I found an interesting documentary on youtube that investigates, through the spiritualists' eyes, the demonic possession of two young girls in the 1800s.
These spiritualist beliefs are carried over today in paranormal television shows and ghost hunting. Be aware of what you're watching!
I arm chair quarter backed this one with my comments below. And I inserted scripture which counters what the documentary is trying to convey -spiritualism.
It's an hour and half documentary. So turn off the cell phone and microwave some pop corn. The documentary is presented in six parts with my comments on the demonic possession.
There are 6 videos in the playlist for this documentary. Each part corresponds to the video and time sequence being played.
seizures - Matthew 17:14
Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy
14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
Mary spoke in foreign languages during these fits
spiritualist/Catholic exorcist and not a true Roman Catholic exorcist.
spiritualist Catholics teach spiritualism mixed in with Catholic teachings.
These are NOT Roman Catholic beliefs!
Like mixing crude oil to Holy water.
9:03 Dewi Morgaine
severe demonic oppression it sounds like at first. You see her
photos of the bruises inflicted by the demonic. She was possessed.
10:15 John Zaffis
spiritualist demonologist, not Roman Catholic demonologist
12:12 Mary Roff'
obsession with cutting see Mark 5:5
Mark 5:5 Jesus Restores the Demon Possessed Man
5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
12:46 Kelly March
severe demonic oppression borderline possession. Some oppressions are so dark they can be mis-interpreted as possession.
The difference between severe oppression and possession is that in a possession the body host invited the demon into them. Where oppression the spirit wasn't invited it just continues to attack because the person or the body of Christ has not exercised their spiritual authority over the demon.
Kelly doesn't say if she invited it into herself.
0:45 John Zaffis
4 to 5 people required to hold down a possessed little girl.
Our ministry (M16) have seen this on many occassions and commanded the spirit to sit (just like ordering a dog to sit) and not move.
Spirits recognize who has authority in Christ and who doesn't.
Many Christians don't truly understand their authority over the demonic.
Spiritualists are not taught their authority because the demons don't want them to know they have authority over them -through Jesus Christ.
2:16 - Anita
"Come into me you bastard!" WRONG thing to say at a deliverance session!!!!
Marcus is not possessed he is oppressed. This is definitely not a possession.
Demons frequently manifest and take over during a severe oppression episode.
This footage is a horrible representation of how to conduct a deliverance.
Anita opened herself up to a possible possession attack on herself.
She is was praying in tongues so she is probably Spirit filled and the demonic spirit didn't want to take her up on the offer.
"His eyes were glowing" - yep. Well, metaphorically speaking.
It's an oppression manifestation. The facial expression takes on the persona of the demon inside. As if another personality were in Marcus.
For goodness sakes! Bind the demon already!!! They should have done this at the first sign of a manifestation!
Mary after a lifetime of violent fits. She expired. Mary had a violent seizure moments prior to her death as the demons left her. The demonic mission was accomplished. Kill Mary. The demons don't want a dead body and tend to leave through seizures right before the person dies.
Died July 15, 1865
1877 - 12 years later starts having seizures at age 14. Same town.
Documentary does not state why the activity started as it links the case to demonic possession.
Were the parents spiritualists and invited something into their home?
Current owner The current Vennum house owner identifies Lurancy Vennum as the girl who was possessed by the spirit of Mary Roff. This is spiritualism! During a deliverance session or exorism (by a Roman Catholic priest) it's the spirit of death or suicide that is possessing Lurancy. The spirit uses the name of the deceased to throw off spiritulists and mediums.
They're talking to demons! The spirit of Mary Roff the spiritualists were talking to was a spirit of suicide or death. You see this all the time in paranormal shows. It's the spirit of grandpa who hanged himself here. No! It's the spirit lying so it can stay there in the home under the disguise of grandpa's spirit and then lead others in the home to suicide!
spirit of suicide Mathew 17:15 -He often falls into fire and water -suicide!
15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
This is where I spit up my Dr. Pepper I was drinking all over my flat display monitor.
Who in their RIGHT STATE of mind brings a kid to a seance with the possible presence of demons??
"Very common. It can happen with children. And when they are afflicted you never know what is actually going to come through them. You don't know if it's something on a negative level or they might be channeling something through a positive..."
Again. This is spiritualism demonology. Good and bad spirits, mostly deceased humans.
It's ok for kids to be possessed by a positive spirit?????
No!!! They're demons!
Christian demonology 101 - all deceased souls go to heaven or hell. No lingering souls. Lingering spirits searching to inhabit souls are all demonic. The fun little ghost spirit playing with your kid at night is a demon!
43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.
Severe demonic oppression. It is not uncommon for people who have died to bring back a spirit of death with them. These can be casted out of people with deliverance prayer. Since Michael died 26 times it is highly probable he brought back a spirit of death.
"Spiritualism is a religion."
Finally some ounce of truth in this documentary! What you are watching are spiritualist beliefs! They believe very strongly in communicating with the spirit world.
What the heck? This is rediculous! This turned into a George Romero B flick.
Are they channelling the BORG?
Lurancy's Dr. "How did you get here?"
Lurancy "Through the air" Matthew 12:43-44
Mary Roff spirit
The spirit is identifying itself as Mary Roff. The spirit is lying so it isn't sent away. It's a lingering spirit that has right to be there because these people have dangerously assumed it is Mary the friendly ghost. It's a demon looking for another body.
"I am not a devil..." Lying spirit
"Light" fallen angel masquerading as a angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14