Unexplainable pains (Abuja & Uyo)
I used to have intense abdominal pain as a 9 year old and I labored under it till about 2021 (20 plus years later). I do not know what caused it or how it started, all I remember is that I complained to my parents about the pain but they either ignored me, told me to be strong or said that it was normal. This was because none of them seemed to understand its intensity, rather they focused on my elder sister who also suffered from the same pain. Eventually I got tired of complaining and started keeping it to myself.
In 2015, during the first semester of the school year, after I gave my life to Christ, the pain subsided suddenly. However, I noticed that every second semester of every session following that year, I’d fall very ill and end up in a hospital.
Whenever I went to the hospital and a test was carried out, the doctors would always ask me: “When was the last time you had sexual intercourse?”. Apparently, the results always showed I suffered from a sexually transmitted disease.
I always left the hospital offended and angry because the doctors didn’t believe I had never been sexually active. Some of them bluntly told me not to lie while the nicer ones encouraged me to “spill the beans” and not be afraid.
My parents, who knew me better than anyone, were always quick to defend me. They always suggested to the doctors that it might be a toilet infection. Whether the doctors believed it or not is better left to the imagination.
I didn’t understand how someone who wasn’t sexually active could be suffering from such diseases. I finally convinced myself it was God’s punishment for me because of my unworthiness and sin, but I soon realized I was wrong.
Some Light in the Darkness
In January 2020, After I officially came to God’s Lighthouse, I found out that yoga was bad and that dancing to secular music didn’t please God. Even though I loved dancing, I had to learn to stop dancing to every tune. I realized that by just obeying this, the pains reduced even more and were not as intense as before.
On the 10th of April 2021 (during the Passover Retreat in church), while the deliverance session was ongoing, the abdominal pains returned. It was so intense, like labour pangs (I don’t know what those feel like but that’s the best way I can describe it).
I remember writhing in pain on the ground when I felt Pastor Ita lay his hands on my stomach. He prayed “Let there be a miscarriage Lord. Let every seed that isn’t Yours be aborted”.
Suddenly, I felt like I was literally having some sort of miscarriage. At the same time, I saw visions of a lot of baby demons begging me not to let them go, as though I was their mother. I also saw three different massive demons, an alien, an African masquerade and a black mist, angry with me as though they were their fathers (this is a story for another day).
From that day, that pain became history, it was as though it was never there. I was just so happy about it that I didn’t want to think of its origin or learn the lessons. In fact, every time I thought of this particular deliverance, I always begged God that I didn’t want to know where those beings and demons came from till I was prepared.
2 years later, I found out…
2022 (In Ondo State)
On Tuesday the 8th of November, my platoon members were preparing for a social night while I was preparing for an NCCF meeting. On my way out, I saw my platoon members dancing “Ekombi” and they were mixing up the steps. I wanted to teach them the right thing but I felt like I shouldn’t. I shrugged off the feeling and went ahead to teach them the proper way to dance it.
Even though they insisted that I dance with them on stage, I was firm in my decision not to. When I tried showing them more dance steps, my ankle began to ache terribly. I took it as a warning from the Holy Spirit to leave that place.
Before coming to GLH, whenever I danced to secular music and went for prayers, I always experienced intense ankle pain or my legs would swell and I wouldn’t be able to move for almost 30 minutes. Someone would eventually have to pray for my legs.
That night after teaching my platoon members, I couldn’t sleep. I had a dream where I saw my biological father and Pastor Ita looking at me sternly. Then I woke up with the most intense abdominal pain that kept me awake through the night. Later in the day, the pain stopped and started again during parade rehearsals. I thought it was just ulcer pains that came from running on a semi empty stomach but it worsened during the prayer meeting in NCCF. It affected me so badly that I had to go to the camp clinic where the doctor said I had malaria. I was given drugs and discharged.
While leaving the clinic, I began to ask for mercy and I heard “Who asked you to dance?” I was surprised and immediately started arguing that I was only helping them, I didn’t intend to join them. The more I argued, the more the pain intensified, and when I stopped arguing, the pain would reduce too.
That evening, during another prayer meeting, as I kept asking for mercy, I saw a vision where a water snake was writhing as though it was on fire. It also seemed to be dancing “Ekombi”. Then I saw three altars that looked like crosses placed upside down and draped in purple robes.
I prayed for more understanding of the vision for 2 days, and the Holy Spirit started showing me the connections of all that happened.
The Holy Spirit reminded me of the times when I was doing yoga and it felt like someone was having intercourse with me. It turns out this was when I was exposed to the sexual diseases I had.
I was also reminded of how my sister and I were drawn to dancing “Ekombi” in front of mirrors as children, so much that my parents had to remove most mirrors from the house. I remembered how when I danced in a public place, I would lose myself completely until the music stopped, or I eventually stopped dancing after a long time.
He brought to mind that I would have intense abdominal pains which persisted and only stopped or got better when I danced. Back then I would dance with so much energy even though I was in pain or sick.
I also realized that I suddenly felt like dancing to every secular tune after teaching my platoon members the dance.
Finally, I was led to research on the meaning of Ekombi and I found a page with a picture of some Roman goddesses/spirits dancing. The dance looked very much like Ekombi dance.
Amongst other things, I found out that:
• The Ekombi dance is derived from the movement of the ocean.
• Atilogwu dance (this popped up while I was searching for the meaning of Ekombi) is a war and witchcraft dance which gives the dancers abnormal energy to dance even though weak.
• Nereids are water spirits/goddesses who perform dances and one of the pictures looked like the Ekombi dance. The Amphitrite belongs to this family.
It turns out that I was actively serving and worshipping the devil and his army in my actions. My oppression was a result of my ignorance. I was astounded! I immediately repented again and asked for more mercy.
My prayers were heard and the pains left just as they had come. Indeed light drives away darkness – the revelations I had exposed the works of darkness in my life, including those I had given permission to through my actions and inactions.
I want to thank God for delivering me from ties to a water spirit (or spirits). I am grateful He allowed this to happen so that I could gain knowledge of what He delivered me from. I also want to thank Him for not allowing the pain to be more than I could bear.