READ: Deuteronomy 31:16-30
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft…
1 Samuel 15:23
The spirit of Lucifer operates in those who leave in rebellion.
The spirit of Lucifer is the spirit that moves out of place and out of rank! Satan is the archetypal rebel who left the service of God and became an enemy . “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit” (Isaiah 14:14-15).
He has since then inspired all rebels and leavers. Satan’s prime or principal aim is to destabilise the church you are building and destroy the work of God.
The best way he can do it is to poison your leadership team and give them reasons to leave you. Satan is the spirit of destruction and he has targeted the pillars of your church. Satan desperately wants to pull down your “spiritual building” and he knows that if he can bring down the pillars, the whole building will come crashing down. This is why he targets your associate pastors, your co-workers and your important people. This is why you must focus on your leaders. Satan is focusing on them whether you believe it or not. He is working hard to poison them and to turn them against you. He is working hard to sow the seeds of doubt, fear and confusion in the people you trust most. Satan is working on the hearts of the people who are most important to your mission. You better rise up and teach them the things that will stabilise their hearts.