Deuteronomy 12:1-3 – “These are the statutes and the judgments which you shall carefully observe in the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess as long as you live on the earth. 2 “You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. 3 ” You shall tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and burn their Asherim with fire, and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods and obliterate their name from that place.” NASU
Yesterday we embarked on this journey of understanding the requirement to Dispossess in order to Possess our Promises in God. We discussed some of the principles and truths involved and beginning there I wish to press into this discovery and truth a bit more.
It is imperative that we realize that our DISPOSSESSING will involve Kingdoms, Locals, and Individual enemies. God gives us a Promise. He gives us the Anointing and Grace. Yet there is a Process that requires us to go beyond Prayers to Action. What is involved in the Process and Action of Dispossession?
- We Must DISCERN – – We Mark the Enemy.
- We must Study the Enemy and Understand His Tactics and Purposes.
- We must study the Scripture to Learn our Legal Claim and their Legal Defeat.
- We must DISDAIN – – Despise our Enemies Reject Them.
- We Reject what they stand for and what they do.
- We Remind them of their Eventual State or Future through the Promises of God.
- We must DISCLOSE – – Uncover, Expose, and Reveal the Enemy.
We bring them to the Light of God and Expose them through God’s Truth.
- We must DISCOMFORT the Enemy.
We bring them into a state of confusion, cause consternation in their hearts and minds, and bring terror to their hearts through the Word and Power of God. Remember the Spies in Jericho and what Rahab the Harlot said to the Spies? When we heard our hearts melted.
- We must DISINHERIT – – We seize Possession of the Promise.
- We serve an Eviction Notice on the Enemy and Kick Them Out and Off the Promise.
- We Occupy the Place of Promise by Faith.
- We then set up guards and defenses to Keep Them
I am totally convinced that when we really understand what Jesus has accomplished for us at the Cross and in the Resurrection, we move toward total victory. When we know that Jesus, as us and for us, TOTALLY Defeated the devil we have a new sense of faith and courage arise within. Consider the truth that IF Jesus did it “as me” and “for me”, then the Authority He has, I have! He is the Head and we are the Body. The authority of the head is experienced and enforced by the body.
Every demon you encounter has already been defeated at the Cross. They saw the defeat! You may never have considered that but there are no new demons. Demons don’t have babies. You are not battling a new, reinforced set of demons. Jesus defeated the ALL at the Cross! He has given us AUTHORITY over all the Power and Authority of the forces of hell. Through His Word, we have the Authority, through His Spirit the Anointing, and through His Blood the Power and Grace to STAND VICTORIOUSLY. The demons must obey us just as they had to obey Him. Let me give you five things, steps, or parts of the process that are vital and valuable:
- Identify the Enemy and Your Inheritance.
- Reject their Deceit and Intimidation. [Intimidate them not them intimidate you.]
- Bring them to the Light of God’s Word and Expose their Lies and Illegitimacy.
- Move them out of their Fortified Positions or Strongholds through the Word of God. [You Unsettle them].
- Take from them the Territory they have ILLEGALLY OCCUPIED. [Dispossess them and then Possess the Promise.]
We must Enforce the Victory Jesus Won at the Cross. How do we do that? BY FAITH! We have to realize, believe, and act upon His declaration, “the works that I do, greater works shall you do.”
I conclude with this passage, Colossians 2:8-17 – “For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; 11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. 16 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day — 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.” NASU
If you are not now POSSESSING your Place of Promise examine the situation and discover if there are ILLEGAL squatters occupying your Promise. If they are, take the Spiritual Weapons of Warfare through the Word and Prayer and EVICT them, then once you have DISPOSSESSED them, POSSESS your Promise. God Promised you ABUNDANT LIFE and declared you to be MORE THAN A CONQUEROR. Be what God has declared you to be!
God bless you richly as you embark on this new journey of Faith and Spiritual Freedom!