Summary: Our message this week which is entitled, “Disgracing local evil weapons” can also be called “Instructions for warfare.” Psalm 74:20 says, “Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.” It talks a
DISGRACING LOCAL EVIL WEAPONS
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Our message this week,which is entitled “Disgracing local evil weapons,” can also be called “Instructions for warfare.” Psalm 74:20 says, “Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.” It talks about the dark places of the earth and the wickedness therein. Psalm 91:13 also says, “Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.” What does the Bible mean by the lion and the adder, the young lion and the dragon? They are powers of darkness in all their ramifications.
Psalm 91: 5 says, “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day, nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the destrution that wasteth at noon day.” All these are the vices of the enemy. 2 Corinthians 2: 11 also says, “Lest satan should get an advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices’. Here, the Bible says that we should not be ignorant of satanic devices. If the Bible says we should not be ignorant, it means that some people are already ignorant. They do not know what to do. It can be a very terrible thing when weapons are being fashioned against you and you do not know their nature, let alone be able to draw a programme of reaction. Job 5:12 says, “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty; so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.”
As I was told, one man went to his hometown and was introduced to members of his extended family. To his amazement, the man who introduced him made very bad remarks about him. He told the people that he was jobless, useless, wayward, worthless and a nonentity. He called the man and asked him why he introduced him like that and the man told him that if he did not say so, he would be finished. Then he understood and allowed him to continue with his strange introduction. Like every other environment, ours has its own wickedness. It is a place where you cannot afford to be neutral. If you are going to be on the side of God make sure that you have every weapon that the Bible describes, and all the benefits that God says you can have. Do not stay in the camp of those who say that the time of speaking in tongues and miracles is gone, and there is no more supernatural power. If you see anybody saying that, know that household enemies have finished his account. You just pray for God to open his eyes.
I once came across a lady who had two sex organs. She said that somebody told her the wrong one could be removed by operation, but anytime she went to the hospital to complain the doctors would not find the wrong one. It would disappear. Somebody also told me that demonic people have something which when they place on a seat and a woman sits on it, instead of the normal menstruation, the woman would be menstruating maggots. I also know a man who ran mad at intervals. And when that happened and he hit his head with his hands, cockroaches would be coming out. Sometime ago too, there was a man who was normal as long as there was no food in his presence. Immediately you place food before him, he would begin to tear his hair off and would not eat the food even if he was hungry. They kept moving him around until they brought him to one of our meetings. After prayer, he was given food and he ate very well, to the amazement of his wife.
What I am trying to say is that every geographical area has its own evil forces and evil weapons; every country has its own satanic technology. Some of the prayer points we pray can help in some places, while they would be completely useless in other places because what you may be addressing is not there. You do not find men in this environment taking injections to enable them to develop breasts like women. In places where this obtains, you would see two men in the street cuddling each other, and one of them has breasts while the other does not. The demon behind such practice is not found here in Nigeria. Daniel 10:13 says, “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.” Here was an angel bringing back the response to Daniel’s prayer and a principality controlling the area withstood him. But thank God for Daniel that he did not stop praying. Verse 20 says, “Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia...” Mark 5: 9- 10 says, “And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, my name is Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.” The demons did not want to leave that country, they wanted to continue to destroy the lives of the people living there. Every area has its own demons and evil forces controlling it. So, satanic weapons vary from one place to the other and whatever weapons that would be available for the devil to use in an environment would depend upon seven things;