Debbie Lacher Bayes
Before becoming a Christian, my husband, Larry, and I were married and moved to Huntington, West Virginia. It was there that I heard about a little shop ran by a warlock. Having been involved in the occult as a child and teenager, I was curious and went there with a couple of friends. The warlock immediately started touching me from head to waist and started to prophesy to me that I was going to have a son and he would be great in stature. He then proceeded to bless my tarot cards and we left.
Months later, I got pregnant and had a son, Chad. We moved back to Milford, Ohio when he turned one. When he started to try to walk, his feet were turned in so badly and we had to have shoes attached to a metal bar and turned out to try and correct his feet. It was so sad to see it.
At this time, we were serving the Lord and knew that God would take care of him. One evening, there was a knock at the door and it was a young man named Bill Otten. He said the Lord told him to come, but I don’t think he knew what he was in for.
Bill had come to my house to clean out the occult articles. He went through every drawer, shelf, closet, and removed anything and everything that was involved with the zodiac and even found my tarot cards, which for some reason, I still could not let go of, even as a new Christian. He threw it all out. I couldn’t believe anyone could be that bold, and I couldn’t believe I let him. The Holy Spirit was definitely there. He also prayed for me to receive the Holy Spirit, and I did. Chad was sleeping in his bed.
Before he left, I told him about Chad’s braces. Well, Bill would have none of that. He opened Chad’s door and peeked in. My son sat straight up in bed with his eyes wide open with such a terrible evil terror in them. The first thing I thought of was the movie Exorcist. Bill discerned what I was feeling and turned around and told me to stop. He then literally jumped on top of Chad and held him down and started commanding that spirit to leave his little body. Chad went completely limp and I think he just wimpered and went to sleep. We said our goodbyes and Bill left. The next day, I just threw away the bars. I know it wasn’t rational, but I was a new Christian and I just simply believed that God had taken care of my boy. Chad walked fine, praise be to God alone and thanks to an obedient servant.