After praying for hundreds or perhaps thousands of people, I have come to recognize certain manifestations people have when demons are leaving. I’m certain there are demons being expelled during certain manifestations because a lot of people have said they felt lighter and better soon after when receiving deliverance prayer (i.e. praying directly against the demons inside a person to come out). They no longer feel things moving around in their body, hear voices in their head, etc. How do I know they are manifestations of demons? Because when I start to pray for deliverance, they have common bodily reactions.
Of course, a lot of people have demons leave them outside the context of deliverance prayer. A lot of people report yawning a lot after they have repented and truly turned to the Lord Jesus Christ. Also, a lot of people say they yawn a lot during worship and praise to the Lord. I believe demons are leaving because evil spirits hate to be in the presence of worship and praise. So, if you find yourself yawning a lot, praise God! I believe evil spirits are leaving your body.
You may have seen videos of dramatic manifestations of demons in people when they are being cast out. I have seen such manifestations when praying for some people, but for the vast majority of people I have prayed for that is not the case. The manifestations are more low-key. For some people, when a demon or demons leave, they don’t have any manifestations at all. We can infer it left, since they no longer have any of the symptoms of demonization. That said, there is no definitive way to know if a demon was expelled except by revelation from God.
Some signs demons are leaving your body or temple:
- Yawning (a very common one).
- Exhaling or sighing.
- Yelling, screaming, shrieking, or crying out loud (Acts 8:7).
- Burping or belching; passing gas.
- Tearing up.
- Running nose.
- Feel lighter and just overall better.
- Some see in the spirit and see the demon(s) leave.
- Some have had a dream that the demon left.
- Can just feel it leave the body (some say it feels like “energy” leaving).
- No longer have any of the symptoms of demonization.
Some signs of demons manifesting or agitated when you pray directly against it:
- Feel something jump around inside your body.
- Tightness around a certain area
- Convulsions (Mark 9:26).
- Head shaking back and forth.
- Eyes roll up.
- Feel nausea.
- Itching in certain parts of your body.
- Uncontrollable laughter.
- Drooling or foaming at the mouth.
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 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 ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”