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Healed from abuse, addiction & shame

Friday, March 14th, 2008

This was sent in by Jennifer, a precious sister who’s been through deliverance:

First, I was so excited when I saw the note “Share your testimony” it says in the Word of God, that they overcome Him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Amen. When I was a little girl I went to church. I went and remember loving it. I had a tough home life. Dad struggled with Alcoholism and mom was co-dependant and didn’t know how to deal with this. Both my parents went to church. But due to the addictions and disfunction in the home, life was aweful. Their was physical abuse and mental abuse. I eventually lost and interest in church and stopped going. I was looking for escape and thought it might be in acohol. I might mention that I was a fatter little girl and had a horrible last name it just gave kids a reason to alienate me and call me names.(enemy!) In no time I was to lost at the age of 17 in an addiction to alcohol. Lost my virginity to a 26 year pushy boy, at the age of 17. Which escalated my drinking and spiral down hill. I did graduate from school, and got a job right after at the local mill with my dad. I used to come to work just wasted. After a few years of that I was 22 and tried cocain for the first time. Then Methamphetamines. I had obviously opened myself up to many things. I was physically sick and emotionally very sick. After over 20 years of torment, I went back to church. At 30 years old I went to an encounters and it was life changing. After deep repentance of my sins, I was one of the first girls up to recieve what-ever it was that God wanted me to have. I was convienced by then that it had to be awesome, and better than anything I’d ever recieved. I was radically delivered! The first thing I felt was love, deep deep love and that I was loved! Forgiveness, and then I heard a woman shout “Spirit of shame, come out in the name of Jesus!” and I felt like a feather and fell. I can remember then seeing many woman praying over me. I remember my body kind of jerking around like their was a fight inside of me, and then finally just complete peace. I sat on a chair in the room for what seemed to be hours, with a smile from ear to ear and couldn’t move. My body felt like it was still plugged in. I just couldn’t move and didn’t. It’s been 3 years, last month. I recieved healing emotionally towards my parents, and love them more than I ever have. I love myself too. But most of all my Jesus, my saviour, and my Deliverer! Hallelujah!~

Priase God for liberating His children!! There is HEALING and DELIVERANCE available through Christ!

Robert L.

Delivered from alcohol addiction

Friday, March 14th, 2008

This was shared by another Mike, who God has called to the deliverance ministry:

I was called to preach at age 14. I went and told the pastor what God was calling me to do. I figured that I would have to finish High School, go to college, before I preached a sermon. When the pastor told me that his office and library were at my disposal and that he expected me to have a sermon ready in the coming weeks, I was scared silly! I began running from God. I could no longer attend church. Every time I went, I was under such conviction that I couldn’t stand it! So, I ran. I began to drink, heavily, to drown out the conviction. I ran for 10 years. By the time I was 24, I was a full blown alcoholic. I was demonized by a demon of addiction. At age 24 I could run no more. I fell to my knees and cried out to God! I told the Lord that I knew that I had messed up my life. If He would clean me up, that I’d go where He wanted and do whatever He wanted. Before I said, “Amen”, the demon of addiction was gone! From that day on, I’ve had no desire to drink! God had set me free! I didn’t realize I had a demon until years later. After all, I was a good Southern Baptist, and we didn’t have demons.

I surrendered to the Gospel Ministry in 1984. I grew up in the Southern Baptist Denomination. I was on staff, or pastored Baptist Churches until 1996. In 1996 I switched to the United Methodist Church. I was a Methodist pastor until 2003. From 2003 to present I have been in a non-denominational Pentecostal Church. Why so many denominations? Well, when I was in college I had an encounter with a demon. However, Southern Baptists do not have demons! So, there was a problem with me being confronted by a demon. Friends and co-workers tried to convince me it was my imagination. By 1996, I’d had enough of the constant fights over Spiritual gifts and the reality of demons. I was too “pentecostal” for the Baptist Church. A Methodist pastor, friend of mine, asked me to check out the United Methodist Church. He told me that they were more accepting of Spiritual gifts and the reality of demons. In 1996 I began pastoring Methodist Churches. Things were great until I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1998. The Spiritual gifts that had been operating in me were increased, greatly! Soon, I began to have the same type of disagreements with the Methodist Church that I had with the Baptist Church. In 2003 I left the Methodist Church and began ministry in the Non-Denominational Pentecostal Church. That, in short, is how I arrived at my destination.

Praise God for the work of the Holy Spirit in our brother’s life!

Robert L.

Woman gloriously set free!!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

This was shared on the forum by a precious sister…

First I would like to say THANK YOU for your heart felt prayers and interceding, words of encouragement and strength you gave me! I feel soooooooooo much better and stronger in the Lord! This was an experience like never before and it has taken me higher and deeper in our Heavenly Father. Secondly I would like to say that this is no ordinary group, This group is life changing and a definite threat and Weapon to the enemy. My husband was with me and very active in taking part of the deliverance. I don’t remember it by minute detail, but my husband said that when the minister called for the spirit of fat/obesity, the spirit spoke and said “i want to kill her”. I remember voices, voices, voices! and i remember as he called for the different spirits they manifested by the result of their name, for example the spirit of rejection was called on to be cast out and i couldn’t look no one in the eyes as the same for shame and guilt, for pain and memories there was a lot of hurting and crying involved but the minister said that was just a smoke screen and consistently called them out and they expelled by me coughing them up. Fear and unbelief were the biggies, but guess what, No MORE. Glory to God in the Highest!!!! I’d been mentally abused, molested, raped, addicted to porn secretly, among so many other things but Now I’m Free! AND WHOM THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED! I gotta give the Lord a hand clap of Praise behind that! Listen, if you’ve never been through one of these, I strongly suggest it because it was things I wasn’t even aware of that was dealt with. Nevertheless know that YOU ALL played a part in this and I give God the Glory, and pray blessings upon each of you and your families! you are not grouped here by chance but by divine direction and the devil don’t like it because we’re BLESSED LIKE THAT!

Isn’t that beautiful?? This woman met quite some resistance from the demons between the time she setup an appointment with a minister, and the actual session… those demons knew they were in big trouble, and glory to God, look at what Jesus has done for her!

Robert L.