Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Edifier du jour-1 Peter 5:6-11
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Be alert; we need more lerts. Satan uses every little angle to make our live miserable. We can overstate the presence of the demonic, but many of our day-to-day problems have a spiritual component and need to be dealt with as such, casting out spirits and bringing an extra dose of the Holy Spirit Without going into any details, my household was under attack last week. Despite being in the word and praying together on a daily basis, Satan was using little slights and misunderstandings to create tension and anxiety in the household as we adjusted to married life and Florida life. The turning point was when we recognized on Thursday that we were under attack and prayed through our apartment. Eileen remember when her friends Josh and Steph moved into their house, they had themselves and some friends pray through the house, placing a hedge of protection around the house and driving out any unclean spirits in the house. The two of us did likewise Thursday night, and things began to improve. My Saturday class went much better (although we nearly had a Jerry Springer moment when the subject turned to racial profiling) and Eileen landed a job yesterday (Tuesday) morning. Don't be afraid to go to war. Jesus has given us power over the Devil in His name. We've read the end of the story, and the Good Guys win.

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