Summary: If you require only three bullets to finish the enemy and you take 1,000 with you, there is no harm in that; you will bring back the rest.
Matthew 11:12: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Matthew 17:21: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
MFM has been accused of subjecting people to fasting and prayers but here is an example of a case that the disciples could not handle and the Lord Jesus told them that, that kind of case, had to be dealt with, through prayers and fasting.
This means that there are some demons that will leave at a simple command, but there are some, that have to be chased out violently because they are stubborn and have probably installed themselves in the life of that person, through a covenant that has been in place from generation to generation.
I do not see anything wrong in going to battle over-armed. It is better than being under-armed. If you require only three bullets to finish the enemy and you take 1,000 with you, there is no harm in that; you will bring back the rest. But if you need three and took only one bullet with you, you would only succeed in provoking the rage of the enemy and he will rise again and finish you.
David took five stones when he was going to face Goliath. He would have thought that if the first one missed his forehead, one of the others would hit him hard. He succeeded at the first attempt and he went back with the rest.
Modern-day believers do not understand this principle but the people of the Bible did. Beloved, we have to know that dark powers are at the root of most of the problems that we are facing, though they will try to hide from us. We have a mission to identify them, confront and then conquer them. When we have this at the back of our minds, we will be unstoppable. Then the, unbelievable miracles will begin to happen. That is what we call WONDER. It is a bit higher than a miracle. It is something that happens and when people hear it, their ears will tingle and their mouths will open and will not close until they have overcome the surprise.
When the Bible says; “Ye shall be for signs and wonders.”
It means people who saw you last year, will see you this year and want to know what transformed you and you will tell them that you are serving the God of signs and wonders and they will ask you to take them to Him.
I pray that every enemy of your signs and wonders shall be disgraced today, in the name of Jesus.
The Apostles turned their cities upside down. WHY?
They knew the Lord whom they served, they bragged and boasted about Him, they upset the world in which they found themselves. They worried the devil, gave the rulers sleepless nights. They did not worry about where the devil would strike next; it was the devil that worried about what they would do in the next moment. They harassed demons and did not run away from demons, they were not diplomats; who would not tell people the truth about their deeds. They confronted the rulers and told them that they killed Jesus the Messiah. Those people were forced to ask them what they should do to be saved and the Apostles told them to repent and turn to the Lord.
They held Holy Ghost services on the streets; they got people baptized on the streets, they carried out deliverance sessions on the streets. They went about without fear; they were on fire. They had something that the prisons could not withhold; when they were arrested, the rulers had to release them speedily, when they wanted to interrogate them, the rulers had to be cautious, they could not apply force, they had to invite them for interrogation. When they got there, the Apostles repeated the same things they had been teaching about Jesus. They had something in them that fire could not burn; that water could not drown, that salt could not spoil.
What was their secret?
They CONFRONTED and CONQUERED.
Many years ago, there was a revival that broke out in a place. A brother used to go out for morning cry. It was a simple cry of; “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand”.
One day, this brother went out very early in the morning and was saying the same words as usual. It happened to be a day of sacrifice and the occultic men were at their shrine. Usually, nobody should come near the place and the villagers never did. This brother did not know that there was anything like that going on. The occultic men started chanting incantations on him and they found out that it had no effect on him. It surprised them and they all came out and brought their charms. The brother started feeling weak but he quickly started speaking in tongues. He regained his strength and the occultic men became weak and helpless.