Lent day 7: Total confidence in Jesus’ power over spiritual forcesMarch 5, 2020
My good friend Brooke called hysterical. It was the middle of the night and her four year daughter was wet with sweat, screaming about a monster at her window. Emiline’s room was on the third floor, facing the river. Could it have been the Spanish moss in the trees? Brooke insisted I come over because Emiline insisted that only Jesus could make it go away. I drove across town to their house and Emiline and I knelt at the window and prayed in the name of the Jesus to send away whatever evil spirit was frightening her. I remember it like it was yesterday. She smiled with a peaceful confidence and kissed me and climbed into her bed, completely confident in Jesus’ name. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 6 that “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers, authorities, and cosmic power over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” I want to trust today in Jesus’ name and Jesus’ power to deal with those spiritual forces just like little Emiline.
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