||TESTIMONIES PROVING THAT DELIVERANCE WORKS
RAPED AT THREE
Several years ago, I pastored a church in Montgomery,
Alabama. There was a brilliant and highly talented young
lady in the church who had just finished college. She
could sing and play just about any musical instrument.
She was actively involved with the music ministry of the
church and played important roles in just about every
other department in the church.
She portrayed herself as a very spiritual person, fasting
often. Once, she fasted for so long she was completely
dehydrated. She broke her glasses, claiming to have been
supernaturally healed by the Lord.
Any time there was any misunderstanding in the music
department, she would be the only one not involved,
always playing the role of the peacemaker. She was
always in church, rarely missing any of our services. She
was consistently the first to get there and last to leave.
Despite all this, I had an uneasy feeling about her. I would
say to myself, “something is not right about this lady,”
but since I had no concrete evidence, I kept quiet.
One day after Wednesday Bible study, she came to see
me in my office. The look in her eyes was penetrating and
seductive. My spirit revolted against it.
Boldly, I asked her, “My sister, do you have a problem
Her reply was a sharp “No.”
I looked her straight in the eye and posed the question
again. This time she replied “Yes, sometimes.”
Then I asked, “Sometimes, like now?”
Looking down, she replied, “Yes.”
I admonished her and then asked her to go and pray.
From that day, I began to pray that the Lord would reveal
the type of person that she was. What happened next
confirmed all my feelings of discomfort about her.
Early one morning, someone came knocking on my door
at around 3 o’clock. When I answered the door, it was one
of the ladies in the church. She said that they were having
an all night prayer meeting in the house of one of the
church members and that something was happening there
that called for my urgent attention.
When I got to this place, the young lady was on her face,
foaming and talking uncontrollably. In the heat of the
prayer meeting, the Holy Spirit had arrested her and she
began to confess to her involvement in witchcraft. I sat
down, stunned to hear the things she owned up to.
Her confession was long, thorough, and shocking in its
She said: “I am sorry for you pastors who just give
anybody duties in the church without asking the Lord. I
have been practicing witchcraft since I was three years
old. I was raped by a family member and since then have
been possessed by the spirit of witchcraft.
“I have done innumerable evils even to those who were
trying to help me. I lived with my uncle in the Northeast
and spiritually messed up his home plumbing system. It
cost him thousands of dollars to fix. I take joy in wickedness.
“The devil specifically assigned me to your church to
hinder the word of God and the move of the Spirit. He
gave me great talents in the area of music and you played
into my hands. I fasted often to fool you into thinking I
was spiritual. I broke my glasses and faked a healing to
fool you into thinking that I have a lot of faith. You gave
me a free hand to operate in the church.
“There is no department I have not affected. I have
cleaned the church and dropped things that kept people
from coming to church. I have dusted the chairs and used
witchcraft to stop people from staying in the church. I
have driven the church van and have caused it to have
problems no mechanic can detect. I used that manipulation
to siphon the church’s money.
“All the fights in the music ministry were engineered by
me to hinder God’s Spirit from moving through the praise
and worship sessions. I would cause the fights demonically
and turn around and preach peace to the warring
“I was on a special mission the day I came to your office
to seduce you. The Lord however had mercy on you; and
you did not fall into my trap. I have used that method to
defile and destroy many, but I failed against you. I have
worked with the children, but their angels were too strong
for me to perform my enterprise against them.”
She said many other things that space will not permit me
to write. I was completely shocked. I was grateful,
however, that the Lord did not allow us to remain permanently
in the dark concerning her.
The true story above is taken from Dr. A. O. Itiola’s
book Delivered from Evil. To buy a copy,