STANDING IN THE WAY OF GOD TO NO AVAIL:Mikey St. John

Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life (Acts 5:20).

Wicked men, consumed with pride, exalted in ignorance and arrogance [pompous], unaware of the devices of the devil would labor against the LORD in vain (2 Corinthians 2:11). But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs; into smoke shall they consume away (Psalm 37 – 20).

We must be fully aware that Satan is a strong recruiter for men who reject God. These are whom minds the god of this world hath blinded because they did not believe the word of God (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Knowing that, we must not lose sight of the larger picture, always keeping in focus that their objectives are not solely based on their abilities to oppose God, and, that, they are motivated by the devil, who is God greatest enemy. This is the dynamics at play here. Satan will continue to get into the minds of men, causing them to disobey God.

Since the beginning of time Satan seek to rival God. The master of lies, deception, envy, jealousy, a murderer at best was cast out of heaven with his wicked angels. His sole purpose now is to corrupt and destroy God’s people.

We must understand what he is capable of; respect him for what he is able to do, and how he accomplishes these things. But we must not be fearful because God has already defeated him.

Having said that, spritual wickedness of destruction is corrupting minds to oppose God. The works of Satan are evident in the lives of men, and should you look around you will see them everywhere. But God shall laugh at them; for he sees that their time is coming (Psalm 37:13 ; 2:4-5). So do not fret; know who you are [children of God]. He who is in you is greater than he that is in the world (1John 4:4).

Why do the heathen rage and the people image a vain thing? (Psalm 2:1)

How can they get in the way of God? Don’t they know the power of God? Wicked, prideful men may step in the way of God, foolishly letting their ignorance consume them. But who can stand in the way of the glory of God? God is always in control. Praise Almighty God.

…Understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me (Isaiah 43:10).

He has not relinquish his power and glory. God is in authority. He was then, before the beginning of time. And he is now. He is Master of the universe (Isaiah 44:6; 46:9 – 10; 40:18; John 17:3). So we can stand here boldly professing the word of God without fear.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid (Psalm 27:1)?

For we were not given the Spirit of fear but of boldness, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. We walk with the light of God speaking his word, not to please man but to please God. We rejoice in our LORD God; for it is he that bestowed upon us his glory. What can man do unto the flesh? For God can destroy both flesh and soul (Matthew 10:28).

Let no man stand in the way of God, lest he be deemed an adversary of God. Who have you known to fight against God and win? Did God not made the foolish, the arrogant, and the prideful? Did he not also made the meek and the wise? He made all things heaven and earth, even the wicked for the day of evil (Proverbs 16:4). So let us not be ignorant to the fact that Satan is in our midst. Many have fallen victims to his schemes, even in our churches as well. But we stand with God, knowing that victory has been attained. And Satan banishment is soon approaching. Let us not fall asleep and leave our guard down. 1 Peter 5:8 warn us about the destroyer.

The fallacies of the wicked would say that God is not in control. Don’t fall for their deceptions. Because 1John 4:18; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 48:11-12 & John 10:29 tell us that God is in control. Listen to my God- the power and glory of my God is forever great. And many more scriptures re – enforce that. My God is always in control. He allows whatever he chooses. Does he not have the authority to do that? He created all things heaven and earth. He is God. Remember our faithful brother Job. Did God not allow the calamities in Job’s life? But God was still in control. Satan would like you to think otherwise. Don’t fall for his lies. God way supersedes all ways! For he is the God of gods and LORD of lords. Men of Satan will do what they must do. But Almighty God is still in charge.

And the great dragon was cast out, the 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. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcome him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they love not their lives unto the death (Revelation 12:9 – 11).

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

So we see that God has claimed victory already. And none of these principalities of spritual wickedness can stand against the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Even in the Book of Mark 9:29 Jesus tells us what is needed to eradicate some types of demonic attacks, with prayer and fasting. We plead the blood of the Lamb. We consider the Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We make mention of Lord (the Father), Jesus (the Son), and Christ (the Holy Ghost). And we ask the LORD to cleanse us from all our sins, always pleading the blood of Jesus Christ.

By the authority of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost, I testify to the world that Satan is a defeated foe. All principalities, spiritual wickedness, and demons are defeated. I am the property of Jesus Christ, wash with the blood of the Lamb. I rebuke all things unrighteous, all things evil, all things deceitful, all things destructive. Lord, I rebuke all destruction and corruptable things, all spritual wickedness, all lying things, by the blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Depart from the presence of light. Depart from the children of God. Depart to where you belong in hell, bound for eternity.

Give glory to God. Stand in faith; stand in righteousness; stand in truth; stand with God. He who is in you is greater than he that is in the world. O LORD my God, I hear the thunder rolling. I hear your call. Let your blessings be upon us dear God, as we walk with the assurance of your love. For we know LORD God that your kingdom is our kingdom. For it is given to us LORD with promise, by justified faith, and the abundance of your grace. We give you thanks dear God; for our names are written in the Book of Life. We glorify you dear God, forever and ever. Amen.