Stop Elymas before he stopS you.

Stop Elymas before he stopS you.

“Afterward they traveled from town to town across the entire island until finally they reached Paphos, where they met a Jewish sorcerer, a false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7 He had attached himself to the governor, Sergius Paulus, who was an intelligent man. The governor invited Barnabas and Saul to visit him, for he wanted to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas, the sorcerer (as his name means in Greek), interfered and urged the governor to pay no attention to what Barnabas and Saul said. He was trying to keep the governor from believing. 9 Saul, also known as Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he looked the sorcerer in the eye. 10 Then he said, “You son of the devil, full of every sort of deceit and fraud, and enemy of all that is good! Will you never stop perverting the true ways of the Lord? 11 Watch now, for the Lord has laid his hand of punishment upon you, and you will be struck blind. You will not see the sunlight for some time.” Instantly mist and darkness came over the man’s eyes, and he began groping around begging for someone to take his hand and lead him. 12 When the governor saw what had happened, he became a believer, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord”Acts 13:6-12



Quite an interesting story and narrative don’t you think? Full of lessons.
Lesson one. Don’t stop preaching the gospel. Go from one house to another, from one city to another and where possible from nation to nation just share the gospel. Don’t waste any opportunity to preach the gospel.
Lesson Two. You will meet with Bar- Jesus. Those who want to BAR you from preaching Jesus and bar people from hearing and receiving Jesus to their lives. Do not be barred by them, pass through their bars!
Lesson Three. The Bar- Jesus are parasites. They attach themselves to people important to God agenda and do not want them to come out of evil corrupt lifestyles. Part of the fear of the Bar Jesus is that they will loose their means of livelihood in Jesus name.
Lesson Four. Are you the governor that your subordinates have chained to your evil life?Are you the Minister that your protocol officer aren’t allowing you to meet the Paul of your life? Bypass the Bar- Jesus and invite the men of God that can help you. Are you the Bar- Jesus that your boy friend/ girl friend is not allowing to know Jesus. Are you the unbeliever chained by Bar-Jesus , go out and invite men that will show you the real Saviour. The genuine Jesus. Get past Elymas the sorcerer today.
Lesson Five: But Elymas, the sorcerer (as his name means in Greek), interfered! Who is interfering in your ministry? Who is interfering in your marriage? Who is interfering in your life? Who is that friend that discourages you from going to church, not to pray, not to read the bible , not to give your life to Jesus, not to give your resources to God? The Elymas of our generation are on the prowl , on social media interfering in your life. Identify them and do what Paul and the governor did- put them where they belong!
Lesson six. Paul said: You son of the devil…you shall be blind.. Deal harshly and brutally spiritually with the Elymas interfering in your home, ministry and career. Command blindness , deafness, lameness. In other words render them immobile . Render them totally incapacitated useless and inactive . Stop the Elymas before they stop you. Notice that Paul dealt with him not by murmuring behind , not by going to court , he exercised godly authority. You are empowered to disempower those blocking your ministry!
Lesson Seven:  “When the governor saw what had happened, he became a believer” May your ministry populate heaven. No matter how highly or lowly placed, men need Pauls who speak the word. Those governors , senators , house of rep. members , congress members , mayors, politicians, academicians ,businessmen, CEOs, Managing Directors, need Jesus and are prepared to receive Him.  May that person of substance you have been praying for give his life today.
Conclusion: Stop Elymas , he is nothing but a sorcerer!! But most importantly as the Governors invite you or you invite yourself to them, preach the real gospel and watch them embrace our Jesus.I pray the Holy Spirit will help you today.Shalom.

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