Sunday, February 12, 2012
Exercising Authority over Satan at Work and Elsewhere, Part 2
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).
AT WORK - Driving the Big Rig
Samuel was driving south on Interstate 75 through Toledo, Ohio about 1:30 am in the morning. Following him was Jose, a fellow trucker working for the same company. They were hauling steel coils and were – (all yes) monitoring channel 19 on the CB, which is the trucker channel. Someone came on the air talking filthy language and expounding how great and wonderful homosexuality is. After about a minute of listening to this Samuel was tired of this talk and thought, “Perhaps this is Satan speaking through this guy.” Samuel said out loud on the CB, “Satan I bind you in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and command you to keep quiet.” The man started to curse more and stopped in mid word. He then started to speak very cordially. It didn’t seem like the same person. Samuel and Jose remember this (yes) incident well.
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.”