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Sword_2Okay I am trying to work through this series on Spiritual Warfare. Forgive me for my sporadic posting. Hang in there.

It has been a fascinating week. I have addressed spiritual warfare and our preparedness with several groups of believers. My Thursday morning Bible study group discussed Ephesians, Six. We addressed actual encounters where spiritual armor such as prayer and Bible verses were used to win the battle.

Also this week our group 1Peter3Living talked about being prepared while we live and believe in our marriages. Today, I want to share an actual account with you written by Amy Forbes.

Amy Forbes knows what the real face of evil looks like. As a former practicing Wicca (Witch), now saved by Jesus, she can attest to the evil spells and practices of the enemy.

She is a strong believer in the power of our Spiritual Armor from Ephesians 6. The following is a true account of a very scary experience. Be Blessed, Lynn

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It was the summer of 1985. I was 14 years old and we had traveled up north for a family holiday to go camping at some freshwater lakes with friends.

One particular hot day we walked around the bay to the lake next to ours. The walk took us about 25 minutes and was very tiring. On the way my sister suddenly spotted a small opening in the cliff beside us so we scrambled to see what was inside. Thinking it was just a curve in the rock face we weren’t very hesitant until looking in further when we were surprised to see a cave lined with human skulls.

Knowing that much of the area around Northland was once inhabited by many Maori tribal populations we deduced that the cave was probably tapu (forbidden, restricted, sacred) and quickly left. When we reached our destination a strange thing happened. There was a jetty on the edge of the water that we all had fun jumping off but when I had my turn I felt myself being pulled deeper and deeper into the water but managed to get to the surface before I ran out of breath. I was terrified as I realized how close I had come to nearly drowning. That night once we were back at our campsite my younger brother had the worst asthma attack he’d ever had and my sister became dreadfully ill. The next day we came to the conclusion that because we had entered the cave a maori curse probably came upon us and the accidents we’d had were the result of it. Now looking back on it I can see two issues:
• back then we weren’t Christians, we weren’t spiritually right with God and we weren’t protected
* I wouldn’t have done it in the first place if I had known the dangers of it because I would have been testing God.

After reading my story is there anything in your life similar to this that’s happened to you?

Amy

You can visit Amy at her personal blog, Knight's Acre.

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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