INJURED WHILE PRAYING FOR PROTECTION
(Written by a friend.) I have known for years that there is darkness within our house. My husband told me years ago he experienced “hauntings,” but thought it was over when he ripped off and rebuilt the back half of the house in the 90s, and the really weird, overt stuff seemed to end. I moved in in 2013. I begged to differ – it wasn’t over. We prayed a blessing over the house in 2014, to very little effect that I recall. Then last summer a string of over 30 expensive and heart-breaking things happened in a very short amount of time. Finally, it was absolutely apparent to both My husband and I that we were under spiritual attack. Spiritual attack requires spiritual armor and your sword – that’s your Bible – to fight back. We read through the armor of God and the Sword of the Spirit in Ephesians 6, then anointed each room of the house and prayed it under the blood of Jesus and cast out any demons that lingered within. Then we did a Jericho walk outside the house to seal it. Things definitely improved, but there were still some things that happened. Then we fasted for a day in August, because some demons can only be cast out through fasting and prayer. That helped too. However, a few things persisted. We knew about them, but frankly, we didn’t act.
Months went by. A few more things happened. A few more months went by, and I started having really disturbing dreams. Last Sunday we agreed to anoint each room of the house again and do another prayer walk, this time around the perimeter of the entire property. We were on the final few yards of praying angelic protection (I go big and ask for a high wall of big scary angels wielding fiery swords) to spring up behind us as we walked and prayed. Then, on the backside of our driveway, I stepped up off a small grassy hill to get onto the driveway. My left foot slipped, I lost my grip on My husband’s hand, and I fell sideways onto the berm of the driveway, then tumbled into the small gully between the driveway and our neighbor’s house. I heard snaps and pops and I screamed repeatedly and passed out from the pain in my left leg. When I came to, I demanded My husband finish the prayer walk. Zip this place up! We’re clearly making something mad by claiming back the Lord’s ground! He did so quickly, then came back to drag me out of the ditch, then helped me hop across the driveway to sit on the side porch steps, at which point I passed out again. Then he got me into the car and to the ER fast.
At the hospital they hooked me up to an IV of morphine, they took X-rays and determined it was a break of the left fibula above my ankle. A week later I had surgery to get a plate and screws to set the bone and allow the torn ligaments/tendons (?) to heal. Pain management was a real problem.
I have had time to think about things. Is it pure chance I was severely injured while PRAYING FOR PROTECTION? I don’t think so. So what happened??? Did demons try to make a point that we can’t claim back the Lord’s ground and if we try, we’ll get hurt? Did demons try to make us fearful that we really can’t stand up to them? Possibly yes and yes. I do know the Lord could have prevented it from happening but chose to allow it to fulfill some part of his grand design. Am I being tested like Job to prove to Satan I will not lose my faith? Am I being afflicted yet will praise the Lord anyway in my weakness to prove God is greater, like Paul and his thorn? Possibly yes and yes. I may never know the larger picture, but I do believe that every price paid is for a reason. My suffering and tears and blood and pain have and are buying something priceless. What the enemy meant for evil the Lord is redeeming for good. Genesis 50:20. I believe this with my whole heart. Maybe part of the treasure bought is the opportunity to talk openly about the spiritual battle and your part in it. You, too, have a role to play. Gird up, ladies. Put on your armor and swing that sword. Claim back the ground the enemy has stolen from you! Luke 10:19. You may be pressed, but you will not be not crushed; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, BUT NOT DESTROYED. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9. The Joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10.
Please pray for me. I’m taking one day at a time on the mobility thing, living mostly in the bedroom. Life, in general, is just hard. But I am ever so grateful for my loving, patient, compassionate husband, who is taking care of all my physical needs. I am ever so grateful for the hands that have cooked and delivered meals and the hands that have lifted to the Lord, interceding on our behalf. And I am ever so grateful for the Lord, who comforts me in the dead of night and in the light of day. For I know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28. I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 2 Timothy 1:12. The Lord promises – I will restore to you the years that the swarming locusts have eaten. Joel 2:25. This is the rock our house is built upon. The wind and the waves came, but our house stands firm. Matthew 7:24-25. That’s my story. And that’s the truth.
If you have an experience or testimony you can share, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you. Let me know if you don’t want me to share it. I won’t use your name.
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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