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Neutralizing satanic activities by the armour of Light - Taiwo Akinola  

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And God said, Let there be light: and there was light ~ Genesis 1:3.

Introduction:

Darkness is not just the opposite of light; in reality, it is the absence of light. Even then, darkness creates a dense evil atmosphere, breeds diseases, arrests developments, occasions premature death and other vile demonic activities.

Activities of darkness abound everywhere – maiming, manipulating, eliminating, confusing, misleading, pauperizing, swallowing hope, etcetera (Psalm 74:20).

These activities of demons are purposely run to oppose starry men and women on assignment. Albeit, to mitigate or forestall them, we need to equip ourselves with a better understanding of their modus operandi, and functionally engage the armour of light to neutralize them.

Generally, it is crucial that believers understand the subject of supernatural light, and become skillful in diffusing it very copiously in this dark world.

We must basically understand that God recreated us as His light to illuminate the minds of men, and to lighten up our world through the preaching of the gospel, even as we walk in the light of Christ (1Peter 2:9).

Jesus Christ is the Original Light of the world; when we walk with Him, we cannot stumble (John 1:1-5; John 8:12). He came that we might no longer walk in darkness (John 12:46).

When we walk with Christ, darkness cannot stall us (Proverbs 4:19). Moreover, whenever God’s Word is spoken, the atmosphere changes and darkness flees. Thereafter, dark bondages are broken and the captives are set free!

Understanding The Power of Light!

In the beginning, God firmly commanded light into existence: “Let there be light”. He spoke those words when He noticed certain satanic operations against His plans(Genesis 1:1-5). As He spoke, the devil failed!

Demonic activities are like invisible obstacles that stand in the way of supernatural manifestations. They must be thoroughly invaded, surmounted, ripped through or burnt away before progress can come.

Happily, the light of God is so intense and so penetrating in all realms to the extent that it can cut through any barrier, like when the finger of God engraved the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone.

This glorious and all-revealing light of God eliminates darkness and terminates obscurity. It gives direction and emits supernatural energy. It also radiates glory, and provokes luxuriant growth, development and gracious accomplishments.

The divine light always excites the atmosphere, making it conducive for joyful celebrations. With its supernatural illumination, calamities are suddenly succeeded by supernatural prosperity.

Never doubt this: the divine light can destroy even the gates of hell, and no barrier can stand against him who walks in it!

Meanwhile, the revelation of God’s Word is the most formidable secret of light in the whole universe. Simon had a revelation about Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word! In an exciting reaction to that, Jesus said with prophetic emphasis that His Church was being built upon that rock of revelation.

The settled fact here is that the plots of hell would never prevail against the Church, or be able to extinguish the light of the revelation of the Word: “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). No barrier can stand against him who walks in the light.

Radiating The Light Amidst The Present Darkness

The believers in Christ Jesus are the present day light in the darkness of this world (Matthew 5:14-16). We are set in our world to be light to the Gentiles (Acts 13:47). We must shine for others to seelight, and go forth to eliminate the dark spaces of satanic operations on earth (Isaiah 60:1-2).

Nevertheless, every valuable thing in life has its proper price! Thus, shining as light to neutralize darkness comes at some cost. To confirm this, our Lord Jesus Christ gave a typical example of a man who paid his dues and lived here on earth as a fine shining light. This man was John the Baptist!

He served God with an indomitable force of faith, in due recognition of the day in which he was (Matthew 11:12-13). He was indeed a burning and a shining light (John 5:35).

Quite incredibly, Jesus made a further dizzying remark on this when He said: “the least in the kingdom of God is greater than John the Baptist” (Matthew 11:11). This is a monumental challenge for us all to pant after grace to fully represent God, and to serve our generation to the very best of our potentials in Christ Jesus.

Undoubtedly, we can shine as light and obliterate darkness today! But, we must totally turn away from iniquities in the fear of the Lord, and go forth to “burn” for the Master in our generation (Malachi 4:2-3).

Burning is a major prerequisite for shining. A candle that cannot burn its wax will never bring forth light. To shine, we must burn for the Lord in our kingdom addictions, totally surrendering to the Lord, subduing our flesh through prayer and fasting and yielding completely to the Holy Spirit (Matthew 6:33; Romans 12:1).

Our willingness to walk in the light is more clearly accentuated by devoting our unambiguous attention to seeking God’s Presence to enable us perform more suitably in the power of the Holy Spirit (Psalms 84:7; 2Corinthians 3:18). At any rate, we must be watchful and wise to operate in the divine light (2Peter 1:19).

Men and brethren, it is time to diffuse the gospel light all around us. Darkness does not have the audacity to prevent your light from shining (John 1:5)! Evil is like a dark shadow. It has no real substance of its own; it’s simply a lack of light.

Nevertheless, you cannot cause a shadow to disappear just by frowning at it, or even by stamping on it. If the shadow must disappear, you must shine light on it.

Let’s arise and shine the light! No more room for tepid Christianity. Let’s determine to live no longer under the bushel of irrelevance. Let’s make up our minds, andgive it all it takes to shine the light!

Meanwhile, walking with Jesus Christ is walking in victory (2Corinthians 4:6-7). If the divine light is in a soul, there will be beauty in the person. It is our wisdom to welcome Him into our souls, and let Him dwell there, permanently!

It’s not sufficient just to have light; we must consistently walk in its luminance. Ourentire life’s conduct should demonstrate that we’re the children of light, and our character should constantly exemplify its power and truth.

Light and darkness don't cohabit; they aremutually exclusive. As gospel light invades the territories of your destiny right now, your entire being shall simultaneously become free from the gloomy oppression of darkness (Ephesians 5:8; Isaiah 60:20).

You are the light in the present world, Jesus Christ said so! As you appear in any community or situation from today,darkness will disappear and every operator of darkness will be summarily dispersed. You won’t miss these, in Jesus Name.Amen. Happy Sunday!

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Bishop Taiwo Akinola,

Rhema Christian Church,

Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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SMS/WhatsApp: +234 802 318 4987

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