Monday, 1st August, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8 KJV)
The day you were born into this world, God assigned angels to you. Their first and primary responsibility was to protect you and to see to it that in the process of time, you heard and received the Gospel for your salvation. As you progress in life, depending on what God has called you to do. He assigns more angels to you.
On the flip side also, Satan has demons whose primary responsibility from when you were a child was to devour, destroy, deceive you and lure you away from the path of righteousness. The Bible teaches about the woman who was about to deliver a child in the Book of Revelation; she was to deliver a man-child and the devil was there waiting right from the time of birth (Revelation 12:4-5).
This was not peculiar to that child alone; God only used that prophetic illustration to show us Satan’s modus operandi. Even now that you are born again, Satan still seeks to hinder you from serving the Lord. The Bible says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
That is why you must be vehement when dealing with Satan: cast him out! You have the authority in the Name of Jesus to cast out devils (Mark 16:17). That authority is unrivalled and unparalleled in heaven, earth and in hell. Therefore, when you say, “Devil get out of here in the Name of Jesus”, He has got to comply.
Philippians 2:9 says God has highly exalted the Lord Jesus and given Him a Name that is above ever name. Ephesians 1:21 says He’s seated far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.
The best part, however, is that you are in Him; you are seated with Him on His exalted throne of grace, reigning through Him. Hallelujah! Satan has no right to run things in your nation, city, town, street, home, in your life or that of your loved ones. Put a stop to his work; cast him out in the Name of Jesus and he will be gone!
"Dear Father, I thank you for your mighty angels working for me, and for giving me authority over the devil and his demons. Thank you for the victory of the Lord Jesus over the devil and the entire host of darkness, which was for my sake. The enemy has no dominion in my home, my body, my finances or circumstances, in the Name of Jesus. Amen."
Mark 16:17; Luke 10:19
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 6:1-14 & Psalms 56-59
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Ephesians 5:1-8 & Isaiah 52