Jeremiah 33.3 "Call unto me, and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

It was late Saturday evening on that hot and humid August day in 1987. The Lord had saved me in January 1987, and He had already used me greatly. That evening, I had read the above scripture, and the Lord began to reveal unto me great and mighty things. One of the first spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians, Chapter 12 verses 1-10) had imparted unto me was the gift of faith. Another was the gift of discernment of spirits. He had also been teaching me how to pray, and I had already seen glorious answers to many prayers. The Lord had also been teaching me how to come against evil supernatural forces.

Earlier, the Lord had used me to rebuke evil spirits. The first time this happened to me was at an old house in south Georgia. I was sitting in my office at Fort Stewart (I was in the Army at that time), when the Lord spoke to me and told me to go to Ludowici, a small town nearby. I immediately left my office, and drove to the town. When I arrived, I asked the Lord where to go, and He directed me to an old two story house down a side street. I parked my car, took my Bible in my hand, and went and knocked on the door. A woman opened the door, and I asked her if she had been experiencing any abnormal problems. With a look of amazement, she replied, "Yes, there is a room upstairs that has all kind of noises. We have nailed the door shut and it still has come open. My son tried to stay in that room but is was cold, and he was afraid of the noises." When she spoke these words, I sensed the presence of great evil. The hair of my flesh stood up (Job 4 verse 15 "Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:"). With Bible in hand, I told the woman the Lord had sent me there to get rid of that evil presence. As I began to walk up the stairs, I started calling on the name of Jesus and pleading the power of the shed blood. The great darkness and sense of evil almost overwhelmed me. I entered the room and began to come against the evil, saying "At the name of Jesus, devils have to flee. At the name of Jesus, we have the victory." My skin was crawling and my hair was sticking straight up. After several minutes of intense prayer and agony of soul, the evil fled, and I experienced a great peace that passes all understanding. The Lord spoke to me and said, "Mission accomplished." As I left the house, I told the woman that things were now okay. Several weeks later, I was reading about the history of the town of Ludowici. I read where two women were murdered in that room in that very same house where I had went earlier!

The Lord used me in other ways, also...He was training me for greater things.

In mid May, 1987, the Lord spoke to me and told me to go to Jekyll Island, Georgia. He showed me which motel to stay at but told me not to check in until later. The island is beautiful and has a storied history. Originally, it was owned by the very wealthy and they used it as a winter retreat. Some of the original houses are still there, restored to their former glory. Now, the state of Georgia owned the island.

I drove around the island and then went to the north end, near the pier. I saw a van from the motel where the Lord wanted me to stay, and asked the driver if there were any vacancies. He said, "No, we have a convention staying there. All of our rooms are filled." About 4:00 PM, the Lord spoke to me and told me to go on over to the motel. I did, went inside and stood in line. As I approached the motel desk, the telephone rang, and the desk clerk said, "Excuse me while I take this call." I waited, and then she came and asked me what could she do for me. I asked, "Do you have any vacancies?" She looked up at me and said, "We didn't but that phone call was a cancellation. We have one room. It is the Presidential suite. You can have it at regular room price." So, I paid her the $75 and stayed at the motel where the Lord showed me I would be staying.

I went to sleep in that big old bed around 10:00 PM and around 11:30 PM I was awakened by the sound of music. A band downstairs was playing and singing a gospel song, "I Saw the Light". The Lord spoke to me and said, "I have a mission for you to do." I dressed, went outside, got in my car, and drove to a secluded part of the island. I began to pray and seek the Lord for my purpose of being there. Suddenly, the oppression of the people in the USSR came to me in a vision. The hair of my flesh stood up, and I sensed a great darkness, an evil beyond words to describe. I began to intercede in prayer for the people in the USSR and to plead the blood of Jesus. After about 30 minutes of this spiritual warfare, I felt the presence of the Lord as a great peace flooded my entire being. The Lord spoke to me and said, "Mission accomplished, you can go back to the motel." I did, and enjoyed a blissful sleep and the rest of my visit there. Shortly after this, the USSR dissolved.

Now comes that August day when the Lord had me praying all that night. I began to have visions...I saw soldiers killed in wars, children screaming in fear, Jews being loaded into railroad cars, smokestacks billowing foul black smoke as Jews were being burned in the furnaces of concentration camps. I heard the cries of terror and fear. An evil so deep enveloped me and all I could do was call upon the name of Jesus. The vision of evil I had went back into time--I saw slaves being whipped, people being thrown from their lands by legions of soldiers, and Christians being burned and beheaded. The evil was so deep that the hair of my flesh stood up all night. I began to march, just like the Israelites did when the walls of Jericho fell. I marched, prayed, and pleaded the precious blood of Jesus. I rebuked the evil forces in Jesus' name. By dawn, I was exhausted yet the evil was still there. Victory had not yet come. I continued to pray and around 3:33 PM that Sunday evening, I felt the burden removed and shouted with joy as the peace of God that passes all understanding washed through me. The Lord spoke and said, "Mission accomplished. Well done, thy good and faithful servant." Not many months later, the Berlin wall fell.

Ephesians 6.12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Many of you who read these words will understand what I have described---some won't. The Lord used me in these mighty spiritual battles to help millions of His own who had been crying out to Him. Since these experiences, the Lord has used me in other great ways. I am a soldier in His Army. His eyes run to and fro throughout the earth to show himself strong in behalf of those who have faith and believe in Him.

2 Corinthians 10 verse 4 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds:)"

Irvin L. Rozier, author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com

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author, preacher, retired military