Posted: 08/12/2010 at 1:58pm
The Spirit of Life Overpowers the Spirit of Death
John Mark Pool
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.—John 10:10 (KJV, emphasis added)
We have been recently hearing many reports of the "suicide" spirit hitting homes, families and our nation. We rebuke that spirit of death and destruction off God's creation now in the name of Jesus!
During our prophetic evangelism journey across this great country, we have had the honor to be invited to stay with dear friends and fellow ministry families. We have grown to enjoy our wonderful fellowship with such quality and anointed ministers who live to spread the Living Word of God into every nation! During our ministry in the Arizona area, while discussing the miracles there through testimonies, we knew the Holy Spirit was telling us to publish a message of the Lord as our Giver of Life through Jesus! We knew the Lord was telling us to share with you how the Father's light and life is more abundant than any evil spirit's attempt to destroy others with a "death and destruction plan!"
Declare the Life and Light of Jesus Christ!
John the Beloved wrote it like this, "In Him was life; and the life was the light of men" (John 1:4).
God is an awesome God who wants to show His creation His love and relationship in such a deeper way that we must now begin to bind together to set the captives free!
As we continued to minister in a local outreach and rescue ministry in Prescott, Arizona for lost souls who have nowhere or no one to turn to as they come to the end of themselves, bound by sin and misery, we actually witnessed an amazing miracle of a man that was physically transported into the service! This man related his testimony and said he had used all his funds to purchase a bottle of booze and then was planning on committing suicide when drunk enough—and would end all his misery!
As he was relating this testimony before our message, I was unable to control the tears as this man shared that he had no way of understanding how or what placed him in this church, but when he opened his eyes, he was on his knees in front of the church crying out and asking Jesus to come into his heart, save him and fill his hurting heart with everlasting life! This man was saved by the transporting and transforming power of life in Christ that has overcome the spirit of death! You cannot tell me that Jesus Christ has not defeated the spirit of death! Jesus even said, "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and of death" (Revelation 1:18).
Death could not hold our Savior, or you and me, in its nasty grip! We must decree the abundant life of Jesus into lives held sway by the enemy's destiny of darkness! Is it any wonder, with a lost future of utter darkness and eternal damnation, that the devil has a "chip on his shoulder" when it comes to the soon-fulfillment of his sentence to his irrevocable doom? Not only does the devil hate going, he must hate the ability of a child of God being able to rescue the dying and bring them into the light and life of Jesus Christ! Jesus paid the price, and we can not only enjoy life eternal, we can bring thousands into this abundant life every year we live on this earth! If you are in Christ, then let your light shine the life of Jesus into desperate hearts!
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.—Romans 8:2
Wow—we must know that when we pray for others and when ministries are obedient and positioned to fulfill His Great Commission, we will hear thousands more life-changing testimonies such as these examples here and continue to testify to life over death!
Father of Light and Life!
The Lord recently told me, "When you have touched My Son, you have touched the Father of Light and Life!"
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.—James 1:17 (KJV, emphasis added)
When God spoke into existence His creation, He commanded light to be the first miracle of His awesome creation list. His light preceded our life! He was, is and forevermore will be the light of the world and our eternal abode! God is not like the light, He is not brilliant as similar to light—God is Light!
When we have the radiance of God, we have the ability to shed clear illumination to our soul, mind and spirit. As God's searchlight goes through us, He reveals our total necessity to receive His Son, the life of the light of the Father! When we do, as many physically have been transported into a church, or found themselves on their knees asking Jesus into their hearts, it is because God wants His creation to know Him in Spirit and in the light of truth. That has now been made possible by the gift of salvation through the obedience of His dear Son, Jesus Christ, the message of life and light!
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.—2 Timothy 1:10 (KJV, emphasis added)
Jesus Christ came to bring us to His Father and that we begin in the new light and life when we breathe a simple prayer asking Jesus into our hearts! We have then become the illumination of God's everlasting light to the lost who sit in darkness needing a ray of hope!
Jesus came that we may have life and that we may live it abundantly demonstrating the glory of the Father of lights to all those whom the enemy is seeking to kill, steal and destroy!
I have a declaration the Lord gave me and hopefully you can now decree this over your life, your home, your setting—and then turn and do that over the lost in need of new and everlasting life!
Let us Decree Light and Life into Darkness and Death!
Father, in the name of the Most High God, we decree life and life more abundantly into our life, our home, our family, our region, our state and our nation! Father of Light, we now use Your powerful, sharp, two-edged sword of Your Word to decree life and light into the enemy's plans for death and darkness over Your creation! We break the spirit of suicide and death off Your creation now, by the life-giving, precious Blood of Jesus! We now stand upon Your living Word and we prophesy "Abundant Light and Life" into all the darkness of this nation and the world! We declare that God is the Father of Light and in Him there is no shadow of turning! We now decree the life of Jesus Christ will go into dark and depressed hearts, and it will go to them through me in Jesus' name, Amen!
We will now begin to experience many testimonies of hearts being transformed from depression, misery and abject destitution into the light and life of our wonderful Father of lights!
Please pray and intercede for those who have had many circumstances that have caused the enemy to accuse them into agreeing with his ugly plans of death! God is far greater and well able to save those whom the enemy has plans to destroy, and we can declare, publish and preach the message of "eternal life wins, now and forever!"
The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength!
When we give the abundant life of Jesus, we give the joy that passes all understanding! A sure way to turn mourning into dancing is to prophesy joy into hurting hearts! They must have the joy of the Lord, and as we demonstrate that before the lost and dying, they will indeed become "transported by the Lion of Judah" into the light and life of the Savior!
For the joy of the LORD is your strength.—Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV)
Today is to be the day the salvation and the solution depressed and hurting hearts need as we prophesy to them, "The joy of the Lord is your strength!" Remember, because of Jesus Christ, we can now continue to decree to all the hurting, "The Spirit of Life overpowers the spirit of death!"
John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries