This is perhaps one of the most interesting things that has happened to me and well a lot of interesting things have happened. Over the last couple of years I have endured very tough times as I have grown in God and come against more spiritual warfare then I’ve ever had. A couple of years ago me and my husband lost everything we had. I was extremely upset about it because I have been careless before in my life and when I had to deal with the consequences of making stupid choices I understood. Dumb choices have bad consequences. However, when you do everthing right, live right, save money, make money, increase your credit over a 100 points, buy property and it all just goes down the drain it can be quite depressing to say the least. We had to move in with family who graciously took us in and it’s there where I endured quite a bit of pressing, testing, purging and overcoming fears and obstacles.
One of the fears I had was one I didn’t even know I had. I’ve seen many spirits and experienced many attacks but none like this one. I actually went to sleep praying as I do quite often and I remember praying for my family particularly my husband and I said that the “devil is under my feet” along with some other bible verses and then I drifted off to sleep. I did not realize the authority in what I had just said was not truly there.
As I drifted off to sleep I began to dream. I was driving my car and holding it at the same time. I was holding a smaller version of my car. I parked in a parking lot in front of a building and got out my car to go into the building. As I was trying to walk up to the building I saw a man coming towards me who moved like a zombie. He was a white man with blue jeans and I can’t remember the shirt he had on but as he walked towards me I began to pray in tongues against him. I watched the man catch on fire and transform into another man but this man didn’t walk slow and zombie like he moved towards me quickly. The fire never consumed him and never showed his face. He spoke to me angry. I backed away from him afraid because I knew it was the devil himself. I was so scared of him I stopped talking. I was shocked by what I was experiencing. He kept talking but in my fear I could not understand what he was saying to me. His voice was not like a demonic scratchy voice but like a normal male persons voice. As he got closer to me the ground opened up beneath me and I nearly fell in. I hung on to the side because in the hole that opened up beneath me, there was fire in it like lava. I was so scared I cried out “sorry” to the devil! I do believe I may have said it twice. It was like Satan nodded his head in approval and then I cried out to Jesus please save me. I soon appeared on a regular road. I was very upset with the Lord for having that experience. I felt like he had abandoned me.
I asked Him when I woke why would He allow that? I was also confused, I always thought of the devil approaching pastors or apostles or people that have more going on in their spiritual lives, like people that travel all over the world and have international ministries. I was so ashamed and I realized that when I prayed I would so boldly come against diseases, witches, depression, mare spirits, but I would not address the devil directly. It’s like I avoided him.
The Lord revealed to me that I was afraid of the devil and he also told me I allowed myself to be defeated when I apologized to him. He reminded me that I cannot rule in Him beneath Satan. I felt so bad inside and told God that I don’t want to be that way. I took back my apology from the devil and asked God to strengthen me. I wondered if the devil would come back to intimidate me but I decided that if he did I was not going to relent my position in Jesus!! He has not come back . . . yet and I have made sure when I pray to boldly confess in my heart the devil is under my feet and to come in the authority of my heavenly father the most high God, not my strength but in His.
We must submit ourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee. (James 4:7) The devil is going to do all in his power to kill, steal and distroy, we have to resist him. To resist means we must endure, withstand the action or effect of. We do this by relying on the strength of God. The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. (Exodus 15:2) I learned that the devil is no respectors of persons. Anyone who is an advocate of Jesus in the earth is his enemy.Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8) Key words here “whom” This means he is looking for anyone he can distroy, not a particular group. As long as we submit ourselves to God we can resist him and he will flee!!!!