Shocking Moment: Demon Possession Disrupts Church Service

In my journey through faith and my time with the church, I’ve come to realize something deeply troubling yet profoundly important. It’s about the presence of demonic influences, even in places we hold sacred like our churches. This might sound shocking to some, but it’s a reality that we, as believers, need to face with open eyes and brave hearts.

The Bible teaches us about spiritual warfare, particularly in Ephesians 6, where it talks about putting on the full armor of God. This isn’t just metaphorical. It’s a real, day-to-day battle against forces we can’t see but certainly can feel. The idea that someone could be demon-possessed in a church during a service sounds like something out of a movie, but it happens. And how we respond to it says a lot about our faith and understanding of God’s word.

As stated in my podcast, too often I’ve seen or heard about churches where the first reaction is to remove the person affected. It’s as if by moving them out of sight, the problem will go away. But this isn’t just about maintaining peace during a service; it’s about confronting a real issue with the power and authority that Jesus has given us. He told us, clear as day in Mark 16:17, that believers will cast out demons in His name. It’s not just a power He gave to His first disciples; it’s a command for us all.

In my conversations with pastors and church leaders, I’ve noticed a hesitation, sometimes even a flat-out denial, of the power of deliverance and spiritual gifts. This is troubling. It’s like having the tools to fix a serious problem but choosing to ignore them. By not engaging in deliverance, we’re not just avoiding a problem; we’re leaving a soul in torment.

Deliverance ministry is not about dramatic exorcisms or drawing attention to ourselves. It’s about healing and freedom. It’s about standing in the gap for those who are suffering. When I talk about this, I don’t mean it to scare anyone. Rather, it’s a call to be prepared and to understand the authority we carry as followers of Christ.

Moreover, the increase in these spiritual disturbances might be a sign, a wake-up call that we are living in times that the Bible has warned us about. These are not just random occurrences; they could be prophetic signs of deeper spiritual battles around us. Understanding this, we need to be more vigilant and grounded in Scripture, not just for our own sake but for our community and our world.

In essence, this is about taking our role as Christians seriously. It’s about not just going to church but being the church—being active participants in a spiritual battle that is as real today as it was two thousand years ago. We need to pray, to study the Bible, and to step up when faced with darkness, knowing that we have the victory in Christ. This is our calling, and it’s time we live it out, fully equipped and fully committed.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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