Looking around the world today, from news headlines to daily life struggles, we may be aware more than ever of this one thing- We are in a battle, Spiritual forces are at work. We face an enemy every single day we are here breathing. All Christians have a common enemy whose aim is to use pain and pleasure to lead us away from Christ. The bible calls him, the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, the accuser (Rev12: 9-10), the ruler of this world (John 12:3,) the god of this age(2 cor:4:4).
He is our adversary who prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1Peter5:8). He works tirelessly to strike you down, along with as many others as he can drag down with you. He waits, searches and watches for the best time to attack- your weakest and most vulnerable moments. Yet, God is sovereign over Satan. The devil does not have a free and an ultimate power in this world. He can do no more than God permits. In fact, he must get permission from God.
In this message, Fr. Mbaka reveals the sovereign power of God over Satan and urges the people of God to always exercise their authority as believers in their combat against every satanic power.
Lord, we thank you for your word today. As your word finds entrance into your people, let it shatter every works of the enemy in their lives and destroy every satanic power that has held them under various bondage in Jesus Name, Amen.
In the book of Genesis, we are told that God’s dominion was shared with Adam and Eve. Man was given dominion over the earth to subdue it, to increase and multiply but man made a terrible mess out of it through his act of disobedience. As a result, Man was subjected to the power of Satan, but that power was dealt with a fatal blow by Christ’s death and resurrection. In his ascension, Christ is seated at the right hand of God, where He is crowned as the king of kings and the lord of lords. That was a tremendous blow to all satanic powers and principalities in high Places. All powers bow in submission to God’s authority. The lord God omnipotent reigns, and is the lord and king over the entire universe. His kingdom may not be of this world, but it certainly includes this world. Jesus has all the power and authority over the forces of darkness. So Satan’s authority and power are limited and subordinate to the authority that is vested in Christ.
Satan, also called the devil is the enemy of all righteousness and of those who seek to follow God. He was once an angel in the presence of God in heaven. Lucifer, as Satan was then called, rebelled against God and was thrown down to the earth. Since that time, he has sought to destroy the children of God on the earth and to make their lives miserable. He wants nothing more than to silence every Christian and render them completely ineffective. He seeks to gain ground today in as many lives as he can, and in every aspect of your lives. But you don’t have to let him win the battles.
Besides holding you in bondage, Satan causes some sickness and diseases. He tries to lead you away from righteousness; and tempts you to sin. Satan plucks the word of God out of people’s hearts, and blinds the mind of unbelievers. John 10: 10a calls him a thief, murderer and a destroyer. He is an accuser of Christians before God (Rev.12: 10). In Job 1: 11, Satan says to God about us. ‘’they don’t really love you, they love your benefits; stretch out your hand and touch all that they have and they will curse you to your face’’.
But the son of man was made manifest in order to destroy the works of Satan. In act 10: 38, peter describes Jesus as one who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. John 10: 10b says that Jesus came so that we may have life and have it in abundance.
You must be alert to devils’ scheme, so that you are not tricked and taken unawares. 1 peter 5: 8 says, ‘’be alert and of sober mind, your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour’’. If you are aware of how the enemy operates, his limitations and weaknesses, he loses effectiveness.
THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD OVER SATAN
Though, Satan’s threat may seem real and fierce, he is not all-powerful, and not in full control. His powers are limited by God. The book of Job is a reminder of the enemy‘s limitation. He must ask God for permission to bring harm to job. But our God is omnipotent, for there is nothing impossible for him (Luke 1: 37). He is all powerful. He reigns supreme.
Satan cannot be everywhere at the same time. Satan has evil forces at work for him, but his power is limited in what he can do and where he can be. Only God is omnipresent; he can be everywhere at the same time. There is no place on this earth we can go that He does not see and know about. Proverb 15: 3 says, “The eyes of the lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good’’.
The devil does not know all. If our enemy does not know all, he cannot read our minds, nor does he possess the power to have the full knowledge that God has. You can be sure that the enemy can use any of your short-coming to his advantage against you, but he still does not know what God knows. But God is omniscient. He is all-knowing. He knows everything about us; every word before we say it and every thought before we think it. Psalm 147:5 says, ‘’great is our lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit’’.
THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVERS
Jesus gave the apostles the sole authority to loose the people of God from every bondage of the enemies, to speak and act under God’s authority as His representatives here on earth. Matthew 10:1 says that Jesus called His twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. In Mathew 16: 18-19 Jesus said to Peter; you are Peter and upon this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it, I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. In the same vein, Matthew 18:18 says, ‘’whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven’’.
This power and authority has also been given to me and you to loose and unbind the children of God from any satanic bondage. He said we should declare a word and it shall come to pass. We will do the binding here on earth and God will confirm it in heaven.
The devil is parading himself because he knows that you lack the knowledge of the word of God. The bible says, my people perish because of lack of knowledge. When you come to the knowledge of the word of God, that devil’s power is limited, you begin to exercise your authority as a child of God and harass the devil. Jesus said in John 14:12,’’I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done and even greater, because I am going to my father’’. Again, Mark 16:17-18 says, these signs shall accompany those who believe: they shall cast out demon in my name, and they shall speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed’’. Therefore, there is no need to complain or grumble on what the devil has done against you, because the authority and mandate given to us in Luke 10:19 says, ‘’I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them, nothing will injure you’’.
Therefore, God our Father, I stand in your word here and now in Mathew 18:18 which says that whatever we bind on earth is bind on heaven and whatever we loosed here on earth is loosed in heaven, and begin to loose and unbind any child of God under any satanic bondage. Be loosed and emancipated from any bondage of the evil ones in Jesus Name, Amen. Whatever is holding you back cannot continue to get hold of you. Zephaniah 3:20 says, there shall be a reversal of captivity. Isaiah 49:25 says, even the captives of the mighty shall be released, and the plunder of the tyrants will be retrieved’’. Be delivered in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Are you under the bondage of the spirit of sickness? When you are under the bondage of the spirit of sickness, no hospital can cure you. It takes only God, and the power of effective prayers to release you and get you healed. I bless all the medication you are taking and I call upon the mighty healing power of God that you will be healed. In Luke 13, Jesus healed a woman who was bent double by the spirit of infirmities for eighteen years, and was unable to stand up straight. He can heal you. I release you from the dominion of sin and of Satan in Jesus Name, Amen. I unbind your gynecological organs that are under bondage, so that you will begin to be fruitful. Be liberated from the spirit of wretchedness, failures, disappointment, death, depression and any other satanic bondage in Jesus Name, Amen. As Jonah was vomited out of the belly of a fish in Jonah 2: 10, somebody here under the bondage of any succubus, asmoda, asmodum, is being vomited out now is Jesus Name, Amen.
How many years have you been under satanic bondage? In Rev. 10:6, ‘the angel of the lord lifted up his right hand towards heaven and said, “There shall be no more delay”. I joint the angels of God and declare upon your life that they shall be no more delay of your deliverance. Let every devilish chain around your life, family, vocation, career, marriage and business be broken. In John 8:36, the son of man has set you free, you shall be free indeed in Jesus Name, Amen. Jeremiah 39:17 says, ‘’but I will rescue you from those you fear so much’’. God will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I am ministering to your physical, emotional, psychological being, that any of them under satanic bondage, should be released now in Jesus Name, Amen.
What happens when somebody who was under bondage is released? The person begins to move with speed. In Gen. 41, Joseph was in the prison for so many years, but the moment he came out, he was made the ruler of Egypt. All the gaps were filled in a second. In the same vein, you will enjoy prosperity, success, promotion, fertility and good health with speed. In Ps. 124:7, “you will escape like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and you are free’’. Now, the hand of God is in your life. Get ready to run and fly away because the chain is broken, and Jesus has set you free. You are going to fly above the sky in every aspects of your life in Jesus Name, Amen. 1 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Wherever the Holy Spirit is, there is liberty’’. Romans 8:21 calls it,’’ the glorious liberty of the children of God’’. That is what you are going to enjoy and you will be moving from one glory to another glory, with divine speed in Jesus Name, Amen.
Christ has overcome the power of Satan. The power of the resurrection proves He won, and that same power fights for you even now. The enemy may try every scheme possible to inflict pain on you but as believers, do not give in to Satan’s temptation rather; trust in God who has promised to help all who seek him through sincere prayers and faithfulness.
We all declare in agreement standing in numbers 14:28, which says, ‘’whatever I hear you say to my hearing, I will do it for you’’. He also said, decree a word and it shall come to pass. We declare you free and liberated from any satanic power in Jesus Name, Amen. We declare good health, fruitfulness, success, favor and prosperity for you in Jesus Name, Amen. Any weapon against your life, health, healing, prosperity, business, and promotion shall not prosper in Jesus Name, Amen. May your life be blessed and favored in Jesus name, Amen.