Victims of Old Hag Syndrome awake to find that they cannot move, even though they can see, hear, feel and smell. There is sometimes the feeling of a great weight on the chest and the sense that there is a sinister or evil presence in the room. And like the above reader, they are often quite frightened about what is happening to them.
The name of the phenomenon comes from the superstitious belief that a witch -- or an old hag -- sits or "rides" the chest of the victims, rendering them immobile.
The experience is so frightening because the victims, although paralyzed, seem to have full use of their senses. In fact, it is often accompanied by strange smells, the sound of approaching footsteps, apparitions of weird shadows or glowing eyes, and the oppressive weight on the chest, making breathing difficult if not impossible. All of the body's senses are telling the victims that something real and unusual is happening to them.
When I was 17 years old, I experienced an episode of Old Hag Syndrome. I was in my bed, when I was held down in bed by what Inconsidered to be 4 demonic entities. One of them, sat on my chest and jumped up and down. And they all laughed demonically. I couldn't move I couldn't say a word.
The only thing that came to mind, was to say in my mind the Lord's Prayer. As you as I started to recite the Lord's Prayer, these demonic entities disappeared into the foot of my bed.
My recommendation to anyone that that suffers from this, is to ask God protect you. When the episodes begin, pray the Lord's Prayer in your mind. That's the only thing that they cannot stop you from doing.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Seven Signs Your Child May Be Cutting:
1) Changes in behavior, including spending more time in isolation.
2) Long showers or spending large amounts of time in the bathroom.
3) Teens washing sheets and clothing themselves, when they previously did not.
4) Suddenly using large amounts of toilet paper or facial tissue.
5) Wearing long sleeves in summer, wearing large numbers of bracelets.
6) New cuts or injuries appear without logical explanation.
7) Frequently accessing/following online self-injury groups or websites.
If you are concerned that your child is self-injuring, please seek the help of a qualified Christian Counselor that will listen to them, encourage them, and teach them Gods plan for their life.
Experts agree...these are signs of Demonic Oppression:
1) Incapacity for normal living
2) Extreme Behavior
3) Personality Changes
4) Restlessness and Insomnia
5) Terrible inner anguish
6) Self-inflicted injury and suicide
7) Unexplained illness with no obvious medical causes
8) Addictive Behavior
9) Abnormal Sexual Behavior
10) Defeat, Failure, and Depression in the Christian life.
11) Occult involvement and behavior
12) Speech Difficulties
13) Doctrinal Error
14) Religious Legalism
Dublin, Ireland, Jan 24, 2018 / 11:08 pm (CNA).- An Irish priest and exorcist is asking the country's bishops for more support after noticing a dramatic increase in demonic activity in the country.
In a recent interview with The Irish Catholic, Fr. Pat Collins said he has been overwhelmed with the number of requests for exorcisms from the faithful in Ireland. In an open letter, he has urged the Irish bishops to train more priests to deal with the demand.
“(I)t’s only in recent years that the demand has risen exponentially,” Collins told The Irish Catholic.
Collins’ comments are on par with those of other exorcists throughout the world, including the International Association of Exorcists (IAE), a group of 400 Catholic leaders and priests, which has reported a dramatic increase in demonic activity in recent years.
In 2014, the IAE said the levels of demonic activity throughout the world had reached what they considered a “pastoral emergency.”
Collins said that he was “baffled” that the bishops haven’t trained more exorcists for Ireland, and added that anyone who doesn’t see the need for more exorcists is “out of touch with reality.”
“What I’m finding out desperately, is people who in their own minds believe – rightly or wrongly – that they’re afflicted by an evil spirit,” Collins said.
“I think in many cases they wrongly think it, but when they turn to the Church, the Church doesn’t know what to do with them and they refer them on either to a psychologist or to somebody that they’ve heard of that is interested in this form of ministry, and they do fall between the cracks and often are not helped,” he added.
A spokesperson for the bishops' conference at Maynooth told The Irish Catholic that each diocese is required to have a trained exorcist, who is able to discern the difference between signs of true demonic possession and signs of mental or psychological illness.
“Exorcisms are very rare and this office has not been made aware of any cases of ‘exorcism’ in Ireland in recent years,” the spokesperson said.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church emphasizes the importance of distinguishing between demonic activity and mental illness. From paragraph 1673: “Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church. Illness, especially psychological illness, is a very different matter; treating this is the concern of medical science. Therefore, before an exorcism is performed, it is important to ascertain that one is dealing with the presence of the Evil One, and not an illness.”
In April 2015, the Congregation for the Clergy and the Sacerdos Institute hosted a seminar at Rome's Regina Apostolorum University, specifically aimed at training priests and lay people in spotting the differences between psychological problems and demonic possession.
The conference included interventions from a wide range of experts in the field of exorcism, including practicing exorcists, medical professionals, psychologists, lawyers, and theologians.
Recently updated rules of the Catholic rite of exorcism also state that a person who believes they are possessed must first rule out mental illness before seeking an exorcism. If the rite of exorcism is still needed, they may seek out a priest who has been trained and appointed as exorcist for his diocese by his bishop.
Collins noted that it often takes multiple meetings with a person seeking an exorcism to determine precisely what is afflicting them, but noted that whether it is true demonic activity or other problems, the requests have gone up dramatically in recent years.
Father Vincent Lampert, a Vatican-trained exorcist and a parish priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has previously told CNA that the best defense against demonic possession is staying close to the sacraments.
In his open letter to the Irish bishops, Collins wrote: “...there has been increasing evidence of the malicious activity of the evil one.”
“I can’t judge from my own subjective experience because people see on the internet that I’m supposed to be an exorcist so I get an inordinate number of calls from people, and emails, all I can say is I have that reputation, but it’s only in recent years that the demand has risen exponentially,” he wrote.
This picture was taken in Rome's Regina Apostolorum University where I trained with Exorcist from all around the World.
There are some believers who falsely believe that if they have a lot of faith they will not undergo any suffering, severe tests or satanic attacks. Nothing could be further from the truth! Actually, the opposite is true.
For example, in the book of Job chapters 1 and 2, God actually asks Satan if he considered His servant Job. Hence, God brought Job to Satan's attention, not because Job was in sin, but because Job was the greatest servant of God on the earth at that time (read Job 1:6-12; 2:3-6).
Furthermore, Acts 19:15 illustrates how Paul the apostle was not only known in heaven, but also in hell! He had their attention! First Peter 5:8-9 teaches that Satan roams the earth seeking someone to devour, which also goes along with the Job narrative (Job 1:7). When we read the context of all these passages, especially in regards to the satanic focus on both Paul and Job, we can come to the conclusion that the devil's main focus is to thwart, divert, distract and disarm the servants of God who are promoting the rule of God on the earth as it is in heaven. Heaven is the only realm in the universe where everything is perfectly aligned under King Jesus, since the devil was displaced from there (Rev. 12:7-12).
Consequently, when someone on earth wants to bring the influence of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, Satan erupts with fear and anger against them since he doesn't want to be thrown out of another place!
This is why it seems as though a person following the will of God will sometimes have the most difficult tests, trials and resistance, as opposed to some saints who are casual seekers of God. Satan is no dummy, why should he attack a Christian who is a bad example to others and who is already deceived and in his grip? He will focus the most on those who are the biggest threats to his desire, to do a power grab from God over the earth realm! Remember: God gave Adam a commission to have His rule over the whole earth (Gen. 1:28), and immediately after that the devil came and convinced both Adam and Eve to disobey God and abandon their posts as God's vice regents over the earth (Gen. 3:1-8).
Since that time Satan has been jealously attempting to protect his control over the earthly realm he stole through subverting Adam, including its systems of government, commerce, media, the arts, science and education. Those who attempt to bring God's influence in these realms will most likely experience some of the highest levels of satanic resistance. The apostle Paul had a messenger from Satan follow him everywhere he went that caused riots and persecutions (2 Cor. 13:1-8), only because he was turning the present world system upside down (Acts 17:7).
So, if you are sold out for God, don't be discouraged when you are attacked or allow yourself to be deceived into thinking that the only reason you are in intense spiritual warfare or tribulation is because you may have missed God. It may be the opposite. You are being targeted because you are hitting the divine bull's eye! This is why Paul admonished believers to stand strong in the Lord: "Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers and the rulers of darkness in high places" (Ephesians 6:10-13). Notice: Paul said "our struggle" meaning he was including himself in this struggle. Every time there was an open door for ministry he had many adversaries. This is a biblical principle (read 1 Corinthians 16:9).
Do not ever think that just because God is calling you to do something that it will be easy. Jesus did the will of God and He was crucified, and church history tells us Paul was beheaded! It's not how many years we live, but what we do with the years we live that matters!
So, what do we do when we are in a time of spiritual warfare that Paul calls "the day of evil" in Ephesians 6:13? Paul tells us in this passage to be strong in the Lord and to stand firm; in other words, do not quit (Eph. 6:10-13).
The apostle Peter also tells us to resist the devil, standing firm in the faith (1 Pet. 5:9). Peter knows firsthand that faith in God is the key to standing firm in the midst of the day of evil because, when he denied Christ three times, Jesus prayed for him that his "faith" would not fail (Luke 22:31-32).
So, do not be afraid when you are in tribulation, because Jesus has already overcome the world (John 16:33)!
Joseph Mattera is overseeing bishop of Resurrection Church and Christ Covenant Coalition, in Brooklyn, New York, and author of numerous books, including Ruling in the Gates: Preparing the Church to Transform Cities. Follow him on Facebook or visit him online at josephmattera.org.
If your armor is intact, then Satan and his demons will not be able to penetrate your armor. But if there's even a minute crack in it, then Satan and his Kingdom of Evil will be able to get through your armor. Do you find yourself giving in to temptation when you really want to overcome? Are you ever discouraged? We all face these moments. But clothed in the whole armor God, the weakest of His children is more than a match for Satan. In Jesus, clothed in God’s invincible armor, you will “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” You will “be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10, 11). Check your armor daily. Your armor should be nicely worn and scarred, this shows the enemy that you are not afraid of a fight. But whatever you do, make sure your armor has no cracks.
So I am often told that Skype Exorcisms is not Biblical. First, let's keep in mind that Skype did not exist during the times of Jesus.
Today, I want to make a case to why it does work and how God is using it to set the captives free.
I often minister to people from all around the globe. Many of them don't have access to an exorcist or if they do, they are often told that Christians cannot have demons, or that they need to see a doctor. Unfortunately, many men of God are afraid of the devil. Some of them do not even want to talk about it. As a result, many people are kept under bondage. God does not want this. So he has me and a few other exorcist from around the world providing this service.
I will cite 3 scriptures that are an example of how Jesus healed and delivered from demons without having that person in His presence.
1) Luke 7:1-10 Jesus heals the Centurions Servant. In this case, the Centurion understands the authority of Christ, and knows that Jesus can heal without being present. This is an act of faith. Jesus in returns heals the servant.
2) John 4:46-54 A nobleman's son is healed. In this case, the son of a nobleman was sick. The nobleman asked Jesus to heal his son. Because the nobleman showed faith, Jesus healed his son without actually being in the presence of the nobleman's son.
3) Acts 19:12 Aprons and handkerchiefs were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits left them.
Now if God used aprons and handkerchiefs to cast out demons, how much more is He to use one of His servant through the technology of Skype to help set the captives free.
Fellow workers of Christ. God has provided you with technology to help set those is bondage free. Use these tools, given to us by God, to set the captives free around the world. The need is so great, and Skype is so effective.
I ask that in 2018, you would be more open minded about God's ability to use these resources. This is my prayer. God bless
Bishop Miguel Bustillos (Born-Again Christian) is currently the Archbishop of Christonian Church headquartered in Surprise, Arizona. He is a graduate of The International School of Exorcism, The Advance Academy of Deliverance and Life Christian University, with an Advanced Degree in Theology. Furthermore, He has studied Demonology from many other institutions, including the International School of the Word (ISOW). In addition, he is also a graduate of the Regina Apostolorum in Rome, where he studied "The Rite of Exorcism and Deliverance". He trained with some of the world's top exorcists. He has freed hundreds of God's Children from demonic attacks and torment, in Jesus' name. Jesus gets all the glory. The Bishop is a well known and highly sought after Exorcist and Deliverance Minister in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. He is featured to speak at this year's International School of Exorcist convention (2019).
Before getting into ministry, he worked in the healthcare field for 18 years. He became a professor of healthcare at a university in Arlington Virginia and climbed through the ranks to become Program Director and finally Academic Dean. He left his position as Academic Dean to become a full-time Deliverance Minister at the Lord's request.
He holds terminal advance degrees in Business and Cardiopulmonary Sciences.
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