That verse is always a little hard for me. Why? Because I believe because I saw. I came to Jesus because of a terrifying supernatural experience. I know it is real! Yes, I still had to take that leap of faith to trust that Jesus would be the One to deliver me, but after living with a demon for four years it was a much easier choice for me.
I know many of you have never had supernatural experiences with demons and angels. Many of you have walked with Jesus longer than I have, and you might not have experienced anything like that. I commend you for your faith, and you are blessed! Listen to what Jesus says to you:
“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Granted, none of us have seen Jesus and there is blessing that we believe without seeing Him, but I experienced the spiritual realm and that is why I believe. I didn’t even see Jesus when I stopped breathing. I felt Him and heard Him. He walked over to me and simply said, “It’s okay.” I knew it was Him because I know His voice. Just like I know it is my Dad when he calls me on the phone. Those experiences have given me great strength throughout my walk with Jesus! During my time of suffering, the memories of the angels comforted and strengthened me. The memory I have of the incredible peace and painlessness when I stopped breathing is something I will never forget! I was with Jesus, He kept me safe, and He let me live! Glory to the Lord!
I don’t know why these things happened to me and not to you. I bet you are glad you didn’t live with a demon through your High School years though! Breathing shallow with the sheets pulled up over your face every night listening for any strange sound, any out of place movement, or any flicker of the lights! Sleeping with your light on the entire four years. Walking through your house not knowing if it is around the corner or right next to you about to do something terrifying! Those fallen angels are horrific and it was terrifying, but Jesus delivered our family from it! Testify, all of Heaven is watching!
I am responsible for the knowledge I have been given and I feel the weight. Yes, His yoke is easy and His burden is light, but what I mean is that I feel very responsible for telling people the truth because of what I lived through. No matter how nuts it makes me sound. I have to tell people. I don’t want to get to Heaven and have God ask me, “so what did you do with the knowledge I gave you?”, and not have a good answer.
He already knows of course, but I will tell Him, “I love Jesus and I preached the Gospel and warned the world with what I knew Lord, I hope you are pleased with me.” I am going to do down preaching to my last breath folks! Heaven is most definitely real and I am so looking forward to experiencing that peace and painlessness for eternity!
Yes, angels are big! Yes, they have wings! Yes, they are beautiful in sparkling snowing light! I pray you get to see one someday! If you believe in Jesus, then God gives His angels charge over you every day! Don’t ever forget that, it is no joke! They are here and they fight demons on our behalf! You just can’t see them most of the time, that’s all.
If you are a believer in Jesus, then you also have His power to drive out demons. I will never forget the fervor I felt inside my soul when I went back to my parent’s house and cast that filthy creature out of our house! That is the Holy Spirit power and if you know Jesus, believe me, you have it too!
Jesus is alive! Rejoice in the Lord today! Rejoice! He has saved your soul, given you His Spirit, and He protects you with His angel armies! Be encouraged and take heart!
Grace and peace to you all!
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Ryan, when you returned home from college as a believer in Jesus Christ, my prayers had been answered and I was so grateful to Him for surrounding you with Christian friends. Then, another blessing was brought to us when you came home for break. Now, with the authority of the Holy Spirit, you went room to room, casting out the demon in our home that had frightened us for four years, it was cast out forever! I don’t know how to explain the feeling in words, but after you were done, their was a real feeling of lightness in the air, a peace that filled our home because we just knew it was over. And, it was. “Praise God!” You, along with the Holy Spirit, conquered and wiped out that demon, and I will be forever grateful. I’m truly sorry you went through so much fear while living there. Sorry, for all of us, but there was a silverlining…we were all “saved” that year. I am forever grateful for that, too. God is good.
Love you, Mom
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Awesome Mom! Thanks for writing all of that! Praise God! Love you!
The 3rd eye, or pineal gland, is our weapon against those who wish to turn us into meat and product. Do not fear my brother for we are far more powerful than the devil you believe in could ever be. If we were not they would not place as many obstacles in our way. I love you family and with that love we can move mountains. Asè, and blessings to you and yours.
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Big love right back to you brother!
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