DOMINION OVER DARKNESS (PART VI) RULERS OF DARKNESS
When I was much younger, I played lawn tennis a lot and because I was a gold medalist, I was allowed to play in any club in the Eastern part of Nigeria as a result of which I had the opportunity of interacting with some millionaires. What surprised me was the kind of life they were living. I did not see fulfilment in them at all. I got marveled whenever I listened to their conversations. One of them actually confessed that he went to God to bless him with money but when God refused; he went to satan who gave him plenty of money. This man was very rich; he built many houses and had several gas stations. Many years later as I was going through one of the dailies, I saw his obituary in the paper. Many people that people envy today have no life because they have made covenant with the devil. They do this either for protection, for wealth (money), for power, for political power, position or fame. If you make fame through Jesus Christ, it is secured because it is already procured for you on the cross. However, if you make fame through the devil, then you have no life; anything the devil gives has no future.
Darkness gets personified so that it can become effective. There are so many demons, bodiless spirits looking for who to inhabit. One person can have up to six thousand demons, a legion. If one demon is dangerous enough, you can imagine what six thousand can do. Many people go to any length to make money at all costs; anyone that does this, is already one-step into being a captive of the powers of darkness. Principalities are the administrators of evil/darkness in any locality. Those who allow demons to flow through them are evil princes. What makes them evil? Their connection; the spirit that controls them is what makes them evil. You must understand that the devil is a strategist; he goes for the driving seat, he goes for the seat of power because he wants to control events against the will of God using ready vessels. Many people don’t understand this. The Bible says” For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36. Many people have allowed the devil to make rubbish of their testimony irredeemably because of position. When children of God begin to frolic with darkness, soon after, they will start manifesting darkness. This is exactly what is happening today. Darkness wants to take over the world but it is your responsibility to say “No”. However, you cannot say “No” by living in denial. The devil does not give without taking something back; he has nothing good to give. All his apples are full of worms and that is why you must not accept it. The devil is busy taking over businesses. The Church must arise. The way the Church goes is the same way the country goes. Bad government, government of darkness works against the work of God, bad government affects the work of God adversely. It does not really take much time to mess things up spiritually but the restoration can take a very long time. Every seat of government has a ruling spirit, if you enthrone darkness, don’t expect light.
Eze. 29:3-5 says, “Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself. But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales. And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shall fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven”. Satan is interested in the seat of power for control. It was the spirit of Pharaoh that brought this judgment against him. What is the spirit of Pharaoh? Pharaoh is the personification of all the gods of Egypt. A time comes when spirits put on flesh. Traditional religious worshippers understand this principle very well and they name it accordingly. The coronation of kings and chiefs speak volumes. Certain specific steps are taken during these ceremonies so that the person can take on spirits/demons. You must recognize that the spirits that you open yourself to here on earth are the same spirits that will take you home. There is so much ignorance. People yield themselves to satanic forces and then become custodians of demons. What good can ever come for this? Who will be in charge? Who will control them? There are altars of darkness and thrones of iniquity everywhere. Meanwhile, the Church is frolicking with darkness and expecting light to shine. You don’t frolic with darkness, you confront darkness. Who is sitting on the throne of your village? Who are the administrators of darkness in your locality? You need to know them because what you tolerate, you cannot change. Darkness is an aggressive personality; you need to hate it with every pint of blood in you. The way out is to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour. Why? The armour of the Lord is your safeguard; it is meant to protect you. The helmet of salvation for your mind, your thinking self. Whatever controls your mind controls you. The breastplate of righteousness talks about your right standing relationship with God; loving what God loves and hating what God hates. This is where a lot of people are missing it because they want to be politically correct. Don’t be a man pleaser, be a God pleaser. Vote for God. You cant find what you have not accurately defined.
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