God has established a covenant with the believer in Jesus Christ as sure as the one He made with Israel.
God said to Moses in Exodus 6:1 - "THEN THE Lord said to Moses, Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for [compelled] by a strong hand he will [not only] let them go, but he will drive them out of his land with a strong hand."
What God promises and gets behind comes to pass!
He will do this very same thing for you when you obey Him and stand up to the devil in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Here it is, from the mouth of Jesus Himself, it's all right here:
Luke 10:17-19 - "The seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name! (18) And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven. (19) Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you."
"I have given you authority and power!"
"Nothing shall harm you!"
"Demons are subject to us in YOUR NAME!"
Friends, when I got a hold of this great truth some many years ago it changed my personal life and ministry to others. I found that in His strength and delegated power to me in His Name, I had nothing to fear and did not have to leave my life up to random good days and bad.
I learned that demons, devils, and even Satan himself is subject to me by the power of the Name of Jesus Christ! It is not us he is afraid of but Christ in us as His Body (The Church).
"Resist the devil and he will flee from you!" (James 4:7)
"So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth". (Php. 2:10)
"And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour." (Acts 16:18)
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues." (Mark 16:17
"By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus." (Acts 4:30)
Simply put, be a disciple. Be what Jesus has called and empowered you to be!
In this great truth is the answer to all of what comes against us in the course of daily living, from sickness, to personal attacks, to financial problems, to the salvation of loved ones. Whatever it is, it is satisfactorily handled by applying the power of the Name of Christ as the result of His sacrifice on the Cross!
It was at the Cross where Jesus defeated Satan, and he remains defeated today!
Remind the devil of that. Satan hates the Cross and Jesus, but he trembles at the very thought of it!
"You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!" (James 2:19)
So, there you are. From the beginning God has been casting evil out for those who would listen to and obey Him. He has never failed or let anyone down. Those who faithfully utilize His instructions ALWAYS gain the victory!
Be blessed in every endeavor you go forth to conquer in His Name!
Jesus NEVER fails!
Keepin' it Real,
Pastor Kevin <><