Scripture Reading: Acts 13:8
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
Reflection: Sergius Paulus, was a high placed state official of the city of Paphos. As Paul preached the gospel to him, it was evident that he was getting convicted and was soon going to commit his life to the Christian faith. Suddenly things turned rather negative. Sergius Paulus began to get disinterested in the message. What was affecting Paul’s efforts? Paul quickly discovered that a sorcerer by name Elymas was behind this. He was intercepting the meeting with satanic powers in the spirit and dissuading the mind of Sergius Paulus. Paul quickly moved into action. He rebuked the spiritual operations of Elymas by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The result was overwhelming! Sergius Paulus got interested in the gospel again and this time around gave his life to Christ. Whenever your efforts in life seem to be failing, there could be the presence of satanic machinations. Like Paul, rise up to resist and speak against this power in prayer. God will give you the victory!
Prayer: I speak against and overthrow any act of sorcery, divination, and occultism targeting the efforts I make in life in Jesus’ name.
Confession: No amount of sorcery, divination and occultic machinations against my life shall prosper! All agents of sorcery and occultic powers in my life shall be smitten by the power of God!