Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
No, not yet. I made a comment on Facebook about what my therapist noticed when I showed him this picture. He commented on the body language and saw that everyone had their hands clenched in a fist but me. My father's is half-way, the rest are clearly clenched. My therapist thought their body language indicated anger. I made the comment to a long time family friend. Sally ran with that and had to add it to the book review. Again, what this has to do with a book review, I don't know because the picture was NOT included in the book. But I digress again, or rather Sally does.
"When the jury went out to deliberate the deputy sheriff came up to Gary’s lawyer and said, “I don’t know if the kid did it or not but they will never find him guilty.” There was such little evidence and it was all circumstantial. When the jury reached their verdict, Gary was convicted on three counts of second-degree murder. Later he was transferred to the Minnesota State Prison in Stillwater."
Is Sally actually hedging on believing my story? "Any of these things could have happened and much of what she writes about probably did happen." Well there you go.
"It took us a long time to find out but a reliable source finally told us the truth. The Pardons Board had received a letter from my dad, which said that Gary had called him and threatened that he would kill the whole family as soon as he got out of prison. The letter was investigated and found to be a complete fabrication but the Pardons Board members did not have the political will to take a stand. My father promised to release his letter to the media if they released Gary and that would be the end of their political careers."
"We were devastated. It was one thing to be locked up and going through punishment for the murders Gary had committed – there was justice to that – but it was another thing entirely to know that Gary could have gotten out of prison early but would serve another thirteen years because of a lie!"
Prison calls are recorded and there was no such call made to my father. There was no threat made to him or anyone else in my family. My father was lying and the Pardons Board knew it. But my father was adamant that he would destroy their careers if Gary was released. And knowing my father, he would have found a way to do exactly that.
Sally then goes on a rant about Benny Hinn. She thinks he is a charlatan. No one was more surprised then me when God brought Benny Hinn into my life. Although I am no longer attending his crusades or involved with his ministry, I will always be thankful how God used this man in my life. At the time I was introduced to Benny Hinn's ministry, I hated preachers and had such disdain for them. I was angry at God for not protecting me from my abusive father and angry that he had not rescued me when as a little girl I prayed and cried myself to sleep. Benny Hinn's words about a merciful God who wasn't mad at me, about a kind Jesus who loved me without any conditions, and a Holy Spirit who wanted to be my comforter were like salve to my wounded heart. I will not entertain Sally with a rebuttal to her mockery. I am not asking anyone to like or agree with Benny Hinn. I don't agree with everything Benny Hinn says or does either. All I know is that God used him in my life and I will be forever grateful for that - end of story.
The rest of the book review/rant is about recovered memories. Sally indicates that she doesn't believe my story:
My "supposed abuse" did happen whether Sally believes it or not. I don't have to try to prove it to her. Another victim of my father came forward five years before my book was published. Police were convinced that we both are telling the truth. I did not know this woman - she is half my age. She was molested by my father for a year when she was a 10 year old missionary kid.
The last part of the book review goes completely off-track again as Sally goes off on her tirade to try to discredit my story by saying my allegations are "recovered memories" which she said have no basis of scientific proof. Sally says that I could not possibly remember what happened to me at the age of three. I don't remember much about that time but I sure do remember the "games" my father taught me. I didn't know it was abuse. I thought all little girls played the same games with their fathers. Sally has no training or experience in the psychiatric field so she has no basis for evaluating whether I remembered my abuse or whether these are "repressed memories". And what difference does it make anyway? I did remember my abuse and kept stuffing the pain until I finally crashed and burned. At that point, I could no longer stuff my pain. I had to deal with it or die. I don't care if Sally doesn't believe my story. She wasn't there. Only God, my father and I know what really happened all those years ago. And I am confident that when I stand before God, I will not be ashamed.
In looking over Sally's other book reviews, it seems that she often gives negative reviews so I am in good company. One thing is certain, Sally doesn't know how to write a book review. They are used to critique an author's work, not to belittle or mock them. Sally was not content to just put the review on her website, she had to also go on Amazon and continue her rant.
This is not so much of a review but another personal attack by Sally Davis. This should be removed by Amazon for the bile that it is."
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
By way of introduction, I want to tell you a bit about my experience with the operation of demons and demonic spirits. I am a preacher's daughter who grew up knowing nothing about dealing with demons because I was never really taught about it in church or at home. I met and married my husband in prison and spent eighteen years waiting for him to come home. During that time, I was on a first-name basis with some very evil people: hit men, serial rapists, murderers and hard-core criminals. I learned that although demons operate in the realm of criminal activity, not all criminals are demon-possessed. Some of them were just regular people who made very bad choices. But prisons are filled with demon-possessed people. I also learned that there can be very strong demon activity in the places most people least expect. Churches can be big strongholds for demons to operate in. As the Holy Spirit began to teach me over the years, I gained insight into the characteristics of demons and how they operated. There are hierarchies of demonic power and authority. Some demons are not very strong and some are ferocious. As a born-again believer, we need not fear any demon. The blood of Jesus protects us from all evil and his name gives us authority over them.
Both my husband and I have talked to many people who were witches, demon-possessed and influenced by the demonic. My husband heard the demon-possessed scream in their cells at night. We took authority over them when they tried to kill him on numerous occasions. There were some who would whimper and cry to get away from Gary because they couldn't stand to be in his presence. It had nothing to do with Gary and everything to do with the spirit of God in him. I have laid hands on people and cast out devils from them. I have heard demons speak out loud. I know more than many Christians about demons but not nearly as much as some of the true saints of God know. What I do know, I will share.
One of the ways that the Holy Spirit leads us in the area of discerning of spirits is that he will give us a warning inside that something just is not right. If we pay attention to this, we can avoid a lot of trouble. I first heard about Beth Murschell from Cathy in 2012 when she asked me to read one of Beth's blogs. Beth was trying to get survivors to quit being so negative and was harping on how they needed to just forgive and move on. The outrage coming from the survivors who were commenting was palatable. Inside I was angry that once again here was another "do-gooder wanna-be advocate" who was just stirring up conflict for survivors. I have dealt with so many of these types - they want survivors to be a cross between Pollyanna and Shirley Temple. They don't want to hear anything of the pain and anger these survivors feel - they just want them to mouth "happy words" so that the advocate can feel comfortable. It is, after all, a challenge to go into the trenches and "weep with those who weep" and "bear the burdens" of the brokenhearted. Most people just want to give out pat answers and not get involved. These kind of people are so annoying to a survivor who is just finding their voice and coming to terms with what has been stolen from them. The last thing they need is someone telling them to just hurry up, forgive and forget and move on. I was disgusted with Beth and lit into her with my comments. As I read her responses, my disgust turned to complete agitation. But it was not normal agitation. It was in my spirit. I stopped to pay attention and then knew that once again, I was in contact with someone who was operating in the demonic. When you have been in contact with demons, you just know when you encounter them again. I began to pray and pay close attention to what was going on.
I watched as Beth continued to ramp up her hatred for Cathy. By the spring of 2013, I had to warn my friend Cathy. She just could not understand why someone she didn't really know could be so mean to her. This was in April of 2013, way before Beth unleashed her hatred in full-force. I sent Cathy a series of emails that said the following:
There are two passages in the Bible that describe the main traits of the Jezebel spirit, taken from the story of the real-life Jezebel. When many people hear the word "Jezebel" they think of a sexually immoral woman (ie. "she such a Jezebel"). Although many with the Jezebel spirit are sexually immoral, this is a very small piece of it. And a man can be operating in the spirit of Jezebel as much as a woman. The main characteristic of the Jezebel spirit is an obsessive need for dominance and control of others. This is what fuels the Jezebel spirit. They want all power and all control. We see this in I Kings 18, where Jezebel marries Ahab and becomes Queen. She then goes on a mission to get rid of any evidence of Jehovah worship in Israel. She kills the prophets, tears down the altars and makes them into altars to worship Baal.
The second main trait of the spirit of Jezebel is an obsessive need to have one's own way regardless of who gets destroyed in the process. We see this in I Kings 21 in the story of Naboth who refused to sell his vineyard to Ahab. Jezebel had him framed and killed so that Ahab could have the land. Naboth's sons were also murdered so that there would be no heirs to claim the land.
At the heart of the person operating under a Jezebel spirit is that they claim to have a religious zeal and think of themselves as a prophet. They like the superiority that the title of prophet gives them. They think it makes them appear to be more spiritual and more in-tune with God than everyone else. They like to mingle with influential people, especially in church and will always try to one-up everyone. When they are in a group, they like to make you feel that they are one of you but then will take people off to the side individually to share with them a "deeper revelation" that they have received from God. They will assure you that even though there is nothing in the Bible to support what they are saying, you have to understand that this is something that God entrusted them with - it is a deeper revelation. They dislike being around anyone who intimately knows the Word of God because their speciality is to twist the Bible into whatever they want you to believe. They are notorious for declaring that they have been given a "mission from God". They chase the supernatural and are going from one ministry to another ministry looking for the next miracle, prophecy or revelation.
To those who are not well grounded in the Word, they will sound very spiritual. Indeed, you will feel depleted at how unspiritual you are next to them. If they think you are spiritual, then they are twice as spiritual as you. They always have to be better than everyone else. They have more wisdom from God, more revelation from God, more power from God. They are IT! They long to ensnare unsuspecting folks into their twisted teaching that will eventually lead to complete rebellion against God.
The heart of the Jezebel spirit is rebellion against God. While they have the air of spirituality, their behavior will not at all line up with the Word of God. You will see very un-Christ-like behavior and hear very spiritual sounding words. This leaves many people feeling very confused. In order to discern the spirit, you will need to examine the fruit in the person's life. Those who are operating under the Jezebel spirit will have rotten fruit. Forget what they sound like - look at how they live!
You will often see very strange friendships and connections with the Jezebel spirit. These people love power and will look to use other people they assume have power, in order to further their agendas. They will often link up with people who are abrasive, use vulgar language and are combative. They are willing to overlook all of these things in order to use that brashness for their own purposes. They use people and then discard them like trash when they are of no more use to them.
The Jezebel spirit always has to be right. The secular term for the spirit of Jezebel is "malignant narcissism". They are pathological liars who are skillfully deceptive and very convincing. They avoid responsibility by constantly diverting topics, asking questions, making up new lies and denying past statements. They backstab, target and exploit others to accomplish their own agendas. They are very charismatic, eloquent and quite intelligent. They blame others for their own failures. They are masters at projection. They often stalk those who do not submit to their demands or get in their way. They lash out at anyone who disagrees with them and make them the scapegoat.
The Jezebel spirit shows no remorse. They do not see that they are doing anything wrong. It is everyone else that is to blame. They have no empathy for others and have a total lack compassion. They have no ability to see that they are hurting people with their behavior because again, they don't see that they are doing anything wrong.
Where the Jezebel spirit operates, there will be constant chaos and confusion. They love to pit people against each other and twist words to get people to believe that others are against them. Then they sit back and watch people fighting each other. They love to secretly undermine and sabotage anything good, while publicly appearing to be in full support. They are cruel and unkind. They love control, attention and compliance. They are hypocritical liars who abuse, manipulate and torment others.
There is more that I could say but this will suffice. I believe that those who have the ears to hear, will hear the truth being told. It is a waste of time to pray for Beth - Beth can only be helped through deliverance and she has to want to be delivered. I see no indication of this - she seems quite content to continue to her course of seeking Cathy's destruction. So what are we to do? We expose the truth and then we take authority over the demonic influences. So here we go...
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I am declaring this day that Beth Murschell's supposed "mission from God" is really a mission from hell. Beth is operating under the influence of the Jezebel spirit and her plans for Cathy's destruction shall not succeed. I take authority over all the curses, plans and schemes of the devil and I command that they be cancelled and made of no effect in Jesus Name. I take authority over the spirit of suicide that has tried to latch itself unto Cathy and so many of these survivors and I command you lying spirits of death to go in Jesus name. Devil, you can't have a single one of these precious lives in Jesus name. I cover them with the blood of Jesus. I surround each and every one of them with a wall of fire that is impenetrable to anyone or anything that would harm them. I remove the curses that have been spoken over them. I rebuke every lying spirit that tries to deceive them. I come against the hatred, envy and strife and rebuke it in Jesus name. I pray for the spirit of peace to surround these survivors. I pray that these precious survivors will know your love and feel your loving kindness towards them. Help them to know that you are not angry at them. Help them to see that you have loved them with an everlasting love. Release your healing touch on their hearts, minds, souls and bodies and bring restoration and wholeness.
Father, I pray the blessings of God on Boz and the ministry of GRACE. I pray that the entire GRACE team would be protected and kept safe from the attacks of satan. I pray that you would give them boldness to confront evil and those who harm children. I pray that every weapon that is formed against them shall be silenced and put to shame. I pray for more influence, more favor and more support for the work that they do. I pray that you would reward them for their faithfulness. I pray a special blessing over the BJU report and that it would be well received. I pray that you would use this report to bring about changes for good that will have lasting effect on the kingdom of God for years to come. Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord.