Writing to the Ephesians, Paul said he was excited about their salvation. But then, he has one major prayer for them. That seems like you becoming an American citizen and your uncle writing to congratulate you. And then, trying hard to explain to you the privileges you have as an American citizen. For instance, you won’t have issues getting a visa into any other country of the world. But if you don’t realize that, you won’t be excited about your new status. You will think that it is just an additional certificate.This my same prayer for YOU tonight and for every other person! It is so important that you know and realize what God has done in your life that Paul prayed for the 7-fold spirit of God.
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Verse 16
May you have the spirit of wisdom tonight! May you be imparted with the spirit of knowledge! The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.May you also have the spirit of UNDERSTANDING! But why all this prayers? On top what? So that you may KNOW that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. That you may know THE HOPE, THE RICHES, THE INHERITANCE. Kai! I pray that you will KNOW tonight.
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.
That you may know THE HOPE, THE RICHES, THE INHERITANCE +The POWER. An exceeding great power according to His mighty power. You will know it and have it experienced through your life. I come to this understanding around the year 2015. You have to be taught to know. And you have to know to live in it!
How when did we come by these great things? Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. That’s v20.
These things happened when Christ was raised from the dead. And when Christ was set on God’s right hand! It happened when you gave your life to JESUS CHRIST and accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour.And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. When JESUS was raised from the dead, He was seated at the Father’s right hand in heavenly places. He has authority over all things. He becomes the HEAD, the CHURCH becomes His body, and all things came under His feet! Do you get it?If I put my fan on a table, the table is under the FEET of my fan! If you become a CHRISTIAN (an American citizen), you become a part of that body, the devil is under you. Some pastors will tell you, THE PROBLEM OF YOUR LIFE DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH. The devil tormenting you may not understand English but it understands the Bible. The Bible says ALL THINGS are under your feet. Paul was praying for you to understand this, but someone is somewhere telling you that the devil is above you. Choose the person you want to believe.Look at me! 👁️ I have been a pastor actively for 11 years, and I have not received any arrow. No devil has bewitched me, and no human has sent incantations after me. I have preached in the village and in the jungle, reaching out to both the old and the young. I have delivered the possessed and healed the sick, all to the glory of God. Yet, no devil has come near me. You know why? They can’t, and they know that I know that they can’t.When I didn’t have my driver’s license, I used to pray before leaving home that no FRSC or Police should stop me. But when I got my license, I removed it from my prayer list. Praying that no devil should harm me is out of my prayer list too because they can’t harm me, and they know that I know that they can’t. No road safety officer can detain me on account of a driver’s license. They can wave at me to stop, but I can show them my license.That’s the problem many have. You experience a bad incident, and you say, “The devil has come again.” Then, you start crying. Why not show the devil your license? Imagine my wife driving and calling me that the police stopped her and wanted to detain her. I told her to show them the papers, but she started crying. Crying for what? She is my wife, and she will suffer for nothing, but I will be angry at her for not acting up. That’s how God is looking at some of you.I ate food, and a thought said, “You know the food may be poisonous.” I replied, “I have eaten it already. Whatever I touch is blessed!” That was the end. I had a chest pain, and I started drinking more water, declaring my health. The chest pain was gone. Stand up and act.I didn’t say you should not fight the powers in your father’s house or the ones in your foundation, but be smart. You can use either a stick and say, “Fall down and die,” or use a sniper. The reason you keep fighting every day is that you are using a stick. You hit them, they fall, and they rise again. But with a sniper, you can be killing them and eating snacks while doing so. I love that!
Ephesians 2:6 says, “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
He has raised you up together with Christ and made you sit beside Christ in the heavenly places. Let me show you something. Where are the heavenly places? It is a spiritual realm, not a physical realm. The powers you are fighting, in which realm are they? In that realm, you are above, and they are below. Can somebody sitting downstairs spit saliva to someone living upstairs? The devil showed you a yeye film in your dream, and you believed it. You started getting jittery over a dream. If the devil can kill you, will he show you a dream and let you wake up? Is he nice? He only wanted to attack you with fear.John 3:31 says, “He that cometh from above is above all.” Where do you come from? Psalm 2 asks, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” Why does the devil get angry over your life? Why are they imagining vain things in their dreamland? They come together to plan against you. “Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us,” they say. They planned to destroy you. What would be your response?”But he that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh.” Imagine all the cockroaches in your house holding a meeting against you. You will laugh and use one hand to scatter all of them in their committee. That’s what the Bible means when it says you will have them in derision. How can you mock the devil in your life?Understand these things.
Understand it very well.
If the devil waves at you through fears, dreams, and symptoms, show your ID. What is your ID? It’s what the Word says about you.
You may want to know more, so pick up this book, “Mocking the Devil” by Ife Adetona.