By Festus Ndukwe
Do you know the reason why a certain ethnic group in Nigeria wants to rule? They have come to know that it is whoever that is in leadership that has influence in decision making. They are very strategic.
Why Satan Lays Hold on Self
Satan also is very strategic in holding tight on the SELF in man. If he loses his hold, he has lost every influence on man, the Church, and the nation.
It is in human SELF that Satan expresses his manifesto, will and program. That is why he pushes up those who carry this SELF in positions of office, even in Church. He knows that either they like it or not, they must represent his interests as far as their SELF is alive.
Self is Powerful
We need to know that many church leaders are naturally good, kind and generous but when it comes to decisions on issues that will advance God’s kingdom something takes over them. It is after they have done what they want that some begin to have regrets. They know the good or right thing to do, but they cannot, it is the bad or wrong they don’t want to do that they do, Rom 7:19. Followers may even be castigating them but if some of them find themselves in these same positions they will do the same except they had been brutal to their human SELFs.
Therefore, SELF is a power that many do not have power over. Something that cannot be cast out by prayer and fasting must be really powerful. Knowing the secret that can bring deliverance is what we must seek by prayer and fasting.
●●Ndukwe, a Lagos-based minister, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org