Updated: Aug 15, 2022
I met someone who believed his time was up, that he was destined to die soon because he had escaped death so many times.
He has seen a shadow figure since he was a little boy. He told me it has been after him and his time was coming. He believes in God and His son, yet the feeling of dread and fear hovered over him. Among other situations, like an inoperable brain tumor, he witnessed many of his friends die in the military. He saw the shadow figure take some of them. I wanted so badly to help him understand how to let go of his fear. I knew what he’d seen and how he felt because I have seen it too.
Just a few months before I met him, I was pushed into the darkest moment of my life. It terrified me. I prayed, then somehow, I found the courage to pray out-loud (which I never did).
Once I did that, I felt a release.
I thought I met him to help him let go of the fear that was affecting his life. But when I described what I had seen and asked if it was the same, he panicked and I never heard from him again.
Even though I couldn’t help him, maybe this can help you or someone you love. Please know that as a believer in Jesus the shadow can’t have your soul, no matter what you’ve done!
I have felt it, the thick, sticky, terrifying darkness. Any time I drew near to God, it would get worse. I was so afraid of what would happen, that I kept God at a distance. I believed by avoiding God and the gifts HE placed in me that I was protecting myself and those I love. That is exactly what the darkness wants to do to ALL of us!
Don’t let it win!!!!!
Say you are participating in a sport, as you run toward the opposite team’s “goal,” would the opponent stop you? No!
They would move out of your way and let you stride comfortably by. It’s when you fight to win that opposition defends against you. Life is the same.
The darkness is using fear to cause believers to submit and ignore God’s calling. It is a tactic to scare you into hiding from God’s light and purpose for your life.
When you believe in Jesus and ask him into your heart, you are sealed in him with the Holy Spirit of promise (Eph. 1:13).
You become God’s possession (Eph. 1:14). - NOT the shadow’s.
God chose you, He created you, He knew you before He even created the earth (Eph. 1:4).
We have redemption through Jesus’s blood, God’s forgiveness freely given by His love and Grace (Eph. 1:7).
By the Holy Spirit which becomes part of you God will lavishly give you wisdom and insight (Eph. 1:8).
You were created for a purpose according to God’s will (Eph. 1:11).
I pray that the eyes of your heart (soul) may be enlightened, so that you will know His calling for your life (Eph. 1:18).
God is strength and might, He rose Christ from the dead! Christ is seated at the right hand of God and has ALL rule, ALL authority, ALL power, ALL dominion over EVERY name on earth for ALL time.
ALL THINGS are in subjugation under the feet of Jesus. (Eph. 1:19-22). That includes the shadow, and the darkness.
You were dead to your sins, you by nature were a child of wrath. You were dead to the indulges of the lusts of the flesh and desires of your mind, you were a child of the earth. (Eph. 2:1-3).
Basically, Until you bond with God you are not able to reach your full potential and it is easy to get sucked into things that hurt you and others.
Once you believe God sent Jesus to take on the sins of all the world for all time into Himself, once you believe that God raised Christ from the dead and because of his sacrifice he is sitting at the right hand of God, you become filled with a gift that no one and nothing can take from you!
You were made alive by the Grace of God through Jesus (Eph. 4-5)
God is living inside you through His gift, the Holy Spirit, the spirit that lived in Jesus Christ, the Spirit of Truth. When that Spirit is living inside you, and you belong to God, no dark forces can take you unless YOU allow them to!
You have to choose! You have to call on the name that has been given authority over all things and use his name to relinquish evil.
Evil does not have authority over you because you belong to God! It ONLY has authority over you if you let it, so DON’T let it!
God, I come to you with an open Heart. Please look inside me, forgive me for my sins. Thank you for sending Jesus who was free from sin, to be the ultimate sacrifice for me. I do believe. Please remove this darkness that has been chasing me. You gave Jesus authority over all the earth, in his name and by his blood I pray for you to cut the chains of the enemy, set me free, unbind me from oppression, cover me in a blanket of protection, build a hedge around me, fill my spirit, soul and mind with Your light. Please protect all those I love, remove and relinquish the darkness from their lives. Lead me with your righteous right hand on the path You have made for me. Thank you for creating me with a purpose, for loving me, for never leaving me even when I’m feeling broken. Set me free by the name of Jesus! Amen.