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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

THE BATTLE AGAINST THE WASTERS

Dr. D. K. Olukoya

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 its developmental process. We are talking about the power of the wasters. These wasters must be dealt with for they are responsible for destroying God’s plans for individuals. Therefore, I want you to pray the following prayer points before we continue:

1. Every virtue of my life that the enemy is sitting upon, come to me by fire, in the name of Jesus.

2. Anything planted into my life to disgrace me, come out now, in the name of Jesus.

A man of God went to preach in a particular place and as a mark of courtesy, he first of all went to the palace of the chief of the town. He greeted the chief and preached the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to him. The king challenged him by telling him to first assist them solve a problem they had with their river and then they would listen to his message. So, the man of God went to the river and prayed for seven hours. Then the demons in charge of the river came out and protested that they be left alone to accomplish their mission of spoiling the lives of the inhabitants of that place. A dialogue then ensued between the man of God and the demons. The man of God asked them whether they were the ones that got to the location before the river and they said that the river got there before them. So, the man of God said, “Since it is the river that got here before you, then you are strangers and it is written that the strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.” (Psalms 18:45.) That was how he succeeded in chasing them away and, of course, he need not preach much for the villagers to accept Christ for they had seen the raw power of God.

Isaiah 54:16: “Behold I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work, and I have created the waster to destroy.”

Verse 17 goes further to say that, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise up 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.”

The spirit of the waster is the most terrible demon that has demoted the black man. It has done and is still doing a lot of havoc. This evil spirit is at work in every African country.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WASTE?

a. To waste is to use wrongly. For example, pouring diesel into a kerosene lantern.

b. Not using a thing maximally.

c. Rendering a useful thing idle.

d. To render something worthless or to make it useless.

e. To damage something completely.

Before the spirit of the wasters can take over an environment, it must first of all have grabbed the individuals who make up the inhabitants of the place. One thing that worries my spirit and breaks my heart is the fact that there are so many people around who are not working according to God’s time-table for their lives. You will understand what I am talking about better by asking yourself the following questions:

i. Do I really know where my God’s-given prosperity lies? Some of us spend years and years drawing water and hewing wood. Some of us spend years serving our oppressors. Do you know where your God’s - given prosperity lies? As you are reading this message, do you really know what you should do to prosper?

ii. What are the things that I am happy doing?

iii. What are those things in my life that I know can help others to attain their maximum when I do them?

iv. What are those things that God has planted in my life that have capacity of demand?

v. What are those things that I can accomplish with minimum assistance?

If you don’t have clear answers to these questions, then the wasters are already in place in your life. That is the truth.

If you don’t know how to pray in anger before, you have to learn to do so to really confront the wasters. Once they are operating in one’s life, crying is not the answer. Blaming others won’t get you anywhere. The only way out is to fight and defeat them.

A lot of men are being wasted everyday because they never find out what God wants them to do. The devil finishes such people completely by making them to engage in activities that will make his job easier, for example, womanizing, smoking, drinking and moving about in the night, and little by little, their lives are wasting away. Such people forget the fact that nobody is getting younger. Every day, everybody gets older and if by the time you are 40 and you have not discovered the direction you should follow, then you are lost. Some people say that a fool at 40 is a fool forever; but I believe that nowadays, a fool at 21 is a fool forever.

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