Sunday, February 05, 2012
Exercising Authority over Satan at Work and Elsewhere, Part 1
Many times situations happen in our lives which we do not know how or why they take place. The main source of conflict is Satan. He and those evil angels under his command can work through various situations. These evil entities also put ideas into people’s heads, which people think are their own ideas, to bring about Satan’s desires. It is also for possible for people things to have demonic spirits in them. Jesus has given those, who are in Christ, authority over all the power of the enemy.
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases (Luke 9:1).
Merrill worked at his machine in the factory to make a quality product. The work was difficult for him. One day he decided he had enough. He walked over to the entrance of the room where the door was and said, “Satan, see this threshold. You are not allowed through this threshold into this room any more. Merrill’s bosses can come in this room, but you have to stay out.”
First one boss walked into the room and around the machine. Walked out of the door and stood just beyond the threshold and glared at him without saying a word. Another boss came and stood outside the room looking into the room where Merrill was working. A third boss came and stood outside the doorway and stared at Merrill. All three bosses never said a word and thus ended the harassment of Merrill by his bosses.
The disciples came back to Jesus after ministering in the country side and said, “Even the devils are subject to us.” Jesus said, “Don’t rejoice that the devils are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in the Book of Life.” Reader, is your name written in the Book of Life? If you are not sure that your name is already recorded in the Book of Life, or if you know your name is not in the Book of Life, then right now you can repent of your sins and invite Jesus into your life. A sample prayer is, “Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sin and come into my heart.”