To dominate sin
Anyone who has received Christ is qualified to dominate sin because they have been anointed, as evidenced by several passages in the Bible, and therefore possesses the strength and authority needed to reject sin.
- Psalm 92:11 in the Darby version: “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of the buffalo: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.“
- Psalm 92:11 in the Semeur version: “But you fill me with strength, I am like a buffalo, you pour fragrant oil on me.“
- 2 Corinthians 1:21: “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us.“
- 1 John 2:20: “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.“
With the power of the anointing, the Christian has the ability to dominate Satan and the demons, the sources of sin. To do this, they must recognize and confess every day that they are anointed and that their horns are raised like those of a buffalo to dominate sin. In the book of Job, God shows Job the untamable nature of the buffalo:
“Will the buffalo serve you? Will it spend the night by your manger? Can you bind it with ropes to the furrow? Will it harrow the valleys behind you?” (Job 39:9-10, Semeur version).
The Christian who has received the anointing is like a spiritual buffalo to Satan. They cannot be manipulated and used at will. The buffalo is not a cow or a donkey that is harnessed to a plow or a cart to make it do whatever one wants. The buffalo is confident and proud of its power and freedom from anyone attempting to enslave it.
The buffalo rejoices in its independence; it finds joy in its total freedom. The child of God who has experienced the new birth and has been anointed must find pleasure in the freedom they have from the devil. The buffalo goes where it wants because it knows one thing: it is powerful and free. The Christian has authority over Satan and acts freely for the Kingdom because in Christ, they are powerful.
One must refuse to be the slave of sin, that is, of Satan and the demons. It is up to you to reign and dominate over these malevolent beings because “having been set free from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness” (Romans 6:18). The master of the Christian is not sin but the righteousness of God. They are dependent only on God. They are no longer in the service of the devil and demons but in the service of God.
Jesus said: you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Be determined and accept that your slavery ends today. You no longer have to live in fornication, lying, jealousy, pride, theft, covetousness, or envy.
Be free like the buffalo and serve the devil no more!
This text is an excerpt from the book “Spiritual Childhood ” written by Prophet Emmanuel SAWADOGO.