I can’t say for certain every person that has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome are dealing with an underlying demonic issue behind it, but there is a case where a person was delivered from the condition by the power of Jesus which suggests that it is possible (more on that later).
What is Tourette Syndrome (TS)? It is a disorder that causes people to have “tics”. Some people who have it will sometimes blurt out highly inappropriate or offensive comments. These comments may be blasphemous, racist, or full of profanities.
What are tics? They are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly. People who have tics are unable to stop their body from doing these things. For instance, a person might keep blinking over and over again. Or, a person might make a grunting sound unwillingly.
Of course, scientists have no idea what causes it:
Doctors and scientists do not know the exact cause of TS. Research suggests that it is an inherited genetic condition. That means it is passed on from parent to child through genes.
It is a condition that is not so uncommon among children and teenagers:
In the United States, 1 of every 360 children 6 through 17 years of age have been diagnosed with TS. Other studies that also included children with undiagnosed TS have estimated that 1 of every 162 children have TS. This suggests that about half of children with TS are not diagnosed.
TS can affect people of all racial and ethnic groups. Boys are affected three to five times more often than girls.
It’s interesting that some people with TS uncontrollably utter blasphemy. What is the source of evil thoughts and blasphemy? Some people with TS will also uncontrollably hit themselves and others. What is the source of such violent behavior?
In the Bible, there was a demoniac who would continually cry out and cut himself (Mark 5:2-5). There was also a case where a child was thrown into the fire or water in attempts to destroy him, but the cause was an unclean spirit (deaf or mute spirit) which Jesus expelled out of him (Mark 9:22-25).
In the following snippet video, a woman uncontrollably blurts out “hail lucifer” and “‘F’ the Jews” out of all the millions of things she could have blurted out as opposed to blurting out something positive or edifying:
With years of dealing with many people with demonic issues, I can attest I have come across several people that had symptoms that the medical establishment would probably diagnose as TS. Undoubtedly, their issue was demonic.
The following testimony is from the book Demon Possession & the Christian by C. Fred Dickason (pg. 284):
The parents of an eight-year-old brought her to me. They were very concerned for her, since she had Tourette’s Syndrome. This malady is evidenced by tics, vocal or physical repetitions such as grunts, hissing, swearing, blasphemy, and jerking of part of the body. Some noticed that the tics became worse when passing a church, attending a church function, or when trying to read the Bible and pray. She had been to reputable medical men. There seemed little solution. The parents thought it might possibly be demonic in origin. They had beautifully prepared the little girl for my pastoral approach to counseling the demonic. She was a precocious young lady. We explained to her what we were about to do and that the Lord Jesus would take care of her because He was powerful and loved her so much. She and the parents renounced all ancestral background in the demonic, took their stand against the enemy, and prayed with me that “the Lord would tell any of the devil’s helpers inside Becky [name changed] to leave and go to where Jesus sends them.” I followed that with a direct command to any wicked spirits that they should leave. I pressed the authority of Jesus Christ and His claims upon her life, since she was a believer. We finished with some sense of accomplishment. Later I heard from the parents that things had greatly improved and that the tics have disappeared.
Praise God. He truly is the Healer and Deliverer.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be a word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I repent of my sins and turn to you. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”