“LOVE LIFTED ME!”
“I WAS PERISHING IN THE TERRIBLE WORLD OF THE OCCULT, UNTIL I REACHED UP TO SOMEONE GREATER THAN ME, WHO LIFTED ME UP FROM THE DARKNESS and away from the PITS OF HELL..AND INTO A NEW REALITY MORE GLORIOUS THAN I COULD EVER IMAGINE!”
-By Pamela Rae Schuffert, presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical, Christian perspective-
IT IS A TERRIBLE THING, to be trapped by spiritual darkness into a world of hopelessness and uncertainty filled with depression and torment.
And THEN, to become afflicted with illnesses that two doctors could not cure, and who BOTH DECLARED I WOULD DIE AT THE AGE OF 18! What misery life had become, at such an early age.
During my early teens, I was an inquisitive reader, and was also blessed with a very high I.Q., according to tests. I was fascinated with books on numerous subjects, and loved to read about the strange, the mysterious and the unusual.
This curiosity would someday tragically lead me into the DARK WORLD OF THE OCCULT and unBiblical, alternative religions, whose doctrines originated from THE PITS OF HELL…and would SOMEDAY SEND ME TO HELL, UNLESS SOMETHING CHANGED!!!
I soon found myself studying REINCARNATION AND KARMA, astrology, ESP, and NEW AGE religions and beliefs. A book by false prophet Jeanne Dixon fell into my hands one day, and I eagerly devoured it. She was a crystal-ball gazer as well!
Fascinated, I decided to purchase a crystal ball just like hers! I went to the very magick shop she had purchased hers at, AL’s Magick Shop, at that time located at 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. I was so proud to own this…or so I thought at THAT time.
Soon added to my occult collection was a Ouija Board, and over 60 books on the occult and alternative religions.
But gradually, as I dabbled more and more into the occult and read these books, a strange sadness and depression came over my life as a young teenager.Normally happy and upbeat, I became sad and depressed.
During my freshman year in high school, I suffered an acute attack of appendicitis, and had to have emergency surgery.
But I never recovered normally as originally expected. I never regained strength as quickly as most people did, and developed major migraine headaches that would last up to a week at a time, with terrible nausea and suffering.
ONE DAY I WENT INTO AN EPILEPTIC GRAND MAL SEIZURE! My mother rushed me to the hopital. This was to begin a period of five long years seeing many doctors, including one in New Jersey, and another on Park Avenue in New York City, once a month.
My doctor on Park Avenue prescribed up to twelve drugs a day for me!
But even these could not control the horrific migraines and the petite mal seizures that began to plague my life. Being forced to miss so many days of school, my grades began to plummet from top grades, to failing.
AS this pattern of sickness continued throughout my high school years, the hope for me to live a NORMAL life and enjoy the future became very bleak.
Finally my Park Avenue physician took my mother aside during one visit, told her I would NEVER have a normal life and IN FACT WOULD DIE SOON! Shaken by this grim prognosis, my mother and I then flew back to the Washington DC area, to my home in Alexandria, VA.
After she entered our home, she began to cry. “OH GOD, if YOU ARE THERE, PLEASE HELP US!”
Strangely, several weeks after this, we somehow found ourselves attending a local Church of God on King Street in the city of Alexandria, VA.
And from the pulpit, a Pastor Abbott looked at the congregation, and somehow seemed to focus on my mother and I, new to the church, as he began to speak about the wonderful things that GOD and JESUS CHRIST His Son could do for our lives.
“Jesus Christ loves you! He has a wonderful plan for YOUR life! He loved you so much that He even died for YOUR sins, so YOU could be forgiven, and not go to hell for the things you have done,” he said.
“If you are sick…if you are in crisis…Jesus Christ will be THERE FOR YOU to bring HOPE, to bring HEALING and to give you A NEW LIFE with a wonderful relationship with GOD the Heavenly Father! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REACH UP AND TAKE HIS HANDS! He is here in Spirit, WAITING FOR YOU TO RECEIVE HIM TODAY….WILL YOU???”
My mother and I looked at each other. We BOTH knew that THIS IS WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR ALL THIS TIME!
When I was sick, depressed and dying, I discovered that MY CRYSTAL BALL REMAINED BLANK, my OUIJA BOARD NEVER MOVED, that neither palm reading nor astrology did anything for me, there were NO “voices from the beyond” to guide me…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR ME IN THE DARK WORLD OF THE OCCULT!
But that day in the little Pentecostal church, I began to feel something NEW in my tormented life that I had never quite experienced before: a feeling of LOVE…JOY…PEACE…and HOPE rising up in my heart!
When the pastor asked for people to come to the front of the church to dedicate their lives to God through receiving Jesus Christ, I could not move quickly enough to GET TO THE FRONT!
My mother hurried with me…and together we asked for Jesus to forgive our sins and to save us from hell, and to HEAL ME COMPLETELY.
When I soon learned that the God of the Bible HATED false religions and cults BECAUSE they led people into HELL, and that he also HATED tools of the occult, I quickly gathered up my books on the occult, built a HUGE fire in my fireplace, and BURNED THEM!
I then smashed my crystal ball into pieces, and poured gasoline on my Ouija board and burnt it to ashes. I RENOUNCED all of their teachings and demons attached to them, in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST MY NEW SAVIOR! Oh, what even GREATER peace came over my life when I did this at that time.
JESUS CHRIST, God’s wonderful Son and Messiah, SET ME FREE AT LAST!
And within only a few months, I WAS HEALED COMPLETELY, doctor-verified, of everything my two former doctors could NOT cure.
My doctor in New Jersey, after conducting some tests, exclaimed
“WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU! You WERE dying, you WERE brain-damaged and epileptic, you WERE a human vegetable..AND NOW YOU ARE A NORMAL HUMAN BEING! NO doctor and NO drugs could EVER DO THIS! What did you DO???”
My mother and I both smiled as I looked at him (Dr. Samuel Getlin of Trenton NJ, now deceased) and said, “I know you are a Jewish doctor, but with all due respect I must tell you that JESUS became my SAVIOR and HE HEALED ME COMPLETELY!”
He quickly replied, “I don’t care WHAT you have done…you have received a medically-unexplainable MIRACLE! Here…I am writing a letter you can show to everyone, telling them that I CONFIRM you have had A DIVINE HEALING!”
He hastily wrote this and handed it to my mother, to safely put away and treasure for the rest of her life! I never saw him again, nor my Park Avenue physician, Dr. Isaac N. Kugelmass.
A THIRD JEWISH DOCTOR had come into my life, and finished successfully what the first two, though fine doctors, COULD NOT DO. JESUS THE MESSIAH PERFORMED THE DIVINE HEALING IN MY LIFE THAT NO MAN COULD DO! HALLELUIA!
Jesus the Messiah, and my new-found Savior, had perfectly fulfilled what the prophets had written about THE MESSIAH TO COME:
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the punishment that brought our peace was upon Him…AND BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way, and The Lord has laid upon HIM the iniquity of us ALL”
-From Isaiah the Prophet, speaking of THE GLORIOUS COMING MESSIAH/MASHIACH
And I am trusting this same marvelous Savior to HEAL ME COMPLETELY of my terrible exposure to wood smoke and carbon monoxide poisoning on the job recently as well. AMEN!
IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE with sickness, pain, discouragement, hopelessness, isn’t it TIME for a CHANGE???
WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR ME, HE CAN CERTAINLY DO FOR YOU!
And JESUS CHRIST, the Messiah and Savior of the world, IS THAT KEY TO OPEN HEAVEN AND ALL OF GOD’S MANY BLESSINGS FOR YOUR LIFE!
As I did so MANY years ago, won’t YOU reach up and take His hands, and allow Him to pull you UP out of every problem, every heartache and grief, and to bring YOU through every crisis you may have??? HELP IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY!
COME TO JESUS YOUR SAVIOR FOR THE MIRACLES YOU NEED…TODAY! And someday, safely home in HEAVEN at last, you will be GLAD YOU DID….BECAUSE ETERNITY IS FOREVER!
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ETERNITY SOMEDAY???
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten SON, so that whosoever BELIEVES IN HIM shall NOT perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.”
“THE PERSON WHO BELIEVES IS NOT CONDEMNED…”
-Pamela Rae Schuffert-