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In Gen 2:7,

7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soulKJV, American Edition

Based on the passage above, man is composed of and related to the ground.

In Gen 3:14,

14And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: KJV, American Version

One way or the other, all human beings have a relationship with the dust. One of the most powerful weapons used by spiritual wickedness against us is the dust or the sand. The bible says my people perish for lack of knowledge. The occult uses sand to inflict destruction on people; they fight their battles using the dust as arrows; they understand what the bible means by dust thou art and unto the dust, thou shall return. Therefore, the dust has the magnetic power to track down and attach itself to any human being. The dust may look ordinary but is often put to destructive uses by people of darkness.

All wicked satanic agents use the dust as a weapon of attack. Agents of darkness pour a libation on the dust; they altar incantations to put communities and people in bondage using the dust; they draw evil spirits from the sand and use it against people; they charm the ground and whatsoever crosses the ground is in trouble. Satan has learned the secret of the dust and has put it to work in witchcraft. They are busy using all these devilish means, while we Christians are busy dancing away in the churches.

Satanic agents can pick sand from the front of your business place and that is the end of that business; they can pick the dust from under someone’s feet or a shop entrance, speak into it and blow it into the air and this will completely paralyze both the business and the destiny of the person.

Can you shout this into the air three times: I blow back every dust of darkness fired against me, in the name of Jesus!

When it comes to spiritual warfare, believers nowadays have seven problems:

  • Ignorance
  • Very weak prayer altar
  • Carelessness and sin
  • Lukewarmness
  • Preference for dancing, singing and socializing while fighting the enemy that never goes on leave or relaxes
  • Surface knowledge of the bible
  • Preference for a cure instead of prevention

Gen 2:7 that we looked at earlier tells us about the genesis of man. The name Adam means “earthy”, “of the ground”, “taken out of the red earth”. Man was formed out of the ground. The wrinkles that we see on our faces show that we are dust. The dryness of the skin shows that we are dust. The extreme part of the body getting cold at old age shows that we are dust. When blood vessels become hard, it shows that we are dust. The seeds of death appear in our lives immediately we are born and from the hour a man is born, he is traveling back to dust again. A man that is not serious with his Christianity will become the dust that the serpent will eat! When you are living in deep sin, you become a candidate for the appetite of satan. This is the secret behind, “when my foes and the wicked come upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.”

In Ecc 3:20; 12:7,

20All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again

7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it KJV, American Edition

So, dust is the final abode of the human body. We all have time to return. We all have an appointment with the dust. Man has a destiny with the dust, but the big secret is that THE DUST CAN BE MANIPULATED to summon you back to it before your time! This is the secret of untimely death.

Why do you think people pour sand on the dead or pour a libation on the earth? Why do evil people remove sand to harm people? Why are there some witch doctors who press the sand? Why do sorcerers pay homage to the ground? Why do people swear by the ground? etc It’s because they understand the mystery thereof, but the thing is this: we need to turn that weapon against the enemy.

In Exo 8:16-17,

16And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 17And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of EgyptKJV, American Edition

In other to fight the Egyptians, Moses had to smite the dust to release lice on the Egyptians. The dust can carry messages.

In Exo 9:8-9,

8And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. 9And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of EgyptKJV, American Edition

The dark kingdom uses the dust against us, but it is a power that we CAN use against them too. Jesus said if you are driven away from a place for preaching the gospel, shake the dust from under your feet.


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