Hand it to Lester Sumrall.
This expert at deliverance was just that.
He knew exactly of what he spoke.
And he wasn’t afraid of expressing it.
Over the course of sixty years, he preached in more than a hundred nations, and was involved in two tremendously famous exorcism cases in the Philippines, stepping in when the regular Catholic hierarchy decided it was a bit too intense.
There are a number of prevalent views in Christianity and the world at large; one is that the devil doesn’t exist; another that it’s not a matter that should be discussed; another that the evil one may exist, but there isn’t “a demon under every rock”; and the view of people such as Sumrall, who said, “It appears that the less we say about the devil, the greater gains he makes in the world. He would like to silence those who would destroy him and his works.”
These are people, of course, as he points out, who are considered “negative.” “However,” wrote Sumrall, who died in 1996, “I am sure this is all part of the devil’s strategy to keep people quiet about him. People in ignorance easily fall prey to the wiles of the devil. It is enlightened people who know how to stay free of his powers.”
With so many tens of millions suffering oppression, depression, and other “psychological”-emotional disorders — which in many cases can be caused or exacerbated by evil spirits — you’d think we’d pay more attention to it.
In a culture where Christianity is slipping through our grasp, perhaps we don’t understand why.
“I further believe that no church has a right to expect support from the people if it cannot render to the people what they need,” wrote Sumrall in a book called Alien Entities.
“Recently a person came to me requesting prayer for an emotional problem. I said, ‘Yes, I’ll pray for you. What church do you belong to?’ The person told me and I asked, ‘Did you talk to your pastor about this situation?’ ”Oh, yes.’ ‘And what did he do?’ ‘He recommended a psychiatrist.’”
“The Church must cease being a referral station!” the preacher complained. “It must stand up in God’s Name and proclaim.
“Man’s knowledge and experience in religion, science, technology, psychology, or philosophy are limited and deficient regarding the otherworld or otherworld entities. Man has knowledge enough to go to the moon; but when a person loses his mind, man’s knowledge fails. Modern man does not know what to do about an alien entity when it manifests itself in a human personality.”
“These alien entities seek to control nations, and they have already gained control of some of the face of the earth today. They also control some cities, districts, and other areas. They seek to possess human beings through whom they can express their evil.”
Sumrall points out that the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of thirty-three murders in the Chicago area, had a dark alter ego whom he called “Jock” and who actually did the killings.
When you see all the crime shows on television, note how they compete with all the horror movies and haunted house shows on other channels!
Look into the eyes of these poor murderers and an alien entity indeed resides there.