Posted on June 9, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, June

POWER OF THE SPIRIT | KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional

Act 16:16Act 16:18   And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. 
Beloved,  this is very important.  As you always check up when you want to buy something to be sure it is original. So also you must be doing concerning  spiritual things. God told Moses and Aaron  to drop their rod it will turned to serpent.
They did but satan came with magic to fake it. Even though  the rod of Aaron swallowed them up,  but they did the same thing.

Exo 7:9Exo 7:12  When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods

During the time of king Saul. He went to a soothsayer to bring Samuel up for him. Something came up that looked like him,but it is demonic and deceptive. It was not Samuel. Please watch put for satanic ministers with satanic miracles. It could put you in bondage. The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.

1Sa 28:71Sa 28:15  Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself. And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.

But then warfare is real.  Jesus said satan will not prevail but he will give you a good fight.

Matthew 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Remember what happened to Daniel when his prayer was delayed for twenty one days by prince of Persia.

Dan 10:11Dan 10:14   And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

Daniel prevailed  in the battle. You also shall prevail in Jesus name.  Do not seek help from darkness.

Isaiah 8:19  And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

There  weapons can not harm you.

Isaiah 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Also don’t be afraid of their gang up. God will scatter them and their counsels shall cone to nought.

Isa 8:9Isa 8:13  Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.  Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us. For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy,  io all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

God’s anointing upon your life shall brake their yokes in Jesus name.

Isaiah 10:27  And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Dearly beloved,  during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ,  He informed the Bible days believers, some salient truths useful for you too. See them.
1. The devil came to destroy but He came  to give life abundantly.

John 10:10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
2. His name is all they need to always subdue him.

Phi 2:9Phi 2:11

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Mar 16:17 — Mar 16:18

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
3.  They  were walking in the flesh but not warring after the flesh.

2Co 10:32Co 10:5

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Eph 6:10Eph 6:13  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

4. Satan is very   subtle and deceptive. They must  discern to undo his ctuelty.

2 Corinthians 2:11

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices
This was what happened as Paul was on his evangelistic outreach to  Macedonia.  A deceptive soothsayer followed him. But He stopped her. You also must be on guard.
You can not associate with any minister or ministry anyhow.  Always check up in the spirit.  This shall  help you from being ensnared. The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.

Act 16:16Act 16:18   And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Once you discover ant fowl play, use the mighty name of Jesus as Paul did.

Luke 10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

CONTENDING WITH THE DEVILS   THROUGH THE GIFT OF HOLY SPIRIT FROM JESUS CHRIST TO BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES AND YOU. CHAPTER  SIXTEEN  OF ACTS.
Friend,  the  rapture in deed is dawning.  God has helped you to be  preparing,  keep on doing it ,tirelessly.  Don’t be tired  or  swayed by the devil and his cohorts.  Remember  the Bible calls  satan ,the deceiver. He has not changed an inch.

Revelation 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Now for the  rapture  not to elude you.  It shall not  elude you  in Jesus name.  Be committed  to conscientiously  doing the following :
1. Do not be ignorant of satan’s devices.

2 Corinthians 2:11

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
2.  Do not give place to the devil.  Avoid every effort of his to mislead  or ensnare you.

Ephesians 4:27

Neither give place to the devil.
3. Submit  to God’s perfect will  to be able to  resist the devil.

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
4. Be  extra vigilant  don’t take anything for granted.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Take heed there is no height you attain that immune you from falling.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
Remember Lot’s wife.

Luke 17:32

Remember Lot’s wife.
Remember Judas.

Mat

 27:3 — Mat 27:5

Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Remember   Demas.

2 Timothy 4:10

For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
Do everything  to endure till the end.  So that you receive eternal rewards at the marriage of the Lamb.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him

Revelation 2:10

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.   See the attached two videos and be watchful.

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