My Daddy Saw the Devil Incarnate
I prefer to speak only positive messages (hence the name I Speak Life), but sometimes it's important to shed life on the other side to reveal the wiles of the devil. So this will be one of my few notes on very unpleasant things. My stepdad is an unbeliever. He tells me that God exists to him only as a spirit of love, not as a Father or as a Being who answers prayer. He believes Jesus was just a man. He does not believe in a devil or in his demons. He is an unbeliever.
My dad however has fought demons and seen demons before. He actually saw the devil himself. He said he was in his apartment, and he felt this evil presence in his room. This isn't Saddam Hussein evil, this isn't Adolf Hitler evil, this is the EMBODIMENT, the PERSONIFICATION, the SOURCE of evil. You may say that a curling iron is hot. You may say that grits on a stove is hot. But you've never known hot until you touch an actual flame. Even flames have varying degrees on heat because there are blue, white, and yellowish flames. Well the "hottest flame" came into my dad's bedroom while he was asleep. He said he felt this supremely evil presence in his bedroom. It was all black except for glowing red eyes. My dad said that then a bubble of protection from God came around him. Then satan went away. This was not a demon, this was lucifer himself. (Note how I don't capitalize the devil's names.)
My dad had to fight a big demon a couple of years ago. I had been having this weird problem while I was in college. I would be answering a phone or doing a presentation and I would open my mouth and nothing would come out. I had done it plenty of times before, but I would prepare to speak and I couldn't get anything out. It was so embarrassing! I was a receptionist at a law firm, and I had to quit of course because I couldn't say anything to the caller. My sorority was doing intake, and I couldn't even talk to present my material to them. HUMILIATING! It was very stressful to me. I was crying to my dad about it on the phone, and he told me that something was attacking me because it couldn't get to him. He didn't tell me the details at the time because he didn't want me to be scared. (I was a very scary woman at the time, and I still am fighting a few irrational fears now, but I know that God will deliver me.) He said that while he was at work, God told him to go talk to his woman. He didn't know why, but he obeyed. He gave her this CD called "When the devil hits you with all he has, hit him with all you have." Even though my parents are both saved, they did divorce a long time ago for those of you who may try to question my father's credibility. My dad is a preacher. I'm not sure if he was the one who preached on the CD, but he does record his sermons.
So anyways, when he gives it to her, she reads the label and says, "This is just what I need." I believe some days later, God told my dad to go talk to her now. He had brought some Holy Oil with him. She was leaving work so she was headed to her car in the parking garage. My dad went up to her and handed her this bottle of oil. I know that many people are skeptical of televangelist who try to sell bottles of oil on TV. But my dad was not selling it to her. He was just giving it to her. So when her hand touched the bottle, HER FACE CHANGED! Her voice changed too! My dad compared her face to some kind of lizard. It was still her face, but it had contorted to resemble a lizard. It wasn't like she had a woman's body and a gecko head, my dad just said that the closest thing that he could resemble it to would be a lizard. Then he said that she screamed this weird holler out of her weird mouth. He said her mouth kind of resembled a beast or a dog roaring. He said that the scream was like it was from hell because he had never heard that kind of sound on earth. The voice said that she was his and that he (my dad or God) couldn't have her. Then my dad told the devil that he was a liar and that she was God's. Then he began binding the evil spirit in Jesus' name right there in the parking lot. He said he had to pray for a very long time.
But it didn't stop there. The devil was not going to let her go easily! She had been messing around with a voo-doo priest before it all happened. My dad lives in Louisiana so you already know about all that voo-doo witchcraft mess they deal with down there. The voo-doo priest was married. She tried to leave him for that reason or another, so he got mad and gave her some coffee because she really liked cappuccinos. She said when she drank it she was in agony. I'm guessing he had said some curse over the coffee to torture her. Then all her hell began. My dad said the spirit also could have gotten into or onto her because she was having sex with one of the devil's servants.
God would lead my dad to call her, and the devil would talk through her. He would say things like, "Okay, I'm leaving. Not!" My dad kept telling him that God was stronger that him. The devil would just say stuff like, "She's just crazy. Her momma and her family say she's crazy." My dad said it's important not to get into much conversation with the devil because he will talk your ear off (not literally). Then my dad went to visit her house to do some more casting out of demons in Jesus' name. Her sister was there. My dad said it was like a scene out of "The Exorcist". She was in her bed, and she sat up like the girl did on the movie. The demon in her was cursing at my dad and telling him to leave her alone because she was his. Her sister was like, "I ain't never seen nothing like this before!" My dad had fasted for 21 days to cast this demon out. My dad said you don't have to fast for the entire 24 hours, but you can fast for just one if you want. Fasting is not just not eating food. Fasting is choosing a time to focus entirely on God with reflection, prayer, and reading the Bible. My dad said that the Holy Spirit had been preparing him through what my dad calls a "class." I'm not sure what he means by that, but I know God prepared him.
"When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there ...." (Matthew 12:43-45a).
My dad eventually got the demon out her. HALLELUJAH! GLORY TO GOD! You got to be careful what you get involved with. Don't get into astrology, numerology, zodiac signs/horoscopes, witchcraft, voo-doo dolls, sorcery, tarot cards, palm reading/fortune telling, spells, Ouija boards, and Dungeons & Dragons. Don't be sleeping with any and every body. Do you know if your sexual partners are involved in this foolishness? A one night stand could have you full of spirits. Even if you get that one put out, seven more will take it's place if you are not saved and not careful. In my mom's hometown, there was this girl who had 1 demon cast out. Then it left, came back, and seven worse spirits came in because she didn't change her lifestyle. So she had those 8 cast out and 56 came in. I think those are cast out too fortunately, but if those replace themselves with 392, then she got some serious problems! The devil will come into you through these things. My mom didn't allow us to read Harry Potter books when we were younger even if it was an assignment form a teacher because Harry Potter books actually have some real witchcraft in it. They had some real witches to confirm it. It's a shame that it was at one time (and may be still) the highest selling children's book. Scary. I stopped reading my horoscopes a long time ago. It seems harmless, but it's not of God. Yea, it sounds fun to see what your future holds for the day, but all my days are blessed! I may be destined to die in a week, but I know that I will end up in heaven. My sign is not Cancer; my sign is the Cross!
At my workplace, there are demonic spirits there. I work with children who have had very terrible childhoods, so they are battling demons. They are not necessarily demonically possessed, but they may still have spirits bothering them. My dad told me I'm not yet ready to fight them. I don't even want to see those scary faces! So how can I say I'm ready to fight them? I will easily cast a spirit off of me, but when it comes to other people, I need God to give me extra, extra, extra grace to stand up against what I'm facing and fighting. The black dude from Color Me Badd had to have an exorcism performed on him. They said that the corner of his lips had pulled back so far that it was to his ears and that you could see all his teeth. Until I'm ready to see that, I just need to pray! But I pray that God helps me to get more courage. One of my college guy friends said he saw the devil. He described it just as my dad did. The dorm we lived in at the time was 8 stories tall. He said its presence was so evil that he would rather jump out of the 7th floor window to his death than to be in the same room with the evil presence. My dad and him DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER AND HAVE NEVER SPOKEN TO EACH OTHER! But they told me the same account. The devil does exist. Demons do exist. Just as my stepdad is deceived, so are many other people. They think that talk of demons is just fantasy. That's what the devil wants you to think. He is really into nihilism. Nihilism is the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
He knows that if you believe in things existing, that you will know that God exists. He doesn't really care if you believe he exists or not. Now in hell and in satanism, he does want you to acknowledge his existence and to worship him because he knows that you know that he is real, but while in ignorance on earth of his existence, he could care less. That's why he doesn't have his victims walking around with reptilian faces with their lips peeled back while they talk in an evil voice. He is very subtle just as was as a snake in Genesis 3. Had he revealed his true evil, deceitful nature, Adam and Eve would have gotten a hoe and chopped his head off right then and there!
So many people who have committed suicide were encouraged to do so by demonic spirits. They are in such mental torture that they off themselves just to get away from the voices in their heads. I can bet that every intentional suicide (except for people who may kill themselves who have unbearable pain from terminal illnesses) killed themselves with this thought in their head or one to the effect of, "Just kill yourself. No one will miss you. You don't deserve to live. Everyone will be so much better without you. No one loves you or wants you here." That is the devil or his demons talking to you! Don't do it! Again as I mentioned in a previous blog, I have no Bible verses that say that all suicides go to hell. But it is a common belief in Christian circles. But I do remember this one account where this man wanted to commit suicide because his son had died while he was just a teenager. Then one of his Christian friends called the deceased boy's dad and told him not to kill himself. She just had a vision that he was about to kill himself. She said she could see an evil spirit hanging over his head waiting to take his soul as soon as he killed himself. This man was a Christian too so if the demon was waiting to take a Christian man's soul off to hell, then maybe suicides to go to hell. I don't know for sure, but I sure wouldn't want to find out either. The reason I think that suicides may go to hell is because committing suicide is the antithesis of holy living. If you commit suicide, it is probably because you are all of the three adjectives - desperate, helpless, and hopeless. When you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are not desperate, w/o help, or w/o hope. You know that God is with you no matter how much it hurts. I also heard a very spiritual woman minister say that this woman wanted to kill herself as well because her son had committed suicide, and the minister told the lady that unfortunately her son was in hell, but that if she killed herself, she'd be there too. But at least in heaven, she'd feel no sorrow because there is no tears or pain in heaven. It sucks terribly, but God will give you grace to make it through. I hope to NEVER experience the pain of the death of a child. I hear it's the worse pain you can ever feel. I pray that God gives people who have lost a child an extra dose of His amazing grace to make it.
Do not be deceived. Demons do exist. But God exists too! And God is greater than the devil. I had some Wiccan and satanic witches on Xanga who tried to cast some spells on me, but I wasn't scared because I knew that greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! They kept telling me that my God wouldn't be able to protect me from the spells they were going to put on me. It's been weeks since they said it, and I couldn't be better! I rebuked them and their silly tricks. I'm not taking witchcraft lightly, but I know that the witches on Xanga are weak compared to my God. All of them have severe mental and emotional disorders according to their blog posts, and if their satan god can't even fight off their diseases, how can they expect to do something to someone who is covered in the blood of Jesus? Ha! Do not be afraid of the devil. If you think you have a spirit, just call in a REAL preacher, and he or she can help you. Just make sure that when they cast it out that you don't return to your bad lifestyle because the demons will come back with a vengeance. But the devil's already defeated in Jesus' name! He is a defeated foe!