And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the Name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Acts 16:18
1 Samuel 5:3-5
3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.
4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.
There is power in the glorious presence of God. This power is the emission of the power of His Person. The presence of God does not carry less power than the Person of God because the power of His presence is derived from His attributes as God. Right from my early years as General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, I have learnt the secret of victory through the authority of His Name and the power of His presence. I believe that as ambassadors of Christ, it is just enough for demons to see us to flee. From today, demons will flee from you in the mighty Name of Jesus. Demons recognised the Lord’s presence both in the synagogue and outside the synagogue. His presence and words of power were too much for demons to stand. This is my desire for every pastor and house fellowship leader: that you will be so saturated with His divine presence that demons and their agents will find your locations too hot for them. In the church and on the streets, the Lord will fill everywhere with His presence through His representatives so that His salvation, deliverance and blessings can reach all.
The Philistines did not know that the Ark represented the presence of the Almighty God before whom no power can stand. The first time Dagon fell in the presence of God, they thought it was a mistake and they put him up again. By the time he took the final bow in God’s presence, Dagon had lost his limbs, leaving only his stump behind. Demons bow in the presence of God. They recognised the presence of God in Christ and the apostles, and they surrendered to it without argument. If we have enough of God’s presence in our lives, demons will flee upon merely seeing us. Imagine what will happen if we command them in addition to their ready flight from God’s presence in our lives. When the terror of the Lord is upon your enemies for your sake, they dare not touch you, even if you walk through their domain as the children of Jacob did in Genesis 35:5:
“And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.”
They dare not pursue after you or harm you. You must do everything you can to keep the presence of the Lord. Run away from sin and live a holy life. If you have lost His presence already, ensure you reconcile with your Maker today. He will return to you and restore you. You will know His joy again and He shall anoint you with fresh oil, in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Father, let there be revival in the church like of old.

Exodus 38:21-40:38; Psalm 119:97-112

Source: Open Heavens 2014

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