IMMUNITY AGAINST OPPRESSORS
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Daniel2:22:“He revealeth the deep and
secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light
dwelleth with him.”
There is only one person who qualifies for the
above description and that is the Almighty God. He can reveal what
is deep and secret, He knows what is in the darkness and the light
dwells with Him. He is the only Person who can see into the two
worlds very well.
In this message, we would be considering some of
the secrets of freedom from the hands of the oppressors,
particularly in our environment. Anything that is affecting your
body, soul, spirit, life or business in a negative way is an
oppressor. When you earnestly want to grow up spiritually but
something seems to be dragging you back, that thing is an oppressor.
Anything that is ruling a person’s life in a hard or cruel way is an
CERTAIN THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THE
POWERS OF THE OPPRESSORS
1. Their main purpose is to keep men from serving
the true God. If witches, wizards and demons do not succeed in that,
they will ensure that a person who has started with God does not
make much progress.
2. They need a door to enter into any life. They
just cannot enter anywhere and begin to operate. a door is required
for them to get in. Many people open these doors for them by
themselves. Others get the doors open by their parents.
3. The oppressors vary in power. A man of God
prayed hard to God for somebody to be delivered from a particular
thing. While he was praying, he saw a vision that the person was
being guarded by some soldiers and lions. Each time he tried to move
near, the lions roared and tried to jump at him and he ran away.
This continued until the vision cleared. The problem of that person
remained and the man of God cried unto the Lord saying, “Why is the
lion preventing me from setting this person free?” The Lord said,
“You need to obtain sufficient power because the power oppressing
this person is higher than you think.” So, he went into fasting and
prayer. It was then he could conquer the lions and the person was
set free. Sometimes, certain things go easily when you order them
once to do so, in the name of Jesus. But some would not go at a
4. Oppressors like unhappy people. They like them
because a sad spirit creates a gateway for demons to enter into a
person’s life and oppress him. So, anybody suffering from depression
would continually have a traffic of evil spirits in his life.
5. They have agents in every family.
6. Most of the time, human beings invite them in
through many things they do. For example, at the time a small girl
was raped at a very small age, a big door is opened in the world of
the spirits to something that may happen to her later. Immorality is
an open door. Sacrificing things to idols or eating food anyhow
anywhere maybe because you do not have enough food in the house or
because the food is attractive, is opening doors through which these
spirits enter. If you eat beans cooked on Fridays for twins, you are
opening doors to the oppressors.
A person who is guilty concerning a matter and is
cursing himself that he is not guilty is opening a door to the
oppressors. When a young person of about 14 or 15 peeps through the
keyhole of a door to see what a man and a woman are doing inside a
room, he is opening a door through which oppressors can enter. When
they have entered, the person could struggle all his life and may
not be able to find the cause of his problems.
The Bible says that it is wrong to pray with the
name of angels. There is nothing like Six and Seven Books of Moses
anywhere. Moses never wrote any Six or Seven Books. If a person
begins to read such books, he gets into trouble and the Lord would
look at him twice before he gets deliverance.
I want you to look back a little bit in your life
to identify where you went wrong so that you can retrace your steps.
A certain mother brought her son to me and said
that he was reading the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses because he
wanted a visa. She asked me to appeal to him to stop reading the
books before he got into trouble. But before I talked to the boy, he
had read a little bit and that was enough for the devil to operate
in his life.
Somebody whose father was a chief hunter learnt
and memorized demonic incantations. When he became born again he
forgot about them and did not even pray to God to wipe them off from
his brain. Now that he is excited when he sees masquerades, he
should know that there is an open door in his life. His father put
his leg into something and it must be taken out.
When a young girl of 15 sees men coming to sleep
with her in the dream, it is quite possible that she has been
committing fornication in real life, and through that has created a
ladder for oppressors. Such a girl needs to repent.
Carrying of sacrifices to the cross-roads is also
an invitation to oppressors. Those who visit false prophets, obey
their instructions and use their materials are also opening doors
for the oppressors to come in. Whether those instructions are simple
or complicated, they are invitations to tormentors or oppressors.
Borrowing clothes from people to wear is a
dangerous thing to do in this environment. If the person you borrow
from is possessed, you too, would be possessed and a transfer would
be carried out through the clothes. Since the anointing power of God
can be transferred through handkerchiefs, and it will heal the sick,
evil spirits too can move through people’s clothes.
Mothers who seek the fruit of the womb through
charms are not only endangering their lives, the children would also
get their share of the trouble. All those who invite the oppressors
cannot blame the devil or God because they issued the invitations
Many people have been spiritually contaminated
and have to be purged. There are different types of ink. Some you
can easily clean off with water and some you cannot. In the spirit
world, spiritual marks are like that. There are some you can easily
remove by praying for half an hour while others cannot be easily
removed like that.
Sometime ago, as I was praying with somebody, a
spirit spoke to me from the person’s mouth: “Leave me alone. This
girl has been dedicated to me from birth, so leave us alone. After
all does she tell you that she wants to be free?” A door had been
opened and the enemy had rushed in and there was trouble now.
When somebody is suffering from spiritual
contamination his problems would be multiplied. God did not create
drug addicts. He did not create mad people. He did not create ulcer
patients or broken homes. These things happen since the world became
contaminated. Many people have been spiritually contaminated, some
from birth. Even some people who call themselves Christians still
need deliverance in one area of their lives or the other. Hot temper
opens the doors for the oppressors even in a life of a Christian. A
Christian who is hot-tempered needs to repent so that he can be
Many people come from idolatrous homes and some
bear idol names. All these are open doors. Some people are fond of
praying and at the same time consulting herbalists, while some are
stylishly worshipping nature. Looking at the stars and believing
that the horoscope is dictating your life is opening doors to evil
powers. You have life and they do not have life, so they cannot
control or dictate your life in anyway.
Our lives are in the hands of God, not in the
hands of stars. A star may fall down and crash but God will never
fall down and crash. We may not know about tomorrow but we know the
Person who owns tomorrow in His hands. Let this be settled in our
People dedicate their children to idol, thereby
starting problems for them early in life. Sometimes at naming
ceremonies, people eat dead rats and from there, trouble begins. You
must withdraw yourself from all these things today through prayer.
Many times while evil spirits keep to themselves,
people go to look for their trouble. Distributing cakes and things
like that to people have no biblical backing at all. Collecting
names of a child from false prophets creates an evil door. Such
names must be changed because they will not do him any good because
their spiritual source is evil.
Many people are doing what you call astral
travel. They read books that help them to take their bodies from
this physical world to the river or somewhere else. The devil allows
them to do all that, but contaminates their spirits before they come
back to their bodies, and when they come back they will start
Some people worship angels. That is wrong. The
Bible says that we would judge the angels. Peter was addressing an
angel and when the angel spoke to him, he prostrated. But the angel
said, “No, no, no, don’t worship me. Just worship God.”
Incense burning is a serious invitation to
demons. All the special perfumes and special use of psalms are
invitations to the oppressors.
A woman came to one of our meetings about three
years ago and said that her husband was not loving her enough. One
white garment priest told her to bring the picture of her wedding
and she took it to him. He tied some strings around the picture and
did something to it saying, “As from now when you say, ‘go’
the man would go and when you say, ‘run’ he would run to you.’
She found that the thing was working and was excited. However, her
husband made a roundabout turn and it became so serious that the
woman rushed back to the white garment man and told him that the
charm was no longer working. Then the man started making passes at
her and she knew that there was trouble. So she came to our meeting
and the Lord revealed that she did something that she hid in her
room. She was asked to bring the picture. It was after we destroyed
that picture and prayed very well that the man began to follow her
All these things are traps that people put their
legs into. You must seriously examine everything you put on your
body. Find out where they came from. Be sure that you get them from
a source that you can explain or a source that is not cloudy. These
things may be open gateways for the oppressors.
A lot of black people are worried by ancestral
spirits which have caused them one trouble or the other. Some people
kiss the dead and from there the demons that are yet to go out of
the dead person gets into them. It is like a trap set by the devil
and when people get into it, they start struggling to get out.
At times, the devil operates like the fly. When
the fly lays eggs in a particular place, the eggs may be difficult
to see. The same stands for the eggs of evil spirits. They may be
difficult to see but when they start becoming maggots and develop
further, then we will see that there is trouble.
HOW PEOPLE GET INTO THE CAMP OF THE OPPRESSORS
If you know that you are being oppressed, it is
not good to leave the oppressors alone. Give them no peace. Take
action and do not allow them to work unmolested in your life.
But you must first clean the temple of your life.
Once you clean the temple of your life God will fill it for you,
because He will not live in a dirty environment, just like you would
not find houseflies living in a very clean environment.
HOW TO BE IMMUNE AGAINST THE OPPRESSORS
1. Live a life of holiness: I have said
that things do not just happen; may be a gate or a door has been
opened. A holy life annoys the devil. A Christian with a pure heart,
mind and body is surrounded by fire which burns brightly all the
time. Your naked eyes may not be able to see it, but satan and his
agents can see it, and they avoid people with such fire because they
know that when they are attacked they react violently.
Unfortunately, today, sin and immorality have
removed holiness from many people’s lives and many Christians have
been unequally yoked with unbelievers. When they mix so much with
unbelievers they make themselves vulnerable to all the attacking
forces. When we begin to say foul things with our mouths and begin
to do things that are bad, we are giving the oppressors a foothold.
But when we clean our temples and fill them with good spirits, we
But the fact is that a lazy Christian can never
be holy because holiness requires reading the Bible, it requires
disciplining our bodies, it requires our praying very well, and it
requires our praying in the Holy Ghost which is vaccine number one.
So if we want to be free from oppressors, we must go back to holy
life which the devil cannot pollute or touch. We must examine our
lives very well and see to it that there is nothing there which can
invite the devil in: no envy, no malice, no quarrelsome spirit, no
spirit of anger. All these things must go, to render the devil
Sometime ago, a man took his friend’s case to a
herbalist. The herbalist asked him, “Have you quarrelled?” He said,
“No, we have never quarrelled.” The herbalist said, “Go and quarrel
with him then come back.” The man did not succeed because his friend
was somebody who when you look for his trouble he would not talk. He
would smile at you and go away. Such people are difficult to attack.
When you attack them, the evil will come back to you.
2. Walk in the Spirit: Galatians 5:16-17
says, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and
the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the
other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
When you give your life to the Holy Ghost and you
are genuinely baptized in Him, one of His symbols is fire. It makes
the environment too hot for the devil. It brings every thought to
captivity. When you begin to walk in the Spirit, your life will be
filled with Him. You would pray in tongues in the morning, pray in
tongues in the afternoon and at night, and even before you take your
actions you would ask the Holy Spirit. When somebody talks to you,
before you react you would say, “Holy Spirit, what should I say to
this person.” But when the flesh is in control we open the gate for
3. Be humble: When you set humility
against the devil, he will flee. The Bible says that the humble man
occupies a high place. He takes the place of the fallen angels.
Isaiah 57:15 says, “For thus saith the high and lofty One that
inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and
holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the
contrite ones.” So, the Lord would actually bless those who are
humble and He hates the proud because pride is a character of the
devil. The devil committed only one sin before he was cast out of
heaven. He wanted to exalt himself above God.
So, demons would be far away from any person who
is humble, but to an angry or proud person they will always be
close. What we are saying is that, you must totally submit yourself
to God. That is the easiest way to force satan out of his
stronghold. You must totally submit your body to God. The devil
recognises that once you are living a life of submission to God, he
cannot touch you. Every area of your life must be brought under the
power of God. 1 Peter 5: 6-9:“Humble yourselves therefore under the
mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all
your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren
that are in the world.” James 4:7 also says, “Submit yourselves
therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
It is when you submit yourself to God that you
can resist the devil. The reason all the parts of the body are
functioning well is that they are under a particular authority. So,
submit yourself to God in every area of your life and let us see how
the oppressor can come in.
4. Read the Word of God and meditate upon it
daily: The word of God is the mirror of the Spirit. All our
faults are exposed in the mirror and the word is able to transform
5. Keep the right company: 1 Corinthians
15: 33 says, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good
manners.” We are supposed to be separated and we must keep away from
possible sources of contamination.
An unbeliever should not be a believer’s closest
friend. In fact, the Bible asks us to keep away from certain groups
of people. If God delivers you from drinking of alcohol, you must
not go back and fellowship with those who drink it because you are
now a different person.
6. Make sure you go to the right church:
It is important for you to go to a Bible-believing church, a church
where you can grow. You must not stay in a church where your
spiritual life is dying out and you are not doing anything to
improve it. If you stay there because you were born there you may
end up in trouble. Look for a Bible-believing church which believes
in the totality of the word of God, which believes in the power of
the Holy Ghost and which believes in the gift of the Holy Spirit,
not where there is corruption and where people are doing things
contrary to the word of God. Look for a Bible-believing church where
the power of God is present.
7. Put on the whole armour of God:
Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of
the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
places.” Verses 13 -18: “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having
done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about
with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. And your
feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all,
taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and
the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always
with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
All these things are the armour of God.
Deuteronomy 7: 26 says, “Neither shalt thou bring an abomination
into thine house, lest thou be a curse thing like it: but thou shalt
utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it, for it is a
cursed thing.” You must remove all demonic materials from your house
so that you don’t have a ladder through which oppressors come in.
Re-examine all the pictures that you have, examine all those things
that are put in your house as decoration. Look at them deeply again
from your spirit. Removing abominable things from your house would
help to set you free from the oppressors. The devil uses them to set
traps and deceive people to step into bondage from which they will
be struggling to get out. The people I feel sorry for most are those
who enter into these traps unconsciously.
One day, a girl who could not walk was carried to
our church. What happened to her? Her classmate belonged to a
mermaid group which told its members to bring one person each within
a specified period. The girl tried but could not get anybody to join
voluntarily. So she went and wrote down the name of this girl. And
from that night the girl would find herself swimming at the
Bar-beach without knowing what was happening to her. It was later
that she discovered that her friend wrote down her name in the
group, and the important thing for her was to get out.
Please pray the following prayer points very
well. Do not allow your mind to wander. Forget about past failures.
Trust God today. Stand against monitoring spirits with great anger
and violence because the kingdom of God suffereth violence and the
violent takes it by force.
1. Every Spirit Monitoring Any Area Of My
Life, I Bind You, In Jesus' Name.
2. I Withdraw My Leg And My Life From Any Monitoring Spirit, In
3. Holy Spirit, Incubate Me With Your Fire, In Jesus' Name.
4. You Foul Spirits Tormenting And Harassing My Life, Loose Your
Hold, In Jesus' Name.