Friday, July 20, 2012

Please Help Me!

By Rev. Mark Hunnemann

Those three agony-filled words - please help me - are explicitly stated or implied in every request about demonic oppression. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Every email I have received from a person suffering demonic oppression is a heart-wrenching plea for help. If you read the gospels it is clear that Jesus’ spent much of His time responding to folks who were imploring, “Please help me.” The text in Mark indicates that serving others in need was why He came - in addition to His work of ransoming sinners. Question: do we have a Jesus-like attitude toward those in “paranormal pain” who contact us? To answer that question, we need to also review what it is people are seeking help for/from.

Why are people asking for help? The first stage is infestation of pure evil.  It is NOT a ghost; it is a demon(s).  Jesus never helped anyone who had ghost problems, nor did any ghosts ever appeal to Him for help, as did demoniacs. We must never forget what it is that our clients are dealing with on a daily basis.  This past week I received a text on my cell from a person struggling with possession.  The first 10 syllables were demonic gibberish, but it ended with…WE ARE HERE.  I felt like texting back…"And Jesus is coming!" but I didn’t.  The people you approach to help are living 24/7 with incomprehensible, undiluted, seething wickedness.  They are living with hell…and hell-ish creatures. Don’t lose sight of that.

Not content to just take up residence in a house, they begin the oppression.  The goal is always the same: to break us down physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  By the time we have been contacted, these unspeakably evil beings have done unspeakably evil things to our clients. Instead of giving a litany of things done to them, let me ask this - will you believe them when they cry for help?  Jesus was not gullible, but there is no instance in the gospels where Jesus seeks proof of an ailment before He cured it.  Of course in many instances the problem was evident, but the principle stands.  He responded with compassion to those who said, “Please help me.” He did not investigate…Jesus healed.

In some instances it is inappropriate to ask WWJD, because He is God, and we are not (despite what many are saying).  However, surely we should follow His example when it comes to how we respond to the pleas for help that come our way.  Christian…follower of Jesus Christ…are you rubbing salt in their wounds by requesting to verify the hell they are experiencing?  Chances are you are not the first person they have sought help from, but you may be the last.  Why are you in this field anyway?  If it is only to gather evidence of one kind or another, then you need to repent, you aren't truly helping anyone.  I have done several dozen cleansings, and have NEVER performed an investigation prior to it. As I have said before, collectively we are doing something that has never been done in the history of mankind -- investigating.  What HAS been done repeatedly down through the ages is to respond with compassion in seeking to rid these dear folks of demonic oppression.  “PLEASE HELP ME!”  How will you respond?  Will you investigate, or will you believe them and do a cleansing/blessing?  Let us hold the sword of the Spirit, instead of a K-2 meter.  Stand back and let the Lion of the Tribe of Judah roar! Amen.