LUKE 10:19 NKJ “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Jesus defeated the devil for you (Colossians 2:15). According to Matthew 28:18, all authority on Earth now belongs to Jesus. As His earthly representatives, Jesus has delegated His authority to us. All believers have authority to use the Name of Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ Name, or authority, we can cast out the devil and all his forces (Mark 16:17). After Jesus’ resurrection, Scripture clearly puts responsibility on the believer to exercise the delegated authority of Jesus to resist the devil, and all his works (Philippians 2:10; Ephesians 4:27; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9). The devil’s plan is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10a). Our mandate, through the delegated authority of Jesus Christ, is to stop the devil from carrying out his plan. In Christ, you have authority over the devil, all his forces, all his agents, and all his works. You can resist the devil and not allow him any place in your life, because you have authority over him, in Christ! As believers we should not be afraid of the devil, although we should be aware and on guard against his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). The way to exercise your authority is through words – speaking the words of God with faith in the Name of Jesus Christ!
I want to let you know that you have every reason to rejoice and be glad everyday because you in Christ Jesus (in Him).
Colossians 2:15 “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
Mark 16:17 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”
Philippians 2:10 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;”
Ephesians 4:27 “Neither give place to the devil.”
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
1 Peter 5:8-9 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
2 Corinthians 2:11 “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”