The Lord Rebuked the Devourer over our Car Trouble!

By Andy Davis

As I was driving to and from work in our Toyota Corolla, I began to notice over multiple days a sound coming from what seemed like the front passenger side suspension. I thought “bummer - this didn’t used to make this sound and it’s not supposed to make this sound so something seems to be wrong.”  As it was consistently making this odd sound, I took video with my phone to record the noise.

We were due for an oil change so when I took the car to the garage I mentioned the sound to them and asked them to figure out what was wrong with it.

When my wife and I prepare our tithe each month (even our kids joins in) one of the things we pray is “Your Word says You will rebuke the devourer for our sakes and we thank You for that now - that You will rebuke the devourer over home repairs, car repairs, our health in the Name of Jesus!” We also prayed the same thing after dropping the Corolla off to get looked at. At the same time, I was thinking “but there IS something wrong with the car, I keep hearing it."

Interestingly, I tried to play the recording so the mechanics at the garage could hear the sound when I dropped the car off, but I could not actually get the sound to play on the video.  The video would play, but no sound. I tried to get another video on Facebook to play sound ... my phone would not play sound! It’s almost as if the Lord was saying “I’ve already rebuked the devourer ... don’t even tell them about this - it’s taken care of!” Later that day, my phone played sound, no problem.

Finally, we got a call late on Saturday from the shop who said they just couldn’t hear that sound even though they drove the car around everywhere! This is where I had a learning point as my honest, immediate reaction was “guys, come on ... I’ve heard the sound for 4 days; it’s there!” I realized that I should have immediately thought “praise You Lord, You’ve rebuked the devourer - it’s done!”

We drove the car home - no sound. Then Laura drove the car to work on Monday - no sound. I drove the car to work Tuesday - no sound. Every day since then there is no sound and no issue with the car. We didn’t pay anything for it. The Lord rebuked the devourer for our sakes! Thank you, God!
Your car isn’t going to be breaking down and costing you money. Your house isn’t going to breaking down. You are not going to have medical bills piling up.  - That’s what you can speak into and say “You rebuke the devourer for our sake!”

All of His promises work together for our good and they are yes and amen!

“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts.”
Malachi 3:11

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