YOUR WORDS ACQUITS OR CONDEMNS YOU.

KEY SCRIPTURE: — Matthew 12:37 (KJV). “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

WORDS rule and give birth to what is seen, Heb 11:3. They can either acquit or condemn. Your words give God a license to assist you or gives demons the right to afflict you. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”— Proverbs 18:21 (KJV). Your words will bring life, if it honors God’s word and declares God’s saving power and faithfulness. They would bring death if those words praise Satan’s power, inviting him to manifest that power in you.

There are no empty words. Every word shall be accounted for in the day of judgment. There are some who give abusive words, claiming it is a joke. God does not see such jokes; He hears and sees negative words producing negative effects. Words are filled with life and pregnant with results when they are spoken with faith in God. “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”— Romans 10:10 (KJV)

AS we append our signatures to various agreements, so does our words either accept or reject life agreements. “.. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” — Psalms 45:1 (KJV) Your tongue is a pen of a ready writer. Your tongue is a pen, and you must be careful what you agree or accepts.

HOW does one control his tongue to always say the right things. Decide that you would always say what honours God, and is very positive. The scriptures say, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”- Matthew 12:34 (KJV) Feed your heart with God’s word. Keep listening to words of faith. It is words coming from your heart that makes the best effect. If your heart is filled with fear you can’t utter faith filled words.

CONFESSION

My heart is field with the word of faith, power and love. My words are also full of faith, power and love. This reflects in my actions making me a winner all the time

FURTHER STUDIES

  Hebrews 11:3 (KJV). “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

 James 3:2 (KJV). “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”

MAKE YOURSELF GOOD.

KEY SCRIPTURE: — Matthew 12:33 (KJV). “Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.”

After the Lord’s discussion with the Pharisees on not blaspheming against the Holy Spirit, he added the following, implying if you would be good then you must make yourself good. In our key scripture the Lord said, to produce good fruits, the tree should be made a good tree. How can one change who he is?

There are two main ways to change who you are.

1.When one receives a new life, so that he is born again

2. When a man renews his mind about himself.

All men are born sinful and fallen short of the glory of God. (Rom 3:23) The only way to change that sinful nature is to be born again. One is born again when he or she receives the divine life of God to replace his sinful nature. This is made possible by admitting and confessing Jesus as Lord over his life. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:12 (KJV)

AS a result of this change, your spirit becomes one with the Spirit of God, and the old nature of sin ceases to hold sway over your life. “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

The next form of change or how a man can change his lifestyle, is when he renews his mind concerning himself. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”- Romans 12:2 (KJV). This verse reveals that as we renew our minds in the light of God’s word, we are transformed to be what the word says. Many people are struggling with certain habits and are wondering, what is the way out? They try to punish their bodies through fasting and certain abstinence to no avail. The solution is to change the way they think about themselves. Feed your mind and heart with the word, meditate on it and do what it says. Make the scriptures your world view. A thief steals, because he knows and believes he is a thief. The homosexual practices that abominable life because he believes and accepts, he is one. If he should be able to believe that he was not born that way, and that is not who he is, he would begin to act differently.

A second question is, why do some hear the word, yet their actions are always the same? The Bible shows us why it is so. “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” -James 1:21 (KJV). The scripture is like food that comes to build you up. There are certain character traits like diseases that makes good food ineffective. They are filthiness and naughtiness. Naughtiness is to challenge the scriptures when you hear it. Filthiness is to hold on to sinful ways. These two-character traits prevent God’s word from bringing that needed change in a person’s life.

CONFESSION.

I have made Jesus Lord of my life, and I put away every filthiness and naughtiness. I receive with meekness, the engrafted word of God, which is able to save your soul.

FURTHER STUDIES

1 Peter 2 (KJV). Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

2 Timothy 3 (KJV). All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

BLASPHEMING AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:31 KJV” Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

To blaspheme is to speak of in an irreverent manner. It also means to utter profanities or obscenities. In this study we are considering saying wrongly concerning the Holy Spirit. The Lord made the following statement about the Holy Spirt. Matthew 12:31 KJV” Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men”.

Why did Jesus make such a statement? The Holy Spirit is one who does all that Jesus did. Without the Holy Spirit He could do nothing. The Holy Spirit according to Christ statement is a person, and not just a force. Just consider the following verse. Act 13:2 KJV “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” The Holy Spirit says He has called them. Only God could say such things. Indeed, the Holy Spirit is God. He is not the errand boy of the trinity. In Acts 5, when Ananias and Saphira lied to Peter, Peter said you have not lied to a man, but to the Holy Ghost and so they have lied to God.

The Holy Spirit is not a force like electricity. It is blasphemy to address Him that way. The issue about BLASPHEMING the Holy Spirit is a very serious matter. It has to do with wrongly addressing the Holy Spirit. Wrongly substituting Him and His works as the works of Satan or a demon. There are certain men of God who operate in ways that may not be what we are used to People just conclude, this man is of the devil, just because his operation is not what they are used to. The danger is, you may be BLASPHEMING the Holy Spirit, and that attracts very serious consequences. To be on the safer side, just keep your mouth shut concerning certain people.

A question may be rising in the minds of certain individuals. What about those whose actions oppose scriptural provisions? The scriptures tells us to judge or try, whether a spirit is of God. 1 John 4:1 KJV “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”. The scriptures instruct us to consider what the person says, does and believes if it is scriptural. After considering all these issues, we could say this person is a false prophet or not. We should not be quick in judging people, if we have very little information about them. Our mouth is a very important member of our body with very glorious consequences or grave ones if used wrongly. To be on the safer side, do not judge and condemn things or people you do not know much, but rather be very positive about lots of things. Do not add your negative comment about one that someone is talking about, yet you have no idea about that individual.

CONFESSION

My tongue has the power of life and death. I speak only what God says about me, people and situations. What the devil says which are heresies have no place in my mouth. My life advances positively and greatly because I stay in the scriptures

FURTHER STUDIES

Luke 6:37 KJV ” Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”

James 3:6 KJV “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”

OVERTHROW SATAN’S KINGDOM

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:28 KJV” But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.”

The presence of the kingdom of Satan in any life, means sorrow, sicknesses, setbacks, divisions in homes, and every kind of evil that one can imagine. The Lord said when he cast out a devil or devils then the kingdom of God has come. It means it takes the kingdom of God to overthrow the kingdom of Satan. The Lord made a follow up statement to the first by saying “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first binds the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. The Lord shows us again how to be free of the menace of Satan. He describes his reign, as a strong man that, takes charge of a person’s life. He takes possession of the individuals liberties. These liberties or objects of comfort of that individual becomes   the goods of the devil. They can include the peace of the person, his health, and many more. To some people their real bondage is a lie that the strongman has succeeded in settling in their hearts. Some believe that, there is no devil, and that everything that happens to them is either by chance or their own making. Satan thrives in an individual’s life when the one refuses to accept what God says through the word, but chooses to believe that which opposes the word of God.

The Lord established in his teaching that one must bind that strong man that has taken over, that which belongs to him. The Lord Jesus also clarifies that, you must engage the enemy in a contest to possess your possession. The means to do this is by your mouth, with faith in your heart. Psalm 8:2 KJV” Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” Babies and suckling in this scripture refer to men and women with a childlike faith. The Lord says He has ordained strength in your mouth. Use your mouth in prayer against the devil. Bind him by faith and cast him out of your life.

A lady was brought to me who laid motionless as if dead. I started praying for her as I rebuked the demon spirit to come out. Within an instant, this lady who laid on the floor as if dead, got up in a very aggressive way, to attack me. I rebuked that devil and in a moment she was free. She walked back home as a strong healthy person. What was happening here? A demon spirit had taken possession of her body. When that spirit was challenged, it begun to manifest. Dear child of God, you have authority in your mouth. Speak against that bad condition. Address that personality in Jesus’ name. It will submit to that authority and leave your life. Remember during the days of Jesus on the earth, he addressed devils to leave men’s life and they did

CONFESSION

I have authority in Jesus’ name to cast out devils. I do not give any fear or acknowledgement to the enemy. I resist him in faith, and indeed they obey me.

FURTHER STUDIES

1 Peter 5:8 & 9 KJV” Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

James 4:7 KJV “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

SATAN’S KINGDOM 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 12:26 KJV ‘And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?”

The kingdom of Satan is all about the rule of Satan. Every kingdom must have authority and power in order to enforce its decrees and policies. In Mathew 28:18, the Lord Jesus after resurrecting from the dead said, all power is given unto me, both in heaven and on earth. The word in Greek translated as power is ‘Exousia’ which means authority. Authority means the right to exercise power. Jesus said all that right has been given to him. This means Satan does not have any legal grounds to exercise power. Does Satan have any power? Yes, he has. Luke 10:19 KJV” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” In this verse the Lord states Satan has some power. If Satan’s kingdom has been stripped of all authority, how does he exercise power in a world when God reigns?

Satan exercises power because men allow him. He does so by deceit. Rev 12:9 KJV” And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: “His weapon is deceit.” God cannot stop any activity of Satan or his demons when men by an act of their will permit Satan. When men are disobedient to God and obey the dictates of devils, they have willingly given access to the devil. Fear of the devil and his ability is also a sure ground to accept the kingdom of Satan, to exercise rule and power over that individual. Our world is presently filled with so much fear for the activities of Satan.

In the light of all that has been stated above, how can one break free from Satan’s power. The Lord Jesus revealed the following answer. John 8:32 KJV” And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. Living by the truth is the way to freedom. The very first step to walk the truth is to stop living in sin. The next is to stop being afraid of the devil and his activities. Fear is believing the words of the devil, whiles sin is doing what the devil says. If one would stay free of these two things and would rise to challenge whatever Satan does without fear, he would free and men would live free of Satan way.

CONFESSION

Thank God living by the truth is the way to be free of Satan’s works. I forsake sin and put every fear for every work of Satan far from me.

FURTHER STUDIES

1Jn 2:16 KJV. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.

Mark 5:36 KJV “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”

SATAN’S KINGDOM

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:26. “And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?”

The discourse of our Lord Jesus and the Pharisees teaches us so much about lots of issues including the devil and his kingdom. The devil has a well-structured kingdom. In Ephesians 1:21 the scriptures reveal the chain of authority of the kingdom of the devil. They are established in this order,

1. Principality, that is the chief or the first in rank

2. Powers. These are those titled as authorities

3. Might. These are those with power to perform certain deeds(dunamis)

4. Dominion. These are classified as Lord’s.

The Bible reveals this chain of authority in Eph 6:12 as follows,

  1. Principalities
  2. Powers
  3. Rulers of darkness of this world.
  4. Spiritual wickedness in high places. This is the same as that in Eph 1:21

Dear child of God, please accept that you are seated or placed in rank far above all the authority of Satan and his demons(devils). Just compare Ephesians 1:21 and 2:6. In Eph 1:21, The Lord is seated far above all these chains of devils including Satan. In Eph 2:6, we are seated together with our Lord Jesus in the heavenly places which is far above the devil.

Please accept that in the name of the Lord Jesus you can cast out devils. Mark 1:17 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;” Please know also that, all devils including Satan can possess the bodies of men if allowed. Joh 13:27 KJV “And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” At this instant Satan entered into Judas and led him to betray the Lord of glory. Never be afraid of any devil or demon. Remain in the truth and never allow your flesh or natural reason to control you. That is the power of the devil.

When a man contacts them for help, the demon or devil in charge of the person’s predicament is contacted by the devil of the mallam, or fetish priest and they negotiate. It may stop its activity for a time but give another condition in place of the first. Note also that the main commodity these devils want to buy is your soul. Anybody who contacts them, (devils) gives his soul to the devil before they give the one what he is requesting for. .(Matt 16:26) Remember that their means of activity or weapon to function is Lies or deception That is the grand scheme of the devils. (John 8:44, Rev 12:9)

CONFESSION

SATAN has a very organized hierarchy of devils set in order to deceive control and manipulate men’s life. I am not ignorant of his devices. I do not yield to any of his lies and I’m never afraid of him and his devils.

FURTHER STUDIES

Luke 10:19 KJV” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Col 1:16 KJV” For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”

DIVIDED KINGDOMS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:25.” And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:”

After the Pharisees had accused the Lord of casting out devils by the spirit of Beelzebub, the Lord corrected them that, Satan cannot fight against his kingdom. He added that any kingdom that is divided against itself shall not stand.

We see in our day-to-day experiences that marital homes, friendships, various business partnerships, and even nations break up, because of divisions that ensue between them. Most of these divisions are initiated by the evil one who acts behind the scenes.

Marriage which forms the smallest unit of our societies easily break up. These divisions ultimately affect the bigger society, that is the nation.

The scriptures suggest how to avoid such break ups. “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” — Philippians 2:3 (KJV)

The above verse, tells us certain both actions that must not be done as well as those that ought to be observed, so we could maintain our homes, friendships, and associations and ultimately the unity of our nation. There are those things that one must avoid outright.

1. Nothing must be done through strive. To strive means to compete with your partner or associate. It also means to exert effort such that one party would be disadvantaged. These things create bad blood, and ultimately a break up.

2. The next thing is not seeking vain glory. What is vain glory? It is called vain because the party seeking it does so to the detriment of the larger group. A couple with a joint account finds one party using the money to develop a private project, He or she is definitely seeking a vain glory. Whenever individual parties of a group do things to benefit their sole interest, it is vain glory, that hurts the other party, and may lead to a division. A church may even break up, when a very influential partner, begins to seek financial advantage over the whole group. These things are described as vain glory. Such actions are mostly motivated by selfishness.

In that very verse (Philip 2:3) the Holy Spirit suggests certain actions that partners must cultivate, which would foster a greater level of unity among them.

1.They must have a low mindedness. To be lowly minded is to be humble. It is to be less of yourself. A man who is lowly minded is able to endure bad and difficult situations. He does not keep hurts and easily forgives. The lowly minded is also meek. As a meek man, he is very teachable or submits to the instructions of scripture, which would definitely engender a greater unity between the parties.

2.The next virtue to cultivate by various parties in a group or association, according to Philippians 2:3 is to esteem other better than themselves. This may be difficult to some individuals. As a child of God, you accept God’s word as an authority over your life. We do not argue with the word, but accepts it. Never consider yourself superior to your partner. See him or her as very important to you.  Respect every member of that group. Never consider your financial status, educational or other privileges you may have as superior to the other party or parties. The scripture says, consider the other party better than yourself. This is a binding policy, that holds the group together.

IF you are to adhere to these principles, we would have a lesser breakup of our homes, associations, groups or even our nation as a whole.

CONFESSION

I am subjected to God’s word. I do not live for my sole advantage, but for the corporate advantage of the group or partners. I am lowly minded, and therefore, I’m able to endure unexpected behaviors, and can easily forgive. I esteem my partner as better than myself.

FURTHER STUDIES

Ephesians 4: 31-32. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Colossians 3:13. “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

ENVY IS POISON TO THE SOUL.

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:24 KJV” But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils”.

The Lord Jesus set a demon possessed man, who had the Spirit of deaf and dumb, free. The Pharisees responded by saying that, Jesus cast out devils by the spirit of Beelzebub. Beelzebub is the Chief of demons or another name of Satan. What made the Pharisees say these things about Jesus? The proceeding verse can give us a clue.

John 12:19 KJV “The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him”. The Pharisees met together and said, they have not been successful in preventing Jesus from making the level of impact He was making. These men were simply envious of Jesus. Envy is an evil emotion that one suffers when another person or people are privileged, advantaged or successful, wishing for the failure, destruction of that person or group of people. Envy can drive a person to go to any learnt to destroy the one he is envious about. Every envious person is a tool in the hands of the devil, but know that, Satan never uses an object and leaves it as he met it. He would always destroy whatever he uses.

What does envy do to a person or a people?

1.Envy will keep you from acknowledging the truth about the one you are envious about.

2.Envy makes you afraid of the one you envy.

3. Envy makes you inferior to him that you envy. Saul was the king, yet envy robbed him of that confidence as the king.

4.Envy will prevent you from enjoying any blessings or the potentials of the one you envy. David was sent to assist Saul overcome his emotional as well as military challenges, yet envy deprived him of that assistance. He was killed in a battle that David could have easily fought and won for Israel.

5.Anyone who envies his neighbour becomes the ultimate loser. Eg Joseph’s brothers, the Pharisees against Jesus, King Saul against David.

6. God will oppose anyone who envies his fellow brother or sister.

7.You fight with God who blessed that individual or group of persons with the gift or ability.

ENVY can easily creep into any body’s heart, if you allow it. You can be envious of any body. A husband can be envious of the wife and the wife, envious of the husband. A pastor can envy another gifted or successful pastor. A senior pastor can be envious of a gifted member in his congregation. It is a trap of Satan against you.

HOW to be free of envy.

1.Be content with who you are, and what you have. Heb 13:5

2.Understand you are not in competition with anyone. Your competitor is the vision or task God gave you.

3.See the gifts and potentials in others as God’s gifts and thank God for blessing them with those gifts.

4 Pray for anyone, you are tempted to envy and that spirit of envy would lose its grip over you.

5 Know also that you are a partaker of whatever you celebrate. Celebrate successful people

CONFESSION

I am free of the Spirit of envy. I see every gifted person as God’s ability in that individual and I thank God for such an ability. I celebrate the success in others although I strive to fulfill whatever task God has given to me.

FURTHER STUDIES

 Matthew 27:18 (KJV) “For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.”

 Proverbs 14:30 (KJV) “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.”

  Acts 7:9 (KJV).  “And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,”

THE ACCEPTABLE SERVANT OF GOD

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12 (KJV). Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

 Please Read Matthew 12: 18-22

In this passage we are considering God’s acceptable servant. The Lord said He is well pleased in His servant. The very first quality of God’s servant is that, he acknowledges he is not on his own. Every servant lives to please his master. The Lord said it is written of me in the volume of the books, I come to do thy will o God. (Heb 10:7). Every servant works very hard to please his master.  He is a labourer. The Lord Jesus, in His days of ministry worked so hard that, He achieved maximum results in His three years of service. His principle was that, I must work the works of Him, that sent me, whiles it is day, the night comes when no man can work.

  Every acceptable servant of God is a man or woman of the Spirit. He is a man full of the Spirit. To be full of the Spirit is to be fully controlled by the of word. The greatest grounds for failure is living in the flesh “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8 (KJV). To be spiritual makes one a prime candidate for God to work effectively with.

The Lord said the servant of God shall show judgment to the gentles. This does not only mean judging the Gentiles, but shall be circumspect, discerning and prudent. The servant of the Lord by virtue of His deeds shall be a light to many. To show judgment is to be discreet in your dealings. It also means to be trustworthy.

The servant of God shall not strive. Striving is a work of the flesh. Striving symbolizes all fleshly agitations that makes a man live to please the flesh. Those who live by the flesh have no part in the kingdom of God.

“Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”  Galatians 5:21 (KJV)

The servant of God shall not break a bruised reed. He shall have mercy on the weak. He shall be sensitive to the needs of those who need help and support. The scripture said a smoking flax he will not quench. A smoking flax stands for a struggling or a suffering person. The servant of God will rather fan such a flax into a better flame. The Lord Jesus gave up his life to save many. God’s servant also sacrifices his life to strengthen the weak. “So, then death worketh in us, but life in you.”  2 Corinthians 4:12 (KJV) Dear child of God, the servant of God is God’s slave to bring glory to God.

CONFESSION

I am a servant of God. I do not live to please myself. I live to honour Christ by investing my life in others to bring them into a place of stability of faith and service of the Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

Acts 27:23 (KJV)- “For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,”

Philippians 2:7-9 (KJV).  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

JESUS SHOWS AGAIN THAT HEALING IS THE WILL OF GOD

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:12 (KJV).” How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.”

The Lord Jesus demonstrated again that God wants the sick healed. At this very instant the Pharisees came to Him and asked is it right to heal on a Sabbath day? The Lord begun to express the importance of man over all other creatures. The Lord put it this way, if your sheep fell into a pit on the Sabbat day, would you allow it to die in the pit? Are you not going to go into it and save that sheep? He then added is not a man more important than every beast? The Lord Jesus by these encounters expresses God’s strong dislike for sickness. The Lord then said, is it not right to do good on the sabbath days? Healing was a good thing according to the Lord. These revelations must change our attitude towards sickness. We should not see it as God’s will for placing it on men. “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”  — Acts 10:38 (KJV).

The preceding verse says it all. God is the healer and actively participates in seeing men well. Satan and his angels also actively torment people with all kinds of ailments and weaknesses. The scriptures have continually demonstrated through Jesus encounters with the sick and the lack of understanding of God’s will for humanity by the Pharisees, that God always wants the sick to be healed. The scriptures teach that He that knows a good thing, seeing his brother is in need of it, and fails to give it, to him it is sin. God knowing that it is good to give healing, will not hold it back from him that needs it. Please note that as sin destroys the soul of a man, sickness also destroys the body of man. The will of God is that God will be glorified both in our spirit or souls, and our bodies as well. “For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” — 1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV). A man who is afflicted with a devastating disease does not glorify God in his body.

What must we do in the light of all that has been said earlier? The scriptures teach we must submit to the revealed will of God, and resist the devil and he will flee from us. James 4:7. Be fully settled in your mind that it is God’s perfect will for you to be healthy and well. Then begin to refuse the devil for inflicting your body with any unwanted condition. Use your mouth and say to the devil, I cast you out of my body. I refuse to permit you in my body. It is my duty to keep my body clean and healthy, for God has completed His part, and I do my part by refusing any evil in my life. Speak also to your body, by telling it to remain clean of every disease. Insist daily that your body is whole and the devil is a liar. To the Lord, keep thanking Him for healing your body. Your words for healing goes against the devil, and to your body as well as thanking the Lord for his faithfulness in keeping you well. Never complain to God why He is not healing you. That would rob you of your faith to be healed. Keep doing this daily till you see a totally clean healthy body.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly Father, for your provision of good health through the passion of my Lord Jesus Christ. I speak to every demon of infirmity; you have no right to torment my body in any way. I rebuke and command you out of my body. I insist that you are out of my body. In Jesus name my body is free of every disease. Thank you, Lord, for healing me. Amen.

FURTHER STUDIES

  James 4:7 (KJV). “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

1 Timothy 6:12 (KJV). “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called,   and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”

Psalms 8:2 (KJV). “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”

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