What can I do when I am under spiritual attack?

Question: What can I do when I am under spiritual attack?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:5-8)

Pray; but likewise seek Scripture’s revelation to identify the source of these spiritual attacks. Knowledge is often a healer that dispels undue worry and critical thoughts that border on paranoia. Not discounting that ‘the Lord works in mysterious ways’ the Holy Spirit may likewise allow special insight into these matters through prayer, counsel, circumstances, dreams, impressions, etc.

The sad thing is this: these spiritual attacks may sometimes stem from cryptic prayers of fellow believers. Let alone Job’s comforters, Balaam and the Psalmists, are not the epistles likewise littered with contentions between the saints? What more then of the civil strife between members of the body of Christ along denominational lines, doctrines, creeds, nuances (etc.), apart from the pressing issues at home, the secular workplace, school and more? Seriously, how does one make of those intercessory prayers made by some in church and cell groups? Thanks be to God then for our Savior, mediator and advocate – Christ Jesus!

Pray; but likewise seek Scripture’s revelation to identify the source of these spiritual attacks. Knowledge is often a healer that dispels undue worry and critical thoughts that border on paranoia. The Holy Spirit may also allow special insight or impressions into these matters through prayer, counsel, casual circumstances – ‘The Lord works in mysterious ways.’
The sad and abominable thing is this: these spiritual attacks may sometimes stem from cryptic prayers of fellow believers. Let alone Job’s comforters, Balaam and the Psalmists, are not the epistles likewise littered with contentions between the saints? What more than of the civil strife between members of the body of Christ along denominational lines, doctrines, creeds, nuances (etc.), apart from the pressing issues at home, the secular workplace, school and more? Seriously, how does one make of those intercessory prayers made by some in church and cell groups? Thanks be to God then for our Savior, mediator and advocate – Christ Jesus!

L.S. James

16 July 2014

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