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Your Authority in Christ

“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

– Luke 10:19

We discussed yesterday how Satan exists, and that we, as Christians, have power and authority over the evil he seeks to bring into our lives. In this discussion, we affirmed that Jesus had triumphed in the battle! Today I want to discuss a little more about our adversary and the source of his fleeting sense of power. The existence of lack and evil in this world, I believe, is perpetrated by people; yet, their fundamental cause is found in the angelic realm, specifically through Satan and the fallen angels who chose to serve him rather than the Lord of all. When we talk about the devil and Satanic influences in modern culture, it’s natural for educated people to become defensive — because the enemy doesn’t want us to know who he is! “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist,” Kevin Spacey’s character declared at the end of the movie Usual Suspects. I completely agree with this statement!

Friend, whether you like it or not, you have an enemy. Satan is real, and he is at work in the world against God’s Kingdom. Through deception, temptation, and the sense of lack, Satan seeks to destroy the lives of Christians. This is because the last thing he wants is for you to realize the fullness of your sufficiency, goodness, and abundant life in Jesus! The devil is on the loose, and if you allow him, he will wreck your life. What is his objective? To triumph over more people before his final defeat! Jesus will eventually destroy him, but he wants people to join him on the losing side, which he achieves by making it appear appealing. Therefore I urge you to bring awareness to knowing your authority in Christ! Through the blood He shed on the cross, you are more than a conqueror. Stand firm in His power and his presence, and He will fight for you, protect you, and keep you out of harm’s way.

Prayer


Jesus, I am so grateful to you for being my protection against the powers of darkness that aim to destroy my life. I recognize that I have an opponent, but I am confident that you are stronger!

Reflection


How do you feel about Satan? Where do you think he will try to attack your life?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

One thought on “Your Authority in Christ

  1. Joe says:

    So true. Even what may start as good can and will be intergrated with evel over time and we have to understand that this is the work of Satan and Satan is going to invest evel in all things good on this earth. Satan is in it for the short run. Christ is in it for the long run. Just try to remember. The rewards for the long run is beyond what we can understand and that is why it is so easy to look for the short runs which amount to nothing comparied to what Christ! has promised.

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