Are Demons Real
This hub is based on true stories however the names of the characters were changed to protect their identity.
It was on the third night of a revival in somewhere, Virginia later referred to as the miracle meetings, that a woman at the pulpit began speaking in tongues but it sounded more like a tormented chant.
The previous night, the same lady sat behind Paul and he heard terrible slurs of cursing, in a male voice, spewing from her.
The Holy Spirit informed Paul it was the same woman who had called his radio show, a couple of months prior to this revival, asking for deliverance from a problem.
Paul instructed her on the air not to tell him her problem for the LORD had already revealed it and he would be praying for her. As she stood at the altar of the church,
Paul asked her plainly, “Are you ready to be free of them devils?” She said, “I thought God was never going to show you. YES!” Paul slung his guitar behind him and grabbed her by the head as God instructed him in an open vision (instructing him as it happened) to do.
He demanded that the demons come out of her. Brother Encouragement and the pastor joined in. The ensuing commotion, along with the wicked male voice speaking through her mouth, scared several members of the congregation into observing events from the outside.
The demon-empowered woman was able to knock Paul up against the wall, but fell down screaming and convulsing as Paul commanded the entity to leave in the name of Jesus.
Brother Encouragement finally was able to overcome it by the Holy Spirit within him and his ministerial experience in demonic areas.
This was Paul's first encounter and it scared him tremendously.
Brother Encouragement took authority over this thing in the name of JESUS! It left the church and the congregation timidly filed back in to continue the service.
On the ride home with the Help family, they noticed a black raven flying along the same route they were traveling. When they arrived home, the raven flew directly to the upstairs window of Paul's room and began pecking sharply on the window.
The LORD revealed to Paul that the demon had left the woman and went into the bird.
God gave him a prophetic gesture in the form of burning the tape of the earlier meeting, once this was accomplished; the bird flew away and did not return.
Matthew 8:31-32 So the devils besought Him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine... And He said unto them, Go. "
On one trip with the Help family to Panther, WV, Paul was exhausted from driving a long run and was resting his eyes during the ride.
The LORD gave him a vision of a woman standing outside the church door, wanting desperately to enter but unable to. Paul shared the vision with Help and Charity.
As the church was filling up for the service, a woman peered inside but did not enter.
Paul said, “Well, just let her stay out there. It‘ll be alright.”
Paul ministered to those wanting prayer after the message.
One woman stood to give a message in tongues and the interpretation came through Paul stating that a man in the church wanted to destroy it.
The women of the church were given a prophetic gesture from the interim pastor to remove their shoes and gather into a circle to pray.
Suddenly, it was as if someone had spit into Paul’s hair, when he noticed that he was the only one at the altar left standing.
A wind of God had blown through and most everyone else was lying on the floor, slain in the spirit.
Paul noticed a couple of men approaching through the middle aisle.
These men also became slain in the spirit as Paul stood in amazement at the altar.
They fell to the floor with their legs and arms pointing straight up in the air!
Paul was told later that these men were planning to do him harm as well as burn the church to the ground.
The leader of the group's wife was the one unable to enter the church.
The group remained on the floor for the rest of the service.
When it ended, the wife came in from the porch and the men repented and became Christians.
Another woman came from back of the church and walked directly towards Paul.
She began to rock back and forth, praying aloud when God spoke through her in the voice of a man.
She testified of Paul’s prophetic call, his life and of his relationship with his wife.
She reminded him of the anointing God had placed upon him and how Paul was holding Him back from using him.
She told him to get busy in the work of the LORD and to stop entering in and going out.
The Holy Spirit quickened Paul’s understanding and he realized that she was referring to the gift of praying in tongues.
He had been experimenting up to this time but needed to become serious in exercising this gift. God's Spirit was taking control of his actions and words in the ministry.
No one at the church knew who the lady was and they were unsuccessful in locating her anywhere in or near the church.
Paul was in Pennsylvania when Charity called to tell him that both she and Help were to be hospitalized.
The Holy Spirit came upon Paul and he said, “No you're not, I’ll be there in the morning. Come pick me up and we’ll watch God move.”
Charity had seen so many miracles around Paul's prayers that she came in faith to pick him up the next morning. In their living room, he prayed for Help and Charity when their future daughter-in-law came in the room.
God revealed to Paul that a demon was tormenting her.
With more experience in this area of ministry, he was able to cast out the foul spirit and saw a shadow go into the laundry room adjacent to the living room.
On the way out of the house the word of the LORD came upon Paul and he told Charity the Lord was going to bless her house for opening up their home to him in order to do the Virginia revival.
He revealed that there was a big package on the way and it would consist of everything she had needed for a while.
Within a month, UPS delivered an enormous package to Charity’s home.
It was addressed to her and did not have a return address or an invoice inside.
Her husband feared there would be a large bill to pay, and that it was a gimmick of some kind.
Two months passed and Charity finally opened the box and it contained towels, dishes, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, and etc.
Every thing she needed…she never received an invoice.
Paul’s preaching partner, held a revival at Pastor Longing’s church in Somewhere, TN.
Paul was a chartered member of the church and was visiting on this occasion in support of his friend.
A young man came forward for prayer to release him from demonic possession.
Pastor Longing asked Paul to help because this was a new experience for him with demonic forces.
It turned out that there was more than one demon in the man and they began to jerk his body around the church.
They banged his head on the floor and Pastor Longing placed his hands underneath the man's head to avoid injury. Pastor Longing was trying to talk to this young man, but he began to wail.
Paul told Pastor Longing, "That isn’t him talking; it’s the demons in him.” Sister Waiting, the pastor's wife, grabbed the anointing oil and poured it all over her hands.
After laying hands on the young man, she began to pray for him. The other young men of the church tried to hold him down to no avail. Paul told them to let him go!
He spoke to the demons controlling the boy, “Devil’s, you know who I am and whom I serve! And you will bow to the man of God.” Paul then called on the Angels of God to come and smite these tormenting spirits with the full wrath of God.
To everyone’s amazement, suddenly some unseen force literately picked the man up from the floor, turned him face down in mid-air and then slammed him to the floor in front of Paul The Preacher.
“Paul said , Devil, I am just about tired of dealing with you! Name yourselves in the name of JESUS I command you!” One by one they named themselves; murder, hate, lust, etc… Murder and hate were the only ones that put up a fight.
Paul charged the warring angels of heaven to leave the throne room of God in the name of JESUS, to come and “cut” these stubborn demons from the boy, since the demons would not heed the man of God’s commands.
The demons were forced from the young man. His face contorted in agony and he groaned and wailed as they left. (Sister Glowing of a well known tape ministry was also present at this bone-chilling event.) She stated that she had never witnessed anything like this before!
Mark 9:25-29 “When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. and the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, he is dead.
But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when He was come into the house, His disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
And He said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”
Paul visited the young man at his home and the Spirit told him that there had been a murder committed in the house.
The young man replied that there had been three that he knew of. In the Spirit, Paul could see a figure of flesh and blood walking through the house with an upraised knife, as if ready to strike.
Pastor Longing later called Paul to come to his home and view a computer digital picture taken in the house where the young boy lived.
The picture showed the demon following him from the bathroom with an upraised knife in its hand.
This was the same entity the Holy Spirit had revealed to Paul.
The three pastors prayed over the house and after the young man testified to others, the full scope of these combined events convicted the youth in the area to burn all the books and musical records they could find pertaining to witchcraft.
Acts 19:19-20 “Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.”