THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Sunday, November 18, 2018|
Cameron, Texas, USA
s usual, sundry reactions came from precious souls on our two installments on the various demonic doorways disclosed in this column. In view of the sclerotic demonic activities on earth, a brother wondered that, against the stark backdrop of such woeful scenarios, how many souls will be saved among the children of Adam. The Word of Life didn't mince it an iota when it informed us in advance that only few souls will be saved in the world. Imagine just 8 souls were saved during the Noahic Flood; just three souls were saved from the Twin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ drew analogies between those two incidents and our generation. Yes, only few souls will be saved in these end times. But you can be among the few that will be saved, if you want to make it to heaven. With the Sovereign Lord God Almighty, nothing shall be impossible. Consequently, the Holy Bible taught us what we can do to inoculate ourselves from demonic infestation. Human beings are not helpless and left at the pitiful mercy of Satan and his demons. Satan has three main tricks namely: Deception, Fear and Doubt, and many have fallen for his tricks and many are still prey to his trickery. You can be free today, if you made up your mind to be free. We were all victims at one time or the other as Apostle Paul disclosed, but out of desperation and determination we earnestly desired to be free, we were free and we are free indeed! You can be free too in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Hallelujah!
Listed below are some of the things you can do to expel demons from any area of your life: marriage, loneliness and inability to settle down, poverty, depression, fear, doubt, wandering, laziness, unbelief, monotonous misfortunes and reverses, ill luck, lack of direction in life, bareness, witchcraft attacks, unemployment, aimlessness, sickness and diseases etc. But more importantly, you cannot enter that heavenly abode where our Heavenly Father resides with one single demon in your life. I will give you a true personal spiritual encounter; the Holy Spirit gave me a pilot tour of heaven one day and as we reached the Heavenly Entrance, I was being shoved aside and prevented from entering. A huge demon appeared on my left flank arguing with some angels saying: "You can't take him, he belongs to me," pointing at me. My upbeat mood suddenly turned dolorous and I was speechless. Then the grotesque demon quoted Matthew 6:14-15 to my amazement. "Didn't God say: Forgive one another and their trespasses against you? For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Heavenly Father will not forgive your sins." Then the demon mentioned the name of my former wife whom we had divorced in very bitter circumstances and I still nursed grudges against her. The Holy Spirit turned to me and announced that I couldn't enter heaven, based on the opposition of the unforgiving spirit until I dealt with that part of my life. In my crestfallen mood, I was allowed to return to the earth and to make amends. Can one demon stop you from entering heaven? Absolutely! Thank God Almighty, we can deal with them while still alive, for as the Holy Spirit explained, if I had reached the age allotted to me to complete my earthly assignment with that unforgiving demon, I would have been barred from entering heaven. The Holy Spirit told me further that many souls that are in hell today are pleading for just one day to return to the earth to get everything right, but it is all over. There is no re-do. I asked why I was given another opportunity and the Holy Spirit replied that; through His Grace-Unmerited Favor-and also because it is part of my earthly assignment as a writer/journalist and an author.
GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: First, you must settle this once and for all; I want to be free and it is your desire to be free. The Lord God Almighty cannot help you, if you are not desirous to be free. A sister contacted us that we should stand in the gap for her brother being oppressed in his marriage. After narrating laundry lists of oppressions and inconveniences the man was passing through in his marriage, she said we should stand in the gap for the man. I asked her; if the man was actually desirous of being free? Is the man aware of all these disabilities in his marriage? The Word of Life says; we should love our neighbors just as we love ourselves; but it didn't say we should love our neighbors more than ourselves. Our Lord Jesus Christ was passing through one day and a blind man was hectoring: "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me." The Lord Jesus Christ stopped and asked the blind man: "What do you want me to do for you?" I thought that question was odd considering the man was a blind man and needed healing. But the blind man had his priority right; he didn't ask the Lord for plenty money, or any other help, but the restoration of his eyesight and he was cured of his blindness. A sister introduced her fiancée to me to check him out spiritually and I asked the brother just three spiritual questions and he flunked it. "He's not a believer," I told the sister. "At your age and level of Christian journey, you don't want to be babysitting a husband about spiritual issues. It's up to you anyway, but this is my spiritual diagnoses." The sister listened, called off the relationship and few years later, the True Lord God Almighty brought a thoroughly-converted man of God into her life and the marriage was low-keyed. Both are serving the Lord Jesus Christ now in truth and indeed. I do not maintain strong relationship with anyone arguing with me that Satan doesn't exist, demons are figments and the spiritual world is make-up. You must be sick in the head to disavow of the activities of malevolent forces in the affairs of the human race. So, the first place to begin is acknowledgement of demonic forces. I grew up on the other side of the religious track and I know what I am talking about. I have been there and have tried them all. There is only one way folks; the Way of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Period!
We need to spend much time on this spiritual truth; because as Apostle Peter told his First Pentecostal Audience in Acts 4:12: "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." The Lord Jesus Christ is indeed and for a fact; The Way, the Truth and the Life and No One Can Go to the Father except through and by Him (John 14:6). We are not propagandists when we declare emphatically and uncompromisingly that Jesus Christ is the Only Way by which we can conquer Satan and his demons. Someone once asked; why is it that some non-Christians have the power to cure certain ailments and diseases; can perform miracles and all sorts. These people have forgotten or are simply clueless or ignorant of the way the Kingdom of Satan operates. Demons have hierarchies; for example, the demons of headache are subject to the demons of migraine, while that of migraines bow to schizophrenia and all bow to the demon of madness. The Legion demoniac in the land of Gadara made this clear (Mark 5:9).
Satan and his demons are fallen spirits and have certain residual powers which their Creator, the Lord God Almighty hasn't taken away from them. These residual powers in the supernatural realm-not in the spiritual realm-are still available to them to perform certain supernatural feats and miracles to wow and bamboozle the unwary and the spiritually ignorant in the natural realm. We saw how Pharaoh used the twin warlocks of Jannes and Jambres (Exodus 7:11-12; 2 Timothy 3:8) in his court to perform some miracles by competing with Moses and Aaron. The wizards and magicians were embedded by demons that gave them supernatural powers to replicate four of the 12 miracles the Lord God Almighty used Moses and Aaron to perform in Egypt. You see, Jannes and Jambres and their acolytes actually thought that their gods and goddesses were in the same league with the God of Israel, so the True Lord God Almighty had to pull all the stops to let the Egyptian know that the Real Rock is not like their rock. Consequently, when power confronts power, there is bound to be power disequilibrium. One example will suffice. A lady was bed-ridden with cancer placed on her by a witch. Yes, cancer is a demonic attack; forget about all these medical stuffs they tell you. It is a demonic attack from the kingdom of darkness. She was taken to a local herbalist, who contacted the demonic world through their deep secrets. The demons told him that they would let the woman live for few years by giving her the impression that the herbalist had power to cure cancer. Of course, the herbalist charged for his services and the woman vomited some objects when the herbalist gave her some concoction to drink. The cancer went into remission and for three years, the woman was "healed." On the third year, the cancer moved to the second breast and the woman was back to square one again. Brethren, Satan and his demons derive joy from seeing human beings suffer. The question we should ask; why did the woman fall prey to demonic attack in the first place? She lived her life carelessly. She wasn't a Christian, but more importantly, she wasn't covered by the Blood of Jesus. I know you want to ask me; Don't Christians have cancer too? And I ask you: what type of Christians are we talking about? If you are a born-again child of the Living God, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb and know who you are and what spiritual matters are all about, Satan and his demons will find it extremely difficult to punish you with diseases. I have boasted here before and I continue to boast in the Power of the Lord; the witch or wizard that will mess with me is not yet born. So, if you say you are Christian and born-again child of the King but live recklessly and play with sin, Satan and his demons have the legitimate right to put pepper in your eyes. Paul made this known plainly: "So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. (I Corinthians 11:27-30). Did you read the last verse 30 here for the causes of diseases, sicknesses and premature and early deaths in the lives of Christians? The Laws and Commandments of God are immutable; every human souls that has been born, living now here on planet earth and those still coming until the conclusion of all things are subject to the laws according to the Holy Spirit. Those who flout the laws are Satan and his demons, including human beings that follow Satan and his demons to flout these laws and commandments. Consequently, the True Lord God Almighty has created a place for Satan and his demons, including those humans who are their followers to live eternally apart from God. That place is called Hell. Even in secular human affairs, we have the same system; it is called prison.
So here is the bottom line; give your life to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the Only Iron-Clad Refuge against Satan and his malevolent hordes. Jesus Christ conquered Satan; there is no controversy about that! He has given us power and authority over Satan and his demons Mark 16:16-19, Matthew 28: 18. Grab that power today!
Undergo Spiritual Deliverance: - Not all men and women of the Lord Jesus Christ have the gift of deliverance. We have been given certain rights as redeemed children of the King, but when it involves expelling demonic spirits, you must meet certain conditions for Satan and his demons to submit to you. Yes, our Lord Jesus Christ gave us all the carte blanche in Mark 16:16-19, but three conditions are attached to exercising that spiritual right namely: righteousness, submission to the Lord and resisting the enemy and finally, not yielding ground to Satan. I Peter 5:8.: "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings."
Righteousness is such a scarce topic in many churches today as, if the issue has become strange, yet without righteousness, no one will see the Lord. Consequently, if you are dealing with a known sin in your life and you think you can conduct spiritual deliverance on a victim of Satan, you're lying to your teeth. No man of God can cast out demons from another person when you yourself are dealing with your own demons. Some so-called pastors are incensed when told they have demons, as if they are super humans that demons respect. Satan and his demons don't give a crap whether you are the president of a nation or a poor man, rich person or highly educated, a genius or whatever your fanciful title. As long as you do not live a righteous life, Satan and his demons have the spiritual right to invade your life accordingly. A Sister was dealing with a nymphomaniac evil spirit of sexual enslavement once narrated her ugly experience during her spiritual wilderness years. She went to one of these religious racketeering rings inappropriately referred to as church. After the so-called pastor listened to her problem, the head pastor said he would help by setting up a time table for the poor lady. On Sunday, which is the Day of the Lord will be entirely devoted to the pastor after church service, while six other elders were lined up for the remaining days of the week-Monday to Saturday. Now Friday and Saturday were left open to volunteers that would be chosen by the pastor himself during their so-called night vigils. This debauchery continued for months until the sister could not take it anymore and, determined to be free from this demon sought help elsewhere. Paradoxically, this ugly scene is recorded in the Holy Bible when idolatry invaded the land and the elders of Israel sold themselves to Satan as recorded thus: "He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east. And He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the abominations they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and continually provoke Me to anger? Look, they are even putting the branch to their nose! Therefore I will deal with them in anger; I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them" (Ezekiel 8:16-18).
Again, the bottom line: real spiritual deliverance is not just for any pastor to conduct and that is the reason spiritual discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit and not all pastors have the gift as disclosed in I Corinthians 12: 4,10C : "Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit…to another distinguishing between spirits.." There are demonic spirits of different strengths and the "strongmen" as our Lord Jesus Christ disclosed do not lend themselves out easily to expulsion. The length of the infestation is also a factor. People willed to Satan at birth or dedicated to Satan by their parents are not easily expelled. It is also paradoxical that some human beings aren't serious in letting off the powers of Satan and his demons. I was a guest at a church gathering and after the homilies, some precious souls waited behind to see me at the pastor's office. A particular sister and her husband waited to see me and as soon as I stretched my hand to shake hand with the sister, I nearly fell and fainted. The Holy Spirit told me the sister came specifically to test me whether I was genuine or fake. I pretended as if I didn't know happened, but told the sister and her husband to step aside. Much later, I spoke frankly with her. "Why did you come to test me?" I asked her. "I didn't call myself sister, the Holy Spirit called me into the ministry, so why are you trying to test and fall me?" She looked at me icily with a smirk and said: "I wanted to know how strong you are, but discovered you're real." She and her husband were looking for the fruit of the womb and I told the husband, he is the wife while the sister is the husband. In addition, she doesn't want a child and both should discuss the matter together, because the sister had a spiritual home with children already and not interested in having children with her natural husband. I haven't heard from the couple since that encounter in Africa. Friend, there are lots of activities in the supernatural and spiritual realms than the natural physical world.
Throughout the 33-year earthly ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, every spiritual activity He did was always prefixed with:-"Thank you my Father…" Because Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father are One; He submitted to the Father in all things. He gave us a practical example of the type of relationship our Heavenly Father desires from us. Jesus Christ Himself told us plainly: "Without Me, you can do nothing" (John 15:5) Q.E.D. Some pastors behave as if the gifts they have are from them; no, the gifts are from the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit and the Three are One, Hallelujah! If you pick up any spiritual fight that is not authorized by the Holy Spirit, you will suffer humiliation and utmost defeat.
Consequently, the second condition for thorough and effective deliverance session in addition to holiness and righteousness is submission to the Lord. No demon will submit to your order, if you have not submitted to the obedience of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; as simple as that! That is how the True Lord God Almighty sets up the system and Satan and his acolytes submit to the rules and you and I as redeemed children of the Most High are expected to submit to the rules too. The Sceva Brothers learned this bitter truth and lesson in Acts 19:11-17: "And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims." Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. But the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?" And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled." There are spiritual protocols in eliminating certain demonic spirits. Watch your lifestyle! If you are not clean, you will be an extension of demoniacs.
Finally, do not yield ground. After Apostle Paul presented arrays of our spiritual foes in daily spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6: 12-20, he admonished believers not to lose spiritual grounds already covered and maintains your stand. He used that word twice in repetitive way in Verse 13; Stand firm and then to stand; before listing the spiritual arsenals to deploy and their proper deployment in spiritual warfare. All the various miracles our Lord Jesus Christ didn't follow one way traffic; once, he put a clay in a man's eyes and cured him of blindness. For Bartimaus it was simply to e commanded to see. At another time, a blind man had spittle applied and was told what did he see? He said he saw humans waling like trees. He was commanded not to enter that city and he headed elsewhere and on his way, he received his eyesight. Over and over again, our Lord Jesus Christ was exposing to us the different demonic forces responsible for various ailments on earth. The kingdom of Satan is elaborate and far-flung; Satan works like a bee to lure millions of human souls to the nether gloom daily and he has deployed and continues to deploy his rebellious hordes to achieve his malevolent and anti-God and anti-human objectives on the earth; principalities control cities and towns cum villages and demons are placed in streets, roundabouts and junctions known as wandering demons who report to Satan the activities of principalities. Since Satan is not Omnipresent and omnipotent and omniscient like our True Lord God Almighty, he relies on these fallen creatures to report to him. Satan has a spy or an ally like witch, wizard, or herbalist in every family on earth. As human beings are populating the earth, the demons too are also populating as well. In our Christian Walk, every gain we cover is reflected in our obedience to the Holy Spirit.
TO BE CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK
SERIES ON OUR PROPHETIC SCORE-CARD IN 4 YEARS (2014-2018): WE PROPHESIED ON DISCOVERY OF OIL DEPOSITS IN GHANA AND THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO On Thursday January 02, 2014 we wrote the followings about the Republic of Ghana: GHANA: The Lord God Almighty through the Holy Spirit reminds the Christian faithful in Ghana to love more and show unity in its ranks. Christian leaders are tearing one another down and creating their fiefdoms and He is not pleased at all. He said; "Tell my faithful worshippers in the Land of Gold Coast: "Stop devouring one another; and; by this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13: 35). The Spirit says, Ghanaian faithful worshippers are torn asunder by accusations and the pastors vilify one another, but He says, He is the only One who knows who is His and so pastors and evangelists should stop tearing one another down. More oil deposits will be discovered in Ghana this year 2014 and the economic prosperity of His faithful followers will increase, but like all other nations of the world, the Holy Spirit complains that Ghanaian Christians are becoming worldly and many of the watchmen and women of yesterday are being enticed by filthy lucre. "Not all economic prosperity and wealth are from Me," He says. The Good Lord answered the prayers of Ghanaian Christians during the years of adversity and national gloom and He turned things around. Things are getting better, because He, the Good Lord is and will ever be on His Throne. But He says; "Tell my faithful children and their leaders in Ghana: "Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you," (Deuteronomy 32: 7). The Holy Spirit says the current generation of Ghanaians should not forget the adversities and national famine of the past and how far they have come. In the years of prosperity and wealth, they should love one another; look after the widows, orphans, the fatherless, the oppressed and the poor. He complains of the wealthy neglecting the poor. Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party will one day rule the Republic of Ghana. See here:https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/010214.html
WORLD EXCLUSIVE, Praise, Honor and Glory to the True Lord God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the earth through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord. The Omnipotent and Omnipresent Jehovah Jireh, the I AM THAT I AM. Who said: "Surely, the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7), He has just revealed to us His humble servant and co-heir with His Only-Begotten Son, my Lord and Personal Savior, Jesus Christ, the man that will win the forthcoming 2019 Presidential Election in Nigeria and become the next President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria. On Sunday December 02, 2018, the Lord God Almighty, Who says:: "Remember, what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.' (Isaiah 46:9-10). He is about to do something earth-shaking in Nigeria. Just as He revealed to us four years ago the outcome of the 2015 Presidential Election in Nigeria and we made it known and it came to past, we're going to tell Nigerians and the world the outcome of the 2019 Presidential Election in Nigeria in this column. See this link for the 2015 Presidential Election Prophecy on Thursday December 18, 2014:-
https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/121814.html And see in similar vein Monday December 29, 2014 the link to the same prophecy:- https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/122914.html Right here in this column on Sunday December 02, 2018 you will find out how the elections will go and who will win and lose. Keep a date!
THE STATE OF THE STATES THIS WEEK: Just as we have done with other states in alphabetical order in previous weeks, we look at the political barometers of the remaining states where elections will take place in Nigeria in 2019:-
LAGOS: We have written so much about this state, including the non re-election of its current chief executive, Akinwumi Ambode against all bookmakers' analyses and predictions. On Saturday January 02, 2016 we wrote thus: "LAGOS STATE: A seismic political shift will unravel in the whole of Yoruba Land beginning in 2016. Tradition will be broken in 2019 and current Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode will not serve a second term as governor. The political atmosphere in Lagos State will completely change and be forever altered in 2019. The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Aremu Babtunde Osuolale Akiolu will disagree with his friend, Asiwaju Bolanle Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu and both will be estranged between now and 2019 when a new election will come up in Lagos State…" (https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/010216.html). This state is not a shoo-in for the APC and don't be deceived that Sanwoolu is governor in waiting. Jimi Agbaje of the PDP will win; if, and I emphasize that word, if he can make certain moves which are not meant for the pages of newspapers or the Internet.
NASARAWA: This state is going to the highest bidder which should not but now may be more likely to win, but because the other camp is busy fighting themselves so money will eventually prevail. There are external influencers here that have teamed up with the outgoing chief executive to plant a stooge as successor, but whether this pan out will be determined by religion and money. The APC will retain the state when all is said and done, because it will be difficult for a Christian to become governor in this state.
NIGER:- Current Gov Abubakar Sani-Bello will return for his second and final term next year. The state should pray not to bid farewell to one of its own and prominent citizen who has once held court as Nigeria head of state.
OGUN:- Lets turn the snooze to Friday January 06, 2017 on what we wrote on this state to wit: OGUN STATE: We need to remind our readers on what we wrote about this state in 2015 as follows: "There is going to be a surprise here in 2019 just as there will be a political earthquake in nearby Lagos State. Current Governor Ibikunle Amosun of the APC should concentrate on his health, rather than plotting a surrogate-successor after him in 2019." As they say, plenty water has passed under the bridge since last year: https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/010617.html Again, this state is not a shoo-in for any governorship candidate. The war here will be bloody down the road. Ogun residents need to pray and pray hard for peace to reign here after Wednesday February 20, 2019.