Fear chased Omar toward a premature finish line with forty seizures in a single day. His body writhed under the pressure of the attack, his eyes rolled back in his head, and his soul was running toward the edge of the grave. I will get to his victory soon.
Death was in pursuit, but life won the race. An anointed worship leader, husband, and father, his life teetered on the edge of destruction because of a spirit of fear that entered him as a child.
His family relocated from Puerto Rico to the United States following his father’s military career. He described his childhood as a circus of constant moving and never planting. His father did not want a weak son. He purposely exposed him to pictures of war, murder, and violence at an early age to toughen him up. Spirits of fear and death seized the opportunity to enter through his eyes and begin their torment.
His mother was emotionally unstable. She divorced Omar’s father and became involved with Santeria, a form of witchcraft birthed in Africa that traveled to the islands of Cuba, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Her second marriage was to a Padrino, a godfather in the practice of Santeria.
Omar ran from Santeria, and it’s death threats requiring conformity. Rebellion, anger, and retaliation were now the friends that connected him to a kindred spirit found in The Latin Kings. He joined the gang, vowed his loyalty, and accepted their motto “Born in the darkness led to the light.” However, another king was in hot pursuit of Omar’s soul, and the true light of Jesus Christ broke in on the scene.
The conflict was too much, and in a rare event, the Latin Kings blessed Omar out of the organization. This took connections high in the ranks and a trip to a Catholic church to “de-crown” him. He never turned back. It took a counterfeit crown to accept the one God had reserved for him.
Sin is a dethroned monarch. (Romans 6:12 The Passion Translation)
Life moved on for Omar, he was leading worship, married, and expecting his first son when the spirits of murder and death declared war. They launched their attack with over 40 seizures in one day. The prognosis was dim.
Near Murder Trauma Opens Door to Fear
His church set up 24/7 prayer vigils but lurking in the room next to his were demons of death plotting their grand finale. A husband whose wife was dying screamed at his stepdaughter over the allocation of assets. The medical tech on duty asked him to leave the room. The enraged stepfather went home but came back with an agenda to murder his wife, her medical tech, and his stepdaughter.
He returned brandishing a gun and threatening to kill whoever got in his way. The medical tech hid in Omar’s room. The stepfather searched for her but never saw the room right next door. It was covered under the shadow of God’s wings. Frustrated, he went back to his wife’s room killed her and took his own life. Omar was hidden, but it took time for him to feel safe. I prayed the Micah 2:13 breaker anointing over him to help him come in for deliverance.
“The breaker goes up before them;
They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it.
So their king goes on before them,
And the Lord at their head.” Micah 2:13
It worked! During his deliverance, spirits of fear manifested by clenching Omar’s teeth. I sensed they were about to release their fury. His body became rigid. Suddenly, I felt the love of God overtake me and begin radiating out of my eyes. All I could say was, “Omar just look into my eyes.” He saw God’s love. The spirits of fear left, and his body relaxed in peace.
Omar later told me, he had experienced the love of God in the past, but this level of God’s love was incomparable. I went to bed that night asking God, “Can you tell me what that was today? I have never seen a deliverance like this one.” His response was clear:
“Perfect love casts out all fear.”
Today his parents are saved, the seizures are gone, the fear is gone, and Omar’s baby boy has a new legacy to experience through his encounters with God. The blessings can now travel down to the next generation.
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