I guarantee that sometimes things can happen and you never saw it coming. Well…sometimes if you think really hard; maybe you could have. But, no matter…once something happens we have to deal with it! And the way that we do that is we deal in faith and love. I urge you to do that.
Last week, I was piddling around the garden of a friend. It was a beautiful day, a little hot but there was peace in the air. n This bis a true story. I decided to get a shovel out of the car and as I walked towards the car, I heard a rumble from the sky.
I also heard loud noises and voices, but I couldn’t make it out. It sounded like there was a major war happening about two blocks away. I thought about September 11th and looked for smoke or fire in the sky. A minute later, there was no noise and I never saw anything at all. What to make of all of this?
When it all happened, I had prayed in the spirit all day.
I was reminded of the troops of Satan preparing for war with us. I know that their war is never-ending and that many people have been picked off already. The bible says in Ephesians 6: 10-18:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye 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 take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
It’s clear, there is a war going on.
AND THEN THE TEST CAME.
The Bible says in Mark 13: 19:
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
I know the Word of God. When it falls upon me, it’s on good ground. So it cannot be snatched away, stolen away or caught away from me.
But Satan decided to test me anyway.
I was driving down the street in the car with a loved one, when all of a sudden they got mad at me. This is real. They began to yell at me. I was shocked. It was over nothing. I forgave them immediately as I prayed in the spirit.
Something inside my mind was screaming for me to yell out: “That’s it! I’m finished, I’ve had it!” I said nothing. The bible says: “Don’t give the devil any place.” I won’t.
I decided that they were not the SOURCE of the problem. Otherwise, it made no sense. I will not allow Satan and his imps to get their jollies by popping popcorn and sitting back wreaking havoc in my life-like a made for TV movie. I can see them hoping that I would “fall” for it, saying: “That’s good, that’s good! And then being forced to say Aw!
Now someone may be reading this and saying: “Aw c’mon, it isn’t that serious, I assure you that it is. My prayer is that you will remember this message here, God had you read it for a reason.