06 Jul I Must Have The Last Word.
I had a very terrible experience a couple of weeks ago flying to Port Harcourt, a Nigerian State capital. We boarded the flight and I drifted off into a very peaceful sleep when midway into the flight there was this sudden terrible air turbulence that got everyone screaming all things from haaaaa, to Jesus! Some, including me flew off my seat (thankfully the seat belt held me back in place), someone else threw up and others were in a shock calm.
The airplane seemed to have lost altitude and we were plummeting downward at such an alarming speed that suggested we might be crashing… But praises to God we were spared and the plane regained its altitude.
The fear that gripped my heart is not something I can adequately describe. For the rest of the flight I held on tightly, with my hand in my husband’s, fingers locked into his, praying and speaking in tongues, I kept asking God not to let us run into another cloud… every bit of sleep left my eye.
The captain made the mistake of apologizing to the passengers as the plane steadied, by telling us that he took a short cut to land us a bit faster. You can imagine how everyone raised their voices asking him if anyone told him they were in such a hurry as to risk there lives for it. This one might be a story for another day.
This past weekend we had to fly into another state for a burial ceremony and I was doing very okay. We took off and I drifted into a much needed sleep as I had gone straight from an all night meeting to the airport. Then the battle began.
My eyes lids fluttered open at some point during the flight and then I made a mistake of looking out the window and saw clouds that looked like the ones we had to go through few weeks ago.
Then the enemy began to suggest…
“Oh this is it, now your boys will be angry with God forever, how could He let our parents die? All at once?”
“This one will not arrive safely like the last one…”
“These clouds are to thick, the wings will just break off…”
…and I began to fear.
I realised that the enemy was playing with my mind and I had allowed him market his lies to me. I snapped out of my sleepiness and began to counter everything he was telling me. I gave it back to him and refused to let him have the last word, because for me it was very important that I have the last word.
The fight went on as I again held unto my husband’s hand replying the enemy every single word he said to me, until we landed in the airport. Then I said to the enemy…”I won. You wont have the last word and you certainly won’t have the victory.”
I then proceeded to tell my husband how I needed to really overcome this new developing flight fear.
Words are very powerful! Our words are very important in our lives, we must never allow the enemy have the last word in any way.
When we refuse to let the enemy have the last word, we rob him of the power to effect his plan for us. Click To Tweet
Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
- Have you ever let the enemy have the last word?
- Do you know what it means to make sure you have the last word?
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[…] On Tuesday a dear sister of mine sent me the link to a video a passenger made of a turbulent flight he was in. I should not have watched that it knowing I was still battling with the experience I had when flying not too long ago. You can read about it here. […]
KayodePosted at 15:47h, 16 July
Wow! What a great testimony!! Thank God for victory!!! Really sorry you had to go through such a rough time. But thank God that our victory is sure in Christ. It is important for Christians to know how to be on the offensive and not on the defensive. We must know how to take charge of our situation and not allow the devil intimidate us with his lies. I had a terrifying experience with armed robbers who stormed my neighborhood, injuring people and taking their money (of which some of them were Christians). But while they were just about to get to my place, my wife and I rose up and began to speak words of war into the air, and a car alarm went off, so they ran away. We were not begging God to save us. Rather, we addressed the situation because God has given us the power. He won’t do it for us because it’s our responsibility. If we were quiet or allowed fear to overcome us, we would have been dealt with like every other people. Truly, there is power in our mouth! It is the greatest weapon on earth!! Thanks my lovely sister for sharing once again.
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 15:56h, 16 July
There is power in our mouths! Thank God for the victory He won for us in Christ.
Congratulations on this testimony, God be praised!
Many thanks bro, I appreciate your stopping by!
Esther onimisiPosted at 16:16h, 09 July
I love this post ma. I will never allow the enemy to have the last word In Jesus Name. Amen. Greetings to all yours ma. ❤️
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 09:41h, 08 October
Thanks ma! Sorry I just saw this comment. Have a super blessed day ma!
Cheryl SmithPosted at 23:04h, 07 July
Wonderful, precious encouragement, dear friend! Thank God, satan is a liar, and everything that spews from his evil lips are lies. Jesus said the devil is the father of lies, he has been a liar since the beginning, and the truth is not in him. I love the verse that says, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” I love the fact that you spoke life into your situation, and through this, you defeated the adversary. So thankful we can always have the last word…because of speaking God’s Word and His truth! So sorry you went through this terror, but so thankful God kept you safe and that you shared the spiritual lessons here. 🙂
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 17:35h, 08 July
Thanks sister! God is The Deliverer, and I am so thankful we can always have the last word too!
SheshallberadiantPosted at 22:29h, 06 July
Wow that must have been a scary experience, thank God for His protection… There’s occasionally a battlefield going on in my mind. And to be honest, sometimes I give in to the lies of the enemy and I start believing them once again but lately, I’m learning to not give in and to remember what the word of God says about me and about my life… To give you a perfect example: This morning, right after I finished thanking God for my life and for another new year (today is my birthday!!), the thought of “what’s next?” came to my mind. I became scared of the uncertainty concerning this new year and the coming years of my life but thank God that not too long after, I was able to remind myself to “be anxious for nothing”. Right after this, my mind was at peace again. Love reading your posts.
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 17:34h, 08 July
Thanks sister! I am always glad to see you here.
Have a super blessed rest of week!