Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Angel of the Lord Encamps!

(Click on above photo for greater orb detail.)

~It was the summer of '07. Steve and I had made our annual summer trek to the west end of Michigan's gorgeous Upper Peninsula to Bond Falls. We love to camp there! So tranquil and serene; with loons beckoning to one another on a cool summer morning.
~We had just set up camp, and I was tired. Steve was just itching to go fishing at Agate Falls; about a half hour away. No problem. I'd just stay "home", and he could go by himself. I'd be just fine.
~Now, this isn't just any old place to camp. This is out in the middle of nowhere'sville and cell phone usage is few and far between at best! Potential bear sightings, pit toilets and hauling our own water are the rule of thumb for this part of the country.
~Sitting at the picnic table, scrunched over my crossword puzzle and bundled up in my flannel shirt jack, I suddenly became aware of a presence that was not of the Lord! Nobody was around me. The wind had picked up a bit; bringing with it the coolness of northern Michigan in the August evening. But the presence which came up behind me, brought nothing but icy shivers down my spine. This presence and spirit of fear which arrived totally unnanounced while I was all alone hit me square in my gut!
~Steve was gone, and I had no idea when he'd return; we were the only ones on our side of the lake; calling Steve on my cell phone would be useless. Certainly this spirit came to scare the tar out of me....and my heart was thumping quite rapidly by this time and my mind not far behind in the race.
~It was then that the Spirit of the Lord arose, and I began to rebuke this spirit in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It had absolutely no right to be in our camp. We were the Lord's and it had to go. I can only tell you that I bound every spirit that came to mind in the Name of Jesus; pleading the Blood of the Lamb over us and our camp site! ~All of a sudden, Psalm 34:7 came to mind and through the Spirit of the Lord, I began to quote it out loud. ~The spirit left and peace returned to my soul and mind.
~It wasn't until later that evening after dinner, that Steve and I perched our digital camera on the tripod and shot some camp photos. To our extreme surprise, the Lord confirmed Ps. 34:7 by showing us His angel orbs which He'd placed about our camp! He literally demostrated to us the Truth of His Word in photo form!
~"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers." Ps. 34:7
~"For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service]." Ps. 91:11
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  1. What a cool picture! How appropriate to claim that verse while camping. :)

    Psalm 34:7 was the verse I taught Hannah when she was in 2nd grade and suffering so terribly with nightmares. I'm so thankful for God's mighty Word.

    Love you!

  2. Leigh...You know HOW I remember this verse? I didn't remember the situation in your life at the time the Lord gave it to you...but I equate this passage to the approximate age of you and Hannah at the time. Love and hugs! Crista :>)

  3. Doesn't that seem like a million years ago??? The Lord has brought us a long way since then! :)


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