All Christians must ask ourselves this question, ‘What source of influence will I allow in on a daily basis, God Most High, or satan? Christians has underestimated the power of satanic influences for too long upon our society in America and the world over. And it’s about to reach it’s height through the antichrist of the Book of Revelation.

It’s time for the eyes of the church to be opened and recognize satanic influence in every media, and realize that we have authority over all the tactics, schemes and influences of our enemy, the devil who is against our devoted daily walk, the anointing of the Holy Spirit and against Jesus Christ’s church.

We need to put down all satanic influences which may be latched onto us like a parasite, which is sapping our relationship with God. The Book of Acts 16:16-18 should quicken us deeply and encourage in this very truth. And if it doesn’t, there is something seriously wrong with our hearts unto God. We should not be ignorant of the devil’s schemes,

2 Corinthians 2:11 lest satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

If we truly laid down all our sins, hearts, minds and body at the altar of Jesus Christ (the cross) then we should be living right unto God, having active authority of Jesus Christ over the power and influences of darkness, and be the glorious bride that He commanded and promised us to be. To be a solution (a light) and not contribute to the problems of the world. But in order to have this active authority that God has promised, we must submit under the source of all authority: the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word

Matthew 12:25-28 But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. If satan casts out satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Solution: repent and realize that Jesus Christ died for the remission of sins. Giving us the power through His Holy Spirit to sin no more and to see that He loosed the shackles that bound our hands and feet to sins, transgressions and iniquities. And He unlocked the prison door that kept us in sin. All we have to do is takes off those shackles and walk out of that prison cell of bondage and death, never look back again. And walk into the marvelous light of liberty of His Word. And then:

Ephesians 6:11-18 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

And the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

Acts 16:1-18 (satanic Influence)

Audio Length: 46:27

Study Highlights:

*01:01  Acts 16:6-12
The great commission, going by the leading and guidance of God’s Holy Spirit, not by our own power and not by our own might, “but by My Spirit says the LORD of hosts.” Also the Holy Spirit takes us to places where we can learn what He wants us to know through experiences, such as leading the Apostle Paul to Macedonia in this chapter.

*08:27  Acts 16:16-19
Truth about the occult and their powerful influence upon our society and kids today. satan has a dark hidden agenda and Christians underestimate it’s power of influence. God Almighty sets His face against the occult because it is not His way, but the way of satan (2 Kings 17:13-22)

The Holy Bible reveals to us how faith works and how satan uses it against all humanity. A reminder how rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and on the day of judgment. God Almighty will not let the rebellious and the occult go un-punished, He see’s it all. Witchcraft is not only defined in the Holy Bible as spell cast and curse cast, it is also defined as divination. Drugs are also defined as witchcraft, it’s all part of satanic worship: sex, drugs, debauchery and witchcraft goes hand-in-hand

*43:12  Acts 16:18
Jesus Christ gave us His authority over satan at the cross of Calvary in every way including casting demons out of the possessed and to have impact, influence upon this earth in His Holy, Mighty name. We need to learn how to use it once we are personally right with God just like in the days of the Book of Acts.

But in order to be used by God and be effective upon this earth, we must submit ourselves under the source of all authority, The Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. And stop resisting the Holy Spirit, and kick against the goad of His word. We must live as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. Because He does not use those who are not right with Him. He does not use the rebellious, for they are separated from God (2 Timothy 2:19-22). satan cannot cast out satan, lest his kingdom be divided which cannot stand

Next Study: The Book of Acts 16:18-40 (Obedience Is Required)