So far (in Part I) we’ve seen in scripture that we’re redeemed from the curses of the Law and redeemed to the blessings of Abraham and all that Jesus bought and paid for in our redemption – healing, deliverance, preservation, soundness, and wholeness. Why then, does it seem like we’re in the same proverbial boat as the unsaved instead of abounding in the blessings?
Colossians 2:15 (KJV) 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
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.
Notice in the above scriptures that Jesus defeated Satan and our part now is to draw near to God, resist Satan and his evil cohorts, and they will flee in terror. So what’s the deal?
The deal is that Satan has no authority on this planet except what we give him. He wasn’t born here and needs a body to operate on earth. That’s why he has to use people who will yield to him so he can operate through them. If he could, he’d kill every human being on planet earth in a nano second, but he can’t.
If we’ll stand our ground and enforce Jesus’ defeat of him, we can live free from Satan’s fear, bondages, and intimidation. His only power is our passivity, non-resistance to him, and focusing on what he’s doing instead of what God has already provided for us. If we don’t stand our ground, the devil is free to beat our spiritual brains out and make us think that God’s trying to teach us something! We need wake up!
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
As you can see, we must submit to God first and then resist the devil and he will flee in terror!
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
This promise belongs to those who have been born-again because Jesus purchased it at the same time He purchased forgiveness for our sins. But in order to partake of this blessing, you must be fully persuaded and know that your healing has already been bought and paid for. It’s God’s will for you to have it. But, if you don’t know that it belongs to you, you can’t have faith to believe for it.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Yes all, every one of God’s promises, are for us now and forever. If it’s in His Word, it belongs to us. It’s our choice to believe and receive or doubt and do without. You choose!
Our Heavenly Father is faithful, holy, righteous, and worthy of all praise. We serve an awesome God Who loves us beyond measure in spite of what we do or don’t do. His love is unconditional. We’re His beloved children and He has made provision for every area of our lives!
Glory to God for His unspeakable gift!
Hebrews 13:5b (KJV) 5 … I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Matthew 19:26 (KJV) 26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Isaiah 46:9-11 (KJV) 9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
1 Kings 8:56b (KJV)
56 … there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.