Hidden Invasions

I sold my house and bought an older mobile in a senior mobile park. The owner’s son let me move in on the 19th of December. Escrow closed on Friday the 28th. I had full intentions of replacing things and having the water leaks taken care of as soon as I took ownership. On Monday, January 2, I had a brain injury that stopped me in my tracks.

Not knowing anything about a hidden invader, my health went into a rapid decline. Two and one half months later the Lord revealed that it was mold. My handy man took out several panels in my bathroom where the leak was. One was permeated with mottled colors of dark grey, deep blue, browns, and ochre. Another panel had light grey fuzzy mold on it.

Once the mold was removed my health began to improve. What hidden invaders line the paneling of your heart, that are causing your spiritual sickness? In the military, they will enter an area to subjugate it. We just saw this happen in another country. We have an enemy that wants to infiltrate our hearts to destroy our faith in Jesus.

This is a very brief version of an illustration. I was at a counseling conference in another state. I had met with a counselor and two ladies who were praying as he was questioning me. During one of the speaking sessions about MPD (multiple personality disorder) I had an invasive thought. “Oh, no! I am MPD and no one will know what to do with me when I get back!” That thought caused a negative chain reaction. My heart started racing, I was shaking, and losing strength rapidly. I was literally sliding out of my seat. 

During the break, I raced downstairs to talk to my counselor. I said, “Rus” and repeated my thought. He looked straight into my eyes and softly said, “Marilyn, you are not MPD. I believe that you are a whole person.” Instantly my body began to return to normal. What had happened? The invasive thought was a fiery dart lie. I received it and owned it. Rus spoke truth to me that countered the lie.

Our thoughts control our brain. When that frantic thought hit my brain, it told my body that there was danger. I went into a full on fight or flight mode. The brain does not differentiate between real and perceived danger. I learned at that conference that not all my thoughts were of my own origin. That began an incredible healing journey. The Holy Spirit would reveal a lie that I had believed. I would acknowledge the lie and renounce it.

2 Corinthians 4:2 says, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” Renounce means to disown. What fiery dart-lies have you received that are controlling your life?

When ants invade my space, I follow their trail. Once I find their entrance point, I work diligently to wipe out all traces of it. Bringing the truths of God’s word into our heart will set us free. When that truth is worked into the fabric of our thought processes, it will wipe out the trails from the lies we believed.

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