Today’s exhortation – setting captives free cont.
Jesus said, “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;” (Mark 16:17). Every person who has received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of their lives has the same authority The Lord Jesus had in the bible to cast out demons! This is an absolute truth and that means a new Christian has the same authority as a senior pastor once he or she knows who he or she is in Christ Jesus. The bible says, “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” (1 John 3:8) and He has given us the authority to continue to do it too. There was an occasion when Jesus sent out seventy people to go and preach and about Him and heal people and the bible says, “the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”” (Luke 10:17).
Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 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.” (Luke 10:18-19). Serpents and scorpions represent Satan and all evil spirits including demons. The Lord has not only given us power, but immunity from harm too. There is nothing that can’t be broken off our lives in the name of Jesus, anxiety, phobias, fear, oppression, grief, depression, addictions etc. This teaching is not to glorify the devil or demons but to learn about our enemy and how they work against us so that we’re not ignorant of their devices. Have a blessed week.