I’ve entitled this testimony Deliver us from Evil. When you read through this outstanding account of the spiritual struggle one faces when trying to find a happy place between spiritual gifts, psychic abilities, witchcraft, God’s will, and our own will, you’ll see why I chose that title! I believe that the moment the enemy, Satan and his Kingdom, get the scent that anyone is wishing to become active in seeking God, they have no problem in escorting you into the car, and will lead you to all of the wrong places. Yes even to particular churches that are spiritually dead!
The Death Card
I always believed I had a Guardian Angel. As a young child. I always saw a masculine figure dressed in a white robe who would warn me in dreams, of impending danger or death. I learned to heed his warnings because, they never failed to come true. My parents, through adoption, were not religious, but concluded I was “psychic” after several things I told them at age four, took place.
This definition would cause me identity crisis in later years. Because I was never psychic. I just related the things I was shown by my “Angel.” But I didn’t comprehend this until I was an adult.
When I was 24, Still thinking I was Psychic, I decided to help others through my gift. So, I began studying tarot card reading and I bought a deck and began practicing. One night I was home sick from work and began doing a reading on myself To my dismay, I turned up the death card. So, I did another reading on myself. Again I turned up the death card. And a third time…now I was really unnerved. From experience I knew if I saw anything in three’s it always happened! I put them up and went to bed.
Some time later I awoke and sat up in bed. There was a man sitting in the chair at the end of my bed! I immediately felt I recognized him from somewhere, but I did not know from where. Immediately I heard a telepathic voice say, “You do not know me from anywhere in this world” All the hair on my body stood up! (Then where do I know him from?)
I said aloud to him, “What do you want?”
He replied that he came to give me a message. “What?” I asked. He said I had to stop messing with the cards. This really made me afraid because, I thought, “How could he even know this?” But I asked, “Why?” He replied, “Because if you do not…you will surely DIE!”
I opened my mouth to ask who he was, but before I could, he disappeared in front of my face! This really got me scared, because he looked like a flesh and blood person and even wore a suit and tie! Now the realization swept over me that he was a spirit! An Angel?! I had only seen this in dreams. But now, I was wide awake!
I got out the cards and tore them in pieces and burned them! I was shaking so bad I could barely light the match. I never touched them again.
Vision of the End
A few weeks later I had a dream: I was surrounded by fire! Fire was all around me in a circle. I stood in the center, but I wasn’t being burned. I said, “What is this?!” and a voice above me answered, “This is the end of the world” I asked, “What can I do?” and the voice answered, “Use your power! ” I didn’t know what power this could be, but I raised my hands up to God. When I did, the fire suddenly went out!
I found myself standing in a garden and I saw a man there, dressed in long white robes. At once I knew him! The Guardian angel I saw as a child! But at the same time, the realization washed over me that he was the same man I had seen in my room! Only he hadn’t been wearing the robes.
He said to me, “Come with me and I will tell you the meaning of this vision.” So I followed him a short way and we sat down. As I gazed at him intently, he revealed his identity. Not as my Guardian Angel, but as my Messiah, known to most as Jesus Christ. But, he said to me, “I am Yeshua.” He told me that he had been with me all my life. And that the vision was the end of the world, and it would take place when I am old.
He began to tell me many things, some of these I have forgotten. Others were seared in my memory. And many things have come true already. One thing he surprised me to hear, was that I was greatly loved. Thinking carnally, I asked, “Oh yeah? By who?!” He replied, “By God” This really surprised me! I asked him if he knew what I do, because I lived a sinful and worldly life. I could not imagine why God would love me.
He then explained to me, what he was telling me was for later in my life. He said, I will belong to God at this time. He told me that I was chosen and my gifts were not my own, that they were given me by God. AND that I had been misusing them. After we talked a short time he said he had to leave me but he would be back. I asked him why God had chosen me. This was a mystery to me.
He told me something that seemed strange at the time, but later I found it written in the Bible. He said that his Father had eyes that went to and fro over the heavens and could see into the hearts of men. “You were chosen because of your heart” he told me.
Down and out in Nashville
Five years later I had moved to Nashville. I had won a talent search contest. I was a singer and songwriter and thought I had found my dream. But It was interrupted. I had a dream of another kind…and was told I had to change my life. That it was time. I said, “But I can’t right now!” I was told if I do not then, I never will. End of dream. I was scared by that. While I messed around stalling, everything began to fall apart.
I KNEW God had taken all his blessings off me! I lost my job, my apartment, my furniture, my boyfriend, my clothes were stolen. I wrecked my car and my son was taken from me. I was sleeping on a couch in a recording studio. The label I was about to sign with, 4 Star, folded and Joe Johnson lost the 4 Star building and studios. My manager Wally Cochren, who was signing me after the new Year, dropped dead of a heart attack at age forty, I got drunk to forget my sorrows and was arrested for DUI. I had to do 30 days and while I was in there my mother died! So they let me out early.
I didn’t know where else to go so I went to a bar. I went into the ladies room to do my make up, and looked into the mirror and a strange thing happened. All of my sins flashed in front of my eyes like the life of a drowning man. I started to cry. I cried and cried and then I saw a vision of Christ on the cross. He was looking at me. Suddenly all this love came radiating out of his eyes straight into mine and I heard the words, “Though your sins be as Scarlet they shall be white as snow” I repented. Yes, right there in a bar!. I walked out a different person.
I saw an acquaintance and I told her about my mother’s passing and my dilemma. To my surprise, she offered me a solution. She knew a Pastor who helped in situations like mine and she offered to ring him about me. He came to the bar and we met and he bought me a plane ticket to Florida, in time for my mother’s funeral. I knew God was with me again!
Once there, I had a difficult time coping with my mom’s death. She was the last of my family from adoption. I had a strange dream that frightened me, more of a nightmare! I dreamed that Satan came to the room. He began arguing with me and yelling at me. He pulled the blanket off me and said, “Yeshua can’t have you! You are MINE! And I will drag you to hell with me!” Then he grabbed me by the feet, and pulled me off the bed and began dragging me through the house! I was screaming and trying to kick my way free but I could do nothing!
He drug me down the long hall and through the living room and the den and was dragging me the direction of the sunken Florida room. As he drug me down the steps to the Florida room, I saw flames on the bottom where the floor should be! I screamed with all my might, “Yeshua!!” And he dropped my feet and disappeared!
I found myself lying on the steps to the Florida room with my feet dangling over the edge of the stairs! I couldn’t help but feel this dream was very real for a dream. And I made my way, shaking like a leaf, back to the bedroom.
I left everything in the hands of the lawyer and returned to Nashville after the funeral. I was happy to be out of that house.
Addicted to Sin
But I still had major problems. I realized I was addicted to sin. Sex and alcohol especially. I began to fight my own lusts and sinful desires. I knew I had to follow with all my heart and obey him, or I would be the thing I hate: A hypocrite. But something would make me do what I didn’t want to. No matter how I tried….
I fought my lust and sin but I kept losing. I was chained to my sins. I didn’t know what to do. Then, one day I picked up a Bible and opened it at random to exactly what I was going through. Romans Chapter seven, verse 18: “For I know that in me (that is in my flesh) dwells no good thing; for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find. (19) For the good I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I do not will to do, that I practice.(20) now if I do what I will not to do. it is no longer I who do it but sin that dwells in me. (21) I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. (22) For I delight in the Law of God according to the inward man. (23) But I see another war in my members, warring against the Law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the Law of sin which is in my members. (24) O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from the body of this death? (25) I thank God– through Yeshua Messiah our Savior! So then, with the mind I myself serve the Law of God. but with the flesh the Law of sin.
The Rat Race of Religion
I was amazed to find the answer to my problem at exactly the place I opened! And Chapter 8 went on to tell me that in Christ there is no condemnation to those who walk in the Spirit. But How do I get from here to there? This was my question. I had tried several Religion’s early in my life. They only left me confused. Each taught Christ but something different. One said, “The Holy Spirit was not given after the disciples died.” Another said, “You just have the Holy Spirit when you believe.” Yet another claimed to have the Holy Spirit with gift of tongues but they jumped around and rolled in the floor and behaved as crazy people. I knew Christ and his disciples never acted like this. I left all Religions at a young age. So I was on my own with Christ. I just continued to read the New Testament and do all Yeshua said to do.
I gave to those in need, I even turned then other cheek. This was the hardest I admit but I had an occasion to do it and I did, I found to my surprise that as I did the Word, the Word became my new nature. Then I understood, exactly what “The engrafted Word!” actually meant!
Washed through Prayer and the Word
I was blessed once again and a friend invited me to move in with her. At this time I had been trying to follow Christ around 6 months from my repentance. I was still falling short. I was happy to just have time to study the Bible and pray. It was what I needed. Christmas was coming up and all Nashville was on party time. Normally, I would jump at the opportunities to mix with the Stars, and pitch my music. But I didn’t want it anymore. I didn’t want to drink either. I couldn’t have just one or two.
Christmas Eve my roommate and I had the invitation of a lifetime. Two of Elvis’s bodyguards had invited us to a party at his mansion in Memphis. Any other time I would have been flying out the door. But I told her I didn’t want to go. She thought I had snapped. But all I wanted to be there alone and seek God.
When she left I began reading the Bible and praying. I prayed and cried my eyes out to God. I prayed more than an hour pouring my heart and thoughts out to him.
I recall telling him that ALL I wanted was Yeshua. I said, I don’t want the music business anymore, nor my boyfriend, or anything but Yeshua, but I can’t stop sinning! And I cried myself nearly to sleep. But I couldn’t fall into sleep, I was on the verge and stayed there. Then I started calling, “Come on Yeshua” and my mind was not doing it. I wondered why I was calling this. I thought maybe for his 2nd coming….and I would say it again, involuntarily.
I finally figured it was in my half asleep state. But then, I suddenly became aware that every time I would call for him, I would hear a moaning sound. I opened my eyes, but I could barely move my body. I was slowed down as if in a trance state, I managed to turn to look in the direction of the sounds I was hearing. There, to the front of me, before the fireplace, there were three spirits! They looked like ghosts, I could see right through them! The moans were coming from them and becoming louder each time I would say, Yeshua!
Then to my right I heard moaning and I turned my head to look. I saw a head floating in mid air! It was making contorted faces as if in pain, and moaning as well! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! I began pinching myself to see if I was truly awake and holding my eyes open with my fingers! “What is this?” I thought, is this apartment haunted?
Then, I called, “Come Lord Yeshua, I have a vacant place in me!” And the spirits moaned again. Then, I heard something different; wings beating the air, small wings as if a bird in flight and it was coming nearer! I tried to look to my right where the sound was coming from. I thought,”Now what is this?!” But it was as if my head was frozen in place. I could not turn it, no matter how hard I tried! I was stuck looking straight ahead at the 3 spirits in front of the fireplace, They were still pacing up and down the length of the couch I was lying on.
The sound of the wings came to my head and I could feel the air from the beating wings on the side of my face when suddenly I felt it go right into my right ear canal! The spirits let out a loud wail, and I saw them ascend up to the ceiling like vapor! I felt a feeling of ecstasy descending into my body from my ear…”Oh God, What is happening to me?!” I cried out. But it all came out in another language! “Oh God, I can’t even speak English!” I cried out as well, but that also came out in another language! Then I began to see all that would happen to me in the next few months. I saw my roommate ask me to leave because she was moving a guy in. And I saw I would leave Nashville and never come back.
The next day I was praying to know what had happened to me. I knew I was different, but couldn’t put my finger on, “Why?” I looked at my cigarettes and thought, I don’t want these anymore! And I threw them away. I had smoked since I was sixteen! I was twenty-eight! We went to my friends mothers for dinner and I refused the drinks. I had no desire for alcohol. I couldn’t stop thinking about what I’d seen but didn’t want to tell anyone lest they accuse me of using drugs!
The next week I prayed for a place of my own so I could just seek God and I asked for some money so I wouldn’t need to work for awhile and could just study the Bible. I had a dream shortly afterwards that I saw a house beside a lake and a voice told me I would receive the house I had asked for.
Within a month, my friend told me I had to find another place because she was moving a new boyfriend in with her. But before I could, the Lawyer in Florida rang me to say I had inherited the house of an aunt who had suddenly died. It was beside Lake Hunter in Lakeland, Florida. I left Nashville for good.
When I arrived, The Lawyer had some bad news for me. My mother owned so many debts from her cancer treatments that the sale of her house couldn’t cover them all. I would need to sell the house I inherited from my Aunt as well. I was depressed, but as I thought on it, I just gave it to God. I said, “I can’t do anything, you do it, if you want me to have the house.You can do anything!”
Then, within 2 weeks, I got a call from the Lawyer. He said, “Don’t thank me for this! I didn’t do it! But a party became interested in buying your mothers house, and the bank wanted the property, so they did what I haven’t seen done in twenty years, they gave you a discount of one percent. The house sale covered all your mother’s debts and you have the lake property and 15,000 dollars left over!”
I didn’t thank him, I knew WHO to thank: GOD!
I turned the sprawling house into a halfway house. I wanted to do the Word and give back to my God. I studied Greek Scripture and went back to school and studied the Word. I opened the doors to all in need. We saw many come to Christ and many miracles in those days. And I have seen many MORE since.
The Lord expounded to me all my experience and I then realized I received His Holy Spirit. The four spirits came out of me. I had no idea I was even possessed.
Yeshua gave me the power over sin and left me with the gifts of Healing and Prophecy. I saw Fukushima in 1993
while working for the High Chief of Palau as a Nuclear free activist. It is documented. So are many healings, even of cancer. I also have a deliverance Ministry and remove demonic infestations from long distances free of charge. I take no money for anything; it is the gift of God and I am in his service. If anyone needs my services and want references, I have them available here on YT. Faith is all that is required.
His Spirit gives us Power over Sin and gives us the same spiritual gifts as listed in the New Testament He has NOT changed! I have NO religion to this day. I have Yeshua! I know my God reigns and Yeshua atones Sin and saves, He did it for me a wretched sinner, so I know he will do it for you. I have followed him forty years now.
Only Believe and Obey. God bless you all who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua the Messiah.
Comments on Deliver us from Evil – From Brian
Thank you Victoria for this wonderful addition to the Testimony section of this site! What a powerful testimony, and one thing that jumped out at me is the manner by which Victoria was set free from demonic possession/oppression. It witnessed into my spirit as a great explanation to Ephesians 5:
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
And also what Jesus said:
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Look at what she was doing just before her deliverance experience. She was reading the Word and praying. And through all of the toil she described fighting sin, she found a renewal of her mind through steady reading and study into God’s written Word!
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
For some, deliverance requires a more traditional approach by the laying on of hands, having demonic entities forcibly removed with simultaneous prayer, etc.. For others though, the Lord personally takes care of the situation, as described in Victoria’s testimony above. Personally, I believe the heart of a person determines which way deliverance will come. But either way, there’s one way to keep these things from creeping back, and that’s a constant diet of God’s Word and prayer.
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