A few years ago the title was a popular phrase especially with comedians. But unfortunately it is drastically not funny. Over the years I have become sensitive to understanding situations when everything seems to go south. Monday a week ago I experienced one of those mountain top happenings when I was journaling. I can feel the difference when I am writing whether the words are mine or those of the Holy Spirit guiding me. When I finished, it was a time for a loud Praise The Lord. Within an hour bad things started to happen. I lost an account password which we needed urgently. My wife and I spent several hours searching for the missing password. When we returned from Monday Bible study, our printer had died – it would not turn on. Panic started to set in – we urgently needed a printer and access to the locked account.
When I discerned that I was under attack, I prayed “In the name of Jesus Christ, Satan be gone!” Calmness came over me and within 24 hrs. both problems had been resolved.
Now I do not see Satan as some red weirdo with horns and a long tail but rather a malicious spirit that is just as real as the Holy Trinity. It is constantly probing our subconscious to weaken our spirituality and our attempts to grow spiritually. You might not be aware, but in the book for Occasional Services, used by Lutheran Pastors, there is a service for praying evil spirits out of homes. The clergy take the seriousness and reality of evil as theologically important.
Don’t let bad situations lead you into anger and hate. Pray the evil one away and ask for calmness and directions for resolving the situation.