Dang, I hate it when I wake up in the middle of the night with my insides all shaking from some load of fear that just landed under my pillow and seeped up into my emotions. Totally disturbing.
Happened again last night. I rebuked a spirit of fear, thought about all the things the Lord had done for me, and prayed protection around all my family and friends.
By then I was wide awake and contemplating how I would squeeze a nap into the middle of our pastoral team meeting this afternoon. Not gonna happen.
Nobody likes to be attacked by demons. The Bible calls “fear” a spirit and clearly says that it doesn’t come from God (2 Timothy 1:7). In fact, we’re suppose to resist evil spirits and expect them to vacate our little arena of God’s kingdom (James 4:7).
Jesus has already fought the battle against demons and won. Of course they aren’t real happy with that outcome and protest by waking you up in the middle of the night . . . and trying to work destruction. But that’s when you get to wear the God Patrol badge and enforce Christ’s victory.
How do you do that? One way is found in Revelation 12:11. We’re to remind the demons of the blood of Christ and their defeat. It drives them nuts to be reminded of what Christ’s blood represents. Then tell them your testimony. Just verbally tell the story of how you met Jesus—even if no one is there and you feel silly. Demons don’t like to hear it.
Just thought I’d mention this since Halloween is coming up and, whether we want to admit it or not, there really are demons out there. And they don’t just want to rob you of a good night’s sleep. They are out to destroy you. Really.
Just keep all of this in mind as Halloween approaches. Some evil is real. Very, very real.
And now I think I’ll take a nap. Catch you next week, Susan
Need more information on this subject? See Intercessors, God’s End-time Vanguard: How to pray effectively for the things that matter most (available on Amazon, Kindle, Apple, and a lot more places). Also, How to Resist a Demonic Attack explains how to stand firm against various spiritual attacks.
“Jesus likes it when we share.” -Adelaide, age 3: Pass this along to everybody and their brother. OK, maybe not everybody’s brother, but you know . . . all of your friends would be nice.