Testimony of an ex-disciple of a top American witch
Not copyrighted – “freely you have received freely give”
Translation from Czech: Lubomír Zimmer 2007
Following is a transcript and modified gospel testimony and conference on New Age, given by Jim McCoy in the Czech Republic somewhere around 1995 a few years after the fall of communism in our country.
“Go and tell others what I have done for you, so that even they might believe that I am coming soon”
My name is Jim McCoy. I was born and raised in a small city in America. My parents did not know very much about God. In our home, we did not talk about God at all. However, I had a very strange hunger inside of me – I wanted to know the real meaning of life. Therefore, I turned to the world with all its offers, so that I would satisfy this hunger. Moreover, in this way I have come across all kinds of dogmas and religions. Furthermore, because I had not known anything about Christianity and did not know the truths of the Bible, I did the things, which I thought the man is supposed to do, and that is to seek God. It was the desire to know the truth. Nevertheless, every religion, which I did practice, has left me empty on the inside. I practiced yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism, voodoo, witchcraft, humanism – and all this has left me inside absolutely empty and void.
I also had big problems in my life. One day my parents had enough of me and decided to kick me out of the house because I was unstable and was always looking for new jobs. I changed girlfriends very often as well.
I moved to another place in the US thinking that this would help me. So I came to the state of New York. I then met an interesting man at my work. He told me that he knew a woman, who would understand the answers to all of my life questions.
Her name was Nels. She was a registered witch. These women were known worldwide through the OSN organization and her task was to teach different influential people to support the idea of promoting a “One World Religion.” Her “spiritual school” was located in one of the Indian reservations. When I entered there, I was surprised by the many young people who were smiling at me and seemed to be happy. However, inside of these people’s eyes were some kind of emptiness. At that time, I did not recognize this as a warning signal and I did not realize it. I asked this lady witch if I could stay at that place under her influence and training. I did not have enough money to enroll there as a regular student. She told me that I could stay there only under the condition if I would become her disciple, and that I would be learning all the things that each student in her school is being taught.
One day she walked up to me and said, “My spirit guide has told me to make you now my disciple”. I agreed to this. She brought me into her house. In the back of the house was a private library. In the middle of this room was a table made in the shape of pentagram. The walls were from the bottom to the top of the ceiling full of books. The books were all textbooks and instructions on how to cultivate and practice all kinds of occult rituals and different New Age teachings. Some of the books were apparently very old, they were handwritten by European witches from ancient times, two hundred to three hundred years ago, in Europe where we are right now (tr. note: he was giving this testimony in Europe). I was locked inside the building and was allowed to see only her. When the thirtieth day came, she came to me and told me that her “spirit guide” told her, that I should be also provided with a spirit guide. We went somewhere outside where there was a small house. She used it as her sanctuary, where nobody else was allowed to come except herself and that was the place where she practiced her witchcraft. As soon as she opened up the door of that house, I could see with my physical eyes that something dark was covering or spreading over that place. When we came inside, I noticed that there were no windows. In the middle of the room we entered was a table with four chairs and one of the chairs was bigger than the others... which looked like her makeshift throne. There she set. On the table was a crystal. She was seated on the throne and asked me to come inside.
She told me, that after she would perform a certain ritual – which I did not understand – the crystal would shine and pulsate with light and then the “spirit” would manifest. She told me that this spirit would tell me that he comes from my own life and that he would help me. She also told me that when that spirit comes up to me I am supposed to say “yes”. I agreed. She began to sing. The door of that house suddenly, closed by itself. We were in this building alone. Yet in that room, I could hear many voices and I was not able to recognize where they are coming from. It was very mysterious. She later told me that the voices were dead people whose spirits came from underworld. As soon as she started to sing, the crystal really began to shine and was pulsing with light. Suddenly that spirit was manifesting out of that crystal. He asked me for permission to come inside of me. I answered “yes” and so he came inside of my body. Then, from that moment on, I lost my control over my body. From that time onward, I could not control whatever I said, thought, and did anymore. This opened the door to many other unwelcome demons, which had entered into me also. Since that time, I was absolutely possessed by demons. I became slave; a robot of New Age. Whatever my teacher told me to do that is what I did.
Once she showed me a family, which lived in a neighborhood. She told me “You see that young lady?” I said “Yes.” She said, “Whoever this lady marries will be given two thirds of an inheritance from her parents”. My teacher had in her mind to obtain a big portion of the Indian reservation, which that girl was to receive as her dowry. She told me, “I want you to approach her, fall in love with her, and take her as your wife.” Even in this, I was obedient. I went and I did just that. Then, that property was brought over to me. However, the family of that young girl did not agree with that. That is why my teacher instructed me to take that girl back to my hometown with me. She thought that her parents and relatives would not protest against that. I did just that. Right there in my hometown came the moment, in which that property was to be written over to me.
One day, it happened that I somewhat lost my energy and the veil of that demonic captivity was torn in two. In a moment, I became normally free as before and could freely think and decide. I knew that this was only for a short time; it was a matter of just couple of hours. I had to act fast. I immediately put my wife on a bus headed back to her hometown with a letter for her parents in which I had described how our contact with each other actually started. I explained that all this was my teacher’s idea. Immediately, I also decided to get a divorce. When I returned to my flat, I started to feel a horrible sense of self-hatred. I knew I disobeyed my teacher – the witch. I sat behind a table and I did not want to listen to anybody. I knew that, by rebelling, I was going to be in trouble. I began to weep. I began to hear an audible voice of some spirit talking to me. He said “You idiot! My lady has you in her wisp anyhow.” Suddenly, I could feel the spirit began to attack me. I grabbed a knife, which was lying on the table, but that spirit began to attack me with that knife instead. He lifted me off the chair into the air; and was taking me by force out of the house and was dragging me to the car outside. I began to scream for help.
Meanwhile, the spirit dragged me to the car and started the motor. He was driving me outside of the city somewhere beyond a swimming stadium and to some kind of a lake. At the lake, the car suddenly stopped and the spirit threw me out of the car and was dragging me to the water. While he dragged me, I began to scream for help again and at the same time, I called on God to help me. As he was dragging me to the water, he was causing me great pain and was endangering me with that knife which I was holding in my hand. He told me that he would be tormenting me. I knew that he wanted to drown me. About halfway between the car and the water pond I screamed “God if you are real, please help me!” At that moment, there spring out a great dog from the direction of the water pond, and began running towards me. As soon as this dog came closer, I felt that this tormenting spirit came inside of my body (as though he was afraid of that dog). The dog bit my hand, the one that was holding the knife. He squeezed his jaws and the knife dropped out of my hand. After that, the dog pushed to the water. Now we were both in the water. The dog was pulling me to a girl standing in the water and was standing with her back towards us. That girl is today my wife. As I was standing there, I could not move. Somebody was there holding me. Kim, the name of my wife today, was standing there for a while turned with her back towards me and was talking with God. She turned and saw me, than she turned again with her back towards me and was telling to God something. After that, she walked towards me. I do not know what she was telling me, but I knew in that moment that I was rescued. Later, she told me about meeting me at the shore of that pond. She said that while she was standing in the water, she was struggling in prayer with God because of a relationship with ex-boyfriend. At that time, she had enough of the relationship. She was standing in that water, calling to God, and was asking Him “Lord Jesus, send me a man who I could take as my husband”. Just after she prayed this, she turned around and saw me standing there in the water. She rather saw something resembling something that looked like a man or rather a ghost of a man than the man of her dreams. She turned back to God and cried aloud, “You do not mean this seriously!” I really looked horrible. It pitiful looking at me. I had long hair to the middle of my back, leather vest on me without a shirt, on my bare chest satanic symbols and on my neck crystal, and on my feet were stinking moccasins. When she looked at me, she could see that I had cancer in my mouth, which was caused by chewing tobacco. She was walking towards me only under very strict obedience to God, because as she saw me there standing, she did not want to have anything to do with me. We began to talk with each other. She felt that there was a connection between us, which was caused by the Holy Spirit.
She took me home to her parents. When she opened up the door and introduced me, her father was shocked. She said, “Look, father, whom am I bringing to our home”. He just slammed the door, went to a telephone and called some brethren to pray, because her daughter has brought home someone terrifying. Kim was the only one who spoke with me and I knew that because of that cancer I was slowly dying. I had lost everything, and was now living on the street. Nevertheless, I still practiced New Age. On the other hand, Kim was still talking to me about God and about the Lord Jesus. I opposed her with my theories, which I learned and was very stubborn.
A frigid winter hit the city where I was and I had no place to live. I went to Kim and asked her, “Where should I go?” Her parents owned a cabin in a forest within a national park near New Eucher. It was really a solitary place in the woods about 22 kilometers (13 miles) away from the city. There was no electricity; no running water and the only heating was a stove. In first of January, there was about 180 centimeters (5.9 feet) of snow and I was there all alone. Kim was coming over there to visit me over the weekends, the rest of the time she was at school. There were two rooms in the house. I was supposed to use the smaller one. When Kim came, she used the bigger one. She served me and talked to me about the Lord Jesus. She was the only one that I knew in that area. I had to go about one kilometer (0.62 miles) to cut the ice from frozen river to get some water. I also walked into the forest with a handsaw to be able to make a fire. I had no money to buy food. It was a really solitary place in the forest. I had no car to go to the town. Kim was bringing me food every weekend. She brought me milk and some pastries and I ate only twice a week. Because I did not eat regularly and was I there all alone, I was more under the influence of demons, and therefore my health was being broken down day-to-day. I became so sick that I was just lying in bed and could not move. Kim wanted to take me to a doctor, but God said to her “No!” He wanted to save me in a different way.
One of the Sundays, I was so terribly sick that I felt like dying. The Lord said to Kim that He did not want her to return to the forest cabin, until he gave the command. The process of my definite change had begun. Kim left me with tears in her eyes and came back into school, somewhere far away. God was preparing His own operation. Before she left, she made a fire, for me to be warm. I could not get up of the bed and outside was already 20 degrees below zero. This time I was really left alone. The fire went out pretty soon and I did not have strength to get up and make it burn again nor to keep it burning. I got frostbite and my body kept getting weaker and weaker. I was slowly dying. The room was getting colder and colder and I felt the chilling shadow of death.
As I hopelessly lay there, I began to feel that my spirit and my body were separating from each other. Great fear gripped me. All those “truths” that I was believing until that time, I suddenly saw as lies and I realized that I had lived vainly.
I suddenly saw with my very eyes that right next to my bed opened up very deep pit and I saw in horror hell.* The room suddenly was filled with stench of brimstone and burned human flesh and I heard terrible screams of multitudes of people coming out of that pit. It was multitudes upon multitudes of frightful cries of millions of tormented beings. My spirit had moved and slowly began to go in the direction inside that pit. I began to scream because in that moment I knew, that I would have to spend the whole endless eternity in hell. In that very moment all the teaching preaching and testimonies that Kim was telling me became vividly clear to me. I could see it very brightly in my mind. At the edge of hell, God began to water the little seeds of God’s Word which she told me. I knew that the Bible which was laying next to me that Kim had left just before she said good-bye, had something to do with my situation getting better, and that it was my only salvation. I had a little candle in that room to make the room light. The glow from the fire out of the pit of hell could not make the room light up, so with my hand I was searching for that candle and matches. I also reached out for the Bible. As soon as I reached my hand after the Bible, some claw grabbed my hand and stopped me from doing it. The room was suddenly filled with some kind of very strong authoritative demonic presence and some very deep voice spoke to me, “You idiot! You dummy! You have believed everything I said to you and that’s why you now belong to me!” And he placed his hand back on my chest. In desperation, I began to weep, because my spirit was without restrain moving downward toward hell. Now my spirit and my body was separated. ** I had to stop it somehow. My consciousness was still on guard and I knew, that I have to immediately receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, as Kim used to tell me. I knew that it had to happen before my soul would be forever separated from my body and before it would be pulled down into hell. Satan knew that also. It was a fight literally for every millisecond. I felt that God was on my side and was giving me strength to reach out again for the Bible. I could very clearly feel the strength God for this act. So I did it once again. That hand claw wanted to stop me again but this time it had to move away. So I grabbed the Bible and put it on my chest. The Bible opened itself. I wanted to lift it to where the light of the candle which I was finally able to light up. But Satan has blew out the flame of the candle, so by now there was very deep darkness in the room. Therefore I could not read anything out of that book and did not see what was written in that page were the Bible miraculously opened. There was absolute darkness. But God is faithful, He loves man. Suddenly there appeared from above three rays of light and each of these rays had specially lit up on the three places in that opened Bible. They were the three verses from the third chapter of the Gospel of John “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3 ASV). “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!” (John 3:5 ASV). “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” ( John 3:16 ASV).
As I was reading this last passage, inside of me and with my whole being I knew that now I have the only liberating truth. In that moment God let me know how to receive the Lord Jesus Christ into my life. I heard it very often from Kim, but as soon as I heard it the devil had cleared that out of my mind immediately. It all was made very clear to me. God had put away those fingers that were plugging my ears and heart. I remembered the prayer of submission to God and the prayer in which one asks for the forgiveness of sins, which Kim used to tell me. I began to rise from my bed and was asking Jesus for deliverance and salvation. Satan, because he knew, that I have only a very short time left and seeing that I could be at the last moment plucked out of hell, tried very intensively stop my prayer. He knew that if he could somehow stop me from praying, my spirit will reach the place where I did not want to go. It was a fight at the very edge of hell. I then felt that Satan placed a great weight on me. I felt as if somebody was brutally cutting my back with a knife. It was an unbearable pain. I knew that I had to scream to Jesus to rescue me, and so I did not pay attention to that great pain. I had already tasted death and the beginning of hell, and now it was my chance to taste life – the new life with Jesus. I did not look at that tormenting pain and did my thing. I closed my eyes and said “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I know that You are the only true God, and I am asking You, to please come into my life and take full control over it - Now!”
In that moment, God revealed His victory. I knew that all those demons to who I welcomed in me were put aside. And they were thrown into the pit beside my bed, from which were coming those horrible screams. Suddenly the pit closed up and the screams and the smell of hell died down. There in that sudden peace I felt as if I was bathing in warm oil. It was very cleansing. That room in I was in, suddenly filled with light even though it was still night. That light was so bright that it covered everything. It was light and peace. That presence of God and His love were so intense that I fainted.
When I woke up the next morning, I was cleaned up and healed. I was clothed in clean clothes and the fire was burning on the stove. The whole place was warmed. The sickness (pneumonia) was gone. All weakness was gone from me. The cancer was also gone. Frostbites from my feet were also gone and I felt that I was born again. I was full of peace and joy. I knew that I was at that moment a new creation. When I opened my eyes, I felt like Adam, when he woke up in his first day in paradise. I went to the door and for the first time it looked so beautiful. Who clothed me and made a fire? When I looked I could not find any footsteps in snow around the cabin. Suddenly I heard Kim's car coming towards me by the road. She was just returning from her school. We ran to each other’s arms and hugged each other. I said “I have received Jesus” She answered “I know, I was at school and God had told me that. So the struggle for your salvation is finished.” Some bird started to sing out loud more than the others birds did in the forest. It was sitting on the door of the cabin from which I just came out to meet Kim. We both turned in that direction. The bird went flying away, and at the very place were it was perched, the following inscription appeared on the door: JOHN 3, 3.
The following spring of that same year, I was baptized by immersion in the same river that I would retrieve drinking water from during the winter. In the autumn of that same year, I married Kim and we moved into a bigger flat. That place at the river were I was baptized, became for me a special place. There were two mysterious things since my salvation that I cannot explain. They are still for me very mysterious puzzles. My pastor told me that I should ask about it directly from God. I usually go to that special place, I sit on a rock near the water, and I began to pray. One time, I came to that place and began to pray asking God, “Lord, when I became a slave of that witch and was demon possessed because of her influence, all the things in my life from that time onward were darkened and inside I was full of fear. But, somewhere in the distance, there was sometimes this light, which only I could see. And every time I looked at that light, it gave me peace always.” I need to know what that was. The whole forest suddenly became quiet. All the birds stopped singing, not even one of them gave out any sound. There came a very strong peace and the water before me in that stream stopped moving. Someone’s very warm hand, almost hot was placed on my shoulder. A very sweet voice, sweeter than honey began to talk into my ear and said, “Even before you knew Me, even in that most difficult time I was with you. That ray of light was me…” I felt that the Holy Spirit is very powerful. I fell on my face before the Lord Jesus Christ and began to weep from shear happiness and I said, “Father God, I know what happened before you intervened and brought me out in that cold room. But what happened between the time I fainted and I woke up healed, clothed and was in a warm room? What happened after I felt the hot oil and fainted?” That same voice spoke to me again, “I alone cast out all those demons and healed you. Than I commanded my angels to wash you clean, clothe you, and to make the fire in the stove so that you would be warmed up.”
I said “Father God, I will do anything that you want me to do because, now, I know that you are the only one true God” And He said to me,
“Go and tell others what I have done for you, so that even they might believe that I am coming soon”
This is the reason I am here in Czech Republic and am telling you that there is only one God and He is the Lord Jesus Christ. The New Age movement, in which I was active even in the most elite locations in the US, and all those religions that exist such as yoga and all other philosophies are false ways. I declare to you here that if you practice them, you will have to go to hell. What I am telling you I declare to you in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ as the true God. Yes, Jesus is God. He is eternal life. All the works and practices of fortunetelling which also includes horoscopes looking into crystal balls, pendulums, occult and all alternative healing practices, all kinds of séances, transcendental meditation, calling Hare Krishna, Buddhism and many other practices and exercises – all this will finally lead you into hell, and to everlasting death. All the things demons promised me were all lies. When I was taught at the New Age school, I was placed higher than other people who practiced New Age there. I was in the World Council, and was teaching political leaders from all countries. I know that New Age wants to destroy human kind and if Christians wont stand against it, the nations of the world will experience the loss of freedom and will fall into Satan bondage. Speak against it on the streets. Speak against it in the schools. Speak about it with your politicians and inform them. Stir up your communities; because if you won't speak against it with fervor and patience it will destroy your country.
God bless you and thank you for your attention.
Many people were blessed and received the Lord Jesus Christ into their lives while Brother Jim McCoy was serving in Czech Republic. Signs and wonders followed the Word of God.
* Our spirit – soul – body: When Apostle Paul went to the dead boy, he said that “his soul” was still in the body of that boy, after that the boy was raised from dead, by the power of God. This is what Jim is saying here: “his spirit was already separated from the body while his soul was still in the body.” “And man became a living soul” (Gen. 2:7). )
If Christian is listening to the voice of God, he is becoming more and more spiritual. The soul is our real “I”. Here is our real fight going on, our self-denial fight. The best main description of our whole man that I have ever found is this; 1) our body connects us with this physical world by touching feeling etc. it gives us consciousness of this world. 2) Our soul is our real I, it connects us and gives us the consciousness of our self. 3) Our spirit connects us with God, and gives us consciousness of God.
From our spirit, the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit instructs us and calls us to “pray and read the Bible” but our “soul” has many likes and dislikes and if it voluntarily turns its attention to its desires, we become likened to it. If we realize daily God’s presence in us and look onto Jesus, we are being changed into His likeness. New Age teaching and all kinds of other false teachers and religions teach that this soul (self-consciousness) is that God and that we have to seek him and this self-consciousness have to develop. This is just the opposite to the teachings of our Lord when He said “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew16:24 ASV)
Next to Jim's bed hell opened up, is this some kind of parable or is it real?
First of all, When our Lord speaks about this rich man who went into hell
and was tormented there – let us first realize that our Lord in all His parables
DOES NOT USE ANY NAMES! Therefore, the poor man Lazarus is a real Lazarus
and the story is not some kind of vision or parable. Secondly, we can see
that in the rebellion of Korah God opened up a earth and it swallowed its
rebellious people ALIVE. So according to these verses hell must be somewhere
down in the earth. Numbers 16:30-33 “But if the LORD make a new thing, and
the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto
them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these
men have provoked the LORD. And it came to pass, as he had made an end of
speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and
all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all
that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed
upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.” This all happened
not as some parable but literally, they went into hell ALIVE, that is, with
their bodies. This is a place in the Bible and the testimony of this brother
is the only case that I know of personally that it happened with the body,
while the person is still alive.