Yesterday I ended my post with saying the Holy Spirit is a Comforter and gave the Bible illustration of Stephen who, while being stoned to death, saw Jesus.
Today I want to discuss the role Christians should/could play in being used by the Holy Spirit to help or hinder the move of Satan to cause suffering.
I believe God would send “heroes” into some of these situations, if people were to be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Have you not heard anyone say, “I have been feeling like I ought to go check on…” or “I had a special dream that …..”
Personal true stories. One time I had an impression that I needed to go get acquainted with my neighbor who had done some weird things (like tossing her garbage over our backyard fence). I didn’t go; she did commit suicide. I have been forgiven, but I feel sorrow that I did not obey that impression.
Another time has a happier result to report. It involved domestic abuse that happened often. Police were called regularly but nothing changed. One Sunday afternoon I decided to butt into their fight. When I knocked on the door, the husband opened it. He was visibly fraught evidence by a heaving chest and obvious anger but he let me come in. I reminded him of how strong he was and assured him that I didn’t believe he would hurt (wife) on purpose but he might do something very serious if he could not control his anger. Did the Lord direct that action? I think so.
I have heard and read many testimonies in which men and women in the armed forces were delivered based on prayers of relatives at home. Many have come to the conclusion that their prayers were made at such a time that danger existed.*
Christians and non-Christians on this earth are instruments for God’s use. Be aware of his leadings and obey them.
And then there are also angels….
BAD AS THE WORLD IS, IT WOULD BE WOEFULLY WORSE IF NO ONE OBEYED NUDGES FROM THE LORD.