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Freedom of fear
by connie taylor
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Freedom of fear

I was happily married for a short time, we rented a beautiful home that was empty, because the man that lived there was killed, his wife and children moved away. We had been there for only a few days and my husband was out of town. I woke up in the middle of the night to what looked like the figure of a man, dressed in black, looking at me from the bottom of my bed. You could see the features of a human in his face and form, but I could see he was not human, as his eyes seemed like they were from hell. Those eyes looked right through me and I could never get them out of my mind. When I got up to call for help, while I was looking at him, he disappeared. I knew there was nothing good about him, or his mission. If that wasn't bad enough, the room was not only filled with fear, but when he was in the room it was very cold.

I knew this was a spiritual battle, but what I didn't know was why he had come to torment me, or what I could do to stop it. He appeared just to me, two more times in this same house, always when I was alone. I refused to live there and I wouldn't tell anyone why. I was a Christian, but I was ashamed and thought maybe I had sinned, or it was something I needed to confess, but what? When I prayed I tried to cover everything I could think of. He never appeared to me after we moved from that house, but there was a fear instilled in me, maybe he will come back tonight? That went through my mind every night. It was effecting my marriage, you must know, I told no one, but God; I kept it all to myself.

I found a book called Angels, Angels by Billy Graham, at a garage sale, what a wonderful book; let me tell you it changed my life. When I read the page that quoted Psalms 34:7 "The angel of the Lord encampeth roon about them that fear Him, and He delivered them." Wow! I fear God; His angel is encamped round about me, our house, my bedroom, our yard! I think you know me favorite verse!

Billy said, in one of the chapters; "A missionary family was in a foreign country and had been working with a certain tribe, to lead them to the Lord. One of the tribesmen told the the missionary that he was mad and some of the men were going to come to the missionarie's house that night and kill him and his family. The missionary prayed all night and nothing happened. Later on the man who threatened him, come to know the Lord. The Missionary asked him, "Why he did not come back and kill his family." The man told him "We did come back, but giant men was at every door and window, so we didn't dare do anything." God had placed His angels round about the missionary's house.

Surely God would do the same for me! I was like a little child that woke up Christmas morning, to a wonderful day! The fog lifted from my head, my life wasn't over and the torment was gone. I read the book over and over with such excitement and thanked God for the peace and safty, and how He had changed my life.

This was about two weeks into my wonderful new life, without the fear that had before controlled me. God did even more to prove to me that He protects us. I told no one about the book, or the angels that I knew were protecting us. Our son was four years old, it was about four A.M. when I heard someone walking around in our house. I looked up to see my son in our bedroom doorway. I got up and asked him, "Why he was up?" He took my hand and brought me to the living room. "He said, I got up to go to the bathroom and looked into our living room. There was a Man floating above our hassock." I was afraid inside, but I didn't want to worry my boy. I asked him, "What did the Man look like? Were you afraid?" He said, "No the Man loved me, love came from Him, He lit up the whole room, when He floated over the hassock. He had a white dress on and when I saw Him, I ran to get you, but now He is gone."

This is a true story, my son is thirty-eight now and God's angel is still round about our house. I am still free from the fear that held me captive for years. Praise God! We read in Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."
I was lacking the knowledge to set me free. God's word is true and powerful. I wrote this to let people know, they don't have to let fear control their life, but they can get help from His word and become a new person. We read in Romans 2:11, "For there is no respect of persons with God." What He did for me, He will do for you!

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