A DEMON NAMED JERRY
November 20, 2006
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I don’t know how to fully explain this to you but this past weekend while I was preaching about Warfare Praying we had a woman in her 40’s come to the Westside Campus and she had a demon in her by the name of Jerry. She was shaking violently and you could hear the demon actually speak. The demon said that he had been controlling this woman for 10 years. That he loved her and that he would not let her go. The voice sounded like a demon and she had this evil look in her eyes when she spoke. The woman had come to church because she wanted to be saved. She stepped forward during the invitation and began to convulse and our counselors took her outside and began to pray over her in the name of Jesus. Danny Furukawa and a host of people gathered around her. Danny asked the demon what his name was and the demon said “Jerry”. Danny prayed in the name of Jesus and kept saying “the blood of Jesus” over and over again. Danny told the demon that this woman belonged to the Lord and told the demon that he would not have any power over her if she invited Jesus into her heart. The demon finally said, “Ok, I will leave. But I will come back”. The lady then fell to the ground and when she got up she seemed extremely normal. But when everyone was hugging this woman the demon whispered in Danny’s ear, “I’m back”.
Now some of you might think this is a bunch of hogwash but I saw this woman and I know this is real. Do you think this is a bit ironic that this happened on the weekend that I preached on Warfare Praying? I don’t think it’s an accident that this happened on this particular weekend. It is a vivid reminder that Ephesians 6:10-12 is a reality. We MUST be careful. We must be people of prayer. Satan is pulling out all the stops trying to disrupt and destroy.
I looked it up in the Bible this morning and there are OVER 70 different times in the New Testament where you find the word or words “demons” or “demon-possession”.
The Gospels are filled with stories of demonic warfare. Read Mark 1:32-34, Mark 5:1-20, and Luke 8:26-39. I am NOT trying to alarm anyone but I am trying to get you to arm yourself with the full armor of God. These are all signs that we are making a difference in Los Angeles and the devil would prefer for us to fail. Will you not read again the declaration to Satan from yesterday’s post. Our enemy is alive and real according to I Peter 5:8. Let’s continue to be faithful to the things of God. Understand who our enemy is and read again the notes from our sermon this past weekend.
If you missed the sermon from this past weekend you can watch it at www.callonjesus.com