The first night in San Antonio was incredible! In the audience was a young boy who felt a powerful sensation in his body that was foreign to him. He was feeling this tremendous fear overcome his life. The enemy was at work. He was not alone, others were being afflicted by demons as the enemy was attacking the precious people as the gospel was preached and the subject of spiritual warfare was being introduced to the church. After sharing the need for the congregation to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ (several surrendered to Christ for the very first time), a young boy began to manifest evil spirits — they made him tremble and felt strange sensations within his body. The Holy Spirit spoke to me that the “spirit of fear” had entered. It had! We discovered that the mother had been watching some horror movies (this often allows terrorizing spirits to harass) and some others things had occurred in the family that allowed these spirits to afflict this boy. In His goodness God delivered the boy from the severe trembling and the terrorizing evil demons. He was free! Many more were prayed for and experienced the touch of Jesus Christ.
The following day, I presented a equipping seminar titled, “Angels, a Sword and Holy Water” (I introduced the people of God to the weapons that God has graciously provided to us). Not only did we train the people of God to cast out demons but evil spirits were expelled from some of the participants as I led the audience in mass deliverance. Later in the day, during the evening service, more surrendered to Jesus Christ including a young man who was being visited by a Grim Reaper at night and was actually being tormented by his voice. He came to Jesus and the voice was silenced.
After each service we spent hours assisting people with their spiritual problems and God miraculously healed a number of people, instantly! My heart was encouraged, however, I wanted to see even greater demonstrations of the Spirit of God on Sunday morning. God is faithful, He answered my prayers!
On Sunday morning, during the message, God prompted me to give an invitation for people to give their lives to Jesus. At least 7 people responded and publicly repented of their sins. The church applauded enthusiastically with the miracles that were occurring, that of the new birth! Then minutes later a woman in her 40′s manifested demons during the service — an invisible hand began to clamp down on her, choking her to the point where it was very difficult for the lady to breathe. She reached out to me and grabbed my arm to brace herself as she felt the demon trying to kill her during the service! I commanded the evil spirits to leave and within minutes the spirits were cast out and she was freed. The young lady shared that she felt a spirit enter her 10 years earlier (it chocked her then also) but didn’t really feel any harassment until this day! She also requested that we pray for her children and her oldest one was instantly healed of back pain that she had been experiencing for many months!
We also prayed for a lady who had been gripped with fear all her life! She didn’t want to receive ministry initially as the demons within her told her to get as far away as possible from me (I wonder why?). Her husband, Lupe, encouraged her to stay! This dear lady then began to see demonic creatures in the church and wanted to leave. God restrained her!
I commanded the spirit to reveal itself in the name of Jesus. A demon spoke to me and said its name was “Fear” and that he had been there a long time. We commanded the demon to leave and it left! The only problem was that the husband, Lupe, committed sin just moments before the spirits expulsion! Lupe, while desperate to see his wife free, asked the spirits to leave her and to enter him! Well, a demon entered Lupe and he was instantly demonized (it had entered his arm and was causing all kinds of pain). The pastor and I lovingly corrected him and explained that it wasn’t proper to ask a demon to enter his body. He repented and we battled the demon that entered him. The only problem was that it didn’t leave instantly — I think Lupe learned his lesson the hard way! Eventually, we were able to drive the demon out and the pain vanished.
The powerful public display of the miraculous encouraged the body of Christ and so many were touched. Over twelve people surrendered to Jesus Christ, over twenty were miraculously healed of various pains and afflictions, and over ten were delivered from evil spirits. This was what we were aware of, many more received hope through Christ. All glory to God!