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Rev. Dr. Samuel Somuah Asante is an ordained minister of the gospel, who is commissioned to project the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry emphasis is on th divine elevation of the believer in Christ. He believes strongly that all who are in Christ have the privilege to live above sin and failure, walk in righteousness and the resurrected life of Christ. He encourages Christians, especially pastors, to live a life that manifests the glory of God through them. Rev. Somuah is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana and holds a Masters degree in Theology from International Theological Seminary (Ghana Campus), and a PhD in Biblical Studies from ZOE Theological Seminar (USA). He is the Chief Servant of Jesus Witness Ministry, based in Taifa-Burkina, Accra. He is married to Rev. (Mrs.) Doris Somuah Asante and are blessed with two sons, Samuel and Arnold. They make their home in Accra, Ghana.

THE SOWER

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:3 (KJV). “And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;”

(Please read Matt 13 :1-9)

The Lord taught most of the times by parables. A parable is using a natural event or human activity to explain a spiritual truth. Our Lord Jesus often taught by parables. We will now consider the parable of the sower

The Sower went out sowing by casting the seed abroad According to the Lord Jesus, some fell by the way side and the seeds were picked by birds. Some fell on rocky grounds, yet as it started to grow it was quenched by the scorching sun because its roots did not go deep enough. Part of the remaining half   fell among thorns which were choked by the thorns as they grew with it. The other part fell on a good soil. It grew thirty-fold, sixty-fold and a hundred-fold.

In this study I want to focus on the sower and the results he obtained, before we look at our Lord’s interpretation for the parable. The sower had on his field to plant, a pathway, that could not absorb any seed. He should have worked on that path. He also had a portion that was rocky. This rocky part could not bring any good results to him. As a farmer he had to break that particular grounds. Lastly there was a portion which was filled with thorns among which the seeds landed and definitely attacked the seeds that sprang up. These thorns should have been cleared. How do we spiritually work on the hearts of men?

“Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”— Colossians 4:12 (KJV) Epaphras according to Apostle Paul prayed that they would stand perfect and complete. Travailing prayers indeed transforms the heart. In Galatians 4:19, apostle Paul says he travails in birth again, that Christ would be formed in their hearts. The hearts of men are worked upon by the Holy Spirit as the children of God travail in prayer.

Why did the Lord Jesus spend a great time everyday praying in the presence of the father?  Most of the prayers Christians offer is mainly about their needs. The Lord instructed in Matt 6:33, that we must seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness. Dear one, the kingdom of God is about the rule of God in the hearts of men. Praying aggressively for the rule of God in the hearts of men, is seeking for the kingdom. God will likewise bless you with what you need. History teaches us about the ministry of Charles Finney an itinerant evangelist who was a great man of prayer, had a praying team led by one Father Nash, who spend days praying with fasting, before he holds his meetings. It was said that this man had about eighty percent of his converts abiding in Christ. The grounds of the hearts has been well worked on before the seeds are sown.

CONFESSION

I seek the kingdom of God by seeking the rule of God over my life and the lives of many through travailing prevailing payers. Their lives are made whole as they respond to the word of God.

FURTHER STUDIES

 Galatians 4:19 (KJV). “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,”

 Luke 10:2 (KJV). “Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.”

CHRIST FAMILY

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:50 (KJV). “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

The Lord kept speaking to his disciples when He was told that His mother and brothers were looking for Him. He turned to His immediate audience and said, “And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!” — Matthew 12:49 (KJV). He then added, ‘he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, sister and mother’. Being a follower of Jesus is not by title. It is not by having some colors or a badge. It is not even by calling yourself a Christian but being a doer of the word of God. “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”— James 1:22 (KJV). Many people are only deceiving themselves by being just hearers of the word. There are some who play gospel music and that convinces them that they are Christians and part of the Christ family. The scriptures say don’t deceive yourself. Being a preacher is not even enough to make you a family member of Christ.

The family members of Christ, first and foremost have the spirit of Christ. It is not subscribing just to some laws. It is having the Spirit of Christ that controls you. “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”  — Romans 8:9 (KJV).

 The next is to do the word of God by faith in the life of Jesus that controls you. It is a consciousness of Christ alive in you talking, acting and manifesting Christ in you. Being a Christ family member is to reflect Jesus through you. It is manifesting the love of Christ, the power of Christ and the peace of Christ.

Someone said I don’t go to church yet I am a Christian. This is one of the deceptions of the devil. The people of Christ are consciously involved in witnessing, teaching and helping others to be effective Christians. This was one of the main things Jesus asked His disciples to do. (Matt 28:18-20).This is the will of God for his people. You can’t be a Christian in your room and fulfill this will of God which he used forty days after His resurrection to instruct His disciples to do.  (Acts 1:1-9)

Another person said he accepts the Bible and the Koran together. He follows both. You can’t be a family member of Jesus and claim to accept the Koran, as teaching the way of Christ. It does not teach fully the Christ way. The Koran teaches Jesus did not die on the cross for our sins. Without believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus you are not part of Him. Do not deceive yourself. Jesus has revealed His way in the Bible follow it and you would not be deceived.

CONFESSION

Jesus is the Lord of my life. I believe He died for my sins and was raised to life after three days. He is alive in me expressing His will through me I live by His life. I live to reveal Him to my world

FURTHER STUDIES

 Matthew 28:19 – 20 (KJV). “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.  Amen.”

John 10:18 (KJV) – “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.”

DANGERS OF CARNALITY

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:44 KJV “Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.”

The Lord continued with His discussion about, the wickedness of the generation in which he lived (According to scripture the wicked are those who give no regard to God’s word). These people were not diligent about spiritual things. He cited a very important lesson that each one must consider very seriously. He said when a demon is cast out, it goes into dry areas and then comes back. Let’s hold on here, and consider what the Lord was trying to say. He had preached to the people, who received his message yet, were not diligent. He then likened them to demons departing, and returning into them. What point is the Lord making here? We could deduce from the Lord’s statement that, when the message is preached to a people under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, demons depart from them. Most people are unconsciously influenced by demons. This is an issue many would argue against, yet consider what goes on in most homes, work places and what have you? It is not normal for a husband to slap his wife and stamp her belly. It is not normal for a wife to take a knife attempting to stab the husband.

HOW can you explain the case where church members live in fornication? All these have demonic influences (Anyone who is aggressively opposed to Jesus and his teaching is under a demonic power).

The Lord said when a demon leaves an individual, it goes on dry places and comes back to see if the former house is occupied or empty. If empty he goes for seven worse devils to come and occupy the person, making the current state worse than the first. Why can one who was delivered through the power of the word fail to get his or her heart filled with the word? When an individual does not stay committed to God and his word.

What are some of the acts that prevent children of God from being alert and as a result giving grounds to the enemy?

1.Viewing Television constantly (Soap opera)

2.Going to church with the purpose of meeting with friends to chat after church service

3 Having secret sinful habits

4.Watching pornographic videos and photos

5. Carnal mindedness

6.No time for reading, listening and meditating on the scriptures.

7.No time for evangelizing and follow up of the converts.

8.No time for prayer for Souls and other Christians.

9 Browsing mobile phone during church service.

10. Staying away from church services. Heb 10:25

All these give grounds to devils to reinhabit their host.

IF you would avoid the above you would definitely be alert and devils would never find your heart empty to refill again.

CONFESSION

I am committed to Christ. I meditate on the word day and night. My delight is to do what the word says. There is no place for devils in my life.

FURTHER STUDIES

  Psalms 1:1-3 (KJV). “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

2nd Peter 1:5-10

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH JESUS?

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 12:41 KJV “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is HERE”

Nineveh is an ancient city. It was located at the eastern side of the Tigris River. They worshipped the goddess Ishtar, the goddess of fertility. Nineveh was very wicked and Barbaric. At the preaching of Jonah, they humbled themselves before God and repented of their sins. The Lord made reference to it, comparing them to his generation in which he preached the word. He said the people of Nineveh would rise up in the resurrection and condemn the people of His generation, because they repented when Jonah preached about the wrath of God that was coming, and their need to repent. Just as the Lord said the people of Nineveh will arise and condemn the people of His generation, because the saw and heard so much, yet, they did nothing about it, so will they likewise condemn the people of our generation as well.

In Jesus days He performed so much miracles yet they even accused Him, of being a man made Himself God, and so they killed Him. We live at a time of great free flow of information. People in our days should never have doubted the reality of Jesus, because the information abound so much that, anyone who claims wrong facts about Jesus, has just decided to be ignorant. Ignorance cannot exempt anyone from not being punished. In our days we have seen so much of God’s power. In mass healings, mighty deliverance, testimonies of personal encounters with the resurrected Lord Jesus resulting in mighty life transformations, prophecies in the Bible about the nation Israel, being fulfilled right before our eyes. There is so much going on that should cause men to repent from their sins and submit to the Lordship of our Lord Jesus.

I am shocked to hear some intellectuals who argue that the Bible was written by Europeans. In the face of countless archeological findings in the Middle East proving the history of Bible times, and even findings of scrolls, that contain same Biblical documents as we have now, , which date back a thousand years before Christ.The evidences in our times about the authenticity of the scriptures are mind blowing. Dear reader, what are you going to do with Jesus?  Would you just explain Him away, or with a humble mind consider all these non-contestable evidences about the veracity of the scriptures and submit to his Lordship? Everyone who has genuinely accepted Jesus as Lord and saviour has experienced the real peace. This is an unexplainable phenomenon, yet it is real. You can know real peace, real power and real freedom if you would humble yourself and accept Jesus as your saviour and Lord today.

CONFESSION

O Lord, I will not harden my heart to your word. You died for me and was raised on the third day. I humble my life and make you the Lord of my life. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul.

FURTHER STUDIES

2Corinth 6:2 KJV “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

1Corinth 1:20 & 21 KJV” Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe”.

CRAVE FOR SIGNS AND WONDERS

KEY SCRIPTURES: Matthew 12:38 (KJV).  “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.”

The scribes and Pharisees at this moment asked the Lord to perform a miraculous sign for them to see. The Lord quickly answered them saying, “But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:”

  — Matthew 12:39 (KJV) He said an evil generation seeks for a sign, but the sign that He would show them is His resurrection from the dead. Is seeking for miracles wrong? The Lord throughout his ministry performed so many signs and wonders for people who wanted and requested for it. Every sick man who needed healing from Jesus was requesting for a miraculous sign. When the Lord visited the wedding feast, whiles his mother asked Him to do something about the finished wine, she was asking for a sign and a wonder.

Why did Jesus say an evil generation seeks for a sign? These Pharisees were not looking for a miraculous sign to save them from some crises of some kind. They wanted Jesus to perform a miracle for these probable reasons. Firstly, they might want it, to prove he could perform one. Secondly, they could have desired for one for the excitement of seeing a sensational event or act. Lastly, they could have desired for a miracle so that they could satisfy their curiosity concerning all that they have been hearing about Jesus, just as king Herod desired, when Pilate sent Jesus to him, just before he was crucified. (Luke 23:8)

IT is wrong to desire for a miracle for any of the three reasons stated above. Man by nature craves for miracles. Men as fallen beings have lots of deficiencies that makes them desire for answers. Despite the present technological advancement, there are so many impossibilities that men have to grapple with. Man needs God’s hand to intervene. Men have proudly attempted to live as if they do not need God. This folly is always short lived when he has to be faced with situations that he has no answer. Covid 19 has brought men to their knees. Lots of natural disasters makes men in whatever class or technological level to wonder and even cry.

Man would always need the miraculous God. The first miracle that the soul of every man needs is to be born again. This experience will usher you into that life of having power over most of the things natural men cannot answer. “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” — John 3:8 (KJV)

The Lord was saying through this verse that the man who is born again is a supernatural man who is not limited by natural limitations. He is a living miracle. You would not only crave for miracles, but you would be a miracle, if you would surrender your life to Jesus today.

CONFESSION

Dear heavenly Father you have made available the greatest means to experience, miracles, by allowing Jesus to die for all mankind. I receive His life and His Lordship today. I am born of God, and have a supernatural life to experience supernatural signs and wonders. Thank you, Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 1:12 KJV “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: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

Mark 9:23 KJV” Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”

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.”