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When Spiritual Warfare Hits Your Home! by Elaine Davenport (Thursday, March 6, 2008)

March 2, 2008

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The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. {13} Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

{14} But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Romans 12: 13-14

This is about a family that had it made. They were beautiful to look at on the outside; but behind closed doors things were awry. They indulged themselves with lavish things and that included lots of alcohol and some of the seemingly harmless drugs. (Marijuana was their drug of choice.) his was many years ago, I understand.

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I believe that the demons came “in” with the drugs and the alcohol. Unfortunately, the couple began to suffer from the sin of familiarity; they did not esteem each other so well and the man became physically abusive prodded on by financial pressures, feelings of inferiority and his wife’s verbal abuse. Let me be clear that there is no excuse. Spiritual Warfare had hit their home. They through their behavior and lifestyle had opened a very horrible door! Only one of their five children developed an unmanageable drug problem over the years.

This was not a family of church goers. In fact, the husband believed that he had the power to control what happened to him. His faith was in himself. He had been a rebel all of his life; though his mother was a church goer; she had been sick for many years and never focused on the development of her son’s spiritual side to rise up. She didn’t know that she should do that.

When the man allowed the demons to orchestrate his steps, he would beat his wife unmercifully. She once tried to kill him. Neither of them took time to reflect upon the impact this would have on their children.

The children grew to love and hate the father. The parents eventually divorced and each in their own way continued the cycle of destructive behaviors. Perhaps, the mother stopped before the father did. She’s still alive. He…died before his time. He died an undesirable death.

Spiritual Warfare reflects upon the war between good and evil. Don’t for a sake believe that it is not. Don’t focus on the people when faced with a similar struggle; it’s Satan and he is a thief;

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10: 10

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Was there a happy ending for this family? Yes and No; but not the way that you think.

Did they understand that this was Spiritual Warfare? Of course not. There are people who’ll read this and say…that’s not Spiritual Warfare. Ha…that’s what you think, but may the Lord open the eyes of your understanding right now!

I’ll continue more on this subject.

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