||TESTIMONIES PROVING THAT DELIVERANCE WORKS
LINDA FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
Linda was a member of my church for many years before
the following events took place.
She was a very intelligent and outgoing person, a committed
Christian and an extremely reliable church worker.
Nothing in the way she related to her fellow parishioners
or did her work for the ministry indicated that she had a
However, Linda had one particular issue in her life that
she could not resolve: every single relationship she was in
eventually broke up. Every man she became involved
with ended up leaving her because of various excuses—it
almost seemed as if they were being frightened off, or
threatened into leaving. This happened so many times that
I began to wonder what could be wrong.
One day, however, the cause of her problems surfaced—
and led to a rather dramatic chain of events.
I was conducting a month end revival service at the
church, and the Lord told me that there was someone in
the audience who was being defiled every night by a spirit
husband.1 Linda was ushering that night and when I
revealed what the Lord had said, she raised her hand in
the back of the church where she was stationed. I acknowledged
seeing her and proceeded to pray for her. I
commanded the spirit to lose access to her from that day
The following Sunday she told me that the spirit had
attempted to sleep with her again, but could not. The
spirit left in anger and promised to deal ruthlessly with
her. I told her not to worry, and that God was in absolute
control. I never doubted this for a moment, but the
situation was still to worsen.
From that day, Linda started hearing voices. The voices
were insistent, persuasive. They would tell her to leap into
the river or jump in front of oncoming vehicles or trains.
She was afraid to go out because each time she did, the
voices began again. As days turned into weeks, the
intensity of these suicidal urges became greater and
Linda first told my wife of this after Bible study one
week, knowing she couldn’t withstand the voices much
longer. My wife prayed with her and urged her to go and
speak with me during my regular Thursday afternoon
walk-in counseling session. She came that Thursday and
told me of her experience.
While she was speaking to me, the voices manifested,
growing louder with each word that came out of her
mouth. They ordered her to stop speaking to me about her
situation. She abruptly stopped talking in the middle of a
I, understandably, was baffled.
I said, “Linda, why did you stop talking?”
Her reply was tense. “Don’t you see the “people” in your
office telling me to be quiet?”
“No,” was my reply.
Then I asked her to describe what “the people” looked
like. She told me they were around her age (about thirty
two years old) with long dark hair and complexions
resembling that of people of Indian descent. They were
not unfamiliar to her: she said she had been seeing them
in her dreams since she was young. In these dreams, she
played with them in bodies of water.
I immediately knew they were spiritual beings.
I then prayed the following prayer. I said, “In the name of
Jesus, I take authority over you demonic beings in my
office right now. You have no right to invade this place. I
send the fire of God after you and I decree that God’s
angels chase you out of this office. I also command the
fear and intimidation you hold over Linda be broken right
now in the name of Jesus.”
Immediately, Linda relaxed and was able to talk freely.
However she had not gone too far in her conversation
before the spirit beings came back again.
I prayed another prayer and they left only to come back
again. This happened many times.
Fortunately, my deliverance team was in church that
afternoon, so I handed her over to them for prayer. She
was not pleased, another indication that the spirits were
still victimizing her.
Experience has taught me that some people should never
be told exactly when they will be prayed for. Had I told
Linda that she would be prayed for ahead of time, it is
very probable that the spirits would either have prevented
her from coming or would have refused to manifest
The deliverance team prayed fervently for her and commanded
the fire of God to break every link she had with
the marine kingdom. By God’s grace, the prayers were
effective. Linda screamed out with a loud voice and fell
on the ground as if she were dead, screaming “fire is
burning me!” as she did so.
By the time the session was over, something had changed
in Linda; even her facial expression was different. She
went home, in peace at last. Then, that night something
happened—something that would add yet another missing
piece to the puzzle that had been her life thus far.
Linda’s mother called to check on her. That would have
not been unusual, as such a move is expected between
parent and child; what was strange was the question she
had for her daughter.
“Are you alive?” she asked Linda, as if she could not
believe it, despite the fact they were speaking on the
Confused, Linda pressed her mother to tell her the reason
for the strange question. The answer she got was eye
opening and more than a little disturbing.
Linda’s mother told her that when she married many
years earlier, she was unable to conceive. She was taken
to a marine witchcraft practitioner, and was told to come
back on a certain day to perform rituals in order to obtain
When Linda’s mother went back, she met another woman
who had come for the same purpose. Both were taken to
the Atlantic Ocean and given a “spiritual bath,” among
other things. Then they were both given a charm to throw
into the Atlantic Ocean with their backs to the water, and
were told not to look back. This demonic ritual was
performed under the cover of darkness, long after dusk.
Now that the ritual was completed successfully, the
witchcraft practitioner told both women that they would
both be pregnant that month—albeit, with some conditions.
The first condition was somewhat reasonable. Sacrifices,
the witch-doctor said, must be made to the spirits responsible,
until the children were old enough to take over the
Secondly, she told them that the children would die at age
sixteen. They were “on loan,” from the Atlantic Ocean,
but must return after sixteen years. There was a clause in
the condition; the women were allowed one, and only
one, “extension of life,” doubling the life of their children
to a span of thirty-two years.
She finished by informing her two customers that both
children would be girls, and be pharmacists.
Chillingly, the week that Linda was hearing voices urging
her to commit suicide was the same week she turned
thirty-two years old. Her “time” had expired, and the
spirits wanted their “daughter,” Linda, back.
The week we did deliverance for her was the week she
was supposed to die.
Unfortunately for them and to the glory of God, she
escaped from their hands. She was taken from under the
power of Satan, and every effort to kill her failed.
Her mother enquired from her how she had managed to
stay alive. Linda told her about the voices and the subsequent
experience in my office followed by the deliverance
session. Her mother was overjoyed, and for good reason;
the daughter of the woman who had gone through that
same ritual had recently died.
When it was clear that the sprits had lost Linda forever,
they told her mother that she had to give her life in
Linda’s place. She first had a stroke and eventually died
of mysterious causes.
The enemy, furious that he had been cheated, began to
attack in other ways. After her initial deliverance I told
Linda to search her home for anything connected to the
waters, and bring it to me. She was fascinated by images
of the mermaid. All her bedside lamps were made with
the image of the mermaid. She brought these things so we
could destroy them to prevent any spiritual links and open
doors to her past.
I was in the church the day we scheduled, ready for our
appointment—and suddenly, I heard a commotion in front
of my office. It was my deliverance ministers, carrying
Linda to me. She had a hand on her forehead and was in
She told me that when she reached the front of the church,
a strong gust of wind lifted her from the ground and
slammed her against the concrete wall of the church. I
immediately knew it was a counter attack because of the
victories already won and for the things we were about to
We destroyed every one of those items. After that, all
attacks against Linda permanently stopped.
I am happy to report to you that Linda is alive and well.
She is happily married to a pastor. Deliverance Works!
The true story above is taken from Dr. A. O. Itiola’s
book Delivered from Evil. To buy a copy,