Not every possessed person cuts himself of stones and lives in the tombs. There are some possessed people who are nicely dressed in suits. They have advanced degrees, they are well brought up, very polished. In the book The Great Controversy page 509 Ellen White writes these words, many a man of cultured intellect and pleasant manners who would not stoop to what is commonly regarded as an immoral act, is nothing more than a Polish instrument in the hands of Satan. The devil’s desire is your destruction, God’s desire is your life. The thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy. And he does it through money, he does it through drugs, he does it through crime, he does it through sex, he does it through all kinds of ways the world calls glamorous. He does it through alcohol, he does it so many ways, but the result is the destruction of your soul. Jesus says I am coming that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly
The Enemy – Randy SkeeteIn the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Thus, the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all his work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
God is good? All the time. And all the time? God is good. Happy Sabbath everyone. Thank you very much for coming to the house of God, to worship Him in spirit and in truth. There are many people who think they are worshipping God by worshipping Him only in spirit, but the Spirit is called the spirit of truth. It is impossible to worship God in the right spirit unless you’re worshiping God in truth. The Bible says in John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
- -If you have a Bible I prefer you use it. If you have a phone and one of these please make sure that it is turned off. Let me make sure that I am setting the proper example, mine is off and dead.
- -Favored number 2, while I’m speaking pray for me and say Lord put your words in that man’s mouth Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 9 and then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth and the Lord said unto me behold I have put My words in thy mouth
- -And favor number three, I want you to think, well not I want you to think, God wants you to think Isaiah 1:18 – come now let us reason together saith the Lord. So, as you listen to the words of God, think and in the act of thinking the Spirit of God will shine the light of truth into your minds
Let us pray
Our Father in Heaven, we’re so grateful to you dear Father that you never slumber nor sleep. He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep and we appreciate that. We thank you dear God that during the week, you preserved that going out and our coming in. As we bow in your holy presence Father, if we’ve offended you in any way, forgive us we pray. The Bible says in Micah chapter 7 verse 18 you delight in mercy and the greatest act of mercy is forgiveness. As I stand before your lovely people whom you love so much to deliver this message entitled The Enemy. I ask you Father in the name of Jesus Christ, guide my speaking, guide my thinking dear God. Through the spirit literally possess me, that my voice may be your voice and my words may be your words. I humble myself before you. My desire is to glorify your name, help me to do that Father bless others worshiping you right now be with them dear God and bless them as verily as you bless us. Bless the Internet audience dear God. Let them and let us be one in Jesus name I pray amen.
Our subject The Enemy Genesis 2:16 and 17 and I read from the King James Version of the Bible. Genesis chapter 2 verses 16 and 17- 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. God warned Adam, if you eat of this tree the result will be death. And we believe that Adam of course had to communicate that information to Eve. So, they both knew.
Now we go to chapter 3 we read from verse 1 our subject The Enemy. Genesis 3 reading from verse 1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. The woman told the serpent that she was aware that disobedience to God would result in death. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
We see from this passage that Satan’s only intention for us is to destroy us. He knew death was the penalty for sin, he knew that. He knew Adam knew that. He knew Eve knew that. But he came with subtlety and deception and deceit. Then use Eve to seduce her husband into sin. The devil’s desire for us is our destruction. But he does not come as the devil and he does not come with a gun or a sword, he comes in the most attractive way and he presents death in such an attractive way, we do not see death and destruction.
Here’s what he told Eve in verse 5 of Genesis 3 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. He presented disobedience as a blessing which it was not. I say again, the devil’s only desire for you is your Destruction, but he presents death in such a way that we do not see death. So, what did Eve see? Her eyes would be opened, she would be like God, she would know everything. That’s what she saw, but that was a lie. Adam went along with her and death came upon the whole world. Let me say it one more time, the devil’s desire for you and me, is the destruction of our lives.
Jesus said in John 10 verse 10 10 The thief – that is the devil – cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. He goes on to say, I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Jesus contrasts Himself with the devil – the devil’s desire is your destruction, God’s desire is your life. The thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy. And as I said he does it attractive ways: he does it through money, he does it through drugs, he does it through crime, he does it through sex, he does it through all kinds of ways the world calls glamorous. He does it through alcohol, he does it so many ways, but the end result is the destruction of your soul. Jesus says I am coming that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly
Let’s take a look as we continue with The Enemy at what the devil would love to do to you if God did not put controls on him. Mark chapter 5. What we will read in that chapter is this devil’s desire for everyone, but God is merciful and God puts checks on the devil. He does not stop him completely but He restricts him in mercy towards us. Mark 5 reading from verse 1. Before I speak any further, let me pray again.
Holy Father in heaven as I enter into the second phase of this message continue to speak through me I pray in Jesus name Amen
Mark chapter 5 reading from verse 1 – And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And when He was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: As Christ stepped out of the boat, and in other parts of the gospel we have two men but Mark says one. It’s not contradiction, Mark just chose to focus on one of the two, we’re dealing with that one. This man had his dwelling among the tombs. He dwelt where dead people slept and no man could bind him no, not with chains. He was so violent, he was so out of his mind that the authorities could not control this man. He was so wild he could not live in civilized areas, he lived in a grave yard. 4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. A wild, a violent man. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
What a terrible condition this is the devil’s desire for you if God did not put restrictions on him. This man in his misery lived in the graveyard every day cutting himself with stones, crying out at night in the mountains they could hear his voice in the tombs. 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped Him. Something in his mind saw Jesus as his only help and he ran and worship Him, but he was still under the control of the demon. And the Bible says 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, what have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. Observe that verse very carefully. He said, what I have I to do with thee Jesus thou the son of the Most High God. The devils know who Jesus is. He’s the son of the Most High God. Now listen to what the demon says I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.Now the evil spirits know that a day is coming when they will be destroyed. The Bible says in
- -Revelation 12:9 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
- – 2nd Peter chapter 2 verse 4 says 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
- -Revelation 20:10 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are. The devil and his angels will one day be destroyed.
- -Revelation 12:12 tells us for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Let me pause on Legion word. In the days of Christ and before, the Roman army had a contingent of soldiers called a legion. Before the days of Christ, a legion was made up of three thousand men. In the days of Christ, a legion was made up of six thousand men. Now the word Legion did not always mean a precise mathematical number, it could simply mean many. So, when the demon said my name is legion, he meant there are many of us in one man. Now I’m showing you how evil the devil is. He sent a legion of demons to torment one man. The evil angels used to be holy angels and whatever power they had as holy angels they still have as evil angels.
Ellen White writes all should understand that Satan was once an exalted being his rebellion shut him out of heaven but did not destroy his powers or make him a beast.
All the power Satan had before he sinned he brought with him. All the power the evil angels had before they sinned they brought with them. We are up against tremendous unseen powers – the evil spirits. I’m saying that to say this Satan could have sent one demon to torment that man and it would have been a hell of a life. Satan sent hundreds of demons into one man. The devil has no interest in your life other than to destroy. And I’m saying were it not for this the restraining power of God, Satan will send hundreds of demons into every one of us. But there’s a God who restrains the devil because God has power that Satan cannot match.
And so, the demon answered saying my name is legion for we are many. The next verse says 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. Here’s a demon begging Christ, please don’t send us away from this country – we have many people in this country. Are there many demons in Pasay? I didn’t mean the church, I meant Pasay the city. Are the many demons in Makati, Maloti? Are demons saying to God don’t send us from Pasay, we have so many people in Pasay, don’t send us from Pasay, it’s a fruitful hunting ground for us.
The demon said please do not send us out of the country. 11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. Verse 13 and forthwith, immediately the Bible says Jesus gave them leave. What is leave? Give me another word – permission
My God continue to speak through me as I try to make this point clear
Satan needs God’s permission. Now God does not command Satan to do evil, He gives him permission. Permission is not command. Are you with me? permission is not command. Ellen White writes in Last Day Events page 243 paragraph 4 the same destructive power exercised by holy angels when God commands will be exercised by evil angels when God permits. Command is not permission. God commands the holy angels, He permits the evil angels.
And so, the Bible says in verse 13 and forthwith Jesus gave them leave. Now, what does that have to do with you and me? Jesus gave the devil permission to make whose life miserable? Think of the Old Testament? God gave the devil permission to destroy all of man’s possessions, Job. Now let me make it clear, God did not command the devil to harass job he allowed. Because God said to devil in Job 1:8-11 – 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And then God gives it. Permission not command.
Jesus gave them permission to enter into the swine and the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. Now 2,000 pigs each one possessed by demons meaning at least there were 2,000 demons in that man. In one man. You look at some people and they will not give up the sins of their lives:
There are some church members:
By the way not every possessed person cuts himself of stones and lives in the tombs. Let me tell you something, there are some possessed people who are nicely dressed in suits. They have advanced degrees, they were well brought up, very polished. In the book The Great Controversy page 509 Ellen White writes these words listen carefully, many a man of cultured intellect and pleasant manners who would not stoop to what is commonly regarded as an immoral act, is nothing more than a Polish instrument in the hands of Satan. She’s saying many people who are intelligent, educated, they are polished, they are cultured, they are smooth – they are polish instruments. It’s so that Satan has two kinds of instruments; some polished, some rough. And so, don’t think because someone isn’t falling on the ground and foaming at the mouth that that person is not an instrument of Satan. Now I’m not sending you to go hunting the church looking for… I’m not asking you to do that, I am simply saying you have to look at your life am I possessed by the Spirit of God or am I possessed by the enemy. What is it that drives me to resist God? To oppose God? To fight the church? What spirit drives me to do that?
The devils ask Christ for permission to enter the swine. The Bible says the instant the demons entered into the swine, the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea they were about 2,000 and were choked in the Sea. Devils desire for you is death. His desire for every living thing is death.
By the way animals can be demon-possessed. Are you with me? Let me say something that is even more uncomfortable: Babies can be demon-possessed. So, when you see that baby on the ground throwing a temper tantrum, you need to rebuke the enemy. No this was no joke the devil doesn’t make special reservations for babies, the devil possesses any living human being he can. Babies can be possessed and we ought to be able to detect.
I was in a certain country and I was asked to go meet some people in a rural area and pray for them. Myself, a couple of elders, couple of the church members of five or six of us. We went and the people came out a clearing under some trees and this woman came with a baby in her arms and all the members went and touched the baby. Hi, hi the baby was fine. Every time I approached the baby, the baby started to scream. I backed off and the baby stopped screaming. Instant I approach the baby, the baby screamed! And the others would go, no problem. And the mother put the baby down, well a little child and I watched the child, the child turned and ran! Possessed! Could not stand in the presence of someone whom God uses to preach the Word. That baby was possessed and I told them that child needs to be prayed over to drive the spirits out.
I was in same country on another occasion and they brought a young lady to the pastor’s office. Very attractive, maybe sixteen, very beautiful young lady. They said she was not right and she came to the office and as she came to the door I came to the door, she looked at me, she turned around and ran! And I told the Deacons go get her and the Deacons ran behind and grabbed her, possessed! And they had to hold it down and they lifted her physically and took her into an upper room and we prayed and we prayed and we prayed and the demons left her. That was a Friday night, beautiful young lady. The next day Sabbath, she came to church and they brought her to the office. They said uh, this is the young lady, I won’t call her name. I didn’t recognize her. With the enemy gone, her face had changed and she was smiling, nicely dressed because God through His power and in His mercy, drove out the evil presence from that young lady.
My brothers and sisters, the devil’s desire for your life is to destroy it, but in the presence of Christ, that devil has to beg for mercy. Can you say Amen? And so, you and I need to have Christ on our side, because He alone can deal with the enemy. And that demon said don’t send us away out of the country. The demons said please send us into the pigs. The Bible says forthwith Jesus gave them leave. Now let me say this, there are two reasons why we are harassed: one because of the choices we make against God and two, God maybe testing us. Now, let me explain that.
Job was harassed by the devil, he was not possessed. Let me say it again, Job was not possessed. If that’s clear say amen? Job was harassed, Job was bothered, Job was tried, Job was tempted, Job was tortured – not possessed because a child of God cannot be possessed. Somebody say Amen? A child of God cannot be possessed, but a child of God can be bothered. And so, God allows the devil to harass, to bother and to test and to try Job.
On other occasions the devil comes to people because of the sins we commit. You don’t have to go to the graveyard and pray for the devil to come to you: The kind of music you have in your house, if it’s the devil’s music, it gives him a legal right to be in your house. I’m talking to myself. Am I talking to myself? It gives him a legal right and I use the word legal right – I may have told you last year sin is an embassy of the devil. You have the devil’s books in your house, Harry Potter, you have given the devil a legal right to enter your house and remain in your house. You always on the internet watching pornography you have given the devil a right not only to your house but to your mind. We give the devil permission – come into me as I look at this internet site. Come into me as I listen to rock music and rap music and all the secular music. Come into me as I read this romance novel or Harry Potter. Come into me, that’s what we say.
When we begin to get rid of these things – a few years ago, a mother came to me; my son is this, my son is that he won’t behave, he won’t do that, he’s out of control and I asked her what music is he listening to? Have you checked his CD collection on his, whatever it is now people use, DVD collection? His Bluetooth collection? And she said not really. I said you check it. He lives in your house. So, he has to obey you. Get rid of all his secular music, all his secular DVDs, his videos, his movies, get rid of all that stuff. Four weeks later, I heard from her she said, my son is a different person because he had gotten rid but unwillingly, nonetheless he got rid of the things of the enemy and with the removal of those things the presence left.
My brother and sisters, the devil occupies places where he has a right. Jesus occupies the place where He has a right and the right of Jesus is your acceptance of Him into your life and based on Calvary’s sacrifice, when you accept Christ, Jesus comes and He occupies your life. He has the right because you’ve given Him permission. When we engage in the things of the devil, we give him the right to possess our lives. He may possess our lives quietly.
Our subject is The Enemy. My brothers and sisters, let me say it again at the risk of being repetitious, the thief cometh not, say it with me, but for to steal come on to kill and to destroy. When you have no time for the Word of God, you are destroying your life because Jesus says the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life. This is life (the Bible)!
Ellen White writes in Councils on Sabbath School Work page 43 paragraph 2 Study the word practice the word it is your life. In the book, Evangelism page 138 paragraph 4 she writes the word of God is our sanctification and righteousness because it is spiritual food to study it is to eat the leaves of the tree of life.
When your life is such, you have no time for God’s word, you are allowing the enemy to destroy your life. You have no time for the church, you are too busy pursuing a career. You are destroying your life. Jesus said of the church for a reason church involvement is essential for spiritual growth. You can’t stay home and go to church on the internet all the time when there’s the possibility of attending a church. Let’s not help the enemy to destroy us and I’m calling upon you my beloved brothers and sisters at Pasay with whom I’m developing a love relationship, do not allow the devil to destroy your life.
That poor wretched man in mark 5, he recognized Jesus as his only help. In his insanity, there must have been a spark of sanity left that allowed him to recognize Jesus and he came and Jesus delivered one man from two thousand demons at least. From what is Jesus ready to deliver you: not returning a tithe? God can deliver you from that. Working on Sabbath? God can deliver you from that. Always trying to destroy the reputation of other members of the church? God can deliver you from that. Whatever it is, listen to me or listen to God’s word, God can deliver you because if He can deliver a man in a flash from two thousand demons, one man, Christ can deliver you.
Who needs deliverance this morning? Can I see your right hand? Stand with me. Then I have a specific call to make. We’re closing the sermon The Enemy. Remember always, the devil means no good for you and Jesus means no harm for you. Are you with me? The devil means you no good and Jesus means you no harm. Put it differently: The devil wants to destroy your life, Jesus wants to bless your life. The devil wants you with him in hell, Jesus wants you with Him in the kingdom.
Listen to what Jesus says; let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. Now notice the pronouns, let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
It is a you and Jesus! The devil wants you in hell, Christ wants you in heaven. What is your choice? Choose Christ. Choose a blessed life. Choose a place in the world to come.
Heads bowed, eyes closed.
Father in Heaven, if I have preached badly forgive me. Dear God, if I was a little too hard on your people I’m sorry. Sometimes in my excitement Father I get carried away and I apologize if I’ve done that. Lord I would love to see your people obey you, live by your Word. I want them to understand dear God that all you desire for them is their good even when you put them through trials, it is for their good. Help them to understand dear God that the devil’s only desire for them is the destruction of their lives. Father, help us all to understand that the Jesus who delivered one man from two thousand demons can deliver us from whatever it is that is ruining our lives.
While our heads are bowed and eyes are closed – there’s someone listening to me, there is an area of trial in your life, there’s an area of weakness in your life and you need special deliverance. There is an area of trial, there’s an area where you need God to place His hand and deliver you from that thing. With it you’ve struggled. You know it’s not good, you know it is destroying your life and you need to be delivered from that thing, whatever it is come to the Jesus who delivered one man from two thousand demons. If there’s someone in need of that special deliverance come, come.
I’m not calling all of you. There’s someone, there’s a man, there’s a woman who is in the knot, the guardian knot of a spiritual weakness and you need the deliverance of Christ, come let’s pray, come quickly. Anyone? You need a special deliverance this morning, come. I don’t know what it is, God knows and He has the power necessary to deliver you as verily as He delivered one man from 2000 demons. Come, come right up where I am. A special deliverance you need, no one knows it, you know it and God knows it. Just come right up. Anyone? Come, we’ll pray. It didn’t take Jesus two weeks to deliver that man from 2000 demons. He did it like that but the man wanted that deliverance and you must want it.
The Bible says blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness you must hunger and thirst for deliverance. Isaiah 44 verse 3 I will pour water upon him that is thirsty. If you’re not thirsty, God pours nothing on you. Are you thirsty for deliverance from that area in your life where you know the devil has had control? Come. We’ll ask the same Jesus who delivered one man from two thousand demons to deliver us. Come quickly. Time is up, but this is life and death, just come. God, bless you! Come. Now, believe that Christ can deliver you. The greatest way to insult God, is not to believe in Him. How can you doubt a God that says let there be light and light comes? It is by His word that Jesus delivered that man. He said come out of the man thou unclean spirit. He delivered by his word.
In Matthew 8:16 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: Let the word of Jesus Christ this morning deliver you but receive that word without doubting. Doubt kills us, doubt is a product of the devil. Faith is a product of God. That’s why without faith it is impossible to please God. Come and believe that God can deliver you but desire that deliverance with all your heart and soul.
Heads bowed eyes closed.
Father in heaven, I come to you dear God to pray for your sons and your answered the call. Each one represents a different area of torment and torture and suffering and possession by the enemy. Father in Heaven Jesus said in Luke 18:27 and Jesus could not lie, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God. The angel told Mary in Luke 1:37 and the angel was speaking for you Father, with God nothing shall be impossible. Father your words to Abraham in Genesis 8:14 is anything too hard for the Lord, the answer dear God is no, now look down Father. Look with mercy all these men and women boys and girls who’ve answered the call and as Jesus delivered one man from two thousand demons by the word, Father I present your word. Deliver your sons and your daughter’s dear God from whatever it is in their lives that represents the dwelling place of the enemy. Deliver them Father. They’ve come to say, we require deliverance, we desire it and we’re trusting the word of God.
The Bible says for as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death that is the devil and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Deliver your people dear God. The Bible says in Revelation 12:9 and the great serpent was cast out that old serpent called the devil and Satan as you cast him out then cast him out now out of the lives of your people. 1 John chapter three verse eight your word that cannot lie says He that committeth sin is of the devil for the devil sinneth from the beginning for this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil in the name of Jesus Christ dear God. Destroy what the devil is doing in the lives of those who have answered the call destroy his work right where they stand.
I do not command you Father, I appeal to you because you’re not willing that any should perish and anyone possessed by the devil will perish. So, if you’re not willing that any should perish exercise your power Father and deliver those for whom Jesus shed His blood and help them to believe that that deliverance is taking place as verily as you drove up 2,000 demons from one man.
Now Father as they leave the altar, let them leave determined to hold on to your Word, to live by your Word dear God and provide no entrance for the enemy. In all that we do, in all that we say, in all that we think, in all that we plan, let us do it according to the thus says the Lord for the devil has no power against thus says the Lord. This prayer Father is also for the internet audience. Give us the sweet taste of victory I pray and bless us for the remainder of the day in the powerful name of Jesus we pray. Let God’s people say Amen and amen