I made a decision to seek counseling from a Christian agency after praying and fasting for several days on two different occasions about four months ago. It was in a moment of complete hopelessness that I web-searched for a deliverance ministry because I knew that I needed more than the receptive ear of a counselor.
What I really needed was God’s direct intervention to deliver me from spirits of depression, rejection, and divination due to my family’s involvement in Santeria while in Cuba. That’s what led me to seek counseling at the Above & Beyond Counseling Center. I arrived at the counseling office in tears, severely depressed, not having a direction for my life, blaming my mother in law for making my life miserable (my prayer to God was that He would take me away, or that He would take her away).Phyllis had the patience to listen to my story with compassion. She gave me homework along with a couple of prayers- that I obediently prayed day and night.
To my surprise, I noticed that things at home began to change, I felt like my situation was getting better. We set up the appointment for my “deliverance day”. I remember waking up from a dream that day in which I was in a dark theater, and there were lots of people talking at the same time (that’s how I literally felt in the real world). I just wanted these people to stop talking! After that, I remember I was climbing upstairs, and as I was doing that, I was able to see more light, and I ended up in an open space where I could move ( I wasn’t tied up), and I felt I was free! That was my dream, and that’s what literally happened on the day of my deliverance.
I told Phyllis and the awesome intercessor that prayed for me, that I felt like I was in a hospital and that I was going to undergo surgery. This session was very intense, yet peaceful. I finally was delivered from several curses, ranging from generational to very personal ones. I left the office knowing that I wasn’t carrying the burden that I once carried. I noticed that Jesus had divinely intervened in my situation, and that my cup is now clean. It’s just like he mentions in Matthew 2:26 “You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.” and: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 11:15.
As days go by, a number of people have noticed the change, without them knowing what really happened: my mother noticed the change. My mother-in-law has noticed the change (we now get along well and I’ve come to love her with agape love, I’ve come to help her, and be empathetic to her). Other relatives have noticed the change; one of them had to tell me that I looked very different, younger, and more alive! No wonder! Jesus made the difference; He has mercy on me, praise the Lord!
The battle is not over yet, I know that; however, I am now aware of the tactics of the enemy in advance. I am now free to seek God’s counsel and will for my life. I am free! To my God be all the glory!