Deliverance from Devil Bondage
Dear Rev. Angley,
When I was about 27 years old, I was living in
Florida. I wanted to please Jesus, but I couldn’t. I
would go to church and stop myself from drinking
and smoking, but it was torment; and it would
only last for a week or two before I would go
back out and get drunk. I couldn’t stop. I would
tell God, “I love you, but I can’t be good for you.”
I hated myself for it. I was so miserable.
When I was eight months pregnant, I had a ruptured
placenta. I was hemorrhaging for 90 minutes;
and when I finally got to the hospital, the
doctor could not get an IV started because all my
veins had collapsed.
My mother was in Ohio and a part of your ministry;
and when word got to her, she asked you to
pray for me. Then she left for Florida to be with
me. In the meantime, the doctors were finally
able to put the IV in right near my heart; and then
they took me into surgery. I know it was only
because of the prayers of you and your congregation
members that I made it through. I had hemorrhaged
so long that I should have died.
Every time the doctor came into my room,
he would shake his head and say that only God
could have saved my life. He said he did everything
he could, but it had to have been God who
saved my life.
While I was in the hospital, my mom was
allowed to stay with me and sleep in my room;
but after a couple of days, I couldn’t wait for
her to leave the room so I could smoke a cigarette.
When she finally did, I went into the little
bathroom and lit a cigarette. Immediately, heavy
conviction came into that bathroom; and God
revealed to me that the devil was dragging me
around with those cigarettes. Finally, I knew
those cigarettes were of the devil, and the Lord
delivered me right there.
I threw that lit cigarette into the toilet, and then
I washed my hands and face and brushed my
teeth. I no longer wanted anything
unholy to touch
me. The Lord also
delivered me from
alcohol at the same
time. I was free,
and I was so happy.
One night as we
were about to go to sleep, Mom suddenly raised
up and said, “Do you know the Bible says that
your self-righteousness is wicked and as filthy
rags in the sight of God?” Then she laid back
down and went to sleep.
God used that to reveal Himself to me and let
me know that I wasn’t supposed to be able to
be good within myself, and that gave my heart
such great hope. Then He revealed to me the
many times He had given me mercy in my life.
He gave me great love and yet warning. Then I
felt Him wash me in His blood right there in that
hospital room. All my misery went out; and I
was filled up with God’s holiness, righteousness,
love, peace and joy. Those are things I never
knew existed for me, and I have never been the
Six months later, I went to Grace Cathedral
and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
When I went back to Florida, we sold our home;
and we have lived in Akron, Ohio for about 22
AKRON, OHIO, USA
Dear Rev. Angley,
When my wife and I were living in
Florida, we were both addicted
to cigarettes, alcohol and
drugs. My wife was delivered
I would try to get free,
but I couldn’t. I put great
effort towards it, but it
just wasn’t working.
One day on the way to
work, I tried to pray; but I
could tell my prayer wasn’t
getting anywhere. I finally got
mad at the devil; and when I did, I believe it
allowed God to break that bondage. Suddenly,
the power of God went into my head and all
through my body. Then I felt all the devils go
out of me, and I knew I was free. It was so powerful.
I know it happened through your prayers
because my mother-in-law would put my name
through this ministry,
but I was still a mess.
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