We shall consider how to kick the enemy away from our homes. We need to understand that God is everywhere but the devil is not.
“There is a position that we are expected to put the devil and kick him away from our homes”
Let’s approach the word.
- COMMAND HIM TO GET THEE BEHIND YOU
There are two occasions where we saw what the devil talk to Jesus and how Jesus actually addressed the devil, Jesus used the same word to the devil; when the devil rebuked Jesus through Peter of not going to die on the cross and to rose the third day and also when he tempted Jesus, we understand that the word Jesus said was “Get thee behind me, Satan!”
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Luke 4:8 And JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
“We understand that the battle is not different, but the field may be different and fighting it takes the same weapon”
We understand from here that what we need to do is to tell the devil to get thee behind us and to get thee behind our homes. He may want to take different play grounds but the word to use is not different. Get thee behind me, Satan!
- SUBMIT TO GOD
James 4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
“What will make the devil to flee will be as a result of who we submit to, whether to flesh or to God”
I listened to Pastor Olubi Johnson in one of his messages of which was my first time to listen to him, he said “have learnt through experience that when the devil comes with some challenges it is not first to challenge him back but to first submit to God” this I see as the principle in the word of God. The first thing is to submit ourselves to God. It is when we have submitted to God then we can resist the devil and He will flee from us, this we know that Jesus did by submitting Himself to God and then He was able to tell the devil to get thee behind Him.
- WALKING IN THE PEACE OF GOD
“When we walk in the peace of God in our home, it will ultimately crush the enemy’s influence there” -Rick Joyner
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, LIVE IN PEACE; and THE GOD OF LOVE AND PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU.
Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye BE LIKEMINDED, having the same love, being of ONE ACCORD, of ONE MIND.
When we live in peace, be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, and of one mind: these gives us access into the peace of God in our homes. Scriptures says that the peace of God passes all understanding, it says all! This means when we live and walk in the peace of God the guarantee of God’s presence will be in us. There is a way peace destroys the purposes of the devil. When we learn to keep peace in the home and having the same mind, then we secure that peace of God and these will push away the enemy from us.
- BIND HIM HERE ON EARTH
Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, WHATSOEVER YE SHALL BIND ON EARTH SHALL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
When husbands and wives stand together in agreement as one and you’re of one mind and of one accord, this becomes easy as you focus your heart together to bind the devil away from your home. By taking your stand in faith, having submitted to God and then you agree as one to bind the devil far from your home. One thing the devil obeys is God’s word, you place the devil where he belongs through God’s word. When you tell him to be far from your home, it will be established in heaven and he will be far from it. Don’t be timid or fearful in doing this, take a stand of the position of faith and then bind him in the name of Jesus away from your home, and he will surely obey.