Many of us at Spring Creek have been in a major spiritual war for the past 15 months. There has been gut wrenching pain. Demonic activity. Setbacks. Delays. Wicked schemes. Lies. Slander. Pure evil. At times it seemed the forces of hell were released against us.
We prayed. We interceded. At times we warred through prayer. Tears fell. Hearts bonded through fervent intercession. The battle was fierce. The progress seemed very slow. We wondered why God did not intervene faster. Through it all we clung to God through prayer. Even when weeks turned into months of waiting and evil prevailing. Still the church prayed.
Finally, God pushed back the forces of darkness and victory was won. In the end, intense spiritual warfare happened over a 24-hour span. It meant some intercessors getting up early in the morning to battle. Others prayed throughout the day as the war waged on. A small band gathered at the church and prayed when evil seemed to prevail. God won in the end. God moved the mountain that had stood for 15 months. God lifted a heavy burden that felt unmanageable at times. God won. Satan lost. Now the saints rejoice.
I do not let my guard down. I know other prayer battles will follow. I am not hanging my armor so as to rest. There is much more to believe God for. Many more skirmishes to fight out in prayer. There are other victories to secure. There are other strongholds to be broken. With sword strapped on and the shield of faith I prepare to reengage in battle. Soldiers do not come out of battle unscathed. Wounds happen. The body and spirit weaken. This is not the time to grow weary and faint hearted. Too much is at stake. May the army of God rise to fight the forces of darkness another day. May we stay in the war zone advancing the cause of God against the forces of darkness that stand in our way. All things are possible with God.