the Word as a Hammer
I've been insisting for the past
thirty-odd years that we must pound on
sickness, temptation, weakness and the evil spirits behind
them. Thereís no room for bashfulness, uncertainty, or
even politeness in dealing with the devil. We need to be
clear that spiritual warfare is warfare!
How, then, do
we pound on the adversary and his works? With
the hammer of the Word of God! Jeremiah 23:29
(Amplified) brings the picture into focus: "Is not My
word like fire...says the Lord, and like a hammer that
breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn
of course, is "yes," and the truth of Jeremiahís
witness has been realized in countless prayer victories. The
Word of God contains the power of God, and even "the
rock of most stubborn resistance" will shatter into
pieces under its pressure.
Christians have to deal with a stubbornly resistant
"rock"--a prayer obstacle that shows no sign of
yielding--thereís almost always an unseen force behind it.
Consider Ephesians 6:12 (Amplified): "For we are not
wrestling with flesh and blood...but... against the spirit
forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural)
Spirit will be beside you
youíve been praying aloud the healing Scriptures but your
healing hasn't "arrived," itís time to hammer
those spirit forces--those demons, in plain English--with
the Word of God. Here are a few thoughts on how to go about
it. Letís say your "rock of most stubborn
resistance" is depression.
make sure youíve checked things out with the Holy Spirit.
Get quiet, take time in His presence, and ask Him exactly
what to pray, how to pray, and for guidance on whatever else
you need to know. Take courage from Romans 8:26, the promise
that the Spirit will be doing battle right beside you.
know for a certainty that youíve been given the power and
authority to forbid attacks on your mind. Use that power!
Matthew 18:18: "Truly...whatever you forbid and declare
to be improper and unlawful on earth... is already forbidden
on the offensive
go on the offensive. You can pray something like this:
"Demons behind this depression, I take authority over
you in the Name of Jesus. In His Name and by His power, I
bind you up and cast you out of my mind. Brain, you will
work properly. All your functions are designed by the Lord,
and you are healed by His power. Amen and amen!"
And keep it up until the
hammer of Godís Word has broken that depression--or any
other "rock of most stubborn resistance"--in
forget that . . .
God should be our
resort, not our last resort. Start taking time
right now to build up the faith you need to
receive His healing.
God is ready to
heal us in every
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healedóthrough
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
Healing Briefs here