4 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR JANUARY 27TH, 28TH, 29TH & 30TH 2022
Updated: Jan 27, 2022
4 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR JANUARY 27TH, 28TH, 29TH & 30TH 2022
THEME: "THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE"
SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”
Precious saints there is a spiritual battle for dominion and authority upon the earth at present and it is only heating up more each day. We have never been closer to the Lord’s coming than we are today saints, although many are unaware. Those that are tuned in to the Spirit of God can sense the spiritual environment that has changed and can hear the cries of thousands of voices echoing the same words from Revelation 22:20 “…Come, Lord Jesus.” But as the Lord tarries in His snatching away of the bride of Christ, He is still preparing a spotless bride and making us endure until the end. When the Lord calls you to something, He will never allow you to go empty handed. For He has given us spiritual weapons to fight the good fight of faith against all the forces of darkness that are currently trying to take over.
Unfortunately, we have many in the church today that are still asleep, even though we have many crying out “WAKE UP SLEEPY CHURCH.” And while they are sleeping, there would seem to be nonbelievers that are more aware that something is not right with the governments heavy hand on all these mandates. See the truth is only Jesus can fully awaken someone fully to know the difference between good and evil, right, and wrong within this world. But there are those that proclaim to be His children, that have become spiritually blinded to everything happening around them.
Just as the prophet Ezekial prophesied during the captivity of Judah, and said "that they had ears, but did not listen because of their rebellion".
Ezekiel 12:1-8 “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 2 “Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house. 3 “Therefore, son of man, prepare your belongings for captivity, and go into captivity by day in their sight. You shall go from your place into captivity to another place in their sight. It may be that they will consider, though they are a rebellious house. 4 By day you shall bring out your belongings in their sight, as though going into captivity; and at evening you shall go in their sight, like those who go into captivity. 5 Dig through the wall in their sight and carry your belongings out through it. 6 In their sight you shall bear them on your shoulders and carry them out at twilight; you shall cover your face, so that you cannot see the ground, for I have made you a sign to the house of Israel.”
There is a great delusion happening within this hour and many claim to have eyes and ears, but do not see nor hear. The church as a whole has become rebellious, and many have gone into captivity under the control of a Pharaoh like spirit. I do thank God for many of you that are following these fasting programs, because many have had their eyes opened. God is preparing you to be a part of remnant bride of Christ, one that is awakened to the deception to this hour.
The feedback I am recieving from many is that because the churches are refusing to speak the truth, many have been led online to seek truth because people are thirsty for the truth. The remnant bride can see the spiritual shift taking place within this hour that is happening internationally, nationally, and locally. And you only must see the tougher totalitarian/ draconian measures being put in place by our governments, workplaces and even some churches that are under the disguise of protecting us from a plandemic virus.
Now many of us have seen headlines that England and Ireland have started dropping the mandates, which is great news. But these elites are stilllout to control and will even change their narrative if needed be. I have mentioned in the pastthat weather manipulation is just one of those narratives. Now recently watch the news coming from Israel I was very disturbed to hear them passing the Special Powers Act 9-3, with only 10% of the Knesset present. This law gives absolute authority to the government to make the Green Passport mandatory, to expand surveillance on people in quarantine, to make it a crime to refuse a PCR test.
Imagine the 120-member Knesset, whom the citizens of Israel voted into office, would have no say in this law.
“This is a dangerous law. It is far more dangerous than any law they’ve passed till now,” attorney Oren Pasternak said. “The law establishes a dictatorship type government until December 2022. And it transfers the authority from the full Knesset to the government (coalition), nearly obliterating parliamentary procedure.”
Activist Ilana Rachel Daniel said, “The law is nothing less than the end to democracy and our beloved country as we know it. Allowing unbridled authority to a singular branch of government which already acts with totalitarian power to execute complete control over both the citizen’s individual right to choose and public policy will legislate dictatorship and the continued deterioration of the society and morals we have built our country upon.” This Information was from ALL ISRAEL NEWS.
As we know the Ezekiel 38 war is on the horizan as the alliances are being made now around the world. Isreal is the figtree and are to keep our eyes upon what is happening to know we are closer than we think to the rapture. The way we did things before COV-19 are not coming back, but Jesus Christ is precious saints!!!
We are living in unprecedented times, but Isaiah the prophet spoke of these very days of pandemics, rumours of war, deceptions, and natural disasters etc… according to:
Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Even though it is speaking more of the great tribulation to come, the antichrist who is still being restrained by the Holy Spirit according to Paul’s 2nd letter to the Thessalonians. We as the remnant church that are preparing for the glorious rapture of the bride, can stand in the gap to see God’s kingdom come according to His perfect will in this late hour. So, yes Endtime events must play out according to God’s sovereign plan, but we the remnant church still carry the authority to see changes where the Lord allows.
2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 “And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.”
So, as we can see by the above scripture, right now the stage and the culture are being set up for the Antichrist. The Antichrist is preparing to take his seat of authority at the appointed time in God’s timeline. The truth is he is already here, and we may get glimpses by different world leader speeches of late, but he has not been fully revealed yet. See one indicator is the level of unrighteous and wickedness that is growing day by day all around us each day.
For as we look around, we can see today, an increase of horrendous crimes such as Murder, Rape, Theft, Aggravated assault, abductions, ritual abuse, paedophile attacks, human trafficking and abuse that has skyrocketed. The courts are full, the prisons are overflowing more now than ever before, and this corruption starts from the very top. We have propaganda media and politicians telling us half-truths, and in some cases straight out lies. Yes, today we are seeing how blatant election fraud is covered up and corrupt politicians and judges are being paid off by multibillion-dollar corporations. We see people are being murdered for exposing any agenda of the elites’ plans against humanity.
You have even said to yourself on many occasions “what is going on in today’s day and age?” knowing that with the recent pandemic our freedom that we once took for granted, seem to be slowly taken away from us. I keep telling you to buckle up for 2022, because how extreme they will take the control measures to the next part of their agenda. A feeling that a new dispensation is about to start, is right before us. Yes, and you would be right in thinking and sensing in the spirit that there is a shift, as it is all just preparing the culture and stage for the antichrist to be revealed precious saints.
But as we await the Lord’s snatching away, there is a ferocious battle for Righteousness within each nation across the face of the earth right now and it requires your participation through prayer. For we have things in the natural for instance, laws are being passed every day that are an abomination to God and in many cases are there to silence us from speaking the truth. We have medical apartheid being introduced all over the world, for those that took the snake bite and those that did not. We have people onto their fourth booster and regretting partaking of something that is not working. Truth has become an offence to many that hear it, who have become void of it or indifferent to it. Families are being divided, marriages are being divided, people are losing their source of income and many people are waiting for someone to save the day. Now I have been censored on nearly all social media platforms, so if what I am saying is new then join our Telegram page by using the private link to join. https://t.me/joinchat/Rd0nSxKjDSUxMjVl
Now the truth is, the only one that can save us is Jesus Christ and we as believers are ambassadors, need to walk in divine authority this year more than ever. Isaiah the prophet again spoke of what was to come according to: Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Paul also warned Timothy about the perilous times and perilous men that would come in the future: 2 Timothy 3:1-6 “ But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,”
The church of Jesus Christ is the beacon of light, but I am sad to say in most cases today it has become silent on the snake bite and this totalitarian government, for fear of persecution. When the Lord gave us the dream about the finger in the sky, it was a warning to the preoccupied church, telling them to not touch the children. Well, the truth is there is only a remnant that is crying out to save the children today as many parents have rolled the sleeves of their children. Now I am not here to judge you on your decisions, as God is merciful and is even waking people up now as you are reading this. But we must be willing to say we made a mistake and ask for God’s mercy and power to reverse any harm caused by this bio-weapon.
Imagine the Church is an embassy representing heaven within each nation, but in many cases, they have lost their authority of speaking truth in an hour of deception. Now I am not just talking about the established church in big buildings, but rather a church that has been called out from amongst this world’s system. For each born again Christian is an ambassador for Christ Jesus upon the earth precious saints and we are to walk with heaven’s standards.
For Paul confirms this in 2 Corinthians 5:20 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.”
We are in a spiritual battle today that requires more grace precious saints, for we are moving into a new season, and this brings a new level of opposition. The hordes of hell are being released upon the unrighteous with many being used to bring about the enemy’s agenda upon the face of the earth. Therefore, we need to continue to stand in prayer for the remaining of 2022.
Matthew 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” What is happening around us requires us to stand more firmly in the Lord with the pressures around us and this world’s system.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…,”
See our faith in God's spoken word releases the power from heaven that binds (or ties up) the evil we are facing. Similarly, when we loosen something on earth, we "permit and declare [it] proper and lawful on earth"
Matthew 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” So, everything that we loosen, or bind must be in accordance with God's word.
There are so many things that we pray for, and we wait for God to respond when in fact God has already told us what to do. He has already given us the strategies against the enemy’s throne, altars, and gates that we need to succeed in this spiritual warfare. God is not going to come to earth and do the things that He has already given the church the authority or ability to do precious saints. That is what binding and loosing is all about. Using the spiritual authority, we already have and to carry out the work of the Kingdom.
We are up against a very well organised demonic army that has its own hierarchy and levels of satanic authority. These authorities can be set over empires, cultures, nations, and regions of the earth. They can be behind natural and supernatural government.
1. Satan (commander-in-chief) 2. Thrones 3. Dominions (lordships) 4. Principalities (rulership’s, princes) 5. Powers (authorities) 6. Rulers Of Darkness of This World 7. Spiritual Wickedness (wicked spirits) In High Places (heavenly places)
Let us look a little further into this demonic hierarchy to understand a little more:
Territorial Spirits: Demonic powers have controlling influence over specific sites, peoples, and areas. The belief in such hierarchal arrangements is culturally widespread and often involves protective deities linked to homes, temples, clans, cities, valleys, and nations.
Principalities And Powers: Demonic agents and structures that exert deceptive control over co-conspiratorial human political kingdoms and systems. A principality is defined as: A state ruled by a prince, usually a small state or a state that falls within a larger state such as an empire. The position or authority of a prince or chief ruler; sovereignty; supreme power. So, a principality is not a fallen angel itself. A principality is the seat of authority or the region that the fallen angel has authority over. A prince rules over a principality. Daniel chapter ten makes it noticeably clear that fallen angels, and angels from God are both called princes:
“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.” (Daniel 10:13)
Powers: These are the sergeants that conduct the orders from the princes and pass down to lower ranking demons.
Rulers of Darkness of This World: Demonic forces involved in deceptive and destructive manipulation of natural elements and systems. Where are the rulers? In the heavenly places.
So yes, there are hinderances, but when we walk in the finished work of the cross, we can overcome all adversaries. Whenever you reach a mountain top or about to breakthrough, Satan tries to stop you. But when the cross was lifted, the enemy was defeated precious saints. When He rose on the third day, that was a greater rising. Therefore, the Lord call you out from the valley of despondence and desires to place you on the heights. Just like the eagle that is unbeatable from higher altitude, the Lord is calling us to discern the times we are living and equip ourselves for the battle ahead.
So, you may be asking me then what about repentance revival that you always talk about. Well, the truth is revival needs to start with you and me first, but let us look how the demonic hinder revival in larger numbers.
See principalities over cities, regions, and nations are hindering revival. These fallen angels promote dullness, darkness, and spiritual lethargy. The reason the church is not experiencing "open Heavens" is because of these angels. Principalities will not face their final judgment until after Jesus returns to the earth. A fallen angel over a region or country may be bound for a time, if the courts of Heaven have so determined precious saints. I would love nothing more than to see a revival over our cities, but the truth is the Lord can also rapture His remnant bride any time He wishes.
But let us just look back at history and see how the great revival started in Argentina in the mid 1900’s. See because the principality over that oppressive nation was bound up for a period through the prayers of the remnant church. Imagine once it was bound the atmosphere changed and people that were closed off to the gospel, were now suddenly open to the gospel. Even the pastors and evangelists were moving in remarkable miracles that they previously had never done before. People were rushing to any prayer meetings, crusades, and churches to be healed, delivered and or saved. The nation went from being hardened to God, to being open to the gospel. It was like a light being switched on. Once the fallen angel was bound, the Heavens opened over Argentina and light shined all over the nation. Binding principalities is a major key to revival precious saints and God can also do remarkable things through the remnant church that will cry out to Him in unity for revival. I am never going to deny God cannot bring a revival even today, but where is the remnant bride that are crying out for God’s mercy day and night?
In this 4-day fasting program you will see I have updated and used some teachings from the past, because what I was trying to warn the church about is clearly in full swing today. I have been saying that the antichrist is setting the stage and culture for so long, and many where more interested in hearing messages of blessing and prosperity that could not see the enemy sweep in. Now we will tackle legal rights of the enemy, thrones, altars and gates the enemy uses to hinder us and reveal to you how we are in the situation we are at present. Now because we are tackling spiritual matters against the enemy, that means spiritual forces, which means we are going to enter spiritual warfare, so we can combat all demonic powers over our lives. Some Christians today may still not be ready for such teachings that expose the enemy, because they do not want to know the truth, but let me tell you the world that we know, is not what it all cuts out to be. Therefore, before you proceed, I encourage you to put on the full armour of God on, as we go into spiritual war.
Please click onto the Link for more details of the program:
This month of January l want to encourage all Christians on social media that want a personal revival, breakthrough, and restoration to Fast & Pray along with us this month’s 4 day fast. It is also a time to help prepare us for His imminent return.
This is an event anybody can partake of anywhere around the world, in your home, church, friend’s house, in the village or in the city etc. The main purpose is to get people to repent and turn back to God. By using the same calendar day through fasting and prayer taken from 2 Chronicles 7:14, that it will build awareness of the need to pray for your local church. Though we are on different timeline I encourage you to just follow the dates for your respective countries.
Date: JANUARY 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th 2022
Fasting Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Fasting Teaching - https://youtu.be/DFWacd-8ShY
MESSAGE THEMES FOR THE 4 DAYS:
DAY 1 THEME: “GIVE NO PLACE TO THE DEVIL”
DAY 2 THEME: “DESTROYING THRONES, GATES AND ALTARS”
DAY 3 THEME: “EVIL ALTARS ARE RENDERED POWERLESS”
DAY 4 THEME: " PIVOTAL POINTS ON PRAYER AND FASTING”
What am I required to fast from?
Fasting Type: It is your choice what level you wish to fast, you wish to do 4 days dry fast without water or food, maybe you wish to do 4 days with water fast? Or you could fast from food but drinking water or fluids partially. You are welcome to break the fast each evening and start again either after meal (6am-6pm) or you can go straight through as I said. You can even just skip one meal a day if you wish also. See the key is I want you to abstain from something to seek a closer walk with the Lord and see your spiritual breakthroughs. The key is to also follow the program that is designed to assist and be a guide to press into the Lord. You will find some helpful tips below also. Once again, we want to leave this decision up to you about how you are going to do it. We do not have any mandatory church-wide requirements for how you fast, but here are a few others’ ideas for first timers:
When we choose not to eat or not to eat certain foods, we allow our physical bodies to hunger and to bring our desires into alignment with our spiritual need for God. There is a clarity in hearing from the Lord which comes when we fast and pray; making a small sacrifice to give up a “pleasure” or comfort to increase your spiritual sight and vision.
We are providing the following options for you to consider:
1. Food Fast
You fast from all foods from either 10pm-6pm (20 hours) or 6am-6pm (12 hours) each day with fluids allowed.
2. Partial Fast
You choose to eliminate certain things i.e., fizzy drinks; sweets/chocolates, bread, no red meat etc, but the rest of your diet remains the same
3. Fruit and Veg
Eat fruit during the day, with liquids (tea/limited coffee, herbal drinks, and water) with a veg meal in the evenings
4. Liquids only during day and veg meal for dinner
Drink water and herbal drinks during the day with a veg meal in the evenings. Please consult your doctor if there are any medical concerns before you commence the fast.
During this time, we encourage you to turn off the TV, computer, video games, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, the Internet, and any other form of social media for a brief peri od of time. You may decide to fast from Facebook or some other form of media altogether or to limit your time to only 1-2 hours per week. When we do this, we create more time when we can read our Bible, pray, worship, and hear from God.
Search your heart in deciding what type of food fast you want to do. If you have never fasted, start off with a partial fast, progress to a fruit, and veg option for the last couple of days. Remember, the most important consideration in fasting is your motive. Why are you fasting?
What will we be praying about?
Check each day for the next 4 days there will be theme topics, scriptures, and prayers so you may follow corporately all together. We are trusting the Lord that this time of fasting, and prayer will release a passion for His name within us – to cut off what belongs to a past seasons, to receive renewed hope and vision for our lives/ministries, to be conduits for signs, wonders and miracles and to fulfill the mandate of sharing the gospel to those that will listen! During this time of fasting, be intentional about your priorities. Set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. The more time you spend with God, the more meaningful your fast will be. If you need an overview or suggestions on what you can do to make the most of the fast in terms of having a daily routine, use the below points:
Begin your day in praise and worship
Read the days program and meditate on God’s Word
Invite Holy Spirit to work in you
Take a short prayer walk
Spend time in intercessory prayer for the theme of the day
Be available for an unhurried time of “seeking God’s face”
If others are fasting with you, meet for prayer
Avoid television or any other distraction that may affect your spiritual focus and watch the daily uploads to YouTube. You are welcome to watch Christian movies etc.
When possible, begin and end each day with your spouse, family, or friend for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. Please let us know you will be fasting & praying with us!
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR FASTING:
1. Avoid medical and even natural herbal drugs. However, if you are under medication, these should only be withdrawn upon the advice of your doctor.
2. Limit your physical activity and exercise. If you have a workout routine, adjust it accordingly.
3. Rest as much as you can if needed be.
4. Maintain an attitude of prayer throughout the day. Intercede for your family, pastors, church, nation, missionaries & world missions, etc.
5. Drink plenty of clean water if you are joining the water fast.
6. As your body adjusts, be prepared for temporary bouts of physical weakness as well as a greater likelihood of impatience, irritability, and anxiety.
FASTING BRINGS REVIVAL:
“. . . in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So, I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.” Daniel 9:2,3
Fasting helps us prevail in prayer and intercession. Daniel understood that Israel was headed for destruction. He also knew that in times like these, there is only one recourse—intercession through praying and fasting. Throughout human history, God has brought revival and delivered nations from destruction in response to prayer and fasting.
FASTING IS AN ACT OF HUMILITY AND CONSECRATION:
“. . . I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting . . .” Psalm 35:13
Humility results in the grace of God (James 4:6). When we humble ourselves in prayer, we have instant access to the heart of God. As we deny ourselves as an act of consecration, we are better able to exercise self-control over our emotions and desires.
SPIRITUAL CLEANSING & SPIRITUAL EYES OPENED:
Fasting can be done for one meal, one day, one month or for however long God leads. It depends on how the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Shorter fasts are easier to endure until we have built up our “spiritual muscles”. A three day fast is most beneficial as a spiritual cleansing. An example of this is Paul being thrust into his fast upon conversion. After the three days of cleansing, he received the Holy Spirit and his eyesight when Ananias laid hands on him (Acts 9:17-18). We also can be spiritually cleansed by fasting so that we receive more of the Lord’s Spirit and have our spiritual eyes opened to new dimensions. A three day fast is also especially helpful in breaking any addictive habits.
These then are two reasons for fasting: We receive spiritual cleansing, and our spiritual eyes are opened, and we also obtain victory over the devil. When Jesus encountered Satan, He was able to overcome Him because His fasting had given Him spiritual strength. Isaiah 58:6 also gives us light on this purpose of fasting: “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?.” Many people believe that fasting is to move the hand of God, when in actually it is to make Satan turn loose of the things he is holding.
BREAKING STRONGHOLDS & BUILDING FAITH:
Fasting loose the bands of wickedness. When Jesus discussed the keys to the kingdom, He told us to bind and loose. When we fast, we loose the bands of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, set the oppressed free, and break every yoke of the enemy. Fasting is an important key to getting the victory over challenging situations that do not seem to respond to normal prayer.
Fasting builds our faith. In fact, this is what Jesus meant when he spoke to the disciples in Matthew 17:21 in answer to why they were not able to cast a demon out of a child. He said, “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” He was telling them if they wanted their faith to be at such a level as to be able to cast out demons, then they must fast and pray for their faith to increase.
Fasting also makes it easier for us to hear the voice of the Lord. We find an account of this in Acts 13:2 “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
While fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke to them and gave them direction. We too can be directed by the Lord if we seek Him through prayer and fasting.
When we deny our natural cravings, our spiritual antennas become more attuned. We become more sensitive to His voice as we divest ourselves of worldly distractions. We are better able to focus on God and submit to His will. This opens the door for more of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Fasting and mourning are strongly associated in the Bible. Two examples of this are found in Ezra and Nehemiah.
Ezra 10:6: “Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.”
Nehemiah 1:4: “And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.”
From these Scriptures, we see that fasting and travail (a prayer burden from the Lord that brings crying and tears) were combined. Both men were fasting for the repentance of God’s people. How we need this same kind of intercession today. Here were men so burdened for the sins of their people that they fasted, travailed, and prayed.
Day 1 – GIVE NO PLACE TO THE DEVIL
Thursday, January 27th, 2022
Scripture Text: “Neither give place to the devil.” — Ephesians 4:27
You and I never have to fall prey to the devil precious saints, who goes around like a roaring lion ready to devour (1 Peter 5:8). For if we can shut every door, close every window, and seal every place in our lives through which the enemy would try to access us, we can prevent him from getting into the middle of our affairs.
So do not give the devil any foothold in 2022 precious saints, for God's Word tells us that we must be perfect (Matt 5:48). Now this is only made possible by following the perfector Jesus Christ with the help of the skilful one the Holy Spirit. The scripture also tells us to bless those who curse you (Luke 6:28) and to do good to them who treat you spitefully (Matthew 5:44).
So then how does the devil get a foothold in our lives?
Satan should have no hold over a child of God precious saints. You should not fear him, but he should fear you if you are truly in Christ. We should be the devil’s worse nightmare and not his tool to attack fellow saints by bringing about the devil’s agenda. In fact, every day you wake up and your feet touch the ground the devil should be fleeing in seven directions. But if you allow sin to rule in your life, the devil will take your arm and twist it into his direction.
See demons are always looking for ways to stop or hinder the work of God. Legal rights and grounds must be cleaned, as demons can use them as an excuse to remain.
Let us say, a person has invited a demonic spirit into their life through sin, then that sin will remain a legal right for the demon to hang around until the person has repented and turned from their sin. Sometimes breaking up legal grounds involves more than simple repentance, such as the breaking of soul ties, renouncing vows made to Satan, and breaking generational curses etc… Therefore, it is important for us to allow the Holy Spirit to reveal any legal rights, so that they can be broken. Otherwise, the demon can either put up a fight when you are trying to cast it out in deliverance, or if you do cast it out, and they return at a later point.
So, what is a legal ground or legal rights?
A legal ground or how I like to call it a bill of rights is something in our lives that has given an unclean spirit the permission or right to involve itself in our life, body, or mind (soul).
One of the “entry points” the devil tries to use to enter our lives is relationships. If there is an unresolved issue or an ugly conflict with a loved one or friend, these conflict points often become entry points through which the devil tries to get a foothold in our relationships with those we love. Once the enemy can slip in through one of these “cracks” and build a stronghold of offence within our minds, then a wall has already begun to be constructed that will eventually separate us from the people we need and love the most.
A good example of how legal grounds/rights works is found in Matthew 18:23-35, where Jesus talks about unforgiveness. Jesus wraps up the story by saying that if we are unforgiving, tormenters have access to us to oppress:
Matthew 18:34-35, " And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. 35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”."
The believer who harbors bitterness and malice in his heart is giving Satan one of his most effective open doors and can be one of the major reasons for demons having legal rights to oppress people! Now as you can imagine this hinders a believers walk with the Lord, so it is highly effective tactic of the enemy to keep you in offence. Now remember the only remedy to unforgiveness is forgiveness. So, if someone wrongs you, learn to forgive them from your heart. Jesus gives us simple steps to follow found in the book of Matthew 18:15-17; and he cautions us to be reconciled, as quickly as possible (Matthew 5:23-26). Because the longer you harbor an unforgiving spirit, the more territory Satan will gain in your life. In my pastoral experience, I have seen homes, marriages, friendships, and churches weakened in cases by Christians who will not forgive one another. Even if the other party does not forgive you, you forgive them to release them back to God. Remember you cannot force a person to forgive, but you can see to it that Satan, is defeated in your own life.
As mentioned unforgiveness, which gives birth to bitterness, is known in the Bible to spiritually defile a person: Hebrews 12:15, " looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;"
" And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." (Ephesians 4:32).
If you are not compassionate to one another, we also give satan room through offence and if you do not forgive you give the devil a foothold. It does not mean that you must overlook sin, but when a person truly has remorse then we have an obligation to forgive others by the grace of God.
In Ephesians 4:27, the apostle Paul writes, “Neither give place to the devil.” The word “place” is the Greek word “topos”. It refers to a specific, marked-off, territory, province, region, or geographical location. So, this lets us know that the devil is after every area, region, and zone of our lives precious saints. That is right the devil wants to attack our finances, health, marriage, relationships, employment, business, and ministry. But for him to start this plan he needs to establish a stronghold, and he does that first by finding an entry point to commence his destruction within our lives.
So, what entry points could the devil use in relationships? Well let me give you examples:
Refuse to let go of old hurts and wounds.
Refuse to acknowledge what we did wrong.
Refuse to forgive others for what they did.
Refuse to stop judging others for their grievances.
Refuse to admit we were wrong too.
Refuse to say, “I’m sorry” when we are wrong.
Refuse to lay down our “rights” for others.
So, things such as unforgiveness, unrepented sin, ungodly soul ties, foolish spoken vows, curses, and so forth, can give unclean spirits the right to hang around and influence us. As mentioned these things must be cleaned up for each of us to experience lasting genuine freedom. Legal grounds/rights be cleaned up through repentance, renunciation, breaking soul ties and generational curses etc. One thing I have learnt in ministry is when trying to minister freedom to somebody who is not ready to give up the sin that gives the devil legal right to be there, really is not ready to be delivered. Otherwise, demons can come back seven times worse for such people and makes demons more stubborn to come out. So, to save you hours of wasted time, repentance is a vital key to not only salvation and forgiveness of sin, but for legal rights.
So let us look at few shared areas that give legal rights to the devil:
LYING: Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbour,” for we are members of one another.”
Since Satan himself is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44), so it is no surprise that lying opens for him an opportunity to work in our lives. But when we believe the truth, then the Holy Spirit can work in our lives. For when we believe a lie, then the devil can work in our lives.