At first I had a moment of panic. What is happening? Why am I afraid? The nurse had momentarily left me alone, taking my test to the radiologist to see if more testing was needed. He screamed in my ear, "What if you need more testing? What if everything is not okay?" What if? What if?
The panic lasted about 10 seconds as I realized I was immersed in a battle and I needed to act quickly before my assailant got the upper hand. Tears stung at my eyes as I forced my spirit man to rise up and do battle. I whispered, with all the authority I could muster up, “ He will keep me in perfect peace, my mind is stayed upon Him, I will trust in Him. Satan, I resist you in the name of Jesus. God, You are in control. No weapon formed against me will prosper, in the name of Jesus."
The nurse came back and said “Elizabeth, everything looks great! You can go now.”
As fast as he came, he left, tail between his legs, limping from the wounds inflicted by the Sword of the Word.
The Word was my weapon. Thank God it was with me. It is living, active, and penetrates, even divides, soul and spirit the Word says in Hebrews 12. It became my
Salvation this morning as the enemy of my soul attacked unmercifully.
Why do I share this? To make myself look like some super spiritual warrior? Uh, no…I was not a spiritual giant this morning. I was afraid. Fear’s assault left me shaking and a little off kilter for awhile. It wasn’t until I went out to Sean, who was in the waiting room, and shared with him and he prayed over me, that my heart settled into a peaceful place. (So thankful for a man who gets after it in prayer over me!)
I know I am not alone in this experience. Every person reading this blog knows exactly the assault I am speaking of. You have felt what I felt this morning. It’s satan’s biggest weapon used against Christ followers. Dying to get us distracted, he lies to us and tries to draw us into his tortuous den of fear. Once inside, we can’t see straight and feel totally overwhelmed and out of control.
This blog is simply to shine a light on his tactics. I want to encourage you that when this happens to you… because it will… recognize him. Don’t believe him, don’t follow him into his torture chamber. Pull out your Sword and go to war. If you don’t have a lot of Scripture stored up, use the name of Jesus. In His name, demons tremble and satan has to flee.
Tracie and I love each one of you who takes the time to come read our blogs. We want you to be strong in the Lord. This is why we share our life with you. Please know our hearts are to lift you up, challenge you, and encourage you with the Truth.
Hide His Word inside you and be battle ready!