“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19
Robert Salisburg first knew of his problem as he lounged around Emigrant Lake a couple of Saturdays ago. A lady called on his cell phone about the horse he was giving away.
“What horse? I’m not giving away any horse,” he told the woman.
Rushing home, Robert Salisburg found that his home had been invaded, and that by the truck load people were carting off his property.
From the Seattle Times
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost an Oregon man much of what he owned.
The ads popped up Saturday afternoon, saying the owner of a Jacksonville home was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan.
“Hey, those are my things,” he told one man who had his truck loaded with Salisburg’s property.
“I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back,” Salisbury said. “They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did.”
The driver sped away after rebuking Salisbury. Salisbury spotted other cars filled with his belongings. At home he was greeted by close to 30 people rummaging through his barn and front porch.
Ever feel as though someone has put out a notice to the devil and his imps that you were fair game; that your possessions, your spirit, your thoughts and your emotions were for the taking? Ever feel invaded? Probably all of us have been in that position. We whirl about, grasping, guarding and protecting, but as we shield one part of our lives, in a far corner, we sense vulnerability and a new reckoning with loss and confusion.
The great prophet Isaiah spoke to the situation, reminding us that when we are so bombarded, not all is lost, for
“when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.”
Love it! No matter what confusion, stealing, lies, loss, mistakes, and misunderstandings are expertly flung our way by Satan–no matter, not to worry–the Spirit of the LORD sweeps through, snatches back our possessions, clears our thinking, soothes our nerves, and rights every wrong.
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