Over the weekend, I had the desire to spend some time on the beach. I gathered my things and headed to the sand, only to get there and find tiny dead fish and the air thick with algae bloom, so much that I couldn’t breathe and began to cough. I got to the edge of the water and turned right around to go back home. However, a woman, who had been behind me on the path, was still meandering on it and blocked my way, and it’s not that long; in the meantime, I’m about to hack up a lung!
When you try to turn and run away from your past, remember, the devil and his cronies will do whatever they can to block your way and keep you on the deadly path. You must keep pressing forward, slicing through the powers and principalities of the air to claim victory in Jesus.
After staring at the woman intently, she finally moved. She took her sweet time, but I eventually made my way. With the devil, you must use the prescribed words, “The Lord rebuke you.” Be careful because the Bible also cautions us not to pronounce a blasphemous judgment on the devil. (Jude 9)
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— Ephesians 2:1-2