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Before deliverance and healing

20 & 27 JANUARY 2019
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After deliverance and healing


When God heals and sets free it lasts
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Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison:  After arresting him, he (Herod) put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each.  Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.  So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.  The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.  Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell.  He struck Peter on the side and woke him up, “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.”  And Peter did so.  “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening;  he thought he was seeing a vision.   They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city.  It opened for them by itself, and they went through it.  When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.  Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating.”  When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.  Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door.  When she recognised Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”   “You’re out of your mind,” they told her.  When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”  But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.  Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison.  “Tell James and the brothers about this,” he said, and then he left for another place.  In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter.  After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. 

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Read the above Scripture passage with faith in your heart and the words will have power to infuse hope into your life that schizophrenia can most certainly be defeated.

Peter’s deliverance from prison, or any other well-known Bible incident showing divine intervention in impossible situations, imparts a holy confidence that with “God all things are possible”.

Just think of it for a moment –  God shut up the mouths of the lions when Daniel was in the den with them (Daniel 6);   Jesus Christ healed “all that came to Him” (Luke 6: 17-19) - and He said “all things are possible to him that believes” (Mark 9:23).  Surely, that is enough to inspire confidence that there is way out of schizophrenia!                                                                                   

I take great delight in believing that God has always known what is best for my life.  To have suffered in schizophrenia’s isolation and bondage for 26 years may be considered by some to be too long a period to endure to wait for God to turn up to do something.  Nevertheless, I believe that I came out and was delivered and healed just at the time God wanted it to happen. God is always on time, never early and never late!   He knows what is best for your life, too.

I still believe the Scripture that was entrusted to me on the night I received Jesus as Lord and Saviour at the age of 14, namely that “ALL (not some) things work together for good to them that love God who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

How God protected with His faithfulness and love for more than a third of a lifetime, and then smashed the gates of brass and the bars of iron around my mind.   Achieving freedom for me was no less a miracle as wonderful as Peter walking out of prison!  I believe His purpose in allowing me to endure such a long prison sentence of schizophrenia was to impart “His treasures in darkness and to show forth His glory.”   After all, you can only help others with schizophrenia, and give them hope, if you have lived on the “inside” and come through it all with Jesus!  

When emails come through from schizophrenics seeking a lifeline of hope for themselves, I can fully understand why that happens. Many times during 26 years of fighting the demonic bondage, I longed to meet or hear of someone who had been set free by the Lord Jesus Christ.  It is understandable that someone with schizophrenia should approach me for support and hope, or anyone else, for that matter, who lives in the joy of having defeated the horrendous mental bondage by the victory and power of the Son of God. Schizophrenics are keen to receive any piece of comfort, guidance and prayer leading to complete freedom.  They covet and earnestly seek to be on the same side of freedom, too!   To be able to commend the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Deliverer and Healer gives me great joy and deep satisfaction!  Perhaps the greatest encouragement I can pass on is that although the struggle and fight to become free is often long and without any seemingly clear signs of progress – the will to endure and persevere must be carried through.

Have you really faced up to the question of how you are going to defeat schizophrenia and see total freedom restored to your life?

Make no mistake - it is only through the direct intervention of Jesus Christ in your life that the mental chains surrounding your mind will be broken.

Not everyone is fully convinced that the powerful hold over the mind and life has its roots in a demonic bondage – and, to put it bluntly, such a declaration upsets some Christians, many psychiatrists and others alike.    But the admission is the truth and must be asserted.  

Had it not been for the direct intervention of the power of Jesus, I have no doubt that I would still be in a mental prison approaching nearly 50 years of disintegrating personality of life.

But the good news I have to declare is that God in His great love brought me into a saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ and conquered schizophrenia in my life and brought His real freedom to me.  The stranglehold of a spiritual power over my mind was broken over 21 years ago – and I am so confident that such a breakthrough can be yours as well.  I know what it is like to live with your thinking powers in bondage and reduced failing mental strength.   Medication did not help either, as it produced a passivity and numbing of the mind which enabled a demonic presence to have a hey-day.

I feel that the description from the Bible of strong gates of brass and bars of iron is a fitting one for someone suffering with schizophrenia.  (Read Isaiah 45 verse 2).  Many who write in to us complain that their mind is no longer their own particularly since there are now strange voices in their head which were not present before.   A vice-like bondage in the mind is now upon them.

There is only one spiritual power available that is stronger than Satan or any demonic presence and it is the Resurrection Power of the Lord Jesus Christ.   Yes, only the power of God can laser His Way through such a stronghold!

You may ask:  “Can I possess the strong power of the Holy Spirit and see the gates of brass and bars of iron around my mind permanently demolished?”   By faith in the Lord Jesus and living a life of prayer with His authority you most certainly can!   

Think again about Peter’s deliverance from prison and let it inspire your faith.  Jesus loves you, died for you and makes available today all you need to fight the good fight of faith FOR HIS FREEDOM.

Pray for the release of God’s power as you live the life of faith in Jesus and you will overcome -  use that power and authority to burst out of the prison cell in His Name once and for all time.



schizophrenia-defeated-web-front cover onlyAlthough I was unaware of it at the time, the final battle against the powers of darkness in my life had begun. Their desire to destroy me after 26 years of real occupation was now being certainly threatened. I began to feel a nagging pain around my right knee, so excruciating at times that I could barely walk. I discerned that the demons were located there.

It may seem strange that the cause of a mental bondage should be found so far away in the lower part of my body, but sure evidence to me of how long they had been in my life and how deeply they were entrenched. The story of the crippled woman healed on the Sabbath as recorded in Luke, Chapter 13 confirms the fact that evil spirits can be responsible for bodily pain.

The pain was present one night when I visited my father’s memorial in the village cemetery in South Anston. Immediately I stepped into the graveyard, it was felt pain with such power as to resemble an ambulance siren being switched on.

Tina kept up the fight to free me by seeking help from her team of intercessors. She also contacted Bruce Hunt, involved in Christian counselling living in Worksop.

He was most helpful in discerning my problem and told her that my mind was like a dungeon with many compartments, each having its own shutter.

“The double vision signifies the real and unreal where there is an inability to work out and understand day to day living. Some of these compartments are shuttered from the bottom, and it’s light against darkness and this is causing confusion,” said Bruce.

A great step forward in destroying the powers of darkness encircling my mind came during a weekend of prayer and fasting in late March 1990, which Tina spent with Joan Clark. Over two days, they not only made great advances in securing answers for others, but God dealt with issues in their own lives resulting in bondages being broken.

She added that in the prayer time for me they took hold of the promise in Isaiah 45, verse 2b in which they asked God “to break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron” around my mind. Hope of securing a breakthrough in my life gripped them both, with Tina observing:

“When these are removed, then the Lord can show you step by step (and it will take some time) those areas where you will need deliverance. Present this before the Lord. Be assured of mine and Joan’s prayers. I want to assure you of my esteem and love and I will continue to stand in prayer for you. In fact I have committed myself to continue praying for you and I will be in contact; whatever you think or feel be assured that I’m carrying you frequently in prayer. You are lovely and one day you will fully flower, I believe. So do please keep in contact. How else can I pray intelligently for you? I don’t know what God’s ultimate plan is for us. The Lord knows. Praise Him.”

The extent to which more light was soon received from this prayer time, I believe, can be judged from my desire to write to the director of a ministry centre. On 9th April, 1990, I asked “for prayerful consideration to be given as an urgent case for personal ministry in healing, counselling and deliverance.” Tina had also written him detailing my problems.

The letter covering four pages of A4, took so much time and effort to write that I set aside a day’s annual leave from work to complete it. I thanked the director for the privilege of being at the Brighton Conference, and for the teaching and ministry received. I detailed the dealings of God with me since conversion at the age of fourteen, and stressed I knew I was not free. I desired a full release of freedom into my life.

Looking over my letter later, I realised that it contained one mistake. When God spoke to me in my bedroom in 1988 and said, “Enough is enough,” it was not a time of receiving healing and deliverance. But it was the time I felt guided to discontinue the medication, curtail spare-time journalism and working as a church deacon in order to make prayer my first priority. It was a promise of freedom to come. I stated in the letter the importance of the breakthrough which followed prayer-battling against satanic powers over four days.

I wrote: “I still feel (for want of a better word) a restriction on my freedom. Though the Lord has returned normalcy in many areas, I feel a lack of energy because there is a band around my mind. It does not prevent me from being productive or living and enjoying God, but it is a “a continuing infirmity.” I have goals to achieve for the Lord and I want this persistent thing out of the way. I feel that counselling and prayer and a word from the Lord will set me free and I shall be seen to be free as well as knowing it myself.

“I may have left important things out but briefly that is my reason for writing. The need to break free is so important to myself that I am willing to come up at a moment’s notice. The return to complete health in the mental realm is the only factor hindering Tina from committing herself in marriage, though our relationship has always been directed to the will of God. I eagerly look forward to your reply.”

The director soon wrote back to say that he would be able to fit me in for ministry towards the end of May. My hopes were raised on receiving his letter, though by the time I was to make the visit God had worked for me in response to so much praying and calling out to Him by imparting deliverance and healing, both within a matter of minutes.

A week before deliverance and healing took place, I received a letter of encouragement from Tina while on what I called “the last lap of a long struggle.”

“Although you’re feeling tired and even bombarded in your mind at present, in a way it’s a good sign. The devil knows you are onto something great. However, it’s not God’s will for you to become sapped of energy and worn out even before going to Ellel. So we have to defeat satan’s tactics and strategy in trying to wear you out in order to stop you receiving ministry.

“Well James, you are on the winning side. Satan is a defeated foe and he has no right to harass you like this. During these last few days, I’ve felt quite oppressed and worn out but tonight I feel much better. I’m waging war and taking authority over the powers of darkness trying to destroy you. Do ring me anytime if you want to talk, to fill me in with what you are facing. O.K? I know you have to watch the phone bill.

“Don’t fast and pray on your own at present. Please don’t, no matter how tempted you are to do that. Of course, there is a time to fast and pray but not for you at the moment. If you feel an urgency or desperation to spend excessive time in prayer then just PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE (exerting your will in PRAISE) and you will find the agitation or whatever will pass. The devil hates PRAISE.

“Do enjoy life during your lunch times — go for a walk in the park, or eat a delicious meal or play dominoes! Do something you enjoy related to life. Even if you don’t feel like doing something related to life, nevertheless do it. Don’t let the devil lead you up any alleys, don’t let him, resist him particularly through PRAISING God. I think some bars will be broken through PERSISTENT PRAISE. Don’t let your feelings dictate to you at present what you should do. Exert your will. Here ends my sermon. If you can manage to write down each day a little of what you’re experiencing, this will help the folks at Ellel Grange to help you.”

The memorable day when I was set free was on a bright and sunny May Day Bank Holiday in 1990, the extra public bank holiday for workers to enjoy, but for me a day of joyous freedom through deliverance and healing. It was a day to be outdoors, so Tina and I headed for the Clent Hills, our favourite spot for a walk and chat.

During a leisurely stroll, Tina pointed out that my problem was one of schizophrenia. She said it in a matter-of-fact way, but no sooner had she spoken than the Holy Spirit said to me: “That’s right. That’s what it is.” I found myself totalling agreeing with her for the very first time.

It was as though light and truth from the Holy Spirit dawned on my mind and I could see myself as I really was. No more disagreement or opposition from me, but a simple acceptance of what she had said. Revelation had at long last penetrated my mind.

Arriving back at her home, I was moved to ask if we could pray together. It proved a mighty time of aggressive intercession during which the Lord moved into our praying and carried me heavenward with powerful pleadings. I told God I was so angry with the enemy of my life for having messed it up all these many years. It was earnest petitioning coupled with a desperate cry for help, to me so urgent and real that I told Tina in an aside to be quiet because I was really talking with God and getting through, and it was important to unburden my heart and share my need.

I came out of that prayer more powerful than when I went into it, but I also received an assurance from the Holy Spirit that the evil power was going to be cast out and by the end of the day I would be free.

I could see that Tina was looking tired, as she often had been in her loving, devoted help to me for so long. The thought of having more prayer was dropped and I decided it was time to leave for home at Chesterfield.

We kissed and said cheerio at New Street Station, Birmingham. I was itching to get my teeth into a book called “Pigs in the Parlour”. I read of how evil spirits can, through lack of watchfulness or dabbling in the occult, be allowed to walk into our lives like as pigs coming into the best lounge in our homes and squatting down in all their filth without being moved on. I spent the time before boarding the train praying in the toilet, asking God for a quiet spot on the journey so that I could read undisturbed.

I found a single seat right up front in the first carriage next to the engine. As I read first of all the chapter on Schizophrenia, and then two more, faith and confidence began to rise in my heart. I really believed that God was not only able to rid me of this demonic presence but that he was going to show me how to do it single-handed.

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"So if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed." 
John 8 v 36

On reaching home, a joyous anticipation of being set free gripped my life. The fact that I had never before cast out evil spirits from my own life or anyone else’s didn’t seem to matter. I turned the whole business over to God and said: “Lord, you’ll have to help me because getting demons out is all new to me.”

The way forward came when God replied in an instant. “Blast them out,” was the inspiration that flashed across my mind.

The Lord had given His directions on how to proceed, so I turned the settee into the bay window to give me privacy. Because satan and demons loathe intensely hearing God being praised and worshipped, it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to me to declare in praise who was really on the throne of my life and who had the right to own all my life.

Addressing the evil presence in my life, I said: “I’ll blast you out.”

So, using a cassette of praise choruses put together at my church, Zion Assembly of God, I sat on the settee with my right leg resting on an upright chair minus my sock and shoe. I played triumphant praise as loudly as possible from the recorder into the area around my right knee where the feeling of cramp was still present. On the train journey home the nagging power it always produced seemed muffled during the reading of the book.

When the 20 minute tape reached the chorus, “Jesus at Your Name we bow the knee”, I thought it had particular significance to my praying. So I leaned over and addressed the demon in my right leg, saying: “Do you hear that you demon of schizophrenia, bow the knee to Jesus!”

I then sat back waiting on the Lord until the rest of the tape ran out. I then turned the cassette off and with the Lord helping me, I challenged the demon’s legal right to be in my life. I pleaded the blood of Christ and asserted the Lordship of Christ over my life telling the demons that they had no legal right to be occupying my life because Jesus Christ of Nazareth had died for me. I declared boldy that they had been pigs in the parlour of my life for far too long and now had to go. I commanded the demon of schizophrenia to leave my life and go to the dry and waterless place, and THEN IT HAPPENED!.

Glory to Jesus! There were two movements across the middle of my right leg followed by a third which was distinct from the other two, all going down my leg and out through my bare foot, providing a sensation of release. I knew without doubt that the evil forces had left my life. I believe the three movements represented a “nest of spirits” being exorcised, and they were demons of schizophrenia, religious spirit and suicide.

I almost hit the ceiling with joy as I realised that God had won a deliverance in my life. Then I thought to ring Tina to tell her the good news. Walking to the phone in the corner of the room, the Holy Spirit checked me and I sat down on the settee. Placing my hands in three places over my head, I prayed: “Lord, believing that you have enabled me to cast out those demons in my life You heal what has been knotted up in my mind for all these years.”

As I was still speaking, God unleashed laser-type healing power right through the centre of my head. It was just like the promise in Isaiah 66:24 “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear”.

On this particular day, He responded with grease-lightning speed. I did not feel the impact of God’s healing power at the sides of my head. The “rays” of power cut through the centre and I felt in a split—moment of time, power infusing the top of my head down to my forehead and right through to the base of my neck. It was God hitting the bull’s eye in the area where I needed His healing power.

I heard in years to come an explanation of the dramatic events that changed my life that evening. In a tape called “The Substance of Prayer” on the subject of unleashing the power of prayer, Dutch Sheets of Colorado Springs mentions that for some prayers to be answered there needs to be a sufficient amount of power released “to get the job done”. The more difficult situation calls for persistent prayer and the accumulation of those prayers. God sometimes answers certain prayers immediately, but others need “more prayers from the saints of God” to fill up the golden bowls of incense out of which God sends the answer.

At a given moment, says Sheets, when the censer has been filled with enough prayers, God tells the angel to hurl the fire of the healing power of God to earth so providing the answer required. (Revelation 8 verses 3 to 8). The moment of breakthrough for me came that afternoon in prayer when God came into the praying and the censer reached its fullness imparting the assurance of freedom. But the sending of the fire to heal my mind, followed the deliverance from evil spirits.

Knowing I was now both delivered and healed, I raced to the phone to tell Tina the good news. Though she was tired, she fully entered into my rejoicing.

“Well, how did it happen?” she asked.

I then filled her in with the details.

“It’s just wonderful. I am so thrilled for you, James. God has answered our prayers at last. Blessed be His Name.”

I was disappointed that Tina was not with me to see the immediate effect of healing on my face, now aglow and full of joy. The band of tightness around my mind was no longer there. Instead of my face being under the influence of a mind paralysed through deep entrenchment by evil spirits, it was bursting with joy because of the inner release. I said to Tina: “I can’t wait to get down to see you on Saturday. You will be meeting a new man. I tell you I look different.”

I went to work the next morning in Sheffield feeling so very different, like a man having walked out of a prison house with his chains left inside the cell. The inner joy and strength enabled me to get on with my work a lot easier. There was no fear upon my life, because God had broken it in every form. I knew there was now power in my life through the fresh realisation of Jesus dying for me. The authority I possessed in Him caused me to walk ten feet high.

My longing to travel down to Halesowen to see Tina was with me throughout the whole working week. Every night I was on the phone to tell her how I was getting on.

“It’s just wonderful. On getting home from work I don’t feel tired. There’s no need to go upstairs to rest or sleep like before. The healing has brought fresh strength into my life, and I’m living a new life.”

The effects and benefits of deliverance and healing were both immediate and immense. Not only was my mind set free, but also my locked-up emotions and the straitjacket around my body dropped off. I felt no restrictions to begin such things like gardening where the thought of doing the work before was actually more tiring than the work itself. I no longer needed to employ someone to dig over my garden, such a small area that it had become something of a joke with one or two friends that I needed to engage someone to do the work for me. But in the past, digging had proved a problem to me as I lacked the physically strength. It was far easier for me to ask a gardener to come and do the work while I wrote articles for the New Life newspaper and paid him for his time and effort from the earnings received.

Wonder of wonders, I actually became interested in DIY, and my productivity increased plus the zest for living. The enjoyment of natural life, of which I had been deprived for so long because of my condition, returned. The delusion concerning legitimate pleasures left. I felt able to sit out in the sun without a hat on and really enjoy the heat on my head, as I now did in my lunch break on the lawn near the bus shelter in Pond Street, Sheffield praising God and speaking in tongues.

The deliverance and freedom that Jesus had brought into my life was visible to all. My children saw a marked difference and got their real father back. Colleagues in the office observed a brighter countenance replacing a heaviness and tiredness around my eyes. It was a freedom and freshness hitherto not seen. Christian friends, too, noticed what God had done, though many didn’t have the interest to ask how I had become set free, possibly because of a lack of understanding about the demonic influence on my life.

So eager was I to see Tina on the first Saturday morning that I made it down to the Chesterfield railway station and caught the first train. Waiting for the Birmingham connection at Derby Station, I went into a photo-booth at 06.30 to take four quick snaps as joyful evidence to me, and others, of the great difference in my face that healing had produced.

Meeting Tina at home, I wrapped her in my arms and was bubbling over with what God had done in my life.

“You certainly look so different. I can see that something has happened right away because your eyes seem full of light, not like before,” she said.

Our being together from now on proved so much more relaxing, and we enjoyed “bathing” in the new life that God had brought me into. I wondered at one stage whether or not I should still go ahead and attend the ministry centre for counselling and healing consultation, now that I had been delivered, but I decided to keep the appointment, though not knowing what to expect.

By the time a few weeks had elapsed before going, I realised a little that there had been a 26-year gap in my life in which I had not developed naturally.

There were not only areas in my life to regain which demonic forces had taken to themselves, but I had to re-orientate myself into life again. I later discovered this was going to take quite a long time. I came to realise that although the demons had left, the thought-patterns they had established in my life needed totally breaking. So I continued praying, waiting on God, meditating, doing everything I had done prior to being set free in order to strengthen my life.

I still continued getting out at bed at 5 a.m., even the first morning after arriving at the ministry centre. I walked downstairs into the main entrance to get a cup of coffee and then questioned myself: “Why are you up so early?”

I then realised it was now time to take things more easily and enjoy my new freedom. So I went back to bed to enjoy more rest and the added delight that at eight o’clock the sun began shining on my face through the already opened window. It was a time of peace and wonderful relaxation.

The time of counselling over two days proved both helpful and interesting as the two counsellors sought to lead me into greater freedom. Although they accepted my testimony of healing and deliverance, they were aware from the contents of my letter how strongly the religious spirit had been. I co-operated fully with them in conversation and prayer knowing of their keenness to help me.

During the next eight months, I gradually began to get stronger and stronger. Now I was free, I began pressing Tina on the question of getting engaged, but time and time again she was not being hurried.

“I am aware that the Lord has done something wonderful in setting you free but please give me a little more time before we decide to go ahead,” she said.

When I was absent from her, Tina was doing a lot of praying and seeking the mind of the Lord whether to commit herself in marriage. I was anxious for us to get engaged and name the big day, but in a way I am pleased she took things less hurriedly as it gave me more time to start the long steady process of restoration and recuperation .

She herself needed space and was determined to avoid pressurised circumstances after locating discomfort in the abdomen and diaphragm area. Being involved with me emotionally and as deliverance minister rolled into one had taken an immense toll. I was in full agreement with her decision that until she sorted herself out, trips up to Chesterfield would be less frequent.

schizophrenia-defeated-web-front cover onlyHowever, they say everything comes to him who waits. It certainly did in the early months of 1991 when it seemed that the vision of Tina in a bridal gown was moving to completion, as we decided to announce our engagement in April.

In my heart of hearts I always knew it wouldn’t be too long in coming.





It is a powerful advantage beyond words to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord before the onset of schizophrenia strikes. What a blessing it is to have walked in the ways of God and known his power ahead of the turmoil that descends with the worst psychotic disorder of all! I am so grateful that Jesus found, saved, instructed and taught me in his ways years before the demon of schizophrenia appeared, and, therefore, did not find me an easy prey to destroy.

None of us are a match for Satan and his cohorts unless Jesus fights within us. That you or I can ever come through, survive and defeat a continuous battle of the mind is only possible trusting in the power of Jesus and his great faithfulness. But what an impossible and fruitless struggle it is to find the nerve to oppose the forces of the power of darkness, unless armed with the victorious power of the Mighty Redeemer from heaven itself!

A living faith and full surrender to Jesus does result in a person becoming truly spiritually-minded. It is much more difficult to experience if schizophrenia came before knowing Jesus as Lord and Saviour – but NOW gloriously possible with having received the Holy Spirit. As more spiritual light, truth and knowledge comes to you from the living presence of God inspiring the true Word of God found in the Bible, the whole mind starts to be transformed. It is through the release and pouring forth of God’s truth into the heart and mind that faith then arises to unseat and drive out the darkness of the schizophrenic demon.

You may rightly ask: “How can I as a true Christian schizophrenic have a spiritual mind while hampered with the presence of an imprisoned schizophrenic mind. Isn’t it like living with two minds, surely a confusing existence in itself?” To obtain some real understanding for a satisfactory answer let us look at a wonderful and inspiring verse in this week’s reading from Romans 8 and verse 27: “And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”

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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!      

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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!
Click the video clip - right


Weekly Encourager archive - please click below to choose your title


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: 

January 18 - February 3, 2019

Jan 18 ~ Genesis 37:1-38:30 ~ Matthew 12:22-45 ~ Psalm 16:1-11 ~ Proverbs 3:27-32
Jan 19 ~ Genesis 39:1-41:16 ~ Matthew 12:46-13:23 ~ Psalm 17:1-15 ~ Proverbs 3:33-35
Jan 20 ~ Genesis 41:17-42:17 ~ Matthew 13:24-46 ~ Psalm 18:1-15 ~ Proverbs 4:1-6
Jan 21 ~ Genesis 42:18-43:34 ~ Matthew 13:47-14:12 ~ Psalm 18:16-36 ~ Proverbs 4:7-10
Jan 22 ~ Genesis 44:1-45:28 ~ Matthew 14:13-36