In which there are Imprecatory Psalms (pt3)

by Craig on February 23, 2012

What do the imprecatory psalms teach about Satan and demons?source

Those Imprecatory Psalms…
I looked it up…and “imprecatory” means…
to invoke evil…to utter a curse on someone.

What if they are recorded so that we could have specific “imprecatory” prayers against the Evil One and his horrid demons?

This is part 3 of this series, part 2 is here , and 1 is here in case you’d like to peek.

If God is real…
then they are real…
and just as I, we, need ever more of God’s love…
I, we, need ever more of God’s protection…
and these Psalms can come in really handy!

And it feels really good praying them against the enemies of God…
accusing them for what they are…and using God’s words to fight them.

One of these Psalms even snuck into my fasting meditations yesterday! It’s a cheery little verse we quote all the time – and would never expect to be part of one of these nasty sounding Imprecatory Psalms.

I kind of heart these Imprecatory Psalms! ¯\(◕‿◕)/¯

The thing they’re teaching me right now is how much the Evil one and his minions seek to discourage me, us. The more they can keep us down, the more they keep us sad, or worried, the less our focus on God becomes – and it can steamroll us right out of a content faith.

What do the imprecatory psalms teach about Satan and demons?source

I know this! They’ve been relentless since I named the year “see”.
And they were winning the battle…until just recently…but they aren’t done yet.

And they lie! Oh how they lie!

They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations. (PS 35:20)

And then…

Oh…

how I believe them.

¯\(°_o)/¯

If I would only keep fresh in mind that they can’t. be. believed.

Not a word from their mouth can be trusted…with their tongue they speak deceit. (PS 5:9)

It makes sense that this would be one of their main weapons.
God is truth, and the Evil One is “the father of lies”. (JN 8:44)

And it’s like in politics, or advertising, or any kind of sneaky spinny P.R.

The more you repeat the lie…the more true it sounds.

What do the imprecatory psalms teach about Satan and demons?

source

But Lord help me remember…
even when they speak truth…
it’s designed and dissembled and distorted.

The words of his [the Evil One or any one of his minions] mouth are wicked and deceitful… (PS 36: 3)

And if I, we, keep learning more from these imprecatory Psalms about the Enemy and his demons I think I, we, can fight them better.

I, at least, need to fight them better.

There is more…

much much more…

and this is revolutionary stuff!

Please. Come. Back.

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Martha Orlando February 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

I so needed to read parts 2 and 3 today, Craig. You have given me a fresh perspective along with an arsenal of Godly weapons to fight against the lying ones, the ones who constantly want to dredge up the past or cloud the future.
And, yes, this IS revolutionary stuff, and I’m loving every word . . .
Blessings always, Craig!

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Craig February 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

you know, because you read, how dark that DARK time was for me – and all the while I hear thoughts that it’s silly to call it spiritual warfare – it’s over religious – it’s groundless – it’s maybe even a little bit crazy! It took 20 some odd years to move past a shadow of a doubt as to the existence of God for me – and for a while they got really close to having me do it again – and all this after I make that BOLD proclamation of the “year of seeing with spiritual eyes” – but there IS God – so there ARE demons – and they do their best work undercover – it’s better for them if we think they don’t exist – and they make us think THEIR are our own thoughts – I really needed this ammunition, and I needed the days of fasting that I’m covering on deep into love – because now is the time not shy away but forward and they, with a little help from some unwitting human allies – not to mention me – had me a little paralyzed. Thank you Martha, thank you so much. God bless you my friend! (◕‿◕)

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Dawn February 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Dear Craig,

Things seem upside down everywhere these days. What used to be irrevocably seen as the norm, acceptable, indeed right is now convoluted and perceived as objects of disrepute. When I am talking to someone often I hear their words, but I cannot answer them because I simply cannot believe what they are considering. As I type this, the news on the television is about how the few remaining at Solyndra will be paid $375,000. It would have been $500,000, but employees protested and a judge decreased the amount. How can a management team that put a company in bankrupcy receive any payments after the fact?

Perhaps this study will uncover the true nature of what I’m seeing every day. Thanks for working on this. You’ve put yourself right in the line of fire, Dear Friend,
Dawn

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Craig February 25, 2012 at 6:31 am

actually Dawn, when I don’t listen to the enemies of God, and I DO believe that they are actually at work against me, I know that I have ALREADY been right in the line of fire – I think now, though, I’ll have more ammunition, and more information. And you are so right about things being upside down – but then – I think things have always been upside down. Anyway, thank you Dawn – God bless you my friend!

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Layla Payton February 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

This is good, Craig. Tackling a taboo subject. We should know our enemy, while pulling any rugs of glory out from under his feet. We shall study our foe for tactic’s sake, but the GLORY will be God’s banner!

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Craig February 25, 2012 at 6:33 am

it IS kind of a taboo subject, isn’t it? The enemy and his minions always have it easier when they’re not noticed – and we go out of our way NOT to notice. Sad really. As always, I heart the way you put things, “know our enemy, while pulling any rugs of glory out from under his feet” thank you Layla, boy are you missed when you’re not around! God bless you my friend.

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