Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 7, 2020.
I AM Making You Glad for all The Years
The enemy has muddled circumstances around many in the body of Christ. The warfare is heavy at the moment. It is good for many to realize even now that the Lord’s power is made perfect in weaknesses. When we are weak, then in him we are strong. His power is presently being perfected upon us. Keep declaring your victory, Stand! Stand!! Stand!!!
Yes, we have being looking at the subject of deliverance, observing it through the lens of the New Testament.
We began to look at spiritual deliverance yesterday. We established that when we are born again, spiritually we are disconnected from everything from Adam and the nature of Satan. We move into a heavenly parentage where we only bear the image of the one we are born after.
You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold, But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot. 1Peter 1:18 AMP
As believers we are bought out, redeemed from every useless tradition we received from our forefathers, everything we inherited from our forefathers, when we became born again we were redeemed from them. Not with corruptible things as silver and gold but with the incorruptible blood of Jesus, which makes it an eternal redemption.
Now a lot of people who are already born again still go for deliverance sessions thinking they are possessed or can be possessed by some demonic power. And a lot of teachings are out there putting a lot of people in bondage to fear. Most people trace circumstances surrounding their lives to demonic possession. Now look at what the scripture says;
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: Colossians 1:13
Observe the tenses “who hath delivered us.” He is not going to deliver us, we have been delivered! Born again is deliverance. And we are delivered from what? “From the power of darkness” from every authority of the devil, from every right and power of the devil over us.
But it does not stop there, and then it says; hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: the Greek word translated above for translated is the word methistemi methistano which means to transfer, carry away, depose etc. (Strong’s Concordance G3179).
The Lord did not deliver us to keep us where we can be repossessed but he carried us away into his kingdom, where he is the strong man over his house.
No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Mark 3:27
This is why it is impossible for a born again believer to be possessed. We are already delivered. Our spirits cannot be owned and controlled by the devil again. It is totally impossible to possess the spirit of Christ to which we are united. These teachings are false, not scriptural and baseless. But the word possessed means a lot of things;
The word possessed (Adjective) in the American English Dictionary means:
1. Controlled by evil Spirits
2. Seized by powerful emotions
3. Having; Owning
Now this is it, A Christian can be controlled by evil spirits, can be seized by powerful emotions but CANNOT be owned by demons. You can be controlled through your mind. Imaginations, thoughts when received from the enemy can control your life – for as a man thinks in his heart so is he.
This is what you allow by your self to happen to you when you refuse to cast down imaginations and every negative thought which is against the knowledge of God. All these come to you externally through; The lust of the eyes, The lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.
Your spirit cannot be possessed but you can allow you your mind to be influenced and controlled by demons if you do not know the right word or are not fighting the good fight of faith. Now this kind of thing is not cast out by prayer. It is not a prayer problem but a knowledge problem. As a righteous man or woman, the deliverance prescribed to us is the one that comes through knowledge.
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. Proverbs 11:9
Observe the last part of the verse “through knowledge shall the just be delivered.” It does not say the unrighteous but the righteous. The one born of God is delivered through knowledge. You can cast out demons from an unbeliever but a believer is delivered by knowledge. Despise knowledge and you will forever be in bondage despite the power you see. When you know and acknowledge that you are already delivered, it is effectual in your life.
I know a lot of preachers that no matter the light you share on this, they never allow the word of God to get in the way of what they believe. This to them spoils there business, they enjoy the bondage of the people why they stand as there deliverers. May the LORD help his flock.
A lot of people do not understand why we go into depths trying to reveal these truths. I used to suffer depression a lot. I took on wrong knowledge and for years I was under depression. I would fast and pray and nothing would change. I remember when I would out of tears be asking the LORD, if you are who you say you really are, take away this depression. I would wait and wait to see if that would raise up his eyebrows and it never did.
I had to let go of what I had believed and imagined and like a baby, I began to reshape by imaginations by the power of the word. Now it is totally impossible for me to be depressed, I may be tempted but I get over it in no time by the power of the spirit of his word. As powerful as prayer is we are told the righteous are delivered through knowledge and not by sessions of prayers. When you know the truth it makes you free. Get a hold on this and you are free forever.
Now the last aspect is the external deliverance where men may want to attack you physically like they always did to Apostle Paul, these are the kind of deliverances we are to seek through prayer as we go about God’s work.
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 2Thessalonians 3:2
Yes, eve at this our God is faith who has, is and will continue to deliver us;
Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; 2 Corinthians 1:9
In an encounter with the LORD, I saw the Lord doing good to a lot of people in a gathering, things they were owed were been released. It was a moment of Joy for many who had being in tears for a long time.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5
Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Psalms 90:15
Then the Lord said “Be joyful for I AM doing well to you. In my favor is life which is what I pour upon you.
I AM making you glad for all the years you have endured evil.”
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.