Restoring The Years
Scripture Reading: Joel 2:12-27
Will things ever change in my life? Will my situation ever change for the better? Is this how my life is doomed to be; the cross that I will have to carry?
These are questions that may have crossed the minds of some who are reading this today; nevertheless, a thought that we may not be too willing to admit we have entertained.
Anyone who has had the experience of being subjected to the operations of the spirit of sabotage and the resultant disruptive effects on their lives, business, health, finances or marriage, will perhaps understand the sentiments of the person who will have thought of or asked themselves those questions.
One of the effects of the spirit of sabotage is to make you to lose confidence in the word you have believed; to get you to the point where you declare: “I am tired; I can’t take this any longer, I don’t think I can cope anymore…”.
Have you ever been in that place before?
The spirit of sabotage is a debilitating spirit that works through intimidation, weariness, despair, and a feeling of exhaustion that makes you to want to give up the fight and throw in the towel. It pitches you in what seems to be a constant battle; an uphill struggle and a life of setbacks; just as soon as it seems that you have solved one problem, another crops up again.
Whenever or wherever this spirit is in operation, It weakens you, weakens the structure of your family, business, ministry or organisation by frustrating your plans and efforts and weakening your resolve. Against this backdrop, contention, strife, disunity, suspicion and relationship breakdown is the natural progression that ensues - destinies have compromised, lives have been sabotaged!
Well, dear friend, if you have been able to identify the operation of this spirit in your life and maybe you have wondered if there is any way change can happen as you have been crying out to God for, hear what the word of God says to you today:
Indeed,“ says the LORD, "captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children. Isaiah 49:25 (NET)
God is saying to you as He declared to the children of Israel through the mouth of His prophet:
“I will deliver you; I will fight against your adversary; I will rescue your destiny!”
He has stretched forth His mighty hands to save you; who shall hold Him back?
Jesus says in Luke 11:21-22;
“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his possessions are safe. 22But when a stronger man attacks and conquers him, he takes away the first man’s armor on which the man relied and divides up his plunder.”
Child of God, arise in His might and declare into you life and to your situation:
“I speak to you foul spirit of sabotage in the Name of Jesus; the blood of Jesus speaks against you as it speaks better things on my behalf!
I declare to you that He who is stronger than you is here for me - His Name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God.
Pray a prayer of repentance and ask God for forgiveness for any doors that you may have opened that allowed and empowered the enemy to deploy the spirit of sabotage against you.
Ask God to expose and abort the operation of this spirit against you.
Speak out the following declarations:
I command you in the Name of Jesus, to cease and desist your operations in my life, in my family, in my church.
I demand the release, recovery and return of all that has been stolen or withheld from me, my family and my church.
I command a repair and restoration of that which has been damaged or destroyed - (relationships, businesses, ministry, marriages, lives)
I have a comprehensive insurance policy brokered on my behalf by my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and signed by His blood.
Every loss or delay or disruption that I have ever suffered or am suffering as a result of the operations of this spirit in my life, is hereby underwritten by the blood of Jesus, through the completed works of Christ on the cross of Calvary.
I break free from every hinderance; I break my family free of every hinderance; I break this church free from every hinderance; I break my destiny free in the Name of Jesus.
I receive strength in Christ to move forward in progress and prosperity. I will not be discouraged; I will not be confounded, I will not be dismayed.
I cancel every word and every lie that you have spoken concerning my destiny, my family and this church. I declare to you that all your unwitting captives are now set free and delivered from your words of discouragement and deception in the Name of Jesus.
I thank you Lord for the manifestation of Your victory in my life. Amen.
Go and prosper in jesus’ Name!
Pastor Wale Oladimeji