The Toughest Battle Yet...

March 2014

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A Mission to Help

On Saturday 1 March 2014, my husband Rob, my friend Estelle, and I went to minister to a 14-year-old girl who has apparently been seeing evil spirits. Unbeknown to us then, it was to be the most eerie, yet amazing ministry we had ever been a part of.

In order to protect the privacy of the family involved, I shall call the girl Jane. Jane does not speak English, so we had the help of a translator whom I shall call Sheila. Sheila brought her 12-year-old niece whom I shall call Mandy.

Rob, Estelle, and I arrived to pick up Sheila so that we could all go together to Jane's house. Expecting only to see Sheila getting into our car, I was surprised and somewhat uncomfortable to see Mandy tagging along. Before I could utter a word of concern, Sheila explained that Mandy knows the way to Jane's house, so with that information I decided to keep quiet, and to let Mandy come. After all Mandy and Jane are close friends, so they always take the opportunity to see each other.

Preparation for Deliverance

Once we arrived at Jane's house, we began to minister to Jane. We probed her past, and her beliefs. She has just come to know Jesus from Mandy, but her past was pretty messed up. She told how, at 7 years old, she was held at knife point to play Ouija board by her school mates back in her home country. Ever since then, she has had 3 evil spirits following her. They would often tell her to disobey her mother, and would consistently harass her if she didn't do what they said.

My heart went out to her, how awful her life must have been these past seven years being harassed by three evil spirits who show themselves to her daily. We asked if she wanted to get rid of them, to which she replied "yes". So, we began the ministry work by getting her to confess her sins, to repent from them, and to make a stand for Jesus. After this we sat her on a chair in the middle of the room with ample space on either side for us to do our work. Estelle stood on one side, whilst I stood on the other side. Rob stood behind her in case she falls backwards. Sheila and Mandy sat on the sofa in the perimeter of the room.

Chaos in Deliverance

Estelle and I began to pray for Jane's deliverance, for the evil spirits to come out. We were barely into it when Mandy shouted that she could see something fly out of Jane's body. It darted around the room, and then disappeared. We paused for a moment, but then continued our prayers on Jane. We both prayed in tongues, and in English as the Holy Spirit led us.

Jane began to tremble, clutching her fists. She started to cough and scream. The screams were loud and blood-curdling. We were getting a reaction from the evil spirits. Then Jane muttered that one of the evil spirits was telling her to punch both Estelle and I. Jane was resisting this as she clutched her fists close to her chest, trying not to hurt us. We continued to pray, commanding the evil spirits to leave in the Name of Jesus.

As this was happening, Mandy slipped out to go to the toilet. Rob saw her leave, and didn't have a good feeling about it. Estelle and I were too engrossed in our prayers that we didn't see Mandy leave the room. We were focused on Jane who was screaming continuously, but then suddenly the screams seemed to double up - there was another set of screams, more high-pitched and more blood-curdling! It was Mandy in the toilet!

Mandy staggered into the living room where we were, her face ashen, her body shaking violently as she continued to scream and scream. She shouted that she had seen an apparition in the toilet - a little girl with black hair covering half of her face, with her head cocked to one side as she stared at Mandy. After telling this, Mandy then began to collapse. Rob and Sheila came to her rescue. They propped her up, both trying to calm her manic reaction, she was frightened out of her wits! Sheila was also shaking as she felt a deep fear for the welfare of her niece. She did not want her niece to be demon-harassed like Jane.

Estelle and I immediately thought that there may have been a transference of evil spirit from Jane to Mandy, so we left Jane momentarily to pray over Mandy, but Jane was manifesting in full, so it was a rather complex situation for which much wisdom was needed. Suddenly out of the blue, I saw and heard Rob started to pray in tongues! Huh? How did that happen? As far as I know Rob does not pray in tongues. It must be the Holy Spirit dealing with this crazy and manic situation by using Rob to help Estelle and I. So I was just happy to get this help as I knew the spiritual battle was now getting fierce.

Deliverance under Control

After a few minutes Mandy calmed down. Rob sat her on the sofa and allowed her to cling onto him, whilst Sheila comforted her. Both Estelle and I went back to Jane to see if the evil spirits had left her (in case a transference had happened), but Jane shook her head saying that they were still inside her. So, we continued our prayers on Jane as we stood either side of her. Rob was no longer standing behind Jane, as he was now busy comforting Mandy and Sheila on the sofa. Rob, however, continued to pray in tongues to support Estelle and I.

As we continued to pray, Jane muttered that the evil spirit wanted Mandy to leave the room. We paused for a moment for thought and said," NO! Mandy is staying put with us in the room". After what happened in the toilet, we knew of the evil spirit's intention to get Mandy alone again, so that it can continue to harass her. We did not want this to happen. So, after declining his request, Estelle and I continued to pray again.

The Holy Spirit worked tirelessly through us - at times I was on the attack casting them out in Jesus's name, whilst Estelle was praising God. At other times, it was the other way round. Then after a while, Estelle and I found ourselves saying the same thing. We were both shouting "Out, out, out, out in Jesus's name" in unison. Neither of us planned it that way, so it must have been the working of the Holy Spirit.

The evil spirits were persistent, they didn't want to come out. So, I commanded them to tell us their names, it seemed that the only way to get them out was to call them by their names. I persisted and persisted for their names. Then suddenly the Holy Spirit gave Estelle a word of knowledge, He told her that one of the evil spirits was called "Deception". At this Estelle began to call it by its name and commanded it to leave in the name of Jesus - and it went out, hallelujah! Praise be to God.

The Spirit of Deception and Anger

Jane then spoke saying that the spirit of Deception was stood by the window in front of her. He was laughing saying that neither Estelle nor I have the power to cast them out. He also said that both Estelle and I should shut up, to which Estelle replied, "No, you shut up!". I also talked back saying that Jesus has given us His authority and power which we were exercising, and I also reminded him that he has lost because the victory had already been won by Jesus at the cross. At this Jane said that Deception started to cry, at the same time as he was laughing in mockery.

Deception tried to come back into Jane's body, Jane said he has surrounded /enveloped her. In hearing this, I went immediately to cut the soul ties between him and her, waving my hand in a cutting motion across her back spine, her front (forehead through to stomach) and to her side. Estelle did her side, too. Deception gave up and did not re-enter, and then he was gone.

Now that Deception was out, we asked Jane how she was feeling. Jane replied she was feeling a lot of anger inside her. Instantly, I knew the name of the next spirit was "Anger". So, we began to call it by its name and command it to leave in the name of Jesus. After a few blood-curdling screams, it went out, leaving Jane calm and peaceful. We checked for further evil spirits, and Jane confirmed that they were all gone.

A Satisfactory End

Colour returned to Jane's face, she looked so bright, so beautiful, so unlike how she was when we arrived. We anointed her with oil, and asked for the Holy Spirit to protect her and dwell inside her.

We then turned to Mandy, prayed over her, and checked for any evil spirits that may have entered. There appeared to be none, so we anointed her with oil for protection, and for in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Before we left Jane's house, we anointed all the rooms, the basement, the family car, and the gates with oil praying for protection for the property from evil spirits.

As we went home, we were all so happy to have witnessed and be a part of the Holy Spirit work in delivering such a beautiful young girl from those evil spirits who oppressed and harassed her for seven years. The whole visit took 4 hours, 3.5 of which were spent casting out all 3 evil spirits. Praise be to God for her deliverance!

Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Isaiah 59:9

When enemies come in like a flood, / the Spirit of the Lord will put them to flight.

Hindsight and Insight

As we pondered on what happened, we realised that the third spirit was the one that left early in the beginning of the session - the one that Mandy saw left Jane's body, who later manifested as a little girl in the toilet. I researched into such a manifestation, and it turned out to be the spirit of Terror, a "child spirit of Jezebel" - a useful information to know for next time. And to add to this, I also discovered that the ruling spirit below Jezebel is Deception, and the spirit of Anger is grouped as one of the spirits of the Antichrist. How interesting! Poor girl to have all three in her life & in her body!

As for Rob praying in tongues - I later asked Rob how he came to do so? He answered, he didn't know, he just felt the urge to do it at the time, and just did it. As Rob said these very words to me, the Holy Spirit brought to my mind the following scripture:

1 Corinthians 12:7-11

7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

This was a confirmation from the Holy Spirit that it was, indeed, He who enabled Rob to pray in tongues because it was so desperately needed for that situation at that time. This could have been what prevented the transference. As I looked back at the whole thing, I saw just how wonderfully God had used each one of us in different ways to accomplish the goal He set before us. Praise be to God - for the blood & victory of Jesus, and the work of the Holy Spirit!

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