In my last post, I talked about the spiritual battle that ensued in our Tuesday prayer time last week. Saturday night we held a Christmas open house for those who have taken an interest in our ministry.
The man who had brought such a spirit of distraction with him on Tuesday showed up with a “friend” accompanying him. This second man brought with him a demonic presence unlike any I have ever encountered. As this man would speak, he would begin to speak unintelligibly. He would call himself by different names and he would throw around Bible verses like a rapid fire machine gun.
When I asked him, who Jesus was? He gave a myriad of answers, but never said “Jesus is Lord.” The spirit within this man began to directly antagonize me and challenge me. “Who do you say Jesus is?’ “What makes you a follower of Jesus?” “What is your favorite Bible verse?”
The Lord told me to be quiet and not contend with this spirit. Over the next few moments, this man patted our children on the head and touched each wall, each table, etc… The Lord instructed me to begin worshiping Him, so I began to sing the words that the Lord was giving me. Immediately both of these men got up and left.
The Lord showed me that this was a testing of the spiritual defenses of our ministry. We prayed over the children once these men had left and spoke a word of blessing upon them.