THE DEMONIC VOICES HAD TO GO
Jesus Did It!
By: Leslie Johnson
I was born in Mississippi in 1963, the only girl in a house full of boys. And, on the surface, we were a very good and religious family. We faithfully attended church not once, but three times a week and were deeply involved in every single church-related activity that cropped up. But our home life was quite a different matter. My parents were miserable. My brothers were oblivious, and I was as “lost” as I could possibly be. At the tender age of 11, however, I became born again. And while I was definitely lacking in tact and mercy (I vividly recall telling my brothers they were “going to hell” every time they did something I thought to be a sin!), I immediately embarked on a wonderful relationship with Jesus. Unfortunately, my ship got off course … way off course.
Our home was rocked with divorce. The world came calling. Religion grew boring. And I deliberately turned my back on everything I knew to be right. By the time I was 21 years old, I was a mess. I was drinking and getting drunk all the time, smoking almost two packs of cigarettes a day, popping speed like it was candy, smoking weed for a good time, and don’t even get me started on the bar-hopping! I was completely and utterly miserable. If that wasn’t enough, I began hearing “voices” when I was 19 years old. My beloved grandmother had spent a great deal of time in the state’s mental institution, diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was just a young mother. She was a dear, sweet woman and I loved her, but she heard “voices” until the day that she died. And now the “voices” had started in on me. But…someone was praying.
My mom and some of her friends had begun praying for me – fervently, faithfully praying. And so I once again became convicted of my sin and fell on my knees in my bedroom floor, giving my heart and my whole life back to Jesus. One moment my soul was blackened with sin and the next it was as white as snow! I was a new creature, just like the Bible says, and all those old things had passed away! What a joy to experience freedom and release from all that bondage – I was like a prisoner who suddenly had a death sentence commuted and now found herself “in the free world” with her whole life in front of her!
About a week later, I had a chance to deal with those “voices” that had so terrified me for two years. I was putting on my makeup and here they came, just like before - a hateful, demonic presence surrounding me. Voices which I could hear clearly inside my head were telling me that I was no good, not loved and much, much worse. But this time was different. This time, I knew that Jesus lived in my heart and I quickly recalled how He had dealt with the devil and his demons when He walked on this earth. He was never afraid of them. He was in control in every situation and He cast them out all the time. So I said out loud to that demonic presence, “You have no right to me. I belong to Jesus now. Get out of here!” And they took off, because I had realized that “greater is He [Jesus] that is in me, than he [the devil] that is in the world!” And then I finished putting on my makeup.
It has been twenty-one years, and those demons have not dared to show their hateful presence even once. I married Gary about a year later and we embarked on a wonderful journey of following Jesus together. I have discovered that religion kills and that it is only a living, vital relationship with Jesus that brings life. I heard a preacher say once, “Life is a series of adjustments. You do the best you can with what you know. And when you know better, you do better.” So it has been with me, Gary and our understanding of God’s women. We, like so many of you, had swallowed the whole “Husbands are the High Priest of the Home” teaching – hook, line and sinker. And then we read our Bibles, allowed ourselves to be taught by the Holy Spirit, and learned the Truth. Does God Really Prefer Men? is a result of two years of prayer, research, prayer, study, prayer, tears and more prayer. No, it is not “religious.” No, it is not “traditional.” It is full of life, revelation and the exciting message that God loves His daughters just the same as He loves His sons…and He longs to use them accordingly!
If you would like to read my husband Gary's powerful testimony, you can click on the following link: http://precious-testimonies.com/BornAgain/h-k/GaryJohnson.htm
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