And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” (Mark 9:25-26)
Just as darkness hates light, so the devil despises and even fears exposure. Truth exposes his lies and strips away his disguise. You see it here. Jesus calls the evil spirit out, exposes him, expels him, and forbids him to return. The result? The demon cries out, convulses the victim “terribly” and leaves.
Now, I do not know if I have ever really dealt with someone who has such a demon, but I can tell you that I have seen this “thrashing” business in wicked people…
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