I grew up around the church but spent most of my life pushing Christ away. I hit rock bottom after my divorce in 2006. God allowed me to come to the end of myself and through the pain of my divorce I was convicted of my sin. I got down on my knees and asked for God’s forgiveness.
Jesus came into my life and I knew he was real. I served him faithfully on the streets sharing the gospel with the homeless. After 2 years he brought my ex-wife back to me. We dated again so she could get to know the new me. After all, I was a new creation. After several months, we got remarried.
After seeing God heal so much of my pain, I thought getting married would be no problem. I was very naïve. Just because we were both saved did not make it a walk in the park. We had such a difficult time getting along. All of our problems were not gone.
There came a point where I started to realize that something was wrong. It became apparent to me that I was struggling with a critical spirit. All I could ever do was find fault with my wife and blame her for everything. I knew it was wrong for me to think this way, but I could not seem to break free. It felt like I was being tormented. I prayed and read my bible, but I just couldn’t make any progress.
The Lord gave me an interest in learning about deliverance. I was not really sure how I felt about it. The churches I grew up in never mentioned it. I read some books and then I found out about the released to soar seminar and I couldn’t wait for it to come around because I believed that what I was going through was demonic oppression.
During the deliverance portion of the “Released to Soar” seminar, God showed up. There were a few times during the deliverance that I just wept uncontrollably. It felt like I was being cleansed. Freedom is the word that comes to mind. For so long I was in bondage and I now see a difference in me. The thoughts still come from time to time. The information that was given to us after the seminar was right on. Even though the thoughts come from time to time, the power behind them is not there.
I thank God for this ministry and pray that more of God’s children will be awakened to the need for deliverance. Thank you A & B counseling