The disciples definitely had authority over the demons but they needed more than the authority.They needed power to be able to enter the strong man’s house and plunder him.Jesus said such power could only come out by prayers and fasting.
I have noticed that in this generation of ours it is even easier for people to abstain from food than move away from social media!Most people are addicted to their smartphones.Even when they claim they are fasting from food they still spend 75% of their time Facebooking and WhatsApping! Meanwhile the primary purpose of fasting is to devote significant time for God in prayers.
Over familiarity, jealousy,derogatory remarks,disdain and unbelief prevented the power of God from being released from the body of Christ.Many Pastors are anointed to heal but the church may not be able to draw out this power from them because of over familiarity and unbelief.
Some situations may require some extra efforts from you.It is not that if you call the name of Jesus Christ every knee will not bow…They bow! They even tremble!But do they move out? We are talking about movement of mountains here, we are not saying they won’t bow down.We are talking about evil spirits coming out of their stronghold…
This kind was a chronic problem.This is not malaria fever caused by plasmodium falciparum species.This is not even an acute illness that just started few days ago.It was a chronic convulsion caused by an evil spirit!It was a mountain whose foundation was not natural unlike the Mount of Transfiguration,this mountain had an evil spirit at its roots…
As rams skip when they are threatened by a dog,mountains skip when faith shows up! Mountains are uprooted,they jump up with their roots,become airborne,and land in another spot ,paving way for the elect to move forward.
Don’t go a step further after stumbling along life’s path without ascertaining the reason for the fall because if you do,you might still fall into the same ditch! So ask yourself: Why did I fall?
“It is true that children’s bread is not tossed to the dogs! I agree… But that is for dogs that are outside the house! This ‘dog’ in front of you is not a street dog,she becomes an in-house dog immediately she steps in to ask for your help! So provided she is with you,she doesn’t mind eating the leftovers!!!”
Have you ever been in this kind of situation before? When people praise you and you know you are unworthy of such a praise? Humble hearts are always like that! They know they are unworthy of God’s blessings but grace finds them.They know that all their righteousness are like filthy rags but mercy says:No!
While the developing countries worry over lack of basic needs of life,the developed nations worry over what to choose out of many options such that they end up buying things they may never need.Both are pursuits over nothing!They are things without eternal values and should not be our primary preoccupation.