WHERE THE DEVIL PROWLS

1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

 

These are, indeed, the last days. The enemy knows his time is short and is working overtime to thwart Christians’ work here on earth before Jesus comes to take us home. But where is he? Where does he prowl? We see him in places like terrorist countries and countries who threaten nuclear war. We see him in sexual predators and mass murderers. There is plenty of evil to be seen in the world today. But do we see the enemy in our every day lives? Does satan, the father of lies, make comments on social media? Naw, really? He’s got bigger fish to fry, right? Maybe not…

Yesterday, as I was scrolling through a popular social media site, I saw a story of a young man whose treatment wasn’t working. The young man could get treatment in another state but needed help getting there. A Go Fund Me page was started. I scrolled through the comments, reading encouraging words and promising prayers for healing, when I came upon an odd comment from a person who simply said that it was time to give up on treatment and accept that, no matter what faith, the young man was transitioning to the next life. It wasn’t mean, it wasn’t rude, it was more like an accepting attitude. But something wasn’t right. I looked at this person’s page and saw that the information was private and secure but there were just a few pictures shown. There was nothing personal but there was a picture of our former president, a kitten, and a sign that said something like don’t let what happened to the Jews, happen to Islam. Curious. This was not a Christian, by any means so I wanted to say something meaningful yet non judgmental. I commented that our God could heal and our God could strengthen and then asked if this person thought they were God and were transitioning this young man to cross over. I left the site for about an hour and didn’t think about it again.

When I checked back on the social media site I noticed several comments after the one I posted. They were mostly comments of astonishment at how insensitive a person could be to tell the family to just accept the passing of their ailing loved one. I noticed an increase in boldness and hostility in the original commenter’s replies and came to a realization that there was no sense of compassion or caring in this person’s heart. This was not a person of God. This was a demon.

Annette Vandel

You’re not hiding anything yet you have a secured xx where no one can see anything. That’s right. I checked. Only evil has something to hide. And you’re the evil xXxX sympathizer and protector of a group of people who want to kill us. And by your words and pictures we can see you’re a demon straight from hell. I command you to shut your lying, deceitful, negative mouth and remove yourself now. I command you to go directly to the cross of JESUS CHRIST where you are subject to do as He commands! Jesus will command you back into the pits of hell from whence you came and you will be confined there! Now, GO!! IN THE HOLY AND POWERFUL NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR, REDEEMER, AND LORD!!!

Robin xXxX

I have seen you post stupid comments on these pages ya dumb lady. I have zero interest in looking at anything about you but unfortunately those of us who are sane have to see your stupid comments. Karma will get you before long.

Deb xXxX

“A. V”,lol. Thanks for stalking my personal xx page. You’re the Poster Child of why I’m techno-savvy n keep my page LOCKED from strangers. Keep praying dear for that kid ,not me. You don’t get to “Command” me to do anything,,,,lol. Thanks for the laughs. #TeteFutue.👹. (How is that dear hubby, Steve, is it? Of yours doing,,,,is he dead yet?)

I wasn’t sure what evil plan this demon had but I knew it had an evil purpose. I knew it had to be silenced because it was powerful amongst all the unsuspecting believers. I knew that only by the power of Jesus Christ could I accomplish anything. This demon had tried to intimidate me by calling my husband by name and mentioning his death. The demon claimed I didn’t have the authority to command it. The demon cursed at me in a foreign language ~ which is typical behavior for demons. But it was not effective on me because I am covered by the blood of the Lamb. The demon’s comments after that were nervous, weak, misspelled simple words, it apologized for misspelling simple words, it wrote “lol” at the end of each sentence. It’s whole demeanor had changed ~ nervous laughter, acting unafraid but obviously fearful, trying to appear threatening but failing miserably. It boasted about how many different languages it could curse in. It boasted about all the “bibles” it owned ~ Catholic bible, KJV, satanic bible, and the qur’an. My human reaction wanted to yell at the demon and tell it it was wrong and lying and evil but my training had taught me not to reason with a demon because they are not reasonable creatures. They fear God. I kept posting Bible verses ~ God’s words.

My final passage that I posted was from Revelation 20.

The Judgment of Satan

When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them,was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The Judgment of the Dead

11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small,standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

This demon was tough. It was not leaving and I kept talking to Jesus as I posted more Bible verses. Jesus, help me. This demon is strong and won’t go. But you’re stronger. Call it to you so it has to go. That was my prayer. The demon replied to its judgment and sentence of the eternal lake of fire by telling me to keep posting verses because it wanted to distract people from praying for healing for the sick young man. This demon was trying to block prayers on social media!! I tried to post another verse but it wouldn’t let me. The whole conversation, all the comments, everything was gone. It had disappeared. It was deleted for good. Wow.

Today, I received a text from my daughter asking me if I was okay. I told her I was and asked her why she was asking. She told me that she had a very urgent sense to pray for me last night. She and her husband prayed for me for two hours without knowing why. She heard the voice of God and she obeyed and her husband obeyed without question even though it meant staying up until 1:00 in the morning. Praise God!! Thank you, Jesus!!

Satan is amongst us. He is within our midst. He is where we least expect him to be, disguised as maybe an inconsiderate old woman or a crotchety old man, maybe someone hiding behind a kitten or even somewhere in the church. We shouldn’t be paranoid but we must be careful and watchful, noticing the small details, the tell tale signs. Be on your guard. And we have to remember that we have the power and authority in the name of Jesus to break the strongholds of the enemy. Put on your armor daily (Ephesians 6:10-17). Say your spiritual warfare prayer. There’s one listed below. Call on the name of Jesus. He has already defeated the enemy. He has already won! God Bless!!

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