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This is an excerpt from a testimony captured by Pastor John Mulinde  entitled Combat in the Heavenly Realm about a man who was once in deep bondage to Satan; but now through Salvation…he is set free and used by God as an Evangelist and in deliverance.  

In the past 6 weeks, we have been sharing about the Armor of God and I pray that the lesson captured in How satan Stops Our Prayers (COMBAT IN THE HEAVENLY REALM) will stir us to put on the Armor of God.

 

By John Mulinde

“I want to share with you from a testimony of someone who was saved, someone who had been serving the devil.  And when that man gave his testimony, it so challenged me, I did not want to believe it.  I had to go ten days before the Lord in fasting, asking Him, “Lord, is this true?” And it was at that time the Lord began to teach me what happens in the spiritual realm when we pray.

This man was born after his parents dedicated themselves to Lucifer.   He grew up to be a young man in his twenties with so much bloodshed on his hands.  Killed at will.  He had the ability to go out of his body through transcendental meditation.… this guy was used by satan to destroy so many churches, and destroy so many pastor”.

In his testimony, he mentioned that every Christian has got an angel serving that Christian.  The Bible says angels are ministering spirits to us.  He said that when people pray, the answer comes in the hands of the angel.  The angel brings the answer just like it is captured in the book of Daniel.  He said something tough about the Armor of God; and that is if the person who prays knows the spiritual armors and is clothed with them, the answer comes by an angel who is also clothed in full armor.

However, if the one who prays doesn’t care about spiritual armory, the angel comes without spiritual armor.  There are some Christians who don’t care about the kind of thoughts in their minds; and fail to fight the battle of their minds.  In this case their angels come without wearing the helmet.  Whatever Armor of God as a person you fail to put on, it directly impacts upon the angel serving you….that weaponry is missing in the spiritual armor. In other words, the Armor of God does not protect our physical bodies; but our spiritual exploits. “…For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.”   Ephesians 6:12

This man said that when prayer breaks through, the answer will always come.  He said he does not know a case where prayer broke through and the answer did not come.  He said the answer always comes, but in most cases, it would never get to the person who asked.  Why? Battle in the heavenlies.

This man said, when the angel is coming back with the answer, the enemy would focus and look at him and notice the areas which are not covered in the armory, and those are the areas they would attack.  If he has no helmet, they would shoot at his head.  If he has no breastplate, they would shoot at his chest.  If he has no shoes, they would make a fire and make him walk in the fire.  Now I am just repeating what this man said.  Actually, we asked him, “Can angels feel fire?” And you know what he said to us? Remember this is a spiritual realm.  These are spirits dealing with spirits.  The battle is intense, and when they overpower an angel of God, the first thing they target is the answer he is carrying, and they get that from the Angel.

Christians, we are in a battle and need to:-

(i) know and how to operate the weapons in this warfare.  The Bible calls them the Armor of God.  It is not our Armor; it is God’s armor.  When we put on the full armor of God and use it, we allow God to fight on our behalf.

(ii) know that the Holy Spirit is not a servant.  He does not run to and fro to the Father to tell Him what we need.  That is the work of angels.  But He stands by our side.  Doing what? Guiding us, teaching us, leading us, helping us to pray the right way.  And when things are happening in the spiritual realm, He sometimes prompts …He wakes you up in the night and says, “Pray.” You say, “No! My time is not yet come.” And He says, “Pray now!” Why? He sees what is happening in the spiritual realm.  Sometimes He says, “Tomorrow-fasting!” You say, “Oh, no, I’ll start on Monday!”  But He understands what is happening in the spiritual realm.  We should learn to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.  He guides us in the paths of righteousness.

Yes, the battle is not ours; the battle is of the Lord! Still it is imperative for a Christian to put on the full Armor of God to experience effective and productive prayers.  Also, Prayer ceases to be a duty or a burden ….then it is enjoyable, fulfilling and rewarding.

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  13. Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:11,13

A full version of the testimomy  can be accessed from (http://www.divinerevelations.info/how_satan_stops_our_prayers/index.htm)