About 2 years ago we had a slew of incidents, where violent naked men would attack and try to “eat” random victims. I wrote about it in an article called “On Cannibals, Demon Possessed People, and a Guy Who Tried to Saw His Arm Off In Home Depot Last Week.” If you are not familiar with this phenomenon, please read the article above.
You see, the secular psychologists have no clue what to do with this kind of stuff. The first explanation they give is that this is caused by bath salts. But when the autopsy results showed no drugs in the system of many of these people, they were at a loss for what would cause this type of behavior.
Men growling like beasts, terrifying even the officers that are sent to confront the threat.
This wasn’t your typical junkie reacting to PCP or hallucinogenic drugs.
This was something more.
On top of that, there were such an unusual amount of these incidents, with such strange similarities that they had to be connected. Experts had to find a reason to explain away this pattern of naked growling beast–they insisted that it is a condition called excited delirium.
They act as if this is a simple mental condition. As if every culture and every time period has always had these random naked crazies.
They refuse to acknowledge the spiritual implications.
They think that if they can just blame drugs or mental illness, they can deny the spiritual aspects. In fact, they are desperate to find some natural cause. As if, druggies can’t be possessed.
Now We Have ANOTHER Naked Growling, Biting, Violent Man
So today, we have another terrifying story. A man in Delray Beach, Florida went on a rampage of terror. Again, he was completely naked. He was growling. He had superhuman strength. He was biting at his victims. Repeated stab wounds did nothing to weaken him. He was a monster. Eventually, he charged at the authorities and they had to shoot him.
Here is the official news story:
Police shot a man dead Tuesday evening after he reportedly went on a rampage, running naked through a Florida neighborhood, attacking residents, growling at police and refusing to calm down.
Cell phone footage shows suspect Anesson Joseph, 28, clashing with officers who first tried to subdue him with a Taser. When multiple attempts failed, police, who claim that the man seemed to be in a “state of psychosis,” shot him, The Daily Mail reported.
The clash followed multiple attacks that Joseph allegedly waged against people in the neighborhood. He reportedly chased Douglas Kozlik, 66, a retired cop, which resulted in minor injuries for the man.
In separate incidents, Joseph was accused of attacking a 10-year-old boy and of sparking a violent clash with Tony Grein, an 18-year-old who also lives in the Delray Beach neighborhood.
The clash between Joseph and the teenager reportedly began after the suspect attacked Grein’s 16-year-old sister outside the family’s home. The Palm Beach Post reports that Grein tackled the man in an effort to stop the attack; his sister was able to escape into the home while the two tussled.
According to Grein, Joseph attempted to bite Grein’s face, resulting in cuts, bruises and stitches on the teen’s ear. While Grein had tried to defend himself, he claims that Joseph, who he described as “ridiculously strong,” was simply too much to combat. Luckily, he escaped.
“I can say from personal experience if this guy can take a couple of stab wounds and gun shots and still move and hurt people I think they did what they had to do to protect everyone,” Grein told WPTV-TV of Joseph’s shooting death.
Authorities soon cornered Joseph, noting that he seemed to be on some sort of narcotic. And that’s when the violent clash unfolded that ultimately led to the suspect’s death.
“This guy had superhuman strength. He was a big guy to start with,” Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told WPTV-TV. “He was at least 6 feet 3 inches and 250 pounds. He was not fat. He was like an NFL linebacker. Basically he was terrorizing people up and down the street.”
While authorities reportedly tried to help him after he was shot, Joseph reportedly resisted and died later at a local hospital.
Grein’s father, Mario Grein, who also stepped in to punch the suspect but to no avail, said that Joseph might have attacked additional people if police didn’t step in to stop him.
“He had plenty of strength to take out more people,” he told The Palm Beach Post.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
The last time we had a series of naked cannibals it also began in Florida. Remember the Miami Cannibal? He was caught naked and growling on the road, eating a homeless man.
It was so shocking back then. The nation was so sickened and sorrowful, that such a terrible thing could happen. Then it began to happen all over the country.
Now I wonder what our reaction is today, as a country? Is it sickness and shock? Or is it “just another crazy druggie” that tried to hurt people? Are we getting desensitized to this violence?
Is Demon Possession on the Rise
Have you seen this story, about a single mom and her children being terrorized by demons in their home in Indiana? The social worker saw, and documented the son walking backwards up the wall and to the ceiling. The children levitated, spoke with other voices, and were tormented spiritually as they lived in a house they believed to be filled with demons. You might want to read more about the details of this story at The Blaze.
Have you seen this video of a man speak with other voices before a judge?
Here is a compilation of strange and possibly demonic occurrences in 2014
So What Should We Do?
Well, for Latoya Ammons, she called a clairvoyant and also the Catholic church and they came and did repeated rituals that most people call exorcisms. I read an excerpt from a book called The Supernatural Battle, written by Richard Grund a while ago, and I am reminded about it now.
In this day and age we need to know what to do, because if as Christians we don’t understand how to handle spiritual issues like these we may in desperation call on the Catholic Church to come in and perform some type of strange ritual.
I am going to conclude this blog with an extended quote from Richard Grund. I feel like this information is so important. [Edit–I do not feel like I know enough about all Richard Grund teaches to be able to endorse everything he says. Some things were brought up in the comment section below, and I wanted to edit my post a bit to have more discretion while I look into that information. But I do agree with the extended quote I share below.] If you would like to look into more information by Richard Grund, feel free to go to the following link. — The Beacon’s Glare Spiritual Response Team.
Here is what Richard Grund has written about the history of the exorcism, and the truth about deliverance:
The term “exorcists” is used once (Acts 19:13) in a way to discredit the professional exorcists familiarly known both among Jews and Gentiles.”[i] During the time of the Lord or the Book of Acts Church it was not a recognized or respected ritual. Let me be clearer, the “office of the exorcist” and the practice of expelling demons by some ritual act are not found in the Hebrew Bible or in the New Testament. Its origins are from a source outside of The Bible.
The ritual of exorcism is a long known religious practice from Mesopotamia.[ii] Ancient Babylonian priests served as exorcists who performed the ritual by destroying a clay or wax image of a demon meant to destroy the attached spirit.[iii] Accounts from ancient Persia, 6th century BC, offer evidence of exorcism using prayer, ritual, and holy water by the religious leader Zoroaster, who was considered the first magician, and who founded the religion Zoroastrianism.[iv]
Zoroastrianism (or Mazdaism) refers to the religion developed from the teachings of the Persian prophet Zarathushtra (c. tenth century B.C.), who is commonly known in the West as Zoroaster. Zoroastrians most commonly refer to themselves as Zartoshti (“Zoroastrians”), Mazdayasni (“Wisdom-Worshippers”), and Behdini (“Followers of the Good Religion”). In India, they are known as Parsis (“People from Pars,” which refers to the Persian heritage of the group).
Zoroastrianism was tremendously influential in the history, culture, and art of Persia. Zoroastrianism believes in angels, a day of judgment, a Satan figure, and an ongoing battle between forces of light and darkness in the cosmos but from outside the parameters of The Bible.
Do you see the problem with this? Casting out demons through a pagan ritual? We should have nothing to do with this. He goes on to show that the Catholic ritual of exorcism looks nothing like the Biblical exorcisms that we see performed by Jesus and His followers.
Richard Grund goes on to say:
Luke 4:31-37(NKJV) 31 Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. 32 And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority. 33 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, 34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. 36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” 37 And the report about Him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
No ritual. No ointments or icons. No Holy Water. This is the same authority He delegated to all who believe in Him. Believing in Him and being Born Again was the only prerequisite for this new found authority.
This upset the religious system and their desire for control. When the Pharisees saw this they attacked it and, in an act of unforgivable blasphemy, attributed such power to the devil himself.
Matthew 12:22-24(NKJV) 22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the £blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”
The arrival of Jesus of Nazareth into the Jewish religious system eliminated the validity and viability of this pagan ritual. He immediately conferred this authority on His disciples in Mark 3:13-15 as a declaration that a supernatural shift of power had taken place.
No longer was it necessary to use rituals or religious icons to cast out demons.
Jesus of Nazareth did it with the SPOKEN WORD.
Matthew 8:16(NKJV) 16When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,
That’s why when the sons of Sceva the chief priest and member of the Jewish Council in Acts 19:11-17 try this new technique it does not work for them. The power in the supernatural realm had shifted with the death, resurrection and ascension of the Yeshua/Jesus. Religious ritual, icons and humanistic efforts had no power. This was so amazing to the occult familiar people of Ephesus, in an act of repentance, burned occult materials that would be worth over $100,000 today.
The arrival of the Messiah and His coronation as King of kings and Lord of lords gave to ALL BELIEVERS the authority and power over the demonic.
For almost 300 years this belief was good for the church and was bad business for religious leaders and the demons influencing them. In Biblical Christian tradition, the Lord expelled demons by a word and stated that this act was a sign of the coming of God’s Kingdom. His followers, and others as well, drove out demons “in His name.” In the first two centuries of the Christian era, the power of to cast out demons was considered a special gift that might be bestowed on anyone, lay or cleric.
However, around 250 AD, a special class of the lower clergy was created to take this authority out of the hands of the average Believer and put it into a new group called exorcist. No longer was it a basic belief and ability given to all who Believe in Yeshua/Jesus but now became an elite group to whom this special function was entrusted. About the same time, exorcism became one of the ceremonies done in preparation to baptism, and it has remained a part of the Roman Catholic baptismal service. None of that is Biblical or has precedence in the Book of Acts Church or direction from the Lord.
The exorcism of persons possessed by demons is carefully now regulated by canon law in the Roman Catholic church, and the elaborate rite is contained within the Roman ritual. This ritual does not reappear until the Roman Ritual of 1614, which was then replaced in 1999 by the Second Vatican Council.[v]
According to the office and ritual of an exorcist, as written by the Roman Catholic Church, only Catholic priests can do the ritual and only if they have the permission of their local Bishop. And, this will only happen if they deem you are worthy and can get an appointment. Many of the people and families I’ve helped over the last almost 24-years are people who have been rejected by the Vatican. To the Roman Catholic Church (specifically Cardinal Estevez), the numerous Protestants promoting exorcisms and everyone who believes that this pagan ritual is Biblical, I say – “Sorry, wrong answer. Thank you for playing religious games. Please pick up your parting gifts on the way out!”
It’s no wonder that the demonic has flourished since the church abdicated its authority to religious men who have countermanded the Word of God and the spoken guidelines of The Lord for pagan rituals. It’s been one demonic deception after another seeping into the church to trick us into laying down the weapons of our warfare thereby taking us off of the supernatural battlefield. Although there are still many like myself that hold to the Biblical model the majority of the church, and the world, have fallen for this misleading man made teaching.
The power of casting out devils was conferred by the Lord on his apostles (Matt. 10:8), and on the seventy (Luke 10:17-19), and was exercised by Believers after his ascension (Mark 16:17; Acts 16:18); but this power was never spoken of as exorcism.
And, while we are on the topic, there is no such thing as a “Deliverance Ministry.” You either have a Yeshua/Jesus authorized ministry as defined in The Word, or you don’t. Specializing is not only not an option it’s not Biblical. By doing so and labeling yourself as such you are recreating the poisonous “elite” status and attempting to elevate yourself to a superior position of authority from the rest of the church.
We are called to get people saved, healed and delivered so that they can become disciples of The Messiah Yeshua/Jesus AND THAT IS IT!
He came to set the captives free by destroying the works of the devil. And, we must continue that work until He Returns.
We are living in the last days and the enemy is ramping up his end game. Let us be built up in the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us grow in the knowledge of the authority and power that the Lord has given us in His name.
Bruno Mars told us to prepare.
The enemy is saying “prepare.”
Let us not be caught sleeping.
For the days are evil.