The Evil Encounter

Dear Readers,

     This short entry from my journal of 2003 is extremely difficult to share.  But if you believe that the Holy Spirit is alive and well on the earth today, you must also believe that evil spirits are alive and well on the earth today.  I hesitate to share this story, even as I type it out on my blog.  But, the Push behind me is too not concern myself with what people think, but only to compose what the Holy Spirit urges me to enter…

 

     THE EVIL ENCOUNTER-  Journal Entry- March 30, 2003

      A few days ago I had an unprecedented spiritual experience.  Quite often my husband falls asleep with the "Discovery Channel" on the television.  I wake up in the night and go shut it off.

     I awoke a few nights ago and as usual went to shut off the broadcast yet again, but while walking across the room, I caught a glimpse of a grotesque sight of a woman with a horrifying face and someone was sitting on top of her while she lay squirming on the floor.  I quickly switched off the TV, thinking it was abuse of some kind, but my body rapidly filled with a deep inner fear, and also an unparalleled feeling in the center of my chest, almost like someone was turning a corkscrew into my body.  It was immediately painful and deep.

     Trembling, I jumped back in bed, but the churning in my chest continued to tighten painfully and agonizingly deeper and deeper.  Because it was so torturous, I decided to turn the television back on so I could see exactly what in the world was going on.  In a few short minutes I observed "Satanic Exorcisms" being performed on demonically possessed people; their eyes rolling back in their heads, vomiting, vulgarity, deformed faces and bodies twitching in agony.  I turned off the TV again and continued to tremble fiercely while the corkscrew feeling deepened in my chest.  After a couple more minutes of gnawing and shivering, I began to wonder if I caught something demonic off that program.

     Suddenly, I felt superhuman boldness fill my soul, and I began to pray with mighty conviction, "I don’t have to deal with this!  In the name of Jesus, get out of me and go outside my home to a dry place and stay there!"  Then I kept repeating over and over, "In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus…"

     For about five minutes in time and many "In the name of Jesus" prayers, I felt as if someone was dragging or twisting, or unwinding the center of my rib cage.  The depth felt less and less and less as I prayed, until the chest pain completely stopped.  And, when it did, instantly my trembling disappeared also.  I covered my home with the blood of Jesus, and surrounded it with angels, and then I peacefully dozed back to sleep.

     The whole incident lasted about 15 or 20 minutes and left me in a deep restful sleep for the rest of the night.  In the morning I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  I shared it with only a few people; my pastor, my sister, CJ, and my daughter.  Then I decided it was so profound I should write it down.

     I wonder still if we can get demons off the television.  I know many preachers believe we can, but I’ve never experienced anything quite so overpowering and instantly evil.

 

                                Love in Christ,  Claire xoxo

 

Matthew 17:18, "Jesus rebuked the demon and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment." (NIV)

Luke 11:20,  Jesus said, "But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you." (NIV) 

 

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