7/12/97: Deliverance in "Layers"
EXPERIENCE IN DELIVERANCE
During a conference, I was going down the hallway to the
bathroom and saw a group of people ministering to
someone who was loudly sobbing on the floor. I knew that
this person was experiencing a demonic manifestation and
was running from the Presence of the Lord.
Knowing that she knew me, I kneeled down with her and
interrupted her crying, and said, “Do you trust me?” She
nodded yes. I said, “You need to pick yourself up and go
back into that room and be in the Presence of God.” A
demon responded back through her voice, although I had
no idea what was said. I spoke to her and not the demon
and said that if she could not get up by herself, we
would help her and take her in there because we loved
her very much and she needed to be in the Presence of
the Lord and not be hiding from it. The demon did not
like that in the least. When we helped her to the door
of the threshold of the sanctuary, she stopped right at
the line, and would not step over. It took some coaxing,
but we managed to take her to the very back corner of
the large room. There was loud worship music going on,
and hands on ministry taking place all over. The
Presence of the Lord was strong and it was the perfect
atmosphere for her to receive His work.
Myself and 2 other people sat with her, praying in
tongues. She eventually went berserk and fell to the
floor. She sobbed, heaved, screamed, and squirmed, and
we prayed in tongues all the more diligently. She went
through waves of this between quiet times.
I heard the Lord say, “Deep cleansing.” Then I watched
it happen again as in waves, of sobbing, screaming, then
release with quiet following. Then I heard the Lord say,
“Layers.” As she was sobbing I leaned over and told her
these things, and what was happening to her was a good
thing and that the Lord was doing His cleansing work of
many layers of past years in her life.
I learned quite a lot about the deliverance process as
this was a supernatural experience totally orchestrated
by the Holy Spirit, as all we were doing was praying in
tongues while laying hands on her. I felt a strong
oneness with the Holy Spirit's work while it was
occurring. Each time just prior to her breaking her
quiet I would begin to feel a pressure build in my
Spirit. I would lean down and start praying very
strongly and loudly in tongues as the Holy Spirit gave
me unction.. Then as the demon left, I would feel that
pressure instantly go away within my own Spirit. OH THE
PEACE AND RELIEF OF IT! This happened many times. The
peace after each layer was quite something.
Even though my flesh was fighting the whole process and
I wanted it “DONE” I loved her enough and recognized the
Holy Spirit enough to stay with it. This process of
de-layering deliverance went on for a long time and I
began to get weary as it was late and I was really tired
and it was also hard to sit on the floor all that time.
I silently asked the Lord with each layer, “Please let
this be the last one!” yet I had so much compassion for
her. Finally I decided on my own (!) this was the last
layer as she had calmed down for a time. I heard the
Lord say in response to my independent thought, “Trust
Me.” No sooner did I hear that, then she began again.
This one ended up the last for that night. When the
layer left, I knew it was Abandonment.
It was interesting that the first coherent thing she
said after it was all done related to abandonment. She
said, “Thank you for staying with me and not leaving me!
I was afraid you would leave before it was finished.”
Boy am I glad the Lord interrupted my independence and
kept me there to complete His work. It was a good