Do you think cell phone usage is interrupting the flow of the Spirit in church services today? As in the case of an African man who was getting a demon cast out by the pastor when his cell phone went off. The man answers the phone and things get ugly. The video was shared on the Christian Post on Friday.
The step-by-step scene in the video is one minute and thirty seconds long. The minister is preaching to the congregation about the power we have as Christians to cast out demons. Next he observes a guy in the audience and calls him forth. The man comes forth to get prayed for. As the prayer goes forth, the man shouts out screams - the pastor speaks in tongues and slaps him on his back and shoulder as the African man is rolling on the floor.
During the process of casting out the demon, the man being prayed for, cell phone rings. Can you believe that the man answers his cell phone, in the middle of being prayed for? He expresses to the caller that he is "under the anointing," and yells to the caller and says "Bye, bye."
Comments from the YouTube audience mostly mock the scene and think it is funny. They respond with, "Hahahahaha, and Lol." Watch the video and see what you think.
Let's see what the Bible, in OpenBible.info, has to say about the casting out of demons. Take a look at Mark 16:16-18 (ESV) Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.
In the end, the pastor tells the man to "Take the demon." Looks like the devil made the man answer the cell phone. Do you agree with how the pastor reacted?