Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Asking For Protection

Lately, I have felt the need to ask for extra protection. The struggle between light and dark has been fierce. I can feel the heaviness of it, especially in my quiet meditation time. I can see the results in the world around me. Both stories in the news and the fighting I see going on in people around me are physical manifestations of these conditions. At times like this we must all be intentional about protecting and defending the light that surrounds us so the darkness has no stronghold.

In the spiritual realms, darkness and light seek each other out in order to maintain balance. This is the natural order of things and how all things work together for good. However, the world has not seen this balance for a very long time. This is because those who rely on the darkness for the sake of power also better understand how the spiritual world works and how it influences the physical world. They have done what they can to hide this knowledge from the light side of things in order to maintain control.

Those who wield darkness for the sake of power are very intentional in their actions. They use ritual and magic to bring powerful darkness to the physical realms. This darkness is sent to any light it sees in order to suppress and overwhelm it so it has no real effect in the world. This is why we often feel like we are doing what we came here to do but are getting nowhere in our mission.

Protecting self, those you love, and your mission in life also needs to be intentional. Begin each day in prayer and meditation, asking specifically for the protectors of light to be with you and those you love. There is really no right or wrong way to do it. Simply ask your heart to bring to mind all those things that need protection. Requests can be personal or even for the world at large.

The apostle Paul has some advice that runs along similar lines:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.                                                                                    (Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV)
The darkness is intentional in attempting to gain control. Understand that being intentional about your protection is key to helping yourself effectively complete your life's purpose.




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