Scripture Reading: Acts 16:20
The story of Paul and Silas in prison is a well-known account in the book of Acts. We usually hear the climax of the story being told at the midnight hour as these men sat in the inner prison singing hymns. Their feet were shackled and their bodies were bruised and beaten for casting a devil out of a girl practicing divination. As these men worshiped the Lord, a “suddenly” occurred — the ground shook and all of the prison doors opened. Everyone’s bonds came unfastened in a “suddenly”. Though this is a powerful moment, the Lord highlighted something to us prior to their incarceration. In Acts 16:20, the men who had once profited from this girl brought Paul and Silas to the magistrates and they made this declaration about them: “These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city.” This one statement should ring in our spirit. If you are reading this, hear me when I say that you are called to disturb your city or your town. You are called to release the power of God, not only for your benefit, but for those around you. God desires to disturb the atmosphere around you so that others can be set free and peace shall elude the enemies.
Paul never laid a hand on this girl; he simply spoke with authority in the name of Jesus and this girl was set free that very hour. Paul’s annoyance at this spirit in operation led to deliverance and a disturbance in the atmosphere. He confounded the demonic influence by using an authentic weapon against this spirit of divination. We need to use our agitation with the enemy to disturb the atmosphere around us with the power of God!
I believe that God desires to raise up “radical disturbers” in this hour; men and women to disturb the power of evil in fervent groaning in the spirit. Those who are paying attention to the goings in the spirit realm manifesting itself in the natural realm will begin to pull down strongholds. There are prayer warriors who are disturbing Satan’s kingdom at this critical time in history. They are annoyed with the status quo and talks that sound spiritual, but hold no power.
MASS: GREEN Jas 1: 1-11; Ps 119: 67. 68. 71. 72. 75. 76 (R.77a); Accl. Jn 14:6; Mk 8:11-13
1. Take some worship songs.
2. Take the prayers “Invocation of the Power of God” and “Declaration” in “Amen: It is Done” (pages 59-60).
3. Take the prayer: “Against Evil Altars” in “Amen: It is Done” (pg. 12).
Exercise: Join the Daily Strength Prayer Network (DSPN) every Tuesday early morning prayer session. (Time: 1.00am to 2.00am). Venue: Your Private Prayer Chamber.
DSPN Prayer Points:
Take the prayer to release your Children/Ward from Satanic dominion/influence, in AMEN IT IS DONE, page 75.
Pray that any gang up against you, your family, Job, Business, Health and your faith be unmasked and be disgraced according Isaiah 8:10.
Pray to liberate every country, Organizations, Companies, Industries and means of employments that the forces of evil has taken over
Meditation: I John 3:8.