Friday, July 18, 2008

Against a demon of affliction, poverty and frustration - For the Rosebud - Day 13

Friday is a traditional day for fasting.

If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy,
I would have died in my misery.
Psalm 119:92

It is said that we gain power against demons when we know their names. Yesterday, we uncovered the presence of Abaddon in this Psalm. His name originally referred to a place, but we find out in the Bible that the place or "realm" is named for him.

Today, we perhaps find a demonic name in the quality of "misery." The Hebrew word used in our verse can mean "affliction or poverty" and, infrequently, "frustration." (One of the poorest counties in the U.S. is on the Rosebud, by the way).

These are all qualities that associate with suicide, which is a terrible problem on the Rosebud. Perhaps the Hebrew word reflects a name behind the problems - a demon doing Abaddon's work.

Hebrew is hard to pronounce sometimes - it has sounds we don't make in English. But the word here for affliction-poverty-frustration is something close to ah-NEE.

Prayer points:

  • Ask the Father, in Jesus' Name, to frustrate the work of any demons behind affliction, poverty and frustration.
  • Ask the Father, in Jesus' Name, to displace these demons with the Holy Spirit, bringing God's word (John 14:26) and joy (Galatians 5:22).

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