“Truly tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Mark 11:23
“Cancel culture is a phrase contemporary to the late 2010s and early 2020s used to refer to a form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles—whether it be online, on social media, or in person. The notion of cancel culture is a variant of the term call-out culture. It is often said to take the form of boycotting or shunning an individual, often a celebrity, who is deemed to have acted or spoken in an unacceptable manner.” (Wikepedia). Cancel culture is about refusing to suffer in silence and letting perpetrators of abuse pretend their behaviors are acceptable. It is a way to fight back and not remain a victim.
In today’s text, Jesus teaches us the power we have to cancel evil and to walk in the abundance of the Lord by the power of our faith. As followers of Jesus Christ, we have the power to cancel sickness and disease, financial debt and depression, curses and calamities, demonic persecution, despair, and even death. We do not have to be victims of demonic activities. For, no weapon formed against us will prosper if we use the spiritual weapons given to us through Jesus Christ.
During prayer this morning, my prayer partner started to cancel out cancer and other forms of diseases in the life of those in his sphere of influence. While he was doing so, the Holy Spirit reminded me that I have the power to cancel every form of evil, trial, persecution, and demonic attack in the name of Jesus. Therefore, I cancel out mental disease, divorce, homelessness, depression, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, racism, sexism, recession, cancer, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, hopelessness, illegal drug addiction, alcoholism, secularism, and atheism in the name of Jesus.
I am calling out physical and sexual abuse and the abusers. I am calling out sex trafficking and traffickers. I am calling out politicians who are willfully creating chaos, misleading the masses, and perpetuating injustice against the poor and powerless. I am calling out unfair wages for the working poor. I am also calling out mass shootings and the refusal of political leaders to pass sensible gun legislations to curb the proliferation of gun violence.
One of the benefits of being a follower of Jesus Christ is the power to cancel things that can affect our lives negatively. In Matthew 18:18, Jesus told His disciples, “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” In other words, believers do not have to suffer in silence or accept defeat in any area of life. We are more than conquerors and have the power to call out evil and speak divine favor.
This is the age of spiritual cancel culture. Believers can thrust out the devil and his demons from their personal lives, families, career, health, and ministry in the name of Jesus. By faith, we can cancel demonic activities in the life of our friends and families. “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds” 2 Corinthians 10:4.
It is time for believers to fight back and start canceling out any ungodliness in the name of Jesus. By the power of our faith, we can say things that are not as though they were (Romans 4:17). For, we are God’s special possessions, and greater is the one who is in us than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
Questions for Personal Reflection
Who gives us the power to cancel out demonic attacks?
Why is faith important for spiritual cancel culture?
Prayer- Blessed Lord, thank you for revealing to me that I have the power to cancel out demonic attacks and personal trials in the name of Jesus. Please help me to activate my faith and bind the enemy when He comes against me and my family in the name of Jesus.