CHAPTER 8: THE BELIEVER’S WEAPONS
– THE NAME OF JESUS
– THE BLOOD OF JESUS
– THE WORD OF GOD
– CHRISTIAN PRAISES
Finally brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil Ephesians 6: 10-11
And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony… Revelations 12: 11
I have already said much on this earlier, but just to give a few instances. Please realize that there is POWER in that name of Jesus! There is Power in the Blood of Jesus! The Scripture says: “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also had highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth and things under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2: 8-11). Again the Scripture says: “And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony” (Revelations 12: 11). Let the name “Jesus” always be on your lips! These two, the name and the blood, scatter the plans of Satan, and in fact destroy the strategies of Satan and his agents.
Secondly, you must learn to sing praises to God always. There is power in praises. There was this Pastor – Pastor I.K. (name withheld). He was pastoring a church in Ebute Metta. He became my target and his offenses were:
1. He disturbed our peace by carrying out early morning calls i.e. preaching in the early hours.
2. He went about with his megaphone and stationed himself at # 2 Bus-stop along Akintola Road, Ebute Metta. There he would preach. He would not stop at that but would keep binding demons, etc.
3. In his church he would preach, exposing the works of darkness, after which he started binding demons.
4. He prayed a lot.
5. He was always singing and praising God.
I sent my messengers to him but they could not kill him so I decided to carry out the mission myself. On the said day, I saw him walking along the new G.R.A. A thing worth mentioning here about this Pastor is: any time we went for him, we would see pillars of cloud by his right and left hands, walking along with him, so these hindered us. But this particular day I saw nothing, so I was doubly sure my mission would be very successful. I commanded rain to fall to enable me to strike him with thunder. The rain started and the thundering began. All the trees in the area started losing their branches, but this Pastor was singing joyfully. I still remember the chorus: “In Jesus Name every knee shall bow.”
As he continued with this chorus the rain stopped, the thundering ceased. There appeared immediately two angels, one of each side, with flaming swords. Their eyes and the swords were like flames of fire. Then a strong wind carried me away and I found myself in another town! In fact I was baffled, but because we were so hardened, what I said was: “This man has escaped again!” The Pastor did not know the spiritual war that was fought on his behalf. So, you can see, the child of God is well secured. When the Bible says: “Nothing shall by any means hurt you,” it means what it says!
The second testimony is about a Christian who boarded the same taxi with me. He was very zealous and started distributing Gospel tracts inside taxi. When he gave me the tract I rejected it. He started preaching. So I became disturbed and knocked him with the ring on my finger. That was to kill him. This boy shouted: “The blood of Jesus!” Immediately lightning and fire and an angel appeared. A strong wind again removed me with great force out of the taxi and into the thick jungle. Had it not been that I was a man backed by evil powers I could have got lost in the jungle. The Christian did not know the war that went on his behalf. All he knew, including the other passengers, was that I had disappeared from the taxi!
The name of Jesus or the Blood of Jesus in the mouth of the believer sends out fire etc. The Scripture says: “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Proverbs 18: 10).
Dear reader, if you are a child of God, remember that God has magnified His word above all His name (Psalms 138: 2), therefore confess the Word (the Word of God) believing that what you said shall come to pass, and it shall be so. That is God’s promise!
Again I would like to mention here that you can only confess what you know. The Scripture enjoins us to delight in the Word of God, meditating on it day and night. (Psalms 1:2) For you to rightly divide the Word of Truth, you must know it. Colossians 3: 16 says: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.” Again Psalm 1: 1-3 says: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. And he also shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in his season; his leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever he doth shall prosper.” Get close to your Bible; pray without ceasing; have a singing heart and stand, exercise the authority given to you by the Lord Jesus Christ!