By Festus Ndukwe.
Truth is that whoever has a hold in man will have his government there, either it is God or Satan.
At creation, God had His government in man, so He commanded him, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it… and have dominion…” Gen.1:28. Through disobedience, the government of God in man and through man was displaced by the government of Satan. You know the whole story of the fall. Satan, having enthroned his kingdom became the god of this world.
Every political party has a manifesto. If a particular party is in government, there is nothing other parties can do even if they have great, good and wonderful manifestoes and programs for the people. If APC party in Nigeria is in government, there is nothing PDP party can do, even if they have lofty programs with a saint as their presidential candidate. This was what happened to God. He had great and wonderful program of joy, peace and prosperity for the world, but as far as Satan had displaced Him in man and came into government there was nothing He could do. God was limited.
Since then the battle to bring back God’s kingdom has not been easy. It has been a fierce battle.
Satan fights viciously not to lose His throne, his government. He fights it in man, not in shrines or altars. He fights it by keeping the SELF in man secure and safe for His influence and manipulation. That is why every witchcraft, occult, wickedness, scheming, dribbling, deceit, jostling and manipulation for fame and positions in office, and supplanting either in Church or secular world, has its source from human SELF.
Where the Will is Expressed
The human SELF is where Satan has his throne or office, and from there he expresses his program, agenda and will.
CHRIST in man is where God has His throne or office, and from there He also expresses His program, agenda and will. If it is uncrucified SELF he will express the will of his father, Satan, even if he is anointed and prays. Because of SELF man is an unwilling servant to Satan. SELF is where Satan has bound man. SELF is the door through which Satan has been ruling and scattering God’s work. That is why if SELF is in charge, Satan through him will ensure that anyone that is to express the will of Christ is schemed or thrown out.
The battle in the heavenlies over who controls what goes on earth, either in God’s work or political space/market place is indeed fierce. Very fierce.
●●Ndukwe, a Lagos-based minister can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.