I am coming here with this story in the hopes of being able to receive answers and ideas about what to do. Several friends of mine and I have been trying to help another one of our friends that I shall call Van.
Van has been repeatedly attacked by a demon in their house for some time. We have tried getting this demon to leave by prayer on several different occasions, but whether we're just weak spiritually, or if this thing is just that strong I have no idea. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get a priest to go in there since Van's parents do not believe what is going on, so they see no need to have one come to there house.
I can't remember how long this has been going on (which I apologize, I will get back to you with that information), but it has been happening for some time now. The first attack happened as Van was trying to go to sleep for the night and it showed up by their bedside. It had assaulted Van as they were trying to sleep. I couldn't tell you in what way that it did, I wasn't there. But naturally the first thing that pops into anyone's head is that Van was sleeping. But this event became a regular occurrence so we had to rule out that simple fact.
Selah, a friend of ours is a psychic and has done numerous readings on Van. During one of these readings Selah was able to get a name from this demon. He had revealed it to be Sal (yeah, we made jokes about that too). Well, after every reading, Selah would be exhausted so she couldn't do it for to long.
Not long after the discovery of Sal's name, he began to be friendly with Van. Made them feel at peace around him, which is pretty odd considering the fact that he attacked Van to begin with. Although we had warned Van to be careful and not to listen to him, a demon can be pretty persuasive when it wants to be. During this time, Van had complained of not being able to think straight at all, and that everything seemed kind of fuzzy. I guess eventually Van realized that what Sal was doing was not right, and took some advice from me, which I deeply regret, and had Selah send a message to him to back off and leave them alone. Sal didn't take to kindly to this and attacked Van that night more brutally then ever before. Then as Van slept, it entered into their dream and attacked once again.
We were trying to help to begin with, but after this incident, we became determined and driven to figure something out. Around this time, I got to thinking about names and there meanings. I remembered that in biblical times, people were given names that had meaning. Like Jacob's name being 'Deceiver', or Simon's name being changed to Peter as a representation as the foundation of Christianity. Well, some research had been done and we discovered that Sal meant savior. He gave us the ol' name switcharoo. Go figure. Now that's also on our list of priorities to figure out what his name really is.
We did have a group session where we all prayed together and asked God for His help in getting rid of this thing. Afterwards, Selah noted that it wasn't gone, but he was tremendously weakened. As far as I know of, no other attacks have been made yet. Van is really frightened that to get his energy back up, he will attack either Van, or one of us since we made him so angry. Currently, we're still trying to figure out how to get him to leave altogether. We could get everyone back together again, but we are rarely all in one place at the same time.
I changed the names of both of my friends for their own security. And I purposefully did not mention if Van was male or female for added privacy. I apologize for the repetition of Van's name. It was the only way I could do this story without revealing too much. But what I need from everyone now is advice and wisdom from everyone who can. I was never there for any of the attacks, so please do not ask me what happened. Yes, we do believe Van is telling the truth considering how many of our friends are psychic or sensitive to this. As a matter of fact, I am the only one in our group of friends who has not experienced any kind of paranormal activity (kinda hoping that I will, but there's no guarantee that I'll have a pair of clean pants nearby). I know that I more then likely left certain details out. That was not my intention to do so and I will come back to let everyone know, and to correct any factual errors on my part.