It is time for us to take back everything the devil has stolen from us. Prophetically, the time is right … and spiritually, the glory of the Lord is ready to come down like rain out of heaven … we must activate our faith into works!
I realize you may not be fully aware how to use your faith and your authority against the forces of darkness that rule this world – you may not know how to claim back from the enemy what is rightfully yours in the spirit realm. So, here is a story that should help.
Dr. Lester Sumrall years ago found himself in the middle of the Central American rain forest.
As he went about his ministry in that region, he came across a witch doctor. In today’s rock and roll Hollywood scene, this witch doctor would look like a normal man … but, in those days, this was a pretty strange fellow!
In one hand, the witch doctor would hold a bull frog (always a symbol of Satanic power). In the other hand, a mixture of human blood and alcohol was placed in the frog’s mouth. Then the witch doctor would dance, make satanic incantations and worship demon entities.
Fortunately, Dr. Sumrall wasn’t raised in the modern-day school of humanistic, people-pleasing preachers. All Dr. Sumrall did was follow Jesus’ biblical example. He placed his hands on the side of the witch doctor’s head and said two words: Come out!
The witch doctor fell over with a thud. When he returned to his feet, the witch doctor was born again and speaking in a heavenly language and glorifying God.
Later, that night, Dr. Sumrall returned to his room to go to bed. Since it was warm, and without air conditioning, he decided to open the windows while he slept.
As he lay down, a strange odor began to fill the room. Suddenly, all of the sultry heat of the night disappeared from the room. A damp chill filled the place. It was so cold, Dr. Sumrall began to shiver. A wind began to blow the curtains wildly on their rods. Then, the bed began to shake so violently that it moved all the way out into the middle of the floor.
Well, Dr. Sumrall had enough of this! He raised up on his bed and said, “You demon spirit, I recognize you. I cast you out earlier today. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you go now!”
Immediately, the evil presence left the room. The heat returned. The curtains laid down against the wall, the bed stopped shaking. The horrible odor left the room.
Now, most modern-day preachers would have written a book right there! They would have written seven books and told how the devil obeyed them … but, that wasn’t Dr. Sumra..
Instead, he rose back up in his bed, looked out the window and shouted, “Hey devil! Get back in here!
Immediately the curtains began to stick out on end as a wind rushed through the room. The coldness returned … the smell returned … the bed began to shake violently and almost shook him out of bed.
Dr. Sumrall sat up in his bed and said “Devil … When I came into this room my bed was against that wall. Now, in the name of Jesus, PUT IT BACK!”
The bed went shaking back across the room and settled down against the wall.
“Now,” Dr. Sumrall ordered, “get out of here!”
Today is the day of restoration for you and the church. We are not to be content with just making the devil leave … but we are going to tell him to PUT IT BCK and restore EVERYTHING that he has stolen from us!
We have gathered our horses and sharpened our sabers of God’s Word. We have raised our banners and struck fear in the heart of our adversary …
Now it is time to invade the enemy’s terriroty and take back everything that rightfully belongs to us. We are raising high the blood-stained banner of the cross of Christ, and declaring to the alien forces of the Antichrist, “There is a Holy Ghost invasion taking place.”
The devil has the church’s money … the devil has the church’s kids bound up on drugs … the devil has taken away the church’s health among its members … and we are not going to wait for restitution any longer! We are going to get what is rightfully ours in the Lord! [Originally written by Rod Parsley]