Today, we want to talk about an important issue which the Lord gave us. This topic deals with the rights and privileges available to every believer which many are not aware of.

The enemy will not have as much power over a believer as he does today but for ignorance on the part of the believer. The power of the enemy lies on the ignorance of a believer to the provisions of the word of God and how to apply them.

He feeds on our ignorance. So the Bible says, “Those who KNOW their God shall be strong and shall do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
Those who know are no longer ignorant.
Again it says that we are not ignorant of the wiles of the devil (2Corinthians 2:11)
Meaning that they already know his tactics so he cannot take them by surprise.

Your awareness to the provisions of the word of God gives you spiritual stamina to overcome the wiles of the devil so that you become an asset to the kingdom of God.
Also, the Bible says, “And you shall KNOW the truth and the truth shall set you free.”(John 8:38)
Unless there is a KNOWING, there’s no deliverance, there’s no liberation, there’s no strength. And when strength is lacking, there’s no exploits to be made. Nothing to achieve. And you will continue to be in perpetual bondage in the hands of the devil.
Have you ever prepared for an examination? On the day of the exam, you get to the hall and sit down to write the exam. You sit with so much confidence because you KNOW that you prepared for the exam. When the results come out, you come out tops. That’s the exploit, the gain, because you KNEW you were prepared.
An heir to the throne who was kidnapped at birth will not know his rights and privileges and hence, he would be taken advantage of by those who know. But the day he comes to that awareness, he will exhume confidence from within him and begin to exercise his authority to his own advantage and that of his people.
You cannot make exploits in the kingdom of God without first knowing the resources, the raw materials available to you.

The power to make exploits is anchored, hidden or rooted in your knowledge of the word of God. So the Lord said to Joshua in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth but thou shalt meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written there in. For then you will make your way prosperous, and you will make good success.”
Why must he meditate on it? So he would know its content, the authority he has as a leader over Israel, how to govern the people and what to do to offenders. Application of what you know the right way yields positive results.
And Paul said to Timothy, “Study to show thyself approved… (2 Timothy 1:15)
He didn’t say read. He said study.

The devil is not afraid of he that carries the Bible but of him that studies the Bible. He (devil) knows that in the word of God lies the power of his (devil) damnation and the express door that leads the righteous person to the bosom of the Lord.
The central message here is in KNOWING. It’s the knowledge of God and his word that unlocks his power and heavenly resources to us. Isaiah 53:11 says, “…by his KNOWLEDGE shall my servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. ”
The enemy is aware of this and tries every now and then to keep us busy and distracted so we don’t have time to meditate on God’s word.

If you know all the rights you have as a citizen of a country, can anyone take advantage of you?
As a citizen of heaven, you should know the powers you have so the devil cannot mess around with you.

What are the powers then?

1: Power of choice.
Among other things the Lord has left entirely in our hands is decision making. He did this so we will be responsible for whatever outcome that follows. Not making decisions is a decision itself.
Adam blamed his downfall on the woman God gave him. So the Lord said, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing…” Now you have to make your own choice of a woman to marry so you won’t blame God should anything go wrong.
Abraham listened to his wife’s suggestion and slept with her maid. When Ishmael started molesting Isaac and Sarah asked Abraham to put the maid and her child away, Abraham was upset. But the Lord told him to listen to his wife and do what she said since he(Abraham) took the decision at first without hearing from God.

In Deuteronomy 30;19, the Bible says “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death,…,choose life… ”
Also in Joshua 24;15, it says, “Choose ye this day whom you will serve. As for me and my family, we shall serve the Lord.” So you are at liberty to decide whom you should serve, whether to remain in sin or to surrender totally to the lordship of Jesus Christ. The choice is yours and the Holy Spirit will not force you to serve him. Only the devil and his demons can compel one to serve them but the Lord doesn’t.
In 2 Corinthians 2:6, it says today is the day of salvation, not tomorrow. He urges you to repent but the enemy is forceful. But a time comes when He will no longer urge you to repent and remain in holiness. “Let he who is sinful remain sinful and let he who is righteous, remain righteous…”(Rev.22:11) It’s entirely your decision to make, heaven or hell. Which one would it be?

2: Power of sonship.
John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the SONS of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
For the very reason that you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you are now fully adopted into the family of God with Jesus Christ as the first born.

Every right; every privileges that Jesus Christ enjoys from the Father, you are also entitled to it. Just name them. So Jesus said we should approach the Father and ask for anything we need just as He does. The only difference is that we should ask in his name. But He said He would never ask on our behalf (John 16:26) He never said we should ask in any other name or to ask any one or being to pray for us to the Father. If Jesus Christ never told us that He would pray to the Father on our behalf, would He then ask us to tell Mary, Angels or the Saints to pray for us? He wants us to enjoy the same privileges He enjoys. A legitimate son enjoys a father’s comfort, provisions, protection, care, love, company etc

No one dears to bully the son of a strong man. If my Father is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, then, I am a son of the Lion and equally a lion. If my Father is the Almighty God, then, I am His son and equally a god. No one fights God for He is a consuming fire. And so am I. If I be a god, why should the devils be a threat to me?

So, the power of sonship tells me that I am under the watchful eyes of my Father which is in heaven(1Peter 3:12) His presence always accompanies me wherever I go. We have had testimonies of how some believers or their children fell into the hands of ritualists or kidnappers but were miraculously saved by the power of God.

That’s what I’m talking about. James 2:19 says, “Thou believest that there’s one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and TREMBLE.” If the devils tremble because they know that there’s one God, then it follows that they tremble also because they know that I am the son of God and that I am a god. When I lack in this knowledge, they take advantage of it and thrive. But when I show them that I know who I am, they disappear. So, they come in one direction, but flee in different directions. I’m the son of my Father which is in heaven. Power of sonship!

3: Power for manifestation.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 says, “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost… ”

The word of God which we have received is not about theory alone but also of power. Power cannot be hidden. It’s something that can easily be seen in expression or in action. One who wields it knows. Power is practical. It expresses itself in authority.
He who is in Christ Jesus and has the word of God deeply rooted in him has the right to manifest God’s power through the backing of the Holy Spirit. A believer’s identity in this world is proven by the manifestation of the glory and power of God in his life. Even the world knows that. That’s why the Bible says in Romans 8:19, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” So the world is watching to see the glory and power of God manifest in the life of a believer.

They are eagerly waiting in great expectations to see the glory of God revealed in you and through you. Isaiah knowing this said that I and the children the Lord has given me, we are for signs and wonders (Ish 8:18) We are not ordinary people. So the Bible said that after the apostles preached the word of God, great signs and wonders followed to prove to the people that the Lord was with them. Wherever we go, we bring God to the scene. So God said to Joshua, “Wherever thou shall thread the sole of your feet is given to you for a possession.”(Joshua 1:3) It only takes the power of God to make such exploits. Power for manifestation is every believer’s identity.

In Acts 10:38, it says, “How God anointed Jesus Christ with Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good.” He didn’t stop at just being anointed but He put the anointing to use and it yielded good results. You and I know the exploits Jesus Christ made because He put the power to use as led by the Holy Spirit. And He said that we shall do greater things than He did because He’s going to the Father (John 14:12)
And you are not manifesting?

I pray for you this day, receive the power to manifest God’s power and glory right now in Jesus Christ name, power for manifestation of the glory and power of God, be activated in my life now in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Check the scriptures from the Old Testament through to the New Testament. No single individual whose hand of God was upon was ever dormant. The power of God was seen in them and through them. God is always ever ready to manifest himself through any believer. Timothy said that he who purges himself is fit for the master’s use (2 Timothy 2:21) He is ever ready to use any individual for his own glory. It’s the evidence that God is with you. So the scriptures said that after they preached, great signs followed them for the Lord was with them. Power for manifestation!

The scriptures went further to warn against those we must not associate with. Who are those people? Those who do not believe in the power of God through his word.
It says in 2 Timothy 3:5, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
It talks about some people or religious groups that do not believe in the manifest power of God through his word. They just believe in some laid down rules or procedures to worship God but don’t believe that they have the capacity to manifest the power of God as of old in this generation. The bible says turn away from those people or such religious gatherings.

As a Christian, you are not permitted to live without manifestation of the glory and power of God in your life. That’s the evidence that God is with you and you are a child of God. Someone around you must not be sick and you will not pray for him or her to get healed. The word of God must not be lacking in your vicinity while you are there, demons have no power to carryout operations around you, witchcraft activities must stop when you step into an environment… That’s manifestation.

4: Power over darkness.
Luke 10:17, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the powers of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

I have power over the enemy and over all his powers. It’s been given to me. It’s in me already. I’m not expected to go and acquire it from anywhere. All I need to do is to learn how to use them by constantly studying the word of God.
If there’s any thing people use to subdue one another in this life, if there’s any thing someone uses to crush his neighbors spirit, that thing is power.

Your fellow human being denies you of food, money, rest, opportunities, shelter, it’s called misuse of power. He has a little edge over you. Power is involved.
And here, the Lord says he has given you power over the enemy. The Lord expects you to use this power to fight darkness. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood…” The person you see is not the enemy. Even if he pretends to be your enemy, know that there’s a power manipulating him spiritually.
It’s a battle field we live in in this world and the One who called you is not leaving you without arms.
He is not giving it to you now, it’s in you already. You have it already.
The activities of powers of darkness in your life persists because you don’t know you are more powerful than they are or that you know but don’t know how to apply your authority over them.

Isaiah 59:19 says, “Though the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God raises a standard against him”.
There’s a standard in the word of God for every attack of the enemy. Turn the stones to bread! Jesus didn’t command him (the devil) to die. He rather chose the right word – “Man shall not live by bread alone… ”
The power we have over darkness is not just the word of God but the RIGHT WORD FOR EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE.

Someone shouldn’t come against you with AK-47 and you go fighting with a pistol.
The power of God is in his words and that is what he has given us. Everything in existence came through a simple word – “Let there be… ” It’s a word that brought from the spirit world what we now see in the physical.
John 6:63 says, “The words I speak to you they are spirit and life.” The word of God has the power to bring to the physical something from the spiritual and also to take something from the physical back to the spiritual. That’s why it’s called a double edged sword (Hebrews 4:12) Our battles are against spirits. You can’t use human military arms against a spirit. But the word of God deals with both spiritual and physical agents of darkness. So the scriptures say in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 that, “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds…” Strongholds are spiritual barriers.

And the Father said, “I give you my word (Jesus Christ)” And Jesus Christ said, “I give you my power, my authority because I am the word – power carrier. I carry the power and I give it to you. Go and do greater things than I have done.”
By this declaration, Jesus Christ has brought us up to a certain level spiritually which only few spiritual persons understand. It sounded just like an ordinary statement but it carries a great deal, weight of promotion spiritually.
Paul understood this and said, “I am sitted with Christ far above principalities and powers… ” He knew he had been lifted, promoted and no devil had power over him.
Isaiah foresaw this when he declared in Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against you thou shalt condemn. For that is your heritage.” He knew the authority he had because he had the word of God in him. He knew his level in the Lord hence the right to condemn every unwholesome words of darkness against his life. It’s your heritage because you are of Christ Jesus and are sitting with him in his exalted place of honor.
Psalm 105: 15 says, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.” That is the office we have been promoted to and the immunity, the protection that we enjoy. We have been given power over all the powers of darkness and nothing can ever hurt us. We enjoy maximum divine security. The office of the anointed.

To activate the powers, Romans 10 vs 10 says that with our mouth confession is made unto salvation. Always confess the word of God in any situation.

Confession brings possession. A closed mouth is a closed destiny. Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21) Speak life to any situation that seems unbearable and watch it change to your advantage. Speak death into any situation that stands on your way to your glory and watch them crumble and fall. They shall give way for whatever you desire and confess believing that it’s done shall definitely be done for you.
This scripture seems to say that our destiny is in our hands. We make of it whatever we want. The world was made into what it is today by the confession of God concerning it. He set the example for us to follow.
Now that I know the powers available to me as a believer, ugly situations must not persist in my life. My life must be filled with love and happiness. My body is not permitted to be sick only health is allowed in my home. Only wealth is allowed to come into my home, there’s no room for lack. I shall live fulfilled life, death cannot take me untimely. My children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren shall dine with me – a happy great grandparents I shall be. I have acquaintances with being at the tops for lower life-style despises me. Heavenly visitations have become a part of me for demons tremble at my presence. Favour of God has become an integral part of my life for I am of God and not of the devil. I bear upon me the mark of our Lord Jesus Christ therefor mark of the beast is not my portion. My life shall attract salvation of the souls of many for the glory of God in me is lifting the name of Jesus Christ on high, there’s no room to promote darkness…

God bless you.


I am carefully and wonderfully made.

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