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.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Since Jesus has been given all power in Heaven and earth and we are His body on the earth, we are then able to operate in His power. Elsewise, how would we be able to do the same works that Jesus said we could do? [John 14:12] He’s commanded us to do the same works. So we see that we have the power and the authority to stand against the wiles of the enemy and defeat his attacks against us. Let’s look at some more scriptures.
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.
James 4:7 (KJV)
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Remember that God never requires us to do anything we are unable to do. He tells us to resist the devil and he will flee from us! That’s awesome because that means satan and his cohorts have to listen and obey when we rebuke them.
James goes on to say that we’re to draw near to God and then resist the devil and he will flee. It’s always our submission to God first and then resisting the devil. We can’t do this in our own strength because it’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can actually do this. Praise the Lord for His keeping power!
Continued next time — Pamela