Thank you to meanlittleboy for posting this on (his?) blog.
While I’ve never had an attack such as this….I do not do any public speaking and don’t have an ounce of the influence of Pastor Hagee….I have on several occasions found myself struggling the form words while praying. It is as if something is trying to hold my mouth shut and if I am praying without verbalizing (making auditory sounds) it is as if I hit a mental stone wall. I struggle to form words even in my mind. After a few moments of resisting and rebuking and focusing on the face of Jesus, my words return to me. Every sincere Christian will be attacked in some form or another, but we turn to the all-powerful Name of Jesus and the weapon given to us by all-mighty God….the Word of God.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Ephesians 6:11-18 NKJV