The Power Of The Lord
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.
Just curious, my church was one that used anointing oil. Not because we had any faith in the oil itself but used it as a physical symbolic of God’s anointing. We witnessed many great healings. And if there were a brother or sister in the church we couldn’t make it to, we’d use the prayer cloths to send to them. Not because we had faith in the cloth but because it was symbolic of God’s anointing. We didn’t do these things out of any sorcery or belief in any magic. Is this what you are talking about?
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. James 5:13-15
I am not talking about symbolic use but about those who keep the oil, cloth, and other objects permanently in their homes for healing, protection, prosperity, deliverance and favor on demand. They keep them as temples for God’s power to live in.
The oil is symbolic of the presence of God but it is the presence of God that heals and it is through the prayer of faith. A lot of ministers do not use oil yet the presence of God descend and heals.
In your own case the question is this: Do you keep the oil at home and use it anytime you need favor? If that is the case it has become an idol because the users will no longer set out time to seek God’s face but depend on the oil. God cannot live in a bottle of oil so it depends on how your church uses the oil, Anything can be abused.
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. Acts 17:24
The anointing dissipates and does not last for a full day on any object, I usually see the glory of God in form of cloud when it descends and I see that glory dissipate after some time and dissolve. If it was possible for the glory of God to last more than a day in oil or any object Jesus would have been blessing and anointing oil and giving it to people to use when they needed favor or healing on demand. He would have sent a bottle of oil or cloth to the Centurion’s servant. We are not greater than Jesus so if Jesus did not do it, we must not do it,
Jesus and Paul practiced person to person ministrations and sick people were brought to them or they went to meet the sick people. Jesus also spoke words of power and faith that could heal beyond distance. Paul was not the one that sent His handkerchiefs and it was not a practice. Because Paul was constantly anointed, cloths that He used still has the glory of God in them to heal but that glory would dissipate after some hours.
If people had been able to get hold of Jesus’s handkerchiefs or cloths, the glory would be on them because He was constantly anointed but that glory would dissipate after hours, That is why Jesus was constantly going to lonely places to pray and renew the anointing daily. He did not share out His garments or handkerchiefs. The glory flows through the human spirit.
As for the cloth, if they are kept permanently, that is an error and a false practice. A woman touched Jesus garment and got healed but there is no record of Jesus or Paul giving out their cloths for people to keep in their homes for healing. Also there is no record of people keeping Paul’s used handkerchiefs at home permanently for healing. They still went to the Apostles and prayed when they needed favor from God. If the cloth is used within hours then it is fine.
If your church members do not keep the cloths longer than 12 hours or a day then they are not worshipping the cloths or idols. God’s mercies are new every morning.
May God’s grace be with you and your Church as we seek Him daily. May grace and light overshadow you and your church members.
Blessings in Christ Jesus
Thank you for the clarity! Unfortunately, my church shut it’s doors last January. It was by far the best church I ever attended. We witnessed so many amazing things there. The man who rented the building to us wanted to raise the rent and we could no longer afford it. There aren’t many other churches around me and among those I don’t much trust. Churches aren’t a popular thing anymore. I now use the time with my family. It’s been a blessing!
It’s sad that the church shut its doors but God knows best. It is very exciting to hear of a church where amazing things happen because that is so rare nowadays. May the Lord be with us and preserve us as we wait for His heavenly kingdom. 🙏❤️❤️❤️
I enjoyed this post like all the others. People do not realise those who practice sorcery and bad magic make people sick and even to the point of killing them. They under-estimate what they can do. I have been attacked when I was weak and not stood in the refuge of Jesus.
They also underestimate the power of God for those who seek repentence and refuge. As for myself working as a healer, now it is only done through prayer to God. The power of prayer is amazing. I have total faith in healing through God.
People who wear trinkets fool themselves with the false power.
Pleased you clarified the difference between using Olive Oil which has been blessed in the name of God for healing and protection and those who use oils and other potions as magical tools which in turn cause harm.
We need nothing except our faith, love and obedience to God and Jesus. Bless you Laura.
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My church uses anointed oil, but that’s when an elder or member is sick and everyone comes together from the congregation and pray for them. We don’t keep it as a magical tool or anything like that at all. My mother also uses anointed oil and we don’t worship it nor you know believe that it will heal us. Only God can heal us through the power of His Holy Ghost! Thank you for the clarification. God bless!
Quite sad, actually. We truly do need Him.