Saved and Set Free from Drugs and Occultism!

Georg - Frankfurt, Germany


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Hello!

When I was twenty years old I became a Christian, but before that my life was very different. Although I had a normal childhood, nice parents and everything one normally needs to be happy, I often found life a bit boring. At fourteen I started drinking alcohol, and when I was fifteen I began to smoke marijuana. At seventeen years of age, I was smoking marijuana every day. By the time I was eighteen I had tried ‘magic mushrooms’, was smoking a lot of pot, and would fall into trances and experience a realm that I had never known about before. On the one hand I was a bit scared about this “other world”, but on the other I was very curious to find out what it was all about.

To show you what the Lord really did in my life, I would like to share some experiences from my former life with you. At the age of eighteen I got to know a couple that had done yoga for years, and who also took LSD on a regular basis. They explained the basics of yoga and how to meditate. At first I found it a bit strange, but after some practice I could feel a certain “power” during our meditations. One day we took LSD and did meditation whilst on the trip, and that was very powerful. LSD alone is very strong but together with meditation it was so powerful that I thought my spirit was about to leave my body.

So I started to experiment with LSD and magic mushrooms...

After that trip I decided to really find out what that other world was all about. I knew that it was something very real and not just some fantasy. So I started to experiment with LSD and magic mushrooms, and took them alone in the woods, together with friends, or at techno parties. I also tried different drugs like ecstasy, speed, opium and later crack and heroin, and found these pleasurable, but they can’t be compared to psychedelic drugs. I discovered that during LSD trips, if I called out the name of a long-dead guru, I fell into a deeper and much more powerful trance. I started to call on the names of these gurus when tripping. During some trips we felt so much power in the room that we didn’t need to speak to each other any more — somehow it was as if we could communicate without talking. Many coincidences also began to occur which made me realise that something “higher” had started leading my life. At that point I couldn’t imagine living a normal life any more, I just wanted to have this power and “break through to the other side” even if it meant risking death during LSD trips.

At that time I had no idea what was behind all this. I somehow thought it was good “yoga power”, which could help to make the world a better place and life so much more pleasant. Once I took an extreme overdose of LSD at a techno-party, which was a very strange experience. It was like a kind of worship. When I came home I was still under the influence of drugs, and something had taken over my mind, I had no control anymore. I began to say things I normally would never have said. My parents called the police and they took me to a psychiatric hospital where I was held for six weeks. After two weeks my thinking was much clearer again and I decided that whatever they did to me I wouldn’t change. I would continue taking drugs but from now on I would keep my thoughts to myself, no matter how high I was on LSD.

A few months later I had an absolutely horrific LSD trip...

A few months later I had an absolutely horrific LSD trip. When it started, my whole surroundings suddenly changed and I heard a very clear voice speaking to me. At that moment I realised that I was trapped, and that this person, whoever it was, was absolutely evil and had completely deceived me and wanted to possess me. I fled from the building and ran through the streets, out of the city but this person/power followed me. He said that he was in control of my life and that I should completely open up to him so that he could possess me. He told me I should become a techno DJ so that he could use me as a kind of medium. He then told me that the last time I had overdosed on LSD, I hadn’t fully surrendered to him. Therefore he had punished me and made me so irrational that I ended up in the psychiatric hospital. If I refused again, he would make sure that this time I would never come out of the hospital. I was absolutely terrified. I couldn’t speak to anyone about it. He also warned me that he would kill my father if I wouldn’t do as he said. After a long battle I decided to commit suicide so that he couldn’t possess me and I wouldn’t be punished. I climbed up a telegraph pole and wanted to jump. At the last moment I remembered a picture of a “god” that I had seen in a yoga book, and called on his name. Suddenly I could feel his presence and saw his appearance. The other voice seemed to have gone, so I climbed down from the telegraph pole.

Somehow I had opened a door that I couldn’t close anymore. From then on I was very confused and could no longer distinguish between what was good and what was bad. Neither could I make a decision to stop all these things. One evening whilst I was smoking marijuana and meditating, I felt two spirits in my room. I still had a Bible in my room, and they told me that I had to destroy it — so I did. Another time I was burning an incense stick, and found that if I recited a particular mantra in my mind, a power filled the room and caused the smoke to move around like a snake. When I stopped reciting the mantra, the smoke moved normally again.

...my parents didn’t know how to help me anymore...

So many things happened — my life became worse and worse. My own sister was scared of me and my parents didn’t know how to help me anymore. So one day my father threw me out of the house, and I went to Berlin to live in the punk and squatter scene. I seemed to enjoy that kind of life, but the condition of my mind just got worse. There were days when my mind was totally controlled by another force — what they call “schizophrenia”. Sometimes my mind was full of crazy thoughts, but I had lost all control over them and was just full of hatred towards people. I crossed busy streets without even looking out for cars, because something was leading me. One night I was in a disco and the spirit told me to look at what he was about to make the DJ do. I watched the DJ play a new CD. The techno-trance-melody that he played was exactly the same as the one that I constantly heard during the LSD trip when the demon wanted to possess me.

During the weeks in Berlin I sometimes felt so hopelessly lost but couldn’t confide in anyone and did not know where I would end up. I recalled my catholic childhood and began to pray to Jesus. In Berlin Kreuzberg I went into a church, not because of God, but because another punk had told me that there would be a priest who would hand out sleeping bags for free. I didn’t get a sleeping bag, but did get to know an old man with whom I had a discussion about God. He told me that Jesus was the Creator of the whole universe and that He is stronger than anything else. He quoted a scripture in JOHN 1:1-3,14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … All things were made by him … And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us”. That Jesus was the founder of the universe really struck me. We had a long conversation, and the old man told me that I was possessed by a devil. Gradually I began to understand that all these voices were spirits.

...he simply prayed “In Jesus’ name, devil I command you to go out”...

The next day I met the old man again and he asked if I wanted prayer to be set free from all this. I had nothing against it, so he simply prayed “In Jesus’ name, devil I command you to go out”. He used the authority given to every Christian by the Lord in MATTHEW 10:1 “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”. I felt a power going through me, something left me, and my head was clear for the first time in a very long time. This was totally amazing and I was overjoyed. I instantly lost the desire to take drugs. I had a long conversation with this old man Ferdinand, he gave me a Bible, a sleeping bag, something to eat and prayed that the Lord would provide some new shoes for me as my old ones were in a bad state. He left and sadly I have never seen him again. I was very happy to have a Bible and started to read it daily. I also spoke to some of my punk friends about what had happened to me. Some days later, at a place owned by the Catholic church where you could get food, I was “coincidentally” given a brand new pair of shoes — wow!

I prayed that God would give me His Holy Spirit...

I still had mind attacks from time to time but I realised that things were getting better. I found an incredible verse in my Bible: ACTS 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth”. That sounded great to me — even after all my experiences with demons, I could receive the Holy Ghost! I went into a church to find out what the Holy Ghost was all about and how I could receive it, but I didn’t get a clear answer. I prayed that God would give me His Holy Spirit. Shortly thereafter I met a man on the street who gave me a leaflet about Jesus and spoke to me about the Bible. He showed me the way of salvation and what it means to receive the Holy Ghost. Once again God had answered my prayers. We had a long talk, I took his phone number and also accepted his invitation to go along to a meeting.

Again and again I read the leaflet. The scriptures in it, along with the telephone number were my only gateway to GOD! So I called the guy and was invited along to a Wednesday meeting. As soon as I entered the room I could see that these Christians had something special, I had never before experienced a church meeting like this. I could sense the love and warmth from them, and it felt so good to be together with them.

After the meeting, on my way home, I met a girl. She was the singer of a band and we started chatting. It started to become romantic. I had always wanted to be together with a singer of a band, and just when I started to seek the Lord here she was. That evening I decided to get away from her as quickly as possible because I knew that it would be wrong to be intimate with her. Just when I was at the point of giving my life to God, the Devil came along and tried to tempt me with an old desire in order to drag me away from Him. During my second meeting, I was told that if I wanted to become a Christian I couldn’t live in the squatter scene any longer. And that to become a Christian also meant that I had to live a normal life, go to work, serve and help other people, be an orderly person … (in other words, everything that I didn’t like doing!). Above all, I had to absolutely surrender my life to Jesus. MATTHEW 28:20: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you …”; MATTHEW 16:24: “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me”. There was no other way — if I wanted to follow Jesus I had to obey, and I trusted that through the power of the Holy Ghost I would be able to do it.

I went back home to my parents in Frankfurt. They were very happy to see me again, sound, healthy and healed from all the drugs. When my dad threw me out six weeks earlier he never expected to see me again. I also got in touch with the people from our assembly in Frankfurt. The more I read the Bible, the more I was convicted that I was a sinner and would go to hell if I died. I had a lot of questions, and I was amazed that the leader of that little assembly group in Frankfurt was always able to give me answers from the Bible.

I was so overjoyed, knowing that my sins were forgiven...

The night before I was baptised had been absolutely horrible. I could feel the demons attacking me whilst I was lying in my bed. It was as if they knew that they were about to lose me and didn’t want to let me go. The next day I asked to be baptised and again was told what it meant to follow Christ and that I must be prepared to pay the price — to lay down my old life and live according to the Bible. I was then baptised, and the next day received the Holy Ghost with the sign of speaking in tongues — Praise the Lord! I was so overjoyed, knowing that my sins were forgiven and that I was a child of God. I felt like a new-born babe. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”.

From then on, the people from the assembly group cared for me very much. They were there when I needed help and support, they taught me how to diligently keep the ways of the Lord, and they corrected me when necessary. I’m sure if we had seen each other only twice a week for meetings, I would have fallen back into my old habits, but because of the tremendous care I received, the Lord kept me on that “narrow way”. In the beginning I didn’t always understand everything, but I decided to trust in the Lord no matter what. Then miracles happened and over time I received many answers from the Lord, through his Word, about the things I didn’t understand. JOHN 14:26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom my Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”.

My mind is now completely healed, and God has performed many miracles in my life. Now, after more than seven years, I’m still learning a lot from the Lord and I‘m so happy to be a Christian. Now when I look back to my former days, I find it hard to believe that it was I who was in so much trouble.

What does the Bible say about all these things?

It is absolutely forbidden in the Bible to seek things from the other world:

1 CORINTHIANS 8:4-6: “…and that there is none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him”. Taking hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD can be compared to sorcery, and witchcraft, and the Bible says:

LEVITICUS 20:6: “And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people”.

I’m certain that no physician in the world could have helped me...

I’m certain that no physician in the world could have helped me, and that no “psychopharmacology” would have healed me. But Jesus did, through his mighty healing power. I can promise everyone who has problems with drugs, has any mental illness, or is somehow involved in the occult — there is a way out for you. Jesus doesn’t want you to suffer from these things but wants you to be saved and healed in body, mind and soul!

ACTS 10:38: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”.

With Christ’s Love

Georg

Comments

Hello Georg. I have the same problem. May i contact you or anyone?

Powerful testimony. I cried out to God during an LSD experience. God mercifully gave me real life signs and created a new life for me, Praise Jesus, the creator of all things and my savior for ever.

Can't tell you how much your testimony means to me. Needless to say, similar situation. Thought I was seriously going nuts had so many questions about Jesus despite growing up in a loving family with a strong faith. Questioned everything and almost believed I was a loon. After praying and inviting the Holy Spirit on the inside of me it's like an immediate change even though my walk has just begun.

Hello,

Great story, very inspiring.

I have read the comments so i'm sure I will receive similar responses but I'd like your opinion or perspective on this... I am very Christian and faithful. During the summers, however, I have sometimes done mushrooms while camping or canoeing with friends. I'm not saying i'd do them often, like once a year... I understand the opportunity that could lead to bad spirits and what not because I've had one instance, under a high dose, were I thought my friend looked like a devilish person with 6 eyes and a red face. It was creepy. We both saw the same thing in each other at the same time without having to use words. We just knew we both felt the same "connection" and it really threw us off. After getting over that everything was happy again. With that said I get the negative side of this.

With more experience and less doses I haven't really had those types of "visions" or thoughts. My previous experience seemed pretty good and I remember talking to the Lord (or praying) during the day of canoeing and just enjoying his creations (nature around) and thanking him for all the beauty in life. Obviously you understand, while on shrooms things feel different. Under the sun and surrounded by good people and trees and all I felt like I was more connected with it I appreciated it on a higher level. To wrap it up, what are your thoughts on my experience with shrooms during this trip were I felt more appreciative and understand of things as well as constantly appreciating the Lord for everything i've been given? Also I would learn to stray away from greed and things I don't need in life and I would seek for simplicity and simply faith.
My point is, I get were things can go wrong, verrrry wrong. But at the same time it seems like they could be very beneficial in a sense and I sometimes felt more connected with my faith. Just let me know what you think of it all. Thanks.

I was a cocaine adddict for 10 years everyday all day. I was dependendant on it. I made it religious by nature to do. One day 7 months ago. I wanted to stop and when I tried I couldnt because I didnt want anyone to know. I wanted to commit suicide and just be done with it. I asked God to save me or I couldnt live my life just living like the way I was living. In my experience God did speak to me and called out to me in the midst of the night. It was the most surreal experience I have ever done.He did ask me to throw it out all of it and I did ask if I would get sick and he said no and I would be ok and would take care of me. I listened to him and the fact of also being a mean and aggravated person and hateful as well but mainstreamed had a good heart in hand but drugs played a strong hold on my life but not my career Fyi I was a successful Chef but I took the leap of Faith. It worked and from that day I have never touched nor have had a sickness or crash from it.Was his Miracle That he always and never stopped Loving me. :) But by that means in the second week i stopped smoking weed and ciggarettes that i been a smoke for 15 years with no withdrawals. God played the essential strong role in my life. God can play the greatest role of saving a sinner as long as you ask him to it honestly and sincerely. Did i know God before this incident? I did not but the day that I did call him he does save and all biblical truths about him are real. So by saying this I devote my life to the teachings of God through his son Jesus and understanding the way of living in this cruel world we live in. I teach I study and lay my life to him as he has for me and teach others the same way, so they can escape from their own idolatry and sin. Nothing is impossible for God not a drug that the devil gives you. God is almighty. He is gracious and mercierful. Cold turkey yes I have experienced it through him not on my own. With no sickness. But be honest in your heart that you want quit and he will extend his spirit to you. #TRUETESTIMONY

Hi George - thank you for sharing your story. I'm 24 years old living in the U.S. and have been googling and seeking advice for my 17 year old sister who has told me she wants to open her third eye through yoga and meditation. She has also told me she's been taking acid and absolutely loves it. This is all terrifying for me as we were both raised in a Catholic-Christian household. I went through my fair share of marijuana use and addiction (1 month sober today, praise the LORD!) but never tried hallucinageouns. Now she is saying she's going through her own rebellion years as I did. Anyways, I sent her this link with a little blurb in hopes she understands how dangerous this really all is. Thank you for sharing your testimony. Gives me hope that even if she does go down the wrong path and gets severely lost, she can still be found.
All the best,
CB

Wow, that's a breathtaking testimony! Thank you a lot indeed for sharing it, Georg. I really appreciated it. It's awesome the way God works in our lives... no matter what we did, what we were, what we said before, He loves us and never give up on us! :)

Eulana, Brazil

George, Your excerpt was absolutely inspiring. I never considered my drug use a "problem" in my life--I've tried LSD only twice (first time was about a year ago) and have smoked marijuana occasionally--until now. It wasn't the stereotypical drug addiction that was the problem, but rather the seemingly total mind control that the drug had on me. I struggled with the same issue that you mentioned at the beginning--the struggle to differentiate good and bad--ever since my second trip. This past spring, a few friends and I tried a high dosage of LSD paired with smoking marijuana and doing "whip-its"--nitrous from a whipped cream can. I had an absolutely terrifying experience: I was so mentally lost that I was convinced that I was traveling to a new realm where good and evil were totally reversed, and that I'd go to hell if I did God's work. There was even a time during the trip when I thought that I was God. Ever since that horrifying night, I told myself I'd never do LSD ever again. However, the next time I smoked marijuana, I had flashbacks of the trip. I started hearing demon-like voices that were similar to the ones you heard. I even thought that I had to stop breathing completely and die in order to return to my normal life. However the entire time, I reminded myself that God is greater than everything. Because of the faith that I was grasping onto by a thread, I never actually seriously contemplated suicide. And that, to me, was a miracle in itself.

However, I, a raised Catholic, had still questioned my faith over this past year. Being in college for the first time this fall was totally different from being around my Catholic private-school friends who I had grown up with. I was exposed to all sorts of different people with all sorts of different beliefs--several of them were atheists and agnostics. It was harder at times and easier during others, but overall I was able to sustain my beliefs. Thank you George!

God bless, E.
(P.S. It would mean a lot to hear back from you!)

Hi, I have a born again spirit filled friend who tried magic mushrooms a couple of weeks ago and he doesn't see anything wrong with it. He said that it was not a spiritual thing to him at all and that it was just a cool experience and that he doesn't really see it as a drug and not something he could get addicted to as he does not have an addictive personality. He said he would probably try it again. What advice can I give him from a Christian point of view?

Hi,

First of all the bible says that God has given us a sound mind (2Ti 1:7). So God wants us to have selfcontrol and not to be open for every spiritual influence. Actually God warns us about taking any kind of substances which influence your conscience. In Gal 5: 19-21 the Bible speaks of the "works of the flesh" like "witchcraft" and that "they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God". The Greek word (new testament) for whichcraft is ​pharmakeia which means mind altering/psychedelic medication/potions what magic mushroom clearly are. Even if you do not get addicted from magic mushrooms, you are opening up your mind to evil spiritual powers, which is kind of whichcraft. Rev 9:21 says that God wants the people to repent from their sorceries. As explained, the Greek word for sorcery/witchcraft is pharmakia so you can translate it as well with 'magical potions/medication'. God hates whitchcraft (Lev 20:27) as it takes away your free will and puts you under the influence of other powers.

Hi George,

I also have a similar testimony to this! I was heavily involved in the occult and eastern mysticism and used to take drugs nearly every weekend. It caused me to go into a downward spiral until one day I took a drug similar to LSD and all hell broke loose. I started seeing the Devil and completely went off the rails. Apparently I had super human strength and had to be taken to a psychiatric ward.
Things got worse even after I was released and went into a deep suicidal depression after a break-up. Then I felt this incredible warm, loving, compassionate and understanding light come in my head and in my heart and I new it was our Lord Jesus Christ! I broke down in tears because I knew I was unworthy of his love!
My parents are atheists but my aunt and uncle are Baptist Christians in the UK so my aunt asked me one day when she was visiting if I would like to go to Church with her and immediately I said yes! As it happens it was communion that day so for the first time I ate the bread and wine and felt at peace.
Later that night I came to the Lord and asked for forgiveness of all my sins past, present and future and to help me become a whole person, to serve him all my life and let him guide me. I then felt all my burdens come off my shoulders! I was truly invigorated and couldn't get to sleep until 3am! I kept thinking of my future and how wonderful it will be now's He's in it!
Truly I believe that you'll save me Jesus :)
Praise be!

Hello George, my story is equal to its
You gave me a great relief and restored my strength, so I can move on
Thank you, be sure to give your testimony to the world, it is very important!!!
GOD bless you greatly!

Hello Victor,

thank you for your lines.
We must never forget from what the Lord had saved us and really be thankful every day of our life.
All the best for you.

Georg

OLA hermano Jorge!...What a beautiful testimony! Thanks be to the Creator of the Universe! Fight the Good Fight brother in the NAME OF JESUS!!!

Georg, thank you for the story, very inspiring.i have similar story. i was baptised when i was 1. was christian until i was 16, i began to drink and smoke, then cannabis, then shrooms and lsd. went into hare krishna and lsd very hard. i thought i found god in hare krishna, but krishna is very powerful demon or even satan himself, my mother prayed for me for all these drug years and harekrishna years. and suddenly i just began to realize what i'm doing, and that's is not of god and nasty facts about iskcon and krishnaism in general. i went to church, put up a cross over my neck, i go to russian orthodox church. i began to feel better and better, still demons tempt me from time to time, but and now what is of God and what is of devil.

Man. I would love to get in contact with you, and I NEED prayer. I have lived a VERY similar situation, and experimented many times with LSD and other drugs while going to dubstep and electronic shows. I was a christian threw high school and went to YWAM, but I left and stopped believing shortly before I got into the drugs. Earlier this year, I had two horrifying and life changing LSD trips that left me thinking I was living in hell on earth for 8 hours both. Although I was able to remember somehow that I was only tripping and came off after a day or two, I was stuck in that world for months, and thought that I was possessed by demons and satan everyday. Remembering about God and that He could make my mind new, I prayed to God and asked Him to save me from this mess and forgive me for leaving Him and giving my life away. I have been getting better and better by the day since then but have been seeking God alone without much fellowship, and I have a long ways to go. My mind is still pretty twisted and I can feel satan tempting me and lying to me to try to get me to want what I used to. It's so nuts to read your story, and it gives me hope that my mind will be healed entirely someday and I will be free of this, living for God in joy free from fear and frustration.

Hi George! Thank you very mouch for youre beautiful testimony...i really enjoyed reading it cause i have lived the similar way of lifestyle in many years before GOD set me free from the evil demons,Haleluja...Please keep in touch if you can or whant to speak and share testimony's...it would mean alot to me... God is so good and loving...God bless you my dear brother in christ!

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