Hidden In the Darkness
By Phil Scovell
Author's Note. You are about to read about demons.
What you are about to read I have personally witnessed hundreds
of times in intercessory prayer sessions with many different people
over several years. In each of the cases, the person had a sexual
problem of one type or another. Let me explain by offering three
distinctly different examples.
The first time this happened, I was praying with a lady who had
been molested as a little girl by her father, grandfather, and later,
at the age of six, was raped by a house guest living with the family.
Yes, she became dissociative and had 23 personalities; most of whom I
got to know personally through many prayer sessions. She is,
singleness of mind now, praise the Lord, and is working through other
issues related to every day life just like all of us.
In this particular prayer session, and although we had been to
this memory once before, the Lord took her back to the time her father
was molesting her. Besides other pain yet to be exposed in that
memory, something else happened. She suddenly reported that her
little brother was in the room in his crib at the time, or at least
somewhere nearby, when this occurred. I clearly felt the Holy Spirit
telling me something totally unexpected.
Before I tell you what that was, let me mention that this lady
had deep anger toward her younger brother growing up do to his
egotistical attempt at superior domination over her during their
childhood. In adult life, she avoided communications with him as much
as was humanly possible do to his continued dominant personality. Her
brother is homosexual and still maintains an attitude of anger to this
The Holy Spirit impressed upon me that this lady's brother was
homosexual as a direct result of being in the room as an infant when
his little sister was being molested. I doubted this impression
immediately until the Lord explained, in an second of time, how it
happened. The Lord said, the demonic lies were implanted in the
baby's mind such as, "See what your daddy is doing to your older
sister? You don't want to ever grow up and be like your father." I
experienced other impressions along these line but what I have stated
is enough to show you what I was hearing.
At this same time, it was as if someone had turned a light on in
my mind. It was as if the Lord was saying, "See how easy it is for
some to believe that they were born that way?" I was actually shocked
when the full impact of the realization hit me because it made perfect
sense. No, I do not believe all homosexuals are, or were, demonically
influence as an infant but I now understand why some say they were
"always this way," or "for as long as they can remember," or "I was
born this way."
As it turned out, we returned to this horrible memory the lady
had lived with for over 50 years because of her own personal anger
toward her little brother. She was, shortly thereafter, able to face
her anger, forgive her brother, and even open up new lines of
communications with her brother which she had not been successful
doing in many years.
I was praying with a young man who had a problem with
pornography. This began as an older teenager and continued into his
adult life. He made calls on sex lines and eventually, due to the
ease of internet access, explored the web to try and find sexual
satisfaction and fulfillment.
In one of our prayer sessions, he described a home where he had
lived as a little boy. Suddenly, there was fear and lots of it. He
saw a dark figure coming from another room. He thought it was an
older man that was a friend of his father's but as it approached, he
saw it was no human. The dark figure touched him, he reported,
inappropriately, and said ungodly things to him. This same figure
appeared in various memories in this young man's prayer sessions until
it was eventually removed and related memories were renewed. The
demonic figure, you might find interesting, called himself "Abuser
more than once." The young man was able to personally identify this
same lying spirit in more than this single memory.
My question is, could that demonic presence have literally
effected this young man, implanting lies and misconceptions in
sexually fertile ground, which later resulted in his pornography
problem? Before you answer, read the third example but before you do,
let me tell you that the young man in the story I just told is one of
my own sons.
A lady sat in my office in her late forties. As we prayed and
talked, she revealed she had not only been married and divorced twice,
but had also had many lovers over the years. These relationships
ranged from one nighters to live-in relationships lasting two or three
years at a time.
As we talked, I asked questions to try and find an emotion she
felt was related to her sexual relationships. She admitted that even
her marriages never once provided any sexual intimacy, satisfaction,
or fulfillment. I suggested, since she could not identify any
presenting emotion, she mentally focus on the last time she had sexual
intercourse. A moment later, I asked how she felt. She report it was
fine during the act itself but immediately afterward, she confessed
what I thought would be there, and that was loneliness and emptiness.
She also informed me that she had no memories of her early childhood.
I hear this quite frequently. It is never true once the Lord opens
their memories through the intercessory prayer session.
As the prayer session progressed, we drifted back further and
further when she first became sexually active as an older teenager in
high school. Yet, as we explored these memories, there was no lie
about who she was. In fact, she was well admired by her other sisters
and other girls in the school and often was asked, by other
inexperienced young teenage females, for her advice on sexuality.
Sensing it was yet some place earlier in her life, we continued to
pray; exploring memories as the Lord brought them to her mind.
Suddenly, she arrived at a memory which had nothing to do with
what we were praying about, she reported. I asked her to describe
what she was seeing. She was at the entrance of the barn of the
family farm. She loved milking the cows as a little girl of about
twelve. She laughed and said she liked singing to the cows as she
worked, too. I began to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to expand this
memory so we could see what He sees, if, that is, there was anything
we needed to know.
"I don't feel right in here," she said. "Something feels wrong
and I am afraid."
I prayed again and focused on the origin of the fear.
"I'm in the hay loft and all alone. I'm scared."
After praying a moment or two in this area of her memory, there
was nothing to be found. I prayed silently; asking the Lord for
direction because I strongly felt something had occurred in this barn.
I thought she perhaps had been molested or seduced or raped or any
other numbers of horrible things in this very place and this was where
her pain began. I was wrong. When I prayed, I said, "Lord, is there
any evil presence in this memory we need to know about?"
"I see a dark figure a few feet away," she reported, "but I
cannot recognize him."
Praying a few more times, the identity was still unknown. I
finally asked the Lord if she needed to know who this person was and
the Lord told her, no. Since it had appeared when I prayed and asked
if there was any evil presence in the hay loft, it was very likely
exactly that. I prayed and commanded it to leave in Jesus name.
Her voice brightened as she immediately spoke following my
prayer. "I'm outside the barn now. I'm not afraid or scared. Jesus
is there. I've never seen Him before," she said. "He wants me to go
for a walk with him," and she did.
As the days passed, I felt a burden for this woman that related
to her being healed in every place at once concerning sexual sin. I
knew this was humanly impossible without spending months of weekly
prayer sessions because of all of the immorality she had been involved
in over her life time. Unless, of course, Jesus healed her all at one
time in those places.
A few days later, in the second prayer session, as we prayed, she
suddenly reported that she was seeing flashes of pictures going by so
rapidly, she could not stop them. They all had the same immoral
theme, however, she said. I have seen this happen many times to
people over the years. Jesus has healed me in this same identical
manner so I knew what was happening. I asked her just to report when
the panorama of picture memories finished. A moment later, it was
over. We prayed and she felt the release in the form of peace.
There is a great deal more to this lady's story than there is
time to report. On my website, however, her miraculous healing
experiences is detailed, with her permission, concerning the Room Of
Light Jesus took her to and she was instantly healed and made whole.
Over the years of experience, I have now been fully satisfied
that what I have described is viable. I don't build any doctrinal or
theological principles upon what I have learned, of course, but I know
it is real and it does happen and far more often than I ever believed
possible. "What if it isn't real?" Then we are in big trouble, as
Christians because Scripture clearly teaches on demonic influence,
activity, and evil. I have, as previously mentioned, seen this very
same demonic phenomenon in many similar cases. In each case, there
was a definite demonic connection related to these people and the
sexual dysfunction of which they suffered. Is it possible, due to
some evil sin committed in a particular place, that a child can be in
that same place and be demonically influenced even if they personally
are uninvolved? I am now convinced such happens. Do demons inhabit
certain areas locations, or regions? This one I now know, from many
other intercessory prayer sessions, is a fact. I have written about
demonic inhabitations of locations, places, schools, hospitals,
hotels, and homes. When the demons were discovered through
intercessory prayer sessions, they all claimed to have lived there for
a long time and generally before the person with whom I am praying
relocated and moved into that place.
Please keep in mind that this does not mean, if you have lustful
feelings, habitual masturbatory practices, are homosexual or lesbian,
feel like you are sexually attractive to someone whether you are
married or single, have committed adultery, live immoral before,
during, or after adulthood, or even if you experienced bestiality,
yes, I have prayed with those who have been involved in such, that you
are demon possessed. That is not what I am talking about. On the
other hand, we all have lie based thinking and where there are lies,
known or unknown, there are always demons because they work for the
father of lies. Without question, therefore, there is demonic
influence, oppression, infiltration, harassment, torment, control,
tampering, mind and thought manipulation, lie planting, emotional
interference, entrapment, circumstantial and situational tampering,
spiritual intimidation, psychological destabilization, imitational
characterization, domination, evil manifestations as persona, and even
physical infirmities, illness, sickness and disease, provoked by
fallen angels or what we now refer to as demons. Do I hunt for
demons? I don't have to do that because, if they are there, they show
up. Not because of who I am but because of who Jesus is and I am
referring to the True Lord Jesus Christ. There are certainly
imitators. So then, do we hunt for demons in our lives? You can, if
you are of a mind to do so, but I hunt for lies. Demons always lie
and they always hide behind the lies we believe. "But I don't believe
any lies," someone says. That's excellent. Then why do you feel
uncomfortable reading this article? If you feel troublesome in any
way, it is because of fear, or something like fear, which is being
touched by what you read.
Stop thinking about all I have said thus far and concentrate on
the next 10 statements.
#1 Our reaction to darkness should be light.
#2 Our reaction to evil should be holiness.
#3 Our reaction to a demonic attack should be simple resistance.
#4 Our reacting to sin should be righteousness.
#5 Our reaction to fear should be focus faith.
#6 Our reacting to demonic lies should be authority.
#7 Our reaction to manipulation and control should be disregard.
#8 Our reaction to impersonation should be the name of Jesus.
#9 Our reaction to imitation should be divine exposure.
#10 Our reaction to intimidation should be prayer.
"But how do I know if I am being demonically attacked?" If you
have to ask that question, you best be finding out sooner rather than
later. Hunt for demons? Unnecessary. Finding lies? Yes. Where are
lies? In memory events and sometimes even in current thought patterns
and circumstances. Whose voice do you hear in your thoughts?
#3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he
calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
#4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and
the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
#5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for
they know not the voice of strangers.
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