We passed our 60th day of lockdown and I continue to hear about friends going through difficult times in their homes. Not just about the finances but emotionally. Many relationships are suddenly taking severe strain. Why?
I woke up at 01:00 and came to my study crying out to God “What is going on in our homes Lord?”
I heard the Holy Spirit say – read Galatians 5
“If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” (verse 15)
I have never ‘seen’ this verse before and it’s true! Why are we busy destroying each other? Could it be the stress of lockdown? Could it be due to financial stress? Could it be the uncertainty and having to adhere to strange and senseless regulations that change from day to day? Could it be a loss of a job or an uncertain future? What is wrong Lord? What is going on in our homes?
I believe that we have given Satan permission to enter our homes through the door of FEAR. Yes, through the door of FEAR and the result? “….hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissension (disagreement) factions…” Galatians 5:20
I realized that I have to break Satan’s stronghold on my home in Jesus name and once again declare Jesus Christ as King of my life and of my home. Satan has no right to my marriage, my family, my company, my school, my finances or my future and I break this spirit of fear in Jesus name.
I prayed for the fruit of the Spirit to again take its rightful place in my home, “…love, joy, peace, forbearance (restraint) kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22
Pray with me dear reader “Lord, I am breaking Satan’s stronghold over my home in Jesus name. I declare you Lord Jesus King and Ruler of my home – forgive me for letting Satan in through the door of fear. I shut and bolt that door now with your help Lord and in the days to come let me not think I am something when I am not. Please restore the fruit of the Spirit to me and my household as I ask this in Jesus name. Amen.“