“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

Blog Wordle

“The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20)

“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.” (Proverbs 23:23)

“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)

“ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)

“My brethren, let not many be masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” (James 3:1)

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.” (1 Tim 4:1)

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”  (2 Cor 11:3-4)

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 1:3)

“And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” (Luke 15:3-7)

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:  But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:1-4,7-21)

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”  (Galatians 4:16)

“There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.” (Psalm 53:5)

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  (2 Timothy 1)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”  (Galatians 5:22-23)

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” ((Jeremiah 29:11)

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” (Ephesians 5:15-21)

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:16)

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:5-21)

“This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

“Is this not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” (Isaiah 58: 6-12)

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Prayer to Renounce Unforgiveness and Unholy Judgment

Father, I confess that in the past I held unforgiveness and sometimes bitterness and resentment in my heart against certain people who hurt or disappointed me. I now recognise this as sin and confess it as sin. For you have said in your Word that if we confess our sins you are just and faithful to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I now freely forgive all these people and ask you to bless them if they are living. I also forgive myself for my many faults and failures because you have freely forgiven me.

Thank you Father from freedom from the load of unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, in the name of Jesus.

Father I confess to you that in the past through ignorance, curiosity, or wilfully, I came into contact with certain religious activity which I now recognise as sin, and I confess it as sin and I claim forgiveness, in the name of Jesus.

I repent for unholy judgment of other people and I break this judgment and cancel the pronouncement of guilt against my mother, my father, any other members of my family, and all other people including myself, whether I have done this knowingly or unknowingly. I will not charge them on the day of judgement.

I repent  for criticism, fault-finding and all agreement with the accuser of the brethren.

I break all curses that have come from this judgment.

I pray Lord that you will forgive and bless the people who I have called guilty who are still alive with the knowledge and understanding of your goodness.

I submit all judgment to Jesus and come out of agreement with every unholy spirit of judgement.

I also renounce and confess as sin and come out of agreement with any oath which I or my ancestors have taken to any false gods and any idolatrous practices which I have come into contact with or have been involved in.

Satan I rebuke you in the name of Jesus and close any door which I or my ancestors may have opened to Satan and his demons in the name of Jesus.

I renounce Satan and all of his demons, I declare them my enemies, and command them to get out of my life completely in the name of Jesus.

In the name of Jesus I now claim deliverance from any and all evil spirits from these works and once and for all I close the door in my life to all occult practices and command all related spirits to leave me now in the name of Jesus.

I break every curse of family destruction and break this over my family in the name of Jesus.

I release them from the hold of any religious spirit, any strongman, in the name of Jesus.

I command spirits of religion, faultfinder, accuser of the brethren, and unholy judgment to leave me now in the name of Jesus.

Father I give you the glory for it, in Jesus’ name.

I thank you Holy Spirit that you help us, that you go forth and help us to see who we need to forgive and bring us forward to a place of freedom in these areas, in Jesus’ name.

Father in the name of Jesus I bind the strongman over myself and anyone listening right now in the name of Jesus.

Right now in Jesus’ name, I command  mentalism to go, self-righteousness to go, religious pride to go, criticism to go, and legalism to go, go, go, go, go, in the name of Jesus.

Come out of God’s children now in the name of Jesus. Loose God’s children in Jesus’ name.

I command all perfectionism, all division, all error, all doctrinal falsehood, all unbelief and doubt, to go, go, go.  Loose God’s children in Jesus’ name.

I command confusion to leave God people, leave Yahweh’s people in Jesus’ name and I loose confusion on the camp of enemy in Jesus’ name.

I command argumentative, contentious, false holiness, salvation by works and guilt, to leave God’s children, in Jesus’ name. Leave, leave, leave, up and out in the name of Jesus.

All condemnation, all fear of losing salvation, all unholy spirits, I bind you in the name of Jesus.

Every unholy spirit that would block children from receiving God as a good father, I bind you and break your power in the name of Jesus.

All intolerance go in the name of Jesus, go, go, go, go, go.

All externalism, religious murder, lust and ambition, go in the name of Jesus.

Lust and ambition for recognition, go in the name of Jesus. All condemnation go in the name of Jesus.

St Ann, St, Elizabeth, St Joseph, all catholic saints and spirits go, all spirits of penance, go in the name of Jesus. I break your power and command you to go in the name of Jesus.

Lust for ambition go, all lust and ambition for power and control I break your power in Jesus’ name.

All false love, all false gifts, all false compassion,  all false tongues, all false words of wisdom, I break your power in Jesus’ name.

Religious dominance, I bind you and break your power in the name of Jesus.

Self-serving, selfishness, greed, unloving, go in the name of Jesus.

No compassion, go in the name of Jesus.

Pretence go, robbing, cheating, religious coldness, I break your power in the name of Jesus.

Every false oath, I bind you, and every spirit from those oaths, I break your power in Jesus’ name.

All blockages, in religion and theology, I break your power in the name of Jesus.

Nimrod go, Semiramis go, Tammuz go, all hatred of truth,  antichrist spirits go, Jezebel, and chld of hell go, all good works spirits I bind you, all mind control and mind binding spirits we bind you and break your power in the name of Jesus.

All of you, come up and out in the name of Jesus, all unworthiness and accuser of the brethren, we break your power in Jesus’ name.

Get out nitpicker, get out knocker, get out critic, go, go go in the name of Jesus.

Get out accuser of brethren to self, accuser of brethren to others, criticisers go, belittlers go, decriers, denigrators, detractors, assailants, attackers, leave God’s people. crucifiers, criticisers, hair-splitters, admonishers, rebukers, reproachers, reprovers, scolders, upbraiders, all you belly-achers, complainers, spirit of Korah, go in the name of Jesus.

Crybaby, fusser, mumbler, griper, grouch, grouser, grumbler, whiner, all of you, go, up and out in the name of Jesus. I command you to go in the name of Jesus.

I thank you that you would loose the spirits of power, love and a sound mind in the name of Jesus.

I loose the spirits of wisdom, and counsel, and might, and knowledge and understanding, in the name of Jesus.

Even the fear of the Lord, the fear of Yahweh in Jesus’ name Lord for you to embrace people with your Love.

I thank you that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts and that perfect love drives out fear in Jesus’ name.



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Deliverance Prayer

Lord, I’m being oppressed by demonic and unclean spirits, but you have promised me in your Word that if I call on your name I will be delivered. I am calling on you now to deliver me of the spirit of confusion, in the name of Jesus, by His blood, lift from me any blocks, limitations or restrictions in my life by any unclean or demonic spirits.

I receive deliverance and enlargement for my life. By the blood of the Lamb and by the authority that He has given all of us, I take total authority over every demonic spirit in me right now in the name of of Jesus. I bind the strongman in the name of Jesus.

I command any unclean spirit to leave me right now in the name of Jesus.  Spirit of confusion get out of me now, there is no place for you in here. This is a temple of the Holy Spirit, I command you to be gone the in the name of Jesus and in His name I command you to leave right now and be gone.Thank you Jesus for delivering me.

Father, I come to you in the name of your son, Jesus who shed His blood for me.  I am desperate for a closer relationship with you. I renounce all witchcraft, sorcery, divination and occult involvement by me or anyone in my family, going back ten generations, in the name of Jesus. I renounce all sinful behaviour of me or anyone in my family and ask for your forgiveness for any generational iniquity going back ten generations. By his blood I am washed clean. I renounce all ungodly soul ties and immoral relationships, in the name of Jesus and by His blood I am washed clean. I renounce all hatred, anger, resentment, revenge, retaliation, unforgiveness, and bitterness, in myself and my family in the name of Jesus. I forgive any person who has ever hurt me, disappointed me, abandoned me, mistreated me, or rejected me, including my family, in the name of Jesus. By His blood I am washed clean.

I renounce all envy, and jealousy in the name of Jesus. I renounce all fear, unbelief, and doubt, in the name of Jesus. By His blood I am saved.  I renounce all ungodly thought patterns and belief systems in the name of Jesus. By His blood I am a new creation. I renounce all ungodly covenants, oaths and vows made by myself or my ancestors in the name of Jesus. I am called in Christ. I have redemption in Christ. I have eternal life with Christ. I am a joint heir with Christ. I am protected by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Right now I release the sword of the Lord against the power of hell in the name of Jesus Christ. I command every unclean spirit in me to be gone in the name of Jesus.  By His blood I am washed and I am saved in the name of Jesus. Demon spirits go in the name of Jesus, get out of me in the name of Jesus, be gone in the name of Jesus. I am a new creature in Christ, you have no place in me. Be gone this very instant, get all the way out of me in the name of Jesus.

Every unclean spirit that Jesus wants out of me, manifest and get out in the name of Jesus. I break all witchcraft and mind control off me right now in the name of Jesus. I come against every spirit of mind control and every spirit of confusion in the name of Jesus.  I rebuke these spirits and command them to go right now in the name of Jesus. Every mind-binding spirit we break your power in the name of Jesus. Loose me and go.

I come against every spirit that came in through witchcraft, through [name anything specifically like ouija board, séances, fortune-telling, tarot cards, yoga, reiki, buddhism, etc.] and all New Age spirits. I bind and rebuke and command you to loose me to come out now in the name of Jesus. I rebuke you and break your power in the name of Jesus.

[Breathe out, take a deep breath, cough out they come out with the breath and/or yawning.]

Father God I ask you to loose into me right now your spirits of power, love and sound mind in the name of Jesus.

I come against every spirit that causes me confusion about whether I am saved or not. Spirits of doubt and unbelief come out in Jesus’ name.  Every spirit of double-mindedness come out now in Jesus’ name. I command you to come now, all the way out, in the name of Jesus.

Fill me with the joy of the Lord, fill the space that was occupied with your Holy Spirit, by the blood of Jesus.

Prayer for Binding and Loosing Spirits of God

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If I Were The Devil

This is an extended and updated version of the 1965 speech by Paul Harvey.

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The Secret Truth of Roman Catholicism

Rarely in all its long and colorful history has the Roman Catholic Church been in such internal disarray as it is today. For centuries the Catholic Church presented to the world a united front. It appeared before men as a powerful monolithic structure, one Church under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Beneath the facade, of course, there were differences and power struggles, but the church as a whole gave the appearance of unity and strength. Tis is not so today. Not only has Rome lost a great deal of its secular power but its very life seems threatened from within.

For more see Mission to Catholics at: http://www.mtc.org/mtc_trax.html

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Palo Mayombe is the dark side of Santeria and is said to be the world’s
most powerful and feared form of black magic.   The difference between
Palo Mayombe and Santeria is those who practice the religion of Santeria
profess to use the forces of light to achieve their goals and magic spells,
while the members of Palo Mayombe use the forces of darkness.
Many members of Santeria avoid being associated with Palo Mayombe.

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The Pope in Nazi Uniform

This is Pope Benedict XVI wearing the Nazi swastika as a member of the Hitler Youth.

The following is excerpted from “The Crucifixion of Truth” by Tony Bushby:

John Paul II 1978- 2005

In the early 1940`s, the I.G. Farben Chemical Company employed a Polish salesman who sold cyanide to the Nazis for use in Auschwitz. The same salesman also worked as a chemist in the manufacture of the poison gas. This same cyanide gas along with Zyklon B and malathion was used to exterminate millions of Jews and other groups. Their bodies were then burned to ashes in the ovens. After the war the salesman, fearing for his life, joined the Catholic Church and was ordained a priest in 1946.

One of his closest friends was Dr. Wolf Szmuness, the mastermind behind the November 1978 to October 1979 and March 1980 to October 1981 experimental hepatitis B vaccine trials conducted by the Center for Disease Control in New York, San Francisco and four other American cities that loosed the plague of AIDS upon the American people. The salesman was ordained Poland`s youngest bishop in 1958.

His predecessor was assassinated after a 30 day reign and our ex-cyanide gas salesman assumed the papacy as POPE JOHN PAUL II. William Cooper, BEHOLD A PALE HORSE, (Light Technology Publishing, 1991), pp.89-90

Pope John Paul II: Zyklon B Salesman 

In his book ‘Behold a Pale Horse,’ former US Naval Intelligence Officer William Cooper (who was famously shot and murdered by police outside his own house on 5 November 2001) relates a story associated with the IG Farben Chemical Company.

In the early 1940s, that company employed a Polish chemist and salesman who sold cyanide gas, Zyklon B and Malathion to the Nazis for extermination of groups of people in Auschwitz.

After the war the salesman joined the Catholic church and was ordained a priest. In 1958 he became Poland’s youngest bishop and after Pope John Paul I’s mysterious death, the ex-cyanide gas salesman Karol Wojtyla was elected to the papacy as Pope John Paul II in October 1978.

In March 2000, he publicly apologized not for his war effort, but for the wickedness of the Christian religion. The plea for forgiveness also sought to pardon the use of ‘violence in the service of truth,’ an often used fragile and troubling reference to the Inquisition.

The apology read by the Pope was the result of four years of work by a panel of 28 theologians and scholars and was by far the most sweeping act by a leader of a major religion. On few occasions only have ecclesiastical authorities ever acknowledged the faults or abuses of which they themselves were guilty. There was concern that the apology was a major theological miscalculation that could undermine the Pope’s weakening authority and the unanswered question posed by the international media was: “In whose name was the Pope asking for forgiveness?”

For further reading:

The Truth About Roman Catholicism

Mystery Babylon The Great

How To Recognise Religious Spirits

Twenty-one Jezebelic Footprints

Prayer for Renunciation of Catholicism I

Prayer for Renunciation of Catholicism II

Prayer for Renunciation of Catholicism III for Release from the Strongholds of Jezebel

Prayer for Renunciation of the Dutch Reformed Church (RC in South Africa)

Mission to Catholics can be found at: http://www.mtc.org/mtc_trax.html

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Bob Larson Real Exorcist

In case you’re not familiar with Larson he is a long time Christian radio personality who claims to be an expert on cults, the occult, and supernatural phenomena. [Since this article was written in 2004 Bob Larson has also had a reality TV show called “The Real Exorcist”.] Actually that’s not quite fair. Larson is an expert on cults and alternative religious practices and has written some very good reference materials on the subject. His focus these days though is on his so called deliverance ministry.

Larson first came to widespread attention within the Christian community during the 80’s when his radio program Talk Back aired on hundreds of stations nationwide. During the show he would take calls from listeners who were struggling with everything from satanic ritual sexual abuse, to demonic oppression and even possession. He even took calls from critics and those who seemed to be wildly opposed to what he was doing. Needless to say the broadcast usually got quite contentious, making for some very compelling radio. It was during this time that Larson seemed to move away from being a Christian apologist and researcher to become more of what one would call a deliverance minister.

During his heyday and even recently, Larson has appeared on numerous television shows including Oprah, Donahue, Montel, Sally Jesse, Larry King Live, & Politically Incorrect. His focus always seems to be satanic cults and activity. According to Larson, satanic cults are widespread in our society and extremely dangerous. Many day care centres are fronts for satanic cults who wish to indoctrinate and sexually abuse our children. Virtually all our problems, as individuals and as a society are caused by demons. For Larson, there is a demon behind every corner and of course he is one of the few people on earth with the expert knowledge to effectively deal with them.

Larson conducts what he calls Spiritual Freedom Conferences in cities around the country almost every weekend. In fact he spent quite a bit of time in this one talking about how often he flies and how many cities he’s visited in recent years.

The conference is a 2 day event with the first evening being free and open to the public. The second requires a reservation and costs $39 at the door.

[This article was written in 2004.]

According to the promotional material the Spiritual Freedom Conference is designed to: “Find the person God meant you to be”.

Bob draws upon his more than 20 years of experience investigating the occult to reveal how evil influences people’s lives. Unlike the Hollywood version of the occult, Bob’s conferences feature the supernatural centre stage without smoke and mirrors! He teaches his audiences about the many ways that evil attacks human beings. “The devil traffics in human suffering,” Bob explains, “and we take people to the ‘point of the pain’ to discover where their souls have been scarred, allowing Satan to torment them. Sometimes, exorcism is part of the healing process that follows.”

The first thing that one receives when attending is a resource catalogue displaying all Bob’s books, tapes, and training programs.

The catalogue header claims that this is: ”Information that you can’t get anywhere else”. I’ll vouch for that claim because the information presented certainly is not found in the Bible.

There were approximately 50 people in attendance for the free portion of the seminar including 10-12 who were either part of Larson’ travelling group or were part of the local deliverance team known as the DWJD (Do What Jesus Did) group.

Bob Larson claims that he has performed more exorcisms than any person on the planet. He takes pride in this. It is interesting to note that the word exorcist occurs only once in the Bible. Found in Acts 19:13 and is the Greek word exorkiste which means conjurer. That is an accurate description of what I witnessed.

After beginning with a worship song Larson launched into a pitch for his latest book, introduced several members of the DWJD team and began recounting various exorcisms that he and they have been through. Throughout the evening Larson touted these local deliverance teams that he is “planting” in cities throughout the country. He explained that even after he leaves an area the deliverance team remains to minister to those who need it. I later discovered why he is so excited about these deliverance groups. (Hint – it involves money!)

While talking to one of his DWJD leaders Larson began to speak of abandonment issues. He told the story of one person who was demon possessed because her parents left her in day care. According to Larson, the demon told him that he had entered the girl at the age of 2 when she was left in day care. This day care facility was a front for a satanic cult. Cult members dressed in priestly robes sexually molested the children. Larson called this the curse of Melchizedek. He claimed that this is the curse under which the Catholic Church is operating.

To attach the name of Melchizedek to the sin of paedophilia borders on blasphemy. Here’s what the Bible says about Melchizedek:

“….King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” (Heb 7:2-3)

Melchizedek was an Old Testament manifestation of Jesus. He was a King of righteousness and peace. It is not surprising that a demon would want to attach such a vile sin to that name. What was surprising was that a supposed man of God would believe the demon and perpetuate that idea. This was only the beginning of Larson’s extra biblical pronunciations.

After this, Larson asked for any person who was born out of wedlock or felt abandoned by a parent to stand for prayer. About a dozen people stood. The first thing he did was tell them that the feelings they had were not their fault.

He first went to one young man on the front row and prayed. When he did, the young man began to growl in a demonic voice. Bob hugged the young man close to him for a few seconds but did not attempt to cast out the supposed demon. Then he called for his DWJD team to come forward and help pray for these people. He asked several times for the team to disperse and pray for the people standing but they never did. They all seemed to want to stand around Bob as he went from one person to another. After praying for about three people and anointing them with oil he brought forth a particular girl named DeeDee (not her real name). This began an hour long deliverance session and the other 8 or 9 people who were standing for prayer never got prayer. Very strange.

From that point on DeeDee became the star of the show. Under questioning from Bob she admitted that she had been born out of wedlock, that she never knew her father until she was 12 and that she herself had born three children out of wedlock. This all seemed very embarrassing to her. I found out later that she had already been going through some deliverance sessions with the local DWJD group. Anyway, Larson hugged her and loved her and assured her that nothing was her fault. All her problems were because of the curse of the bastard.

Larson claims this curse comes to persons who are born or conceived out of wedlock based on Deut 23:2: “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD”. Larson stated that people born out of wedlock always have a hard time going into a church or becoming a part of a church group. This he said was the basis of DeeDee’s problems.

During a deliverance session Larson calls up demons and converses with them. He “forces” them to tell him how they came in, by what “right” do they stay, what generational curse they have brought with them, etc. He also calls on a person “alters” meaning alternate personalities which he says are not demons but are personalities developed by the individual to “protect” themselves, for example protection from further emotional harm. He says some alters are good and some are bad. Working with the alters can help determine which demons are present.

He does not simply tell a demon to depart in Jesus name. He spends a great deal of time conversing with the demon and asking questions. Somehow he assumes they are telling the truth, probably because of his great power over them. Sometimes he asks them “are you telling the truth?”

Larson uses the “sword of the spirit” by placing a bible physically on the demonized person. This appears to cause them great discomfort. While two male deliverance team members physically held her, DeeDee struggled, writhed around and screamed as if in pain whenever Larson touched her with the Bible. He actually “stabs” the demon with the “sword” (bible) which appears to force the demon to tell him what he wants to know. Under questioning the demon finally admitted that it had gained entrance to DeeDee’s family line seven generations back when her ancestors sacrificed pigs and called on demon spirits for power.
Eventually Larson and the deliverance team got through all DeeDee’s “alters” found the source of her curse and expelled her demons sending them to “the pit” and to “torment”. As I said, it was quite a show.

As I was watching this farce I was asking God what was really going on here. It was clear that I was seeing demonic manifestations but it was also clear that Larson and his team were using non scriptural means of dealing with them. The first word that the Lord brought up in my spirit was conjurer. Then the Lord clearly spoke to me the words Simon the sorcerer.

In Acts 8 we see the story of a man named Simon who practised sorcery. He was a Samaritan and had bewitched the people of that region with his great power. Simon offered the apostles money in exchange for power of the Holy Spirit. Peter rebuked him and told him that he needed to repent. There is no evidence in scripture that Simon ever did repent.

Historical documents indicate that Simon became a leader in a pseudo Christian sect known as the Gnostics. This is from the Greek word gnosis meaning to know. Gnosticism is the idea that God has revealed additional knowledge beyond the scriptures. This additional knowledge is required if one wants to truly seek God. What Bob Larson practices is Gnosticism.

In Larson’s world, casting out a demon is a complex process. Only a person with the knowledge he possesses could possibly be successful. A simple believer, one who obeys the words of the Lord could not possibly do what he does. No, a simple “come out in Jesus name” would never work. You must first determine the name of the lead demon, discover the source of his entrance, find out the curse under which he is allowed to stay, deal with any “alters” the person has developed as a defence mechanism. It’s all very complicated. Larson himself said that after thirty years he is still coming across new curses and new spiritual rules by which demons dominate people.

My Assessment

I felt sorry for the people present. They were obviously mesmerized by this man and his supposed power over demons. They were captivated by the idea that with proper knowledge they too could have extraordinary power over the powers of darkness.
What was missing from all this was any presentation of the gospel. Not once did Larson or any of his team preach repentance from dead works and faith toward God. DeeDee was told that her having children out of wedlock was not her fault. It was the fault of her ancestors. Demons caused her to do what she did.

The truth is that while people may be pre-disposed to certain sins due to the iniquity of the fathers (see Ex 34:7), each one of us is ultimately responsible for our own behaviour. What DeeDee needed to do was confess her sin before God and ask God to grant her repentance. She should turn to God and believe the gospel which is the true power of God.
Casting out devils is a sign that is to follow the preaching of the gospel.

Mark 16:15-17: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”

The signs should never be the focus themselves. They are only seen as proof of the power of the death, burial, and resurrection, of the Lord Jesus.

Like Simon, Bob Larson has attached money to the supposed power of the Holy Spirit. Earlier I told you how excited Bob was to plant these DWJD deliverance teams across the country. He should be excited because to become a member of the DWJD team you must first pay Larson $4,000. I am not making this up. You can see it for yourself on his website.

And the $4,000 fee is only the beginning. After that you must attend Larson’s workshops and seminars on topics like “ Uncovering the Mystery of Multiple Personalities” only $299 plus transportation and lodging.

Please note that this article was written in 2004 and figures are not updated

Or perhaps you’d like to attend one of Larson’s 5 day “Restoration Retreat’s”. During these five days, Bob Larson, along with a staff of medical and mental health experts, financial advisors and experienced lay ministers, will minister to your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Only $1,500 (tax deductible) plus transportation.

If you don’t have time to travel you can take advantage of Bob Larson’s expertise by phone in the privacy of your own home or office. Larson’s personal coaching program is “a 12-step program designed to meet your needs and goals. Your journey to full spiritual potential begins with your very own Personal Profile. This 20-page spiritual diagnosis will uncover crucial aspects of your life. Bob will personally pray over your Profile and God will reveal to him the keys to your freedom and spiritual development.” Only $199 per week payable in three easy instalments.

If you can’t do that, there are plenty of books and tapes available to you such as:

Larson’s Book Of Spiritual Warfare ($15.99)
All you need to know about demons, deliverance, angels, exorcism, Satanism, witchcraft, the occult, and psychic phenomena.

The Four Laws of Spiritual Warfare (video $29.95)
Learn how to confront, identify, deal with, and cast out demons.

The Warfare Workshop (Six one hour tapes $49.95)
In this series you’ll learn:
How a Christian can have a demon
How to know if you have a demon
How to call up a demon
What Scriptures Satan Hates Most

Quite a profitable little business he’s got going here isn’t it?

All this reminds me of the simple words of Jesus when He said unto them “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And don’t forget your checkbook!”

Steve Lumbley 2004

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Pastor Bob DeWaay has written extensively on deliverance ministries and spiritual warfare. For additional study see his excellent article:

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The Parables of Jesus

“I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.” Matt 13:35

“He began to teach them many things in parables.” Mark 4:2

“But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.” Mark 4:35

Communicating with Images and Stories

Like the rabbis of his time, Jesus used simple word-pictures, called parables, to help people understand who God is and what his kingdom or reign is like. Jesus used images and characters taken from everyday life to create a miniature play or drama to illustrate his message. This was Jesus most common way of teaching. His stories appealed to the young and old, poor and rich, and to the learned and unlearned as well.

Over a third of the Gospels by Matthew, Mark, and Luke contain parables told by Jesus. Jesus loved to use illustrations to reach the heart of his listeners through their imagination. These word-pictures challenged the mind to discover anew what God is like and moved the heart to make a response to God’s love and truth. Like a skillful artist, Jesus painted lively pictures with short and simple words.

A good picture can speak more loudly and clearly than many words. Jesus used the ordinary everyday to point to another order of reality – hidden, yet visible to those who had “eyes to see” and “ears to hear”. Jesus communicated with pictures and stories, vivid illustrations which captured the imaginations of his audience more powerfully than an abstract presentation could. His parables are like buried treasure waiting to be discovered. (Matt 13:44)

How can ordinary everyday images and stories, such as hidden treasure, a tiny mustard seed, a determined woman looking for her lost coin, a barren fig tree, a pearl of great price, and some uninvited wedding guests, portray timeless and extraordinary truths? Jesus taught by use of comparisons. “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed…” (Mark 4:30-31)

God’s kingdom or reign is like what happens in Jesus’ stories. The comparisons have to do with a whole process, and not simply with an object or person alone. While his parables are rooted in a specific time and place, they nonetheless speak of timeless realities to people of every time and place. They underline the fact that God works in every age and he meets us in the ordinary everyday situations of life.

What is a Parable?

A parable is a word-picture which uses an image or story to illustrate a truth or lesson. It creates a mini-drama in picture language that describes the reality being illustrated. It shows a likeness between the image of an illustration and the object being portrayed. It defines the unknown by using the known. It helps the listener to discover the deeper meaning and underlying truth of the reality being portrayed. It can be a figure of speech or comparison, such as “the kingdom of God ..is like a mustard seed ..or like yeast” (Luke 13:19, 21)

More commonly it is a short story told to bring out a lesson or moral. Jesus used simple stories or images to convey important truths about God and his kingdom, and lessons pertaining to the way of life and happiness which God has for us. They commonly feature examples or illustrations from daily life in ancient Palestine, such as mustard seeds and fig trees, wineskins and oil lamps, money and treasure, stewards, workers, judges, and homemakers, wedding parties and children’s games. Jesus’ audience would be very familiar with these illustrations from everyday life. Today we have to do some homework to understand the social customs described.

Jesus’ parables have a double meaning. First, there is the literal meaning, apparent to anyone who has experience with the subject matter. But beyond the literal meaning lies a deeper meaning – a beneath-the-surface lesson about God’s truth and his kingdom. For example, the parable of the leaven (see Matt 13:33) describes the simple transformation of dough into bread by the inclusion of the yeast.

In like manner, we are transformed by God’s kingdom when we allow his word and Spirit to take root in our hearts. And in turn we are called to be leaven that transforms the society in which we live and work. Jerome, an early church father and biblical scholar remarked: “The marrow of a parable is different from the promise of its surface, and like as gold is sought for in the earth, the kernel in a nut and the hidden fruit in the prickly covering of chestnuts, so in parables we must search more deeply after the divine meaning.”

Jesus’ parables often involve an element of surprise or an unexpected twist. We are taken off guard by the progression of the story. The parable moves from the very familiar and understandable aspects of experience to a sudden turn of events or a remarkable comparison which challenges the hearer and invites further reflection. For example, why should a shepherd go through a lot of bother and even risk his life to find one lost sheep when ninety-nine are in his safe keeping? The shepherd’s concern for one lost sheep and his willingness to risk his own life for it tells us a lot about God’s concern for his children who go astray.

How to Read the Parables

Jesus told his disciples that not everyone would understand his parables. “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not hear”. (Luke 8:10)

Did Jesus mean to say that he was deliberately confusing his listeners? Very likely not. Jesus was speaking from experience. He was aware that some who heard his parables refused to understand them. It was not that they could not intellectually understand them, but rather, their hearts were closed to what Jesus was saying. They had already made up their minds to not believe.

God can only reveal the secrets of his kingdom to the humble and trusting person who acknowledges the need for God and for his truth. The parables of Jesus will enlighten us if we approach them with an open mind and heart, ready to let them challenge us. If we approach them with the conviction that we already know the answer, then we, too, may look but not see, listen but not hear or understand.

When reading the parables it is important to not get bogged down in the details of the story. The main point is what counts. Very often the details are clear enough, but some are obscure: for example, why would a rich man allow his dishonest steward to take care of his inventory (see Luke 16:1-8).

A storyteller doesn’t have to make every detail fit perfectly. Each parable will typically present a single point. Look for the main point and don’t get bogged down in the details. In addition, Jesus often throws in a surprise or unexpected twist. These challenge the hearer and invite us to reflect. Jesus meant for his parables to provoke a response. If we listen with faith and humility then each will understand as he or she is able to receive what Jesus wishes to speak to each of our hearts.

Parables from Nature

The Sower and the Seeds: Mark 4:3-9; Matt 13:3-9; Luke 8:5-8

The Grain of Wheat: John 12:24

The Weeds in the Grain or the Tares: Matt 13:24-30

The Net: Matt 13:47-50

The Seed Growing Secretly or The Patient Husbandman: Mark 4:26-29

The Mustard Seed: Matt 13:31; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18

The Leaven: Matt 13:33; Luke 13:20

The Budding Fig Tree: Matt 24:32; Mark 13:28; Luke 21:19-31

The Barren Fig Tree: Luke 13:6-9

The Birds of Heaven: Matt 6:26; Luke 12:24

The Flowers of the Field: Matt 6:28-30; Luke 12:27

The Vultures & the Carcass: Matt 24:28; Luke 17:37

The Tree and its Fruits: Matt 7:16; Luke 6:43-49

The Weather Signs: Luke 12:54-56; c Matt 26:2; Mark 8:11-13

Work and Wages

Master and Servant: Luke 17:7-10

The Servant Entrusted with Authority or The Faithful and Unfaithful Servants: Matt. 24:45-51; Luke 12:42-46

The Waiting Servants: Luke 12:35-38; Mark 13:33-37

The Laborers in the Vineyard or The Generous Employer: Matt 20:1-16

The Money in Trust or The Talents: Matt 25:14-30; Luke 19:12-27

The Lamp: Matt 5:14-16; Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16, 11:31

The City Set on a Hill: Matt. 5:14

The Body’s Lamp: Matt 6:22; Luke 11:34-36

The Discarded Salt: Matt 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34

The Patch and the Wineskins: Matt 9:16; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36-39

The Householder’s Treasure: Matt 13:52

The Dishonest Steward: Luke 16:1-12

The Defendant: Luke 12:58; Matt 5:25

The Unforgiving Official or The Unmerciful Servant: Matt 18:23-35

The Rich Fool: Luke 12:16-21

The Wicked Vinedressers: Matt 21:33-41; Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-16

The Two Builders: Matt 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49

The Two Debtors: Luke 7:41-43

The Hidden Treasure: Matt 13:44

The Pearl of Great Price: Matt 13:45

Open and Closed Doors

The Closed Door: Luke 13:24-30

The Doorkeeper: Mark 13:33-37; Matt 24:42

The Thief in the Night and the Faithful Servants: Matt 24:42-51; Luke 12:32-48

The Strong Man Bound: Matt 12:29; Mark 3:27; Luke 11:21

The Divided Realm: Mark 3:24-26; Luke 11:17-20

The Unoccupied House or The Demon’s Invasion: Matt 12:43-45; Luke 11:24-26

The Importunate Neighbor: Luke 11:5-8

The Son’s Request: Matt 7:9-11; Luke 11:11-13

The Unjust Judge or The Importunate Widow: Luke 18:1-8

The Pharisee and the Publican: Luke 18:9-14

Weddings and Feasts

The Sulking Children or The Children in the Marketplace: Matt 11:16-19; Luke 7:31-35

The Arrogant Guest: Luke 14:7-11

The Bridegroom’s Friend: John 3:28

The Bridegroom’s Attendants: Matt 9:15a; Mark 2:18 ; Luke 5:34

The Bride’s Girlfriends or Ten Virgins: Matt 25:1-13

The Tower Builder and The Warring King: Luke 14:28-32

The Wedding Feast or The Unwilling Guests: Matt 22:1-10; Luke 14:16-24

The Wedding Garment: Matt 22:11-14

The Rich Man and Lazarus: Luke 16:19-31

Lost and Found, Father and Son

The Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37

The Prodigal Son or The Loving Father: Luke 15:11-32

The Two Sons, The Apprentice Son, and The Slave and Son: Matt 21:28-32; John 5:19-20a; John 3:35

The Lost Coin: Luke 15:8-10

The Lost Sheep: Matt 28:12-14; Luke 15:4-7

The Shepherd, the Thief, and the Doorkeeper: John 10:1-18

The Doctor and the Sick: Matt 9:12; Mark 2:17; Luke 5: 31

The Great Assize or The Sheep and the Goats: Matt 25:31-46

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