Last Thursday we had a guy walk into our Organic Group who just wanted to talk incessantly and pull us away from our Bible study. It took nearly an hour before he chose to leave and the whole time he was there, you could feel a spiritual battle going on. As soon as he left, I remembered this man had been encountered a year ago and continued to interfere as I tried to minister to a hurting man at one of the local missions.
Tonight when I arrived for prayer, I found Mike engaged in conversation with a man. About 10 minutes later, the man from last week re-appeared and began to commandeer the conversation. The Lord instructed me to begin worshiping Him. I sang for the next two hours. Singing until it hurt….the defiant spirit within this man refusing to yield to the glory of God. The Lord continue to tell me that I could not quit until both of these men left, as the first man was drawn in by the spirit of the 2nd man.
After 2 hours both men left and we continued to worship, but I was exhausted. I have never been in such a prolonged, intense spiritual battle as I was tonight.