KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:21 KJV” When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils”.
The Lord Jesus in the course of teaching the people about deliverance and demons, made certain statements about the devil that needs to be critically looked at. The Lord said if a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are at piece. Who is this strong man? This is the agent of darkness that is ruling over a person, family or a people. He has his armour as a tool. This tool is what gives the strong man the ability to rule his palace. What is this armour or tools? The covenant that exists between the demon and that family is one of the armour. The other armour are acts of disobedience done by the fathers of the family which he holds as legal grounds to assault them. Another armour could also be one’s ignorance about the truth.
The Lord added that, this devil or strong man with his armour in place has his goods at peace. The goods are the individuals that he has held in captivity. The Lord added when a stronger man comes over, he would conquer him. This stronger man is not affected anyway by the arms that the devil or strong man may be holding. In this context the stronger man can be an individual who God has graced to dislodge this devil or strong man that has held those people captives. The man who has been held in bondage can also become a stronger man, by his ability to overthrow the covenant existing between the devil and that particular family. He also has to deal with the acts of disobedience on his part or on the part of his family. If there are areas of ignorance, he must acquire it.
The stronger man, could be a man of God anointed to set others free from all kinds of satanic bondages. In cases of dealing with idols in the family or family altars yourself, you have to receive a renewal of strength to properly overthrow these altars that stand as a strong man, causing havoc to the family.
Isa 40:31 KJV “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”. According to this scripture our strength is renewed as we wait. This calls for times of prayer, and in some cases with fasting. Pray to deal with these evil agents assailing your life or family. In all these matters allow the Holy Spirit to instruct you on the best way to approach these issues.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ. By him and through Him I resist every strong man in my life and family. I pull down every evil power controlling my life and that of my family in Jesus name.
2 Corinth 5:17 KJV “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”.
Isaiah 40:30 KJV “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” .