Changing the Atmosphere – Br Joe (WTB)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10 KJV).
In the last days, the devil will unleash his special forces. The devil tried to do several things the past year, but he’s not victorious in anything he does. As Christians, we, the Body of Christ, will not be defeated.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; (John 8:31 KJV).
We become His lights all over the world, because we go by His Word, and not by what the world system does. If you receive God’s covenant promises, and you live within it, every time the devil shows his ugly head, you quote him the Word and you will not be defeated; you will have victory.
In December, I had full-blown COVID. I couldn’t breathe, I had a really hard cough. I knew that it was an attack of the devil. They couldn’t get my oxygen level up and admitted me to the hospital. I had double pneumonia and I was very weak. I could feel the actual spirit of death on that third floor and I knew that if I had to stay, I had to change the atmosphere. I knew that the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I also knew my covenant with God. I started doing what I know to do to change an atmosphere. I was so weak that I didn’t want to read anything, but I’ve always loved good music. The first song that I played was a song called, Our God Reigns Here by John Waller. The first two lines read, “Spirit of death, you have no place here. I command you to leave in Jesus’ name”. I could feel the spirit and the atmosphere changing in my room.
Whatever you’re going through, change the atmosphere and quote the Word of God and you’ll have a victory. I sang and listened to the Word of God, I played music, I watched many ministers on healing. I started being able to read the Word and I started writing scriptures down so I could go back and read them over and over. I quoted from my mouth. I listened to Brother Hagin’s healing school and I would say, “I receive that into my spirit. I receive that into my flesh. And I command my body to react to the Word and not the symptom.” I could actually feel the power of the Word purging the sickness and the disease out of my body.
I could feel the presence of God with me there, the whole time, because He never leaves us or forsakes us. Day by day, I could feel my strength coming. I just kept confessing. I made sure that my prayer cloth was on my body at all times. The doctors and nurses did their part and I knew that my part was: quoting the Word, living the Word and doing the Word. In four days, I beat it, in five days I came out of the hospital.
32And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32 NKJV).
You don’t have to put up with the attacks of the devil. I found every scripture and was determined to make the devil pay. He didn’t steal one penny from me, my insurance paid everything. Glory to God!
COVID came for three reasons. 1) To kill the believer; 2) To steal your finances, and 3) To cause splits and contention and confusion in the body of Christ.
I let the devil know where COVID came from. It did not come from God, it came from the devil to steal, kill, and destroy. I told that spirit of death, “You’re not welcome in this room here. It’s off-limits to you”.
I didn’t let anything go into my spirit or my ears, that wasn’t the Word of God.
38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good. And healing all that were oppressed by the devil, and God was with him (Acts 10:38 ESV). I got my own hands right on my head and said, “I am a believer, and I am going to recover.”
I changed the atmosphere in that room from any kind of a doubt to nothing but a positive atmosphere. There was no negative coming out of my mouth at all. What happened did not change my confession. I didn’t say, “Where was God?
1Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper in all things and be in good health (3 John 1 KJV).
I made a choice to not lose any finances and to be healed. Believe that you are exempt from the devil destroying you because you have the right answers.
All I had to do was to remember His benefits.
1Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases (Psalm 103:3 KJV)
I had spiritual authority.
19Behold, I give you He gave me the power to tread upon the serpent, scorpions, and over all powers of the enemy (Luke 10:19 KJV).
The power of the enemy was in there, but it had no effect. It couldn’t come near me, there was a covenant, a bloodline, it was not allowed. I looked at how I can use the name of Jesus because He has given me that too.
Two in agreement can change any kind of an atmosphere. I did not have one doctor or nurse that was not born again the whole time I was in the hospital. You got to have faith, you got to know God is directing doctors too. I said, “A doctor will not touch me, that God has not already shown them what to do and how to do it.”.
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:10 KJV).
20But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. 21Keeping yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life (Jude 1:20-21 KJV).
Probably one of my best weapons of warfare there, was to pray in the Holy Spirit. I could feel it building me up; spiritually and physically. God would give me an interpretation of my own praying in the Spirit.
We can be a light anywhere we go. Continue to put things inside, that when the challenge and the test comes from the devil, it will automatically come up out of you.
1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1 KJV).
I said, “I see myself heal, I see myself walking out of this hospital and being a light and laying hands on anybody that has COVID.”
I don’t look at the face mask, as a mask, I look at it as a prayer cloth.
A prayer mask takes care of diseases, it takes care of evil spirits, it’s anything you need. It reminds you of your covenant with God.
I praise God because I knew what to do. He told me and showed me what to do. I was not ashamed of telling anyone in any form that God was the Healer. We are in for some good times and we will take what is good from God and we will run with it. What is happening is not stopping us from sharing the Word and letting our light shine. You must be a witness everywhere you have to go, you must receive the Word and keep your mind renewed, no matter what you’re seeing in the media. Remember, you sow hope everywhere you go.