Conversions Spark Spiritual Warfare

A Living Water Church leader stood before the congregation in tears. She spoke of her husband, who had been an atheist for many years and opposed her decision when she first became a Christian.

This leader and her children faithfully prayed for her husband’s salvation and shared Jesus with him. In recent years, the man has become friends with several men in the congregation and has attended a few church events. He even told his wife he liked having the prayer meeting at their house. (The Living Water Church rotates their weekly prayer gathering among church members’ homes.)

The woman announced to the congregation that her husband recently declared, “I believe in God now.” He plans to give his life to Christ “officially” sometime soon. (Often people in this culture believe their conversion is not official until they attend church and pray.) The congregation, many of whom have been praying for this man, burst into applause.

The woman continued her testimony. The evening after her husband’s confession of faith, she encountered a large, imposing evil spirit—which she could to see—that harassed her physically and emotionally, causing a great amount of fear.

She told the demon that she was a child of God and that it could not touch her. Immediately, she saw a barrier go up around her—and the big, scary spirit suddenly appeared quite small. The woman then took authority in Jesus’ name and cast it out of the house.

We’ve heard many stories like this in recent months. A number of people have come to faith in Jesus, and our enemy is enraged.

Pray for the new believers at the Living Water Church and for the church members who are targets of the enemy. Pray that they will put on the full armor of God so they can stand against the devil’s schemes (Ephesians 6:11).

By Kandi Lay, an Alliance international worker to Cambodia


Use the weekly Alliance Prayer Requests to join the Alliance family in interceding on behalf of our teams in Cambodia and worldwide, who often serve in challenging circumstances requiring Holy Spirit–inspired wisdom.

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Read “Choosing the Kingdom of Light,” adapted from updates by Kandi Lay and her colleague Kate Manske, who serves with Compassion and Mercy Associates, the relief and development arm of The Alliance.


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