Most of my experience came in the days before artificial insemination when dairy bulls were very much a part of farm life.
Many people do not know that dairy bulls (unlike beef bulls) are one of the most vicious animals known. Like the devil, they are extremely powerful and they are extremely mean.
Give them the slightest opportunity and they will kill you. In dairy country like mine in upstate New York, every town has its story of those who were seriously wounded or killed by bulls.
One of the reasons I was never the victim of a bull's attack is that I so greatly respect them I know what they can do, when they do it and how they do it.
But I am not afraid of them. I can make a dairy bull do nearly anything I want him to do. My power doesn't even compare to that of a bull, but I can lead one into the show ring, for example, just like a little kitten.
Satan and his forces are like the bull. Martin Luther said, "On earth is not his equal." But through the blood of Jesus Christ and the weapons of our spiritual warfare we need not be afraid.
Even so, the minute you underestimate Satan's power and lose your respect for him, you can be dead.
Some, I am sad to report, have actually lost their lives in strategic-level spiritual warfare. One of my Fuller students, Wilson Awasu of Ghana, wrote a research paper describing a Presbyterian pastor, C. Y. Adjanku, who ordered a tree enshrined by stanic priests to be cut down. When the tree fell, he dropped dead.
Among the most highly respected intercessors and spiritual warriors today is Johannes Facius of Germany, coordinator of Intercessors International.
I point this out so that we understand we are not talking about a novice, but a veteran. He tells how back in 1986, a team of intercessors went to the Soviet Union and entered the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow.
They felt they should pronounce judgment upon the "god of the Soviet system," Vladimir Lenin.
What happened in the heavenlies at that time we do not know. We do know that Soviet Communism soon crumbled.
But Facius says,
It was through this move against the Enemy that I
suffered one of the strangest attacks of sickness that I
have ever experienced."
The initial attack lasted one day, but soon afterward came a debilitating heart disease. He sees it as a counterattack of the spirit of death they had resisted in the Lenin Mausoleum.
Three years of severe depression followed. After that he was delivered in a session that lasted less than 30 seconds!
When Facius mentioned the spirit of death I shuddered. Because Doris and I are convinced that the perpetrator of the attacks on her was the spirit of death from Resistencia, Argentina: San La Muerte."
(Google image and my emphasis added)