David W Measures Ministries International
Freed from Captivity
I wish to thank your wife and yourself for travelling so far to visit our family and to pray for our son. It is marvelous to have him back with us, safe and well again and taking no medication at all.
Only our God could do something like that! He started the college course last week and is enjoying it. He will have a marvelous testimony, though at the moment I am not very sure that he is aware how ill he was. We Know! We his parents and his brother are grateful to Jesus for freeing him. I do believe also that healing started in the Psychiatric hospital when we gave him the prayer handkerchief whilst he was sectioned. It was an act of obedience.
Thank you again for your guidance and support. He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world! We trust God will continue to guide us as a family. May the Lord Jesus bless, keep and protect you both as you continue to trust Him and not to lean on your own understanding. Thanks from all our family.
My Testimony by Charles
My name is Charles and I have been a Christian for the last twenty five years. About six years ago my right eyesight was so bad that my eye consultant told me that the essential blood flow to the retina had stopped and that I would not be able to see any longer, consequently I became blind in the right eye.
However the Lord Jesus had other plans, when Pastor David prayed for me in the latter part of 2006 I began to see partially. Recently in early 2007 during a check-up session with my eye consultant, it was revealed to me that any further damage to my eye had stopped and the problem was getting better. He discharged me and told me in future I only needed to see the normal optician. Satan had to quit his work because of the Lord’s mighty intervention. Progressively my eyesight is getting better. Praise Be to God!
My Testimony by Walter
Since my age of 12 years old I was suffering with a very weird headache. I taught it was caused by the violent way in which my father treated all of his 12 sons. He used to beat us up on our head in such a violent way that it caused all of my brothers to suffer from headaches.
Then I was saved by the grace of our good Lord Jesus, after couple of years I began to suffer so I then went to see the Doctor to see what was going on wrong with my head. They diagnosed that I had an abnormality in my brain after an X-ray. At that time I didn’t pay attention to it neither did the Doctors explain to me anything about the abnormality, which I had?
The pain kept growing day-by-day and I couldn’t do anything to stop it. The crisis was attacking me suddenly and it was really hard to stand in faith. I was surviving by taking Aspirins and all kind of pain killing medicines. In all my trips I had to have painkiller with me in order to be able to speak to the people of God. In the year 2000 here in Israel I was taken to the Hadassah Hospital with the crisis. There the doctors diagnosed a brain infection and that two growing membranes were in between the skull and the brain itself. They said that these membranes were 25 years old. So, when I was under the crisis I was loosing the strength of my right side also the vision of the left side and I wasn’t able to talk. My brain was growing shallow. Within time I began to be not able to read or speak on the mobile phone neither could I use my Laptop. The Hospital decided to send me to the best neurosurgeon Doctor to see what he could do in order to help me. Last year 2006 I was two months very ill and I thought this would be my last days of my life. In June 2006 I was in Brazil translating the Fire Sowers conference and ministering inside Brazil (Manaus, Rio, Olinda) for 75 days. A week before I came back to Israel, I was attacked by the crisis on the street in Rio. It was horrible.
In March I was in Pr David Measures home where I asked him to pray for me. When I came back home to Israel I went to see the Doctor with all the M.R.I and all the examinations that the Hospital had done. The Doctor took all the examinations and checked them out and he said to me: ‘I’ve never seen a so strong and healthier brain like yours! Have a long life, sir!! I now feel the healing of the Lord Jesus in my whole entire body for the Glory of the Lord. As it is written in the Word, ‘ I AM JEHOVAH YOUR DOCTOR!!! Halleluiah!!! Amen!
Walter Ariel Keren Or
My Testimony by Pam
For over twenty five years I suffered with osteoarthritis in my spine. This condition worsened over the years which left me after doing any lengthy walking in so much pain that I would have to stay in bed for long periods to recover.
I was under the pain clinic at the hospital which helped me to manage the pain as it was so severe. To help me get around I used two walking sticks a wheelchair and an electric scooter. After David had prayed for Sue he prayed for me. I felt so much better that I left my walking sticks in the Church. I thank God for the touch of the Lord upon my life! It has now enabled me to serve the Lord alongside my husband who is the Pastor of the Church much more and I give him all the praise and the glory.
My Testimony by Sue
In 2000 I was involved in a car crash which left me with pain in my back and neck. The pain got so bad that I had to retire from work. In 2003 while going to the hospital another car went into the back of our car which made my injuries worse.
I have had various treatments at the hospital but nothing took away the pain and I could not sleep at night. I was told that my back would never be the same again. On Sunday 1st October David Measures came to minister at our Church. When he asked if anyone wanted prayer I was the first out of my seat. Afterwards I knew that God had performed a miracle. I could walk pain free and I did not need my stick and now I have a spring in my step. God has given me my life back. I give God all the glory and I thank him for the power in Jesus name! I have since sold my mobility scooter.
On Sunday the 12th November I was showering when I noticed that the hump that developed at the back of neck had gone. PRAISE THE LORD!
My Testimony by Terry Haywood
My name is Terry; I have been suffering with high blood pressure for a number of years. My Doctor referred me to the Leicester Royal Infirmity where I had to visit every six months to see if they could do something for me.
My blood pressure was also taken several times in this six month period by my Doctor and the pressure was always high. Later I was referred to the Coalville Hospital; they tested me and my blood pressure was very high. They changed my tablets to see if that would work, they also told me to have my blood pressure taken every two weeks, still it was always high.
I told my Pastor, David Measures of my problems, he prayed for me to be healed of my high blood pressure. Two days later I had my blood pressure taken and it was found to be normal. I now have my pressures taken every six months and for the last one and a half years they have been always normal. Praise the Lord.
The Lord has also healed me of an Aortic Aneurysm; this affects the main blood vessel from the heart. The problem is had started to grow and I had to go for an examination every six months. It can be life threatening, and there was a possibility I might be in need of a major operation. I asked Pastor David to pray for me, and it has not grown anymore since that time.
Also I have been delivered from the bondage to smoking that I have had for sixty years. It is now five years since the Lord set me free. I have many things to praise God for in my life. Thank you Jesus!
My Testimony by Bill Roberts
My name is Bill Roberts, for many years I suffered from a mental illness, one day I entered a police station wielding a knife and demanded that they put in the cells.
They did not know what to do because I hadn’t committed a crime but they could see I was distressed so they agreed. Whilst in the cells I tried to commit suicide, the police took me to court and they all agreed I could stay behind bars, as I could impose a threat to society. I agreed to seek medical help and was put into my girl friend’s care. She took me to the GP, then a string of psychiatrists, CPNs, socials workers, psychologists, etc, etc. I seriously self harmed, and had overpowering thoughts of hurting others even Pauline my girlfriend. The list of psychotropic medication I was taking was endless. I even spent three months in a mental hospital, having electro convulsive shock treatment. Nothing seemed to cure me completely.
Then we met a man in a pub who invited me to the YTF Church in Coalville. There Pastor David prayed for me, the next week I accepted Jesus and Pastor David broke the devil’s hold over my life in Jesus name. I knew I was healed Praise God. I am now happily married to Pauline and we are both ‘Born Again’ Christians.
My Testimony by Peter HoneyMan
My name is Peter Honeyman; I was born into a Roman Catholic family. I am married and have eight children; unfortunately I had a problem with alcohol.
Fifteen years ago I went through a traumatic experience which left me with a sleep problem. I often had uncontrollable nightmares and sleep walked as I relived the trauma. The doctor gave me a strong hypnotic drug, but this did not help me to sleep. I received Jesus into my life and received prayer almost every week in my home church for my problem but it didn’t work. Then a friend of mine told me to visit the YTF Church in Coalville. Pastor David cast out a demon of fear and trauma from me in Jesus name. Amazingly and immediately I felt released and I knew that Jesus had set me free.
From that moment I stopped taking the tablets and had no side effects. Praise the Lord! My doctor has confirmed the miracle, as it is a well known fact that withdrawal from long term medication of this kind is difficult. Jesus has shown me that His word is true and powerful. I now have a desire to see others set free.
THE DAY OF MY DELIVERANCE
It was the 24 August 2007 at 5.00pm in the afternoon. It was strange the way that things happened. I was intending to live in Coventry but was unable to find a property to rent but instead God took me to Nuneaton, where I found a property in Portland Drive.
I was thankful to God for getting me this far because every where I looked for a property, it was NO, NO. I moved from Brighton on the south coast to start a new life in the Midlands. My sons and I settled in Nuneaton for six months and I started looking for a church filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, and finally I found a little Church which I attended most Sundays. One Sunday Pastor David Measures and Walter Ariel Keren Or from Israel were at the Church, Walter was talking about his life as a Jew and how he had faced terrible persecution from his family since his acceptance of Jesus as Lord. I sat there and wondered how this related to me.
When he had finished, someone had a word of knowledge and said that there was a person who was also going through persecution from their family. At first I was reluctant to go forward but then I asked the Holy Spirit if it was me that he was talking about and should I go forward a be released from this pain that I was going through. Finally I put my hand up and went forward for prayer.
I told Walter and the man with the word of knowledge what had happened to me. So they prayed for me. I felt the power of the Holy Spirit come over me and a burning fire cleansing me. At this moment I wanted to cry out to God thanking Him for His faithfulness. You see I have been waiting to be delivered for many years. As my background is Hindu, I was still carrying many things that were related to this religion.
I bought one of Pr. David’s books called KNOWING YOUR ENEMY not knowing what I would find in it. As I started reading the book, I eventually came to the chapter where Pr David explained about the death of his Grandmother and how traditionally Irish people used to bring their dead into the home. This made me think about when my Grandmother died and her body was brought home and we all had to put money in her coffin and touch her feet. I did this as well. This made me come to realise that I had been carrying her spirit with me.
I rang Pr David one evening and talking to him about the death of my Grandmother and asked him to deliver me. I had also being suffering from always working hard but not getting anywhere, every 18 months I would either lose my job through redundancy or through company department been moved to another area, or through Racial Discrimination. I worked for large Financial Companies earning large sums of money but never having enough. I have never been able to buy my own house; I always needed to go and look for other jobs and often moved about to different areas down the south east of England.
When I read the Book I realised that this was a pattern occurring again and again in my life and I had no peace in my life and most of all I had to drag my sons with me, who had settled down in one area and had to move again with me to other towns and restart again, which was very difficult for them and they found this most disturbing. I always felt very guilty because I had to go where there was a job for me. I was the only bread-winner in the family, so to keep a roof over my head and food on the table I had to adjust myself and come to terms with this situation.
Later I moved to Nuneaton; I had realised that my life has been ruled by my family members who had died and it seemed that I was still spiritually attached to them in a negative way. So after discussing this with Pastor David, I decided to ask him to deliver me and my sons from our past and release us from the attachment from my family and my Husband’s family, andPr David agreed.
I am grateful to Pr David and Helen his wife, for delivering me. Ever since this spirit of the dead came into me I have been itching all over the body. Since my deliverance I have stopped taken Skin-Allergies tablets and my skin has cleared and rashes behind my legs and on my arms have gone. My Sister-in-law son suffered from eczema, he had his hands bound by bandages so he would not scratch his legs and arms and his body. My Grandmother who was so evil she hated my mother and me, she would go out of her way to get me and my mother into trouble with the whole family. She treated my mother as a third class citizen and was always cursing me with all kinds of negative talk, like I will never be able to live with my husband and never find other one, she said I will be rejected by men and will never find happiness. Her cursing had stayed with me, but not anymore; all this has been broken in the Mighty Name of Jesus. I am at peace and have found peace through Him who loves me. I have broken all ties with my family and just want to serve Jesus.
Praise God that I was released from this and set free from my family’s background. Now I know that these things can happen to us, and we can be delivered from the evil spirits which attach themselves to us. I feel free; all the bondage I have been through in my life has been lifted and destroyed by Jesus.
We need to understand that we all live in a world where spirits roam freely looking for prey. Set yourself free today if you feel that you are in bondage and life has not been so kind to you. Maybe, you may be controlled by unclean spirits.