Jesus frees manager to receive full gift of tongues
S hadn’t realised that there was something blocking her gift of tongues. God graciously revealed several demonic footholds from her childhood as she fasted and sought Him, so that she could remove these blockages from witchcraft in the powerful name of Jesus Christ. Praise God!
Rarely did I imagine that there would be impure spirits in me.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
In the quest for an intimate relationship with God, I have been through a number of prayer counselling sessions. Every time, God would reveal the sins, curses and false beliefs I should renounce so that I could be purified and made new in Jesus’ powerful name. I thought I should have been quite spiritually clean by now!
At the beginning of 2019, I sensed God say to me, “You are going to do new things this year, in your work, your relationships and your serving.” With regards to serving, I happily signed up for a prayer counselling training course and anticipated eagerly.
Two days before the first class, I caught a cold. The symptoms were light but as a precaution, I took some medication the night before class to avoid the sickness from getting in the way.
However, the medicine didn’t work and I suffered severe body pain that night.
Thank God that the pain subsided the next day so I could make it to the class. The instructor texted me after class and suggested that I fast and pray. She sensed something dark around me during the class and that the body pain could be from a demonic source.
I was a bit cynical at first as I thought the body pain was just a symptom of my cold. I prayed about it and then decided to fast that weekend.
During my fast, I fell asleep and had a weird suppression on my body.
I struggled very hard to pray out loud to command it to leave in the name of Jesus. Once I could hear my voice, I woke up. I immediately asked God what it was. The Holy Spirit reminded me of the bedroom that I spent a long time in as a little girl. The room gave me an uneasy feeling, so I prayed and asked God why. Then I saw a creepy image in the mirror of my study desk. It was an image of a woman in black.
I freaked out at first. Then I commanded the spirit to leave me and submit itself at the feet of Jesus in the name of Jesus. However, I was woken up by two horrible dreams that same night. I rarely have nightmares before that. Perhaps there were more demonic footholds that I was unaware of.
When we met again, I shared this experience with my classmates.
The instructor explained that God loved me very much and was shining His Light into some areas of darkness so we could confront it together in Jesus’ name.
She asked me if I had called up any evil spirits before. I said I had previously repented of playing tarot cards. The deck of cards had actually been stored in the drawer of that study desk and had already been destroyed. She reminded me that I should also specifically name and cast out the witchcraft or divination spirits that gained a foothold in me through my active participation with tarot cards.
The instructor then suggested that the whole group pray together for more revelations from God about the impure spirits in me. As the night went on, the Holy Spirit revealed many sins that I wasn’t even conscious of and therefore hadn’t confessed and repented for.
For example, the instructor saw the image of a vase. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me that our family put a few unknown vase-shaped funeral urns together with our ancestors’ urns at the public cemetery. Our family used to participate in grave sweeping twice a year. We ate and drank in front of these urns at the graveyard. Since I was a little girl, I also helped my mom fold and burn Taoist joss paper to “send” money and materials goods to our deceased relatives. It revealed to me that the spirit of death and necromancy has gained a foothold as a result, and had been lingering around.
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord… Deuteronomy 18:10-12
This is why I had unexplainable suicidal thoughts when I was in primary six.
With the help from the Holy Spirit, I also repented of reading horror comics and ungodly books. As I associated with the “unlovely and tragic” female characters in the romantic novels I read as a teenager, I subconsciously developed some false beliefs about my identity. I was drawn into pursing those fake character traits, instead of the original character that God created for me.
No wonder I felt that I was not worthy of being loved; I had cursed myself!
After confessing and repenting, my mind became clearer and much lighter. I used to have a sense of fear whenever I thought of following Jesus wholeheartedly. That sense of fear has now vanished. Praise God! The instructor also prophesied that I would stand up in front of crowds to share the gospel for God’s glory. I received it with a trembling heart.
For a long time, I have been asking God for a gentle and quiet spirit. During the prayer session, the instructor told me that God gave her that very verse “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” (1 Peter 3:4)
Once the blockage has been removed, I am now able to worship God more boldly in spirit and in truth.
Before, I have been puzzled about my gift of speaking of tongues as I only had one word in tongues. When I shared this with the instructor, she suggested that I ask God to restore the gift which had been blocked by evil spirits. After casting out those spirits from me, I am now able to speak many more words when I pray in tongues.
God is faithful and His Word never fails. As Matthew 7:7 states “Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you”.
As followers of Christ, we are all going through a journey of sanctification until we meet Jesus again. By the power of God, we could be sanctified through and through so that our whole spirit, soul and body could be kept blameless (paraphrased from 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
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