SUBJECT: TODD'S FRIEND IN I.C.U. |
Todd--You were telling about your friend, now in ICU, who started having speech problems a few days ago, and then the symptoms got progressively worse. (Fester)
From hearing your description of the problem, I believe your friend has suffered an attack from a demon, a fallen angel who rebelled against God when Satan did.
I'm not sure, but did you say your friend was part of your staff? By any chance, did he read the email I sent you about Weinergate? The reason I ask is that in that email, I mentioned Karen Carpenter, who died at age 32, from, I believe, a demon attack.
I didn't put that in there so that others will have demon attacks. I put it in as an example of the activities of demons against people. Every prudent man deals with knowledge (Proverbs 13:16). People who are not aware of demons are not well equipped to fight against them.
So what does your friend need to do? Step number one: he needs to make sure he's a born-again Christian, according to John chapter 3, and Romans chapter 10.
Step Two: he needs to resist the devil.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
If he's a Christian, he can command that demon to go, according to Luke 10:19, and Mark chapter 16. But there is a kind of demon, Jesus said, that doesn't go out except by prayer and fasting.
Step Three: When dealing with demons, it's best that the Christian doing so should have been baptized with the Holy Ghost, with the speaking in unknown tongues. One gets that from Jesus. (Acts chapter 2)
A Bible teacher who has taught fairly extensively on casting out of demons is Kenneth E. Hagin. His books are available at Rhema.org.
Another Bible Teacher who casts out demons is Norvel Hayes. I think he's at nhm.cc, or you can Google him. I've seen him on the GTV channel of Direct TV.
There's a toll-free prayer line at Kenneth Copeland Ministries. It's 1 (800) 600-7395.
Dr. Lester Sumrall wrote an excellent book: "Demons, the Answer Book." Sumrall founded Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Assn, So. Bend, IN. There is now a LESEA Broadcasting.
Another author on the casting out of demons was Win Worley, who was pastor of Hegewische Baptist Church, Highland, IN. I don't know whether his books are still available. Books like, "Battling the Hosts of Hell," "Conquering the Hosts of Hell."
There was a man on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN in Orange County, CA), Bob Larson, who was casting out demons.
A man who did a lot of casting out of demons was Smith Wigglesworth. An excellent book about him is, "Smith Wigglesworth, Apostle of Faith," by Frodsham, published by Gospel Publishing House, Springfield, MO.
Or, a local church, a Protestant, pentecostal, Full-Gospel, Charismatic church might be able to help. I don't know what churches you have in your area.
Rev. Jack Hayford, at Church on the Way, Van Nuys, CA knows something about demons.
May God have mercy on your friend, and restore him to health. I pray that will happen.
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