THE ARROW'S

Author: Pr. kalungi Denis October 27, 2022 243 views 2 comments
Fig: A picture representing THE ARROW'S.

 

Title: Spiritual Arrows Psalm 91:5

By Pastor Denis Kalungi

Kireka Christian Fellowship Prayer Altar.

An arrow is an injurious weapon that can be fired to anyone at any time and can cause injury or death. It is a silent weapon that comes to its prey silently. Let us have a look at the spiritual arrows.

Spiritual evil arrows are invisible attacks from the kingdom of darkness to specific or unspecified targets. Specific targets are those that the enemy intended to harm with their arrows, while the unspecified are those that were not intended by the enemy but the arrow got to them by accident or by coincident.

Whether you are a specified target or unspecified, if you are washed by the Blood of Jesus, you have a promised to be protected from flying arrows

What are categories of the arrows?

We have got two categories of the arrows:

GOD’S arrows

Satan’s arrows

God’s arrows are noted in {Isaiah 49:2}, He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. So you’re the arrow of God. But your arrow is broken when you lack love, spirit of faith and hope.

Psalm 11:2. Explains Satan’s arrow, let us have a look at it, for look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. These are invincible arrows that are fired by witches, wizard, herbalists and all evil forces. Darkness plan evil in the day to execute it at night {proverbs 4:16}.

What are the types of the arrows used by Satan?

Arrow of death.

“Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you”

An arrow of death is one sent to kill people before time {2 kings 4:18-24}, and when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, my head, and my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called unto her husband, and said, send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.

The boy here had no symptoms of any sickness or infirmity, but suddenly he cried out because a flying arrow attacked his head, and in no time, the boy died. That is an arrow of death, we may not know the source or the reason behind it, but it got to the boy and killed him.

Many people have been killed through an arrow of death in this manner or the other. Some people while sleeping without any prior sickness will not be able to wake up again but will die from their sleep. Some of the ghastly motor accidents or plane crashes that has taken away many lives are as a result of an arrow of death again one or more individual in the vehicle or the aircraft. A lot of mishap such as fire accident, building collapsing on some people, flood disasters claiming lives, and so on could be a product of an arrow of death form the kingdom of darkness.

Sometimes this arrow of death can stay for a while in a person before it will eventually kill the person. For instance some people being attended to in the hospital already have an arrow of death in their bodies, so after wasting money on laboratory investigations and treatments, they will eventually die. If this arrow could be recognized beforehand’ it could be prevented or extracted from the body of the victim and the intended death will be annulled.

Arrow of Affliction

When an arrow of affliction is sent to a target, it will result in various afflictions and oppression's, most of which will not respond to any physical means of solving the problem, unless when they are properly diagnosed spiritually and tackled with fervent prayer under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Take the example of the lady in {Luke 8:43-48}. And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could she be healed.

But when this lady, Came behind Jesus and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, who touched me? When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

The woman had a seemingly medical condition but failed to respond to medical example of such affliction includes epileptic attack, spirit of madness with such affliction one can go to medication but the problem can aggravate. 

Arrow of confusion and division. 

This arrow is capable of separating chief friends see herein, “{Acts 15:36-41} some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 

They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord. He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. - Paul and Barnabas called to work together by the Holy Spirit were actually doing fine in the work committed unto them, until this arrow of division came against them. The argument became so sharp that they could no longer work together and has to choose another companion for themselves.

This type of arrow can also cause division in marriages. Husband and wife that have been enjoying their lives together according to the plan of God will suddenly begin to work against each other due to hatred and bitterness caused by the arrow of division. Whenever contentions become so sharp in the home of a believer, this arrow should be recognized and sent back to the sender, before leading to breakages of homes.

There can also be division among family members, the father or mother against the child, a brother or sister against another or even division or disunity in the church of God. The brethren rising up against one another or against their leaders or sometimes strong clashes among leadership leading to breakages and the starting up of new local assemblies. All these are not the mind of God for us. 

But if we fail to recognize this arrow and use our authority against it, God will not be responsible for any damages recorded.

Arrow of character-disorder

This arrow is making people to misbehave when there is no reason for it or where they should not have misbehaved {John 13:2} and supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; {John 13:26-27} Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

This arrow was shot against Judas, and he made a move of betraying his master for monetary gain. Under normal circumstances, Judas would not have thought of doing that. But under the influence of this satanic arrow he did it and forfeit the kingdom of God. Many people have lost great opportunity and blessings due to the influence of this arrow.

We can also see the case of Vashti, who lost the kingdom due to misbehavior{ Esther 1:10-12} On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on. But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.

No one could understand why Vashti under a joyful celebration would refuse the king’s request. The king thought of showing off with her beauty, a thing that should make Vashti to feel high and honoured, yet she refused and lost the kingdom. I see this as a satanic arrow against her glory, although it works for the good of Esther and consequently for the good of the whole Jews. This is because God can move through any situation to show goodness to His own people.

Arrow of devour

This kind of arrow is sent to attack somebody’s wealth and properties. It can come as a result of sudden mishap resulting in great loses, or a collapse of business with great shortage {Job1:13-19} One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

This arrow entered into Job’s life and all he had labored for over several years were ruined within a short period of time.

Other manifestations of this type of arrow is for somebody to be making money, but unable to have good accountability for the money, or whenever somebody who has been saving money for something good and an unexpected bad thing happen that will warrant the diversion of his savings.

Arrow of generational stronghold and curses.

This kind of arrow is known for causing a cycle of evil within the family. It can be a particular kind of sickness or diseases that is common within a family, or people dying young within a family, having delay in marriage or childbearing, or difficulty in having breakthroughs within the family. It may be as a result of a curse pronounced upon the family or the generation at a particular time. For instance when Elisha pronounced a curse on Gehazi, the curse was also to include the seeds of Gehazi forever. 

Turn with me in {2 kings 5:20-6:1} Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, “My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.” So Gehazi hurried after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running toward him, he got down from the chariot to meet him. “Is everything all right?” he asked.

Everything is all right,” Gehazi answered. “My master sent me to say, ‘Two young men from the company of the prophets have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two sets of clothing.’”

By all means, take two talents,” said Naaman. He urged Gehazi to accept them, and then tied up the two talents of silver in two bags, with two sets of clothing. He gave them to two of his servants, and they carried them ahead of Gehazi. When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the things from the servants and put them away in the house. He sent the men away and they left. When he went in and stood before his master, Elisha asked him, “Where have you been, Gehazi? “Your servant didn’t go anywhere,” Gehazi answered.

But Elisha said to him, “Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or to accept clothes—or olive groves and vineyards, or flocks and herds, or male and female slaves? Naaman’s leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever.” Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow.

Arrow of destiny manipulation.

This kind of arrow is arranged to alter the divine course of life. Certain wicked people are able to see a bright glory ahead of the person and they can do something to exchange, or prevent the glory from showing forth, and if they are not confronted by the power of the Holy Spirit after experiencing a new birth in Christ, they may cause a permanent damage. 

The brothers of Joseph were afraid of his dreams because they understood he was going to have a brighter future than them, so they attempted to kill him and eventually sold him to a strange land. If not for God, the divine course of Joseph’s life could have been altered, but God moved through the situations to fulfill His purpose in his life. 

Why are we attached by the enemies flying arrows?

Unshielded or unprotected life.

Certain conditions make somebody to become unshielded and such people cannot enjoy divine protection against the arrow of the enemy. This include when a man is not genuinely born again and washed by the blood of Jesus, or when a born again is living with un-confessed or un- repented sins {Zachariah 3:1-3}.

Luke warmness and prayerlessness.

When a believer is not consistent in serving the Lord fervently, not regular in church attendance and healthy fellowship with other Christians, he will be exposed to attacks by the arrows of the devil. Moreover, carelessness in the area of prayer will make one to be weak spiritually and liable to attacks by satanic arrows see herein {Revelations 3:15-16}.

Not putting on the whole armour. 

Ephesians 6:10-13: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

God, who understands the nature of our battle, and our inability to fight this battle with our own power, has made available unto us suitable armour, and He is encouraging us to put on the whole armour at all times. Failure to put this armour on or putting on alternative armour would result in defeat and total downfall.

Ignorance of satanic devices and of spiritual authority.

When we are ignorance of satanic devices and strategies, the devil can take advantage of us, and he will succeed in launching several attacks against us and our breakthroughs. God has given us the Holy Spirit who knows every deep and hidden thing and can reveal them to us. 

Another area we could be ignorant is in the area of spiritual authority God has given us over the devil and all his agents {Luke 10:18-19}, and he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Jesus has given us power to challenge and overcome the devil and all his agents; we should therefore be bold to use the power we have to destroy all the works of the enemy in our lives and against our lives.

Un-cleared legal grounds

Sometimes the devil claims a legal ground and basses to carry out his evil plans against us. This is because certain areas where we cooperate with him or give him a chance either consciously or unconsciously make us loose divine protection and liable to his attack. The Bible says who so ever breaks a hedge, the serpent shall bite him.

These legal grounds can come as a result of possession of satanic properties knowingly or unknowingly, which we buy, borrows, or receives as a gift from someone. For instance, there was a case of a lady who receives a satanic ring as a gift, and as a result, she could not be totally delivered from a serious demonic oppression, not until the ring was removed and destroyed. Take the reason by Judas of returning the token see herein {Mathew 27:3-5}

Unforgiveness spirit, root of bitterness and malice.

Colossians 3:9-13: Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor un-circumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

God gave us instruction in His words not to allow bitterness, anger and un-forgiveness. Any time we allow these in our lives show our disobedience to God and the devil can take advantage of those periods to send an arrow against our lives.

Living under sin.

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separatedyou from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken falsely, and your tongue mutters wicked things {Isaiah 59:1-3} “No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.

What is sin?

 It is the glory of God not honored. The holiness of God not reverenced, the greatness of God not admired, the power of God not praised, the truth of God not sought, the wisdom of God not esteemed. The beauty of God not treasured, the goodness of God not savored, the faithfulness of God not trusted. The commandments of God not obeyed, The justice of God not respected, The wrath of God not feared,
The grace of God not cherished, The presence of God not prized, The person of God not loved that is sin.”

Adultery and fornication

Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.

So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds {Revelations 2:20-24}

CONDITIONS FOR OVERCOMING ATTACKS BY FLYING ARROWS

For us to overcome attacks by flying arrows, we need to take the following step consistently and seriously:

Pleading the blood of Jesus for covering.

The blood of Jesus remains the greatest weapon against the devil that can never lose its potency and power {Revelation 12:11}, and they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Fervency in prayer and diligent in warfare prayer.

We must be fervent in our prayers at all times and be diligent in warfare prayers which should be supported with fasting to challenge the devil and to undo all his activities in our lives {James 5:16-18}, Confess your faults to one another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed.

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Clearing all the legal grounds.

Cancel all former agreements with false prophets and occultist people. If you still have their properties with you, pray very well and release all to a servant of God to destroy. A man came to our meeting one day for deliverance, but was still keeping a special perfume he received from a false prophet in his house. To the glory of God, this secrete was revealed and he was asked to go and bring this material. We burnt it in fire before he could totally be set free. Release all satanic objects and materials within your reach for prayer. These include all objects given to you for power, protection, or good fortune.

Maintaining a healthy relationship with Christ.

Isaiah 54:17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Those who walk in God’s righteousness has a covenant of peace, protection and power over their lives, and because God is a covenant keeping God, the attacks of the devil can never prevail over their lives.

Extracting all arrows and sending them back.

All arrows that get into your body by any means must be extracted by the power in the blood of Jesus and sent back to the camp of the enemy. This is always evident by the taking away of previous afflictions and oppression's from the devil.

Putting on the whole armour.

As said before, the whole armour of God is God’s provision for His children, it must be put on at all times in order to be victorious against the wiles of the enemies. {Ephesians 6:14-18}, Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase,

Having no fellowship with the works of darkness. 

2 Corinthians 6:14-18: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

“I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing,and I will receive you.”And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty

We must make up our minds to live for God whole heartedly and consistently, if we will maintain our deliverance and continue to enjoy His divine protection over our lives.

You too can experience a lasting victory over destiny manipulators by completely surrendering your life to Christ, and praying under Holy Spirit anointing to recover your destiny from the hands of the manipulators.

Sometimes this kind of arrow will make somebody to experience terrible failures and setbacks in various aspects of lives. There can also be oppositions both in the physical and in the spiritual against somebody’s success and breakthroughs, when under the influence of this kind of arrow. Call upon the name of Jesus three times and ask the fire of the Holy Spirit to destroy any arrow of death shot against you, and confess that you will live and not die in Jesus name.

Pray that the fire of the Holy Ghost will destroy any arrow of division or confusion against your home, family and local congregation in Jesus name.

2 comments

Depark   -   

October 27, 2022
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October 27, 2022
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