I wrote the following piece called Delusions of Reprieve in late 2008 in a mental hospital in Subiaco, Western Australia. The place served as a revolving door for me from 2007 through to 2013, sometimes seeing me admitted for months at a time. At this stage the only diagnosis of my condition was major depressive disorder with chronic insomnia. Ironically, I wrote this piece sitting up in bed on my laptop at 4 am.
Kyle’s testimony of his salvation and overcoming fear from demons at night through the power of Jesus’ Name.
I was born and raised in a Christian family, as a young child the idea of heaven and the life after death was a great fantasy I wished would be fulfilled. Although my parents were never forceful of attending Church nor reading the Bible, I fully was convinced that Jesus and God was real. Although later in life, this idea was only reassured as the only possibility. In my life I’ve experience a lot of spiritual warfare but it’s only brought myself closer to Jesus.
Ever since I’ve been young, I’ve been able to sense if something is with me or close to me in the current room. It’s difficult to describe, although this feeling is associated with fear and that someone is watching you. When I was young, this feeling scared me. I would only get it when I was alone and when I didn’t feel safe. Now, I’ve come to realise this feeling was me sensing the presence of a demon.
Ryan Eamer’s testimony
I was brought up as a Christian since I was seven. I met the Lord Jesus when some evangelists had a tent in a caravan park and I went and did some arts and crafts, as well as learning about God and His Son. So essentially I don’t remember a time that I wasn’t a believer. My mum was converted by my best friend’s mother when I was in pre-primary.
We originally went to Warwick Church of Christ where I went to Sunday School and learnt more about God’s love for me. When I was 10, my mum re-married and we moved church to Rhema, which is now known as Riverview. I also attended the school that was associated with that church for grades five, six and seven. Here (and at church) I started to get a better grasp on the scriptures, and learnt under some very godly men.