Sid: My guest Nick Griemsmann is red hot for the Messiah; he was diagnosed with incurable schizophrenia there was no hope for him. I mean he was in fear of having lost is salvation because he was involved in a cult and he was hearing voices and he was just acting out in very bazaar behavior no hope for him at all. He went home, his last resort; his mom says “There’s an Assembly of God Church go there.” He gets amazing deliverance and then he get insight into how these strongholds operated in someone that has schizophrenia, or actually any problem that such as addiction or personality problems, or dealing with fear. And they’re layers and Jesus taught him step by step on how to be delivered. Now just out of curiosity Nick it took a number of months for you to be set free is that the norm or not necessarily?
Nick: It’s not necessarily the norm you can’t really put… I’ve learned that you can’t really put the Holy Spirit in a box. So it could be quicker for somebody or it can be longer for somebody; like I guess where they’re at in their faith level. For me personally when I was dealing with schizophrenia I had layers of things that I had to deal with to be free.
Sid: You know I’m reminded of one of the things you got free of which is considered by psychiatrists one of the strongest addictions out there. And I was shocked when I heard this; pornography. And you struggled with pornography; I had a friend whose in heaven right now and his name is Dr. Derrick Prince. And he used to make the statement that “God does not set you free from your friends; He only sets you free from your enemies.” Do you understand that?
Nick: Totally, I totally understand that and I agree with Him.
Sid: How did it work with you with pornography?
Nick: Pornography for me it goes back with me when I was a child my father rejected us and left when I was about 8 or 9. And my parents were divorced, and I found that when we have rejection issues or we have pain in our hearts a lot of time we look for love in all the wrong places right; we look for love. And a lot of people latch on to lust because lust is the opposite of love in a way and so lust is the world’s type of love. So I started doing pornography at about 10 years old I had a neighbor gentleman and he showed me his Playboy collection. And ever since then I was addicted to lust and then it moved on to… and once I became saved and free from it at first. And then once I went into cult and I got brainwashed and I tried to find myself again I latched on to that lust. Then the addiction to pornography was so horrible tormenting to me that I felt like the biggest hypocrite and I thought that I would go to hell for my addiction in all these things. Then you know I went on line and looked for different ideas you know to try to be free from it and people would say “Deny your flesh and things.” And then I realized and I learned that pornography – lust is a spirit. And that the person doesn’t actually like doing pornography it’s a spirit that likes to do pornography that can be inside the person’s brain. A lot of people say “Well, a lot of Christians can’t have evil spirits and things like that.” But Biblically Jesus went and He cast the thieves out of the temple and we’re the temple of God. And so He cast the thieves out of the outer court and the…
Sid: But the thieves were not in the Holy of Holies or the spirit.
Nick: Correct, so a lot of Christians they don’t understand the body soul and spirit concept but your spirit man is saved and filled with Holy Spirit and no demons can get in there. But your flesh and your mind can have these attacks were these things can latch on to your body causing infirmity and anxiety.
Sid: Well the Bible talks about a spirit of infirmity and certainly a Christian gets sick and that’s a spirit of infirmity. To me it’s pretty conclusive.
Nick: Absolutely, when somebody goes up to the altar to get saved and they have cancer they don’t always get delivered or healed when they get saved. They have to have faith for it; so you can go and get saved and still be sick in your body. You have to have faith for healing and faith for deliverance.
Sid: Now you have faith for people with mental illness; you have faith for people with schizophrenia; because you walked through it. You have faith for people with that are addicted to pornography, but you’ve prayed for hundreds of different things. Tell me a few of the things that you’ve prayed for that people have been set free from understanding the demonic realm and self-deliverance.
Nick: I’ve see two different women be delivered from Multiple Sclerosis; MS they call it. I’ve seen one lady listen to my CD’s and she said that she felt a spirit in her breast come out like fly out of her during the prayer time. And she had no more breast cancer she was healed of breast cancer. I saw another lady through self-deliverance get cast out stage 4 bladder cancer. She was supposed to die and she was completely healed because she cast out the disease. See Paul told us that “If we sow to the flesh we… of flesh we’re going to reap corruption.” Who causes corruption? The enemy, and so a lot of times these evil spirits from generational or our past lives they get attached to our flesh and cause sickness or disease. And through the blood of Jesus and our faith and realizing it’s a spiritual problem and not necessarily a health issue; sometimes it is a health issue. But sometimes it’s a spiritual issue and you can actually cast it out.
Sid: Well, you see a lot of people don’t understand this; there’s is a deliverance ministry and many people have sicknesses and there’s a healing ministry. And if you’re dealing with an evil spirit then you should not be praying for healing you should be casting that spirit of infirmity out. And people don’t even get that.
Nick: Amen and I believe that ministry; being a minister of the gospel should have everything included; everything. So when somebody comes up for prayer the Holy Spirit can reveal to you if they need healing and deliverance. What I usually tell people who doubt this type of thing is to personally, in your prayer time, a lot of times we get taught different things that might be wrong that somebody told them “You know Christians can’t have evil spirits causing sickness that’s not right. But if you sincerely ask Jesus in prayer, if what you’re dealing with is an evil spirit He will answer you for He’s faithful and He wants to help.
Sid: Have you had much experience in generational curses that give these strongholds place?
Nick: Yeah, I’ve personally I’ve learned that the evil spirits can come through like bloodlines. Like my grandmother she used to do a lot of witchcraft and so when I was a young kid I was into Ouija-board; I was into palm reading and the occult type things. I believe that it was because it got passed down to me. And so through what I personally done is I’ve went through and you know I wrote down everything. Because I take my relationship with Jesus very seriously and so I write down everything that I think that could have came through generations. Then I think that I praise blessings on each person like my grandmother or maybe people that I don’t even know that might have let something in my bloodline or my generations, or my genes, or my DNA, or whatever you want to say. And then I asked the Lord to break those curses and then I just cast out anything that could have been coming through that.
Sid: Do you see a danger in the entertainment industry now so much is having to do with vampires and with ghosts and with UFO’s and people being demonized. Do you see a danger in Christian watching these types of TV and television and movies?
Nick: Yeah, absolutely people or young people they watch certain things about demonic type activity and things. Especially like a lot of things like fear in it or a lot of murder and dark things. They can actually… fear and things can actually come into their mind. So you might have a child that is dealing with anxiety at school or ADHD and you don’t understand what’s wrong. But if you look at some of the things that the child is actually watching on television and in the movies and the video games that could be the problem the evil spirits actually get into their minds through what they see and what they hear. Such as garbage in garbage out they say.
Sid: Okay, let’s suppose you had a 10 year old nephew that was doing this and you were going to minister to him; what would you say to him?
Nick: I would explain why I believe that certain things aren’t proper for him and then I would ask him his symptoms that maybe he’s having like anxiety or ADHD or depression; nightmares. And then I would explain the love of God and then I’d ask the Holy Spirit to come and then I’d try to minister the love of God to the person. And then what happens is people start to feel the love of God and then they want to pursue Jesus and the Holy Spirit. And pretty soon these chains of wanting to see this different stuff fall off of them.
Sid: Now just out of curiosity with everything that you’ve been in and with all the people that you’ve prayed for to have deliverance do you have fear of the demonic?
Nick: No, not at all; not at all.
Nick: Because I know that He’s who’s in me is greater than He is who in the world. And I know that no undeserved curse shall ever land. So I understand the spiritual concept of if I walk closely with the Lord I work with my own internal stuff I call it junk. So if I deal with things in my life like say bad attitudes or certain little sins or whatever’s going on I know that the Lord will protect me from anything the enemy tries to throw at me.