Proverbs 26:2 (KJV) 2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
Have you ever wondered why so many bad things happen, especially in this day and age? Of course you have! So, what’s the answer? Are we just pawns on planet earth, subject to every whim of the devil? And you know that the devil is behind all evil because he is evil personified.
Let’s take a look at what God has to say and then we’ll be able to rightly assess the situation.
Remember, this is blog, so I’m not going to get into too much detail but you can look up the scriptures and do some additional scriptural research.
As you know from Genesis, when Adam sinned, the whole world came under the curse. You can read about the curse in Deut. 28:15-66. Things have been a mess from then until now.
Now, fast forward to when Jesus came to earth and redeemed us from the curse. Yes, we are redeemed from the curse but the curse is still in the earth. So, what do we do?
Galatians 3:13 (KJV) 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Colossians 1:13 (KJV) 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
In the beginning, God gave man the “dominion mandate” to rule the earth and everything in it. If things got out of hand, Adam was to subdue it and take authority over it. This is still in effect today. God has not changed and His Word is just a powerful today as it was when He spoke it to Adam.
Genesis 1:26-28 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
However, being ignorant of our rights will get us nowhere and open the door for the devil to move right in on our territory and beat out our spiritual brains. We cannot afford to let this happen. But it’s up to us. We are the ones who must take our authority and use it to keep the devil under our feet. Jesus told us to occupy ’til He comes. And that’s what we’re to do.
Here’s how we occupy. Just like in a war, the victors still have to occupy the territory, enforcing the defeat. And even though the devil was defeated at the Cross, he still runs roughshod over anyone who lets him. Our job now is to enforce Satan’s defeat by using the Word of God against him and standing firm on the Word.
God said to draw near to Him, resist the devil, and he will flee. We have also been given power and authority over the devil and his evil works but we must use that power and take our authority over him or he will use our authority against us. We are not pawns; we are overcomers!
Ephesians 6:10-11 (KJV) 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:13 (KJV) 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Mark 16:17 (KJV) 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. . .
Christianity is not for the faint-hearted. Take your authority, use your power, resist the devil, and then having done all, stand on the promises of God and see your victory!
Hebrews 2:14 (KJV) 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
1 John 3:8 (KJV) 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.