I had to leave for school. I went downstairs and tried to avoid my parents, but they wanted to talk to me and find out what this man had said to me. They were very concerned and knew something wasn’t right with him, but hadn’t shared all that with me. I tried to make my way to the door. They tried to step between the door and me and that’s when I saw it.
I saw their eyes change as quick as a flash of lightning and it was gone again. They looked demonic.
I freaked. I bolted.
After school I found that man waiting for me at my car. I felt incredibly uncomfortable that he was there. I had been praying for God to show me what was really up. I made the mistake of telling him the scene at home just before school and he seemed almost happy about it. Ooookaaay. He offered me a job as a live-in nanny. Say what?
All at once I knew I needed to get away from this man. I had more and more felt my peace disappear each time I was around him. I decided to go home and tell my parents everything!
They explained how he had been trying to split our church and bring division by speaking against my dad. I had no idea. They prayed for me and took authority over a number of unclean spirits that had been harassing and deceiving me, and I repented. At the end of that prayer everything was crystal clear.
God doesn’t give us our authorities to lord over us or control us, but to be guided and protected by their wisdom. Naysayers will say, “What about the perversion of people in authority?” Sometimes it happens, but my parents had always told me that if I prayed and asked God to show me if I was being deceived that He would bring me out of it!
From this I was reminded that the devil is real and he’s always trying to take me out. I learned how to discern God’s voice more effectively after this experience, and the importance of being able to do so.
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