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WEEKLY
ENCOURAGER
24 SEPTEMBER & 1 OCTOBER 2017
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After deliverance and healing

 Scriptural advice, help and insight on how to trust Jesus Christ to defeat schizophrenia, from 
James Stacey now in his 28th year of freedom AND ALMOST 30 YEARS off all psychotic medication - thanks to The Lord Jesus Christ.

CLICK BELOW TO SEE AND HEAR HOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
SET JAMES FREE
AFTER 26 LONG YEARS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
When God heals and sets free it lasts
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HOW TO PREVENT SCHIZOPHRENIA
DISINTEGRATING YOUR PERSONALITY

gates of hell with frame - web versionTHIS  WEEK’S  SELECTED  BIBLE  READING  IS  MARK  CHAPTER  5                                          

Verses 1-20 – The Healing of a Demon-Possessed Man:   They went across the lake to the region of  the Gerasenes.  When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him.  This man lived in the tombs, and no-one could bind him any more, not even with a chain.  For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet.  No-one was strong enough to subdue him.  Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.    

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.  He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?  Swear to God that you won’t torture me!” For Jesus was saying to him, “Come out of this man, you evil spirit!”

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”  And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.  The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.”  He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs.  The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.  When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.  Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man – and told about the pigs as well.  Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.  Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”  So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis (Ten Cities) how much Jesus had done for him.  And all the people were amazed.       

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The interviewer of the live Christian television programme asked me to define what schizophrenia is – and was a little surprised at my reply.

I said:  “Schizophrenia is the disintegration of personality”.  Those words were not mine but were borrowed from a psychiatrist.  Nevertheless, they were a fitting and accurate description of such a disturbing and devastating mental illness.

The reality of the disintegration of personality among someone suffering schizophrenia is the heart of many letters and emails we have received over the past eight years.  Parents speak of “losing” a son or daughter once so full of life but now showing a mystifying and heart-breaking change in their personality. 

I, too, can testify to facing such a dramatic change in my personality.  At first, I was totally baffled and confused at what was happening in my life.   Then I realised that I was being constantly attacked and assaulted by evil spirits robbing me of life itself and committed to my destruction. Prayer warfare helped by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God became my life-line of opposition from then on.

Such discernment about schizophrenia – and the necessary spiritual resistance to both oppose and defeat it - is unknown to many Christians.  Even parents who believe in Jesus can lack spiritual insight about a bondage playing havoc with the life of their son or daughter.  Without a spiritually-discerned revelation of schizophrenia there is no motivation to pray and earnestly seek a deliverance and healing.

My parents, brothers, family members, journalist colleagues and Christian friends could not understand the change that had taken place in my life.   But I knew what was happening, thanks to knowing Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord and having the living presence of His Holy Spirit in my life.  A non-stop prayerful resistance to an evil personality within my life became the priority of each and every day!! 

I was brought into a living relationship with Jesus Christ at the age of 14 when the power of the Holy Spirit brought conviction of sin and opened my eyes to what He had done in dying on the Cross to redeem me and procure eternal life.  But the moment schizophrenia dawned, another evil personality moved in on a war footing intent on dominating and taking my personality apart in pieces.

The important question needs to be asked:  “How can a normal person prevent schizophrenia disintegrating their personality without acknowledging the force of evil spirits behind the condition?”

As a Christian parent facing the daily sadness of having a son or daughter suffering the madness of schizophrenia, you must seek to arm yourself with all the spiritual discernment from God about this evil condition. Take hold of all the panoply of His power and wisdom from the Word of God available to you and pray your loved one into both deliverance and healing.  God can give you an understanding about schizophrenia and what is needed to overcome it in the life of your family member.  He is able to increase faith and confidence so as to make you mightily effective in prayer.

In our bible reading from Mark 5, Jesus encounters a man demon-possessed whose entire life shows he was taken over and ruled by evil spirits.  Just think of it!!  Here is a man created in the image of God with a personality of his own now obscured because the personalities of evil spirits were reigning in his life.   This man no doubt lived a normal life earlier, but now no-one wanted him around, so it was in the tombs and in the hills he lived crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Let’s underline the isolation of his condition in which he cried inwardly unable to find help. Schizophrenia is a lonely path to tread, even though as a victim you are personally trusting Jesus to carry you through and out.  Having battled with schizophrenia for 26 years, let me say that it is a very, lonely existence in which the spiritual bondage causes a lot of internal crying.  Your son or daughter maybe in the hands of a psychiatrist but that does not prevent them experiencing hour upon hour of lonely isolation where desperate cries rise from within just wanting to be free and normal again.

You may take some comfort believing that your son or daughter is not in such a similar condition as Legion because they do believe in Jesus and as such cannot be demon-possessed.  The Holy Spirit lives within them.   The spirit of schizophrenia attacks the mind and creates havoc there – it cannot enter the human spirit where Jesus is resident and His ownership is present (Ephesians 1:13-14).   But so strong is the key demon of schizophrenia in the nest of spirits it controls that a Christian is in danger of being overcome and so lose the ability of living with Jesus in control of his life.  That’s why a spiritual war has to be waged by every schizophrenic fighting for his freedom – and coming to his aid should be other Christians who are required to help knowing what an intense battle he is facing.

Make no mistake about it, a full-scale war is in progress the moment there is an eruption or dawning of schizophrenia.  It is normally in teenage years or early adulthood that the illness manifests itself.   The depth of confusion it causes is devastating – and the ability of being able to survive depends on how strong a faith in Jesus a person may have built up in their life already and, most importantly, on having caring, compassionate, spiritually-discerned help from other Christians coming alongside to assist in the fight for survival, deliverance and healing.   

LET US DISCUSS HOW PERSONALITY DISINTEGRATES THROUGH HAVING SCHIZOPHRENIA AND HOW TO EFFECTIVELY PREVENT IT.

I speak from personal experience.  The moment someone begins to suffer from schizophrenia and begins to hear voices is the very moment their personality begins to disintegrate.  The dawning of schizophrenia can be so disturbing and upsetting that immediate entrance is obtained into a psychiatric hospital.  What normally follows is examination by trained personnel and the prescribing of drugs and medication to subdue or normalise the condition.  (Way back in 1965, the procedure was to administer electric shock treatment – something I found hard to endure).

There is a personality behind the voice every schizophrenic hears.  Let’s be clear about this.  The voices being heard are not coming from one’s own personality;  they are most certainly not the voice of the Holy Spirit but of intruding spirits now desiring to keep their home within the life they have invaded.  A schizophrenic is aware of something strange that is happening to him.  The manifestation of this voice is what begins to disintegrate personality.  It brings a bondage and the loss of control and freedom previously known in one’s life.  

Either a person is able to lean hard on Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit and resist the suggestions of voices or else he allows them to speak into his mind at will.   Some wrongly regard these strange voices as their “friends” but to do so is only to allow their control of one’s life to increase.  It is at such a time that a Christian needs to affirm the ownership of Jesus and resist the voices speaking into his mind.  The words of Jesus need to be spoken out from the heart and go into the mind:  Had I not memorised the Scriptures, I would have been unable to remember the truth of the following words, Jesus said:  “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.  The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep.  The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.   But they will never follow a stranger;  in fact, they will run away from him, because they do not recognise a stranger’s voice.”  John 10:1-5.         

Little wonder that those looking on at the life of the person suffering schizophrenic witness such a change taking place.  He/she is contending against a demonic presence in their life that is hard to cope with.  Nothing has prepared them for this!!   Do what they may, the voices and the evil spirits behind them refuse to leave in spite of every desire to get rid of them.  The territory of one’s life  is invaded more and more by these voices – spreading into the mind, will and emotions, the whole area of the soul. 

The strategy of the evil spirits usually follows a prescribed pattern.  The first battle to win is to make a person’s mind passive.  This is often thought to be a walk-over because a person is usually plied with too much medication and is not monitored regularly enough.  Little does the psychiatrist realise that to administer too much medication is such a great help to a spirit of schizophrenia in the process of wrapping a ball and chain around a schizophrenic’s mind.   That’s why very few have enough strength or ability to take on even a small, undemanding employment of a few hours a day because the mind is so incapacitated and decision-making so clouded.  How I managed to hold down various jobs in Royal Mail while fighting schizophrenia and finish up with a Long Service Award for 25 years is only due to the strength and grace of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!!

But the evil spirit of schizophrenia is not content with producing passivity and letting it rest there. There is something deeper sought after.  That is to bring about an entrenched passivity, a major stroke in the further disintegration of personality.   For someone drawn into this condition, it is difficult to break free.  Believing prayer and reliance on God, His Word and the power of the Blood of the Lamb can make a way!!  But unless other Christians come to the aid of an entrenched passive Christian schizophrenic, the power to bring about a freedom will be difficult to attain, because the schizophrenic himself has no strength to fight with as he barely has enough resources to survive life itself.        

In all this it is good to remember that with God all things are possible and that no matter how strong maybe the chains of schizophrenia wrapped around the mind, JESUS CHRIST HAS TRIUMPHED OVER ALL THE POWERS OF DARKNESS AND TODAY HE IS STILL IN THE BUSINESS OF SETTING THE CAPTIVES FREE!!    THEREFORE, NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT TO FREE YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER.  THOUGH THEY MAY HAVE BEEN HELD CAPTIVE FOR SO MANY YEARS THAT YOU HAVE ALMOST LOST HOPE OF EVER SEEING THEM BEING SET FREE AND RESTORED, IT CAN HAPPEN BECAUSE WITH JESUS CHRIST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!  BE FILLED WITH FRESH HOPE TODAY - AND BY FAITH PRESS IN TO BE THE MEANS WHEREBY you will be the instrument that sees spiritual darkness driven out of the life of your loved one and replaced by the joy of Christ’s freedom now shining on their faces.

Jesus said:  “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me;  because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour.”  Isaiah 61:1-3

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FOR FURTHER READING - See Archive File: 

2016 20 March - Forgiveness Is The Primary Weapon for Breaking Bondages
2015 29 November - How To Survive When Schizophrenia Threatens To Steal Your Mind
2014  2 November - Jesus Imparts His Divine Light And Truth To Conquer Schizophrenia


Weekly Encourager 8 OCTOBER: Jesus Our Chief Intercessor

by guest writer Apostle Aloysius Kiiza, founder and President of Lift Up Jesus Global Ministries based in Kabale, south-west Uganda. He writes: "Our position before God in prayer depends upon our personal relationship and intimacy with Christ".


IF YOU HAVE NEVER INVITED JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE, AND WISH TO, DO PRAY THE FOLLOWING PRAYER WITH ALL YOUR HEART: “Lord God Almighty, I approach you in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.  I know I have sinned in my thoughts, words and actions.  There are so many good things I have not done.  There are so many sinful things I have done.  I am truly sorry for the sinfulness in my life, but most of all I acknowledge the sin that separates me from you. I accept the death of Jesus on the Cross to redeem me and extend the gift of eternal life.    Gratefully, I give my life back to you as I now ask you to come into my life.    Come in as my Saviour and Lord and cleanse me.  Come in as my Lord to control me.  Come with the strength of your grace and the power of your Spirit to defeat the evil spirit of schizophrenia that troubles me.  Now you have set my spirit free, pour your delivering and healing power into my life as I take authority in the name of Jesus through the power of his blood over the intruding force.  I assert your ownership of my life and resist any legal right that the devil seeks to hold over my life and bind up and expel any evil presence. I believe that my mind can be completely set free and my whole life enjoy the total freedom of Jesus.    Amen".

WHEN I'M BACK ON MY FEET AGAIN!!

God is always working to get us "back on our feet again."  He is well able to do it for YOU.

This video by Canton Junction from Godtube is sent out to all our website visitors who long for freedom over schizophrenia.

Receive sure and certain HOPE from Jesus Christ that He is moved with compassion to bring you through your present struggles and establish you "back on your feet again" in His victorious life and freedom. 

"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free," said Jesus (John 8:31-32).


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FIND OUT MORE HERE


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A warm welcome to our world ministry of offering real hope to schizophrenics and anyone mentally assailed.

Our website Pray Until Schizophrenia Heals exists to proclaim with a trumpet voice that the love and victory of Jesus Christ is today’s only answer out of mental bondage into lasting joyous freedom.

For 26 long years, I was enslaved in a schizophrenic mental prison house until in 1990 Jesus Christ delivered me and two minutes later healed my mind. It took a further 12 years to return to life as I knew it before the illness dawned in 1964.

In 2004, I released my life story, Schizophrenia Defeated, detailing a long, hard prayer battle into freedom in order to give hope, new understanding of the disease and a new strategy to unlock the gates of insanity of this invisible enemy.

It is our prayer that as you view our site, you will sense something of the compassion of Jesus which fills our hearts and lives to spread the message that His love and power can still bring His glorious freedom TODAY no matter how helpless and hopeless you may feel life has become.

With our love and prayers

James and Tina Stacey


the sword - image march 2015We are told in the book of Acts, chapter 2, verse 17, that “... your old men shall dream dreams.” The painting by the artist Rebekah Laue is a portrayal of her husband’s prophetic dream. She pondered the dream for many years before she was able to capture it’s essence on canvas.

the sword - image march 2015 - lionIn his dream, Peter saw a rock wall with an ordinary stick lying nearby. He was prompted to pick it up and beat vigorously on the wall. Nothing happened! Then he saw a lion’s paw at his feet. He dropped the stick, picked up the paw and barely touched the wall. As he did, the wall began to crumble.

Peter awoke weeping and trembling as he experienced new authority, purpose, power, and confidence streaming into every fiber of his being. In lieu of a lion’s paw he has acquired a real sword, which he now uses in spiritual combat.

The stick is symbolic of man using his own strength and wisdom to tear down strongholds. The rock wall is symbolic of those walls around our hearts that imprison us and cause us to be isolated from God and one another.

The Hebrew letters on the rocks represent strongholds such as hate, anger, revenge, rebellion, witchcraft, bitterness, pride, fear, unbelief, unforgiveness, lust, idolatry, greed, gluttony, jealousy, self-pity, legalism, and man’s traditions.

The sword issuing from the lion’s mouth is the Sword of the Lord, which is the Word of God. The lion portrays Jesus Christ as revealed in the book of Revelation, chapter 5: “... Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed...”

The truth in the painting shall march throughout the land like a banner and confront the strongholds that imprison us. Has God singled you out to carry that banner and address those strongholds? Before saying YES or NO, count the cost or the opportunity lost! TAKE A STAND! TAKE BACK THE LAND!      

For more insight and information go to www.stretcherbearers.com


FREEDOM! 
james and tina stacey 2011anita keith-gillonListen in to a service in Armenia, Colombia where James speaks about the joy of being free after 26 years of bondage to schizophrenia - supported by his wife Tina who prayed him through.
(Length 1 hour 45 mins with translation. Our translator, Anita Keith-Gillon is pictured right)
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A letter has been received from a Christian in Papatoetoe, New Zealand stating:
"I am a fan of your Weekly Encourager for it exposes the underlying causes of schizophrenia whereas most other websites on the subject matter do not".

All Things Are Possible Through Believing Prayer

Celebrated 26 Years of deliverance and Healing from Schizophrenia through the resurrection power of the Lord Jesus Christ on 7th May 2016 (the same length of time GOD faithfully held me safe and secure while battling the demonic bondage in His strength - James)
 
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Weekly Encourager archive - please click below to choose your title

2017

17 SEP Delivered And Healed Within Minutes
10 SEP
God's Faithfulness Becoming Your Shield And
Rampart

3 SEP
The Power Of God's Love Setting A Schizophrenic Totally Free

27 AUG
Finding God As Your Refuge And Fortress Equips You To Defeat Schizophrenia

20 AUG
Falling In Love With The Lord Jesus Christ Defeats The Madness Of Schizophrenia

13 AUG
Why Does It Take So Long For A Christian To Battle Through Schizophrenia On Their Own

6 AUG
From Only One Position Is It Safe To Approach And Resist Satan

30 JUL
Be Aware When The Powers Of Darkness Are Falling Back

23 JUL
Put On The Helmet Of Salvation For Protection

16 JUL
Trusting In Jesus With All Your Heart Will Keep Your Sanity And Win Freedom

9 JUL
Only The Power Of The Holy Spirit Is Strong Enough To Drive Out And Defeat The Voices Of Schizophrenia

2 JUL
The Light Of The Life Of Jesus Christ Is The Strong Deliverer From Schizophrenia

18 & 25 JUN
The Faith Strategy God Gave Me To Defeat The Voices Of Schizophrenia

11 JUN
Take Hold Of The Word Of God For Mastery of Your Thoughts

4 JUN
Why The Church Needs A Fresh Touch Of Pentecost To Rescue Christians From Schizophrenia

28 MAY
Learning How To Pray In The Power Of The Holy Spirit

21 MAY
Becoming Free Ends All The Grief You Suffered With Schizophrenia

14 MAY
Discover The Preciousness Of Faith In Your Pursuit Of Freedom

7 MAY
Delivered And Healed Within Minutes
(Chapter 9 from Schizophrenia Defeated by James Stacey)

30 APR
How To Survive When Schizophrenia Threatens To Steal Your Mind

23 APR
The Power Of God's Love - Celebrated In Jesus Christ at Easter And Every Day - Setting a Schizophrenic Totally Free

9 & 16 APR
He's Alive, He's Alive, He Is Risen!!

2 APR
Assert The Ownership Of Jesus Christ Over Your Life This Eastertime To Every Demonic Voice

26 MAR
God's Victory Over Schizophrenia Was Purchased On Calvary's Cross For You!

19 MAR
As Easter Approaches We Tell It Out To The World: "Jesus Christ Has Defeated Schizophrenia"

5 & 12 MAR
Why Does The Church Trust The Psychiatrist More Than Jesus Christ In Helping Mental Captives

19 & 26 FEB
The Faith Strategy God Gave Me To Defeat The Voices Of Schizophrenia

5 & 12 FEB
Allow No Place Where Satan Can Say He Was Too Much For You
22 & 29 JAN The Light Of The Life Of Jesus Is The Strong Deliverer Of Schizophrenia
15 JAN Meeting God Early Will keep Advancing Your Fight To Become Free Of Schizophrenia
8 JAN
Anchor Your Faith In The Lord Jesus Christ And You Will Never Lose Hope

1 JAN
Jesus Is Your Freedom Out Of Schizophrenia In 2017 Into His Fullness Of Life

2016

18 & 25 DEC It's Real Hope Jesus Christ Gives At Christmas And New Year In Defeating Schizophrenia
11 DEC
Enforce The Victory Of Jesus Christ On Calvary By Prayer Warfare

4 DEC
How Tina Got Through 25 Years Of Marriage After My Healing Of 26 Years Of Schizophrenia

27 NOV
The Indwelling Spirit Of Jesus Christ Will Not Allow You To Quit

13 & 20 NOV
Persevering In Faith, Prayer And God's Word Drives Out The Demon Of Schizophrenia

6 NOV
"Crawling On My Belly In The Principal's Study" - Chapter 5 of Schizophrenia Defeated by James Stacey

30 OCT
"There Is Hope For The Schizohprenic" - Chapter 16 of Schizophrenia Defeated by James Stacey

23 OCT
"Passivity Begins To Lose Its Hold" - Chapter 12 of Schizophrenia Defeated by James Stacey

9 & 16 OCT
My Prayer Has Power With God

2 OCT
I Sought The Lord And He Answered Me; He Delivered Me From All My Fears

25 SEP
A Personal Message To Those Helping Christian Schizophrenics Into Freedom

18 SEP
"I Greatly Admire Schizophrenics Pressing Through To Full Freedom..."

4 & 11 SEP
Praying Thoughts Of Freedom From Your Heart To Release Your Mind

28 AUG
Jesus Christ Gives Both Encouragement And Endurance As You Fight To Defeat Schizophrenia

21 AUG
Trusting In Jesus With All Your Heart Will Keep Your Sanity And Win Freedom

14 AUG
Without The Vision From God Of Tina In A Bridal Gown, I Would Have Let Her Go

7 AUG Praising God Is A Mighty Weapon In Driving Out Schizophrenia
24 & 31 JUL
God Specialises In Things Thought Impossible - Nothing Is Too Hard For Him!

17 JUL The Faith Strategy God Gave Me To Defeat The Voices Of Schizophrenia
10 JUL
"When I Found Freedom From Schizophrenia I Gained Christ Himself" - Bethany Behney

3 JUL
Defeat Schizophrenia By Defeating The Voices

26 JUN
Meeting God Early Will Keep Advancing Your Fight To Become Free

19 JUN
When Enough People Pray Enough Time Your Deliverance From Schizophrenia Is Near

12 JUN
How To Survive When Schizophrenia Threatens To Steal Your Mind

5 JUN
The Faith By Which You See Christ Inspires Hope To Conquer And Love To Endure

29 MAY The Powerful Resources To Defeat Schizophrenia Are Found In jesus Christ And Not In Any "Alternative Approach"
22 MAY
How To Prevent Schizophrenia Disintegrating Your Personality

15 MAY
Why The Church Needs A Fresh Touch Of Pentecost To Rescue Christians From Schizophrenia

8 MAY
"This One Thing I Know - Jesu's Love Never Failed Me Yet!!"

1 MAY
God Can Free You Of Schizophrenia And Restore All Your Lost Years

24 APR
A Strong Devotional Life With Jesus Christ Releases Power To Defeat Schizophrenia

17 APR
What A Transformation When A Schizophrenic Knows God Is Reviving His Heart!

3 & 10 APR
Celebrate The Risen Life of Jesus Each Day - Not Just At Easter

27 MAR
He's Alive, He's Alive, He Is Risen!!

20 MAR
Forgiveness Is The Primary Weapon For Breaking Bondages Of Darkness

13 MAR
Falling In Love With The Lord Jesus Christ Defeats The Madness Of Schizophrenia

6 MAR
As Easter Approaches We Tell It Out To The World: "Jesus Christ Has Defeated Schizophrenia"

28 FEB
When The Lord Jesus Christ Makes You A Promise Expect It To Be Fulfilled

21 FEB
Anchor Your Faith In Jesus Christ And You Will Never Lose Hope

14 FEB
The Wedding Day Spills Over With Rejoicing (Chapter 10 from Schizophrenia Defeated)

7 FEB
A Personal Message To Those Helping Christian Schizophrenics Into Freedom

31 JAN
Assert The Ownership of Jesus Christ Over Your Life To Every Demonic Voice

24 JAN
"The Battle Belongs To The Lord" Conference - From James' Book Schizophrenia Defeated

17 JAN
The Evil Spirit of Schizophrenia Must Be Driven Out By You - Or Someone Else!

10 JAN
Why The Church Needs A Fresh Touch Of Pentecost To Rescue Christians From Schizophrenia

3 JAN
God's Healing Lasts! Still Free And 28 Years Off All Psychotic Medication

2015

20 & 27 DEC It's Real Hope Jesus Christ Gives At Christmas And New Year In Defeating Schizophrenia
13 DEC
Jesus Only - And His Wondrous Love - is The Reason For The Season

6 DEC
Jesus Said: "I Am The Way And The Truth And The Life"

29 NOV
How To Survive When Schizophrenia Threatens To Steal Your Mind

22 NOV
God Specializes In Things Thought Impossible - Nothing is Too Hard For Him

15 NOV
Passivity Begins To Lose Its Hold (Chapter 12: Schizophrenia Defeated)

8 NOV
The Indwelling Spirit Of Jesus Christ Will Not Allow You To Quit

1 NOV
"There Is Hope For The Schizophrenic
" Chapter 16 from Schizophrenia Defeated

25 OCT
Believe That The Lord Jesus Christ For Ever Lives To Make Intercession In Heaven For You

18 OCT
Put On The Helmet Of Salvation For Protection

11 OCT
Praying In The Name Of Christ And According To The Will Of God

4 OCT "
Triumphant Faith" by the late Pastor W. T. H. Richards

27 SEP Be Determined To Try For Victory Over Schizophrenia At Any Cost
20 SEP
Hide Yourself Away With God And Receive Strength To Defeat Schizophrenia

13 SEP
A Personal Message To Those Helping Christian Schizophrenics Into Freedom

6 SEP
Your Quest For Freedom Advances Each Day As You Advance In the Stronghold Of God's Love

30 AUG
The Light of The Life of Jesus Is The Strong Deliverer From Schizophrenia

16 & 23 AUG
Fighting For My Sanity Was A Life-And-Death Struggle - Peter Laue

9 AUG
Take Hold Of The Word Of God For Mastery Of Your Thoughts

2 AUG
Persevering In Faith, Prayer And God's Word Drives Out The Demon Of Schizophrenia

26 JULY
Meeting God Early Will Keep Advancing Your Fight To Become Free

19 JULY
Delivered From "Incurable" Schizophrenia - An Amazing Testimony

12 JULY
"When I Found Freedom From Schizophrenia I Gained Christ Himself" - Bethany Behney

5 JULY
God's Healing Lasts! Still Free And Over 27 Years Off All Medication

28 JUNE
Becoming Free Ends All The Grief You Suffered With Schizophrenia

21 JUNE
A Personal Message To Those Helping Schizophrenics Into Freedom

14 JUNE
Learning How To Pray In The Power of The Holy Spirit

7 JUNE
Boldly Pleading The Blood Of Jesus Hastens Your
Schizophrenia Deliverance

31 MAY
Praising God Is A Mighty Weapon In Driving Out Schizophrenia

24 MAY
Overcoming Your Reluctance To Make A Friend Could Lead To Your Freedom

17 MAY
Discover The Preciousness Of Faith In Your Pursuit Of Freedom

3 & 10 MAY
The Lord Jesus Christ - God Of Glory - Did It!

26 APR
Prayer Power Breaking Through Schizophrenia's "Gates Of Brass And Bars Of Iron"

19 APR
Exercising Faith In God Writes His Laws In Both Mind And Heart

12 APR
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He's Alive, He's Alive, He Is Risen!!

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As Easter Approaches, We Tell It Out To The World:
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15 MAR
Allow God To Free Your Tightly Closed Mind To The Schizophrenia Deliverance

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Possessing The Power Of Precious Faith Equips You To Defeat Schizophrenia

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Faith Is Rising In God's People To Love Schizophrenics Into Freedom

22 FEB
When Enough People Pray Enough Time Your Deliverance From Schizophrenia Is Near

15 FEB
Trusting In Jesus With All Your Heart Will Keep Your Sanity And Win Freedom

8 FEB
Defeat Schizophrenia By Defeating The Voices

1 FEB
Boldly Pleading The Blood Of Jesus Hastens Your Schizophrenia Deliverance (2)

25 JAN
What A Transformation When A Schizophrenic Knows God Is Reviving His Heart!

18 JAN
"Jesus - Look To Your Faithfulness And Set me Free!!"

11 JAN
How To Prevent Schizophrenia Disintegrating Your Personality

4 JAN
Falling Madly In Love With Jesus Christ In 2015 WILL DEFEAT The Madness Of Schizophrenia

 

 

 

 

 

 






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CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER to read the WHOLE of the book "Schizophrenia Defeated" and celebrate the gift of God's Son, Jesus Christ, who permanently delivered and healed me after 26 years of suffering the schizophrenia bondage. Click on the image - right - to read the book in its Spanish version. James

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"A road map to victory for every person diagnosed with schizophrenia – every psychiatrist and counsellor needs to read it.” Peter Laue of Stretcher Bearers for Christ USA

 

11 Year-Old Proclaims Jesus Through the Bible - POWERFUL! 
Josiah Willis is an 11 year-old with a heart on fire for Christ!
Listen to this AMAZING proclamation of Jesus throughout the entire Bible.
It will leave you in awe and speechless!



READING THROUGH THE BOOK GOD WROTE

Jesus replied: “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.” John’s Gospel 14: 23-24

 

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The One Year Bible Plan
Appearing Week by Week: 

September 21 - October 7, 2017


September 21 ~ Isaiah 37:1-38:22 ~ Galatians 6:1-18 ~ Psalm 65:1-13 ~ Proverbs 23:24
September 22 ~ Isaiah 39:1-41:16 ~ Ephesians 1:1-23 ~ Psalm 66:1-20 ~ Proverbs 23:25-28
September 23 ~ Isaiah 41:17-43:13 ~ Ephesians 2:1-22 ~ Psalm 67:1-7 ~ Proverbs 23:29-35
September 24 ~ Isaiah 43:14-45:10 ~ Ephesians 3:1-21 ~ Psalm 68:1-18 ~ Proverbs 24:1-2
September 25 ~ Isaiah 45:11-48:11 ~ Ephesians 4:1-16 ~ Psalm 68:19-35 ~ Proverbs 24:3-4
September 26 ~ Isaiah 48:12-50:11 ~ Ephesians 4:17-32 ~ Psalm 69:1-18 ~ Proverbs 24:5-6
September 27 ~ Isaiah 51:1-53:12 ~ Ephesians 5:1-33 ~ Psalm 69:19-36 ~ Proverbs 24:7
September 28 ~ Isaiah 54:1-57:14 ~ Ephesians 6:1-24 ~ Psalm 70:1-5 ~ Proverbs 24:8
September 29 ~ Isaiah 57:15-59:21 ~ Philippians 1:1-26 ~ Psalm 71:1-24 ~ Proverbs 24:9-10
September 30 ~ Isaiah 60:1-62:5 ~ Philippians 1:27-2:18 ~ Psalm 72:1-20 ~ Proverbs 24:11-12
October 1 ~ Isaiah 62:6-65:25 ~ Philippians 2:19-3:3 ~ Psalm 73:1-28 ~ Proverbs 24:13-14
October 2 ~ Isaiah 66:1-24 ~ Philippians 3:4-21 ~ Psalm 74:1-23 ~ Proverbs 24:15-16
October 3 ~ Jeremiah 1:1-2:30 ~ Philippians 4:1-23 ~ Psalm 75:1-10 ~ Proverbs 24:17-20
October 4 ~ Jeremiah 2:31-4:18 ~ Colossians 1:1-17 ~ Psalm 76:1-12 ~ Proverbs 24:21-22
October 5 ~ Jeremiah 4:19-6:15 ~ Colossians 1:18-2:7 ~ Psalm 77:1-20 ~ Proverbs 24:23-25
October 6 ~ Jeremiah 6:16-8:7 ~ Colossians 2:8-23 ~ Psalm 78:1-31 ~ Proverbs 24:26
October 7 ~ Jeremiah 8:8-9:26 ~ Colossians 3:1-17 ~ Psalm 78:32-55 ~ Proverbs 24:27

Well-known Baptist preacher, Charles H. Spurgeon, commenting on Psalm 119 verse 15 says:  “Hearing, reading, marking, and learning, all require inwardly digesting to complete their usefulness, and the inward digesting of the truth lies for the most part in meditating upon it.  Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life?  Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word.  They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it.  From such folly deliver us, O Lord, and be this our resolve this morning, “I will meditate on your precepts.”

In his book, Prayer Life, Andrew Murray teaches:  “Little of the Word with little prayer is death to the spiritual life.  Much of the Word with little prayer gives a sickly life.  Much prayer with little of the Word gives more life, but without steadfastness.  A full measure of the Word and prayer each day gives a healthy and powerful life.”

 

THE MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR 2017
“WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS”   - Hebrews 9:22

 By Charles  Haddon  Spurgeon

This is the voice of unalterable truth.   In none of the Jewish ceremonies were sins, even typically, removed without blood-shedding.   In no case, by no means can sin be pardoned without atonement.   It is clear, then, that there is no hope for me out of Christ;  for there is no other blood-shedding which is worth a thought as an atonement for sin.   Am I, then, believing in Him?   All men are on a level as to their need of Him.   If we be never so moral, generous, amiable, or patriotic, the rule will not be altered to make an exception for us.  Sin will yield to nothing less potent than the blood of Him whom God hath set forth as a propitiation.  What a blessing that there is the one way of pardon!  Why should we seek another?

Persons of merely formal religion cannot understand how we can rejoice that all our sins are forgiven us for Christ’s sake.  Their works, and prayers, and ceremonies, give them very poor comfort; and well may they be uneasy for they are neglecting the one great salvation, and endeavouring to get remission without blood.  My soul, sit down, and behold the justice of God as bound to punish sin;  see that punishment al executed upon your Lord Jesus, and fall down in humble joy, and kiss the dear feet of Him whose blood has made atonement for you.  It is in vain when conscience is aroused to fly to feelings and evidences for comfort;  this is a habit which we learned in the Egypt of our legal bondage.  The only restorative for a guilty conscience is a sight of Jesus suffering on the cross.  “The blood is the life thereof,” says the Levitical law, and let us rest assured that it is the life of faith and joy and every other holy grace.

“Oh! how sweet to view the flowing

Of my Saviour’s precious blood;

With divine assurance knowing

      He has made my peace with God.”      

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Extract from "There is hope for the schizophrenic" 

Chapter 16 of Schizophrenia Defeated:

As my testimony has shown, I had the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life before my illness went into full bloom in my early twenties. Without that power I would have been unable to fight the evil presence of schizophrenia.

I also had a tremendously long period after healing and deliverance had taken place to allow myself to "catch up" on 26 years in which I had not developed and grown normally.

BUT GOD DID IT! The years after healing and deliverance were times of slow but definite progress, requiring most of all a dependency on the Holy Spirit to teach, correct, inspire and show those things I needed to know. I needed Tina's help too, and the prayers of friends, to get me there.

Click here for full chapter.

 Read The Pharmacy and The Purple Pamphlet

peter laue - webRead another testimony of how Jesus Christ defeated schizophrenia in the life of ministry partner Peter Laue of Colorado, USA.

Download his amazing life story:   TO HELL AND BACK
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and from Peter Laue's 'Life Letters':   "Caution: These Words Might Make You Angry"

 


bethany behney - web“WHEN I FOUND FREEDOM FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA, I GAINED CHRIST HIMSELF” 
Bethany Behney

I suffered for a very long time from severe schizophrenia.  I recently turned 28.  My world began to unravel in college.  With an incapacitated mind I was forced to quit.  From the age of nineteen to twenty-four off and on I would lose and regain my life fighting for my sanity.  I fought for two-and-a-half years until I was finally delivered by Jesus Christ our Messiah on July 25, 2009.

The hell I endured to freedom was no easy road.  Everyone forsook me.  Everyone.  Including the church.  There was only one that never deserted me.  And that was Jesus.  He held me all the way through.  Even when I was hospitalized and the demons put me in a coma and was left for dead!!  When I didn’t want to live anymore, God wanted me to live and refused to let me go.

Schizophrenia is a hellish thing.  Only those of us who have been in its grip can truly understand one another.  It cost me my livelihood and relationships.  As I was searching and crying out to God for help, close friends ultimately gave up on me, of whom were “believers”.  I dealt with constant misunderstandings. I faced character defamation, gossip from an entire congregation, abandonment and false judgements by those who claim they understood but were dead wrong.  But I kept crying out to God.  I kept pleading with Him to reveal what was happening.  It is surreal to practically lose your mind overnight and now know why.

Despite the disturbance I grew close to the Lord.  This of course stirred up spirits that had rights tied to my generational line.  You see, schizophrenia is usually passed down the line from the sins of the father.  It takes a fiery persistence to continue offering up prayers and banging on the doors of heaven until the angel tips the bowls.  If you ask the Father, shall He give you a stone?  Absolutely not.

I kept banging and asking, and banging and asking until He answered and opened the door.  The inferno of psyche was so unbelievably torturous it was uncanny.  Quite honestly, I did not want to make it through.  To be martyred would have been sweet.  And I do not say that lightly.

I was on a run for my very life from Satan and his hordes.  The battle to get free was so intense, medically speaking I should not be alive.  But Hallelujah!  We who have been adopted by the precious blood of Jesus do no not belong to the medical field – we belong to Jesus Christ of Nazareth!  I am a walking miracle, dear ones!!  I searched high and low for someone who cared enough to fight for me and with me.  Brethren of three years deserted me and left me for dead.  Literally.  Then Brethren took me and prayed for me in their home the first time I met them.

For two-and-a-half-years, I stared hell in the face.  I had to bite the bullet in many crippling situations and go from place to place receiving deliverance here and there because I was such a mess;  people who were practising deliverance thought I must have done something so bad that they didn’t want to touch me.

I was tortured in the psychiatric units by physicians of whom I am certain were Satanists.  I was locked into solitary confinement in a cold square space with nothing but a flimsy hospital frock on.  However, angels were assigned from heaven and I was supernaturally delivered out of the hands of the wicked.

What got me through all of this?  It’s a simple answer.  I held on tightly to the robe of Jesus.  Though I wanted to go to heaven, I couldn’t.  It wasn’t my time.  I was given a promise from God that gave me the will to live.  He promised if I would just hold on He would give me a family, that which I never had – and wanted.  So I refused to give up and give in to Satan and fought for it.

This is the point, dear friends.  The blood of Jesus Christ is alive and powerful.  It is sufficient and doesn’t need any medical tweaking.  It is your only hope.  Don’t give up.  You know why?  Because of this glorious truth and one of my favorite passages... “And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it!”  Colossians 2:15.  Oh, hallelujah!  All glory to the Lamb of God who overcame the enemy and bought us back!  How sweet is His victory!  He is always steps ahead of our enemies plans and there is nothing He does not see.  He is in total control.  He sees you and your pain.  He has not forgotten you.

Listen!  I can honestly say, I have suffered the loss of all things.  In every area.  There are moments I can’t bear to think of all that’s happened to me.  Time being the most invaluable.  I never got to be 18,20,21,22,23,24.  Formidable years.  Time froze and stood still and many years I don’t remember.  But one thing I do and will continue to set before me.  This world is not my home and I must press forward with what remains and fight for others.  I have resolved to forget what lies behind and press onward.

“I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own yet;  but one thing I do it is my one aspiration;  forgetting what lies behind and straining to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the supreme and heavenly prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.  Philippians 3:13-14.

I trust the Lord with the entirety of my life.  Whether I live or whether I die, I am His.  He has delivered me from the power of darkness and translated me into His glorious kingdom of light.  I am forever indebted to Him and tears well up as I write to you because I know that what He has done for me He can do for you.  He is no respecter of persons and loves his children all the same.

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Bethany jumping for joy after being set free by Jesus from schizophrenia.

peter-laue-revelation-12-11I thank our Father for everything.  I would not want to do it again, but what I have gained from the vestibules of heaven can never compare to any earthly thing.  For what have I gained?  Christ Himself!  I have been set free from death and sin!  GLORY.. GLORY..GLORY!!!   I could never have gained such intimacy with Jesus - wisdom, knowledge, and understanding I now possess.  Such are the acquired gems which only suffering can buy.

Jesus came to destroy the works of the enemy.  I will fight against Satan in the strength of Jesus with all I have until my last breath for what he did to me - and because I have pledged myself to heaven.   Keep your head up and look up for our redemption is drawing nigh and is closer than it has ever been.   If I can do it, you can do it.  I had no money, no support.  And I am alive and free ... completely free!   “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony”, Revelation 12:11.  Jesus Christ alone is your source and He is never empty.  He will never let you go.  I send you my love.  Even so come Lord Jesus!  Amen.   In Jesus Bethany Behney

BETHANY WRITES ABOUT THE NEED FOR CONTINUAL PERSEVERANCE TO DEFEAT SCHIZOPHRENIA


At the age of 22 Nick Griemsmann was led astray by a cult. The downward spiral that followed led to a battle with mental illness, but his deliverance from "incurable" schizophrenia stands to testify of the power of being God's friend.   

 The interview is available to view at Sid Roth's web site
Used with permission.

TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW WHICH APPEARS ABOVE download the full interview here

   

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  Nick Griemsmann

SID: Welcome, welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. My next guest had incurable "schizophrenia." He was touched by the power of God, set free and then became an administrator in the institution he was hospitalized in, 50 employees under him. Now I asked my personal doctor, Dr. Dietry, last night a question on the phone. "He went off all medicine, all medication, Doctor. To your knowledge, what happens to a schizophrenic that takes no medicine?"

DOCTOR: That's a good question. It's an unbelievable phenomenon, schizophrenia. When you come off medication, provided the medication was helping in the first place, you get an extra [unintelligible] a spike of hallucinations, ideations and delusions. It's not a very pretty sight.

SID: Have you ever heard of someone that's diagnosed with schizophrenia? Oh, I forgot one more thing. In a few years, he was supposed to be catatonic. That was the diagnosis. A thousand pages of diagnosis, Doctor. Have you ever heard of such a thing?

DOCTOR: Personally, I have never seen anybody come off of medication and be normal.

SID: Well but I have to tell you, Doctor, he is not normal according to the world. He is normal according to the Word of God. So Nick Griemsmann was raised in a secular home. His father left at age, when he was age eight. He got addicted to pornography at 10. At 21, he was a full-blown alcoholic and he was a bartender. But at age 23, you know, we take a lot of things for granted, at age 23, he's an alcoholic, he's a drug addict, he's a mess. I'm just saying it, Nick. And he gets a little tract about the Messiah, and he calls the person on the phone, because there was a phone number on this tract. And what happened?

NICK: The woman on the phone, she was really nice, and she asked me a question, she said something about, "Are you, have you received Jesus?" And I asked her, "What does that actually mean because so many people tell me different things about Christianity and I was studying different religions like Islam and Judaism, different sects in Christianity, and things like that. And so, "What does it really mean to receive Jesus?" And she said, "It's easy. The Bible says you can confess Jesus as Lord and he will come into your life." And so I said this simple prayer and he came into my heart, and totally changed me. 

SID: What happened to your drug addiction, your alcoholism?

NICK: When I said this prayer, it was so incredible. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was on the phone with her and I prayed this simple prayer of faith. I had just faith in God at the time. I said the name of Jesus. And the moment I said the name of Jesus this liquid love came upon me, and for the first time, I knew I was completely free from all my sin, alcoholism, drugs. I had a sexuality immorality I was into, you know the lifestyle of a bartender, and God completely set me free from that.

SID: You know, only God could do something like that. But then right behind the devil came up to him when that seed was planted, immediately, he came up to him because Nick now wants to live for God. And he goes on the Internet and he finds out there's a place where the guy says he's one of the End Time prophets and they'll give him food, they'll give him shelter, they'll train him. It sounded pretty good.

NICK: Absolutely. I was trying to find a good church and I found this online. And I thought, wow, I can leave all my old friends and leave my family, and all the troubles I used to have, and I can serve Jesus with my whole heart, because I really loved God.

SID: But it turned out to be a cult. The first crack that you saw in this cult was two of the senior members having a disagreement.

NICK: Yeah. One thing that the cult would preach, that they were sinless. They would say that they never sin or anything like that. And I was there and the men, one night they started arguing over something and they were like almost like throwing blows at each other and swearing. And I thought, they're preaching that they're sinless, but it doesn't look like they are sinless. And my heart started going, well maybe this really, maybe what they're telling me isn't all the truth.

SID: But you were so scared because they had this, was it a cassette, that you would have to listen to? And what was the warning it gave you?

NICK: In the cassettes, the prophet, the false prophet, he would say that if we left the church, because they said that they are the one true church, if we left the church it meant that we lost our salvation, blaspheming the Holy Spirit. So as you know, if you're a young person in God and you don't really know anything, I believed it and I was very afraid that if I left or talked to my family, they said my family was of the devil, I couldn't talk to them. And they said that I would go to Hell if I did anything wrong or if I left the church, or said anything about the person in charge there.

SID: But he had such a heart for God. He was crying out and crying out. And one day, he takes off. He ends up in the Nashville Airport. What happened, Nick?

NICK: Well I entered the Nashville Airport and at this time, I started hearing voices in my mind. Before I left the cult, I actually started getting voices in my mind and I thought they were angels, and I thought God was speaking directly to my mind. And so I would listen to these voices. And I was, they would say things and they'd say bad things. And when I was in the Nashville Airport I was going to go to a phone to call my family to pick me up. And the voices came to me and said, "You need to go and you need to make a scene and yell, and scream, and praise God in the middle of the baggage claim area in Nashville Airport." But I really loved God and I thought God—

SID: So you were willing to do anything for God. I wish, even though it was the wrong voice, I wish more Christians would be willing to do whatever God said. So they picked him up obviously. He's diagnosed schizophrenic. He's told in a few years he'll be in a catatonic state. He goes home to be with his family and his mother insists he go to a little Assembly of God Church.

SID: So my guest, Nick Griemsmann, had incurable schizophrenia. Nick, what is like to have schizophrenia?

NICK: Sid, if you could imagine, if you take a vice, a metal vice with spikes in it, and if you take this vice and you put it on your head like a helmet and then you start screaming in your head evil profane things, blaspheming God, you know, different things like that, the blasphemy, the yelling in the head to kill yourself, that there's no hope, and this cap would be on your head, and they tell you that it will never leave.

SID: So you go to this Assembly of God Church, you go up to the altar and someone begins to pray for you. What happened?

NICK: A nice man and his wife, they were praying over me and this spiritual force, I felt it, it lifted out of my head that night. It just lifted out of my head and at that moment I knew, I knew—

SID: What did you actually know? When this spiritual force lifted, what were, did you know?

NICK: Well I knew two things. One, that I was completely healed of schizophrenia at that moment. But two, I knew that there was some sort of evil nest of some type of spiritual force that some of it actually left, and I had hoped that I could pursue Jesus to receive my complete deliverance.

SID: So that was your first hope after all the stuff you went through. Okay. So you, step by step, the Holy Spirit directed you to do different things. I'm going to take you to your parents' swimming pool. What, tell me what the Holy Spirit was teaching you and what you were doing?

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour”.    Luke 4 verse 18

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