I just finished reading this book: Conquering Controlling Powers. It’s only 88 pages and I finished in a matter of 1-2 hours, so anybody can do the same!! In this book, the author: David Oyedepo, exposes 4 main controlling powers that control people into doing things they don’t want to do, some against their will, etc. Then then reveals some ways to overcome them. Since the last few hours, I have learned some dangerous truths that I am now applying and I think any believer who wants to move forward should do the same.
“There are habits and there are controls. Controls are remote in nature. They are in the air. Vows, determination, will-power, are able to handle habits, but spiritual influences can only be handled from the spiritual sphere.”
Many believers cannot accomplish the good they set out to do because, like Paul rightly said, “I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me” (Roms. 7:18). They never see the evil present with them, they don’t resits it, so they end up failing and the next thing they do is either blame God and blame themselves for falling or failing.
4 Controlling Powers (Wickedness In High Places)
These controlling powers are also referred to as wickedness in heavenly places, and can only be subdued by the word of God. When the Devil attacked Job, Job directed all his prayers to God. There was no resistance of any kind from him and this is what a lot of believers do even today. For this same reason, they suffer.
Spirit of the World
Every man that reacts against the word of righteousness is under the bondage of unclean spirits. As seen in 1 Corinthians 2:12, there is a spirit called the spirit of the world. And what does it do? It commands the activities of the lust of the flesh. It monitors, supervises, coordinates, and organizes the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. When the things of God don’t matter to you, you are under the influence of one of the rulers of this wicked world”.
“For a man or woman to be wearing clothes on credit, he or she is under the captivity of the spirit of the world-the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes.”
“Your worth is in your value to men, not in the things you put on your body.”
There is also, A Lying Spirit. Lying spirits can cause someone who is anointed to come low. Indeed, Godliness with contentment is great gain!
“If you take holiness to be unachieveable, you will die in Sin.”
Spirit of Bondage
Romans 8:15 reveals the spirit of bondage, but also shows us how to be free from it – crying Abba Father! The spirit of bondage gets people tied down, locked up and chained down.
“The spirit of bondage is responsible for all manner of afflictions. It is a spirit of captivity. Everything binding you to what you don’t want is a spirit of bondage, even the bondage of corruption“
Spirit of Whoredoms
Hosea 5:4 reveals what this spirit is. It craves filthiness, sexual immorality, and making motions in the body, etc. It is time to break free from this spirit.
Spirit of Disobedience
Ephesians 2:1-2 reveals the spirit of disobedience, whose assignment is to fulfill the desires of the flesh and of the mind. It works to get you out of the presence of God so that you can be afflicted and tormented through the mind and flesh.
BREAK THAT CONTROL
But glory to God, you can break free from that hold of the evil one. According to the author, “your fallow ground is the hardened area of your life that you have not been able to find an answer to”. But now that you know the culprits responsible for those actions, It’s time to break free!
Well, I can’t give away all of the secrets in this book, so I’d encourage you to grab a copy today!! In the mean time, below are a few ways to break free!! The book will provide you with detailed strategy or information that will help you break free completely, in Jesus name!!
- Cast it Off
- Cast it Out
- Put On ….GOD
- Lay Aside
- Purge Yourself
- Exercise Yourself
- Follow After Righteousness
- Engage the Holy Ghost and Pray in the Holy Ghost, etc.
- Understand the Law of the Spirit and the Mystery of Godliness
- Walk After The Spirit
- Cry Abba Father!!
Get more detailed information on the above 12 points. Identify which spirit is exercising rule over you and break free in Jesus mighty name! Grab your copy today!! Visit Amazon for your copy!!