Missions Trip to Texas, Part 6

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Waking up from El Paso on day 4, one of my ministry partners said we were leaving ice to go towards fire. Literally, we had navigated through black ice through a snowy pass with no snow tires (something that was supposedly impossible) a few days earlier to now pointing our car to the raging fires of California.

We were between fire and ice.

Here is a synopsis of day 4 of our missionary journey to Texas:

I wish I’d had coffee before entering New Mexico. There was a LOT of witchcraft throughout the entire drive through the state. The Holy Spirit prompted us to eat and drink nothing in this state. I said, “Bummer!” to myself because I wanted coffee.

We had to stop once to get gas and go to the bathroom. There were shriveled heads and other shaman items from witch doctors hanging all over the store. We prayed against all of it. Even in the car on the drive through the state, I did deliverance over the area in Spanish, praying and singing hymns in Spanish while taking authority over the area. My two ministry partners said, “Whatever you’re saying in Spanish, it’s working!” My primary ministry partner was hit so hard with witchcraft, but she experienced relief after the deliverance was done.

I felt that our car was a beacon of light in the darkness, a match lighting a spiritual spark of revival across the nation. We felt like Jesus who had nowhere to lay His head. We had nothing. We bought underwear at that Walmart in Dallas because we only had the underwear that we were wearing. We were told by the Holy Spirit to take nothing but what we picked up along the way and what God had approved for us to bring, which included our Bibles.

Now I understood when Jesus sent out His 72 followers in Luke 10, that they were to take nothing with them and minister from town to town. WOW. I just lived it.

Those followers (the true believers in Jesus) were required to leave everyone behind for a short period of time in order to proclaim the Kingdom of God from city to city. Some of these people going on short-term missions were married:

And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.” Luke 18:29-30

God’s kingdom matters more than anything temporal that we are doing in this life. If we do not care about the souls of the lost, or about the Christians around us who are suffering, we need to examine our hearts and ask ourselves if we love Jesus more than our own comfort.

Jesus is coming! Our time is running out. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are so few, and they are being hindered by Christians. O God, change the hearts of those who call themselves by Your name, and wake them up! May they live only for You and not for themselves and their own comfort and logic. May they look past appearances and false accusations hurled by the enemy against your true followers, and may You protect us from the harm of other Christians! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stay tuned for part 7 of our missions trip to Texas.

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10 Responses to “Missions Trip to Texas, Part 6”

  1. Heather Hart says:

    I have friends that recently had to move to New Mexico for work and they said they could just feel the spiritual darkenss. Thankfully, it appears it was short lived as they are already being transferred again.

    • Susan says:

      I’m not surprised that your friends felt the same spiritual oppression. Hopefully they made a difference in the area for the short amount of time they were there. Glad that they are being transferred out, as it’s hard to live under oppression for too long.

  2. Edith says:

    Here in Africa, witchdoctors are common and even respected even though they deep people more into darkness, rather than offer true help. So I can relate to your experience on this trip. Christians here are in constant battle with these evil powers. I long for the day when the glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. More grace upon your ministry in Jesus’ name.

    • Susan says:

      Guatemala where I grew up also had witch doctors. Most American Christians don’t even believe that demons are real, much less that witchcraft is real. There are only few of us that are fighting against them and trying to shine Christ’s love to them.

  3. Susan, You constantly amaze me with the spiritual insight given you and your partners by the Holy Spirit. I didn’t know New Mexico was in such spiritual darkness. I am praying that the seeds you have sown will grow beyond your ability to comprehend it!

  4. Erin says:

    Time is truly running out, whether it’s ours or the world’s. We must be about our Father’s business.

  5. We are so complacent… sure we have more time. But the end is near and we have little time left to share the light.

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