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O sovereign Lord."   Psalm 71:16


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showing the strong "gates of brass and bars of iron" behind my eyes and around my mind requiring the power of JESUS CHRIST to defeat.

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picture taken at 6.15 a.m. at Derby Station 5 days after Jesus set me free - on my way to show Tina "her new man."


When God heals and sets free it lasts
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Jesus Christ says: “So If The Son Sets You Free, You Will Be Free Indeed.”   John 8: verse 36

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THIS WEEK’S BIBLE READING IS JOHN CHAPTER 6:  Selected verses 41-49Jesus the Bread of Life  At this the Jews began to grumble about him because, he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”  They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?  How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”

“Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered.  “No-one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.  It is written in the Prophets:  ‘They will all be taught by God.  Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.  No-one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.  I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.  I am the bread of life.  Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.  But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.  I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves.  “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you can eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.  Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.  For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.  Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.  Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.  This is the bread that came down from heaven.  Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.”  He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

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Never expect an announcement to come over the media that the medical experts have found an answer to defeat schizophrenia!  It will never happen - because only Jesus Christ has the solution.

A Christian friend has told me that on our popular TODAY radio programme in the U.K., representatives of psychiatry admitted they were baffled over the cause of the psychotic illness and were unable to offer a cure.

But here is the good news which only followers of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, can declare -  Jesus has triumphed over schizophrenia and opens up deliverance and healing for everyone struggling to end what they experience as a deep, entrenched mental bondage.

The medical field the world over would do well to acknowledge their impotence to set free millions of mental captives with schizophrenia - and discover faith to point to Jesus Christ, Saviour and Healer, as the means whereby life can be restored to those crying out for release.

We are now in the Christian season of LENT celebrating the victory over death and hell obtained for everyone by the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world who died on a cruel cross outside Jerusalem more than 2000 years ago. He laid down his life for you and me, bore our sins “in his body on the tree”, then three days later showed “himself alive by many infallible proofs”, offering the gift of eternal life to everyone who believes in Him.

There is no greater news our troubled world needs to hear today!  Receiving Jesus Christ into one’s life has power to transform every person on our planet, even whole nations, and to dispel the spiritual darkness in human life rampant the world over. How fitting that the prophet Isaiah announcing the good news of the birth of Jesus 700 years before it happened, spoke of “people walking in darkness seeing a great light” – none other than Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.

Each one of us needs to know Jesus personally as Saviour and Lord to be able to live “in the light of his life”.   When He becomes real to you through an act of faith, it is His love and light that invades your life and brings total transformation.  You make the greatest discovery in the whole of life itself – finding God who is both your Creator and Redeemer.

Because our world contains forces of spiritual darkness under the rule of Satan, described by Jesus as the “prince of this world” (John 14:30), you receive as a follower of Jesus His own presence through the Person of the Holy Spirit to overcome temptation, conflict and all that life can throw at you.

But what action do you adopt when having dispelled the darkness through receiving forgiveness of sins by Jesus, you then face “the dawning” of the spiritual darkness of schizophrenia?  In a word, you can only keep turning to Jesus to deal with this strange invasion into your life.   Through knowing Jesus and having His own life within, you are better able to deal with this confused existence present in your mind.

Many people – even some Christians – would not label schizophrenia as some form of spiritual darkness caused by the invasion of evil spirits.  Earnest for the truth, the question must be asked to whom do the voices belong that are heard by so many sufferers?  The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth about their nature and how to oppose them.

Suffering with schizophrenia, you know only too well that something has gone wrong with your life and it has totally changed from that which you were used to.   Now, it is possible to be living such a different way of life that you find it hard to recall the details of the better life you had – and it is because of the great shift that has taken place all due to the presence of spiritual darkness harassing your life.

Having battled for my own freedom for over 26 years, let me make it very plain to those who find it hard to imagine what having schizophrenia feels like;  it is as though a war is going on inside one’s life where you are literally screaming to break free of a strong bondage gripping your mind.

Do not get discouraged even when you feel you are struggling on your own because no-one seems to understand both the seriousness and depth of bondage now existing in your life.   Turning to Jesus and His Word, praying as though life itself depended on it, pleading the power of the blood of Jesus offered for you –must become the regular strategy you are now using to fight for your freedom.  Also, begin to seek out fellow Christians who will pray for you and seek to understand you.

Take heart - the light of Jesus is stronger than all the darkness of Satan.  When Jesus takes you as His own, He is committed to you in a far greater way than you will ever realise.  He’s watching over you at every turn and has a protective hand over your life.  The Holy Spirit now living within spurs you on to hold fast to Jesus and claim His freedom which He so dearly purchased for you on the Cross on Calvary.

I believe through my own personal experience that to know the power of Jesus Christ provides such a strong confidence in battling the threat of losing of one’s sanity.  But it is by no means easy to oppose and defeat the mental bondage of schizophrenia, particularly when you are being prescribed medication that can make your condition so much worse and hinder the ability to fight spiritually.  To summon up all spiritual strength from day to day as you quote the word of God in your heart and use it as a life-line is a tiring discipline to keep up.  But Christ’s spiritual resources are so abundant and adequate and anyone seeking to conquer schizophrenia must continue the fight until freedom comes. But enlisting the vitally necessary help of Christians to pray and love you is of paramount importance.  I needed a strong prayer force to pour God’s strength into my spirit so I could resist evil spirits.       

A Christian suffering with schizophrenia faces the kingdom of darkness that has invaded his precious life given by God and also redeemed on the Cross by Jesus.   The bondage you feel on your mind is one of spiritual darkness and can only be overcome by the greater power of the light of the Presence of Jesus.    You can begin to resist, bind and then drive out the darkness in the Name of Jesus!

It is needful to fight off the invading spirits on your mind by declaring that your life is now owned by Jesus Christ and they have no legal right to be present.  To make that declaration is powerful and informs the evil spirit(s) that you are taking authority of your life.  Pleading the blood that Jesus shed for you on the Cross is mighty in beginning to loosen spirits with a hold on your life.   Even begin to expel through breathing out any dark presence.

If you have never progressed on the pathway of prayer before, it is needful to do so now.  If you have never regarded the Bible as a spiritual book containing words that are “spirit and life”, it is needful to make that discovery now.  Ask God to help you memorise the words of Jesus and hide them in your heart!  A dark spiritual foe must be opposed and faced with strong spiritual forces God has provided.  Jesus can develop you into a strong soldier – fighting in the power of the Holy Spirit, equipped with strong weaponry (see Ephesians 6 10-18). 

Every soldier battling to win a fight faces times of weariness, exhaustion and sometimes discouragement.   The Spirit of Jesus within must “take you” through these periods, and you must pray with all your might as you allow the Holy Spirit to pray in you.   When the normal thinking processes of your mind are dormant, call to mind the Word of God and faith in those promises found within its pages will revive you.  May precious promises found in the Scriptures become “living, active and conscious” in your heart and life.

Determine that you are going to live WITH FAITH OVERCOMING FEELINGS.  Having schizophrenia reduces you to a life of feelings!   Medication enlarges the bondage you already have.  It is only a sheer triumph of the will fortified and strengthened by the Holy Spirit that you can win the victory when every feeling in your body just wants to give in.  Never ever, no never, give in.  See the battle through – resolve in your heart and life that trusting Christ, armed with His strength you are determined to possess the victory He achieved for you on the Cross of Calvary however long and arduous the fight may be.


You will then be able to tell it out to the world that Jesus Christ has obtained eternal life for YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE ... AND HAS ALSO DEFEATED  SCHIZOPHRENIA!      

The purpose of bringing out a Weekly Encourager for the past 13 years, and now replaced by the Freedom Encourager, is to highlight the promised hope there is in the Lord Jesus Christ defeating schizophrenia.  Our Archive file copies contain scriptural advice, insight and help designed to give encouragement to those like yourself struggling for long sought-after freedom – so do make use of the facility provided, asking God to reveal His truth to you from the various messages. May He richly provide all you need to bring you out of the prison house of schizophrenia into His most glorious freedom!!    HE IS ABLE!!  

Let me no more my comfort draw,
From my frail hold of Thee.
In this alone rejoice with awe,

John Campbell Sharp (1819-1885)
       And every virtue we possess,
And every conquest won,
And every thought of holiness,

Harriet Auber (1773-1862)

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness. 

Psalm 115, verse 1

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".


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Chacko ThomasMr Chacko Thomas (right) is presently a Minister-at-large with Operation Mobilisation.  He served for 15 years on OM Ships Logos, Doulos, and Logos II.  His ministry has taken him to 107 countries in six continents.  One of his few passions is to see the earth filled with the knowledge of the Lord and His values blessing the  nations.

The extract below is from his February 2023 article "Celebration of Love". Read the full article here.

God is Love:  Although the actual words “God is Love” came only towards the end of the Bible (1 John 4:8, for good reasons I believe) it is a permanent attribute of God described throughout the Bible.  God is a balanced Being and easy to live with.  Grace and Truth are found in Him.  So is Holiness and Love.

God’s love is the most pure, unselfish, self-sacrificing and eternal love.  It is better than a mother’s love.  Or father’s love, as our Lord pointed it out in the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-24).


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 – Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the LORD GOD had made.  He said to the woman.  “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden.  But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, “You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’ ”  “No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman.  “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom.  So she took some of its fruit and ate (it);  she also gave (some) to her husband, (who was) with her, and he ate (it).  Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked;  so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

Ezekiel 28:11-19 A LAMENT FOR TYRE’S KING:  The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre and say to him:  This is what the LORD GOD says:  “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.  You were in Eden, the garden of God.  Every kind of precious stone covered you: carnelian, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and emerald.  Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold; they were prepared on the day you were created.  You were an anointed guardian cherub, for I had appointed you.  You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones.  From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you.  Through the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned.  So I expelled you in disgrace from the mountain of God and banished you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.  Your heart became proud because of your beauty;  For the sake of your splendour your corrupted your wisdom.  So I threw you down to the earth;  I made a spectacle of you before kings.  You profaned your sanctuaries by the magnitude of your iniquities in your dishonest trade.  So I sent out fire from within you, and it consumed you.  I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of everyone watching you.  All those who know you among the nations are appalled at you.  You have become an object of horror and will never exist again.  (Commenting on this passage, Selwyn Hughes says: “See how the language in the second portion (of this chapter) unfolds the rise and fall of Satan.  He is pictured as dwelling in close intimacy with God, blameless in all his ways, full of wisdom, skilful in operation and perfect in beauty.  But then he became proud and was cast out of heaven. ‘Your heart became proud’;  ‘you corrupted your wisdom’; ‘I threw you down to the earth’. Such is the portrait of the one designated as the king of Tyre, but who scholars believe is really the Prince of Darkness).    

John 8:12-20  THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD – Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world.  Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”  So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself.  Your testimony is not valid.”  “Even if I testify about Myself,” Jesus replied, “My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I’m going.  But you don’t know where I come from or where I’m going.  You judge by human standards.  I judge no one.  And if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me (judge together). Even in your law it is written that the witness of two men is valid.  I am the One who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me.” Then they asked Him, “Where is Your Father?”  “You know neither Me nor My Father,” Jesus answered.  “If you knew Me, you would also know My Father.”  He spoke these words by the treasury, while teaching in the temple complex.   But no one seized Him, because His hour had not come.

Consider the amazing God-glorifying contrast of the pictures of myself on this Homepage before and after healing and deliverance and you have clear evidence of a release from a dark, spiritual presence located behind my eyes and inside my mind penetrated by the living power of God.

It took a determined, persevering fight nearly 33 years ago armed with the sword of the Spirit, the living word of God, that would not rest until the chains of deep bondage were broken my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and He had fulfilled His promise to my life ….”And you shall seek Me and you shall find Me when you shall search for Me with all your heart”.

But please notice, the stronghold of Satan in my life needing penetrating was behind my eyes and in my mind.  No-one, it seems, had seen that during the 26 years of my suffering schizophrenia.  How dull and slow of me, and others observing my life, to receive the revelation from the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ, the light of the world needed to shine His glorious resurrection power into my life held captive by Satan’s power for so long.

Thanks be to God for His wonderful sustaining faithfulness over many years of struggling to keep alive.  God alone kept me through prayer and the powerful strength of His Word dwelling in my heart.  In time, through the prayers of my wife, Tina and the friends she engaged in prayer for me, confident faith arose in God’s word and in His power to claim my long-sought freedom.  I just knew it was time for God to act.  

Today, there is a great battle going on throughout the world for truth.  People are saying the Church of Jesus Christ is dead because it has failed in its commission to proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ.  There is only one hope for the person held in bondage to schizophrenia and that is to know Jesus Christ reigning victoriously and powerfully in the centre of one’s life.

Read through our Scripture passage from Genesis at the top of this message and you will see where Adam and Eve were deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden and sinned against the only commandment God asked them to keep. It was there where the whole human race was plunged into physical death and spiritual darkness, and lost the battle for truth.

A PRAYER OF HOPE FOR THOSE SUFFERING WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA:  “Lord God Almighty, will you hear my prayer and make the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ real to me. Wipe away my sins that were atoned for on the Cross of Calvary by Jesus in order that I might not have to die eternally.  I believe that Jesus took all my sins and my sorrows and made them His very own and  after three days He rose again from the dead and now makes intercession for me.   By the power of His shed blood, I believe I am now set free and opened up to all the resources of His grace and power.  I am looking forward to the day – why not today – when the evil bondage of schizophrenia surrounding my mind is totally defeated.  I ask You, Heavenly Father, to help me drive out the dark, spiritual presence by the light and power of your conquering Holy Spirit’s presence.  I want to know the reality of the promise Jesus made that whoever follows him will not walk in darkness but will have the Light of Life.  Make it happen for me, as I pray in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen. 

 Derek Prince 2 Derek Prince 1 

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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).

Canton Junction Back on My Feet Again from canton-junction on GodTube.

james and tina stacey 2011A 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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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
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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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 planThe One Year Bible Plan - Appearing Week by Week
March 9th - 25th, 2023

March 9 ~ Numbers 11:24-13:33 ~ Mark 14:22-52 ~ Psalm 52:1-9 ~ Proverbs 11:1-3
March 10 ~ Numbers 14:1-15:16 ~ Mark 14:53-72 ~ Psalm 53:1-6 ~ Proverbs 11:4
March 11 ~ Numbers 15:17-16:40 ~ Mark 15:1-47 ~ Psalm 54:1-7 ~ Proverbs 11:5-6
March 12 ~ Numbers 16:41-18:32 ~ Mark 16:1-20 ~ Psalm 55:1-23 ~ Proverbs 11:7
March 13 ~ Numbers 19:1-20:29 ~ Luke 1:1-25 ~ Psalm 56:1-13 ~ Proverbs  11:8
March 14 ~ Numbers 21:1-22:20 ~ Luke 1:26-56 ~ Psalm 57:1-11 ~ Proverbs 11:9-11
March 15 ~ Numbers 22:21-23:30 ~ Luke 1:57-80 ~ Psalm 58:1-11 ~ Proverbs 11:12-13
March 16 ~ Numbers 24:1-25:18 ~ Luke 2:1-35 ~ Psalm 59:1-17 ~ Proverbs 11:14
March 17 ~ Numbers 26:1-51 ~ Luke 2:36-52 ~ Psalm 60:1-12 ~ Proverbs 11:15
March 18 ~Numbers 26:52-28:15 ~ Luke 3:1-22 ~ Psalm 61:1-8 ~ Proverbs 11:16-17
March 19 ~ Numbers 28:16-29:40 ~ Luke 3:23-38 ~ Psalm 62:1-12 ~ Proverbs 11:18-19
March 20 ~Numbers 30:1-31:54 ~ Luke 4:1-30 ~ Psalm 63:1-11 ~ Proverbs 11:20-21
March 21 ~ Numbers 32:1-33:39 ~ Luke 4:31-5:11 ~ Psalm 64:1-10 ~ Proverbs 11:22
March 22 ~ Numbers 33:40-35:34 ~ Luke 5:12-28 ~ Psalm 65:1-13 ~ Proverbs 11:23
March 23 ~ Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46 ~ Luke 5:29-6:11 ~ Psalm 66:1-20 ~ Proverbs11:24-26
March 24 ~ Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29 ~ Luke 6:12-38 ~ Psalm 67:1-7 ~ Proverbs 11:27
March 25 ~Deuteronomy 4:1-49 ~ Luke 6:39-7:10 ~ Psalm 68:1-18 ~ Proverbs 11:28

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

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


 By Charles  Haddon  Spurgeon

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

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

“Oh! how sweet to view the flowing

Of my Saviour’s precious blood;

With divine assurance knowing

      He has made my peace with God.”      


Extract from "There is hope for the schizophrenic" 

Chapter 16 of Schizophrenia Defeated:

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

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

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

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Bethany Behney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 freedom - bethany behney

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

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

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


At the number 4age of 22 Nick Griemsmann was led astray by a cult. The downward spiral that followed led to a battle with mental illness, but his deliverance from "incurable" schizophrenia stands to testify of the power of being God's friend.   

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




  Nick Griemsmann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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