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by Dudley Anderson  
9/11/2020 / Devotionals

GodTracker 772

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2 Samuel 22:3
…my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my saviour; you save me from violence.

Jesus and his disciples had just arrived at the district of Cæsarea Philippi. Near the town was a rocky outcrop leading to a cliff that hosted the pagan temple of Pan. To the left of the temple buildings is a large shallow cave where a tumultuous spring bubbles up as one of the sources of the Jordan river. The flowing water creates violent eddies and whirlpools as it is sucked back into the earth to burst out below into the river. The worshipers of Pan would sacrifice their children to their god by throwing them into the turbulent waters in the cave. If they were fortunate to be sucked under and ejected alive below then they believed Pan was pleased with them. However, inevitably, the child would drown before he was emitted by the torrent below. This cave and whirlpools became known as the gates of hell.

Perhaps Jesus was watching as pagan priests performed their vile rituals on this rock when he turns to his friends. “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” he asks. His disciples chat among themselves for a second then replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

“But who do you say I am,” asks Jesus. Peter replies, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

“Blessed are you, Simon. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock,” he says pointing at Simon Peter, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Then Jesus adds, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

In the face of despicable human sacrifice at the temple of this false god, known as the gates of hell, Jesus affirms his deity as the Son of the living God. Peter, who represents all who follow Christ, is given power and authority over all and victory over the very the gates of hell. At the base of the rock of the temple Pan, Jesus affirms that his Church is a rock greater than the rock of Satan because it is built on God, the rock of salvation. And, represented by Peter, all his followers have divine authority to bind evil and release good.

In Christ, you have been given authority to bind on earth any evil attack on your life, be it a financial crisis, poor health, conflict or Covid-19. It is not God’s will for you to suffer indiscriminate harm. Jesus taught us to pray, “Deliver us from evil.” So, stand boldly against the attack of Satan and bind all evil that comes against you, in the name of Jesus. And in Christ, you have been given authority to release good and blessing on earth. So, by the Word of God, speak out release to whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, excellent and worthy of praise in your life.

God-tracking is operating under the authority of God, the Rock of salvation

Matthew 16:13-20
Matthew 6:9-13
Philippians 4:8
2 Samuel 22:47

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And I release healing, wellness, provision and restoration. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray

“Dear Lord God, you are the rock of my salvation. Today I stand, secure on you my rock and claim the authority to bind and loose, as found in your Word. Therefore, I bind all evil at work in my life. Lord, deliver us from evil! I bind financial crisis; I bind illness and I bind conflict. In Jesus’ name, I bind all the attempts of Satan to derail me from your holy plans for my life. Likewise, in Jesus’ name, I release all that is good, upright, wholesome and pure. Lastly, I stand with all who pray with me now and bind the evil of the Covid-19 pandemic. I bind its pain and disease! I bind the death it causes! I bind its chaos on the economy! And I release healing, wellness, provision and restoration. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

If you require more prayer, I’d love to pray with you. Please email [email protected]

What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional, written by Dudley Anderson, based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.

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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dudley Anderson began writing for radio in 1994. Dudley currently writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker and complied 2 devotional books based on GodTracker. These are God-tracking Through the Year ï" year one & year two.

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