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Chapter 40. The Stronghold Of Satan Church

July 13, 2010

The Stronghold Of Satan Church

What was wrong? How come the church didn’t grow? It hadn’t been growing at all. In fact it actually was going down the other way. There didn’t seem to be anything visibly wrong in the church or with the people. But there just wasn’t the degree of liberty in the services like the new pastor knew there should be.

The four or five pastors before him had come here and they had all given up in frustration and despair. Some of them had even shaken the dust off their feet as they left town. Revival couldn’t happen here.

A very young Gerald Adams had recently accepted the pastorate of Life Tabernacle in Hopkinsville, KY.  Although he was young, he was a man of faith and vision. The Holy Ghost had used him in many Deliverance Meetings around the country.

His prayers, like the other pastors before him, had brought him no conclusive solution to the dilemma. He prayed to God for direction.

One day while seated in a waiting room at the Hospital, his eyes fell on a magazine featuring a local Hopkinsville resident and celebrity of sorts, psychic Edgar Cayce the “Sleeping Prophet”.

Edgar Cayce

The article told about this prophet that went into trances while asleep and talked to people who lived thousands of years ago.

He demonstrated the uncanny ability to put himself into some kind of self-induced sleep state by lying down on a couch, closing his eyes, and folding his hands over his stomach.

From this state he could respond to visitor’s questions as diverse as, “What are the secrets of the universe?” to “How can I remove a wart?” He was even purported to be able to go back in time and have conversations with Bible characters such as John the Baptist and the Disciples.

His responses to these questions came to be called “readings”. Cayce would simply remove his shoes, lie down on a couch, loosen his tie, close his eyes, and relax. As he fell off to sleep questions would be put to him and he would respond verbally. Someone would have to transcribe the sessions into writing for accurate telling as Cayce would have no recollection of what he had foretold once awakened.

Cayce was reported have owned about two-thirds of the stores in downtown Hopkinsville. He had written over 300 books and booklets. Thousands believed this Sleeping Prophet and followed his every word.

When Pastor Adams finished reading the story about Edgar Cayce, the Lord revealed to him that Cayce’s influence represented a stronghold of spiritual wickedness that needed to be broken.

Cayce had an army of followers in the city.  They also helped hold up a local barrier of resistance against righteousness.

Brother Adams had his answer. He drove to every hill or vantage point where he could look over the city. He prayed. He stretched his hands over the city and prayed against the stronghold of Satan. He prayed fervently. He surrounded the community with his prayers driving all around the town stopping to pray wherever he could.

Liberty in the church services was immediate and refreshing. The Holy Ghost had helped him find the key to revival in his town. The church began to grow. The church soon out grew it’s building and a new auditorium had to be built.

Yes, that was over 30 years ago and Life Tabernacle in Hopkinsville is no longer a struggling Home Missions Church today. Today it’s a mighty church with a large congregation.

Bishop & Sister Gerald Adams

Pastor & Sister Anthony Gally

Bishop Gerald Adams and Pastor Anthony Gally together with Life Tabernacle, greatly rejoice today because over 200 received the Holy Ghost in a three-week period in this, the summer of 2010!

Many of the businesses Cayce owned are now closed and the property sold. His grave and his history remain, but the spirit that possessed him to bewitch thousands around the world met its demise long ago in Jesus name.

Jesus said in Mark 3:27 “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.”

Indeed, Satan’s stronghold was broken in Hopkinsville, KY!

This Too Is Home Missions!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2010 8:29 pm

    And what a church it is!!!! Thank God for men who want to follow after the spirit of God & have a burden for the lost. I love Bro & Sis Adams & Bro & Sis Galley & the Hopkinsville church!!!

    Loved hearing the story!!!

    • scott baham permalink
      September 18, 2010 4:33 pm

      excellent article and i do believe binding the strongman works just like JESUS said….

  2. Kayode permalink
    November 15, 2012 10:54 am

    I pray they change for good

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