GUEST POST BY HEATHER LINDSEY, CEO AND FOUNDER AT PINKY PROMISE
Can I be real with you all? My husband and I got into a small spat last night. The usual, marriage, every now and then dispute. So, I went to bed mad. I snatched the covers and rolled over to the other side. How dare he not “die to himself.” It’s so ironic that we can know that the bible says “not to go to bed angry” AND while I was focusing on what my HUSBAND needed to do to “change”– I totally ignored what I could change– which was ME.
Nonetheless, we got into a small spat. I woke up at about 2:30am to check on a sleeping Logan (my son) and I remembered our spat and I was mad! How dare he! As I meditated on how my husband made me mad, I drifted off to sleep, I had one of the most powerful, unforgettable dreams. This dream was so real and not only was it REAL but God interpreted the dream for me as I was sleeping. God rarely speaks to me through dreams, but at times, He does. I didn’t even realize that this particular thing was happening but I believe that it will change your life the way it changed mine.
This was the dream:
Out of nowhere, I saw a demon. Its face was completely disfigured. It was short and it looked like a mix of a gremlin and an alien. As I looked at the demon, it said that it was the “marriage demon.” And that little demon was laughing at me. I recall turning to the Lord in the dream and asking Him what does that mean?” He said, This is the marriage demon, it’s purposed to destroy marriage. There are demons on this earth that are assigned to DESTROY certain areas in your life. There’s demons that attack your faith, trust in God, your single life, your children, your family, your mind, your very SOUL and every other area of your life. It’s exactly what they do, try to destroy it.”
I woke up SHOCKED!! You mean to tell me that I got this little demon running around my house trying to ruin my marriage and I am LETTING IT??? I actually got MAD at it!! I am letting some fallen angel and my PRIDE tell me to go to sleep angry?? Ohhhhhh, no! NOT on my watch and NOT in my house! I turned to my husband and repented so quickly!! Minutes later, all was well. A total misunderstanding. The crazy thing about that test was that it was so REAL. I blamed my husband without actually looking at myself and seeing what I could have done differently.
Then, I began to look over my life and I said, GOD– when I moved to NYC for the first time and stepped out on faith, I got hit with so many tests and it was PLAIN hard. I look back and I was being attacked by a particular demon that was trying to get me trust in IT instead of trusting in the living God. I believe that after we pass that test over and over again– then that demon leaves. This goes for every season in your life! When you’re a child, there’s a demon attempting to place seeds in your mind that grow and try to destroy you as an adult!
Ok, you may say– HEATHER, where is this biblical?! You’re freakin’ me out.
Let me show you what I found:
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places
God and ‘the satan’ have the following exchange.
One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil.” Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, all that he has is in your power; only do not stretch out your hand against him!” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.
1 Peter 5:8
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.
So what does this tell me? That satan WAITS for another opportunity to attack you!! As soon as you STEP out on FAITH, GET ENGAGED, DECIDE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO TRUST GOD or whatever else, it’s an opportunity for satan to come in & TEST YOU! Satan and his little demons have ruined marriages, relationships and whatever else all in the name of another PERSON. And HE keeps slipping BY and nobody is recognizing the part that he played!
Where do you think 1/3 of the angels went that got kicked out of heaven? They’re with satan– taking HIS assignments on this earth & instructions! THIS is why when you begin to live for Jesus, you get HIT up with attacks! Satan now sees you as a threat because you no longer live for him and you NOW live for Jesus!!
Are you getting this??? THIS is the reason your friendships, job, money, marriage, emotions and everything is getting attacked! It’s a SET-UP!!!! SATAN IS TRYING TO WIPE YOU OUT!! He doesn’t care about you! He wants you OUT of the way!! THIS is why it’s so important for you to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY and keep praying! Keeping the presence of Christ in your heart, prepares you for each attack. It renews your mind & you refuse to entertain satan’s lies.
Ok, so as you can see in Job that GOD allows these temptations to come! Praise God that when you pass them, you GROW up and you mature.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings and tests, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
Are you seeing this? Now that I saw that little marriage demon that was trying to destroy my marriage last night, I REFUSE to entertain him! I ain’t entertaining no little fallen angel that has ZERO power and authority over me!
God promises that HE will be with me and that I won’t be tempted beyond I can handle and that HE will give me a way OUT. (1 Cor 10:13)
Are you taking the way out?? Or are you giving into all of these temptations as satan and his little friends are laughing at you?
THERE are demons ASSIGNED to ruin your life. Don’t LET them.
And, for clarity– if there’s sin that you pursue and then, you welcome 7 other demons more evil than itself to enter your body.(matthew 12:43-45) Are you opening the door to satan with your LIFE? Are you freely letting him come in & life in your heart? If so, then, it’s time to close that door and give your entire heart to Christ. Repent and turn from your sins! God is calling you back to HIM!
Love you all dearly,
**Heather Lindsey is the CEO and Founder of Pinky Promise, an organization that promotes honoring God with your life & body whether single or married. Pinky Promise was founded in January 2012 and has grown to over 10,000 women making a promise to honor God with their life. Founder, Heather challenges teens, young adults and women to rise above cultural pressures and to stay determined to live for Christ regardless of their circumstances. Facing consequences women in previous generations couldn’t imagine, ladies receive straight talk from Heather on how to say no in a yes society.
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