You have to PROSECUTE the devil!
by Pastor Don Nordin of CT Church – Houston
You have to prosecute the Devil. You have to make a stand in your life and say ‘That’s not how it’s going to be!‘.
You have to prosecute the enemy and demand repayment of what he has stolen from you.
In Job 22:28 it says ‘What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.’
YOU will speak it out, and it will be established for you! Established means it will arise and come on to the stage of action.
If you say your having problems, it will arise and come to the stage of action…and you WILL have problems! You have to change your thoughts, words, and actions. You have to declare, ‘I am healed!’ or ‘My family is put back together!’ And it will arise and come to the stage of action. As it comes to the stage of action, the light will shine onto your pathway!
In Exudos 3:20-21 it says ‘So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go. And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed.‘.
When you go, you shall not go empty. God is focused on the restitution not the deliverance. It’s not if it is WHEN. God keeps good records on what you go though. He’s focused on getting payment for what you go through. When Pharaoh finally said to the Israelite’s to leave his land, and the Pharaoh would do whatever it took to anti up with the Egyptians. So the Egyptians opened the doors to their homes, and the Israelite women went on a shopping spree! They took jewels of gold and silver!
They were making good on a bad debt, and then they left to camp at the Red Sea with the Egyptians hot on their heals. God made the Israelite’s vulnerable so they could get what was owed to them. Then after God opened the Red Sea for the Israelite’s and they got to the other side, God shut the Red Sea down upon the Egyptians, drowning them. Then God washed up all the weapons and chariots which allowed the Israelite’s to defend themselves for 40 years against every savage, and against every enemy. No weapon armed against you is going to prosper! And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the Lord. The power of Life and Death is in your tongue! Verbalize it! Then praise Him for fixing what you verbalized! You have not because you ask not!
Declare Victory! AMEN!
Payment by the enemy!
This hits on three topics. First, What we have the right to do as Christians. Second, What the enemy is required to do. And third, What God will do on our behalf.
What we have the right to do as Christians…
In Isaiah 28:5-6 it says ‘In that day the Lord Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people. He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.’
To turn back the battle at the gate means to drive the enemy back beyond his starting place. As children of God, we have been given the power and authority according to the scripture to turn the enemy back to the gate.
This is what we as Christians have the right to do. In Deuteronomy 7:24 ‘He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them.’
In Deuteronomy 11:25 ‘No one will be able to stand against you. The Lord your God, as he promised you, will put the terror and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.’
In Joshua 1:5 ‘No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.’
In Daniel 11:32 ‘With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.’
Were it looked like you were going down, then all of a sudden the tables get turned and you have Victory! And everybody around you says Wow!
Victory will be so complete that peace will become the norm in your life. When you learn how to fight the enemy, you can have peace in the midst of the battle because you understand your authority is as a believer and you can just say, ‘You know what? The devil picked this fight, but he’s gonna be sorry when this is over, because this is all going to turn out to God’s Glory and my benefit!
And so devil, if you want to try it, then just bring it on! Because we are going to rub your nose in it before it all over with!’
What the enemy will be required to do…
In Proverbs 6:31, ‘Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.’ The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But if he is found he must pay sevenfold.
Say this, ‘I declare and demand that the enemy make sevenfold restitution in my life.’
God is waiting for you to file the charges to prosecute the enemy! Put your foot down! Draw the line. Do not let this happen anymore! Make the enemy pay you back!
In Isaiah 61:7, ‘Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.’
In the here and the now, we will blow the enemy away!
What God will do on your behalf…
But you have to do what is required before God will give us what we desire. In Deuteronomy 30:1-3, ‘Prosperity after turning to the Lord. When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.’
Return to the Lord and obey His Word. He will give us compassion. In Romans: 16:20, ‘The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.’
In Isaiah 54:17, “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.’
And in Joel 2:25-27, ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten, the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm-my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.’
You need to declare that your life is off limits to Satan, and the devil has no legal right to delve into any area of your life! Declare that you are God’s property, and you intend on prosecuting him.
Prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. Declare that you intend to ask your attorney, who happens to be your elder brother Jesus, to partition the court for a change in venue. Declare that you have every reason to believe that it will be granted because the Father of your attorney, Your Father, is the Judge! That looser devil doesn’t stand a chance!
Declare that you intend to throw the book at the enemy, and declare you will ask that the maximum penalty be assessed. That the enemy will have no option but to pay restitution on every account. Declare that the enemy is going to lose ground every battle, because you are aware of your rights against him.
AMEN! PRAISE GOD!
Pastor Don Nordin is the Pastor at the CT Church – Houston
9701 Almeda Genoa Rd
Houston Texas 77075
Don Nordin has more than 38 years of experience as a lead pastor. He is married to Susan Ashcraft Nordin and together they have two grown children and five grandchildren. Don and Susan pastor CT Church in Houston, a multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation, which has grown to encompass four campuses under their leadership. Pastor Nordin also holds a bachelor of ministry degree. His apostolic anointing and pastor’s heart motivate his visionary leadership.
Pastor Nordin’s denominational peers have elected him to a host of leadership roles during the course of his pastoral ministry. These include various executive level positions and committee chairmanships. Pastor Nordin is an entrepreneurial leader. Donors have committed tens of millions of dollars to kingdom projects under his care.
Pastor Nordin’s two books, “Working at God’s Altar”and “The Audacity of Prayer,” have inspired thousands. He is the founder and president of Global Ministries Network (gmnonline.org) which credentials ministers and oversees the work of member churches.
Pastor Nordin travels extensively conducting revivals, altar worker training seminars, board and staff training, teaches on effective church structures and much more!
Each year Don and Susan host Empowerment Conference at CT Church. Empowerment Conference is a top-tier preaching and resourcing event. It draws hundreds of ministers from all over the world. Empowerment Conference features some of the premier speakers in today’s Pentecostal circles.
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