Silence the Adversary By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Topic: Silence the Adversary
Acts 4:10-14; Luke 4:1-19
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
God uses the wisdom and anointing of preachers to silence or shame their adversaries. Testimonies of deliverance are the best answers to critics. Any preacher who is involved in the deliverance ministry knows this. Religious folks are very critical of preachers and their works. These critics don’t engage in the challenging task of preaching deliverance but are the first to oppose those who obey God’s command to preach deliverance to the captives.
God vindicates obedient ministers with miracles, signs and wonders. Those who witnessed Peter healing the crippled man at the Temple gate could not thereafter contend the apostles’ authority or the authenticity of the Gospel they preached (Acts 4:14). The miracle was proof enough. Preaching the Gospel liberates individuals as well as entire communities from captivity.
A good example of a community being delivered from captivity in the Bible was the city of Samaria (Acts 8:4-13). This city was in bondage because of the spell that Simon the Sorcerer had put upon the people. Philip came to Samaria preaching the Gospel and the spell over the city was broken. People believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and were baptised. There was joy in the city as the depression that covered it was lifted.
Pray that God will work a miracle in your life that will silence the enemy.
“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba
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