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An Addict's Salvation From Herself and the World

To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 4:19 AM
Subject: May I join the chatroom discussion?

Greetings brother Victor.

A little about myself. I’m a 33 year old woman from Melbourne Australia. Just under 6 weeks ago I was saved. I was a self professed, very arrogant “atheist” with all manner of addictions the most immediately troubling in my life being cigarettes and marijuana .

I was watching footage of the “Orlando shooting” and something deep inside me said ” there is something very false about this”.

I believe God himself opened my eyes in a massive and awesome way. I have stopped smoking both cigarettes and marijuana without cravings, something which I never thought I’d accomplish! I’ve started reading Scripture starting from the Matthew, and life is changing everyday. I’ve lived with ” mental illness”  (post traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety) all my life as a result of childhood sexual abuse, and other very traumatic events born of sin in my life and demonic influence which I am in desperate need of deliverance from. I live with my parents and a 21 year old sister and 18 year old brother, none of whom are believers and who have been very affected by my past life of sin . This is just a tiny part of my testimony

I came across your site because while I’ve been reading Gods sweet word, I have been going to gotquestions.org in search of some understanding, and stumbled across your site and how it is false teaching.  I’m in desperate need of fellowship and guidance and your teaching thus far really resonates with me. 

I hope to hear back sometime and will continue reading your teachings and the Scripture of course. I also love your music, before God opened my eyes to him, I loved worldly, satanic music and have completely cut off from it, and I must say it’s been very difficult but also very rewarding ( same goes for eradicating television from my life)

Your sister in Christ. God bless

From: Paul Cohen and Ronnie Tanner
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: May I join the chatroom discussion?

Paul and Ronnie here. We’re writing to let you know that you’re welcome to come to our Sabbath chats or Bible readings, but first you’ll need to register on the Forum (you can access the link from any page on our site). 

We have a Bible reading tonight (Friday), for example, at 8:00 p.m. MST, which is noon your time on Saturday. When you register on the Forum you’ll be able to read more about these readings/meetings at the following links:

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The Sabbath chat starts at noon MST, which is 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning, your time. The meetings generally last five hours or more, so you can come when you’re able. 

Let us know if you have any questions. The Lord has been gracious to you. We’re here to help those responding positively to His grace, worshipping in spirit and in truth, His gift to us as well. 

Paul and Ronnie

To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:22 AM
Subject: Inspired

Your teachings are an immense blessing and are of great guidance. The Lord is clearly working through you and through Him your words open my eyes each time I read them. Praise God for his grace, mercy and discipline.

From: Victor Hafichuk
Cc: Paul Cohen
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: Inspired

James 1:21-25 MKJV
(21)  Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.
(22)  But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
(23)  For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror.
(24)  For he studied himself and went his way, and immediately he forgot what he was like.
(25)  But whoever looks into the perfect Law of liberty and continues in it, he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work. This one shall be blessed in his doing.

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To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: Inspired

That is precisely what I needed to know right now. Thanks and Praise to the Lord for you Victor. I have no doubt now that the Lord has brought me to your teaching because you are a truly of God. I cannot articulate my gratitude for our Lord and the gifts he has bestowed upon you. I have been praying for revelation and true teaching for some weeks, surely my prayer has been answered.
Thank you, God bless   

To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:57 PM
Subject: My ” vegan” epiphany

Dear Paul and Ronnie (and all at the path of Truth)

I just read through your teaching about veganism and how insidious and cult like it is.
I can personally attest to this. I considered myself vegan for over 5 years, and became fully indoctrinated and ” brainwashed” by it if you will.

I can honestly say I have repented of it now and your teaching was the last nail in the coffin.

Having been around other vegans, particularly on facebook (which I have now deactivated) I have encountered the most vile, hateful and evil attitudes towards other human beings and it indeed fouled my mind and soul. 

I became so blind and willfully ignorant it is only by God’s grace that I have come out of it, surely this is deliverance? 

Of course I agree wholeheartedly that organic, humane and sustainable farming practices and True love for God’s creation is pivotal for Life. I also recognise that caring for the animals raised is God’s will (something which I’m sure you’re already very aware of, and which commercial animal agriculture does not do) 

Veganism and new age\occultic beliefs and doctrines seem to be synonymous.
I can’t walk into a health food or organic store in my city without being bombarded by anti-Christ propaganda selling false peace and love, it makes me very sad these days however that sadness inspires in me and hunger and thirst for the Lord’s word which has ultimately lead me to you and thus, the Truth (Praise God for my death)

I have to admit I am struggling with my love of animals and it hurts me deeply to think of them suffering, as it hurts me to see any of God’s creation suffering in pain borne of sin.
I had a small victory yesterday on the Sabbath, I was at a local organic farmers market and feeling a little peckish. I went to a stall selling fresh little organic sourdough cakes and got a dark chocolate and cardamom one which had organic butter in it, bought one and ate it in full gratitude and joy and it was amazingly delicious (God surely provides all of our needs) 

Just wanted to share with you the blessings your teaching is having on my life. So much has changed in just under 2 months it’s absolutely staggering. I cannot articulate how much I love God nor my gratitude for the wisdom he has bestowed upon you all.
You definitely have a new friend in me. Thank you for all that you do for God’s creation (If I’m ever in Canada I’d love to come to the farm to buy some of your lovely produce)

Full respect and Love

L

From: Victor Hafichuk and Martin Van Popta
Cc: Paul Cohen
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:07 PM
Subject: RE: My ” vegan” epiphany

Hi, some commentary for your consolation and edification from Martin, our Harvest Haven manager:

Good morning!

Just a thought….

Perhaps she needs to be informed that just because animals/animal by-products are eaten, it doesn’t mean that animals are suffering. It seems to me, she thinks that not being vegan means accepting the reality of animal suffering. 

It may be liberating for her to know that properly treated dairy cows want to be milked and enthusiastically volunteer themselves. 

Martin

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To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: RE: My ” vegan” epiphany

Thank you for the reply Victor and Martin.

I’ve been told that many times, by different farmers in my former vegan life, and was too arrogant and self righteous to accept it, nor could that information sink in while I was so radicalized and brainwashed by the lifestyle I was imprisoned in.

The truth is I’ve never even been to a proper farm, all I’ve ever seen is extreme footage of animal abuse and slaughter ( generally halal or kosher slaughter for that matter, or footage of mass produced animal agriculture which we all know is also very bad in myriad ways) which was and IS used as propaganda to further the vegan agenda. It certainly IS a cult built on lies and intolerance.

I have no doubt in my mind your animals are treated with the respect they deserve as part of God’s creation.

I’m grateful every second for the revelations and the opening up God is granting me, through your teachings and blunt reality checks.

In gratitude
L

To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 10:23 AM
Subject: New email address

Greetings Victor.

I hope you and yours are well. Just letting you know this is my new email. The other one reminded me too much of my vegan brainwashing and I’m doing everything I’m told to repent of it to expel that demon from me.

You know, the more I am awoken, the more I relate to Mark 5:1-20. That I was living among tombs, crying and cutting myself, that I have been under the influence of legion. I suspect it may be tormenting my family too, both my mother and father’s side. All my siblings and extended family (also my ancestors) are/have been deeply affected too.
It’s so obvious now that specific demons are attracted to one another, strength in numbers?

While I live in the midst of these demons, they can no longer take hold over me, as long as I remain in prayer, keeping His laws, which in turn give me Faith and Hope (I also just read your teaching on Law and Grace, helped me to put a lot into perspective as well). I now understand why His Word is referred to as The Sword particularly with the Spiritual attack I am constantly under.

What an immense joy it is to serve Christ our Lord and Saviour, to receive His  protection, guidance and wisdom and to prevail over all manner of evils.  I’m a very very grateful woman indeed

From: Victor Hafichuk
Cc: Paul Cohen and Marilyn Hafichuk
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016  9:45 AM
Subject: RE: New email address

I appreciate your change of address.

Keep on in faith. Commit your way to Him. Trust not in yourself or your right doing but in Him. He’s always faithful and fully able to bring you all the way. All authority in Heaven and earth is the Lord’s – He said so. He’s to be believed.

The conflict is internal; salvation is internal, and both will be manifest in due time in all of life. One step at a time. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof. Give thanks! You are privileged among billions now.

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To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016  9:21 AM
Subject: Eating out..

Just thought I’d share with you an experience I had this evening.
A few weeks ago (before I knew better) I bought tickets to the symphony for my mum and I because it’s her birthday coming up later in August (God most certainly is NOT over birthdays!! What a fool I’ve been)

Well for the last week I really did not have a good feeling at all about going, but because mum was really looking forward to it I decided I better go, and make the most of it.

We went out for dinner before the show, which was relatively enjoyable, that is until we left the restaurant and I noticed one of the chefs standing outside in his apron SMOKING! I felt so disgusted. Not long after we got to the concert hall I started having horrible, weird fluttery sensations over my liver which I realise now was indigestion. I could barely even focus on how lovely the music was because I felt so yuck.

After the show, we went for a walk and decided to have some tea and dessert. I really felt like it was a bad idea but went ahead with it anyway.
While we were having our tea we decided to get the train home rather than the tram (which was quicker and not as crowded)
When we got to the train station, it was going to be an hour long wait for a train and mum and I were both feeling tired by this point, plus its winter so it would have been a long wait in the cold.
We got a tram instead. I actually read your teaching about eating out (perhaps I should have read it before we went out to eat) on the way home and gasped out loud when I got to the part about the mice, how horrible!
When I got off the tram, I had to step onto the road and a fool in his car started driving at me. I literally had to put my hand up like a traffic cop to make him stop so mum and I could get safely onto the footpath, then he drove past laughing and mocking me, which in turn made me sin by feeling extremely bitter and angry.

Even though it’s been a difficult experience, I’ve learnt to really listen when the Lord is warning me not to do something, and can see even more clearly that he uses both good and evil to teach, chasten and provide revelation especially when I’m acting against His will, which only leads to pain and anguish.
Definitely learnt my lesson tonight, and I feel very grateful that He is teaching me through all that I do, every second of every day.
And, yet again your words have provided me with some much needed perspective and guidance. I thank you and our Lord for all that He gives

From: Victor Hafichuk
Cc: Ronnie Tanner and Paul Cohen
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2016  10:59 AM
Subject: RE: Eating out..

Hi,

Yes, the Lord hasn’t warned us in vain of the world’s condition and ways – it took some time for Him to get through to me. 

The whole world lies in wickedness, says brother John, yet we are inclined to flow with and indulge in it as though everything’s just fine, good and safe. We forget about the prince of this world and his children; we let our guard down; we perish for lack of knowledge. But the Lord warns, rebukes and chastens those He loves and if they receive correction, they will be spared, while those who won’t heed His correction, those who really don’t believe, are destroyed in a myriad of subtle and not so subtle ways.

Would you like to post this at the Forum, for all to read and learn? And would you like to post a picture of yourself, as well? If you have any difficulty doing so, ask Ronnie, whom I’m cc’ing here, and he’ll gladly help you. 

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To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:01 AM
Subject: In need of counsel..

Dear Victor and Paul

I just finished reading your teaching on “The origin and identity of Satan”

It changed everything for me in the sense that I now fully trust that I really have found true teaching. After my deliverance from my smoking and alcohol addiction I felt like everything was going to be okay now, when really, it’s just the beginning of my Spiritual awakening. After reading this teaching in particular, to become conscious of the true nature of Satan, that he is me, now I can actually begin to challenge my nature rather than to sit about waiting to be “rescued”

I’ve been feeling very disheartened and isolated lately, coming to the realisation that I still have a very long way to go if I am to receive the Holy Spirit. Things have been very difficult with my family because of my evil and theirs colliding. I’m withdrawing from a nasty pharmaceutical medication that I was using to treat depression and have been having strong depressive and irritable symptoms, it’s incredibly frustrating, but I have no choice but to endure, the only alternative is to fall back to ruin and death.

I’ve also been feeling very angry about things that have happened to me throughout my life. I was abused sexually for the first time before I was even 2 years old which went on until I was 7, largely due to my parents neglect ( and drug use, “mental health” issues) 

I was tormented about my physical appearance almost every day throughout my school life which set me up to have anorexia twice which in turn damaged my body so badly I’m lucky to still be breathing. The drug use I went through was horrific and landed me in rehab for 9 months over 2013 – 2014, which was for lack of a better word, horrific. My entire life has been all about destruction, be it internally or externally. I can’t drive a car, I’ve had my gallbladder removed, I’m considered “disabled” by the government because of the all the damage.
Sometimes I get such strong urges to end my life it’s terrifying.

I get so sad when I think about some of the things that have happened to me, and that are still happening. I’m trying to endure, I just feel so overwhelmed by the evil within me and around me sometimes that I can’t even focus on reading.
I’m sorry to write this to you, I see a psychiatrist but it just isn’t helping and she encourages me to take the pharmaceuticals, which are literally killing my liver and making me even more sick. 

I trust you both as my elders and as saints with this information about myself, I don’t know who to talk to anymore or where to turn for advice. Maybe I’m just feeling particularly weak and sorry for myself today, although I’ve been feeling bad for the last 2 weeks and it’s been getting progressively worse. I’m sorry to bother you like this, I just need some advice as a new believer, I’m feeling so out of my depth at the moment.

L

From: Victor Hafichuk
Cc: Paul Cohen
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016  12:22 PM
Subject: RE: In need of counsel..

You might want to give up on some sleep and join us today if possible. 

Moods with depression, regret, discouragement, loneliness and fear, can be terribly convincing and formidable, but they are not greater than God. Nor do you need meds to overcome. Jesus Christ is the Answer to any problem. He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond what you’re able to bear. Give thanks. Read at our site as much as you can; fill you mind and spirit with Truth, which will serve to cleanse you. 

Jesus Christ has come to and can and will restore all things, so while there’s legitimate regret over whatever has been lost, there’s also perfect cause for hope to have all things replenished. He raises the dead. These things are not only possible with Him, but inevitable. You need to keep the faith God has gifted you with. He is Present to redeem you. Believe it and thank Him for it, always.

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To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 3:13 AM
Subject: Re: In need of counsel..

Thanks for responding Victor, I deeply appreciate it.

I’ve been thinking a lot, and I know how self absorbed and evil it is to dwell on the past, what it can invite and what it can manifest.

I’ve been feeling very guilty about the things I’ve done in my past too, particularly as an addict, the way I’ve treated people, my family and myself while in that possessed/ near death state. It keeps me awake a lot, the things I’ve done. 

I have been asked in the past “how do you sleep at night” and thought it was so clichéd, but at the time I was sleeping quite well thanks to all the xanax, alcohol and marijuana I was using.
I don’t know how to repent of some of the things I’ve done, like stealing from people who I’ll never see again, having a grandiose and inflated ego and using my “intelligence” to make people feel inferior, the fornication, I feel like I’ve done every foul thing short of physical murder.
The wanting to take my own life urges come from feeling like that can be the only way to compensate people, because I have been so wretched and evil. I know that it is something very very evil putting those thoughts in me, and I don’t want to hear it anymore.

I keep being reminded of something someone said, who I was in rehab with. He told me I was “deluded, despicable and hypocritical” and he was absolutely right about who I was at the time. 

I know I never want to go back to what I was, and I know our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has already granted me deliverance from the physical addiction, He has also lead me to your teaching, guidance and counsel. I’m going to go back and read the teachings on acceptance and the bane of bitterness again and will continue to read Scripture aswell. Lord willing I will be able to join the Sabbath chat next weekend, I know that fellowship is imperative, this loneliness is quite indicative of that.

Thank you again, and thanks for reading
L.

To: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 1:41 AM
Subject: An update

Hi Victor,

Thank you again for your counsel during the week, it helped me and much has been revealed to me since.

I have completely stopped taking the pharmaceutical anti-depressants now and though I had a few very tough days physically and emotionally I’m  feeling better today.

I had a pretty difficult day yesterday, I had an intense emotional breakout on Thursday night, long story short I ended up breaking a window. Before I even threw what was in my had I felt in every fibre of my being it was the wrong thing, even in my frantic state, but I did it anyway. It’s  going to cost $170 for me to fix and I’m very very Blessed to still have a roof over my head. Interestingly, on Friday I had a delivery arrive, a glass jar of tonic mushroom powder, the lid was broken and it cut me before I could see through the bubble wrap that it was broken. Also, on my daily walk with my dog Lenny, I was feeling very very low, contemplating suicide so I stopped, sat down for awhile and read some of the book of Hebrews and then your teaching on Taking up the Cross, both of which gave me Strength and brought me back onto the right path and out of the clutches of darkness, much more quickly and completely than ever before while I’ve been in such self absorbed, emotional states. 

Also, after the meltdown I had (I had been harboring a great deal of bitterness  towards my mum) my Dad stayed and talked to me until 2:30am and we were able to resolve a lot and identify with one another. I’ve been wondering why I was so consumed by darkness and with the help of talking to Dad I realised it’s because in part, of the things I used to watch.

I used to watch a lot of gory horror movies and T.V shows and have also seen alot of those internet real gore sites and horrendous ISIL beheading videos too. I also used to volunteer my time to an animal rights organisation targeting animals used in fetish videos and part of my role was viewing parts of these videos and sending reports to interpol.

I know it’s common sense, but I didn’t  realise until the other night how many demons had invaded me through the viewing of such materials  and that I have participated in murder, even as a voyeur of it ( littlewonder it’s been put on me to stop watching the television and to never, ever go near those websites again) Although last night I watched a film of the book of Esther on youtube, which I really enjoyed and it imparted on me how much like Vashti I have been in the past. I know which woman our Lord would rather have me be like!

I feel compelled to repent because when I first came to TPOT in my cluelessness,  I was quite obsequious towards you and I feel ashamed of that behaviour now. I appreciate and get so much from the teachings you and Paul provide and I was quite desperate to prove myself in some way and to feel “accepted “, such a prideful beast I have been.

But I know it only matters now if my walk with God is acceptable to Him, and when it is, other true believers will accept me. I can bare the loneliness, because it is necessary so I am without distraction and can focus entirely on learning and growing. I really feel like I’ve had a major shift after facing such hardship, I pray the Lord allows for its maintenance in me and that He continues to allow me to know Him.

P.S I’ve been doing well with physical diet too. I have been eating organic and have been very thankful for every morsel I get. I even had a bite of some chicken recently to contradict the vegan brainwashing. I felt very guilty afterwards though, so am slowly working my way back by eating some organic dairy here and there. I can honestly say I have never felt this healthy, I haven’t had to take any pain relief for weeks and I’ve lost quite alot of weight, close to 10kgs (about 20 lbs) since June, its just amazing what the Lord grants us when we live within His Will.

I pray you and yours are well and that you have a Peaceful Sabbath. 

L.

From: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:45 AM
Subject: RE: An update

Good to hear from you and to see you looking to the Lord! He’s faithful. He says:

“All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will in no way cast out”  

(John 6:37 MKJV)

Have you red Acceptance? Always remember to give thanks to the Lord in everything, especially for those things you feel least thankful about; don’t stop giving thanks even when you feel like cursing; you’ll see. 

The Lord’s working with you to a good end, as rough as it is or seems to be at times. This we know.

Not in your time zone but we do have our meeting at 1 p.m. MST today.

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