I heard, “It is not a battle of the flesh!”
Yes, Gleanings from the Book of Galatians. Yesterday we saw that there are no gods. There is but one God, The Source, The One Being, from Whom are all things.
The Churches in Galatia did service to so-called gods before their conversion, but now things had changed. Look at what the apostle says;
“But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?”Galatians 4:9.
Observe carefully this statement “how turn ye again to weak and beggarly elements….”
What are these weak and beggarly elements? The Law and its ceremonies.
The apostle calls it weak and beggarly, not because the law is evil in itself, but because it does not have the power to offer life, righteousness, joy, peace and salvation to those observing it, (Galatians 3:21).
It is weak and beggarly, not in itself, but in giving life and justification to its observers.
Before the conversion of the Churches in Galatia, they were used to observing ceremonies, laws unto fictitious deities which had nothing to offer as it pertains life and righteousness.
Now that they had received Christ, The life and righteousness, and were expressly declared the way of salvation through Jesus, turning back to the law and its ceremonies was utter foolishness, blatant stupidity and a show of contempt for what The LORD has done.
That kind of persuasion is of the devil, who desires men to fall back from honouring Christ; from looking to Christ for righteousness into the bondage of the law.
We hear; “Whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage…”
The apostles never admonished any one to go back to keeping The Law for righteousness, after being delivered from that bondage.
If there is a desire to fall back to The Law, the apostle says it is a desire to fall back into a life of bondage, where you live beggarly; you start doing everything to earn righteousness and favour from a thrice Holy God.
You live the position of an heir as a son — to begging as a servant. Those who don’t know who they are in Christ will kill you for disturbing their servanthood mentality when you preach the power of God’s Grace to which he has already qualified us as sons.
There is only one reality we must observe, Christ! He is the substance of the covenant.
The reality of every blessing. He is the way the truth and the life. He has been slain for you and I, as we look to him daily, we are being Changed into the same image, from glory to glory as by the Spirit of The LORD.
See you tomorrow….
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a leader in The Will of God. I saw this person trying to lead others to their destinies in Christ.
But I saw that though he was doing it, he was doing it as though it was a thing of the flesh. He was using natural efforts, but the hearts of these people were under a demonic power.
I saw a demon stand by as it exerted power over the hearts this people. But I heard The LORD ask this Leader to refrain and take a deeper spiritual route.
I saw this leader as he withdrew and began addressing this demon, commanding these powers to be broken over this people.
“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience…”Ephesians 2:2.
“.. for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places,” Ephesians 6:12.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you,” James 4:7.
Then The LORD said, “My Child, It is not a battle of the flesh, refrain from your vain attempts and spiritually address the enemy.
Command the prince of the air to let go My People, break the course of this world in the hearts of My Remnant by The Power of My Spirit.
What you see is beyond the physical, Pray My Child!
Do not listen to the voices of the people speaking against My counsel upon you. It is beyond what you hear, there is a power exerting authority over them.
But I have given you Authority! Arise and take your land. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Be resolute and determined for I AM with you. Do not be silent. Command, I say, command these powers to be broken and usher in the revival.”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.