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Topic: Singing (10/31/05)
TITLE: It's In the Blood
By Doreen Hammond
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“Perfect. We have her just where we want her, hopeless and desperate.” Said the Spirit of Oppression. “She is a pathetic mess! Look at her. Don’t let up!” It commanded its comrades.
“You’re worthless! We hate you! You’ll never fit in around here. You can’t do anything right. They should have fired you when they fired everyone else.” Masquerading behind different people in the office words were spoken to her by familiar spirits.
Sitting at the kitchen table with her head in her hands she asked, “Lord, where did I go wrong? I thought this move would be a good move, but it has turned into a complete disaster. Everyone hates me; my witness has been completely ruined. I only wanted to be a good witness for you.” She cried out to her only hope. Again, there was silence. Breathing in a heavy sigh of grief, “Lord, if I could only hear you. If you would only speak to me so I could hear you, I’m feeling desperate. I need you. I need your guidance.” Tears streamed down her face in utter distress.
Moving away from the table, she reached over and turned on her CD player. She popped in her favorite Darrel Evan’s CD and let it minister to her. Calming her fears as it has so many times before, she began to relax. The Lord began to speak, ever so softly, nudging her to do what she had been fighting to do for days. Forgive.
Bowing before the Lord, brought transformation to her spirit. Tearfully and fearfully, she asked His forgiveness and strength to forgive those that hurt her. As she made her request to the Lord, her heart began to soften. Compassion filled her once empty heart for those that hurt her and the Joy of the Lord came back. She felt empowered from on High. Standing with her hands raised she began singing praises to the Lord and gave thanks.
“NO! What is she doing! Give her more sadness, more hopelessness more desperation…Get her!” Screamed Oppression.
“We can’t touch her anymore. Can’t touch her at all. Nope, no touching. Nothing but the blood…” One demon was explaining when he was interrupted by Oppression.
“Shut up! Don’t say that name!” It yelled.
“Well, that is what she is singing and that is why we can’t touch her. Now, what would you like us to do?” It asked Oppression.
“Go find another victim. Our work here is finished. He has once again, stepped in to help the broken hearted.” Sneered Oppression.
“Nothing but the Blood of Jesus. Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.” She sang, with the heavenly choir singing in the background. Tearstained face full of joy and peace singing praises to her Lord finally free.
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