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Jesus Threw Satan Out
Satan never gives up. If he cant deceive you, and you are not naturally ornery, he will try to torment you personally. One never knows when he is going to try to hassle you. He came to hassle my daughter, too.
Melissas room was just across the hall from our bedroom and one morning early, she came to the door visibly shaken. In tears she told us she was asleep when suddenly she awoke at being nearly physically attacked by Satan. He was right beside her bed and starting to tear at her clothes. She was terrified and cried out to God. Jesus Christ came rapidly into the room right through her south bedroom wall. He grabbed Satan by the scruff of his neck and seat of his pants (as one might describe it), and hustled him right back out through that same wall. She signed that Jesus threw him a long distance. Imagine seeing thatSatan going flying through the air, bounced by Jesus!
Later that day she came into the kitchen where I was
fixing a meal, and she still couldnt shake off the fear. Tears swelled up in her
eyes as she was trying to deal with the thought that Satan could simply enter her room
like that. I prayed for wisdom to be able to help her dispel this unusual fear, which
Im sure Satan was having a part in. So I asked her to again relate the experience.
Then I asked, And who had the power over whom? She looked at me and
smiled as if a light came on. Jesus, she replied.
In The World But Not Of It
I awoke wanting to avoid the domain of this animal at all costs. This Satan, whose domain is the world is nothing to toy around withstay out of his territory. Be in the world but not OF it. But fools still rush in where angels fear to tread, they say. I dont claim angelic status, but all my life, especially after this experience, I avoided places I knew were and are his domainbars, places of worldly entertainment, etc.as much as possible. Common sense causes me to question which kind of spirit is in the majority at any place, Gods or Satans, and I have no pride when it comes to the question, Are you afraid to walk there? I quickly answer, You bet I am. I fear for my soul! The demons are in greater power of wickedness in there than I am in righteousness. And thank you, no, I choose not to frequent a place where my soul can be attacked. Fear is the beginning of knowledge. Thus fools rush in. . . .
This insight about Satan, his former state of grandeur, and his present state of misery was a great light. I understood that he wants what people havethe water of life that Jesus spoke aboutthe Spirit of Godthe life which makes the Universe alive. Hes jealous of the sons of God, and is a miserable being who wants to make others as miserable as he is. His purpose is not to physically kill although in some cases I think he would if God would let him (as in the story of Job where he couldnt kill Job, but did his children); but rather it is to spiritually drain peopleto use us for his selfish purposes. And his cancer has to live off something to keep Him alive through usit is our sinsour yielding to his whispering in our ear to defy God, to break the rules our godly parents and the Spirit of God have taught us. And thus yielding we give him power to attach himself to our backpower over our lives. Get off my back sure fits. Satan literally hounds us and if we yield, when we are used up he will cast off the dead shell like the spider leaves the old web to start another. And brethren, he laughs at our stupidity and misery as another one of Gods children is caught in the tangled web, a shell of their former innocence and beauty with which they, too, were created.
That animal I saw was not choosy. I knew it would attack anyone that came around its confined area, but I was safe if I kept out of its territory. The Apostles taught us were not really the target; its Jesus Christ this animal fights. Were just pawnsexpendable shells to Satan, but to God, the Father, every soul is precious; and to Christ, our Savior, the One who loved and died to protect us from this ravaging reptile of antiquity, we are everything. I choose to stay as close to my Savior as I can. I know that means to be obedient to His rulesdont make up my own and expect the same outcome as when following His. Then I can count on Him when this reptile tries to strike again. And he will to the end!