Friday, October 22, 2010

Encountering Satan

I have had a recent encounter with the demonic. Satan. Not the first time. Won't be the last. Sometimes he comes in flesh. He comes and without wearing a name badge it takes very little time to identify him. His mode is always the same.

  • He's an accuser. He will blame you. He will cause you to think you have done something wrong.
  • He's a vile person, sometimes appearing to be nice but like a serpent will turn and strike.
  • He will threaten you. IF you do this or don't do that you will suffer at his hands.
  • He wants to strike fear in you. You are tormented. He is a tormentor.
  • He will try to dominate you, press you down, make you depressed, put a cloud over your life.
  • He will create imaginations of all kinds. All discouragements.
  • His attempt is to derail you. Stop you from having victory.

I have been trying to deal with this as if the person who is manifesting this in my life is actually flesh and blood. He is, but behind him is an evil force, a power, a principality. I cannot fight against the flesh and blood but against the principality I can. The power I have over him is biblical.

Resist him and he will flee.

But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, "God opposes the proud but favors the humble." So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:6-7

I can bind, I can rebuke, I can pray against the spirit in this man. BUT, it seems like the key is to resist. Resist anger. Resist fear. Resist hate of the Flesh and Blood. Resist the devil.

I needed to prophesy to ME today. Hope it spoke to you as well.


Vincenzo said...

Greater is He who is in you than He that is in the world. Satan is indeed a vile and demented foe, but we know what his end will be and so does he.

Margaret said...

Once I came across satan in a chat room. I just knew when he engaged me in a conversation. He knew things about me and threatened me. I freaked out. I should have just called upon the name of Jesus to get rid of him like I do now. There is nothing more powerful than the name of our Lord and Savior to make the demons flee.

A few weeks ago I had a nightmare. In it some doctors examine me in bed - I was physically sick. They shake their head and imply I might as well kill myself. I woke up and realized that was just Satan again trying to get rid of me. I just laughed at him. I am more motivated to work harder for the Lord Jesus now!!

propheticexpressions said...

i was in the park talking to a lady about Christ, she was involved in a Buddhist sect and some witchcraft therein,,,this tall guy with red shirt looking crazy came out of nowhere,,i saw him comming angry,,he yelled and said do not listen to her..i quietly said go in Jesus name and he took off stomping off around the rimm of the park..i was scared so was she,,she thought it was one of her spirits in someone...his eyes were so hateful..