Not too long ago, I was talking with a small group of young people about spiritual warfare, and I told them this never-before-shared experience.
(Digressing a bit: Somewhere in the middle of one of our discussions, I asked them if they had heard of ‘Rhema.’
“Yes.” They all nodded. “He is a musician.”
I had to pick up my jaw from the floor. I didn’t even know there is a musician called Rema.)
Sometimes, I’m wary of sharing certain spiritual experiences because I know
(1) Experiences are personal – and shouldn’t be used as a guideline for general Christian living, and
(2) Not everyone has the spiritual capacity to understand them.
But when I share, I do so because
(1)I feel led to – which means someone really, really needs to hear it.
(2) I believe it is too important to be kept to myself.
Sometime ago, I found myself in a period of spiritual warfare. That wasn’t new, but this particular season was very intense – and very prolonged.
Psalms 144:1 says ‘…God teaches my hands to war and my fingers to fight.’ For me, this means:
(1)Not every battle is the same. The Holy Spirit shows you exactly how to fight every battle.
(2) He gives you the exact weapons you need for those battles – and this also includes strategies.
There are times I am led to constantly use the name of Jesus over a situation – while praying in tongues – until it gives way in the Spirit.
There are times it’s the Blood of Jesus or, sometimes, the Blood of the Lamb specifically.
Other times, it’s a revelation from the Word (Yes, a Rhema)…or a host of other weapons.
Even though I use a combination most times, I usually sense a leading to focus more on a particular one.
However, this particular season was taking a lot from me. I knew I was generating a lot of power, but, somehow, I still wasn’t hitting it. Praying in the Spirit didn’t seem to be working the way it should. No matter how much I prayed, fasted, decreed, declared the Word, pled the Blood, it was just too much.
There were times I would be so drained and so weak – but I could hardly stop because I knew I was right in the thick of intense warfare.
At those times, I would ask God for mercy and tell Him to cover me, and – in the middle of the battle – I would just crawl under His feathers, into His womb (I really can’t explain this better) and literally just curl up and sleep off, exhausted.
When I got up, I would feel refreshed – but it would be short-lived.
Previously, when I experienced warfare, it was usually from one ‘direction’ – or over a situation.
But this was different.
I felt surrounded on all sides and it seemed the attacks were from multiple sources. I didn’t know where to channel my spiritual concentration. It was as if I would fight one, and as soon as I was done with that, another would come. I would fight that, then another would come…Nonstop.
I used all the weapons I knew. The Blood. The Name. The Word. Even The Fire…and all the others. It didn’t seem to end it. It was as if they only pushed the battle back a bit – then the darkness would advance again.
One morning, I sat exhausted on a chair in my bedroom, and I could feel myself being literally overpowered by darkness. It was like a thick, black army – and I didn’t even have the energy to lift my little finger.
I just said, “Father, have mercy. I don’t have capacity or the strength anymore. Help me.”
In the midst of the deep darkness, I heard just one word in my spirit-man.
So, I lifted up my head and said, “Angels, in the name of Jesus…”
Before I finished the first word, “An…” I just felt something like an explosion of light. It was as if a host of angels shot out into the darkness – and, in one split second, the whole war was over.
Just like that.
…a war I had been fighting for weeks.
And at that moment, I got a blinding revelation:
Angels had been standing by – ready, pumped and primed for the battle. All the spiritual exercises I had been doing had been further strengthening them – but they had not been released to fight.
I know it’s common for many people, but I had never deliberately used – or released – angels in warfare before.
I had the head knowledge that we had warring angels, but that day, I got the Rhema 🙂
Another weapon had been added to my arsenal.
That was when I realised what God wanted me to learn:
Even though you do your own part in spiritual exercises and warfare, there are battles You fight directly, there are battles God fights Himself while you hold your peace – and there are battles meant for Angels.
(What comes to mind are Frank Peretti’s books: Piercing The Darkness and This Present Darkness).
Someone once said that many of our angels have dusty wings because they are unused. It is very true.
We are in a very critical period these last days – and you need all the artillery, knowledge and spiritual help you can get.
Learn to fully maximize all the weapons at your disposal – including your angels.
You gave an expository insight on spiritual warfare.
Thank you for this, ma.
God bless you.
Amen… and thank you for reading, Sis
Thank you so much for this.
You are welcome, Daniel… and thank you for reading 🙂
Wow. This has been laid on my heart for some weeks now and I don’t take it seriously…. now I’m enlightened… I’m so blessed by this, thank you.
There are definitely blessings attached to that impression…and you are welcome 🙂
Beautiful reminder and charge here. God Bless you.
Amen…and thank you, Bro T 🙂
Twice in the past few months, I have sent Angels on assignment and gotten very fast and definite results. But it always appears to be when I’m at the end of my rope. I will learn to do this early on in the situation. Thanks so much, Debby!
Wow…so much to learn! Thank you for reading 🙂
In the month of November last year,there was a certain apostle whose program I happened to watch live on Facebook…and while the man was preaching I decided to comment and when I commented,he mentioned my name and told me there’s an angel that has been around me waiting for me to give him orders on what I want…..
I was really amazed and since then,I have always had the urge to send angels on errands when necessary.
So I do understand well when the angel fought the battle for you.
That’s amazing, Debby…and it’s good to see you here 🙂 Thanks for reading 🙂
This is a whole word!! Just the right way to kick off my morning
Thanks, Sis! Hoping you had a great day 🙂
Wow; this topic on learning how to use or assign your angels to work was a devotional topic recently. God bless you for sharing sis.
Wow…that’s awesome. Amen… and thank you for reading 🙂