s Backyard (7-11-16)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Michelle and Barak Obama’s new digs come January, 2017. Not bad.

Happy Birthday, America. In President Obama’s hometown, Chicago, over Independence Day weekend, 64 were shot, five were killed. That’s 389 so far this year, more than New York and L. A. combined, and the year’s just half over. And where is Obama moving after he finishes his two-term assault on Americans morals? A $5 million house in a ritzy D. C. suburb. How hypocritical to leave behind the African-American area that put him in the White House for a new suburban palace away from the killing fields of South Chicago.

Also on July 4th this past week, I noticed an interesting story coming out of Cuba, Obama’s new BFF. Not only is our 90-miles-away neighbor to the south increasing persecution of Christians and all dissidents, in spite of Obama’s “normalized” relationship, but it turns out that Cuba has become a potential hotbed for Radical Islam−a short boat ride away. Cuba, traditionally associated with Santeria witchcraft, Catholicism, and atheism, now has a growling Muslim community of 10,000. Thanks to Obama’s lifting of sanctions against Cuba it can only grow larger. Can anyone seriously think that among those 10K Muslims there are no radicalized, ISIS-friendly terrorist? And that Cuba would do nothing to hide them? Of course not.

In the final days of Obama’s White House we’ve been handed two crises, as stated above. More violence than ever in our urban, African-American communities (a problem his ethnicity was supposed to help solve) and a burgeoning terrorist threat just off the shores of Miami. Whoever is elected president had better get both these things under control quickly or Independence Day 2017 may indeed be bleak. This also underscores the importance of the Christian vote in November.


An encouraging word: WORKS OF THE FLESH.
We hear much preaching about the “fruits of the spirit” as detailed in Galatians 5:22-23. But we don’t hear so much, these days, about the “works of the flesh,” which are pointed out earlier in verses 19-21. Though we need both reminders, I would suggest that in our morally corrupt world, culture is long overdue to be reminded that the Bible details very definitive acts of evil, including “adultery, fornication, lewdness, sorcery, hatred, and drunkenness,” to name a few. People today who ascribe to a relative morality miss the point that sin is specific and it is actual deeds that can damn the soul. We all need this reminder.

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Dealing with Demons Part 5 (7-4-16)

Monday, July 4, 2016

The below is adapted from my latest book, DEALING WITH DEMONS,
Chapter Three, the section on Hindsight Bias.

I am indebted to author Joseph T. Hallinan for his book, Why We Make Mistakes. The book is primarily an exploration of the human condition of error, even with the best of intentions and meticulousness in avoiding it. In the section of his book called, “Hindsight Isn’t Twenty-Twenty,” Hallinan points out that “hindsight bias” is a constant source of human error. In essence, the author believes that the outcome of individuals’ lives has a strong influence on how they see the past. This is what he calls “hindsight bias.”Almost every person I have counseled who experienced tragedy at a young age has such bias.

What a person becomes later in life affects how they remember what it was like many years before. This is the historical revisionism I referred to. Many times a retrospective lens on the past ought not to be trusted. Our emotions lie to us, especially if demonic forces are there to reinforce that lie. I’ve seen this play out over and over. The result is that people coming for ministry many not be able to recognize curses in their past, because the evil that was said or done to them has been so greatly minimized.

The victim of any kind of childhood abuse or mistreatment has a vested interest in hindsight bias. It aids their ability to overlook how terrible past experiences may have been. The upside is it may ameliorate some of the effect of significant trauma. The downside is that it covers up painful memories that need to be healed. More than that, it actually rewrites the way that those memories are perceived, placing them in a less horrific context. Hindsight bias is one thing if it’s a matter of how a historian views a past war or the effect of a certain political regime. It’s another matter if the bias conceals or minimizes the effect of personal evil on the one who has experienced it. This concealment is one way that demonic forces keep a tormented individual from seeking help. They so negate the authenticity of their emotions that they actually lie to themselves about the truth of what happened.

Don’t suffer from “hindsight bias.” Get help today and see the past for what it really was.


An encouraging word: USE YOUR GIFTS FOR GOD
Moses doubted himself so much that he questioned whether he was fit to confront Pharaoh (Exodus 3:11). The Lord asked Moses what he held in his hand. The answer? “A rod.” For 40 years Moses had carried that rod, which seemed insignificant it him. He didn’t realize what it would mean when empowered by God, even to the parting of the Red Sea. What is it that you have in your hands that God might use? What gift or talent that you’ve carried around without realizing how important it can be, if empowered by God? Today, find your “rod” and use it.

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Bob Larson warns against yoga. (6-27-16)

  Monday, June 27, 2016

 

Yoga devotees seeking world peace in the Netherlands.

 

Bombings in Belgium. Carnage in Paris. A massacre in Orlando. What is the world to do? Some Dutch citizens in the Netherlands think the answer is yoga. Tuesday, this past week, hundreds of them gathered on a beach in Zandvoot to mark the International Day of Yoga. They meditated, performed asanas (bodily positions of yoga), and welcomed peace to the world with the assembled form of a peace sign. Coincidentally, that same day marked a rare summer solstice with a full moon, highly prized by pagan, witches, and Satanists.Yoga, in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Hinduism, means “union with god,” small “g.” Its purpose is to bend the body into many forms to master the mind and soul of the practitioner. Quite literally, yoga’s goal is to tune the body to the Universal Mind and thereby achieve god-consciousness and attain oneness with the universe. At least that’s what they’ve been doing for thousands of years in India, no matter that some ignorant Christians in American may call their brand of Holy Yoga.

Some years ago, the secular magazine “Time” described yoga this way: “Enlightenment and good health require the free flow of the life force (prana) and the proper balance between the seven major energy hubs (chakras). (An eighth chakra, or aura, surrounds the body and encompasses the other seven.) The three lower chakras serve the body’s physical needs, while the five upper chakras are associated with the spiritual realm.”

Swami Vishnudevananda, a famous Hindu guru and worldwide advocate of yoga, once said, “The aim of all yoga practice is to achieve truth wherein the individual soul identifies itself with the supreme soul of God.” How? Vishnudevananda declared that “the supreme power of nature” was a coiled serpent lying at the base of the spine, the goddess Shakti, “the giver of immortality and eternal happiness.” But Shakti can only fulfill her promise by achieving union with Shiva, her consort. (Shiva is one member of the Hindu Trinitarian godhead, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva.) Shiva is said to reside at the center of the forehead between the eyebrows. The purpose of yoga is to arouse the serpent powers of Shakti (sometimes called kundalini) so that she passes through six chakras, spiritual energy centers. The seventh chakra, her destination, is Shiva. Once Shakti merges with Shiva, union, or yoga, is achieved. The next goal is permanent union to become a liberated soul and be unlimited by time and space-at one with god.

This is the way to world peace? I think not. I KNOW not, after decades of casting out yoga demons from hundreds of people. Christians, stay as far as you can from yoga in any format, even so-called Christian transmutations. And stay off the beach in the Netherlands if they gather again.


An encouraging word: TELL THOSE NOT YET BORN
Psalm 22:31 is an amazing prophetic statement: “They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born.” You and I have the responsibility to keep the message of the gospel alive, for those who are not yet on the earth. Each generation has the obligation to tell the next generation about Jesus. Serving God is more than enjoying the blessings of the generation before. It’s not just being content with what we have as Christians now. We must feel the full responsibility of telling the story of Christ’s love to those who are born on our watch. If we don’t, who will?

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What Happened to the Cross, Part 2 (6-20-16)

  Monday, June 20, 2016

 

 

Most Protestants have never stepped inside a Catholic church, except, perhaps, as a tourist meandering through some ancient European cathedral. Or they gazed in awe at St. Peters in the Vatican, when in Rome. Few Catholics have stopped to consider what is a unique requirement of all Catholic churches. To celebrate the mass, the official Roman Rite requires that a crucifix be situated on or close to the altar to remind the celebrants of the Eucharist that Christ has been crucified for sin. This blog isn’t purposed to argue for Catholic teachings or practices but rather to point out how central the cross is to the history of Christian worship. Not so in many “progressive” evangelical megachurches today. (It is imperative, before going further, that the reader read Part 1 of this series “What Happened to the Cross,” published last week. CLICK HERE to read.)

In fact, most evangelical Christians don’t have a clue about the difference between a “cross” and a “crucifix.” (The latter has a three-dimensional image of Christ affixed, rather than a bare cross.) Having traveled extensively in Russian and Eastern Europe, I’ve noted that their crosses have an additional third crossbar to which the feet are nailed, angled upward toward the penitent thief and downward toward the thief who would not repent. The rich history of the cross/crucifix establishes it as an essential part of Christian identity. Then why is it that many evangelical churches are out to prove that they are really “with it” and thus kick out the cross? Of what are they embarrassed? What are they trying to prove, other than a distaste for 2,000 years of Christian tradition?

True, a cross doesn’t make a church. A body of believers, two or more (Matthew 18:20), constitutes a “church” in the spiritual sense. But let’s not forget, Satan hates the cross. In our seminars, many people donate to our ministry to receive an exact replica of my own Cross of Deliverance. I pray over each cross, to dedicate and consecrate it as an emblem of faith and an instrument of torment to demons.

Watch the exorcisms on our YouTube channel, as nearly 8 million people have. You’ll see many instances when demons manifest just by the demonized person being touched with my cross. You’ll see demons dodge the cross, fearing the mere sight of it. Why? Demons can’t see my faith. That is an invisible component of my beliefs. But they can see the visible extension of my faith, the physical tangibility of where I place my hope and trust, the cross on which Christ died. If Satan so fears the cross, could it be that some churches remove it lest they have to deal with the existential reality of demons and the devil? I pray that is not so, though I fear that, implicitly, it is. Interestingly, you’ll never see a cross in a Mormon church. ‘Nough said. . . .

 

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An encouraging word: YOU CAN TRUST YOUR FAITH
As you go about your tasks of the day, can you truly trust the Word of God to guide you? Much can be said about the veracity of Scripture, but consider these words of the apostle John: “This is the message which we have heard from Him” (1 John 1:5). John’s gospel and his epistles were the result of his own, eye-witness of Christ’s life and deeds. He, and the other gospel writers, only relayed exactly what they had seen and heard regarding Jesus. Today, you can count on your prayers. You can trust your faith in a crucified and risen Lord. John was but one of many who had personally seen and heard what is written in the New Testament. And they didn’t lie.

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What Happened to the Cross? (6/13/16)

  Monday, June 13, 2016

 

 

Over the past several weeks, I’ve made it a point to check out what’s going on in the evangelical Christian world by visiting various thriving churches. None of these congregations is one I’d want to be part of, but I was curious to see what was making them so apparently successful, at least numerically. From Phoenix to New York, and places in between. I slipped quietly into the audience and watched. Most of them had several things in common: reasonably professional-sounding praise bands which were obviously a major main draw; sophisticated settings with smiling greeters who had Dale Carnegie-style aplomb; interior design that was eye-catching and hip; casually dressed pastors whose wardrobes and mannerisms shouted “casual” and “cool.” But there was something I observed that hardly anyone else seemed to notice. It wasn’t what all these churches did, but what they didn’t do that chagrined me. It wasn’t what they had, but what they didn’t have that bothered me. It was glaringly obvious, to me, but presumably not to the oblivious, marketed masses.

I wanted to jump up in the middle of their services and shout from the top of my lungs “Where is the cross?” Go ahead, check out the Christian channels showcasing the most successful megachurches churches on TV. Church-hop a couple of Sundays. You’ll observe what I did. In most of them, not a cross anywhere. Not outside. Not on a steeple (there are very few of those any more). Not on the platform. Not somewhere behind the pulpit. Zilch. Nada. No cross. I have come to realize that this is no happenstance oversight. It is deliberate. With all the care taken to be certain that the stage design is worthy of a Broadway show with modernistic emblems and colorful lights, to augment the flashing video presentations that constantly punctuate the meetings with slick editing, no one bothers to include a cross anywhere. The conclusion? Not oversight. Intentional.

Paul told the Corinthians that the cross is the emblem of God’s power (1 Corinthians 1:18). So why had it been expunged from the churches I attended? I could only conclude that these purveyors of congregational cool didn’t want the environment to look too religious, lest some might be offended and not come back. After all, isn’t it all about being friendly to the seeker? No sense offending them with some ancient, formal symbol of Christianity. Don’t remind them of what’s uncool and traditional.

I now understand why some people think it so unusual that, in my seminars, I provoke demons with a cross in hand. And why some criticize me for doing it. It’s something believers seldom see anymore. The Christian public is losing its theological and philosophical grasp of the cross as the preeminent symbol of our faith. This one emblem has been Christianity’s universal image of the gospel for two millennia. You may think I’m over-reacting, but consider what I say against the backdrop of what churches have looked like for centuries. Some friendly advice. If you don’t see a cross somewhere in your church, think twice about coming back next Sunday. The absence of the cross speaks volumes about the implicit mindset of the church and pastor. And if you think I sound too bold or judgmental, wait until you read what I say in Part 2 of this blog next week.

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An encouraging word: GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT
In our world of looking out for #1, and politics of division and disrepute, the words of Paul to Timothy are a contrast: “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6). Many seek contentment in the “mindfulness” of Eastern meditation. They pursue peace in drugs and lust. They hope for calm minds and bodies with yoga. But Paul says that the way to true contentment is by living a godly life. Such a pursuit is not only fulfilling, but it is “great gain” in every way, relationally and spiritually.

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Dealing With Demons Part 4 (6-6-16)

  Monday, June 6, 2016

The below is adapted from my latest book, DEALING WITH DEMONS. Chapter two.

 

I sometimes describe my approach to deliverance as the Joe Friday method. Remember the old “Dragnet” TV series, and detective Friday’s droll rejoinder, “Just the facts, Ma’am.” Often it’s the most basic facts about an individual’s personal history that give clues to demonic intrusion into their lives. Consider the crucial role that elementary information plays in determining what the devil has done and knowing how to crack the code to Satan’s machinations. Just the facts. For example, it’s important to know ten things when dealing with demons: (1) age, (2) residency location, (3) occupation, (4) education, (5) marital status, (6) extended family, (7) ethnicity, (8) cultural identity, (9) religious history, and (10) current religious affiliation.

 

On the surface this list seems very basic and not too insightful. But there is more to be learned than the reader might suppose. These ten things alone could be sufficient to reasonably determine the extent to which Satan is operating in one’s life. Those who have attended my seminars or watched our YouTube Exorcism Channel know that some form of these ten bits of information introduce almost every exorcism in which I engage. Knowing these basics gives a thumbnail sketch, a snapshot of who the person is and what constitutes their self-perception and their place in the world. Agreed, these designations are broad brushstrokes of analysis, by nature categorical. Even so, such generalizations have often proven to be good indicators as to how to proceed with ministry. They provide a good place to start.

 

For example, consider the first on my list, age. Younger individuals will likely be less serious about life and the consequences of evil. Convincing them to stop a particular behavior in order to be free from Satan many not seem as urgent as it will with someone older. Younger people have a lighter grasp on the spiritual issues of repentance and correction where eternity is concerned. They are also more easily distracted by the things of this world and all its temptations. The older individual may also be harder to persuade, but for a different reason: Demolishing spiritual strongholds (see 2 Corinthians 10:3-5) gets harder the older the person is. Older people are more set in their ways and perhaps unwilling to alter the habits which the demons are manipulating. The older one gets, in my counseling experience, the more entrenched the demons are.


An encouraging word: DISCERN THE TIMES
Jesus said of the hypocrites of His day, “You cannot discern the signs of the times” (Matthew 16:3). Not much has changed. From my perspective, there has been more moral deterioration in the last half-dozen years then I’ve seen in my entire lifetime. Many Christians agree with me. And yet, the drumbeat of culture seems to be marching millions in the direction of corruption and decay. They don’t discern the times because they don’t know what the Bible says about right and wrong. Don’t let that happen to you. Only by staying true to God’s Holy Word can any one of us discern what choices to make in life, and how to discern good from evil.

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It Pays to Serve God (5-30-16)

  Monday, May 30, 2016

A week ago, the former drummer for metal band Megadeth, Nick Menza, died at age 51, collapsing on stage on the third song of a set. A month ago, pop music superstar Prince was found dead at 57, from an apparent drug overdose. Earlier this year David Bowie died at 69 and Glenn Frey died at 67. There are few pop/rock artists that make it to their 70s. Most don’t survive until their 60s. Or their 50s. Okay, so Mick Jagger is 72, but who wants to look like that at any age? Generally speaking, a life in entertainment, at least rock ‘n’ roll, is somewhat short-lived. Drugs, STDs, fast living, and sin in copious quantities takes a toll.

 

As for me, I’ve outlived all of the above. I’m not bragging, just observing that it pays to serve God. Being a Christian won’t automatically guarantee a long life, but it gives a good running start. One still has to eat wisely, exercise frequently, maintain sound mental health, and treat the temple of one’s body with respect. But minus all the booze, cigarettes, pills, weed, and God knows what else rock stars consume, Christians usually live better and longer.

 

Deuteronomy 6:2 tells us that keeping the Lord’s commandments leads to “long life.” The psalmist said that those who call upon the Lord would receive the “honor” of a long life (Psalm 91:15). Proverbs says that a long life is at the right hand of Wisdom (Proverbs 3:16). Ephesians 6:1-3 admonishes that obeying and honoring one’s parents is the “first commandment with promise,” and that such showing of respect is another way to “live long on the earth.” I don’t know about the personal lives of Menza, Prince, and Bowie, but judging by the messages in their music, I can’t imagine that respect for their earthly parents or their heavenly father was high on the agenda. “Live fast and die young,” goes the old adage. Without eternity in mind, it might sound good when you’re in your 20s and 30s. But Hebrews 9:27 lurks in the wings of life’s stage as a reminder: You live once and then face the judgment of God.


An encouraging word: JESUS IS THE WAY & THE LIGHT
“There came a man sent from God,” declares the apostle John in his gospel (John 1:6). He spent the previous 5 verses telling us about the man Jesus, God incarnate, who was sent from God. One was The Way, the other the way-shower. One was the Light, the other came to “bear witness of that light” (John 1:8) Make no mistake, Jesus Christ is the Way (John 14:6). But you and I are, like John the Baptist of whom verse 6 speaks, those who show the way to The Way. He is the light, and we are just candles lighting the path to the Savior and Son of God. Today, ask the Lord to provide you with the opportunity to show someone the way to Jesus.

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Pastors Can Have Demons Too (5-23-16)

  Monday, May 23, 2016

 

Pastor Sunday Adelaja with his wife, in happier days.

When I was in Ukraine just a few weeks ago, pastors took me aside to inform me of a pending scandal in that war-torn country. As if battling Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine were not enough, I was told that the biggest church in the nation was about to implode. Then, last week the press picked up the story. Sunday Adelaja, Pastor of the largest church in Ukraine (third largest in all Europe) confessed to having sex with at least 30 or more women in his church, Embassy of God. (Embassy has 25,000 members plus 700 daughter churches in 45 countries.) According to published reports, Adelaja couldn’t actually remember how many church women he’d had sex with.

So why bring up yet another sordid story of ministerial misconduct? For one thing, this isn’t conjecture. Adelaja has admitted his misdeeds, and, according to a church official, Adelaja is unrepentant and refuses to submit to spiritual and moral authority. Then, there is the sheer volume of the sin. Thirty or more women? In his church? And he admits there are probably more?

 

Our ministerial associates in Ukraine pointed out that Adelaja has fiercely opposed deliverance ministry and publically taught that Christians can’t have demons. Well, guess now, who has the demons? Is there any other reasonable, spiritual explanation for such egregious actions of such moral magnitude? Let me be clear. I am not Adelaja’s judge and jury. Who really knows why all this happened? He obviously was a spiritually gifted man. But the facts must be faced. Anyone, including pastors, can fall prey to great evil. And it’s not always the “flesh” that is to be blamed. Sometimes it really is the devil and his demons. I pray that good men of God will help pastor Adelaja and his wife sort this out, but I pray even more that someone will confront the demonic forces in and around him that caused this lamentable tragedy. As I’ve said before, and will emphasize again, “Everyone needs to break curses. Everyone needs deliverance in some measure.” That includes pastors and all those in Christian leadership.


An encouraging word: DON’T SPEND TIME WITH SINNERS
What kind of crowd do you hang out with? The psalmist David has some advice: “Do not gather my soul with sinners” (Psalm 26:9). What great advice. You know the old adage, “Birds of a feather, flock together.” I understand that in the course of employment and commerce we have to spent time with those who don’t know the Lord. But when it comes to our personal, quality time that’s of our own choosing, we need to be careful about our associations. If the wicked are throwing a party, don’t go. If sinners are going to the bars or clubs, don’t go. If you spend too much time with sinners, you are more likely to become like them, then they are to become like you.

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Exorcism Experts (5-16-16)

  Thursday, May 16, 2016

 

The guy above looks like an expert. He’s got the lab coat, the Einsteinian hair, and he’s teaching at a chalkboard. Is he? He’s actually an actor portraying an expert. Beware so-called experts. The dictionary says that an expert is a person with “special skill or knowledge in some particular field, a specialist; an authority.” Which brings me to an article I read this past week by a nationally-known, well-respected Christian pastor. I know this man personally. He’s a good man and has done great things for the Lord, in his areas of gifting. But for some reason he decided to weigh in on the topic of spiritual warfare and demons.

Much of what he said was excellent, and I agreed with 90% of what he said. But that 10% or so veered into an area in which he is not an expert. This successful pastor declared, “In 25 years of ministry I have only encountered five people who needed some kind of exorcism.” He went on to say that any casting out of demons should always be done in a “private setting.” So much for our nearly 8 million YouTube viewers who have been exposed to the gospel and power of Christ in scores of nations worldwide.

I have high regard for this man of God and thank the Lord for all the great places that his spiritual gifts have taken him. But I encounter more than 5 cases of exorcism on an average day, and 40,000 catalogued cases going back nearly 40 years, many hundreds of them documented on video, captured live and in action. Surely he can’t dismiss all of that summarily with his “expertise.” Christians in places of responsible leadership need to be cautious about using their spiritual gifts in those areas where they are NOT an expert. This pastor in question (and he’s not alone in this regard) has been used of the Lord to build thriving churches where thousands attend, something I haven’t been called to do. I don’t tell him how to grow a local congregation. He’s the expert at that. I wish that he, and others like him, would back off a little from offering their “expert” advice in areas about which they have little, if any, experience. Leave the credibility and necessity of deliverance and exorcism to those of us who are God-called experts, by Spirit-led experience and the grace of our common Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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An encouraging word: HE IS COMING
“Behold, He is coming!” That opening statement of Revelation 1:7 sums up what we need to know about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. There is much speculation among well-meaning Christians about when and how that will happen. Some have divided into so-called Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, and Post-Trib factions, depending on when they believe the rapture will take place. Some say it will be before the Millennium and some after. But whichever group you are part of theologically, one thing is certain. He is coming! In the words of the Nicene Creed “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.” Amen.

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Dealing With Demons Part 3 (5-9-16)

  Monday, May 9, 2016

The below is adapted from Chapter Two of
DEALING WITH DEMONS, “Cracking the Code” section.

When I start to minister to someone they usually begin telling me their problem(s). Often I interrupt to say, “Let me first find out some things about you.” Some are offended. They want me to get on with the job of getting out the devil. They want an exorcism and they want it now. They want deliverance and they want it yesterday. Sometimes I call this “drive-through deliverance.” But getting the devil out is not the same as keeping him out.

Evil is not random or capricious. It is deliberate with a defined matrix. More important, these patterns change little. Once you decipher the code of the devil, you know how to spot it under many seemingly different circumstances.

Decipherment, as it’s known in the world of code-cracking, typically involves ancient languages or military communications. Today it may also refer to the Human Genome Project whose goal has been to determine the sequences of base pairs that make up the human DNA. This endeavor has turned out to be the world’s largest collaborative biological project. Since it was completed in 2003 about 90 percent of the human genome has been mapped with 99.99 percent accuracy. (By the way, that 90 percent uses only about 10 percent of the available genetic coding material.)

Here is a discrepancy I find interesting. Science takes such a meticulous approach to the solving of human misery while many involved in deliverance ministries take a shotgun approach, firing ammunition in every direction in hopes of hitting something. Could it be that Satan’s plans are just as complex but just as discoverable? With all the yelling and commanding done in some deliverance circles, often with little permanent results, shouldn’t we be considering a more methodical approach?

I’ve heard the arguments, “Jesus cast out demons quickly,” or “He did it with just a word” (see Matthew 8:16). The idea is that ridding someone of demons should be quick and easy. Seldom is that the case. Deliverance can be an arduous process. I genuinely want to make it faster, easier, and more effective. That’s why cracking the code is so important.


An encouraging word: ONE MAN DIED FOR SIN
The Bible is clear about the existence of sin in mankind. “Through one man, sin entered the world,” Romans 5:12 tells us. That man was Adam. Verse 15 of that chapter reminds us that another man, Jesus Christ, became the second Adam to remove the curse of sin. Jesus represented the entire human race on the cross and paid the price for the first Adam’s sin. By this, the effect of sin on the human race was overcome, and it is now possible for all to be saved, forgiven, and have eternal life. One man brought evil and death. One man destroyed that evil by his death. Trust in that one man, the incarnate Jesus, today, and you too will be free from sin.

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Do Hillary and Trump Have Demons? (5-2-16)

  Monday, May 2, 2016

 

The Washington Post contacted me this week about a controversial statement by former House Speaker John Boehner. He called Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, with whom he has been at odds in the past, “Lucifer.” The Post reporter wondered what an exorcist would do, if the accusation were true. I responded in detail, and the Post published my account of a theoretical exorcism. That got me thinking. Suppose that Hillary and Trump had demons? What demons might they have? The Post reporter was being tongue-in-cheek. So am I, though not entirely, as I explore this hypothetical scenario.

Let’s start with Hillary Clinton. Her demons? That’s easy. Jezebel, Jezebel, Jezebel. It’s obvious to anyone schooled in deliverance. Her husband Bill, a serial adulterer, was driven by lust most of his sexually active life. Monica Lewinsky, Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones et al. Was his lying and immoral behavior demonic? Could have been. His mother was married four times. Two of them ended in death. A curse? Perhaps. Her second husband, physically and mentally abused his stepson, Bill. That could have opened doors for Bill’s demons. Hillary’s grandparents were troubled. Even if Hillary didn’t get demons from her own bloodline, there was plenty of opportunity for the devil to embed her with curses and unclean spirits via her hubby. The marital flesh/soul-connection alone would have been sufficient. (My book JEZEBEL is a must read to fully understand this. To order CLICK HERE.)

Trump? That’s easy too. To profane shock-jock Howard Stern, in 1997, Trump said that sleeping around and risking STDs was his own “personal Vietnam.” He admitted he was lucky to have so much sex without diseased consequences. God only knows what kind of STDs (spiritually transmitted demons) he did pick up from all those women. Jezebel again, and of course, we must add Mammon. That’s obvious too. That’s not to take away from his “art of the deal” and business acumen, but Mammon had to be lurking in the corners of his life, right behind Jezebel.

So, are both disqualified from becoming president because I think they likely have demons? No. If that we the case, there a lot of pastors in America who’d have to step aside. I’ve dealt with plenty of preachers in the pulpit who have demons from generational issues and their own past indiscretions. With the way Satan is at work in our world (and Washington, D. C.) today, it would be nearly impossible to find any politician immune from demonic interference. So, seek your conscience, get politically informed, and cast your vote, even though you might be selecting a demonized candidate, at both federal and state level, who badly needs deliverance. Your decision might be the lesser of two potential evils..


An encouraging word: HOLD FAST TO GOD’S WORD
“Hold fast the pattern of sound words,” Paul said (2 Timothy 1:13). He was telling his young protégé to hang on to the model of truth that he had put forth in his life and writings. There is no more sound word than God’s Word. We need to grasp it tenaciously. Hold it fast. How? Memorize it. Hide it in our hearts. Make it part of our conversation and thoughts. Read it. Quote it. Most of all, live it. All that man speaks, no matter how eloquent, is fleeting. It might be Shakespeare-like quotable, but it’s not a pattern that will lead to eternal life. Only Holy Scripture can do that, so hold it fast.

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Dealing with Demons Part 2 (4-25-16)

  Monday, April 25, 2016

 

The below is adapted from Chapter One of “Dealing with Demons.”
          As a society, we listen to the opinions of cable news pundits who fan the flames of fear and give few answers. We observe court psychiatrists on both sides of the insanity defense divide. We’re told that some psychotic episode detached the killer from reality, or that a narcissistic, self-focused outlook prevented the murderer from understanding the consequences of his actions. But inside we know that something so bad must have its roots in a dimension outside the realm of ordinary human existence. Something diabolical, something supernatural, something too debased for rational minds to grasp must have influenced, even overpowered, the thinking of individuals we classify as deranged mass murderers.

Even when preachers follow up such hideous happenings with comments like, “This was demonic,” or “Satan did this,” they often don’t really mean what they say. Modern theology and evangelical thinking have distanced themselves from the idea that the devil and demons play any kind of significant role in human behavior. Part of the problem is that, if they took Satan seriously, what would they really do about it? By and large they’ve expunged the idea of casting out demons with any kind of frequency. Exorcism just isn’t an option. What’s left but to minimize the role of evil spirits and relegate their intervention in human affairs to infrequent at best?

Unthinkable behaviors are correctable, if you have the right diagnosis. I audaciously claim, after decades of ministering exorcism and deliverance to tens of thousands of people, that spiritual forensics are possible. Yes, you can actually spot the fingerprint of Satan, and you can determine if any action or behavior is essentially demonically motivated. You can crack the code on Satan’s schemes and reveal the clandestine evil machinations that are at work. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if you personally could crack that code with friends and loved ones?

Wouldn’t it bring comfort to understand what’s behind their inconsistent actions and to know how to pray for them and minister to them? Being able to identify the fingerprint of Satan would revolutionize Christian counseling and inner healing ministries. And it would radically change the lives of those you love and care about.

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An encouraging word: DOCTRINES OF DEMONS
There are many diabolical beliefs all around us. Cults. New Age. False Christian sects. Other religions, such as Islam. Spiritual error is everywhere, but we shouldn’t be surprised. The apostle Paul warned Timothy (1 Timothy 4:1) this would happen. Furthermore, Paul warned that these errant teachings would actually come from evil spirits, “doctrines of demons.” We must all walk daily in God’s Word to avoid being thus deceived. Beware lest you “depart from the faith.” Take adequate time today to fill your heart and mind with Scripture and God’s truth.

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Dealing with Demons (4-18-16)

 Thursday, April 21, 2016
The below is adapted from the Introduction to “Dealing with Demons.”

The title is simple enough, but there is nothing simple about this book. It’s a book I’ve always wanted to write. It’s all new material, not duplicated in any of my other books. It’s aimed at pastors, counselors, deliverance ministers, and anyone who has an interest in setting people free from demonic forces. After having written 34 previous books, how is it possible to write nearly 200 pages of all new information? Easy. The topic of inner healing/deliverance/exorcism is inexhaustible. My desire in writing DEALING WITH DEMONS is to provide a realistic and balanced approach to setting the captives free.

I begin the book by emphasizing that Jesus spent time ministering to people. The Sermon on the Mount lasted so long that food had to be supernaturally provided. The Syrophoenician woman had her faith tested at length by the Lord. The “woman at the well” encounter was a long conversation as Jesus lovingly drew out the facts of her life. Jesus took time. He touched the feelings of people and thus illustrated to us how to elicit the deepest needs of those requiring ministry. In some ways, Christ was the first psychotherapist, using a process of listening and talking to bring hope and healing to emotional disorders. Certainly, Jesus ultimately intervened supernaturally and miraculously. But preceding that, it’s obvious that He met people right where they were psychologically, even when they were in the midst of intense pain.

And Jesus asked a lot of questions. “What is your name?” he inquired of the demon Legion (Mark 5:9) “How long has this been happening to him?” (Mark 9:21 — asked of the man with a demon possessed son who tried to kill himself.) Christ knew the answers to these question. He was fully God incarnate. Why did He ask? In order to demonstrate that deliverance from demons isn’t always an act of power-packed intervention. More often it is a painstakingly slow process of well-asked questions and much-analyzed answers. Like good Christian counseling, the path to freedom from spiritual bondage is paved with listening skills and Spirit-led inquires. It is in this give-and-take that the keys to winning in spiritual warfare are often unveiled.


An encouraging word: ALL SHALL WORSHIP GOD
“All the ends of the world . . . shall worship before You.” That prophetic statement of Psalm 22:27 is quite remarkable. So few, compared to worldwide population, bow before the Lord today. But God’s Word is true. And who will it be that kneels before the Ancient of Days? The nation of Israel, as improbable as that may seem now. The unsaved of all the ages, including atheists, the ungodly, and evil men of all sorts. Most important, the redeemed will bow. Better to bow now by choice then be forced to bow in judgment at the end of time.

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Stop ignoring exorcism! (4-11-16)

  Monday, April 11, 2016
I’m tired of PC Christianity in America. Are you? I saw a report recently entitled, “Demons are Real and They Oppress People.” Now, you’d think I’d be happy at that headline Not so fast. The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) aired a testimony of an African woman, tormented by demonic images at night, who eventually found the Lord. Why wouldn’t I like that? I do. CBN is a great group. Pat Robertson and his people have done a wonderful work for the Lord for decades. I rejoice in this testimony, but it’s what it didn’t say that concerns me. There is no mention of this woman being “possessed,” and perhaps she wasn’t. Or maybe CBN didn’t tell the whole story and left the account warm and fuzzy by using the word “oppressed.” I was touched by the story, but wondered what I wasn’t hearing.

Maybe I’m just naturally suspicious because I’m fed up with evangelical Christians soft-peddling what the devil does. Why couldn’t the headline have been, “Demons are Real and they POSSESS People.” Picky? Perhaps, but take this example. I was recently in the midst of an exorcism with a woman immersed in Bible Belt Christianity. A powerful Jezebel demon was manifesting, speaking through the woman and describing what it was doing to destroy her and her family. In the midst of the demon’s declaration, the woman’s own consciousness re-emerged, and she said, “This can’t be happening. I’m a spirit-filled Christian and Christians can’t be possessed by demons.” The exorcism stopped then and there. There was no way of proceeding. Demons had previously taken over her mind and body, and they were detailing their plans of destruction. I was attempting to get the upper hand to cast them out, when . . .” Her bad theology cut the exorcism short.

As I listened to the story of the woman from Africa I concluded one of three things: a) She didn’t have demons and truly was only attacked from the outside, b) CBN was playing the story gently and didn’t want to ruffle any feathers by suggesting a Christian could be demonized, or c) the woman was possessed and somehow got free in ways CBN wasn’t aware of. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, but don’t you buy into the idea of what I call “exorcism lite.” Demons can and do “possess” Christians, if by possession you mean the demonic ability to psycho-neurologically speak and function through the faculties of their host. If you want to know more, enroll now in our International School of Exorcism. For further information, CLICK HERE.


An encouraging word: REBUKE SHARPLY
It’s not polite to speak the truth in culture today. The pressure to be politically correct all around us often exchanges honesty for compromise. The apostle Paul would have none of this. Writing to Titus, he said of those who subverted the truth of God, “Rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13). That’s bold. It wouldn’t fly in most Christian circles today. Obviously, we must be careful about taking Paul’s advice when we’re angry or arguing over minor matters of doctrinal interpretation. But sometimes, when the Holy Spirit leads, a “sharp” rebuke is in order. Make today a day when there are no corners cut in your Christianity, even if it means a stern rebuke to those who would lead you into sin.

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No to Christian Psychics! (3-28-16)

  Monday, March 21, 2016

 

A friend sent me the ad above some weeks ago, about this guy Adrian Lee. I put it in my file labeled “They can’t be serious; I’ve got to write a blog about this!” First, this guy’s demonic eyes give him away. Second, he’s a paranormal investigator. Seriously? That’s his Christian credential? He doesn’t even rate a Wikipedia entry. His web site says, “Tarot reader, clairvoyant, Reiki healer.” Christian? He claims to use his “spirit guide” to contact dead loved ones. Necromancy. Christian? (Read Deuteronomy 18:11.)

This idea of Christians claiming psychic gifts isn’t new. Every week I minister to people bound by demons who have gone to some “spiritual” healer or medium. In most cases, the diviner claimed to be a Christian and often displayed pictures of Jesus and crosses. They said prayers. Maybe held a Bible. Some quoted scripture. The book, pictured above, claims to tell the truth concerning “what the Bible says about Mediums, Healers, and Paranormal Investigators.” Lee says he’s a devout Christian, whatever that means. He purports, in his book, to show Christians how to “safely and effectively” use their “God-given psychic gifts.”

Let’s be clear. The Bible in unmistakable language calls such things “detestable” (NIV); an abomination (KJV). Divination, mediumship, consulting the dead, and sorcery all warranted the death penalty in ancient Israel. New Age energy machines; Reiki energy healers; angel cards and Tarot readings; all such things are forbidden by God and open the door of one’s soul to demons. There is no such thing as a Christian psychic; these two words are antithetical. And while I’m at it, can insightful Christians stop calling themselves “seers?” The word has too many occult connotations. Look it up. It usually refers to powers of divination and sorcery and has throughout history. I understand that some want to redefine the term in a Christian sense. We must stop this trend of trying to Christianize yoga, tai chi, qigong etc. The latest is the “movementology” dance craze which seeks to release the “energy” and “anointing” of choreographed body movements to draw close to the Lord. What happened to fasting and prayer?

Beware? The occult, New Age, and Eastern religious spirits are entering the American church, especially those congregations that don’t believe a Christian can be demonized. How clever. How diabolical. And how ignorant and short-sighted of Christian leaders.


An encouraging word: HE RESTORES YOUR SOUL
“He restores my soul.” Those classic words from Psalm 23:3 say so much more than most realize. This promise of God reminds us that no matter what the devil has done to bring spiritual havoc to our lives, He restores. If careless choices have resulted in emotional devastation, He restores. Should the years take a toll on the courage of one’s faith, He restores. If relationships have grown cold, He restores. If His presence is not as dear as it once was, He restores. No matter what loss you may be facing today, never forget, God is a God of restoration.

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Faith isn’t Foolishness! (3-21-16)

  Monday, March 21, 2016

Is this roaring lion harmless if you are a Christian?

 

When are you acting in faith, and when are you following foolishness? I’ve observed countless examples through the years. People who sold all they had because Jesus was coming on a particular date. Well-meaning individuals who believed some TV preacher’s pitch that they should put a “seed-faith” gift on an over-extended credit card and give so “God’s man” could have a new jet. Afflicted people who have believed that seeing a doctor denies their faith in God to heal and then they die as a result of lacking proper medical treatment. But a certain Nigerian preacher in Africa, who called himself a prophet, tops them all, on the scale of foolishness disguised as faith.

Alec Ndiwane reasoned that, since God gave mankind dominion over all the creatures of the earth, he could cozy-up to a lion in the wild. On safari with members of his church, Ndiwane charged a pride of lions in South Africa’s Kruger Park, speaking in tongues. The wild beasts thought he was prey and took chase. Running for his life, Ndiwane escaped death but not before a lion took a chunk of flesh out of his behind, necessitating a trip to the hospital where his rear was unceremoniously stitched back together. Ouch! “I thought the Lord wanted me to show His power over animals,” said the recovering prophet.

When you stop laughing at such foolishness think of the times you’ve fallen prey to similar thinking. This triumph of foolishness over faith is readily apparent with those who reject the idea of spiritual warfare. They daily charge into the face of all kinds of evil with the idea that Satan has no power to afflict them. They mock the idea of breaking generational curses with the foolish conclusion that all evil was covered at the cross and that there is no need for preventive prayer. Worst of all, they assume that “roaring lion” demons (1 Peter 5:8) have no more power to “devour” Christians, once a sinner has been saved. Based on my decades of documented experiences casting demons out of thousands of Christians, that false conclusion is foolishness, not faith. And it may lead to a life of unnecessary torment.


An encouraging word: BE SOBER AND VIGILANT
“Be self-controlled,” 1 Peter 5:8 says in the New International Version. I personally prefer the older King James Version, “Be sober, be vigilant.” Peter is warning about the way that Satan seeks to attack the souls of Christians, like a “roaring lion.” Self-control, sobriety, and vigilance are all important qualities to develop if one is to avoid the devil’s temptations and oppression. These are character habits that will enable us to survive Satan’s efforts to turn us from the Lord. You won’t find these attributes valued in the world around you, but you will have them instilled if you faithfully follow Scripture. Reading and hearing God’s word is the way to be sober and vigilant.

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
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Who am I Voting for? (3-14-16)

  Monday, March 14, 2016

Would I vote for one of these?

Finally, I am going to tell you, if you’ve wondered, “Who is Bob Larson voting for?” In this presidential election we have the wife of serial adulterer, a nearly -Communist socialist, a slightly profane billionaire, a senator who isn’t liked by his own colleagues, a son of immigrants with a spotty voting record when the senate is in session, and a guy in need of a new hair-do (not Trump). (I’ll leave it to your political acumen to fill in the blanks with names.) Sort of depressing, isn’t it. I’ve got very good personal reasons for disqualifying every one of them. But then I might be left with even worse, so I’ve got to make a choice. It’s crunch time. Who will it be?

Trump, who held up his hands in response to a questionable innuendo? Cruz, who says his favorite drink is Scotch? (There goes the teetotaler vote.) Rubio, who at times acts likes he’s on a schoolyard instead of a debate stage? Kasich, who occasionally seems to be disengaged? Hillary, who earns high marks for not being trustworthy? Bernie, who never met a tax hike he didn’t like? Get it? I can find reasons not like anyone of them, and consider them all due for an exorcism. (I had to get that in.) But what am I really looking for? A saint? Scratch that. A champion of religious freedom? They all claim that. At least someone who believes in God? Which one says that they don’t?

It all boils down to this. I don’t need a president who can save my soul. I need someone who can save this country! Make it respected again. Keep terrorists and drug dealers out. Yes, even make America feared again as a country that despots had better not mess with. Let the church be the church and do its job. I don’t need a religious zealous to help me keep my faith. I need someone who will defeat ISIS, demand respect for American interests around the world, and get the middle class back on track to succeed again. Leave the demons to me and Jesus. Leave religious liberty to groups like ADF and Liberty Counsel. Leave the gospel to faithful pastors of the flock. We’ll save the souls, but Next-Mr. President, you save America. I’d love for you to put God first, but I’m voting for you to put America first.


An encouraging word: OUR GOD IS HOLY
“You are holy.” Those words of 22:3 are what separate Judaism and Christianity from all other religions. Mohammed, by the admission of Muslims, conquered by the sword and killed in the name of his religion to conquer those in opposition. In Hinduism, in the “Bhagavad Gita”, Arjuna instructs Krishna to kill his own family. Buddhism claims to be a religion of peace, but that comes at the price of meditative detachment from reality. But the true God of the Jewish and Christian faiths is distinguished as a God of holiness. Other Gods may be lots of things, but “holy” they are not. Our God alone is holy.

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
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Osama is in Hell! (3-7-16)

  Monday, March 7, 2016

 

Osama bin Laden, a murderer who feared death himself!

The office of the Director of National Intelligence has released 113 documents seized during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The al-Queda leader was killed at the time. Osama’s documents included a will, directions on how to handle ransoms, and even a list of grievances about al-Qaeda excesses. While poring over reports about bin Laden’s letters, one particularly caught my eye. It was a missive to his father in which he wrote, “If I am to be killed, pray for me a lot and give continuous charities in my name, as I will be in great need for support to reach the permanent home.”

First, notice how frightened bin Laden was of dying. He thought about it obsessively. He worried about being killed. What hypocrisy. He felt no remorse for murdering 3,000 innocent souls on 9/11. What arrogance to consider that his own life had more value than the fathers, mothers, young people, even children who perished that day. Or the grief-stricken family members left behind. Such is the nature of evil. It is selfish, greedy, and uncaring about the concerns of others.

Second, he wasn’t certain where he’d end up eternally. This merciless killer wanted lots of Islamic prayers for his departed soul. Perhaps his ambivalence was driven by guilt, or maybe just plain hubris. Whatever, bin Laden’s “last will and testament” is a far cry from the words of the apostle Paul who said in 2 Timothy 1:12, “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” Finally, Osama thought good deeds could save his sorry soul after death. What a lie. Hebrews 9:27 teaches that man is destined once to die and after that eternally judged. No act of kindness or charity on bin Laden’s behalf could have changed his eternal state, and that is most assuredly in Hell!


An encouraging word: BEWARE THOSE WHO CONCEIVE EVIL
Psalm 7:14 says something interesting about the wicked individual: “He conceives trouble.” Truly evil people don’t just do wicked things, they actually gestate and give birth to their wickedness. We sometimes give the benefit of the doubt to sinful individuals, by saying, “Oh, he really didn’t mean what he said,” or “I’m sure he didn’t intend to do harm.” Sometimes such observations might be true, but beware the truly devious people who cohabit with the devil to the extent that they actually conceive the trouble which they cause.

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
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