*👤MINISTER: _PASTOR RICHIE DOMFEH_*
👉MEMORY VERSE: Refer to Genesis 1:1-3
Satan was cast down together with his fallen cohorts before the timely creation of the universe by God. Before God created this earth, the world was in chaos; in darkness, without form and void. Ask yourself this question; Is there any darkness in God who is the light of the world? No way.
In the 28th chapter of the Book of Ezekiel, we came to the acknowledge how God condemned Satan to hell even after forming him with great power, specialty and terror until Christ came to destroy his power with His death and resurrection. He was cast down from Heaven to the pit of hell because of his pride and his ability to beguile the fallen Angels who came along with him.
Despite the fact that God punished him with eternal torture, he still has the power and wisdom over those who engage in sinful activities. What at all was the wisdom with which Satan cunningly convinced and deceived the fallen Angels who already knew the mightiness and omnipotence of God whom they should have followed instead.
Just as the earth was without form, void and dark at the time that Satan had been casted down to this earth, so is he mapping up strategies to kill, steal and destroy the elects of God. The power with which he is doing all these diabolical activities to end souls in hell, wasn’t taken away from him after he beguiled man for the dominion God gave us. However, it took the dominion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ to conquer him and crush his powers under our feet and His power for us is greater than that of Satan. Hallelujah!!!
*”Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”(2Corinthians 2:11)* The Devil is no longer having the power to wrestle and win us to his side but the weapon he is currently using is called deceptive wisdom which is only against the followers of Christ Jesus because he has won the sinful people of this world in advance. Satan is presently ruling over and regulating the systems of this world and his manipulations to win multitudes into eternal disaster in hell, is achieving results.
*Today, how many people on the face of the earth are faithfully and wholeheartedly belonging to the uprightness of Christ as He taught us? Well, the Word of God tells us that the gate of hell shall not prevail against us: but our explanation of the meaning of the word in the context, will reveal to us that in the ancient times, decisions were taken at the gates of walled cities by the leaders of a state or city. Therefore, the gates are referring to principalities as mentioned by the Spirit of God in Ephesians 6:12. The governments of this world are under the control of Satan, whose evil decisions are bringing this world into destruction.*
It takes the knowledge and wisdom of God in us to override and overcome the devices of Satan. The knowledge and wisdom with which the Lord created this world, have been given to us to nullify, neutralize and overpower the works of Satan only if obedience to God’s Word will be our hallmark. Beloved, if you don’t seek this wisdom of God from what the Holy Bible teaches us, we will always pray against the witches and wizards in our families and they will still be alive.
*If we don’t work according to the wisdom and knowledge of God which will prevail in us in the presence of the Holy Spirit, then Satan can overcome us, as he has overcome multitudes already. Satan is controlling so many nations, factories, businesses, Churches, schools and he has won so many people who have proclaimed him their god. These worshippers are largely the occult groups known as Freemasonry and Illuminati. They carry so much influence and power at the helm of governmental affairs with democratic ideologies contrary to the Holy Bible, pushed for gay marriage aside transgender, promoted satanism through lots of captivating television programs for adults and kids in particular.*
Again, these powerful groups are using so much human and financial resources, technology, fashion, lustful games, music and video industries, pornography, lust of the flesh and pride of life.*We shouldn’t underrate the power they carry in this world because their agenda is working like that of their forefathers who tried to build the tower of Babel until God confused their mediums of communication* The devil wants a new world order to work the world in opposition to what God has established and these demonic groups in our societies are being utilized by them to destroy the world.
One can say that they are working around the clock together with demons and other ranks of evil doers to fulfill the agenda of Satan. *By so doing, so many doctrines of demons are introduced into churches where the Spirit of God is absent. Their crafty works are the major devices used by Satan to attack Christian purity.* *No wonder Satan has his own religions that have contributed extensively towards the shedding of blood and the practice of violence. Every world war is masterminded by them to destroy souls.*
Christians who are walking in the holiness and righteousness of God due to the knowledge and wisdom, are the arch enemies of Satan who has been condemned forever. He wants to defeat these weapons God has given to us but with Christ Jesus on our side, and with our commitment to stay in obedience to His Word, Satan and his fallen Angels cannot defeat us.
*A strong hostility from the camp of Satan, will rise against us as long as we always work on how to perfectly fit into the likeness of Christ Jesus (Genesis 1:26-28).* From today, let the little foxes of sin like envy, bitterness, unforgiving attitude and the rest be arrested by the Spirit of God in us. *As long as the Word of God offers us the weapons of knowledge and wisdom, we can become holy and righteous people by doing what God demands from us.* Our prayer should be that, God should help us to love Him and ourselves like Jesus Christ and be holy even as He is holy. The power of God will be strong when you are at peace with all men, in long suffering, overcome every test, persecution and temptation which comes our ways. May the Lord bless us all. Amen.
*PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, let me be like you always. AMEN*