Jim was in his 60s. He’d spent years battling relational rejection & severe alcoholism. He reported to my office with “severe chest pain” in his body. The pain was causing some serious problems; he couldn’t sleep and couldn’t relax, and found it very difficult to function during the day. I prayed with him in the office with no result. Three weeks later, he returned. He had just spent the previous day in the hospital receiving every medical test possible to diagnose the problem—no luck. He had the heart of an athlete, they said. Something he mentioned caught my attention, “The weird thing is, this pain moves sometimes. Sometimes it jumps from my chest to my shoulder, then to my elbow, and then my back.” My wheels began to turn. With no warning, I suddenly spoke out loud, “In the name of Jesus, every foul spirit causing this pain, I command you to leave this man right now!” The pain left immediately; we were both dumbfounded.
Demonic Strategy: Physical pain
Solution: This issue originated from the spirit realm. Medicine couldn’t solve his issue. The medical community gave him a clean bill of health. If the issue is spiritual, then it requires a spiritual solution. Speak directly to the infirmity and the spirit behind it and command it to go. Be specific: “Any foul spirit causing this inflammation in my right knee, I command you to go in Jesus name!” By the way, this isn’t a formula. If you don’t have a connection with Jesus you need one. Don’t overthink this. Stay a kid. The kingdom of God belongs to children.