“I grew up in a Hindu family and was introduced to the worship of many gods,” said my new friend. “However, those ‘gods’ as I grew older, became more and more aggressive, unfriendly, demanding and evil.” Her family told her this familiarity was highly favored and to be embraced, but nothing about this world felt favorable to her. At the age of sixteen, someone introduced her to Jesus and she received Him and His love into her heart. She told me there was a profound change in her life and she soon realized that the “gods” she carried with her were actually demonic presences or spirits meant to torment her. She wanted them gone from her life.
Some of her Christian friends gathered to pray over her, declaring the powerful blood of Jesus and one by one those unwanted spirits left and a new freedom was the result. After hearing this testimony, I looked straight at her and asked what her primary spiritual gift is today. Without hesitation she said, “I see spirits in and on others’ lives.” I knew it; I just knew that the God who delivered her would now use her to bring deliverance to others. It made me smile.
Looking straight into her eyes once again I asked, “Look at me and tell me what you see; do you see ANYTHING…any presence that does not represent the kingdom of God?” I do not want anything that does not represent my King in or on my life. I want nothing hanging out in my presence that does not represent or reflect the holy and the sanctified. She focused squarely back at me without taking a breath and said, “I already checked you out and you’re clean.” With a sigh of relief, I sat back in my chair and told her thank you…thank you for walking in this gift and ministering love, compassion and freedom to others. I continued by saying thank you for not shying away from something that can be considered controversial.
“Thank you, Father, for Jesus our Deliverer.” He cleansed the temple and He cleanses our lives just because He loves us and longs for us to be free. (Galatians 5: 1 & 3:13)