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Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6

Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:12

When Jesus hung on the cross, great things began to happen in the realm of the spirit. He took the place of man in sin, sickness, poverty, death, and every evil thing in the world. He was God’s sacrificial lamb for man’s redemption from the hands of the chief slave master, the devil. Jesus did not only carry our sins on Himself, He also carried the whole world’s diseases and sicknesses, He carried all pains and afflictions. Every evil thing in this world was laid on Him (Isaiah 53:4-5).

When Jesus said “It is finished” in John 19:30, He finished our battles against sin, difficulties and every evil.  And when Jesus went to hell it was in there  that He  cemented our victory and sealed the devil’s doom of defeat. He took the keys to hell and death and rose victoriously! (Revelation 1:18). There He spoilt, defeated and stripped principalities and powers of all their power. Before this time, the devil had the power (key) of death. But when Jesus entered hell, He fixed the devil for good and destroyed all his powers! (Hebrews 2:14). “And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:15).

Jesus finished everything as is written of Him and rose triumphantly. This is the springboard for our victory over Satan. Jesus fixed Satan! He took us out of the house of bondage and brought us into life (John 10:10b). He restored us as God’s man on the earth. Jesus restored everything that man lost in the Garden of Eden. He has put all things into our hand. The victory is total – spirit, soul and body. It was a perfect job (Hebrews 10:12,14).

Jesus now has the key of David that opens and no man can shut, and shuts and no man can open (Revelation 3:8). Having thus lost every bit of power to our Lord Jesus Christ through the drama at Calvary, Satan is now left with nothing! No power is left for the devil. As a result we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ is we will believe and accept it.

But because the Church is not hearing God’s Word on divine healing, many in the Church are a natural victim of disease. The church is full of prayer requests and always praying for sick people, asking and thanking God for the lessons He had taught them through sickness. (Since they couldn’t learn it when they were well, perhaps they’d know it better in sickness? What a joke?) Because the Church is not hearing teachings on prosperity, many in Church are wallowing in poverty.  Many are “As poor as church mouse!”  Because the light of God’s Word has not dawned on the people, they cannot begin to walk their way out of poverty into plenty! But perfect health, great wealth and long life are their covenant right. All they need is an understanding of its terms. When that happens, then they are set to enjoy all its benefits for God is not a man that He should lie (Num. 23:19). His word is unchanging:

Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;  For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.  In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,  The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;  I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;  I will be with him in trouble;  I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him,  And show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:9-16

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32

Power, authority, healing, deliverance, blessings, prosperity and long life are the benefits for all those who have made the Lord their refuge and savior. The truth of God’s word sets God’s people free and enables them to truly live life and have it more abundantly with perfect health, great wealth and lots of power and not in sickness, penury and destitution! God’s word is unchanging:

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:10

And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always {and} under all circumstances {and} whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].  2 Corinthians 9:8-11 Amplified Bible

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. 3 John 1:2-3

It’s only what you believe God for can you receive. As a result unbelief is not only dangerous but devastating because it robs God’s people of their Abrahamic Covenant blessings and birth right for being of the seed of Abraham, Jesus Christ, who owns all things and has overcome all things including the devil! God’s word is unchanging:

“So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound-think of it-for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?” Luke 13:16

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,  do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,  the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power  which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,  which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:15-23

Every manner of affliction is one kind of imprisonment or the other. Disease, infirmity, poverty, sin, etc. fall into this category. Most of God’s people are blind to the fact that is the devil holding such victims hostages just like he bound the daughter of Abraham for eighteen years.  Many of God’s people don’t have a a spirit of wisdom and revelation of insight into mysteries and secrets in the deep and intimate knowledge of God and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints, His set-apart ones. They don’t know and understand what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for those who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named above every title that can be conferred, not only in this age {and} in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come (Amplified bible).

Whatever is under Jesus feet who is supreme Head of the church is also underneath the feet of His bride, blood bought and blood washed believers of the church of Jesus Christ. Yes, Jesus Christ came to set men free from anything and everything that keeps them in bondage or oppresses them including sickness, disease, poverty, lack and demons. God’s word is unchanging:

THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed {and} qualified me to preach the Gospel {of} good tidings to the meek, the poor, {and} afflicted; He has sent me to bind up {and} heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison {and} of the eyes to those who are bound,  To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,  To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion–to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, {and} failing spirit–that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.  Aliens shall stand [ready] and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; people will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You shall eat the wealth of the nations, and the glory [once that of your captors] shall be yours.  Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor {and} reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs. Isaiah 61:1-7 Amplified Bible

Jesus came through the anointing of the Spirit of the Lord God and the preaching of the gospel so that defeat can become victory, crooked be made straight, injustice can become justice, wrong can become right, poverty can become plenty, lack can become abundance, negative things can become positive things, sickness can become health, weakness can become strength, curses can become blessings, sadness can become joy, despair can become hope, depression can become praise, unbelief can become faith,  loss can  become restoration, bondage can become redemption, wealth and riches can become a reality and mountains can be moved into the sea and be no more for those who believe the good news!’ God’s word is true:

Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? Isaiah 53:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1-5

He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:11-13

Satan is defeated and Jesus is the Victor. God’s people are no longer in the kingdom of darkness but in the kingdom of light where they rule and reign with Jesus. As a result they don’t have to remain sick, frustrated, in reproach or shame. They have been called unto glory and virtue.  Their name is glory. Their name is virtue. Not shame, reproach or pity. Sickness, barrenness, failure and poverty should no longer be identified with them. Everyone that sees them should know they are the seed which the Lord has blessed. No mark of the enemy is to remain in their life anymore! There’s nothing too difficult for God (Jeremiah 32:27). Their mountains shall be leveled, their valleys shall be filled, the plagues in their life shall be destroyed, all curses in their lives shall be destroyed, all sickness shall be healed and they shall be set free indeed as they open the door to their covenant blessings.

Some people are even deceived into believing that God is the cause of their problems and misfortunes! The reason people have so many problems is because they are not conscious of the indwelling power of God in them. So the enemy takes advantage of this, and everyone keeps begging and binding Satan. God is not their enemy. If they are born again, God is their Father, and His thoughts for them are thoughts of good, never of evil (Jeremiah 29:11). God is always programming good and success for them.

The devil is the enemy. He perpetuates his evils through his agents whom the Bible calls “principalities and powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:13). He keeps accusing them before God. He has sworn that nothing will go well with them. He does not want to see them progress. He wants to ruin their business. He is always mounting pressures on them, just to keep them away from God. He is not interested in anything good coming their way. His thoughts towards them are completely and continually evil!

Satan is the unseen hand behind every evil thing. Any time we’re attacked by sickness, he has come to steal our health, joy, peace, comfort, money and even our life. He is desperate about this. His ultimate aim being to destroy us. He is the enemy, not people, things or lack! But Jesus defeated our enemy and we share in His victory. God’s word is unchanging:

And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Romans 16:20

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

By this you have become accepted in the beloved – the Family of the Father God. God declares you righteous. He becomes your real Father, and you become His real son (John 1:12). He comes into you with all His strength, glory and majesty, and makes you strong in Him.

We are God’s offspring. We are His loved children. We occupy a special place in His heart. We have His nature, His life, His Spirit, His faith, His love (Ezekiel 36:26). Everything God is and has, is now made available to us (Ephesians 2:4-6). We have become one with Christ. We are joined with Him. What we lost in Adam in the beginning, we have regained in Christ. We are now restored to our former place of authority and dominion. We can now hold sway over every situation in life, by virtue of our new class of being. We are as invincible, as indestructible as God. No devil can defeat us as we stand in our proper position in God. The nature of God is now ours personally. We have been declared more than a conqueror.

God took us out of the powers and kingdom of the devil, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. This is a mystery. But it is the truth and is real. We are no longer that person whom it was so easy for the devil to cheat, oppress and afflict. Now we can boldly say to him, “Satan, get lost!” God’s word is unchanging:

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:  “God resists the proud,  But gives grace to the humble.”   Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:6-7

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith. 1 John 5:4

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