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32 Where Demons Hide By Phil Scovell She was standing up in her crib. It was night and her parents had left the hospital several hours earlier. She was afraid. She couldn't see normally in the first place and the darkness of the late night hours of the hospital made it even worse. A nurse heard her cries and came to comfort her. "Your parents are at home but they will be back in the morning. We are here so you aren't alone. It's ok to lay down and to go back to sleep," the nurse said softly. The little girl didn't feel safe. This woman somehow made her feel even worse. "I want my mom and dad." "They'll be back in the morning, honey, so you'll be ok until then. We won't leave you alone." She felt alone, though, and somehow lonely, too. As we prayed, the Lord had taken her directly to this very early childhood memory. Some of the noise and clutter was sorted out but then she suddenly went blank. I prayed, touching some things I had noticed as we prayed, but still she felt blocked. In such cases, it isn't uncommon for there to be a demonic blockage of some sort occurring but I have learned, it isn't always a lying spirit directly associated with the person with whom I am praying. I have, therefore, learned to look around, as it were, and to pray about the other people often involved with the original memory event. In this case, it was the nurse. She had mentioned, as we prayed, that this particular nurse, every time she came into the room, made her feel uncomfortable. It wasn't exactly her words but just something about her she, as a two year old, didn't like. Praying, I asked the Lord Jesus if there was anything else in the room we needed to see. There it was! A dark, almost amorphus inky black shape, back in the corner of the room. The woman said she could hear it speaking in her thoughts. "Your parents will never be back. It is your fault you are here," and many other frightening things she now could hear coming from the ominous black shape. I felt led by the Holy Spirit to ask, "Lord Jesus, does this lying spirit have any right to be here?" The woman reported that the figure immediately exited the room. She reported she definitely felt it was associated with the nurse with whom she felt uncomfortable. Praying further, another, but much more defined, evil figure was in the room. She reported this feeling was almost tangible and almost always around her dad. We prayed and it left as well. You might find it interesting to know that her mom committed suicide due to hearing voices and seeing dark things moving around in her house, when this woman was only 6 years of age. Additionally, her father, after killing another man and serving a prison term, committed suicide when she was only 15 years old. As I have mentioned, not all demons are directly associated with the person and the events which took place. Some are residents of the room or house or building or even of a given area. At least, so the demons say. This is very likely why many people report poltergeists living in their home. By the way, they can appear as small children to adult size or even balls of glowing light or any numbers of shapes and forms. Haunted houses, thus called, have been around for literally centuries. No, these are not people who have died some horrible death and their spirit left behind as psychics claim. I don't care if you've been to a psychic who speaks to the dead and you've gotten enough information that you think you have literally communicated with your loved one who has, as they say, "passed over." I don't care if you've been in a seance and heard a voice that sounded amazingly like your grandmother coming through another person's voice. I don't care if you used a Ouija board and communicated with what seemed to be your dead mother. In every case, you are not talking to the dead but to lying spirits. Electronic Voice Phenomena, commonly shorted to EVP), is a ghost hunting technique, now used by many people, who take tape recorders, and other electronic recording devices, into haunted houses. While the tape is running, the person encourages, by speaking softly, to any entities in the room, to speak or make themselves heard. Later, the tapes are reviewed and yes, often, clear voices can be heard saying various things. For example, if a person was murdered in the home or perhaps died of some childhood disease, these ghost hunters will traverse the entire dwelling, perhaps spending many hours, and then later will analyze the recordings they made. In some cases, they go to cemeteries and walk around the tombstones carrying out the same type of a electronic search. The short bursts of recorded voices and sounds they gather are then studied until they are certain what was spoken. Some are very clear, some are very faint, some echo as if very distant, and some are garbled and muffled on the tapes. Research is then conducted to see if anyone died, or was killed, or murdered, in the house. A little girl's voice may say, "Mommy, help me" on the tape recordings and at times, the voices recorded are very clear. The researchers, ghost hunters, then begin to study the history involved. Sometimes, in fact, quite often, they discover a little girl died 75 years ago in that vary house. Such confirmations are fairly common in the research and EVP recordings. The question is, "what are they hearing?" A newer term called Instrumental Trans Communications, or ITS for short, has recently emerged. This term encompasses all forms of communications of any type with the dead. The methodology is basically the same as it is with EVP in many respects but it simply includes all forms of communications beyond the spoken word. I have heard of at least one person who claims to have made a device that allows people to speak directly to a dead relative without going through a medium or a psychic. If my memory serves me, even a movie was made of this technique. Some ghost hunters use photographic equipment as well. The evidence they claim is when human type shapes in the pictures are seen, sometimes ghostly in nature and other times quite distinct, once developed. Thus, ITC is the terminology that includes all such ghost hunting necrophilia criteria. These forms of communicating with the dead are supposedly substantiated by a term called the "Survival Hypothesis." This theory states that we are nonphysical entities living in a physical body. Thus, our physical body allows us to remain in this physical world or dimension. When the body dies, the soul, or spirit, or nonphysical entity is thus free to move about without the encumbrance of a physical body. This places the human spirit into another dimension. The hypotheses includes the supposition that the spirit entity, is thus still alive, howbeit, in another form, and furthermore, it was pre-existent as well. In other words, we existed before and after the physical body. Sound like anything you have heard before? How about reincarnation for starters. My point is that we, as intercessors, and especially those of us working with people individually, need to be aware that demons don't play fair, they lie, and they at all times attempt to maintain control of a situation or circumstances through manipulation, deceit, and fear. In short, it is time to put on the whole armor of God as an intercessor and become as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves, (Matthew 10:16).