David, I re-read this this morning So much wisdom that you have.
I can't sleep, a small attack, but the Lord my God is in charge.
Pray for me, I'm going to a service Saturday night, and I've been fasting,
Not sure of dates, looks like over a year ago - of replies. Being new on this site, I'm way off the time schedule of events. I'd like to offer an old fashioned, but true Word about the power of the Blood of Jesus.
Demons shirk and shudder, fearfully, when they encounter Jesus as seen in the N. T.
Since The Cross, we have the power of Jesus's shed blood to claim our victory and freedom from any and all lies that a demon's presence can frighten us with. Claim in a big voice or even a little voice, but a determined voice, something to this effect: "Demon, go back where you came from, in the name of Jesus and in the power of His shed blood that's covering me. -I am covered by His blood. You cannot harm me, Go in the Name of Jesus and never come back." You may want to mutter or continue to say and confirm to yourself: I am washed by His blood, bought with a price, and I am safe and secure in Him. Don't be afraid for spirits to hear you make your claims. I do that often, and just go about my business. At times, I may say out loud, "Jesus is my Lord and Master and I am not afraid of any demon. If there is any problem with me, take it up with Jesus, Jesus owns me now, I am His property. No evil can come near me, I am safe with Christ. I am safe and hidden in Christ Who is in God." (Psalms 91 comes to mind, so much help to me, I read it often even though it was before the Cross, it's God's Words, Jesus Christ (The Word) was with God at the beginning. They (Holy Trinity) planned events together, so whether spoken early on or later, they always had the future in mind. His Words never lose their power. Just keep confirming every promise that you can remember or find in the Scriptures.
When I was a young bride, and my husband was away, I would take a broom , go around a room in our little new home, with the sweeping motion, saying something like, "I'm sweeping you out of my house, I am not afraid because "Perfect Love Casts out All Fear" and I've got all His Love with me." it's good also to look up certain promises and quote word for word what God said and state the location of His Word. After all, it's only in His Words, His ever living Words, where we find the power to overcome this life and live in peace. Jesus quoted the Old Testament Words when tempted by the devil those 3 times, then the devil left him for a season. (With us, we trust demons leave us alone for a long season, Ha.) We have the full gospel now with us to throw in the devil's face......let him chew on that for awhile. Double-dog dare him. He's supposed to "get behind us", anyway.
He's a liar, a cheat, comes to steal and kill. We know his game and we do not have to entertain him one minute.....tell him to go....for good! Oh, the blood of Jesus, it washes white as snow and faith in the value of His Precious Blood keeps us emotionally strong, healthy and moving on without fear! Lean on your true Christian friends who love you. But beware, make sure their advice lines up with what you believe is true. Keep loving and supporting your husband, even when you think he's wrong. There's a lot to learn and prayer is the best path to take. Even when you come to a point you think you may not love him any more, that's where true and deep love begins to sprout. Take time! And in Christ your love will grow deep roots to hold you. Husband needs your respect and loving feedback that he is the kind of man who can make you happy and take good care of you. Of course, He is to love you so much he is willing to give up his life for you, as Jesus did for His Church. You and family really should take priority over much of the "important" work he does for God. Don't hesitate to talk to a very good pastor-counselor about any marital problems you see developing. Wish you had Pastor Robert Morris, here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX area to stay in contact with. I've heard many of his relationship teachings and he's the best I've ever heard, so practical and truthful. Take caution though, with just any pastor. Many don't have good skills for Christian counseling. God bless you greatly. KEEP IT SIMPLE and truthful.