A Few words about the attack you are facing
By Mario Murillo
The attacks I am hearing about right now have hit me to my core. These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of! And they are not just happening to weak Christians but to some battled tested leaders. Many are locked in the battle of their life.
I asked God to help me see what these attacks were. Three of them became really clear to me. The Bible calls Satan a serpent and he attacks like one. Here are the 3 most blatant attacks right now.
1.The serpent’s bite. You feel poisoned and gradually losing control of your body and mind. Fearful images flood your mind. You reel under a cloud of confusion. You are exhausted. The least demand of your day can drain you. You may find yourself crying and unable to explain your emotions. You are gripped with paralyzing feelings of dread and sense disaster is just around the corner.
2. The serpent’s squeeze. This attack came out of nowhere and changed your life in an instant. You feel like you are suffocating. You want to scream but your voice is trapped within you. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.
The goal of this attack is panic. The enemy wants you to do something rash. The devil wants you to abandon your place in God. He wants to do permanent damage.
3.The serpent’s claws: This attack tears people apart. For silly reasons, people take offense. Disagreements easily escalate into name calling, abuse of power, and end in incurable breaches. Marriages are breaking up over trivial matters. Churches are splitting over stupid issues. Children are turning on their parents without warning. Lifelong friends turn into worst enemies bent on each other’s destruction.
Now please listen to this strategy to neutralize your Satanic attack!
The word react kept coming back to me again and again. The Holy Spirit kept saying, “Learn how to react to your attack.” Victory and defeat are not decided by what happens to me. I choose the result. It kept coming over and over…react, react, and react. Then it turned into REACT, REACT, and REACT! Finally, it was R.E.A.C.T. An acronym for: Remember Enforce Abandon Continue Train. Here is a 5 step strategy to stop these vicious new attacks and launch a withering counterattack!
Remember! You must remember the amazing victories of your past and how you won those battles. Psalm 20 “some trust in chariots but we will remember the Lord our God.”
You must remember your God. Nehemiah 4:14 says “remember the awesomeness of God and fight…”
You must remember past victories, who you are, and what your future is. Romans 8:18 “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us!” The thing you want to do most now is to get relief from the pain of raging storm. The devil will leave you alone if you give up your destiny.
Enforce! Things are not what they seem. Satan is the master of disguise. Our enemy kills through special effects. Bending reality is his stock and trade. The goal of his smoke and mirrors is to get you to accept disaster. He cannot kill you but he can get you to harm yourself through a fatal panic attack. It is up to you to impose reality on the evil one.
Abandon: In every attack there is something you must abandon, something that you are holding onto that is actually holding onto you. You may want something bad to happen to someone else. You may be clinging to a destructive relationship. Forgive your enemy; cut of the parasites, lighten your load so that you can attack with speed and clarity. There may be someone that is no longer supposed to be in your life. As T.D. Jakes said, “their part of the story is over, let them go.”
Continue: You were doing something that forced the devil to attack. Press on, it will show him that future attacks are futile. The secret to your victory is to declare your intention to do more than you did before. Look at Peter. He was beaten for the healing of the man at the gate beautiful and ordered not to preach about Jesus. What was his reaction? To pray for boldness to preach and for more miracles! Acts 4:29,30 Lord behold their threats and grant unto your servants that with all boldness we may preach Your word while You stretch out your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Train: 2 Corinthians 2: 11 “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.” It’s time to learn from the attack and put in place a strategy for future attacks. When General Patton said, “no amount of courage will avail against an educated bullet,” he was talking about the urgency of training. We must become and educated bullet! Ask yourself, what did I learn from the attack? What pitfalls am going to avoid next time? What weakness in me does the enemy use to get in and disrupt my life? What will I do now to keep friendships strong, my body healthy, my children safe, my marriage loving and my money secure against future assaults?
So here is the bottom-line. You are not crazy. Your attacks are vicious, intense, and completely unfair. The essence of your crisis is supernatural. This is why your counterattack must be supernatural! These 5 steps are not human wisdom, or soothing psycho-goobly gook. You can rest in the power of God and the Word of God for victory if you will REACT!!