God Delivered me from Demonic Spirits
Christians and Demonic Spirits
Some say, a Christian cannot be possessed by demonic spirits, I beg to differ. The accounts in this story, are right out of a horror movie, and if I had not experienced them personally, I would be hard pressed to believe it! I was a young believer saved about a year, loved the Lord and was so excited about finding God'In 1978, the Holy Spirit delivered me from demonic spirits, and their oppression. s salvation and I was totally committed to serving him!
I prayed, read and studied God's Word faithfully. I was filled by the Holy Spirit; but there was something wrong, something that I was not aware of. As a teen and young woman, I had gotten spiritual readings from mediums and later involved in a cult called Santeria. I was very attracted to the supernatural and did not realized this was evil.
I later met a woman named Veronica, became my comadre (God mother) and, took place in rituals that involved animal sacrifice and spiritual baths (in Spanish - prepara) for the purpose of cleanings of evil. These were the things that allow demonic spirits entry into my life.
Spiritual Warfare and Fighting Demonic Spirits
One Saturday afternoon, at Joy Fellowship,Church in the Bronx, New York, I attended a week-end school of evangelism. My Pastor was there and our guest teacher, as well as the men and woman who came to participate. The group of us was holding hands, praying in a circle; when suddenly some unseen thing, grabbed me and yanked me by the back of the collar.
I was actually lifted off my off my feet and only my toes touched the floor. I was confused and terrified, and began to scream, “Somebody help me!” People looked at me with shock, and horror, as I was a part of a small home fellowship, where nothing like this had ever happened, ever.
One of the ministers came to me and said,“open your eyes, stay with us, don’t close your eyes. ” I began to feel better, and the demonic spirits seem to release me, for that moment, and the group resumed praying.
Again, the demonic force grabbed me and I was thrown against the front door. I reverted to a little child. I remember crying and saying, “I want to go home.” I didn’t understand what was happening, and felt so helpless.
The Cult that Led to my Demonic Oppression
- Santeros and Santeria, Rituals and Customs
Santeria or Voodoo is practiced every day in the US. It is a common acceptable practice of spiritualism.
- Santeria - What the Bible Says about Santeria
The practice of Santeria (voodoo), is a very common practice among Hispanics, blacks, Haitian and even whites in the United States.
My Pastor Steps In
Finally, my Pastor, Martin Bender, told some people to take me to a back room in the house. When two men grabbed me, I began to fight them and scream, “Don’t touch me!” “Take your hands off me!” My skin hurt and felt like it was burning when they touched my arms to carry me away. My Pastors and Luke Weaver a visiting Pastor followed.
I was still crying and had my eyes closed. I remember saying, "why is this happening to me?" My Pastor, calmly called my name and said, “Pamela, open you eyes and look at me.” As my Pastor spoke to me, I could see his lips move, but there was a delay before I could hear each word. Sister Bender was there, concerned and praying for my deliverance. They had never experienced anything like this, and neither had I.
I struggled to understand my Pastors words, as It sounded as If he was speaking from a mountain cliff and his words echoed. I opened my eyes and looked and my Pastor and in front of my eyes,were another pair of yellow eyes, looking through my own eyes!
Casting Out Devils
Luke Weaver the visiting Pastor and my Pastor began to rebuke the devil and it did not take long. They spoke very calmly, but with authority rebuking the demonic spirit and commanding it to come out. Very shortly, I felt the demonic spirit leave and my sight and hearing became normal. I must have cried for an hour or more, as God was setting me free.
Ephesians 11:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Closed Doors and Deliverance
That day, I did not understand how this could happen to me; but as I reflected on my life, I realized, I had opened demonic doors before I came to the Lord. Many times spirits will hide or lay dormant until they are pressured by and anointed service or in the presence of someone with the authority to cast them out.
For three days, I felt a heavy prescience of the Holy Spirit ministering to me, comforting and strengthening me. Later, in my ministry, the Lord used me to bring deliverance and freedom to others. Demonic oppression is a very real thing and yes, a Christian as well as an unbeliever, can be oppression by a demonic spirit. I was so blessed to be at the right place at time to get my deliverance. God is a deliverer and who the son sets free is free indeed!
Romans 8:15 - For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.