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Scripture reading: Ephesians 6:12

When you look at Ephesians 6:12, you will see the word “principality.” This word is made out of two words: “princi,” which means “prince,” and “pality,” which means “kingdom.” The people who fight with the prince are his “pality;” the spirits also that go along with him are his “pality.” So when a prince comes to you, he has strength behind him. He has his whole “pality” behind him! A rulership!

So then, these princes are going to come against you, against the church. You need to understand that in this hour many princes are fighting against us. You can look at some churches and see that they are completely taken over by a prince that rules them. You can tell by certain things that rule in their midst. Amen! Then you look at another church and see another prince ruling. Some churches are ruled by a “carnal” spirit (see 1 Corinthians 3:3), and the carnal spirit just takes everybody. Once you become a member of that church, you come under the influence. Why? It is because when a person ministers to you, he ministers to you himself. He ministers to you what is of him. The Spirit of God coming through him is like water pouring through a pipe that has some dye in it; the water comes out colored with the dye. This is one of the reasons you should not give your children to the world to teach them, because every time they go to a carnal teacher, they receive not only mathematics, but also carnality. Whatever belongs to the person, whatever is wrong with the person, the child receives it. I have known homosexual teachers that have taught children, and the children came out to be homosexuals without the teacher telling them to be homosexuals—because it is a spirit!

We are ministering on a different plane from the natural. Jesus said, “…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are LIFE” (John 6:63). Some words that people speak, they are spirit and they are DEATH! I do not know if someone has ever spoken a word to you that strikes you so hard that it brings sadness, pain, or anger to you. Now, you have to be able to resist that! Somebody should be able to tell you the worst thing in the world and it does not hit you inside because you have a guard up in the spirit. Amen! If you knew why the person was coming against you, then you would say, “Oh, I know what it is! It is a spirit! I can see the spirit.” Look in his eyes while he is speaking, and you will see the spirit. Yes! Sometimes he tries to disguise it and cover up, but look and see the spirit coming through him at you! That spirit wants to hurt you. And you get hurt and say, “Oh boy, I will NEVER do that again! I will have nothing more to do with this fellow!” Guess what? That is what the spirit ministered to you! You are doing just what that spirit wanted you to do.

Somebody comes and says, “You are a dog!” You know that you are not a dog, therefore you should turn it back and say, “God, have mercy upon him. He called me a dog. That means he is speaking from another spirit.”

Once I was in a service. A sister got up, and said, “Stand, Brother duCille!” I stood up and she said to everybody, “This man is living in adultery!” I said, “Praise God! I am clean!” Amen! The idea is, I did not have it against the sister. I love her dearly. But another spirit had taken hold of her and God allowed her to come against me because He knew I could help her. The moment I rebuked the spirit, she got deliverance. But I did not get up and say, “Oh, you are a liar, you so and so!” That is stupid! That is exactly what the spirit wants you to do! The sister is not the liar. She is just weak and has been taken over by another spirit; and all you have to do is to quietly come against the spirit and save the person out of this principality.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 43-45)

Thought for today:  Let us choose to fight against princes and their palities not only for our own lives but also for the lives of our brethren.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 1:5-6

Let us talk again about wrestling against princes and their palities – “principalities.” What is a prince? Can you conjure up in your mind what a prince is? Yes, it is one who is supposed to inherit a kingdom or a throne. When God said that there are principalities, it means that the spirits that fell (or deliberately threw themselves down from heaven – see Jude 1:6) were promised a kingdom. Satan promised them a kingdom. But the problem with that promise is that it is the same kingdom which is promised to Jesus Christ. Jesus says to us, “YOU are My kingdom.” He also says, “I will make you a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6, Revelation 1:6).”

So, what happened? Satan went out and took this kingdom. He took it, because you and I were in the kingdom of the enemy and we were all filled with devils. Satan thought that he had won. But you see, time is only a little speck in the long thing that we call eternity. At the beginning there is eternity, then a time comes and it becomes an interruption in eternity, and then the eternity continues. So all Satan has is a little window of time in which to rule in a kingdom. These princes feel that you belong to them. Yes! It was in Freeport, Illinois that the devil came personally to a brother who was there to minister to the people of God and told him, “These people are not yours. They are mine!” The same thing happened to us up in a place called Mona, wherein the devil came into the meeting and said, “I have my people here also.” When he said that, a little girl, 12 years of age, jumped up and said, “SATAN, TAKE YOUR PEOPLE AND GO!” It was the absolute Word of God! When she said that, three women jumped up and sailed through the door, never to return.

I want you to understand that Satan is going around claiming you as his kingdom. He has offered you to certain spirits that he calls “Princes.” These spirits expect to inherit you, to have you. You know, it is like how you have a herd of cows; you breed them, you feed them, you kill them, you eat them, you drink their milk, and you keep them multiplying. That is the way Satan is looking at the people of the world. He sees them as his kingdom and he offered this kingdom to his princes. These princes are generally angels who have fallen from the second realm of heaven.

I do not know if you understand what I am talking about. There is the heaven of heavens, where God (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) is. Then there is another realm under it where you have the angels Michael, Gabriel, and Heylel. These are their names as given in the Bible and you notice they all end in “el.” The “el” part of their names, in the Hebrew language, is “God.” So the name Gabriel means “Messenger of God;” and Michael means “Like God.” They are the high spirits. (Note: Heylel is the name in the Hebrew of the angel spoken of in Isaiah 14:12 who fell and became Satan. The KJV translators called him by the name “Lucifer,” which is the name of the Morning Star god that was worshipped by the Saturnalians.) God never gives us any other names of angels in the Bible. So any other names of angels that you have heard of, they are devil angels.

Now, these spirits have magnificent powers. I believe that it is from the third realm that they have gotten some of these princes, but these angels (Michael, Gabriel) are stronger, higher, and more powerful than the ordinary angels. When the ordinary angels cannot get certain things done, they appeal to this higher realm. Do you remember the time (in Daniel 10) when Gabriel went with the message and he could not get through because he was facing another angel of the same magnitude as himself? He could not pass through with the message to the people of God because the people of God were serving the devil. Gabriel called back to heaven and God sent Michael. When Michael came, he showed the blood (forgiveness of sins). Forgiveness of sins! He said, “These people that you say are yours, WE COVER THEM WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS!” The devil had to back off and the message went through to Daniel.

I want you therefore to understand where we are and what I am trying to show you. It is something very profound that God has given me to give you and I hope you have the energy to accept it.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 42-43)

Thought for today:  Let us fight for our inheritance in the Kingdom of God and reject the right of Satan to rule over us.

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 6:12

When you look at Ephesians 6:12, you understand that it is a deception when you believe that another man is against you. Look well, and you will see who is really against you. It is a spirit that is motivating the man, and the man is maybe one percent of what you are seeing. You see, most of the people that you see around you, I call them “artificial people.” You see a man coming along, strutting, swaggering—you do not really know what is in his mind. Maybe he is putting that on to deceive you, to make you see a bold, brave man when there is but a little whimpering kid inside. You see? So we wrestle not against “FLESH AND BLOOD.” Take your eyes off the things that you can see. The Bible says Jesus did not go by the seeing of the eyes or by the hearing of His ears (Isaiah 11:3). He was looking at the real thing.

Those of you who believe that somebody is against you, it is the first error that you are making towards that person. You should go to that person and do everything possible to win the person. Humble yourself to win the person, because you know that though that person might kill you, he is not against you. Your real enemy is the spirit that has the person in bondage, and he is his enemy and he is your enemy. We do not have human enemies! I mean, that sounds very peculiar compared to what is happening around now. You know, men are going around trying to kill, and these are men who are just murderers. They are not our enemies. The spirits that drive them are our enemies. Guess why God let them loose on you? Why would God let loose a spirit on you? It is because He has given you the power to CONTROL them!

I was walking in Miami one day. I walked into a wrong area and somebody didn’t like it. He brought out his dog, a Doberman Pinscher. He commanded the dog to attack me. The dog came bounding towards me. I looked at him and said, “I REBUKE you in the name of Jesus!” The dog pulled back and that man was so shocked! He opened his eyes wide and looked. It was not the dog that was hit but it was the spirit that they had put in the dog to attack me!

So you must realize that we are living in a spiritual realm! Our realm here is the lowest. Let me say it again: the realm we are on is the lowest frequency. There is another frequency up here a little higher, where some other spirits are. Above them there are other spirits higher, and there are other spirits even higher above them! Amen! If you walk with the Lord, you will overcome in the area that God has given you. If you get out of your area you are in trouble, for you are going to meet spirits that are stronger.

Remember, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 41-42)

Thought for today: Take your eyes off the things that you can see. As Jesus did not go by the seeing of His eyes or by the hearing of His ears, allow the Lord to train you to look at the real thing.

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 3:10-11

Brethren, we need to understand that we are to “bind” spirits and we are to “loose” the people of God. Your power to “bind” and to “loose” is to “bind” spirits and to “loose” their organization and the orders that they have received (their program). You pull up, break up, and dismember their program. To bind them is to stop them from being able to do what they were supposed to do. We are to bind them, and to loose, to deliver the people of God. That is our job.

Let me ask you now to go around everywhere, every place – beginning to pray right now, that the devils in your area be bound. Also, bind all the spirits in areas where you meet to worship God so that your meetings might go forward with power and the glory of God might come down in your midst.

Let us read Ephesians 3:10 where God says that we were brought here to teach devils and that “by the Church” would be made known to them “the manifold wisdom of God.”

To the intent (meaning to say that this is God’s intention) that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God. 

It is God’s intent that the Church is teaching the whole spiritual realm (both heaven and hell) “the manifold wisdom of God.”

I remember meeting a devil one time. In this battle, I saw the cross of Jesus rise up before me. I saw the Blood falling down, and when the devil got the blow from the Blood of Jesus Christ, he said that he had never seen this before. He had not seen this happen before! It means that he had been conquering; he was hurting Christians all along. He believed that he was invincible until that moment when he met the Church of the living God, and got slammed! Glory to God!

Brethren, please pray. Begin now to call upon the name of Jesus to break the yokes and bondages that have long enshrouded the people of God. Call upon the name of Jesus to break the power of Satan in your area. Hallelujah!

Let us all join together to pray to God that the bondages be broken and that every one of my readers who are bound by spirits will be let loose in the name of Jesus Christ; that every sickness will be touched and every body will be healed (healing and deliverance is “the children’s bread” – Matthew 15:21-28); that the Lord God will manifest Himself in our midst “…to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18). “For the day of deliverance has come,” saith the Lord God. Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus.

We pray, my God, that you send forth your mighty angels and bind every devil in our areas. Bind the satanic forces. Bind the powers of darkness. Bind the principalities in our various areas. Bind them now, Lord God, and set the people free! Let men be saved! Let men be delivered. Let men be cleansed! Hallelujah! In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen! 

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 1997, pg. 15-16)

Thought for today: Let us find ourselves to be so much in God that He would be able to use us to teach His manifold wisdom to the whole spiritual realm.

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Scripture reading: Colossians 1:13-16

Today, I want you to understand one important thing: God is Almighty for me, but He is not Almighty for the enemy that is coming against me. The enemy still looks down on you and says, “I can beat that thing called man.” You see, God has to use you to teach the principalities and powers of hell Who God is.

Colossians 1:13-16 says, Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

We see that this scripture tells us about principalities and powers being created by Him. Yes. Let us read in Ephesians 3:9-10, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

The word “church” in this passage signifies the church militant. In other words, we as living people are teaching their princes and all of their areas of influence the manifold wisdom of God. Let’s see if we can analyze that a little bit. For instance, when we gather together in His name, the place is more than full because there are more gathered with us than what we see in the natural. They have ways of seeing us and hearing us, although they can’t be contained in this little building. So then all the people who have passed on and gone to the heavenlies are listening to the revelation that God gives us here now in the church. Those who are in hell are studying us to see how they can get at us. So the people to whom God is giving revelation and who are walking in truth become a target for hell and become a school for those who are in the heavenlies. Can you imagine a man who never knew God and died but on his deathbed he called upon the Lord and was saved? Where do you think he is going to learn about God? The Bible says, “from the church” and “the angels desire also to look into it” (Ephesians 3:10, I Peter 1:12). The angels are learning from us. Paul, in speaking to the brethren, said that you must be careful how you walk and how you talk and how you live, because the heavenly host is watching you.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 15-16)

Thought for today: Remember, in every situation you find yourself in, you are teaching the princes and all of their areas of influence the manifold wisdom of God.

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