The Aftermath of the Fire

For us, life will never be the same. We have learned so much from this experience, things that have changed us in our daily life. We look at others differently, and we look at our God differently. Jesus is much bigger to us now, for we have seen the salvation He can bring!

We have heard of twelve other instances, where a believer used those scriptures (John 15:7-8, John 16:23-24, and Psalm 91) to make a claim upon their house, and their house was also miraculously saved! Hallelujah! It was wonderful to watch their face as they testified to me about it. The Holy Spirit’s light shone forth from their face till it seemed as if they glowed.

I also discovered that having cursed items in your home did not remove the legal right to use those scriptures to save the home! (This is a big thing for those of my readers who are stuck living with other unbelievers or pagans!) I know that my believing neighbor has cursed items in her home, for I have seen them. Her and her children are believers, while her husband is not yet a believer. Sadly, their lives testify to the cursed items being there, for great have been the troubles upon those that lived in that home!

That is one thing I have witnessed through this fire. Those who practice deliverance have a peaceful and prosperous life. Those who do not believe in such things as demons affecting Christians, or those who simply do not practice deliverance for themselves, have a life filled with problems.

I had also wondered what it would be like, to stay on land that was not blessed. When we go to stay at a hotel, we bless it with blessed oil, for we know we have the legal jurisdiction over it due to the paying of rent for its use. But we didn’t have that while staying with others during the evacuation. Both homes that we stayed in, were not blessed homes. The Jehovah’s witness home was actually under a curse besides, for the woman of the house has had it blessed by the elders of that cult. I found that much time was spent in spiritual warfare; at the JW house, it was all I could do just to keep up with the attacks. After that incident with the fire demon nightmare and that playing card, (at the unbeliever’s house,) I went out and purchased some olive oil, and then blessed it for our use. I then blessed the beds we used, for the owners of both places stated that we could sleep there. I looked at it as a matter of a gift that was being given to us, and in that case, I hoped that the spiritual laws extended to such gifts from the owner.  It must have worked, for our sleep was much better after blessing the beds.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses contacted us, several weeks after they had kicked us out of their home, saying that they were sad at how things turned out, and that they wanted to get together with us for dinner. The Lord pointed out to me, that this was not an actual apology, (in essence, they were saying that they were sad that I had acted the way I did,) and besides it was the man who initiated the email, and not the woman herself. I found out from her son, that she still felt she was in the right and had done no wrong, and that the father was in agreeance with her. My husband and I prayed to the Lord and asked Him what we should do, and He told us to have nothing further to do with them. He gave me this piece of scripture as His reasoning: “Reject him that is an heretic, after once or twice admonition, Knowing that he that is such, is perverted, and sinneth, being damned of his own self.” (Titus 3:10-11, GNV) I thought to give them another chance, but the Lord reminded me that she had many chances over those two days, as I answered her questions with the scriptures, and that even my son, who is friends with her son, also got kicked out from her home before, because he was trying to answer her questions about hell. So they have had their two chances already. I need not do any more. The Lord told me that he does not want us to go out and dine with a bunch of demons, and that this is in essence what we would be doing if we got together with them. My heart has ached over this, for I hate to think of them being cut off from Jesus.

It has also been sad to see a man that I had hopes for, turn away from Christ yet again. He was doing landscaping for us at the time of the fire. I made the claim to him that the Lord Jesus would save our home from the fire, just moments before evacuating. When he seen that it was spared, he put it all down to luck. This man has had such bad luck, always getting ill in some way, or his kids being in accidents, that I have told him that he either needs a new profession or a new God. He laughed and told me he just needs to be able to hire a bunch of workers that he can order around and everything would be fine. He has yet to understand. I pray that he will come to see that what he really needs is Jesus.

I find myself wanting to go back to those believers who have lost their homes, and testify to them about the scriptures that they could have used to save their homes, so it won’t happen to them again. Yet one of my boys pointed out to me, that they would then feel like it was their fault that their house burnt down. And I can see his point. No one likes to find out that they could have saved their home if they had just used that piece of scripture and believed. So for now, I leave it be. But there may come a time when I might be called to testify to them about it. I pray that if and when that time comes, I will be courageous enough to do it. Hosea 4:6 says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Apparently their homes can be destroyed too.

The family who’s son called mine to warn us about the fire in the first place, and who ended up losing their home, are cessationists; they believe that speaking in tongues, casting out demons, and healing all died off with the original apostles. We testified to them, that we claimed that piece of scripture and that is why our house was saved. They frowned, but said nothing. I can only pray that the seed takes root in fertile ground. The Lord had told us not to give them any money, and I am glad that we did not, for their insurance is paying them extremely well, though they are having quite a fight with their insurance to get the money. We got a new couch, and we had planned to throw out the old one in the dump, but they asked us for it instead. When I asked the Lord if I could give it to them, He responded with such contempt that it startled me. He said “They can have your garbage!” When I asked Him why He was so angry, He told me that He longs to give them the best, but they insist on relying on man (their church,) and the government, instead of relying on HIM. He feels slighted over their choice to ignore Him. They could have so much more, but they refuse His help and His gifts.

During the middle of the night, several weeks after we had returned, I awoke to the smell of fire. Panic then hit me in the chest so hard, that for a moment I was left breathless. Satan kept trying to convince me that I should get up and go out to see if the fire was close to our house. He told me that it was only luck that saved our house in the last fire, and it would not be saved in this one. At this absurdity the spell was broken, and I laughed out loud and told him that there was no way it was just luck. I then cast him out and claimed in Jesus name that no fire would ever even get close to our house again. I then contentedly fell back asleep.

I have really appreciated the prayers of the believers out there, said on my and my family’s behalf; I could feel them strengthening us as we went through this disaster. May the Lord Jesus Christ return unto you ten times the blessings that you have asked for me!

There is a favorite piece of scripture that I’d like to share with you, that I often like to say during my prayer time. “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” (Proverbs 3:25-26 KJV) Amen!

 

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6 comments on “The Aftermath of the Fire

  1. WOW! I was locked out of my WordPress account for months and recently just got back in after my email was hacked. I just read all of what happened to you guys and PRAISE YAH that you are all okay, chickens included, and your house spared!!!! We serve an AWESOME God!!! I praise and thank Him for all your protection and such an amazing testimony to HIS GREATNESS for all to witness. HALLELUYAH!!!!! Thank you Father for protecting my dear sister and her family, pets and home! Amen.

  2. Hi Dunamis,

    You did right in obeying the Lord with not eating with these unbelievers. For with these types it is a case of ‘from such turn away’. (2 Timothy 3). They have proven themselves and i believe elsewhere in Scripture Paul admonishes us ‘not to even eat with such a one’. (1 Corinthians 5:11) Those who claim to be believers but prove by their lifestyle and actions that they are in fact slanderers and unbelievers should be avoided at all costs. If more believers took those words to heart instead of following the New Age invocation of ‘just forgive them’ then they would be walking free of the oppression that false forgiveness brings. You can’t forgive those who haven’t repented. And JWs are not believers they are members of a cult which preaches a false gospel. Paul told us that those who preach a false gospel are cursed, and he said that twice, so it was not a mistake when he wrote that in Galatians 1:8.

    Of course you can pray for them and we don’t hate those who are caught up in deception, and of course also don’t take revenge upon them either (not that you are doing that).

    We are currently experiencing huge summer storms. The local ‘storm chaser’ website is making a huge fuss about the fact that in their opinion there will be terrible damage visited upon our city and cities north of us. We have been praying against these storms and against the curses these people are putting on our state. These guys chase storms for a living and take photos and go out much the same as your tornado chasers. However, in the last couple of days, every time there has been a storm, a huge gulf has opened up around our city and the storms have gone north and south of us or out to see and not done any damage at all to our city. Praise God! My husband is so excited he has been telling everyone he works with that we prayed against them.

    We were involved in a flood last year which was totally unprecedented. It happened on the 1st of May and it was a full moon that night. Flood waters entered our property, flooded our garage and laundry and took out half our possessions. We have never been involved in this before. Don’t know how much of this would be the result of occult activity, probably all of it considering the conditions. Anyway, we prayed the waters would not come up above our top step and they didn’t. The tide turned (literally, we were close to a tidal creek) and the waters abated. Huge damage still, but God kept us and our animals safe.

    You are so right about walking with the Lord and praying for protection etc. I have come across a great many christians who are also doing the same thing. It is very encouraging to read their testimonies.

    We were on the edge of one of the worst bushfires in Australia once, you might ahve heard of Black Saturday some years ago, hundreds of people died, people lost everything. But we were saved from this also.

    God is good.

    Pray that you will recover fully.

    God Bless…

    • Thank you Steve and Anita. I needed to be reminded of the “oppression that false forgiveness brings. You can’t forgive those who haven’t repented.” Even the fact that JW are not Christians was hard for me to take. I’d love to see everyone get saved, so when I realized she had committed the unforgivable sin, it really hit me hard. I thank you very much for standing with me in this; I have re-read your comment over and over again as an encouragement to me as I have gone through these emotions. May the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth bless you greatly!!!

      I have heard about that fire. Never met anyone who went through it though. Thank you Jesus that you were saved from it!

  3. Hi,

    I praise God for strengthening you during the fire and returning you and your family to your home. What a blessing.

    I learned a few lessons reading you last three blog posts. First I want to say I was searching for the meaning for dreams and came upon your site. I was comforted by the fact that scripture outweighs cursed items. I am the only believer in my home. I am struggling in my belief too. I was forced to study with Jehovah’s Witnesses growing up. I stopped studying at 14. I became a believer at 22. Doing my best to walk this Christian life out but failing miserably. My mom begin studying with the JWs last year. She also burns novenas in our home. I pray at times and when I do I feel a heaviness that prevents me from praying. It can also be laziness. I don’t know for sure.
    Secondly my mother says my room is dark. I pray for God’s protection. She uses candles and incenses to protect her from haters and those doing her wrong. Who’s darker? I feel a spirit of superiority from her and just pray God would move on my behalf. I feel like I’m scrambling now but thank the Lord and thank you for your edifying testimonies. God bless and uphold you with His right hand.

    • Hi Leora,
      I praise the Lord that you were set free from the JW!!

      JW’s have many demons associated with them. I would plead the blood of Jesus over you daily, and bind up her demons in the name of Jesus, so they can not attack you.

      I myself have felt that heaviness when I stayed with the JW during the fire. It is not your imagination!

      The Holy Spirit shines brightly in believers, and as you are a believer, you too, are filled with the Holy Spirit. Satan wants to hide this light, so it does not surprise me that he would try to make your room dark to your mother. When your mom lights the candles and burns the incense, plead the blood of Jesus over you again, and claim a hedge of protection around you in His name. If praying gets hard for you to do, just speak in tongues to God. Satan won’t know what you are saying, but God will. (If you have never spoken in tongues, just start speaking babble; the Lord will interpret it for He knows what is in your heart. – see Romans 8:25.)

      Try to rid your room of all cursed items. (See the deliverance section on this blog.) Bless your room also, (again, this is in the deliverance section,) and claim that the JW demons (or any demons for that matter,) can no longer enter in, and must leave you alone in peace.

      Jesus loves you and does not look upon you as a failure! You are actively fighting the good fight, and that matters greatly to Him!

      May goodness and mercy hunt you down for all of your life,
      C. Dunamis

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