Dealing with strange battles – Part I
The word strange in this context refers to something odd, weird or queer. Strange battles mean battles that are unfamiliar, we are not used to them and don’t even understand them. It is like wrestling with shadows as we see in Eph. 6:12. The victims of such battles do not know why, how and when it started or they got engaged in it. In 1Cor. 15:32, Apostle Paul talks about fighting with a beast. This can be referred to as wicked and strange powers. There are no words to describe them because their modus operandi is beastly. I remember some years ago while I was handling the deliverance case of a parishioner, as I took time one night as usual to study and pray, I had a strange revelation. The heaven was opened and I saw a ladder extending down with a strange figure descending. This certainly was the second heaven, where the devil resides, the prince of the air and is the operational headquarters of spiritual wickedness and powers. This creature was half female and half horse. In Greek mythology, this is called “Centaurs.”
As this beastlike personality appeared with other smaller demons, we started fighting. This revelation started at 11pm and lasted till 6am, all the other demons were consumed in fire, but the beast of a woman looked at me in the eyes and said, “I will be back,” as she returned up the ladder.
When I woke up, I was gripped with fear as I kept seeing those eyes in my mind. Two days later, a lady walked into the church requesting for counselling and deliverance. As I was about to pray with her as usual, before listening to her case, my attention was caught by those same fierce eyes I saw in the revelation. After she left my office that day, I pondered over the whole incidence and made up my mind that I would not handle that deliverance. For the benefit of doubt, I sent some church workers to try to locate her by the address she left behind. They were told that no such person ever lived there. It then dawned on me that I was dealing with a beast manifested in human form. I pray for you that for every strange battle you are fighting, you shall come out victorious in Jesus’ name and the strongman behind that battle will go down for your sake.
Job 14:1 tells us that life is full of troubles. It is important, therefore, that we understand some facts about battles, if we must scale through this perilous and trouble-filled life. The first fact is that your parentage determines to a large extent the battles you fight. If you come from a Godly family, there are likely fewer battles to fight, but if you come from an occultic or idolatrous family, then you need to buckle up and prepare for war. It is even worse if you are the first child.
The second fact is that the solution to any crisis is in the crisis. All you need to do is to search inwardly. Thirdly, you do not choose your battles, but the battles pick you up. Many of us did not choose the battles we’re fighting, today. Note that battles in life are inevitable. Every man at one time or another is fighting a battle. This could be in your finance, health, marriage, career, ministry or even your dream. Again, battles are the seed for promotion. After David defeated Goliath, he was promoted. I pray for you that the battles you are fighting right now will take you to your next level in life in Jesus’ name. Every devil waiting for you at your next level is destroyed by fire in Jesus’ name.
Rev. John Okene, Divine Touch Int’l Ministries, Warri, Delta State.
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