Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dealing with so-called gods 2

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Luke 10:19 (KJV)
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.


Amaka grew up in a community where everyone was afraid of the gods because certain things had happened in the past to invoke such fear.

After Amaka accepted the Lord Jesus and started becoming discipled in the way of the truth, one truth that took time for her to fully understand was that the gods in her town did not have any power over her; that she was raised with Christ far above them and all principalities and powers(see Ephesians 2:6, 1:21).

One evening, as she was going to fellowship, she mistakenly stepped on a Charm dropped on the ground. Normally, if anyone steps on such, they would become fatally ill if they didn’t do certain rituals. But as soon as she stepped on that charm, she knew the power behind it was destroyed. Nothing bad happened to her and she never did any ritual. This sign was the reason her mother became converted.

Amaka observed that as she submitted more and more to the authority of Christ [over her], she found it more and more difficult to believe that the gods in the land had any power. As far as she was concerned, all authority belongs to Christ(Matthew 28:18), and anyone exercising any form of spiritual authority does so illegally and she had the authority to cast out every such demon by the legal authority of Christ. This she did.

One reason some believers do not walk in authority over demons is because they are still afraid of them, and as long as this is the case, fear will hinder the faith required to exercise authority over demons.

Go into today remembering that Christ has given you the authority to trample over all the power of the enemy.
Prayer: Ask the Lord to teach you to walk in this authority.
—Pastor SD Abraham

Bible in 1 Year: Psalms 108-110 (in today's audio)

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