Cast Out the Strongman and Fill the House With the Spirit

Wednesday March 16, 2011

Offering Message: II Cor. 9:6-8 God loves a cheerful giver. He is able to make all grace abound toward you so that you always have all sufficiency in all things, and may have an abundance for every good work. The sufficiency is so that you can establish God’s covenant. The anointing is in you. Jesus had financial supply. He had a treasurer, Judas, who, when he was missing, the disciples thought he was out giving money to the poor. Testimony: Anita Trythall shares a testimony of her divine meeting with a sister in the Lord. In Luke 9:1-2 Jesus gathered the 12 disciples and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Before the kingdom of God comes, the devil has to go. In Luke 11:20-26 it says that if demons are cast out by the finger of God, the kingdom has come upon you. When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he will come back with 7 other spirits more wicked than himself, if the “house” is empty. The problem is that the “house” was empty. It should have been filled with the glory and Spirit of God. When you’ve been set free, you need to be filled anew with the Spirit of God. In Matthew 12:28 this same passage says that the devil is cast out by the Spirit of God. You carry God’s Spirit, and you carry God’s power and authority. In Gal. 4:27-30 Abraham and Sarah had to cast out Ishmael and Hagar. Ishmael represented the flesh. There are some things that need to be cast out- the law, religion, religious backgrounds, and you need power and authority to break them. Charismatics have religious bondage, because without the Spirit, we will go into bondage. We need a new impartation of the Spirit. Before we were first filled with the Spirit, we didn’t speak in tongues. It was something new to us. We don’t need a filling of the same thing. We need something new. Expect something different and new, like in the natural anticipating the taste of a new recipe. We must receive at a new level and not what we received years ago. That was for then, but we need the Spirit for where we are now. We are born of the Spirit. When something comes out, something new of the Spirit must come in. Make room for God. There was a time of laying on of hands and prayer for those who wanted to be filled anew with the Holy Spirit.