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Freedom From Demons, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy
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September 21, 2021 8:00 am

Freedom From Demons, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy

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Greetings, friends and new listeners.

Welcome to the R.G. Hardy Ministries program. I'm Sharon Knotts thanking you for joining us today because we know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Today's message by my father, Brother Hardy, is truly a dynamic devil chasing Word of the Lord, freedom from demons. The truth is many of God's people are intimidated and or oppressed by Satan and his demons of darkness and this absolutely should not be.

We have been delivered out of the kingdom of darkness where Satan the God of this world rules and we have been translated into the kingdom of God's dear son where we have authority over the enemy and freedom from demons. So the devil is God's instrument to purify God's saints and he cannot go any further than God allows him. You see, he's not God. He's a creature and God is using him to purify us. And if you read and study the book of Job, every time the devil wanted to attack Job he had to first go to God and get permission.

And then God stipulated how far he could go. And God said in 1 Corinthians 10 13, God is faithful. God can be counted on. You can depend on God or count on him.

He will not put more on you than you are able. But with your temptation shall make a way of escape that you shall be able to bear it. So the devil is a defeated foe.

He only has power over a child of God what the child of God lets him, either by direct sin or fear. Fear is the opposite of faith. Faith is the opposite of fear. If you're fearing you're not believing and if you're believing you're not fearing. That's why fear is really sin because it's not faith.

For whatsoever is not of faith is sin. And when we fear we're saying, God, the situation, the demon or the devil is greater than you. And that's a lie. How many say amen?

I said that's a lie. Now we have nothing to be afraid of because we have been delivered from the power of the devil, translated to the power of Jesus. And not only that, Jesus has given us power over the devil. Hallelujah.

I'll give him a good clap off of you and a clap. Before I get into that more, I want to talk a little bit more about witchcraft. Wizards and witches. So many of God's children are under the lie that somebody can work a spell on them. If you're a child of God, I'll say it in the front before I go any further. If you, listen to me clearly, carefully, if you are an obedient child of God, and if you're in a place of obedience, then no one can put a curse on you. Not even a man of God.

Let me say that again. If you are an obedient child of God, and if you are dwelling in obedience to the Lord, no one can put a curse on you. Even if that someone would be a child of God, they cannot curse you. Are you ready for the scriptures? How many ever read the story of Balaam and Balak in the Old Testament in the book of Numbers? 22nd, 23rd, 24th chapter tells the story.

Let me lay you a little bit of background. God has now sent the plagues to Egypt. The Passover lamb has been slain.

The Passover supper has been eaten. Moses has led Israel out of Egypt. He's rolled back the Red Sea, brought God's people over on dry lamb, and destroyed Pharaoh. You see, Pharaoh's destroyed. We're not in his kingdom. They never had no more trouble with Pharaoh. Pharaoh was destroyed. And we should not have any more trouble with the devil.

We're out of his kingdom. And they were ready to go into the promised land. They had to go through Moab. And King Balak saw them and didn't want to let them come through. And not only didn't want to let them come through, he wanted them cursed. He wanted Israel or the people of God cursed. So he knew of this famous prophet, Balaam. And he knew that whatever Balaam said under the anointing of God, it came to pass. So he sent some of his young princes down to hire Balaam to curse Israel. And God told Balaam, don't go.

But Balaam had a weakness for money. You see, and you're not to give place to the devil. And the devil found it. And he was going to go anyhow. He got on his mule and started to go. And all of a sudden his mule run him into a wall and slammed his leg and bruised him. He beat that mule.

He was so filled with unrighteous gain. So that mule told him, hey man, don't beat me. And that prophet was so blind of unrighteous gain, he couldn't recognize God's force anymore because that mule never talked to him before. All that mule knew was mule talk. You know, if a mule talked to me, I know it's more than a mule talk and I would know it's God. And here was a man that's supposed to be a prophet.

The prophet means he that sees for God, hears for God and speaks for God. But he was so blinded with unrighteous gain, he couldn't tell God's force anymore. He kept beating that mule until finally God opened up his eyes and he saw in the path, the angel, the Lord of the sword was going to kill him. And the angel said, Balaam, if that mule didn't run you into that wall, surely I would have caught you. That mule had more spirituality than Balaam did at that time.

He could see God and speak for God. He said, I told you not to go. He said, Balaam, you're on your way, go ahead and go.

But don't you say anything unless I tell you. And finally he arrives where Balak is and Balak takes him. He said, oh, I want you to come and curse my enemy Israel.

He said, here, I'm going to take you in a nice spot where you can see him. And old Balaam said, well, I can't say anything except what God puts in my mouth. And any true prophet can't say anything what God puts in his mouth. And any false prophet, it don't make any difference what he says because God didn't put it in his mouth. How many say in Balaam?

And let me read a little bit in Numbers 23, 7. I'll go to the 5th verse first and it says, and the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth and said, return unto Balak and thus shall thou speak. The 7th verse, and here's what he spoke. And he took up his parable and said, Balak the king of Moab had brought me from Aram out of the mountains of the east saying, come curse me, Jacob, and come defy Israel.

And here's what he said. How shall I curse whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I defy whom the Lord has not defied? If God has blessed you, nobody can curse you. I said, if God has blessed you, even a prophet of the Lord can't curse you.

How many say amen? 11th verse, and Balak said unto Balaam, what hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse my enemy and behold thou hast blessed him altogether. You see, if anybody tries to curse you, even if he's a man of God, God will make it come out a blessing. I could see Balaam say, I bless you Israel.

Couldn't get curse out. How many say amen? 12th verse, and he answered and said, must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord has put in my mouth?

You see, if you're under the blessings of the Lord, you can't be cursed. How many say amen? And Balak the 13th verse said, come I pray thee with me to another place. From thence mayest thou see them, thou shall see but the uttermost part of them, and thou shall not see them all and curse me them from thence. So well come on, let me take you to the back part.

And then curse them. Honey when God's blessed you, you're blessed in the front. You're blessed in the back. You're blessed on the left.

You're blessed on the right. You're blessed in the valley. You're blessed on the mountain. Blessed shall thou be in the city. Blessed shall thou be in the country. Blessed shall thou be in the store. Blessed shall be thy coming in. Blessed Blessed shall be thy going out. Blessed shall be thy sitting down. Blessed shall be thy rising up. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy kind, thy cattle, and thy body.

Thine enemies shall come out against thee one way and flee seven ways. Thou art blessed. Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Yay! But it didn't make any difference where he looked at Israel. They were blessed in the front, in the back, on the north, on the south, in the east, in the west. How many say amen? Until Balaam didn't even bother, this time to go and ask God, that if he could get a chant then against Israel. That if he could put a spell on them. Because he saw that it pleased the Lord to bless him.

How many say amen? And the 20th verse said, Balaam said, Behold, I have received commandment to bless, and he have blessed, and I cannot reverse it. Honey, when you are blessed, nobody can reverse it. Nobody can undo it.

They can sheaf all of their pots with bat wings and livers, lizard lips, and owl eyes, and all their potions, and they can stir and say, Hokey Pokey, fish bones choking, but it won't hurt you, brother. Because if God's blessed you, it can't be reversed. Listen to the 23rd verse.

Numbers 23, 23. There is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel, but accordingly to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, what hath God wrought? This is God's handiwork. And Paul brought it over in the New Testament, and he said in Hebrews, whatever God did for Israel, he's going to do it better.

Then he said in Ephesians, we are the workmanship of God created in Christ Jesus on the good works. How many say amen? They can take their novenas. They can chant all their chants. They can stir all their pots.

They can pronounce all their incantations. But I'm blessed. Because I'm Abraham's seed. And if you are Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. And God promised Abraham because there was no greater reset in blessing, I will bless thee. And in multiplying, I will multiply thee. And I will bless them that bless you and curse them that curse you. So if anybody tries to put a spell on you, demonize you, use witchcraft, then all they're going to do is do it to their self. Whatever curse they try to pronounce on you, an obedient child of God is going to come back on their own head. Let not your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid.

Just believe. Now in the King James version and most English versions, they translate both words in the English power what God gave to the Christian and what the devil had. But it's not so in the Greek. And the Greek says, behold you and I Christians, I give unto you, and the Greek word is exsousia. And exsousia means power to rule or ruling power.

It should have been better translated I give you authority. So the first word and what it means to the Christians, behold Christian, I give you authority to rule over all of the power of the enemy. Now the devil has power. I can see the effects of his power of those that he has out there in the world. He's got them bound in sin.

Evil habits and appetites, bitter, shook up, discouraged, despondent. But Jesus said, listen, isn't this beautiful? I give you authority. I give you authority.

That's what he said to the church in Matthew the 18th chapter. I give you authority. Behold, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven.

And whichever bound on earth, if you loosen in earth, it shall be loose in heaven. I give you the authority. I give you the power.

I give you the ability to rule over all of the power of the devil. You see, instead of being afraid of the devil, we actually have authority over him. But from children up, the devil has brainwashed humanity to keep them from coming to the knowledge that they could have power.

And all the cartoons you see, the devil with a pitchfork chasing poor mankind, and he's spun out that lie to bring fear in the hearts of mankind. And when a child of God gets saved, that still vestige of that old life remains there, and we've got to rethink, we've got to remove that. We've got to let all things become new.

We've got to have our mind renewed. And we've got to have the mind of Christ and know that it isn't so. But the truth is that God has now reversed the picture, and we've got the sword of the Spirit. And the devil is running for his life. Honey, when a child of God unshiefs the sword of the Spirit, and he uses it like he knows what he's got, the devils believe and tremble. As soon as a child of God begins to act in his sonship, and upon the authority that God gave him over all the power of the devil, the devil is a believer of the worst.

And my Lord said, demons, we're in trouble. Should we try to keep them from the knowledge of their truth? But they now know the truth, and the truth's made them free of our lie. And they know now that greater is the Holy Ghost in them than we are in the world. And they know that I'm just a creature, and I'm not deity. And they know that God's greater than we are. And they know that not only that, Michael's greater than they are. And now they even know that they're greater than we are. And we're in trouble.

And we can't cop a plea, and we can't make a deal, so we better saturate the air of our absence. Because if we don't, they got that sword, and they know how to use it, and we're going to be mincemeat. And that's the truth. The only power. Now, listen to me carefully, that you're an obedient child of God, walking in the light, walking in God's favor. The only power the devil has over you is what you let him. Give no place to the devil. That's a command from God. And as sons, you see, I can either give place or not.

How many say amen? But I'm not going to give place to the devil. Wherever I find him, I'm going to overrule his power.

I give you authority to rule over the devil. Got our loved ones, got our city, got our nation, got our generation. We got power.

We can get in the prayer closet. We got the whole armor of God. The first five weapons were defensive weapons. The other two to make seven are complete, the complete armor, the whole armor of God or offensive weapons. How many say amen?

What is the offensive weapon? The spoken word of God and praying with all prayer always, in the spirit, with all supplication. Honey, we can not only beat back the tack of the devil, we can put in the flight in our own life and then get in the prayer closet and overrule the devil's power that has our loved ones.

You know when they hung Saul's seven sons, that mother stayed up all night and day and she beat back the fallow of the air from those bodies. And I believe you can take it over to the New Testament. Our prayers can beat back the devils from our dead and sinned loved ones. We can overrule that. How many say amen?

Gave us power over all the power of the devil. Now the way I like to really illustrate that is, I want you to imagine, some of you have been in West Virginia or any mountain state. And here, up on the top of the mountain, they got one famous cheat going to West Virginia.

You're a West Virginian, aren't you? And here is a tractor trailer, all that diesel power. And it's loaded to the limit with a cargo of steel. And it starts down that mountain. Here we got diesel power pulling it.

We got the weight of the steel pushing it and we got gravity pulling it. And here comes a little fella about 110 pounds soaking wet with rocks in his pocket. He steps out on that highway and sticks that little bony hand up. That guy in that semi-tractor trailer with all that diesel power, all the weight pushing of that metal, and all of the forces of gravity hurling him down that hill, throws on that air brakes. And that old truck begins to shudder.

And stops and comes right up to that little fella's hand. Now why this man had all of the diesel power he needed. He had all of the thrust of that load. He had gravity's power working on him.

But why did he stop? Because that little fella down there was dressed in a blue suit with a hat on, with brass buttons, and had a badge up there that said law. You see, one had power, the other had authority. I got to admit the devil's got power. I see his power out in the world and I see his power in the church over people that don't know the truth, to those that are fearful. But God's given us authority to rule over the devil.

Not only should we be free in our own lives, but because we're free, we use that authority that God has given us the authority of the spoken word. He sent his word and healed him. He cast out the devil's with his word. And then the other offensive weapon, spiritual prayer. You see, we're not warring in the prayer closet with the devil to bring salvation to ourself and heal us. We've got it.

We're warring to set all up ones free, where I hope we are. And God is already on record. Jesus said, whatsoever the father, you ask the father in my name, he'll give it to you.

Jesus is on record saying, whatever you ask me, that will I do that the father may be glorified in his son. If you ask anything, if you ask anything in my name, I'll do it. Honey, we can take this power, be afraid of demons, be afraid of the devil, be afraid of somebody putting a curse on us. We're blessed we can't be cursed. Not only do we not have to be afraid of the devil, we got power over him.

We got ruling authority over him. It's time the church stood up and lives in the what God has made us, become what God has declared us to be. The church needs to say, I'm going to be what God has declared me to be. I'm going to have what God sets us mind and I'm going to do what God says I can do. And I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.

Give him a cry, Paul. Amen. What a devil chasing message from God's servant brother Hardy, freedom from demons. We have not received a spirit of fear, of intimidation, of oppression, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Nevertheless, many of God's children are oppressed of the enemy, harassed by demonic activity and tormented by spirits of fear. Sometimes this occurs because they have opened doors in their homes, their bodies and their minds, or because they are too passive in resisting Satan's attacks. Satan has no legal right to oppress a child of God, but he is a trespasser. So we must be active and vigilant, watchful and bold in our resistance. John tells us for this cause was the son of God manifest to destroy the works of the devil.

And he has given us authority over all the power of the enemy and authority trumps power. You need to add this dynamic CD to your spiritual armory. And for your love gift of $10 or more for the radio ministry, request offer 184. The mailing address is R.G. Hardy Ministries, P.O. Box 1744, Baltimore, Maryland, 21203. Or order online at rgharty.org. That's rgharty.org. Now there are many spiritual resources in our e-store on scores of topics that are preparatory for victorious Christian living. So visit us today. But to order by mail, request offer 184 and send $10 or more to P.O. Box 1744, Baltimore, Maryland, 21203. Until next time, this is Sister Sharon saying maranatha.
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