Do you know how to operate in supernatural? The prophetic word for this month is "Supernatural". Jesus came to this world not to just forgive our sins but to chiefly to give us "The Life" - God kind of life (ZOE). Bible prescribes the attributes of this supernatural life. In this service, Apostle Edmonds taught on one of these attributes and explained how to recognize demonic operations and bring it to an end; how to harvest good and destroy the evil. Listen to the above audio for the full message and be blessed!
BY MY SPIRIT
We are given supernatural life whether we accept it or not. The supernatural life is exhibited by the Spirit and not by a set of instructions. Christ came to give us the life and attributes of this life are prescribed in Mark 16v17-18; “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
Some are living full life but unfortunately some are living below the life because of their religious understanding etc. People think Christ came to forgive our sins and that is religious understanding. Christ came chiefly to give us life and the Greek language knows how to describe it and it termed it as ZOE – God kind of life. If you are struggling in some areas like forgiveness, walking in love etc., you are citizen who is not using the subsidiary; you are still struggling to benefit what He has given to you. You have to operate this life which God has given through His Son Jesus Christ. When you read the verses in Mark 16v17-18; these are attributes of how you operate that supernatural life. The first characteristic is they will use authority over evil spirits. There are evil spirits crossing our ways all the time. For e.g. Evil spirits cross your way when you struggle to forgive when you know that you have to forgive etc. The evil spirits put dark smoke around your head when you are struggling to do what you know the Bible says you should do.
Where there is life, there is hope. People meditate on things they are not supposed to meditate. Satan doesn’t appear in physical form the way he is described in movies or shows etc. He appears as a best friend or as your desires or as the things you love etc. He does not have any interest in the things which you are not interest in because that is not the catch for him. His catch is your interest. Don’t enjoy the thoughts that are not born of God. When you walk with the Lord in the light of His word, you will catch him all the time he shows up and cast him out. In Mathew chapter sixteen, you will see when the Lord acknowledged the revelation given to apostle Peter. He said this revelation is not from flesh and blood but from the Father in heaven. In few verses, you will also see influence of devil on Peter. At this point you are taught how to cast out demons. Because this is a supernatural life and if you cannot see demonic operation in your affairs you will not be able to know what is demonic operation. You got to cast it out as you recognize it. In your down moments, satan will visit you.
What do we do to the appearance of devils? We have cast it out. Anointed people do not take permission from natural to use spiritual authority. You can know the demonic operation by the things that don’t like the kingdom of God. If you are not recognizing the evil spirits, you are not living in the fullness of the supernatural life. The Bible talks about “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ ( 2 Cor 10v5)” . At this junction, demons use deep thinkers in thinking. They keep them in limited places. Evil spirits bring evil thoughts to you to put pain, unforgiveness in you and to make you think against your loved ones. They will not bring good thoughts to your mind except they want to bring pride in you. Your mind and your brain is not devils workshop. You can the supernatural life inspite of the devil. Put your faith in the word of God and what He has given to you and use the name of Jesus and cast it out. Start with the mind. Attack the thoughts that are not of God, command it to go out. So, learn to harvest what is good and destroy what is bad.
People fight in the families. The root of all fights is devilish seed. It is not your sister or brother who is troublesome. Satan is the troublesome person outside the family using the person who is usable in the family. So, recognize the evil spirits and cast it out.
Demons not only operate though thoughts but also operate through activities. For e.g. A man gets cut on his feet, he ignores it and goes about his work. But the pain becomes more. Suddenly the toe starts to blot and then he has to give attention and take some medical aid. He is tested but the report shows everything is normal and fine. But the pain keeps increasing until all the toes get swelled and he couldn’t walk properly. Here, demon is operating through an activity. You will never see a demon through a scientific machine. You must cast that demon by commanding (loud voice) and not by request, the way Jesus commanded the dead Lazarus to come out. (John 11v43). Some people may think what if they cast out the demons and it doesn’t go. The answer is in Zechariah 4v6; “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts”. You are not going to cast out the devil by power or might but by the Spirit of God. Jesus said “In my name they shall cast out demons”.
Acts 19v11- 16 proves that the evil spirits know what kind of authority you have when you cast them out. If you try to camouflage what Christians do without being a Christian in spirit and truth, then you will have the experience like the seven sons of Sceva. In Acts 16v16, what you don’t notice is that the evil spirit did not come out instantly but came out in an hour which means the evil spirit was very stubborn and did all sorts of drama before coming out. So, don’t entertain evil thoughts. What God has blessed you with, devil can use it, if you are not watchful. It’s important that you cast the devils out.
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