“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” …the Armor of God Eph 6:12
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth” …Jesus speaking to the disciples in John 14:16
I got really sick yesterday. Violent vomiting, screaming headache, left eye pain that felt like a dagger was thrust in my eye…not fun. I was considering the wonderful mango I had just enjoyed and wondered maybe if I had eaten bad fruit. The enemy likes to work that way, doesn’t he? “Look over there! That’s your trouble right there…yep, that delicious mango that you love so much.”
I had prayed mid afternoon for God’s healing and against evil forces invading my body. I knew that to be my first course of action. But I wasn’t getting better.
By evening I was getting concerned. The AIM team is brimming with medical professionals and experienced Afrikaners, and it seemed maybe a virus moved into our little group through a function we had on Sunday. One friend who had come back to Nairobi from the village had to go the ER for hydration midway through her stint with the bug. Stuffing ice-chips in my mouth, I prayed my body wouldn’t become dehydrated. Again, the enemy’s voice whispered, “Keep your family away so they don’t get sick like you…”
Then my sweet Renee came in to show me what she had been working on.
I love this girl’s heart! As I continued in prayer, I was reminded that the origin seemed to have started from the remote village. I started to pray,
“One and only living God, creator of all and creator of me, I come to you. By the blood of Jesus and the power of His resurrection, I align myself as your adopted daughter in Your Kingdom. Evil curse from ….. (eliminated for privacy) you are forbidden to stay in my body, a holy temple of the Lord Jesus. You must leave now. All symptoms of neck and head pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and weakness must leave now in the name of Jesus. Father, heal me now from any and all damage that has been done to my body.”
Within 30 minutes it was all gone. I praise my Lord for providing the Spirit of truth. I thank my sweet daughter for speaking to my heart with her words. I thank my husband and countless others who prayed for me over the day, lessening my symptoms for a bit to think clearly.
You may think this a little out there, this power of prayer and aligning ourselves in the Kingdom of God. I can tell you this is the third time I have prayed specifically against a known curse (known because of the Spirit of truth), and the third time it has left when pleading to Jesus hasn’t helped. I think God wants us to examine His Word, discover the power He has provided TO US through Jesus’ name, and trust the Holy Spirit to guide us in all truth. Truth not only for tangible direction in our lives, but also truth into the spiritual realm that we cannot see. Then He wants us to stand in His truth.
Today is a new day. The birds are singing outside, the kittens playing in the backyard, a gloriously sunny day. I feel blessed. I AM blessed. I’m a daughter of the King.