981. Occurrence on Oct. 96.
Hello again brothers and sisters,
I would like to take the time to thank those of you who wrote and are concerned for me. Since yesterday, I have been trying to figure out what "REALLY" is happening around me lately, with smoke alarms going off, my dog barking at locked doors and empty hallways. And here, it is exactly 24 hours later, and I am beginning to understand a little more, but I don't understand the whole picture yet.
But let me try to explain, what I do not know (sounds strange doesn't it):
Do you remember the thorn in Paul side (2Cor 12:7-9, A MESSENGER OF SATAN.), and from the book of Rev 9:3-11. Read and think about Rev 9:11 (They had as king over them THE ANGEL OF THE ABYSS, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.).
The first verse happened to Paul almost two thousand years ago, and the second is suppose to happen during the end times (to only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads). I have been depressed before, but these attacks are supernatural in nature. All of us have been attacked in one way or another in times past. I do not know for sure, but the Lord seems to be showing me that these kinds of occurrences not only happened to Paul, but as we approach closer to the end, that these occurrences are going to be more common. Please pray about this, don't just take my word for it. These are not the everyday things that some of you are talking about. These things are somehow amplified in the spirit and in the flesh. Paul's words keep ringing in my spirit as I type this. (His pain!)
You actually feel like you are in a real war with these dark spirits. Where at times you have to run and jump into your spiritual fox hole or lose your head. This is for real, and I wish I had the words to explain what I am trying to say. I guess, we humans believe we thought up all these battle plans, and wars without Satan's help. Or maybe Satan, the teacher of war with his fellow demons, will show some people in person. Boy, I do not like - what I am writing tonight. God bless you all.
Yours in Christ, your little brother,
from the NIV Bible:
2 Cor 12:7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
2 Cor 12:8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
2 Cor 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
Rev 9:3 And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.
Rev 9:4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
Rev 9:5 They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
Rev 9:6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Rev 9:7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.
Rev 9:8 Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
Rev 9:9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.
Rev 9:10 They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.
Rev 9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.