These Light and Momentary Troubles

Carol and I went to our daughter’s house to pray over some of the young people who grew up in our church with our children. One young couple is going through a very hard time with cancer. This young couple have two little children and have to explain to them all of what their mom is dealing with at this very difficult time of fighting for her life with cancer.


While the group was in prayer I kept asking the Lord, please give me something that I can pray over them with confidence, but nothing came to me except this verse. “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So, we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18


I said to the Lord, this cancer that is threatening her life is no small thing! It might last for years, or take her any day. But nothing else came to my mind but this verse. I talked with Carol on our way home and told her why I kept silent in prayer. I do not understand why God wouldn’t me something that I could pray that would give them hope for this life.


Then during the night, I had a dream. In this dream I was at a person’s home who was going through a difficult time. I felt that this was not normal and began to research this out with prayer. In the prayer I was told it was because of a demonic angel. I then addressed this demonic angel and ask it to show itself. I was not afraid of it, nor was I trying to get everyone to run from it, but rather we stood up to it. I asked it to do something physical to show itself. I asked it to move the refrigerator from its space, and the refrigerator began to move.


I then asked for it to bring the demonic angel who is over it. I did not want the next in line, but the head. Finally, the head demonic angel arrived. I then asked God for my angel to stand next to me. When this powerful demonic angel arrived, I thanked it for what it was doing. This demonic angel did not know how to respond to me thanking it for all of the suffering and hardship it was bringing upon this person who I was praying over.


I told all of these demonic angels the problems they bring are nothing more than giving us rewards we could never have without the pain and suffering they bring; for it is producing a glory that will shine throughout eternity. When I did this the demonic head angel wanted to harm me, but could not touch me because of the angel the Lord had sent to protect me. Once I began to be thankful for these problems – it became so frustrated and angry that it fled from our presence.


I know there are a lot of Christians who are going through some very difficult times, and feel as though it is hopeless. It looks like pain and suffering are what is left for us in this life. But when we see it through God’s eyes it is a true blessing. For our lives do not end when the physical body dies, no, we live forever with the Lord. We are promised that in this life it will be hard and difficult. But God says that our spirit will be renewed through these trials. These troubles are small, and won’t last long. It is in suffering that produces a glory that will outweigh it all and last forever.


Thank You Lord for allowing this young couple to receive, “glory” that only comes through hard times on this earth. Thank You Lord for renewing their spirits and giving them a future that will last forever. When your children begin to see pain and hardships as You see them, then it will produce for us “glory.”


Even if our troubles come from demonic angels, and are thanked that they have allowed us to have glory throughout eternity, these demonic angels will not understand how we can be so thankful. This will frustrate their plans and they will flee each time we give thanks.



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