'A Great Candidate for Demon Possession' — Ex-Drug Lord Tells How God Took Him From Darkness to Light

Dimas Salaberrios, Co-Pastor of Infinity Bible Church, Tells CP How God Began to Turn His Life Around

"I tried to medicate myself, like most Americans. I went to a club and tried to get alcohol and drinks and smoke and do those kinds of things. And this gentleman stepped in and got in the way between me and this girl, he took her seat. When I asked him to get up, he didn't get up. I leaped on him and started to physically fight him with huge aggression, smashing his head on the floor. And then I went down — and this is nothing that I would do on my own. But I went down, bit a chunk of his skin — had blood pouring down my cheeks — and spit [the] meat out. The whole club kinda froze. And, believe it or not, I had a Jesus T-shirt on during the time that had blood poured all over it.

"I went out of there. My girlfriend was disgusted, the community was disgusted. Three women, just like the movie 'War Room,' stepped out and said, 'Could we pray for you?' And I said, 'Absolutely. You can pray for me.' I didn't know what they were doing. They said, 'Well come inside.'

"And when they prayed for me, it was like the power of God came totally all over my life. I felt the presence of God, I committed my heart to Jesus. It was full-on deliverance. That evil spirit, that presence, it took about an hour, they were praying. They understood what was going on with me. Over that hour they were praying, and when I got up that big desire to be a street god was gone and my desire was to serve Christ.

"And at that moment, I took all the crack out of my pocket, I threw it in the garbage. I said, 'I'll never deal crack again. I'll only sell marijuana because it's natural.' That was my thinking. I needed to be discipled, and I didn't understand the difference. I was like, 'Oh it grows, it's natural. Cocaine is processed, heroine is processed ... all these other drugs are processed, but marijuana grows natural and you can use it.'

"Until, thank God, an incredible youth pastor pulled me to the side after I bought this BMW, and he started to break down in Galatians chapter five. There's a word there for 'sorcery,' which is 'pharmakeia' which is the Greek word where we get pharmaceuticals. And he pointed out that anything that stimulates the mind, can open you. You can become a great candidate for demon possession.

"Then they discipled me, motivated me, taught me the Word and I just started to surrender all to Jesus. Left my girlfriend's house to live somewhere that wasn't comfortable so I could live a holy life, went to church almost everyday. I would look for services, outside of just the Sunday and Wednesday Bible study that we had, so I could grow. I had a hunger to grow. I went instantly into fasting and prayer without even being educated on it. I wanted Jesus so bad, and I'm glad he saved my life."

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