Avoiding Relapse by Predicting the Future
“What might the enemy try in the future?”
“What do you need to do to be prepared for such an attack?”
As you might guess, one of the most painful moments in time for both me, the clinician and my warrior client, is when he or she is doing so well, then “out of no-where” they are attacked and lose a battle. After a great deal of pondering and prayer, I was listening to a story from the Book of Mormon and got the following revelation.
Alma 16 tells the story of a military leader, Zoram, visits Alma asking him how to prepare for the future. In verse 6, Alma inquires of the Lord and is told where and when the enemy will be. After hearing this verse, the concept came to mind, “Teach them to prophesy.” It might surprise you to find out that at that time, I did not know how to prophesy! I went on to discover that it is not nearly as complicated as I once thought.
In preparation for the up and coming week/day/hour, the young men are trained to ponder (think after praying) and prophesy (guess with the Spirit) when and where the next Satanic attack will take place. Many are surprised that this takes less effort than expected, but it does take enough effort to at least try. The warrior must fist pray for assistance. Then he considers the schedule for the next time period. He then identifies the few times and locations of possible and likely attacks. Most of them are surprised by their own accuracy. After identifying the most likely time and location for the next attack, they prepare a plan of domination. They practice this plan either in their minds or in real time (as would an athlete or a soldier) including the emotion of the event. With sufficient preparation, the warrior can succeed!
With practice, warriors go on to win for many years. They learn that by aligning themselves with the power of God, there is no strategy or attack that Satan can surprise them with that is too much for them to handle.
As they align themselves with the power of God, they are also aligning themselves with God’s ministering angel warriors. They experience something similar to what you young man experienced in the story with Elisha found in 2 Kings 6:
“And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host (army) compassed (surrounded) the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him (Elisha), Alas, my master! how shall we do?”
“And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”
“And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”
(The above in an excerpt from my new book, “Like Dragons They Did Fight”. For more about this book, text Dragons2012 to 91011)
Let me know if you have any questions.