Stay In The Son

As I woke this morning, I heard the words spoken to me: “get plenty of sun today”.

Fall and Winter are coming! The days will be darker as the planet rotates and our time in the sun gets shorter. Even our fall schedules won’t have flexibility to stay in daylight as we were allowed to in the summer months. Our bodies need Vitamin D, which is derived from the sun. Vitamin D is important to our bodies and health, especially for our immune systems.

Walking in the sun with my son.

With the fall season, we will also have darker days and therefore, even our minds will see less physical light. Because of this, it is also important to stay in the son (of God), who is Jesus Christ. The fall season is also considered to be a season of death. Much of the world’s life systems, bugs, trees and plants die or go dormant. We tend to see this death and lose hope or at least recognize that even our lives are temporary. As such, we must always remember our Lord and praise Him and the son, who is Jesus Christ. Our hope is in Jesus for an everlasting life. This will bring us light even in the darkest of days and seasons. So, stay in the son of God, Jesus Christ. Be hidden in Him, who saves and trust in Him to keep you at peace and full of light and hope.

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:3

This message also means we must continue staying in the body of Christ. We are called to meet together often (Hebrews 10:25) to celebrate our Lord, our callings for the Lord and, and to sharpen each other in Christ (Proverbs 27:17). Let us also pray for each other continuously and pray without ceasing for His guidance, mercy, grace, and gifts.

not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25

We serve a triune God! Three in one, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. So when I hear a word, I also look for the other meanings, usually at least three. The third revelation from this morning’s word is to stay in the Son, and since Jesus is also the Word of God (John 1:14), we must also keep our minds on His word in our bible and continuously renew our mind in Christ and His teachings. This means bible study is required. New meaning and revelations will be added to our lives as we stay and study the word of God throughout the year. This is just a reminder to do so, as many have fallen away from meeting together or have neglected reading or staying in His word. The Lord is our strength and our comforter. He will see us through the next seasons. He is with us!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14
Open Heavens

We have open heavens! This may result in the enemy having abilities to attack more powerfully in the upcoming months. So, let’s be sure to keep our mouths full of praise, our minds stayed on Him, and let His word from this message bring us a gentle reminder to stay in His word, focus on His Son, get some sun (outdoors), dwell on His Kingdom, and behold His glory!

Blessings to you this day and may the Lord keep you in perfect peace for the days ahead. Have joy in all things, for the Lord is good!

You are loved! ❤️

Discerning of Spirits: Suicide & Cursed Veterans

The recent death of “Captain America” is a tragic story. A decorated war veteran returns to civilian life, lands a coveted job at the Pentagon, then suddenly dies after a meeting with his former battalion leader. While some would find this suspicious, I found it quite understandable. The truth behind veteran suicide deaths is little understood by the psychology world, for many reasons. The primary one being that the cause of suicide can only be understood if it is viewed through spiritual lens instead of the worldly view of psychology. The real the reason veterans die by suicide is because of the spiritual reality of demonic curses. I know, because after I left the military in 1995, I was also cursed with depression and suicidal ideations until I was permanently set free only two years ago.

Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano in civilian life.

Army’s ‘Captain America’ dies by suicide.

Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano

In America, we lose 22 of our veterans and active duty to suicide every day. The losses are staggering. This number is not going down and has remained unchanged for years. While there have been many media highlights and attempts to try to explain and fix the phenomenon, it has had little effect on the reduction of losses, even after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been reduced to one that is closer to administrative support status than active war.

Spirit of Death & Suicide

The spirit of death is evil. It will not relent and constantly “talks” to a person with thoughts or internal dialogue that resembles: “what’s the point”, “why bother”, “no one cares”, “why try?”, “no one will miss me”, “no one needs me”, “better off dead”, and “I’m not needed”. These spirits speak to a person in a person’s own voice in their mind and will naggingly give the person ideas that they do not matter. They will also flash visuals in the mind of death and violence. They will give a person ideations of death and suicide that keep a person from enjoying each day as they are blessed to, with joy. A person with the spirit of death/suicide can often see images of themselves crashing their car, grabbing their gun, drinking, overdosing on medications or see themselves hanging as possible “solutions” to the feelings of hopelessness and despair. These feelings are not by accident and each “feeling” that results in the thought of suicide can be evil spirits. Hopelessness, despair, desolation, and isolation are all in the family realm of death. They seek to cause a person to lose all faith that they will be okay and make it through whatever life experience they are going through, even if it is one that is closer to hell than life as war often does. Once a person no longer accepts the idea that they are blessed and are born to prosper, they can creep slowly down into a pit of self-pity, low self-esteem, worthlessness until there is only one solution to end the pain.

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

Luke 10:19

PTSD, shell-shock, and other mind-controlling symptoms can be demonic in nature and may be caused by curses if they are not alleviated by common psychological and medical treatment plans. The medical system often over-prescribes patients with medications in hope to take away the symptoms that medical professionals are trained to view as un-curable. These prescriptions can be a deadly combination of anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-ADHD and narcotics to create a toxic mix that biophysically modifies human brains and leads addiction. Addiction will then create a bondage to the treatment instead of a cure. In many cases, people are rendered to a life-long bondage to a medication regime that allows evil spirits and open door to other depravities and conditions to live in their minds. This can result in bondage to a spirit of pharmakeia, which is a form of witchcraft and sorcery.

President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie in April. (Alex Brandon/AP). Link: President Trump rolls out plan to combat veteran suicide.

Curses

Death curses are real. They have been around as long as humans have and they can apply to anyone who has offended another human being. People have power in this life and prayers and curses are how supernatural power can affect others by mere prayer or by the laws of the Bible that many are unaware of. Those performing black magic or spell-work can cause the pain and suffering of others through witchcraft. These spells, ritual, incantations and conjurings can be put on others in the spirit realm that a practitioner can cause great harms to others by their faith.

Satan is a copy cat. He seeks worship from anyone who will obey him and he will allow for supernatural things to happen if given worship, sacrifice and allegiance he seeks. This is what witchcraft represents, where people gain power over others through intimidation and manipulation for the spiritual power of domination, which is in the glory of Satan’s kingdom vs. God’s.

Problems arise in wartime situations where soldiers from one land will enter another country and a whole new spiritual realm, with powers, principalities, rulers and authorities apply because of war. People in other countries have been performing various forms of witchcraft for much of time. These can include forms of animism, shamanism, and others I describe in a little more detail in a previous blog post. People have great spiritual power and can speak curses over foreign lands, nations, and soldiers because of war. Mothers and fathers who lost family and children in war can often speak curses against the invading armies and the spiritual affect will result in death curses that will seek to destroy the individual soldiers through supernatural means, instead of using physical weapons of war as we know them.

Discerning the Spirit

Discerning the spirit of suicide and death was given to me early on in my walk and deliverance in 2018. It’s a personal touch that the Holy Spirit gave to me that came from a traumatic and painful event in my life. When I get this word of knowledge, it’s distinct and direct. It’s also emotional, because when I get this word, I immediately have compassion for anyone suffering from it. I’ve have prayed for people who confirmed that suicide and death were the exact thoughts that were haunting them. Prayers for healing and words of encouragement are critical in the deliverance of this spirit. Follow up is required to help the person learn new patterns of changing the way the perceive evil thoughts to something they can deliver themselves from with the help of Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Problems, One Solution

There is a solution outside of the medical field. The one solution I discovered was with my renewed faith and subsequent baptism in the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ. In 2018, I was in the tail end of a 25+ year affliction of depression and up until then, I had experienced moments of suicidal ideations as well as a few attempts that were unsuccessful. I thank God to this day that my life was spared. If I had succumbed to the spirit of death long ago, I would have missed so much in life and the life of my family. Suicide never was a viable option, because God put us all here for a purpose. And while here, we will have moments in our life where we are attacked by thoughts that will tempt us. It can happen to anyone, but is more prevalent in those who have experienced trauma, abuse, or a host of other events that may have caused the idea of suicide to enter our minds.

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2

All soldiers, especially soldiers returning from war, either in Iraq and Afghanistan or elsewhere, should undergo deliverance for past traumas and curses. The curses can come from combat, sins, accidental agreements with the enemy, and some the curses can be put on them by the people in the occupied countries where they served. Witchcraft curses are real and if a soldier doesn’t maintain His faith in God and seek deliverance, they can succumb to the spirits that seek to destroy them, including the spirit of death/suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Not Just for Soldiers

These death curses are not limited to soldiers and can apply to anyone, especially if they have ever had ideations or attempts of suicide in life and even through ancestral connection or curses. Once a person has the imagination, vision, or thought of suicide, the assigned spirit can linger around and constantly “speak” to the person (usually in their own voice) throughout their day until it finds them at a low point. Then it strikes. The spiritual attacks can be powerful and nearly irresistible, especially to those who are under stress already, have had a new traumatic event occur (often because of a new spiritual attack), are taking drugs or alcohol, or are at a low point with feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Deliverance

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 16:19

If you are experiencing or know of someone who is experiencing thoughts of death or suicide, you need to get help right away. While that help can be the voice of a friend or loved one, or the voice of another person who cares at the end of a hotline number, it can also be to our God in Heaven, who hears us when we are at our lowest and will rescue us. God loves to work through people and there are lots of people who can help. Get in contact with a person you know who is full of the Holy Spirit and knows how to pray. Deliverance can be done even by video now and there are lots of people and ways to seek the prayers and the words you need to break the curse of death and cast away the spirit of death from your mind, permanently. Jesus Christ was the blood sacrifice needed to save us, heal us, and break every curse that has been put on humans. It was paid for!

I know this, because this is what happened to me. Without going into details of my afflictions of depression, I’ll cut to the solution for the sake of brevity. In the fall of 2018, I began filling my mind with the word of God and seeking him diligently. Once I understood that power and authority that a believer of Jesus Christ is given, I was able to cast off and be delivered from years of hurts, wrongs, unforgiveness and curses that held me back in life. Jesus Christ delivered me from depression, anxiety, suicide, and death since the fall of 2018 and I am now living a life I had always desired, with freedom from the pain that only Christ Jesus can deliver us from. I no longer need to take any medication, I no longer have any addictions of any kind and I truly live each day as a free man from the spirit of suicide and death. I believe we all can have this freedom, because it was paid for and because we have a God who loves us.

Bob Larson, an exorcist, casts our demons from an Iraq War veteran.

If you need to talk to someone now, you can give National Suicide Prevention Hotline a call at 1-800-273-8255. If you want to seek the true cure and receive healing with the deliverance written about above, please seek a local Holy Spirit-filled church and they can get you started. Not all churches are the same, so you may have to research by calling them to see if they can help with deliverance. Alternatively, you can always reach out to me and I would love to help direct you in the right direction with prayers and I would also be willing to help you find a place to get deliverance. I monitor this account often, so feel free to send me a comment and I’ll get back to you. Freely given, freely give!

As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

Matthew 10:7-8


God Bless! You are loved!

In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones

Healing Testimony: Flu Healed and Baptism in the Holy Spirit

In January of 2019, I went to visit a family friend and her husband at their house. When I arrived, I found that they were all suffering from illness. My friend and her daughter were suffering from flu symptoms and were unable to breath. My friend was coughing, congested and was extremely weak. She had a fever, sore throat, and she could not speak. All symptoms of the common flu. She is a medically trained certified LPN and is no stranger to sickness. She new exactly what was attacking her family, but didn’t think that God’s healing was for today, until she saw it made manifest to her, her husband, and her daughter. I told her I was going to pray for them and that they would recover and they did.

Flu Healed

I had a choice to leave the house, or stay and manifest the healing of God that I had only learned in the prior season. I chose to stay. I held her hands, said a prayer and I felt an electric sensation as the heat of the illness she had, likely the flu, left her body and absorbed into my hands. I, in turn, gave it to God.

Immediately, she felt better and was able to breathe, where before she was extremely congested. Within 20 minutes, she was upright, breathing normally, and cleaning the kitchen. Glory to God!

Flu and Abdomen Pain Healed

My friend then told me her daughter had stayed home from school with the same symptoms. I told her I would go and pray for her. When I entered the bedroom she was laying in, she looked bad. Her skin was pale, her temperature was high and she was feeling weak and congested. I asked her if I could pray for her and she said yes. Like before, I said a prayer, held her hands and again, felt the fever lift from her. She was starting to feel better. After I prayed, I had a word of knowledge come to me that she had something amiss in her abdomen. It was either in her pancreas or liver. I again asked her to pray and I did. When I did, I didn’t feel any great power during the prayer. So I continued to talk with her.

I asked her if she had been water baptized and she said she hadn’t. I spoke words of encouragement to her and gave a story of what had happened to me. I also talked of details of the ministry of Jesus in the Bible and what He did and why we were able to pray for each other and see the same healings He did while alive.It must have been a half an hour or so of telling her stories and her face was lit up as she heard the good news. It was very good. I asked her if I could pray for her again for the abdomen pain, which she said she did have. So I did. This time, I felt the pain leave from within. I then asked if she wanted to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, to receive the same spirit as Jesus did when He was water baptized by John the Baptist. She was excited and said, “yes!” I then prayed for the teenager to receive the Holy Spirit with my hand upon her head for her to receive the spirit of God.

Holy Spirit Baptism

It was at this time that I did not feel anything in particular, in fact, I felt like maybe it didn’t work. It was strange, as I usually receive feedback from the Holy Spirit during healings, but I didn’t think any more of it, as I was preparing to leave. I then asked for a hug before I left and as she gave me a hug, I suddenly felt great power rush out of my body and I must admit that I was quite worried. In fact, I though maybe I picked up a demon of some sort, it was quite strange, but I could tell that something took place. The power of God was made manifest and I felt it! As I looked at her face before I left, it was remarkably different to me. Where before it was stressed and pained that was hard to bear to look at, it was now at peace and restful. The flu symptoms and fever were completely gone and I said she could probably go and hang out with friends, as she no longer had to stay in bed, she was healed. Her face continued to light up with excitement at the idea of not having to stay in bed and she admitted that she was full of energy. She headed toward the bathroom to get ready to live again.

The pain I detected in the young’s woman body was a major problem. In fact, I think it may have been an early cancer. I have words of knowledge that come to me and the words I had from the Holy Spirit were of the spirit of death and infirmity (cancer). I believe it was likely to be undiagnosed, but I do not know medically if she had any other signs other than a prolonged malaise she spoke of while we talked, unrelated to the flu.

Father’s Cancer Healed

As I left their house that day, I cried. It was such an honor to be witness Jesus’ miracles to another human being, ask them if they wanted to be saved, pray the sinner’s prayer with them and ask them to accept Jesus into their life and for them to be genuinely excited about it. Where as before the prayers, they were huddled up and sick in bed the whole day. It was three miracles in one day, as I prayed for my friend’s husband to be healed of cancer as well, and one I am so proud I was witness to. His cancer was healed that day too. He was tested and was in remission the next week, but this testimony will be for another time and day. Praise Jesus!

What God’s Healing Looks Like

Within a week, I delivered a study bible to my friend’s teenage daughter. She was not at home, but my friend said she was now doing quite well and seemed to be doing even better than before. She had showed up after I arrived and said “hello.” When I saw her, she appeared happier than I had ever recalled seeing her before and in the following months I checked on the family, they reported that she was doing much better in school, was healthier, and was having great success in her singing at school activities, which she had begun winning awards and I believe she made state for. I later saw a video on their social media of her singing a gospel song for her competition and it brought the tears of joy to my eyes as I saw just how much God can heal a person’s mind, body and soul. Glory to God!

This is my testimony of being a witness to God’s goodness last year. It is one case that I can affirmably testify seeing the amazing healing power of God manifest in life. While so many have steered away from healing scriptures that show that God’s healing is for today, we must testify and share our stories with others to encourage and incite others to hope in Him who saves. He loves us so much and wants to have a deeper relationship with every single one of His children. I pray this testimony brings hope to you that He is alive, He is real, and He loves you.

Supernatural healing is as real today as it was when Jesus walked in the flesh. He commissioned believers to do the same as He did and this is one story I was able to participate in His miracles and witness to the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise His name!

Thank you Jesus Christ! Glory to God in the highest! Amen!

In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones


Testimony: My Return To Christ

Darrell in 1974.

Although I have only started my close walk with God a mere 21 months ago, I know for sure He has never left my side. He has always remained faithful. When I look back on my life at all the times where I strayed from the path, I can see now where He gently tried putting me back on track. He is truly good, and now that I have returned to Him and put my entire life of His altar and taken up my cross, He blesses me with the favor, not just once a week, but every day.

Suffering from severe depression, before and during my few years as an unbeliever. (2015)

My close journey with Jesus Christ started in the Fall of 2018 after I accepted Him again as my Lord and Savior after finding myself in a terrible state of depression with suicidal thoughts plaguing me week after week. In the summer of 2018, I was finally doing good things for myself and was losing the extra weight I had carried for nearly 15 years. I had stopped drinking entirely earlier that year in May of 2018, and my healthy habits had my mind in more and more clarity. It wasn’t until I began intermittent fasting that I found much more clarity and began to see synchronicities and spiritual connections where I had never seen them before.

Occult Teachings

Depression during Christmas, New Year 2018. Picture was taken while on a healthy lifestyle change of intermittent fasting beginning in December of 2017. Christ was drawing me back to Him during this time.

In September of 2018, I had a supernatural breakthrough, but it was terrifying. I found myself stuck in life and not sure where to move forward. I had one of my children suffering from issues I didn’t know how to approach and I had no idea where to turn for help. When I started studying and researching psychology three years prior, in particular hypnosis, Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Dark Psychology (to understand why people do the things they do), I began to see and know patterns in life. These patterns, as it turns out, were spiritual. They were the fingerprint of God on our world, that many do not see. The DNA of God’s creation and it was only noticeable when I was at my most desperate point.

The Catalyst for Change

Suffering from depression and bouts of alcoholism. (3/2018)

I had been using an application called iReverseSpeech on my phone to record my conversations. I had learned that there were things in this world that the corporations used to gain influence with marketing and advertising to the human mind that most are unaware of. This application was a sound reversing app and I used it to reverse the speech of conversations. It was in these backward conversations, I began to hear a fascinating new way of understanding things. I heard messages, and these messages were often truths. I would record a person from a video or a song, play it backward, and I could hear the person talking about secrets, and sometimes, I could hear them confess to evil acts. Later, I understood this to be a sin confession. Once, I heard a popular politician at the time yell racial remarks backward in a very clear message. These were hidden thoughts of the unconscious mind being heard, or so I thought. Keep in mind that before this, I had also been studying occult technology, alternative history, science, symbolism, and hidden understandings of the world for at least 3 years before finding this new tool, but this information was mind-blowing. I learned that there are many psychoanalysts in the fields of psychology and psychiatry that were using this divining technique to record their patients to fast-track their treatment plans.

It was at this point that I stumbled on something evil. The evil things of this world do not want you to know or believe they exist. When you are using occult understandings or teachings, such as listening to backward conversation and recordings or studying occult teachings, you are opening yourself up to the demonic world and its influence on your life. This is where I found out that demons are real. They are just as evil as you have heard about, and they do not want you to know they are real. They have extraordinary power over your life when you do not know they exist.

Cover Blown

Example of backmasking. Obama Campaign slogan. (2008)

One day, while investigating using this app, I stumbled on voices that were speaking to me directly. They were mocking and ridiculing me. When I listened to one recording from a close family member, I heard the demon speaking the most discouraging things imaginable. It spoke accusations, it spoke of my past sins, and it spoke with hatred and vitriol that I had never experienced in my life. They even made fun of the music I listened to and said, “oh, you like sad music”, then began singing one of my favorite songs, in reverse!

It wasn’t until this point that I realized, they were right! I did listen to depressing music. Demons are real and they hate us. We are never to engage in them in this way, where we use stolen knowledge to gain information about people to control them. This is the essence of witchcraft. This is when I chose to put the app away, permanently. This is also the moment I chose to repent, and I deleted it all the evil things I now knew were not of God and began to repent to God with all my heart. If demons were real, then God is real!

Change of Heart – for God

That night, I deleted the app. I deleted all the music I was listening to, which was quite a library of music. From Prince and the Revolution that I had been fascinated with as a child, to Korn, Metallica, The Strokes, and many countless other alternative, rock, and other bands that I felt did not honor God. I felt it was better safe than sorry. I picked up the Bible, but as I started reading, I thought that it was also wrong and I started reading it backward. When I read it backward, it made sense! Unfortunately, this too was a lie and it is not written to be read backward. I repented, again, and have put away evil ideas of finding secrets through occult means. There are some truths in many things, especially our language, but we cannot trust the information with any true reliability to receive the truth to the world.

There are church ministries today that have followed deceiving spirits in this direction and that hold bible studies using the occult practice of reading it backward, and they believe that it makes better sense backward than forward. I found out that they are wrong. Demons are translators and when they are, they do not tell the truth. They lie – almost always! Do not go and explore occult technologies or teachings, they will deceive you and open you up to the demonic. Seek God’s wisdom from God. Read the Bible and listen to the Holy Spirit!

Seeking Deliverance

Soon after this, I began to become paranoid. These things were evil, they were physically following me, and they did not stop showing me they existed and were everywhere. Wherever I went, I heard them. They would tap on windows as I walked through neighborhoods while walking my dog. They would jump in the trees (there were no squirrels or animals in them) and would make bird noises that spoke my name. Yes, this truly did seem crazy! I was scared and it was the hardest time of my life. Until I realized that demons play off the spirit of fear. Fear gives them control over our lives. We are to fear nothing!

Having no place to go, I decided to reach out to my sister Brenda for help. We had dinner one night and I described what I was seeing and hearing and she recommended listening to Derek Prince Ministries. Once I did, I never looked back.

Healing and Deliverance

I immediately started exploring all the works of Derek Prince Ministries. What an amazing man! So much knowledge, so much education, so much experience! This guy knew what he was talking about and he had real experience with the demonic that I needed to hear. I did everything he said to do and gave my life over to Jesus at the altar as directed. I started praying all the prayers he spoke, going through all the deliverance videos and began to understand, very quickly, what I was up against. As I went through the videos, books, and readings, I acquired an insatiable appetite to learn as much as I could about God’s word and specifically, prayers for deliverance. As I spoke the deliverance prayers I began to notice that there was a difference in my body and mind that I had never thought possible.

Family, a reason to smile! (10/2018)

The voices and issues I had been experiencing before deliverance were stopping and I no longer had the fear I once had. I genuinely put my life on His altar. I gave my life over to Christ completely and I haven’t looked back. During those prayers over the next few days and weeks, I felt my mind change, I felt my body change, and I felt my life change. I was healed during this time of most ailments I had suffered from previously. I had asthma since I was a kid, I had pain in my lower bowels that I was avoiding having checked out, I had occasional issues with my bladder and pain and swelling of my prostate. and before all this, I was in poor health. At the young age of 46, I felt like I only had a few years left to live. Quite frankly, I had been welcoming the idea of leaving the world. Death had seduced me! I was then delivered from the spirit of death and the suicidal ideations as well as the thought that I was going to die early.

I also had been suffering for many years of debilitating depression, anxiety, and many bouts with suicidal thoughts and attempts. In all truth, I should have died a few times, but now I know the Lord keeps me safe. I had also suffered from eating disorders, obesity, alcoholism, and was addicted to pornography. The more I stayed in the word of God and went through the process of deliverance, the more these all faded away. I knew that I was forgiven! I knew that these were no longer my burdens to carry! I also knew that there was no going back. Those demons are relentless and there was no way I was going to give them any access to my life again if I could help it. I was healed of everything after my baptism in the Holy Spirit and I had a new lease on life! I could run down the street and wouldn’t even breathe hard when I was done. God is so good!


Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I was a changed man before this point, but the baptism of the Holy Spirit sealed me for Christ. I was praying and worshiping every day and constantly looking to learn more about what God had for all of His children. It was one day that my family and I were having a frustrating moment that we now know was a demonic attack that was trying to stop what God had planned for us. We were getting ready to go to Walmart when I began to pray. My wife had been upset, the kids were upset, and I knew all there was to do for me was to pray.

This is what I felt like, while baptized in the Holy Spirit in the fall of 2018.

I was sitting comfortably on the couch, turned my hands over, and began to pray. As I did, I lifted my hands higher in the air, palms facing up, and began praying in tongues and praying “holy, holy, holy!” I gave thanks and praised His name. At this moment, I felt something I hadn’t any other time I prayed. It was a warmth and a pressure on both palms of my hands like a light beam was shining down from space that connected with me and I felt the overwhelming sense of peace touch me. I began to tear up and kept my palms up and continued praising Him. My hands were locked in position as though I was being helped and they were held up by a power that I hadn’t felt before. As my hands and arms began to feel electric, I felt a touch on the top of my head that was like having oil poured over my head and body. Second, by second, I felt this new powerful blessing wash over me, from the top of my head and slowly moved through my body, touching every cell, then down to my feet. My brain felt like it was growing and probably glowing. It almost hurt slightly, but it was a feeling like life was being added to me, so I had no fear. My heart was cracking inside of my chest and I felt a heat I had never felt before, radiate from within as my heart raced wildly and began beating harder. The energy then moved down my arms, into my hands, into my legs, and my feet. The Holy Spirit was touching every part of my body and I was being healed. All the pains I felt left me and my mind was at perfect peace. I felt the love of God and I knew that He was doing something to me that was unexplainable.


Even now, as I write this, I am trying to think of what all the things that were done to heal my mind, body, and soul. My heart was healed, my mind was healed and renewed. My arms and hands felt as though they were in a traction beam of pure light and energy and I kept holding them up in the air for over 15 minutes and I was comfortable. It was at this time that my wife came in the room and while she was still upset, she wanted us to leave immediately to run errands, which I knew was a distraction by the enemy to break my connection, so I calmly told her, “please be patient, I’m praying and I love you.” So she reluctantly left the room.

My hands felt like power (light) was shooting through them, they were hot, electric, but liquid at the same time. Each finger was pulsating and this happened also in my legs and my feet as it progressed. This pulsating, beam of light was now moving back to my head and I felt internally a popping and energy moving throughout my brain as it traversed my brain. I felt the vessels and tissues being healed, enlarged and expanded. Sometimes it felt a bit painful, but would quickly turn into peace and comfort. The spaces in my brain above the ears, in my temples, in my occipital lobes were popping open and I felt them cleansed. My frontal lobe was expanded and was pulsating and I felt the joy of the Lord that was now coursing through my body. As this connection began to fade, my body felt as though it was full of the purest light one can imagine. I was energized and I could not wipe the smile from my face.


Baptizing My Family

God brought true joy to our family! (10/2018)

After this experience, I knew that I had to get my family in on this. I had them sit down on the couch, then I touched them on their heads and I prayed for the Holy Spirit to baptize them. I told them to try and speak in tongues, my stepdaughters both started. My wife struggled and to this day, she doesn’t like to try, but I know that she was filled with the Holy Spirit as she experienced the same sensations and power and fear and anxiety she had before this left her. All four of us were lit up with the Holy Spirit and were sitting on the couch with the palms of their hands in the air and we each had a connection to our Father in Heaven we had never experienced before. It was transformed us, healed us, and taught us all at the same time. My mind felt expanded and healed. We knew and still know that this God moment was the most powerful experience we had ever had. Since then, we have experienced the Holy Spirit daily and life only gets better as time passes!

Everything is Spirit!

My wife had been experiencing anxiety before the baptism because we had planned on going to Walmart to buy things we needed. I don’t recall exactly why she was anxious, but after the baptisms, our Holy Spirit family headed off to Walmart. It was at this time that I knew that things were going to be much different. As soon as we stepped outside through the garage door, it was already dark at this point, I saw the stars in the sky. Unlike any other time in my life, I felt them on my head! I would take a step outside the garage and I felt them as though a blanket of pressure was descending on me, it was almost liquid and it was powerful. I began seeing things with a different eye as well and was able to see in the spirit. This experience with pressure was very strong and as I would take a step back into the garage, the pressure would be less, then with a step forward into the moonlight and starlight, again the powerful sense of them would be felt in my head and brain. This was incredible!

Demons Flee!

Back to Church – serving for the first time as ushers for Christmas. (12/2018)

When we arrived at Walmart, I couldn’t help but see people differently. I noticed how sad their faces were. It was as though the filters and deceptions of this world had fallen away and I could see right through the masks people wore into their spirit. People were thirsty! Their faces were down, they frowned, there were wrinkle lines of stress and worry covering their faces and I could see that they were missing something. It was almost like a vision of hell in a way, where everyone I saw was miserable, unhappy, and without God. It was at this time that I became extra friendly and lost any fear I had to talk with people I did not know. I began saying hello to everyone and giving people a smile of encouragement as we walked through Walmart. Keep in mind, that even with this supernatural experience, my wife was still in shock from all that was happening, but she still allowed me to work in the spirit as I talked to people.

Most people were in the store were quite friendly, but some were strangely fearful around me. It was not because of me though, it was because of the spirit of God in me! All I had to do was look toward some people and they would grab their carts and head the other way fast! My kids saw this and could not believe what they were seeing! I had one Walmart employee view me walking down an aisle toward her with my family and her eyes rolled in her head, flexed wide open and I could see fear and panic cover her face as I read her lips and heard her say “JESUS!” and quickly scampered away. It was strange! Please do not mistake me with this information, I know that I am not Jesus, but the spirit of Jesus is in me, this is why demons flee as though Jesus was in the flesh right in front of them. It’s a real thing and I’m sure other Holy Spirit-filled Christians have seen similar experiences in their lives.

Post Baptism of the Holy Spirit, 12/2018

As we walked through the store, this was a repeated theme. Some people smiled as soon as they looked at us and others had pure panic cover their faces as they moved the opposite direction as though they saw a ghost. What I knew then and now is that these were likely the devil’s children written about in 1 John 3:4-10.

That night was quite a learning experience and one, that to this very day, has shown me that the Bible is very real and holds truths to this world that many do not understand because they are deceived. I’ve had nearly two years of these same types of occurrences occur, and I’ve also seen some of the miracles written in the bible manifest in real life. God and I are on a journey together. This is the life I’ve always wanted and I live it every day. He hopes that all His children will believe and begin their walks with Him in the same manner as Jesus did. He truly loves you!

Closing

This is the short story of how I returned to Christ. This, by no means, is a closed book, as there is so much to write about and report. Like the anointing I received in December of 2018 that caused the gifts of discerning of spirits to manifest in my life, the walks I have been on with the Holy Spirit, the dealings when Satan who crept into my life to attack, and more stories of the wonderful blessings the Lord has given our family for being faithful. God truly is good and His word is true.

Hitting the streets in Kansas City to share the Gospel and a burger meal. I had found people under a bridge after this picture was taken and fed a man who hadn’t eaten in a few days before I reluctantly took this picture. Witnessing to people who are living in addiction and sin, away from God is not an easy thing to do, but Jesus is leading me to save the lost from my heart. (December 2018)

The day my family and I were baptized in the Holy Spirit was just the beginning! The life we now have is full of experiences many never witness. I now sense His presence every day since my return to Christ and I’ll continue writing this blog and future books. I now know I am called to write to share with others. I know I am to share this and all my stories of God’s truth to minister to people. I know that I have been saved and forgiven. God has planted himself in my heart to go and do the things that Jesus did. Glory to God!


I look forward to hearing your testimonies! I look forward to hearing how God saved you from pain and suffering and to how much He has changed your life since your journey with Him began. I especially look forward to seeing the body of Christ grow as we plant the seeds of His Kingdom and harvest where we have not planted. God is so good and we all need to know that the time of His return in nearing. We are close! Praise Jesus!

In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones

Jones family Christmas – we are at peace in Christ (12/2018)

Testimony: The Devil in Olathe

After visiting and leaving a church one typical winter day in 2018, I drove eastward on 135th street in Overland Park Kansas towards Olathe. As I drove toward I-35, I pondered the remainder of the day. Who I would meet, where I would go, what God would show me as I drove. I am always alert while I drive. Looking at every sign, license plate, persons, vehicles and patterns. I look in everything for patterns that God is seeking to share with me to use to minister to and pray for others. While I drove and prayed in tongues, I received message after message from the Holy Spirit. These messages were for the people driving in the other direction, for people walking, and for people in cars next to me. These messages are constant in frequency and the purpose of each message is to receive information in the spirit that most commonly ignore, resist, and reject, but I listen.


While I drove, I pondered my next destination. I was fasting for the past few days and looking for something to soothe my soul, as I had a stressful situation at the church I just left. Because of this, I decided to drive to a local thrift store, one I had commonly visited in the recent past to comfort my once depressed mind. This day I would look for books in the religious book section, the section that until the fall of 2018, I would avoid, because I had never held any interest.


When I arrived, I went through the usual routine of getting out of the car, entering the store, navigating the situation with the Holy Spirit for people. People to engage and talk to. You see, most people don’t go shopping to shop. They go to be around people, and engage in activities where other people are. If most stores no longer had people, you would be surprised to find that most people would completely lose their interest to go shopping. People love to observe people, and in this case, it is the same for me. I also love to be around people. Now, this wasn’t always the case. It hadn’t been very long ago that I would avoid people and was known to an introvert. Often deflecting conversation for comfort. Most people, I thought, did not have anything nice to say, or so I thought.


I had looked through all the books in the book section, looked for people to talk with about God, but had no success. The Holy Spirit was quiet at this point, so I chose to leave the store. I didn’t purchase anything, didn’t talk to many people except a few people I had greeted and I spoke to the cashiers as I left the store and told them to have a nice day. I didn’t have the feeling that I was called there, so I chose to leave early.

Next Mission

As I drove away from the thrift store, I slowly became disheartened. Partly because of the earlier situation at the church I had visited, partly because the joy I once had by thrifting was no longer felt. I didn’t enjoy shopping any longer since I was baptized in the Holy Spirit in the fall of 2018. I only enjoyed talking with people, helping people, praying for people and seeing people set free from any spiritual bondage God showed me they would have. As I drove away, I was about to go through the intersection where a McDonalds restaurant was when I saw a man at the corner, holding a sign. The sign read: “Lost my job, anything will help” or something to that effect.


When I saw the man, I perceived a message, a warning, from the Holy Spirit, but I didn’t perceive it was related to the man with the sign, so I chose to pull into the McDonalds to speak to him and see what I could do to help.

Meet and Greet

When I arrived at the McDonalds restaurant, I got out of my car and began walking towards the man dressed in a green army coat, now sitting on the brick edging outside the McDonalds store near the street, but off of the sidewalk. I approached him and pondered what I would say. As I am led by the Holy Spirit often, I expected Him to intervene with this new conversation. I didn’t have much money to offer the man, but I wanted to hear his story. Why he was in hard times? Could I pray for him? As I had come to be accustomed to doing since being saved by Christ.


As I approached him, I was taken aback by his appearance. He seemed young, perhaps in his late 20s or 30s. He was trim, and physically fit. His clothes were baggy, slightly disheveled and he was smoking a cigarette, which he blew towards me upon my arrival of standing before him.


Once I was in front of him, I engaged him in conversation. I can tell he wasn’t much in the mood to speak, but was bothered by my need to talk to him instead of throwing money at him and walking away like others likely had before. As he looked up at me, he could not open his eyes all the way, because where I stood, the sun was directly over my head and as I looked down upon his face and into his squinted eyes, he struggled to see me and was visibly annoyed by my presence.


I asked the man his name, how he was doing, how he got to where he was, being ever careful to never speak in a condescending way, and how I could help him. Although I can not sure I am clearly recalling his name, we’ll call him Carl for the sake of this story. The man before me said he had lost his job because he had been fired and that he was now homeless, and was trying to get back on his feet, but his anger was firmly directed at his last employer for firing him and he was verbose in explaining what had happened but none of it made sense. He was quite angry when he spoke of everything. I knew he was angry and bitter, but I was on a mission to change his day from bad to good.


I asked the young man if he was hungry. He said he was and hadn’t eaten that morning, so I invited him into the McDonald’s so I could buy him lunch. It was around 11::00 am in the morning and I was still fasting, but I though this would be a perfect time to break my fast and join him for conversation and food. As we entered into the McDonalds, a group of people stood outside in the cold. They seemingly looked like a group of misfit people. Some sort of gang or group of friends. There was a biker looking guy who was around 30 years old, a young man in his early twenties with his girlfriend who was in her 30s. She was constantly clinging to him, stroking and kissing him, as though it was putting him in some type of trance. He was clean-cut and young, but didn’t appear like he fit into the this gang. She was older and quite a mess. I did not know it at the time, but Carl and these people were doing a gang-like operation of begging for money from unsuspecting citizens.

The Misfits

Carl introduced me to them by name and said to them, “this is Darrell, and he prays for people.” They all laughed nervously but all came to me for a prayer. In hindsight, I didn’t receive any messages from the Holy Spirit before or after I prayed for them, so I had no idea what to expect. It was awkward to pray for them in such a large group, I had not done that before, but I remained faithful and prayed through the awkwardness. They treated the whole experience with a light heart, but in the undercurrent of spiritual discernment, I could tell they all had a fear of Carl.


As I opened the McDonalds door, Carl smiled and asked me my last name. I said my last name and we entered the restaurant to have a conversation and a bite to eat. Once we crossed the entrance threshold of the store, Carl said he needed to use the restroom and headed down the hallway toward the men’s room door. I found a table near by and saw one of the men in the group previously outside of the restaurant had taken a seat in the booth near the one I chose. So, I struck up a conversation with him.


I asked him his name and complimented him on the cross ring he was wearing. At that time, I wore a cross necklace. It was something that helped me remember each moment who I worked for in my new role ministering to people. I asked him if there was anything I could pray for him for. He laughed and smiled and said “sure!” He was ex-Army, in his 30s, heavy set and wore a leather jacket with pins all over. He was quite pleased with the cross ring he showed me earlier and spoke of how he got it with pride, although I don’t recall the details at this time. The man said his name was Bob and said he was injured while serving in the Army, to which I added that I was also a veteran. We chatted for a few minutes of what we did in the military and I ended up praying for his healing for a hurt back, but the strangest part of all of this, is that I didn’t receive messages from the Holy Spirit, He did not give me any messages about these people I spoke to. Something that causes me to pause to this day. Before Carl came out of the bathroom, Bob looked me in the face and said, “you really need to pray for my friend Carl. He’s sick and I think he crazy. He sees demons and he talks to them. He has nightmares constantly and sees horrible visions in his dreams and can never get a full night of sleep. I think He’s schizophrenic.” While alarmed by Bob’s warning about Carl, I said I would pray for his healing. He just smiled and laughed a little.


When Carl came out of the bathroom, we walked together toward the counter. Carl was not wearing the best looking clothing. His appearance drew stares from the other patrons. They were noticeably uneasy by the group of people I was befriending. It was quite strange, but having sat with homeless people before, it was quite common to feel the judgements that come through the eyes of strangers. Besides his clothing, Carl’s appearance was impressive. He was tall and dark with features of beauty in his face unlike I had seen in most people. His cheekbones were high and his face was tone but pock-marked by the noticeable acne he suffered from. His eyes were ice cold blue and they drew my attention immediately. They were absolutely stunning to look at, but seemed disconnected from the rest of Carl, who looked like he had been homeless for longer than he first spoke of. He wore blue jeans, a green army jacket and black boots. All were worn, dirty, and wrinkled. I did not notice any other odors other than the powerful smell of cigarette smoke, which is all too familiar with homeless people.

Lunch and Learn

We walked to the counter and ordered our food. We ordered two Big Mac value meals. I paid with it with my card and we sat down at a booth. We engaged in more conversation while we waited for our food and once the food was ready, they called my order number and I walked back to retrieve our food. As I sat down in the booth, I knew that by our short conversation that Carl, for some reason or other, was an angry man and I could tell he did not like me. While I gave him no reason why he would not like me, he seemed to have a hatred that wasn’t so deep. I could sense it, feel it and detect through his facial features that he had many demons that did not want to deal with me. His face commonly presented tics that I had seen more and more as God revealed the side of spiritual warfare I hadn’t seen before in my life. This time, it was constantly peering through Carl’s eyes and his emotions were always thinly presenting his inner hatred through his facial features.


We sat and began to eat. Carl was amazing. He was highly intelligent, seemingly wise with many comments about the world and its hidden secrets that most never speak of. He spoke of things he had done and places he had been. I learned that Carl had come from an Indian reservation in Arizona. He was descended from the Navajo. As he spoke, I could see the beauty of he native people in his facial structure. He was articulate but struggled with constantly using expletives as adjectives, verbs and nouns. I also struggled with keeping my mind at peace while he spoke because of the negativity and the cursing way he told his stories.


While Carl went to fill his drink, I looked down at my food and knew that I was not going to be able to eat it. I had fasted for several days and as much as I wanted to scarf down this large sandwich and fries, My inner witness would not allow me to do it. Something about Carl made me feel that If I ate with him, I would get sick. So I chose to give my food to him, which he quickly accepted. When he returned, I watched him open the second Big Mac box after he wolfed down his first and begin to eat it savagely, like he hadn’t eaten in much longer than one day. I watched and we talked.


Our conversation was long. I tried to speak about my spiritual journey with Jesus, but he had little interest in it. As we talked, his voice and demeanor became more aggressive and condescending. I spoke mostly about spiritual things, because we both seemed to have a common ground when I did. He often referenced Jesus but only spoke of him in a tone of hatred and intonation showing his displeasure with the story of Jesus. As we spoke of bible stories, he always would try to point out the flaws and minor nuances that degraded the meaning and ultimate love that Jesus had shown us. He kept asking me stories until I realized that he himself knew the stories. He was simply bringing the stories to my mind in attempt to slander Jesus with it and try to show how flawed Jesus was in each story. When he kept trying to get me to speak about Jesus and how he found his disciples, I knew he was only trying to engage in stories to find logic arguments in what Jesus did. I finally had to reject and refuse to engage him with his attempts to debate me about the bible and about Jesus.


Another dangerous behavior Carl had while he spoke to me was his constant need to tear down my way of thinking and my way of speaking. He would constantly correct me in speech patterns that nobody else would even notice. When I spoke and ended my sentences with “right?”, he would shake and become angry at my affirmations. He said my language was controlling and manipulative and that I should not end sentences with the words “right?” because it forces the other person to believe in something that may not be true for them. I found this point of the conversation to be strikingly weird, but we continued on. Later I understood that Carl was a master spell-caster. During our conversation, I could tell he had good control over his language, it was methodical, purposeful, but powerfully negative. Most things he said were in the negative range of word-smithing, especially his need to curse constantly.

Magic Trick

At one point, I spoke to him of what I knew of spirits, especially evil ones, considering what Bob told me about Carl’s problems. He seemed jovial during this part of the conversation and laughing loudly at other times. At one point of the conversation, he spoke of demons. Then he started to perform a magic trick on me. He slowly unraveled his McDonald’s drink cup and as he did, I recognized his pattern of speech changed. He was speaking in riddles and in ways that no one I have ever know, speaks in what I now know as a method of spell-casting.

He became visibly shaken and frustrated. He knew at that moment that he was not dealing with the average Christian. He was dealing with a Holy Spirit-filled, born-again, bible-thumping, discerning of the spirits Christian and it angered him to the point of ending our lunch.


At the end of the hidden spell, he showed me an unravelled cup, looked deep into my eyes with his ice blue eyes and said: “the cup is red, see?”. I looked at the cup, which didn’t change in color and was white, then looked back deeply into his eyes and said, “no, I don’t see red. It’s white.” He became visibly shaken and frustrated. He knew at that moment that he was not dealing with the average Christian. He was dealing with a Holy Spirit-filled, born-again, bible-thumping, discerning of the spirits Christian and it angered him to the point of ending our lunch. I asked him if he needed a prayer and he looked back at me as he walked toward the door we had entered with the hatred of a hundred demonic spirits and said, “no, I don’t want you to pray for me”.


As he quickly left to join the group he was with, I told him it was really great to meet him and that I prayed for him to be blessed. He never looked at me again as we left the restaurant. He just turned his head back at me, never looking at me again, and yelled to me, “well, I am not happy I met you and I don’t bless you.”


As he joined his friends outside of the McDonalds, I was saddened that this would be the final result of our meeting. I had hoped for a change of heart. To see Carl smile, perhaps be healed, or perhaps be saved. It wasn’t to be, it was his will and it wasn’t mine to use witchcraft to manipulate him to change.


The moment felt surreal. As I got into my car and drove away, all at once, it came to me that these were not a common everyday homeless group of people, but the real deal, satanic devil-worshipping, black magic spell casting witch coven. It was so new to me that I had no idea what I had walked into. The Holy Spirit then filled me in with all the details that I had no knowledge of. These were satanic cultists. They had a gang that performed crimes, magic, spells, and more and they were in the area. Whether they were native to Olathe or not, I do not know. But we had met for a time and I learned more than I wanted to know.

As I left and looked at their faces again, they appeared more distorted than before. I recognized different things about them that I missed before. They were full of hatred, but scoffed because the typical Christian they meet is barely Christian at all. They were used to putting spells on a typical Christian and seeing the spell work, because they had done it in the past. Although I knew I was out of my comfort zone driving away from the group of sad people, I knew that God was with me. He comforted me and protected from Carl’s witchcraft and his spells did not work, because the devil had nothing in me to work with. Carl was visibly pained by our encounter, because I believe that deep down, he knows he is playing on the wrong team. He was a tortured man. He did not sleep well, because the devil you play with, when you don’t have anything for them to do, turns on you and tortures you.

Attacks at Home

As I drove home, I called my wife to let her know I was on my way. When she answered, she was audibly shaken. I asked her what had happened and she said that while she was doing the laundry, she had horrible oppressive suicidal thoughts that kept running through her mind. These “thoughts” told her to kill herself, harm herself, or get in the car and so something deadly. She said she was able to ignore the voices and after she prayed, the voices went away.


I was dumbfounded. Indeed this man who I had just fed and wanted to help was into satanic witchcraft. Carl’s frequent visits to the bathroom were his way of trying to harm me and my family. When he went to pray in the bathroom, which was several times, he was speaking curses and sending demons to my wife and likely to anyone in my life who he was able to influence through the demonic gangs he worked with. This was 100% real and it happened to me.


Carl was angry, but he had reason to be. I now know that Satan can manifest in willing humans when they yield to him. John Ramirez, a ex-satanist priest, confirms it, Bob Larson the exorcist knows it’s true. He is able to appear to you through people, just like in Matthew 16:22 when Peter tried to rebuke Jesus and told him, “never Lord!”, but Jesus rebuked Peter and said: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me;”.


It was only a month later when I had met Carl again. This time in the spirit. I didn’t see him, it was through a waking dream. The waking dream was a nightmare and I had demonic images, thoughts and feelings thrown at me. I recall waking up and being frustrated, because I knew that someone was praying against me and cursing me. Then I heard his voice: “thank for lunch!”.

Witches only need to know your name or have a visible reminder of you to send spirits against you using black magic or witchcraft.

Closing

There are people in this world whose father is the ruler of this world. They give Satan access into their lives by yielding to him for power, wealth, sex, and fame. Most who do so, see only limited success in these areas unless they are very loyal to him. Once he entraps a person with his supernatural powers, they must perform, they must do work for him or they receive discipline. He expects discipline, similar to how God does, after all, he steals God’s ways and methods and puts a twist on them to enslave people.


People, like Esau, have truly sold their portion of their inheritance in the Kingdom of God to Satan for a bowl of soup and I don’t doubt that some have done it for less than that. We do really have an enemy in this world and one that should be taken seriously. He works in our lives through accidental agreements too, when we don’t listen to and obey God, when we give in to the flesh, and when we sin.


It’s time for us to repent, to learn more about God’s ways and help each other. God said his children are being destroyed for a lack of knowledge. This testimony is one artifact of knowledge. One story among other stories you may have heard, but this story was mine to tell. I lived it and am now telling you about it so you may have a testimony to share with others. If you know me, you know that I have no reason to lie. I have nothing to gain by this and have no interest in worldly wealth or fame. I only want to see God’s Kingdom advance. If this is one way I can make that happen, then so be it.


Jesus loves you, be blessed!
In Christ’s love,
Darrell B. Jones


Exposed: The Devil’s Bag of Tricks.

You need a teacher! I can teach you the ways of the force!

Kylo Ren, Star Wars Sith Lord

Satan has his favorite subjects. He has his favorite students too. He has his false prophets and teachers lined up in the world to teach you lessons from his doctrine of demons, philosophy, music, psychology, and his media. He is called the prince of the power of the air and he has control of the airwaves and media in our world. He has networks of movies, TV shows, books and pornography to educate you with his creations and how he wants everyone to see the world. He invites you openly to participate in his worldly ways and learn secret initiations to hone your (his) crafts. All you have to do to agree is say yes, because no signature is needed. So many people do, including Christians.

Whether it is witchcraft through: yoga, tantra, zumba (dance worship), black magic, voodoo, Santeria, eastern mysticism, freemasonry, palmistry, hypnosis, tarot cards, fortune telling (sooth saying), psychology, Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP), horoscopes, Wicca, paganism, pantheism, humanism, animism, and many other ‘isms’. These must also include newer technology and natural based fantasy role playing games and the like, because it’s all his works, it is all created for men to bow down and worship him and it is all stolen worship from God.

Satan is a thief and a liar. He will yield his powers and his kingdoms to anyone who worships him, for a time, but it comes at the everlasting price of a soul and sometimes many, as you will be required to recruit and procure more and more people to participate in your new found skill and craft. His will is to have you become his evangelist to win over (condemn) souls of men and women until you find a way out of the mess, by receiving the gift of freedom from Jesus Christ. Some never get out and lose their souls.

Numb and Dumb

Satan only has to numb you and dumb you down to the truth enough so you are blinded to the dangers of participating in these works until you begin to idolize and worship yourself (as he does), which is why he fell in the first place. He tricks many into believing that this world and its machinations are all made up by man to control man. He has you question what the bible says until you become so confused that you no longer comprehend what God intended for you to understand, your purpose in life. Atheism, agnosticism and like philosophies are his domain and they trick people into thinking that there is no God and there is no devil. This, by the way, is humanism. That we are all alone and it’s all just a weird non-created thing instead a divine plan. Satan is quite clever at deceiving people into thinking he does not exist. He has been doing it since the beginning and he has been disguising himself in many ways, including masquerading as an angel of light to trick people who believe in God into following after many cults and false religions.

Any false religion ultimately is a deception of Satan, to try and keep people from the only way to Heaven, which is through faith in Jesus Christ.

Robert Jeffress

One Bag, Many Tricks

There are so many tricks, so many deceiving spirits, so many seducing spirits at his disposal to make you think you are doing something harmless, when you are not. Some are indoctrinated through Ouija boards (necromancy). Some are tricked with fortune telling (sooth sayers) and divination via tarot cards or other card based activity, horoscopes, palmistry and the like. These seem like harmless activities to pass the time, but in the spiritual realm, you are making an agreement with devils to give you secrets, which is really information you likely already know, and thereby allowing evil spirits to remain in your life. Even in the case of a ouija board where you are to use the planchette to say goodbye to “close the portal” to spirits. In effect, when you use the board and believe in it, you have already opened the door to communicate to allow demons to continue supernaturally operating in your life, by default.

But what can start off as just harmless interest or just as fun can often lead to serious negative experiences for people.

Dr Richard Wiseman, University of Hertfordshire paranormal and occult research unit

Unless you read the bible and learn from some of the men and women that are currently doing God’s work in the world, and there are many, you can easily get lost into thinking that anything goes. I know, because at one point in my life, I too was tricked into following after these tricks. I thought that hypnosis, NLP and psychology, including dark psychology and subliminal studies, would be a harmless pursuit, but I was wrong. They are actually based on doctrines of demons. Only demons can carry out missions when you are engaged in these kinds of activities. They seduce you to make you feel you have power, like you have super skills and can control your life or the life of others through techniques. Most assuredly, you do not. You are actually using demonic forces at work in each person to manipulate behaviors. It is a form and use of intimidation, manipulation, and domination of your environment or the will of another, which is the essence of witchcraft.

It (psychology) is a form and use of intimidation, manipulation, and domination of your environment or the will of another, which is the essence of witchcraft.

Renounce Satan

When you work with divination spirits or spirits of any kind, you are in the devil’s grip. I had to renounce my activities with these forms of witchcraft. I had repent and pray for deliverance from familiar spirits that made these activities seem useful to me when they were, in reality, creating spiritual destructions in my life. I had to be forgiven and receive deliverance, of which Jesus Christ did with a baptism in the Holy Spirit and a renewal unlike I had ever felt in my life in the fall of 2018. God is good and He is faithful!


Are there any activities described or like the ones listed that can be used safely and still worship God, like yoga? No. In truth, you can be a witch or bride of Christ, but you cannot be both. The devil is like a lion that goes about seeking those to devour, and any sheep playing with his snares become a target of prey for him. God is also specific in His first law of having no other gods before Him and His second law, to not create an idol. He states emphatically throughout the bible that He is a jealous God and demands that we worship Him only. Why? Because He created us and we are to be bride of Christ! Would you want your future spouse sleeping around before you married them? No? Exactly! Remember, everything you see in this world was made possible because of Him. Nothing good you wish to see in this world is possible without Him.

Burn the Books

You can be a witch or a bride of Christ, but you cannot be both.

In Acts 19:19, all the people who came to Jesus burned their books and magic possessions. They turned to God and repented from the magical arts. While many would disagree, we are to do the same. There are many false teachers in the world who proclaim heresies as doctrine and who tell us that all things are made good because of Jesus. There are ministers of God who love magical things and have collections of witchcraft items, tokens, books, charms, and items that are not of God. Yes, even the Harry Potter books are to be listed as things a Holy Spirit-filled Christian should not possess, as it gives license, a legal right, for the devil to work in your household. And since many people cannot see or know that the spirits are with them, because their senses are dulled, they do not know how many of their blessings are stolen by the enemy because of sin.

I was challenged with this task too when I went all in for Christ. I deleted my entire music library and trashed countless books and movies. I now do whatever I can to make sure that my salvation and freedom is not compromised, because of a lust for worldly possessions of any kind, but especially of the magical kind. Many witches, ones that are knowingly against God, are educated to the bible and its laws. They use it to cast spells and curses, gain favors and more.

When you play in the devil’s toy box, he claims you as his child.

You Do Need A Teacher

When you truly accept that we are fallen man, then you will understand that indeed, you do need a teacher, much like the evil Sith character, Kylo Ren, says in the Star Wars series. Not in the sense that you need to depend on any one man or woman or put your trust in any one teacher to lead you to the truth, but to have a man of God who can guide and disciple you and keep you accountable to God’s ways.

Jesus is Lord and He was qualified to disciple His Apostles well enough for them to also go and make disciples. He started by educating them in the ways, not of the force, but of God. To be clear, there are many good men and women to learn from. We all must use prayer and discernment to find and follow God’s men and women in truth. Our leaders must be loyal to Him and not themselves, for they are the Shepherds we can grow and learn with in Christ. Always bearing in mind that they are never meant to replace our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 14:6

Jesus, The Way, The Truth, The Life

Jesus Christ is our true teacher and our way to salvation. He is our door and our path. He is all we need. It takes an unshakable belief in Him to manifest any powers of God in this world by His name. While some can help us on this path to understanding what God wants for our lives, we are to learn to listen and learn from His still small voice, because He is with us. Jesus is the one who leads us on a righteous path, without witchcraft, without false teachers speaking lies and without the curses from the ruler of this world.


Blessings and thank you for your time you have taken out of your day to read this. There will be similar posts on this topic in the near future, because it is part of my story, part of my journey and my testimony of my path to be in a close relationship with Christ. I pray it will help you and others find the truth to what Christ is saying in this hour.

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In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones

Healing Testimony: Healing Pastors

Humbled is a wonderful word. A word that represents being lowly or from the ground. As it is said, we are from the dust and to the dust we shall return. Eventually. While here, we have a job to do and purpose to fill. When we humble ourselves, God will exult us so we may better glorify Him.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

James 4:10

I had been walking by direction of the Holy Spirit for a few short months during the spring of 2019, but during those months, it was the most humbling and satisfying time I had ever experienced in my life. I was truly guided, and if I felt the Holy Spirit nudge me, I would simply go. Turn left here, turn left. Turn right, turn right. Talk to her, I would speak to her. Pray for him, and I would comply and pray for anyone the Spirit of God would want me to pray for. I never thought I would be brought to churches. Most people in the churches, I thought, would already be walking in the spirit too, why would they need me? I was wrong, because although people in ministry do hear from God, they don’t always walk with every gift or spirit the Bible speaks about. I never thought I would receive words of knowledge for people, especially pastors, but I did and still do.

“When we preach or teach the Scriptures, we open the door for the Holy Spirit to do His work. God has not promised to bless oratory or clever preaching. He has promised to bless His Word.”

Billy Graham

The Pastor’s Path

Pastors are wonderful people, in general. There is no one who will convince me that pastors go into the line of work of ministry or were called to ministry to end up as an evil doer. I know by past, very public examples, that there have been ministers and pastors who have had moral failings. Some had given in to temptations with bad decisions like divorces, affairs, DUIs, sex scandals and theft, but in general, most pastors and ministers, who are called to service, are called to live a holy life and do it faithfully.

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Matthew 3:11

My Journey

As a newly bonafide baptized in the Holy Spirit Christian in 2018, I began my spiritual walk. I was led to churches, to people and to pastors. I received hundreds, if not thousands of words of knowledge to guide my way. The gift I have received from the Holy Spirit is amazingly powerful and wonderful to see when the power of God manifests in healings and confirmed words of knowledge so that the persons I met were humbled and honored when they received them. You see, the messages I spoke weren’t from me personally, but through me. I simply yielded.


In the spring of 2019, I started one day like most others. I took care of the needs at home, got the kids to school, took care of chores and went out into the day to see what God had for me. The prior week, the Lord and I spent time in the downtown area of Kansas City, meeting the homeless, praying for the lost and broken, feeding people found under bridges and overpasses and exploring what God had for me to learn that day. This week would be different, and I knew it. When I left my home, got in the car and started driving, I didn’t feel the pull to go downtown. I didn’t feel the need to meet anyone on the street, I was directed to a local church. In the past months, while be led, I had visited a quite a few churches in various parts of the Kansas City region, so visiting churches was no new thing for me at this point. When the spirit guides you, it isn’t by accident, it isn’t by coincidence, but by purpose. This day, I had drove to a little church that appeared completely empty, but it was not.

A Supernatural Meeting

As I pulled into the parking lot, I thought to myself, what a strange place, I didn’t recollect seeing a church there before. It wasn’t far from my house and it was almost as if the church was made invisible to me, until now. It was an odd location and one that most people would drive by and never see. This exterior was white and not the most kept up, It had the appearance in the front of an office building and the age of the church was approximately 4o years. The building obviously had deferred maintenance that I could tell would need to be addressed eventually.


I wasn’t sure which door to enter. There were several doors on the exteriors, some that faced the street, some that faced the north and some that appeared to come from a sanctuary. I tried the front door facing the street first, but there was a sign that said, “parsonage, please use doors on the other side of the building.”. So I got back into my car and drove around the backside of the building. Once there, I saw the doors to the sanctuary first and tried them. Like many churches I had driven past in the prior six months, this church also appeared closed and the doors were locked, but I knew someone had to be there, because the Holy Spirit had never led me to an empty building on the assumption someone would be there.


The doors on the outside were locked. I knocked because I knew someone had to be there. Then, I walked to the other set of doors located in the middle the building. Once there, I knocked again. I faintly heard voices and I waited. I was sure someone was there now, so I waited. Upon knocking on the door a second time, a man came around the corner and smiled. I stated my purpose for being there and he laughed as if surprised, but thankfully, not scared off. It is not often a person hears a person like me say that God sent me to talk with them, and only a year prior to this meeting, I myself would have scoffed at the idea. But there I was.


The man let me in the door and there was a second person he had been speaking with prior to my second knock. We also greeted each other, but he had to leave and departed directly after our meeting. The man introduced himself as the pastor of the church and we made our way to the entryway of the church through a long hallway and sat down on a couch located in the foyer. He was a kind person and although I could sense, in the spirit, a glimpse of haughtiness, he was a gentlemen and offered me a water while we talked.

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

Matthew 10:8

Unlike many other pastors I had met in those first months of walking and being guided by the spirit, this pastor was genuinely interested in what I had to say. We discussed our experiences with God and the supernatural, the healing gifts and of the shocking moments of my adventures with God. He listened intently, asked copious amounts of questions and we talked for over an hour. During our conversation, I was keenly aware of messages I received in the spirit and listened to what the Holy Spirit had to say while we talked. When he mentioned names, I would get a word of knowledge for each person he spoke of. When he spoke, I would received insight into the world of pastoring a church and what he understood as a pastor compared to what I had learned in a short period of time while walking in the spirit.

Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”

Mark 1:41

Words of Knowledge

I was encouraged by our conversation about the spiritual gifts found in 1 Cor. 12, when the Holy Spirit revealed to me two pains the pastor was experiencing in his body. The first word of knowledge I received for him concerned a stomach pain issue that he had. In prior months, I had met three other pastors who led small congregations with similar ailments. One located in Nebraska, the second in a church near where I lived, and a third that was located in the downtown Mission Hills area of Kansas. This pain I perceived in his stomach affected many pastors. Every time I had asked the other pastors if they had been experiencing pain in their stomach, they confirmed it. I prayed for them and they confirmed that the pain had left them. As did the pastor I was speaking to this day. The pain left him after a short prayer as well.

“Do you know what prayer is? It is not begging God for this and that. The first thing we have to do is to get you beggars to quit begging until a little faith moves in your souls.”

John G. Lake


Regarding stomach pain, I believe the pain is physical, but it starts spiritually. It’s a pain brought about by stress and not giving up burdens to the Lord as we should. It is likely to be an ulcer or an ailment that causes attacks of acid reflux. Bitterness and unforgiveness is also a probable cause to stomach pain. I know this pain, because it was only 10 years earlier when I too had the symptoms suffered for months with the same condition. My healing came when I stopped taking all medications that doctors had prescribed for me to combat the pain, ulcers and acid reflux, and it quickly healed with no further medical help. I know God healed me then too, but I didn’t acknowledge that it was God’s work then. But now, glory to God!


The second pain I detected as the pastor and I talked that day was in the lower back region of his body. It was the organs I recognized as the kidneys. When I spoke of his kidneys, he confirmed that indeed he had kidney issues for years, and he spoke of how he got the pain. He said that his kidneys were damaged. So then, based on the information, I asked the pastor if he would allow me to pray for his kidneys to be healed. He said yes and I held his hands and spoke a prayer similar to this:
“I command the spirit of infirmity to leave your body and kidneys now, I bind the spirit of infirmity and I loose the spirit of life and gifts of healing. Body, mind and soul, be healed now in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

“Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.”

Luke 9:1-2


Pastor’s Body Healed!

The pastor confirmed that the pain did indeed leave his body, and we chatted for awhile longer and we departed. It was one of the best conversations I had in awhile. We got to speak about the power of God, His gifts, and the power of healing manifested by our Lord Jesus Christ. It had been a good morning!

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:24


I followed up with the pastor, but not the other pastors, for months afterwards. He confirmed that the pain that he once felt in his kidneys was truly gone. The pain in his stomach also was no longer a stress in his life. Glory to God!


I believe that the pastor’s body was supernaturally healed that day, because the Holy Spirit confirmed it with a word when it happened and his later testimony was the ultimate confirmation. So why did the pastor not already have his body healed? Why do many pastors today, walk around not experiencing the power of healing in their ministries to a degree they might? I believe it is because the seminaries and pastoral colleges have failed us and them to a degree. They focus on book knowledge vs. heart knowledge and miss entirely the purpose of important elements of the powers Jesus gave the church. With a little exposure, training and practice, many pastors could potentially also walk in the power and authority the Lord gave His followers.

“God wants to purify our minds until we can bear all things, believe all things, hope all things and endure all things. God dwells in you, but you cannot have this divine power until you live and walk in the Holy Ghost, until the power of the new life is greater than the old life.”

Smith Wigglesworth

The Love of Christ

I trust in the Lord with all my heart. I am humbled in knowing that I didn’t deserve any of His grace or mercy, but I received it. I know what it means to be healed and forgiven. He had healed me only months earlier from several documented conditions of health problems, including asthma, pre-diabetes, testicular pain, bladder pain, chest pain, and a life-long battle with chronic and at times, clinical depression. I no longer take any medications of any kind and I haven’t been sick in any of the same ways I once was. I was also healed of addictions to alcohol, food and pornography and I am happy to say that healing can be permanent. When you choose to walk a holy path, you can keep your healing. Resist the devil and he will flee!


This all started when I was desperately seeking and found God in the living room of an apartment duplex when I was at a very low point in my life. Jesus baptized me with the Spirit of God and later gave me an even more powerful gift of discerning of spirits by baptism of what I can only describe was by a crown of thorns. I truly know what it means and what it feels like to be saved and forgiven, and I now have a desperate and unquenchable desire to see others have the same healing manifested in their life for them to be truly set free. For who the Son sets free, is free indeed!

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

Psalm 103:2-3

On Ministry

Ministry is now my life mission and my calling. I was called to meet, educate and inspire others of what God has for us. To help others understand that we do have a common enemy in our world and he is defeated, but we have to command him to leave us. To share with others my testimony in hopes of convicting them to repent, asking Jesus into their life, and learning the ways of the Lord so they too can experience the life that God had created them for, and know their purpose and their reason to be alive!


Blessings to you this day, may this writing touch your heart with the finger of God and may you be healed of all things, the way I and others have, through the everlasting saving mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

You are loved!
In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:13

Healing Testimony: Collapsed Lungs Healed!

“Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials.”

Smith Wigglesworth

Of all the technical and challenging work I have done over my years as an aircraft mechanic in the Navy, or maintenance mechanic at factories, or even as a network technician and technical project manager in Information Technology, I have never faced anything as challenging or rewarding as working for the spiritual well-being of God’s people. People are definitely the most complicated out of all that I have experienced in my life, but love is what we are and why we do what God commands us.


I had only begun ministering to people in the fall of 2018 when I learned that God had given me special gifts to help others. The gift of the discerning of spirits and the gift of healings are two such gifts. With these gifts, I often get words of knowledge from the Holy Spirit when I am around people. Quite often, they have no idea that it is happening. Sometimes though, they confess with their mouth, what spiritual issues they are experiencing in their life they need help with. I once had a woman talking to me say the words “throat cancer” in between her sentences in a conversation. My ears are open to hear these utterances. Other times, it can be a pain or feeling I am aware of in their body that I recognize as a problem. These words of knowledge present opportunities for us to pray and release the Spirit of God to get a person healed or delivered and other times it for them to learn that God is speaking to them about life situations. Often, it can be for encouragement, to release words into their life to allow a person to feel God’s presence and that He is with them.

“The Spirit reveals, unfolds, takes of the things of Christ and shows them to us, and prepares us to be more than a match for Satanic forces.”

Smith Wigglesworth


While these are great gifts, they also are a challenge. Not everyone is ready to receive a word from God. Other times, while I get an impression of sickness or infirmity in a person, they will acknowledge the pain, but when it comes to receiving healing, they balk and have no faith in prayers. In some cases, people were offended that I knew something at all that I couldn’t or shouldn’t have known about them, and yet other times, people were simply offended by the prayers I speak with my mouth for their healing, because they are different than the prayers they pray.


My prayers don’t sound like prayers to the average Christian, they sound like commands, because they are. God gave us authority over all the power of the enemy and we are to use it, but not abuse it. My understanding of the Bible and through many teachers I have learned from since I started in ministry, shows me that we are to command some things, pray for some things, and declare some things. When I speak a healing prayer over a person, I use the command presence of Christ himself when I pray and I tell the person’s body, mind, or soul to be healed from whatever is ailing them.

“The ministry of Christianity is the ministry of the Spirit. It is the Spirit of God that inhabits the words, that speaks to the spirit of another and reveals Christ in and through him.”

John G. Lake


Unlike some ministers, I receive confirmations with my prayers that let me know if they worked or if the the prayer was not received, or even if the prayer was blocked, which is sometimes the case. When I get the word of confirmation of healing, it is wonderful news, and one I often speak to the person immediately. It also helps to build confidence in the healing with the released confirmation. After all, it is not my belief they are healed, because up until 2018, I had none, but the Holy Spirit, telling me if the the prayer had worked. Praise Jesus!

God’s promises are only fulfilled on our behalf, when we act upon them.

F.F. Bosworth


In some cases though, I have had failures. Failures to see the healing miracle manifest. Failures to offer an encouraging word. Failures to see the person through until they were healed. While healing prayers don’t always happen right away, I do expect them to work when I receive confirmation. Even with a failed healing, when I sometimes get a confirmation, it sometimes is a negative one that the person blocked it because of a soul injury that needed healing. You see, people may not know why they don’t get healed, but it is often a deep secret they hold inside that tells me why. Until the person want to deal with the secret, which is usually keeping them from being healed, they remain injured.


Once healing case I will present is when I prayed for a woman after a bible study in 2019. The woman was reluctant to be in the presence of others and she seemed resistant to trust people with the information she had. When she finally spoke about her condition, I finally understood that the pain I was experiencing in my spiritual chest, a sharp pain in my left lung and a heaviness that made it hard to breath, was actually a word of knowledge for her. She had been experiencing traumatic health issues with her lungs. She said that she had her lungs collapse multiple times unexpectantly and suffered from a great deal of fear and anxiety because of it. Because of the word of knowledge I had received, I knew without a doubt that one, she was a very Godly woman who God loved dearly, and two, I knew that God wanted her healed.


I asked her if she was ready to be healed and took hold of her hands. I looked deep into her eyes, (the windows to the soul and where I can see evil spirits manifest) and released a prayer I have released many times now. I said “I bind and rebuke the spirit of infirmity in (her name)’s body, mind and soul, and loose the spirit of life and gifts of healing. Lungs, respiratory system, be made whole, work properly! Body, mind and soul be healed in the name of Jesus Christ!” I then asked her to take a deep breath and expel the spirits that were harming her, and she did.


I had followed up with her many times after that day, and she reported that she hadn’t had the hard-to-breath symptoms, or the collapsed lungs, but occasionally had panic attacks that made her feel like it might come back again. I just reminded her that the Lord had healed her and to reject the anxiety. To speak positively and to reject the idea that she could ever have the her lungs be hurt again. To this day, I believe she was healed and has no recurring issue with lung collapses, which required hospitalization. The fear and anxiety, however, is still something I feel in my spirit to this day while I recall her healing. You see, this gift transcends distance and I receive information about people health, by merely thinking about them.

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Mark 16:17-18


I often receive pains in my body, it’s part of the gifts I have. I have mapped out the different messages I receive based on scripture and use them as words of knowledge. They are quite affective in ministering to others for healing and deliverance, which is what I originally prayed for when I received the Holy Spirit and baptism. The messages I receive are often for the people directly around me or for the people that come to my mind or sometimes its for a person who another in the same room is thinking of. People who are around me frequently are not surprised when I ask who they were thinking of or who sent them the text or e-mail they are reading, because I frequently get information about the condition of the person through the thoughts of the person with me. Yes, I know that sounds odd, but it’s true.


The people who we pray for don’t always remain friends. People are all at different places in their lives and while they may have faith in you and Jesus to get a healing one day, they can easily lose it when you become a familiar face to them. In some cases, they may resent you for it. This is one of the challenging aspects to healing ministry. We have to trust that God will use us in every way to deliver and heal His people (not ours) and what happens after that, is up to Him, not us. We have to give it to God, like we must give everything we do to God to stay humble and remain in good standing with Him. It’s an honor to have such a close relationship and it’s one I’ll treasure for my lifetime. Thank you Jesus!


God Bless! You are loved!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

My First Money Miracle

When I was a child of around nine or ten, I lived on a street named South Abbie, in the poorest neighborhood of Empire, California. We lived next to a migrant worker’s camp at the end of the street and the house we lived in was in a cluster of rented houses near the end of the street. We had only moved to the house in the past six months, and right behind my house, there were some neighborhood boys who became my good friends. They were the Wallaces and they were what I recall to be a very religious family.


I recall my friend’s parents being very strict to their boys, but they were always nice to me. The two things I easily recall about their family was their discipline, because when the boys would get into trouble, their parents made the boys get a “switch” from the walnut trees outside their house so they could spank them. The second thing I remember the most about them was when I was unable to play with the boys. I would knock on their door and they would answer the door very quietly, because their mother would get migraines and was pained by noises of any kind. I didn’t know what migraines were back then, but I knew she couldn’t function well and the boys would always look desperately sad when she had them.

One Sunday, I attended church with the Wallaces. My parents never went to church, but they didn’t mind if I went with my new friends. The church was in Ceres, California, which was a half an hour drive from our house. I remember I had just received my weekly allowance for mowing our lawn the Saturday before, so I had some money in my pocket, a grand total of $2.50. It was the first time I had been to church in California, we had only moved there in the past year, so I was nervous about being with my new friends and their parents. When we got to the church and were in the middle of service, the offering plate was passed around. I quietly asked my friend’s parents what it was for. They simply said that they put money as an offering to the Lord in the plate, which looked more like a basket. In my child’s mind, I thought they would give it back at the end of church, so I put in all my money into the offering plate. I still recall feeling very nervous and scared about giving them all my money, especially since I had brothers and they weren’t so willing to give it back if they got a hold of it.

After service, I sheepishly asked my friend’s parents, “when do they return the money?” They laughed and said they didn’t return the money, and that the money was given to the Lord! I recall beginning to cry. I just gave away my whole week’s allowance and I had plans for it! The Wallace family comforted me and said that the money is now the Lord’s, but because I was faithful by giving the money, especially all of my money, into the offering that it would multiply ten times and return to me, because God was good. I was still scared.

That message really stuck with me. I was expecting to see something that day. I was excited! And throughout the week, I pondered what they had said and wondered, “when”? It was one night, while my brother Dave and I stopped at the local stop-and-save convenience store, that the promise came back to me. While walking back to the car, I saw a wad of rolled up bills. I grabbed the money. No one was around. No cars, no people, just my brother and me. So I picked up the money and put it in my pocket. I nervously but quickly counted the money and it just happened to be $25.00. The most money I had ever had in my entire life, and it was mine!

The Lord is faithful. He is good, and He is kind. I was just a kid, but that money miracle just happened to be 10 times the money I had given to the church offering plate earlier that week. Part of me felt guilty, as though I stole the money from God because the money returned to me and part of me felt shameful, because someone had dropped that money and likely missed it very much. It is said that God works in mysterious ways, but I don’t buy that, and I reject the guilt and feeling bad, because while the money was from Him, the guilt and shame isn’t!

The words of our Bible tell us how God works. He works through love, compassion and faith. The Lord had compassion on me that week, when I was just a little boy. He also taught me real lessons, which was to give generously and it will be given generously back and trust in the Lord with everything you have. And though I had seen such an amazing miracle as a young child, my later years of life tried to explain away and rob me of my first miracle from God. It wasn’t until these past few years that I have begun to re-believe the miracles and gifts God gives us as a youth and even now. God restored the memory of this miracle and even while I wrote this blog post out, He restored the sights, smells, memories, and thoughts I had nearly 40 years ago. He is so good!

The first servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made ten times the original amount!’

Luke 19:16


Have you lost memories of the goodness of God? Can you recall the miracle moments in life you have experienced? I would love to hear about them! When we share stories such as these, they glorify our Father in Heaven. They allow our hearts to heal and to recall the special moments we have shared with our Lord. He is so good!

Blessings to you this day. You are loved!

The Devil in the Data.

Having a career as a technology professional for the past 20+ years, I have had the luxury of gaining inside knowledge with how technology is used in today’s society. I’ve worked with advanced software and hardware since 1997 and have experience with everything from low-level computer repair to analysis using data science. I have worked on a broad spectrum of technology projects in different industries and I understand tech, but I find myself very disappointed in the direction the world is headed with its use. We are quickly moving to a controlled surveillance system that George Orwell himself would have nightmares of if he knew of how we are using it. With this blog, I’m going to attempt to share some secrets of data with you, that will help you understand the full breath depth of how we human beings are tracked and monitored with it.


In my career, I have seen the wondrous benefits of technology where work is done more efficiently and people communicate more easily. Large projects are managed better, and budgets are met and timelines are on track. I also know of the dark side of Information Technology, where people abuse it to steal, conceal activities, destroy relationships and murder the character of others with it. There is much we can do with information technology, but using it against people instead of helping people is where ethical and morale boundaries are crossed.

I have researched and studied how social media app like Facebook and other personal data warehousing apps like an electronic medical record could easily be traversed by several companies in order to manipulate profits. It’s a little-known truth that companies like Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are collecting an enormous amount of data on everyone. They collect information that we, as non-paying users and paying customers, often freely give away. We willingly hand over all of our important information, including: total life history, jobs, important dates, private pictures, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, personal messages, chats, texts, e-mails and the like to companies without know how they work, what they do with the information and who they share the information with. We also tell companies, by using their apps, who we have secret fascinations with, who we stalk, who we like, who we dislike (which looks strikingly similar to a behaviors of liking a person), whose pictures we view and posts we read and re-read. Social media companies are able to learn what we think by what we look at, what we like and what we post. They even capture the text that you don’t post, as their app collects every keystroke you type in the text boxes, whether or not you click or press enter to send, post, or comment. It’s all collected and stored. Companies like Facebook can also store data about you even if you do not have a Facebook account.

Other types of information apps like Facebook “know” about you:

1. What posts interest you by the scroll time or the measurement of time you scroll down your feed, where you stop, which posts are of interest, which posts you have no interest in.
2. What emotions you experience while reading each post using cameras.
3. Data companies know what you believe, what you don’t believe, what you have faith in and what your intellectual level and education is when you provide them the data in the empty boxes to complete their datasets.
4. They know how much you make, your net-worth, your likability among your friends and how well you write.
5. Social media apps know what your drives and passions are, by what you look at, what you like, what you don’t like, etc.
6. Facebook can track you on other websites using web traffic and off-site cookies with analytics to obtain information on what you look at while you are NOT on Facebook.
7. Your emotions while reacting to posts using emoticons: Each graphic has metrics assigned to recategorize the information and determine the “thought” as to how you feel about it. You tell them how you feel by clicking the preselected emoticons allowed for you to click. Each emoticon has metrics to reveal your psychological decision making and beliefs.

Facebook Emoticon Set


Tech companies sell these large datasets to other companies to advertise, perform data analysis and re-sell to anyone willing to buy. They keep measurements on each person and assign values to indicate: our financial credit rating, social/citizen credit rating insurability ratings, and our psychological (mental health) and physical health scoring. It is well known that our government, law enforcement, healthcare systems and insurance companies use this data from all apps people use to track and monitor citizens.

In 2018, I was studying data science. My ultimate goal was to obtain a (very) high paying position at a technology company, performing big data analysis on information. My secondary plan was to start a company and create an app that people would use for the purpose of selling on data (of people), just like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the others software companies. The plan was to use, sell, market and make a ton of money on personal data, just like the founders at the social media companies have, only they did it first. It’s still an open game. Data collection for the masses is ongoing. The amount of data people self-report is voluminous and without end. Humans are continuously creating reasons, devices, services, and technologies to collect more and more data for the purpose of control.


During my studies and initial start of data research and collection, I started to mind map of all the data points and datasets that would be useful for my company to collect and store. Once I mapped it all out – I was destroyed, emotionally and mentally. The ethics and morals one has to disengage to do this type of work would be soul-crushing. This is the same information people have collected on the population of the world and unsuspecting citizens don’t know much about it. The diagram below is a screenshot of the diagram I created in 2018 with datasets companies currently collect on each user of their application. If the companies work together, which they do, it is easy to see, that our digital lives can tell the story of our life and leave little to the imagination.

Data points (possibly) captured by app technology companies.

Where is this leading to? Where is the data mining, artificial intelligence and data warehousing on every human being, including their DNA/RNA, leading us to? How much power are we giving over to the software companies we have grown up with, use daily and have a relationship with, while they secretly and not-so-secretly store all of our private thought and events of our lives?

As Christians, we know we are not of this world. Satan is the ruler of this world, but he is no longer king. Jesus Christ became king of this world and of Heaven when He died on the cross to pay for us. That’s right friends, we were purchased at a price.

We are to be of the kingdom of God, not the kingdom of Satan. We know that keeping this kind of data of every human life minimizes the value of life. We are not to look at human lives as facts, numbers and figures. We are not to devalue life of another human being by coalescing data points, sets, libraries or warehouses. That’s what Nazi Germany did with the SS. That’s what Russia did with the Stasi. That is what Japan did with war crimes against China and that is what China does now to its own citizens. Yet here we are. If you could see all the data collected in all of the world, you would easily recognize that it’s just Satan’s bad copy of the Lamb’s Book of Life. He is collecting his own data on humans using humans and showing us how to use the data against each other. Its’ technological witchcraft and sorcery.

We Christians are to expose evil, and I pray with this work I have done so with big data, data science and the control of mankind. We are to destroy the works of the devil, stand against misuse of people and protect the vulnerable from manipulative behaviors of other humans. We can start this by exposing the lies behind what exactly has been done, in whose name, and why. We must reject the control, manipulation and domination of others for the sake of power and money. We must protect each other from misuse and abuse by the wealthy because of data and greed.

The upcoming plans being made to control humans with data are terrifying unless we acknowledge that this was always the plan from the beginning. It’s a long-running play by Satan to steal God’s children and not let their souls be free because of sin. He is still trying to condemn us with him. The only issue he has, and he knows this (spoiler alert), is that he IS conquered. He IS defeated and we are to keep defeating him until the return of Jesus Christ, and by the look of things, it will not be long!

God bless you to the understanding of this message. You are loved!