Thanks for helping to save a life

Dear friends

As you may have read on this blog, I work in prison.

Depending on your assumptions about what it might be like to work in a place like this, you may or may not be surprised to hear that it is the best job I have ever had in my entire life.
I get so much joy out of working there and I am excited to go to work every day!

Of course, prisons are generally dark places and there is a lot of despair, drama, pain, misery, dirt, filth, violence and ugliness there.

But the SPIRIT OF GOD and HIS PRESENCE is also very, very imminent and potent and evident there – at least in the prison where I work, and from what I hear from other Christians working in other prisons, it is the same there as well.

For me, my job in prison is my ministry.
And my own experiences, all training I have ever had in my many years of working experience, all suffering I went through myself – including what I have been writing about here on this blog about spiritual warfare and demonization and black magic and spiritual attacks – and of course, including my SALVATION BY JESUS CHRIST, each and every thing I have ever seen, heard and experienced in my life has prepared me to do this job and I get to use a lot of my skills every day – more than possibly in any other job.

I will tell you a little more what I mean: when you look at my skill set from the academic side, I have a law degree and I am also a trained therapist – so this is evident that the guys in prison will benefit from my know-how.
BUT my spiritual background is even more beneficial for them as I have been DELIVERED by GOD from demonic oppression and everything the men in prison are experiencing, be it addiction (which is my “official assignment”, I am a Recovery Worker) or depression and suicidal thoughts, self-harming, mental health challenges like schizophrenia, personality disorders, paranoia, PTSD, ADHD….etc, gang issues, violence, abuse – every issue any of the men in there could possibly have has spiritual roots and also a spiritual solution.
And the funny thing is, I have yet to come across one client who will not immediately agree when I “compare” their addiction to a demon having entered them and controlling them – they all KNOW that this is what has been happening in their life!

The ones who are struggling the most, the ones who are actively and currently self-harming or having suicidal thoughts, are being placed on a so-called ACCT, which stands for Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork, and means that they are being assessed and observed regularly by multiple professionals from different departments and that the intervals during which they will have to be checked on by the staff on the wing is being determined based on the danger these professional see that they will not be safe if not monitored as closely – hopefully this brief description makes sense to you?
Basically, the leading assessor decides on how many observations this prisoner has to be placed by day and by night to keep them safe and to prevent them from taking their own lives.
As you can probably imagine, there are also other factors playing into this decision, such as staffing levels, which leads to professionals sometimes not agreeing on the level and frequency of observations needed to keep this person safe – and everything is recorded in writing and if something happens, there will be an investigation and the person who made the decision about the observations will have to defend their decision.

In my role, I often times find myself advocating for an increase of the frequency of the observations or for even placing someone on what is called “constant obs”, which means they have to be watched non-stop in order to prevent them from harming or killing themselves.

Today was one of these occasions when I recommended this.

And I will tell you why – which will show you how closely these cases are ALWAYS related to spiritual issues and to matters of GOD.
This man I am talking about is not my client, but a colleague’s, but she wasn’t in today and he had told her yesterday that he will kill himself today, so she was very concerned and I offered to go and see him and speak to him today.

The what I call “forefront-reasons” for his intention to end his own life was severe depression and also an appointment with his lawyers today where he would find out if he will be extradited to another country, where he states he has been a political prisoner and the government there has burnt his house before and has tortured him and he believes if he should be sent there, they will kill him.
Obviously, we spoke a little about his legal case, but then – as so often when I speak to the men – I was led to ask him about his beliefs (which is officially not my job, but more times than not, GOD comes up in my conversations with the men and I am not even the one bringing it up mostly) – and it turns out that he has sold his soul to the devil in the past!

Yes.

You have read correctly.

My heart was racing and I have never actually spoken to someone in person who has had an experience like this. He told me that he had had a life of luxury and riches for exactly 6 years and then, he had lost everything in one day and his life had gone down hill big time and very fast and now, he found himself in prison (very, very short version of his story!!!)
When he started to tell me about his nightmares, it was clear to me that demons are coming to him in his dreams – something I am myself more familiar with than I would like….

And when we spoke about his case, he asked me to explain to him why I myself believe in GOD. In fact, when I gave my testimony (in a nutshell), this allowed him to tell me about his dark interactions with the devil – because he knew that what I was saying was 100 % true.

We then spoke about JESUS.
And GOD was present.
And I told him (the man) that he needs to start praying and then GOD will work on his case and will help him and will also deliver him from the residues of his dark decisions and actions – including addictions, depression, the spirit of suicide and that GOD will also intervene in his legal case.
The man was not 100% convinced that GOD will help him as he said he had prayed before and I promised I will pray for him.

Plus, I recommended that he would be placed on constant watch when coming back from the meeting with his lawyers, as he had said that he will end his life if the outcome of this meeting should be negative.
And it “so happened” – of course you & I know that this was absolutely no coincidence – that I bumped into one of the chaplains immediately after my meeting with this man and this chaplain agreed to go and see him as well…

From my experience, many of the men are more open for GOD than they would be in a “normal” situation and outside of prison – they are in a severe crisis, desperate and every single one of them is in need, in need for deliverance, practical help, comfort, housing or a job upon release – you name it, they need it!
And in times of need, it seems easier for GOD to show HIS love and HIS power to us, doesn’t it?

I see GOD move in the lives of these men every day and I am excited, happy and honored that I am allowed to be a witness and sometimes even a vessel GOD uses to connect them to HIM.

Also today, I saw an entry in the prison system about one of my clients:
he had given / “donated” his own dinner to a fellow inmate who had felt suicidal and he had received a “positive” (an entry for positive behavior) for this and the recording officer had commented “thanks for helping to save a life”.

Hopefully, GOD will save the life of this man I spoke with today.
Hopefully, HE will work on his case and bring him a breakthrough, comfort and relief.
Hopefully, HE will deliver him from the defilement and the residues of the evil spirits which have entered him when he was using drugs and “dancing with the devil”.
And this is a prayer we can ALL pray exactly like this or similarly – at least I can.

What I can say is that GOD has already done so much of what this man needs in MY life – so I will give him a “positive” today:

Thank YOU LORD for saving MY life and my soul!
I love YOU FATHER and I am forever grateful.
May I be worthy and capable of paying YOUR love forward and I thank you for the opportunities you have given me in this job and will give me in the future to do so!

And it is my prayer that you, too, my friend, will have and use many opportunities to forward the love and the gifts you have received from GOD.
And I also pray that this article will inspire, bless, encourage and heal you.
And that THE LORD will bless you richly in all areas of your life and that HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you and bring you PEACE. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.

10 thoughts on “Thanks for helping to save a life

  1. Thank you so much for getting me to understand your work and what God is doing there.
    I was blessed

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. GOD bless you!

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  2. I am so Glad God has given you this passion and is using you in lives like this. This is way outside the script God has given me at this point but I can still pray, so I do.

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers for this man and for your encouragement.
      It means a lot to me.
      Trust me, I would have loved to be in a different “script” but GOD uses everything the enemy meant for our evil to our good and to the good of others – and I am where I am supposed to be and sometimes, I am helping in ways nobody else could – and being a blessing to someone. The men can tell on a spiritual level that I can understand what they are going through and that’s why they let me help them.
      And that’s what we all do – to be a vessel and a blessing in a way we can, using what HE has given us.
      I see you, too, doing this, my brother!
      You have already blessed me greatly with your writings and with your comments and even this comment is a big blessing to me and helping me heal.
      Thank you!
      GOD bless you my dear brother.

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  3. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    God bless you Sister Eva! This is an extremely intense piece you wrote and job that you do for your profession! But, I see you do it because you are serving God’s will for you and that is all any of us at least those who profess to be devout Christians should be doing which is providing God with our free will allowing our lives to be filled with His Holy Spirit continually making our lives a living sacrifice to be directed as He sees fit!

    I know that the spiritual warfare is exponentially increased now over any other time in human history and there are many other tools for the evil one to use as temptations or snares now so the landscape before us all not just in prisons is a quagmire of debauchery; just look at our Nations seat of power and the evil forces that are so plain and easy to see for those of us that are fighting hard for God! I’ve seen many who are demonically influenced and some possessed over the last dozen years. I had to fight my own personal battles with these forces, even legal battles after being attacked directly by evil, but, I know Jesus has been with me which is the only reason I was able to overcome any of that hardship and turmoil along with health issues caused by these nefarious minions who serve the devil. The key is what you have explained here very well! As Billy Graham said many times in passing or during his ministering to God’s children!

    Matthew 25:23 “His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I shall set you over much; enter the joy of your Lord.”

    Of course this Scripture is exactly what is on Billy Graham’s tombstone for his epitaph, which is what he requested before his passing on. And I was so moved and inspired when in his final days when I saw him on a television program where he stated; that this is all he wanted to be remembered as, no huge celebratory hoopla; but just a humble man who worked hard all of his life to be God’s servant! What a good life and service provided by his sacrifice!

    I say you have been working in this same vain; hallelujah! Emmanuel. Amen.

    God bless you and all those you meet in your work and daily life! Amen.
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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    1. Amended: I decided to add these thoughts from a previous essay I posted about Jim Caviezel and his drawing closer to the Lord through his work to save souls!

      Ultimately the choice is for each of us to decide if we are too interested in serving this world and man with the crooked Ways of The World System or will we decide that this short life is too precious an opportunity to waste on going down a Dead-end path or worse; and that instead we choose to serve God and His divine plan; seeking only to do His will not our own!

      If you are on your God chosen path that is wonderful; if you are not, I pray that you seek Jesus Christ with genuine devotion and a yearning growing faith in Him! Then allowing Him to lead you along God’s chosen path, doing His will daily; to “love and serve Him!” Amen.

      https://lawrencemorra.com/2022/02/12/jim-caviezel-god-spoke-me-the-people-that-satan-fears-they-dont-want-you-to-see-this/

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    2. Thank you so much for the reblog and for your kindness, my brother!
      We are all doing our best to work in HIS vineyard and bring glory to HIS name – in the best way we can – and we are all using what HE has given us, the gifts, the talents, the experiences and also the pain.
      I see you, my brother.
      You are doing what you believe THE LORD wants you to do, exposing the lies of the enemy, publishing truth and I am sure GOD will reward you for your work!
      It is true, we all want to hear HIM say “well done, good and faithful servant” – don’t we?
      GOD bless you too my brother, I truly appreciate your words and I know that GOD sees your heart.

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      1. You’re very welcome my sister Eva! After I read how your work is so challenging, but just as needed by those individuals who’ve fallen into the deeper quagmire of troubles in this world by making bad choices or having gotten caught up in conflicted circumstances that can only lead one to trouble by subsequently being on the wrong side of the law; I was moved by the Spirit. I was thinking how this work that you do isn’t just a noble thing for you to provide legal counsel to the greatly afflicted in this world!

        And I thought especially how considerate it is of you to also be ministering God’s truth through His word to some individuals who are in such great need of this insight and hope of Salvation, from these snares of sin or corruption that led them to criminal punishment!

        But beautifully through this witnessing and fellowship to then understand how so important it is to not ever lose hope, and to know with certainty that our living and passing through this earthly life is a short term of suffering for everyone, one way or another; and for you to do what you do is quite saintly; as you must be serving the Lord’s will as I see it.

        2 Timothy 1:6-8 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. 8So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me, His prisoner. Instead, join me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God.”

        Matthew 14: 26-28 “When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear. 27But Jesus spoke up at once: “Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid.” 28“Lord, if it is You,” Peter replied, “command me to come to You on the water.”

        Matthew 25:35-45
        “35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
        36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
        37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
        38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
        39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
        40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
        41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
        42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,
        43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
        44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
        45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

        Because in all of this, we must consider Jesus also warned all of us as we proceed hopefully in due diligence doing the Father’s will; that we truly need to avoid doing what this following Scripture point’s out clearly!

        Mathew 25:41-43 “Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.”

        This to me signifies how our journey here though it’s not easy to do all of the time, but, we must remember our Lord is a God of Mercy and Love first and foremost; as He proved it beyond any shadow of a doubt by offering up His only begotten Son on the cross as a living sacrifice in perpetuity in order that Anyone who wants to be saved can be and will be, by humbly coming to Him on bent knee at the foot of His cross, repenting of any sins with a contrite heart in order to receive his gift of redemption and salvation; so then being able and willing to go on seeking to serve our Father who is in heaven. Amen.

        This my Sister Eva is truly beautiful and touches my deepest heart as I hope it does anyone else especially those in great need caught in horrible difficulties.

        “We are all doing our best to work in HIS vineyard and bring glory to HIS name – in the best way we can – and we are all using what HE has given us, the gifts, the talents, the experiences and also the pain.
        I see you, my brother.”

        Amen to that and praise the Lord our God in Jesus’ holy name! Because this entire existence is His vineyard that He created so that we His children can attain eternal life with Him in His glory!

        Sister I so truly appreciate your understanding and kind words to me; they mean so much and I did and do need them! We all need as much encouragement and “real courage” in this ever so tumultuous even chaotic world where the prince of it deals out his cards to outdo any of us, if given that chance to beat us! We can’t allow that, and we have the power of heaven to make sure it won’t happen as long as we stay close to and follow Jesus Christ with our hearts devoted to Him alone, then the Father in all of His glory will protect and cherish us for our devotion and love to His Son who gave all, taking the burden of all sin upon Himself for our betterment; bringing us home to Him in Paradise!

        Romans 8:31-32 “What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?”

        Thank you again Sister Eva for this inspiration! Amen.
        God bless you.
        Brother in Christ Jesus,
        Lawrence Morra IIII

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  4. Thanks Eva 💕💕for sharing this man’s story and your own, as well. I know that you cannot legally disclose his name, but I will be in prayer for him, believing that the Mighty Power of God will break the strongholds that have him bound and set him free-In Jesus’ Name!! I give you a ‘Positive’ today😉

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    1. AAAMMMEEEENNN!!!
      Thank you so much my dear sister.
      I appreciate your kind and compassionate heart!
      GOD bless you.

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