Rebuke In The Name Of Jesus Christ…
Matthew 4:8-11 describes one of the great rules offered by Jesus Christ. It is a rule that is subtle, but powerful. It is a rule that is often overlooked and, most certainly, sits in a pile of rust in most of the “tool boxes” across the land. This rule, this tool, will change a persons day in an instant. It will lift a persons spirits and fill us with the Power, Strength and Love of Jesus Christ as soon as we speak it. Of course, the louder the better, but even at a muted whisper it carries the Strength to disarm any weapon.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. ~ Matthew 4:8-11 KJB
Over the past year God has developed a prayer around what Jesus does right here in these few versus. The prayer clears the mind, clears the soul, clears the heart and clears the space we sit. It will even clear the path we are walking, running or driving.
Heavenly Father, God Almighty we humbly come before You and thank You for sending Your one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins. Father, as we lift The name of Jesus over our lives we thank You for renewing our mercies every morning. We give You, Heavenly Father, all the praise, honor and glory and ask the Holy Spirit to fall on us and fill us. Be our hands and be our tongue, Father, that all the work we do and the words we speak be pleasing to You. Father, we ask that You search this space, search our path in this day, search our heart, our mind and our soul and rebuke any and all unclean spirits, unclean words, unclean phrases and unclean images, rebuke them all in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
Try that or something like that, during your drive to work to the office tomorrow morning and every morning.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.