E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett

B. Childress
May 07 2012

They were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.  And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a
spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus
of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us?  I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.  And Jesus rebuked him,
saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.  And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and
hurt him not.  And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! For with authority
and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.  And the fame of him went out into every place of the
country round about.
 (Luke 4:32-37)

Jesus said,
“Hold thy peace, and come out of him,” and the demon came out.  Jesus spoke the words of authority that
set the man free.  But nothing happened until Jesus spoke!

In the Great Commission, as set forth in Mark 16, Jesus declared,
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my
name shall they cast out devils”
(verse 17).  It has been a sacred privilege to be used by the Lord to cast out demons
and evil, unclean spirits, particularly in India, where the majority of the people worship idols, a practice that can lead to
demon possession.

One time, while I was in Canada, a pastor friend of mine said, “Brother Gossett, I have a nineteen-year-old son named
Ken.  He is keenly interested in your ministry and would like to accompany you to some of your meetings.”  I consented
and took Ken with me to several crusades.

At one meeting, the local pastors asked him to serve as an usher, which he was willing to do.  A demon-possessed man
came into the auditorium intent on disrupting the service.  As he came charging up the aisle, cursing me with the vilest
language, I motioned for the ushers to escort the man out of the meeting.  As the ushers approached him, this
demonized man turned on them and grabbed Ken, breaking his glasses and yanking the watch from his arm.  Ken and
another usher wrestled the man to the floor, pinning his arms down.  Obviously agitated at the destruction of his glasses
and watch, Ken began beating the man and screaming, “In the name of Jesus, come out!”  From the front, I could hear
“In the name of Jesus – “followed by the sound of Ken slugging the man.

I rushed to Ken and stopped him, saying, “That’s not the way we do it.  Jesus didn’t say, ‘Beat the devil out of people’;
He said to cast out the devil in His name.”  I realized that my young friend needed more training on how to cast out
demons and evil spirits.

    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.  (II
    Corinthians 10:4)

This is victory!  The manifestations of the wicked, unfeeling devil can be so intense that one may feel tempted to use
physical force.  In effective spiritual warfare, however, it is operating in the anointing of the Holy Spirit that brings
“And the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing” (Isaiah 10:27).


KEYS TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.