Yes please Cardinal! The coughing thing, I had heard of that before too. And I have often felt something at the back of my throat, ready to come out and wondering if that is what it was... but I have never experienced the coming out... then again I have never commanded anything to come out. The whole thing does creep me out a bit because it's so foreign to me (and of course scary movies about these things don't help either ). But anything that's not of Him needs to come out now or later and i'd rather it be now and He could be All in All in me so post away sister!
Scary movies aside......this is one reason I feel we need to understand these things. True story. I was getting my clinicals in, in a nursing home. I was only there for 3.5 weeks. Anyway, my first midnite shift there, there was an RN, and one CNA on duty. I had done home health for some time already, so I asked if the RN would just give me a list of rooms to do, since I didn't need training, and that way the other staff wouldn't be so far behind because of me. So she did and they thought I would start at room 17, but I started at room 1 since I didn't know the patients.
So I went in and there was an obviously mentally deficient woman in the bed, naked, uncovered and in need of some serious clean up. She had tardive dyskinsia, I could tell right off, her tongue hanging out of her mouth, repeating over and over, "Help me, I'm in hell."
I put my hand on her head, and asked the Lord to remove anything that He could at this time, when I commanded them out. I commanded out anything that was not like God, and asked her to cry out to Jesus in her head (she was non-verbal other than repeating things over and over) and ask Him to save her.
She began to cough and I knew she was being delivered, and then she began to settle down, movements wise, and I told her I was going to clean her up and dress her, which I did. I then asked her if she was hungry (she was SO skinny), and I felt she was trying to say yes, so I went out to the RN and asked her what I could give the woman in room 1 to eat. She looked startled, and asked me WHY I had gone to that room FIRST???
I said, so I wouldn't get in the way of the other staff and slow her down. She then asked me how I knew the woman wanted something to eat. I said, "Because she told me???" She told me where the Ensures were kept, and told me she'd be right there in a minute. I got it, and when she came she got as far as the door and stopped dead in her tracks, speechless, and tears started running down her face. She yelled for the other staff to come and see this.
My first thought was, "BUSTED", because I thought when I was cleaning the woman, if she can only say one thing over and over, then at least I'll make it "work" for her, so I taught her the "Jesus" song, ie. J_E_S_U_S, You are my everything, J_E_S_U_S, my everthing. Since places get federal money, most health institutions I've worked for, go balistic if you try to "push" or even say Jesus to anyone in there, so I figured I was in trouble.
So the woman is clean, dressed, arms folded, singing that song, sipping on an Ensure, when the RN walked to the door, then the other staff, who is also crying. Now the other part of the story. Except for repeating usually non-sensical things non-stop, the woman had not spoken in 20 years. She was only in there from the local State mental hospital, because of bed sores. She had been dumped there by her husband 40 years ago, right after giving birth to her son she never got to see. He had her committed. She had had shock treatments and every psychotropic drug known to man, most of which back then had severe side effects worse than the condition they were supposed to be treating, so she lost what little she had left.
As they were to find out 2 weeks later, she had been raped by staff members over the years in the hospital, abused by her husband, and really was "in hell" for 40 years. She was, because of all this, combative and it normally took 3 people to clean her up, or feed her and she would rip her clothes off and hurt staff, and throw food, ect.
So their seeing her, stable, clean, arms folded, singing about Jesus, with me giving her sips of Ensure, caused their reactions. I was oblivious, since no one had told me. They were going to go in and help me, since they thought it was my LAST room to go to. So imagine their shock.....and the RN told me she wanted to talk to me before I went into another room, so I'm thinking, I'm probably gone now.
She confronted me by asking me what I did in there. I told her the truth. She and the other staff came to my bible study the next week, and received the baptism in the Spirit.
God is good. I didn't see the RN at work after that for several days, but she drew me aside to tell me all the nursing staff was talking about the "remarkable change" in this woman, who was now talking intelligently to them, telling them what all had happened to her. She told the RN to tell me she loved me (my clinicals were over in there). We serve an amazing God and He wants us to BELIEVE His Word and walk in it like we do. He gave us authority, Amen? Blessings..
PS. Because of the Jesus and the federal money thing, no one but me, and the RN and other staff ever knew what the catylyst was for the "remarkable change" in the woman.