Christian Character and Living, Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 426 – DEALING WITH UNSEEN INFLUENCES 4

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Sunday 24th, March 2024
 

DEALING WITH UNSEEN INFLUENCES 4



“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” 

Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)



The greatest weapon of the adversary against men is deception.

To wrestle or fight against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world and evil spirits is not a fight with physical strength or abilities.

It doesn’t require human strategies. To wrestle or fight with these unseen forces is a matter of words and thoughts.

The attacks of the adversary is always focused on your inner man. This is why you must always guard your heart.

Don’t treat thoughts as mere thoughts or imaginations. Thoughts which are not consistent with the knowledge of Christ, are negative transmissions of the adversary into your spirit and soul. These transmissions provide pathways for demons to travel into your life to afflict and oppress you.

Where do you think depression, stress, anxiety, fear and doubts emanates from?

They are intrinsically not from the situations you find yourself. They are not first by the people who offend you. Those situations and people are mere conduits or channels for the adversary to attack you with his evil blazing arrows.

You must be on guard to engage the armour of the Lord.

As I explained to you yesterday, Jesus decoded the source of Peter’s revelation. He knew it was not by flesh and blood, but through the supernatural influence of the Father. (See Matthew 16:16-17)

Jesus affirmed how the spiritual influences your life when you are availed.

In that same chapter, there was another instance similar to what we discussed previously.

“From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” 
Matthew 16:21-23 (NKJV)

 
Did Jesus call Peter Satan?

Was Peter not the one Jesus was praising not long ago?

Peter who spoke by divine revelation was now an agency for the voice of Satan.

The adversary knowing the influence of  Peter, was speaking through Peter to discourage Jesus from going to the cross.

Jesus knew the force or influence by which Peter spoke. He knew it wasn’t a wrestling with Peter, it was a fight with the devil. He rebuked the negative voice of the adversary.

Which negative voice or thought are you amplifying or vocalizing?

Set your mind on the knowledge of Christ. Don’t submit to any thoughts which are contradictory to the knowledge of Christ.

Submit your thoughts to the thoughts of God through the study of the scriptures.

Refuse to yield to wrong thoughts and emotions. Stand firm and set your gaze on the Lord.

Selah!

DIG DEEPER
(Ephesians 6:10-18; Matthew 16:16-17; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; Mark 9:25; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 4:14; Acts 5:3; John 13:2; James 4:7; Philippians 2:13)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we shall walk in the wisdom and understanding to rightly perceive the source of every thought and utterance.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
1 Kings 1 – 3
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– My mind is set on the knowledge of Christ.
 
– Through the study of the word, I daily submit my thoughts to the thoughts of God.
 
– I refuse to yield myself to wrong emotions and thoughts.
 
– My gaze is set on the Lord.
 
Oh thank you Lord Jesus!

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Diana Aline
Diana Aline
2 months ago

Thank you very much, Apostle Sir, for this series.. throughout this series, my mind has been shifted. It has also been rooted and firmly in the Lord. God bless you more, Apostle..
Set my mind on the knowledge of Christ Jesus. I reject and rebuke any thought that is not from God and the word, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
2 months ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

I guard my heart and mind with the knowledge of Christ Jesus. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
2 months ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

I gazed only on the Word and God.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

My heart has been enlightened also

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
2 months ago

I guard my heart with all diligence.

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
2 months ago

My gaze is fixed on the Lord in all things

Abigail Akrong
Abigail Akrong
2 months ago

Hallelujah, I set my mind to the thoughts and knowledge of Christ

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
2 months ago

I set my mind on the right thoughts

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
2 months ago

I stand my grounds and through Jesus I uproot and solve issues from its sources

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
2 months ago

My heart is garrisoned by the more sure word like a fortress

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
2 months ago

Thank you Jesus

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
2 months ago

Thoughts which are not consistent with the knowledge of Christ, are negative transmissions of the adversary into your spirit and soul

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
2 months ago

I set my mind on the knowledge of Christ

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
2 months ago

I refuse to submit to any thoughts which are contradictory to the knowledge of Christ.

Sulley
Sulley
2 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus! I give my mind and thoughts to the knowledge of Christ

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I don’t give my mind to the deceptive thoughts of the adversary

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I refuse to vocalize and amplify the negative thoughts of the adversary

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I set my mind on the knowledge of Christ only.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I don’t submit to any thoughts which are contradictory to the knowledge of Christ.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I’m a student of the word of God.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I refuse to yield my heart to wrong thoughts and emotions.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I stand firm and set my gaze on the Lord.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

Through the study of the word, I daily submit my thoughts to the thoughts of God.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
2 months ago

I walk in the wisdom and the understanding to rightly perceive the source of every thought and utterance.

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

I refuse to yield to wrong thought.

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

I’m not moved by the things of this world, the word of God is my focus.

Bumbede
Bumbede
2 months ago

Thank you Lord
I gaze is set on the Lord, my mind is filled with the knowledge of Christ.

Andrews
Andrews
2 months ago

I guard my heart against all wrong voices of the adversary

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago

I stand firm and set my gaze on Jesus
I refuse to give my mind to teachings and thoughts which are not consistent to God’s word

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