If I may revert to my genuine vernacular, “I ain’t nobody special”. I’m just a hairy legged, country boy from Northeast Louisiana with a passion for God. I write a simple, insignificant blog that no one knows about (yet) to encourage people and help them find their course in life. I’ll be hanged by my own branches as a righteous oak if I ever expected to be recognized first hand by the enemy.
Makes me wonder if what I’m doing here is really so insignificant. Oh, I know the enemy has been on my back one way or another most all my life. The enemy prods all of us. He’s tried to kill me and God would not allow it. That ENCOURAGES me!
The enemy’s attacks have been subtle at times. Other times, his attacks have been raids that stole something from me or destroyed something that I loved. That’s on me, I allowed it to happen out of ignorance, but no more. But most recently, the enemy launched an attack so brazen that it was almost laughable.
If I may be so blunt, I am both overjoyed and angry at the same time. I didn’t know that state was possible, but it is. Recently, I posted the articles “Let Me Speak of WAR” in parts 1, 2, and 3. THEN I posted the article “Dreams That Make My Blood Boil”. We ARE at war! The enemy is at hand!
In this article, I will briefly outline how the ENEMY has, most recently, proven my point.
The night of January 4 was pretty much like any other night. I was getting ready for work and I heard the welcome “PING” from my computer telling me that someone had responded to an article here on the website or a FB post. I never expected what I found.
Since beginning this journey, I’d expected criticism from various groups of non-believers and various denominational groups. I was prepared for that. What I was not prepared for, and I should have been, was what I found facing me on a computer screen. If you are squeamish, or not strong in your faith, I urge you that you stop NOW and pray for strength and protection! It may get a little scary for some of you. I will soften the vile, filth that I was exposed to.
I received a message from an individual who referred to me as “Saint Lonnie”. Right off the bat was the question of how much would it cost for me take to take down this website and the Facebook Ministry page and cease operation. Most of the message appeared as gibberish that I believe was a combined form of ancient languages. Perhaps Akkadian? I’m not sure. There were symbols like hieroglyphics of some kind. In my spirit there was a foreboding sense that they were Assyrian but I’m not certain about that either. There were references of a “dark, black drug lord” and “Jesus vs. The Alien, the black drug lord”. There were challenges offered and ultimatums were issued. I had been “PINGED” by a demonic force! I suppose THREATENED would be a more accurate assessment. No, I am not joking and no, I am not demented from lack of sleep. It was real.
I did a little research on this individual. Enough research to know that his realm of influence consisted of drug dealers, gun peddlers, pornographic artists, and satanic worshipers. Then I noticed the ONE post on his page. It was written in the same cryptic, gibberish nonsense that he used to contact me personally. “Saint Lonnie” was mentioned twice in that post.
What did I do? I deferred to the LORD’s own words in Zechariah 3:1-10:
- Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
- The LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”
- Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.
- He spoke and said to those who were standing before him saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” Again he said to him, “See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes.”
- Then I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments, while the angel of the LORD was standing by.
- And the angel of the LORD admonished Joshua, saying,
- “Thus says the LORD of hosts, “If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service then you will govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these standing here.”
- Now listen Joshua, the high preist, you and your friends, who are sitting in front of you—indeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My servant the Branch.
- For behold, the stone that I have set before Joshua; on one stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave an inscription on it.” Declares the LORD of hosts. “and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
- In that day,” declares the LORD of hosts, “every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and under his fig tree.” (NASB ’97; the highlights are my own)
I reached forward, tapped that little “trash” icon and wiped the dung off my screen. The man, I prayed for. He is seriously possessed. I KNOW who the enemy is! I called a brother whom I trust and love dearly and shared the experience with him. Just so happens, another man whom I know and love was with him. Quickly, we braided ourselves in prayer into a three stranded cord. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 “And if one (the enemy) can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” NASB ‘97)Don’t EVER go into battle alone!
Now, what does all this mean? Well, it means several things.
- I have gotten the enemy’s attention! Believe it or not, with this little, insignificant web site that no one knows about but you, the enemy has identified me by name. I consider that a good day. The enemy perceives me as a threat! He wants me STOPPED! I have been put on notice! Which means that I’m doing something right. That ENCOURAGES ME!
- It means that what God has done through me in “Let Me Speak of War” Parts 1, 2, and 3 AND in “Dreams That Make My Blood Boil” has touched a very sensitive nerve! The enemy does not want you to know what is REVEALED in those articles!
- The enemy is aware of what he is about to lose in the RESTORATION he owes! Know what the enemy has stolen from you! Find that door through which he has entered and KICK it shut! BANKRUPT hell and TAKE BACK all the treasures he has stolen! (Proverbs 6:31 “But when he (the thief) is found, he must repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.” NASB ’97; highlight is, again, my own) Not only that, he sees the doors of opportunity closing on our marriages, our children, our churches and in YOUR life!
Now, it may seem that I’m ranting! I am! I am seriously ticked off! I take it seriously! Yet, I’m overjoyed that little ol’ me and this little ol’ blog has been deemed worthy of such a brazen attack.
Heavenly Father, put the enemy on NOTICE! I cannot be BOUGHT! I cannot be INTIMIDATED! I STAND FIRM in the whole armor of GOD and with the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT which is the WORD OF GOD I will continue to inflict DAMAGE upon the enemy and his cause! Father I take refuge under your wing and place my family under your care. You protect them better than I can. Thank you Father for fighting for ME! Amen!
By the way, devil. I wrote “Let Me Speak of WAR” in those three parts and “Dreams That Make My Blood Boil” in prayer and under direction of Holy Spirit. You have been identified as the ENEMY! Your offers and ultimatums have been declined. Thank you, for PROVING my point! You shot yourself in the foot!
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