About 15 years ago at the church we attended, I had a stalker. This man would watch for an opening, then come up to me and try to touch me. It always made me feel dirty, slimy, like whatever demonic spirit was on him was trying to get on me. It went on until I mentioned it to Walt, then he became my look-out guy. When I was ministering to someone, Walt would be right there. When I’d come off the platform, Walt would take my arm and say, “Just come with me, keep walking,” and I knew this man was coming my way.
This man came into a women’s bathroom we was cleaning after church. Thankfully Walt was there and told him to leave and not come back in and that he had no business being in there. The man challenged Walt, telling him that he had no business being there either, but Walt reminded him that since he was the building supervisor and was cleaning between services, he had every right to be in there and with authority, cast him out.
In Acts chapter 16, Paul and Silas were telling people about Jesus and a woman began to follow them saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” It says that she did this for several days and it annoyed Paul. Why? I mean, she was telling the truth, right? But Paul recognized the spirit behind it and he finally confronted it and told it to leave. Note, he didn’t tell HER to leave, he told the spirit to leave. It did, and her masters who had gained much profit from her ability to ‘see’ things, were very put out and had them imprisoned.
The really cool thing was, not only was this woman set free, but when Paul and Silas were put in prison, the jailer and his family were also saved. We just never know how God is going to use certain events in our lives, do we. I came away knowing that the Holy Spirit came to help me discern motives and see things in the spirit realm that I hadn’t seen before. He not only causes us to know things, but to confront things, not to embarrass the person, but so they can be free.
Father, thank You for setting me free so that I can help others be free as well. Thank You for being my strong tower, my constant companion, that Your angels surround me night and day, keeping me in all my ways. May I always be sensitive, compassionate and full of love, but also on guard, watching and listening to Your still small voice. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.