Our churches are filled, from pulpit to shadowy back row, with the spiritual descendants of Sceva! Multitudes of people who proudly call themselves Christians with every evidence to the contrary on neon display. Powerless Christians bound by religion cannot win the lost! Cannot effectively express the Goodness and Love of the One Who wraps Himself in Light! Cannot enforce the dominion of Hope, Mercy, Peace and Joy! The world knows this, why don’t we!?! Doctrines which justify carnal lives of lukewarm churchianity have become the acceptable theologies of western society. The demonic oppressions, bondage to sin and utter lack of apostolic authority have not only been accepted as the normal Christian life, they been TAUGHT FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT!
For those of you unfamiliar with the story of the Seven sons of Sceva, here it is:
“A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered.”
This runaway train called “The heartbreak of defeat and the defamation of the Name which is above all Names” is but moments away from meeting the immoveable Rock wall of God’s Perfect Justice.
The hour of divine restoration is upon us! Heaven’s call to repentance from dead religious works may be ignored no longer. Those who reject the King’s call to intimacy, to righteousness, to Kingdom authority, will find themselves under increasing pressure to bow before Heaven’s proclamation. Should these continue in rebellion against the decree of the Royal Court to abandon reliance on the arm of the flesh and the fleeting power of human reasoning, they will come under judgment.
If you have been positioned in any kind of leadership role in the Kingdom, you have already been empowered to hear and understand this message.
Leadership roles in the Kingdom of Heaven are such as these:
Apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, bible study leaders, home fellowship coordinators, youth leaders, pantry ministry workers, nursery and children ministry workers, sanctuary audio and video technicians, ushers, parking lot attendants, property crew, anyone in executive or managerial positions in the marketplace, husbands, wives, big brothers and big sisters…this last one is my favorite…
…Blood Bought Believers in Jesus Christ!