God's Protection, Growth/Maturity, Inspirational, Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God

This is Bigger Than Me!

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6: 12 NKJV)

Last week was mentally draining. I am always busy and on the go but something was different about that week. I woke up every morning feeling like I had been wrestling in my sleep all night. Some may say, “Girl you just need a break,” which is true, but something was different about this wrestle. Luke 10: 19 says Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you (KJV). Even in my sleep the Holy Spirit and the anointing of God were still working on my behalf.

I went to bed fine one night and I woke up the next morning feeling horrible. It takes a lot for me to decide to go to the hospital but I chose to because I literally felt like my room was spinning. I thought maybe because of my weight I had developed diabetes (you know how we diagnose ourselves). However, the doctors ran a lot of tests and they couldn’t find anything. Of course I had enough common sense to go to doctor but I also realized that the devil was attacking my body because he wasn’t winning any other way. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee (James 4: 7 NIV). The devil will try to intervene and make matters worse but if you identify what the sneaky devil is up to he is forced to get off of you.

Later in the week, I started receiving phone calls from people and everything was negative energy. People were angry with me for no apparent reason. All my gossiping buddies were resurfacing. My daughter was acting more defiant than usual and my husband was acting strange too. Even people at work, who I’m usually very girl friendly with, were acting extremely formal with me and there was just an unusual aura in the building. I have learned that the devil will use anything and anyone to distract you. And often, people don’t even realize the devil is using them. God had given me discernment and I identified the devil again and he fled. I thought, “What a rough week,” but the devil wasn’t done with me yet…

The icing was placed on the cake Sunday when I had to preach. Whenever you have to do something for God the devil is angry, but I usually pray and defeat him. However, when it was time for me to speak Sunday there was the worst spirit lingering in the church. I had never felt that in my life. I started praying silently while everyone was singing. When I started speaking the Word, the Spirit was on me and I started speaking so loud and fast that I forgot I was speaking to congregation as I was trying to make the spirit flee. No, I’m not crazy; the devil is indeed real! Someone brought a spirit into the church and instead of me stopping, praying and laying hands, I assumed it would just leave. After I preached, I sat down and started praying. I started to cry out to the Lord and command all of the lingering negative spirits to move in the name of Jesus! Those bad spirits, coupled with everything else I had encountered throughout the week prompted me to put on the whole armor of God. After all that had transpired, I knew that it was bigger than me.

Through that crazy and deranged week I was reminded that no weapon formed against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17 KJV). I am walking into my divine purpose and if I wasn’t on track to my destiny, the devil wouldn’t be on my track. I had to go into prayer for God to really speak to me. He told me how the devil wants me to snap but He has the final say. So I am encouraged despite what he throws at me and how it makes me feel. I’ve chosen not to take his attacks personally; He’s just angry that he lost me! I cannot entertain the devil because greater is He that’s in me, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV). I have realized that this is bigger than me!

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for covering me in the blood of the Lamb! I thank You for protecting me against the evil spirits and principalities of this sin sick world. I am asking You, dear God, to continue giving me discernment so that I can recognize the devil and make him flee. I pray that You continue giving me peace in the midst of all of my circumstances. I pray that You give others around me the spirit of discernment so that they can also identify the devil and tell him to flee. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, I EMPOWER you to identify the devil and make him flee. I EMPOWER you to stay equipped for battle through prayer and reading your Bible because the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. Realize when issues and adversities are coming quicker than you can catch them, THIS IS BIGGER THAN YOU! Remember that as saved women you have more power than the devil!

Mrs. Keviyona Ray is an ordained minister and co-pastor in training of The Christ For All People International Church. She is passionate about sharing the word of God with everyone she encounters. As a professional, Keviyona is a teacher for Chicago Public Schools. She loves her ministry of teaching and changing children’s lives. She is a devoted wife and mother of a wonderful daughter. Two of her favorite scriptures are Jeremiah 1: 5 – Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations and Proverbs 29:18 –  Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

14 thoughts on “This is Bigger Than Me!”

  1. love this… I charge the both of us to hold each other accountable and keep each other lifted this year as the devil will surely be busy… I have your back sis…

    1. Thanks honey! We will be fine now that we have realized what is going on is bigger than us baby we are fine! I told you I have the oil and the word ready because no weapons formed against us shall prosper!
      love ya Sis!

  2. AMEN!! AMEN!! and AMEN!!
    I plead the blood of JESUS over you and your family my Sister in Christ!!!!…and oh how you made the enemy so angry when he realized he was messing with a REAL child of GOD!! In the name of JESUS I rebuke any dark principality that’s even thinking about going near this child of God!! In Jesus’s name AMEN!!!!!!! Stay blessed and encouraged sweetie!!

    1. Dee when I read this prayer earlier I was at a meeting but I closed my eyes and lost my self in the prayer. Thank you! You are a powerful woman of God if I feel your spirit through the words on the screen. Thank you for interceding on me and my family’s behalf! Praise God for true women of God!

  3. Sheka when I read your post, I immediately thought of a few things….(1) Attacks in my sleep (we’ll have to talk about that offline) 🙂 (2) Whenever we say YES to God, our warfare intensifies times one million…so Welcome to Warfare 🙂 and (3) I thought about this scripture: “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22-31-32

    Soooo….satan has to ASK to get at you and even after God allows him access, Jesus is interceding for you that your faith will not fail! And here we are after your test and you completed the task of strengthening your sisters 🙂 A plus for Mrs. Ray!

    God Bless you chica!

    1. Krissy I thank God for you! Yes love we definitely need to talk! You are right my warfare has intensified by 1 million but I am victorious because my Daddy said so. You are correct that God is interceding and my faith will not fail! The funny part is through all of the hell I thought about Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God,which passeth all understanding,shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. What a magnificent God that gives me peace even when I am in the storm. The devil is going to be defeated every time he steps to me because nothing can separate me from the love of God.
      Love you hun

  4. All I can say is, Thank you Lord for speaking to me through this empowerment moment. I too have been experiencing the attack of the enemy, especially in regards to my health. I agree that we must put Satan and his demonic spirits on notice with the authority and power we have been given as believers. He must flee! Its good to know that through all we experience, God is with us interceding on our behalf and the angels/warriors are battling on our behalf as well. Walk in victory and stay on the path the Lord has set before you!

    1. Thanks Audrey! I pray that what ever is attacking your body that it is removed so that the doctors are even amazed. I pray that every time you resist the devil that he flees. By His stripes you are healed in the mighty name of Jesus!

  5. Every now and then the devil puts us in a tailspin. We have to call him out, resist him and rebuke him. Thank you for this word!

  6. You are welcome Lundy! I agree that we do have to call the devil out, resist him and rebuke him. In that order, over and over again!

  7. Sheka this post came right on time. I’ve been out of town for 2 weeks. I just got back. Well, I was just happy with a free spirit no negative thoughts or feelings. I get home and someone goes in my dad’s closet and takes my brand new summer clothes with the receipt back to the store and gets my money. I’m like oh wow and my dad as well. I’m shocked that I didnt start swearing and screaming. I was actually at a whisper when I said “I’m gonna go off tomorrow.” As I read this I have a change of heart and I’m going to pray that maybe the clothes are lost in the house and I refuse to let the devil take me there.

  8. Amber as long as you resist the devil, he will flee! See the devil is mad you didn’t act a fool. I charge you today to read Luke 6: 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. Pray for whoever did it and know that this is bigger than them. Remember that the devil sees and hears everything also and he knows when you are trying to serve God with everything you have! Don’t let the devil take you off of your purpose!

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