This is an excerpt from Why I Left:
THE PYTHON SPIRIT BROKEN
The next morning, December 31 I awakened to a new kind of feeling. I felt free. I felt the burden of the Lord which is light (Matthew 11:30). What I was feeling was the result of resigning from the church the night before.
Me and wife Vantoria and our son Quincy was leaving that afternoon to go to Charlotte to attend Prophet Brian Carn’s conference. I did a broadcast on periscope that morning and on Facebook I received a message from a prophet in Florida. The message was, “Three days ago the Lord told me to start praying for you because you were constricted.” When I read that message I immediately saw a boa constrictor. I knew that how I was feeling that day was because a demonic spirit had been broken off me. I was no longer constricted.
I wanted to understand the word I received and the vision I’d seen. I asked Holy Spirit for revelation and wisdom and He gave it. He caused me to remember five years prior. A friend, a prophet came to the church to preach and this is what he said to me. “You are the neck in this church but you are being choked. When the neck is choked the head can’t move. The head will eventually die because air is not getting to the brain.
“The only hope for this church is for everything to be rooted out and pulled down. And the Lord, through you will build and plant a new church but that’s not going to happen.”
Holy Spirit showed me that it was the python spirit that was choking me. It had paralyzed me stopping the movement of the church.
This spirit is called a spirit of divination in Acts 16. There it was manifesting through a slave girl who followed Paul and opposed him until he was grieved. Paul cast the spirit out of the girl.
This spirit primarily operates in witchcraft through words. It stops or confines the move of God through words. The spirit spoke through the girl and it seemed that what she was saying was a good thing. But the spirit of divination was actually offending Paul creating emotional pain in him. Her words were good but they were demonic and so they couldn’t be the word of the Lord to edify. This was how this spirit worked against me. It was always saying what appeared to be good but they were actually causing me emotional pain because they were demonic words. The people who opposed me with their words actually believed that they were doing the right thing but they were choking the move of God and grieving my spirit.
For years I would speak the wisdom of God and certain persons in the congregation would oppose my counsel. Because the business of the church was ruled by the congregation it was very difficult to get anything done when it was automatic that anything I would say would be rejected. This was the primary way that this python spirit choked me and made my leadership ineffective. Like Jesus in Nazareth I could not do many works.
When I resigned the power of the python spirit was broken.”
This is my story. My account of how I finally left a religious system that was confining me and all that the Lord wanted to do through me.
My belief is that this story will give you courage and faith to leave whatever is holding you back from being the complete person that you were called to be.
What’s holding you back? What is choking the life out of you? What forces are opposing you? Let my story of breaking out help you to break out. It’s your time to be FREE.
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