Weapon – Philemon Okeke
Speaker: Philemon Okeke
Text: Isaiah 54:16
- To Destroy the Spirit of Fear
- To Explain the Mystery behind Weapons and Divine Protection
- To Understand What God Calls a Weapon
When Something is Hidden, it is kept beyond the reach of another person. For Example, when a key is hidden, it is kept in a secure place which cannot be found by others besides the owner.
Therefore, When God hides a man, the devil cannot find him, also when God hides your business(es), your family or destiny the devil cannot find it too.
Have you ever wondered why armed robbers do not look for hidden things? well, it’s because they don’t want to waste time and they are always in a hurry to move elsewhere to rob, so they just take what is visible to them.
But when God hides you and your properties, you become invisible to them as your life is hid in Christ.
*Pray for God to Hide You From The Eyes of The Devil and His Incarnates in this season of Evil Doings,
Ask Him to Hide You
- AND MOSES went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land–from Gilead to Dan,
- And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah to the western [Mediterranean] sea,
- And the South (the Negeb) and the plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palm Trees, as far as Zoar.
- And the Lord said to him, this is the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, I will give it to your descendants. I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.
- So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord,
- And He buried him in the valley of the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor, but no man knows where his tomb is to this day.
- Moses was 120 years old when he died; his eye was not dim nor his natural force abated
After Moses Died, God Hid the Place He Buried Moses even up till date So, do not be weary because if God hides you, no mystical powers can find you.
Most times, Why the enemy finds you is because you are hiding yourself and not letting God to Hide you.
For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God
Isaiah 54:16 – 17(Amp)
16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals and who produces a weapon for its purpose; and I have created the devastator to destroy.
17 But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
2 Tim. 3:16
16 Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action),
17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
All scriptures are given by inspiration of God for profit, that it might be profitable for
- Correction and
- Instruction in Righteousness
The Scriptures of His Word are not just given for memory, rather they are given to direct you.
To overcome the enemy, the scriptures have to be…
The Bible says This Book of the Lord shall not depart from thy mouth, Thou shall meditate therein day and night, and if you noticed, it doesn’t say memorize, so you have to study it till the Scripture becomes flesh and part of you.
20 You [Cyrus of Persia, soon to conquer Babylon] are My battle-ax or maul and weapon of war–for with you I break nations in pieces, with you I destroy kingdoms,
21 With you I break in pieces the horse and his rider, with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer,
22 With you I break in pieces man and woman, with you I break in pieces old man and youth, with you I break in pieces young man and maiden,
23 With you I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock, with you I break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen, and with you I break in pieces governors and commanders.
24 And I will [completely] repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all the evil that they have done in Zion–before your very eyes [I will do it], says the Lord.
The spirit of God is Boldness, it is courage, it is power and it is love.
When Goliath terrified the Israelites,it was because of the spirit of fear in them and absence of the spirit of God in their thoughts.
So, they configure your mind to be afraid, but you should always have this in mind that God will destroy them.
He said in His word that He will breakdown the horses, their riders and the chariotsmen for you, which implies even though the highest government officials or politicians gather against you, for your sake He will scatter their plans.
Why Won’t the Weapons Prosper
God reaffirms us that the weapons will not flourish or even harm us because, God is the one who created the one that made the weapons, also every agent of the devil and instrument used to fashion their incantation was created by God.
In The Shrine you see wooden objects and structures made out of wood, Wood is gotten from trees Who Created the Trees? God
The only Weapon permitted to prosper is a weapon made by someone that God did not create, for instance the Babalawo(Native Priest or Deity Consultant) in your Villages Where all Created by God and because God Created them every enchantments and incantations they do, will not work.
16For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.
17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).(A)
His Word Says Surely, They Will Gather, but if their gathering is not of the Lord, They Will Scatter
Any Gathering Not Summoned by God has been gathered to scatter, also whoever who has been tormenting you was created by God therefore, brethren strenghthen your faith as you realise your Heavenly Father created them, have no fear because His word says their powers will not stand. If God Created them, anything coming from them will not prosper. So, as God who created all things visible or invisible is with you, any arrows shot at you visible or invisible, whether pestilence by day or the terror by night will as well not prosper.
11Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created.
The weapons can only prosper when you are afraid and seeing suffering through the circumstances that you face rather than pleasure in God.
Fear Holds and hunts us more than the person you’re blaming as your enemy who is witch hunting you, so be courageous because God created all weapons for pleasure.
Where people see things that terrify them, as true believers you should see a joke out of it because He is before all things, so before the weapons come to attack, He is always there to guide and guard you through them.
Summary: If God be for you, who can be against you?
And This is the heritage of servants of God.
Prayer: Lord Make Me a Weapon For You