Trinidad & Tobago:
Panic after ‘Devil attack’ at school
"Panic broke out at the Moruga Composite School yesterday as 17 female students fell mysteriously ill and began rolling on the ground, hissing and blabbering in a strange tongue, after suffering bouts of nausea and headaches. Two of the students reportedly tried to throw themselves off a railing and had to be physically restrained, triggering fears of a possible demon attack. The drama started during the lunch hour in the Form One block and quickly spread to other areas. Form Five student Kern Mollineau, who attends the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church, said he got worried when the girls’ eyes began rolling up in their heads and they began beating up on the ground. With the assistance of several other students and teachers, the pupils were taken to the multi-purpose hall where some of them fell into a semi-conscious state."
"Mollineau recalled: “One girl was blabbering as if in a strange language. I could not understand what she was saying. “It was sounding like ‘shebbaberbebeb shhhhee.’ The girls were unusually strong. We had to hold them down so that they will not hurt themselves. “The teachers were right there. I get a kick in my face when one of the girls started beating up on the floor. Many of them had bruises.” Mollineau claimed he actually communicated with the “devil which had possessed the girl. “I asked the Devil what he wanted with the girls and the voice said he wanted a life. He kept saying to send the girls in the toilet and to leave them alone,” Mollineau claimed."
"Roman Catholic priests, as well as pastors from nearby churches, including Josephine Charles, Deborah Charles and Pastor Gordon, visited the school and began showering the children with holy water and prayers. Six ambulances arrived at the school accompanied by police teams from the Moruga and St Mary’s Police Post. A party of fire officers from the Princes Town Fire Station, led by acting Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Ramdeo Boodoo visited the school and began conducting several tests on the surroundings to determine the cause of the problem. Boodoo said there was nothing in the environment to trigger fainting spells, nausea and headaches."
"A source at the school confirmed that all 17 pupils were taken to the Princes Town Health Facility where they were medically examined. The other students were sent home at 2 pm. Responding yesterday, Minister in the Ministry of Education Clifton de Coteau said he was aware that pupils had to be taken for medical attention. De Coteau said Student Support Service officials were sent to the school and students were expected to receive counselling. A statement from the Ministry of Education said the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) made maxi taxis available to the school to assist the Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) which provided additional ambulances."
A similar incident occurred recently. In France, west of Paris, a group jumped out of a window to escape the presence of the devil. The group had been holding a seance. A baby died in the fall from the window.
In July, the village of Edey in Barbados suffered what locals call a demonic attack. In an article titled, ‘Demons’ step in, it is reported "RESIDENTS of Edey Village, Christ Church, called on church leaders to exorcise what they believe to be demonic forces that have invaded the small, close-knit neighbourhood. For the past two weeks, residents have witnessed uncanny and unexplained events which led them to believe that evil forces had invaded the community. While many could not describe what the woman actually saw, they said she immediately started speaking in a foreign tongue and became delirious. Her family, well- respected members of the community, quickly summoned two church leaders and a group of “prayer warriors” to their home. The church group spent two days praying around the young woman. A member of the church group told the SATURDAY SUN that the voice coming from her was not her own, but that of an old man. “We prayed for two days asking God to spread the blood of Jesus on the young woman and to strike out the demon. After much praying on the second day we heard her say ‘thank you Jesus’ and the demon came out of her body and she fell limp”. However, another young woman, who lived next door, also fell victim to the demonic forces. “She was sitting on a chair in her living room when all of a sudden she was lifted high into the air and thrown outside in her backyard. She fell hard on the ground and started speaking in a foreign tongue,” a source said. The church group also prayed fervently for this second woman. “By the time we were finished praying for her she had lost a considerable amount of weight and the demon left her body,” the source continued. But sources say at least four more people in the district were affected and, as a result, a street prayer session was organised for Edey Village last Tuesday night. The Saturday SUN visited the area and witnessed residents and members of the church walking through the small district singing and praying for almost three hours."
The New Testament is full of instances of demonic possession. In Matthew 17:14-20 we read, "When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “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.” “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment. Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
The Gadarene demoniac was so strong he broke the chains the townspeople keep him in, and he was so loud his screaming could be heard for quite a distance. (Mark 5:2-20). As John MacArthur said in his most recent sermon, we read so often of demon possession in the NT because the presence of Jesus drew them out. Demons were always present on the earth, but they hate the light: "For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God." So in Jesus' day and the Apostles' day they were seen because the light shone so brightly.
Those who were possessed in the article above demonstrated similar behaviors as some of the demonic possessions described in the bible. I am not saying that the Trinidad & Tobago demonic possessions were genuine or that they were not genuine, but demons exist, they possess, and their time is coming.