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Jake Kail is a teacher, author, and speaker who is passionate for the kingdom of God. He was called into ministry during his college years, after a life-changing encounter with God. The focus of his ministry is on teaching and equipping believers, strengthening local churches, and seeing awakening and restoration come to the church. He also ministers often in the area of deliverance from evil spirits, seeing people set free from bondage, torment, and oppression. Jake is the author of three books: Restoring the Ministry of Jesus, Can a Christian Have a Demon?, and Abiding in the Vine. He speaks at churches, retreats, conferences, and other venues. Jake lives with his wife and family in Lancaster, PA where he serves on the pastoral team at Threshold Church. Check out Jake’s website and blog here: http://www.jakekail.com.

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  1. Demons can be in the body and in the mind but not in the spirit where the Holy Spirit dwells. Have had many demonic strongholds myself. The last demon I got rid of was a lying spirit called Unreality and Fantasy. I saw it attack me in a dream. What this thing did to me for years was lie to me and I’d hear thots like:
    “You’re going to choke on those raw vegetables and die and no one is here to help you.”

    “You are going to fall down those stairs and lay there for hours in pain.”

    Or when crossing an icy road to the mailbox, “You will slip and fall and a car will hit you.”

    Or in the car with my husband driving, “You are going to have an accident and suffer and die.”

    Or, my husband would open the car door on our street and leave it open and go to get the mail and I heard, “A car is going to come and rip off the door.”

    I always thot they were my own thots until the dream showed me a fantastic unreal butterfly with a body of a bird that was attracted to a dumpster full of garbage and then came and landed on my back. I screamed for it to get off my back! It was a fantasy creature. I asked the Lord about the open door for it and He reminded me of my past when I used to read a lot of fantasy and scifi! I had repented, but this thing was still hanging on! I finished by binding it, casting it out, declaring it’s tools and lies and plans were destroyed in Jesus Name.

  2. Stephanie Hanouw

    I have a God-fearing, Jesus-professing, praying friend who I see as being in demonic strongholds. I know they are around her, but I don’t know about “in”. When she would come over to visit, the dog would bark and bark and look up at her head. I figured the dog saw (or sensed) what I couldn’t in the physical realm. She would be making great strides towards positive things and be sabotaged right back into the pits again and again.

  3. This is a very interesting topic. I was heavily involved in a church for four-five years that focused on spiritual warfare (how Satan was doing this and that/what demons were operating/pastor wanted everyone to read the Rebecca Brown books) and deliverance, but inside I was dying and lying about it, and I felt like the church was hurt as a whole in the heart. It might have just been me and my own issues, but I experienced this church as a cult, even though there were true, highly committed believers. Maybe its mentality as “elite” Christians bred cult-like characteristics. Anyway, when I left –whether it was due to allowing myself to be influenced by the severe satanic attack against the church, or that there really was a powerful strain of error infecting the body — I was delivered from satanic paranoia and a critical mean-spiritedness from the series of crisis that I underwent after leaving, which totally purged me and straightened me out and healed me the more I relied on Jesus and doing His word, thinking his thoughts. Thank you, Jesus, for all the ways that you save us. I strongly believe that some of the attitudes that I had and how I acted were demonic strongholds, especially as I compare it with the peace and sense of wholeness I have today. Thank you, Jesus.

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