Rev Busuyi Olabode
It takes only Jesus to deliver one from the battle of the flesh warring against us in our inside. It is easy to fight the enemy that is outside but difficult to fight the one within because we will hit ourselves several times.
The air is a terrain of the enemy where the spirit of disobedience spreads its poison; and the power that governs support it. There is a need for the people of the Lord to have enough strength to fight it at this time and overcome like Haman, his sons and everyone that hated the Jews in the book of Esther where sort for and hanged. Theirs was a hatred for God.
The position we are getting in is very crucial; it is either you are with the Lord or you are against Him. He doesn’t like the soul that doesn’t belong somewhere so He separates. That is the need for sanctification by the word.
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
God has set judgment against every darkness these times. It was the times of ignorance that he winked at. Right now, light will expose all the deeds of darkness. Heaven will visit every case of wickedness. Anyone who hates anyone for the gospel sake will be judged by it. Now is the time to confront the enemy.
To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me. For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.
What will make one sit in the valley of the shadow of death is a power beyond them. It is darkness that holds him down and only when light is declared can there be deliverance. Declaring light is like saying let God arise. You cannot take the place of ignorance for a long time. If you are an instrument of salvation and you stand for the cause, you are blessed because God is going to judge every act. The righteous must not join himself with the wicked. Mordecai could not bow to Haman because he resents wickedness in him. We pray that the Lord will lighten us and make us take our path with him completely; that every throne and power will be brought down and every seed of wickedness manifesting in any form be tamed.
The Lord is both a lamb and a lion; a savior and a judge. The lion rises in fight when he sees anyone trying to take a soul from him. It is whosoever breaks the hedge that the serpent will bite. We pray that every one that rises against the truth and shut men from it will receive the judgment of the Lion. We pray that the word of the Lord will prosper like never before and break grounds.
‘You with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free; for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. (ESV)
We believe that the Lord has given us victory.
‘Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and majesty! In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; the peoples fall under you. Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions; your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;