(Day 4 of the 5-day fasting/prayers)
Scripture Reading: 1 John 3:8
Friends in Christ, our Master Jesus Christ defeated the whole kingdom of darkness, and won an overwhelming victory, by disarming principalities and powers at the Cross. Jesus Christ is the Victor. He is the Conqueror. Jesus triumphed over all His foes, and He has given us complete victory over every foe in our lives. This includes victory over Satan, demons, and the whole kingdom of darkness, and victory over all works of darkness, including witchcraft. Therefore, Satan and his demons, witches and warlords have absolutely NO power and NO authority over our lives.
Brethren, we have to completely surrendered our lives to the will of God, through repentance, and therefore, only God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, Master, Saviour and Redeemer, have power and authority in our lives. Our lives are in God’s hands, for God to mould, shape and transform us into the kind of people He wants us to be – more conformed to the image of His dear Son, Jesus Christ. There is only one Lord of our lives, hearts, minds, bodies, health and ministry, and His Name is Jesus Christ. He is in full control of our lives, because we have surrendered everything to Him and say, “Let your will be done Lord”.
A Christian writer wrote: He has given us the victory in our Christian lives. We are chosen by God to be good soldiers of Christ Jesus! Therefore, Satan and his demons cannot operate in our lives. Jesus Christ has also given us authority over unclean spirits. 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.” We must realize who we are in Christ Jesus. We are the children of God who have been given complete victory in all aspects of our Christian lives – including victory over sin, temptations, the world, every sickness and disease, and death, through Jesus Christ’s holy, precious, divine Blood and perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. We are redeemed from sin, through Jesus’ precious Blood. Let us therefore, with boldness, ascend the throne of our God during these five days of fasting/prayer to invoke the power in the name of Jesus to attack all forces of darkness pointing accusing fingers on you. We have lived holy lives for God, so that there are no legal grounds for Satan and his demons to operate in our lives. Prayer Points:
- Father, we confess all our sins to you and renounce them all. We claim the promise of your word that you will hear our prayers if we do not cherish sin in our hearts in the name of Jesus.
- In Jesus Name, we reject and resist all powers of darkness, of Satan and his cohorts (demons)
- TAKE THE PRAYERS AGAINST THE FORCES OF DARKNESS IN SECTIONA.
Exercise: Pray for the success of the Cross-over program at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 22, Road, FESTAC, Lagos, holding Thursday 23rd-Saturday 26th June,2016.
Memory Verse: Luke 4:38