PRAY FOR CAROLINA
I think my Lord was telling me to be ready,
But I couldn’t make any sense of it.
“Be ready for what, Lord?”
“Be ready to leave.”
But that only brought up more questions.
“Leave where? What do I need to bring?
How long will I be gone? Who’s coming with me?”
But there was only silence.
So, instead of P.U.S.H. praying like I knew I should,
(praying until something happens,)
I figured it was just my imagination,
(or worse yet, satan trying to distract me,)
and went back to my usual chores.
A half hour or so later, I get a call from one of my kids,
And his voice was quite agitated.
(This child is as calm as they come, so I knew it must be a big deal to him.)
“Mom,” he whispered into the phone,
“There’s a woman here, who is possessed with demons,
and she’s asking for my help in getting rid of them. What do I do?”
“Is she part of the church group there?”
(My kids were at a youth group meeting, in a church in a neighboring town.)
“No,” he continues to explain, “I was walking down the main hallway,
when I seen this older woman running up the hill, straight to the church, to where I was. I could see her trying to run away from the demons, but they just kept following her. There must have been at least six or seven of them, big ones.
She ran into the church, and came right up to me,
and asked me if I could help her get free from the demons!
Mom,” He continues, “I’ve seen people with demons before,
but this is the first time they’ve asked me to help them get rid of them! What do I do? The woman told me that she had heard of Jesus successfully casting out demons, so she came to the church, hoping to be set free from hers. Mom, she came to ME. What do I do? She’s here right with me, in one of the side rooms.”
I cursed my disobedience right here and then, wishing so very much that I could turn back the time and obey my God, so I’d be ready to just walk out that door to go help!
“Stay there, keep talking to her. I’ll call you right back.”
So I went and found my husband, told him of the situation, and we decided to go down there to the church, to see if we could help out. I called my child back and told him that we were going to drive down there and meet up with him to see if we could help.
As I was getting my shoes on, and locating my favorite book on spiritual warfare, My kid calls back. “When are you going to get here? I’m worried that they will find us (here in the room) and take her away before we can help her!”
“Try to find out what her name is, and where she lives.”
I could hear my child talking to the woman, and asking her the questions. But It was hard for the woman to give complete answers, for the demons were continually pestering her, interrupting her, and arguing with her.
My child tried to quiet the demons, which in turn excited the woman. “Oh! So you can hear them too?”
“Yes, I can see them and hear them.”
“So I’m not crazy! They are there! It’s not just me!”
“No,” my child responds, “Its not just you. Listen,” he tells her,
“My parents are on their way here, to see if they can help you.”
At that, one of the demons must have spoken up,
for the woman then gives an exclamation, and the strong belief and firm joy welling up from within her shone from her voice.
“Ha! I’m finally going to be rid of you! They’re sending someone here to help me.
Help is on it’s way!”
My child then heard a commotion in the outer hall, and tried to quiet the woman.
“Mom? How long will it take you to get here?”
We were already in the car, driving to the church.
“We should be there in twenty minutes or so.”
I could hear defeat and great sadness in my child’s voice as he answered. “I don’t think you’ll get here in time, Mom.”
Sadly, he was right.
When we arrived, we found that the woman had been removed by the pastor,
and had been forcibly led back to her house.
I asked my kids if they had gotten her name and address, but all they were able to get, was that she lived ‘down the hill’, and that her name was ‘Carolina’. I asked them if they were able to see in what direction they left, but they told me that they were forbidden to watch or leave the church.
My husband and I were told by one of the staff there, that it really wasn’t necessary to drive all the way over there, and that our kids were safe. (Apparently, the woman’s demeanor scared some people the day before, when she had first come to the church for help. They sent her back home then, too.)
We tried calling the pastor to see if we could find out where she lived, but he told us that the woman was living with her son and his wife, and that as a pastor of a church, he was not allowed to divulge where she lived, due to confidentiality issues. He told us that the woman had schizophrenia, and that her caregivers had run out of her medicine, which was why they were currently having problems with her. My husband explained to him, that our child had made a connection to her already, and was praying for her, and wanted to see if he could visit her at a later date, but the pastor coldly told us that he had already said prayers for her, and then repeated what he had said about the confidentiality issue, and then hung up.
I had asked my child, if he had been scared of the woman. “No,” he replied. “She was sweet and gentle. It’s the demons that were evil.”
“Were you scared of the demons?”
My son shook his head no. “I knew they could not harm me.”
My child was really upset over this situation for several days afterwards.
He couldn’t understand why God would send this woman to him,
and yet not have him be able to help her.
We both wondered.
In my private prayer time, my Lord answered me.
“This will happen in the end times, too, My child.
Times when you will be administering to My people, (Or to one who will be Mine,)
And the enemy will come in and take that person from your presence.
But it does not mean that they can then not be saved or delivered from their oppressors!
Just like the Roman centurian’s servant, (in Matthew 8:5-13, and Luke 7:1-10,)
I OR YOU
Do not have to be there with the person
For them to be freed from their tormentors!
YOU STILL HAVE THE POWER
To cast them out from them!
If two or more are gathered in My Name…
If two or more agree on this earth…
Check them out.
Find those scriptures.
Is My hand shortened,
That it can not save?
I am not bound by time or space.
You don’t have to be there beside her
To help her.
THIS IS WHY I SENT HER TO YOUR CHILD.
As I also told him, ‘Who else could I send her to?’
He was there for that moment, and he is Mine.
Do not let man’s names of illnesses
Scare you away from naming and claiming my help.
Even others, may claim that these illnesses/demons
Are too big to cast out in one sitting.
TO ME, THEY ARE BARELY AS BIG AS AN ANT!
SEATED IN ME ON MY THRONE,
HAVE THAT SAME POWER,
AS WHEN I WALKED THE EARTH.
“So go ahead. Pray for her.”
Matthew 18:18-20, KJV
18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
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