Walking Supernaturally with Jesus.

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A Faith You Can Sleep On


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What if casting out demons is not a big, complicated, intimidating task? What if it can be super simple and easy to see real freedom?


I slept ten solid hours each night. I felt like one of those old Samsung cell phones, which took forever to charge. It took all night to fully charge.


Some days I would sleep less, but then my brain would become like rice pudding. I couldn’t function well. Sleep would overcome me for twelve hours or more.


May 2017, during a phone call, I spoke to Patricia Lage about my sleep experience. She had witnessed it while living with her and her husband during my internship.


That night I tried not to sleep ten hours. I woke up a few times, but I wasn’t refreshed. Attempting to sleep less by simply trying harder didn’t work.


I knew I needed some help to get over this hurdle. That day I prayed, expecting to hear from God about the situation. I didn’t try to force a thought or arrive at a solution on my own. I heard a thought, not from my head but from deep within at core/belly level, that said, “It’s a spirit."


In response, I didn't tell the spirit to go. In my heart I expected that spirit to lose its hold from that day forward. I wasn’t going to sleep more than a normal person.


Soon after, a family member told me, “Go sleep ten hours."


I believed, therefore I spoke, “No, I won’t!” Though this person was well meaning, they weren’t working for the things of God at that moment. I responded out of the spirit to that word, rather than as a fleshly reaction. That directive to sleep ten hours was a seed that I didn’t want to take root in me.


That night as well as the nights that followed, I slept eight hours and woke up fully refreshed!


Exhilarated, I thought to myself, Normal people have this much time in a day?


I was free from oppression that had stolen my time and imparted a sense of shame. Now, I could get more done in a day and I had more time to invest with Father without guilt.


Biblical and Practical Reflections


Before God revealed it to me, I didn’t understand that the source of the problem was demonic oppression.


If you think it’s impossible for Christians to have demons, I would encourage you to seek after that aha moment.


In Acts 15, they ran into a challenge that could have caused division in the church. But to solve the dilemma, they based their resolution on two things: 1) What has the Holy Spirit done? 2) What do the scriptures say?


If you’re a Christian and you’re experiencing oppression, be encouraged. Do not beat yourself up. It is as though you would remove a tick from your body. You don’t beat yourself up for having a tick. You remove its influence.


Since the fall of man, to have a demon is an extraordinarily common affliction.


God didn’t reveal it so that I could mope about having a demon. I used that knowledge to center my focus so that I could be set free. I experienced an effortless release from the shame and from the oppression that I had accepted as normal. I didn’t have to be the family’s Sleeping Beauty.


“And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38 New Living Translation)


The devil didn’t even have to show up for the fight.


Deliverance doesn’t have to be complicated or a drawn out process. The devil is already defeated. Jesus made a public spectacle of him.


“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” (Colossians 2:15 Berean Study Bible)


I couldn't beat a devil by just trying harder. However, by setting my trust in the Lord, I had a faith I could sleep on. I overcame by faith, not by will power and you can too!


“For everyone having been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory having overcome the world: our faith." (1 John 5:4 Berean Literal Bible)


How you can apply this


  1. Don’t rely on will power to beat something only grace can overcome.

  2. You don’t always have to tell a demon to go in order to be delivered. Intend with your heart, and watch healing and deliverance emanate from you even when you don’t speak. However, don’t be afraid to speak, as it’s a great way to release the kingdom.

  3. Be creative. Tell us in the comments how you uniquely applied this.


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Edited by Paul Lowery and Esther Tsai




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On Christmas Eve 2007, I helped facilitate a Christmas giveaway in the skywalk in Des Moines, Iowa. I had a remarkable encounter with a black man, a stranger. He was unlike any man I had met.


He approached me on the skywalk. By the way he walked and talked, he looked like he'd been drinking.


Then he said, “Well, I might be back.” He seemed to talk simply.


He walked down the hall. We had signs up saying, ‘Help yourself!” “Take whatever you want.” People would walk through and not take anything. We wanted to bless people with clothes, toys, coats, shoes, household items, and much more.


My sister said, “We're gonna go get something to eat.”


I said, “You know I just don't want to go yet. I don't believe I'm supposed to. Just order me something. Call me after you order and I'll come down.”


Then the guy was down the hall after everybody else left from our team and he sang like an angel as he walked back toward me. This grabbed my attention. He walked in a completely different manner. He no longer seemed like a drunk man.


I said, “Wow what a beautiful voice!”


“I've sung in choirs all over the world.” He spoke eloquently.


“Oh my goodness! Where do you live?”


He pointed up there.


I thought he meant the Elsie Mason Manor apartments above the skywalk.


He walked closer and closer.


He said, “What are you guys doing here?”


I explained everything to Him.


He said, “Wow! That's really neat that you guys are doing this and you're giving back. You're helping people, you’re doing a good job.”


He said, “Well, it hasn't always been that way for you, has it?”


“Well no, things haven't always been good for me. But this year I just got closer to God and things really have turned around. I'm divorced, I've got three children, and things were not so easy but things have really shifted and changed in my life.”


He said, “You know you're not really safe to be here by yourself.”


I said, “No, but God is with me.”


He said, “You're right, He is.”


I felt like I was on cloud nine as I talked to Him.


Then my sister called and I said, “We ordered the food. You better come.”


I said, “Well, I better go.”


I buzzed with excitement as I walked away.


I thanked him and said, “It was nice talking to you.”


I went down to the restaurant.


My sister said, “I bet that was an angel that Jesus sent to protect you.”


I didn't even hear her say that because I was on cloud nine.


On the way home, I told some friends what had happened.


They said, “I bet that was an angel that Jesus sent to protect you.”


I said, “Ah! You're right. It was!” It was the best Christmas I’d ever had.


About nine months later Dave and I had met and gotten married.


As I told my testimony, Dave asked, “Who was that?”


All of a sudden, the power of God overwhelmed me and brought tears to my eyes. I felt the weight on his words.


It wasn't just an angel. It was Jesus Himself! I knew it was the truth!


Amazed, I was on cloud nine all night long. Jesus was right there talking to me. He confirmed His word by showing up. He had actually told me I was doing a good job. To know that He had been watching me in my life. It made me feel loved. It brings tears to my eyes when I tell the testimony.


Maybe you have seen Jesus and didn’t even realize it was Him. I did disciples and the disciples did as well. Watch, listen, be ready. Perhaps my story will remind you of a time that you have entertained angels unaware or have even seen Jesus Himself.


“After this, Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them as they walked along in the country.” (Mark 16:12 Berean Study Bible)


“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2)


Authored by Patricia Lage


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Are you among the many people who have experienced patterns of defeat?


Since I was a child, I could see demonic spirits at work in my dreams. They would inflict pain or otherwise cause problems for me. I could say the words, “In the name of Jesus, go!” but most of the time the spirit didn’t budge. This didn't seem right. Yet this was my reality.


I had hundreds, if not thousands of defeats, which happened during the majority of my life.


You. Me. The world. Every single one of us is fighting a spiritual battle whether we see it or not. The realm of the demonic is in conflict with the realm of the kingdom of Heaven.


The demonic wants us to remain in the pattern of defeat. However, the Spirit of Christ wants us to break free from patterns of defeat and enables us to do so.


The principles of my story are transferable to your story whether it's demonic nightmares or other areas of defeat. You can break free of that pattern once and for all.


How I Broke the Cycle of Defeat

One day as an adult, I had five nightmares in one night. I didn’t want to be awake because I was tired, but I didn’t want to be asleep, because sleep brought torment. I had a miserable existence stuck between two worlds.


So, I called David Lage and asked him for help. I didn’t get consistent results on my own in this area, but he had consistent results in many areas. What I had done didn't work to bring a total turnaround. It was more like a tug-of-war, where most of the time I was on the losing side.


David told me the basics of what to do, but God filled in the details as I stepped out and did it. Even though I wasn't where I wanted to be, I determined I would arrive where I needed to be if I pursued it with all of my heart.


After the phone call, I took scripture regarding authority and identity and spoke them out loud. I did it with all the intensity of heart I knew how to release. I didn’t wait until I had another nightmare.


For years, I had reacted to the devil’s attack rather than being proactive.


I moved from living a defensive life to a life of victorious offense.


I didn’t go for a specified time period. I went until I had a release in my heart and just knew it had changed.


How did I know?


That knowing was like pumping a well and then letting go after the water flowed.


It’s not that you’re tired of declaring good things according to God’s promises and want to do something else, it’s just that there is simply no more need to speak because His rest is so full inside of you.


It's the same knowing, as you "know" you're born again. It's way beyond intellectual knowledge. This is the belief of the heart.


Not enduring is a pitfall I had fallen into before. I did not persevere because I let my sleepiness and the comfort of my covers determine how long I would continue. Temporarily it seemed easier, but in the long run the goal was more difficult to achieve short of perseverance.


Then, when I fell asleep, I could see the change in the spirit. In my dream, after I commanded the demonic to go, it had less influence over me. I awoke and repeated the process.


By the third time, it couldn't even touch me and left immediately. Before I spoke for it to leave, in my heart, I “saw” it as already gone. When I commanded, I held my expectation firm in that place, and then I actually saw the demon leave.


It's like pointing for a dog to go into the house and not letting your hand down until they do it. It's that internal "posture" of unwavering faith.


In less than 24 hours, it had broken its hold. I no longer had the demonic pattern of torment in the night. When I told demons to go, they left. I was no longer frustrated by what should have worked but didn’t.

Scripture Tells us How to Break Defeat

I took what the word says is true but my experience said wasn’t true and made the situation line up with the word of God. The word of God is the will of God. As we persevere, use holy intensity, and make adjustments as needed.


“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 Berean Study Bible)


God's will is not that we get beat up by devils, but that we make devils the footstool of Christ as His very body. Yet, the will of God was not manifest in me in that area for the longest time.


We are transformed by what we speak and do.


Our mouth is a rudder. We can change the course of our lives by what we speak with our mouth and believe in our heart.


“Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” (Romans 12:1 Berean Study Bible)


It is through presenting your bodies. What is one of the smallest parts of the body?


It’s the tongue! We can make our mind new by changing what we speak and focus on.


I had two problems: either I wasn't speaking or wasn't unwavering believing!


The old saying is P.U.S.H = Pray Until Something Happens.


Practically, if setting a time period helps you get started, do that. But if you can, don’t stop until it’s done. Holy endurance to completion glorifies God by bringing the full manifestation of His will into fruition. It strengthens us in the process.


“We desire that each one of you may show the same diligence to the fullness of hope even to the end, that you won't be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises.” (Hebrews 6:11-12 World English Bible)


I quit waiting until the devil hit me to react. I started to play offense rather than defense, when I spoke into the situation before it hit. In warfare, this is called preemptive strikes. You hit before the enemy hits. You’re no longer living in reaction to, but taking action against.


Do this Today and Remove the Defeat
  1. Find 1-3 scriptures that apply to the area you need breakthrough in.

  2. Set aside a time for focused declaration regarding an area that needs breakthrough. Go until you know something has changed. Repeat if needed. Don’t play defense and don’t quit until you win.

  3. Declare the will/word of God with intensity.

If you notice you’re not making progress, ask God for help. He may direct you to a scripture, person, or resource to get it done.


Edited by Esther Tsai and Paul Lowery


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