The enemy does have tactics...

Monday, March 26, 2018

So, I knew that the enemy had tactics.  We all know he has tactics.  1 Peter says:  Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  We know he is out there, and looking to stop us.

There are times though that I forget or limit my thoughts of him.  I really do forget that he would stop at nothing to prevent us from continuing this journey.  I know that he tempts me, but I too often overlook that he is out to destroy my children too.  Both of my kids love Jesus more than anything and our enemy knows that.

Recently while on the field we have become more aware of  the warfare we face.   My husband and I suit up daily.  There are days where I feel like Wonder Women, baring her shield and crossing no mans land.  I know I am powerful with his Spirt in front of me. There are other days where I miss the enemy's schemes and give in to discouragement and worry.  

Our daughter this past week has been having horrific nightmares.  It didn't start when we arrived on the field, but just a few weeks ago when we finally felt like we were finally getting a grip on things.  My husband and I would tuck her in and tell her it's not real. We were shrugging it off.  Then one afternoon, just like the Holy Spirit does, I heard him whisper, "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.  On he contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds."  It was in that moment where I heard the Spirit say suit up.  

You see Kelly and I were doing it wrong. We thought it was childish nightmares.  A few nights ago, we began our battle plan.  Norah and I during our weekly talk time, talked about scary things.  I let her know that God gives her a sword to scare them away.  We practiced saying, "In the Name of Jesus, GO AWAY."  We empowered her and reminded her that she may be little, but she is fierce.  That night we prayed over her sleep, we rebuked any darkness from haunting her sleep.  

That night it was a spiritual battle.  At midnight her door rattled, like an earthquake while I was reading my Bible in the living room.  I immediately felt a darkness, and begin to pray out loud.  I cast out the darkness in her room and prayed a hedge around her.   I then went to bed.

Two things happened that next morning.  Our son woke up nearly in tears because of the horrible dreams he had and our daughter... Our daughter at breakfast spoke of an angel that slept by her bed.  

Now, I'm still learning about this real war we can't see.  I know we don't know it all, but I know that the next night we prayed over our house. We declared our home a sanctuary for God's spirit. We armed both our kids with the swords of truth, and the authority over hell.  We sent them to bed armed and ready, and as for the nightmares-- the Devil's figured out Who's sword my kids are holding and since then the dreams are peaceful and rest comes easy.  

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