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Divine Principles of Spiritual Warfare (19)

 

Loved one in Christ Jesus, I believe you are growing in the strength of the Lord. I remember I asked a mature Christian believer what I must do to become strong in the Lord. He said that I should give thanks to God Almighty for giving me life anytime I wake up from bed.

He said that should be the first thing (giving thanks to God) to come out of my tongue every morning. As I am growing in the Lord, I realized that giving thanks to God opens the mercies and blessings of God in my life.

God’s blessings differ from worldly blessings. The world looks at the physical appearance (cars, mansions, airplanes, bank accounts, business, and other mundane things) to determine a blessed person.

Spirit-filled Christians look at the spiritual blessings (See Matthew 5:1-12). Worldly blessings have limitations because natural disasters can destroy them. The devil can destroy worldly blessings. Wicked human beings can break into those temporal assets and destroy them, but for God's blessings, it lasts forever (See Matthew 6:19-20).

This is one reason you must strive to attain spiritual blessings because no one can steal them from you. Life is a journey, and it is full of mysteries and laws. We begin from a point and end at a point. You cannot solve all the problems in the world.

Fulfill your part and allow others to complete their part. If you allow your limited knowledge, gifts, talents, and wisdom to make you proud, you become an imbecile in this world. The devil will use your pride to destroy you, and remember that God resists the proud (See James 4:6).

You can read my articles, The Seven levels of Pride and How Pride works for more profound revelations. I love reading because I don’t know everything. The more I pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit uploads revelations to me. The more I read, the higher I increase in knowledge and grow in wisdom.

The more I feed on the Word (Holy Bible), fast, and pray, the stronger my spirit becomes, and my soul transforms. Anytime I allow my flesh to dominate me (excessive eating and sleeping), I feel in my heart that I have lost something in life.

I love to utilize my time profitably.  It has become part of my life. If you don’t build yourself with God’s Word and relevant books, anybody can cheat you, dominate you, manipulate you and destroy the plans of God for your life.

Build your inner reservoir with God’s Word because everything you need in life is inside you. God has invested gifts and talents in you. You are full of potentials. Don’t allow your enemies, family, country, complexion, culture, financial status, tribe, educational level, and the destructive criticism of others to destroy the plans of God for your life.

Come out from that invisible prison (job, environment, and mindset). Read, fast, pray and put into practice what you have learned. As I’m writing this article, I have many things to do, but I have sacrificed my time to help you acquire knowledge.

Writing is one of my priorities. I rarely sleep six hours a day because my activities will not permit me. I have trained myself to read, fast, pray, evangelize and write because that is my assignment.

It is my life, and I love doing it. I love to impart knowledge and help people to be productive, know Christ Jesus and become resourceful in life. When I see the youth running after temporal things such as cars, houses, the latest electronic devices, and temporal things, I feel sorry for them and uncomfortable in my heart because I sense no vision in their life.

I make friends with people who are compatible with my vision. I follow personalities who walk on my path and connect with people who want to learn from me. You will only find me with different kinds of people if I have a message for them.

Because of this, I sometimes become tired. Anytime I become extremely tired or depressed, I release my body and mind by playing electronic games, listening to important radio shows, watching a video (most often animated movie), listening to music, and reading my favorite books.

Other times too, I sleep for some hours. As soon as I awake from bed, I return to my routine. I become uncomfortable when I see wicked people oppressing the innocent and animals. When I see people making progress and doing something profitable with their time, I become joyful.

One thing I dislike in my life is jealousy, manipulation, backbiting, and destroying the reputation of others. You will become my enemy when I discern that you are a perpetrator of these habits.

I believe acquiring knowledge, building a consistent prayer life, feeding on God’s Word, living in contentment, transforming the lives of others, and using your time effectively and efficiently is the key to fulfillment in life.

Nobody can destroy you if your mind is grounded on God’s Word. This is one reason I am writing this article. You can never walk in victory until you have discovered the truth. Below is one of the master divine principles of spiritual warfare.

 

The Power of the Word in Spiritual Warfare

…ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free

John 8:32 KJV

Christ Jesus was speaking to a sect of Jews that they need the truth because no one can receive freedom until he encounters the living Word. These Jews thought they knew the Mosaic laws, divine laws, ceremonial laws, and judicial laws, so Jesus doctrines didn't make sense to them.

Most often, people who think they know everything are blind in the spirit. Anytime you exalt yourself in your limited knowledge and wisdom and fail to learn from others, you enter the realm of destruction (Meditate on Proverbs 14:12).

You must humble yourself and learn from others because the knowledge you carry is limited. Most leaders and employers think they know more than their followers or employees, so they undermine them and reject their suggestions.

This is one reason many churches, businesses, and organizations have been divided. Most preachers believe they have found the truth, so they condemn the doctrines of others. Christ Jesus knew the reason for dividing His body (bread) into pieces at the communion table.

He explained to His disciples that He has different pieces (branches, revelations, wisdom, and anointing) though He is one. Your wisdom may differ from another minister’s wisdom because Christ Jesus divided His body.

Two or more ministers of God may carry the same Holy Spirit (anointing and wisdom). Each can interpret the Word of God differently because the Holy Spirit has several dimensions in His operation (Meditate on 1 Corinthians 12:4-31, Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17).

Do you know that the orthodox leaders cursed Martin Luther King for coming out with a new set of doctrines? It is said that all Protestants live under the orthodox curses because of Martin Luther's separation.

Some religious leaders curse their followers for leaving their churches because their associates came out with a new truth or challenged their authority. Sometimes associate pastors leave some churches out of immaturity, hardship, unfair treatment, wickedness, spiritual dangers, pride, and ignorance.

Christian leaders who curse their associates are either not born again or false ministers. Scout in the Spirit why the associate left and enforced the best spiritual law. If kingdom gate openers can apply wisdom in their church, they could maintain most of their associates in their churches.

I have started two churches, and they have failed. Almost all the devoted church members I started with are my friends because I did not curse them. If they are part of God’s plan for my life and ministry, they will return when I start a new ministry.

I have learned from my mistakes. I have planned not to repeat my mistakes. I realized that one of the vital mistakes I made was that I did not seek God's face for direction through fasting and prayers before setting up the church with the tertiary students.

I have set up measures to avoid mistakes in the future. In the ministry that God has given me, I do everything by faith. I have also realized that sometimes, we need patience, wisdom, and divine direction from the Holy Spirit when acting in faith.

I read books from successful anointed vessels of God to increase knowledge and learn from their experience and wisdom. The Holy Spirit has revealed to me in dreams and visions on the minister I should follow, the ministers I should not follow, dangerous ministries, and ministries compatible with the ministry God has given me.

I mistakenly joined a “minister of God” in Koforidua (eastern region of Ghana) to help build his ministry. One of my spiritual mentors (a bible teacher in a theological institute I attended) asked whether I sought after God for direction because he saw the danger ahead of me.

I did not think through. I did not seek the face of God for direction. I followed the "minister of God" because I had a passion for ministry. This minister was a mature man with a wife and children. Analyzing his age, he could be the same age mate as my father.

When I joined the minister for some weeks, I began to have some strange visions and rumors in the church. The Holy Spirit was alerting me of the danger ahead, but I ignored it out of immaturity.

The strange vision and dream appeared to me several times. This time around, I reported it to a senior minister, and he advised me to resign from that ministry peacefully. He explained to me why I should resign. 

I felt in my spirit that he gave me the best advice. From that time, the “minister of God” I decided to help build his ministry began to behave strangely. I felt this minister discerned in his heart that I have planned to leave him.

I knew my life was in danger. I communicated with the “minister of God” I decided to help build his ministry to seek God's face for direction because I was into campus ministry before I met him.

He began to threaten me with curses. I knew he did that to frighten me. In this spiritual warfare, I had another dream of seeing one of the pastors I studied within a theological institute standing on the “minister of God’s” pulpit I was helping build his ministry, pointing a knife into my heart in the middle of the night.

Immediately I wake up from the bed with fear and trembling! I prayed and rebuked any satanic vessel in my life. From that time, my relationship with that “minister of God” became unstable. I went to his church with some ministers of God to break my relationship with him peacefully, but he ended it in anger.

I knew in my heart that I came with a good heart to help build the minister’s church, but the outcome was dangerous. Who knows, the devil planned to use this “minister of God” to destroy the ministry God has given me and end my life.

Sometimes I feel in my spirit that this “minister of God” is destroying my reputation. I have had several dreams and visions where I saw him and some “ministers of God” opposing and blocking me.

God delivered me from this trap. As I am growing in the Lord, I knew this minister threaten me to manipulate me. I have worked with several ministers of God. The Holy Spirit has used me to build some ministries.

There is one man of God; I would have continued with him in his ministry, but some of his doctrines were strange, so I couldn't continue with him. Although I contact him occasionally for spiritual advice, he is one of my spiritual advisers. We share ideas sometimes.

The Holy Spirit always reveals something about a minister of God” I have followed and listened to because He wants me to walk in wisdom. If I should publish all the visions the Holy Spirit reveals to me, you will trust few “ministers of God” and build yourself spiritually with prayer and fasting.

There is a wise saying, “It is not all that shines and glitters that is gold.” If you know the truth, child of God, no curses, enchantments, bewitchments, divination, spells, and false prophecies will work in your life.

Knowing the truth delivers you from the enemy’s plans. The Word of God is our source of truth. Within God’s Word, we find Christ Jesus (Meditate on John 1:1-14 and Psalm 109:105). When Jesus Christ comes into your heart, you discover the purpose of life and the ways of God.  Know these truths.

  • The truth has the power to set you free from every curse.
  • The truth has the power to deliver you from the expectations of the enemy.
  • The truth has the power to bring healing to your spirit, soul, and body.
  • The truth has the power to break the invisible chains in your life, business, ministry, and family.
  • The truth has the power to break and heal every evil philosophy in your heart.
  • The truth has the power to break all the yokes (burdens, depression, oppression, suppression of the enemy).
  • The truth can help you discover the purpose of your life.
  • The truth can bring light (miracle) in every darkness (limitations) in your life.
  • The truth has the power to bring peace and joy into your life.
  • The truth has the power to bring peace into your life in times of confusion, hardship, and fear.
  • The truth has the power to break every satanic bloodline curses and alters.
  • The truth has the power to bring any deliverance you desire in life.

Maybe you have visited strange shrines, spiritual leaders who don't know Christ Jesus, Satanists and Magicians, evil traditional priest, vicious occult groups, witches, wizards, and other strange mediums.

These channels have nothing good for you because they are slaves of the devil. These evil channels will increase the curses of the devil in your life if you keep visiting them. The devil's vision is to kill, steal and destroy, but Christ Jesus came that we may have life and blessings in abundance (See John 10:10).

Why don’t you lean on the Christ Jesus and His promises recorded in the Word?  All the thoughts of Christ Jesus are hidden in the Word (Holy Bible). The plans, wisdom, and will of God are hidden in the living Word (Holy Bible).

The deliverance you are seeking from strange sources is hidden in the Word. You have chase doctors, spiritualists, and herbalists for a long time. You have relied on your family and loved ones for a long time. They are limited in resources, power, and authority.

You have spent a huge sum of money on hospitals and clinics. It is time to put your trust in Christ Jesus and His Word. Consistently decree the promises of God (Holy Bible) because there is power in your tongue (Meditate on Proverbs on Proverbs 18::21).

Become one with the Word through meditation, confession, profession, and obedience. These are the words of Paul the Apostle to the church in Galatia,

 

I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 KJV

The gentiles and Jews abused Paul in the ministry, but he never gave up. Paul went through a series of spiritual warfare and survived because he was one with the Word (promises of Christ Jesus).

Anytime Paul faces injustice, he encourages himself in the Word. You can read my articles, The Rewards on the Road to the Celestial City, for more profound revelations. If your soul and spirit are not one (agreement) with the Word (promises of God recorded in the Holy Scriptures), you may give up in the Lord.

It takes faith in the Word to break the arrows of the enemy. When you have no Word in your spirit and soul, your tormentors can access you anytime. Invest more of God’s Word in your spirit and soul because the illegal creditors (demons) will attack you with accusation, mockery, insults, slander, and fear (Meditate Matthew 18:23-35). These are the words of Christ Jesus.

 

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Matthew 12:43-45 KJV

Until your mind is delivered, your deliverance is incomplete. You can visit the best deliverance ministry in the world. If your soul and spirit are void of God’s Word, the enemy can manipulate you (Meditate on 2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

Jesus said evil spirits could return to a man (includes woman) when the place (heart) is empty. This evil (unclean) spirit return with seven spirits that are more wicked than itself. This should let you understand that demons are in rank. Some demons are wicked than others!

An anointed minister of God can deliver you from the spirit of lust, fornication, and marine spirit. If you don't repent from fornication and immoral behavior, the evil spirits responsible for that act can access you because your evil deed eliminates the Holy Spirit from your heart. When this happens, your heart becomes empty for the evil spirit to dominate.

If you are in the business of arm robbery, cybercrime, and fraud, and an anointed minister of God delivers you, you are partially free. Until you repent from stealing, the evil spirits responsible for that evil act can access you.

The list goes on. What are you struggling with? Is it fornication, idol worship, stealing, ungodly anger, jealousy? Name your weakness or evil deed you are involved in. If it is fornication, make a covenant with God to help you live a chaste life, and those evil spirits tormenting you in life will vacate.

Every spirit submits to the Christ Jesus. Wherever you find the Word, you find Christ Jesus, so lean on Him with all your heart, and you will enter the realm of deliverance.

Divine Key: Let the Word guard your heart; deliverance will take place.

To be continued…


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 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12, KJV




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