Monday, December 6, 2010


A couple of months ago I read this blog about spiritual warfare. I know that talking about spiritual warfare kind of creeps people out. In fact, there have lots of times when I have mentioned it, people look at me like I am crazy. It's just not something people talk about freely. Well, you know me... boat rocker that I am... I am going to talk about it. 

Anyway, so I read this blogpost at  Its Almost Naptime a while ago, and it really gave me something to think about. What exactly does the bible say about spiritual attacks?

Ephesians 6:10-12: 10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For wetare not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

We also know that Jesus himself had "run ins" with Satan. So while it isn't fun to talk about it, or even think about it, we need to be aware and even prepared to handle times of spiritual attack in our lives.  Let me give you a little run down of our week. Actually it's just been a few days. Anyway, here goes:

* A "critter" got into our chimney and scared the daylights out of me. I really thought I was going to          have to call a pest control service. It finally went away.

* It rained in our den. Seriously, it was about 9 PM the other night and it started raining in our den. My husband had to get on the roof in the storm and wind to see what was going on.  Turns out, the roof at the chimney was messed up.  

*My hubby got an excruciating tooth ache on Thursday. At first, we thought it would pass. The tooth looked fine. It didn't pass. We called the doctor on Friday. He told him he had to wait until Monday. Bless his heart, he had the most miserable weekend ever. He didn't sleep. He couldn't eat. He could hardly function. 

*Monday comes and he goes to the dentist. Only, the dentist can't help him. He sends him to a another doctor an hour away. I had to drive him, he was in so much pain. It was awful.

*We get to the doctor where he had two emergency root canals. Two root canals + three crowns= $5000.00. Our insurance covers $1500.00. 

*Our couch broke. I mean like really broke. You can't sit on the middle cushion.


*My van is doing a weird thing.

So that is all of the major stuff. For now. It's funny how there are seasons like this. Do I believe we are under spiritual attack? You better believe I do. Will we get through? Oh yeah... 

How do we protect ourselves from a spiritual attack? Well, Ephesians 6:13-18 says:

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.t16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.t 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

So, there you have it. We will do our best to stand up to the enemy. What doesn't kill us makes up stronger, right? LOL. I look back over the last 5 months and wonder how we have survived at all. It could only be Jesus. I know when all of the trying stuff passes, we will be better for it. I will still Glorify Him no matter what. I know that I may not ever understand this side of Heaven, but I don't need to. He alone is reason for JOY!


TanyaLea said...

I know all too well about spiritual warfare. This post doesn't scare me off a bit. And it shouldn't scare off anyone. I know people prefer to talk about blessings and Heaven, and that is GREAT; but we also need to be real with the fact that there is an enemy out there in this world, lurking around like a roaring lion, seaking out whom he may devour.

So I appreciate your scriptures and honesty and candidness on the subject. It is an important one, and we all need to know how to equip ourselves against satan when he attacks.

He seems to be at work attacking so many people that I care about lately, but do not grow weary and keep pressing toward the mark... God WILL see you through! <><

Praying for you, my friend.

love and hugs,
~ Tanya

Cheri said...

We, too, have been attacked for the last 4 years. When my husband broke down, telling us he felt the Lord calling us to adopt, he also said thathe knew satan would attack our family. Well, we are feeling the attack on our family, spiritually. My children are being bombarded with lies from the enemy. Lots of other things are happening, so I know it is true. Thanks for the reminder of how we are to fight this battle.