Your Enemy's Chain of Command
In his book Prayer Shield, Peter Wagner documents how Satanists gather in different parts of the United States and Canada to pray against Christian leaders, identifying key pastors and targeting them for failure and destruction.
Some may find this difficult to believe. A few years ago, a professor from a noted Christian university was flying from Detroit to Boston when he noticed the man beside him praying. After the man had lifted his head and opened his eyes, the Christian professor, who also had been a pastor, leaned over and asked, "Are you a Christian?"
The man seemed shocked and said, "No. I'm not a Christian. I'm a Satanist."
The professor pushed the issue and asked the man about the nature of his prayers. The man replied, "My specific area is the pastors who live in [a certain part of the United States]." He was on his way to a convention where others like him would join together to pray against God and His people.
Satan understands hierarchy. He knows the importance of leadership. If he can entice the fall of one of God's servants, he knows the impact will be great.
You may think that when you sin, no one is hurt but you. However, the ripple effects of sin flow out in every direction.
For the child of God, there is victory and freedom from every form of bondage. If you are struggling with a certain sin, you can be free. When you turn to Jesus Christ and place your trust in Him, a door of hope will open before you. He will provide a way of escape!
Prayer: Father, please protect all believers from the attacks of the enemy, including our pastors. Thank You for a way of escape when we are tempted. Please strengthen us, by Your Spirit, to take the way out. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"When you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it" (1 Corinthians 10:13).