Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Eph 1:15-23
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Eph 2:4-6
As a Believer, it is imperative that you undertand that YOU are seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above ALL principality and power and might and dominion! When you realize that the devil is under your feet, you will no longer be prey to the enemy’s deceptive tactics!
- Understand what the Word says about the Authority you have as a Believer.
Jesus said one of the first signs that would follow a Believer is that they would cast out devils.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils
Jesus said He has given us authority over the power of the devil, and that nothing would by any means hurt us!
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Many think they are destroyed for lack of Faith, but God said that His people are destroyed for “Lack of Knowledge”. Romans tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word. Arm yourself with what the Word of God says about your authority in Christ, resist the devil and he will flee! Once you know you have Authority, it’s time to use it!
- Exercise your authority in Jesus name
Acts 16:18 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.
Jesus said in Mark 16 that we would cast out devils in His name. You do not have to put up with attacks and harassment from the devil. You can use the name of Jesus, take authority and make the devil leave you! Remember, James 2:19 tells us that demons fear God, and even tremble. Demons fear us when we recognize our authority in Christ!
- Stand your ground!
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Be strong in the Lord, as a Believer you have nothing to fear!