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Our older son, Terry, had a peculiar incident his senior year at Panhandle State University in far western Oklahoma. Terry and his friends were cowboys. Terry had just rented a bedroom two days before from some other students to cut down on expenses.

That night there had been a lot of alcohol, girls, and music. Terry who was not partying just went to bed. About an hour later his room got very cold and dark. Slowly his twin bed with him in it rose about three feet off the floor.

These are his words as he described it to me: "I knew what it was. And I knew if I could say Jesus it would quit. But I felt literally paralyzed. I could have said anything but Jesus. It was like that part of my brain that could say Jesus was gone. But I kept trying. When I did get it out, the bed slowly came down."

Terry told a Christian professor he knew from the church he attended in Guymon. The teacher came in with him and they applied the Blood of Jesus over the mobile home. In the six months he had left to live there until graduation nothing like that happened again.

In teaching on the power in the Name of Jesus and the Blood of Jesus I have told this incident and asked how many have had a like experience. It seems to be rather common. But it is always the case—no matter what the demonic deception—that one can utter that Name and the devils have to flee as it is written (Mark 16:17; James 4:7).

Both of my sons made similar statements to this effect: It was amazingly easy to stop the demon activity. And since seeing how easy it was, demons have not been able to so frighten them. Both told me how they now use the Name of Jesus and the Blood of Jesus with their mouths morning and night over their families.

We recalled lots of other incidents.

Terry, who was a bull rider, remembered one close call when a gate failed to open properly and he was hung up in a chute with a violent bull. Someone who helped him get out said they didn't know how every bone in his body was not broken.

Terry knew why.

We always used Psalm 34:19,20: "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken."

With almost daily confession of this Scripture, we brought up four very active children—even our daughter, Brenda, played basketball—without one broken bone. Chip recalled how we had him read Psalm 91 before every game. And talking about how I used to plead the Blood over his car, he said, "I wouldn't be alive if you hadn't done that."

I didn't push him for details because I really don't want to know.

Shelli, our oldest, is an anointed preacher and a singer. Brenda works in the administration of our ministry. They too are bringing up their boys and girls using the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of God.

Because of God's wonderful provision I know the joy of another Scripture. This is my own paraphrase, " I rejoice greatly that I find my children walking in truth..." (2 John 1:4).

It makes much sense to me that when I sought the Lord about the increase in satanic attacks and He began to give me the illumination about His Blood, the first thing He brought to my mind concerned families and loved ones.

For I seemed to sense the heart cry of parents all over the world who are bringing up children in these trying times. I was conscious of the desperate cry of mothers in inner cities, "What can I do? This neighborhood. The drugs. The gangs. How can I keep my child alive?"

I seemed to know they were crying out for knowledge of the power in the Blood of Jesus to overcome Satan and his demons.

Source: The Blood and the Glory by Billye Brim
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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Billye Brim
Web site: Billye Brim Ministries
 
Billye Brim was born again at the age of eight in 1947 and was brought up to love God and His Word. After her initial in-filling of the Holy Spirit in 1967, she began the journey of fulfilling the call of God on her life.
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