I would like to share my experience at a recent “Released to Soar” Deliverance seminar; I hope you will be encouraged enough to attend one! Originally, when I came upon the Above & Beyond Counseling ministries website, I thought about a family member needing deliverance and volunteered to come along. Little did I know, I too needed ministry in this area.
I was really struggling at that time with sadness and grief from the tragic suicide of a sibling. During the time afterward I noticed a change in my emotions. I was also dealing with another issue in my life: a family member who I loved had hurt my feelings.
Usually the Lord would help me forgive and heal my heart, but this time I felt betrayed and broken without remedy. I prayed for help while feeling unable to control myself. Anger followed, and then a bitter resentment toward the one who hurt me. I then thought the seminar would allow some inner healing I desperately needed.
Looking back, it all makes sense. From what I learned at the seminar, my soul was vulnerable as I struggled with grief, unforgiveness and bitterness. The same spirits that tormented my sibling during his life were now working me over.
Strangely, the torment got worse, and it seemed I couldn’t stop crying. After Friday’s teaching session I felt out of control. On the way home I wanted some air and reached for the car window. Just then, I sensed a suggestion in my mind to open the door and throw myself out onto the road!
Thankfully, my new awareness from the teaching of what was happening to me (the demons that were tormenting me prior to the deliverance ministry session) allowed me to pray appropriately and to bind those forces within me.
This seminar was exactly what I needed. The team during the Saturday ministry session was wonderful! I felt such love for (and from) those who minister to me. Even though we are in a group, we all had personal time Saturday morning. I learned later that one from the team was given a word from the Lord the night before to pray for me regarding the battle with a suicide spirit! God is faithful!
After the Saturday ministry session was over, I felt light and free. I wasn’t angry or hurt with my troubled family member, but instead felt compassion. The spirit of grief and self-pity was gone.
I listened to the CD teaching I received and prepared as directed just in case of any spirits tried to return. I’m glad I did; a couple weeks later, an incident happened to revisit that old pain I once struggled with. This time, I knew just what to do! I also encouraged the one who hurt me to resist and ask the Lord to show us both the truth. Without tears or anger we both heard the Holy Spirit and celebrated our first victory.
I am grateful to the Lord and this anointed team for sharing good news about this often misunderstood ministry of deliverance.