(Testimony 1, Testimony 2, Testimony 3, Testimony 4)


(The website seeks to honour the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and share powerful testimonies of people who have been set free).


Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabi, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Basqu, Belarusia, Bengal, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano,Chichewa, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sesotho, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

"I will proclaim your mighty acts, lion of judah web version
O sovereign Lord."   Psalm 71:16


james stacey - before


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.

Freedom Encourager logo rev - Jan 2023

21 & 28 APRIL 2024

james stacey - after

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
For Part 1 click the left image below: 15,600 views           Part 2 click the right image below: 9,613 views

dvd cover - front - 2013  dvd cover - back - 2013

tbn europe  Also on YouTube Video Part 1   Part 2   Part 3  Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Part 7





The High Priest of a New Covenant:  The point of what we are saying is this:  We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.

Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.  If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already men who offer the gifts prescribed by the law.  They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven.  This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle:  “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises.

For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.  But God found fault with the people and said:

“The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.  It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.

“This if the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord.  I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.  I will be their God and they will be my people.  No longer will a man teach his neighbour, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.  For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

By calling this covenant “new”, he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and ageing will soon disappear.    

james stacey aug 09

How does God view today the plight of the Christian schizophrenic locked in a mental prison house?

Surely, with the same immense love and compassion as filled His Son, Jesus Christ, on the day he confronted the Gadarene demoniac by the sea of Galilee and set him completely free from deep, interminable Satanic bondage.

Jesus Christ, God-incarnate, possessed the authority to drive out the entrenched forces of spiritual darkness which possessed the entire life of the man we refer to as Legion - and restore him “to his rightful mind”.

Almighty God has invested through Jesus His same power and authority in His body, the Church, to accomplish the same mighty acts of liberation today.  He wants to bring the rule of His kingdom in power into multitudes throughout the world where Satan has stolen years from people, and impart “life to the full” (see John 10:10).

Jesus is TODAY still raising the hopes of the mentally enslaved to realise that His power can be received through faith to drive out the evil spirit of schizophrenia and bring healing in His Name resulting in full enjoyment of life.

But you may be asking:  “When is God going to turn up and set me free?  I have been in this condition for so long and nothing seems to change.  If God can set me free then why on earth doesn’t He do it?”

May I seek to give you some encouragement founded in the truth that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) and is able to move in and snap the strong fetters and bars around your mind for good.

In becoming strong to defeat schizophrenia it is vitally important for a Christian schizophrenic to have a spiritual understanding of the deep significance of the Bible and the personal ministry of the Holy Spirit in one’s life.  But how does this work out practically?

It centres on the ability to have faith in God which allows Him to write His laws in both mind and heart.   This wonderful experience is all made possible because Jesus now lives at the right hand of the Majesty on high fulfilling a new covenant with us of which He himself is the High Priest.

You may ask:  “How can I know God writing His laws in my mind and heart when my mind is so full of hearing dark voices that I can’t draw any power from the verses in the Word of God I fail even to remember?”

This predicament to me is the daily stress factor for any Christian schizophrenic desiring to be freed through the power of the blood of Jesus Christ.

Two personalities are battling for control of your life – the voice of the Holy Spirit and the voice of an intruding dark force which plainly is the spirit of schizophrenia.   The Holy Spirit has to triumph in the battle for your mind and evict and defeat the evil voices.

To be engaged in a daily thought-battle for ownership of your mind is the personal experience of a Christian schizophrenic – a problem of such depth that many family members and even psychiatrists are totally unaware of.

A spirit of passivity is often found in schizophrenics because the taking of drugs and medication has inactivated the will – and it takes some effort to rise up in faith to even think about fighting your way to freedom.  You need the prayers and support of other Christians to strengthen you in your determination to overcome in the Name of Jesus the intruding voices that often run riot in your head.

1.   God writes His laws into our minds and hearts as we continue to believe in His Word.  Faith needs to be anchored in the Word of God.  The way of preventing a spirit of schizophrenia running at will in your mind is to be full of the powerful Word of God, as it rises from a believing heart. It is the presence of the Word of God bringing the Spirit of God into your life that keeps your sanity and builds you up in strength to oppose and defeat the spirit of schizophrenia.  Never minimise the power that can come into your life through possessing the Word of God as a living force  – as you ruminate on it, speak it out in prayer from your heart, and allow it to become your joy and delight;  it will have the desired effect of becoming the ammunition needed to resist the devil and his cohorts and finally demolish and exorcise intruding voices. 

As you keep the promises of the Word of God alive in both heart and mind you will receive the light which comes through the entrance of that precious word. The Psalmist said:  “The entrance of your word gives light.”  The battle of schizophrenia is all summed up by a contest between spiritual darkness and spiritual light.  Jesus is the conqueror in the fight by virtue of His victorious triumph on the Cross of Calvary.   Because He lives, you shall live also.  With His Spirit living within you the power is possessed to hold your ground when your mind is assailed.

The moment you enter real warfare that is directed to seeking to defeat the spirit of schizophrenia, expect to face some attack.  While the spirit remains in your life unopposed, there will be no resistance but all that will change when you decide to take charge of your life and seek the freedom that Jesus has for you.  It is at such times that you discover the preciousness of knowing the laws of God written in your heart and mind – for both will come in for some assault.   Although the contest can get fierce and heated, hold on to the Word of God and its sustaining truth.  Make sure you proclaim the power of the blood of Jesus and His ownership of your life, and insist with every ounce of faith within you that a spirit of schizophrenia has got no legal right to be in your life.  Be insistent in prayer that it MUST LEAVE!

2.   Remember that Jesus always lives to intercede for you as He fulfils His office of a permanent priesthood (Hebrews 7:25). Be encouraged that you are not facing the onslaughts of schizophrenia in your own unaided strength.  The Lord Jesus is in heaven at the right hand of the Majesty on high making intercession for you.  This thought alone has the power to fill you with faith enough to claim your deliverance and healing. Storm heaven with prayer to King Jesus.  He is picking up on every prayer you make.  Prayer and intercession is always a joint activity with the Spirit of Jesus assisting us in a way which we do not fully understand (Romans 8:26-27) but nevertheless it is so real.  Tell Jesus what you are going through.  Ask him for more light to spring from His Word into your life.   Be bold in your prayers that befits your position as a royal subject of King Jesus who has shed his life blood to make you His own.   Approach the throne of God in confidence knowing that your petitions will not be denied.   God is much more desirous of blessing you and liberating your mind and heart for good than you will ever know.   He is standing by right now to pour the victory of His Presence and Power into your life.

Why not make it a regular request to the Lord to release more power into your prayer life.  You do not have to live without there being answers to prayers in your life. Your life can be transformed through having powerful answers to prayer.  Your confidence that schizophrenia can be defeated will grow and grow in powerful strength.    In our Scripture reading, notice that the new covenant referred to speaks about God dealing with an individual and knowing Him personally.  “No longer will a man teach his neighbour or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.”

While deliverance from schizophrenia can be realised through the direct intervention of the prayers of a fellow Christian, let it also be said that a person suffering schizophrenia can be equipped to effect their own deliverance, as in my own life, through the prayers of others. Those prayers may be made in various parts of the world.   This is an integral part of the ministry of Pray Until Schizophrenia Heals. Prayer has the ability to make a passive Christian suffering with schizophrenia into a strong, prayerful Christian who goes on to claim his or her own deliverance.   Prayer can also restrain the enemy forces pressing in on a Christian who is at wits end corner and needs the power of God to hold them steady during the crunch time of battle. 

I have to thank the Christians who prayed for me prior to deliverance and healing.  I believe that the decision made one day at work to be militant and disciplined in seeking God until He broke the schizophrenic power in my life was all through the prayers of friends lifting me up to the throne of Grace.  Light shone into my spirit that day and made it possible to follow through my resolve to want to be free.   But I only got there because God was answering the prayers of those who carried me on their hearts.  It only takes the constant prayers of a group of faithful prayer warriors to provide the volume of prayer enough to see such a mighty move!

The purpose of bringing out a Freedom Encourager each fortnight is to highlight the promised hope there is in the Lord Jesus Christ defeating schizophrenia.  Our Weekly Encourager files between 2010 and 2023 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 unto us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness. 

Psalm 115, verse 1


Click here to read the Freedom Encourager in "brochure style" online


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".

Leonard Ravenhill: The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me

Born in Leeds, in Yorkshire, England, on June 18, 1907 and author of the revival classic, "Why Revival Tarries", Ravenhill was educated at Cliff College in England and sat under the ministry of Samuel Chadwick. He was a student of church history, with a particular interest in Christian revival. His evangelistic meetings during the Second World War drew large crowds. Many converts devoted themselves to Christian ministry and foreign missions.

Watch this inspiring message!


Two URGENT WAKE-UP CALL videos from Anne Graham Lotz...

(13mins 42secs)

in which Anne Graham Lotz discusses the Key To America’s Future being in national repentance and “the bottom line is for people to get right with God.”  Asked if she thought we were in the end-times, she replied:  “We are in the end of the end times” stating that the birth pains are all around us calling for urgent prayer for America.

(Click on the image below to watch the video on YouTube)



(1 hr 7mins 44 secs)

in which Anne rouses people to see around them in the present world all the signs that are the prelude of the RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH when the Lord Jesus Christ is returning for His redeemed people and takes them to heaven.  “We need to know what time it is in human history as we see all of these things converging.  How can we not see what is going on?”  JESUS IS COMING – so you need to receive God's Son through faith as you ask Him to forgive you and cleanse you of sin before He returns and so make sure of knowing His free gift of eternal salvation. To delay giving Christ your life, will be too late when He comes.  For believers "now is the time to watch and work for Jesus."

(Click on the image below to watch the video on YouTube)

Anne Graham Lotz

Buried Alive for 14 Hours! Story of Forgiveness

In this live stream, Vlad Savchuk interviews Frida Umuhoza, who miraculously survived the Rwanda Genocide after being buried alive for 14 hours.  She has a remarkable story to tell of forgiveness offered to the killers of her whole family following her acceptance of Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

Listen to Frida and watch this powerful testimony of forgiveness! 

Survivors and their families commemorate 30 years since Rwandan genocide | ABC News

Survivors and their families were joined by diplomats and former peace keepers at Parliament House to commemorate 30 years since Rwandan genocide.



An Intimate Message From God To You

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 extracts below are from his Easter 2023 article "JESUS LIVES, JESUS LIVES".
Read the full article here.

The Wonder of His Resurrection:

On that Resurrection morning, before the disciples met the risen Lord, they were shown the empty tomb and the grave clothes that were wrapped around His body for burial. His body was absent but the grave clothes proved that no one had tampered with the dead body. The huge stone was rolled away, so that they could look in and even go in and examine the tomb closely. This was followed by eleven recorded appearances (and disappearances) of the Risen Lord, appearing to varying numbers of believers over a period of 40 days in varying places. Space will not allow me to write about each appearance. But I shall give the relevant references for those who would want to look them up: Mark 16:9; Matthew 28:9; Luke 24:15; 24:34; 24:36; John 20:26; 21:1; 1 Corinthians 15:6; 7; Matthew 28:17; Luke 24:50-51. “They lasted only 40 days and they led, not into disintegration, but to profound joy and wholeness,” observes Rev. Michael Green.

Jesus Said, “Because I live, you shall also live!” John 14:19

Exactly twenty years ago, my wife and I faced the unthinkable. Our son passed away due to cancer. But God met with us. It was time to practice what we have been preaching. We knew, because of what the Lord has done for us, we will see him again before the Throne. So with tears in our eyes and joy in our hearts we said goodbye to our 17 years’ old son. Written on his tombstone are the words of the Lord Jesus “Because I live, you shall also live.” We look forward to the great reunion day.

Jesus Lives!




(Extract of Chapter 9 from Schizophrenia Defeated)

easterThis week’s selected Bible reading is Mark 5 verses 1-20:

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

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

“My name is Legion,”, he replied, “for we are many.”  And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.  A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.  The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs;  allow us to go into them.  He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs.  The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

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

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

schizophrenia-defeated-web-front cover onlyThe 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 totally 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 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.

            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 boldly 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 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 65:24  “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear”. 

            On this particular day, He responded with greased-lightning speed.  I didn’t feel the impact of God’s healing power so much 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, he says.  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’m 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 physical 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.

james planting a rhodedendron - web

James planting a rhododendron  

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 her 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 reorientate 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 of 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 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 strong the religious spirit had been.  I cooperated 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’m 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 was 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 her abdomen and diaphragm area.  Being involved with me emotionally and acting 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.

            However, they say everything comes to him who waits.  It certainly did for me in the early months of 1991 when it seemed that the vision of Tina in a bridal gown was moving to fulfilment, 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.


Newlife Paper article

Article appearing in New Life Christian Newspaper - May 2021

Listen to 'Delivered And Healed From Schizophrenia After 26 Years'
James's amazing story of the faithfulness of God and the power of prayer

Listen button
(after you have clicked the button, the audio will play on your device as an mp3 file)

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 

Good News Leaflet July 2020a
Good News Leaflet July 2020b
Good News Leaflet July 2020c


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!      

For more insight and information go to

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!
Click the video clip - right



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
April 20th - May 4th, 2024

April 20 ~ Joshua 21:1-22:20 ~ Luke 20:1-26 ~ Psalm 89:1-13 ~ Proverbs 13:15-16
April 21 ~ Joshua 22:21-23:16 ~ Luke 20:27-47 ~ Psalm 89:14-37 ~ Proverbs 13:17-19
April 22 ~ Joshua 24:1-33 ~ Luke 21:1-28 ~ Psalm 89:38-52 ~ Proverbs 13:20-23
April 23 ~ Judges 1:1-2:9 ~ Luke 21:29-22:13 ~ Psalm 90:1-91:16 ~ Proverbs 13:24-25
April 24 ~ Judges 2:10-3:31 ~ Luke 22:14-34 ~ Psalm 92:1-93:5 ~ Proverbs 14:1-2
April 25 ~ Judges 4:1-5:31 ~ Luke 22:35-53 ~ Psalm 94:1-23 ~ Proverbs 14:3-4
April 26 ~ Judges 6:1-40 ~ Luke 22:54-23:12 ~ Psalm 95:1-96:13 ~ Proverbs 14:5-6
April 27 ~ Judges 7:1-8:17 ~ Luke 23:13-43 ~ Psalm 97:1-98:9 ~ Proverbs 14:7-8
April 28 ~ Judges 8:18-9:21 ~ Luke 23:44-24:12 ~ Psalm 99:1-9 ~ Proverbs 14:9-10
April 29 ~ Judges 9:22-10:18 ~ Luke 24:13-53 ~ Psalm 100:1-5 ~ Proverbs 14:11-12
April 30 ~ Judges 11:1-12:15 ~ John 1:1-28 ~ Psalm 101:1-8 ~ Proverbs 14:13-14
May 1 ~ Judges 13:1-14:20 ~ John 1:29-51 ~ Psalm 102:1-28 ~ Proverbs 14:15-16
May 2 ~ Judges 15:1-16:31 ~ John 2:1-25 ~ Psalm 103:1-22 ~ Proverbs 14:17-19
May 3 ~ Judges 17:1-18:31 ~ John 3:1-21 ~ Psalm 104:1-23 ~ Proverbs 14:20-21
May 4 ~ Judges 19:1-20:48 ~ John 3:22-4:3 ~ Psalm 104:24-35 ~ Proverbs 14:22-24

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.

Click here for full chapter.

 Read The Pharmacy and The Purple Pamphlet

peter laue - webnumber 2Read another testimony of how Jesus Christ defeated schizophrenia in the life of ministry partner Peter Laue of Colorado, USA.

Download his amazing life story:   TO HELL AND BACK
(file size approx 2.9 mb)

and from Peter Laue's 'Life Letters':   "Caution: These Words Might Make You Angry"


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



Schizophrenia, help for schizophrenia, hope for schizophrenia, healing for schizophrenia, understanding schizophrenia, schizophrenia insights, schizophrenia hell, schizophrenia torment, schizophrenia defeated, schizophrenia pain