71 minutes until 2010. 71 minutes until I am walking into the year that God told me I would be delivered. He didn't say 1/1/10, so my deliverance may come 12/31/10. But I know that 2010 is the year. As each day passed, my spirit swelled with expectation. So 71 minutes before 2010 and all hell broke out.
Let me clarify. I went to Watch Night service (which for my church it is at 7p)and had a great evening planned. Fun with the family. But whoa.. I guess the devil got the memo that 2010 was the year of breakthru and decided to throw multiple attacks at me. I mean one after another! At first I found myself getting a bit flusterd at the spirit that was talking to me. I mean this spirit was talking funky. Disrespectful, defensive, and downright vexing. But then I realized that I shouldn't try to talk to or rationalize with evil spirits/demons/or the enemy. Ephesians 6:12 states "12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." I know that it is hard to stay quiet when the spirits are possessing/using someone you are close to. But don't waste your breath trying to talk to the person. Rebuke the enemy. Praise God and recite Word. Drive the enemy out using your God ordained influence. Rebuke the evil.
Evil is persistent. It will try to push all your buttons to make you give up. I literally had 71 minutes until 2010. I expect & believe deliverance will come to pass in 2010. So the enemy tried to get me to lose focus these last few minutes of '09. Silly right? After being assaulted for years what's 71 minutes? Nothing. God's promises are eternal. So I slept easy. Not stressed because I knew God promised me deliverance and as a Proverbs 31 woman, I know that as I am delivered - my entire family is delivered as well.