“Rise ye up, take your journey and Passover the river Arnon: BEHOLD I HAVE GIVEN INTO THINE HAND, Sihon the Armorite, King of Heshbon, and HIS LAND: BEGIN TO POSSESS IT, AND CONTEND WITH HIM IN BATTLE (Deuteronomy. 2:24)
Thank God for Jesus who is our High Priest and saviour of our souls. We are living in a perilous period when satanic invasion is on daily increase. The body of Christ, and especially Christian leaders must be divinely proactive so that sudden darkness will not dominate us roundabout. Below are some pertinent questions we need to candidly consider and find answers to.
- Why are we not manifesting power nowadays like the Saints of old?
- Why are satanic activities on the increase now?
- Why is the Church worldly?
- Why are the nations of the world failing politically and economically?
- Why is the Church not affecting her immediate community?
- Why is there so much Luke-warmness in the Church?
- Why are Christians victims of character deficiencies?
- Why is Evangelism not thriving now like of old despite our technology?
- Why are the Christian leaders engaged in Rat race, manipulation, deceit, teaching heresies and wrong doctrines?
- Why are syncretic religions gaining ground faster and forming terrible global cartels in the market places and families in disarray?
The Holy Spirit our teacher will help us proffer answers. In the opening scripture, Moses was recounting Israel’s journey with Moses; God commanded him saying:
- I have given unto your hand the King of Heshon
- I have also given you his land
- Begin to possess the Land
- Contend with the King in Battle
We must engage in prophetic warfare before we can possess the settled Calvary victory.
“This charge I commit unto thee, Son Timothy, according to the PROPHESISES which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest WAR A GOOD WARFARE.” (I Timothy. 1:18)
- Failure to contend will make the enemies to be pricks in our eyes and thorns on our sides (Numbers 33:52 – 55)
- Failure to contend will make us lose control at National, grassroots and family levels. Satanic vices will be on the increase alarmingly.
- To be fruitful, multiply, subdue and exercise dominion,WE MUST NOW ENFORCE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.
“But we will give ourselves continually to PRAYERS and to the MINISTRY OF THE WORD. And with GREAT POWER gave the Apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and GREAT GRACE was upon them all”. (Acts 6:4; 4:33)
For Evangelism to thrive, moral decadence among the youths must be wiped out or drastically reduced. Power of service must be upgraded, we must take over in the market place, Luke-warmness to fizzle out of the Church, brotherly love restored, family life joyful etc. We must engage in APOSTOLIC GOVERNMENTAL PRAYERS in the underlisted areas. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. (Ephesian 6:12)
- SPIRITUAL MAPPING – (Numbers 13:1 – end emphasis on v. 1, 18 – 20) Through the Holy Spirit and research, collate information about your areas of operation. List out the vices noticed, troubles/satanic centers, prevailing news. Deal with them through word based prophetic prayers.
- DEALING WITH TERRITORIAL PRINCES (Daniel 10:1 – end) There is an evil prince ruling every nation so also there is a prince ruling an environment. These princes work in alliance with the powers in the second heaven and the Queen of heaven. (Jer. 44:17) TO ensure unrelenting resistance and blockages like the Prince of Persia, you must tarry in potent, enduring and prophetic prayer like Daniel to overcome them. Otherwise, it will be all sweat and struggles, labouring without results.
- OVERTHROWING RESISTING ALTARS (Acts 17:22 – 23, Deut. 12:3) Note the prevailing vices in your country, town, area of operations and deal with them in prayers. Altars of Crime, Whoredom, Worldliness, syncretic religious, untimely death, poverty etc. Deal with wicked mandates fastened to the Altars and the tokens for renewal.
- DEALING WITH ELDERS AT THE GATE (Ezekiel 11:1 – 13, Acts 8:9 – 24. Elders at the gate facilitate evil operations from Hell, distressing their Nations, the Market Place, Education, Families and the Church. We must prophesy against their abominations and ask Jehovah to judge as many as refuse to repent. Deal with companies of Jazaniah and Pelatiah (Ezek. 11) Samballat, Tobiah and Geshem (Nehemiah 6) Dathan, Koran, Abiran (Number 16). Wicked Elders offer strange fire after the order of Nadab and Abihu (Lev. 10). Note that each time there is a GREAT MOVE, Satanic Elders at the Gate must rise up for Evil deliberation, Monitoring, Observation, Reports and Programming. Thank God Jesus said in Matt 16:18…. The gate of Hell will not prevail.
- DEALING WITH THE HEAVENLIES (Ps. 19:1 – 6; Deut. 32:1, Deut. 31:28; Isa. 1:2, Job 38:31 – 33; Job 9:9; Ezekiel 32:1 – 9) The heavens above us record events. You either receive sweet influences (Job 38:31) or otherwise from there. Your heaven must remain open, no brass or iron.Deut. 28:23; Lev. 26:19. Obliterate negative programme in the womb of the Star, Sun and Moon and programme prophetically word of God to release goodness upon you and your endeavour.
- RAISING PROPHETIC ALTARS UNTO THE LORD (Exodus 2:23-25) “And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob” (v.24) Learn to raise altars unto God, fasten upon the Altars MANDATES from the word of God, renew/strengthen the mandates with the TOKEN of Praise and worship unto the Lord.
- PARALYZING WITCHCRAFT OPERATIONS (Nahum 3:4; Isaiah 47:1–end.) Witchcraft has been in existence right from when Lucifer fell. According to Nahum 3:4, it is targeted against NATIONS and FAMILIES making its network global. We must pray against witchcraft as in the works of Flesh (Gal. 5:19 – 23) and that of operation from Hell.
Witchcraft Operations through the works of the flesh include:
- Jezebel Spirit
- Rebellious Spirit
- Domineering Spirit
- Giving Excuses
- Causing Rift/Divisions
- Intimidation, etc.
Witchcraft Operations through Hell include:
- Soul ties
- Consultation of witch doctors