My name is Ronald Harnage, I came to the Lord a little different than most. When I found Jesus I had been involved in the occult for over 21 years. I had for years disregarded the gospel simply because I lived a supernatural life and I never saw anything supernatural about the Christians I met.
All I saw were religious, that appeared to me somewhat shallow and weak, and not possessing any supernatural power at all (and a lot of times not so much as belief in the supernatural).
Like I said I was in the occult for a long time. I grew up in the Baptist church, but things began happening in my life that they had no proper explanation for. I was told that demons were all in hell since Christ came, that there are no such things as ghosts, and there aren’t, but they included any paranormal activity as non-existent.
I grew up in a home that was periodically disturbed by what I believed were ghosts or spirits at least. I was told this was all a figment of my imagination and that I must be having mental problems. The fact that other people witnessed this activity didn’t seem to faze them.
Anyway, for me this all threw a monkey wrench in how the world must really be. I knew there must be some explanation and what began really as a skeptical approach at disproving the supernatural lead into a deeper and deeper involvement in the occult. It appeared to me to be the only means to explore and uncover any existence of God or anything supernatural.
Over the years I became familiar with every branch and stripe of the occult world, and what I wasn’t involved in I at least had a good passing general knowledge of. I spent most of my time investigating and practicing high sorcery.
I helped people that were victimized by black magic and practised healing. I helped lead national ceremonies, I even married people.
I did however, as misguided as I was, talk to God a lot. He was after me for years. Unfortunately I didn’t listen to Him much, but I could hear Him. I remember distinctly on one occasion He asked me, “Have you considered my Son Jesus?” Indeed I declined telling Him that I didn’t mind Jesus at all, but it was His people that I had problems with. So for the longest time I continued in this mind frame.
I know now that the devil consistently sent religious people into my life to reinforce the belief that Christianity was for shallow people and that there was nothing supernatural about it, but my how things have changed now! LOL (lots of laugh)!
I was for some time working at the University of New Mexico. I had my life pretty much set as to what I was going to do. My last year there I went through a horrendous set of tragedies and I took some time off and went home to visit my parents. My mother had gotten saved three years prior and was now a Pentecostal Sunday School teacher.
Even though I was heavily involved in the occult, I didn’t have any problem with this. I wasn’t a Satanist (satanism and occultism are two different branches of hell) and was basically a peace-loving person and wasn’t prejudiced toward people, (even Christians, LOL!). I felt that if it made my mother happy then it was alright, but it just wasn’t for me.
A Pentecostal tent revival came to town while I was there. My mother was all worked up to go and wanted my step-father and I to go with her. She was relentless about it. I think my step-father and I finally agreed so that she would leave us alone and let us watch TV. So we went the night it started.
We got there and there was a lot of singing and praying. The pastor began to preach and I think my mind wandered off somewhere, but the next thing I knew he had called someone up to pray over them for healing. This got my attention. I was curious to see what was going to happen, because I was a white witch, meaning I used witchcraft and medicinal herbs to cure people.
He began praying over a lady that had come forward. She had cancer. He prayed for her and she began to jump up and down shouting that she was healed and praising God. I was thinking this has to be some kind of fake stuff. Maybe he just paid her to do that. I knew it took me several days to heal someone with cancer. Yes, the devil can heal, too!
He kept calling more and more people up there and I continued seeing the same results. Excited people were saying they were healed and praising God. I came back night after night. I had to figure this thing out! LOL!
Something was going on! God had gotten my attention! After a few nights it became obvious it was no con game. No one could afford to pay all those people to act like they were getting healed.”
So, I began to take an interest in what he was preaching. The supernatural power got my attention, but it was the preaching on the love of Christ (and not damnation I might add), which began to change my mind. Preaching on hell wouldn’t have done me any good. I had heard that before.
I had lived in hell all my life. I wasn’t scared of hell. I saw hell every day. I knew what demons were. Hell was just more of the same to me. But hearing that God really loved me and that He sent His only Son to demonstrate His love for us, now that was something almost too good to hope in, and I liked that idea!
So one night, I came home from the tent revival and I was looking at the bible in my room. I was laying there reading the book of Matthew. I really wasn’t sure about this Jesus guy yet.
I considered myself a man of peace and the occult had TAUGHT ME SOME VERY LIBERAL IDEAS ABOUT LOVE AND TOLERANCE (the law of karma), and some of the things Jesus had to say just didn’t sit right with my ideas about peace and love. I thought I should bring this up because I see so much of the exact same thinking in the church, the Bible should be followed not the law of karma; however that was a digression, LOL!
I hadn’t made my mind up, but I finished reading for the night and turned my light off and went to bed. I was laying there trying to get to sleep when I heard the closet door open. Then the lamp next to my bed suddenly crashed to the floor. The window blind began beating against the window.
I knew what it was. I knew it was demons trying to scare me. I was lying there deciding what to do. I really did not like demons. I came to the conclusion that if they did not like what I was considering, then it must really be a good idea!
Soon, I got up and turned the light on and began flipping through the Bible. The activity had not stopped at all, if anything it was more dramatic. The closet door was opening and closing, the window blind still banging against the wall and I was hearing scratching and hissing.
I was beginning to feel a little panic, I knew from people witnessing to me before that there was some type of prayer of salvation. I was hurriedly flipping through the bible to find it. After a few minutes of this I was becoming frustrated.
It was too big of a book! LOL!
I didn’t know where it was, and of course like any skilful witch, I knew it had to be done the right way, with the right spell. I also knew though, that sometimes with the supernatural you just had to improvise.
So I gave up trying to find it in the big book and began calling on the Lord. I asked Him to save me and forgive my sins. I told Him that I believed Him that He had raised His Son from the dead. I asked Jesus to be my Saviour and Lord and from that night forward I was a changed man!
The next night I returned to the revival and publicly confessed Jesus as my Saviour and Lord. I was baptised in the Holy Ghost and felt the whole world lift from off my shoulders!
I experienced such an oppressive attack from the enemy after that. It was several weeks before I believed without a doubt that I was saved. The enemy put up quite a fuss about it. They of course hate seeing a lost soul get saved, but when they lose one of their own servants they get really upset about it!
My mind was under quite an attack for a while. I really had to fight to get out from under it, but all that fighting taught me how to pray and seek His presence!”
Glory to God for coming into my life and I daily thank Him for rescuing me from something that very few people escape from, and now I find joy in helping others, ministering to all walks of life; but I have also been used by the Lord to lead many out of witchcraft, so many that I have lost count now.
It gives me special joy to lead a lost soul to the Lord, but even more so a witch, because I know how deceptive it is and how few escape.
This all came about I believe because I had a praying mother. I see so many Christian parents that have just given up on their children because they are so far gone, but I believe I am living proof that you can’t be so far gone that God is unable to get a hold of you. I also think on that Great Day there are going to be a lot of praying parents up in the front of the line!
Are you a witch? Do still practice occult? Have you sold your soul to the devil? Do you think you are doomed for hell? Or are you just a sinner?
I have a GREAT news for you today! Today is your day of salvation. There is only ONE way out of hell, satanic practice, vows, oaths or your sin – The Blood of Christ!
Pray this simple prayer now:
Lord Jesus, I know I’m a sinner and I am sorry for my sins, please forgive me and come into my heart. Be my Saviour and my Lord from today. I reject the kingdom of darkness and all it stands for, I reject and denounce the lordship of the Devil over me. Devil, you are not my master any more, from this moment I have nothing in common with you again. I choose the path of Life found in Christ Jesus who loved me and gave Himself for me.
“I am now washed and cleansed completely by His Blood that was shed for me on the Cross. I ask that God will put the mark of Christ on me because I am His and He is mine. Thank you Jesus. Amen.”
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