We are living in the days and season when every child of God, needs to be doing spiritual warfare, with their Blood sworn oath against the devil. It’s only by the Blood of the Lamb that your protection against the evil from the world’s system is ever secured. The Blood of Jesus guarantees the security of your healing, your perfect health, peace and prosperity. These are some of our benefits in the Covenant with the Father (Psalms 103:2-5).
That’s why the scriptures says:
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Revelation 12:11 NKJV
The Blood of Jesus had made you an overcomer. It had made you victorious over everything that the enemy designed against you in this spiritual warfare. It doesn’t really matter what hell had been releasing against you, during this time and season of COVID-19. We do know that it’s with your testimony of Jesus, the Blood sworn oath and an unyielding heart, that you’ll be able to sail through victoriously to the end.
The spiritual experience during COVID-19 is causing many to grow stronger in their faith walk. They are getting stronger and stronger in fellowship with the Master – Jesus. And it’s exciting to know that there is a crown of glory waiting ahead for them (1 Peter 5:4). But it’s important to keep the pressure on the devil. We are not going to let our guard down, until we see Jesus face to face. The end of the Book says that we win (Revelation 22:14).
The angels are rejoicing because of the unyielding faith of the over-comers. Heaven is celebrating your overcoming victory over COVID-19. There are now certain parameters that has been set for you from above. It’s important not to miss the mark that Heaven has set. Press on. Fight the good fight of faith to get in there. You are a winner already. Jesus had already conquered the enemy for you.
The words of your oath in remembrance before God, is a very powerful weapon against the enemy, as you are coming out of this pandemic victoriously. You must be prepared to use it till the end. It’s one thing to have a weapon, but it’s another thing to be able to use it effectively.
Commanding the hand of the Lord..
The Apostle Paul during the hardship of his life revealed to us, a secret weapon of his spiritual warfare, which was used by him against the enemy. A weapon that you can also be effective in using, if you’ll remain steadfast as you’re walking by faith before the Father, in accordance with your Covenant. When used together with your Blood sworn oath, it’s what will make the enemy to tremble and flee in fear of you.
Paul told the Corinthians:
“Yet, as God’s servants, we prove ourselves authentic in every way. For example: We have great endurance in hardships and in persecutions. We don’t lose courage in a time of stress and calamity. We’ve been beaten many times, imprisoned, and found ourselves in the midst of riots. We’ve endured many troubles, had sleepless nights, and gone hungry. We have proved ourselves by our lifestyles of purity, by our spiritual insights, by our patience, and by showing kindness, by the Spirit of holiness and by our uncritical love for you. We commend ourselves to you by our truthful teachings, by the power of God working through us, and with the mighty weapons of righteousness— a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise— even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters— we remain steadfast and true. We are unknown nobodies whom everyone knows. We are frequently at death’s door, yet here we are, still alive! We have been severely punished yet not executed. We may suffer, yet in every season we are always found rejoicing. We may be poor, yet we bestow great riches on many. We seem to have nothing, yet in reality we possess all things.”
2 Corinthians 6:4-10 TPT
This description by Paul about what he went through is very tough to envisage. It may not even be parallel in comparison with what, many are going through right now with this pandemic of the coronavirus. There is nothing new anyway about what the devil is doing. He had always been doing the same things from eternity. And he will never change. But this time around he is purposely displaying for us to see, what he’s capable of doing with a lousy noise. He is doing this because, he knows that he is a looser. He knows that his time is almost over. He knows that you’re the winner and the overcomer in this spiritual warfare.
From the several things in the above scripture texts by Paul, I will like us to pinpoint mainly on verse seven, where he mentioned about how he had used righteousness to command the hand of the Lord. He had used righteousness here as a weapon against the devil. It’s important to know and understand how Covenants works, so as to be able to stand strongly on the promises of God. Otherwise you won’t be able to use this spiritual weapon of righteousness against the devil effectively.
One important thing to note here is that, righteousness as a weapon of spiritual warfare, can be used to command the hand of the Lord. It can be used effectively against any defying situation, that the enemy brings up against you. The enemy is aiming to confuse and manipulate you, so as to control you, your family, ministry and your Church with COVID-19. But you can deal a decisive blow at him with this spiritual weapon.
The key to this is in your Covenant walk with God. You cannot be walking against the Covenant, and still expect your Blood sworn oath to work for you, in commanding the hand of the Lord. Neither can you be sloppy with your faith walk in the Covenant.
The way you’ll know if you’re walking right was once described by the Prophet Isaiah in this way:
“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You”.
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Paul also said:
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God”.
Romans 5:1-2 NKJV
God’s peace (Shalom) will protect and garrison over your heart, when righteousness is bearing fruit in your life. You will know that everything is okay. That’s when you’ll be well positioned to be commanding the hand of the Lord. As you are doing this, you are inviting divine intervention into a situation that is defying, your authority as a Covenant child of God. You will then be able to “rejoice in the hope of the glory of God”. The glory that comes from the power in the hand of the Lord, as you’re decreeing and commanding with your authority in the Name of Jesus.
Oftentimes the devil will defy your authority, because he’s aware of the danger that, the anointing over your life poses to him and his works. He is stubborn and full of all types of tricks. But as you command the hand of the Lord, the heavens will be moved to respond to your faith.
The Prophet Habakkuk revealed to us what is in the hand of the Lord. He said by the Spirit from what he saw in his vision that:
“His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, And there His power was hidden. Before Him went pestilence, And fever followed at His feet.”
Habakkuk 3:4-5 NKJV
This vision of Habakkuk reveals to us what exactly the enemy is doing today with COVID-19. He knows that there is a greater and mightier outpouring of God’s Spirit to be released very soon all over the earth. You will notice in this vision that, the “pestilence” (another word for a pandemic) was manifested before God’s power is released. You will also notice in this vision of Habakkuk, that the “fever” followed after God’s every move or footstep.
In other words the coronavirus pandemic is being used by the enemy, to monitor the move of God in the spirit on the earth. That’s why it may seem as if it’s taking a longer time to end. But if you will look at the vision carefully, you will observe that God still has the power in His hand to end it all.
The enemy has unleashed this feverish pandemic known as COVID-19, for the very purpose of preventing God’s power from being released at the appointed time, for the end-time harvest. We already do know that Jesus had defeated him. He is just trying to distract attention to himself with this noise on the earth. The Holy Spirit had already exposed his maneuverings to us, even before the Son of Man came down to the earth for our salvation.
The Body of Christ now needs to rise up with speed in decreeing here on the earth, as we are commanding the hand of the Lord for the power in His hand to be released, for healing and deliverance on the earth. That’s how we will stop this pandemic, and see a greater visitation of God to save, heal and deliver multitudes. This has everything to do with the end-time harvest.
God’s power as revealed to the Prophet Habakkuk is hidden in His hand. Your right standing in the Covenant before Him, is the key to make Him intervene by opening His hand towards you for favor.
We can see here that the devil is being presented in the image of the “pestilence and fever” at the feet of the Lord. And if the devil is at the feet of the Lord, he is under your feet also. You need to be seeing him in this image by Habakkuk. He is a defeated foe. But when you command the hand of the Lord, power is released from His hand to stop the pestilence and the fever.
This is the proof that there is nothing that the devil is doing with COVID-19 which is beyond God’s view. Everything is happening within His sight. But He can’t do anything until you speak the right Covenant words, for His power to be released in stopping the pandemic.
And if you’ve been following the COVID-19 development, you will observe that it’s nothing short of a “pestilence and fever”, just as the Prophet saw in the vision above. Severe fever is one of the symptoms that comes with COVID-19.
As a child of God you are reigning now on the earth, with the hand of the Lord upon you. That’s why the devil can’t touch you or anything that belongs to you in the midst of all these. You are protected by the Blood of Jesus.
That’s where your divine providence is. You are protected from COVID-19, as long as you will never cease to keep God in remembrance of His Covenant promises to you. The devil will try to push you to sin against God. That’s his way of ensuring that you fail. But you are smarter than that in knowing what this will do to you. Don’t fall into his temptations to sin against God. Resist him and fight him back with your Blood sworn oath. He will flee away in terror of who you are.
Using your weapon of righteousness on purpose
Now there are two purposes of the weapons of righteousness that must be noted here. They are meant firstly for attacking the enemy. And secondly for defending yourself against the attacks of the enemy. You can use one weapon to command God’s blessing. And you can use the second one to command the curse on the devil.
God’s power is in His hand. And the Bible says of Jesus, who gave you the authority to command the Lord’s hand:
“who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,”
Hebrews 1:3 NKJV
The New Living Translation says it like this:
“The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.”
Hebrews 1:3 NLT
Now we do know that the word of His power is a reference to the mighty power of His command, which is released from His hand when you use your Blood sworn oath. Your right standing before God is very important for the release.
Your weapon of righteousness on the right hand commands and decrees the blessing of the Lord, whenever the devil curses again with the “pestilence and fever” (COVID-19). COVID-19 falls under the curse of the law. Your ability to use faith filled words in commanding the right hand of the Lord, brings you healing and deliverance from this attack of the devil.
The left hand is for your defense against the enemy. It’s what you use to bring God’s judgement on the enemy. With COVID-19 still going on, you must develop spiritual skills to use both the right and the left hand of righteousness effectively. The best way to do this is by praying more in the Spirit to build up your faith (Jude 1:20-21).
Remember that if you’re not judging the devil, who is going to do it? Jesus had given you the authority in His Name to do it. Start using it now to put an end to this pandemic. You win always! Stand in your victory!