Warfare of the Highest Kind
I’m currently reading ‘Love: The Way of Victory’, which I highly recommend, by Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, and in it, he told of an account of a mother, whose daughter had been diagnosed with mental retardation and who also suffered from epileptic seizures. She called Dr. Hagin to her home, in hopes that he could pray the situation away. But before he arrived, he was instructed by the Lord to not pray for the child but to tell the mother to say, “Satan, I’m walking in love now. Take your hands off my child!” Surprisingly, the moment she did, her daughter was made well instantly.
The first time I read that I was relieved because I thought about the fact that the mother didn’t have to wait or prove she was walking in love; she simply did it by faith. The minute she made the decision to walk in love, her child’s life was forever changed. That’s when I saw that if we do the same, ours will be too. But then it gets better.
Five years passed and Dr. Hagin (also referred to as Brother Hagin) saw the mother again and asked about her daughter. The mother then told Brother Hagin that not only had she not had any more seizures but that her IQ had tremendously improved. But this is what I want you to see.
He asked if during that time if she’d experienced any symptoms to which she told him she had on two occasions. But each time, she told Satan she was walking in love, and each time, the child was instantly made well. That’s when I saw the power of love.
The Power of Love
That mother stood up for her child against Satan, THE MOST POWERFUL EVIL SPIRIT on earth, under earth, and in the heavenlies - with the POWER OF LOVE.
“…God is love.” – 1 John 4:8
That mother took authority over Satan by simply making the decision to walk in love, and that’s when I saw that love is a different kind of warfare. In fact, it’s the highest kind of warfare there is on the planet, under the earth, and in the heavenlies.