The Battle Against The Spirit of Ephraim – Mid-Week Message and Prayers By Dr. D.K. Olukoya

Another chapter of revelation and deep conviction was wrought by this evening’s message about the tribe of Ephraim by Dr. Daniel Olukoya, at the Wednesday Mid-Week service, at the international headquarters of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Lagos Nigeria.

Ministers led us to pray these hot prayer points at the beginning of the service:

  • Idols of my father’s house holding my life captive, DIE! in the name of Jesus.
  • Any power attacking my angels of blessings, you hour of judgement has come! DIE!! in the name of Jesus.
  • Every strongman of my father’s house hindering my progress, DIE! in the name of Jesus.
  • Any power standing between me and my success you are a failure! DIE!! in the name of Jesus.
  • My MIRACLE!!! Wherever you are! APPEAR!!! in the name of Jesus.
  • By Fire! By Force!! I move to the next level, in the name of Jesus.
  • Any power anywhere, assigned to attack the source of my daily bread, DIE! in the name of Jesus.

By the time Dr. Daniel Olukoya mounted the pulpit the atmosphere was already electrified, and he ignited the power arena with four explosive prayers thus:

  1. O God Arise, and give me a strong reason to celebrate and laugh this year! in the name of Jesus.
  2. My Father! Show me the secret to my next level! in the name of Jesus.
  3. Every month of this year, shall be a disappointment to my enemies! in the name of Jesus.
  4. Every serpent assigned to bite my destiny, DIE! in the name of Jesus.

Anchor scripture: Psalms 78:9-11: “The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law. And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.”

Ephraim was the youngest son of Joseph. Hebrew meaning of Ephraim is: ‘God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction’. Great men and leaders came out of the tribe of Ephraim. Joshua, Gideon and prophet Samuel came from that tribe. That was the most dominant tribe in Israel. They were located in the most fertile and ideal location in Israel. A spiritually strategic location that contains Shechem and Shiloh, the two centers of worship of Jehovah in Israel. They are agile and possess unrivalled military skills.

Unfortunately this tribe back-slided into fear, and lost all those heritage they had with God. That is a warning to us in the Church today. That you have a strong or wealthy past does not always secure a good future for you. You must not live on yesterday’s blessings.

We must remember that there is no crown without a cross. No winner without a battle; and no victor without a warfare. Dr. Olukoya showed us that the many characteristics of the offspring of Ephraim in the church today. Ephraim pastors, Ephraim ushers, Ephraim choristers, Ephraim members. They always want the easy and cheap way out. They always attach strings to whatever they give to God. They were armed and equipped, they possess energy for service but they feel insecure and remain inactive. He prophetically prayed for us that any one among us who is being tormented by the spirit of Ephraim will be set free! (AMEN).

He cited the examples in the past when he called for volunteers for mission work. From a group of over 100 on Day 1, after being exposed to the rugged life of a missionary on the mission jungle (e.g. no beverages, no CNN TV, scarce comfort with little or no pleasures, no insecticide to ward away mosquitoes, peril of lions and wild animals, etc, that crowd reduced to 10 by Day 2. He said those were Ephraimites. He said the judgement of God would be terrible on a person who, instead of converting unbelievers to salvation, was caught sleeping with them.

He said Ephraimites look always to the Hands of God for what they could collect from Him. They never once bother to look at His face. If they had looked, they would have seen that God was sad because of the plenty harvest and few labourers. The few labourers are still fighting themselves. He even said that 90% of those who move the MFM church forward today are women, Not Men! I felt challenged by that statement. What that means is that we men have gone to slumber in the tabernacle of Ephraim. May God help and restore us. Amen.

Hosea 7:8-11: Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Strangers have devoured his strength and he knoweth it not: …

Ephraimites preach or listen to messages but are not convicted nor converted by the power of repentance. They continue to wallow in pet sins and refuse to change their ways.

Finally Dr. Olukoya, showed us why Ephraimites lost their destinies. Psalms 78:10-11 – They kept not the covenant of God and forsook His law. He warned that every time we refuse to walk in the covenant of God, it would lead to spiritual robbery of our destinies!

He admonish us to pray repositioning prayers like the biblical Daniel and also re-write our family history by violent prayers for things to work well.


  • Power of Ephraim of my father’s house, DIE! in the name of Jesus.
  • Every power swallowing my resources, DIE! in the name of Jesus.
  • Every satanic panel set up against me, DIE! in the name of Jesus.
  • Delayed breakthroughs! Delayed promotions!! MANIFEST by Fire!!! in the name of Jesus.
  • Every power discouraging me, DIE! in the name of Jesus.
  • Sorrow and tears, I uproot you from my life! in the name of Jesus.

15 Comments on "The Battle Against The Spirit of Ephraim – Mid-Week Message and Prayers By Dr. D.K. Olukoya"

  1. Thanks again for a very deep message, especially when we note the meaning name of Ephraim and the blessing conferred on him in Genesis. The name means ‘fruitful’. May the Lord help us to continue to stay focused to our calling and election.

  2. Kasumu olusola | August 6, 2009 at 5:59 am | Reply

    I sincerely thank God for the messages and prayer found on this site. The Almighty Father will bless you in Jesus’ name.
    Pastor, kindly pray me. I urgently need divine visitation.

  3. This site blessed me and my family very much. may God almight bless you.
    Pastor pray for the release of the church title deed which is still in the hands of the formal owner
    a mr kaunda. he is demanding more money from the church.


  5. please pray for me, evertime i pray fire prayers my body starts to vibrate and my head shakes horizontaly. sometimes i laugh a lot as if there is something in my stomach laughing. a man of god said once that it ia a water(ancestral spirit) . evertime we pray for baptism in the holy spirit i start to laugh. this upsets others at times. am i possesed?i know a loved one visits witchdoctors to invoke these ancestral spirits to manifest in me. i visited a witchdoctor and was given something to drink to cross immigration.

  6. God Bless, please pray for my friend Mike Johnson. He is not saved and has recently embraced some teaching called Umbuntu. He has been making a lot of hateful comments and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. His wife is a Christian, but I his association with a professor at his school my be at the root of this change in Mike. They both have children and I pray that Mike will be freed so that he can set the example of a Godly man of Valor for his wife and kids. I pray for his salvation and for his inward filling of the holy spirit, in Jesus’ name AMEN!

  7. please sir may you kindly help me i am a born again pastor from the country of lesotho suffering from
    financial crises on debts so i can see that you can help by the grace of god


    lebitsa emmanuel ntsane

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  9. Ijeoma Iwuamadi | June 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Reply

    I thank God for the MFM prayers. God have been using the GO and other minister of this ministry to deliver and liberate many souls from pains and sorrows. which i have partake in this blessing. Thank God.

  10. Ijeoma Iwuamadi | June 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Reply

    I thank God for the messages and prayers found in this site. Please Pastor kindly pray for me ,my family and my Father’s house for God to Deliver us from the spirit of DEATH AND HARDSHIP. I WILL TESTIFY. God bless you in Jesus name Amen.

  11. James Waller | April 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply

    Please pray for me… Healing of aids, anemia and parvo. Im claiming my healing and believe I have received it by faith but I ask for the believers to stand and pray with me. I go to the dr. on Friday to get bloodwork done and she wanted to do a bone marrow biopsy if my counts hadnt went up to where they needed to be and improved. I was hospitalized 2xs within two weeks apart from each other and getting anywhere from 2bags of blood to 4 for the anemia and receiving platelets and meds. I know GOD is able and he showed me he would heal me and give me new blood I saw water thru my veins when I was slain in the spirit. I also need GOD to remove all shame and guilt of my past and help me move out into ministry I know he has showed me to in my dreams. Also for any fear to be removed so I can be effective to do whatever he wants me to. I heard him say u can believe for healing of the disease but what about healing of the things keeping you from stepping out. I got quiet lol. I know GODs ways are higher than our own so I know he can heal me as I step out or however he chooses too I’m open. Ive been hurt by men and in the church so after church I avoid fellowship because mainly the women reach out and I usually go to the car while people fellowship.

  12. Thanks alot pastor for this prayers,you have touched me even after GOD Having blessed me with a new job despite all the sins i have committed against him,trully u have guided me to know that he really loves me.please pray for me then to be able to pay all the debts i have with GOD and my friends.

  13. Tanks a lot for this wonderful prayers,may God Bless u abundantly.

  14. Please pray for me Pastor, yesterday i was i my grandfathers house, as i was about to go my uncle wife told me to drink with them one tea from their church. As i was drinking that tea, one of the prophet from their church prophecies to me that, he saw me holding bones and the is an old shinning money and the head of it is looking down, and that is why my things are not going well. he ask me if i can be a sangoma(witchcraft) i refuse as im born again and i believe only to God, he said to me what i you going to do, then i said i will pray to God against this ancentral spirit, then he told me that good, pray about it.

  15. Oh! Daddy Olukoya, you are the right Man of of God for this Generation. I am not praising you, but pouring out what the Lord laid in my heart. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD CONTINUE TO EMPOWER YOU, STRENGTHEN YOU, BLESS YOU, LOCATE YOU WITH DIVINE ANOINTING, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. This message is exactly what are encountering in this nation of Guinea Conakry. I love you, Daddy.
    Pastor Sam Tasie.

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