Why do Christians manifest all manner of things during the so called “deliverance services”?
1 Timothy 4:1 says, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;…” The bible says seducing spirits shall come forth and those seducing spirits will be triggered by the doctrine of devils. When a doctrine of the devil is propagated in an assembly everybody seated under the man of God ministering the doctrine of the devils come under demonic influence.
And when there is demonic influence in an environment because of the teaching or doctrine that is being preached or ministered to the people, because the people are under an influence they begin to do all manner of things. So when you see people doing all manner of things vomiting, rolling on ground like lizards, you see people jumping like cows or barking like dogs, you need to find out what was said before the activities started because spirits respond to words.
When words are spoken, spirits that those words identify with, they respond to those words and when they respond, they create an atmosphere that allows for their operation. The bible talks about doctrine. Doctrine preached is very key. Once you start concocting names and you devote quality time to talk about evil spirits, their hierarchy and activities such as spirit husband/wife (succubus/incubus), serpentine spirits, water spirits, and marine spirits etc., demons enter the environment and bring people under their influence.
And you see all manner of things; even things you never believe you will see. You will even see Christians who speak in tongues rolling on the ground like snakes. It is not that they are possessed but they under the influence that has been created in an environment. And that is why you have to be careful about places of worship you go for "deliverance" and the books you read. It is the doctrine that is preached that determines the spirit in operation. So when the doctrine of Christ is preached, the spirit of Christ is in operation and where the Spirit of Christ is, people don’t vomit. Because where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty (2 Cor 3:17).
So what is preached is very key and very important! The fact that people are vomiting, jumping like cats and falling all over the place and crawling on the ground does not mean that the power of God is present. That is not the validation of the power. The validation of the power of God is in sound doctrine-the word. The power is in the word as revealed in the New Testament.
That people are vomiting and jumping all over the house does not mean that the presence of God is there. Even in the Old Testament there was noise, earthquake, smoke, fire but God was not there (1 Kings 19:12). All activities were happening but God was not even there. After all activities had finished and calmed down, in a still small voice God showed up.
That there is razzmatazz in a congregation, commotion is happening, chairs are rolling and flying all over the place, people falling all over the place does not mean that God is at work. Don’t be deceived!!!. God does not want us to know him by activities such as falling, vomiting etc and that is why he gave us His word. In the beginning was the word (John 1:1----). God reveals himself through His word, not activities.