Friday, March 7, 2008

Evil In the Air

Christian Sensitive’s felt it yesterday. I am not alone. I spoke with another Sensitive last night and she felt the same thing. Yesterday morning, I was having coffee with my son. We had stepped outside, when I felt it. I said to him, "I can feel evil in the air." Of course, my poor children, they know me and just go with the flow. I told him I needed to step back in side because I was so uncomfortable.

Romans 8:15
New International Version (NIV) For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

Praise God, I did not go into fear. But, I was so very uncomfortable. Knowing that, for some reason, the presence of evil was stronger than usual. That is when you know, that you should go into prayer. So, I prayed. Not knowing what to specifically pray about, I prayed protection over the city, and against the schemes of the evil one. My foreboding continued into the day. I watched the news for a while. It was overwhelming with tragedy. Was it worse than usual? It sure seemed to be. So, I prayed harder.

hen my phone began to ring. The caller told me that he was on the way to the hospital to be with a mutual friend. This, mutual friends son had shot himself in the head yesterday morning. I felt sick to my stomach. He was on life support...brain dead. There are no words to describe the multitude of feelings that were now flowing through me. The evil remained in the air, but it was compounded with grief.
I continued in prayer.

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, [a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Again, the phone rang. Another friend, but this time it was about her own family. Her mother only has one lung. She had been taken to the hospital last week, not able to breath. The doctors found a tumor the size of a grape in her remaining lung. When they went to biopsy it, the next day, it had grown to the size of a lemon. The biopsy showed that it was cancer. When they looked at the tumor again, three days later, it had grown all the way across her lung. She will pass on to the Lord very soon. I was broken for my friend and feeling the weight of evil.

I participate in the world but, "I am not of the world." John 17:16. I am but a spirit passing through. Feeling and watching, the evil of this world, move across the land, is not what I thought was on my agenda. But, there it was. Evil.
This is the second time that I have experienced this evil in the air. The other time was, but only, a few months back. Why? I believe that we, this human race, are sinking deeper into the schemes of the evil one. Blinded by our pride, arrogance, lust and greed, we set ourselves above God and ignore the signs of the times. It certainly looks like and feels like, time is short and evil is growing stronger. So if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, should not we decide it is a duck.

If time is short, what are you doing in your life to prepare. Are you still skimming the shallows of your relationship with Christ. If you are, you are weak. And in your weakness, evil will suck you into the abyss of his palace without you blinking an eye.


American Genius said...

I agree. The Time is Short. The Evil One's growing stronger and his time is near upon us.

Given55 said...

American Genius,
Thank you for commenting on my blog.
As evil grows stronger and time grows shorter, we need to reach out to each other in encouragement and love. I appreciate you and may God bless you.

Given55 said...

American Genius,

Thanks for added my link to your blog. I have also, added you to my blogroll. Love your art. Art brings pleasure to my spirit.