Faithwire recently reported on comments that actress Joey King, 22, made in her appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show” concerning what happened to her while filming the supernatural horror movie, The Conjuring, which was released in 2013.
The movie revolved around demonic events that took place at a farm owned by Roger and Carolyn Perron. King played the role of one of the family’s daughters, Christine.
Though it happened over nine years ago, King added there are times she still has a slight shudder about what took place.
During the 38 days it took to film the movie, King came down with a serious blood disorder. It required daily medical treatments at the hospital before the start of filming and then immediately after because of concerns it could cause serious internal bleeding.
They diagnosed the blood condition after bruises started appearing on King’s body.
Coincidentally, these bruises showed up as they were filming the scene when bruising appeared on the body of the family’s mother, Carolyn, after she was possessed by an evil spirit.
Initially, the film crew thought King had stolen makeup and was putting the bruises on her body, but changed their mind when they were unable to wipe it off.
“It was pretty intense. Some weird stuff happened on the set, along with the movie being scary,” King told Barrymore. “It’s true, I developed this bizarre, rare, out-of-nowhere blood disorder, and basically, my body, like all the red platelets from my body were like drained. They were just gone.”
King added that once she finished filming The Conjuring and returned home, the condition suddenly cleared up.
Now, this could all be a series of odd coincidences.
But the Bible does speak of Satan causing people to be sick. In the book of Job, one of the tactics Satan employed to have Job deny his faith included striking the ancient patriarch with boils.
7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. (Job 2:7 NIV)
And Jesus seemed to suggest a similar thing when he was challenged by the leader of a synagogue after healing a crippled woman on the Sabbath.
“Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years,” Jesus said, “be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” (Luke 13:16).
Though it was rare, there were also instances when Jesus dealt with a person’s health issues by simply rebuking an evil spirit, rather than healing them.
In Matthew 9:32-24, the Bible states that Jesus healed a mute man by rebuking an evil spirit.
The same thing happened in Mathew 17, involving a young boy who was suffering seizures (verse 15). We are told that Jesus healed the boy by casting out the demon:
“Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.” (Matthew 17:18 NIV)