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Taking Authority In The Spirit By Faith!

 

Acts 16: 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

When a believer walks in the spirit, there will be revelations, what he or she sees, hear, and perceive in the natural will have spiritual undertone because you are seeing with the eyes of the spirit. The spirit of discernment reveals what no ordinary eye can see or mind comprehend and understand.

Paul and Silas saw this “wannabe”, the slave girl “testifying” about them as the servant of the Most High God. She had been fortune telling people in the area for long for a fee for her master, and she is well known. As a visitor, passing by, I would expect that Paul and Silas will be glad someone is advertising for them. She was authenticating them, putting a spotlight on them. However, Paul and Silas saw and heard differently!! They knew the spirit by which she was operating, and knew she was trying to authenticate herself and her master by testifying about Paul and Silas.

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The bible says for many days she kept at it, following Paul and Silas all around proclaiming, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”  For many days Paul and Silas saw, heard, and knew by what spirit she was operating, yet kept quiet minding their own business.

Friends, be aware that the enemy is walking around, going to and fro, looking for whom to devour. Our enemy, the devil will not come with blazing fire but gently as an harmless witness, tailing you, an uninvited associate, looking for an opportune time to strike.

I saw a vision once before, of a being with a face of a bird sitting with hands on its chin, seemingly watching someone sleeping. You could see the eyes bloodshot looking on. Why look on? When the bible says the thief cometh not but to steal, kill and destroy – John 10:10. It must be the wall of protection God put around His own, so he sat down chin in hand waiting endlessly. He is tailing believers, looking for an opportune time, a time when the hedge is broken so as to strike. Keep your guards up friends, and plead the blood of Jesus constantly! You life depend on it!!!!!

You must walk in the spirit, be alert, and do the needful as the occasion arises. Learn to look intently at those perambulating around you and stop them in their track.

Jesus Christ already gave you authority in Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Use it!!!! Take authority like Paul did and cast out that demonic spirit working with and through them.

Let the Holy Spirit work through you! You can! You will! For He said in Mark 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Jesus Christ is Lord!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Hope! Hope in the Sovereignty of God.

Ezekiel 36: 24- 37

For better understanding, please read the whole of the chapter.

GodHopeStrength24 “For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!

33 ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’

37 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep, 38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed festivals. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord”.

Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus? Are you saved, washed by the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins? Is Jesus Lord over your life? Have you repented of all known and unknown sins in your life? Do you daily confess Jesus as Lord? Are you living by grace?

If no, ask Jesus into your life right now. Speak from your heart! Ask for forgiveness of your sins for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God( Romans 3:23). Christ came to forgive, save and sanctify( John 10:10). He is close by, talk to him right now, he hears the words from your heart that you haven’t even uttered.

If yes, then I want you to know that there is hope for you in whatever situation and crisis you might be right now. The passage above clearly stated that the Sovereign Lord himself will sprinkle clean water on you. and you will be clean. God will cleanse you of all unrighteousness and filth. God himself has washed you clean, sanctified you by the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and justified you( 1 Corinthians 6:11).

God is assuring you of total restoration and renewal. You will no longer suffer disgrace among foes, family and friends because of lack and insufficiency. He will do all this by Himself,you only need to believe, hold unto the promises in His word and put faith into action. God is working out a great and exceedingly great work on your behalf. He is raising every valley up , every mountains and hills made low, the rough ground is been leveled, the rugged places plain, the glory of the Lord is been revealed in your life, and all eyes shall see it together. The mouth of the Lord has spoken this and it shall come to pass (Isaiah 40:4-5)

Hope therefore in the Lord friends! What He has promised shall be fulfilled in your lifetime. No matter how far gone you think time has been wasted, remember He holds time in His hands. God will restore! Hope thou in the Lord. He is able. Mind you, God is not doing all this because of your self righteousness, no no, He is doing it because of His love for you and for the sake of His great name.

You will step out in victory over every works of wickedness and triumph over every evil by the power of the Most High God that lives in you through the Holy Spirit.