I know you are not used to this. I know it’s jarring to see the derangement in the battle. Living inside inner-cities (as a single Christian woman) brought me daily, face-to-face with such evils that only Christ Jesus could sustain me. Daily I received such woundings, that my spirit often declared, “surely, this is the one which will end me.” I had to meditate daily on scripture verses just to receive the strength for daily living, let alone to ‘put on the full armor of God’ and fight spiritual battles. And being a ‘disabled warrior’ in the battle adds just one more component and [potential] obstacle in the equation. Please allow me to encourage you lovey, for just as I had to discover my position in the battle, you too must understand and receive your spiritual positioning. But take heart, you are not alone and Christ Jesus has overcome – thus allowing access to your victory.
YOUR SPIRITUAL STRATEGY: DEFENSES
In Schenectady, NY I found the most precious battle fort. It was on Hulett Street in Hamilton Hill and its walls were high; its gate was locked; its watchtower secure and its armory filled with a stockpile of brightly colored armaments – all hidden to the naked eye.
The war was all around us; the battleground vast: littered with twisted corpses, vampires, hounds from hell and other demons I simply could not identify. Death and despair surrounded us daily. Surely, if we were not inside our spiritual fort the enemy would have vanquished us. Fires raged, territorial skirmishes and wars – just outside the gates; marauders and looters testing each of our defenses.
HAND TO HAND COMBAT
My weapon was a melody and with Nehamiah inspired situational awareness, my stance was firm. Inside the fort we called down the heavenly hosts to fight for us. And once done, all vampires and other demons knew who fought for us: the God of Angel Armies!
God Bless You in this day lovey, Mary Budesheim