PRAYER PROGRAMME

CRUSHING THE SPIRIT OF CONFUSION| JUICY JULY DAY 22| THE BUD FAMILY

JUICY JULY 2021

THEME: CARVED OUT

DAY 22: CRUSHING THE SPIRIT OF CONFUSION

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 14:33, PSALM 25:12

BIBLE READING: 1KINGS 18:46; 1 KINGS 19:1-21

 

The spirit of confusion is a very powerful tool in the hand of the enemy, it is sometimes neglected and nobody prays seriously against it.

 

Some people just find themselves in the world, with no good idea of what their purpose in the world is.

 

Praying against the spirit of confusion is very important in the life of a Christian.

 

Here comes the question- What exactly is confusion?

 

Confusion!!!

 

To be confused is to be perplexed or bewildered.

 

It is to be unclear or indistinct or to fail to distinguish between.

 

The more confused believers become, the more indistinct from the world they become.

 

Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

 

The spirit of confusion has left so many christian under the spell and captivity of the devil.

 

So many christians are under the spell of confusion and it has prevented them from fulfilling the will of God and purpose of God for their lives, career, business and ministry.

 

Whenever you see disorder, chaos, lack of purpose, fighting with yourself, no direction and no will or zeal to succeed, then know that the spirit of confusion is at work.

 

You need to be very careful about this spirit, because when this spirit of confusion comes into the life of a man, it comes to bring destruction upon such person.

 

It truncates the relationship with God and man. The spirit constantly brings suffering into the life of man!

 

As children of God, we need to be very careful against the spirit of confusion.

 

You may want to ask: ‘Where does this spirit come from?’

 

Well, Satan is the author of confusion and he is the author of chaos and disorders.

 

The book of 1 corinthians 14:33 confirms this that satan is the author of confusion. The scriptures says that ‘For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all churches of the saints’

 

This affirms that satan is the author of confusion!

 

Also, 1 peter 5:8 tells us who is behind all the confusion in the world, it says ‘Be alert and of sober mind, your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for who to devour and destroy!’

 

Anything against the order is confusion!

 

The confusion of unbelievers is understandable, because their master, the devil, is the architect of confusion, but the confusion of believers is something we must arrest!

 

The spirit of confusion is a strongman with many terrible children which include loss of memory and forgetfulness (forgetting the most important things).

 

Sometimes we find some people spending hours looking for a missing thing while the thing is in their hands.

 

The children of confusion also include disappointment, weak and unstable Bible study, no prayer life, no order of personal devotion, incoherence of finances, blank minds, mind darkness, dullness, mental exhaustion, quarrelling, spiritual blindness and restlessness.

 

There are some people who are so restless that the little time they sit down is when they are in the church. Even that time, they’d stand to use the toilet or gist with Sister Amaka.

 

Confusion is so rampant among believers today that we need to tackle it.

 

All the lack of intimacy with God is a symptom of confusion.

 

Not hearing clearly the voice of God on issues about your life is a symptom of confusion.

 

Believing anyone who calls himself or herself a prophet or prophetess, or a pastor, is confusion.

 

A born again child of God going from one prophet’s house to another is confusion.

 

For people who want to do the will of God, the first thing the enemy tries to do to them is to confuse them.

 

He did it to Jesus before Jesus started His ministry. In Matthew chapter 4, we read about the temptation of the Lord Jesus Christ:

 

“Convert this stone to bread.” The devil was trying to confuse him.

 

The devil also said: “Bow down and worship me.”

 

Confusion!

 

He further told Jesus: “Jump down.”

 

Confusion!

 

But Jesus refused to be confused!

 

The power called confusion is like the arrow that flies around. If the arrow gets into your life, you will not know the head from the tail and you will be unable to get anything reasonable on earth!

 

The enemy has an agenda to confuse men and to confuse women even more, because the more confused women we have, the more confused world we have.

 

One of the worst things that can happen to man’s life is to be confused!

 

Confusion most times bring a limitation to one’s life because a confused person will not know the way forward.

 

A confused person is prone to making mistakes.

 

A confused person is prone is experiencing regrets in life.

 

A confused person will never be able to know what God wants her to do. Even if she does, she’d not be sure it is God speaking!

 

The spirit of confusion is designed to destroy lives, our relationships with God and man.

 

When God started creation, he had vision and a picture in his mind on how he wants the world to look like even in million years after.

 

He created man to have dominion. He never created man for suffering. But when sin came to the life of man, suffering started and *every man was left to make decision of the future for himself.*

 

If you didn’t get this last point above, read it again!

 

You are to make decisions for yourself! The Lord has given you the liberty to choose between life and death, between a good marriage and a bad marriage, between blessings and curses, between war and peace, but the devil is such a bad guy, he’d even parade the negative things like golds! So, looking at those things, you’d be confused between good marriage and a gold-coated bad marriage!

 

Confusion is a bad thing!

 

I have had my own fair share of it.

 

I desired to get married but the ones coming didn’t seem to be the one. Should I say yes to the gold-coated one abi I should wait for the good one?

 

Confusion!

 

Lord, should I marry or go for Master’s or make some money?

 

Lord, should I start a business or get a job?

 

Lord, should I stay in Nigeria or travel abroad?

 

Oh God, should I pray for another man to come for me or is it still this man that isn’t even making any move or showing He is interested in me that I should still wait for?

 

How should I do? Should I resign, start a business and have ample time for my newborn baby and husband?

 

Or should I continue working and believe that God will take care of my babies?

 

Should I go for the job close to my house and earn less and resign the job that’s too far and lose the huge salaries?

 

Should I contest for that post or just face my studies?

 

Should I start that blog or channel or should I just write a book?

 

Today, I think it’s Bro. James, tomorrow, I think it’s Richard, the next, I think it’s Andrew, oh Lord!

 

What would you have me be or do, Lord?

 

God created every man for a purpose and he has planned the way each person should live.

 

Psalm 25:12 “what man is he that feareth the Lord? He shall teach him in the way he shall choose.”

 

Did you read that verse well?????

 

Read again!

 

God desires to make his plan and purpose known to man, but most people don’t have time to know the plan and purpose of God for them!

 

And when a man is aligned or walking according to the plan and purpose of God for their lives, no spirit of confusion can come in.

 

These days, many people don’t even have time to know the plan of God for their lives. Everybody wants a miracle! People sometimes even pray the wrong prayer, we no longer rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us and the word of God.

 

We ask different questions in our hearts like:

 

How can I know the will of God? Is it even possible?

 

Does God even answers prayer?

 

Hmmmm, confusion!

 

ARE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING HAPPENING REGULARLY TO YOU OR IN ANY AREA OF YOUR LIFE?

1. You always miss the timing of good things because you were not fast to make a decision while you were praying to know God’s mind for something and you didn’t seem to get an answer.

 

2. You always have regrets, visible regrets from the decisions you’ve made and ones you refused to make.

3 Despite your gifts, talents and potentials, you find it difficult to arise and do something good because you are not sure if it is backed by God or not.

 

4. You repeatedly loose opportunities for business, financial or educational rising.

 

5. You do not know what to do at any given time.

 

6. You play card games or guesses in your head to know what answer to give or what decision to make in many situations.

 

7. You always anticipate bad response or failure or rejection or regret after making a decision because you know how prone to mistakes you are.

 

8. You are afraid of decision making.

9. You’d rather have a man or woman of God make your decision for you than do it yourself.

 

These are a few symptoms of this sickness called Confusion!

 

Can you overcome this spirit?

 

Is it possible to overthrow this spirit out of my life?

Yeah, sure!

 

How?

 

1. You need to enter through what we call the gate of heaven. You must examine your heaven afresh. You must be convinced that you are born again.

 

2. You need to offer your life as a living sacrifice acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service. That is what Romans chapter 12:1 says: “Submit yourself as a living sacrifice and do not conform with this world, but be ye transformed.”

 

3. Become addicted to the word of God. Allow it to cleanse your life. Allow it to purify your actions. Begin the practice of regular and consistent meditation on Bible passages. Let this become part of your daily approach to God.

 

4. Commit yourself to living a life of holiness. The Bible says that without holiness no man shall see the Lord. God will only commune with holy people.

 

5. Cultivate the habit of having oil in your lamp always, that is, charge your battery and recharge your battery regularly, so that it will have fire. Sometimes just sit down somewhere and for half an hour or so, pray, you can even prayer in the Spirit.

 

6. Be a lady who engages in continuous praise. The Bible says that God is glorious in holiness and fearful in praise. Be a person who sings praises to Him.

 

SHALL WE PRAY?

 

Worship God for the privilege to speak to Him and hear from Him.

 

 

Appreciate Him for all He has done for you.

 

 

Ask Him to take charge of this prayer session.

 

 

Ask Him to open your heart and eyes

 

Ask the Holy Spirit to move unhindered in this prayer session.

 

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Let’s take this song:

 

Lead Me To The Rock BY Don Moen but sung by Kent Henry

When my heart is overwhelmed
Hear my cry
Give heed to my prayer
And my eyes
Are dim with tears
O Father, make them clear
From the ends
Of all the earth
When my heart is fainting
Let me know
That you have heard
Lead me into safety

 

And lead me to the Rock
The Rock that’s higher
Lead me to the Rock
That’s higher than I
Lead me to the Rock
The Rock that’s higher
Higher than I

 

You, O Lord
Have been for me
A refuge from my enemies
Let me live
Within your strength
In the shelter
Of your wings
From the ends
Of all the earth
When my heart is fainting
Let me know
That you have heard
Lead me into safety

 

Every garment of confusion upon my life, catch fire now, in the name of Jesus and let all confusion from Satan be diverted out of my life in the name of Jesus.

 

O Lord, send confusion into the camp of all my enemies in the name of Jesus.

I pray every arrow of confusion fired into my life, backfire in the name of Jesus and let the resurrection power of God kill every trace of confusion upon my life, in the name of Jesus.

 

Lord Jesus, deliver me from every confusion in the name of Jesus.

 

I refuse to be caged by the spirit of confusion, in the name of Jesus.

 

I replace every spirit of confusion in my life with peace of sound mind in the name of Jesus.

 

Father Lord, I refuse to be tossed around by a wind of uncertainty. I do not want to see things the same way and manner at which the world sees it, I ask that you will give me a clear understanding of my real identity in the name of Jesus.

 

Father Lord, I ask that you will let any of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding,

 

I ask for the grace and power to spiritually alert at all times, and I seek a discerning spirit in the name of Jesus.

 

I refuse to be uncertain about my purpose in life in the name of Jesus.

 

I rebuke every spirit of deceit and I come against every scheme of the devil to confuse me.

 

I ask for the spirit of truth, Lord God, I ask that you endow me with the spirit of truth in the name of Jesus.

 

Father in Heaven, a man becomes a confused person when they stop hearing from you. Oh Lord, destroy everything that may want to hinder me from hearing you when you speak! Please give me the spirit that will make me have the knowledge of your voice and recognize your pattern of communication in the name of Jesus!

 

I pull down the stronghold of confusion in my life in the name of Jesus.

 

Every seat of confusion in my life, be broken down in the name of Jesus.

 

Let the storm of confusion within my mind be still in the name of Jesus.

 

Every cloud of confusion that has enveloped my mind, fade away now in the name of Jesus.

 

I reject every storm of confusion, and claim a sound mind in the name of Jesus.

 

Every power that wants to destroy my life, I command you to be destroyed in Jesus’ name.

Every faulty foundation in my life, receive the fire of God in the name of Jesus.

 

I fire back every arrow of mind destruction fired into my life back to the sender in the name of Jesus.

 

My mind, receive divine touch of God and be relieved in the name of Jesus.

 

Lord strengthen me in my inner mind with Your fire and Your power in the name of Jesus.

 

I pull down every stronghold of uncontrollable thought in my life in the name of Jesus.

 

I cast down every evil imagination in my heart in the name of Jesus.

 

I bring into captivity every area of my thought life to the obedient of Christ in the name of Jesus.

 

I break the power of evil remote control over my thought in the name of Jesus.

 

I seal off every doorway of evil uncontrollable thought in my life with the blood of Jesus in Jesus’ name.

 

I scatter into pieces every evil imagination against me in the name of Jesus

 

I command all imaginations contrary to my prayer life to be defeated in the name of Jesus

 

I cast down and bring to naught every demonic imagination against me and my family in Jesus’ name.

 

I immune my spirit, soul and body against every vain imagination in the name of Jesus.

 

I cast out, plunder and frustrate every satanic imagination against my life in the name of Jesus.

 

Lord, I pull down every stronghold of the enemy over my life in the name of Jesus.

 

I pull down and roast every demonic ladder the enemy is using to climb into my life in the name of Jesus.

 

I come against every evil pronouncement made against my life in the name of Jesus.

 

Sting of death release my mind in the name of Jesus.

 

Sting of fear and failure release my mind in the name of Jesus.

 

I command every heavy burden in my mind to roll away and be burnt to ashes in the name of Jesus.

 

Blood of Jesus, replenish my heart in the name of Jesus.

 

You powers that corrupt my desire and my mind, be roasted in the name of Jesus.

 

You strongman of evil imagination paralyzing the good things in my life, be paralyzed in the name of Jesus.

 

Lord, preserve my mind with Your fire in the name of Jesus.

 

 

Lord, put Your laws into my mind in the name of Jesus.

 

All the good thoughts that the strongman has paralyzed in my life, receive life and be restored back into my life in the name of Jesus

 

 

Lord, begin to plant good things in my life and let the good fruits begin to manifest.

 

 

I bind and cast down the spirit of uncertainty in my mind and I render its activity null and void in my life in the name of Jesus.

 

Holy Ghost, occupy every area vacated by spirit of uncertainty in my mind in the name of Jesus.

 

Lord, every damage the spirit of uncertainty has done in my life be repaired and restored in the name of Jesus.

 

I refuse to give space to spirit of uncertainty in my life in the name of Jesus.

 

I recover and posses every good thing lost to the spirit of uncertainty in the name of Jesus.

 

Throughout the days of my life, the gate of hell shall not prevail over my life in the name of Jesus.

 

 

My mind, I command you to think alright in the name of Jesus.

 

You producer of evil thought in my life, somersault and die in the name of Jesus.

 

Holy Spirit, renew my mind to glorify God in the name of Jesus.

 

Lord, soak my mind with heavenly revelations.

 

I gathered together every area of my mind that have been scattered in the name of Jesus.

 

Every area of my life and area of my mind in satanic cage, be released in the name of Jesus.

 

I plead the blood of Jesus into my mind and into the whole of my life.

 

I fire back every arrow of the enemy fired into my life in the name of Jesus.

 

Let my carnal mind which is at war with God be conquered and be at peace with God in the name of Jesus.

 

I cast down every vain imagination working against my mind in the name of Jesus.

 

Let every wild, untamed and restless thoughts be captured and brought into submission under the feet of Christ.

 

Continue to pray as the Lord leads you.

 

Thank God because He has answered.

 

Let’s take our second and the last song for today, victoriously!

 

DOES JESUS CARE?

Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth and song
As the burdens press and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long

 

Oh, yes
He cares
I know He cares
His heart is touched with my grief
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary
I know my Savior cares

 

Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong
When for my deep grief I find no relief
Though my tears flow all the night long

Oh, yes
He cares
I know He cares
His heart is touched with my grief
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary
I know my Savior cares
I know my Savior cares

 

 

God bless you sis💖

 

Let’s meet at 5pm for our Bible Study.

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