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Taking it back by force! - Taiwo Akinola

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And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force ~ Matthew 11:12.

Introduction:

For far too long, many saints have stood idle and watched the steady decline of the believers' influence and their exercise of authority in the world. Pigs are appearing in our parlours! It’s time to fight back, spiritually, to take back what rightfully belongs to us.

God designed the believers with the divine precision to qualify to be “more than conquerors”, no matter the challenges we may face (Romans 8:37).Therefore, falling, failing or losing and refusing to do something about it amounts to missing God’s set-mark for our lives.

Whatever you refuse to confront continues to present an intimidating front against your dreams and aspirations in life. Whatever you refuse to confront continues to terrorize you.

Confrontation is the only valid pathway between two irreconcilable kingdoms! We must take our stand against all evil machinations, and stand right to recover all our stolen benefits (Ephesians 6:12-14).

Today, there are many perennial problems, globally. Even in many personal experiences, there are hassles, delays, rough starts, sicknesses, hunger, poverty and such other frustrating issues of life. However, there’s the matchlessgrace of God available to the believers in Christ, whereby we were fitted to conquer the conquerors (1Corinthians 10:13)!

Difficult things are truly numerous in this world; hard things are plentiful, but the impossible shouldn’t exist in the lexicon of the believers in Christ. We can always take back whatever is lost, or stolen from us by the adversary. Miracles are still possible!

However, this calls for the good fight of faith! As you do, you will enjoy streams of striking interpositions by divine intervention in the ordinary course or even the complex operations of your life. Nature will be overruled, suspended, or modified in your favour, in Jesus name. Amen.

Identifying The Stolen Benefits

Unarguably, the whole world rightly belongs to God (Psalm 24:1; Genesis 1:26). Moreover, believers in Christ are God's very own children, and the dominion and all the creations on the earth are essentially made available to them (Psalms 115:16; Hosea 2:21).

Each time Satan attempts to checkmate the believer’s dominion, he is plainly acting as a trespasser. Happily, as God’s people, we have both right and power to cast him out anywhere he’s found around us: in our homes, schools, businesses, finances, churches, nations and individual destinies.

More importantly, our full-orbed mission is to tear down the enemy’s stronghold, spread the gospel and even expand the territories of God’s Kingdom. We should never worry or be scared if seemingly impossible situations stare us in the face. All that must matters is for us to arise, confront and conquer.

Core Strategies for Winning In Spiritual Warfare

A foremost strategy for taking back whatever the enemy has stolen from us is revelation knowledge (Ephesians 1:17-18). Having our eyes opened to receive the revelation of who Jesus Christ really is, and who we are in Him, is absolutely vital to effective and victorious territorial Christianity.

Weeping will do us no favour; feeling hopeless will never help us. We must rather choose to have a clear understanding of the true nature of our anticipated supernatural interventions.

Furthermore, spiritual intelligence via keen enquiries is also an essential requirement. We certainly need wisdom and discernment to accomplish the taskof taking back whatever the enemy has stolen.

David deployed this strategy any time he planned to recover whatever the enemies stole from him. Before he embarked on any battle, he always inquired of the Lord for specific instructions through serious prayers (1Samuel 23:2-4; 2Samuel 5:19, 23).

With this intelligence and zest, David fought the Amalekites and he took back what they stole from him in Ziklag (1Samuel 30:1-20). You too must fight the fight of faith, win and take back whatever the enemy has stolen from you.

It is trite that in order to effectively "counter-invade" the enemy's territory, we must first know the territory and, thereafter, develop the best plan for advancement. At any rate, the strongman must be confronted, tackled and bound before his stolen goods can be despoiled(Luke 11:20-22). To conquer, we must confront.

Meanwhile, strong supernatural forces are always required to confront effectively, and the following are essential: the forces of faith, prayer, praise & thanksgiving, prophetic covers, personal sacrifice, Christian manliness & persistence and, of course, the force of the Holy Ghost intervention.

The Place of Fighting Faith

Faith is a crucial requirement in fighting effectively to take back whatever the enemies have stolen from us. Its place cannot be overemphasized in the believer’s day-to-day living (Romans 1:17). Hence, the believers are commanded to fight the good fight of faith in order to lay hold on the benefits of eternal life (1Timothy 6:12).

The main thrust (or, the driving force) of faith is that God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18). Men may experience ultimate impossibilities, only when they are without confidence in God (Mark 10:27).

Friends and brethren, we all need grace to conquer! Don’t ever consider or put your trust in your physical frame or your financial size at the present moment (1Samuel 2:9).

David had neither the strength of body nor skill in military matters. Goliath on the other hand was a gigantic man, trained in affairs of violence and very versed in the intrigues of practical warfare.

In their memorable military clash, David immediately saw the need to prioritize divine equipping rather than engage himself in a futile race for weapons and body development. He relied on God’sgrace to conquer, and he became smarter, faster and sharper than Goliath.

When pressures arise, and when it appears like you are being attacked left, right and center in satanic battles of attrition, don’t be tempted to think that victory is no longer available.

Your case, whatever it may be, was factored into the mighty, eternal, abundant victory that Christ accomplished on the Cross and in Hisresurrection (Colossians 2:14-15).

Our victorious position in any situation is not circumstantial; it’s relational. We are united by faith to the Victorious One, the Lord Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 15:57)!

Take your stand against that devil, against that challenge, that sin, that sickness, that lack, that oppression, affliction, delay, barrenness, etc. They must bow at last, in Jesus name (Philippians 2:9-11).

In Him, we already received grace to amaze our world! Whatever the enemy stole from you, take it back right now. Confront the adversaries, and stop the ongoing party in hell. You won’t miss this, in Jesus name. Amen. Happy Sunday!

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Bishop Taiwo Akinola,

Rhema Christian Church,

Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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