(Resist Him And He’ll Flee)
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 10:19 NIV
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
Our opening scripture brings to mind how fearless and full of confidence Jesus was during his earthly ministry. He wasn’t afraid at any point but was always bold and victorious. Notice that the verse of Scripture didn’t say, “I will give you…” but “I have given you…,” meaning He’s already given you all power and authority to cast satan out. Not only that but He’s also made you superior to him and all his demons (Ephesians 1:15-23). The resurrection of Jesus made a champion of you. The Bible says you were raised up together, and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6). You’re seated with Christ, far above all principality and power, so you’re superior to them! God has already done everything He needs to do about the devil; it’s now your responsibility to resist him and put him to flight.
The Bible says when you resist the devil he’ll flee from you terrified (James 4:7). He’s programmed to flee when you resist him, and you resist him by maintaining your confessions of God’s Word. You need to know that the devil is already a defeated foe; it’s your responsibility to stall his maneuvers and manipulations in and around you. Perhaps he may have afflicted someone close to you, maybe a loved one; but you can declare today, in the Name of Jesus, that he takes his filthy hands off that loved one. Don’t pray, “O God, please stop the devil!” No. You’re the one to run satan out of your life.
Vain religion says “O God, don’t let the devil come after me!” But when you know who you are in Christ, you say “I’m not going to let the devil have a foothold in my life and family! I’m not going to allow his manipulations around me!” Remember, God has given you the authority to keep the devil where he belongs—under your feet.
Luke 10:18; 1 Peter 5:8-10
I’ve got dominion over sin, sickness and circumstances. I’m superior to satan, and I’ve overcome the world. I’m seated together with Christ in the heavenly realms, far above all principality and power! I exercise the authority of Christ in and around my sphere of contact in Jesus’ Name!
Daily Bible Reading
1 Timothy 1:1-20, Jeremiah 5-6
Hebrews 9:11-28, Ezekiel 17
Is there any situation which you want changed? Use the Name of Jesus now and the devil will chicken out in fear.
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