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Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Declaration to Satan

Satan, take note and listen well!
We are the Church of the Living God.
We are bought with blood, charged with power, married to Jesus,
indwelt with His Spirit, destined for victory, immune from destruction.

We’re part of the company of the committed,
the crowd of the covenant,
the congregation of the courageous.
We’re a fellowship of the faithful, a battalion of believers,
a regiment of the redeemed,
a division of the devoted, an army of the approved,
a team of the triumphant, and a platoon of the powerful.

Satan, you will not conquer me.
For I am blood-washed, daily-delivered, strongly-sanctified,
Spirit-soaked, in-Word, and indwelt.
You are wasting your energy on me.
My fate is set. My victory is assured.
I am linked with a sovereign and eternal power.

You are a deceiver, but you will not deceive me.
You are a roaring lion, but I am not devourable.
You are extremely subtle, but I am on to your ways.
You parade as an angel of light, but I walk in a stronger light.
Your days of deception are over with me.
I won’t be detoured, derailed, distracted, distorted, discouraged, or disillusioned by your schemes.

I am off limits to you now. My doors are closed and locked and I've thrown away the keys.

You won’t walk in, crawl in, slither in, sneak in, pry in, or barge into my life.
I have permanent and precious friend who lives inside of me, and He will not share this temple with anyone, especially you.

His name is Jesus.

He and I know that you know your time's almost up.

You may lie, lure, linger, lurch, and laugh, but you won’t get in.
Your days are numbered; your designs are dwindling; your evil is eroding; your devilishness is dissolving; your progress is poisoned; your success has been subverted.
So get off my property; get off my porch.
Get out of my sight.
For He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.
Leave my family alone; leave my children alone; leave my church alone; and leave my friends alone.

God is on my side. Rather, I’m on God’s side.
I have the same power that delivered Jesus from temptation and sin.
I have the same power that raised Him from the grave.
I have been promised the victory, and I have claimed that victory.
You can summon all your hosts, but you will lose the battle!

We are the Church of the Living God! Blood-washed, Spirit-filled, battle-scarred, unrelenting and indestructible. And in the blessed words of Jesus Christ, the gates of hell will not prevail against us.

In Jesus’ name.
In Jesus' name.
In Jesus' name.

Are you listening?
In Jesus' name.

Amen and Amen!

4 comments:

Another Soldier For Christ said...

I was going to ask if you could post this, after I heard your sermon at 5, but you beat me to it ( = Praise God for working through you!

Jackie D said...

Satan loves to mess with us. Once we belong to Jesus he can't really hurt us so he acts like an insect and just keeps buzzing around, distracting us, annoying us and doing his best to make our lives miserable.

Well, I want to bug Satan! One thing I'm going to do is print out this lovely prayer and read it daily. He won’t like that a bit.

Holy Spirit, please remind me throughout the day that the battle belongs to the Lord and He was already won. That first Easter morning the empty tomb meant total victory for all time, for every believer.

While Satan tries to distract me with little problems, Jesus, please help me to focus on all the mini miracles and little blessings the Father sends my way every day.

Father, I’m going to thank You for every good thing I experience today and every hard thing that makes me stronger for tomorrow.

I’m going to grab every drop of joy from every moment and I won’t let Satan steal any of it.

In Jesus’ name

Tareks_sister said...

Usually when I hear a sermon, I relate to it in some way or another. Either it mirrors an experience, stuggle, or joy I've felt in my past, or it deals directly with an issue that I am currently struggling with. This weeks sermon happens to be the latter. I am currently working on a recording project for the Lord's Glory. EVER since I decided to be obedient, and step out in faith to do this (it's been about a year and a half) there have been SO MANY distractions, and attacks. I've kept my head up through most of it, and have stayed stong in the word, However, lately, I've been feeling quite discouraged. Sometimes I just feel like giving up. Sunday, was one of those days. Only a couple hours after I walked out of the church doors, I received an angry( and I mean ANGRY) phone call from my record Label. There was some MAJOR confusion regarding a certain issue, and I was being accused and berated for something I didn't have any part of. In the midst of the conversation, I remembered the sermon, and told my label that confusion and deceit does not come from the Lord. I asked if I could take some timne to speak with my Father in heaven about this issue, and I suggested that they do the same. We prayed against the enemy's schemes, and eventually came to an understanding about the issue at hand. I can honestly say that I have never been able to apply a sermon so quickly and so directly as I did this last week. I know that there will be more trials ahead. More attacks, and persecution. But I know for certain where they are coming from , and I am equipt for battle! Nothing is going to come in the way of my Father , and His plan.
Thank you for your obedience, and thank you for your passion in sharing that message!

Tareks_sister said...

Usually when I hear a sermon, I relate to it in some way or another. Either it mirrors an experience, stuggle, or joy I've felt in my past, or it deals directly with an issue that I am currently struggling with. This weeks sermon happens to be the latter. I am currently working on a recording project for the Lord's Glory. EVER since I decided to be obedient, and step out in faith to do this (it's been about a year and a half) there have been SO MANY distractions, and attacks. I've kept my head up through most of it, and have stayed stong in the word, However, lately, I've been feeling quite discouraged. Sometimes I just feel like giving up. Sunday, was one of those days. Only a couple hours after I walked out of the church doors, I received an angry( and I mean ANGRY) phone call from my record Label. There was some MAJOR confusion regarding a certain issue, and I was being accused and berated for something I didn't have any part of. In the midst of the conversation, I remembered the sermon, and told my label that confusion and deceit does not come from the Lord. I asked if I could take some timne to speak with my Father in heaven about this issue, and I suggested that they do the same. We prayed against the enemy's schemes, and eventually came to an understanding about the issue at hand. I can honestly say that I have never been able to apply a sermon so quickly and so directly as I did this last week. I know that there will be more trials ahead. More attacks, and persecution. But I know for certain where they are coming from , and I am equipt for battle! Nothing is going to come in the way of my Father , and His plan.
Thank you for your obedience, and thank you for your passion in sharing that message!