Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-18
Verse 12 of our scriptural reference says, “For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of the dark age.” Obviously, this revelation seems scary, but for the true believer in Christ Jesus, there is no reason to be scared. Yesterday, the Holy Spirit instructed us to stand our grounds by first taking confidence in the fact that Jesus Christ defeated Satan on His Cross; and that we should rely on the help of the Holy Spirit to preserve us from ungodly and sinful practices. The Scripture says, “They do not believe, because the minds have been kept in by the dark the evil god of this world …” (2 Cor.4:4). One of the ways of standing up to Satanic forces is by separating oneself from the present world system, hating its evil (Heb. 1:9); resisting and overcoming its temptations and sin. (Gal 5:24). As soldiers of Christ, we must be prepared to wage wars against the wiles of the enemy with all the spiritual weapons.
Our responsibility is to eliminate all forms of satanic images or reflections in our lives. Today, by omission or commission some Christians sell their souls to Satan in the bid to secure promotion, become rich or to have children. A Christian woman desiring to have a male child for her husband after having four girls was introduced to a native doctor; who made some incantations over a tuber of yam and requested that the woman should place it by her side for seven days. At the end of the seventh day, should meet her husband. Of course, she got a male child in her next delivery, but the child is now a great source of sorrow and trauma to the family. Many Christians are empty, myopic spiritually, and worst of it blind. Some desperate women are led by very wicked native doctors to the river where demonic children are planted into their wombs. This is the reason why some pregnancies are not only turbulent, but may either claim the life of the mother or the baby dies. Some men, including Christians now accept membership of some dangerous occult groups and in most cases boast about their membership and power. Beloved in Christ, note carefully, nothing free comes from Satan. He is a liar, a thief and a destroyer. All you need to do is to keep away from all that resembles him and challenge him at all times with the name of your Saviour Jesus Christ. Challenge him with the Blood of your Saviour. Show him the Crucifix on which Jesus defeated him and you will be an overcomer at all times.
- Take a worship song as you are led.
- Make this declaration meditatively: “Father, Your Holy Spirit has illuminated Your Word to me and given me weapons of warfare that are filled with Your power, which I am using daily to wage war against the enemy and to demolish strongholds.”
- Take the prayers Against Forces of Darkness in section A.
- Take the prayers for Terminating Satanic Covenant in Section A.
- Thank God for answered prayers.
Exercise: Pray for all Users of Daily Strength seeking the fruit of the womb.
Memory verse: Isaiah 33:2