Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5: 8
I was working in the yard on a very quiet day on a very quiet street. As I began to walk towards my car to get some more gardening tools out for my work; I heard a rumble in the sky. I also heard loud drums beating and loud roaring. When I took a second look; nothing was there. I was praying in the Spirit at the time. The Lord was giving me a reminder: Satan has troops in training, an army that you cannot see. Their job is to take you out. They specialize in COVERT OPERATIONS. You better remember that.
I CAN SAY THAT WAS A GOOD WARNING.
Right after that, they made an attack on me ever so subtly.
RIDING IN THE CAR…
Not long after that, I was riding in my car with a friend. All of a sudden: they went off on me. (That means they said something completely crazy that made no sense; accusing me.) I immediately forgave them. I had to. (I have worked my way up to instant forgiveness) Imperfect thoughts began to come to my mind. I began to second guess myself.
In the distance, I heard a voice that sounded like my own (almost like a loud whisper) saying: “I’ve had enough.” I’m sick of this. It was as if I was being urged to scream this out.
I remembered a session of meditation that I had wit God where He often reminded me to protect my reputation at all costs. My decision was based on integrity. I figured that whoever the heathen was that was urging me to act ghetto would have to go back and crawl in whatever hole they emerged from. There would be no way for those words to come out of my mouth.
I had words alright; I began to pray in the spirit.
That next morning I remembered the war THAT IS GOING ON. (We can’t forget it for a second). Satan sets us up making us look at people instead of who is behind the troubles people sometimes bring. I made a decision: Satan will not pop popcorn and sit back and orchestrate my life like a made for TV movie. Him and his cronies sit around yelling: “Yea, that’s good, that’s good” as each conflict arises. I’m sure they yelled: “Awww” as I began to pray in the spirit praying out the perfect will of God squishing out all of their fiery darts.
THAT SAID: LET’S PRAY:
In Hebrews 10: 23- 25 in the International Version of the Bible; it says:
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Divine Father in the heavenlies, we bask in Your presence and we marvel at You. Thank you for this present day and Your presence in this place! You are God and God alone and there is none like You.
We just thank you for Your Word Lord. Father, we stand before you with true hearts and power packed faith this day. Your Word says Be fruitful and multiply so we receive that as a fresh Word not to be ignored in this life.
We stand ready for any battle Lord and we make this pledge from Your Word:
We Put on the whole armour of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore “we” take unto ourselves the whole armour of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. We Stand therefore, having our loins girt about with truth and we have on the breastplate of righteousness; And our feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, we take the shield of faith, wherewith we shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And we take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: We pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and we watch thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Oh Father, we just praise You. We’re ready for battle and we declare certain Victory right now in Jesus Name. AMEN