Sunday, February 26, 2012

Exercising Authority over Satan at Work and Elsewhere, Part 4

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 – Running a Nursing Home






As a Nursing Home Administrator Samuel was feeling a great amount of pressure upon himself.  He noticed that the wind was not blowing, so it wasn’t air pressure on him.  He reasoned that spirits are called pneuma in the Greek so they are like the air.  The Holy Spirit was said to be like the wind by Jesus.  Therefore, this pressure, he reasoned, is like the air and must be caused by evil spirits.
Samuel asked his friend Greg to rebuke Satan and command Satan to stay off of him.  This Greg did and Samuel has never felt pressure on himself since.
Greg is a Christian, but not Pentecostal.  He does not speak in tongues.  He has not had the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.  The churches he attends are not charismatic.  He rarely associates with those who are Pentecostal and speak in tongues, except for myself, of course.  Exercising authority over Satan in the name of Jesus is the right of every child of God (Christian).  Even you, if you are born again.  There is no such thing as a Christian who is not born again.
You’re Response
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.”  

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