A former Satanist who has penned a book on spiritual warfare has told of how Christian believers prayed and stopped his attacks when he was carrying out an “assignment” prior to his conversion to Christianity.
John Ramirez, now a Christian pastor, says he grew up in a family so deeply entrenched in witchcraft and Satanism that he was frequently referred to as “Lucifer’s son” by friends. In his new book, “Armed and Dangerous: The Ultimate Battle Plan for Targeting and Defeating the Enemy,” he shares all he knows about the dark side—and how to defeat it.
In a recent interview with CBN News, he said he wanted Christians to know that spiritual warfare is both offensive and defensive. He added that when he was most effective as a Satanist, it was when the believers he was confronting were without prayer but when they prayed, he was effectively powerless himself:
“I was able to go in there and capitalize and take a stand and a position in the spirit realm against the Christians that were not praying. I took that territory away so I owned your neighbor; I owned your neighborhood; I owned your region because you didn’t saturate with prayers. I beat you to it.
“It is those believers, it’s that group of people, those intercessors that gave me such a beatdown in the spiritual. When I came into the neighborhood and they were in the spirit together holding hands. Do I know they were physically holding hands in one area? I don’t know, but in the spirit realm, they were holding hands. And, they were able to chase me out the neighborhood. No mission accomplished. Mission aborted, weakened my assignment and no mission accomplished because they knew something: they had the power in that neighborhood that I didn’t have.”
Ramirez is using his new position to encourage Christians to expand their prayers and to be sensitive to prayer needs in their communities. Believers, he added, have been called to be “intercessors between life and death” on behalf of their nations, their communities, their schools, and their neighbors.
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