OPEN HEAVENS THURSDAY 7TH APRIL, 2022. THEME: DON'T CONDONE THE DEVIL.*
“And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.” – (Acts 16:18)
READ: Acts 16:16-18 (KJV)
16. And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17. he same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
A man once had a tiger that he had trained not to attack humans.
One day, his son was riding the tiger to the village when the tiger tripped on something and the boy fell. When the boy fell, he injured his hand and blood began to flow out from the wound. The tiger, wanting to help his friend, licked the wound to clean it and tasted human blood for the first time.
As soon as it tasted the blood, that thing within it that makes it a tiger arose and within minutes, he ate the boy up. The tiger then went on to the village, killing every human being it saw.
Many a time I see people who are managing their situation, living with a ‘tiger’ that can kill them and their loved ones, yet are fine with it. I just hope that when they realise how dangerous what they are condoning is, it won’t be too late.
One of my sons came to me once, complaining of a neighbour of his who was a witchdoctor. I asked him to send her packing with prayers, but he responded that it wasn’t that serious. After some time, I stopped seeing my son.
The next time I saw him, his body was looking all battered. He explained that it was the witchdoctor who dealt with him. His regular prayers were beginning to disturb her, so she told some of her clients who were policemen to accuse him falsely of robbery and then arrest him.
After many days of torture and mosquito bites in the cell, one of the policemen in the station said, “This man does not seem like a criminal. He is always praying and singing praises; he is definitely innocent”, so they released him.
Then I asked, “Will you send her packing now?” He responded that he would send her packing immediately.
Your situation may be a sickness that you have been managing, or just some ‘slight’ financial challenges which you have been living with. You had better send that demon packing before it destroys you.
Today, I want you to pray some dangerous prayers. I want you to send packing today everything in your life that you do not want there, before it destroys you.
If you haven’t eaten yet. I would advise that you fast for maybe a few days as you pray this prayer of deliverance and the Almighty God will deliver you completely, in Jesus’ name. I look forward to hearing your testimony.
Stand on the authority you have as a son/daughter of the Living God and send all stubborn problems out of your life this moment. They will depart from you, in Jesus' name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Samuel 20-22
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
HYMNAL 2: CONQUEROR AND OVERCOMES NOW ARE WE
1. Conquerors and overcomers now are we,
Thro’ the precious blood of Christ we've victory,
If the Lord be for us, we can never fail;
Nothing 'gainst his mighty pow'r can e'er prevail.
Conquerors are we, thro’ the blood, thro’ the blood;
God will give us victory, thro’ the blood, thro’ the blood,
Thro’ the Lamb for sinners slain,
Yet who lives and reigns again,
More than conquerors are we,
More than conquerors are we.
2. In the name of Israel's God we'll onward press,
Overcoming sin and all unrighteousness;
Not to us, but unto him the praise shall be,
For salvation and for blood-bought victory.
3. Unto him that overcometh shall be giv’n
Here to eat of hidden manna sent from heav'n;
Over yonder he the victor's palm shall bear,
And a robe of white, and golden crown shall wear.