I Must Continue to Preach The Word

I had a dream last night. Most of it wasn’t meaningful and I have forgotten that. However, when in my dream I understood I was to share/preach God’s word (sermons and lessons based on the Bible and the gospel), as I went on to do so, I was approached by a pale boy with dark hair, and he was frowning at me.

The boy told me not to preach the word, or else he would attack everything I have. In my dream, I immediately recognized him as a demon.

I said to him, “Not so, for the Spirit brings order and light.” I was thinking about Genesis 1:2-3.

I began to pray, and I awoke asking God for a hedge of protection around my family (I may have said sevenfold).

It seems to me I kept on dreaming even thought I was away, and from His throne, the Lord said to me I had what I requested.

Amen. Thank-you, Lord!

Yes, I now realize that over the years I have faced opposition to share His word.

I finished waking up, and I was frightened by the child, by what he was and what he intended to do. However, I made a conscious decision to trust the Lord’s good word to me and to pray again for that hedge of protection. Then, I rememberd this verse:

The angel of the Lord encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Psalm 34:7, ESV

Amen

So, brothers in Christ, what are we to do in the face of demonic attacks and spiritual opposition? Read Ephesians 6:10-18.

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,”

Ephesians 6:10-18, ESV

If you are reading this, I ask you to take some time to pray for me and for all of God’s servants who preach the word—the Lord has now many, many servants throughout the world: and I am only one of many, small among them all, yet God is gracious to me. Praise Him!

Week 2 of The Bible Reading Plan

Before you go, allow me to invite you to follow my Bible reading plan for this year. Although the plan is meant to help you read the Bible in one year, you can start following the plan at any time, and you can adjust it to your own pace.

Reading A Reading B 
Day 1 Genesis 19, 20, 21Job 7 
Day 2 Genesis 22, 23, 24Job 8 
Day 3 Genesis 25, 26, 27Job 9 
Day 4 Genesis 28, 29, 30Job 10 
Day 5 Genesis 31, 32, 33Job 11 
Day 6 Genesis 34, 35, 36Job 12 

The podcast episode below is based on a passage read on the second week of the Bible reading plan.

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