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Becoming an Overcomer!
Psalm 149 says this:
"Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute on them the written judgement
- This honour have all His saints.
Praise the Lord!"
In the day in which the Psalmist lived, their enemies were literal live people.
In the days in which we live, the Apostle Paul tells us that our enemies are not people of flesh and blood, but Principalities, Powers, Rulers of the Darkness of this World, and Spiritual Wickedness in Heavenly Places
(Ephesians 6 : 12).
So we are to do what Psalm 149 says, not to people, but instead to our spiritual enemies, of which the Strong Man is the main one. This can be done only in prayer.
The Psalm says that ALL BELIEVERS have this honour.
This means that God expects you to develop as an Overcomer and as a Warrior in prayer, so that you can co-operate with the Lord Jesus in keeping your Strong Man in check in your own life.
Lord Jesus, I understand that You are the Stronger Man in my life.
Today I surrender to You, everything I have so far held back from giving to YOU.
I rest my whole life in Your hands and I want You to know that I trust You fully.
In Your name, Lord Jesus, I resist and refuse Rebellion, Witchcraft, Stubbornness, Iniquity and Idolatry. I renounce Deception, Unjust Accusation, Lying and Believing Lies.
I ask You to cultivate in me the fruit of YOUR Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, Your power in my life, and self control.
In the name of Jesus, today I continue to receive Gladness, in place of the Ashes of regret.
I continue to receive the Oil of Joy to anoint my head, in place of Grief and Mourning.
I choose to throw off the spirit of Heaviness and Sorrow, and take up instead, Your Song of Praise for my life.
I commit myself to sober-mindedness and vigilance.
Thank You for giving me this opportunity to be free.
Hope we can get together again tomorrow, God willing.
Meanwhile, have a great day walking with the Lord!