THE STRONGMEN OF THIS MILLENNIUM
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
The enemy has released certain powers into this
millennium and these powers have started to do a lot of havoc since
2000 AD. Our message this week will focus on “The strongmen of this
Millennium.” Zechariah 1: 1 says, “In the eight month, in the second
year of Darius, came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah, the son
Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet...”
In that passage, we identify Zechariah and his
father. And we also identify that it was the word of the Lord that
came unto him. Every other thing in the Bible was a direct message
from the Lord to a particular group of people. Beloved, pray and
tell the Lord to speak to your situation now, in the name of Jesus.
Now that we have identified whom Zechariah was
talking to, verses 18-19: “Then lifted up I my eyes, and saw, and
behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me,
What are these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have
scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem.” Four horns were sent into
the midst of Israel and they scattered Israel, Judah and Jerusalem.
So what we are looking at now are the horns, which have been sent
into these millenium years. Mark 3: 27 says, “No man can enter into
a strongman’s house and spoil his goods, except he will first bind
the strongman and then he will spoil his house.”
WHO IS THE STRONGMAN?
1. The strongman is the controller over a group
2. The strongman is the ruling spirit over a group of evil spirits.
3. The strongman is the principal evil spirit or leading demon.
4. It is the dominant or the head demon in a particular department.
Therefore, for you to set some particular situations free, the
strongman is the key.
5. It is the power source in a particular situation.
In this millenium, the enemy has released all
kinds of strongmen into the midst of men and a lot of people have
strongmen attached to several departments of their lives and these
wicked powers have started harassing them.
Let us identify these strongmen in order to
prevent them from operating against us this year.
1. The spirit of heaviness: Isaiah 61: 3
says, “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise
for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of
righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be
Under the spirit of heaviness, you have broken
heart, continual sadness, defeatist attitude, discouragement,
depression, hopelessness, sorrow, tiredness, troubled spirit,
laziness of the mind and sleepless-ness. These things have started
to do a lot of havoc. It is for you to decide that the strongman of
the spirit of heaviness will not have a hold in your life this year.
2. The spirit of death and hell: This is a
terrible spirit that the enemy has already set in motion this year.
Although the year has just begun, many people that shouted happy New
Year on the first of January have, all of a sudden, been snatched
away by the devil. There have been accidents and other forms of
tragedy that have taken away many lives. That is the work of the
strongman of death and hell. They are also responsible for ritual
killings and kidnappings. A lot of people are surprised at these
happenings because they do not understand that it is the activity of
a spirit that has been released into this millennium. Under the
spirit of death and hell, we have sicknesses, cancer, arthritis,
exhaustion, incurable diseases, heart attack and high blood
pressure. These things are now on the increase starting from last
year. Young people of 16,17 and 18 are talking of high blood
pressure. It is the spirit of death and hell. Close your eyes and
pray like this: “Every arrow of death and hell fired into my life,
die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lying spirit: This spirit is so much in
action now that you also see some Christians telling lies. It is the
spirit of the age. Adultery and fornication come under this because
for you to be an adulterer or fornicator, you must have some demonic
intelligence and some lying spirit. Under this lying spirit, you
also have people who commer-cialise the word of God. I was told that
a certain prophet sold anointing oil to a rich man in Lagos for
N50,000. In spite of that, the anointing oil did not work. The
correct price of the anointing oil was probably only N100.
Spirits of deception and all kinds of
exaggeration and hypocrisy are also released into this age. Many
went into business only to discover that their best friends were not
their best friends again and that the person they thought was going
to help them had destroyed everything they sweated for. I pray that,
that shall not be your lot this year, in Jesus’ name.
4. Familiar spirits: These are spirits of
the dead working in the family. They dealt with your father, dealt
with your mother and are now dealing with you. You notice that the
problems of your father and mother are becoming your problems. The
enemies that were pursuing them are now pursuing you. You need to
pray to get them off your back.
5. Perverse spirit: Isaiah 19: 14 says,
“The Lord hath mingled a preserve spirit in the midst thereof: and
they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof: as a drunken
man staggereth in his vomit.”
The perverse spirit has also been released. Under
this spirit, you have abortion, child- abuse, false teachers, sexual
perversion, homosexuality, incest and stubbornness.
6. The spirit of pride: You will find this
manifesting in anger, unnecessary argument, boastfulness, bragging,
domineering attitude, irritability and a lot of confusion. The
spirit of pride causes many of the unrests and public disturbances
that we have. It is a spirit released to the age.
7. The spirit of infirmity: You find
people roaming around the hospitals with diseases that nobody
understands. The spirit of infirmity is doing a lot of havoc. This
year, I pray that it shall not have a hold over us, in the name of
8. The spirit of fear: The Bible says,
“The Lord has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love
and a sound mind.” But then there are a lot of fear around. And fear
leads to anxiety, apprehension, resentment, quarrels and bitterness.
9. The spirit of bondage: A lot of people
find that they had a dream which put them in trouble by the time
they wake up. The enemy has put them in one bondage or the other.
Romans 8: 15 says, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage
again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption whereby
ye cry Abba, Father.” Spiritual blindness, unnecessary violence,
inordinate quest for money, etc, come under the spirit of bondage.
10. The spirit of anti-Christ: This is now
very rampant because as the days are drawing to an end, the spirit
of the anti-Christ is so much with us. It makes people to act
against God. It makes people to act against the correct teachings of
the Bible. It makes people to attack the saints. It makes people to
blaspheme. It makes people to exhibit powers of darkness like the
kind of open attacks of the powers of darkness recorded in 2000 AD.
I have a question for you: Do you want these
strongmen to be moving about in your life the way they want? Do you
want them to continue to pursue you this year? The decision is
yours. When God created Adam and Eve, He left the forbidden tree in
the garden. If He wanted to remove it, it would have been removed,
but he left it there. So the Lord will not clear away the witches
and wizards. He will not clear away those who are harassing people.
We will co-exist with them and as we do so, we learn how to resist
them so that they are not able to prosper in our lives.
OUR DEFENSIVE TACTICS
You must surrender your life to Christ
completely. This is not negotiable. Don’t continue in this New
Year without being a true child of God. To live in this year
without the power of God is to register for disaster that is
about to happen.
Depart from every known sin. Any sin in your
life will encourage the enemy to fight you harder. Perhaps you
are reading this and you spent the whole of last year smoking
cigarette and running after strange women, you have a wonderful
opportunity for a new beginning, as this year is still very
Completely yield your life to God. A life
completely yielded to God will be barricaded against the powers
Beloved, make up your mind to wage war against
these ten spirits. I don’t know what they have already done in your
life. But I know that there is a power that can defeat them.
1. Thank God for what He would do in your
life this year, in Jesus’ name.
2. Ask the Lord to forgive you for any sin that will hinder His
move in your life this year, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lay one hand on your head and the other on your chest and
pray like this: Holy Spirit, overshadow my life, in the name of
4. Holy Spirit, arrest every prosperity arrester, in the name of
5. Tell the Lord to remove your name from every register of
failure, in Jesus’ name.
6. Lay one hand on your head and the other on your stomach,
close to your belly button, as you take this prayer point: Every
power that has acquired witchcraft spirit for my sake, what are
you waiting for? Die, in the name of Jesus.
7. Every power that has acquired familiar spirit in order to
fight me, what are you waiting for? Die, in the name of Jesus.
8. Every power that has acquired marine powers for my sake, what
are you waiting for? Die, in the name of Jesus.
9.Year 2001A.D, you will not swallow any of my blessings, in the
name of Jesus.
10. Every arrester of progress this year, be arrested, in the
name of Jesus.
11. Every power that is poised to pursue my destiny this year,
what are you waiting for? Die, in the name of Jesus.
12. Every witchcraft meeting taking place against me now, be
scattered, in the name of Jesus.