(J.D King) When praying with someone with a disease, it may become apparent you’re dealing with something spiritual in nature. Luke makes reference to what is called an “afflicting spirit.” He writes, “And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years and was bent over and could not straighten herself up” (Luke 13:11).

This is an evil entity assigned to cause distress and disease and, ultimately, destroy a person. Not everything going on in and around a person is “biological.” Sometimes an afflicting spirit is the unrelenting root of a person’s illness. Though many from the West would discount this, the Bible reveals that pain, seizures, paralysis and other problems can emerge from despicable forces of darkness (Matt. 8:28; Mark 1:23-24; Luke 6:17-18; Acts 19:13-16). READ MORE