Here is the profile that attracted my attention. Rob and Louise are in wildly different professions, different parts of the world and different stages of life. But they had a common problem.
Both had difficulties sustaining the kind of communication that builds relationships. Both are in public venues where they offer customer service, so there is an above average visibility factor. People would come in the normal business context, have a dialog about a product they carry or a problem they want to solve with the company’s product.
The conversation seemed good and friendly, but it would stop there. Whether the customer bought the product or not, there was none of the normal relationship building that should go on with a maturing customer base.
The same was true with their social media. Some people would connect, but it was always short and focused, never having the tone of desire to build relationship.
Over the last eight years, we have talked endlessly about communication skills, curses, Leviathan, generational issues and anything else I could imagine, but we never cracked the code. Both of them – and many others – were simply not getting back from the community the level of connectedness that would be expected. Meanwhile a lot of people with dismal social skills had a reasonable number of friends and relationships.
I finally got tired of the battle and backed off, which was a mistake. The devil promptly kicked it up a notch until Louise was nearly disconnected from the general public. Emails, Facebook, SMS, IM and phone calls ground to an almost total halt. We knew it was demonic when she went 36 hours without a single piece of spam email!
I am not a big fan of talking with demons to get information. They tell the truth a lot and lie just a little, but you waste a lot of time trying to figure out which is which. But in this case, I went against my preferences and called the demon involved to attention and cross examined him.
I specifically asked which part of nature he was manipulating to cause potential relationships to never emerge from the generic conversations and social contacts that both Rob and Louise have in abundance. I asked about sound and fragrance.
His grudging response was that he messed with the structures in the air.
Now, on the one hand, it was a demon speaking and they often lie. On the other hand, sound is the movement of air. So it seemed plausible.
Here is my theory. If there are bad structures, there have to be good structures. If the structures of air can cause communication to diminish relationships then the structures of air, in theory, could contribute to rich relationships emerging from communication.
Rob and Louise are far from unique. There are a lot of people with respectable social skills who cannot generate the flow of communication that serves as the foundation for normal relationships. People know they are there and people respect their competence enough to ask for help occasionally, but there is not an ordinary cluster of friends that emerges in their lives.
If the demon told the truth – which I think is plausible enough that I am writing this blog – then asking God to establish the right structures in the air around people should product widespread results. We will always get some placebo effect from these prayers, but if this is real, there should be widespread, “measurable, verifiable, sustained change.”
In other words, people who are in their forties and don’t have a community around them, will suddenly find community happening as people move toward them valuing their presence.
Let’s bring a good, hard global thrust to this problem. Please specifically name Rob and Louise, along with anyone else you wish to include. Ask for four things.
-Ask God to remove the demons that are manipulating structures on the air.
-Ask God to remove all of the distorted structures on air that the enemy has established.
-Ask for God’s Kingdom to come on earth, by His establishing the structures that He desires to have on the air around Rob and Louise.
-Ask God to reveal a new color of His wisdom to the spiritual realm as He does something to the structures of air that they don’t even know about.
This last one is huge to me. We don’t just want to reverse what the devil does. We want to go over the top, expressing some facet of the wisdom of God that they have never even imagined.
We will watch what happens to Rob and Louise and all the others like them in the world.
One reason I think there is merit to this strategy is that Paul called the devil the “prince of the power of the air.” I have always loosely considered him the prince of the air, not the ground, but possibly there is a deeper meaning here.
So we are off on another grand adventure, compliments of the SLG think tank and its intrepid experimenter.
From a bird sanctuary with some lovely sound in the early mornings