How do you know when demons leave a person? Over the course of the past few weeks, I have had several clients ask, with no small measure of fear in their voice, how the demons are going to leave and how I, when ministering deliverance, will know that they are gone?
I’ve been at this long enough to know that such “coincidences” typically are nudges from the Lord to take action of some kind so this post is hopefully a beneficial result!
This article focuses on how we, as deliverance ministers typically assess that demons have left a person during the course of the (two-hour) ministry process. It is a discernment that we try to make; sometimes it is obvious and sometimes it is not so evident.
It is important to clarify that this is not a discussion of how demons manifest in general; that is for another time. The reality is that many have seen demonic manifestations and may not have been Many people have seen these manifestations in their loved ones or in a church/ministry session or in the worst case scenario a true-to-life Hollywood movie designed to scare the wits out of them.
Demon Spirits Leave In Different Ways
Here’s our list of the most common demonic manifestations we see when they leave:
- Physical movement (hands, legs), then release
- Physical pain, then release
- Yelling / screaming, then release
- Coughing / Burping, then release
- Yawning / sneezing
- Eye twitching/narrowing, then release
- Facial contortions, then release
- Breathing out
- Quietly – no manifestation
- Extremes – vomiting / diarrhea
- The person will tell us!
This list is not complete but represents the preponderance of manifestations over the course of twenty plus years of ministry ministering to thousands of people one on one and in group seminars. Our approach to deliverance is based upon a five step process that does not involve the calling out of spirits until the fourth session. By that time, the willing and active participant has heard the preparatory teachings , done the homework we have assigned them, stirred up their faith and come in to our office (or over the internet) with expectancy!
For these reasons, most of the manifestations we see are represented above. We do not yell at people or wrestle with them and do not allow demons to manifest in a loud or physically painful way. If this type of manifestation persists, it is typically because there is still an open door for torment in the person and we seek to identify the source of that so it can be closed before proceeding.
I would love to hear from you? Have you seen other manifestations that are not on this list?