The year was 1974. The place was the First “Jesus Saves Mission” in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here I attended the Friday All Night Prayer Meeting held from 10pm till next day at 4am – a 6 hour long marathon All Night Prayer.
Most of the Friday Nights were spent in sweet fellowship and prayer. The permeating gracious presence of God enabled us to pray all night – most fridays.
One Friday night. I heard brother Timothy Khoo praying and mumbling inaudible words. After half an hour I heard him repeating the same. So I moved a little nearer to hear his prayers.
To my surprise. He was repeating, “Lord Jesus, forgive me my sins. Lord Jesus, forgive me my sins.”
“It’s all right”, I thought to myself, “he is confessing his sins”.
Another half hour passed. I heard Timothy repeating the same words again and again, “Lord Jesus, forgive me my sins. Lord Jesus, forgive me my sins”.
Baffled and puzzled I asked Timothy, “Why are you confessing your sins non stop for one hour now? Didn’t the Bible says, “If we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness?”
“Didn’t God forgive you when you confess?”, I questioned Timothy.
He replied, “Yes, when I confessed my sins I know God did forgive me. But I sinned again!”.
“How come you sinned so fast?”, I was getting really concerned by now. “And you are on your knees in an All Night Prayer Meeting. This holy place shouldn’t be the place to sin?”
Timothy revealed, “As fast as I confessed my sins – evil thoughts immediately enters my mind. So I have to confess again, and again, and again, and again!”
I was dumbfounded & speechless! And I had no answer as I was a very young Christian, then.
Timothy Khoo has brought his entire family to Christ. Among them 3 were called to full time Christian Service – Eunice Khoo, Khoo Swee Shiah * & Rev. Matthew Khoo – my fellow Bible College mate. Timothy was therefore, the object of satanic attack. I wish I had the answer then. Not long after Timothy left the Church and no longer worship with us.
One day I attended the Bethel Baptist Church at C4 Koon Lin Court, Pasar Road. To my horror thoughts kept coming to my mind – blasphemous, vile, accusing thoughts kept pouring into my mind like torrents! The look of the Church people there looked menacing (Actually they are nice and gentle people.)
I mistook them for every word which the devil twisted when they spoke to me. It was a total heinous attack of satanic darkness. This continued as I confessed my sins. As fast as I confessed my sins and asked for the washing and cleansing by the Blood of Jesus – as fast as the fiery darts of satanic attacked my mind again and again. And how come I am so filled with evil myself?. Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Ha! What Timothy Khoo experienced is now passed on to me? Will I be his next victim? It was my time of anguish and despair. And I had no answer nor deliverance!
Then I read Pilgrim’s Progress. Actually, when Pilgrim passed through the Valley of the shadow of death an evil spirit followed him and whispered blasphemies into his ears. Being in the dark he has no way of knowing whether these heinous thoughts originated from within or from the evil spirit. Then when Pilgrim came out of the Dark Valley into sunshine the demon left him.
So now I see. Then in Revelation 12:10 -11 it says, “And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”
And listen to this further, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death”
This is it!
The secret is this
- They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb. To overcome Satan we must confess all sins to God in order that the blood of the Lamb can cleanse us.
- Then “and by the word of their testimony” What is this? By the word of their testimony. This is an offensive attack against the powers of darkness. We should command Satan and all evil spirits to leave in the Mighty Name of Jesus!
- And they loved not their lives unto the death. An attitude of total consecration to God. God has 100% dominance of us!
At that satanic powers were defeated and routed!
I was delivered!
Thank Almighty God for His Deliverance!
Amen and Amen!