Topic: Declare War Against Your Oppressors — Dr Daniel Olukoya 

Wednesday Manna Water Service
August 2nd, 2023.


Text: Acts 13:4–12, Ephesians 6:2, 1:20–22, 2:6
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O. MFM Worldwide).

The message of tonight is a charge. Today, we go straight away to one very interesting book in the Bible, Acts 13. How many here tonight are ready to declare war against their oppressors? Shout fire!

I had to refer this chapter 13 of Acts to a woman many years ago to read when she got prayer and everything upside down. She worked at a bank. One day, the police just came into the bank and arrested everybody in her department, saying they had committed fraud. When they tried to explain how the fraud was committed, she did not even understand it. But all the same, she was arrested. Her parents brought her to me, and immediately she told me the story. I said “We need to fight”. So I gave her some prayers to pray, the prayers of ‘back to the senders’.

She took the prayers home, looked at them, and said, “These prayers are too wicked. They are unkind. Believers are not supposed to be praying like this”. So she did not pray them. The next day, the situation got worse, and they locked her up. She was bailed and then asked her parents to bring her back to me. The parents did. She then explained to me what happened. I said, “But I gave you prayers to pray yesterday, or did you not pray them?” She said, “Sir, I did not pray them. They are too unkind”. I then asked her, “Who wrote 1 Corinthians 13?” She replied “It was Paul”. I said, “What did he say there?”

She said “He was talking about Christian love”. I said “Okay, take your bible and go to Acts 13:4”. This was the Bible verse I asked her to read. In the meantime, shout this:

PRAY: My prayer stones today shall locate the forehead of my Goliath by the power in the blood of Jesus!

Paul and Barnabas were ministering to that VIP, and Elymas was trying to distract him from listening to them. After seeing what happened, the man got converted very quickly, seeing the raw power of God. Listen, beloveth: all born again Christians must realise that they are involved in a contest with the enemy. Satan and his agents will not release the souls of men without a battle. But the harsh truth is this: without confrontation and without conflict, there is no victory. All these bad spirits are not playing with anyone. They are going to fight. Even if you do not believe that they are there, they will still fight you.

If you want to give up without resistance and surrender, they will gladly take you into captivity. If you want to give up and do not wish to fight them, they will enslave you and use you at their will. The Bible says we must fight, we must resist, and we must give no place to them. Beloveth, right now we are already in a place of terrible warfare. It is terrible because, 99.9% of the time, we are fighting unseen forces. It is even more terrible because most people are unprepared for the battle in the spirit realm.

It is terrible because many Christians are not making the necessary efforts to prepare for war against oppressors and stubborn enemies. Then, if we are not preparing ourselves for this, what will be the result? The result is that many will not finish their course. Many will not access their destinies. Many born as billionaires will die as paupers. Many brilliant people will die as aimless madmen walking on the streets. Many will be defeated, and many will be deceived by evil spirits.

The truth is this: it may be harsh or difficult to understand, but whether you fight or not, it is not your choice. A war has been declared against you. Whether you agree or not, it does not matter. A war has been declared against you. Whether you believe it or not, or you think that you have not offended anybody, war has been declared against you. To every righteous man, there is always the plot of the wicked. To every man or woman ready to fulfil their destiny, there is always the plot of the wicked.

For many children who want to fulfil their destiny, the enemy wages war against them even at a young age. War has been declared against us, whether we know it or not. How much you know about fighting the battle will decide which way the battle goes. It is one thing to fight, and it is another thing to win. The Bible says, they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail.

🔥 (A 21-fold giant Amen) I am praying for somebody here today, the anointing to fight and to win in every battle facing your destiny, receive the anointing! in the name of Jesus.

Paul demonstrated the power of God there by declaring war against Bar Jesus. Those who withstood the gospel and confronted Paul and Peter were either led away blind or carried out dead. You may say, “This is very harsh,” but, beloveth, that is the way of war. Warfare is not a plaything. It is not a picnic at the bar beach. You cannot organise a peaceful rally against witches. You cannot write a strong petition against the powers of darkness. Wars are won by:
– force.
– strength.
– resistance.
– power.
– violence and
– aggression.

The enemy has not come to play with anyone. The enemy has come to kill, to steal, and to destroy. If we do not fight and win, they will accomplish their mission in our lives. This is why I am encouraging you tonight to pray the war declaration prayers we are going to start very soon. It has been well written by somebody that the best defence is attack. One of the first principles of war is to locate and identify the enemy. It is a useless soldier who carries weapons of war and does not even know who the enemy is.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV): “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

One of the first principles of war is to locate and identify the enemy. We are fighting:
– unseen persons without physical bodies.
– Great evil princes.
– large number of evil spirits.
– principalities.
– Rulers.
– Powers.
– Leaders.
– Executives.
– Chiefs.
– Heads.
– Masterminds.
– Controllers.
– Strongmen.
– Evil powers.
– Tricks.
– Evil strategy.
– Craftiness.
– Evil cunning.
– Evil skills.
– Deception.
– Evil devices.
– Evil schemes.
– Evil counsel.

To make it worse, they are desperately angry against us. That is why we preached that message titled “Angry spirits, angry prayers”. Ignorance of satanic devices gives the enemy a lot of advantages over us. It is to our own advantage to correctly know whom, how, how many, their individual powers, what they do, and what area is under attack. Beloveth, these powers will not have mercy on us if they succeed in getting us cornered. They will use all their powers against us. They are merciless and unkind. They fight with the purpose of winning.

These powers do not “fight as one that beateth the air…” You too should not have mercy, especially after reading what Paul did and what the Bible says about the spirits being subject to us. The enemy is the principal force behind every dark work, so we must launch battle against the enemy. We must launch a battle against strong men and wicked spirits. When we say we launch a battle against wicked spirits, we are not talking about demons being possessed. Deliverance is not the answer to such cases.

There are some people who believe that their human spirits are the actual strongmen that must be bound and dealt with by the believers. They control the demons, witches, diviners, magicians, and sorcerers directly. Look at what Paul did in this passage. When he saw the enemy, he located, identified, and called him his proper name… “Thou child of the devil…”.

🔥 I am praying for somebody here today: any child of the devil troubling your destiny, shall be scattered! in the name of Jesus.

Raise your voice with anger, just like Paul did, and shout this loud and clear:

🔥 Thou child of the devil, troubling my Israel, expire! in the name of Jesus. (Pray this two hot times.)

Paul did not pat this Bar Jesus on the back. He did not sing “For I love you with the love of the Lord”. He did not witness to him at all. He did not begin to sing praises. He did not try to pacify him or appeal to him to keep quiet. He quickly located and identified him as the enemy, then exercised the power and authority delegated to him, which have been delegated to you too.


Ephesians 1:20–22 (KJV): “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,”

Ephesians 2:6 (KJV) “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”

🔥 I am praying for somebody here today: the anointing to operate that authority will come upon you, in the name of Jesus.

Paul tried the spirit, he found it evil and treated it like a devil. We need the same power of God to be demonstrated in our lives these days. The Bible says that the deputy was astonished. To be astonished means:
– to be thunderstruck
– To strike or impress with wonder
– To amaze
– To surprise
– To storm
– To shock
– To confound.

That is what happened there.

🔥 I am praying for somebody here: the anointing to terrify your enemies; receive it now! in the name of Jesus.

We need to begin to astound people with the power of God.

🔥 I decree that your miracle will astound your enemies!
Say: My life shall advertise the power of God! I shall astound my enemies! People will glorify the Lord for my sake, in the name of Jesus!

Those who have been preaching against MFM and Dr. Olukoya can see them joining us now. In fact, their own ‘fall down and die’ is more serious. They did not want to pray the prayers before, but when the enemies began to fire them, they woke up very quickly. So those who are preaching against MFM and Dr. Olukoya should continue. We shall go higher and higher, because we must astonish God’s enemies. Christianity is more than just stamping your feet, clapping your hands, and jumping up.

We need to speak with such power and demonstration of the spirit of God that those who rise up against us, when they see us, they will run. Paul did not deceive us; he told us to fight, to wrestle, and to go to war. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; they shall fight against me, but they shall not prevail”.

Shout this: They shall fight against me, but they shall not prevail against me, by the power in the blood of Jesus.

So now what the great Apostle Joseph Babalola did in those days makes a lot of sense. In a demonic town in South Western part of Nigeria, where they worshipped a python that stayed inside a black pot on top of a mountain, he went there for a crusade. Immediately, as you stand at the edge of the forest, you see that python, and nobody dared to move close to that place. The man of God went to the King and told him that he wanted to hold a crusade for three days, starting that day. The king said, “Ah! Today? Nobody goes out in the night today because there is a once-a-year festival done here, and everybody stays indoors”.

The man of God then said “But we must start this crusade today”. In the night, the man of God went into the street when he knew that everybody had been told to go inside. Very soon, four men approached him carrying heavy satanic materials. So when they saw him in the night, they asked him who he was, and he said “I am Joseph Babalola”. They said, “A human being or a spirit?” He replied, “a human being,” to which they asked, “Did you not hear that nobody comes outside when we are doing this festival?” He said, “I heard,” and they asked, “And you came out? Did nobody tell you that no one is supposed to see us and remain alive?”

Then he told them, “Did you know that nobody also sees me and remains alive?” They got angry. The first person dipped his hand into his dress, brought out a horn, and started incantations into it. The man of God just stood watching. It was the most junior satanist that started the incantations. When he was tired, the second fellow took over, with the man of God still watching. The third person took over, and that was how the boss took over. All of these took about an hour.

So after the boss had talked for a while, the man of God asked them, “Have you finished?” Then he turned to heaven and said, “Father, what I want you to do here today is what you did in the time of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Let this ground open up and swallow up just three of them, and leave one to go and tell the others that they should never confront the power of God”. He had not finished talking when the ground opened up and swallowed three people. The fourth person ran away. So the crusade the king said could not hold was held the next day in the evil forest with the python.

The people who could not move to that place moved after the great apostle prayed. When the people of the town saw this, they also followed them into that evil forest. The python knew that there was trouble. It crawled out of the pot and tried to run away. It was these same villagers who killed the serpent. We need to operate with this same kind of Christianity instead of practising weak Christianity.

Raise your right hand again and shout:
PRAY: Power that the enemy cannot insult, fall upon me now! in the name of Jesus.

So because of this warfare, God has given us some mighty weapons. The first mighty weapon He gave us is Dominion over every evil spirit. That spirit must mind every word you say. If they are not minding you, maybe you are not giving them enough orders. We are supposed to be telling them what to do and where to go. God has given us:
– His dominion.
His spirit – the same spirit that healed the woman with the issue of blood.
– His name – He said, “In my name shall they cast out devil’s. You shall heal the sick and raise the dead”.
His blood, shed for the remission of our sins.
His strength. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
His word. Psalms 107:20 (KJV) says, “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”

So as a believer, you are unconquerable. You have the life and the wisdom of God. We are not supposed to tolerate or allow evil powers to walk unhindered. This is a very very serious problem that many believers do not understand. There is, however, a power we must overcome before we start praying now, which is spiritual laziness. Laziness:
– by soldiers can result in serious disaster.
– can defeat a person.
– can defeat a business.
– can defeat a fellowship.
– can defeat a whole race.

That demon whispering ‘tomorrow’ in your ears is not your friend at all. It is a friend of your enemy. We will not be a threat to the enemy if we are lazy. Procrastination is a child of laziness. A lazy man will not start projects. He will have good ideas but never do anything to start moving. He will always do something halfway, he never finishes anything. He is quick to start a new project without finishing the previous one. Lazy people do not like admitting that they are lazy.

We need to:
command the spirit of laziness to leave us.
Ask for the spirit of zeal to come upon us. Zeal is the opposite of laziness. We need the fire of zeal to come upon us. The enemy has studied so many people. We need to conquer and bind that demon of laziness so that everything competing with the kingdom of God in our lives can receive total defeat.

[Before Message] (Lift your hands above your head and say) My hands, hear the Word of the Lord: prosper by fire! in the name of Jesus.

[After Message] 1. Powers that want my life to be empty, become empty now! in the name of Jesus.
2. Environmental Pharaoh, environmental Goliath, what are you waiting for? Die! In the name of Jesus.
3. Occultic powers, occultic men, cursing me, be swallowed by the dust, in the name of Jesus.
4. Powers assigned to scatter what I have gathered, run mad, and die! in the name of Jesus.
(Pray these on your manna water.)
5. Every dangerous sacrifice offered to report me to demons, backfire! in the name of Jesus.
6. My glory, hiding in the place where destinies are not celebrated, come out by fire! in the name of Jesus.
7. Powers announcing my death while I am still alive, be wasted! in the name of Jesus.
8. Powers monitoring my prayers and snatching my testimonies, run mad and die! in the name of Jesus.

God bless you🙏

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