KEY SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 49:24 KJV” Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?”
In our previous study we looked at certain legal grounds that children of God and even ministers give over to the devil. You become a legal captive of an illegal devil when you do so. This is a wrong occurrence and you must stop it.
We saw that the first legal ground that people of God give to Satan is when they live in sin. There are sins of the flesh, which has to do with acts like fornication, etc. and sins of the Spirit (2Corinth 7:1), which include pride, envy, etc. To deal with these sins effectively, consider the harmful effect of sin confess them before the Lord. The next step is to renew your mind concerning who you are. It is Christ alive in you for your former self is crucified with Jesus. If it is Christ alive in you, then your hands, mind and total body is his, for He expresses Himself through you. Now no more wrong actions would you engage in, because it is Christ who is in charge of you and not your flesh.
2 Idle words: Make sure you always speak in line with the word of God. Men say negative words when they are under pressure. Decide that no matter the difficulty, you would not say anything that is anti-scripture or does not reveal the glory of God. (Number 14:28)
3.Rebellion against fathers: One area that some ministers are found wanting is their relationship and attitude towards the men who brought them up in the Lord, who are also known as spiritual fathers .1Co 4:15 KJV “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus, I have begotten you through the gospel”. Never think you are equal with such men. Respect them, love them and honor them by giving to such men. If it is scripturally dangerous to dishonor our earthly fathers, how much dangerous it would be if you mistreat your spiritual father. (Heb 13:17)
. Dear servant of God, if you have any problems with your spiritual father, then go to him and make amends. Your proper relationship with your spiritual father is a divine protocol for survival and doing well in life. Genesis 49:26
4. Refusal to serve God out of Joy and gratitude (Read Deut 28:47 & 48) Serve God in cheerfulness and gratitude. This would save you from an unnecessary hardship in life and ministry.
I do not live in sin. Christ in me takes control of all I do. I do not give place to the enemy. I observe all spiritual protocols and therefore I maintain a covering over my life.
Heb 13:17 KJV “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
Deut 28:47 KJV Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore, shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.