A powerful testimony about prayer,shared by a Ugandan Pastor.This is the first part
I want to share with you from a testimony of someone who was saved, someone who had been serving the devil. And when that man gave his testimony, it so challenged me, I did not want to believe it. I had to go ten days before the Lord in fasting, asking Him, “Lord, is this true?” And it was at that time the Lord began to teach me what happens in the spiritual realm when we pray.
This man was born after his parents dedicated themselves to lucifer. When he was still in the womb, they made so many rituals dedicating him to serve lucifer. When he was four years old, he began to exercise his spiritual power. And his parents began fearing him. When he was six years, his father surrendered him to the witches to go and be trained. And by ten years, he was doing great things in the kingdom of the devil. He was feared by the normal witches.
He was still a young boy, but he was so terrible in the things he did. He grew up to be a young man in his twenties with so much bloodshed on his hands. Killed at will. He had the ability to go out of his body through transcendental meditation. And he could levitate. Sometimes his body would lift off the ground and stay in the air. And sometimes he could go into a trance, and come out of his body; his body would remain behind, and he would go out into the world, this is called astro-travelling. And this guy was used by satan to destroy so many churches, to break down so many churches and to destroy so many pastors.
One day, he was assigned to destroy a church that was so full of prayer. There were so many divisions in this church, and many confusions. And he began to work on this church. But at that time, the pastor called a fast for the whole church. As the church began to fast, there was a lot of repentance and a lot of reconciliation. And the people came together, and they began to pray for the work of the Lord in their midst. And they continued interceding and crying to God to have mercy and intervene in their lives. And as they days went by, this man was coming again and again with demon spirits against this church. But there was a word of prophecy that came telling the Christians to rise up and to wage warfare against the powers of darkness that were attacking the church.
So one day, this man leaves his body in his room and goes astro-travelling. He leads a mighty force of demonic spirits against this church. Now this is his testimony. His spirit was moving in the air over the church and trying to attack it, but there was a covering of light over the church. And suddenly, there was an army of angels that attacked them and there was fighting in the air, and all the demons fled, but he was arrested by these angels.
Yes, arrested by the angels! He saw himself being held by about six angels, and they brought him through the roof right before the church altar. There he was, and the people were praying. They were deep in prayer in spiritual warfare, binding and breaking and casting out. The pastor was on the platform leading the prayers and the warfare. The Spirit of the Lord spoke to the pastor, “The yoke has been broken, and the victim is there before you. Help him through deliverance.” As the pastor opened his eyes, he saw this young man collapsed there. His body was with him, he was in his body. The young man says he doesn’t know how his body joined him; he had left it in his house. But there he was in his body, he didn’t know how he had entered in except the angel had carried him through the roof.
Now these things are difficult to believe, but the pastor silenced the church and told the church what the Lord had told him and asked the young man, “Who are you?” The young man was trembling as the demons began coming out of him. So they prayed for deliverance, and afterwards he began to share his life. This young man has now come to the Lord and is an evangelist, preaching the Gospel. He is being used by the Lord mightily in setting other people free by deliverance.
One night, I (John Mulinde) went to a dinner. The sole reason I went is that someone told me about this young man, and I was so curious to see him, and see if his story was true. So I sat at that dinner and in the evening, this man was given the chance to give his testimony. He talked about so many things. Sometimes he cried because of the things he did. As he finished, he made an appeal.
There were many pastors in that room. And he said, “I appeal to you, pastors. Please teach the people how to pray.” The people who don’t pray, can be taken in anything, in anything by the devil, and there are ways that the enemy exploits their lives and their prayers. The enemy knows even how to exploit their prayers of those people who don’t know how to pray. “Teach the people how to use the spiritual armor that God provides.”
Then he shared how he lead expositions into the air. He would go with other satanic agents and lots of demon spirits into the air. It was like a shift, you’ve got to go and work your shift. So regularly he had a time he had to go and wage war in the heavenlies. And he said that in the heavenlies, in the spiritual realm, if the land is covered under the blanket of darkness, that blanket is so thick, it is like a rock. And it covers the whole area. And these spirits are able to go on top of this as well as below this blanket. And from that level, they influence the events on earth.
When the evil spirits and human satanic agents leave their shifts, they go down on earth at the points of covenant, even waters or on the land at the points of covenant for refreshing of their spirit. And how do they refresh their spirit? By the sacrifices that people give at these altars. They could be sacrifices in open witchcraft, sacrifices in bloodshed of all types including abortion, including warfare and human sacrifices and animal sacrifices. They could be sacrifices of sexual immorality where people go into sexual perversions and all kinds of promiscuity. And that act services the strength of these powers. And many are the different types of sacrifices.
He said that when satanic agents are up in the heavenly realm, and the Christians begin to pray on earth, the prayers of the Christians appear to them in three forms. All prayers appear like smoke that is rising up into the heavens.
Some prayers appear like smoke, and it goes drifting along and disappear in the air. These prayers come from people who have sin in their lives and they are not willing to deal with it. Their prayers are so weak, they are blown away and disappear in the air.
The other type of prayer is also like smoke that rises up until it reaches this rock, but it does not break through the rock. These are usually people who try to purify themselves, but they lack the faith in what they are doing as they pray. They usually ignore the other important aspects that are needed when someone prays.