“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:11-12)
This week we will be looking at the topic of Spiritual Warfare.
The forces of good and the forces of evil are in a battle for the souls of men and women, of boys and girls. Satan and his demonic cohorts seek to make evil acceptable.
THIS KINGDOM AUTHORITY THAT HAS BEEN SOVERIENLY ESTABLISHED MUST BE STRONGLY ENFORCED
Satan does not give up without a fight. He uses deception to win.
SATAN ONLY HAS POWER ON THOSE WHO ALLOW HIM TO HAVE THAT POWER.
HE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HIM.
We must appropriate what God has given us. Claim His promises.
OUR DOMINION OVER SATAN
Has Satan’s back been broken? YES
Has his kingdom been ruined? YES
Do you have authority? YES
You must appropriate and enforce your authority.
Satan is holding people captive.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (Luke 4:17-18)
Jesus said: As my Father has sent me, so send I you. We are being sent to the rescue/ to set the captives free.
We have the authority to tell Satan to be gone. Our debt of sin has been forgiven, Jesus defeated Satan at Calvary and stripped him of all power he has over man.
BUT WE MUST EXERCISE THAT AUTHORITY!! WE HAVE AUTHORITY OVER SATAN!!!
Do we live in defeat or victory?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001