The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.
Isaiah 49: 24-26
Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierce? 25 But this is what the Lord says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save. 26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Make A Way by Elevation Worship
Happy Eighteenth Day of Thanks Everyone!
Today I give thanks for a cry of desperation because I’ve found that desperation produces the purest form of worship, praise, and prayer. One day Delilah got home from school and began to draw one of her lock, key, and gate drawings. This drawing was unlike any of the ones she had drawn before. The gate was purple, with a yellow lock and green key. After researching the significance of the colors in her drawing, we realized that the spirit we would encounter in this territory was the principality of Jezebel. According to Revelations 2: 18-29, Jezebel represents sexual sin and immorality, abuse, and perversion. The color yellow of the lock let us know that the battle would be full of trials and tribulations. The trauma/abuse that Lilah experienced as a child undergirds the last Legion-- of rejection—that must be destroyed for her complete healing and deliverance. When we discovered that Jezebel was at this gate, I had Lilah start praying and renounce spirits of sexual perversion from trauma and abuse. Multiple spirits began to surface and became very aggressive. I spent two hours rebuking, binding and casting out Jezebel and all the other spirits out. The throes of violence were heavy.
At one moment during those hours, Delilah had my left hand in her grip and clawed at my skin until she arrived at my vein. No matter how much she pressed into my vein, I looked her in the eye and I consistently prayed and declared scriptures over her to set her free from the grip of that angry spirit. I told her that I loved her and wanted her to fight with me to get free. I called out to Jesus and asked Him to come in the form of the Breaker and step in to help my baby (Delilah) break free from those spirits. I reminded him of Psalms 34:17 and told him to come deliver us.
There was a cry from the depths of my spirit that was so desperate to see Lilah delivered in her mind. I was so tired and fatigued with seeing her mind being taken over by evil influences. Surely, enough was enough. When you are tired and feel like you are losing a battle, you fight differently and with everything you have. The tiredness sparked my emotions so deeply, I even begin to cry as I told Lilah that she was loved and safe. Every word of my prayer was a desperate cry asking Lilah and God to help me fight off those spirits that were influencing her. Finally, something broke. Delilah came back to herself. She started crying when she saw me bleeding from the scratches that were on my hands and arms.
When I had a moment to process what happened, I asked the Lord about the cry that came from the depth of my soul because it shocked/surprised me. He reminded me that “love always prays differently.” From that moment, the prayers and cry for Delilah’s deliverance have come from a deep place in my heart that automatically connect me with God and cause Him to immediately come to deliver us. That cry even gets Delilah’s attention and lets her know she is safe and loved.
Today as I give thanks for a cry of desperation, I invite you to pray and cry out to God concerning the issue(s) that you are facing or for a person that you love. Remember, love prays differently and from a depth of your heart that gets God’s attention. I also invite you to donate to the House of Ruth at https://houseofruth.org/donate-now/. It is an organization that empowers families by rescuing women and children from domestic violence and homelessness.
Have A Great Day of Thanks