once reached a place in my walk with God where I was having a hard time believing certain things that I had previously believed. I didn’t understand what was wrong with me, and as a result, I got confused. The longer the predicament went on, the more confused I became. The unbelief seemed to be growing by leaps and bounds. I began to question my call; I thought I was losing the vision God had given me for the ministry. I was miserable (unbelief always produces misery). 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 4:6,7 KJV Two days in a row I heard this phrase coming up out of my spirit: “mind-binding spirits.” The first day I didn’t think much about it. However, the second day, as I began a time of intercession, I heard it again for about the fourth or fifth time: “mind-binding spirits.” I knew from all the people to whom I had ministered that multitudes of believers have trouble with their minds. I thought the Holy Spirit was leading me to pray for the Body of Christ against a spirit called “Mind Binding.” So I began to pray and come against mind-binding spirits in Jesus’ name. After only a couple of minutes of praying, I felt a tremendous deliverance come to my own mind. It was quite dramatic. D ELIVERED F ROM M IND- B INDING S PIRITS Nearly every deliverance God has brought to me has been progressive and has come about by believing and confessing the Word of God. John 8:31,32 and Psalm 107:20 are my testimony. In John 8:31,32 Jesus says, …If you abide (continue) in My word,…you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. Psalm 107:20 says of the Lord, He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction. But this time I felt and knew immediately that something had happened in my mind. Within minutes I was able to believe again in areas I had been struggling with just prior to my time of prayer. I’ll give you an example. Before being attacked by the mind-binding demons, I believed that according to the Word of God, the fact that I was a woman from Fenton, Missouri, whom no one knew, wouldn’t make any difference in my life or ministry. (Galatians 3:28.) When God was ready, He would open doors that no one could close (Revelation 3:8), and I would preach all over the world the practical, liberating messages He had given me. I believed I would have the privilege of sharing the Gospel throughout the nation by radio (not because of me, but in spite of me). I knew that, according to the Scriptures, God chooses weak and foolish things to confound the wise. (1 Corinthians 1:27.) I believed that the Lord was going to use me to heal the sick. I believed that our children would be used in ministry. I believed all sorts of wonderful things that God had placed in my heart. However, when the mind-binding spirits attacked me, I couldn’t seem to believe much of anything. I thought things like, “Well, I probably just made all that up. I just believed it because I wanted to, but it probably won’t ever happen.” But when the spirits left, the ability to believe came rushing back. D ECIDE TO B ELIEVE So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable ings and groanings too deep for utterance. Romans 8:26 As Christians, we need to learn to decide to believe. God often gives us faith (a product of the Spirit) for things that our minds just can’t always seem to come into agreement with. The mind wants to understand everything—the why, the when and the how of it all. Often, when that understanding is not given by God, the mind refuses to believe what it cannot understand.It frequently happens that a believer knows something in his heart (his inner man), but his mind wars against it. I had decided long before to believe what the Word says, and to believe the rhema (the revealed Word) that God gave me (the things He spoke to me or the promises He gave me personally), even if I didn’t understand why, when or how it would come to pass in my life. But this thing I had been battling was different; it was beyond decision. I was bound by these mind-binding spirits and just couldn’t bring myself to believe. Thank God that through the Holy Spirit He showed me how to pray, and His power prevailed even though I didn’t know I was praying for myself when I started. I’m sure that you are reading this book right now because you were led to it. You too may be having problems in this area. If so, I encourage you to pray in Jesus’ name. By the power of His blood, come against “mind-binding spirits.” Pray this way not just one time but any time you experience difficulty in this area. The devil never runs out of fiery darts to throw against us when we are trying to go forward. Lift up your shield of faith and remember lames 1:2-8 which teaches us that we can ask God for wisdom in trials and He will give it to us and will show us what to do. I had a problem, a fiery dart I had not encountered before. But God showed me how to pray, and I was set free. You will be too.