“I want to thank John and Bette Stevens for their deliverance ministry serving our Lord. I was referred to their ministry by another sister in Christ and have no doubt it was a divine appointment. I always realized how the devil and his army attack people(especially Christians) but never realized how they attach to people and oppress and afflict them. My dad is a 32nd degree mason and I have come to learn this had caused a generational curse on me and my children. I have struggled with so many things my entire life. Anxiety, fear, doubt, anger, lust, sexual perversion and drunkenness to name a few. I am not blaming my dad for this because I know very well I allowed some of this sin into my life through my own choices. Regardless, I forgive him and myself for all my baggage. John and Bette prayed deliverance prayers over me and the oppressive demons came out in the name of Jesus Christ! The bondage has been broken. Whoever the Son sets free is free indeed. I am free! The enemy has up’ed his game and is attacking me more but I am battling everyday. Be bound and cast back to the pit of hell you devils. Jesus is Lord! For those of you struggling and having doubts about people having the ability to bring deliverance in the name of Jesus, I encourage you to read Mark 16. Jesus tells us in this chapter the signs that will accompany those who truly believe in Him and casting out devils is one of those signs. Where I go from here, only the Lord knows. I am his servant. Blessings to all. Garry”
I began learning about spiritual warfare several years ago. I had been overcome with fear and panic disorder even after coming to Christ. I think it is important to know that I am a born again Holy Spirit filled person. I previously thought that being born again meant that I couldn’t be tormented or oppressed by demonic spirits. While its true that a demonic spirit cannot overpower or corrupt a true believers spirit (which is in union with the Holy Spirit), they can most definitely attack ones soul (which is entirely different than the spirit). This is certainly the case with me. They can also form strongholds within the flesh and the remnant of the old sin nature. This accounts for many addictions that most believers have including an uncontrollable thought life. These strongholds always come from sin in the believers life that hasn’t been addressed . This unconvicted sin acts as a doorway or entry point for these spirits.
A regenerated person who continues to indulge in a particular sin gives the enemy legal rights to come into their life. Until this sin is repented of and renounced, the demons do not have to leave even if commanded to do so. This is where deliverance comes into play. John and Bette Stephens helped me recognize the sin patterns in my life. They pointed me to the appropriate scriptures which helped me understand and address my improper way of thinking. Through reading the word of God, a revelation came to me about the source of my fear and anxiety. Thankfully, the lord revealed to me my shortcoming which I was able to immediately address and change.
Previously I had tried to perform self deliverance. I would bind, renounce and cast out all devils and demons from my life in the name of the Lord Jesus. I couldn’t understand why it wouldn’t work. Now I realize that until the sin has been identified, repented of, and renounced, they have legal grounds to stay and come back through the same sin doorway over and over. However, once the root of the problem has been recognized (the sin pattern that gave the demon legal rights to enter your life) and renounced, and the door has been permanently sealed with the blood of Jesus, they cannot legally stay. They are now squatters and must obey.
The scripture says that where two or more are gathered, the Lord is there in the midst. Sometimes we have to seek out help from the body of Christ. If you are suffering from persistent fear, lust, pride or any other unhealthy emotions, chances are they are demonically empowered. I recommend you seek out guidance from John and Bette or others who have been gifted with a deliverance ministry. They are great advocates for Jesus Christ. They will help you discover the source and through the power of the Holy Spirit remove it. Then you will be able to maintain your freedom through daily self examination, repentance and deliverance.
David Carmack, a brother in Christ.
After more post-deliverance from a week ago when you prayed over me and I was delivered from strongholds..that continued in more groups of demons leaving (mainly in my intestines) and healing, I was able to write more that the holy spirit put on my heart! It is my prayer that the Lord uses my story for HIs glory to set the captives free, send more people to you and bring more souls into the kingdom of heaven as I know that is why I am here!
In the love of Christ,