Here are 4 more signs that you might be under spiritual attack.
Drastic Changes at Home, Work or Health
We know that Satan is the prince of the power of the air (Eph 2:2) and he can make life hard for those who are believers in Christ. Job is an example of Satan buffeting those who trust in God. I remember a pastor teaching about spiritual attacks. The week that he was preparing his sermon, his washer suddenly broke down, his heating and air conditioning system burned up, his wife became very ill and one of his children was beaten up at school. Were these things simply coincidence? I know of many other pastors who had similar experiences, although not quite as drastic as these. Satan doesn’t want the church to know about him. He is good with most people believing he is a myth. Satan and his minions are more dangerous when they appear to not exist.
Increasing Patterns of Fear
I believe there is a reason that the most frequent thing that Jesus mentioned and is recorded in the Bible is “fear not” is because He knows our tendency to do just that. There are 365 mentions of “fear not” or something very similar to this. That means that we have at least one “fear not” for every day of the year. Sometimes even deacons, elders, experienced Christians and yes, even pastors have times of fear. They might fear whether they are truly saved or not. They might fear that they are a false convert. The only fear however that is beneficial is a fear of the Lord for that is the beginning of wisdom but this fear is a fear that means we have a holy, deep and abiding reverence for God and that we strive to obey Him in all things. If you are having bouts with fear, you might be under spiritual attack. The way to thwart these finery darts is to get into the Word of God and fall on your knees. Believe God’s Word and don’t trust your feelings. Human feelings are highly unreliable but God’s Word is always true and why Jesus repeatedly said “fear not.”
Marital and Family Conflict
Since we know that Satan wants to destroy the Christian family, he will often try to create friction between husbands and wives and between children and parents. This could also include in-laws, cousins, uncles and aunts. There is no better way for the enemy to try and discourage the Christian than to drive a wedge between the members of the family. Be aware that Satan seeks to destroy the foundation of nations…the family and what better place for him to focus his attacks on than the Christian family.
Many that I counsel feel that God has let them down and they fall away from church or their belief in God. They also stop reading their Bible. They might even pull away from their Christian friends but that is exactly what Satan wants. That’s where Satan is most dangerous. He would love nothing more than to try and isolate you. Satan is described as a roaring lion who is roaming about, seeking whom he might devour (1 Pet 5:8) and just like in the wild, a lion will most likely attack the straggler, the one who becomes separated from the herd. If you feel like separating from other believers, take warning. You are more vulnerable when you are walking the Christian life as a solo act. There truly is safety in numbers.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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