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O sovereign Lord."   Psalm 71:16

james stacey - before

Before deliverance and healing

17 FEBRUARY 2019
james stacey - after

After deliverance and healing


When God heals and sets free it lasts
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The Vine and the Branches: special words from Jesus in John Chapter 15, vv 1 - 17

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.

Chapter 6 of "Schizophrenia Defeated"

schizophrenia-defeated-web-front cover onlyWithin a year, I was beginning to notice a vast improvement in my condition through working at Sheffield.  Philip, now 16, was pressing me to take him on holiday to Majorca in the summer of 1987.  I couldn’t really afford it without taking out a £300 loan from Girobank, but I felt it was right for us to make the trip.

A few weeks before going, I decided to reduce the frequency of taking injections.  It would be no use being on holiday and unable to join him in doing things.  Injections sometimes made me feel tired and I didn’t want to spoil the break for him by sleeping half the time.

I was pleasantly surprised that the staggering of the injections from every fortnight to three weeks, and then to a month, in the weeks leading up to going did not have an adverse effect.  I was thrilled I had the energy to do things in his company.  The excitement of driving him on a scooter around the island was a great experience, to say nothing of beating him at tennis!

Returning from the holiday feeling greatly strengthened, I decided to try again with Christian Friendship Fellowship.  Pam had lovingly and wisely told me the night before she passed away that I ought to marry again for my sake and for the children’s.

James and Tina Feb 2019 WE James and family Feb 2019
Tina and James in love
with each other
Tina's father and stepmother, with James:
Their faithful, unfailing prayers helped me through to freedom and sustained Tina in her amazing ministry of the love of Jesus Christ to me.

Perhaps now was the right time after six years to make another overture.  In a short but pointed prayer, I told God one day about the decision, saying, “I’ll try again Lord, but I’m going no further than Birmingham.”  God certainly heard my cry.  For it was from  Birmingham that He was going to provide help with a deliverance ministry on the pathway to freedom and healing.

I selected Tina’s name from an old list which stated her interest in meeting someone with a “regular prayer life”.  She later told me that during her days of leading the dating agency’s group in the Halesowen area of the West Midlands she had met many males who, though interested in a relationship, seemed to lack that requirement.  Her few clearly stated lines were meant to ward off anyone less dedicated than that!

The details which appeared on the quarterly handout captured my attention.  They said something to the effect: “Christina Winterburn, d.o.b. 1944, born-again Christian, interested in friendship, companionship, possibly marriage, likes cooking, travel, embroidery, Bible study.  Requirements: someone with a regular prayer life.”

She had relinquished the job of leader of the Halesowen group as she was being swamped by many “agony aunt” calls from women desperate to find someone.  She had cancelled her membership altogether and was just another name among many that I had kept from previous years of handouts.  She was surprised to receive a call from someone desiring a meeting.

This was pretty evident on the day I phoned.  I caught her unprepared, but left brief personal details including my telephone number.  She was to mislay these but prayed that if it was right to follow me up, God would bring my name back to mind, which He did.  She eventually located me in the phone book, rang me and then we began corresponding.

In her second letter Tina wrote:

“I thought I would let you know more fully my connection with Christian Friendship Fellowship.  I am still associated with CFF and receive the lists/news and letters, but for three or four years I haven’t written to anyone on the lists.  In the first few months when I joined, I did write about half a dozen letters but found the contacts not really committed to Christ.

“So then, I got involved in leading the local group here, but after three years of being at the helm I felt someone else should take over.  I handed over the leadership in June this year [1987].  Originally, I joined because I felt isolated as a single person in my church.  Also I felt quite lonely (for the first time in my life) and felt the need to venture out of my orbit and make friends.

“I have made some lovely female friends in CFF and been blessed through their friendship.  The few males I’ve met my age have been mainly divorcees with outstanding problems, so I haven’t wanted to get involved in any way.  Some felt quite hurt because I wouldn’t go out with them, but I have always tried to be firm, straight and kind.

“To be honest, when you phoned me at first I felt quite defensive because of previous CFF contacts.  I realised you were a definite committed Christian, though, and that kindled an interest, so that is the reason I phoned you back when I returned from holiday.  Also, I sensed I had been somewhat abrupt to you when you first phoned me.”

I discovered through corresponding that she was a former missionary with Operation Mobilisation in France and India and now worked as a practice nurse.  It was a pleasant surprise to be told that her father, Maurice Winterburn, a retired Church of England vicar, had also attended Cliff College like myself. I purposely left out in my letters to her any mention of my mental condition or the numerous visits to psychiatric hospitals, thinking it would jeopardise chances of a lasting relationship.

After writing a few letters to each other, I invited Tina to come to Chesterfield for a day out.  Our first meeting went well, starting with a lunch date in the town centre and followed by a visit to the picturesque grounds of Chatsworth House.  It was a bright, late autumn day as we walked the spacious grounds, and I soon made up my mind that I liked Tina, and suggested a second date to which she agreed.  She returned home to tell her father and stepmother that, to use her own words, she thought she might possibly have met the man she would marry.

It was during our second meeting at Tina’s home in Halesowen, just eight miles south west of Birmingham, that she first began to suspect something was not right in my life, though it was too early to detect.  Out walking the beautiful Clent Hills, I kept on referring to the many visions I had received over the years, which in reality were nothing but delusions.

To me these so-called visions were as true and as real as could be but, of course, that’s just one problem a schizophrenic has.  These visions, I told her, were special, unique and important, but the way I spoke made me appear off-balance and a little strange.

We continued meeting at weekends for the next few weeks until she discovered my condition.  She phoned my home and was told by my daughter, Alison:

“Dad isn’t in because he’s gone to the doctor’s for his injection.”

“An injection for what?” asked Tina.

“For his nerves,” Alison replied.

When I later told Tina the injections were either modecate or depixol, two anti-psychotic drugs she herself administered during her work as a practice nurse, she put two and two together and realised that I was suffering from schizophrenia, having shown some major symptoms.

The discovery that I had schizophrenia made Tina have immediate doubts about a lasting relationship.  She had treated both Christian and non-Christian schizophrenics and knew there seemed to be no apparent cure.  A Christian doctor at the practice where she worked had an interest in psychiatry and he strongly warned her not to get involved with me.

When Tina said to him: “If a person was married to someone with diabetes one could live with that fact,” he replied: “There’s a great deal of difference in being married to someone with diabetes and someone with schizophrenia.  At least you can debate and communicate with a diabetic, but not so with a schizophrenic because his mind is illogical and unpredictable.”

Tina was later to tell me: “He was really quite adamant with me not to get involved.  He said it would lead to a lot of stress, about which of course he was absolutely right, until you were finally set free and restored.”

His advice put lots of doubts into Tina’s mind and caused her to decide, rather reluctantly in some ways, to start withdrawing from my life.

I sometimes felt a little uneasy visiting Tina’s home knowing that her father, Maurice, the chairman of the long-established League of Prayer movement in the United Kingdom, worked alongside Mr Albert Harper, the secretary, whose prayer meetings I used to attend in Rotherham years before.  I once phoned Mr Harper at 4 a.m. while in a disturbed condition, and I just didn’t want him to pass that information on to Maurice in case it proved detrimental in my relationship with Tina.   

By early January 1988, three months after we first met, she had almost made up her mind “to let me down gently” and disappear from my life.  Then something most significant happened in beginning a chain of events leading to a greater involvement with me.

I was off work for six weeks with laryngitis and bronchitis and had received an injection for my nerves.  It produced a “high condition” in me made worse by my having fallen in love with Tina.  Into this maze of emotions, God spoke to me in my bedroom one night and gave me a real vision.  His words were simply these: “Enough is enough,” ¾ a word directed to my long mental bondage and the issue of coming of drugs - and I saw in the vision Tina dressed in a bridal gown with her father by her right side.

From that night I came off injections for my nerves (and haven’t had cause to return to them).  I began to pursue Tina, believing that I had the backing of heaven behind me.  But word of my vision didn’t impress her.  Neither did the bouquet of flowers I sent by Interflora quoting a verse from the Bible about the bride and the bridegroom.

“He’s high again, and this is just another vision,” she told her dad and Esther.

Soon afterwards I went into the mental hospital for a rest on the advice of my doctor.  I wrote a long love letter to Tina in readiness for her visit on a blustery winter’s day and told her just how I felt.  She sailed into the hospital wearing a long burgundy mackintosh, carrying tangerines in a string bag in one hand and a copy of All Creatures Great and Small in the other.

My first words were: “I want you to read what’s in this letter because it tells you all that I feel about you.  I am deeply in love with you.  You understand, don’t you?”

While sympathetic with my mental condition, the romantic approach failed to impress, though in my heart of hearts I was as serious as I could be.  She bumped into my Pastor, John Humphries, at the hospital and intimated she was going to walk out of my life and let me down gently.

Visiting my bedroom on the ward she saw lined up in the window a row of Christian books, mainly on prayer.  She sought to inspire a bit of natural life into me by suggesting I read the book she had brought; but I made it clear that I had no time to read less important books.

I was helped and encouraged by a Christian doctor who advised me to take a new drug called sulperide.  But I held on to the vision God had given me and was determined not to take any more drugs.  I asserted myself and said to her:

“Whose life is it anyway?  I’m all right.  I don’t want any more tablets.”

During the short spell at the hospital, I never took one tablet, although I gave the impression at the time when they were handed out by the nurse that I swallowed them.  I held the tablet at the back of my mouth with my tongue and dropped them down the toilet as soon as she had left the room.

In my feverish enthusiasm I kept ringing Tina from the hospital two or three times a day, causing some alarm by the number and persistency of the calls.

Her father Maurice and stepmother Esther were obviously concerned about her involvement with me.  Their Christ-like compassion for me remained steadfast and they also prayed me through several bad patches.  There was power being unleashed in my life in response to these prayers, and those from others in various parts of the country, as I received Christ’s strength to fight the evil force entrenched in my life.

After discharge from hospital, I needed time off work for the laryngitis and bronchitis to heal.  I bombarded Tina with regular despatches of “spiritual gems” from well-known Christian authors, which caused her to write in February, 1988:

“How many secretaries do you employ to send me so many letters?”

I was still head over heels about her, often asking myself why she didn’t feel the same way about me.  Receiving a letter always brought great encouragement to me, such as the one in February 1988, which said:

“I have been praying much for your continual healing.  I believe the Lord has touched you, but sometimes the evidence of healing comes gradually.  I was praying very much for you the other afternoon for an hour or so meditating on certain Scriptures.  These are the verses that came alive as I was praying for a manifestation of God’s healing touch in you:

1. Isaiah 26 verse 3:   “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.”

2. Hebrews 7 verse 25: ... “Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them!”

3. Psalm 28 verse 7: “The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him and I am helped.”

4. Philippians 4 verse 7: “And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

5. Psalm 22 verse 5: “They cried to You and were saved; in You they trusted and were not disappointed.”

“As I have been praying for you, specific areas of your life have been major concerns of prayer, e.g. a restoring of a regular sleep pattern (10-11 p.m. - 6 am).  I have been led to claim in the area of ‘peace’.  I want the Lord to continually immerse you in His peace.

“Also, I’m praying in these days you will learn to relax.  You told me over the phone that you hadn’t been able to really relax for years.  So I’m praying that you will learn in these days.  I feel you love the Lord 100 per cent and are fully committed to Him, but I sense you may have been spending time in feeding your spirit e.g. prayer/meditation but not enough time in relaxing following natural pursuits such as swimming, sports, hobbies, etc.  Now, of course, our priority as Christians is to spend time with the Lord, but we are human and need to enjoy the natural pursuits of life to help keep us balanced.  So I hope you don’t mind me sharing that!

“The Lord really does love you James and wants you to show His life in the Post Office.  You have done in the past, and I feel He will help you in the coming days when you get back and face the same people.  I will be coming up on Wednesday and hope to have a long chat.  I’m sure we have many things to talk about.”

On her next visit, Tina began tidying up my house and was a little frustrated on finding that the electric vacuum cleaner  would not work.  She told me to get my coat on and put the clapped out appliance in the boot, as she was taking me out to buy a new cleaner.  “You can pay me back at £5 a month,” she said.  She didn’t even allow me time to take the plug off the old one, a move I thought at the time was really essential.  I only ever gave her one payment as I must have forgotten the arrangement, and she never asked for any money.   

No sooner had I returned to work in Sheffield than a major financial crisis put me under considerable pressure.  I had accrued a lot of debt from the use of several visa cards from Midland, NatWest and Girobank.  Strange to say, I could not put my finger on anything big that had caused me to keep using the plastic card, other than a Girobank loan and hefty telephone bills.  I needed to secure a loan in order to clear the remaining balances on these cards.

The weight of owing the money hit me with particular force on top of everything else as I set off for Barclays Bank during my lunch hour to negotiate borrowing £2,000.  The repayment amounts were about £55 a month for five years.

When the clerk arranging the details remarked, “That’ll make it 1993 before it’s paid.  Seems a long way off, doesn’t it?”

I replied: “It most certainly does.”

The details completed, I knew the money would soon be available.  This brought a tremendous relief as I walked back to the office from the city centre.

Having fallen in love with Tina brought its emotional stress as well.  I felt frustrated that she didn’t feel the same for me as I did for her.  More progress would obviously have been made had I not had a psychotic illness, but how wise she was to keep me at arm’s length at this time.  A letter sent in mid-March evoked a reply that brought me up sharp.

She said:

“Thanks for your letter which arrived this morning.  Yes, I do believe and am continually aware that you are in love with me.  I am not offended at all by what you have written, but I’m a little mystified as to why you feel you need to repeat it from time to time.  Do you feel my mind will be changed?  The only thing that would change my mind would be if I had the ‘go ahead’ from the Lord.  That has not come and if ever it was God’s intention to bring us together then there would have to be definite direction from Him working through and revealing His will through circumstances.

“I am very fond of you James and the more I get to know you the more I like you.  I am physically very attracted to you also, but I feel restrained by the Lord in committing myself to you, therefore I have to be disciplined and exercise self-control, which is one fruit of the Holy Spirit.  I do believe (but I could be misguided on this point) that the Lord wants me to help you in certain spiritual areas.  Generally, I believe it is unwise for a female to help a male through prayerful counselling, but somehow the Lord seems to have laid you on my heart.  Also I definitely believe God has given me certain insights into you.  I have said to the Lord, ‘In many ways James is further on with you Lord than I am, so why are you gently pushing me in prayerful concern for him?’

“There have been no messages/words of Scripture etc., to tell me to carry on searching for answers, but I have sensed intuitively that the Lord is just giving me certain insights into certain struggles and difficult experiences you’ve had in your life.  I can honestly say, I’ve never had such insights in helping others in the past.  When I’ve prayed about these insights all I can say is that I’m filled with peace, faith and even joy at times, but always peace and faith.  So it must be of the Lord.  Also when I’ve been battling in prayer I have felt quite tired, but as soon as I have moved on to a place of victory over your particular difficulties I have immediately felt a release of physical energy.  Then I have felt I could move mountains.

schizophrenia-defeated-web-front cover only“The contents of the last paragraph may sound strange or difficult for you to understand but please do not worry.  The Lord is on your side and He is the God of Release and Restoration.  There is a lot to talk about, James, and we are going to see more victories won.”

Though the first part of the letter had brought me down to earth, so to speak, I became hopeful of things moving ahead between us.  Somehow I seemed unable to grasp what Tina was trying to tell me, as I held on to the belief that our relationship was advancing well.  I was totally unprepared, however, for the shock just around the corner on a day off in March, when she announced an end to everything.

You can buy James's book, Schizophrenia Defeated here

We are unable to publish at present the full number of verses expressing love sentiments from James to Tina once the Lord Jesus Christ had made it clear they would marry in a special vision of seeing Tina in a bridal gown and her father by her side. However, here is a sample three giving his delight and joy.

 "I can't express on this special day
My love for precious you.
If my heart could be unlocked
Its store would surprise you."

"I thought I'd never love again
And feel my heart-strings beat
The way they've done since I met you -
It's been God's special treat.

"God saw me trying to secure
What I could not then discern
Midst mental blues and inward pain
I needed love again."


The longing of every born-again Christian suffering with schizophrenia is to know the heart-rest won by Jesus Christ through His death on the Cross.

You will know what I mean if you enjoyed such a blessing of freedom before the advent of the psychotic illness on your life.

Like myself, you may have lived years growing in the knowledge and love of God.  Then, moving into your late teens or early adulthood, all hell was suddenly unleashed into your life!!   You were  thrown into turmoil and utter confusion, made worse by a feeling of torment.

The peace of God that used to reign both in your heart and mind, certainly became threatened.  Since the advent of schizophrenia, you soon came to discover an assault on the fellowship you were enjoying and developing with Jesus, the Saviour of the world.

Nothing less than a strange foe now challenges and disturbs the peace of God both in heart and mind!!  You suddenly feel harassed with unpleasant, accusing voices intent on stealing, killing and destroying you (see the words of Jesus in John 10:10).

You were enjoying growing in grace and had discovered the preciousness of the abiding presence of God and of hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit’s ministry in your life.  But now you hear a completely strange voice in your mind.

If evidence were needed concerning the demonic presence behind schizophrenia then here it is.  Why are so many Christians unable to see it!!   Whose strange voice is it that is now being heard in the mind of a Christian believer?   It is not the voice of self, and most certainly not the voice of the Holy Spirit.  It is the voice of a demonic intruder with a personality of its own now interfering in your life.

I can think of no other greater tormenting confusion to hit a human life than this.  Physical and other mental suffering in various forms and degrees does not, in my mind, come near to what a person goes through when such a devastating event shipwrecks one’s life.

c h spurgeonA Voice from The Past - Charles Haddon Spurgeon - To Move You Forward with God in 2019:
"Many saints are content to live like men in coal mines, who see not the sun. Tears mar their faces when they might anoint them with celestial oil.  Satisfied I am that many a believer pines in a dungeon when he might walk on the palace roof, and view the goodly land. 
Rouse thee, O believer, from thy low condition! Cast away thy sloth, thy lethargy, thy coldness, or whatever interferes with thy chaste and pure love to Christ. Make Him the source, the centre, and the circumference of all thy soul's range of delight.  Rest no longer satisfied with thy dwarfish attainments.  Aspire to a higher, a nobler, a fuller life.  Upward to heaven! Nearer to God!   

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"A thorough and honest look at both the illness and the healing.  Helpful both for sufferers and those trying to help them.  A strong Christian book which I would recommend". Gillian 2/10/2015

stretcher bearers for christ logo"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

sustaining leadership book - front cover
Many books on leadership and ministry are written from the point of view of success and strength. In Sustaining Leadership Paul Swann writes out of the raw experience of failure, getting to the heart of who we are as leaders rather than what we do. From this, he offers both hope and practical resources for sustaining effective long-term ministry, looking at self-care, balance and healthy ministry, feasting on divine love, and more. As he says, this is the best gift we can offer those we serve.
Find out more and order Paul's excellent book HERE
This courageous, raw and inspiring book is a 'must read' for any who long to live in the fullness God intends for us, amidst the realities and challenges of everyday life. A 'how to' walk the Truth of God's strength in our weakness. I wish I had had this treasure twenty years ago! Alina Clarke

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".


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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To the Jews who had believed him Jesus said:  "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  John 8:31

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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

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)

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
Celebrating 28 Years of deliverance and healing from schizophrenia through the resurrection power of the Lord Jesus Christ on May 7th 2018.  Not only has the Saviour of the world defeated Satan and the demonic bondage but He continues to impart His power to maintain and enlarge the freedom He brings. 
When God sets free His freedom BRINGS LASTING VICTORY!
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10 FEB How To Get Refreshing Sleep From The Lord Jesus Christ Instead Of Endless Galloping Thoughts
The Mind Of The Spirit Overcoming The Schizophrenia Mind

20 & 27 JAN
 Prayer Power Breaking Through Schizophrenia's "Gates Of Brass And Bars Of Iron"

13 JAN
"LORD JESUS CHRIST, Give Us More Psychiatrists Who Love You And Are Guided By You"

The Evil Spirit Of Schizophrenia Must Be Driven Out - By You Or Someone Else!


23 & 30 DEC Look Beyond Christmas To The Triumph Of Jesus Christ, God's Son, For You On The Cross At Calvary
16 DEC
Jesus Only - And His Wondrous Love - Is The Reason For The Season

"Lord, My Deliverer, I Cry Out To You Again And Again"

Tell It Out To The World - "Jesus Christ Has Defeated Schizophrenia..."

25 NOV
Jesus Christ Gives Both Encouragement And Endurance As You Fight To Defeat Schizophrenia

18 NOV
The Light Of The Life Of Jesus Christ Is The Strong Deliverer Of Schizophrenia

11 NOV "
Fighting For My Sanity Was A Life And Death Struggle" by Peter Laue

28 OCT & 4 NOV
Esteem Proven Medical Theory But Look Only To Jesus Christ For Your Freedom

21 OCT
Prayer Power Breaking Through Schizophrenia's "Gates Of Brass And Bars Of Iron"

14 OCT
Allow God To Free Your Tightly Closed Mind To The Schizophrenia Deliverance

Away With The Stigma Of Talking About Schizophrenia

30 SEP
Anchor Your Faith In The Lord Jesus Christ And You Will Never Lose Hope

23 SEP
The Faith By Which You See Jesus Christ Inspires Hope To Conquer And Love To Endure

16 SEP
"I Sought The Lord And He Answered Me; He Delivered Me From All My Fears"

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

Praising God Is A Mighty Weapon In Driving Out Schizophrenia

26 AUG
The Battle Raged To Destroy Me (Chapter 3 of Schizophrenia Defeated)
19 AUG
God's Victory Over Schizophrenia Was Purchased On Calvary's Cross For You

12 AUG
Meeting God Early Will Keep Advancing Your Fight To Become Free Of Schizophrenia

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

29 JUL
When You Are Ready To Say, "Lord Jesus Christ, I Believe You Are Able To Do This", Your Triumph Over Schizophrenia Is Assured

22 JUL
The Deeper You Advance In Prayer With Jesus Christ The Easier It Becomes To Defeat Schizophrenia

15 JUL
When Enough People Pray Enough Time Your Deliverance From Schizophrenia Is Near

"The Battle Belongs To The Lord" Conference - Chapter 8 from Schizophrenia Defeated

When The Nest Of Demons Of Schizophrenia Get The Message You Mean Business In Driving Them Out

Boldly Pleading The Blood Of Christ Hastens Your Schizophrenia Deliverance

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

The Wedding Day Spills Over With Rejoicing

3 JUNE "
Delivered And Healed Within Minutes" (Extract Of Chapter 9 From Schizophrenia Defeated)

27 MAY
"I Greatly Admire Schizophernics Pushing Through To Full Freedom"

20 MAY
Assert The Ownership Of Jesus Christ Over Your Life To Every Demonic Voice

13 MAY
The Indwelling Spirit Of Jesus Christ Will Not Allow You To Quit

6 MAY "
That Chair - The Happening Place". Guest writer Peter Laue

29 APR
God's Guidng Hand Is Mighty As You Fight Schizophrenia's Untried Way

22 APR
Overcoming Your Reluctance To Make A Friend Help You Through Schizophrenia Could Well Lead To Freedom

8 & 15 APR Celebrate The Risen Life Of Jesus Each Day - Not Just At Easter

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

25 MAR
Jesus Our Chief Intercessor - part 2 by guest writer Apostle Aloysius Kiiza

18 MAR
Jesus Our Chief Intercessor, by guest writer Apostle Aloysius Kiiza
11 MAR Prevent Your Heart And Mind Becoming Cold In Its Love To The Lord Jesus Christ

Believe That The Lord Jesus Christ Forever Lives To Make Intercession In Heaven For You!

25 FEB
Possessing The Power Of Precious Faith Equips You To Defeat Schizophrenia

18 FEB
A Lifetime Valentine And Deliverance Minister Rolled Into One

11 FEB
Be Determined To Try For Victory Over Schizophrenia At Any Cost

When Is The Whole Of The Church Of Jesus Christ - And Not Just A Part ...

28 JAN
Prayer Power Breaking Through Schizophrenia's "Gates Of Brass And Bars Of Iron"

21 JAN
Boldly Pleading The Blood Of Jesus Christ Hastens Your Schizophrenia Deliverance

14 JAN
Becoming Free Ends All The Grief You Suffered With Schizophrenia

Thirty Years Off All Anti-Psychotic Medication....


 Sing to the LORD a new song;  sing to the LORD, all the earth.  Sing to the LORD, praise his name;  proclaim his salvation day after day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.  For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;  he is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  Splendour and majesty are before him;  strength and glory are in his sanctuary.  Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to his name;  bring an offering and come into his courts.  Worship the LORD in the splendour of his holiness;  tremble before him, all the earth.  Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”   The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;   he will judge the peoples with equity.  Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;  let the sea resound, and all that is in it;  let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.  Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;  they will sing before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.  He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth.


31 DEC Jesus Christ Is Your Freedom Out Of Schizophrenia In 2018 Into His Fulness Of Life
17 & 24 DEC
Jesus Christ said:  “You are from below;  I am from above....."

3 & 10 DEC A Personal Message To Those Helping Christian Schizophrenics Into Freedom
26 NOV
Delivered And Healed Within Minutes - Extract From Chapter 9 Of Schizophrenia Defeated

19 NOV
God's Victory Over Schizophrenia Was Purchased On Calvary's Cross For You

12 NOV
Fixing Your Eyes On The Lord Jesus Christ - Instead Of Schizophrenia - Results In Total Freedom Over The Bondage

Learning How To Pray In The Power Of The Holy Spirit

29 OCT
Believe That The Lord Jesus Christ For Ever Lives To Make Intercession in Heaven For YOU!

22 OCT
Boldly Pleading The Blood Of Christ Hastens Your Schizophrenia Deliverance

15 OCT
The Power Of Effective Prayer (Part 2) by Guest Writer Apostle Aloysius Kiiza

The Power Of Effective Prayer (Part 1) by Guest Writer Apostle Aloysius Kiiza

24 SEP & 1 OCT
How To Prevent Schizophrenia Disintegrating Your Personality

17 SEP
Delivered And Healed Within Minutes

10 SEP
God's Faithfulness Becoming Your Shield And

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

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

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

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

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

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!!

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
Anchor Your Faith In The Lord Jesus Christ And You Will Never Lose Hope

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

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schizophrenia-defeated-web-front cover onlyspanish book cover - headernumber 1SCHIZOPHRENIA DEFEATED by JAMES STACEY

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.

Author's Information: 

The book is an autobiography of an amazing deliverance and healing from the evil of schizophrenia after 26 years.   It is an inspiring human interest story of triumph and hope over the worst kind of psychotic illness for which there is no present-day medical answer.

The strengths and appeals of the 16 Chapters embrace several thrilling themes:

1.  The power of the faithfulness and love of God is supreme
2.  The remarkable perseverance and endurance of my first wife Pamela, who died in 1981, and of my present wife, Tina, who were both inspired by God's love in helping me to freedom
3.  The relevance of the power of prayer to cast out the demonic bondage, and revelations about the illness which throw light on the burning question - "Is it in the genes or is it demonic?"
4.  Here is the answer for the medical world impotent to bring a lasting solution to the illness of schizophrenia
5.  There is clear evidence for the church who can't make up its mind whether genuine born-again Christians, like myself, can still have evil spirits enslaving their lives

The account charts my "history" of schizophrenia and how I was affected by rejection in my mother's life from the time of conception.  It details life up to teenage years, starting work as a journalist and the outbreak of the illness shortly after leaving Bible College.  Visits to psychiatric hospitals, struggles with a growing nest of evil spirits taking up residence in my life and eager to destroy me, the inability of Christians to help me, are all recorded from a memory amazingly preserved by the Holy Spirit despite perpetual onslaught.  Self-deliverance and healing by the power of the Holy Spirit within a matter of minutes are graphically described, as is the return to normal life after more than a third of a lifetime in bondage. James


"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

Read a summary of James' remarkable story here, which appeared in the magazine 'Woman Alive' in 2009


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!


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


1 year bible plan

The One Year Bible Plan
Appearing Week by Week: 

February 13 - 24, 2019

Feb 13 ~ Exodus 35:10-36:38 ~ Matthew 27:32-66 ~ Psalm 34:1-10 ~ Proverbs 9:7-8
Feb 14 ~ Exodus 37:1-38:31 ~ Matthew 28:1-20 ~ Psalm 34:11-22 ~ Proverbs 9:9-10
Feb 15 ~ Exodus 39:1-40:38 ~ Mark 1:1-28 ~ Psalm 35:1-16 ~ Proverbs 9:11-12
Feb 16