My name is Eliza Trent. And this is my testimony of how Jesus delivered me.
I was not born in a Christian environment. Actually I was raised in a broken and ungodly home in the small of town of Roja in the Baltic nation of Latvia. My biological father, who was a drug addict tried to kill both me and my mother when I was just born, so she left him.
We were broke, miserable and barely making it. But my mother poured herself out for me. She refused to eat many times so that I could eat. She gave everything she could for me to be well taken care of. I realize now that her love for me was like the love of Christ - long suffering and self-denying. Around age 5 my mother met a new man who, until now is like a father to me. That’s where our life got some sparks.
He took care of us, cherished us, and loved us dearly! But he was not a Christian yet.
As a child I was very distant from everybody, I was constantly bullied and humiliated throughout early high school years. I was lonely with no true friends. My only true best friend was my step-father. But I was deeply depressed because of rejection from society.
Around age 13 to 15 I began to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes and got addicted to both substances. My life kept growing more demonic. I cut my wrists, tried to do suicide, ran away from home, did vandalism, was a thief and a big liar and a porn lover.
At the age of 16 I moved to the capital city Riga for studying. I met some people who influenced me negatively. They introduced me to drugs. They said “it’s the best cure for depression”. I believed them. And I fell in love with it. I got deeply addicted to weed and some pills so much that it overtook me. They controlled me. Everybody who knew me knew how badly I loved my stuff. I was the highest person in my class. But I knew deep inside that this addiction that I called “love” was killing me. Every single day I took abnormal amounts of cannabis mixed with pills, because reality was too heavy so I needed a lift.
I started to lose control over my body, I began to lose lots of memory. It was difficult for me to operate with normal things. Because of drugs I became anorexic. I had communication problems, coordination and movement troubles. I was becoming a retard. But I denied it to the last moment.
I remember being really high one morning to the point were I saw hallucinations. I was going to the kitchen to sit with my mom. As I sat she asked me “What’s wrong with you?!” I said I’m good just slept bad that’s why my eyes are so red..I looked out of the window and started to see aliens coming at me. I was in a terrible state.
On the night of Saturday, April 14, 2018 I was at home. In the evening I overdosed. I got to the point in my high where everything went black and I began to see and hear demons and I knew that they wanted to kill me. I was in terror. My spirit slipped out of my body and started to go down in darkness, but something swiftly pulled me back up. It happened again. Three times. I didn’t understand any of it.
On the 15th of April, 2018, in the morning time around 8:00am I woke up. I was so thankful to be breathing. But as I awoke there where still those demons harassing me. I didn’t know what to do. It felt like hell on earth.
I was sitting on my bed trying to block out the vision of those devils, and I heard a voice inside of me say to go to the shelf and take the Bible in my hands. I had received this Bible at the age of 7 as a gift from the local church, because they gave them out. In tears and terror I obeyed. I took the Bible and fell on my knees. With the deepest conviction, regret and shame I begged God with all of my heart to help me and heal me and to forgive me..at this point He was my only hope. I took the Bible and opened up the book of Matthew.
As the Holy Spirit led me I began to write down scriptures by finding them according to my birthday and other special numbers and my closest family member’s birthdays. For example: The first scripture I wrote down was Matthew 4:20, because 4:20is the time to smoke weed. And it was my favorite number.
Matthew 4:20 says “They immediately left their nets and followed Him.”
I understood that God wanted for me to leave everything behind.
Another one of those scriptures was from my Name Day’s numbers which is 09.02.
“Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.””
Reading this scripture, I knew that Jesus was saying that He forgives me for all of my sins. I was crying before God, in the fear of the Lord, and for the first time I felt the presence of the Most High. I could feel Him looking at me. He was in my room.
I immediately felt like demons where coming out of me and I threw up. Jesus cast the devils out of me Himself.
After that I went to sleep. I woke up later, completely healed, delivered and free. Jesus came to me and poured out His love. I didn’t know anything about the Cross, I had only heard that God exists.
I started to dig deep in the word of God.
It was just me and Jesus everyday communing and reading together. He was my counselor. Everyday He was with me in my room for there was nobody to teach me. Later on I attended a local church and kept attending regularly. My parents were shocked by how I had changed in a 24 hour period. They where speechless but yet they didn’t believe.
I was delivered from drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, porn, and depression. I was a new creation.
I gave my life completely to Jesus, and we have had the best relationship ever since.
Now He is my best friend, He is my life and joy forever. I got water baptized that year in summer and also the Lord baptized me in the Holy Spirit, and gave me the gift of the Spirit - speaking in tongues.
I have been unrecognizable ever since.
I thank God for it till this very day!
I love Jesus with all my heart, He truly is everything I need. God has told me that He has great plans for me and wants to shake nations through me by His might.
I am yielding and willing to do as He pleases.
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