Open Heaven Daily Devotional For September 8, 2022 : Topic – Power Over Dark Forces
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL 2022
DATE: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH 2022
TOPIC: POWER OVER DARK FORCES
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” – (Luke 10:19)
READ: Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 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.
Every believer is a potential nuclear power against the kingdom of darkness. Just one word from you backed by the name of Jesus can scatter any satanic gathering. If you are a child of God, you may look ordinary on the outside, but you carry great power.
I remember when I decided to go back to my home town after running for thirteen years because the witches and wizards there said they would have me for breakfast. I went to visit a family member and told the fellow that I was going home because I now had power over the dark forces of the enemy. He looked at me and said, “Dejare, you don’t look different. You look the same and now you are saying that you have one super power”. I said, “When you see an electric wire with electricity flowing through it and you see another one without electricity, can you tell the difference? The only way you will know that there is power in one is when you touch it and the moment you touch the one with power, you are gone”.
You carry power my brethren, don’t let any force of darkness scare you. As long as you are fully submitted to the authority of the Most High God, you are above all principalities and powers. James 4:7 says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”. In order words, if you are not submissive to God and you resist the devil, he will not run away from you. If you don’t believe me, ask the seven sons of Sceva. We read about them in Acts 19:15-16:
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
(2 Corinthians 10:6) says further “And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled”. Until you are fully obedient and submissive to the Most High God, you cannot exercise your power over demons. Therefore, if you are tired of demons having any influence at all over you, you know what to do.
Surrender completely to God; obey His word fully and you will have power over all satanic forces.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Lamentations 4 – Ezekiel 2
AUTHOR: PASTOR E A ADEBOYE
HYMNAL: 2 – CONQUERORS AND OVERCOMERS NOW ARE WE
1 Conquerors and overcomers now are we,
Thro’ the precious blood of Christ we’ve victory,
If the Lord be for us, we can never fail;
Nothing ‘gainst his mighty pow’r can e’er prevail.
Conquerors are we, thro’ the blood, thro’ the blood;
God will give us victory, thro’ the blood, thro’ the blood,
Thro’ the Lamb for sinners slain,
Yet who lives and reigns again,
More than conquerors are we,
More than conquerors are we.
2 In the name of Israel’s God we’ll onward press,
Overcoming sin and all unrighteousness;
Not to us, but unto him the praise shall be,
For salvation and for blood-bought victory. [Refrain]
3 Unto him that overcometh shall be giv’n
Here to eat of hidden manna sent from heav’n;
Over yonder he the victor’s palm shall bear,
And a robe of white, and golden crown shall wear. [Refrain]