I had a very instructive dream on 1 August 2022.
Somali bandits/ terrorists had besieged a Christian media house in London, likely Premier Radio or a sister station.
And an important regular livestream of preaching The Gospel had been deserted by the broadcast team.
I went to the premises (not known in the natural) of the station and found it completely abandoned by the staff, having fled from the threat of the terrorists.
The terrorists, wielding AK 47 rifles, were patrolling, moving all over the place from room to room.
I called a member of the broadcast team, a Caribbean British young lady (probably in her late 20s), who was very good and efficient, to come back and join me in serving THE LORD by having the broadcast back on air.
She fearfully declined, because of the danger posed by the terrorists besieging the station’s premises. But I convinced her that everything will be okay, and she agreed and returned to work.
When she came, and we were working, trying to restart operations (in the presence of the terrorists), I told her with a sense of confident exhortation: “You will see how JESUS will turn things around…”
In spite of the enemy coming against us relentlessly, trying to stop The Good News of THE CROSS manifesting for us, we must not be moved.
We will see how JESUS will turn things around for us quickly! Praise THE LORD! Hosanna! (Hosanna means “Save now”).
For many believers, the fires of affliction have become even more violent and raging.
But you must never back down or back off in our warfare. You must not be a deserter, but rather, by The Grace of GOD, “endure hardship as a good soldier of JESUS CHRIST.” (2 Timothy 2:3).
You must depend on GOD. You must trust GOD no matter how tough things are. Because He is faithful to deliver you if you trust Him.
“Then they cried out to THE LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. Then they cried out to THE LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. Then they cry out to THE LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses. He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings.” Psalm 107:13, 19, 28, 35.
When there is pressure, you must persevere, asking for Grace to get you through. Don’t get scared, scurrying away from the enemy.
The devil will flee from you if you submit to GOD and resist him, (James 4:7). But if you fear, he will feast on you.
Therefore, fear not! Only believe, pray and obey as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT.
A couple of years ago, a sister from New York had emailed me. She had A LOT of warfare in the flesh and spirit: various family problems and hostilities against her, intermittent unemployment, health problems, etc. as well as intense witchcraft attacks against her.
She was overwhelmed.
I was ministering to her via email. And, ALL Glory to JESUS, she was rapidly increasing in confidence, Spiritual/spiritual Knowledge and spiritual warfare.
Then she got a new job in a government organisation. Right there, Satan began trying to scare her all the more.
She said a lady receptionist asked her if she knew a Church where they do witchcraft!
What! Someone was seeking to go to a Church where they do witchcraft?
Things are becoming worse now than Sodom and Gomorrah, yes, worse than Jezebel’s Israel.
I was encouraging the sister a lot, ministering to her and interceding for her.
Then one day, she asked me about dealing with Leviathan. (Leviathan is a manifestation of Satan that suffocates and destroys persons and destinies as a boa constrictor does its prey).
Some days into POWERFULLY ministering to her to deal with and defeat Leviathan, she sent me an email sounding uncharacteristically strange and very hysterical, saying that she was having a lot of attacks and that I should stop praying for her.
And with that, she was gone.
The very sweet sister and gentle soul, succumbed and cut off. She never responded to my emails checking on her again. But I am still interceding for her.
When you are fighting demons, they will try to scare you to back off. But it’s a bluff, a psy-op (psychological operations) to influence your emotions and reasoning with fear.
You must never back down or back off in our warfare. As you may have heard before, “Quitters never win, and winners never quit!”
If you know how Satan FEARS you as a child of GOD, as a believer in JESUS CHRIST, you will not fear him one bit! But rather STRIKE and CRUSH him by THE BLOOD and THE WORD.
Who should fear the other? An elephant or an ant? A lion or a mouse?
Greater is JESUS Who is in you than Satan. And THE LORD has given you POWER over all the power of the enemy (1 John 4:4; Luke 9:1;10:19). And yet you fear him? The trembling fallen angel you are to trample under your feet?
Has not JESUS defeated the devil and his angels for us, triumphing over them in THE CROSS?
“What then shall we say to these things? If GOD is for us, who can be against us? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:31,37.
“Through GOD we will do valiantly, For it is He Who shall tread down our enemies.” Psalm 108:13.
Part of a wonderful praise song THE LORD gave me a few years ago says:
“We are winners
We are winners
In JESUS we are winners
We are winners”
GOD is FAR greater than Satan. Compared to GOD, the devil is less than a grain of sand on the seashore.
GOD has UNLIMITED Power. But the devil is very limited in power — which he is unlawfully using as a murderer, liar, thief, and destroyer, (John 8:44;10:10), and is cowering, running scared straight down into the lake of fire and brimstone to be tormented forever. He is a condemned criminal against whom we are to enforce The Laws of GOD to police and punish him, (Isaiah 54:17; 2 Corinthians 10:4-6; Psalm 149:6-9).
You will EASILY overcome Satan by The Power of GOD if you depend on Him.
Just ask THE HOLY SPIRIT always what to pray and what to do in any situation. And you will always have victory as you obey.
Use THE BLOOD OF JESUS against the devil and his angels. They are easily WIPED OUT by THE BLOOD, (Colossians 2:13–15; Revelation 12:11).
You have to use Kingdom Force violently against them, (Matthew 11:12). Cover yourself always with THE BLOOD OF JESUS, and declare: “And nothing shall by any means hurt me.”
Also, as JESUS prayed for us in John 17, pray always: “FATHER, keep me in Your NAME, keep me through Your NAME. Keep me from the evil one”.
Always ask for Grace!
Always ask THE LORD for Grace. Without His Grace, we cannot run the race. Without Him we can do nothing. But through Him we can do all things, (John 15:5; Philippians 4:13).
If you don’t bow to the pressure, THE LORD will deliver you.
Remember the three Hebrew men who were summoned before Nebuchadnezzar? They refused to bow to the devil. And JESUS rescued them from the fiery furnace.
When the fire is hottest, The Fourth Man is there for your rescue. The Fourth Man — THE SON OF GOD, will rescue you from the most violent fires and floods if you don’t bow to the pressure of the devil.
Overwhelming floods and flaming fires (Isaiah 43:2) are nothing for The One Who is The Fountain of Living Waters and our GOD The Consuming Fire.
Paul and Silas prayed and praised their way out of prison. And then were tenderly treated and fed by the jailer! (Acts 16:22-34).
If they had thrown a pity party in the prison, they will not have been so spectacularly delivered by GOD.
But when they PRAYED and PRAISED in their predicament, they were dramatically delivered swiftly by The Power of GOD.
That’s how you get delivered by GOD: by prayer and praise.
Stay strong and never give up. Trust in GOD and depend on Him for your deliverance.
You will see how JESUS will turn things around for you quickly. Amen.
“When THE LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “THE LORD has done great things for them.” THE LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad. Bring back our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South. Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:1-6.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.