LARRY: Welcome back to Something More. I’ve got my guest Donna Schambach with us, and today we’re talking about ministering out of the anointing, and ministering out of authority your spiritual authority in CHRIST! Now for the last two segments we’ve talked about anointing; flowing with the anointing, creating an atmosphere of the anointing in our lives, and learning how to recognize the movement of the Spirit of God. But let me ask you a question: What happens when you don’t feel anything? What happens when you don’t’ feel [CHUCKLING]? What happens when you don’t feel the glory? What happens when you actually see no identifiable signs of the movement of God? Does that mean you don’t pray? No; it actually means you step into the situation, and you pray with boldness and authority, because the Lord has said it to you. He said it to His 70 that He sent out to do the works of ministry, and He’s saying it to you today: Behold, I give you authority over all the power of the enemy. When you don’t feel anything, and you don’t feel the anointing, guess what? You still have authority in Christ to do something about that situation. Donna, you have a funny story about recognizing, learning, activating your spiritual authority. Can you share that with us?
DONNA: Yeah. It took me a long time, Larry, before I’d even share it because it was so embarrassing.
DONNA: to me. But I kind of describe it this way: I had to learn the voice of the anointing wasn’t in my head, wasn’t in my natural ears, but it came out of the place where I was birthed in the Holy Spirit.
DONNA: Out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. Well when I first started out in ministry, it was in the Bronx, New York, and I was starting a Christian school! And I was content being a teacher, but the Pastor introduced me to everybody as Brother Schambach’s daughter. So I guess people made the assumption that I was, you know, flowing at his level.
DONNA: at that time, and I hadn’t even been called to the ministry yet!
DONNA: So in that Italian-American community, somebody invited me over for a spaghetti dinner, and of course I didn’t turn them down; but what I didn’t know is they had a hidden agenda. And my friend said to me, when I got to the house she says, Oh before we eat, there’s a lady sitting on my sofa. Would you cast the devil out of her? LAUGHS
DONNA: Can you imagine a pre-dinner.
LARRY: Yeah; yeah.
DONNA: casting out of the devil?
LARRY: Yeah CHUCKLES.
DONNA: So I went into the living room, and there was this woman. She was had to be 7-foot tall, had to be almost 350 pounds, solid as a rock. NOT smiling, darkness all over her face.
DONNA: Didn’t utter a word. And, you know, because a Schambach doesn’t normally back down [CHUCKLING] from a challenge.
LARRY: Yeah; yeah, yeah.
DONNA: I just went after it the way I thought my dad would, you know! And so I squared [CHUCKLING] my shoulders, and In the NAAAME of JESUS, I got that kind of preacher voice.
LARRY: Yeah, yeah.
DONNA: and you know then I’d start slapping her on the back.
DONNA: and nothing happened!
LARRY: Yeah, yeah.
DONNA: You know, nothing moved, not even a blink! And so I dug in a little deeper.
LARRY: [CHUCKLING] Yeah.
DONNA: and I said, I TAKE AUTHORITY, and I must have taken authority over every demon.
LARRY: Yeah; [CHUCKLING] yeah.
DONNA: I could name: LAUGHING spirits of confusion.
LARRY: LAUGHING Yeah.
DONNA: lying, you know, witchcraft, whatever!
DONNA: Nobody budged. And then I thought, Well I’m going to have to really get violent here.
DONNA: and so I took her by her face.
LARRY: Oh my.
DONNA: I tried to squeeze the devil out of her!
LARRY: Don’t do this at home!
DONNA: Do not try this [CHUCKLING] at home.
DONNA: you know. And I left that room defeated.
DONNA: Larry, because I did every trick in the book to cast that devil out.