By Nathan D. Pietsch
ore drug use has left him in great turmoil. "John" would get physically attacked and tormented by demonic entities on a very regular basis. John told me at times he would be watching television on the sofa when dark
hands would appear out of thin air, physically grab him, and pin him to the couch. At other times, these demonic forces would burn his body resulting in great pain. He was also tormented by the "chatter" he heard in his mind. John told me there have been many times he thought he was going to be killed.
Jesus spoke to His disciples (including you and I) in Matthew 10:8 saying, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give." Then in Mark 16:17-18 Jesus spoke injunction with the Great Commission saying, "These signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
During my prayer time with John, he said he heard the demonic beings saying, "Ok, ok, we're leaving!" As followers of Jesus Christ we are all called to release those bound to the devil, and like Jesus in Mark 5:7, bring torment to the dark forces who are binding people.