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12 keys to winning the battle against forces of stagnation (III)

(…continued from last week)

9. Warfare Fasting. Unusual warfare requires unusual weapons. Fasting is a force in the spirit world. When the disciples could not cast out the dumb and deaf spirit if the young son, they asked Joseph: Mark 9:28-29 “28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? 29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” Let us look a call for a fast by the prophet Joel in Joel 2:15, “15Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:” The intended benefits are clearly stated in verses 19-20 “9Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: 20But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.” Here we see great deliverance and overflowing blessings coming as a result of fasting: Answered prayer, Overflowing blessings, Happiness, Anointing, Satisfaction, Deliverance from the hands of oppressors.

Every believer must form the habit of regular fasting. Esther called for a 3-day fast and Hamman’s plan to destroy the Jews was reversed. Fasting documents the depth of your desire and the seriousness of your faith. Hell shakes when you begin to fast. The toughest of all problems will bow to prayer that is backed up with fasting. You must learn to fast if you want to achieve anything great in life. It is a sacrifice that never goes unrewarded. It is a spiritual force that never fails to deliver. Isaiah 58:6 “6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” This scripture gives us four wonderful reasons for embarking on fasting: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke.

With correct fasting, satanic chains are broken, heavy burdens are lifted, yokes are destroyed and the deliverance is inevitable. And with deliverance comes overflowing blessings, happiness and satisfaction.

10. Serious Warfare Prayers. Whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. I recommend the following: High praise. The tendency is to complain when you are down, confused and stagnated, but you must not give in to the devil’s blackmail. You must not allow your joy to be stolen. The bible says in Nehemiah 8:10 “for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Praise your way out of the valley. Praise your way out of poverty, defeat and bondage. Praise brings God into the picture. Satan and his demons can’t stand your praise. Remember God inhabits the praise of His people. If you are serious about being delivered, you must learn how to praise God in the midst of the storm. Demons are challenged by the presence of God. Put on the whole amour of God. Ephesians 6:11. Use spiritual weapons like the ‘sword of the Spirit’ the word of God in prayers. Pray the scriptures (promises that are relevant to your situation). 1John 5:14-15. Bind and flush out hindering forces. Command mountains to move. Some believers only know how to cry to God in prayer and worse still beg the devil to leave them alone. But the devil is not going to leave because of your plea. Your situation is not going to change because of your tears either. There is time to speak to God and there is time to give orders to the devil. Circumstances and things respond to your command. Pray believing. Mark 9:23. The prayer of faith is needed to change your circumstances. 

11. Comprehensive Deliverance ministration. Demons don’t leave unless someone cast them out. It helps to have someone who is experienced and anointed minister to you. Mark 9:17-18 “Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; 18And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.” 

There was a brother whose wife was unable to conceive after many years of marriage. He refused to go for deliverance because according him, he was saved and needed no deliverance. His situation remained unchanged. He completely misinterpreted scriptures with the help of devils. The spirit of pride also prevents some people from seeking for help. These people feel too big or too spiritual to have problems or to seek for help. They don’t want anybody to know that they have issues therefore they die in silence. 

I have personally seen many people’s situations dramatically turned around following a comprehensive deliverance ministration.   

Notice I am saying ‘comprehensive’. A thorough pre-ministration counseling that examines every area from ancestral to personal sins, issues and all must first be done if ministration is to be helpful. Partial ministration leads to frustration. There is the tendency to focus only on existing problems and then overlook other equally important but silent issues. God wants us to be free indeed. 

12. Never return to your old ways.  You cannot retain your sins and retain your deliverance. John 5:14 “14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” Your condition will worsen if you return to your sin. Matt. 12:43 “43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” Make a clean break now to avoid deterioration. 

In the name of Jesus, I put an end to a life of perpetual struggles. I withdraw your progress from every satanic regulation and domination in Jesus name. I bind and incapacitate every power prolonging your journey to breakthroughs. I permanently bury all spiritual assassins from your background or any other sources. I rebuke all forces of stagnation and command them to go in Jesus name! I command every prison wall to break down now! I command every embargo on your finances to be lifted in Jesus name!!

By Bishop Dr Charles Olowojoba, the General Overseer of Dayspring Bible Church Worldwide with HQ in Abuja, Nigeria & President, Dayspring Christian Ministries Int’l.

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