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Carolyn De Arteaga: Watching God Work

Carolyn then moves into a chapter relating experiences with the demonic. Demonic activity is not an easy subject for anyone to tackle. But Carolyn’s experience as a counselor has offered her a unique opportunity to deal with troubled people, even to the point of demonic involvement. Her stories expose her growing pains as she learned how to face this spiritual challenge – the needs of people forcing her into on the job training. Carolyn reveals that the word of God, the blood of Jesus and praying in the Spirit became powerful tools for her in dealing with Satanic manifestations of various kinds. From something as simple as demonic harassment in her computer to full blown demonic possession, she shares how these tools consistently demonstrated the authority of Christ over every work of Satan.

Praying for provision is something most Christians can certainly relate to at some point in their lives. Carolyn shares several stories of God’s intervention in their own provision and supply. She gives some insights into the growth of her faith in these matters, coming to understand that “His eye is on the sparrow.” But she also has learned that it’s possible to try to twist the arm of God with our prayers – fundamentally seeking our own will and way in matters of provision rather than seeking the plan and will of our Heavenly Father. There is certainly evidence enough in Carolyn’s stories to safely conclude that the old adage is true, “Where God Guides, He Provides.”

Carolyn then turns her attention to stories related to God’s protection. She is obviously a person who believes in and seeks God’s divine protection. Her first story is about Marci, a young lady who needed a miracle in the court system. It’s a great story, by the way. I believe the message of this chapter is the fundamental issue of trusting God. Carolyn makes a statement at the start of this chapter that is worth quoting.

This book is a testimony of different encounters with the Father … God is in charge of my life and He heals, guides, and protects me.

Again, Carolyn offers these incidents of God’s protection, not in the mode of the miraculous as they truly are, but in the mode of the normal that she and Bill have come to expect.

Carolyn’s spiritual journey here offers another exciting development – finding the God she was taught about as a child. She can now have an abiding relationship with the Heavenly Father, her Abba Father (Daddy God), who will work on her behalf just because He loves her. Her stories take on a very personal note at this point. From the Nova Scotia people to the Kitty Angel (you will just have to read it for yourself), the genuine concern of the Father is revealed even as Carolyn exposes her own weaknesses and presents His faithfulness.

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Category: Spirit, Spring 2014

About the Author: James Nichols is a former pastor who has led Charismatic churches in North Georgia and in Texas. He now serves the Kingdom as a businessman and mentor of leaders.

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