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So if you experience something like that or something like that happens, like for example I had one
meeting in Singapore, I was up there. I just started to talk about the Holy Spirit - I hadn't even got
preaching - started to just talk about the Holy Spirit and the cleaner walked in and she walked in up the
top there and she had a broom in her hand and she just shook her fist at me; said why you come here?
Why you do this to me? And I'm thinking woo! I'm only just barely getting started - but she was actually -
the spirit was manifesting and so sometimes we have that and that 's why I love going up to Asia, I have a
lot of that happen up there ... [Laughter] ... but sometimes in the atmosphere of the presence o f God,
spirits will manifest. I'm going to show you a story in the ministry of Jesus where ex actly this happened so
you realis e it's not just some wild thing or something stirred up. It's actually something that's in the Bible
and so when spirits manifest - if I was to ask have you got a demon you'd probably say no, because
demons don't normally come in and announce I'm here! You know, they don't sort of do that you know.
They come in by stealth and the kingdom of God, the kingdom of God's a kingdom of ligh t. We know who
we are opening our life to. We know the Holy Spirit's the one coming in, where it's a kingdom of light.
The kingdom of the devil's a kingdom of darkness and deception. Now if you never know how or when
you opened your life, all you do is have a problem that you got used to living with and think that's just me.
And so there's a deception, so part of what I need to do is just open the word of God for you for a little so
you begin to start to think about your life and you may begin to realise hey, that thing that I think is just
me, actually it's a spirit operating and that area where I was involved in before I got saved, I've opened
my life to some things and so I want you to just allow God to help you understand that.
Now what can happen is then spirits can get stirred up inside people even while I'm just talking like this
and what happens is the presence of the Holy Ghost comes, and the demon which was hidden begins to
get frightened or angry or hostile at what's happening, and begins to start to manifest within a person. So
what you might feel, for example during the meetings you may feel at some point in the meetings, either
while I'm speaking or while we're ministering, you may start to feel highly agitated inside. That's not you
being agitated. That's a spirit being agitated - or you might find you suddenly feel a tremendous fear grip
you. Now that's not you being afraid, that's a spirit being afraid but expressing it's feelings in you so you
think it's your fear, but actually it's the spirit that's terrified.
You may feel like you've just got this panic thing; I've got to get out of here, I've just got to get out of here
- I've got to get out of here! And yet you can't somehow get out of there. That 's not you that's wanting to
get out of here, that's the demon. I encourage you to stay and let the demon leave ... [Laughter/applause]
... That's a better way of doing it aye? Or you may find as I begin to talk you start to get very angry and
you're angry at me. You think I think I should kill that man and ... [Laughter] ... I know, it's happened. It's
happened. I remember going int o a meeting and sitting down at a meeting in Taiwan, just sat down and I
turned around and looked at a guy and as soon as I looked at him I thought oh, he's started to ma nifest
and he said “I want to kill you”! [laughs] I said you'll have to get in a line mate, there's others before you ...
[Laughter] ... but he actually couldn't speak any English at all - it's the spirit, see. He had no words of
English whatsoever. It was the demon.
So when you're not used to spirit ual manifestation - all you've got's Hollywood's model - then you kind of
just haven't got a clue really. So if you have some of those feelings take place inside, you feel agitated,
you feel fear or panic, want to run away, you feel like you want to attack me or you find that your thoughts
like a hand just grips your head and you suddenly feel froz en and you can't think or focus on much of
what I'm saying, that is a spirit manifesting, and we'll give an opportuni ty for you to be prayed for and
ministered to, get set free of whatever that is. Often there's not just one; there's oft en a group of them
together and so deliverance can be progressive and over two or three sessions, so tonight we will have
an altar call but I won’t try to fix up everything. Over tomorrow we'll have several altar calls after I've just
laid out a little more foundation and I encourage you just to come up and let God do whatever He wants
to do in your life. Let Him help you and you might be quite surpris ed what happens.
It's that person next to you's got the issue haven't they? Yeah, yeah. Tell them - turn to the person next to
you. Say you need to listen to this, I'm thinking it's about you, you know?