“For we do…wrestle…..against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12)
The sky, the heavenly places and the heaven differ from each other. Satan is in the heavenly places. If seen in another angle, he is in the sky also. “Spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) At the same time, we read in Ephesians 2:2 as “…according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works”.
From there, he sends several spiritual hosts of wickedness to earth and brings the people into bondage. He creates mental tiredness in them. He, who is attacking them from outside, intrudes inside at the opportune moment.
Many years ago, a woman named Violet Aaron was doing ministry in a place nearby Chennai, i.e. Mogapair. She fasted, resolving to cast out the evil spirits, to deliver the bound and to guide the people towards the glory of God. At that time God spoke to her, “I will give you power and authority over the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places if you praise me for six hours, raising your hands towards the heaven.”
When she asked God why the six hours duration is insisted, God replied her saying, “I hanged on the cross for six hours with hands and legs pierced with nails, for the sake of the man who was created on the sixth day. Through this, I crushed the head of satan and achieved the victory and I want to give that victory to you.”
So, Sr. Violet Aaron went into her prayer room, raised her hands and began to praise in order to cast out the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. But she was not able to keep her hand raised even for half an hour and the hands withered down.
At that time, God reminded her of the war waged against the Amalekites. God said, “Moses stood on the top of the hill with the rod of God in his hand raised up. When his hands became weary, Aaron and Hur supported the hands of Moses and helped him in his mission. Like that, seek the help of some servants of God to support your hand.”
Accordingly, her husband and children supported her hands and praised God. Many servants of God surrounded them and upheld them in prayer. From that day, God used her in casting out evil spirits and to break the shackles of sorcery.
To meditate: “At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Everyone who is found written in the book” (Daniel 12:1).