Dealing with the desert spirit – Part I
Bible Passage: Deut. 8:15, Luke 11:24
Sometimes, when spirits are cast out of a person or place, they go through dry places as we see in Luke 11:24. This implies that certain spirits are called desert spirits and when such operate in the life of a man, he begins to have certain experiences. The desert is a dry and deserted place; it is a wasteland. When the desert spirit operates in the life of a man, it causes him to experience dryness and other strange occurrences. The desert spirit causes a man to gradually begin to experience what is called, “Desertification.” This is a process whereby one begins to physically experience some symptoms of desert life. It goes beyond the spiritual and manifests physically. There are powers responsible for this and it could be from an evil altar or a wicked person around you. May God expose and disgrace every of such powers in Jesus’ name.
There are signs to show if this spirit is operating in one’s life and the first of them is serpentine attack. The desert is full of serpents, as we see in Deut. 8:15 and when they attack, there is a release of poison into its victim (Psalm 58:4), which causes set back in ones life. This is the poison of darkness and when injected into a person could cause strange sickness, strange feelings and movement in the body, and even inflammation of some body parts.
Genesis 49:17 talks about a serpent on the way that bites the heels of the horse, so that, its rider falls backward. This is an example of the setback, which results in the error expressed in Eccl. 10:5-7. When a rider falls out of a horse, anyone can take over the riding of the horse hence we see servants taking over positions of princes. It is an error that proceeds from the wicked (ruler spirit) is not from God. It is a desert experience that can result in such error that brings the unwise and undeserving to places of honour, while the rich sits in low places and princes are trekking. The serpentine attack can also result in death, Numbers 21:5-6 and this explains why physically things die in the hands of such a person. Relationship, ideas, businesses, ministry and even dreams and visions die in the hand of such a person. If this explains what you are going through there shall be a restoration in Jesus’ name.
The second sign of the operation of the desert spirit in one’s life is the sting of the scorpion. This symbolises pains, Rev. 9:5, and torment. Some people go through pains from attacks in relationship, business, financial loses and even while trying to help others. The sting of the scorpion could also mean a yoke, but God will destroy it from your life in Jesus’ name. Another sign of the desert spirit is drought, this means acute dryness and it manifests in three forms. They are acute shortage or scarcity, lack of some vital things of life and then, acute poverty. It is common to see such persons once doing well and living fine, but gradually loses everything just like a desert encroachment on some lands. May God visit your situation today in Jesus’ name! Amen!
• Rev. John Okene, Divine Touch Int’l Ministries, Warri, Delta State. email@example.com. Prayerline: +2348135952623