How to brake the bondage and get deliverance from Satan

How to brake the bondage of Satan

Wall of Jericho is in front of us.  This wall is a stumbling block.  It's preventing us from entering in to the city and take possession of it.  The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men."  That is a good promise and we love promises.  Promise of abundance.  Promise of blessings.  Promise of good health.  Promise of happy family life.  Promise of better future.  Everything is promised.  And we love promises.

See what our Lord's promise for us:  You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.  The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.  Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.  The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

Again Lord promised that:  The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.  The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you. The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.

The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.

What a great promises.  We love to receive promises.

The sad thing is that we have only promises.  In our real life we are experiencing just opposite of what is promised.  Only problems.  Problem, problem, problem...  Everywhere you'll find problems.  Problems and frustrations in your family life.  Problems in your office.  Problems in your business. Financial problem.  Relationship problem. Evey day you have problems. The wall of Jericho is standing against us. 

Our brain is filled with many thoughts.  Many worrying thoughts are coming in our mind just like airplanes and thoughts going out like rockets. Worries  are  taking charge of our spare moments.  To avoid worry, we started to work at computer. To find some relief, we watch television.  But they are also adding inputs for increasing your worries.   How can we get out of these problem. 

We build a relationship and brake it faster than we build it.   We earn a lot of money and we don't know where it goes.   We buy house on loan and work over time up to 16 hours to repay the loan.  What is the use of that house if we don't have time to live in that house. It only add worries.  Bible says You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.  We can only see the big rocks of the wall of Jericho.

We spend many hours in front of computer and no time to spend with your loved ones. Husband and wife are working.  Children are in the day care center.  When husband comes home, wife leave for her night duty.  Rarely  they see each other. What a pathetic life we are living.  Where is that promise?  Where is that blessings promised?  How can we get it? How can we brake the walls and enjoy the goodness of that promised land?

Ministry is not growing.  It is in the same position for the last 15 years.  No changes.  Ministry is not growing.  There is problems in the ministry.  What shall I do?  You may be asking questions like this.  What went wrong.  What is  the problem?  No one knows.  Only God knows.  Yes God knows the problems. Rocks of the wall of Jericho standing on our way!

Two emotions are leading us.  One is angry and the other is hopelessness.  If our small children disobey us we get angry.  When the children grow up and liver life their own and disobey us, we fell into hopelessness. 

God's promise is that "I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men".  But it stand as a dream for you.

Our promised land is surrounded by a big wall and guarded by its fighters.  Doors are tightly locked.  There is no way to enter the city and capture it.  How can we enter the promised land and possess it.  How can we enjoy the blessings of that promised land.  What we need to do.  Climbing the wall is not possible as fighters of Jericho is guarding the city.   The wall of Jericho is standing between you and your promised land.  Who will brake it for you?  How can you conquer  it?
 
But Joshua has a promise from God.  "I will give you every place where you set your foot"    If Joshua run and cover 500 meters, it is his.  If he run and cover 5Km.  It is Joshua's.  If he cover 50Km, it would be registered in his name.  If he could cover 500km.  It is his property.  The promise is with Joshua.  Joshua had to decide how much he want.  You can decided what you want.  The promise is with you. 

What God said to Joshua?  Let us see: March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.  Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.  When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in."

What a strange advise!  Joshua shared it with his men. No one questioned the purpose of walking around the city.  No one raised his doubt. No arguments. No challenges.  No division among them.  They just obeyed it.  

If you say the same to your people, what would be the response?   You debate the idea.  Look at the merits and demerits of walking around the city.  You may be thinking about the purpose of walking around the city.  

Was their God mad?  Was Joshua mad and out of his sense?  Was Joshua had a listening problem.  Miscommunication!  See, normally, if God want to do a miracle, he can do it in a split of a second.  He is a mighty God.  Why He should trouble the people.  He can do it in a split of a moment.  Then why God is troubling his own people.

You know how big a city is.  To circle a small village will take hours.  A city is bigger than a village.  If you assume minimum 10 Km as the circumference of the city, you know how difficult it is to walk around it.   Walking 2 Km is very difficult for us.  They had to walk around the city.  10 km.  No one grumbled.   It is ok to walk 10 km in a day. 

No one put forth the plan of taking 2 rounds in the first day and take rest in the other day so that they can spend some time with their wifes and children.  No one said that take 6 rounds in the first day and take rest for next five days.  So that we can go for a vacation and comeback on the 7th day for the seven rounds. No. No one made suggestions.  They just obeyed.

If it is a 10 Km round, on the seventh day they had to walk 7 x 10 = 70 km. Walking 70km??  Really very hard to do.  If it is a 5Km round, they had to walk 35km. Imagine walking 35km.  Can you do that in a day?  If you do that what will be your position.  They may have exhausted after the 35km walking event.  No more strength.  They may be having a desire to sit and take rest.  No.  There is no time for taking rest.  They had to shout. 

No there is no time for smoking a cigarette so that they can remove the tension and relax.   Joshua did not said that take a bottle of XXX rum and take rest, in the night and tomorrow morning we will go and fight.  You know the physical strength of a man who walked 35 km.  He don't have the voice to shout.   How can a man shout when he is tired. 

When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.

When men tired and failed,  from there God took charge of the fight.  God shook the foundation stones of the walls of Jericho fort.  One by one stones came down.

Look when you are ready to obey God without any question, suggestion or complaint, your problems will start run away from your path. Just obey God.  Let God to do the rest of the work for you.   Why the wall of Jericho stand in your way preventing your from having a fruitful and happy life.  Many times we are not ready to obey His commandments. 

What God want us to do?  Give food the the hungry.  Give something to drink to the thirsty.  Invite the stranger in your house.  Clothe the needy.  Look after the sick. And visit the prisoners.  "But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

God wants you to be a human being.  Share your possessions.  Lover your neighbor.  Do not worry and lead a happy life.  God is not a knowledge.  He is a power.  We cannot see Him with our naked eye.  He lives in a forth dimension. 

We need to feel God in our life.  He is a power.  He is a feeling.  Wants to bless us. Lead us and Guide us to live a fruitful and happy life. 

Jesus is the deliverer.  Have you received that deliverance.  If not, this is the time to get the deliverance.  Deliverance form your worries.  Deliverance from your smoking.  Deliverance from your drug addicts. Deliverance from angry.  Deliverance from sinful sexual thoughts.  Deliverance from poverty.  Deliverance from scarcity.  If you cannot feel and enjoy that deliverance, you are  not delivered.  Come to the feet of Jesus.  Take a decision to leave all your bad habits.  Lead a good and fruitful life. God is  with you to take care of all your needs.

Only thing we need to do to enter into the promised land is th obey him.  Obey him without any question.  Humble yourself.  Do not think that you have the understanding.  Just obey his commandments.  Feel Him in your life.  Taste and see that God is good.  God is an experience.  Experience Him your life.  God is not a knowledge.  Your knowledge will not do any good in experiencing God.  Your good deeds or understanding would not help you to experience God.  Bible gives you only knowledge. You need to experience what is written in the bible in your life. 

Jesus is the mediator between you and God.  Through Jesus you can reach God.  Have a Great relationship with God. Feel Him.  Experience him in your life.

May God bless you.

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Caleb DRC 4 years ago

Outstanding!!!

This hub had made me a follower. Obedience; that is what it is all about.

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