28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way. 29And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31And the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine. 32And he said unto them, Go. And they came out, and went into the swine: and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
When Amy Carmichael was told that a man living nearby was possessed by a demon, before going to pray with him, she prayed and fasted with her friend and on arriving at the scene prayed in the name of Jesus for his deliverance. It took a while, and just when she was regretting her coming, she heard the Lord and eventually the man was free and free indeed.
A man who claimed to be an exorcist is overpowered by the evil spirit in a girl. The evil spirit entered him, made him unsettled, and destabilized his life. One day, he tore off his clothes and fled from the village naked. When the sister of the young girl exhibited the same symptoms, she was prayed for by a Christian and instantly healed, displaying the power of Christ.
Louisa Vaughan insisted that a deranged woman was mentally ill, not demon possessed. However, the fact that the woman was nearly physically incapable of saying the name of Jesus, combined with the fact that Miss Vaughan and her fellow workers independently heard the same thing from the Lord that “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting,” convinced Miss Vaughan to recognize the woman's true condition.
When one day his unbelieving grandmother became demon possessed, young Wan led other believing members of his family to read the account of Jesus casting out a demon and asking together, that the unclean spirits be banished in Jesus name. The good Lord honoured their request and the old woman was herself again!
Ma Na Si was just a boy of 12 years, but God used him to wrought a mighty deliverance by casting out a demon out of the body of a woman. This miracle opened the door for the gospel in that village.
A demon possessed man was roused into a great fury whenever the Spirit of God moved with power during meetings, or when the words “Jesus of Nazareth” were spoken. The Chinese church leaders and missionaries gathered around him and cast the “foul fiend” out of the man in the name of Jesus, after which he was in his right mind.
During a meeting of believers, after a man was confirmed to be demon possessed, he was taken out of the meeting to be prayed for. The Christian brethren continued to pray for this man even as he manifested different strange signs of demonic possession. Finally, the demon was at last cast out, and the following day the change in him was obvious to all.
Chen-Lao-Jung unsuccessfully tried many means―witch doctors, necromancers, Buddhist priests, etc.―to have his mother delivered from demon possession. He then asked Mr. Hsu, a Christian, to come pray for his mother. However, before Hsu would pray, he made Mr. Chen renounce and destroy all the household gods. Once that was done, and now having the attention of the entire community, Hsu prayed for the woman. She was completely delivered, and so great was her deliverance that many accepted the gospel, including Chen himself.
Christians in Zurich had given up on preaching the message of Jesus Christ with passers-by. The Salvation Army, on the other hand, arrived with prayer and zeal to preach in the name of the Lord. They reported an extraordinary transformation in the lives of the people, beginning with Raymond, a homosexual and drug addict who was delivered in a prayer session, much to the surprise of other Christian faiths.
A chronically depressed woman requested for prayers for her lusting after men's approval. As Dr. White laid hands on her and began praying she began to exhibit the signs of demonic possession but as he invoked the name of Jesus, the storm was quieted and peace returned to the woman.
A demon possessed girl was brought to the church, she was prayed for and instantly delivered!
Amy Carmichael, during her time as a missionary in Japan in the 1890's, was called to cast a demon out of a man. She felt completely unequal to the task, such that when deliverance came, it was clearly of God and not of man.
After a man and his family gave up spirit-worship for Christianity, his son was soon possessed mightily by demons. But when James was called upon, he led the young believers in prayer aloud that the Name of Jesus might prevail - and so great was the effect of the boy's deliverance to the faith of these young believers.
The deliverance of a demon possessed woman opened the way for the establishment of a church.
An addicted smoker, Chang's life was transformed when he had an encounter with the Saviour. However, his troubles were not over, his wife was seen throughout as a demoniac. All that changed when Pastor Hsi prayed for her and laid his hands on her, she was fully delivered. Both husband and wife went on to become powerful tools in the hands of God.
Mrs. Hsi was suffering from demonic oppression. The neighbors made fun of her situation, claiming that Christianity was a religion that brought evil spirits. After remedies had been tried and failed, Mr. Hsi decided to fast and pray for three days. On the last day, he laid his hands upon her and commanded the evil spirits to depart in the name of Jesus. She was delivered immediately. Thereafter, she became a Christian and the testimony strengthened her husband and brought new converts to the faith.
A crowd was gathered as a young girl displayed the signs consistent with demon possession; she was without clothes, refused to eat and was chanting weird sounds in a voice that clearly wasn't hers. When Christians were called, they knelt down to pray for her and in the Name of Jesus, she was completely delivered and regained her senses.
After a woman recently delivered from demonic possession suffered a relapse, the demon returned and as prayers were held again for her deliverance, an interesting exchange occured with the demon. But eventually, she was delivered and went on to live a normal life.
A demon possessed man who had gone completely crazy and killed many as a result, had to be chained and restrained in a specially built cage. For 18 years, this animal-like existence was his story, but when brother Yun arrived his village, this man's story changed in an instant.
When Jacques Teeuwen decided to pray for Angginonukwe who was possessed with an evil spirit, many doubted if anything would change. But her deliverance was so instantaneous that it helped bolster the faith of the Dani believers.
John Wesley wrestled with not only the demons possessing a certain woman but also with the doubts and fear that he lacked the faith to help her become free. But reproved by the word of God, Wesley would eventually help deliver this woman by the power in the name of Jesus.
The Yinshang County moved from being a village ravaged by demonic oppression to one where virtually all its people became free in Christ, as they wholeheartedly embraced Christianity. And this freedom came when the Christians in Yinshang went about casting out demons in the Name of Jesus.
A man who had unclean spirit is discerned, he is prayed for and delivered. Thereafter he is filled with the Holy Spirit.
A woman who was possessed with evil spirits was prayed for by a man who spoke in an unknown language. Her deliverance was complete and she went on to become an evangelist sharing the testimony of her deliverance.
A heavily possessed man is delivered from the satanic possession, when Art Sanborn and a team member of his united and invoked the all powerful name of Jesus.
Nori was being troubled by demonic spirits, and as a result, she was literally losing her mind. When she chanced upon the Heshwas one day, she was in the name of Jesus, delivered from her affliction!