Be Free from Epilepsy

It’s Easier Than You Think

by Pastor John Hamel


“And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto Thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wherever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away… and when he [the spirit] saw him [Jesus], straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. 


“And He asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.  And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 


“And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. …he [Jesus] rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.  And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; …Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.” (Mark 9:17-27)


One day Jesus encountered the father of a young boy who had all the symptoms of “epilepsy.”  He would suddenly fall to the ground, foam at the mouth, gnash with his teeth and then just as suddenly appear as if he had died. 


Apparently in this boy’s case, a “dumb and deaf spirit” that also hindered his ability to both hear and speak caused these symptoms.  Jesus simply cast that spirit out of the boy and his life was changed forever.


“Epilepsy” is medically defined as “a neurological disorder with recurrent sensory disturbances, loss of consciousness or convulsions; associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.”


I do not know everything that can be known about epilepsy.  Nor do I believe that all seizures are the result of a human being tormented by “evil spirits” or “demons.”


Some cases of epilepsy are obviously neurological and physical.  When that is the case the individual suffering with the disorder can be healed by faith in God's Word through the use of the Strong Name of Jesus.  


However, quite often epileptic seizures are the result of harassment by demonic spirits and when this is the case, these spirits can be cast out using the Powerful Name of Jesus.  


If Jesus did it, all Believers who live right can do it. 


Jesus said, “…the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)


A Miraculous Modern Day Illustration


I know a man who suffered terribly from epileptic seizures all of his life.  We became acquaintances when he was in his early forties.  He told me how he could not drive an automobile because of his recurring epileptic seizures.  


Explaining how oftentimes seizures are a manifestation of a demon spirit, I showed him from the Bible that all Believers have authority over evil spirits. I asked him if he would like me to show him how he could be free from epileptic seizures. He became quite interested indeed.  


I checked to be sure he was Born-Again and he assured me that he was. Christ was indeed his Savior. 


I explained to him that it was going to take some patience and commitment on his part, but if he would stay with it he could be free. He assured me he was willing to do whatever it took to be free from living with the nightmare of epileptic seizures.


Explaining from the Bible that faith is released through the mouth, I encouraged him to say the following whenever the thought or the fear of having a seizure would come to him.  


"Spirit of epilepsy, you have no authority over me any longer. I bind you in the Name of Jesus Christ. I am free from epileptic seizures in the Name of Jesus." 


He readily agreed to do so and we parted ways.  I did not see him for at least a month after this. When we met again I asked him if he had experienced any seizures since having discovered his authority in Christ. He joyfully expressed that he hadn't had even one seizure since he began using his authority through the words of his mouth.


We did not see one another again for at least two months.  When we finally met up again he looked seriously oppressed and beaten down.  When I asked him if he was still free of epilepsy, he answered, "No, I've been having very bad seizures."  


With confidence I said to him, "I can tell you why.  You've stopped telling the devil that you're free from epileptic seizures.  You've stopped using your authority. You've stopped using the Name of Jesus."  


He hung his head and said, "You're right."


I encouraged him to tell the devil that he was not going to be fooled and these attacks were going to stop again.  


We prayed together and he told the devil, "You have no authority over me.  I am free from epileptic seizures in the Name of Jesus."  His joy returned.  He was relieved that God was not condemning him and that he could take authority again as if he had never stopped.  


We parted ways again that day and I did not have occasion to see this man until at least four months later.  When I finally did see him, I asked him right up front, "Have you been maintaining your authority?  Are you still free form epilepsy?"  With a grateful heart he declared that he had been free since the day we again prayed together over four months earlier. 


He made a point of explaining to me, "I've learned my lesson. It's up to me to stay free and I won't be fooled like that again. I will continue to use the Name of Jesus against epileptic seizures."


It is simply not a coincidence that when this man took authority over the spirit that was causing his epileptic seizures they stopped.  


It was no coincidence that when he stopped maintaining his Christian authority, the seizures began again.  


It was absolutely no coincidence that once he began maintaining his Christian authority again, through the words of his mouth, that the seizures stopped again. This time permanently.


You, Too, Can Be Free from Epilepsy    


Do you suffer from epileptic seizures that have doctors baffled?  If so, you can be free.  


Simply make Jesus the Lord of your life by saying, “Jesus, You’re my one and only choice. I renounce forever all association with Satan.” (Romans 10:13) 


This makes you a member of God’s eternal family, qualifying you for all of the many family benefits. (Psalm 103:1-5; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Galatians 3:13,14)  


Jesus said one of those family benefits is authority over Satan and all evil spirits


"See what I have given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions (Satan, demons and evil spirits), and protection from every assault of the enemy. No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God's authority over you and presence with you." (Luke 10:19,20 MSG) 


You can boldly and confidently address the “spirit” of epilepsy and say, “Epilepsy, I thought I had to live with you until now.  Loose me and don’t return.  I call myself healed, in Jesus’ Name.”


Now remember this.  After the seizures have stopped for awhile, Satan is going to try to hit you with fear again, just as he did with my friend. He will say something like, “I can feel the seizures coming on again.  They’ll probably hit me in the night while I’m sleeping.” 


Keep this one thing in mind. Satan often uses pronouns when he speaks to you so you will think his words are your thoughts.  That is to keep you off his trail. But your eyes are open now to his devices.  


Open your mouth and say, “Spirit of fear, I rebuke you.  I will not fear.  Fear is the opposite of faith.  I am a faith person and you’ll obey me.  Go, in Jesus’ Name. Spirit of epilepsy and all seizures, I rebuke you in the Strong Name of Jesus.  You no longer have a place in me.”  It will leave. 


"Yell a loud 'No' to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet 'Yes' to God and He'll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. The fun and games are over. Get serious, real serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only way you'll get on your feet." (James 4:7-8 Message) 


Get the sin out of your life if it exists. Then keep yourself filled with God’s healing Word. 


Keep yourself under a believing Pastor who knows how the Believer’s authority works. 


Talk to your Pastor about the Holy Spirit Baptism.  It is an experience subsequent to making Jesus your Savior – an experience of supernatural, concentrated power that helps to keep all tormenting spirits at bay. (Acts 1:8)  


Read about the Holy Spirit Baptism on this website, if you would like.  


Make up your mind that one way or another you are going to receive this concentrated power.  It is the added strength you need to hold the spirit of epilepsy at bay.


Remember, "Epilepsy, you have no authority over me. I am free from you in Jesus' Strong Name."


Faith. It is your frontline of defense against epileptic seizures.


Be Blessed … John and Barbara Hamel


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