As Sandy narrated her present ordeal, she wept profusely because of what she had been through. She was raised in a good home, but she ended up finding herself in unbelievable lifestyle.
It was a lifestyle she once condemned and which she vehemently opposed, but alas, she became a victim of that which she abhorred. It was a lifestyle she hated and yet could not let go.
The more frustrated she became with sleeping around for money, the more the god of money sucked her in.
Her situation was cemented in an intertwining of a sexual life she detested but which offered a financial reward she wanted.
Mr. Andy on the other hand was caught in the thicket of adulterous strings, his money became a weapon in his hands to lure ladies into sexual escapades, he wanted to stop, but the dual influence of the spirit of mammon and the spirit of perversion held him by the jugular! He had not only lied to his faithful wife, he had become a lie, compensating his faithful wife with unfaithfulness!
Lovette and George were engaged and are supposedly the children of God. But they are caught up in habitual immorality, they cry today, only to sin the next day. The whole thing looked like a joke, a cycle of repentance and deliberate disobedience.
Pastor Johnson is called and anointed. But he found himself in a web of self-deception, compromising heavily with people under him that he is meant to lead. He had been bound with a religious spirit, think God must be approving his shameful lifestyle because of the ‘result’ and the anointing he thinks he has. The reality is that he is a dead man walking!
The scenarios could go on and on. Several professed children of God caught up with pornography, masturbation, lesbianism, homosexuality and other sexual perversion!
Hear the word of the Lord today. God is not mad at you neither does he condemn you! But He would not also condone any sin! Is there any reason why He would like you to lose your soul? No! Especially, when the price has been paid of your behalf!
Heb 13:4 AMP Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.
Relationship or marriage ought to be a worthy, precious and great price. It is not a game. It is not an experiment. It is supposed to be held in honor. It is sacred. It is an institution that God himself initiated.
The marriage bed should be undefiled. Don’t dishonour what God has honoured, or there would be consequences! Don’t let the devil tell you that you cannot stop. Don’t let the devil tell you cannot live right. Don’t let the devil tell you everybody is sinning. All those are lies.
Heb 13:5 AMP Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]
Tomorrow, I will show you the interplay between mammon and perversion.
Don’t miss it.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY Lord, I am free from the sport of mammon and perversion.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY Pray that God will supply all your needs
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Heb 13:5 MSG Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,”
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY Disconnect from all ungodly and sinful associations and influences
This morningour topic is centered around how to stop the operations of the strange woman
Learn to appreciate your spouse
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. (Proverbs 7:21 KJV)
I say this to married people all the time; don’t grow weary of each other. I tell wives, don’t be careless in handling your man! Avoid unnecessary quarrels that linger for days. Stop getting hurt over every issue. Work together as a couple. None of you will ever be perfect, but keep improving and keep forgiving each other. That is how to work at your marriage.
Now, ladies, you need to consciously protect your husband from several traps out there! Don’t be careless! Learn to appreciate your husband and praise him!
You need to know that this is the strength of the strange woman! While you are busy fighting and quarreling with your husband everyday over this and that, the strange woman is busy flattering him!
With her much fair speech….with the flattering of her lip!
Look at the Message translation:
Soon she has him eating out of her hand, bewitched by her honeyed speech. (Proverbs 7:21 Message)
I will give you examples: Stop telling your husband, “You are not even handsome again, your belly is protruded, this is not the man I got married to!” Why?
You see, the strange woman will gladly say things like, “This is what I like about you. Your tummy! So rounded like football, O ya, come and lie down, let me rub it for you. That ingrate you have at home doesn’t know what she has!”
When you have been quarreling with your husband, and there has been no communication nor Jeru trips for days, and you know he is neither grounded in the things of God nor spiritual, and you know he is having executive and business meetings in different locations and in hotels, you have just aided the devil in trapping him!
Usually, the next thing that happens is the next verses:
Before you know it, he’s trotting behind her, like a calf led to the butcher shop, Like a stag lured into ambush and then shot with an arrow, Like a bird flying into a net not knowing that its flying life is over (Proverbs 7:22-23 Message)
I give you another example: Don’t tell your husband, “Dear, you have to do something about this your balding head. How old are you that all your hair is fast disappearing? You don’t even look fine again. You look like Papa Ajasco!”
You see the strange woman is ready to rub that head and say things like, “I just like this your head, let me rub cream on it, I just like it shiny!”
The strange woman is ready to tell all the lies, make him feel appreciated until she collects all the money meant for his family!
The concluding verses advises all the men:
So, friends, listen to me, take these words of mine most seriously. Don’t fool around with a woman like that; don’t even stroll through her neighborhood. Countless victims come under her spell; she’s the death of many a poor man. She runs a halfway house to hell, fits you out with a shroud and a coffin (Proverbs 7:24-27 Message).
May God deliver you from the strange woman.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY I am delivered from the strange woman.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY Lord, deliver me from the strange woman.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Soon she has him eating out of her hand, bewitched by her honeyed speech. (Proverbs 7:21 Message)
Judging others – you will receive same! Now let’s quickly read something Jesus said:
Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” Luke 6:38 ICB This Scripture portrays our topic (Judging others – you will receive same); let’s see how.
Looking at judging others from yesterday, you saw what Jesus said about the topic. Now, this is the continuation of that teaching by Jesus. He said you should give and you will receive just as you have given. What it means is simple: Judging others – you will receive same.
So, you are judging others, but don’t know that some people are judging you as well. Maybe on the assembly ground, you are making fun of people about their clothes, shoes, clothes or something else. There are people behind you making fun of you too. That’s just how it is (Judging others – you will receive same)
As you judge others so shall you be judged (judging others – you will receive same.) This is because no one is perfect. It’s the grace of God that has been at work in your life, that has helped you achieve all that you so far and still at work in your life. So why would you judge or make fun of someone who is not having as good as you are right now?
The last part of the verse says that it’s the way you give that God will give to you. So it is same in this matter too: judging others – you will receive same. If you judge people often without a thought, you will be judged also like that. But if you take some time to think before doing so and not judge, the same will happen to you.
The bottom line is – what you give you will receive! Judging others – you will receive same!
12 Demonic Strongmen That Must Be Overcome (Part 3) was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 27th of June 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan. Read Part 1 of this teaching HERE, and Part 2 HERE
In his teaching, Rev. Dunamis made mention of the following important points:
12 Demonic Strongmen That Must Be Overcome (cont’d)
7. The Spirit of Infirmity
This demonic strongman is responsible for bent body/spine, asthma, lingering disorders, etc.
When you bind this spirit, you loose the Spirit of life and the gifts of the healing
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:2 (KJV)
8. Deaf And Dumb Spirit
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, [Thou] dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
Mark 9:25 (KJV)
This spirit controls epilepsy, convulsions, speech loss, stuttering, deafness and dumbness.
It can manifest as unteachable spirit, lack of comprehension.
This kind of demons come with stubbornness and arrogance
9. The Spirit Of Fear
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
This spirit is in control of anxiety, phobia, compulsive behavioural patterns, insomnia, terror, anguish, nightmares and every form of fear.
It manifests in heart attacks, nightmares, terrors, fear of death, anxiety, etc.
When you bind this spirit, you then loose the Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind, because perfect love casts out all fears.
10. The Spirit of Pride
Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18 (KJV)
There is pride behind every form of destruction.
This spirit is in control of arrogance, haughtiness, self-righteousness, refusal to listen, and all aspects of Jezebel spirit (which controls the feminist movement and is in direct opposition to God’s word.
Every time you fight your head, you fight your vision
If you cannot submit to a man then don’t get married
This spirit manifests in rebellion, idleness, arrogance, etc.
When you bind this spirit, you then loose humble and contrite spirit.
11. The Lying Spirit
Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.
Proverbs 12:22 (KJV)
This spirit controls exaggeration, craftiness, false religions, false doctrines, etc.
It manifests in strong deceptions, flattery, superstitions, religious bondages, false prophecy, accusations, slander, gossip, lies, false teachers, etc.
When you bind this spirit, you then loose the spirit of truth, because truth sets free.
12. The Spirit Of Bondage
Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
John 8:34 (NKJV)
This spirit controls manipulation, addiction of any kind, obsessive-compulsive disorder, domination, control, all forms of cult, religious mind control, personal control and bullying in relationships, and a corrupted core belief system.
It manifests in fears, addictions (drugs, food, cigarette, alcohol), fear of death.
This is the end of the sermon titled “12 Demonic Strongmen That Must Be Overcome.” We believe you were blessed.
To listen to messages of Rev Dunamis, go HERE or HERE
Overcoming The Stronghold Of The Mind was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 27th of June 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan. This was during the second service of the day.
In his teaching, Rev. Dunamis made mention of the following important points:
You can’t afford to be careless as a child of God. The sooner you realize that we are fighting against principalities and powers, the better for you.
The belt of truth is the application of God’s Word.
Righteousness (Right Living) is what covers your heart. When you do wrong, your heart becomes exposed to the vile of the enemy.
What happens or goes on in your mind will eventually play out in your life.
Fiery darts are arrows shot at your mind – lustful thoughts, evil thoughts, etc. They are not physical; they are spiritual.
What you meditate on is what you see. Negative thoughts will always come, as long as you are in the days of your flesh. The only way to stop thinking permanently is to remove your mind; but we both know it is not possible. Therefore the only way out is to cast down those thoughts as they come.
It is your responsibility to cast them down; and casting down is a forceful, violent exercise.
You don’t negotiate with negative thoughts or the devil. You cast them out. That’s where ‘Overcoming The Stronghold Of The Mind’ comes in.
You can only conquer negative thoughts by using the Word of God. Constant meditation on the Word, prayers, and fellowship with God blocks negative thoughts.
Everything that happens in life begins with imagination; whether you will be wealthy, great, poor or wretched is a function of your imagination.
Rise and stand!
To listen to messages of Rev Dunamis, go HERE or HERE