How Satan Uses Our Children To Emotionally Cripple Us

When Jesus warned His followers that their enemies would be from their own families, I’m not really sure that those hearing His words understood the importance of them.

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.  For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’;  and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.  And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.  He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it”  (Matthew 10:34-39).

Why do you suppose that Jesus would warn His followers about the turmoil which would certainly beset families because of Him? Could it be that He understood the  heartbreak personally?  Scripture tells us that He was tempted in every way yet without sin.

Our Children

I can only speak from a mother’s heart. No matter how old our children are – they will always be our “children.”  And as this world continues to spiral out of control, and the minds of many of our kids have been poisoned by college professors and peers on campus;  the vitriol and total disrespect that many of us are experiencing is truly heart wrenching.

I received this from one of my kids recently in response to one of my articles:

“I won’t be communicating with you for a while. I need some time to cool down, try to forget the vile hatred and disregard for those brave kids I saw on display in your blog in recent days, and remind myself that you are not necessarily a bad person at heart- merely deluded and brainwashed beyond belief.”

 Of course, that was in response to my article about Hitler using children as a back drop as he spoke about the need for confiscation of weapons. The Jews had their guns grabbed first. I am not saying that if the Jews had kept their guns that they would have been able to over power the Nazi Regime, but perhaps some of them may have gotten away.

I knew that if I responded to this with Truth, the discourse would never end, and would become more and more nasty (not on my part) but liberals feel that they have the right to attack. Have you argued with a liberal lately?  Then you know……

I would have been completely justified in saying that he was “Deluded and brainwashed beyond belief” but what would that have accomplished? Absolutely nothing.

If you are reading this and are a parent in similar circumstances, then you will understand when I say that the evil one uses the persecution and hatred from our own children to attempt to shut us down.

I have come close to deciding not to write any longer, but then I realized that I was called by God to write Truth. I am not a great writer by any means, but I do feel the hand of God on me as I write my articles.


We’ve all heard it said that Satan doesn’t need new tricks because the old ones work. There is much truth to that. As a mother, I pray for my children and think about them throughout the day.  I pray that the Lord will bring people of His choosing into their lives, and that they will return to their First Love.

I have struggled with depression for many years.  When my children emotionally abuse me (and sometimes they do) I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. I can’t think straight.  I will hear the whispers of the evil one saying “You’re a bad mom. If you were a good mom, your kids wouldn’t treat you this way!”

I will finally realize that I’m under spiritual attack and tell the demon to get away from me in the name of Jesus. Some days I have to do this several times. Some nights I find it almost impossible to fall asleep. I toss around thinking of my kids – still feeling the sting of their words.

Brethren, we need to lift one another up in prayer every day! How many Christian parents are going through what I have described in this piece? I know that I put myself out their by writing. Some would say “Well, what do you except?” That doesn’t make it hurt any less.

We fear for their souls

All three of my kids came to me at different times and expressed their desire to know that they have been forgiven by Jesus and belong to Him.  I made sure that they understood the Gospel.  I led them each in prayer to repent and trust the Lord for the forgiveness of their sins.  My oldest at 17 years old told me that he felt that God was calling him to preach!    College was their spiritual battleground and the professors were their front line enemies.

I just don’t know how I feel about OSAS.  It’s very confusing and the people who are for or against it will invariably come back with “Well, maybe they were never saved in the first place.”

You can’t change what you can’t change

So here we are at the foot of the Cross, pleading with our Lord Jesus for the souls of our children. Only He can open the eyes of the wayward child. Only He can change the hearts of these kids.  We can’t do it. We can only pray for them and leave them with God.

Watch Franklin Graham as he speaks about his prodigal years:

If there is even one person who has benefited from this article, then I am grateful to the Lord.

Don’t shut down. Keep speaking the truth.  Don’t preach at them, but when the opportunity presents itself – speak Truth from the Word.

Shalom b’Yeshua





50 thoughts on “How Satan Uses Our Children To Emotionally Cripple Us

      1. Geri I thought you might like these Bible Verses. 1 John 4:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

        4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

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      2. I love that Bible Verse Job 13:15 it reminds to trust the Lord always and I do trust Him. No one is beyond the reach of God. Remember when Our Lord was tempted by Satan in the wilderness He quoted Scripture and said “It is written, remember we use all of the Armor of God and the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. Can I tell you something that happened to me last week?

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      3. Amen Sister ok so last wee I was listening to Christian music and I think worshipping the Lord and Satan comes and says I’m not saved or Born Again I thought about it later I’m like wait a minute I am saved and Born Again. Boy satan is a liar.


      4. Geri please pray fo a Brother in Christ his name is Mario Brisson he has a youtube channel called the Vigilant Christian his Facebook accout has been hacked and someone is posting Muslim things he never would post. Let’s cover Mario in prayer!!


  1. Paul Shetler

    I want to encourage you and commend you for the many articles you post!!!! I’ve been receiving them for a long time and look forward to Your insight and leading of the Holy Spirit. Your articles have blessed many people as I copy them to share with others. You, like most Jewish people whom I know have a much keener insight and understanding of the Bible than most of us Gentiles and bravely defend God’s Word without the fear of what man may think or do. Thank you for your faithfulness and keep up the good fight. Very soon now 777 will take care of 666 as the final days are playing out right before our eyes. Jerusalem is now the focus of the whole world and God will have the final say. One more comment; I am 86 years old, have 7 children, 17 grand children and 47 great grand children so this article has special application!! God bless you

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    1. Brother Paul, your words have encouraged me so much. You are a blessed child of the King!! May God bless you and your entire family. Your family is so blessed to have great grandfather such as you! Shalom and MARANATHA!


  2. gitardood

    Y’vareh’ha Adonaiv’yism’reha;Adonai panav eileha v’hunecha’yisa Adonai panav eileha v’yaseim l’ha shalom. B’shem Yeshua ha Mashiach. Sar Shalom. Amein.
    Numbers (Bemidbar) 6:24-26


      1. gitardood

        yes altho in my alef tav bible it says YHVH instead of “The Lord”, and in the next verse 27, it says “and they shall put aleph tav (eth) My name upon the children of Yashar’el and I will bless them”. (see my latest post for a video explaining the alef tav. Also those 2 letters are Elohiym’s signature.


      2. gitardood

        In Exodus 3 He tells Moses after saying “EHAYAH ASHER EHAYAH” (i AM THAT I AM or I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE): “tell the sons of Yashar’el ()Israel) YAHWEH sent you, the Elohe of Abraham, the Elohe of Isaac and the Elohe of Jacob and this is My name through all generations and this is how I am to be remembered”. (Elohe is the singular of Elohiym, an expansion of El which means God( with a small e as in elohiym it means gods . He was pretty specific that He commanded to be remembered and addressed by His name thus it was the rabbis ( I think during the Babylonian exile / Talmud period) who began substituting ADONAI and HA SHEM due to their misunderstanding the 2nd commandment. I believe I posted about that recently also.


  3. gitardood

    I can relate Geri as of my 5 kids & step kids, and their families, none are serving Yeshua. I have long discussions at times where possible about the issues of the day as they relate to the scriptures, and do at times meet resistance but counter it with love.
    The problems as I’ve addressed it in my posts @ my blog, is that for 100 years the globalist / Illuminati / elites have worked at dumbing down the education system so that for about the last 40 yr it’s been an indoctrination system instead – i.e. of leftist, socialist, neo marxist, political correctness and if anyone dares to have a mind of their own and speak it, all hell breaks loose against them.

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      1. gitardood

        I was just talking with my one daughter on my android phone via Duo vid call, and told her I’m praying for her and my son in law


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  5. Gatha Walker

    Praying for you Geri I know what you mean our children can tear our hearts out just about, I read your articles all the time you are such a blessing to me , God Bless you

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  6. Geri, I can relate to this post and know what it’s like to be under spiritual attack by Satan. He seeks to steal, kill and destroy marriages and families and those who strive to serve the Lord and share His Word as we do in cyberspace are targeted. But God is faithful to deliver us from the adversary’s evil devices and the battle is the Lord’s. We stand strong and claim our victory in Christ for greater is the power of the Holy Spirit in us than he who is in the world. (1John 4:4) AMEN! \o/ ~Liz

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  7. Your blog helped me! My husband and I are going through this heartache with all 4 of our adult children. We are on speaking terms with all 4 but it wrenches my heart to watch their lifestyles and choices. And, oh, the sleepless nights! Just this week we are witnessing our precious daughter fall into life crisis because of drinking and the devastation it can cause. I am trying to keep my eyes on the Lord and His peace, but have many moments of fear and desperation. Thank you for your helpful blog.

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      1. Geri, I agree check out these Bible Verses. Proverbs 3:5-6 New King James Version (NKJV)

        5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
        And lean not on your own understanding;
        6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
        And He shall direct[a] your paths.

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  8. tandrews2016t

    I benefit from your teaching, I will pray for you and your children.

    2 Timothy 4:2–4 “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

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  9. Psalm 27:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV)

    13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
    That I would see the goodness of the Lord
    In the land of the living.
    14 Wait on the Lord;
    Be of good courage,
    And He shall strengthen your heart;
    Wait, I say, on the Lord!

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