That is so true! I have noticed that most of the events I write about on my blog happened years ago! The beautiful part of the story wasn’t clear for decades! On this date in 1985 I was reeling from the loss of my Mother 10 days earlier, when my daughter Catherine was born only to die two hours later. I’m gaining more insight about how “we know that God causes EVERYTHING to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 I can’t believe 29 years have passed since then. Only today I realized if we had stuck to our original plan of 2 children and if I had died and/or Catherine had lived, I never would have given birth to Chris and Ann Marie. That would have been an immeasurable loss to countless people, including big brother, John! God had blessings after the tragedy of losing my Mother and Baby Catherine that were filled with love and promise and I will always be the mother of 4. The whole story can be read here:
Facelifted from Isenia Juarez on Facebook because this is something that is VERY REAL!!! PRAY if you are experiencing a spiritual attack, but, remember that satan & the demons know they have to flee in the power and authority of the name of Jesus Christ! Say the name of Jesus, Jesus, Jesus and they must flee!
SPIRITUAL WARFARE ISN’T SCARY! DON’T BE AFRAID! JESUS ALREADY DEFEATED DEATH & THE ENEMIES OF OUR SOULS THROUGH HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS & RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE!!!
I believe God prepared me for just such spiritual warfare. It almost seemed silly, but, one night I dreamed I was on a bus with a group of friends traveling to a Christian Women’s Club Conference (Stonecroft Ministries). However, we found out there was also a group of satan worshipers on the bus with us! When we arrived we learned that the 2 groups were meeting in rooms that backed up to each other. In my dream, I was one of the speakers, but, before we began the program, I felt compelled to go across to the stage for the other group. I went straight to the microphone and said, “There is Power in the Name of Jesus!” I told my Bible study group about the dream the next day and for Christmas that year, one of my friends gave me a hoop with those words embroidered on it. I believe God was preparing me for spiritual warfare that I would need.
About a year later, at the end of my marriage, when my husband was working as a consultant out of state for 8 months, I had 2 experiences for which I believe God had prepared me. The first time, late at night, I awoke and sensed an evil presence at the foot of my bed. I called out to Jesus and it was gone. The 2nd time, in the middle of the night, I awoke feeling like I was in a dark box and could not see, move or even speak. All I did was ‘think’ JESUS’ name and immediately I was free!
Not long after that, my husband told me he had been having an affair and eventually left. As the man of the house, he was the ‘covering’ over our household. so, I believe, his disobedience opened a spiritual gate into our home. I believe that because after we divorced I never had anything like that again. I do not mean to imply I did not commit sins that placed me and my children vulnerable to oppression or attack. Regrettably, far from it. I just think the enemy used different avenues to create fear or disobedience or anger or unforgiveness or whatever weakness caused interference with my/my children’s relationship with God or others who are witnessing how we are living as a Christian. The enemy’s especially pleased when we feel guilty or have broken relationships. The enemy isn’t original…”…there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
Christians have been given authority to resist and cast out demons in Jesus’ name which basically means to Command any evil spirit to leave you alone and go into the abyss, never to return! IN JESUS’ NAME! However, it’s important to remember that all forms of disobedience and unforgiveness open the door to demonic oppression. NOT demonic possession because if you have accepted Jesus as Lord & Savior you Belong to Christ! However, the enemy of your soul can oppress you with lies to torment you and cause fear because of your sin (For all people have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God. Romans 8:23) UN-CONFESSED SIN causes ‘holes’ in your armor by opening a spiritual gate and giving permission to evil spirits to harass you. But Be Assured, NevertheLESS, you can cancel that permission by confessing to God! “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”.I John 1:9