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45 Puff The Magic Dragon By Phil Scovell Robert called and said he was having a horrible anxiety attack. He had experienced healing in many places but recent, and current, circumstances were trying to crush the life out of him. As we talked about how he felt, he admitted that in the middle of his anxiety episode, a memory came to his attention during the time he was in the 6th grade. He related that he could not get to the truth of what that memory was about but he saw that he was scared and nervous in the classroom. He could clearly recall the students in their chairs and the teacher in the room but he felt too fearful to explore the true nature of the anxiety within the memory itself. I had a scheduled appointment coming up but told him I would call him back later and pray with him about the fear and the importance of the memory. In the mean time, I suggested he pray through the memory himself to see if more information surfaced. Later I received an email of the victory he experienced and then we talked on the telephone concerning the healing the Lord brought to him. Here is his testimony. Robert reported, after getting off the phone, that he sat in a chair and refocused on the memory. Clearly the images of the classroom, the other seated students, and the teacher were all there. He even specifically recalled the teacher's name. Most importantly, and most disturbingly, the fear and anxiety and fright, which he could vividly feel, were still there as well. He could not understand why. So, he asked the Lord. The reply he received was that he had nearly always been frightened and scared. Robert then requested the Lord show him the source, or cause, for this fear. Immediately, as he saw and remembered the images of the childhood memory, a dragon walked into the room. It flung it's head from side to side and if sniffing the air to find a particular victim. At that moment, a figure of Jesus appeared in one corner of the room. Robert said, "Lord Jesus? What is that? dragon doing here?" The Lord said, "That's Puff the magic dragon." Robert knew, of course, that was the name of a song which Peter, Paul and Mary sang many years ago. Those who recall, the song, easily recognize the implication of dope smoking, that symbolically produces dragons, that is, fairy tales or stories of fantasy. Author's Note. This idea would be similar to Alice In Wonderland. After ingesting certain types of mushrooms, psychedelic effects occurred in the story. Here all this time you thought it was just a cute little children's fairy tale. This is the same reasoning used by many today, even born again Christians, to justify the Harry Potter stories. It is time to draw the line. End Of Author's note. Robert confessed later to me that he used to often sing this cute little song, Puff The Magic Dragon, to himself as he worked because it seemed to bring comfort to him. It brought something to him spiritually but not comfort. Robert, after hearing what the Lord said and briefly considering what he had heard, asked, "So what does Puff the magic dragon have to do with this memory?" The Lord said, "You have been substituting fantasies to avoid, and to cope with, stress and fearful circumstances in your life." "What does the dragon want from me?" Robert then asked. "He wants to kill you," Jesus said matter of factly. It was clear to Robert by this time what the dragon was. "Does this demon have a right to be in my life?" Robert wanted to know. "No," came the single word answer from the Lord. "What do you want me to do with him, then?" Robert asked. "Send him away," came the succinct answer. "In the name of the True Lord Jesus Christ," Robert prayed, "I bind you and all those under your authority. I command you to leave and to go to the place where the true Lord Jesus Christ wants you to go. Don't ever come back." Then a very curious thing happened, Robert said. The dragon began leaving but as he stood there, a duplicate image of the dragon separated itself from the first image and began exiting the room. This was quickly followed by a second and a third and a fourth. The main image remain where it was. George said, "Lord, what is going on here?" "These are the fantasies created in your mind over the years to distract you from hearing the truth," he heard the Holy Spirit speaking into his thoughts. "How many of these are there?" Robert asked curiously. Jesus said, "25." Robert watched as the images of the original dragon followed each other as they exited the room until the final image, the original dragon, walked out of the room as well. Robert looked at the corner where Jesus had been standing and began laughing. Jesus was giving the "thumbs up" signal and then, as Robert continued to watch, the Lord began to dance around the room with joy causing Robert to laugh even more. The fear and anxiety he felt as a 6th grader in the classroom vanished and now joy and peace filled the room and the boy. This is the type of thing that drives a lot of Christians crazy. First, it is labeled as psycho heresy, self hypnosis, personal guided imagery, theatrical meditation, lucid dreaming, or sometimes it is simply label demonic. It is none of these things, of course, because it is nothing more than intimate prayer with the True Lord Jesus Christ. If you recall, Jesus was accused of casting out demons by the power of Satan. (See Matthew 9:32-34). Of course, this argument makes no sense whatsoever but many Christians have resigned themselves to believing the Enemy has such imaginary power and the true Lord Jesus does not. I grew up believing that anybody whoever saw Jesus was a heretic, theologically twisted, and very likely mentally ill, or worse, demon possessed. Some choose to label this form of prayer "inner healing," and thus attribute its origin to New Age philosophy, heretical theology, or Luciferian mysticism. You are free to believe whatever you wish. While you are believing whatever it is you believe, keep in mind the true nature of the Enemy, that is, Jesus said Satan has come to steel, kill and to destroy. (See John 10:10). My question to you is this. Are you afraid? Do you have anxiety and panic attacks and you don't know why? What is the source of your depression? Would you like to be free? Call me and learn to pray as did Robert.