DEALING WITH THE STONES OF THE WICKED
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Psalm 74:20: “Have respect unto the covenant: for
the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of
cruelty.” This means that there are places on earth that are dark
and the Bible recognizes them. The only place on earth that light
shines is the church of God. The Bible says, “Ye are the light of
the world.” What is done at the dark places of the earth are
wickedness and cruelty. It is from the dark places that wicked
stones are thrown at the sons of men. In those places, there are no
friends, even if you said that you belonged to them, they are still
Somebody vomits witchcraft into a woman and
pushes her to the market place to confess that she is a witch. The
old woman goes to the market and says, “Behold, I have eaten twins
and their legs are in my mouth.” And people at the market said,
“Abomination.” The same person who put witchcraft into her and sent
her to the market place to confess tells his children to pick up
stones and stone the woman.
It is a useless activity to serve the devil. If
you call yourself a witch, wizard or familiar spirit, you are
wasting your life and at the end of the day, you will land in hell.
So, it is a senseless thing to do. It is a certificate of destiny
demotion. Think about it.
If you are to be a battle-axe for the Lord, you
will face a lot of problems. The Bible says that they those who want
to live a godly life in Christ Jesus must suffer persecutions. If
you do not want to be a battle axe for the Lord, if you just want to
be a mediocre Christian, if you want to warm the benches and be
quarrelling with people who sit beside you or even fight people at
the car parks to the extent of tearing their clothes, and at the end
you say, “amen,” no problem. But know that at the end of the day,
you will go to hell fire, the home of unprofitable servants.
Personally, I have faced many problems in my
life, but I overcame them all. You cannot become God’s general
without confronting adversity and afflictions. You cannot become a
world general without fighting any war. Afflictions and adversity
have no friends. Adversity is that unwanted enemy who continues to
knock at our door in the middle of the night calling us again and
again to come and fight.
Somebody was tired of reading stories in the
newspapers, which he called bad news. So, he decided to publish his
own newspaper to carry only “good news.” But to his amazement,
people were not buying it and within a short time the newspaper
The news media, you would find out, specialized
in publishing pains and adversity. They know that people are ready
to read them, to feed themselves on negative sensational painful
news. For example, the caption, “Girl burns herself to death after
she was jilted by a boyfriend,” will attract the attention of many
people. But a headline such as, “Man celebrates 90th birthday,”
would not have such an effect. Many people would say, “Eh, this one
should die and go.” The devil is cleverly feeding the whole world
with the negatives. If you want to run an advert that will attract
the attention of many people, just put a naked woman in it and you
would succeed. The message will sink in their brain because the
devil has programmed women like that.
However, in spite of the adversities, we have a
promise that we are conquerors. Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon that is
formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise
against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of
the servant of the Lord and their righteousness is of me, saith the
Lord.” It does not matter what the weapon is, the Bible says that
the prosperity of the weapon shall be withdrawn completely.
Proverbs 28:10: “Whoso causeth the righteous to
go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit,
but the upright shall have good things in possession.” What the
Bible means here is that the enemy will fall into his own pit.
Proverbs 26:27: “Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein and he that
rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.” There is something called
boomerang. It is a small stick, when you throw it at a person and it
misses its target, it will come back to you who threw it. Proverbs
11:8: “The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked
cometh in his stead.” Ecclesiastes 10:8: “He that diggeth a pit
shall fall into it and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite
Some of us are wasting time crying, worrying our
brain and calling God a liar. If you study the Bible very well, you
will discover one of the principles of the power of God. That
principle says, “The weapon formed against the people of God falls
back on those who set the force in motion.” Sometime ago, I was
praying with a certain sister. Everything was upside down for her.
As I was praying, a woman appeared and said, “What is your business
in this matter? Why? Is this person your sister? Do you know her
before? Why are you wasting your time? Leave her alone. We have not
come here to cause trouble. So, you too, don’t cause trouble. Just
stop this prayer and let her go.” I continued the prayer and told
the sister what I saw. Thereafter, she went home and the following
week somebody died. It was the woman that appeared to me while I was
praying for her.
The weapons formed against the people of God
often fall back on those who form them. I can give you various
testimonies on that. When I was an undergraduate we were going to
have an examination on Chemistry. I had two note books on that
course. Life was not as easy as it is now. In those days,
examinations were taken more seriously than is the case now. At the
end of the year, you would be tested on all you were taught
throughout the year. If you fail, you will repeat the class. It was
unlike now, that questions are broken into pieces and people are
still failing, or they claim to be sick when the examination time
draws close. All examinations were done in June. Somebody stole one
of my note books, the one I needed most and no student agreed to
give me his note book. I went home very sad, but I heard a voice
from the Holy Spirit saying, “You still have one note book, don’t
you remember?” I said, “Yes.” The voice said, “Read that one.” It
didn’t take me up to two hours to read the notebook l had with me
but I was still worried about the stolen one, until I got to the
examination hall. There was not a question from the big notebook
that was stolen. So, all the person who stole it did for me was to
allow me to concentrate on where the questions would come from, and
I am sure he would have wasted his time studying the notebook that
he stole and eventually he would have failed.
Somebody, who was very close to me and has gone
to be with the Lord now, was sitting in his sitting room and one
day, without knocking at the door, a demon-idol entered. Such a
thing may be strange to some people, but in some places it is a
normal fighting spirit seen often. This demon-idol walked up to this
man and called him by his full names, including the ones nobody
usually called him. It said, “I have been sent to you.” And before
this man could move, the idol struck his right hand with the big
stick in its hand and the hand became paralyzed instantly. The idol
walked out slowly and disappeared. Such spirits are never in a
hurry. The man was a child of God but did not have enough knowledge.
So, all he could do was to grab a bottle of water by his side prayed
on it and poured it on his hand and the hand became normal again.
The demon-idol came back another time because the first time it
came, the man did not deal with it thoroughly. It was allowed the
second chance to fight.
The case of one sister was different. The enemy
sent a similar demon to her but as it announced its name and said,
“I have been sent to beat you,” the sister said, “Are you sure you
are at the right address? I command you to stand at attention, in
Jesus’ name.” The thing stood attention and the sister said, “Take
your big stick and begin to beat yourself according to what is
written in the Bible that “no weapon formed against me shall prosper
but it shall prosper in the camp of the enemy.” The demon-idol beat
itself until it smashed its head and disappeared. After that five
people died in the sister’s village, including the chief priest, and
they never sent another demon-idol to her. What I am saying is that
what shall be your deliverance shall bring doom to your enemies.
That is God’s principle. The same Red Sea which brought deliverance
to the Israelites, brought destruction to the Egyptians. The pillar
of fire which gave light to the Israelites gave darkness to the
Egyptians. The night which brought deliverance and joy to the
children of Israel also brought lamentation and tragedy to Egypt.
The den of lions through which Daniel moved into promotion brought
disgraceful termination of his opponents.
Say this loud and clear, “My problem shall become
my promotion, in the name of Jesus.”
The fiery furnace which was air-conditioner for Shadrach, Meshach
and Abednego killed those who threw them into the furnace. Glory be
to the name of the Lord. That which is life to you will kill your
enemy. The sword with which Goliath meant to cut off the head of
David was eventually used to cut off his own head. All the
credentials of Goliath did not scare David. In fact, looking at him,
David was not impressed. David said, “For who is this uncircumcised
Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” The
same force that the enemy has created to destroy will as a matter of
necessity destroy the enemy. The arrow fired by Joseph’s brethren
got back to them even though it took a long time, in 15 years Joseph
sold into slavery and expected to have been dead became their lord.
As somebody uses his biro and paper to deal with
you, the same biro and paper shall deal with him. The Syrian
soldiers who came to Dothan to take Elisha were the ones taken
captive. The Bible tells us that the wicked are always firing stones
and arrows at the righteous but glory be to God that all the stones
and arrows can be forced to go back to them.
The Bible talks about the fiery darts of the
enemy. The spiritual world is fashioned in such a way that once a
bad thing has been initiated there, it must happen to somebody. It
is the same thing with God. Isaiah 55:11: “So shall my word be that
goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but
is shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the
thing whereunto I sent it.” If God says that somebody should go and
receive blessing at a service and the person happens not to come to
church, or he is sleeping, that blessing will not go back to God, it
will look for somebody else and give it to him. When the enemy
programmes death into a child of God, God will do a simple
substitution, the righteous is removed from trouble and the wicked
is used as a replacement.
MANY THINGS FIRED AT CHRISTIANS THESE DAYS
Physical and spiritual sickness: When a
person who is usually very happy, reads the Bible and rejoices
every morning, wakes up one morning and does not feel like
reading the Bible or praying and instead feels depressed and
unhappy, it means that the stone of the wicked has been fired
against him. If it is the day that the angels of blessings are
coming to him, there will be problem because he has started the
day on a deficit.
Arrows of disappointments: There could be the
arrow of curses, spells, death, poverty, confusion, etc. A
person who receives such arrows will be confused. There are also
arrows of self-destroying utterances and of terrifying dreams.
Do you know that some people are afraid of sleeping because,
immediately they close their eyes, they are surrounded by evil
things and problem starts. Sometime ago, a woman shared an
experience with me. She said that while she was sleeping, she
felt somebody beside her whom she thought was her husband, and
this person made love with her throughout the night. In the
morning, when she woke up she did not find anybody by her side
again and she started looking for her husband all over the
place, only for her husband to come in at 9.00 a.m. and told her
that he spent the night in the office. It was then she was
scared. That was the stone of the wicked. It could be a stone of
disappointment, frustration, doubt, temptation into sin, etc.
THE GREATEST SPIRITUAL SPY
The greatest spiritual spy that reports us to the camp of the enemy
is fear. Fear reveals our strength and weakness to the enemy. The
Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit
of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind.” A believer
should be free from fear at all times and under all circumstances.
When fear occupies your heart, you make yourself a subject of arrows
and stones of the enemy. The enemy, with the help of his scanning
machine, would see fear in you and know that all the prayer points
you are calling are out of the heart of fear. That spirit of fear
will show itself. That is why it is often said that the most common
demon in the whole world is fear.
ARROWS OF THE LATTER DAYS
Many weapons and arrows are used against people these days. Some
people are choked on their beds and they find it difficult to
breath. Some people hear voices asking them to do strange things.
The kind of sin they did not commit before they became born-again
would become easy for them because the strange voice urges them to
It is like a sister who on her bed suddenly
heard, “Daughter, rise up,” and she got up naked at midnight. Her
husband and the children did not wake up. She passed through the
sitting room and walked into the street. However, as she was going,
she suddenly heard another voice which said, “But the daughter of
God does not run mad, go back home.” It was then that her eyes
cleared, she saw that she was in the street and she went back home.
When she entered, she woke her husband up and told him what happened
and he could not believe that she walked out naked. But she actually
Some people hear voices from the spirit world.
Many just pray short prayers and sleep. You should be giving
testimonies if you know what some people face everyday. It could be
the arrow of sudden depression. When it comes upon a happy person,
all of a sudden the joy of the Lord disappears. It could be a
paralytic wind. We have people blown by that wind who come for
deliverance. They could be in front of their houses and a small
breeze blows upon them and they just suffer paralysis. Until that
evil wind comes out, they will remain paralysed. It could be a cold
chill at night. The room could be hot and all of a sudden becomes
cold and before you know it, the heat clears away. It is the stone
pf the wicked. It could be a heavy head. It could be things moving
all over the body. These are arrows of the latter days. Somebody
could be eating food and all of a sudden he sees a strange item in
the food which could be a very big insect or a cockroach.
When weapons are set in motion against the
children of God, as a matter of necessity the weapons fall back upon
the forces that set them in motion. People’s hair or part of their
body could be cut off. Spiritual or physical snakes could be sent to
somebody, these are wicked arrows. A sister working in an office
gave a testimony. Somebody told her that if she got promoted to a
particular post she would not live to enjoy it. She thought it was a
joke. One morning, as she was drinking tea, she perceived something
cold on her legs and by the time she looked, it was a big snake. She
called in her messenger, who was a huge and strong man. When he
entered and saw the serpent already winding around her legs, he ran
out and at that stage the woman knew that she was on her own. Then
she prayed one prayer point: “You evil serpent, be electrocuted, in
Jesus’ name.” As she prayed it, suddenly she saw fear in the snake
which shortly stretched out and died. If that sister did not know
what to do, she would have died and be forgotten now. It could be
heat in the head. Do not take it lightly and say that it will go.
Even if it would go, deal with it first. There is no harm in doing
Feeding people in the dream with what they would
not ordinarily eat is also a wicked stone. Women having affairs with
men in the dream is an arrow of the wicked. Receiving emergency
false message from home, that somebody is dying, only to be told on
your getting there that nobody is dying and they tell you that they
have not seen you for a very long time and it is the only method
they can bring you home, is an arrow of the wicked. You need to pray
When a person begins to see coffin in the dream,
it signifies the spirit of death. The enemies are sending the person
to the grave. You really need to pray seriously if you have that
kind of dream. When anything at all comes upon you and you want to
shout for help to Jesus in your dream and you cannot shout, or you
are not able to pray or fight against the thing, it is a wicked
stone. Anything that does not allow you to have the consciousness to
shout Jesus when you are under satanic attack in a dream is a wicked
stone. It must go back to the sender. Some people dream and see
themselves picking eggs in the dream and eating them. The meaning of
that is that they are putting incurable diseases in their body. Such
people really need to stand up and do something quick. If you dream
of flood carrying away your property, send back the flood to where
it came from. If somebody sees herself doing wedding with a strange
person in the dream, she needs to destroy that church where she
found herself and send fire to the bridegroom or bride. If somebody
dreams that his hat or cap was flying away or that his dress was
being removed and he found himself or herself naked, he or she needs
to pray against the spirit of disgrace. The enemy is using many
things like that to harass the people of God. You must learn to take
action because the Bible says, “No weapon formed against you shall
If you are attacked, do not panic. If you do and you expose your
situation or announce yourself to the unbelievers around you they
will not offer you any useful advice. They may only re-arrange your
problem and you have more problems. Do not be afraid, because you
know what the Bible says in Psalm 23:4: “Yea, though, I walk through
the valley of shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with
me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.”
You must not try the devil’s solution: If you
do, the arrow will multiply because it is only light that can
overcome darkness. If you receive help from him, you will pay
back. The devil has no free gift. Anywhere you go to and any
gift said to be of God is not offered freely, that gift is
something else it is not from God.
Learn to cover yourself with the blood of
Learn warfare scriptures: For example,
Deuteronomy 28:7, which says, “The Lord shall cause thine
enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face,
they shall come out against thee one way and flee before thee
seven ways.” See also Deuteronomy 7:15, Jeremiah 1:19, Isaiah
8:10, Isaiah 54:17, Numbers 23:23, Psalm 68:1, Psalm 91. They
are examples of warfare scriptures.
Learn to call on the fire of God: When the
situation becomes hard, the answer is fire.
Learn to send evil arrows back to sender.
This is how to deal with the stones of the
wicked. When the enemy throws a stone at you and it goes back to his
camp, then he will know that our God is the Almighty.
1. I break the law of sin and death upon my
life, in Jesus’ name.
2. O Lord, heal my waters and my bread, in Jesus’ name.
3. Satanic garments, tear away from my body and be cast into the
sea, in Jesus’ name.
4. Oppression, be shifted away from my foundation, in Jesus’
5. O Lord, you promise to take away evil plantation from my
life, therefore, take it away, in Jesus’ name.
6. O Lord, command men on my behalf, in Jesus’ name.
7. Every wind of darkness, fade away by fire, in Jesus’ name.
8. Every arrow fired against me and my family, backfire, in
9. Every arrow fashioned against my destiny, backfire, in Jesus’
10. (Grip your head with your two hands and pray like this): I
fire back every arrow of the enemy fired into my head, in Jesus’