I received a request from a local church to pray for James, a 14-year-old boy with Tourette’s Syndrome. The pastor, his wife, and the boy’s grandparents came to meet with my ministry team and me. For over a month, we prayed with him weekly. Each time the spirits in him immediately began to manifest and became enraged as we came against them. The Lord gave us the names of the spirits, and we started commanding them to leave. There was increasing freedom from the demonic torment each time we met.
Then, one Wednesday afternoon, as we commanded that spirit of anger causing the Tourette’s syndrome to come off of James’ soul, it released its grip on him and was gone. He looked up and said, “I am free! I am free! They are gone! They are gone!” The release of this tormenting spirit finally gave him the freedom to be a normal young man. He could now go to high school, become involved in sports, and be around other young people, no longer isolated and shunned.
I learned that his mother abandoned James, and he never saw his father. His grandparents said that there were many addictions in both parents, along with harmful lifestyle choices. These choices brought curses onto James and were at the root of his suffering. After he forgave his mother, his freedom came more quickly. We continue to see over and over again that parents who make harmful choices inflict severe consequences on their children. These behaviors open the door for the invasion of the demonic into the child. The key to James’ freedom and healing of Tourette’s was to forgive his mother for the abandonment and rejection he felt. The power of God moves powerfully through our forgiveness of those who have hurt us.
Then Peter came to Him and asked, “Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him and let it go? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered him, “I say to you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22 NKJV
 His name was changed to protect his privacy.
 Tourette’s is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics and vocalizations and often the compulsive utterance of obscenities. Oxford Dictionary