Month: May 2016

They do exist….(part of Spiritual Warfare series)

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A fellow blogger from  A Spiritual Warfare Devotional Blog, encouraged me to write yet another experience I had with, well, demons. Some of you may not believe, but I will say yet again, they are real, very real. So here it goes…

I was baptized in August of 2015, August 16th, to be exact. Best Sunday of my life! After I was baptized I had  a few experiences, even before then, but it was after I was baptized that I sensed more of the spiritual realm, or it became more real for me. One evening, it was about 5pm on a Thursday  or Friday, I was cleaning, doing my chores for the weekend so I didn’t have to be running around doing it all weekend long. I had been playing my music from Pandora, I had on some spanish worship music and singing along while cleaning. I was really into it, because some songs made me get emotional. I kept cleaning. Then the music would stop mid song. I’d check my phone and see that it had just stopped, so I’d push play and it would restart the song or skip to the next song. This happened quite a few times and I’m like what the heck. I checked and rechecked my internet router to make sure it worked. Everything was fine. As I was knelt down checking it, that’s when I felt I was not alone. I was the only one home at the time. My son was at football practice. So I prayed and continued with my chores. I just stopped playing the music altogether because it was taking up more time for me to check and recheck it because of it stopping. (In hindsight, they didn’t like what I was playing)  I had the feeling of anxiety. I don’t know if any or a few of you have ever been in a physical altercation with someone, but I got the feeling of someone about to invade my personal space. I trained in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and boxing, so I knew when it would be hand to hand combat you’d get an adrenaline rush. Well that’s the best I can describe it. I had the feeling someone was about to pounce on me. I had to keep checking behind my back. I was very uneasy. It was light out yet, but my house seemed darker than usual. I prayed some more. It wouldn’t back down. I said aloud, “You need to get out of my house, I belong to my Father God, you are no one, in Jesus name I command you to leave!” That made me feel better, my anxiety subsided just a bit. It was almost time for my son to get home from practice, so I jumped in the shower quick and as I was washing my hair, I felt that feeling of not being alone, I poked my head out of the shower and nothing. I had left the bathroom door open and through the curtain, I could see the sunlight coming in through the dining room windows which was across the hall. I continue to shower and I don’t know why I looked but I saw, through the curtain, a hunched over figure walk right in front the windows. Mind you, I live on the 2nd floor. There’s no way, it was someone from outside. I jerked that curtain open so fast, but there was nothing there. But that feeling of anxiety was back and the air seemed thicker. I quickly began to pray and shouted, “I COMMAND YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS, TO GET OUT OF MY HOUSE! YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!” I messaged my lil big bro Carlos and told him what was happening. He’s a real prayer warrior, intercessor. He prayed and I prayed as well from home. I felt much better, just in time for when my son came home. Needless to say, I was worried to go to sleep, but then thought, NO! My God’s got me. I went to sleep and was ok, for the time being………

 

 

UNFORGIVENESS IS POISON TO YOUR SOUL

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On Sunday Pastor had a message for me again. He never preached because Holy Spirit wouldn’t allow it. It was singing, praising, and worshipping  the entire time! It was absolutely amazing! Anyway, he called for people who had a hard time with unforgiveness. I wasn’t thinking of even going up because I’d made peace with those I’d wronged and who’d wronged me, but then I got a nudge that said , “You need to forgive yourself”. I never thought about that, EVER.

I went up and Pastor prayed over me and said. He gave you a new mind, a new heart, a new spirit, do not let the devil lie to you and tell  you that you are not deserving enough to forgive yourself. He forgave you so forgive yourself. Forgiveness is not just for others but for ourselves too.

Now how did Pastor know I got the nudge about not forgiving myself. He just said unforgiveness…with others, not ourselves. God’s too good. He amazes me everyday!!!!

Now can I get an AMEN?? AMEN!!!!!

Scripture Memorization

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Tonight it was impressed on me to start scripture memorization. Ephesians 2:8-10  8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
These are my first verses I will be studying this week. I’ll share in a few days, after meditating on them what all I have learned from them. Amen?
AMEN!

Side Note to Spiritual Warfare series

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I found myself wondering about certain things that I did not add in the Spiritual Warfare series. Certain dreams and feelings that I had. So it’s only right to share a few.

On August 16, 2015 I was baptized in a full immersion baptism, born again. My lil big bro Carlos said to me before I went back, “I’ll see you on the other side.” I didn’t fully understand what he meant. I just smiled and said, “Ok”. It was a great feeling afterward, I can not explain. I was glowing, or I felt like it. Carlos told me to pray. I did of course, but nothing like I do now. That night I had the first of my VERY VIVID dreams.

I was being sought after by a group of rabid dogs/wolves, they were huge. I was in a house with my older sisters, I have 8 of them. I was scared and worried about these creatures getting in. They would try to turn the knobs of the doors and tried to get in through a doggy door that was at the back door. My sisters were oblivious to them trying to get in. I realized, in my dream, that only I could see them. They were happy, making popcorn, laughing, talking, etc. Things we did when I was younger. I kept running around the house trying to prevent them from coming in. They were deliberately taunting me. They knew how and what they were doing. As I stood in front of the door to keep them from turning the knob, I heard in my mind, “You can’t get away from me.” I awoke with a start and I could smell that odor of wet dog. I don’t have pets and it wasn’t raining or anything like that. I shared with Carlos what I had experienced and he said that he knew this would happen to me. He said you were good at being bad and now that you left that behind, he’s going to be hot on your tail, so you must be in prayer and always have your armor prayed on. I was like huh? what????? He said most people think when coming to God that life is easy. He says, don’t get me wrong, things get easier, but if you were good at being bad, like we were, the enemy will attack you because he almost destroyed your life and now you are fighting for it back by seeking God. AAAAAHHHHAAA! Now I got it. This happened quite a few times afterward. I don’t know how else to explain that conversation, but that’s the gist of it. And this is what Carlos meant when he said, “I’ll see you on the other side.” Or that’s what I believe.

The next dream has to do with my recent visit to Colorado. This one was back in September/October. I had dreamt one night of myself coming out of a glass door onto a concrete patio, with tall grass, almost wild grass, rocks/stones around the patio and tall trees. I could smell the air. So fresh, I could smell the dirt and feel the sun on me. When I arrived to Colorado a few weeks ago, my son was outside and everyone kept to what they were doing so he wouldn’t suspect I was there. As I opened the door, the hairs on my arms stood up, as I walked out into the EXACT SAME THING I SAW IN MY DREAM! The dream rushed back with the quickness. I mean fast. This is my brother who lives here and a recently purchased home. I’d not visited with him since 2012, I’d not been to his home though in longer than that. He had only recently moved there and I didn’t know it. After I embraced my son, I turned around and really took it in. Had God shown me this then as a way to prepare me, or for me to know when I saw that, that it was He who sent me there?

What does one have to do with the other? The devil will use your loved ones to get to you. Use people you love, just because he’s that sick and perverse. He’s used my son, a few of my sisters already, and others that I know as well. The other one, He knew I was going to visit Colorado before I did. I believe He wanted me to know, wanted it confirmed that it was He, no one else. I believe He wanted to let me know, He’s with me, fighting for me, when I cannot. He’s walking with me, protecting me from the schemes of the devil.

Again, take it as you wish. Believe me or not. They both exist. Theses things are real.

 

Spiritual Warfare pt. 5

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This is my final entry for this series of posts. I hope everyone who has read it has taken something from it. If you wish to leave me a comment or email me for comments or questions, please feel free to do so. I’ve told you what happened with me a few months back, then my son, and now I will finish with telling you about my best friend, it all ties in together. So here it goes…

My best friend since I was 15 lives in the same town that my family does, my kids call her Aunt Melissa. It was her house that my daughter was at and that my son showed up at on that early morning. That night during the talk I was having with my sister in law. She texted me and said that she was going to be stopping by to say hi. She’d been home all day, in bed. Usually when I arrive in town, it’s a big event. Not this time. When I saw her, it wasn’t her that I was looking at. She looked unlike herself. I’ve been knowing something was wrong, spiritually , she’d tell me of her problems she’d been having, but this was much worse than she had told me. I was saddened to see her look so defeated. That is so unlike her. The following day she picked us up to go to her house and visit. We started to make supper together and I said, it’s now or never. I just came out and asked her, “So what’s the problem? I know something is not right and I need you to tell me because this isn’t you. I know you and this person is not you”. She said that she knew and that she didn’t want me to judge her because what she was about to tell me she was so ashamed of. I told her, “Tell me! This is what the enemy wants. He wants to alienate you and make you feel shame and embarrassment.” I said “don’t let him win.” She opened up to me and what she told me were things that I instantly knew were tricks of the devil, perverse things that only he could come up with. I won’t divulge our conversation because she confided in me. She did say beforehand, “Please don’t judge me”. I said, “I’d never do that.” I also told her that this was not her, it was them, the enemy and his demons of sickness, perversion, depression, etc. I let her know that he wants her to feel bad, and holding in these things she experienced gave him control over her. I said tell me and release that grip he has on you. I let her know that God was almighty, all powerful, and was there for her to take refuge in. I said that he wanted to make her feel ugly and worthless so that she’d think that God wouldn’t forgive her or be there for her. I said, “Don’t believe that liar!”
I, then told her the rest of the story about my son. She said, “Andi, that kid, he doesn’t care who knows it, he worships the devil.” She went on to say that this kid would also hang with her son and she had told her son to stop hanging with him. She said that she noticed when he would be around him that her son was a completely different person. She said that one time when she got home from work, that her son was in the garage and when she went out to check on him, that kid was there. Her husband arrived at that moment and he told the kid to get the hell out of their house because that when he was around, it was as if the devil himself was in their house. He said all that without him knowing what that kid did. For him to say that, was a bit of a confirmation. She went on and said that she noticed that when he had been around, she would get extremely ill. Mind you, my best friend is a breast cancer survivor of 8 years. A double mastectomy and countless surgeries. So she knows what it feels like to be ill, near death. She said this other feeling she had, she could tell was different. I told her that she was under spiritual attack and she needed to get help. Like I said, she’s afraid of what people will say, but I told her she needed to tell her pastor and have him come and pray for her and with her. I believe it’s more than an attack now, I believe that she’s oppressed. She then told me that for awhile she was mad at me and even felt hatred toward me. She said she didn’t understand why she had that feeling. She said she told her mom that I had found God. I said no, I reached for Him and He came to me, because He is always with us. I felt sadness when she told me that. But I knew something was wrong from over 1000 miles away because I know her and this person she has become is not her. I have asked God to cover her in protection but I don’t know if that’s enough. I want to help her and just make things all better but how do I do this? I pray and ask Him to heal her and protect her but she has to reach to Him too.
I truly believe that I was sent by the Holy Spirit to be there to help her and testify to her the truth. Who God is and what He can do and also who Satan thinks he is and what he thinks he can do. My God is the almighty, powerful, loving, blessed Father that we have. Forever faithful, we must always look to Him for everything. He loves us that much. I also believe that I was shown what I asked to be revealed to me by the Holy Spirit. I truly believed that the dreams and visions I’d had were messages of what was to come. I just didn’t know it at the time. I often think to the night/morning that all happened with my son and that morning at church, how my Pastor had the message for me from Him. I’d told no one of what had just happened hours before. Only God was with me and knew and He confirmed for me that morning through Pastor Luis that He most certainly was with my son, my daughter, my best friend, and me. If you take anything from this story I’ve shared here, take this, HE IS ALWAYS WITH US! He loves us unconditionally, through our pain, our doubt, our anger, our hurts, our confusion, EVERYTHING. Let go and trust Him. He will carry you through your darkness and will reach into the depths of hell and grab you and loose you from the devil’s grip if you cry out to Him and repent. Again, this is all true, it really happened.
God bless you all!

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*CAN A CHRISTIAN DRINK?*

I enjoyed this piece.

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I received this and wish to share When a European Airline was initially launched, an educated Christian gentleman was Traveling in the first class section. An air hostess approached him with a complimentary drink, this was an alcoholic drink so that man politely refused. The air hostess returned but this time bought the drink on a platter, designed to appeal and impress. However the Christian man again politely refused, explaining he doesn’t drink alcohol. The air hostess was concerned and informed the manager. The manager approached the man with another platter, now designed with flowers, he questioned, “is there something wrong with our service? please enjoy the drink, it is a complimentary offer.” The man replied, “I am a Christian and I do not drink alcohol.” The manager still insisted that the man take the drink. Then, the Christian proposed that the manager should give the drink to the pilot…

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