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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beating Back the Devil

This conversation is the testimony of victory claimed by several members of a Facebook group called BayNatic’s, founded by Debi Smith. They are aficionados of The Church of His Presence, a revivalist, Pentecostal church in Mobile, Alabama. That church has established a unique relationship with the group. I pulled the words right off Facebook. I fixed the grammar and spelling, but the words are their own. It’s tough reading, not for the faint of heart. The paralysis is very similar to what alien abductees describe when they awaken to the awareness that there are three small beings in their bedroom.

Debi Smith: I have been under the strongest demonic attack I have ever experienced in my life. It wasn’t a dream at all. There was a being in my bed trying to rape me. Holding me down… I saw evil faces... and heard chanting. I had to be quiet cuz the girls are here and they wouldn’t understand why I was praying in tongues. It just keep going and going. I started pleading the Blood, and actually saw an evil face... and dreamt this man was in my bed forcing itself on me, holding me down. That face was just staring at me… I didn’t have the strength to push him off! It just kept going and going… I was trying to just go to sleep! Or wake up. I kept whispering in tongues… I couldn’t hardly breathe. But I kept speaking in tongues.

This battle wasn’t for the weak of heart. It was like I was in a totally different room with these creatures. I started thinking about what Graham [Cooke] says.... if the enemy is this close, think how much closer and stronger the encounter with Father will be. Then I started singing this song, in my head maybe, but it was a song I had never sung before. This is so incredible. It was SO REAL. It was like I was out of my body. I couldn’t push the thing away that was in my bed... I wanted to bite him... and bite hard! I was so determined to pray in the Spirit, even Satan his wretched self couldn’t stop me!

I wasn’t going to give in to it or them! It was like I was pushed out of my bed and trying to get back in as I started pleading the Blood [of Jesus Christ]. I couldn’t move. Then I pushed off the covers and started waking up. The voices didn’t shudder or run away when I started pleading the Blood; they started lifting and sounded like they were going away, off in the distance. Even when I was possessed [many years previous in her youth] I never experienced ANYthing like that! I thought it would never end! It just kept going and they kept forcing themselves on me. That just tells me I’m On Course! Opposition... Ha... won’t make me back off one bit. In Fact It Only Propels Me Forward... I’m pressing ON... Bless the Lord!

I was praying in tongues the whole time, and I remember getting back in the bed from the headboard and grabbing on to the post. It was there that I thought to plead the Blood of Jesus. I thought it was so strange how they left right after that. It seemed that they drifted away slowly I could hear the ruckus lessen as they got farther away.

Machelle Kaul: That is the spirit of incubus, and sucubus; one rapes women in their sleep, the other rapes men in their sleep. Had that happen to me years ago. Perry Stone did a show on these spirits last year.

Samuel Romaya: Debi, I experienced the same a few times, and the last time I experienced that was before two years ago. That evil spirit tried to strangle me with a pillow. I wasn’t dreaming nor was a vision. I remember I had my eyes opened, but I couldn’t wink or close. I couldn’t even speak in the natural… but in the Spirit, I rebuked him by the blood of Jesus and the Holy Ghost fire, and all of a sudden, he moved to my chest, and I heard a roaring sound coming from him, and he left me! Thank you Jesus, blessed be His name. We’re not afraid of those trashes.

Debi Smith: Wow, Samson, it seems those spirits have assignments to take us out. It wasn’t all a dream… and the chaotic noises I heard… it was a paralyzing experience. But even they can’t keep us down. If they are messing with us, just think how close the Father is to us. We are more than conquerors through Him. Blessed be the Name of the Most High God! Now and Forever!

Samuel Romaya: Debi, I just feel like saying this: You are moving to a new level in the Spirit. And new level means new demon or demons. But, God will never leave us nor for sake us for he is faithful and good!! We love you Jesus!!!

Oh, echo ECHO here. Amen and Amen. No devil will stop me, even if I look right in the eye of the evil one his Ugly self. I know what is Written. No weapon formed against me can harm me. The One who resides and abides in me is greater than any force outside of me.

And I’m ready. You know, the Lord started speaking to my heart about 4 weeks ago. He said what part of my inheritance word Mk 16:17-18 have I not experienced yet... that was the casting out of demons. So He warned me about this, and I listened and perked my ears up. I am not in the least bit afraid. I was made for this. I take great pleasure in doing my part of taking back what the enemy has taken from me and from others. NO FEAR... Just faith... and sheer enjoyment and delight. I totally trust My Redeemer. I will go ANYWHERE with Him. I will even walk on water with Him. Opposition is expected, and I will walk on Satan’s doomed head every time. His kingdom has been cursed, and I’m just the one to be an agent of the Living God to do Exploits for Him. When I lay my hands on the sick, it’s as if Jesus His Sweet Self lays His Hand on them. I expect Results, and fireworks!

Anna Marie Walker: I've had the same thing happen to me in my 20’s, and then again a couple nights before I went to the Bay Revival on November 16th. When it happened when I was younger, it would literally suck my breath out of me, and at the time I didn’t know that it was Satan’s demons until I told my Aunt, and she told me to plead the blood or say Jesus if I could, and I did, and it left until I was going to the revival. It was a physical fight! I was clear down at the end of my bed when it finally left after I said Jesus!

Such experiences are common in haunted places where evil spirits got a firm hold on a previous dweller who may have died there. But a present dweller living a sinful lifestyle may also trigger such presences. Debi was in the process of moving out of someone else’s apartment. But the fierceness of such attacks seems also to reflect hatred for a child of God, especially one with a call on their life.

A similar story of total victory can be found on my blog. Look up What Aliens Really Do, Part II, posted on August 30, 2012. A mother and daughter, both theologically na├»ve, chased one of the meanest demonic entities I’ve heard of with just a Bible and a little faith.

Churches like TCofHP teach their congregations how to fend off demonic attacks. They know they can’t do it in their own strength. They call on God. It’s troublesome that many churches will not address the question of deliverance and evil spirits at all.

Beating Back the Devil