I had a recent experience where the Lord broke through unexpectedly to highlight a key weapon in our arsenal against demonic attack. This will be especially encouraging for those who have won battles in the past but have found themselves confronted with that same battle again. In order to move into the NEW TERRITORY that God is giving us, the Lord wants us to know how to respond to the Accuser’s attempts to keep us locked in our past.
I had been processing a situation with a spiritual advisor who began to prod me for further information as to my intentions and motives within a certain relationship. Though he was simply asking for clarity, I began to feel a pressure come upon me as I started to feel cornered and trapped. I began to doubt myself and wonder if maybe I had done something wrong. It was a familiar feeling to me as I had similar experiences in my past where I felt hemmed in and caught in a trap that sought to disqualify me with accusations of wrong-doing. I began to feel those same fears of being caught in doing something displeasing to the Lord. I was so preoccupied by this sudden onslaught of confusion I couldn’t even hear what my advisor was saying until I heard him ask, “So, what do you think the Lord would say about that?”
At that moment, as I looked at him and considered his question, I suddenly let out a LAUGH. It wasn’t premeditated – it just happened. Then, after another moment, it came again, only with great force and a deep sense of joy, relief, and victory from the depths of my spirit. It continued for a few seconds and it totally took me off guard! It also took my advisor by surprise, as well as my husband, who was sitting close by. I immediately felt something break in the spirit as I let out this laugh and could tell that the Lord was behind it.
After I caught my wits and considered what just happened, I looked at my advisor with a smile and said, “I guess that’s the answer to your question!” All I knew at that moment was that God was laughing at my spiritual adversary who was trying to falsely accuse me. The Lord used my advisor, not to corner ME, but to corner the enemy! Where the Accuser was trying to make me doubt myself again and take me back into my past failures, the Lord was saying, “That battle is already over!” The Lord caught the Accuser in his own trap and I got major victory.
Psalm 37:12-13 – The wicked plots against the just and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming (ESV).
Psalm 2:4 – He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision (ESV).
As many believers are being called into new and unfamiliar territories, the enemy is trying to hold us in our past. He will bring back old baggage, familiar struggles you once overcame, previous battles you fought, all with the intention to keep you in constant turmoil, process, and defeat. These Familiar Spirits try to make you believe you are not truly free. When confronted with them, the Lord says to LAUGH!
Because the enemy has no access to the true joy of the Lord, this is a powerful weapon to defeat his attacks. The only thing the enemy can do is MOCK, which is a counterfeit of God’s JOY. When the enemy tries to make fun of you and even curse you, your response can to be LAUGH at his feeble attempts to make you a victim, when in fact, you are a VICTOR!
I believe this is a tool for us personally, as well as corporately. As we are being confronted with a spirit of MOCKERY in this nation, the sound of our JOY and our PRAISES can be powerful in dismantling the attempts of the Accuser to defeat us. Regardless of the mocking voices in media, news, and print, we can lift up a sound of joy and victory knowing that the battle has already been won. When we respond in the spirit like this, the enemy cannot touch us nor can he ever defeat us. Maybe THIS is that SOUND that is being prophesied over the body of Christ in recent days. It is the sound of Joy, Victory, and Praise from sons and daughters who know their King. It is the sound of laughter from his kids who are caught up in His presence rather than the enemy’s pressure.
The next time you feel cornered or trapped, consider laughing at the enemy and see what happens. Rather than trying to defend yourself or entering into a needless battle that’s already been won, perhaps the quickest path to victory will simply be – to LAUGH!
Oh thank you so much.
I knew when Father gives a good connection He would give me understanding which is actually applying wisdom.
You are psalm 103 : 5 good food, seriously I lived this exact situation today. It’s on my FB wall how I asked for prayer, acted like a toad, repented, and later on while confessing to a sister, Holy Heaven Hysterical laughter started bellowing out from deep within, it was sheer Awesomeness.
Thank you for sharing, I clicked the FB icon share button.
Shalom Aleikhem precious sistah,
This word is like a flaming arrow into the heart of the enemy as he tries to take advantage of us while we are crossing the Jordan River to claim our Kingdom purpose. Hallelujah!
“Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.”
Proverbs 25:11 NASB
Truly! Laughing 😂 and praising Yeshuah for this powerful truth that has come just when I needed it! Love your heart, Wanda. So thankful for your willingness to live out loud, sharing your life with your brothers and sisters.
powerful … so blessed
Blessings Wanda ,
I just wanted to thank you so much for posting this insight ! I had taken The Lord’s Supper yesterday & was in deep Intercessory prayer when i began to Decree & Declare certain things for individuals , my church & my self . I started praying in tounges and i noitced they had changed & every now & then a “Ha” would come out between the tounges ! Then as i pushed forward in prayer more & more came out until it was a full body rocking laugh !
You could tell that the laugh was not the “normal” natural laugh ! It came frome the very depths of the Spirit & was truly supernatural !
Now , I have heard of laughing in the Spirit & know it’s happened & broke out in times of revival , but never experienced myself . Immediately after this I said Lord what soes this mean & He gave me the same scripture He had given you , but I needed someone ro break that down for me . I went to internet & found this post ! Thank you Wanda for clarifying laughing in the Spirit ! How powerful ! I will be in agreement in prayer & spiritual warfare with you !
Thank you so much for this word about laughing at the enemy. I am going through some really difficult times and don’t know how God can change the situation but I will just begin to laugh and bless my enemies and wait and see what God does.
I just read this again just now.
Wanda perfect timing. I was musing in my bed last night about something and it was along this very line.
I was beginning to contemplate if I had done the very same thing.
Woke up in a funk because of entertaining those thoughts, then a response to this original post appeared in my email, I always click the tab about notification of replies, and boom here is exactly what Father’s heart is speaking to me/us.
I am functioning in this new territory and still in new ground training and thought I did something wrong. But Tom and I had the occasion to laugh hysterically just 1/2 hour ago, I then read this email then reading Rebecca ‘s post below was like a huge warm hug from my Pappa YAH. Shalom aleikhem precious achoti.
God bless you girl I really needed to hear that especially praise the lord and bless the enemy ,a bunch of witches here at the Gold Coast Australia have been at me with 4 demons in my body cause I was silly enough to subscribe to them in the recent years,you can imagine the torment and abuse I been through so I’ll take your suggestions and laugh hopefully they leave ,thanks heaps Stan
Ccertainly perfect timing and only the Lord can provide. I was delivered from a spirit long ago but yesterday it flashed across me powerfully.
I am in a place directed by the Lord that is uncomfortable so Thank You for timely ammunition.
I am writing on a subject that is similar ” God commands us to dishonour satan”
The people of God cannot honour God and satan, you will honour ONE and dishonour the other.
Yes.. it is an order to dishonour the devil.
Laughing is one way of achieving this… it is a show of strength and UTTER confidence in God to laugh
at the enemy on the battlefield.
In order to humble an arrogant enemy, God commands us to mock him.
Isa_37:22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
Well said sister.
Hi sister GOD BLESS YOU ! My name is brother roy. I had a simmilar experience to yours this past sunday .pnly it happened in a very peculiar place (church ) Not premeditated.i just started laughing i n church while responding to a prompting to get closer to the alter. Never happened before.Glory to GOD.Thank you for sharing your experience !
God Bless your ministry !
Thank you for this post. It was exactly what I needed to read tonight.
Thanks this is what aw. I was looking for
Hi Wanda, are there some good books to read on our identity in Christ?
Deborah – There are many, but one that comes to mind is “Supernatural Ways of Royalty” by Kris Vallotton. Given my own passion for using the scepter in prayer, his focus is on who we are as sons and daughters of the King:-).
Just what i needed! I’m so thankful for your videos and blogs!