KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:19 ” 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”.
Every one of us have enemies to contend with. Who are these enemies? The following verse shows us who these enemies are. Eph 6:12 KJV “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. They are not necessarily human beings, but spirits in various capacities. As much as we have them as heavenly beings our culture and tradition as Africans opens us up to certain categories of wicked spiritual enemies that seek to assault the children of God. Their main agenda is to frustrate the will of God in your life.
Some of these enemies include
1.Family idols, stools or ancestral worship. These are demons which have been institutionalized. The fathers in the family have acknowledged them as the protectors of the family. This is a very big error, for every demon is an enemy of men
2.Witches and wizards: These are human beings with evil powers that work to do harm to people and Christians as well.
3.Mallams, fetishes who work evil or enchantment and divinations against other people. They cast spells of curses that inflict all kinds of evil against men and Christians who allow them.
4.Occultic agents that cast spells against fellow humans.
5.There are marine spirits who send human agents to deceive and then control people.
With all these, the Lord says He has given us power to trample upon them under our foot and nothing shall by any means hurt us. If you do not trample upon them, they would harm you. How do we trample upon them? Through aggressive prevailing prayer in the name of the Lord Jesus. Many Christians are lazy to pray, and so they suffer all kinds of assaults, calamities and destructions. Remember Isa 54:17, which says no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that shall rise up against you in judgement, you shall condemn it. If you do not condemn these weapons, they would prevail against you. Understand that every weapon from the spirit is not cast by hand, but by the mouth of these evil entities. You must use your tongue to stop them. Don’t complain about their onslaught, lift your voice in prayer against them and it would not prosper.
In the name of Jesus, no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. I condemn everyone of them. No matter what it seems to be doing according to divine rule they cannot prosper or hurt me, so I would not allow them to prevail against me.
Isaiah 54:17 KJV” No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”.
Numbers 23:23 KJV” Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, what hath God wrought!”