I was living with my parents and was getting the garbage bins ready for the next day. As I walked outside and took only a few steps when a “voice” suddenly spoke to me. I was very scared. It was definitely not a voice coming from me. I was able to think clearly while being spoken to.
I was strongly encouraged by this voice to “just kill myself”. The demon tried to make me feel worthless. At the time, it was a good strategy. I didn’t have many friends. I felt okay about myself, but certainly not very important. The demon played upon my vulnerability.
I didn’t know what to do. It was so strange and unnerving that I started to sweat. I was in a panic. I kept walking, but I felt like it was in slow motion. I began to urgently pray to the Lord, begging for help. I remember walking towards the garbage bins. After only about 15 seconds had passed, (It felt like an eternity) my prayers were answered.
A weight was suddenly lifted off from my body, and the “voice” went away.
It only took a second. It felt something strong and powerful lift the weight off of me. I don’t know if an angel came to my rescue or if the Lord showed up directly. In any case, calling on Jesus saved me. It’s true that the devil flees from the Lord when the Lord is called upon.
Nothing like this has ever happened again to me since then. But I now know how to survive if I have another attack. I have prayed to God for protection over me. I hope to never have experience anything like that ever again.
For a while after the incident, I found it hard for me to walk outside in front of the house. Over time I began to feel better, and after a while as I even began to see it as a badge of honor. I was targeted for some reason, and, like the loser he is, the devil lost. I even remind him of it from time to time.
The Lord rules and the Lord saves. The devil is real, but Jesus is the one with the actual power.