A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:10-12 NLT).
A thief is loose on the earth! He comes to steal and to kill and to destroy. He seek to hinder family and to mar human life. He is the author of tragedy and harm. His presence is malevolent and dark. In his dark, sinister way he seeks the destruction of all that is loving, kind, and good. He seeks to make truth into a lie, and lies into truth. He makes good look bad, and bad look good. He is a master of subterfuge and deception. Millions have fallen for his wicked ploy.
I am personally heartbroken over the death of Britney Hicks. She has been in our church for a number of years. This tragedy was not from God, but from the evil working of our diabolical enemy.
Let me rally us all to prayer, standing against the works of darkness, and binding the enemy from harming any more of our beloved ones. Pray over your family members by name, and hold over them the powerful blood of Jesus, with which we overcome the evil one. Pray for their protection daily, and remind the Lord that you trust the angels of God to keep them safe.
Father, in the name of Jesus, we pray for Britney’s mother Brenda, and her grandmother Dorothy Hicks, and all of their family. Lord, we ask you to strengthen each family member and minister your peace to them in the name of Jesus. We surround them with our faith and with our love. We believe you to be the very present help you promised you would be in our time of need. I also pray for all of Britney’s friends, that you would minister to them and help them in their grief. Draw each one to yourself and help to understand you and your love for them. Show yourself strong as we deal with this in Jesus’ name.