Winnie’s Testimony

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ISAIAH 43:11 I, even I, am the Lord; and beside Me there is no savior.

ISAIAH 43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are My witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.

ISAIAH 43:13 Yea, before the day was I am He; and there is none that can deliver out of My hand: I will work, and who shall let it?


Winnie’s story is a testimony of God’s perfect work.

This is a big testimony that I just cannot keep for myself, the world has to hear this.

Winnie’s mother is a single parent and is also a believer.  She called out to God to send help for her daughter, who was at the time, demon possessed.  The Lord laid a woman called Joey on her heart.  She had contact with Joey in 2007 and had no idea where to find Joey.  One afternoon, a woman came walking past the house where Winnie and her mother stays, and Winnie’s mother started talking to the woman.  Their conversation ended up with Joey.  Winnie’s mother said to the woman that the Lord had laid it upon her heart that she needed to contact Joey to come pray for Winnie.  The woman said that she happened to have a telephone number for Joey.  Winnie’s mother then contacted Joey, who then came to visit them.

On Thursday, 16 May 2013, Joey contacted me.  She asked me if I could help with a young girl who was totally demon possessed, had stopped eating and was just lying down the entire day, wasting away.  She was sickly, Satan was busy killing her.

We visited Winnie on Saturday 18 May 2013, at her mother’s house.  Her mother and aunt are both children of God, and we have previously ministered to them.  We found Winnie in a zinc house and her situation was wretched, to say the least.  She was lying, curled up in a bundle, drooling, and she displayed no reaction or emotion.  Her eyes were wild and the demons were clearly visible in them.  Her mother tearfully confessed that she had taken Winnie to a witch doctor when Winnie was small.  It’s been a long time since I last heard a mother pray and confess with such a torn heart. She begged the Lord’s forgiveness, and called for help.

We started praying and asked the Spirit of God to help and guide us.  We then sprinkled Winnie with the Blood (red grape juice dedicated to God) of Jesus.  The demons started to react immediately, and she tried to stop the Blood from touching her.  The Spirit guided us into, that Winnie’s mother needed to sprinkle her (Winnie), and dedicate her daughter to God afresh, which she then did. Slowly the demons started to leave Winnie.  At first there was a terrible smell and then the breakthrough came.

We continued fighting the powers and could feel that the victory has come.  Because  of the fact that Winnie was completely underfed, we had to stop at one point, as she was dangerously close to exhaustion.  The Spirit also commanded us to sprinkle their entire property with the Blood, and to dedicate all the ground/territory to the Lord.  We placed everything under the Blood and asked God to give His angels charge to continue with the work.  In faith we then left the premises, with the aim of returning a couple of days later.  We also realized that Winnie urgently required a doctor.  Her condition was of such a nature that she could not be transported, and a doctor therefor would have to visit her at home.  I knew that no doctor would go to the trouble of visiting her, but remembered a reborn sister of ours who happened to be a doctor.  Unfortunately, her work permit in Namibia expired, and she had to close down her practice. I had not seen nor heard from her for 2 years.  We had no contact with her anymore.

On Monday, 20 May 2013, my wife and I were driving through town looking for a particular business.  To my surprise, I saw this particular doctor (my friend), standing on the sidewalk, busy sending a message on her mobile phone.  I turned my car around and drove back to where she was standing.  After we had exchanged greetings, I asked her what she was doing on the sidewalk.  I could see the amazement on her face while she explained that she was busy writing a message on her phone and did not realize that she was busy walking out of her consulting rooms.  The Holy Spirit had guided her outside in order for us to see her at that very moment as we passed by.  I discussed Winnie’s situation with her and asked if she would examine Winnie the next time we went out to visit them.

On Tuesday, 21 May 2013, we all went out to Winnie’s home with food, clothes and beverages.  To our great astonishment, we, on arrival, found Winnie walking around outside, something she hasn’t done in several years.  Her mother told us that Winnie had bathed herself the previous night and that she was now eating healthier.  She also finished two big plates of food the previous day.  Winnie was still very shy and withdrawn, and we anointed her and prayed for her.  Her mother also said that Winnie had stopped drooling, and that she was moving around freely even in her weakened condition.  Winnie’s eyes were soft and you could see life in them again.

The doctor examined Winnie, and whilst she was examined, she laughed and showed lots of emotion.  The doctor declared her healthy, as she could not find any trace of illness or disease.  God was busy to perfectly complete His work in Winnie’s life.

Just before we left, Winnie’s mother gave us another wonderful testimony:

At one point she had taken in a tenant, and gave him permission to put up his own zinc house on her property.  The man never paid her, and caused her many problems.  She tried several methods to get him to leave her property, without any success.  She said that, to her great surprise, the man came and broke down his zinc house on the Sunday after we had sprinkled the property with the Blood, and took all his possessions with him.

I said to her that no devil, demon or Satan can be in a place that has been sprinkled with the Blood.  They fear the Blood of Jesus. Without us praying specifically for it, the Blood of Jesus even brought fear to the demons in the man, so much so, that he left the property voluntary.

How great is our God, how faithful.  I am more amazed every day at just how far He will go to help a soul.  But He needs us to do His work.

On Friday, 24 May 2013, we visited Winnie again.  We can only glorify and give praise and thanks to the Lord for the tremendous miracle He performed in both Winnie and her mothers’ lives.  Although Winnie was still very weak and emaciated, she now has a normal life, she laughs and talks and shows emotion and she has a very healthy appetite and eats like a horse.  Her weight has increased visibly in only a week’s time, and I could feel some firm flesh rather than fragile bone when I touched her.  Winnie is walking short distances, talks to her mother, eats, baths and dresses herself.

This miracle once again made me realize just how much we need our Lord and Savior.

I have a few questions for you today:  How available are you for Him?  Do you really have the time for His work and His Name?  Who is going to reach the needy and the destitute if we don’t do it?

It is never too late to start ……

This is such a tremendous testimony to share with the world, and we ask that you will please continue to share it so that Jesus may be glorified.

God bless you