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 And 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 you shall obliterate their name from that place.” NASB
In the considering the idea of Dispossessing in order to Possess our Promises in God, we must consider several elements involved in this process. None of them can be omitted and each of them leads to the next action. In order to Dispossess the enemy, we must:
DISCERN or Mark the Enemy. It is imperative that we develop an understanding of that enemy or know them and base our conclusions on the revealed Word and Will of God. We must understand our legal claim and the enemy’s legal defeat. It took place at the Cross and in the Death, Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus. He Won and through Him we Win.
DISDAIN or Despise our Enemy. No, not hate the individual humans but the devil and his hordes and what he has and is doing to people. We must reject all claims of the enemy and even learn to belittle them through the Word of God. What I mean is remind them repeatedly of their past, present, and future through the work of our Lord Jesus on the Cross.
DISCLOSE or Uncover and Expose the Enemy. We must bring them to the Light of God’s Word and Truth. When they are exposed, we realize they are not the all-powerful force they pretend, and many have believed. They are defeated!
DISCOMFORT or Bring Terror to their hearts and minds through the Word of God and the Victory of Jesus. Remember the words of the harlot in Jericho? She said to the spies, “When we heard, our hearts melted.” The demonstration of God’s Power and Authority brings terror to the hearts of the enemy of our souls.
DISINHERIT the enemies and Seize Possession of the Promise. We evict the illegal squatters on our promise. We then occupy the place of promise and we set up defenses to resist the devil and keep them out.
I am fully convinced that when and if the Body of Christ truly understands what Jesus has accomplished, we will live differently. I believe that when we know that Jesus, as us and for us, totally defeated the devil and has given us power and authority over them, we will think and live differently. Therefore, if He did it as me and for me, then the authority He has, I have! He is the head and we are the body.
We need to let embrace this truth and allow it to become anchored in our thinking. We must never forget that ever demon we face has already been defeated at the Cross. They experienced defeat! There are no new demons being born, demons don’t have babies. You are not battling some new demonic army of reinforcements. Jesus defeated the ALL at the Cross and they are defeated!
He has made it perfectly clear that when we speak His Word and go in His Power and Name, they have to obey us, just as they have to obey Him, because “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.”
What do we do? We Identify the Enemy and our Inheritance. We reject their deceit, lies, deception, and intimidation and begin to intimidate them through the Word of God. We bring them to the Light of Truth and expose them. We move them out of their fortified positions through the Word of God and unsettle them. We take from them the territory they have illegally occupied and move onto and into our inheritance.
How do we do that? By Faith! I ask that you read Colossians 2:9-17 and I believe it will help us understand what Jesus did and what we can do in and through Him. It is time to Dispossess the squatters and illegals from our Place of Promise and Possess the Promises and live the Abundant Life He Promised and Won for us at the Cross.
God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day in Him!