As I strive to serve God, with what little I now have of myself, but much that I have from Jesus, I witness adverse effects in the lives of others, as well as my own. Many of the recipients of my work express a sense of peace, joy, and blessing. However, if the work poses a threat to the "rulers of darkness of this world", I will receive a personal attack from hell.
As Saturday evening set in, several neighbors turned on their music; loud enough for the whole street to hear ... as well as keep awake all night, and into the early part of the morning. It all bothered me, hurt my hearing, and sent me crying out to God for justice, His justice. When sound finally tapered down, I finally dosed off to sleep.
Within minutes, I found myself in a realm between sleep and awake, and observed as a demon-form wrapped itself around my body, took a hold of it, and immobilized it; not even a sound of help could be uttered from my voice. It was odd, because I could see it from above, but also feel it morphing itself as a cloak over my body. So I calmed my inner-self down, and began to speak a scripture from the depths of my heart and uttered them through my mind: "be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might". Slowly the demon released its hold from my body and I awoke from what seemed to be a dream from within a dream. I could no longer lay down to sleep. As I sat at the edge of my bed, I could see in the spirit realm the evil faces of demons and other evil creatures before me, both mocking and harassing me. So now, exhausted from my fight, I spoke the scriptures that followed, in a similar sequence:
"Fear not, for I am with You", For I have not given you "a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind." For "perfect love casts out fear". My love is perfect, so do not fear. "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might". For you "can do all things through Christ [Jesus] who strengthens [you]." Behold, "I am with you always, even unto the end of the age." We are "more than conquerors through" Christ; "be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
I then sat at the edge of my bed for a while, the evil faces faded away. Then I leaned to my side and fell asleep within an hour or so, and rested peacefully.
This is what happens to me when I serve others in Jesus name and study the scriptures with the motive of continual spiritual growth and positive change. Satan is alive and well, and if our motives and actions threatened his work, he will send out his demons, for he has come to "steal, kill, and destroy". I now thank God for His preserving power, the strength of Christ Jesus, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
Let Us Pray: God, You who are great and grand, I thank You for the great interventions over my life. For they are not limited towards my physical or emotional well-being, You extend them into the spirit realm as well. I am grateful, for You are my strong tower, refuge, and everlasting strength. Thank You!
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