Encounter with a Demon

Before I start, I realize that this post is long, but I don’t want that to deter anyone from reading it, so I am going to star (like this: ***) the important passages, so if you don’t want to read as much, you can still learn the summary of my story by reading only the starred passages and God be glorified by it.

***This post is a lot heavier than my other ones. I encountered, audibly heard and cast out a demon. I’ve encountered and cast out demons before, but never as strong and real as this one. Here’s some information before I start.

I’ve noticed recently that we confuse the term “to believe in” with “to put faith in” or “to be passionate about”. So, it seems good to say “I believe in…(fill in good things)” which could be God, a cause you support, angels, the Holy Spirit. But, it sounds bad to say “I believe in…(fill in bad things)” which could be satan, diseases, evil spirits or demons. The truth of the matter is this: “believing” in something simply means you know it exists or is real. So if you were to be asked, “Do you believe in satan?” , your first instinct is going to be to say no. When really, in order to believe in Jesus Christ, you have to believe in satan. You have to believe he is real, and that he sends demons which are just as real to do his dirty work against the work of God. The biggest lie satan tells the world is that he isn’t real. You would think he would be self centered and full himself too much to do that, right? He is much more twisted and manipulative than that. If he can tell you he isn’t real, that spirits aren’t real or that demons aren’t real, he can deceive you and attack you without you having a clue where it’s coming from or that he even exists. You can’t fight back or defeat something you don’t believe is real. Twisted stuff, huh?

With that said, it is so clear that the devil is attacking multitudes, so many of them Christians, by using this tactful deception. You may believe the devil is real, but do you truly believe that spiritual warfare is real and affects you constantly? The Church doesn’t talk about the not so pretty stuff. It doesn’t tell you about demons, how they can and will and do attack you, how to engage in spiritual warfare and find victory through Jesus Christ alone. So many Christians don’t believe in the spiritual encounters other Christians experience and share. I’ll ask you this. Do you believe in the bible and that it is the truth and the truth alone? If yes, you must believe it when it talks about Jesus casting out demons from man, describing how to test a spirit when you encounter one, Jesus Himself casting out demons and engaging in spiritual warfare with the devil or how to avoid an evil spirit returning after you rebuke and cast it out? The bible is FULL of spiritual warfare and yet it is not mentioned in the church simply because it’s uncomfortable, taboo, or too much for the body of Christ to handle. The church has done us an incredible disservice in this regard. Christians are being constantly attacked by evil spirits and have no idea how to even recognize it or fight it. Why? The devil has deceived them to think that spirits or spiritual warfare aren’t real. And like I said before, you can’t defeat something you don’t believe is real.

Take a quick moment to pause. Look up and around wherever you are. Touch something that’s next you. I’m serious, touch something. That physical thing you’re touching? Everything that you can see? All of that is less real than spirits. Think about it like this. This is the way my dad has taught me. Everything you can see and touch right now will eventually wear down and become dust. Cars, buildings, furniture, your own skin- it will all be dirt one day. It will all eventually break and erode into nothing. Spirits do not fade. They can’t be killed. They can’t be eroded or worn into dust like physical things can. They are eternal. They are so much more real than your “reality” and instead they have been made either unreal or fake or taboo in the Christian community. 

Something my dad and I have noticed is that spiritual encounters are popping up lately just as strongly and frequently as they were written in the bible. We believe that the Holy Spirit has been moving more strongly now than it has in a long time, and that it is stirring up evil spirits that may have been dormant or comfortable. While spirits are becoming more active than my dad has ever seen in his lifetime, it is with urgency we must believe and become educated on spiritual warfare.

With that said, I’ll begin my story.

***Over a month ago, my best friend, Audrey, told me that her brother and sister-in-law had both moved to a new house together. After moving in, they both witnessed a water bottle, which was sitting on a table in between them, pick itself up and throw itself on the ground. They immediately went to Audrey’s dad and explained to him so they could all pray over the house together. Her dad then told them that he felt the Holy Spirit tell him to go pray over the shed in the back, which they immediately went out and did.

***A few days later, Audrey told me another story, her first ever physical spiritual attack. She was hanging out at her house with someone close to her, and as they stood up so she could walk them out, Audrey was hit with lightheadedness and nausea. After her guest left, she told me she walked into the bathroom and was alarmed at her reflection. She said she looked like a  black and white photograph in the mirror from how much color had left her skin. She sunk down and curled up in a corner of the bathroom. She said her symptoms were clammy hands, nausea, fever chills and a pain in her lower belly that she could physically feel move and roll around in her core. She said it was one of the worst feelings she’s ever felt in her life. She then told me that the word “miscarriage” was placed in her head firmly and she knew she was being given the feeling of a miscarriage by an evil spirit. She begged God to take away the pain, and He did shortly after. She said after she went out and checked her phone, it had only attacked her for ten minutes, but that it felt like hours. She later told her guest about the episode, and this person prayed and rebuked whatever caused it. This person then got a bloody nose for three days straight after doing this.

***The next time I saw my dad, I told him the water bottle story, and asked him to pray for Audrey’s family and their safety. I didn’t have enough time to tell him about Audrey’s miscarriage attack. The next morning, my dad texted me that he had a dream that night. In his dream, an evil spirit was attacking Audrey’s family, and it killed her mom, dad and more family members. God told him in the dream that the demon’s name was Spawna, and that it was a murderer of children. My dad told me to warn Audrey’s family and pray for them. I texted Audrey as soon as I read my dad’s text, and she connected some dots I didn’t put together. She noticed I didn’t even tell my dad about her “miscarriage” attack, yet he still discerned from the Holy Spirit that the demon was a murderer of children. Something both Audrey and I got through this whole story, you’ll notice, is confirmation constantly by the Holy Spirit. Audrey and I talked about it, and we thought that my dad’s dream was about whatever spirit was at her brother and sister-in-law’s had somehow attacked her, too. We prayed, praised, rebuked and went on with our lives.

***A couple weeks passed, and I went through a drastic and sudden life change. I moved out of my family home within one day due to sudden circumstances. I went to sleep the night before not having a clue that I would be moving out the next day. There was a lot of hurt and crying involved. I packed for 8 plus hours straight, and was so blessed that Audrey and her mom offered for me to move in with them that same night. They had a spare bedroom they let me immediately move into and use. I’m sincerely grateful for both of their generosity.

***This bedroom I moved into had a door that was right next to two other doors- a bathroom and Audrey’s mom’s room. Audrey’s room was across the house with its own bathroom inside of it. My first night in my room, I automatically didn’t like the feeling I got passing or entering the bathroom my door was next to. I was immediately aware there was an evil presence in the bathroom. The next day I pulled Audrey aside, and I asked her which bathroom she had her “miscarriage” attack in. Of course I’d assumed it was in her own bathroom, but after sensing something dark in the bathroom by my room, I thought it was worth an ask. She told me that her attack was actually in the bathroom next to my room, and not hers, which she mentioned was a little strange because it would’ve been easier and faster to go to her own bathroom. She asked me why I asked, and I told her that I got a bad feeling about that bathroom and I sensed an evil spirit.

***The next few days, my sense of the evil presence became stronger and stronger. I’ve encountered demons before, but not like this one. I began seeing a dark figure out of the corner of my eye in the mirror when I would pass it, a physical darkness in the room even when the windows should have been letting in bright light, and once when I walked by it I felt intense heat on only the side of my body that was next to the door. It felt like it tried to jump on me and attack me. After I felt the heat, I lifted my head high and kept walking past the door with confidence in Christ. It immediately shook off of me when I did this.

***Then, I told my dad about the bathroom situation. That’s when he mentioned that his dream could’ve possibly been about what was in the bathroom there and not at Audrey’s brother’s house. As soon as I read that message from him, I knew that was it. A demon named Spawna was in the bathroom, it was a murderer of children, and it attacked Audrey with a “miscarriage”. I told Audrey and we knew we had to cast it out. But, we were warned by the person Audrey had over the night she was attacked. Like I explained, this person said they tried to rebuke whatever hurt Audrey after she told them about it, and they got a bloody nose for 3 days straight. So, we knew that this demon was known to physically attack people and that authority needed to be had over it to cast it out, but we knew it was something we needed to do as soon as possible.

Audrey mentioned later that this person admitted to struggling with pride when it comes to their relationship with God and glory. We think this may be why their attempt to cast spawna out was unsuccessful and only led to it being able to hurt them.

***We set two days from then at 7:45pm as the day and time we were going to cast it out. We looked to the Bible for guidance on how to prepare to cast out a demon, and came to the conclusion that we needed to put on the full armor of God. In order to do this, we fasted for 24 hours, spent the day continuously in prayer as well as worshipped and stayed in the word as much as possible. Audrey worked this day, but I stayed home by myself. I decided to do nothing secular that day. I spent the entire day in prayer, worship, fasting, asking others for prayer, listening to a spiritual warfare training and reading scripture. Legitimately nothing else. Looking back after the whole situation was over, I have thought to myself, if this is how I lived in order to be ready to cast out a demon, why don’t I live more like that everyday? Since then, I have given up more of my secular music and hobbies that I felt especially didn’t bring me closer to the Lord or glorify Him. He asked me to give up specific spotify playlists later, and I recently learned that satan’s gift as an angel was music… you already know he’s using that to deceive and invite the presence of demons today. Today’s music is pretty disgusting! (WAP) As well, I have spent more time everyday in the word, worship and prayer.

***At one point during my worship, God pointed out something to me. The house was wonderfully COVERED in crosses. The walls, counters and end tables had crosses consuming them. Audrey’s mom is super amazing and collects them, and everywhere she lives is covered in them. Yet, God pointed out that the one room that she lived in and used that didn’t have a cross in it was the bathroom where Spawna stayed. God told me that a cross needed to be nailed, not just put up with a thumbtack, in that bathroom. Then, the song “Lead Me to the Cross” came on, and I took that as my cue to get up and walk around the house and let God tell me which cross to take down and bring into the bathroom that night. God pointed out the cross to me, which I initially took notice of when first moving in. I noticed later that the cross He picked had six smaller crosses on it, making it seven crosses total that would be nailed in that room, not just one. God uses many specific numbers in the bible that serve as symbolic, and seven is one of them. It serves as a number of completeness and being whole.

I also remembered a sermon on forgiveness that really struck a chord with me. My pastor preached a message essentially saying who are we to deny someone forgiveness, after everything we’ve done to the Lord, who has without a second thought forgiven us. He also went on to say that many people may not forgive, because they believe forgiving will excuse the behavior and invite it to happen again. He clarified that God wants us to forgive all, but He doesn’t wish on you to keep allowing that person to hurt you repeatedly. He used an example of an abusive husband and wife. God wants her to forgive the husband, but that does not mean He wants her to continue staying there while the husband abuses her. He wants her to find a safe place to stay and get help until the situation is addressed and fixed. As crazy as it sounds, I felt that Audrey needed to forgive spawna for hurting her before we casted it out. Not softly or fearfully, but bluntly and boldly before proceeding to sternly make it known that it is not welcome there and cast it out.

***Now comes hearing the demon for the first time. 

***I was still home alone, praising, when I heard 3 bangs from the bathroom. I immediately began praying for protection out loud in Jesus Christ’s name. In the middle of my sudden audible prayer, I heard laughter coming from the bathroom. It was an awful laugh. It was Spawna just amused that he startled me. Something I’ve learned is that both angels and demons sound distinct and that they do not sound like humans, like I used to think. I don’t know how to describe demon laughter. It is inhuman, high pitched and it sounds like some kind of creature or animal. The closest thing I can relate it to is a hyena, but it still doesn’t truly match it at all. I always thought demons would sound like deep or raspy evil voices, but the truth that I find amusing is that instead, they sound like high pitched weak animals. Something else I have learned is that sounds from the spiritual world take on that “small still voice” we hear about when listening for God’s voice. At least from everything I’ve heard, it has a distinct faintness to it. I don’t know how to describe it besides that. It’s not as loud as someone physical talking to you, but it’s not so quiet that it is unnoticeable. You have to be still and spiritually aware in order to hear it. Reverting back to the story, after I heard it laugh at me, I remained calm and continued to worship. I had to cling to my faith and confidence in my great God in order to remain calm and unshaken.

I had the thought that Audrey and I needed a prayer ARMY. I had the idea of creating a chain text that I could not only send out to people, but include instructions for those people to send it out to people they knew, and those people to do the same over and over again. I knew if I did it correctly I could potentially build a prayer army of at least 50 people, which I believe we may have surpassed. I composed a text that briefly explained the situation and then sternly prompted people to set an alarm for 7:45 that night to pray in the prayer army on our behalf. I gave examples of things they could pray for us, which were: that we would have whole authority over this demon through Jesus Christ alone, that God would send an entire angel army to fight with us, for protection, safety and for us to successfully cast out Spawna. After I sent this out, I was greeted with incredible feedback, support, written prayers and pledges to set an alarm and pray at 7:45 that night with us. As a bit more time elapsed, I began getting messages from people I didn’t even know, because the text got shared so abundantly. One in particular was the text that I sent to my dad, who sent it to his girlfriend, who sent it to her uncle, who passed back down a spiritual warfare training that he felt would be useful for me to prepare for casting out spawna. I listened to hours and hours of it before Audrey got home, and it truly prepared me and gave me notes on how to go about casting out a demon. This is the link: http://www.spiritualwarfaretoday.com/page9.html  I’m going to make another post about what I learned from this, so I can equip you all with the tools you need to become a spiritual warrior and war against evil, because whether or not you’re fighting it back, it’s always fighting you as a believer.

***When Audrey was on her way home, she called me and I told her everything I learned, but I didn’t mention hearing Spawna laugh at me, because there wasn’t enough time. She had some news I wasn’t expecting. She told me that on her lunch break, she called her aunt to tell her about everything and ask her to pray for her. Before, we didn’t know why or how spawna had the authority to be in their house. Audrey’s aunt told her that Audrey’s great grandfather was deep into witchcraft and satanic practices and apparently would put curses on his family line, inviting demons to attack them. This could be an explanation for why spawna had authority to be there, but I’m not certain. I shared the prayer army responses and that multiple people told me they prayed that we would have an entire angel army in the house fighting with us, and specifically lining the outside of the house to protect us. She shared that her aunt also felt she should pray the same thing. Confirmation by the Holy Spirit! I truly knew that the Holy Spirit was guiding people to pray for an angel army to be there, both inside fighting and outside lining the house. I believed that it was true that an angel army was going to be among us without a doubt, for so many had asked for it in prayer. I went into that bathroom knowing for a fact I was being ushered and accompanied by warrior angels. “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” – Mark 11:24 NKJV.

I was hurriedly catching up Audrey on everything I learned from the spiritual warfare training, about the cross we were to nail in the bathroom, about how I felt she should forgive it, and about all the verses I had prepared to read aloud to Spawna. Before we knew it, it was 7:47, and people were already texting me that they had informed their whole family on the situation, and that their whole family was gathered together praying. Many updated me throughout the whole hour of what they were praying for specifically, and it was encouraging to see how many people we had interceding for us as we took on spiritual war. I am eternally grateful for their help, because I’m sure we couldn’t have done it without the massive army of prayer warriors we had praying for us all at the same time. Because texts and prayers were already flooding in, and I was sure the angel army had already arrived, Audrey and I started at 7:47.

***The first thing we did was nail the cross in the bathroom. I wondered out loud, “Hm, where should we put it?” In unison, Audrey and I both said, “Above the towel rack.” Confirmation by the Holy Spirit! When Audrey nailed it up there, instead of hitting sheet rock, it hit right on a stud, and we knew it was meant to go there. We got a blanket and folded it on the floor, which we used to kneel on. I used my phone to read scripture and read notes I took on the spiritual warfare course. About this time, my dad sent me a text about a conversation he just had with the Lord. He said that he asked the Holy Spirit to cast Spawna millions of miles into outer space, but the Holy Spirit told him It couldn’t do that, but that it could cast it to the crust of the earth, the very bottom of the ocean. It also told my dad that Spawna would be dragged away by angels by the end of the hour, but to warn me that Spawna was not going to go silently. I wasn’t sure what this warning meant. I prepared myself for any fight it was going to put up before getting dragged out. In my mind, I accepted the fact that it could possibly move objects, throw open cabinets, physically hurt me or just in general cause a mess or ruckus. (Luckily, I think because it was preoccupied with fighting a whole angel army, it didn’t do any of these things. You will see later what the Holy Spirit meant by not going out silently). I read this text out loud to Audrey before moving forward.

Next, Audrey and I prayed on our knees together, asking for the angel army, asking for whole authority over Evil only by Christ and Christ alone, thanking the Lord for the opportunity, asking Him to have His hand over us so that it could not continue to physically hurt us, asking to successfully cast out Spawna and much more. First, I read prayers people had sent me over text out loud. I wanted it to know how many people were praying for us and that an angel army was on its way or already there and prepared for war. I began reading the scripture I picked out during the day. Here are a few verses I read aloud to remind spawna of its ultimate fate in the lake of fire and of God’s power:

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7 NKJV. I wanted to make it known that soon Spawna would be fleeing from God’s power.

“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.” – Revelation 19:19-21 NKJV. The devil and his demons all know that the bible is the truth. In fact, as crazy as it sounds, they all know it better than any of us believers do. Why? Because in order to twist it and deceive us with the word itself, they must know it inside and out. Something that amuses me is that they all know the Bible is the truth and that the end is coming. They all know that when the Bible says they and their “kingdom” will be destroyed and end in horrible suffering, that it is true. It makes them shudder, because they know it to be true. The amusing part is that they still remain evil and fight for it, knowing they will end and suffer like no other suffering in the end! It just seems plain stupid to me to stay on the losing team when you already know the truth and the ending. I wanted to remind Spawna of its ultimate fate and make it tremble at what it knows is true.

“Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day… A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you… No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up… You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot…” -Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV. I only typed the important snippets of this passage, but it is so powerful and I proclaimed it to the enemy.

*** “ “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us. ‘He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.’” – Psalms 2:3-4 NKJV. This verse was personal to read out loud, because I specifically picked it to let Spawna know that although it laughed at me earlier that day, God is the one who laughs from His throne in heaven at those who think they can break the bonds between believers and God.

***After I read that last verse about the Lord laughing, Audrey said to me, “I’m actually really glad you read that one. God told me a couple minutes ago that Spawna is laughing at us, like he finds this amusing.” I then told Audrey how I heard Spawna audibly laughing at me earlier that day, which is why I picked the verse. More confirmation by the Holy Spirit!

***We then began worshipping and singing praises to the Lord, inviting the Holy Spirit down. Around this time, I got another text from my dad. The Holy Spirit gave him one of the names of the angels that was there with us: Autonomous. When I read this, I felt the Holy Spirit strongly and teared up. It felt so personal to know the name of one of the angel warriors there fighting for us. I said, “Thank you for being here,” out loud to acknowledge it. I don’t know about you, but Autonomous sounds like a strong and thundering warrior name to me, and it was comforting to know he was there fighting. Some time later, my dad got another angel warrior name that was there: Besiege. To be completely honest, these names sounded familiar, but I wasn’t sure if they were actually English words or just divine names. I looked up the definitions later, and this is what I found. Autonomous: acting in accordance with one’s moral duty rather than one’s desires. Besiege: surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender; lay siege to. Especially besiege made me smile, as I mentioned earlier that multiple people specifically prayed that angels would line the exterior of the home and guard it as we cast out Spawna.

One of the songs we purposefully sang was The Blessing by Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes. Because we knew Spawna was a murderer of children, we wanted to implement worship that blessed children and families and generations. In this song, it repeats this verse over and over: 

May His favor be upon you for a thousand generations

And your family

And your children

And their children

And their children

At one point during worship, Audrey got up and knelt down in one of the corners of the bathroom and started worshipping there. I didn’t know at the time, but later, she told me that it was the same corner she felt crippled in during her “miscarriage” attack. I feel this was necessary and part of the process.

During one of the last songs, Whole Heart by Hillsong United, this lyric struck my heart and prompted me to stand and tell Audrey I thought she should, too:

Lifted up

And my knees on the floor for Your glory*

That I might stand

With more reasons to sing than to fear

* (this line actually says “and my knees know it’s all for Your glory”, but since I’ve heard this song I thought it was the other way and that’s how I sang it that night)

***I’m not sure which song it was, either this song or the next, was when I heard the demon again.

Except this time

It was crying.

***I felt in my spirit that it was being dragged out by angels at that very moment. Its cries were high pitched and desperate. I can’t mimic demon crying or truly describe it. It sounded like a creature, the closest thing I can relate it to is a bird cry maybe. It had that same faint distinctness I described earlier. As well as hearing it crying, I heard the sound of angels footsteps marching away. This is what the Holy Spirit meant by not going silently. How powerful, I thought, that on the same day I heard a demon laugh at me, I heard it crying being dragged away by angels because of God’s power! Within the same day that a demon laughed and mocked my allegiance to Jesus, it cried and was dragged away because of my allegiance to Jesus. AMEN!!! Everytime I describe this thought in person it fills me with so much joy and energy. Sometimes I laugh or tear up. I feel so blessed to have been a witness to God’s power so up close, and I want to tell EVERYONE about it. I hate to say it, but as much as I believed in God before, I didn’t understand just how powerful He is. That may sound stupid, but thats a vulnerable testimony out of this experience I have, and I hope to glorify God and His power with it to as many people as I can. That is part of why I’m sharing this story.

***After this, I smiled and told Audrey, “I heard it crying being dragged away.” She looked at me and responded, “Was it high pitched?” I was taken aback as I then said, “Yes, did you hear it too?” She told me she did. We both audibly heard a demon cry as it was dragged away by angels. This doesn’t happen to everyone everyday, so we want to make our encounter and experience known to everyone. We want everyone to know that the Holy Spirit is just as alive and powerful as it was written in the Bible, but that disbelief in the Holy Spirit is hindering the wonders and miracles Audrey and I witnessed from being realized. Miracles of the Bible times are still happening today! BELIEVE! I looked at my phone, and it was 8:47. It took exactly an hour. Like the Holy Spirit told my dad, “by the end of the hour”!

After we heard this, Audrey, who was closest to the door, heard a ruckus throughout the rest of the house. She said it sounded like things were moving, the dogs’ collars were rustling like they were running around and the dog door was flapping rapidly open and shut. She told me she felt like Spawna was desperately trying to cling or attach itself to another room. So, we went into the living room and prayed that the casting out that happened was not only from the bathroom, but from the entire house, and miles radius around it. We both called our dads and updated them. My dad was in awe that we actually heard it crying, and went on about how he’s never experienced anything like that. He went on to say that he believes I have a tremendous calling on my life for me to be sensing demons and casting them out so early in my life, and that he believes that this isn’t the end of spiritual warfare for me. (I’m writing and editing this months later, and I can already tell you that he wasn’t wrong. I’ve encountered more.)

The next thing that happened was that Audrey felt God leading her to get all articles of entertainment that could’ve been used to open doors and welcome in demonic presences. She collected Harry Potter movies and things and threw them away in a dumpster far from the house. I’ve been called radical for not agreeing with Harry Potter and refusing to read or watch it, but it truly isn’t good deep down. My dad told Audrey over the phone that night that they use the real names of fallen angels in Harry Potter. Her jaw dropped, as she’s always had an innocent love for the movies and books, and never fully understood, as many do. Not good stuff.

I texted everyone in the prayer army and thanked them as well as updated them on a summary of everything that happened. Audrey and I had 3 separate people warn us about the verses in the bible where it describes how when a demon is casted out from a place, it will return periodically to check the state of the place. If the state doesn’t remain kept and full of the Holy Spirit, the evil spirit will bring 7 more of its friends and cling to the same place again. These 3 people encouraged us to fill that place with praise and joy! These mentioned verses are: Matthew 12:43-45 or Luke 11:24-26.

***This wasn’t the end. My mom warned me that when there’s a strong evil spirit somewhere, it is very likely that there are multiple other little ones there with it. The nights following us casting spawna out, I woke up throughout the night often. One night, I woke up twice to whispers. The first time, I heard an inhuman voice whisper, “It’s not gone.” The second time, it whispered, “Not gone yet.” Admittedly, I wanted to believe I heard an angel speak to me and warn me to get rid of all the other evil spirits. But, my dad warned me, and pointed out that this spirit obviously wanted to gain my trust and to be weary of it. He also pointed out that it was using fear tactics to control me, and only the enemy controls with fear. I agreed with him, and remembered what 1 John 4:1-3 says. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” – 1 John 4:1-3. Until I heard this voice confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, I decided to not pay it any attention. It never did, and I never heard it again.

Both Audrey and I had multiple more spiritual attacks, mostly mental attacks, and multiple people telling us that they felt satan was especially angry at us.

***Audrey and I were so blessed to be able to move into our own house that her dad and stepmom built and offered for us to use. When it was built, everyone who helped wrote prayers and verses on the interior of the house before they painted it, and it has been prayed over, being dedicated to the Lord. All these things are evident in the peace of the house, which people who have visited have felt so strongly that they all have mentioned to us how peaceful it feels. Both Audrey and I have felt the presence of angels sitting next to us at the table in our house. So refreshing to feel an angel’s presence compared to a demon’s!

I have gone through more encounters with both angels and demons since all of what I just described happened. I will be writing more blog posts about them.

***Thank you so much for taking the time to read this testimony of witnessing the Holy Spirit! I want everyone to know how active and real the spirit world is, and how to use the Bible as a tool in spiritual warfare. I will be writing many more posts about how to train and prepare for spiritual warfare. I desperately need to share this with everyone possible, and hope you would share this link to whoever you feel led to share it with! This has been one of the harder posts to write, and I have had to take many months to heal and recover from the trauma that comes with witnessing and hearing a demon. Jesus has every victory, and I have peace knowing that.

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