Many Thousands Hear the Gospel, Despite Demonic Threats!

March 27th, 2012

Dear Friends of Jesus,

Last night, I was in Austin a city known for it’s New Age and witchcraft influences. One of the largest universities in North America –the University of Texas– is located here also. This is obviously a city that needs the transforming power of God. I was initially scheduled to visit Houston however the Holy Spirit directed me here to conduct open air gospel meetings.

Earlier while reading the Holy Scriptures I was reminded once again of the apostle Paul’s admonishment to young Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:13, “Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.” There is an absolute need, as in all ages, for the public proclamation of the WORD! With this encouragement I traveled to Austin where I proclaimed the gospel in 7 different meetings reaching the multitudes with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Armed with my powerful audio equipment I presented the good news in seven different venues in the area known as “6th street.” This area is filled with dance clubs, bars, concert venues and other underworld establishments. On some weekends crowds can easily swell up to 100,000 people that gather in this multi-block area. Click here to view a picture of the street I proclaimed the gospel on: http://www.theflightdeal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/6th-Street-Austin1.jpg

I was right in the middle of this street proclaiming God’s love! You would think a message of love, hope, and peace would be accepted? NO! I was opposed at every preaching point.

It started early on. I placed myself in front of a concert venue where thousands assembled. As the concert ended I preached and the masses of people gathered around me to hear the message concerning Christ. I would estimate a few thousand gathered in astonishment. As soon as I began to proclaim Jesus, a young man, perhaps in his late 20’s, quickly approached me with intense rage. He shouted at me and threatened me. He opposed the gospel at every opportunity and tried to stop me from preaching to the masses.

My friends, he was not alone. Many others, filled with blasphemy towards the Lord Jesus, shouted obscenities too perverse to even remotely describe. These were directed at our Lord. This is a phenomena I have come across quite often in the Western World. Those in the West tend to be much more hostile to the gospel. If it was not for the police presence in the area (incidentally the police did not hinder my preaching) I would have probably caused an riot and would have been in danger of getting killed. There was that amount of hostility to Jesus! It’s sad but very true.

This young man who opposed me was vile and downright evil. He referred to Jesus as a “whore” and shouted to the people that I was merely promoting “fairy tales and fantasies.” He told me that he would oppose me as he didn’t want the people to hear what I was proclaiming. Now mind you, my open air preaching centers on the love of Jesus for sinners. I was presenting a message filled with hope and promise of eternal life for those who would repent.

I wasn’t speaking on any socially controversial subject but simply sharing Jesus with great love in my heart to those who gathered. My battle was NOT against this man but rather against these dark forces of Satan that seek to hinder the public proclamation of the gospel. I simply ignored the man and continued on. It was amazing that while I preached there were many who attentively listened in and only God knows how many turned to Jesus. However, one African man approached me at this venue and in public called upon Jesus for salvation!

As I left this venue the young man who opposed followed me and continue to verbally assault me.

“I will see you in hell you mother %$#@$%^&,” the man shouted at me. He not only opposed me but he energized others to do the same. Others so willingly mocked and ridiculed Jesus. In another preaching point, another young man fell prostrate before me, in some form of false worship, mocking the Lord Jesus. In yet another preaching point, a woman filled with the spirits of Jezebel, approached me angrily and attempted to shut down my audio equipment. She failed and I continued on proclaiming Jesus as the only way! Many more thousands heard the gospel.

With holy boldness I went in the middle of the street (the police had closed down 6th street) and preached Jesus. I literally walked right down the middle of the street preaching for a long time. I felt no weakness or fear. If you viewed that picture above you will see that these streets are crowded with many thousands and yet in the midst of these crowds I preached and MANY listened in. I just love these near midnight hour open air meetings as the Holy Spirit uses these meetings to touch many thousands of unbelievers with His love! Another African man approached me and surrendered his life to Jesus and testified of feeling the power of God move in his life. Many were also encouraged and strengthened!

I would estimate at the very least more then 5,000 unbelievers were given the opportunity to hear the gospel. I rejoice in those sinners that, in public, repented and surrendered to Jesus as LORD!

I love casting out demons and praying for the sick but nothing in the world excites me more then sharing Jesus in public!

Battling Eastern Russian Demons in Michigan!

March 20th, 2012

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus!

Yesterday afternoon I arrived and have been busy –conducting 3 meetings, spending nearly 10 hours ministering to those afflicted by the powers of Satan –many demons were cast out and many hearts were healed in the name of Jesus!

One family that arrived to the meeting had been searching for a church to assist them for years! No one made themselves available so the Holy Spirit sent me and a minister friend of mine to pray!

Within minutes of praying with the mother, an evil spirit surfaced by the name of Noking. He was so angry at me! He growled and fully manifested from within her and spoke to me. The weird part of this was when he spoke to me, he spoke to me in what sounded like Russian (my wife and I spent many weeks in a Russian village in Germany conducting public meetings some years back and recognized the language).

These Noking spirits went on and on speaking in Russian. It was truly unusual. I commanded the spirits to speak English and after some struggle they finally did though with great difficulty at the beginning.

“There’s 12 of us and we go back many generations,” the demonic spirits boasted to me as they looked at me with murderous intent, “we will kill her, destroy her family.”

The reasons were varied of how these 12 spirits gained access into the ancestral bloodline: fornication, molestation, rejection, adultery, and many other sins. The demonic spirits also revealed that this lady’s (Michelle) great grandmother was involved in an organized witchcraft group that participated in satanic rituals.

“We are here to stop her from obtaining her inhertiance and blessings as a child of your God,” the demons confessed.

Wow! Think over that a moment. How many of you reading this feel like you are not fully obtaining the blessings due to you as a child of the King? Remember the apostle Paul teaches we have blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (see Ephesians 1). But many believers are not walking in these blessings. I believe there are demons hindering and these demons must be confronted. They must be expelled in Jesus name!

At one point the demons stood her up on the sofa she had been sitting on and towered over with me satanic glee. He was about to lunge at me with all of their fury! I called forth the holy angels of God and they immediately came and restrained the spirits and forced them to sit back down. The holy angels of the Lord on many occasions struck these vile spirits with their swords and brought upon them great judgement. Their ministry enabled me to effectively help this dear woman!

Many other demons were within Michelle including a group of Jezebel spirits hell bent on destroying the family. What was remarkable was when Jezebel surfaced he immediately spoke utilizing many Christian cliches and verbiage that you would often hear many Christians use. But the tone was sarcastic and fake. Jezebel laughed and laughed. He confessed he loved going to churches (does not the Lord rebuke the church in the Book of Revelation for tolerating Jezebel among themselves?) This kind of spirit enjoys entering churches to bring havoc and seduction. All of us need to be on the watch of this spirit within the Body of Christ (Jezebel has no respect for the people of God. Recall, historically, what Jezebel did to the prophets of Old?)

“I came into her,” Jezebel arrogantly told me, “because she made a inner vow when she was 15 years of age that she would never submit to a man.”

Inner vows can open your life to demons! I led Michelle in repentance (and renouncing generational curses) and drove Jezebel and NoKing (which I had bound together) out of her in the name of Jesus! As soon as the evil spirits left she felt immediate peace, relief, and joy! She shouted at the top of her lungs: I AM FREE IN JESUS.

Many other demons were cast out including spirits of incest and vindictiveness. One demon revealed he had traveled within a Russian immigrant in the 18th century to the United States and when he landed on the shore he looked for openings and found Michelle’s ancestors who were given into sin and Satan. He then traveled into one of her ancestors in 1721 and had traveled through the bloodline since that day. Where is the church? Why didn’t someone intervene and shared the ministry of deliverance so future generations could be spared of pain, suffering, and demonization?

Many of these spirits held on to pieces of her heart and these spirits were commanded to release her heart and I spoke to these broken pieces and one little one was even honored to see the risen Jesus! Beautiful healing took place as all of these pieces of her heart were merged back together and there was wholeness in Jesus name!

Not only was Michelle was delivered from many demons but her 15 year old son (Cory) was also healed and liberated! There were others called, Amantheed, Negathon, Ramsheed, Instaid, and various other ancient demonic entities that had brought YEARS of torment into his life! This family was so desperate for deliverance that they turned to alternative methods such as “light therapy,” where this young man had to, for hours, at a time, glare into a light that was suppose to bring harmony. It didn’t bring harmony, it simply opened up more demons to enter within his body. This is a spiritual crime where a church going family had to turn to this kind of silly means in attempt to bring liberation. He needed an exorcism! He conducted one and he is now free from many demons and his heart was healed too. Many young parts ranging from 5 to 10 years of age were communicated to and healed in the name of Jesus! This young many also said he feels a call from God to the deliverance ministry and is ready to cast out demons!

As you can see I could easily go on and on sharing the victories we saw as Jesus set hearts FREE! Another man was set free from a scorpion spirit that was literally stinging his head. This spirit was cast out! Another lady was set free spirits of death and suicide.

Legions of Anti-Christ Demonic Spirits Sent to the Pit!

March 16th, 2012

Dear Friends of Jesus,

It’s been a very interesting day for me!

Earlier today, while outside playing with my kids I noticed someone parked across the street, from our home, acting very erratic. Minutes later two Dallas police cars approach the driver of the vehicle (I proceeded to walk in front of the home to listen into the conversation) and DPD actually placed him in handcuffs for questioning…it was determined he was a threat (he claimed to have a shotgun in his vehicle). Moreover, he attempted to gain entry into a nearby home. I truly believe the blood of Christ prevented him from entering our land. I also believe the fence and such was a deterrent too. Remember he was parked directly in front of our home! From listening into the conversation with the police officers it was very evident that this man was demonized! Makes one wonder what was truly being plotted knowing our history.

Fast forward 7 hours. I try to keep in shape (with all the intensive travel and ministry I’m involved in) by doing my power walk, up the hills, late in the evenings, and after the hour and half walk I work on some free weights. Well, I never got to the weights tonight. God had other plans!

While checking my emails on my phone before getting into the house….an urgent email came in from New York City, from a 60 year old lady, by the name of Linda, who requested urgent help. In her words she was emailing a “911″ emergency email! For years this dear woman had been tormented and constricted by satanic powers. In fact, these spirits literally physically assaulted her earlier in the evening hence her urgent request for spiritual help. God immediately prompted me to call her. I did. This was nearly midnight.

Mind you, it was nearly midnight, still outside and yet when the Holy Spirit speaks –you obey! I call and she picks up the phone. Linda heads up a prayer ministry and has been serving Jesus for more then 40 years! She was so thankful I called.

While she was sharing with me on the phone….the Holy Spirit spoke to me about two main things that needed to be addressed –there was some form of satanism in the background and her heart was terribly broken and was in need of deep healing!

I interrupted her and shared with her, she simply broke down in tears! The Holy Spirit is always spot on!

I began to pray and immediately a demonic spirit named, “Anti-Christ,” surfaced and spoke to me in a different voice.

“She belongs to us, we are too many for you, there’s Legions of us, we have special powers!” the demons boasted to me.

I confronted the spirits, “The blood of Jesus drains your special powers right now!”

“Ok, Ok, Ok, you can have her,” the spirits conceded after being confronted with the blood of Jesus.

I proceeded to find out if these legions of demonic spirits had any rights to her.

“No, no, no, no, we came in because her ancestors practiced vile things,” the demons informed me, “we came in 4 generations ago.”

I find out that these demons had entered Linda’s mother’s and father’s ancestors because of their participation in the occult, black magic, witchcraft, and Satanism. Linda testified there was Freemasonry, Jehovah Witnesses, and sorcery in her background. I led Linda in a prayer to renounce these curses and sins in the name of Jesus which she readily did!

“We hold her heart, her WHOLE heart,” the demons confessed as I called for legions of holy angels to descend upon these evil spirits that had been afflicting this dear woman and her husband for years. Linda had shared that her husband, under control of demon powers, gave her a ultimatum recently: Either follow me or follow your God. Linda chose to follow God but obviously her heart has been shattered with all the pain and rejection!

I commanded the demons to let go of the heart and they did!

“You can have her, Jesus will set her free,” the demons now inform me!

Remember I’m outside of my home, around midnight, confronting these spirits and all of a sudden a man comes around my fence and stops and looks at me for several minutes. I simply ignore him. Again I trust Jesus! This was no doubt an attempt by the enemy to stall the deliverance.

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I told these many thousands of Anti-Christ spirits to leave and they immediately left! They repeated after me and they were sent to that PIT!!!

Linda was amazed how good she actually felt! She testified of feeling all of these demons leave her body at once when I was commanding them to go. She said she never been through anything like this before. She was so happy to be delivered! She testified that recently the spirits had been speaking into her mind: “You really curse Jesus” and being a Godly woman she rebuked the spirits: “I do not curse Jesus, I love Him.” She just didn’t know how to rid herself of these blasphemous spirits as for forty years, as a believer, she never experienced anything of that nature before!

In God’s providence, I was made available by Him to help my dear sister to find freedom! She exclaimed: “I now know how to help others and will now! I just didn’t know how to.” I also prayed for her heart to be healed and she was completely surprised how good her heart felt! God in His love healed and liberated this woman!

To top off the night, this precious 60 year old saint spoke encouraging words to me that were no doubt from the Lord as there were some things I was recently going through and I needed the encouragement! Thank you Jesus for LOVING ME!

It’ nearly 2am here and I’m going to sleep in the peace of Jesus! Amen!

My friends –He loves you! He is not angry with you. He is abounding in love, slow to anger and does not treat us as our sins deserve so says Psalm 103. He desires to use you for His Kingdom. This is His heart!

Attacked in Public Deliverance Service, Jesus Wins!

March 5th, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus,

Last night was another amazing service at our Church of the Cross public meeting in the Bellmead/Waco, Texas area! Many were openly delivered from demonic bondage in the name of Jesus! Many demonic spirits were expelled, healings took place and families restored! The night started off though with some spiritual fireworks!

After a brief teaching from God’s Word and leading those assembled in Holy Communion we began the public deliverance prayers! Almost immediately a young demonized man, sitting in front of me, lunged at me with extreme hatred, rage and murderous intent! The evil spirits within him cursed me and physically attacked me with viciousness as I was shoved back to the Communion table. I have to admit I was kinda shocked by the sudden attack and force of the demons. I did not hesitate though to walk right back at the demon that wanted to kill me. I placed the Holy Scriptures on the top of his head weakening the demonic energy within this young man. Furthermore, a pastor friend of mine, Joey Guess, assisted by placing a crucifix upon the demons weakening them even more so.

As I write to you reporting this I am truly filled with joy. I truly am. I am not fearful or scared. Sure, nobody likes to be threatened or physically attacked but I rejoice in my Savior who has counted me worthy to face such persecutions. This really motivates me to serve our Lord even more. I am making an impact for the Kingdom of God thus the hatred from the enemy! I just keep on and keep on. For over a quarter of a century (25 years of service to the King this year) I have faced many hundreds of attacks but not discouraged one bit. I am pressing onward to the call of God –to preach the gospel, to cast out demons and heal the sick!

As the spirits were placed in submission we began to deal with the demons.

“We are NOT going anywhere,” the spirits of murder, rage, and suicide bluntly and forcefully told me, “we will kill him first.”

This young man had shared with us that for years he’s been struggling with constant thoughts of committing mass murder, rape and other unspeakable evils. This was a young man who had been tortured by demons for years! He sliced his own body, dabbled with the occult, and participated in other deep sins. However, some time ago he had surrendered his life to Jesus and was now wanting freedom but was having great difficulty locating someone to assist him so he ended by taking a busy for more then 13 hours to attend this public service! Where’s the local church? Why have they not intervened in his life and expelled these murderous demons before they drove him to committ mass murder as he was on he way to do so, I can assure this was the devil’s plan for him to committ mass killings, if these demons were not cast out in Jesus name!

While the church stood it’s ground in Jesus name, we commanded many spirits of murder, rage, and suicide out of him. They were ordered to go to the pit! One dear intercessor, actually saw, while we were combatting these spirits, these devils were crying out in agony as they were being forced upon command to the fiey pits….she actually saw the fire, the demonic entity’s essence being engulfed ever so gradually by the fires!

The young man testified of feeling great relief and release! This was but the beginning! Many others experienced liberation from demon powers! I would estimate nearly 70% of those in the meeting was demonized and in need of an exorcism. So, we continued on through the night!

A young lady sitting near to the front also manifested demons. A spirit named, Darkness, surfaced. He held onto a little part of her heart that very young. This little one surfaced and spoke to me. She shared how scared, how fearful and terrorized she was. I led her into some prayers and this little one almost immediately was honored to see the Risen Jesus in His glory! This little heart part embraced the Lamb and the Lamb held her with such deep love and comfort! Again this is a beautiful aspect of the ministry I do not take for granted….many people in our public meetings are seeing the Risen Savior! This is really remarkable. We finally led this healed part to rejoin the core and awesome healing took place deep within her heart! It was astounding to see! Moreover, these vile spirits of terror and fear that enslaved this part and young lady was commanded to go to the pit!

Another young lady in the crowd also surfaced spirits named, Massacre, who had entered through her mother as a result of some satanic blood rituals she had participated in many years ago. These demonic ceremonies opened the doors for demons to enter the family and therefore traveled down the bloodline into her daughter. As soon as I placed sacred oil upon her forehead the demons caused her to collapse to the ground. I proceeded to drive out many Massacre demons from her!

Another woman, in her 40’s, while I was leading everyone in mass deliverance prayers began to experience sharp pain in her side. I confronted this pain and a spirit of abortion surfaced (the lady shared she had undergone an abortion many years earlier) and these demons were forced out in Jesus name!

Her husband also surfaced spirits, named Incubus (they told us there 17 of them within him), during the meeting, my good friend, Joey Guess, battled these demons. These sex spirits were confronted and were expelled in Jesus name! He was so happy after his deliverance, the smile said it all! He shouted and praised God for his mighty liberation!

Not only did this precious couple experience deliverance they also received powerful words of knowledge from a dear sister in the Lord that had attended the meeting. The words that were given were spot on, very specific words. The couple were amazed as they did not know this lady! The Holy Spirit however knows all and revealed what needed to be heard! Both of them rededicated their lives and marriage to Jesus! The tears of joy, the healing, the liberation brought everyone to applaud the power of God!

An African lady manifested powerful generational spirits towards the end of the evening. She was freed from many Masonic and Eastern Star spirits. With loud cries, moans and groans these demons were told to leave! They were so angry that they been exposed to the light of Jesus! The loud cries and with vomiting the demons departed!

A young boy, only 12 years of age, was also liberated from demons of anger and destruction! So many more miracles occured through the night of inner healing –parts reuniting to the core!

What a great honor to serve Jesus. What an honor to serve His church! What an honor to serve you! Again, thank you for praying. Your prayers sustain this ministry!

POWERFUL Exorcism in Miami!

February 28th, 2012

Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus,

Earlier today, here in South Florida, I concluded yet another public deliverance service where God was pleased to display His power over the enemy. As often with our public meetings we met with those enslaved to demonic powers until deep into the night.

For nearly 7 hours we battled thousands of evil spirits within those who attended this service. Nearly every seat was taken in this small conference room and everyone was determined to find freedom in Jesus name! In fact, I could have easily gone through the night until this morning as there were that many souls needing freedom, however I have some private meetings scheduled today and wanted to get some sleep!

After the conclusion of the meeting I spoke with my wife and prayed with her and while talking with her I shared how frustrated I am with the spiritual condition of God’s people. I’m seeing mass numbers of believers, in every meeting I’m conducting, who are severely demonized and struggling to find liberation. We believe the primary reason for this is that, in the Western Church, there is an absence of a strong deliverance ministry whereby the ministry of casting out of demons is regularly practiced. Since the church is not ministering in this area demons are free to roam in precious people (and often transmitting down through the generations) for they are not being confronted, spiritually arrested and expelled in the name of Jesus.

I’m coming across thousands of demons within people who reveal they are in people because nobody has come along to cast them out! So generation after generation demons are traveling through the bloodline and causing great havoc in families. The church of the Living God has the authority to drive out demonic spirits and WE MUST exercise this authority thus freeing precious souls for whom Christ died for. We must stop the generational curses and spirits in the name of Jesus!

In this most recent meeting in Miami I was determined to stand firm in Jesus and assist those tormented by demons. After a brief teaching from God’s Word we began with the mass deliverance. As often with the case, I was only able to get through 4 or 5 doorways to demons that people need to close in their lives. I have a list of about 20 doorways to demons that I lead people to close but as often with the case I was only able to deal with a handful in nearly 7 hours! Think about that for a moment. The reason is because demons immediately started manifesting within those attending the meeting.

One young Cuban lady was being chocked by demons, another lady in her 50’s was also being chocked, yet another Cuban woman, in her 50’s, was being chocked, others testified of feeling great physical pain and strange sensations in their body. Some felt sick, others extreme unfounded emotions (such as wanting to kill me), and others felt this bizarre desire to laugh while I spoke on the blood of Jesus. This was within the first few minutes of praying!

The Holy Spirit directed me to a 51 year old woman who was manifesting demons almost from the beginning of the night. This dear woman was horribly abused as a child, deeply involved in the occult, and harbored hatred for those who hurt her. The demons laughed hysterically and mocked the things of God. Within seconds of consecrating some water to be the blood of Christ the demons went berserk.

“We have destroying her all her life, we will fight to stay within!” the demons confessed as they were speaking out of her body.

I began to call down the fire of the Holy Spirit upon the spirits and immediately the evil demons groaned in agony and were greatly weakened. The spirits then with utter rage and murderous intent loudly declared, “We are going to F#*&$#* kill you tonight!”

As often with the case if a minister reaches deep enough and really threatens the demon’s survival within a soul –the demons then have nothing else to resort to but murderous threats as was seen in this case! I had the spirits drink the blood of Jesus, called upon the fire of the Holy Spirit, asked for the holy angels of God to restrain, as at one point, the demons who were holding unto a glass of blessed water angrily told me, “We would love to throw this glass at you and break your face with it and F*&#&*% kill you with it!”

Suffice to say it did not happen. Jesus conquered these spirits and the holy angels restrained which would explain why they KNEW they couldn’t touch me though they so desperately wanted to.

I was recently on the phone with my Australian ministry partner, Steve, and we discussed this very truth. If it was not for the mercy, grace, and power of God all of us would instantly be ravished by these satanic forces as they abhor us that much. However, there is a bloodline that separates us from them and they know it!

“We are numbering thousands and we will not leave.”

I demanded to know if any of the demons were holding unto broken pieces of her heart.

“Yes! We hold onto her entire heart!”

Knowing God wanted to heal her heart I commanded the demons to release her heart!

For at least an hour I battled this demon(s) that went by the name of, “Duty,” to release the heart! I also led this dear woman into many prayers of repentance and closing many doorways she had opened to demons. With the backing of the prayers of many, the demons finally released the heart and then I had them finally confess they had been defeated! These spirits were so angry, their rage was incredible. They hated me for intervening and a number of times attempted to bite me and hit me with a closed fist. They even bit into her body several times. These are ugly vile beings who seek to destroy. By the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, the demons pronounced their own doom by repeating with me those words: “We release this woman in the name of Jesus and we now go to the pit.” Thousands of them flew out of her mouth with loud shrieks and into the pit!

Immediately a 3 year old part surfaced who loved Jesus and wanted to be healed. Not only was the little part released but also many thousands of other parts of her broken heart! By the power of God, this little 3 year old, in agreement with the thousands of others readily agreed to join the core and instantly her heart was healed! You should have seen the beautiful smile, the peace, the inner joy she displayed after this powerful miraculous healing and deliverance!

“Jay, I really feel light and peaceful!” she shared with everyone in the meeting hall!

This is the reason I travel great distances, away from my precious family, throughout the globe, is to see this!

Not only was this precious 51 year old free but others were also! Several were free from many spirits of the occult, satanism, and witchcraft! One 25 year old Cuban lady, who was heavily involved in satanic music –listening to the likes of Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Marilyn Manson and other Death Metal and Black Metal bands– experienced liberation. The satanic music though led her into a slippery slope of deep darkness, leading to the culmination of even slicing her own body and immersing herself in blood rituals with an ex boyfriend. For a long time, I led her in prayers where she renounced blood pacts, participation in the Cuban witchcraft, the casting of spells, involvement in the occult, and such much more. This allowed us to drive out demons from her!

The Word tells me in Isaiah 63:7, “I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised…”

These reports are to share with you the kindnesses of the Lord in Him freeing His people from great spiritual pain and bondage. His deeds are wonderful, awesome, and loving! He is to be praised!

Jesus LOVES Matthew Thus FREEING Him!

February 22nd, 2012

Matthew’s Story

In August 2011 Dan Faber invited a minister friend of his to speak at his church in Dingley Village.  Pr Jay Bartlett from the USA was visiting Sydney and Dan, on a whim, invited him down to Melbourne.  Jay prayed about it and responded saying that this was the real reason God wanted him in Australia – to visit Dingley Village.

Rach and I heard about this and decided to go and hear him speak on the Sunday night.  We didn’t really have any great expectations, but were interested to see what happened.  Previous to this I had had a sneaking suspicion that I had an evil spirit and had spent time while in the show telling it to leave, but nothing really happened, so I had given up.  However, before we went, I had decided to ask Dan if I could spend some time with Jay to get it checked out.

That Sunday night Dan asked me to play the keyboard for their worship as they didn’t have a pianist available, so I agreed.  Towards the end of the music practice I got a huge shock.  Steve walked in.  Steve was a guy I had gone through high school with, who had come to Christ through me during first year University.  He had also gone through some of Primary School, High School and University with my business partner Mark and was his best man at Mark’s wedding.  Steve was also my wife’s boyfriend before I went out with her and this had caused HUGE issues in our marriage and pre-marriage, issues that had plagued our marriage and had slowly been suppressed over the years.  I had held bitterness, unforgiveness, anger ,rage and more for many, many years and then had tried many, many times to forgive and move on, but never with much success.  On top of that, about five years into our marriage, he cheated Mark and I in a business agreement which devastated Mark and fuelled the fire of my hatred for him.  From the start of all that, I can’t remember a single time that I had seen him in different situations, where I hadn’t felt anger, hatred or being uncomfortable.  After 15 years since all that pain began, I thought things were relatively OK, as I didn’t think about him too often any more and he lived in Hong Kong.  So, seeing him there that night was a complete shock and just brought everything up again.  I was civil and said hello that night, but was definitely stand-offish and left that evening in a severely withdrawn state.

That night Rach forced the issue and I admitted being upset and having the experience of having all that old stuff thrown up in my face again.  She wasn’t happy, but understood and then just made a stand stating both our positions in Christ and that just snapped me out of it.  This in itself was unusual as typically in the past I would just withdraw and be resentful and angry for a time until it passed.  However, at about 3am the next morning I woke up and for about an hour had hate-filled, murderous thoughts about Steve until I finally snapped out of it and went back to sleep.

Dan had organised for me to meet with Jay on the Wednesday morning so Jay came over to our house with Dan (nobody else was home).  Jay asked me a number of questions about where I was at, family history, personal history etc.  However, the conversation started with talking about (among other things) Steve, as Jay was a good friend of Steve, and it very quickly became apparent that I had some serious hate and unforgiveness for Steve.  So, Jay went to work.

First of all we went through a repentance process and Jay was clear with regards to me forgiving my brother, using scripture, so I repented and genuinely repented.

Then, using the authority of name of Jesus, communion, bible verses and love Jay prayed for me and very quickly I felt “something” inside me and I knew what it was.  After a little while of Jay praying, worshipping, reading bible verses and taking communion, I started to have words and emotional reactions come out of me that were not mine.  I was familiar with them, but I now knew that they were not mine.  Jay had spoken to me at the beginning and advised that I not restrict feelings/actions/emotions so that he was best able to deal with the spirits – I assume so that he would not be hampered by my defences e.g. being worried about what they would think of me.  So, I then began speaking the words and also began fully experiencing those emotions.  I could stop them if I wished, but I was a part of them and was fully immersed – I guess this would be called manifesting.  My voice was different, my words and actions were not mine and I felt very strong emotions such as arrogance, extreme anger, hatred, being mocking, fear, desperation and other similar things.  I had some strange physical sensations as well – my arms had intense pins and needles, my throat got constricted and my tongue was completely rigid at times.  It was a very strange experience, but I was not scared – I was a part of it.  Jay began communicating with the evil spirits and asked questions of them to get information that he needed.  After a while he discovered five spirits – No, Anger, Hatred, Filth and Fear.

“No” was first and was a spirit that was commissioned by a leader (unknown) and its mission was to kill greatness.  It was “No” to living, “No” to dreams, “No” to leadership and just wanted to keep me small and restricted.  This was the strongest spirit dealt with at this point.  During this process I clearly remember Jay reading bible verses to me and twice I struck the Bible out of his hands causing it to fly across the room.  “No” was desperate not to leave and kept talking about his commission and how important it was for him to stay, but in the end he had to go.  At the same time Jay also commanded the other 4 spirits to join “No” to be cast out.  The experience of it leaving was quite uncomfortable.  I felt a larger and larger “lump” in my throat which moved into my mouth with my tongue going rigid and it stayed this way for quite a while as Jay was commanding the spirit to leave.  Eventually, with physical effort on my behalf as well, I “coughed” the spirits out and I remember declaring internally to myself at the same time that they were gone in that cough.  I then just flopped back on the couch, my body completely relaxed – exhausted and at peace.

During that time Jay had spoken to the spirits and commanded them to look at Jesus and tell him what Jesus was saying.  The three things that came out of this were:

-          “Freedom is a must”

-          “We are doomed”

-          “Healing must come”

The first and third words have been something that I have held onto tightly since then.

All up, Jay and Dan prayed for me for about 3-4 hours.  To me it felt like about 30 minutes.

After that I got them lunch, thanked Jay with all my heart and we parted company.

I was not quite sure how to treat life from that point on.  I had never had deliverance before and I was somewhat shocked and stunned by the experience.  Over the next few days I was quite subdued, but somewhat excited by what had happened and hopeful for the future.  I also immediately wanted to read the Bible, pray, pray in tongues and just spend time with God.  This was very, very unusual for me.

I also noticed a complete change in attitude towards Steve and I realised that all the hatred and unforgiveness was completely gone.  Not a trace left.  No resentment, no anger, no bitterness – nothing.  For almost 15 years I had tried to give that up and forgive him with no success – now it was completely gone.  Completely.  I was utterly, utterly astounded and shocked.

On the Friday after a couple of days of praying and time with God, I was quite concerned as I started to notice similar “symptoms” to those I had experienced on Wednesday – a lump in my throat and excessive negative emotional reactions to the things of God.  I tried to ignore it, but it soon became obvious that there was more stuff there.  Jay was leaving the next day and he was booked completely solid until he left, so there was no chance of seeing him, so I offered to drive him to the airport, which I did the next day.  He was very encouraging and from that conversation I decided to get some more deliverance.

So I organised with Dan to have deliverance at the house of his parents-in-law.  The people I asked to be there were Dan, Steve (the same Steve referred to earlier) and his wife Coria and the Senior Pastor of my church – Pastor Dan.  Jay had held a church meeting on the Wednesday night (same day he saw me) in which my brother-in-law Kristin had had an incredible deliverance and my sister got to see what was in her.  By the grace of God, Pastor Dan was at that meeting and was present and participating in the 9pm to 2am deliverance of Kristin.  Pastor Dan had only been involved in a handful of deliverances previously, but his openness to the things of God and commitment to seeing people freed was just incredible and I thank God for having a senior pastor like him.  So it was great to have him there that Sunday night.  Steve and Coria had the most deliverance experience out of all of us, having been involved with Jay for some time and I note that Steve is now a completely different man compared to the person he was – he is sold out for God.

So we began the evening.  Steve was mostly leading the group as he had the most experience and one of the first things he did was to have me declare my submission to Pastor Dan, to establish Pastor Dan’s authority (for greater effectiveness against the spirits).  I look back with shame at my response, as I hesitated to do this and said that with some reluctance I would submit to him.  I pray that God continues to deal with my pride.

After this, there was a mixture of bible verses, confession by me of stuff that was coming to mind to confess, praying, communion etc.  After a while it was obvious to me and the others that a spirit was coming up in me.  I experienced defiance, had my eyes firmly closed and refused communion when offered to me, closing my mouth tightly and on 2 occasions actually knocked the communion cup to the ground, spilling the contents on the floor.  I myself felt a sense of horror at what I was doing when I did this.  They were commanding the spirit to respond, to speak, but the spirit just refused and my experience was of smug, extremely arrogant satisfaction.  Eventually however, as they persisted with the name of Jesus the spirit started to respond, but not with words – only snarls.  They kept persisting and I (and the others later) noted that Pastor Dan had the most effect on the spirit – I believe this was because of his spiritual authority as my Senior Pastor.  After more persisting, eventually the snarls became more and more aggressive until they were growls and occasionally roars.  Even at the repeated demand from everyone in the room, the spirit would not speak.  This kept going and gradually escalating, until, still with my eyes firmly shut, I slowly stood up and walked to the middle of the room, growling and roaring, ignoring all commands from everyone.  My experience was one of surprise (that I could stand up and walk) and evil delight.  I remember then pointing my hands in the shape of gun, arms fully outstretched, slowly moving it around the room – this was cut short however by a command to put down the “weapon”.  However, then I remember outstretching one arm with a pointed finger and moving that slowly around the room, as if I was searching for someone.  Somewhere around that time the spirit said its first words – “I am free” with utter evil satisfaction and ecstatic arrogance.  I had a strong sense that I was going to somehow attack Dan (not Pastor Dan) and Coria, but was biding my time.  After slowly moving my pointed arm around the room and not finding what I was looking for, I placed my feet in a firmly rooted position and then began to lift my arms slowly into the air.  As my arms rose I began to roar without restraint and once my arms were in the air I began to roar the word “COME”, again and again and then I saw above me a large whirlwind made up of evil spirits.  At that point Dan (a 6 foot 7 inch man) was physically thrown down without being touched, he got up, was knocked down again, then left the room rapidly and fell over again.  I opened my mouth wide and my full intention was to draw the entire whirlwind of spirits into myself through my mouth and then unleash a mighty, unholy fury on the people around me.  I thank God that at that moment Coria said “TELL MATT TO COME BACK” and that point my full consciousness immediately returned and with utter horror I realised what I had been about to do and I collapsed in hysterical tears, sobbing “sorry, I’m so sorry” over and over while Coria hugged me.

After I had calmed down we began to talk over what had happened and I can’t remember the specifics of the conversation, but eventually the topic of gaming and the fact that I was the leader of an online gaming clan (club) came up.  We began to talk about it and were wondering if it was something I should give up, when all of a sudden the demon took over again and began to yell things like “NO, THEY ARE MY MEMBERS”, and “DON’T TOUCH THEM – I RECRUITED THEM” very aggressively.  The others called me back to jolt me back and I did, but it was now very obvious what the spirit was connected to.  We tried to talk about it a few times more, but each time the spirit began to manifest more and more aggressively and the others were very worried about their physical safety, particularly of Coria (Dan did not come back into the room afterwards), until eventually Steve just said to the spirit “Fine, it’s fine – you can keep your members” in order to pacify it.  After this point I was in a state where I felt like I was going insane – it felt like the spirit and I were struggling for control and that the spirit was only just under the surface and kept breaking through almost at will.  I began to walk around the room with a glass of water saying “water, drinking water” repeatedly so that I could focus on something and maintain control.  Looking back, I no longer have judgement for “crazy people” seen muttering to themselves in the street.  I felt like I was going insane and was genuinely scared that I would not return to myself again.

After some time had passed though, I grew gradually calmer and felt a little more in control.  We had a problem though – when Dan had left the room he had called the police because he was so concerned for the safety of everyone in the house and there were four police cars waiting outside the front of the house.  The police kept wanting to come in and talk with me to see if I was OK, but I didn’t want to see them so there were numerous trips between them and me by Pastor Dan to try and sort something out.  They suggested calling an ambulance and have the ambulance officers check me out, but it was going to be a long time before one was available.  The police kept insisting on seeing me, but I was really, really worried that they would come in, question me as to what had happened and cause the spirit to manifest.  I knew they carried guns and that I might not be able to control what happened, so eventually Pastor Dan convinced them to leave and they did.

I was petrified of going home and having something e.g. a dream trigger the demon to manifest again while I was at home with my wife and kids, so I made it clear that I didn’t want to go home.  Pastor Dan immediately offered and arranged to spend the night with me and Pastor Bryan in a local hotel which I was so grateful for.  So we left for the hotel and met Pastor Bryan in the room, tried to relax as best as possible and then went to bed.  I felt the spirit stirring several times during the night, but I was very conscious of having my senior pastor and a church elder in the same room and the spirit did not manifest again that night.  Unfortunately Pastor Bryan’s snoring kept Pastor Dan and I from having a decent sleep.

The next couple of days were not much fun, but Tuesday or Wednesday night we continued, but this time with Pastor Dan, Pastor Tom (another church elder) and Pastor Bryan.  This time we met in the church, in Pastor Dan’s office.  That evening was a hard slog, with the main spirit encountered on Sunday night being heavily resistant, but at least communicating a bit more.  I confessed things that I could think of when I could when appropriate.  In the communication between Pastor Dan and the spirit, we discovered several other spirits as well.  They were:

-          Sentinel (main spirit, whose job was to protect)

-          Mocking (pride)

-          Righteousness (we referred to this one as False Righteousness) as it responded “Not YOUR righteousness – OUR righteousness” when asked to clarify what it was.

-          Horde

-          Feasting

-          Lucifer

When the spirit called Lucifer was identified, immediately the Pastor’s declared Sentinel a liar (Sentinel was giving the names of the spirits) and moved on.  After much persistence to try and cast out Sentinel, the Pastors eventually concluded that fasting and praying was required, so we finished for the night.  I was comfortable returning home, though somewhat fearful of how I would sleep and dream.  Thankfully all during this period I slept well and did not have any bad dreams at all.

The next day I contacted Jay (conference call with Steve and Jay) to talk about what had happened and get his input.  Out of that conversation, the feedback was:

-          Lots of encouragement from Jay and encouragement to continue – he sees many people start this process and then become fearful, or deceived so that they don’t continue and get rid of the spirits

-          That the link between Sentinel and gaming was obvious and needed to be dealt with.  Jay confirmed that my leadership of the gaming clan was a huge stronghold and when the spirit was summoning the whirlwind of spirits on the Sunday night, he believed that the spirit was calling upon the spirits within the other members.

-          To break the power of that spirit, I needed to destroy all physical connections and renounce my involvement and leadership of the clan.

-          With regards to “Lucifer”, Jay explained that there are many evil spirits that take on the names of Satan – Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub etc.  They are not Satan himself (he is just one spirit), but can have the effect of creating disbelief in their existence or creating fear by using Satan’s names.  I was relieved by this.

-          Given the amount of resistance from Sentinel, Steve suggested going for the other weaker spirits first.  If Sentinel was drawing power from them, then removing them first would weaken him and make him easier to deal with.

We reconvened again that night with Pastor Dan, Pastor Bryan and Kristin (my brother-in-law who I mentioned had had deliverance previously).  I had told Pastor Dan earlier that day what Jay’s feedback was, so he was up to speed.  We started by printing a list off of all the members in the clan and my job was to break any spiritual ties and repent.  My experience was one of dismay and anger as Sentinel (and some of my own emotions) reacted.  I had taken over leadership of the clan about two years ago and poured my heart and soul into building it into a stable, strong clan, recruiting members based on friendships and commitment.  I had organised a number of events when members would travel from around Australia to hang out for several days to a week at a time.  I had spent thousands of hours in the clan, building it, building relationships with members and living in that environment.  The clan was well recognised and respected around the world and was the best Australian clan in its field by a long way.  This was a really big deal for me, but more so for Sentinel, who had hooked into other people also addicted to online gaming.

So we went through the list, one member at a time, breaking ties, renouncing, repenting.  Some members caused a very strong reaction in Sentinel, shouting things like “No, not him” and crying, but with the support of the guys and my will, we went through the list in entirety.  The hardest part was when I had to renounce my own alias.  All online gamers create an alias for themselves, which identifies them to other players.  It is like your name, but only applies online.  It is essentially creating another identity, as there is little accountability online and environments can often be filthy and perverted.  When I had to renounce my alias, it felt as if I was destroying a personality that was me.  But I knew it was the right thing and I submitted and renounced that alias and broke its hold and connections with me in the name of Jesus.  Pastor Dan then charged me to never use that alias again and destroy all connection to that false identity.  I, though still in pain, readily agreed.

We started to pray after a while, and though Sentinel was weaker, we weren’t really getting anywhere and I knew that for things to progress I needed to destroy the connection with my old identity and break the connections and the clan as Jay had said.  So we finished for the night and set the next meeting for Friday.  Kristin agreed to come back to my house and be with me as I began destroying my online entity and stuff to do with the clan.  So Kristin and I went back to my house and that’s what we did.  I deleted all the online gaming accounts I had, all accounts I had that used my alias identification, I deleted the clan website completely, made the clan domain name inaccessible by anyone, deleted the gaming servers my clan owned and deleted anything else I could think of related to gaming.  I gave Kristin all my hard copies of games which he got rid of.  Finally that night, I wrote a letter to all of the members in the clan, in the most sensitive way I could (without holding back) and I outlined exactly what had happened to me and I officially renounced my leadership, broke ties and renounced my old alias completely and declared I would now only be know by my real name.  I finished by declaring that I would now be following Jesus.  That was one of the hardest emails I have ever written.

The next day, I went through and completely cleaned my life out of gaming.  I gathered up my entire computer with monitors, a laptop, all computer equipment related to gaming, sound system and anything else connected in some way and I took them all down to the tip and got rid of them – it was all high-end gaming equipment.  I felt like a bit of an idiot at the tip as people watched me throw this stuff out and asked me about what I was throwing out, but I threw it out anyway and then quickly left.

I was very impatient to get to the next deliverance time and was relieved when the time came.  I will note for interest sake, that before every single time of deliverance, I felt incredibly nervous.  This passed once we got into it.  Others reported very similar feelings.

Friday night was the final night and was the most interesting by far.

Pastor Dan, Pastor Bryan, Kristin and I got together again in the evening (all sessions were in the evening for the sake of privacy and to avoid disrupting others).  Dan started by taking Kris and Bryan outside to discuss strategy which I found out later was to start with the weaker spirits and remove all of their rights (but not cast them out until the end).  During this entire process I was fascinated by how legally structured the spiritual world is.  It seems as if there are a number of laws which the spirits know and must operate within and there is an order by which spirits recognise authority.  The rights of the spirit seem to be a foundational matter, where a spirit does not have to leave a person if it has a right to stay there e.g. unforgiveness, sexual activity outside marriage, all other sins, negative feelings that have been held onto, a curse spoken by someone, a generational tie and many, many more.  The spirits enter by these rights and some seem to also be able to accumulate more rights over time.  The strategy is to destroy the power of the spirit by removing its rights e.g. repent, forgive, break ties with the name of Jesus, return words spoken negatively as blessings and much more.  In these times I had to be COMPLETELY open, which was humiliating and embarrassing at times, but absolutely necessary.

So Dan started to address the spirits and Sentinel responded, but Dan bound it in the name of Jesus, told it to go back down and then began to deal with the other spirits one by one.  This time was somewhat complex and convoluted, so for the sake of getting the story told, I will categorise the evening by the spirits dealt with.

Overall comments:
- During the time the spirits were being dealt with, Sentinel kept coming up again as his job was to protect the other spirits.  On many occasions Dan had to bind Sentinel and command him back down while he dealt with the weaker spirit.
- In my case, all the spirits manifested differently, with different voices and even different postures and facial contortions.  My experience was best described as “channelling”.  I was present and aware and I was allowing the manifestations to “flow through” me.  At any point I could be addressed or called back.  It was a very strange experience.  I know others have an experience like mine or the experience of just speaking what they hear the spirit saying without different voices etc.
- When things were happening there was no sense of embarrassment on my behalf.
- Pastor Dan led the process and was the one speaking with the spirits.
- Evil spirits can and do lie.

False Righteousness (FR)

In talking with FR, Dan discovered that there were 2 sets of rights and that it had its hands on two of my children.  The rights were:

-          Generational rights (the spirit had been passed down from previous generations)

-          My wrong attitudes in the area of righteousness, appearance of righteousness, pride

So we stopped to deal with these.  I broke all generational ties in the name of Jesus and then spent some time confessing and repenting of my wrong attitudes and things I had done.  Once that was all done, Dan commanded the spirit to come up and speak again and then commanded it to leave.  It didn’t initially, but we found a very specific right which was dealt with and it had to leave.

Lucifer

Sentinel had to be bound again before Lucifer could be dealt with and when Dan called up Lucifer, the response I experienced was fear and shock.  The spirit was actually a very small, weak spirit that had been depending on the protection of Sentinel because it was so weak.  When asked what rights Lucifer had, Lucifer responded that he had many small rights, but kept saying that they were small and not worth worrying about.  Dan asked how many rights he had and he responded immediately “57”.  So, Dan commanded him to list them all.  With some “encouragement”, Lucifer began to list them.  Kristin wrote them down, but nobody kept any sort of count while this was happening:

1.       Slow

2.       Little impatience

3.       Tiredness

4.       Not giving when I was meant to (Lucifer said there were 10 instances of this)

5.       Not giving when I was meant to

6.       Not giving when I was meant to

7.       Not giving when I was meant to

8.       Not giving when I was meant to

9.       Not giving when I was meant to

10.   Not giving when I was meant to

11.   Not giving when I was meant to

12.   Not giving when I was meant to

13.   Not giving when I was meant to

14.   False patience

15.   Standing by watching when I should have been acting

16.   Not giving love

17.   Tying people up

18.   Manipulating

19.   Study of wrong things

20.   Delighting in the downfall of others

21.   Annoying people

22.   Bad language

23.   Speaking poorly (Lucifer said there were 12 instances of this)

24.   Speaking poorly

25.   Speaking poorly

26.   Speaking poorly

27.   Speaking poorly

28.   Speaking poorly

29.   Speaking poorly

30.   Speaking poorly

31.   Speaking poorly

32.   Speaking poorly

33.   Speaking poorly

34.   Speaking poorly

35.   Wrong thought

36.   Wanting a possession

37.   Wanting more – not being satisfied

38.   An inappropriate look

39.   False repentance

40.   Stealth

41.   Jealousy

42.   Showing a big heart when my heart was not big

43.   Ruling over those I should not rule over

44.   Stasis

45.   Speed

46.   Independence

47.   Fortification

48.   Keeping distance

49.   Confessing with a wrong heart

50.   Loving the praises of men

51.   Passing sentence

52.   Judging the weak

53.   Judging the strong

54.   Wrong eating

55.   Mocking of illiteracy

56.   Hate for the black man

57.   Despising the Asian

The extraordinary thing was that nobody was keeping a count and I myself certainly had no sense of how many rights the spirit had named.  At the end, when Dan ordered the spirit to identify the next right, there was nothing to say, so it just stopped and there were 57 rights, as it had said before listing them.

At that point, it was pretty clear what to do.  In front of the others I confessed and repented of every single sin on that list, one by one, not holding anything back.  When it was all done, Dan called back Lucifer, asked if there were any more rights (the answer was “No”) and then he cast it out and it left.  From memory, it was similar to others where I experienced a tightening/lump in my throat which I then almost had to physically push up to my mouth and then heave/cough/shake it out.

Horde

Pastor Dan called up Horde and the immediate response was “Who are you and what is your authority?” Dan told Horde who he was and his authority as my senior pastor and that I had submitted to his leadership.  Horde said nothing in response, but I sensed that Horde agreed and was satisfied with the response and acknowledged that authority.

Dan talked with Horde and discovered that Horde was actually an army of spirits, and that their leader was actually the spirit “No” who had been cast out the week before by Jay.  Horde was incredibly unemotional and communicated like a soldier just waiting for orders – not caring what the orders were, just willing to follow orders by the correct lines of authority.  At one point Kristin addressed the spirit and the spirit asked who he was and what his authority was.  Kristin told Horde, but Horde refused to talk with him at all – my sense was that this was because it would only communicate with the “highest ranked” authority.

Without a leader, Horde was useless, inactive and actually asked to leave.  It was essentially a dormant army waiting for orders from its leader that would never come.  So Dan ordered it to leave and very quickly, with very little effort it was gone.

Mocking (Pride)

Dan called up Mocking next, but for a long time all Mocking would do was give mocking smiles and sniggers.  After repeated commands and praying, finally Mocking was stirred up to the point that it began to converse and it actually talked a lot and would have talked a lot more if Dan had allowed it.  It was essentially a spirit of pride, but was Mocking.  Dan asked its rights and eventually discovered the following:

-          The sin of pride was a right

-          The sin of rejoicing in the weakness of others was a right

-          I was bound by being in a constant state of elevation fuelled by the drug of pride – Mocking called me an addict

-          The sin of mocking was a right

-          Initial right was created when it entered through family lines – generational through the grandfather (many generations back)

-          It had passed through to all 3 of my children

Mocking talked about and delighted in the passing of spirits through generations, describing it as a thing that was as “beautiful” and as simple as a river flowing downhill.  He was dismayed and confused as to why we would want to stop that.  But, stop that we did.  In the name of Jesus I broke all generational ties that Mocking had, then spent some time commanding the spirit to leave my children.  I also broke the addiction in the name of Jesus and confessed and repented of the sins Mocking had listed and I did not hold anything back.  I was mad that it had done so much in my life and was planning on doing the same to my kids.  I recognised pride as a core sin in my life and ABSOUTELY wanted it out by the power and name of Jesus.

Feasting

Feasting was a fat, bloated, gluttonous spirit which we discovered was the source of addiction in my life.  It didn’t care what the addiction was, it would feast on it.  It used words such as “tasty”, “good meal” etc when describing sins and addictions.  The past/present addictions it listed were:

-          Gaming

-          Pride (main food)

-          New things

-          Prayer

-          Reading the bible

-          Pornography

-          Power and pride

-          Eating food

-          Alcohol

There was one right which Feasting said was hidden and was scared to talk about it.  After much pressing, Feasting told us that the right was held by another spirit and after more pressing finally revealed the name of the spirit – Domination.  Feasting was scared to tell us and begged us not to tell Domination who had revealed him.

So we noted that and then I went through and confessed, repented and broke powers, holding nothing back.  Feasting wouldn’t go without us breaking the last right (Domination), so Dan called up Domination.

Domination

Domination was very, very angry and aggressive – upset because he was hidden but had been found and demanded to know who had dobbed him in.  Dan basically ignored what the spirit was saying and ordered it to list its rights.  After some pushing, Domination said that there were some instances of dominating and being dominated through my life.  Domination didn’t care whether it was dominating or being dominated – all it cared about was that domination was happening.  The initial right was given just after birth.  At that point I had a very clear picture in my mind of me as a baby that had just been born on a small table, surrounded by doctors and nurses in full gowns, face masks and caps.  Domination said that I came through a doctor then.  I was completely vulnerable and the doctor had a wrong spirit.

He also said he had shown himself to my children and created fear, saying “Fear is my child”.

So again, I went through everything – breaking, confessing, repenting.

Dan then cast out Domination and then called up Feasting.  Feasting was very upset that Domination had gone, calling him “my husband”.  Dan and the others got to work commanding it to leave in the name of Jesus and I at that moment I felt a large lump in my stomach – I actually physically felt it and I was really worried because I hadn’t had this lump there before – it felt like the size of a large orange.  I then somehow knew what to do though and I got my hands and I began to push it up slowly and I could actually feel it rising inside me.  I kept pushing it slowly up, through my chest, to my neck, then through my neck and then to my throat and mouth and then finally I flung it out of my body and it was gone.  I felt that lump move the whole way up my body and then it got removed.  I have never experienced anything like that in my life.

Sentinel

Sentinel had interrupted dealings with the other spirits numerous times, but this time when he was called up he was desperate because the spirits he was protecting had now gone.  Dan talked with Sentinel, who after some prodding, said the following:

-          It belonged to an Order (I sensed it belonged to something like a Order of Knights, where duty and mission are core values)

-          It passed through male blood and was generational

-          It’s job was to guard – nothing specific, but to have an encompassing guarding role where the purpose was to prevent Godliness entering and to protect things of the Devil

-          It was also guarding my heart

At that point I had another very clear picture in my mind – of a door with a significant keyhole in it and I knew that it was the door to my heart that Sentinel was guarding.  I told Dan this, so he pushed in again and after some pressing, Sentinel revealed that the holder of the key was the Holy Spirit.

Again we stopped and broke the power of the spirit, then returned and with much commanding, Sentinel was compelled to leave and he was gone.

 

At that point we were so happy.  Dan and Bryan and Kristin were all ecstatic and cheering, while I was happy, but exhausted.  We finished up and then I went out to the car by myself.

Before I drove off, I sat in the driver seat and thought about the door and the key and I said, “Holy Spirit, please use the key you have”.  I had the picture clear in my mind and I watched as a swirling wind of light put the key in the lock and opened the door.  Immediately light poured out the door and the walls attached to the door began to crack.  Very quickly they cracked completely and fell to the ground and disappeared.  What was left was my heart – perfect and white and glowing and shining.  In awe I reached for it and held it in my hands.  I then lifted my heart above my head and said “Here Jesus, this is yours.”  Jesus reached down and took my heart in his hands with the greatest love.  Then slowly, he descended into me so that my body was completely encompassed by his and, still holding my heart in his hands, he stopped when my heart was back in its place in my body – but being held by Jesus.  My feeling at that point can only be described as happy – intense happiness and peace.  I still have this feeling when I remember this.

Over the next few days I felt tired and somewhat dead.  I felt unsure of what had happened and at times thought the spirits were back because I could feel lumps in my throat or had feelings that I had before.  However, these were all lies.  Absolute lies.  I found out afterwards that spirits usually come back to try and rob the person of their freedom and that all that is required is to tell them to leave in the name of Jesus.  When I found this out, I still experienced times of “old feelings” but with the power of Jesus I told them to go and every time they have and I have felt free again.  Sometimes I have had to war for an hour, but most times a 1-2 minute prayer has been all that was needed.  I feel different when I have these old feelings though – I feel surprised when I realise what I am feeling – it does not feel natural at all.  I praise our Almighty God for what He has done in me.

Here are some (certainly not all) Befores and Afters  - changes that I have noticed immediately and over the following couple of weeks as a direct result of this ministry.

Patience with kids
- Before: often easily frustrated with children, especially in times of stress and would regularly just leave and go to my study and leave my wife with them.  Often I would get angry and treat or speak to them harshly and my anger would pervade the house and ruin family evenings.
- After: I am almost never frustrated to the point of anger by my children, I am much more patient and so much more loving and understanding.  I am firm, but not angry.  Evenings are rarely unpleasant and never because of anger from me.

Relationship with wife
-Before: I didn’t want to spend time with Rach as I wanted to do my own thing, especially getting on the computer, gaming or watching TV shows.  I spent time with her because it was a good thing that a husband should do and I did want her to be happy – not because I wanted to.  However, my focus was always on “completing the task” of spending time with her so I could go and do my own thing.  I would go to bed much later than her so I could spend time on the computer and get up much later in the morning.  I would often express anger, scorn, look down on her and give her disapproving and other negative looks.  It would be extremely rare for me to share myself honestly with her.  She tried many times to bring God into our relationship more, but I was largely disinterested and tried to avoid it.
- After: I love spending time with Rach.  I love being with her, talking, praying together, even just being in the same room together.  I always try to go to bed with her as I don’t want to be disconnected and I get up very soon after her in the morning.  I have confessed and repented of so much stuff to her that has hurt her over the years.  I am now the spiritual head of the house.  I pray for the kids and her, bind the enemy’s influence and am leading our kids in loving Jesus.  My stepping into this role has made a profound difference to our family.

Gaming
- Before: I have gone through periods where I would game 60-80 hours per week, however my normal pattern was to game 4-5 hours in the evenings and 2-3 hours during the day.
- After: Jesus has completely broken my addiction I do not game, or desire to game, at all.

Relationship with Jesus
- Before: I was resigned to where I was at.  I had tried stuff, prayed for change, but nothing significant had happened.  I had received words from God, which I felt guilty and resigned about as well.  I did not read my Bible much at all and prayed occasionally, attending church weekly.
- After: I want to spend all my time with Jesus.  I have been so astounded and grateful by His grace.  I did not deserve or ask for this change, but He came into my life and completely turned it around, dealing with issues that have been around for all my life within a matter of hours.  I love spending time with Him hearing His voice, reading His word and praying.  I have never really understood what loving Jesus is, but I now know.

Fatherhood of my kids
- Before: I would be happy to play with them, often joked around in a way that was confusing (leading them astray with the goal of humour), would be sometimes encouraging, but very quick to come down on them.
- After: I am building God into their lives with prayer and by speaking God into them.  I have confessed and repented appropriately before them and asked their forgiveness for my behaviour.  I express way more love to them and understanding.  They, in return, have become much, much more responsive and loving towards me, with cuddles, kisses, cards, drawings and just talking.

Unforgiveness
- Before: I had tried my best to deal with my unforgiveness for Steve and had tried many times and methods to do so, but all had been unsuccessful.  I was at the point where I thought it had faded out enough to not be an issue any more.  I did not want to see him ever again though and would not have let him near my family.
- After: He is completely forgiven by me.  I look forward to catching up the next time we bump into each other and I have no ill feelings at all towards him.  It wouldn’t upset me if he came and lived in my street.

Pride
- Before: I will keep this short as it would take pages to discuss this all.  My whole life has been saturated with Pride and I have been distant from people because of it and had it influence every single part of my life.
- After: It is something I am still dealing with, but I am dealing with it as you might deal with a lifelong habit – the power and hold of it is broken, but now I am working with the thoughts and thinking patterns I have ingrained.  I am learning how much God has actually done for me and how I just don’t deserve it at all, which highlights just how much He loves me.

I was nothing.
But You loved me.
You are God.
Everything is Yours.

THE Spiritual Weapon ~ the Blood of Jesus!

February 22nd, 2012

Sir your messages have been a blessing to me. Please help to thank God  for delivering my family and I from armed robbery attack. On 2/4/2012 we returned from an all night prayer program organised by my church-Open-Doors Christian Centre Ada-Geroge Road Port Harcourt Nigeria at 5 am local time.

When we got to our gate ,I parked the car outside the compound. As I came out of the car I saw a man pointing a gun on my forehead. Suddenly Supernatural boldness came and I sceamed -The blood of Jesus. Miraclously I saw myself behind the robber- a few meters away from him. I continued to shout -The blood of Jesus but incidently no one but God came to our rescue.

My wife and kids came out of the car and started shouting- Our Defence is of God and the robbers ran away. I shared the testimony in my church and everyone stood still. God is real and the name of Jesus is mightier than atomic bomb or even the most devastating weapon you can think of. Praise God

Jesus WINS Despite Death Threats!

February 21st, 2012

My brothers and sisters in Jesus the King!

I’m very pleased to see so many souls finding liberation from the powers of darkness in the name of Jesus from our most recent meetings in Australia!

In fact, it has been recently reported that a precious believer, as a result of reading about our work at Catch the Fire Apostolic Center in Hallam, was moved by the Holy Spirit to seek deliverance and was liberated from evil spirits! God is using the work that has already been accomplished to move in the hearts of many –thousands have been impacted and this is but the beginning of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the land of Australia. He writes:

“I was merely reading up about Pastor Jay Bartlett (never heard of him before) and I felt the strong urge to visit my minister and get prayer. I was obedient and as my minister prayed for me I asked for help to read the bible (i had been struggling to read any of the bible and just couldn’t make sense of any of it!!!!) I’ve been a christian for 20 years!!! Anyway, I repented of my laziness and lack of obedience and as my minister put oil on my foreword in the shape of a cross, a demon departed from my body!!!!!! Since this deliverance, I have not been so angry inside and I can’t wait to read God’s word. I also can’t wait to pray for others and see them set free!!!!!!!”

Now, isn’t this simply amazing? The fruits of the deliverance ministry! Praise be to God!

Obviously, the enemy is furious with the work that is now ongoing. In the past several weeks I have been threatened by various demonized individuals who desire to murder me. These are evil spirits within these individuals that seek my destruction. We must be on guard.

“So you moron, ready to fight? That stupid idiot Captain (Note: Captain is a minister friend of mine who is also involved in the deliverance ministry) has made me so mad I’m ready to kill him and ill take you to! Oh yer and your precious families to! You are about to realise all this “freedom” your giving people is gonna have hard consequences for your family and you will have to give up sooner or later!! You really wanna save someone?? Then save yourself!!! Cos I’m gonna #&$@ing murder the both of you soon enough and oh the pleasure that will bring us all!!! Ha!!

We rest knowing that the shed blood of Jesus has defeated the powers of enemy forevermore and thus we are on the winning side with HIM (our holy Savior Jesus) for all eternity!

True Story: Overcoming Addiction through Deliverance!

February 19th, 2012

I have spent the last eleven years trying to break the addiction of alcoholism. As a child, I had watched my Grandmother wither away from the disease of alcoholism, which eventually landed her in a nursing home, diagnosis: wet-brain. She wore pink pajamas and an adult diaper 24/7 and muttered to herself  all day long about “swimming with snakes in the river.” She died at age sixty-eight. Still, the knowledge of how alcoholism can take our sanity, dignity, and life away from us, I continued to drink as an adult. At age forty-eight, after a good sixteen years of alcoholic daily drinking, I found myself suffering from routine auditory hallucinations, delusional thinking, black-outs, and also suffering from an inability to tell the truth about anything whether sober, hung-over, or drunk. I rarely worked even though I had obtained an Ivy League degree.  A small stipend from my parents was often times my only income; I had no friends or significant other. 

            For the past eleven years, I tried to earnest to quit drinking wine, my drug of choice. I tried residential alcohol rehab for 28 days,  AA for eight years, Women For Sobriety, anti-depressants, therapy, and read a host of self-help books, including AA literature. Still, I could go no more than three days without getting drunk.  (Often times, I read AA books while drinking.)

            In June 2011, while thinking I should make “a run” to the liquor store,  I instead stood in my kitchen and asked God to “please help me.” I promised God “…if you help me not drink, I’ll do whatever you say.”  Immediately, and I mean within seconds, the Lord told me to say aloud, “Devil be gone!” I stood in my kitchen and repeated this phrase several times. God then told me to , “Read the Bible daily, and surround yourself with my Word.” Immediately, I bought Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind,  & play the CD in my car.

            Nine months since this incident, I have not had one ounce of wine or alcohol in my body, and it is very easy to not drink.  Whereas I used to have a mental obsession and voice in my head hammering at me to “Drink, drink , drink, everyone drinks or wants to, “ I now have inner peace and a sound mind. I do have stress in my life, such as a huge plumber’s bill, or I feel overwhelmed with work—but I can deal with such stresses without drinking. This is only because God is helping me.

            I had felt even a few years ago that I had a demon inside my body and mind that drove me to drink. I told my AA sponsor this, and she said that was “not possible,” and she also told me not to go to church, “…all you need is AA.”

            After God removed the demon from my body, it has never been back. It whispers daily, “Maybe have a drink?” but it is a faint whisper and easily defeated with only saying, “Devil Be Gone!” followed by a simple, “Thank You God.” I used to suffer from dreams in which I was attacked by demonic looking half-human, very distorted female animals; they were beyond frightening. I also suffered from insomnia. I have never had a nightmare since I reached out to God, and I sleep very peacefully each night. 

            I had never been a Believer in the Lord; I only attended church as a child because my parents made me go. I never had any interest in church as an adult; truly, it is a miracle that someone of my agnostic nature asked God for help. While I struggled to become sober in AA, attending at least 4 AA meetings a week for eight years, I watched two other alcoholics die from alcoholism because like me, they simply could not stop drinking.  I knew one of them very well. This one man, in his early forties told me at a meeting one year ago, while crying, “I am going to die; it (alcohol) is going to get me and there is nothing I can do.” He left the AA meeting and one week later I received an email that he had died. Certainly, that would have been my fate, too, without God’s help June 16, 2011.

              Since God delivered me, I received instruction from Him over the past few months and I have followed every instruction as if my life depends upon it, because, literally, my life does depend on doing what God says. I’ve been told by God thus far to: Read the Bible daily, find a Bible-based church, detach from all associates, only be friends with believers within the church I attend, and to  quit spending money mindlessly and to give extra money to a good charity, and to take care of my health “so you can do my work.”

            I have no idea what kind of work God has for me.  Whatever it is, if He ever reveals to me what “work” there is, I’ll do it because I know that without God’s intervention, my life was quickly going to slide into permanent insanity, alcohol-induced, poverty, then death by suicide or end up in an institution where I would die alone—and soon. 

            I do not presently attend AA meetings or take any anti-depressants. (A year ago, I was taking 4 anti-depressants: Cymbalta, Abilify, Lamictil, Lithium).  I don’t see a therapist. I do, however, take Biblical action daily: I pray constantly, read my Bible, keep Billy Graham’s website on my computer screen at work in my office, go to church every time the door is open—and feel great relief and comfort when I attend.

            If you saw me, I look like a normal middle-aged professional woman.  My house is clean, I prepare meals, know how to  cope with challenges, have a sense of humour, I now work full-time, I function. God restored my life very quickly. I believe He would help anyone who asks for His help.

            I do not know why I received this blessing—to live a sober life with inner peace and to be a content, joyous person who overcame.  Everyday I thank God for what he has given me, and I pray for the alcoholics who die from this terrible affliction. I fear they die eternally cut off from God’s spirit.

            It is my hope that soon, the medical/addiction treatment community  will accept that those of us who aren’t “treated” or “put into remission” by AA or other program will accept that some of us are tormented by Satan, and need to have a demon cast out of our minds and bodies. AA talks about God’s love, but not about exorcism.  (Every treatment center should have an exorcist; I know I’m not the only alcoholic to have been in bondage with alcohol due to a demon’s will to destroy me.)

            That summer night in my kitchen,God told me what to say to get the demon to leave my soul; since then, he has given me armor to protect me. I hope if someone reads this, wants to quit drinking and nothing works—ask God to help you. If he’ll help me, He will help you, too.

            Amelia

               

Setting Souls FREE Continues in Australia!

February 18th, 2012

Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus,

I am currently resting with my family here in Dallas and I continue to receive a stream of emails from many who were touched by the ministry we recently conducted in Australia.

“Jay, If i can share a moment in the Catch the Fire crusades. I attended all the nights….from Thursday to Tuesday…and remembering that you honored God by setting so many captives free…and even lost your voice and still did not stop…all heart and soul…when you called out against spirit of occult and witchcraft…I passed out and fainted… something like a lightning crack ( your voice or Holy Spirit calling out demons) then behind you as I could not focus, a thick cloud of fog covered under the wooden cross and the podium was thick with Shekinah glory/ presence of the Lord..and it was so thick…and then as I recovered my sight fully, something left me. I believe that Holy Spirit knew I have been dabbling with witchcraft and had readings by so called good mediums. You called as You saw it thru the eyes of  the LORD. It is gone. I am set free! Secondly, your preaching on God’s order of the body of Christ was spot on. God bless you and your family.”

The Lord is even pleased to place His tangible presence even on these email updates as we recently received a number of emails from those who were deeply touched by the reports of the power of God in our services in Australia.

“Oh my goodness Jay the anointing on just your emails!! When I read about your arrows it was like the Holy Spirit literally flipped a light switch and showed me mine. I know time is precious so I’ll spare you the details but suffice it to say, keep it up my Brother in Christ!! You just never know how Christ is going to show up!”

I am deeply humbled by the blessings of our great God and Savior the Lord Jesus Christ who continues to move so powerfully in many lives! He alone deserves the praise! It is His work! I am simply His servant.

As I shared earlier these public meetings were well attended and the leaders of the host church decided to extend the meetings due to the overwhelming response. Unfortunately, my voice gave out (even though that occurred I was still fighting the battles set before me to ensure souls were free from demonic bondage). My dear brother Steve (a partner of mine in the gospel ministry) and his precious wife continued the meetings with great success as many more demons were cast out in Jesus name and more souls were liberated! To read of this move of the Holy Spirit click here: http://catchthefire.com.au/2012/02/many-more-set-free-from-demons-under-the-anointing-of-the-holy-spirit-pr-daniel-ministering-on-kangaroo-island-sa/#more-6420

We are hoping to be back in Australia again soon, Lord willing, as the needs were great and this beautiful nation is ready for the ministry of deliverance and inner healing. Interestingly, the vast majority of the audiences we spoke to were demonized and in need of deep healing so we need to be ready to go back as the Spirit of the Lord guides. Please be in prayer for this.