Text: Matt. 2:1-18

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.  And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding joy. And when they were come unto the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt. And was there until the death of Herod that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”

If for any reason things are not working well in your life, the first place to look is inwards. Don’t jump. Don’t believe that it is caused by an external factor.

We had earlier established that the spirit of Herod is the spirit of spiritual blockade. After Herod committed a spiritual blunder and was eaten up by worms because he did not give God the glory that was due him, the word of God increased and multiplied. There are some levels of glories that you must burst into. Everything that is blocking you from achieving these levels must give way in the name of Jesus. You can no longer be blocked. We also saw that it is a spirit that fights against stars. It is the spirit of envious rivalry. Most evil in the world are caused by envious rivalry. The first act of terrorism was committed by Cain when he killed his brother, Abel. It is the spirit of religious infidelity. Because of the fear of another star shining, Herod eliminated all the children who were born around the period of Jesus’ birth – children two years and below. It is a spirit that blocks destiny. Anyone who is under the influence of demons is capable to committing any kind of atrocity. It is only after committing the crime that the person’s eyes pops open and it is in that state that the devil comes to suggest suicide to such a person. That is why it is important for you to be careful about who you yield your mind to. Whatever or whoever controls your mind controls you. You cannot be led by a demonic spirit and not commit abomination.


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