KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 16:18-19 ” And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”.
In our last study we said, Satan has no authority to perpetuate his activities. The devils succeed in taking advantage of the people of God when they (the Christian) acts against the word of God. Whenever we speak against the word of God, we are snared by the words of our mouth.(Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.).When we speak in unbelief, God cannot stand along with such words. (Romans 14:23)
One other area that God cannot back our actions is when the child of God acts in fear. Fear is a work of the flesh and God does not act on the works of the flesh, rather He acts on the works of the spirit (faith).
In Matthew 16:19 the Lord showed us how to exercise the authority He has given to us. “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”. This verse instructs us to determine how situations and condition must respond. He said whatsoever we bind, prohibit and terminate on earth, heaven or God’s throne would also back us. This gives us a very great assurance to face every opposition of darkness with all the boldness. The Lord said whatsoever we bind on earth. This means we can stop every level of opposition that rises against us. . Any form of attack that comes against you can be stopped. Every demon including Satan can be stopped. The Lord said the authority of heaven would always back our command.
Your part after you have commanded the condition to comply is to believe in your heart that everything would be as you have said.(Mark 11:23) Stop worrying about the outcome.
No child of God should be afraid to challenge anything that he or she does not agree. I mean anything that opposes the will of God in your life.
Many of us have not exercised this rights because of unbelief. Some of us did not know. From today you have been made aware, don’t allow demons to play around your life Dear child of God the Christian stands in the place of Jesus on the earth, exercise the authority He gave us.
As a Christian I have the highest privilege to stop any satanic activity that challenges the work of God and also release or call on the blessings and favour of God into whatever condition that would foster the work of God.
John 14:13-14 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it”.
Philippians 2:10-11 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.
Prayer Point: O God my father open the eyes of understanding of all Christians to these truths in Jesus name.