OVERCOMING NIGHT RAIDERS
These are evil forces of darkness that attack people at night. May be you have heard of people telling you stories on how they were being strangled at night but cried for help the voice couldn’t come out. Others they are sexually abused, others dream being buried or hospitalized on drip or being injected in dream. Some are led into evil covenants, spiritual weddings and spiritual parties. All this and much more is the work of the night raiders and are meant to manipulate Christians.
A lot of people healthy men, women and children go to bed only to wake up with strange diseases, disorders, family breakdown, etc, just because the ‘sons of darkness’ attacked them and manipulated their lives. This can be traced in the parable of tares.
Matthew 13:25-26 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
Job experienced this attack while at night sleeping. While he woke up he was shaking and filled with fear.
Job 4:12-14 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a little thereof. In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
Many destinies, virtues, businesses, careers, are lost at night while people are sleeping. This is because the enemy knows that at night that’s when people are most vulnerable. Some people sleep while sober but wake up mad or confused.
It’s unfortunate that majority Christians have settled for an average prayer life (peace making) because they know that when they pray deliverance prayers the enemy will attack them. So they have chosen to rather fold their hands.
In some fellowships when time for actual fire releasing prayers begin, some Christians opt to run away, or stand in a distance to watch how things will go.
Brethren, you need to know that there is no Christian that can make peace with the devil. You cannot be shortlisted in God’s army and be at peace with the devil. Making peace means being disarmed. The devil came to steal, kill, and destroy but Jesus Came that we may have life in abundance. (John 10:10).
1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
Only God through Jesus Christ can give us the ultimate protection even when we are sleeping/ unconscious of the works of darkness.
Psalms 91:1-5 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
How to overcome
– Take charge of the night gates. The enemy normally attack people at night gates the hours of 9,12,3,6. Find means of how you can take charge of these gates in prayer. A clock alarm is better to wake up and pray during such hours. Pray for protection upon your life and family. Psalms 125:1-3 Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous
– Resist in prayer. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7).
– Cancel every evil covenant whenever you suspect an evil attack in a dream. It’s good that every time you wake up just cancel every attack because at times we forget dreams. Reverse all that has been done in a dream and plead the cover of the blood of Jesus Christ.
– Build walls of fire around your life as you go to sleep. Pray for the protection from heaven.
– Join prayer fellowships. Find intercessors that can stand with you whenever an attack is done.
Prayer: Father in heaven we thank you that Jesus Christ through the cross, triumphed over every powers and principalities, making them a public spectacle by the power of resurrection and through him you gave us victory over the forces of darkness. Therefore we cancel every works of darkness that the enemy has been trying to do to our destines in Jesus’ name.
– We repent and cancel every evil covenants and agreements made on our behalf or made through manipulation up to 4th generation of our forefathers in Jesus’ name.
– We restore every virtue and blessings that the enemy has stolen, manipulated or hindered up to the 4th generation in Jesus’ name.
– We plead the blood of Jesus Christ upon destinies of our lives, families, works of our hands, ministry, nations, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
THE POWER IN DREAMS AND VISIONS
Dreams and visions are GOD’s plans, oracles and revelations of how to live a purposeful life. All prophesies on people, families, nations come from visions, dreams, revelations, given by God.
When we loose such dreams or are misinterpreted then we have lost God’s plan for our lives. God speaks in many ways but common ones are through Dreams, visions, revelations yet they are the most manipulated by evil spiritual world.
Through dreams GOD speaks to people, communities, nations and the world.
Several teachings on how God spoke to his people. Numbers 12:6 and he said, “hear my words: if there is a prophet among you, I the lord make myself known to him in a vision; i speak with him in a dream.”
Genesis 15:1-7 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.” ……Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. And He said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it.”
In every home, community, church, institution or nation, there are visions and dreams. These are the engines, driving force and purpose for existence. A lost vision is the lost identity and lost direction. Therefore we need such guidance from God to keep on right track for our lives.
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”
Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.”
THREE LESSONS TO LEARN ON DREAMS
1-Forgotten/uninterpreted/untracked dreams/stolen visions. Fore warned is fore armed. Uninterpreted dreams are untapped wealth, lost destinies. When the wise men lost track of the star, they ended up in the camp of the enemy that resulted in killing of all children in Bethlehem.
For Daniel, king Nebuchadnezzar had forgotten the dream. When his wise men, couldn’t tell him the dream and its interpretation, he ordered their death. God rescued Daniel and his friends, by revealing the dream and its interpretation. This led to their promotion. Daniel 2:1-49.
When a dream is forgotten/stolen or misinterpreted, there are several things that can happen;
-God may withdraw the vision.
-Because you are not praying in line, it can be hindered by the forces of darkness or hijacked.
-Or the Vision or dream can actually come to pass and find you not prepared. You have heard people who say this thing I dreamt of it and forgot. God reveals mysteries to us such that things don’t just happen on us. For example God at times gives dreams as warnings to prepare for hard seasons or to avoid danger. If you don’t take caution, trust me you might not like the experience yet God forewarned you in a dream. Elisha used to warn the king of the threats by other kingdoms.
2Kings 6:10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.
I pray that you will connect with God for revelations and visions for the plans that He has for your life.
2- Misinterpreted dreams means straying away from God’s divine plan and are a danger. This has to do with where we go to get interpretation of dreams. God’s given dreams are only interpreted by the spirit of God. Magicians can never interpret the will of God for His people. The reason why magicians couldn’t get the actual interpretation during the time of Joseph and Daniel. Asking interpretation of Godly given dreams and visions is contacting wrong fora and a double sin (Disobedience of not doing God’s instruction and idolatry). They will tell lies and this will be dangerous to the community/nation.
3- Well interpreted dreams bring life, health, wealth and order in the lives of people, families, communities and nations. When Pharaoh got dream about the famine that was going to hit Egypt, atleast he still remembered the dream. No one could interpret it not until Joseph came. This led to his promotion to the prime-minister of Egypt and later on to save the whole world from famine and eventual birth of Israel nation. (Genesis 41:14-36).
Many Leaders come to power with wonderful plans, visions and dreams. But many times what happens during implementation is different, that’s the effect of misinterpretation or forgotten dreams. You dream a good dream but only to wake up you can’t remember.
May be we can ask some questions like, Do those dreams and plans actually in line with God’s purpose for such nations? Do nations have national days of prayer before plans and budgets are launched? Remember not all good plans are actually God’s will for your life. Because whenever there is lack of connection and harmony with God, the result is the years of wondering in the wilderness.
Brethren, we have a sole responsibility to pray that our leaders will plug-in God’s vision and will for our nations. Some of the crisis situations that nations go through, God reveals them but people fail to get actual interpretation forget or they keep quite.
1- We pray that the LORD will help us to keep remembering the dreams and visions. Also that he will give us the meaning and interpretation of the visions and plans that He has for our lives, families and nations.
2-We pray that the Lord will bring into life those good dreams, plans and visions that have been long dead or forgotten in our lives, families, church and nations in Jesus’ name.
3- We pray that every forgotten and stolen dream/vision for our lives, families and nations be restored in Jesus’ name.
4- We repent of where we have contacted wrong people for interpretation of dreams and visions for our lives, families and nations. We pray for restoration of every misinterpreted dream and visions in Jesus’ name.
5-We pray the LORD to pour His spirit on us (Joel 2:28) and also to raise people filled with the Holyspirit of God to give good guidance and right interpretation of dreams and plans in our families, church, communities and nations in Jesus’ name. Amen.
RESTORATION OF SPIRITUAL STAR
Spiritual star is the guidance of the LORD. This topic is an interesting revelation that every intercessor needs to know about. Uzziah was able to prosper because he was guided by this same wisdom of God.
He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. He went to war against the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh and Ashdod. He then rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines. (2 Chronicles 26:5-6)
As longer as king Uzziah obeyed the LORD, the LORD gave visions as seen and interpreted by Zechariah, from which the LORD prospered him. The king excelled and made great innovations including inventing of engines, he became superior in warfare in the whole region. Uzziah who became king as the age of 16 years rules Israel for 52 years. The moment he lost connections with GOD (guiding star), he died a leper not even to be buried with fellow kings.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. (Proverbs 3:5-7)
Brethren we can’t accomplish much unless we keep connected to this vine. Jesus Christ himself is the star that lead the Children of Israel from Egypt to Canaan. He became the cloud that that guided them during day and the fire that lighted for them at night. He is our righteousness, that in him we have complete obedience that gives us access to all God’s promises for our lives.
There are many people whose stars have been covered by the spirit of darkness in the heavenly places. Once there is that cover, there is a lot of frustration and unfulfilled destiny. This spiritual covering is either because of our disobedience (God withdraws protection) or spiritual attack. Our disobedience (living in sin) gives the devil a legal mandate to attack or divert your destiny. But when we confess our sins, God restores our destiny.
Whatever cause of spiritual attack, the devil targets the heavens above your head to frustrate your blessings. The devil at times creates insurmountable situations/strongholds that defy human strength. They are responsible for most unanswered prayers through false accusations. But remember they can’t defy a fervent prayer of a saint who stands in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Daniel faced the same spiritual forces of the principalities of Persia. His persistence in prayer made heaven to send Angle Michael for rescue.
Then he said to me, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come for your words’ sake. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; but, behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me because I remained there with the kings of Persia. (Daniel 10:12-13)
The heavens above have a spiritual network called principalities/fallen angles. These powers are seated above to cloud the star and divert destiny of many people, they can cause frustration in life by diverting/holding blessings for most people, cause spiritual blindness, cause people to stray from divine purpose, looking down when faced with challenges instead of looking up, etc. These powers can as well cause people to operate in total ignorance.
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
Jesus Christ has given us power and authority to trample over serpents and scorpions and nothing shall harm us. (Luke 10:19). We pray any forces contending with your destiny will not prevail in JESUS’ name for Jesus Christ came to seek the lost.
God has promised restoration of our fortunes if we repent and walk in obedience to HIS word. This obedience is in Jesus Christ. And when you—you and your descendants, that is—will have returned to him and obeyed all the commands that I’m giving you today with all your heart and soul, then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and will show compassion to you. He will gather you from among the peoples where he had scattered you. (Deuteronomy 30:2-3). This obedience is in acceptance of Jesus Christ in our lives and through his finished work on the cross we can attain all GOD’s promises as children of GOD.
We pray for total restoration of our destiny in Jesus’ name. We pray that every diverted destiny be restored back in Jesus’ name. We pray for restoration of spiritual sight that our spiritual eyes will nolonger loose sight of our star in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESSING AND REDEDICATING YOUR HOME/ PROPERTY TO GOD
Everyone desires to have a joyful home that is a sanctuary of revival, place of unity, harmony, refreshing home. Many time we even go to church and pledge like Joshua in Joshua 24:15 “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” But all we see around us is a life of defeat, failed marriages, bills that have accumulated over us. Actually to many they are more peaceful when they are out of their homes. To some of us we have bought property like land, vehicle, business that has landed us in more problems and instead of prospering they have become the poverty gates that keep sacking our finances.
Yet we all know that it was God who gave us the confirmation through dreams/vision and also know that God’s blessing is to bring us joy, laughter, and not sorrow. The day we received indeed we gave thanks and sang Psalms 126:2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
Therefore the question is where from is all this trouble, discomfort and sorrow in what we prayed for and received from God, it is good to do a soul search and also seek God, the one who gave them to us for direction? The answer is “Things received by faith are maintained by faith.”
Here in the parable that our LORD gave to His disciples Matthew 13:24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25but while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
Some of us we know it very well that the zeal we had for the LORD seized as soon as, God blesses us and we received what we prayed for. We must get back to the cutting edge as we used to. We should stop blaming our spouses for failure in your marriage, but admit that we slept and therefore the enemy came and sowed weeds in our homes. The answer to our questions is within us. Bringing back our home and marriages to the cutting edge of revival. And if it is a new property that is source of trouble pray for it is nothing too hard for God. Quitting a marriage or selling/giving away the property may not solve the problem. Where you are going it will be even worse especially after the enemy has discovered that you have given up.
Brethren, connect with God, even if it is the enemy that is bringing in witchcraft, or contending with your destiny, nothing is impossible with God and when we are in God no weapon of darkness forged against us that can prosper. (Isaiah 54:17). There are many things in my life that I have told the devil that I will not give up. And as I talk I still have them. I will never forget how the devil almost made me fail to study my Bachelors degree. The day I reported at Makerere University, I got a big challenge as I went to pick my letter from the organization that had promised my academic sponsorship. So as I reached, the man first checked but later on remembered that they had another meeting and they counseled my scholarship. This is when I realized how the enemy can divert peoples destinies and switch blessings. I went to my room and sought to God who had given me the vision. He gave me Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous.” I went on with this word through my University Education, I can testify, my tuition did not come from the comfort zone but through contention. God provided in His way. Hallelujah He is a faithful God.
Today I call you for a soul search from comfort and sleep to reconnect with God. Some of us it may necessitate removal of anything that has to do with the occult, connected to a false god, Pornographic, has ungodly violence in it. This will require going room by room, through boxes, drawers, basements, garages, and every area of the home. If it is property like land or house, walk around property praying and apply