God Angels Demons

THERE ARE FOUR THINGS I AM ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE ABOUT.

FIRST, GOD EXISTS, RULES THE UNIVERSE, AND KNOWS US BY NAME.

SECOND, GOD APPOINTS US ANGELS, KEEPS US SAFE, AND TEACHES US LIFE LESSONS.

THIRD, SATAN AND HIS DEMONS WANT TO HURT OR KILL YOU OR FOR YOU TO CURSE GOD.

FOURTH, I WILL SHARE MY REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH YOU.

*****

For really hot days, we had the traditional swing set that was well-used and a little creaky. But our backyard was kind of special. There was room to play ball, plenty of trees to climb, and the best place was the abandoned chicken coop at the back right-hand corner of the property. Missing the door and all its windows and with its rotted and tattered siding gave it the appearance of being haunted. The wood flooring was mostly rotten, but even with these conditions it was a great place to play army. The standard order of the day from our parents was, “Stay out of the chicken coop.”

*****

The attack came without any warning! I was facing the interior of the bed as I slept on my left side. There was a crushing blow to my back from the top of my shoulders to the small of my back. It was a solid object of massive intensity. During impact, it slid my whole body approximately six inches from its original sleeping position. The enormous pain was emanating from my back through my rib cage to the full front of my body.


--Cal Poulsen