Only with total love can we have access to the total truth. We see truth in proportion to our love. Fear clouds the eye, while perfect love casts out all fear.
We get not only what we pray for, but what we expect and prepare for.
Prepare for the best.
Know that the Blood of Jesus thwarts demonic attack — in proportion also to our faith that it will.
Such lessons come to mind after speaking with Blake W. Healy, a fellow from Atlanta who, since childhood, as we have related before, has had the gift of seeing into the supernatural — angels and demons. Blake believes, interestingly enough, that many have the same gift but lose it in part by neglecting it; it fades with age. “I have been stunned by how many have come up to me and told me they grew up seeing in the spirit and shut it down,” he explains.
It started for him as early as he can remember. At times, he says, he saw angels clearly, but mostly, at the beginning, it was like white “smears of light” that eventually could be perceived with hands and feet and eventually the entire of their angelic beings. “That was kind of the progression,” he says. “It’s definitely on a daily basis — but there are days and weeks when you don’t really think of it much. It’s like the big oak tree in yard: some days I admire it and enjoy it, but not every day; I don’t always dwell on it.”
And so it is, he says, with the spiritual ecology: angels and demons are always around as part of our landscape. Which are we activating? Which, through fear or faith, are we empowering?
In Healy’s observation, the demonic gains power when we think it is powerful — when we expect it to enter or plague us. And while we are all prone to trials and attacks, he says, “you can’t keep a bird from landing on your head, but you can keep it from building a nest.” When sin is committed, it builds darkness in a home or area (see, strip clubs and drug neighborhoods) like dripping residue creates stalagmites in a cavern.
It is best to focus on the Power of God and His angels — who, again in his observation, often are simply standing by, waiting for us to pray and invoke them.
When we do, he says, angels always react in some fashion — perhaps not exactly how we would like, but in some way.
“I’ve never seen a prayer do nothing,” he says. “There’s always a reaction. It may not be what someone wants, but there is some action. It can be sending a business idea or budget plan for their money, instead of money itself.” When we pray out of compassion — “really just to love on someone,” he says — “in those moments I’ve seen a much more enhanced reaction.”
The key is keeping God at the center.
“Angels seem most on their game when they are partnering with us as we are partnering with what God is doing,” he says — for our discernment.
What angels are around us that we are not invoking, whose services we are not utilizing? And what darkness are we feeding? Do we ask for the assistance of specific angels — say an “angel of relationships,” or even an “angel to find a parking space”?
They act within God’s Will. They come when we call. They react when we act. And they are there for the asking. They come with clarity. Their power is the power of love.