I remember talking to IBU Ester, the person who runs Rumah Sejati orphanage, when we were preparing the CHARGED retreat in 2007. I was telling her how my pregnant wife had mumps and the money for the retreat had been frozen in the bank account and all the people who had agreed to take positions of responsibility in the retreat had pulled out and how WE STILL HAD FAITH THAT THE LORD WOULD SEE US THROUGH.
When I told her all the problems we were having she said (quite calmly and matter- of –factly ) “ Oh yes, that’s why I stopped doing retreats, the effort is too much.” When I dismissively said “ Ahhhh, its ok, I don’t mind a bit of hard work” She replied “ Its the attacks that drain you!”
I experienced it then and I am experiencing it now. Every time you step up to do something for the Lord, the ‘world’ turns against you. Since I have agreed to reach on Sunday I have been praying and meditating and spending more time in the ‘spiritual’ realm. What I have found is that I have been having nightmares, my 2 daughters are sick and little things have been happening. You may put it down to coincidence, you may say it is just bad luck. I am not 100% sure but I definitely think that all of this is part of the battle. The more you step up, the more significant you are and so the more you draw fire. Or perhaps, the more you tune into the spiritual, the more you notice these things.
What do you think ? Any experiences ? Any testimonies ?