"Two days later,
Ruth arrived at my front door. I did not immediately recognize her. She
was neat and composed, with tidy hair and a calm smile. She, asked if she
could now tell me the full story which would explain her earlier behaviour.
"She showed me a letter she
had just received from her son, Rufus, about whom she had talked so much.
She had failed to mention that he was a schizophrenic
confined in a mental institution some four hundred and fifty miles away!
"She told me that after storming
out of my house on that Thursday morning and then telephoning me, she had
walked about aimlessly for a long time. At the top of a hill, feeling breathless,
she had entered a church to rest. As she sat in the pew, she heard a voice
saying clearly, 'You have never cut the cord of your youngest child!'
'I thought it was you, doctor'
she said, 'who had followed me into the church.' Angrily, she had looked
around, even under the altar and found no one. Then she heard the voice
again and, this time, she realized it must be God
talking to her. She fell on her knees and answered humbly 'If this
is true, Lord. I will do it now.' A strange feeling swept over her as though
she had actually taken a pair of scissors and cut the umbilical cord. She
was a changed woman.
"The youngest of her five
children, Rufus, now aged thirtyfive had been eight years old when his
father died suddenly. From that time on on, Ruth had ordered his entire
life even deciding his career and his choice of wife. His wife was now
in a sanatorium suffering from tuberculosis.
"On the fateful Thursday
afternoon, Rufus had felt a sudden surge of release. He wrote immediately
to his mother, telling her that he 'felt he was himself again', and that
he had asked the hospital for permission to spend the next weekend with
his brother. Rufus was wholly cured. His wife also had felt unusually well
on that same day and after various tests had proved negative was discharged
from the sanatorium.
"Shortly afterwards, their
baby came home from the foster home where he was being cared for. Twenty
years later, Rufus and his wife are still fit and well and Ruth has had
none of her 'heart trouble'."
Sometimes a forceful person
may be highly influenced by the dark side and may unknowingly (it's natural
for them) use their personality to subjugate
another. Such was the case of another of Dr. McAll's patients: "Carol had
many strange attacks occurring randomly, sometimes at long intervals, but
always after some contact with her grandmother, who treated Carol like
a favorite child."
Dr. McAll got them all together
and they prayed quietly together asking God to cut the negative bond between
Carol and her grandmother. "Carol never had another attack. Carol changed
her lifestyle and is now a nurse and hospital ward sister."
Dr. McAll states "it is possible
to break bonds by proxy
prayer without the knowledge of the two who are bonded together."
Dr. McAll continues: "Cliff,
a schoolmaster in his thirties, was a homosexual. He was under his mother's
protection and feared any relationship not only with women, but also with
and he refused to attend the school morning assemblies. Treatment with
various drugs and many sessions with psychiatrists,
didn't help his problem at all. I approached Cliff's mother and asked her
for information about her son's early life.
"She was a good woman, very
active in her church, and had been a nurse before she was married. After
much heart searching, she brought herself to tell me about her own life
and her pregnancy. At that time she had been working in a large hospital
and was already pregnant. On several occasions when on night duty, she
had allowed sexual intercourse to take place with one of the patients who
was an army chaplain.
the mother's behaviour had produced some sort of inexplicable
reaction in the unborn child which influenced his whole life and thinking
in regard to women and chaplains. It is a fact that when the mother made
her confession with true repentance, fully shared with the son whom she
had damaged so badly before he was born, he forgave her just as Jesus Christ
had been waiting to forgive her, and he immediately felt freed. The total
forgiveness of the person who was responsible by the one who has been hurt
had broken the controlling bond of fear, anger and aversion.
Cliff is now happily married and living a very full normal life." But for
some others the way is different.
"If the constricting
bond is with the dead who are unknown, the first difficulty is to identify
the controlling force. The most effective way to do this is to draw up
a Family Tree and try to establish whether there have been any excessive
behavioral problems or whether there has been any person or an occurrence
for which confession should be made to Jesus Christ and forgiveness obtained
from him. This is not always easy but with patience and prayer it can be
done to a greater or lesser degree of completeness. Since it is being done
in the name of Jesus Christ, even the lesser extent will often prove to
be enough to furnish sufficient evidence for the identification of the
"There are two main objectives
in constructing a Family Tree: Firstly to establish whether any ancestor
showed evidence of the same unacceptable behaviour. Secondly, to ascertain
whose voice, whose unquiet spirit, is speaking to and through the person
seeking help – the patient. In the first instance, similar behaviour can
express itself in similar feelings, aversions, actions or even certain
physical diseases. Or these can manifest themselves in various phobic
"In drawing up the Family
Tree, consider who in the ancestral
line needs prayer. It's important to commit the dead to the Lord as you'll
soon see in a following example.....continues