Hanging Up On the Devil
By Phil Scovell
You are about to read information relating to demons. In my
prayer ministry, I don't bother looking for demons nor am I interested
in talking to them. I look for the signs of demonic presence and that
often comes in the form of spiritual blockages to god's Truth. What
you are about to read happen to be situations where demons played a
roll in the prayer session. when they do manifest, I still prefer to
speak directly to the person, not the demon, and ask the person what
they are being told. Some demons don't given the person a choice due
to the level of unbelief and lies they has been living with year after
year. I just simply deal with whatever presents itself in the prayer
session. Demons are not the issue, nor the goal, of any prayer
session I am in with a person but the lies the person believes and
them hearing the Truth Jesus speaks to them is all that counts. I
never force a person to try and see a demon, talk to a demon, and I
especially never try and get a demon to talk to me through a person's
voice. Sometimes it occurs and when it does, I deal with it
accordingly as you will see. So try and keep this in mind as you
This is something every Christian needs to read because of the
growing confusion, and misconception, of demonic influence in the life
of a Believer. What you are about to read has been approved by the
two women who are mentioned using fictitious names and I appreciate
their willingness to let others know the truth.
Hanging Up On The Devil
I was praying with a lady one day, whom I will refer to as
Gloria, when she reported having difficulty hearing from the Lord. It
was obvious to me she was experiencing this problem at that moment
during the prayer session because every time I prayed for the Lord to
speak to her, something unusual would happen. For example, she would
report that she was suddenly ice cold. When I would pray for the
lying spirit, a demon in other words, to stop what he was doing in the
name of the True Lord Jesus Christ, her physical feelings would return
to normal. Again, I would pray and ask for the Lord to speak His
truth to her. She now reported that she had a splitting headache. I
then prayed for this demon to stop what he was doing in the same
manner as the first. The headache vanished. The third time I prayed
and asked for the Lord to speak to this woman, she reported that it
felt as if someone were putting their hands over her ears. I prayed
the third time just as I had the first two. The sensation went away.
By this time, I prayed to get the demon to announce his presence
but he wouldn't talk. This, too, in my experience as an intercessor,
was not uncommon. In fact, nothing this woman was experiencing was
uncommon and I had seen much of it before when praying with others.
To tell the truth, I had seen much worse. Besides, I figured he
wasn't going to verbally talk anyway. Demons often don't like to
speak because they know, if they do, the intercessor is going to
discover they have no right to be there, or if they think they do, the
reason for their tormenting presence will be quickly exposed by the
True Lord Jesus Christ. So, as in the case with Gloria, the demon
remained silent but perpetrated physical responses just to let me know
he was there.
I might point out, at this point, that these physical symptoms do
not mean that every time you feel cold, or have a headache, or feel
you aren't hearing very well, it is caused by a demon. It may simply
mean you need to cover up, turn up the heat, take some aspirin, relax
and take a nap, wash the wax out of your ears, or remember to remove
the ear plugs you forgot to take out two weeks ago when you went
By this stage of the prayer session, it was pretty obvious that
the demon was going to continue his little game. In a manner of
speaking, it is pretty common for demons first to appear with
frightening farcical demonstrations of what appears spiritual
superiority. this is for your benefit, for the most part, but
admittedly, it does have, or can have, a very unsettling effect upon
the person with whom you are praying. Especially, I might add, if
that person is alone with no one to pray in agreement with them. If,
on the other hand, the prayer partner knows his place and authority in
Christ, the tables are easily turned. Once the purpose for the
presence is established, they begin acting like children and often,
what I call, demonic games are then played. This is designed to keep
the intercessor from assisting the person to get to the point of the
woundedness, and eventually the lie, and finally to where they can
hear the voice of the True Lord Jesus Christ.
For example, I was praying with a blind woman one day. I will
call her Patience. We reached a blockage which, in this case, turned
out to be demonic. Not all blockages to the truth are directly
related to the demonics. In this case, however, it was exactly that.
The demon, in this lady's situation, happened to speak through the
woman's voice. this seems to be an indication of how much influence a
demon feels he has and can employ to manipulate a person. Normally
they only inject their words, or thoughts, or feelings upon the
person, but based upon their level of perpetrated manipulation, they
occasionally will attempt to heighten the fear factor by speaking
through the person's own voice. Big deal and who cares! Generally
the vocal tone is slightly altered, as if they are really inside the
person, but this tactic, in my opinion, is mostly to produce a level
of heighten fear. By the way, they are not inside the Christian with
whom you are praying. If you believe they are, the demons will pick
up on your level of fear and capitalize upon it. As I said, in this
case, the demonics spoke and used the woman's own voice. By the way,
I have had demons speak through me, using my own voice, in a prayer
session with someone who was ministering to me, and I know I am not
demon possessed but back to my story.
When, by the name of the True Lord Jesus Christ, I gave them no
option but to answer according to His will, the demonic presence said,
"We are playing the game." I asked what game they were playing. The
answer was, "You know. The game; the game." I told them I wanted to
know the nature of the game and commanded they answer. All this, of
course, is done in the name of the True Lord Jesus Christ and with
full knowledge of one's identity in Christ and His authority. They
said, "The game; the game. She knows; ask her." So I did. For the
first time in this woman's life, she suddenly realized what was
happening to her.
As I mentioned, this lady was blind. From her early childhood,
due to horrible trauma she had experienced over and over again, demons
had taken advantage of her blindness. Many sighted people, she
explained, think it is interesting to walk up to a blind person and
say, "Who am I?" sighted people, God bless them, have heard that all
blind people have perfect pitch, extraordinary touch so they can feel
the lettering on a paper bill and tell you the denomination, super
human hearing, and the wonderful ability of recalling every voice and
name they have ever heard. I have personally been blind for over 40
years and I have none of these qualities but, of course, I digress.
In this woman's case, the demons had heard people doing this to
the traumatized little blind girl and they picked up the game in order
to further torment her. This hideous evil demonic game had been
conducted over and over again until the little girl was nearly out of
her mind. The demons, of course, never once let the little girl know
what they were doing to her. They thought what they were doing, in
fact, was funny. Jesus didn't agree so He kicked some butt that day.
In case you haven't figured it out as of yet, demons never ever play
fair because they are evil just as their father is evil.
Once this particular demonic evil game was exposed for what it
was by the True Lord Jesus Christ, they were sent packing; never to
return. They know who Jesus is. Do you?
Now, back to Gloria's situation. After discovering the hide and
seek methods of the demon making Gloria cold, then suffer from a
splitting headache, and then covering her ears, they made a mistake by
saying, almost through the woman's voice, "We are going to hang the
phone up on you."
Being led of the Holy Spirit what to do next, I said, "Oh, good.
I want to see this. come on! Get all your buddies together. I
command, in the name of the True Lord Jesus Christ, for you and all
your buddies to come together and to work on this together. Come on!
Hang up on me. Let me see you do it. Right now. Do it. Hang up on
me. I command you to hang the phone up on me by the name of the True
Lord Jesus Christ. Come on. I am going to sit right here and listen.
I want to see you hang up on me. Come on. Do it. Right now. Hang
up the phone."
Moments later, Gloria began laughing. I asked her what was so
funny. she said, "They are climbing all over the phone and using
their little fingers to try and press the buttons but they keep
slipping off or missing the buttons." I had seen this happen before,
in other ways, so wasn't surprised. Regardless, I only preceded with
that type of technique because the Holy Spirit had given me direction
to do so. It also provided me with an additional advantage. It
caused all those demons, associated with what was going on at that
moment in this woman's life, to come together. Now they would be
commanded to stop, disarmed by dismissing them from their evil
assignments against this woman, and sent on their way. No, silly!
Not by me! By the name of the True Lord Jesus Christ! You don't
think I do this sort of thing by myself, do you?
The purpose of this testimony is basic, or foundational, in
nature. Demonic influence is real. Yes, even in the lives of
Christians and especially in the lives of Christians. How do I know?
Talk to me for five minutes about what you believe and how you live
and what you feel about your relationship with Christ, and I'll tell
you how seriously you are being deceived demonically. Yes, I am
talking about baptized Believers. Yes, these are Born Again
Christians washed in the blood of the Lamb. Yes, these are King James
Bible toting, hallelujah shouting, God fearing, pulpit pounding, amen
yelling, and true Christians; the sons and daughters of God whose
names are written in The Lamb's book of Life. No, dad gum it, we
aren't talking about demon possession so forget that. We are talking
about you and your relationship with God. We are talking about the
lies you believe about yourself. We are talking about the woundedness
and pain you suffer. Noah's ark is built. The door is closing.
Either get on board or swim for it. If you need help, call me.
Learn how to hang up on the devil in your daily life by simply
thinking the thoughts of authoritative prayer. Yes, it is that
simple. Yes, many of us make it theologically complicated and
doctrinally impossible to believe but hang up on those people and get
on the phone with Jesus. Do it now!
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