Weeks−if not months−before they hold one of these outreaches, they send out groups of prayer warriors who pray over the area and go door-to-door, praying for whatever the occupants express as a need. They also invite these community members to attend the upcoming outreach. As I continue to share, you will see how powerful their prayers and witness are.
The very first time we went with Pastor Carlos to the playground, I told Richard, “I don’t know how to put it in words, but spiritually, this park is very, very dark; the sense of evil is very strong.” This impression was confirmed on the first night of this outreach as we received specific insight from the Lord as we prayed over the park. On the next night, Sunday, September 29, we were exposed to an attack from the kingdom of darkness that could be seen with our natural eyes.
After the evangelical service, while the cleanup committee was working their way through the park, one of the ladies opened what appeared to be an unopened bottle of water. Fortunately, the sister recognized the smell of bleach before she took a drink. Someone had put bleach in the bottle and put it back down in the park for someone to drink. The crew quickly collected all of the bottles of water they could find and, upon opening them, found bleach in ten more bottles. It became obvious that there had been an attempt to do great harm to Pastor Carlos’ teams, with the possibility of harming attendees, as well. After the water was discovered, Pastor Carlos was informed that the neighbor directly across the narrow dirt road from the park is a very strong and serious sorcerer. Upon finding this out, it was clear to us why the Holy Spirit had led us to pray the way we did the night before.
Several Years Before
Several years ago, Richard and I were working with Cristo es el Camino; prayer walking a different colonial (neighborhood) called Las Palmas. A home bible study had already been established there and New Life Outreach paid the rent on an empty lot in the colonial for a place for services to begin.
At the time, this area had a very large group of young men that roamed through the community on a regular basis. The area was also being deeply influenced by practicing witches. In fact, when we were prayer walking with Pastor Carlos, one witch very smugly told us, “They (referring to Christians) come, but they all GO!”
As we continued forward in the establishment of a church plant, the Lord gave Pastor Carlos a spiritual picture. It was revealed to him that the house leader’s teenage son had signed a covenant with the devil in blood. This agreement gave the enemy legal ground to work in the family that was leading the home bible study and the enemy was using that opening to try to destroy what God desired to do in Las Palmas. With everything in mind, Pastor Carlos chose to end the work at Las Palmas.
Going back to our current involvement in evangelizing the Lomas del Sol Playground; I have remembered the words of the witch at Las Palmas for over five years, and when I heard about the bleach in the water bottles, the warrior part of me was deeply disturbed, as once again I remembered the challenge from the witch at Las Palmas.
I am asking each of you to please be praying for spiritual freedom for the Lomas del Sol Playground area. Together, we−along with Pastor Carlos’ army−will fight in the unseen realm for spiritual victory for the area, and our cry will be, “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Romans 8:31)!
Thank-you all in every way you support what God is doing is Los Cabos, MX.