Rebuke the devil

by JOANNE ()

My son became a Christian over the last summer (while in prison). He was learning the word, turning from sin, had stopped using drugs and smoking cigarettes. This was the first time ever I’d seen true joy in him, a real desire to live well. On 12/18 I received an email from him apologizing for wasting his time on earth and it appeared he was going to kill himself. I drove 6 hours to see him the next day. He claimed it was a misunderstanding. He continued to insist he was living for GOD. That he was getting messages from GOD. We planned for a visit on 1/1/24. When I arrived I couldnt see him because he was on the mental health ward. A few days later I was finally able to get some information. He had gone there willingly stating he had a death in the family and a bad dream and was scared. He made multiple delusional statements to them but they returned him to general population despite my concerns. 1 week later he was back on the psych unit because they found him lying under his bed. Again he made delusional statements. Daily his mood would change. At one point he was naked in his cell for 2 days praying. Other days he lay quiet and refused to speak. I attempted to talk to him on the phone, though the prison insisted he was refusing. Finally he was moved to a true psychiatric center this week. When I got a call from there they stated they were expecting worse according to the reports but that he is alert and oriented and doing well. I spoke with him yesterday. He doesn’t seem to have an accurate understanding of his last 5 weeks. I asked if he had access to a bible. He said yes “but I don’t want to read it. I don’t know what made me want to be religious but I don’t want to do that now”. I’m afraid that once he found Jesus the devil has attacked him. And continues to attack him. Please pray for all evil to leave him, for him to be immune to the enemy and for him to let Jesus back into his heart.

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