Sunday, March 11, 2012

Exercising Authority over Satan at Work and Elsewhere, Part 6

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).

ANYWHERE – You Must First Bind the Strong Man
Jesus said that you cannot destroy a person’s house until you first bind the strong man.  The strong man in this case is Satan and/or his unholy angels.  These evil entities must be bound first.  That is why I first say, “Satan I bind you In the name of Jesus of Nazareth.”  Jesus said, “What you bind on earth is bound in heaven.”  This means that God binds from heaven what you command to be bound on earth.  This is found in Matthew 18:18:  “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

After commanding Satan to be bound then I speak what I want to take place; like.  Satan I command you to get out of here in the name of Jesus or rain I command you to stop in the name of Jesus.  The weather can be controlled by Satan and if a particular storm is being brought on by him the believer has authority over it.  One does not necessary know if a particular incident is caused by the devil.  If it is not, taking authority will may no effect.

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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