I began studying deliverance five years ago while going through a divorce to a man who was blatantlly committing adultery with another married woman and telling my family that I was the cause and I was crazy.
I purchased and read just about every book written on deliverance but thought I lacked the credentials to self-deliver or to help others be delivered. When you are about to take off on a commercial flight, the flight attendant explains that if the cabin decompresses and oxygen is needed, you give yourself oxygen, before you assist others.
Consequently, when the enemy attacks against two of my grown children escalated last year to the point where my son would not speak to me and my daughter’s marriage was in jeopardy, due to generational curses identified, I knew it was time for me to go through deliverance. I had to help myself before I could help my family.
We drove down from Atlanta and expected to camp in Clearwater in February. The weather did not cooperate so we checked into a motel. I left my husband in the room while I attended the three sessions.
Above and Beyond training broke it down so simply during the first session. I knew that I was in the right place and it was worth the drive from GA to FL. On the first night, Don provided the background of deliverance and, at the second session, Phyllis brought us a deeper insight of the Holy Spirit and told true accounts of some whom she had counseled and delivered.
We also heard a testimony from a young girl who had been delivered one year earlier. I went back to the motel with my homework and told my husband that needed him to go out early on the morning of the deliverance session so I could do my declarations alone and out loud, then burn the list with all the names of those who I identified as soul ties needing to be broken and many whom I needed to forgive, including myself.
I remember burning the page in the bathroom, fearing that the smoke detector would go off! Thankfully, it did not. Arriving at the deliverance session, the room was all prepared for us — chairs set up in pairs far apart from others and we opened with worship and praise. I could sense the Holy Spirit with us in that room.
Four women ministered to me by going through the list of spirits that definitely were or could be hindering God’s plan for my life. The first woman said “you know you have power”, which I truly did know and then she said “you will be back to minister to others with us” and I believe I will! It was such a blessing. Four hours seemed like 15 minutes. There were tears, kind words and a sense of love which made me feel as if my ‘house’ was totally cleaned.
Expecting and experiencing the fruits of the Holy Spirit manifesting post deliverance.
In post deliverance I have developed a strong spirit of discernment. There have been challenges but now I see them for what they are instead of wondering why I felt or sensed what I once felt or sensed. Now I know that anything NOT from the Lord, is the enemy attempting to return. All the family issues are melting away.
I am a project manager for a software development company in financial services by day and a member of a huge pentecostal church that does not have a deliverance ministry. I am praying that the Lord opens doors and lights a path for me to have the credentials to partner with others and be a deliverance minister — even if only to help set one person free!