Recently, I had a really LONG day. Something as a “simple” toilet installation turned into a mini-nightmare thanks to the builders of some condominiums in the Colorado Springs area. In the end, we were able to solve the problem and return the customer to “normal” human American status — with fully working amenities.
While I was going through the frustration of that job, I got a text from a young man. He had reached out to ATP for help with his personal life as it was greatly affecting his marriage and family. He is in his late 20’s and had spent finished a tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Thus far, he has given eight years of service with the US Army. His brief e-mail led me to believe that he was being demonized. So, I went with the intent of retooling him.
Upon arrival, his wife and three boys aged five and under were finishing up their dinner. The boys immediately proceeded to play and it was a normal “young” family loud time. They did not seem to mind and I did not either given my background in working with children. We briefly talked and then began to pray. After a few minutes I knew that we need some peace and quiet if he was going to be able to hear the voices he had become so familiar with during his lifetime. I offered to come back next week during a time when the boys were sleeping or just to hang out another 30 minutes until it was their bedtime. They chose to have me stay.
When we prayed again we were able to identify six entities, interrogate and send them away. His countenance looked so much better when we were done, but he was still in a slightly bewildered state. As I left I encouraged him to spend more time in the things of the Lord than he had in the past. When I received his text yesterday, he thanked me for coming and for the positive difference he had been experiencing since our time together, especially the lack of conversations and noise going on inside his head. These events reminded me of this passage:
The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were exuberant. Jesus repeated his greeting: “Peace to you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you. ~ John 20:20-21 MSG
God bless us all as we seek to do His will today and always. What an honor and a privilege it is to be sent by the King for His work, restoring His children to normal Christian status with fully working amenities.
Chaplain Chaz Yandall