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08/03/09 — "My brother lost it mentally—very depressed, lots of anxiety, and even despair…"
I just wanted to thank you again, Andrew and Jamie, and all at AWM! In January, God had started showing me truths about the authority of the believer, and then you had the series The Believers Authority! A week ago, my brother lost it mentally—very depressed, lots of anxiety, and even despair. My first thought was, He should be committed before he hurts himself or someone. But then I remember you saying in your series that if someone is sick or has mental problems, the body of Christ has authority in this area. I called my brother and asked if I could pray for him. He agreed and I used my authority from Christ and started rebuking the different things the Holy Spirit brought to my mind. What I heard on the other end honestly scared me. It wasn’t my brother’s voice. I kept rebuking and realized what I was saying was making a difference. Finally, I heard my brother’s voice and asked him if he was okay or if I needed to keep praying. He said tearfully that he was okay and that he could see, that the darkness had left. Then I told him he needed Jesus to baptize him with the Holy Spirit. He did and began to speak in tongues. I told him that if the Enemy tried to come back on him, to pray in the Spirit. He has since told me the Enemy has tried to come back but that he now has power over him. My brother said he prays and the Enemy leaves! Praise God! He is a different person! My brother has closed the door that yielded to the Enemy. He says he has never felt like this in eighteen years! He no longer has anxiety or depression! Praise God!
On another note, I used my authority over our finances, and this will be our most blessed financial year ever! Thank you for saying the truth!