Scripture Reading: Psalms 140:1-13
Dearly beloved, God is our Deliverer. The Son of God came into this world in order to destroy the powers of darkness (I John 3:8). He nailed the powers of darkness to the Cross and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them (Colossians 2:14,15). He took upon Himself all the curses of this world (Galatians 3:13). He destroyed the power of death through His death on the Cross (Hebrews 2:14,15). Lord Jesus said, “In my name you will drive out demons.” (Mark 16:17) St. Ignatius says of Him: “There is one physician, fleshy and spiritual, begotten and unbegotten, God in man, true life in death, both of Mary and of God, first passible and impassible, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Brethren, the world we live in is filled with wickedness. To gain victory over these physical and spiritual wickedness, we must exercise our authority and faith in Christ Jesus. Which yoke are you carrying? What demonic burden are you yoked with? Are you under the influence or manipulation of the devil? Child of God, repent in your heart and cry to God. Stand up in faith, invoke the power of Jesus’ name and blood. That blood was shed for your redemption. Satanic captivity is not your portion; Jesus set you free when He died for you at Calvary. Break loose from that evil power, assert your freedom, activate your liberty in faith.
Christ has totally overthrown the power of darkness. Jesus has delivered you from darkness to light, from sin to holiness of life, from slavery to freedom and from guilt to forgiveness. We need to depend on God’s strength for daily victory over the evil forces around us.One way you can get your freedom and make it permanent is through a consistent prayer life. Take your place in prayer today and begin to claim your victory based on God’s Word. Challenge your adversary, the devil using God’s Word and see results. Luke10:19 says that God has given us all authority through Christ Jesus. The scripture says, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth.” (Phil. 2:9-10) Today I pray that every force holding you captive in your business, finance, marriage, school and all endeavours will have no choice but to release you into the freedom Christ has guaranteed, in Jesus name.
Acts 13:44-52; Ps 98:1.2-3ab.3cd-4 (R.3cd); Accl Jn 8:31b-32; Gosp Jn:14:7-14 WEEKDAY OF EASTER
Prayer Point:
1. Loving Lord Jesus, You destroyed the power of death on the Cross. You triumphed over the powers of darkness. I call upon You for my deliverance. I trust in Your powerful name. I obey the command to submit to You and resist the devil. I believe that You have delivered me from the domain of darkness and transferred me to Your kingdom. I give You all the glory.
Exercise: Take the “Rosary of Liberation”.
Meditation: I John 3:8.