FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Scripture: Matthew 8 28-29
In Matthew 8:28-29 we discover two individuals who shut a route so no one could pass through the geographic area. The highway was closed. No one could travel. Individual destinies were on hold until Jesus broke the hold the enemy had over this area. The occupying spirits responsible recognized Jesus had the authority to break the spiritual blockade. Those demons questioned Him about God’s timing but Jesus refused to answer. Wrong questions don’t deserve answers. Satan illegally stopped this route and Jesus declared an end to the demonic activity. The demons were bound and the way was cleared so travel could resume. The route was opened by Jesus’ declaration. Jesus refused the debate about timing, God’s will and the issue of torment. Authority is given for man’s benefit. In this instance it was freedom to travel by whatever route best serves man’s need. God’s power when embraced by sons serving the Father brings freedom! Jesus brought freedom by overcoming demonic obstacles. Ischuo is the anointing to push through overwhelming circumstances to address evil forces that battle trying to shut down trade, to lock up a city, to lock up a family, or to lock up a person. Ischuo is the authority to open up trade, to open up a city, to open up a person depending on whether or not we qualify to use it. Ischuo is the power to overcome. Jesus brought freedom by overcoming demonic obstacles! The enemy creates paralysis of movement but God releases the authority to change things. God’s anointing to break through brick walls is called ischuo and that anointing comes by the Holy Spirit!