As an online missionary with Godlife.com, I have several people in other countries who are doing an online Bible study with me. One recently wrote the following:
“Please, can you help me? I need some direction on this issue: There is a spider web which crosses my path hitting me in the face most evenings. After this happens I notice I will have a bad day. I will produce bad work when I am at my training institution. I need some direction on this issue.”
I prayed and then responded: “Dear RT, I believe what you are experiencing could be a perfectly innocent spider trying to make a web in the very place where you walk every evening. Some people become superstitious about things like this. Satan delights in causing fear in these kinds of situations. He will use this and may even cause bad things to happen, especially if we begin to expect it.
I suggest the next time this happens that you speak to Satan in a loud voice. You might simply say, “Satan, I demand in the name of Jesus Christ, that you stop trying to put fear in me. Jesus is Lord of all! You have no power over me! Get behind me, Satan!” Then begin praising Jesus Christ. There is power in praising Jesus. Acts 4:12 says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
So remember RT, Jesus will save you, even from the spider web and any bad luck that comes from it. This is simply Satan trying to frighten you. Have none of it!
He responded, “Dear Kathleen, Your letter was a motivational tool for me and for every Christian. Thanks a lot. By the way, it happened again. But this time I spoke aloud using this verse: Romans 8:31. ‘If God is for me nothing can stand against me in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!’ Then I began singing praises to God.”
Wow! Thank YOU, LORD, for giving me Your wisdom and direction to put this young man’s mind at ease. Thank You for showing RT how to appropriate Your Word in His life.
- When we praise God, evil will flee. God will fight our battles for us. In the story of Jehoshaphat, God miraculously defeats the enemy, because the people were praising Him: As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 2 Chronicles 20:22
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- SONG: SEVEN TIMES A DAY – Words from Psalm 119 and 2 Thess. 3:6; Music by Kathleen
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