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THE BATTLE AGAINST THE WASTERS

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Sermon shared by Daniel Olukoya

October 2009
Summary: The Bible says that no man can enter into the house of a strongman and spoil his goods except he first binds the strongman. This book focuses on the activity of the evil powers that has dealt a deadly blow on the black race in particular and has truncated
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults
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moment. The test of God for your life is to make you a champion. When God tested Belshazzar, He found him unfit. “Thou hast been weighed in balances, but have been found wanting.” That was the conclusion of the Almighty concerning the life of Belshazzar. So, in a sense, God was telling Belshazzar that he had wasted his life.
All the physical trials that Christians are passing through today are in reality, spiritual strategies for promotion. An untested product from the factory is as unreliable as the weather. But when an item is tested, it can be used and you can also have guarantee on it. Great spiritual assignments are reserved for vessels that do not break under trial. So, any man or woman who is looking at his or her problems from beneath will be boxed to a corner by those problems. But the man who gauges his problems from God’s position, will see all his problems as opportunities to record God’s testimony. Peter when he was looking at the storm from the position of Christ, remained afloat, but when he looked at it from beneath, he sank. There are many of us who are busy wasting our time throwing stones at Moses, complaining over very little discomforts instead of forging ahead.

What do I mean by stoning Moses? By stoning Moses, I mean blaming others for our problems. Some people are in the habit of heaping blames on their pastors or their former churches instead of realizing that they still have battles to fight. Your destiny is in your hands. Avoid looking for excuses for your present predicament. Rise up and challenge the spirit of the wasters and you will become a champion.

When the powers of the wasters are working in people’s lives, carrying out God’s assignments becomes difficult for them. They live aimless lives - a life of spiritual procrastination. Time has no friend. A lot of people are wasting time. Many people who put a lot of money into very useless projects are wasting money. The man, who has money today, becomes poor overnight because of the spirit of the wasters.

Somebody wrote me a letter which made me really sad. In the letter, she said she invested all her money on something that somebody told her was hot cake in a particular country only for her to get there and find out that she had sunk all her money on what was not needed there at all. She never prayed before embarking on the business. She ended up wasting all her resources.

A lot of families are being wasted. It is the waster that circulates a woman from one husband to the other and also circulates a man from one wife to another. Somebody came to me and said that she wanted to marry. I asked her whether she had found God’s chosen one for her and she said yes. The man she wanted to marry was 57 years old while she was 48. She further told me that the man had married five times and all the wives were dead. Unfortunately, the sister could not see that the man had the spirit of the wasters working on him.

The Israelites wasted all the opportunities to hear the Lord by themselves. Esau wasted all his opportunities. If the powers of the wasters were to be working on blind Bartimaeus, he would have missed his healing. But he refused to lose the opportunity.

Some are wasting their talents. They are using them to glorify the devil. Some are even burying theirs. There are many things that could get a Christian
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