“We need to collect a toll!” Blake (JLC’s Creative Arts Pastor) says as he pops his head into my office on Monday. Immediately, I knew what he meant. You see, Abby (our Impacts Director) was home sick with a migraine. So we stopped what we were doing, and headed to the hospital!
Collect a toll? Here’s the concept: (it’s not stated as such in the Bible, but it flows with the Bible harmoniously) if the enemy is going after someone in your life, you go collect a toll and pray for and see a bunch of other people healed, making him pay for what he’s doing. So here’s the deal, I’m not a fan of fasting as a hunger strike in the middle of a crisis, because it feels like trying to manipulate God and assuming we have more compassion than him. However, I have no problem manipulating Satan. He’s a punk and a liar, and if he’s going after someone in your life, he’s got to pay. Remember, “The One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 Jn 4:4) We get to give Satan a bad day, and “destroy the works of the devil.” (1 Jn 3:8)
So Blake and I headed to the Mclaren ER waiting room (asked permission) and prayed for 10 people there, loving them and seeing multiple people have changes in their pain levels … and … Abby woke up healed from her nap! So if the enemy wants to mess with you or someone in your life’s health, go pray for a bunch of people and see them healed. If he’s messing with your relationships, go speak life, forgiveness and Godly encouragement into a bunch of people’s relationships, and so on. You’re a son/daughter of the king you don’t need permission to stare down the enemy and Collect A Toll.
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I love this concept! Spread quadruple the goodness in the face of misery; shower the world in love, in the face of hate drips. Most excellent way of thinking and living.