Monday, January 08, 2007
When I led a church in the UK, a young couple with children who were members of the church started to detect a strange smell in their daughters’ nursery. Initially they were un-concerned but as it only appeared at certain times they thought it was a little weird.
They decided to talk to some spiritual friends about it, so a few people from our prophetic team came around to their house and prayed about the smell.
The leader of the group of praying people along with others detected that the smell was a spiritual thing. That it was representative of something that had gone in the house. Eventually they discerned that the smell was “A spirit of molestation”! Needless to say the couple were freaked, especially as this spirit was in their daughters bedroom. They prayed loads and had others pray loads, I went around and prayed in the room, others did, a lot of prayer went up but the smell would not disappear.
Eventually another member of our leadership team went around to this couples for a social meal, whilst he was there he went upstairs to use the toilet and as he passed the nursery he noticed the smell. Now he used to be an electrician and instantly knew where the smell came from, it was the old 1950’s light fitting, the melamime ceiling rose! Everytime it got hot it gave off a smell, so he replaced the fitting a few days later and the smell never returned.
People sometimes look for a spiritual explanation to life’s trials when there is a practical one.
A lot of the teams who have come to Ibiza sometimes feel under attack, when actually they are not getting enough sleep and proper nourishment.
Yet I do believe in Angels and Demons, there is a devil out there who does not want what we do to succeed, admittedly I feel we give him to much credit, but he is real and he does want to thwart the work of Gods kingdom here on earth.
So for me the key is discernment, not the most popular of gifts but one I think needs to increase. I once heard someone say, "If prophecy is the eyes of the church then discernment is the nose of the church."
The ability to sniff out what is authentic, to tell the difference between good and evil.
What’s an attack and what’s tiredness
What’s a spirit of molestation and what’s a lightbulb fitting!
In life we need an increase in discernment.
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