This morning I woke up from a dream in which the enemy was attacking me. It was not pleasant at all, but I kept fighting by “pleading the blood of Jesus”. Whenever I did this, the enemy would slow up, but then start up his relentless attack again. It felt terrible, but I continued to fight. Finally the dream ended.
Although the dream was not a good one and I actually physically felt the attack, the dream helped me to realize the reason I have been feeling the way that I have lately. I am being attacked. Often we as Christians forget that there is a devil and he does not like us. Yes, it’s good to not focus on that, but we should not forget.
As I pondered the dream, I could see that the devil hates me. He was playing dirty hitting me almost like with boxing gloves and his imps were not trying to stop. It’s not like someone who dislikes you, but rather, I could feel the hatred and let me tell you friends, that is how the devil feels about you as well.
I know now that I have to get on the offense and fight back. We can’t stay in defense mode. We must learn to fight back in the realm of the spirit.
I had been asking the Lord what was wrong and God showed me. It’s wasn’t pleasant but at least I received my answer. I am being buffeted by the enemy!
1 Peter 5:8New International Version (NIV)
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.