Text: Ezk.28:1-2; Jer.10:10-11
Today is the last Charismatic Hour fellowship of this first quarter of the year 2010. The LORD will have us to take a stand on how we must go for the rest of the year to which end, HE has given us His Word and His Spirit. These two gifts of the LORD are all we need to survive in this wicked world and conquer it.
As we adjust our minds to strictly walk with God for the rest of this year, HE would have us to realise that HE is the only God who has power and authority over us. All other powers and forces that want to force their way into our lives must therefore be resisted.
Today, we will see what the enemy wants to do, and what God wants us to do.
- WHAT THE ENEMY WANTS TO DO (Isa. 14:12-14)
The devil and his agents want to prove that they have power and authority to rule our lives. They do this by manipulating our finances, business, family, academics, prayer life, etc They want the husbands to fall out with their wives, children to quarrel with their parents, teachers to hate the students and vise versa, pastors to disagree with the flock etc.
These devils want us to accord them honour as though they were God. They want the Government to play gods to us, and the other forces of wickedness to force us to give up our faith and allow our lives and well being to depend on them (cons. Jn. 19:8-10). They want to force us to accept that our lives are in their hands, thus engineering intimidating circumstances.
- WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO (Jn. 10:11)
The LORD wants us to enter into a Saviour and the saved relationship with Him, by turning our lives entirely over to Him. HE wants us to realise that HE alone is the God that made the heavens and the earth. HE wants us to receive Him and relate with Him as our Maker and our God. HE also wants us to realise that our destiny and that of those who have constituted themselves as Gods are all in His hands (Isa.44:21; 46:3-5,9-11, Jer.29:11).
Being entirely turned to Him and fully on His side, HE wants us to look at those forces and powers in the faces and tell them that they are not God, therefore they must perish. And since they have made themselves God, they will surely perish like Herod (Jer. 10:11, Acts 12:20-23).
Therefore today and throughout the rest of this year, we will tell those creatures and circumstances that have decided to make themselves gods over our lives that they are not God, but man. The evil spirit, already know that they are not God, therefore both them and those that consult them shall perish!
This mind will grant us the needed boldness to excel this year in Jesus Name!
Let us rise now to tell them to their faces that they can’t continue in their wickedness and intimidations, because they are not God.