Jesus Our Magnificent Obsession 2
The power of the Lord was present for Jesus to heal the sick. Luke 5:17
Jesus answered them, “How wrong you are! And do you know why? It is because you don’t know the Scriptures or God’s power. Mark 12:24
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Acts 10:38
Some years ago I was in a trance and the Lord spoke to me and said, “ keep away from anyone that practices magic and idol worship. Do not be intimate with anyone who uses so called holy or anointed oil, water, salt. handkerchiefs and other magical objects. By those enchanted objects they rape their victims over and over again and steal their blood and glory.” He further said, “If you are careless and allow that, you will be spiritually raped over and over again.” A revelation
It irks and baffles me when people try to cast out demons and heal by trial and error or by guess work and luck. Really, how is that possible? People who have no anointing should recommend hospital treatment combined with prayer to their flock and not deceive them. Error leads to death and I have seen some people lose their lives because of lack of wisdom. Miracles and healing are acts of God’s grace – period. It is not by power or might but by the Spirit Of The Lord.
All the people were amazed at the mighty power of God. [ Jesus Speaks Again about His Death ] The people were still marveling at everything Jesus was doing, when he said to his disciples, Luke 9:43
One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love.” Psalm 62:11
Jesus healed by the power of God and He was very aware of when the presence of God was upon Him. The first Scripture at the beginning of this message says that the power of the Lord was present to heal the sick. Jesus ultimately knew and recognized when that power was present. He even knew when power left Him and healed the woman with the issue of blood. It is all about power and power belongs to God not man.
Jesus separated Himself and prayed throughout the night and in lonely places and He renewed the anointing daily. He walked with God – perfectly. He was a humble, diligent obedient son, so God empowered Him to fulfill His destiny.
Believers will be given the power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will speak in strange tongues; Mark 16:17
Jesus called the twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases. Luke 9:1
This Scripture says power not guess work, luck, trial and error, imagination or tricks. Jesus had mega faith but it was power and anointing that He used. Power is spiritual, material, tangible and real and it is the very presence and glory of God. It is a spiritual substance. The presence and glory of God is what scares demons and that presence was rubbed like royal oil all over Jesus during times of waiting upon the Lord and seeking His face. That presence is authority and power and that was what demons and sicknesses saw spiritually and screamed as they subsequently fled in terror.
Power is definite and constant and it is an ability or enablement to perform or do. Some unserious people spend all their time going after material things, they do not wait upon God or separate themselves. They sleep throughout the night, gossip and do not seek God’s face. Then they expect to heal and cast out demons by luck – impossible. Serious problems require serious solutions and serious ministers. Jesus was not a joker and He was not idle. He was a very serious and effective minister and He expects us to be like Him.
The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. Luke 6:40
The worst part is that some of these unserious people eventually deviate into magic, occult practices, sorcery and witchcraft. Because they never allowed themselves to be sanctified so as to become vessels of honor, they start manufacturing lies and magic to deceive the unserious and lazy. Think about this for a minute:
1. Statues worshipping statues
2. Thieves stealing from thieves
3. Scammers scamming scammers
4. Ghostwriters hiring ghostwriters
Unserious people love to be unserious just like the group of people mentioned above. These fallen ministers end up giving magic handkerchiefs, oil, water, salt, mantles, beads etc to their followers for healing, deliverance, protection and prosperity. Instead of teaching their flock how to seek the face of God and depend on the power of the Holy Spirit they teach them how to tap into demons and fellowship with them.
The God that made heaven and earth can never live in man made objects. He lives in heaven and in the hearts of men and His glory visits earth from the throne of grace. Earth is His footstool. He is renewed daily and can’t be trapped and locked permanently in physical objects and words to be released at will. That idea of putting God in physical objects or words is idolatry and it is demons that are trapped in and attached to those objects and words not God. Demons trapped in words are released and activated through incantations, prayers and confessions.
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Revelation 22:15 ESV)
The fallen and dark ministers are the blind leaders of the blind and they are in front of the queue marching with whistles and banners taking their ignorant, spiritually lazy thieves to hell. The banner they carry is the banner of sin, judgement and death, Anyone who practices magic and sorcery is a thief and a killer. By their magical objects they rape, steal and kill. They cast spells on others and steal their blood and glory. The spells they cast end? up killing some of their victims.
No, it is rather by means of God’s power that I drive out demons, and this proves that the Kingdom of God has already come to you. Luke 11:20
Some years ago I was in a trance and the Lord spoke to me and said, “ keep away from anyone that practices magic and idol worship. Do not be intimate with or close to anyone who uses so called holy or anointed oil, water, salt. handkerchiefs and other magical objects. By those enchanted objects they rape their victims over and over again and steal their blood and glory.” He further said, “If you are careless and allow that, you will be spiritually raped over and over again.”
Life is about survival of the fittest. The evil people know this and use that logic to the fullest but Christians are complacent, weak and ignorant. Do not pity people who practice magic because they do not pity you when their demons and spells afflict you and steal from you.
Separate yourself and keep your aura clean. That is how to be clean and maintain the principle of survival of the fittest. You must not hurt, exploit, abuse or enslave others but you must protect yourself and guard your heart and spirit. Never compromise yourself or allow and position yourself to be a spiritual victim or sacrifice. That is your own survival of the fittest because if you don’t do that, you can become a prey and captive of the mighty.
As an Apostle, Prophet and Evangelist the Lord shows me people’s aura. Anytime I come across a person who is spiritually unclean and infested and polluted with magic, idols and demons, I see it. The Lord anointed me with X-ray eyes and the gift of discernment of spirits and I can see deep hidden things of the spiritual but I can’t reveal a lot of the things I see. However, it helps me with ministry and prophesy. It is a gift and it is for the edification and good of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Brethren, be very careful and do not take things for granted. Run away from false prophets, magicians and their followers. Their followers have already been initiated into magic and blood drinking. Reject quick fix, fake and mammon Christianity and run to the living God who is the source of power. He is not stingy at all but very gracious. If you desire purity and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, He will give it to you. If you allow Him to cleanse you and sanctify you, you will become a vessel of honor.
But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I knew it when power went out of me.” Luke 8:46
The power of the Lord was present for Jesus to heal the sick. Luke 5:17
All the people tried to touch him, for power was going out from him and healing them all. Luke 6:19
Jesus never did trial and error with ministry – He was annointed with the Holy Spirit and power and He went about doing good, healing and delivering people because God was with Him.
When God is with you for a specific mission and anoints you, you will know it and feel it tangibly anytime the Holy Spirit comes upon you. When the Holy Ghost comes upon me, I know it. He is very real and more real to me than anyone else. However, I need to spend a lot of time in His presence to feel Him – it is not automatic or easy. It requires great effort and sacrifice and we must pay the price in terms of dedication, consecration and time.
May we yield to the power of the Holy Spirit and never ignore Him. May we reject all forms of lies, tricks ad magic and embrace the one and only true God with love and faithfulness.