Bible In One Year-Day 79 (Thursday, March 20, 2014)
Commentary: Deut7-9. It is quite unfortunate that greater percentage of Christians is not having the knowledge of deliverance. Deliverance, by itself, is the greatest gift of God to His children;
Mark 7:27 “But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to the dogs.”
Deliverance is the children’s bread. We could only enjoy the fullness of Jesus Christ through the ministry of deliverance;
1 John 3:8 “He that committeth sin is of the demon; for the demon sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the demon.”
Without deliverance, one cannot posses what God has given, Obad17; it is not even possible to live a holy life according to this verse. But for one to enter the ministry of deliverance, you must understand Deut6:18-19
“And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.”
Obedience (i.e. observe and do) to God’s word is absolutely important in casting out the enemies from your land.
2 Corinthians 10:5-6 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”
Chapter7 of Deut further remarked that nothing should we have in common with the enemy; marriage, covenant etc. Unfortunately, Christians have violated the commandments that can give victory in the Promised Land. Spirit spouses are dealing with a huge number of Christians and Christian children are given out in marriage to the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, Jebusites etc. When God instructs, it is for our own good;
Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
Anyone who is not right with God should not go into the ministry of deliverance even though it is our right. Also, it is not possible to be a genuinely growing Christian without deliverance. The enemy has its own scanner to check any seed of disobedience in us. If he finds one, he will take advantage of that and the result could be very terrible. The yoke of disobedience must be destroyed first before you can effect this type of ministry. Moses warned the Israelites very well about this before they entered into the Promised Land. The only defeating factor is the seed of disobedience. Disobedience, in essence, is rejecting or turning away from the statutes and commandments of God. All the occupants of the land, the Girgashites, Canaanites, Perizzites etc have their spirits operating now in the lives of Christians; bitterness, strife, jealousy, hatred, lying, slanders, envy, unholy ambitions, witchcraft etc. God said emphatically that we should have nothing to do with these spirits; they will turn our hearts away from righteousness;
Deuteronomy 7:4 “For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.”
To deal with the manifestation of these spirits is not by physical combat but employ the weapons and strategies stated in Eph6:13-18.
Ephesians 6:13-18 “Wherefore take to you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
What are we saying, beloved? God’s faithfulness will usher us into the Promised Land but maintaining our wellbeing therein is our duty. Salvation is God’s undeserved gift and expression of His faithfulness. However, this grace is not to continue fulfilling satanic conditions but to maintain our relationship with God, endure hardtimes to the Promised Land and walk in God’s agenda. Is your life in line with the word of God, are you really born again or you are still compromising with the Perizzites and co? Make a firm U-turn and follow the Lord with the whole of your heart and He shall direct your path. May His Spirit guide you into all truth in the name of Jesus. Our reading for today is Deut10-12. Keep the fire burning and alive.
(THANK GOD FOR ANOTHER YEAR ADDED TO MY LIFE; What shall I say unto the Lord, all I have to say is THANK YOU LORD)
Pastor Supo Abayode
MFM Delaware, USA