Friends, greetings in Jesus Name! Today I will be sharing with you on what I title, "The Danger of Being at Ease in Zion". Let me begin by saying that Christianity is a call to action. It's a call to take dominion. Unfortunately, you can't have dominion by sitting back on a rocking chair and sipping a cup of coffee. No! You have to conquer territories to achieve that. Meaning, there are battles to fight. You must roll up your sleeves and engage in warfare. It is unfortunate to note that many believers in Christ are at ease. Unknowingly, many are in captivity. It is pathetic that majority of Christians today do not understand spiritual warfare. They go about wallowing in ignorance. Joyfully, the enemy is having a field day because he thrives on people's ignorance. It's time to arise and take your stand.
Listen, you can't afford to be complacent at this hour. Why should you be at ease at the expense of your joy, peace, prosperity, good health, promotion, success, and all the good things of life that the Lord has earmarked for you? Why would you rather prefer to be bound in sickness and disease, failure, pain, and depression when you have power in the name of Jesus to overcome? Does it make sense? Really, you deserve the best things of life. But it won't fall upon you on a platter of gold. There is a price to pay. You must arise and engage in warfare to reclaim what is yours that the enemy has stolen from you. Yes! There must be no retreat no surrender. Jesus has given you victory but the devil is still laying claim to it. So, you must arise and command Satan to get out, otherwise he will sit on your progress for as long as you keep mute.
I was watching a preacher ministering on TV. Then he raised a prayer point and said, "O Lord, give my enemies basket to be fetching water – an unending assignment – that will keep them busy for eternity, so they will forget about me." I laughed when I heard it. You know what? That prayer is dangerous! Why do I say so? The opposite is the case for many individuals. They are the ones assigned by Satan to be fetching water with basket. But that has to be reversed in Jesus Name. The bible said in Psalm 89:8, "O Lord of Hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? Or to thy faithfulness round about thee?" According to Rick Joyner in his book, Breaking the Power of Evil, he said, "God is love, yet the most common title given to God in Scripture is The Lord of Hosts, which literally means the Lord of Armies." Therefore, if we call ourselves followers of the most high God, then we are in army. We are God's soldiers – His battle axe and weapons of war – here on earth. What do soldiers do? They defend territories against intruders, and also advance to take territories. So, why should you be in a docile state, not standing against the intruders militating against your life.
As a child of God, if you do not take up your place of authority, the enemy will undermine your power and authority given to you by God. Luke 10:19 says, "Behold, I give you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you." From the above scripture, it is evident that there are serpents and scorpions out there – not to favour you – but to hurt and harm you. Now, it takes a battle-like mindset to arise and stop them. You don't have to pretend that those things do not exist. They are out there on the streets with weapons in their hands, ready to fight against you. They don't care whether you are prepared or not, they are out to fight dirty and injure you. Therefore, you can't afford to be at Ease or Ignorant about their operations. As you go this week, raise your spiritual antenna to pick every satanic signal hovering around your environment, and then deal with it accordingly. Have a glorious week in His Presence. With love, Elvis!