...says success is determined by the way one operates
By Olivia Obijiaku
It was a moment of liberation and deliverance at the second monthly Adoration to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU), Zaria on Friday, 25th February 2022.
At the combined ministration by the Parish Priest Rev Fr Sebastian K. Vincent and his Associate, Rev Fr Patrick Bako Zichiyang, the latter told the parishioners that whatever happens to them is a signal from the spiritual realm and that the devil exists but he can be defeated with proper knowledge and submission to God.
“Success is basically determined by the way you operate.” Fr Zichiyang insisted. “Sometimes we fail because we do not operate from the spiritual realm. Powers are gotten from the spiritual realm and you must operate from the spiritual realm if you must operate in power and authority. Both God and the devil operate from the spiritual realm. You must learn how to operate in the spirit so that your worship will be acceptable to God for God is Spirit and those who worship him must do so in truth and in Spirit” ( John 4:24.)
“The easiest way the devil can defeat you is through ignorance. There are forces and principalities everywhere but if you joke with them they will mess you up. When they are coming at first it will be as if you are dreaming. They may consume you if you are not careful. If you are not strong in the spirit, the devil may set you ablaze and confuse your children. if you are not spiritual, you will not understand what is happening in your family.”
“The devil is monitoring whatever steps you are taking in life and he desires your downfall. That was why he knew that Jesus was going to the other side of the sea with His disciples in Mark 4:35-41. The storm was the evil one who was rising against them to stop them from going to the other side. He can manipulate your spouse and children.”
“Only God can control the evil and danger in your family. God will control your family if you choose His Spirit. The Spirit of God can take charge of whoever that is ready. It is only when you allow His Spirit to possess you and allow Him to take charge of you that He can make sense to you. Ask God to possess your family!”
Acknowledging that there are times when the devil may not obey you and that there are times they need to shout out to Jesus as the disciples did in the midst of the storm, the clergyman urged them to beckon on the Master in the stormy seasons of their lives because the enemy has no say anytime Jesus the Owner of the spiritual universe.
Fr Vincent, however, thanked God for setting the people free from shackles of darkness and prayed Him to grant them the wisdom to remain in the freedom they have received.