Saturday, March 12, 2011

Proclaiming in the Dark

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Eph 6:12

We are told that Satan has dominion in this world. And we can sometimes see signs of his cruel and unjust treatment.

Last night, around midnight, a woman’s cry punched the quiet of our home. The blows of her pain continued for over one hour. No other sound accompanied her shrieks. No other women joined into the chorus, which indicated no physical death.

No shouts or male voices reverberated. No sounds of physical abuse.

Just a wail. Pain.

We prayed. I asked for God’s angels to come and meet her. Free her. I asked for any allegiance in her heart to evil or Satan, to be turned. Confessed. Changed.

I don’t even know her name.

But I heard the bondage of her heart.

She proclaimed her pain into the silent hours of slumber.

Her current truth contrasted neon against the black night.

We had no choice but to hear.

And so we pray.

And we believe.

“…The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3: 8b

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” Romans 16: 20

We proclaim the One who has Overcome the World.

Right out loud, in the dark.